Tech ICS works with organisations to improve efficiency, streamline business processes and overcome the challenges of a demanding IT strategy.
Not all projects we receive will follow the sequence below, however a general overview will allow you to understand how we work.
During the life cycle of the project, you will have a Project Manager at hand to answer queries upon request.
We specialise in the delivery of bespoke software applications, integrated services and web solutions. User experience is at the core of everything we do.
A Web application is any application that uses a Web browser as a client. The application can be as simple as a message board or a guest sign-in book on a website or as complex as a word processor or a spreadsheet.
The 'client' is used in client-server environment to refer to the program the person uses to run the application. A client-server environment is one in which multiple computers share information such as entering information into a database. The 'client' is the application used to enter the information, and the 'server' is the application used to store the information.
A Web application relieves the developer of the responsibility of building a client for a specific type of computer or a specific operating system. Since the client runs in a Web browser, the user could be using an IBM-compatible or a Mac. They can be running Windows XP or Windows Vista. They can even be using Internet Explorer or Firefox, though some applications require a specific Web browser.
Most Web applications are based on the client-server architecture where the client enters information while the server stores and retrieves information. Internet mail is an example of this, with companies like Yahoo and MSN offering Web-based email clients. The new push for Web applications is crossing the line into those applications that do not normally need a server to store the information. Your word processor, for example, stores documents on your computer, and doesn't need a server.
Web applications can provide the same functionality and gain the benefit of working across multiple platforms. For example, a Web application can act as a word processor, storing information and allowing you to 'download' the document onto your personal hard drive. If you have seen the new Gmail or Yahoo mail clients, you have seen how sophisticated Web applications have become in the past few years. Much of that sophistication is because of AJAX, which is a programming model for creating more responsive Web applications. Google Apps, Microsoft Office Live and WebEx WebOffice are examples of the newest generation of Web applications.
We encourage close client communication and the development of a working solution as soon as possible. We never stop striving to improve and develop what we do for our clients, however complex. Our focus is on creative technology that meets requirements, timescales and budgets. We understand successful software solutions need bright ideas, effectively implemented.
Our design team ensure that user experience is fast, easy and compelling. Our goal is to create a world class user experience. We follow a user centred design process through strategy, discovery, information design and visual design to create an incredible user experience.
Despite the existence of a wide selection of off-the-shelf applications designed for businesses, for many companies the best solutions to their IT needs are to be found with independent developers that specialise in producing tailor made suites to address clients' specific needs. An application written to your company's specifications will of course be more expensive than a generic programme that has been designed to appeal to as many firms as possible, but whatever the method, it needs to be a perfect fit for your organisation.
Every commercial enterprise does things in a slightly different way and has its own peculiarities that an anonymous team of developers are unlikely to be able to cater for, which is why spending the time and money to develop something special for your staff can often pay off in the long run.
Companies that buy readymade applications often find themselves having to pay a developer to build a more user-friendly front end or having to employ time-consuming workarounds in order to make the programme fit their day-to-day requirements. If your business processes were not developed with retail IT suites in mind, then there is a good chance that bespoke software solutions could be a good solution for your business.
Our team of developers are conversant with a wide range of technologies and platforms, making us an ideal choice for firms that wish to leverage as much of their existing software as possible when introducing new applications.