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Today's websites have functionality well beyond content or even social interaction, and modern web audiences expect your site to push the envelope and engage them in new and exciting ways. While your website should, first and foremost, make information accessible to your audience, it should also create a lasting impression that keeps your audience engaged both as they use it and long after the browser window has closed. Behind the scenes, the technology to make this all happen has become increasingly complex and challenging.
At OHO we understand that and we look at technology on the web as addressing four key constituents: users, managers, the enterprise, and the future. There are more and more options and more complex combinations available today than at any time in the past. Our goal is to choose the best options for your organization and to develop them in a way that meets your needs today and into the future.
Creating websites and web applications that are easy to use requires that we understand the prospective user. Who are they? What do they need to achieve? How often will they use the site? What is their experience level?
For the user, we want the website to allow them reliable functionality so to help them achieve their goals when they come to your site efficiently, whether that's purchasing a product, registering for a class, or searching a database. For some users and tasks, this means a very simple webpage with little technology. For more complex workflows and power users, it can require a very sophisticated web application with many options and a great deal of front end technology.
We then select the right technology to support users across the ranges of browsers, devices, and access mechanisms. We want to automate as much of the process as possible and push as much processing to the front end as we can. Letting users support themselves and use a rich client side environment produces the richest result possible.
Wherever there is a great front end website user experience there's also a corresponding back end operations and IT team keeping the system running and helping users.
Keeping sites current, reviewing reports, adding new functionality - site managers need to be able to do all these things with minimum effort. OHO's custom backend development, including CMS customization and custom application development, makes it easier and more efficient to maintain even the most complex websites.
We work with you to design the workflow and content flow to ensure that changes can be made to your site efficiently both by site managers and non-technical staff. Ranging from content management systems, to searching, to security and data privacy, to user authentication, to scaling and availability, the number of responsibilities of website managers keeps growing and OHO is here to make them more efficient and more manageable.
Business and organizations have needs for their technology systems that go beyond any single application or single piece of software. Applications don’t exist on their own to meet a single point need. They are part of a large set of applications that help the organization accomplish its mission and goals. To be truly valuable, software needs to work well with your entire ecosystem of applications and with your existing IT resources.
At OHO, we understand that and we work to ensure that the software we design and build for your organization will work well with the standards, procedures, and technologies that exist for your enterprise.
Part of the web’s power is the rapid rate of change both in great ideas succeeding and as a testing ground for rapid innovation. This puts a heavier burden for change and improvement on web-based applications than for traditional applications. Updating, modifying, and integrating applications can be a messy business if the system isn’t structured well from the beginning.
At OHO, we focus on standards and open architectures so that the solutions we design and build can change and grow to meet your changing business needs easily.