Exploding Consulting Myths: Support

The job of a software consultant is exciting and dynamic. We enjoy being consultants because we welcome a new challenge, we embrace different perspectives, and we love continually working with the latest tech. And as we’ve demonstrated in previous installments, those benefits don’t have to come at the expense of a welcoming team and a…

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Exploding Consulting Myths: Culture

Can a Consulting Company Be a Team? We Are. At The Gnar we enjoy challenging the common misconceptions around tech consulting. Is it long hours? Is it really competitive? Is every developer on an island? Do I have to wear a collared shirt? The answer is unequivocally: not at The Gnar. Our founders Nick and…

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What’s the True Value of Mobile Apps?

The true value of mobile apps

In a world that’s becoming increasingly mobile-first, apps are a critical component of any company’s business plan. As a retail or QSR brand, can you get away with relying on third-party apps to connect with your customers and grow your business? A new study reveals that proprietary apps drive customer loyalty—and even correlate with more…

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Who Owns Innovation in Your Company?

Who owns innovation

If innovation at a company is a single person’s responsibility, then that company probably isn’t very innovative. In order to lay a solid foundation for true innovation, the entire C-Suite must collaborate and share responsibility. Even better? If leaders foster innovation within their teams, each employee will be more likely to feel empowered to aid…

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Why the Future of Health Care is Mobile

The future of healthcare is mobile

When it comes to technology adoption, healthcare lags behind other industries. In the coming years, though, mobile adoption in healthcare will be a must. Mobile apps create efficiencies within provider teams and enable streamlined communications that can directly and positively impact patient care. In a mobile future, the healthcare companies that aren’t mobile-first may fall…

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Persuading Your Team to Embrace Change

Embracing change

If your colleagues are resistant to change, you’re not alone—“active inertia,” or the tendency for people and organizations to seek comfort in the old ways of doing things, is a common characteristic of most workplaces. As a leader, though, it’s your job to coax your colleagues into acceptance of (and perhaps even excitement for) the…

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Two Principles for Delivering Powerful Presentations

The art of storytelling, highlighted in two of guiding principles: “Bad decisions make good stories, but don’t forget all the good decisions that make good stories, too.” “Tell a story, don’t read a script. People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint.” Read more.

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10 Signs Your Custom Software is in Trouble

Does this sound like your company? Customer Support call volume has increased because users are having trouble navigating your website or app. Marketing is frustrated be the inability to make changes to customer-facing applications quickly and easily. Sales is frustrated by crashing or poorly performing demos. If you’re receiving complaints from customers and departments across…

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When Should Your Company Develop Its Own Software?

Creating your own custom software to bring innovation to your market or to create more efficient operations can be a strong growth driver. But the buy-it vs. build-it decision is a critical one. If buying the software you need just isn’t possible, building it may make sense. But there’s no denying that’s a challenging path,…

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