May 19, 2020

3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs an App

Joyce Morse
3 min
3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs an App

Many business and marketing managers have worked hard to create a website that is designed to appeal to customers and rank well in searches. They may have a strong presence on social media and interact with followers. But what about creating an app for the business

Importance of the App

People like convenience. They don't want to take the time to go online and find a website when they can open up an app in just seconds. They want information at their fingertips with no wait time.

An app makes it easy to give your customers the information they want while keeping your company in front of them all of the time. Design the right kind of app and it will become a valuable tool that your customers use all of the time. It will remind them of your business when they need the product or service you have to offer.

The key is to find the right app for your company. It should become part of the overall marketing strategy and be designed with your goals and your customers in mind.

Marketing Your App

Once you have your app in place, you have to figure out how your marketing team will get it in front of the customer. Even though you know it serves a valuable purpose for consumers, that fact doesn't mean they will immediately be drawn to it. You have to convince them that it will make their lives better.

As the following article shows, you must discover the right methods on how to market an app to consumers that is effective and relevant to your target audience. The marketing aspect must be considered long before the app is created.

Two factors must be taken into account when designing it:

  • Make it unique - While your app may not be the first to do something or provide a service, it should do it better and differently than other apps.
  • Make it fun - Be creative with the design and make it enjoyable for customers to use. Do something different from everybody else.

Getting People's Attention

You must get people to notice your app. Talk about it on your social networks. Invite people to try it out and respond with their feedback. Be prepared for some criticism and be ready to answer questions or complaints, but this is one effective way to get people to notice your app and start talking about it.

Educate people about the app. Explain to them what it does and why they need it. You can do this through social media, on your website or blog and through YouTube.

Want more people to download your new app? Give them a reason. Offer a special deal if they download it. Everyone loves a good deal and the right one will get their attention.

Having a great app for your company is only as good as the number of people using it.

Creating a quality app that offers value and is interesting to people is half the equation. The other half is marketing it correctly to get their attention and get them to try it. Do both effectively and the app could become a valuable aspect of your business. As a business owner, how has an app helped you attract more customers?

Joyce Morse is an author who writes on a variety of topics, including business and technology.

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May 14, 2021

Driving Federal IT Transformation

U.S Air Force
Dell
Dell Technologies
2 min
Dell Technologies and the USAF: partners in IT modernization.

Dell Technologies and the U.S. Air Force have a longstanding partnership. On several programs of record, Dell Technologies supports mission-oriented areas, including providing data-centric applications for platforms that the Air Force leverages in testing and operations. For example, certain high-performance jet fighters rely on Dell Technologies software that helps provide critical information about aircraft performance to the service and the aircraft manufacturer. After a test flight, data modules gathered from the aircraft’s sensors are downloaded, processed and analyzed to provide critical insights.

The Air Force has also made a concerted effort to drive technology to the edge so that warfighters can gain value from their data where it lives. Dell Technologies is enabling dynamic decision-making at the edge, where collection, management, analysis, and the distribution of data is critical. Dell Technologies’ software factories are supporting some of the largest Air Force programs, like Kessel Run and Kobayashi Maru.

Kobayashi Maru is a cloud-based program designed to modernize the way the Air Force (now the U.S. Space Force) interacts with its allies. By the time Kobayashi Maru was a program, the service had a year or two of experience with the highly successful Kessel Run. According to the Air Force, this continuous user-centered approach enabled warfighters to quickly evaluate software improvements, provide direct feedback to Kessel Run developers, and rapidly iterate the software to provide maximum value and impact. Kobayashi Maru operates under the same principle: the existing software procurement process is too slow to satisfy requirements, so leverage best practices and partner with industry (in this case, Dell Technologies) to get new systems into the field as quickly as possible.

The U.S. Air Force is committed to IT modernization, as exemplified by its ability to embrace change and transformation in how critical systems are procured and deployed. And Dell Technologies is committed to supporting the Air Force in its endeavors, so the service will always be ready for what’s next.

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