Mobile App Development

Creating and maintaining Mobile Apps is a serious venture depending on the complexity of your application it could cost a lot of money to develop and then maintain.

There are some vendors that will take advantage of the average buyers and consumers by selling services at a very high rate.

This happens all the time in the market place, it should not because when the dust settles the good vendors who provide value and service along with pride in their humanity will treat people the way they would like to be treated. 

The problem is that many small business owners do not know much about technology and when they encounter one of these people that take advantage of them it reflects badly on the entire industry.

So here is a short primer on how to spot fakes who have no idea how to

provide real services.

These people usually will have a set way of talking they will say words with all kinds of acronyms, one of the best ways to spot those people that do not know what they are talking about is to ask them one simple question (What Does that Stand For?)

If they cannot tell you or they have an excuse why they don’t know then its a good bet your dealing with an amateur, though not always, there are a lot of acronyms and it is easy to learn the lettering but not the names behind the lettering, that is why they use those terms but at one time or another they should understand the technology behind the letters.

Often the mark of someone that is not a professional is when they cannot answer any specific questions about how an application should be coded.

Beware of these kinds of people.

It is one thing to be a developer another to be a consultant and yet another to be a programmer.

Rarely will you find someone that can do all three.

In one recent business interview we spoke with a pizza business that was paying $89.00 per month for (hosting) for a mobile application they were paying $49.00 for each update to the application.

They had paid $5000.00 for application development and service fees for everything you can imagine.

Later it turned out that the person was wanted by the police they disappeared, this small business owner ended up with nothing but a very bad feeling about the business of mobile application development.

We were able to show them how to create a much better environment one that they controlled not some punk kid with no education and a warrant.

We saved them a lot of money just because of one simple thing The Golden Rule.

It really is just that simple, treat people like they are your neighbors and you cant go wrong.

 


Securing Your Business Internet Security

Why it is so hard for the older generation to fit into the technology world.

 

Do you live in the electronic age or the computer age?

Can you operate a remote control?

Seriously, some people seem to be able to figure out those little devices so easily while others struggle. For many Business owners, the world of Security is usually a title held by a young man or woman, in IT. This can be a real problem in small business.

Knowledge is the most powerful tool you can give your business.

Today, businesses are taking advantage of the Internet to market and sell their products and services. It is now considered a necessity for businesses to integrate the Internet in their operations in order to effectively compete with other businesses and become the best. The problem with so many small business owners these days is that they just do not understand technology and they do not want people to know they may not be as up on current technology as the next person in line after all they are the boss, they own the business.

This is dangerous because it is pride plain and simple, and you know what happens, when you put pride first, yep that is right it comes before a Fall. These days you had better put your pride behind you because if your not careful your competitor down the road can take your business by just providing extra value to his or her customers. The Internet offers many advantages in your business. It will provide a wider range of potential clients and it also provides a great way to advertise your products and services. Integrating the Internet in your business will mean increased profits and decreased cost in overall advertising. It will also provide you with more potential customers worldwide.

However, the Internet also has its disadvantages.

Because more and more people are spending their money in the Internet by purchasing products and services, they will also leave traces of their financial and personal information in their computers. Because of this, there are quite a number of people who are also taking advantage of the Internet to steal from other people. Your business will also be vulnerable to this kind of crime. Although the Internet exposes your company to the world in order to make more money, it will also expose your online business to people and software that aims on destroying your business or steal money from it.

This is why it is important for you to get an internet security program for your online business in order to protect you and your company from malicious software and also from people who will want to gain access to your company’s secrets and use it to steal from you. Today, there are quite a few numbers of Internet security programs that you can take advantage of in order to protect your business computers from ad-ware, spyware, spam and phishing emails, and also protect your business from hackers.

However, some of the Internet security software available are too weak and can only provide minimum security for your computers. This is why you should look for an Internet security software program that can effectively protect your computer from malicious software circulating the Internet today. You should consider purchasing an Internet security software program that is designed specifically for online businesses. There are quite a few companies that offer great security for computers. Here are the things you should look for in an Internet security program that you should install in your computer:

• AntiVirus Programs – Since there are quite a lot of viruses circulating the internet today, you should look for an internet security program that offers maximum protection against computer viruses. It should also contain upgradeable virus definition features in order to help your computer fight new computer viruses popping out in the Internet everyday.

• AntiSpam Software – Phishing and spam emails are very dangerous. A good internet security program should have an antispam software to automatically detect spam and phishing emails and protect your computer from people who wants to take advantage of your online business.

• Website Lock Features – Since your employees may have the urge to download things in the Internet, your Internet security program should provide a website lock feature to prevent your employees from wandering around the Internet and accidentally download files with malicious programs.

• Anti Adware and Spyware – Ad-ware and spyware can be annoying popup ads. When you accidentally click on the popup ad, you will automatically install a spyware program. This program is like surveillance equipment that reports to the person who designed the program about the activities you do in your computer. More importantly there are some serious considerations you should think about when allowing employees to access the internet…

These are some of the things you should look for in an Internet security program. With this, you can be sure that your online business will be secured from hackers, identity thieves, viruses and other malicious software.