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DevSecOps: Why It's Important and How To Achieve It

Thursday, 07 November 2019 16:19 Written by

DevOps is a cultural movement that has taken software development by storm over the last decade. The idea of DevOps is to encourage increased collaboration between software developers and IT operations through automation, tools, and best practices. The core aim of DevOps is to shorten software development cycles, leading to more frequent software releases.

An important flaw in the original DevOps movement is that software security remains an afterthought. This article overviews an updated approach--DevSecOps--in which security is embedded throughout the software development process. You will also find some useful best practices on how to effectively embed security in DevOps teams.

How Having a Mobile App Can Benefit Your Business

Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:37 Written by

If your goal is to thrive in the world of business, you've got to stay on top of emerging trends and try to anticipate that next big thing. Among the leading technology trends you should consider for your business is having a mobile app. Having an app is a key advantage in today's marketplace, and STEP Software has seen remarkable results when our customers reap the rewards of the custom apps we build for them. If you don't already have an app for your business, keep reading to find out why you should.

3 Benefits of Mobile Website Optimization

Thursday, 10 October 2019 13:21 Written by

The vast majority of people frequently use mobile devices to access websites instead of using desktop computers. Creating a mobile-friendly website offers many advantages and is an excellent way to expand the outreach of your company. A mobile-friendly site makes it easy for users to explore your website from any location and is a fantastic way to improve the user experience in today's digital world. Interested in learning more? Here are three of the main benefits of mobile optimization for a business website.

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Website Designer

Thursday, 26 September 2019 12:55 Written by

Creating a top-quality business website is essential in standing out from the crowd and giving your company an online competitive edge. However, many small businesses miss out on valuable opportunities (and revenue) by using generic website design templates. Spending the extra money on hiring a professional website designer is a worthwhile investment that offers immense long-term advantages for your company. Here are five main reasons small businesses will benefit from hiring a professional website designer.

4 Reasons Your Small Business Needs Security Automation Services

Thursday, 12 September 2019 13:32 Written by

Security automation services continue to evolve and offer great value to small businesses. These automation services allow your employees to focus on their jobs without spending a lot of time working on mundane tasks. Ultimately, an IT service provider like STEP Software can automate a wide variety of functions in the workplace, which will save you plenty of time and increase the bottom line for your company in a multitude of ways.

Interested in learning more about these services? Better yet, interested in learning how you’ll get your ROI? Here are the top four reasons why small businesses should consider using security automation from a managed IT service provider.

How to Increase Traffic Flow to Your Website

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 19:58 Written by

Many businesses struggle to attract sufficient levels of traffic to their site. Increasing the number of visitors a website receives isn't always easy, but it is often surprisingly simple. Many websites can improve their situation by adhering to a few basic principles. These five tips will enable you to create a better performing site that regularly attracts a larger number of visitors. Let's take a quick look at some foundational ways to improve your website so it attracts more traffic on an ongoing basis.

5 Advantages of Business Intelligence Software

Thursday, 15 August 2019 23:03 Written by

Business intelligence uses a variety of software tools to analyze large amounts of data that help you make well-informed decisions for your company. You can easily monitor sales, evaluate customer behaviour, analyze logistics, and find ways to improve employee productivity through the use of business intelligence software. An in-house IT department or a managed IT service provider can help you set up a business intelligence system that best matches the needs of your company.

Interested in learning more? Here are the top five benefits of using business intelligence software.

Why Bespoke Software Is A Smart Choice for Your Business

Thursday, 01 August 2019 20:53 Written by

You have established policies and procedures that have been evolving with your business - you shouldn’t have to shove them into a one-size-fits-all piece of software. Bespoke software, like a good tailor, takes your measurements and customizes the results so they’re uniquely suited to meet your specific needs.  

Bespoke software development begins with a collaborative approach to define your needs and outline your requirements. Any reputable custom software company relies on open communication to keep those requirements top of mind throughout the development process. We’re on the same team - developer, customer, project manager, (really, any STEP employee) - and we solicit feedback throughout the process so a) there are very few surprises and b) your new software does exactly what you need it to do, for a mutually agreed upon reasonable price.

Satisfying Your Curiosity About 3D Printing

Thursday, 18 July 2019 13:58 Written by

In recent years, there has been a dramatic growth in the use of 3D printing. It is forecast to become a $15.8 billion industry by 2020 (source: Wohlers Report 2019). This type of printing has changed the way individuals produce objects such as tools, toys, decorations, clothing, and even (although best left to medical professionals) 3D body parts. But what exactly is 3D printing?

Considered part of additive manufacturing, 3D printing is a process where something is created by adding layers. This allows people to make complex parts for cars, machines, and even airplanes more affordably. Prototypes are 3D printed in a fraction of the time and cost compared to standard methods such as molding, sculpting, and forging, which can dramatically reduce time-to-market.

Recent advances have resulted in smaller 3D printers which can be used in businesses and homes. To learn more about 3D printing and its implications, keep on reading.

Focused IT Consulting Fosters Small Business Innovation

Thursday, 04 July 2019 15:46 Written by

How does your company’s IT strategy help you to succeed? Would it help to cut down on routine tasks? Could you benefit from a more formal strategy to help you to break away from the pack? Here are some of the best ways to leverage technology by working with a professional IT consultant who can ensure you have the technology you need, that it is set up correctly, that it advances your business, and that the system is robust and secure.

Having a strong technical core and a powerful internet presence can help you reach more clients while freeing up valuable resources, but it can also leave you vulnerable to attacks. Small businesses often struggle to balance the need for technology and the importance of security, and soon learn the value of turning to knowledgeable IT consultants with expertise in precision design and well-rounded tech experience. 

An IT consultant can help your business stay current or even outpace your competitors, but IT is in and of itself a very broad term. Here are a few descriptions to help you figure out which information technology skills are needed for the specific tasks that keep your business operating smoothly. 

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