About The Bauen Group

The Bauen Group is a Houston web development firm focusing on business software, customized web and mobile development services, and consulting solutions for small businesses. Our team of experienced and skilled developers specialize in creating customized web and mobile application. By incorporating smart design and extensive experience, we help our customers achieve their goals quickly and with lower costs.

How to Set Your Small Business IT Up For Growth

By | 2020-03-12T10:31:41-06:00 October 20th, 2018|

Reduce costs while getting the right technology for every phase of your business growth The only constant is change, especially when it comes to the technology we use to help run our businesses. And the pace of that change is constantly accelerating, whether as a result of major innovations like cloud computing or the impact of economic events. Technology should be an asset—one that helps you to anticipate, manage, and respond quickly to change. Technology should also help your organization reduce costs and get more from the investments you make. When it comes to growing with greater efficiency, there [...]

Why Your Small Business Needs A Professional Website

By | 2020-03-04T16:20:13-06:00 August 20th, 2018|

Many small businesses run lean and think that spending money on a professional website is a luxury that they cannot afford. Because of this, many small businesses have websites that are out of date and not user friendly or opt out of a website all together. Your website acts as a first impression for your business. Customers visit it to learn more about your company, as well as research product information and determine if they want to do business with you. If you are an owner of a small business or startup, it is important you realize that a [...]

Cybersecurity 101

By | 2020-03-04T16:18:15-06:00 May 3rd, 2018|

According to the Wall Street Journal, over 34,000 computer security incidents occur every day – and 62 percent of those incidents involve breaches of small and medium-sized businesses.* Learn more about the rising threat to small and midsize businesses, and five ways you can help your customers protect their businesses. Download the complete Cybersecurity 101 guide! Overview of the business of cybercrime How Cybercrime as a Service has changed cybercrime Tips to protect your business Step 1: Strengthen your computer’s defenses Never turn off your computer’s firewall. Turning it off—even for a minute—increases risk. A firewall creates [...]

7 Tips to Save You Time and Improve Office Productivity

By | 2020-04-25T06:58:30-06:00 May 1st, 2018|

Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more As we think about empowering everyone, and helping them achieve more, it helps to understand what is holding people back today. What keeps them from achieving more? We think we can help people achieve more by giving them the tools to overcome the limits of time, place and complexity. Achieve even more with all 15 Top Productivity Tips for Office TIP #1 (OneNote) - Take notes on any device or platform, and access from anywhere, with OneNote OneNote is a digital notebook that’s perfect solution [...]

What Is The Cloud and Is It Right For My Small Business?

By | 2020-03-03T19:32:25-06:00 April 29th, 2018|

Simply put, the cloud is the delivery of computing services—servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and more—over the Internet (“the cloud”). Cloud computing is a big shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. What is it about cloud computing? Why is cloud computing so popular? Download the cloud 101 infographic! Uses of the cloud You’re probably using cloud computing right now, even if you don’t realize it. If you use an online service to send email, edit documents, watch movies or TV, listen to music, play games, or store pictures and other files, it’s [...]

Contact Form 7 Azure Integration

By | 2017-09-22T18:57:56-06:00 September 22nd, 2017|

Contact Form 7 is one of the most popular plugins for in premium WordPress themes.  However, if you are hosting through Azure you may have issues when you are first setting up your site and testing your contact forms. Azure sometimes will block the contact forms from sending you email notifications which is the entire purpose of the contact form. Luckily there is a simple solution. Downloading the SendGrid plugin and setting it up properly will stop Azure from blocking these emails. SendGrid’s WordPress plugin replaces WordPress’s default wp_mail() function by using either an SMTP or API integration with SendGrid to send outgoing email [...]

Does Your Small Business Need a Blog?

By | 2020-03-04T16:22:05-06:00 August 30th, 2017|

If you are running a business website, you have probably heard the advice that you should start a blog. The decision on whether or not to blog can be overwhelming. There are many things to consider. Do you have the time needed to manage it? Who will contribute? Will people actually read it? The fact is, if you are running a business website without a blog, you are missing out on some major opportunities to engage your visitors and increase website traffic, which will lead to increasing your search ranking overall. In the world of tweeting, sharing, and liking [...]

Outdated Website Design Techniques Aging Your Website

By | 2020-03-03T18:30:26-06:00 May 26th, 2017|

 Having a modern website is important for how visitors view your company and brand. In fact, a Stanford study found that 75% of web users admit making judgments about the credibility of an organization based on the design of its web site. An outdated website makes your company seem less professional and trustworthy. Wondering if your website is looking outdated? Web trends move quickly but not so quickly that it’s impossible to keep up. Here are a few design trends that will age your website. Bad stock images Stock images have been a staple of websites for a long [...]

WordPress Glossary: Common Terminology & What They [Actually] Mean

By | 2020-03-03T19:37:55-06:00 May 19th, 2017|

Content Management Systems, like WordPress, are set up to make creating a website or blog easy. However, many beginners find themselves struggling to do so. Most of the confusion is resolved once new users get used to the terminology. Below is a list of common questions about WordPress terminology and what they actually mean. What is a WordPress Theme? A WordPress theme is the overall layout of your website. Depending on which theme you pick there will be different formatting options that are available for you to choose from. Some structural components that are built into themes are menu [...]

Microsoft Updates: May 2017

By | 2020-04-25T06:53:41-06:00 April 30th, 2017|

Updated feature: Company Shareable Links will now open in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Published On: April 10, 2017 Microsoft announcement: We’re updating Company Shareable Links (the type of sharing links that are only accessible to users in your company) so that non-Office files such as pictures, videos and PDFs are going to be displayed in the SharePoint/OneDrive for Business user experience instead of automatically downloading the file or opening it in the browser. This will take advantage of all of our new web previewers, and is going to be a better collaboration experience for all your users. We [...]