October 30, 2014 2 min to read
Category : 4CDesignWorks
PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
Technology is constantly evolving. It’s an obvious statement, and the implication is clear: to keep up, your company has to evolve, too. But staying up-to-date with ever-changing technology can be overwhelming for many. All it takes is one piece of outdated technology to prevent your system from communicating efficiently.
Take WordPress for example. When WordPress came along, many hailed it as the “be-all and end-all” of open source technology. Yes, WordPress is easier to customize and maintain than older technologies—like websites built in Flash—but the pitfalls can be just as great. WordPress still needs updated and customized to work seamlessly with new and changing technologies. And with a turbulent workplace environment—new people constantly coming and going—“solutions” are all too often temporary fixes rather than solid foundations for future growth.
We’re all familiar with the Frankenstein approach. It’s ok to admit it—you might have experienced one or two in your time, or you might be dealing with one right now. The Frankenstein approach is easily recognizable: one piece done by this agency, another piece done in-house, another piece still left hanging, and none that can work together. Eventually you have to ask yourself: what good is a “pretty” website when it doesn’t integrate seamlessly with the rest of your business?
Symptoms can manifest in many different ways, but you may be dealing with a “Frankenstein project” if:
- It’s impossible for you to make a simple change in your website’s CMS
- You’ve added a new line of business, but can’t add it to your website
- Customers can’t find you on Google because you’re on the 17th page of search results
- Your website design is from 2004
- You’re losing business because customers can’t access your website on mobile
- You don’t know who your hosting provider is
BRING IN THE PROBLEM SOLVERS AT 4C
What could easily turn into a nightmare is where we excel. We are problem solvers, bridge-builders, and language interpreters. We are the fixers. We take disparate systems and make them communicate. And our rich roots in technology mean that behind everything we design is a well-oiled machine.
After all, we’re more than just a pretty face. That’s a given. Under every eye-catching interface, you’ll find a technology powerhouse.
Your “Frankenstein project” doesn’t have to lumber around draining resources with inefficiencies anymore. Bringing 4CDesignWorks in to rescue the job means that you’re left with a web application that works for you instead of against you. We’re here to help, with proven skills to take any wrong situation and make it right.