Whether you have a need for a new mobile app to keep up with competitors, or you’re looking for a custom solution for your company, the answer may require individually tailored software that’s specific to your business. Custom software development could mean modifications to your existing platforms, or integration of a completely new system. You’ll also have to consider if a full or partial cloud based solution is best for you. With so much to take into account and the various development firms available for hire, how do you choose the right software development partner?
Outsourcing software development has been a trend for some time, after the demand for these services led to an increase of offshore development providers around the world. Over the past 20 years, outsourcing has spanned from India, to China, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. While analyzing your company’s development costs, you’re likely to find that offshoring to one of these countries will be less expensive — but the risks, pitfalls and hidden charges can cost you more in the long run. Continue reading “Avoid Offshore Development — Invest in Onshore Teams”
The beginning of the new year is not only a time for personal resolutions, it’s also a time for businesses to take a hard look at their current web design. However, with so many things to consider, like functionality, color and typography, it can be hard to know which changes are best for your site. Ensure your company is off to a great start with JTR Solutions’ list of web design trends for 2017.
On September 11th, 2001, firefighter Stephen Gerard Siller completed his shift with Brooklyn Squad 1. He planned to spend the remainder of the day playing golf with his three brothers, but when he got word of American Airlines Flight 11 crashing into the north tower of the World Trade Center, his plans changed. Continue reading “T2T 5K Honors First Responders & Military Members”
First responders and military members sacrifice and sometimes pay with their lives so that others may live. Fallen firefighter, Stephen Siller, is among those who paid that ultimate cost. Siller’s heroic actions on September 11th, 2001 prompted the creation of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (founded in his name), located in Staten Island, NY. Tunnel to Towers (T2T) advocates for first responders as well as military members, with initiatives that include building custom-designed smart homes for wounded veterans, providing temporary residential refuges for bereaved and struggling teens, raising funds for orphanage relocation, and aiding families devastated by natural disasters. Continue reading “JTR Solutions & T2T Partner to Help America’s Heroes”
By now, companies understand the importance of responsive design — a website that operates in unison across all Internet enabled devices. But a mobile-friendly site is no longer enough to engage users. According to Google, if your mobile load speed is longer than three seconds, 53% of your users will surely bounce, ultimately impeding conversion. Continue reading “How Mobile Website Load Speed Affects Bounce Rates”
If you expect a top spot in Google’s search results, your business doesn’t have much choice but to convert from HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) to HTTPS (Secure). But with the various Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) certificates available, how do you know which is best for your business?
Security is important to your users. But if that isn’t reason enough to ensure your website operates using HTTPS, Google should be. The search engine giant will soon strengthen its Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure ranking signal. If your company is unencrypted, you stand to lose out big.
Today, most business professionals understand the importance of results rankings. Many also know some of the factors involved. However, the weight of those factors continuously change and new ones are frequently added. JTR Solutions’ SEO Experts stay up to date on all changes and they’re ready to adjust your company’s site accordingly. Google’s latest change will not only reward sites operating with HTTPS, it’ll also negatively highlight those which do not. Continue reading “Google Expected to Flag all Unencrypted Websites”
You’re probably familiar with HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), but you might not know what it entails. HTTP allows users to communicate with a website via their web browser. Because HTTP data is sent in plain text, anyone who intercepts the connection can see what’s being searched and sent. This is particularly scary when you consider how often your users and your company submit sensitive information online. For this reason, protocols require additional security measures. Continue reading “What is HTTPS & Why Does Your Company Need It?”
You understand the importance of your company’s website, but if customers and prospects can’t find your site then it’s not serving its purpose to drive traffic and conversion. That’s where Search Engine Optimization comes in — but SEO is not as simple as keywords alone.
Search engine algorithms are constantly evolving, and for this reason it can be hard for businesses to stay abreast of critical SEO practices. When done right, SEO establishes a strong web presence and increased brand awareness among consumers; and above all it improves user experiences — which is a practice search engines reward. For many businesses, investing in a search engine optimization strategy along with tracking services is essential to reap the full benefits of SEO. Continue reading “Why Your Company Needs Search Engine Optimization”