Digital transformation in healthcare
Digital transformation has been a buzzword that’s bandied about in boardrooms for some time now. It’s a process that, for many, has held the key to improving efficiency and meeting changing customer and market expectations. But today, digital transformation represents more than just a buzzword or an ideal; it’s no longer considered a ‘nice-to-have’...
Focusing a product team on outcomes
If you want your team to have a greater impact on your business, its overall mission, and the customers you serve, you need to value the ‘why’ over the ‘what’; you need to focus on the outcomes of your work, the reason behind what you do, and not the outputs, the actions you take to get there...
Why you should choose React Native for mobile app development
The mobile app market is constantly changing, and it grows larger by the day. As more users demonstrate a preference for using apps over desktop, their expectations rise and so do the demands placed on the shoulders of developers...
How is digital transformation driven by customer experience?
Increased efficiency, lower operational costs, and better customer insights - these are just a few of the advantages organisations will benefit from when embracing technology. Digital transformation is all about embedding technology to drive fundamental change...
What is NHS IM1 – Interface Mechanism?
Interoperability has been something high on the agenda of the NHS for a while now. With digital technology playing a more prominent role in patient treatment and new models of care emerging, there’s an obvious need for the better sharing of information across different systems...
Common project challenges with working agile and how to overcome them
Since we’ve adopted an agile way of working, we’ve noticed a tangible difference in the quality of work we produce and the speed at which we’re able to produce it. Agile project management is inherently flexible; it encourages experimentation, embraces change of direction, and champions the ability to adapt to an ever changing scenario...
Mobile app development for SMEs
If you’re an SME, you might be forgiven for thinking mobile app development is something solely for the big boys – the Facebooks and Spotifys of the world. Your content and the slick website you paid an agency to design a couple of years ago give your customers everything they need, right? You let them know more about your business’ origins, what products or services you sell, and list the multiple ways they can get in contact with you.
How to drive agile adoption… with your team (part two)
Since the creation of the Agile Manifesto more than two decades ago, businesses across the globe have bought into the ethos of working agile. For software development teams like ours, these methodologies allow us to be more productive when working on projects and reduce the time between product launches.
Google Analytics 4: everything you need to know
Since its launch back in 2005, Google Analytics has cemented itself as the gold standard for tracking website and marketing performance. Tweaks, improvements and iterations to the service have been the proverbial hoops for marketers to jump through over the years – but in April, Google announced that it would be making a removal.
Do you have designs on a better looking website? Think WordPress
A whopping 43% of all websites use WordPress – including this one. The platform has long been regarded as a firm favourite among the developer community; it’s versatile, highly customisable, easy-to-use, and boasts countless plugins to meet a variety of needs.
How to drive agile adoption… with your client base (part one)
We see the benefits of working agile every day. This way of working has transformed our operations, and established a path for sustainable growth. We’ve become more responsive to change and less susceptible to the volatility of sudden shifts in the market – like the pandemic.
Using technology to streamline and scale your business
Business is a lot like life. It’s about moving forward. If you aren’t moving forward you’re doing one of two things: you’re either at a standstill or you’re regressing. If you’re at a standstill it means you’ve become stagnant, and regression means you’re in danger of being left behind.
Why data analysis is key to enhancing digital customer journeys
As a business owner, you can’t predict the future or read the mind of your customers; there’s no crystal ball that will forewarn you of what future consumer demands look like. The good news is, data analytics is the next best thing to a crystal ball.
Out with the old, in with the new: a deep dive into our Drivespeed project
Drivespeed Group is an automotive service provider, who offer bespoke vehicle supply solutions and services. Over the last ten years, the Group has grown significantly, but the systems they’re using haven't grown with them.
Is it cheaper or more expensive to work agile?
6B is proud to apply agile thinking to everything we do. But there is a train of thought that says agile is a more expensive way of working than the traditional waterfall method. That’s why we’ve explored the financial aspects of agile working for you, and explored why, actually, it can save you money in the long run.
React Native V Flutter – which is best?
Engaging with customers, gathering rich consumer data and reaching new audiences – there are lots of reasons why you should invest in mobile app technology. But to build a mobile app, where do you start with so many different frameworks to choose from? React Native and Flutter are two of the biggest players in this game, so we’ve analysed both platforms to find out which one is the right option for your mobile app.
