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Making a Case for Cloud Migration Amidst COVID-19

Whether you are reading tech articles online or leafing through your favorite printed tech journal, journalists are covering the importance of cloud-based technologies in light of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the CRN article, “COVID-19 has ravaged the global economy, but the pandemic looks to have boosted public cloud providers as their customers rapidly adopted […]
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Why You Should Make Your Business Case for ERM Now

Here at OpenArc, we consider risk management and mitigation as critical parts of project management. As discussed in an earlier post about our approach to project risk management, we have teams plan for threats before we start working and keep those plans updated as work proceeds. You can also count on us for open communication, […]
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What To Do When Your Software Development Project is About to Go off the Rails

How to Spot a Toxic Software Development Project and How You Can Improve the Outcome At OpenArc, our approach is to define and solve problems that are valuable to businesses and their end customers. The way we work empowers a team to empathize, advocate for users, listen, understand needs, explore, experiment, make and learn. Just […]
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Risk Management: How to Minimize the Threats That Can Derail Your Project’s Success

“Risk Management (def.) – The process of evaluating, identifying, and acting on threats and opportunities that may impact the success of a project.” Here I am explicitly talking about threats, because the reality is that risks threaten the success of almost any software project. How do we mitigate these threats?  First, there are two points […]
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5 Ways a Mobile App Will Benefit Your Business

Have mobile apps replaced dogs as man’s best friend? A recent study asked millennials and baby boomers to use their phone settings to record exactly how much time they dedicated every day to using mobile apps. The average of 5.4 hours surprised most of the study participants. Unexpectedly, boomers averaged only about one-half hour less […]
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OpenArc Earns New Reviews on Clutch

Here at OpenArc, we’ve been designing and developing intuitive software products for clients across America since 2010. Whether we’re building a mobile app, web application, or VR solution, a seamless experience is so important to user retention. We take great pride in helping businesses transform their online presence and refine their tech spending. We’re happy […]
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OpenArc is a Member of the National Safety Council

You’ve seen our listing on their directory and it’s with pride that we share with you that OpenArc is a member of the National Safety Council, underscoring the company’s commitment to the safety of its employees and the community at large. OpenArc shares the National Safety Council mission to eliminate all preventable deaths in our […]
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Speeding Up Application Development with a User-Centered Style Guide

A version of this article was originally posted on PGHTechFuse. Designing and building software is a team sport that requires different skills, good communication, creativity, and discipline. For a long time, there was a gap between the design work that defined the structure, flow, and interactions of software and the development work that brought it […]
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Building Virtual Reality Experiences for Your Business, Right Here in Western Pennslyvania

A version of this article was originally posted on PGHTechFuse. Today’s companies are struggling with the technical challenge of how to showcase the features, functionality, and advantages of their products worldwide while overcoming logistical and cost challenges. What if you found out you can now fit an entire factory into a box or easily overnight […]
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Video Blog: How You Can Save Money Moving to the Public Cloud

At OpenArc, we work with companies that are building software solutions in the public cloud or moving existing workloads to the public cloud, and we’d like to share some of the things that we’ve learned. We pulled together two local experts and created this video to help you get started.   Here’s the video transcript […]
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