FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DOES DORSET CREATIVE DO?
We help business leaders keep one step ahead in their industry, successfully achieving their objectives and goals. We do this by driving and supporting creative digital transformation.
OK, BUT WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY DO?
We create and build software, mobile apps and websites, develop and enhance design work (including print services), produce animations and videos, give advice and provide implementation, training, support and resources related to digital transformational initiatives. We can also deliver proof of concept work including working prototypes and, we can support your IT technical environment by providing hosting, security and maintenance services.
WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS DO YOU GET INVOLVED WITH?
Any project where there is an element of digital change occurring. Or, just simply implementing a print run – and these may be as easy as repeat print runs of previous design work (done by us or by others). For example, one of the most common projects we get involved with is to design bespoke landing pages for existing internal operations software and integrate them into the system – working within existing brand guidelines. Other digital transformation examples include: working end-to-end to develop mobile apps or bespoke software, creating a working prototype of a mobile app or software concept, a total redesign of a website, creating a digital identity for a new start up company, the design of A4 printed brochures including associated digital brochure plus printing, updating virtual learning platform designs and integration, reinstating a security compromised website and thereafter providing regular preventative IT support etc.
WHAT KIND OF TECHNOLOGIES DO YOU WORK WITH?
We provide services covering a broad spectrum of technologies, design methodologies and types of code. Within code, we mostly work with PHP, MySql, Html, CSS and Java to develop mobile apps and software. Technologies we work with include GPS (Global Positioning System), Bluetooth, WiFi, iBeacons, NFC (Near Field Communication), mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry devices, cloud based and localised software etc.
WHAT SECTORS AND ORGANISATIONS DO YOU WORK WITH?
We work with anybody who has a digital transformational need. This includes large organisations from the private and public sectors, as well as individuals and small start up companies. Our team will work closely with you, or directly with individuals from your internal IT, digital, communications, design or marketing teams and departments or, with your project manager or a key / named contact – it is completely up to you.
DO YOU SELL PRODUCTS?
We’re a services-focussed business, so our main ‘product’ is the people we provide to achieve excellent results for you. Though, we do have Intellectual Property (IP) which we can use to accelerate your transformation if our product is deemed the best tool for the job. If we don’t provide the product ourselves, we confidently know our industry and will help you to buy technologies at the best price, from the best source.
HOW DO YOU COMPARE WITH COMPETITORS?
When looking for a services provider, you have a number of choices. You can go to a full outsourcing agency who will have the scale and capacity for complex integrated projects. Smaller niche solution suppliers have deep, but narrow technology expertise. But, you could also work with recruitment companies to fill the gap internally with contract resource. Dorset Creative combines the best of all the above, providing services at an ad hoc fixed price or on a contract / retainer arrangement. We can even put someone ‘in’ to work within your internal team to make a speedy improvement whilst rubbing off some creative energy to your workers. This means you can decide what is the best option for you, on a project-by-project basis, depending on your ultimate objectives.
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