Why the digital patient experience is critical to healthcare
Things have changed. In the past, healthcare was led by physicians. But with healthcare information more readily available than ever, patients are taking a more active role in their own treatment journey. In our latest blog, 6B assesses why this digital journey in healthcare is so important, and what we can do to help organisations give patients the best possible outcomes.
Why invest in Kentico?
A recent study by Microsoft found that the human attention span has fallen to just eight seconds – shrinking nearly 25% in the space of a few years. Are we damaging our brains beyond repair, or do we simply demand more from the content we interact with now because there’s more choice?
How boosting website UX can drive greater tenant engagement
For any housing organisation, boosting tenant engagement is a top priority. When tenants have a reliable platform to make their voices heard, your business is better placed to understand what improvements you need to make to enhance housing conditions and services.
The benefits of working agile
You may have heard of agile working before, but what does it mean? What benefits does it bring for your product? 6B uses the principles of agile working with every project we do. That’s why we’ve explained what the benefits are to our customers in our latest blog:
5 reasons why you should use WordPress for your website build
There are a lot of website builders out there, but how do you know which the best one is for you? 6B has used WordPress for years to deliver highly bespoke, superb-looking and high-quality websites. Here are 5 reasons why WordPress is the website builder we choose over others.
The SME guide to digital transformation
The digitalisation of businesses has continued at great pace in recent years, and the pandemic has only served to accelerate this trend even further. But as larger companies adapted to changes and invested in digital transformation early on, smaller companies have lagged behind.
AI adoption in the automotive sector
Artificial intelligence (AI) has become synonymous with self-driving cars in the automotive sector. This is in part due to Elon Musk’s tireless crusade to make driverless cars the norm on our roads. But AI is driving so much more change than autonomous vehicles in the sector.
Why startups should consider outsourcing software development
Software development is notoriously difficult to get right. It involves a range of complex services such as building applications, software integration and data analysis, and not every business will have the capacity or capabilities to do things in-house - least of all a startup.
How mobile can boost business performance
Nearly everyone has a smartphone in their pocket these days – 6.37 billion of us to be exact. That equates to just over 80% of the world’s population. It’s estimated that the average person spends more than three hours a day scrolling, swiping, clicking and liking.
Driving tech adoption in the housing sector
The housing sector is in the midst of a national crisis. A growing population coupled with rising house prices is driving demand for affordable housing, there’s a shortage of suitable land to build on, and these challenges must be met whilst balancing the safety and security of residents.
Designing Intelligently with A/B Testing
Effective digital solutions observe development as multifaceted and flexible. Both your designing and manual building phases will take a few forms before the final product deployment, and much of this change comes off the back of feedback and testing.
Designing Accessibility for the Public Sector
Research and discovery will always form the foundation of our project development. No matter the size or complexity scale, conducting user, competitor and internal analysis allows 6B to gain first-hand insight into what makes your company different, your offering better, and your audience unique.
Managing Risks in Digital Development
During the development period of any digital product, change and compromise are always inevitable. Though these variables can offer opportunities to better refine your work, or an instance for your teams to come together in collaborative problem solving, they can also present challenges, risks and potential issues to the overall continuity of the project.
Off-the-Shelf vs. Bespoke Development
Choosing the most appropriate digital solution for your business isn’t always as intuitive as ‘this one or that one?’. Digital development can be a mind field and without the consultation of expert developers and digital agencies, picking wrong can be extremely harmful to your online business.
Kentico Website Development
6B is proud to work with Kentico to deliver enterprise-level digital solutions to an exceptional standard. With vast experience in building .NET websites, CRMs and other digital platforms, trust our in-house team of multidisciplinary experts to design, develop and deploy your digital solution, built entirely with Kentico.
.NET Core – What’s the Word?
In an industry quickly becoming oversaturated with zealous newcomers, businesses that strive to top the web and software development ladder need to adapt now more than ever. Bog standard is out of the window as clients hunt for the most intuitive developers to further their business operations with innovative technology and bold designs.
Creating a Brand Identity
Creating a brand is so much more than a nice logo, it’s more than a colour palette, a memorable slogan, or how everything looks on your packaging. Brand identity is the essence of your offer, whether that’s a product, or a service, it should entirely encapsulate your core values and the promises you make to customers.
COVID 19 – Update from 6B
After events of the last week, we wanted to let all our clients and friends know that we are still active and working. It's an odd time for the economy and with uncertainty around every corner, we are fortunate enough to be able to take our work home with us and do our day-to-day jobs from there.