Entries by Janell

Fly Film Festival

Amshot is a sponsor of The Fly Film Festival, and this project was a redesign. We took their old website and gave it a facelift. flyfilmfestival.org

Beyond the Five Percent Rule: When Outsourcing IT is the Best Option for Businesses

In our previous blog, we discussed the need for businesses and organizations to devote at least five percent of their overall personnel budget to information technology. However, reaching that five percent threshold can be difficult for some startups, sole practices, specialized small businesses and even larger organizations. So what’s a business to do? As with […]

The Five Percent Rule: Creating the Perfect Staff Equilibrium

In chemistry, equilibrium is created in acid-base combinations by using the five percent rule. Achieving chemical equilibrium in the products and reactants is akin to reaching an important state of balance. Though most businesses are far removed from the world of chemistry, five percent is still a useful measure to remember when balancing your IT […]

Avoiding the Perils of a Bad Backup Plan

One of the world’s largest source-code hubs, GitLab, has spent years building a business that not only caters to small and medium-sized businesses, but also marquee clients including IBM, NASA and Macy’s. In February, however, this powerhouse company almost lost its long list of clients due to a temporary, accidental data loss and a backup […]

The Verdict: Law Firms Should Invest in a Comprehensive IT Plan

Popular culture loves to highlight the hard work that goes into creating a good legal strategy. From “Law and Order”, “Boston Legal”, and more recently “Suits”, viewers get a sneak peek into the client meetings, research and even courtroom performance of law firms. What is not often shown is the work that goes on behind […]

Selecting Cloud Software

“The Cloud.” It isn’t always the easiest concept for people to understand. Where is it? What is it? Is it safe? Even the most seasoned businessperson may be flummoxed by just how data can be secure when it’s just out there, somewhere. But they shouldn’t be. Business leaders need to be armed with questions when […]

Business Leaders’ Guide to Avoiding Hacks

It seems these days that hacker is a job title with a bright future. Take a few extra clicks through the web and you’re bound to read either a story about hacking or the actual information that has been hacked – emails, business financials, personal info, or even your grandma’s secret fruitcake recipe. In 2017, […]

Antioch Energy

This web project is very modern, using a video as a home page banner, and beautiful images for page banners. antioch.energy

A Different Way of Introducing Ourselves

If you follow Amshot (and you do, or you wouldn’t be reading this), you may have noticed something new amid our technology- and IT-related posts. To commemorate Amshot’s tremendous growth over the last four years, Oklahoma City-based artist Sam Washburn is developing 40-60 sketches for an Amshot-themed art project whose overall connectivity will be revealed […]

Why You Should Outsource Your IT

Growing businesses face certain universal milestones: seeking outside investment, professionalizing human resources, and, perhaps to the greatest chagrin of business owners, figuring out what the heck to do about information technology. Does a business bite the bullet and hire an IT manager? Can it afford to hire a good one? How does it even find […]