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“To Buy or To Build” - Heresy or the First Question a Software Developer Should Ask?

The Woodlands, TX - July 08, 2013 - Last month the epic software group celebrated its 23rd year in business. When I launched the company back in 1990, just about any application our clients wanted required us to design and code it from scratch - typically in C or Visual Basic.  Developing software can be time consuming, expensive, and if the project gets completed, the code must be updated and maintained.   Over the years the epic software group has evolved from a hardcore software…

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Captcha Like Plug-In Developed for Expression Engine Sites

September 14, 2009 - The Woodlands, TX - Web sites that have email addresses on their Contact Us page are just an open invitation for a web bot to harvest the address, and add it to a giant list of "good" email addresses, which is then sold to spammers.  What typically follows is a deluge of spam messages for everything you can imagine and one unhappy client.  One effective way to combat these unsolicited email messages is to add a reply box to the page that requires a human to…

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Seeing Your Work in Unexpected Places…

August 25, 2009 - There is always a feeling of serendipity when I'm thumbing through a trade magazine, surfing the web, or watching TV and come across an illustration, photo or animation epic created, and now see it actually being used in context.  Sometimes, we work weeks or months on an assignment, turn it over to the client, and never see how it was actually used.  That happened recently when the latest issue of Drilling Contractor landed on my desk. While looking through it, I came…

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America’s Christmas Village

Success Stories: America's Christmas Village Wouldn't it be nice to travel back in time to a Victorian village where life is a little slower and the beauty of Christmas is present each waking moment. Imagine celebrating the traditional holidays in an environment where "old fashioned values" are not "old fashioned"? Twinkling lights, falling snow, horse drawn carriages and the renewing of vows and celebration of anniversaries are some of the highlights of America's…

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Silversand Services

Success Stories: Silversand Services Silversand Services (formerly Komp Horticultural Services) is the parent company of The Backyard Company, Exterior Designs, and Interior Designs.  Silversand Services provides both residential and commercial landscaping, pool maintenance, holiday decoration and a variety of other property maintenance services. Since the company serves a number of market segments, the objective was to create a landing page and a series of individual web sites that would…

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