Services

Website, App, and Software Development

For CTOs, we’re a backup software engineering team. For startups, we’re an affordable outsourced software engineering department that will build your app on a custom leasing agreement. For growth companies and established companies, we’re a sensible way to obtain high-quality software engineering without wasting dollars on increased overhead.

We’re 100% U.S. based, with none of the security risks, project delays, or communication problems common with offshore software development.

We cover the spectrum of software, app and website development: from brainstorming and research to ideation and specification to design and programming to documentation, testing, bug fixes, maintenance, and updates. Click here for details.

Mobile First Approach

Because mobile’s dominance as the preferred computing platform continues to grow, we take a mobile first approach to all websites, apps, and software development. We review your company’s many faces to the world, then deliver an action plan to ensure you look good and function well on mobile.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Service

How many smart people in your business are focused on keeping up with technology? If the answer is ‘none,’ you’re missing an opportunity to beat your competition. Our CTO service brings you the value of a CTO, without a CTO’s full-time price tag. As a consulting CTO, we advise CEOs of mid-cap companies, fast-growth companies, and startups. We bring C-level strategy to your technology planning and projects. Click here for details.

Tech Team Formation and Assessment

Building a high-performance team isn’t easy in any area of your business. But if you aren’t an expert in their area, it’s impossible. We assess the technical, team-building, and leadership skills of each team member. We ensure you have the right people on your technology bus, and that everyone occupies the right seat. As needed, we train existing team members, and locate and assess new team members.

Software Architecture

Your technology has an operational structure. We call it software architecture. We analyze and assess your software architecture to ensure you have the tools you need, and that the tools are optimized for your business goals.

Software Security

Do you know how much your company relies on software? How about the threat to your operations posed by software security breaches?

If your company handles and stores customer data – especially in a regulated industry such as healthcare and finance – the legal and financial risk of security breaches increases.

We conduct a comprehensive security review of your software systems, their access and their safeguards. Then we implement or reinforce security protocols and controls.

Business + Brand Workshop

This workshop assembles your key stakeholders to build a shared understanding of whom you serve, what they experience, the value they receive, competitive differentiators, external forces (trends, barriers to entry), and financial drivers.

The Business + Brand Workshop identifies gaps in your business and talent pool, and any misalignments between stakeholders. It fills gaps, creates alignment, and reduces risks to your business. The workshop results in a 90-day action plan.

Our Business + Brand Workshop is included in all major projects and ongoing retainer relationships, but is also offered as a stand-alone product.

Product + Customer Workshop

This workshop explores and expands your idea or product, the problems it solves, and its monetization strategy. It focuses on your audience/user segments to determine their goals, needs, and wants. It defines the personas of each customer segment, and outlines communications strategies for each segment.

The Product + Customer Workshop is included in all of our major product development projects. An optional add-on is to validate workshop findings by interviewing customers via Skype, focus group, or – for large groups – by Internet survey. We also leverage any existing market research and demographic info.

Ruby on Rails DevOps

We provide Development Operations (DevOps) services for Ruby on Rails. No matter who initially developed the software, we provide cost-efficient, reliable systems that let you sleep well at night. Click here for details.