TheDevTeam

We are bespoke software developers with over 22 years experience of making things work, we have a wide range of Web Development tools that we can rapidly bring to bear on any problem and are confident of delivering on our promises In many cases we have worked with our clients for over 10 years covering East Sussex and surrounding areas
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    Web

    Web Development

    Web Development from The Dev Team The websites and web applications that we build are more akin to bespoke software applications than traditional websites. They incorporate complex business logic and processes from stock control and fulfilment to CRM functionality and data manipulation tools.

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    Software

    Software Development

    Software Development from The Dev Team Whether it's websites, web applications, PC based software, services or server based software we've got tonnes of development experience going back more than 20 years.

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    PM

    Project Management

    Project Management from The Dev Team Project Management is all about having good tools to collaborate and a team able to deliver

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    Mapping

    Dynamic Mapping

    Dynamic Mapping from The Dev Team It's quick, easy and inexpensive (if you know how). One of the biggest advances over the last few years has been the ability for anybody to gather longitude and latitude information and then plot it onto maps. If you're not already doing it then contact us to find out how you can.

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    SEO

    Search Engine Optimization

    Search Engine Optimization from The Dev Team For most websites, being accessible to Google is probably the most important requirement. The only way that this can be done is to make it carefully thought out and integrated part of your website. If anybody phones up offering to get you to the top of the search engine rankings for a few hundred pounds, don't believe them.

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    Data Visualisation

    Big Data & Data Visualisation

    Big Data & Data Visualisation from The Dev Team The amount of data that we, as humankind, are collecting is increasing exponentially. If you know what to do with the data, as we do, it can also be turned into a vital competitive advantage and business critical information that makes a real difference....

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    E-Commerce

    E-Commerce

    E-Commerce from The Dev Team Shopping carts, online shops and taking payments online is one of the more standard implementations in a website but the choice available to you is huge. We can help you implement your online shop whether it's a 3rd party plugin or built from scratch. We've done it all!

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    Collaboration

    Collaboration Tools

    Collaboration Tools from The Dev Team The ability to work on the same documents, build specifications together, build projects together, share ideas and collaborate are essential for modern business. Effective collaboration is at the core of every project that we work on and we use a variety to tools and skill-sets to facilitate this.

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    Construction

    Construction

    Construction from The Dev Team Denaploy has been deeply involved in may aspects of the construction industry since its inception and has worked with Main Contractors, Sub-contractors, Architects, Surveyors and CDMCs. We understand the pressures of the industry and its sometime arcane vocabulary.

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    Property

    Property

    Property from The Dev Team There are over 22 million homes in the UK and we move once every six years on average throughout our lifetime. That's a lot of data and we deal with a good proportion of it.

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    NFP

    Not for Profit & Charities

    Not for Profit & Charities from The Dev Team We do a number of different projects for Charities and Not for Profit organisations. Most of the problems needing to be solved are still the same and it suits our skillset to have a more hands-on approach to the project management.

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    Publishing

    Publishing

    Publishing from The Dev Team We have been working with magazine distributors since the earliest days of the Internet to sell British magazines both locally in the UK and around the world. If you're after a fully integrated stock control and automatic ordering system or something as simple as data feed integration then look no further.

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    Blue Chip

    Blue Chip

    Blue Chip from The Dev Team We've worked with many blue chip companies over the last 20 years and continue to receive work on a regular basis underlying the fact that we are competitively priced and possess a skills that are hard to come by even for companies with thousands of employees.

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    International

    International

    International from The Dev Team The World is getting smaller by the day and the ability to work at a desk thousands of miles away is something we've been doing for years. Why let the logistics of getting from A to B get in the way of getting the software solutions you need when everything from meetings to deployment can be done remotely?

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    Mininingware

    Eclipse Mininingware

    Eclipse Mininingware from The Dev Team Our Eclipse Miningware Solution is a cost effective solution for any startup mining company.

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    Small Business

    Small Businesses

    Small Businesses from The Dev Team Even if you've got a small business then you can afford a big IT department because you'll be hiring our skills and services for a fraction of the time and therefore cost compared to hiring permanent staff.

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    Joint Ventures

    Joint Ventures

    Joint Ventures from The Dev Team One of the downfalls of working in IT is that everybody and his dog has an idea of how they're going to make a fortune with the Internet. They usually have no money to invest but they do know somebody in the industry who might listen. Sometimes they do listen....

The continuing evolution of the internet creates many business opportunities needing specialist IT skills.

That's where we fit in. We are a highly skilled collective who are more than a match for most blue chip companies internal IT departments.

We're here to make IT and the Internet work for you.

Written on 22 October 1999

Strategic Issue

Why is the Internet a Strategic Issue?
 
Every time you pick up a newspaper or magazine there is an article about the Internet and how it is a strategic issue, not just an IT or Marketing issue. At first glance it is not at all clear why a website or a new type of computer network (Intranet) should be strategic, so it is tempting to dismiss the claim as the ploy of salesmen trying to get access to the deeper pockets of top decision makers. Unfortunately, this time it is the real McCoy and you ignore it at your peril.

The Internet is not just an advert on a computer screen, it is a brand new channel to market. At its best it will enable your business to reach a much wider range of customers from all round the world. At its worst it will destroy your existing channel to market or dissintermediate you from your supply chain (sorry, I have not found a better term for the ‘cutting out of the middle man’ effect). In any event it is likely to entirely alter the way in which your company adds value over the longer term.

The Intranet is just another computer network that uses the same technology as the Internet, but applied to your closed company network. Ask an IT manager whether you have an Intranet and he/she is likely to tell you that you can have one wherever you wish. The issue is not the technology of how your computer systems talk to each other; it is the application you run and how they add value to the business.

How are you going to significantly increase customer service and/or reduce costs, by using this technology? The first use of an Intranet is often to publish a telephone directory or the canteen menu. Obvious applications, but hardly world shaking.

The true potential is different. Integration of information systems can enhance JIT production, enable integration with supplier and customer inventory systems, streamline quotation procedures, improve financial reporting and/or empower branch decision-making. The results may enable you to significantly reduce office overheads, increase sub-contracting of non-core activities, and reduce the time to market of new products. As if that weren’t enough, the US trend of share trading over the Internet is about to reach Europe, and that will change forever, the way in which businesses raise finance.

So the Internet has to be a strategic issue, and as such it should be taken into consideration with every long-term business decision and every new capital investment. A good start is to give some consideration to creating an ‘Internet Strategy’ for the business, and its likely effect on the whole business sector in which you are involved. Then designate one person on the board to take responsibility for reviewing all future decisions from that perspective.

In general, I would try to avoid making your IT director the Internet champion, he/she is normally pre-occupied with delivering services within the company and therefore needs to have an inward looking perspective. What this role needs is a person who is very clear about what customers outside the company would like or need, and the way in which the technology will enable the company to deliver it to them.

Companies of best practice seeking competitive advantage are setting the trend. But they will be followed by all those that wish to survive.


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