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Why Web-Maintenance Is Your Responsibility!

Maintaining your online presence is required for anyone with a website. Ensure the longevity of your website by building a habit to regularly check your website for any possible updates to your SEO, plug-ins,themes and CMS. It is up to you to make sure your online presence reflects your best values and the face of your business, either with customisable solutions or off-the-shelf products. #cybersecurityawarenessmonth

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Do I Need An App For That? Web-based Subscription Services

Subscription-based solutions have become increasingly prevalent in our online world. But while you may have seen them for software, music, movies or wine clubs; have you ever seen a car wash subscription service? Neither had we … until we built one. The ability to charge the user an on-going fee/incremental purchase for use of products/services provides a cost-effective model for the consumer; but also helps to implement a secure income stream for the business. And with the technology available; implementing an online, membership-based subscription service has never been easier...

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Custom Xero Integrations with your Software

Xero's Small Business Insights Team regularly benchmark data in Xero to provide useful tips and insights into performance of businesses on the platform. And in a recent post, the identified that "Xero customers that use integrated apps tend to have faster revenue growth and hire more staff". Find out more in this week's blog post below.

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Do You Need to Host Your Website in Australia?

When looking to host your website, or custom software solution, it's important that you pay attention to where the software will be hosted. Where you host your website will have significant impact on how your website operates, the laws which it operates under, how it is "found" and how your users engage with it. In today's article, we look at whether or not you need to host your website in Australia if you're an Australian business.

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Here's Why You Can't Ignore Your Website Security Anymore

We've been talking a lot about why you need to make your website secure, and for good reason. But today we're going to look at it a little differently. Rather than discuss how it improves your website, we're going to look at why you need it in the first place and how not being secure compromises you.

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5 Reasons Why You Need Time Tracking

It doesn't matter whether you are a sole operate or a business of 500, there's good reason to be tracking your time spent. Whether it be to log billable hours; or even simply to track costs (staffing more often than not being aligned to time and is one of the biggest expenses for business), time is an important measurement. Some companies log every minute of work, where others log nothing at all. Depending on how you work, you might only log work that will be billed, or work that is client work. At DCODE GROUP, for example, we track all time spent on client work so we can continue to improve our processes.

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What Can We Learn From the SAAS Business Model

SAAS is an acronym for Software as a Service and whilst certainly not a new area, it has experienced a rapid growth in popularity over recent times. You may not have heard of the term SAAS - but you are bound to have used a SAAS product before. Perhaps the most well known SAAS products are music (Spotify, Apple Music), streaming (Netflix, Stan) and business (Xero, Adobe, Office 365). SAAS allows users to subscribe/purchase software on a time basis. In other words, you rent the software.

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What is a CDN

If you've built a new site, chances are you've heard "CDN" mentioned, and if not, you can be certain that your developer is using one for your site. But what is a CDN? CDN stands for Content Delivery Network. Put simply, it's a network of servers that deliver content to users closer to their location - ensuring your website works faster for users across the globe. And that's important in today's "now" world.

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Multiple Apps or Custom Workflow?

Automatic invoicing and billing systems, personnel management software, digital marketing tools (just to name a few) are all useful enterprise apps (off the shelf software) that mean businesses can carry out their daily operations, but that's not to say they are without their flaws or inefficiencies. Although having these multiple apps is useful, the answer to their inefficiencies may seem like 'custom software'. Some will say yes, others will say no, but sometimes the answer may lie in the middle - create a custom workflow.

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