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

2020-03-12T10:31:41-06:00 By |

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 [...]

4 Top reasons Your Small Business Needs A Pro Website

2020-08-25T15:48:23-06:00 By |

There is a disconnect between small businesses and the increasing number of potential customers who review companies based on their online presence, deciding whom to give their business. A website is an essential asset for small businesses because they can help you share information, build credibility, and gain a competitive edge. A professional website for your small business may seem like a daunting investment, but it does not have to be, and the pros outweigh the costs. First Impressions Make a Difference for Your Small Business Many small businesses survive on a lean staff and tend to think that [...]

Two Steps to Protect Your Small Business from Cybercrime

2020-09-16T18:45:16-06:00 By |

According to research, there were 80,000 cyberattacks per day or over 30 million attacks in the year 2018. It is easy to think as a small to midsize business that you would not be the typical target for cybercriminals. Still, the reality is that 43 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses. Surveys show that 70 percent of small businesses are unprepared to handle a cyberattack. The question then becomes, “Are you?” It is vital to understand the rising threat to small and midsize businesses from cybercriminals to keep your business healthy and thriving. Here are two steps you [...]

7 Tricks and Tips to Save Time and Improve Office Productivity

2020-09-15T20:02:14-06:00 By |

Empowerment is vital in creating a thriving work environment. When we think about empowering everyone, it is essential to understand what may be holding people back. As a business leader, you could ask, “What is holding them back from achieving more?” When equipped with the proper tools, individuals can quickly reach their full potential and beyond. Here are seven tips and tools to overcome the limits of time, place, and complexity. One— Take notes on any device or platform with OneNote OneNote is a digital notebook that is a perfect solution for creating, organizing, searching, and sharing notes online. It [...]

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

2020-03-03T19:32:25-06:00 By |

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 [...]

How to Integrate Contact Form 7 with Microsoft Azure

2020-08-08T12:34:16-06:00 By |

Contact Form 7 is one of the most popular plugins for premium WordPress themes. However, if you are hosting through Azure you may have issues when setting up your site and testing your contact forms. Azure sometimes will block the contact forms from sending you email notifications, defeating the purpose of the contact form. Luckily, there is a simple solution. Hosting a WordPress Site on Azure WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems, holding a 60 percent market share for content management systems. With 34 percent of all websites on the Internet powered by WordPress and [...]

Does Your Small Business Need a Blog?

2020-03-04T16:22:05-06:00 By |

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

2020-03-03T18:30:26-06:00 By |

 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 101: What you should know in 2020 – Glossary

2020-09-20T09:02:24-06:00 By |

Content Management Systems, like WordPress, are designed to make creating a website or blog easy. However, many beginners find themselves struggling to do so. Most of the confusion dissipates once new users get used to the terminology and features. At The Bauen Group, we want to make managing your website as easy as possible. Below are many common terminologies and features and an explanation of what they mean and what they do. What is a WordPress Theme? A WordPress theme is the overall layout of your website. Depending on which theme you select, different formatting options are available to choose [...]

Microsoft Updates: May 2017

2020-04-25T06:53:41-06:00 By |

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 [...]