Tips of IT Project Management with our Employee of the month - Artem Korenev

Tips of IT Project Management with our Employee of the month – Artem Korenev

  At Sphere, employee recognition is a key component of our corporate culture. We believe in celebrating the successes of our talented people! One way we recognize our team members is though our  #SphereHeroes program. Every month we select a team member who shows exemplary individual achievement, contribution, and performance in their job. Past winners

March 7, 2019
What should you do when you outgrow QuickBooks?

What should you do when you outgrow QuickBooks?

What should you do when you outgrow QuickBooks? Are you drowning in spreadsheets and ad hoc workflows? Do you have too many systems that don't speak with each other? Are you evaluating NetSuite? If so, contact Sphere, your full-service NetSuite integrator located in Chicago.  Sphere works with distribution, manufacturing, service and software companies. In business

February 24, 2019
The Risks of Modernizing Legacy Technology Too Late

The Risks of Modernizing Legacy Technology Too Late

  Many companies consider the risks of modernizing legacy technology too late. One of the biggest questions facing any tech company is whether to start modernizing legacy technology or not. It’s unavoidable – advances in new software and programs are made every day, and there are countless options when it comes to bringing your company

February 14, 2019
More Basics about Alternative Legacy Modernization Strategies 

More Basics about Alternative Legacy Modernization Strategies 

  For companies not sure what migration approach will work best for them, we’ve created a comprehensive list of alternative legacy modernization strategies. When it comes to the necessary steps a company needs to take to keep up in today’s fast-paced tech climate, updating legacy systems is an absolute must. We’ve previously written at length

February 14, 2019
Winning the IT Battle with Offshore Team Staffing

Winning the IT Battle with Offshore Team Staffing

By 2022, the demand for advanced technology skill sets will exceed the supply of workers with these skills creating a shortage of 900,000 professionals in the U.S. alone. This talent shortfall is projected to represent approximately 1.4 billion hours of lost productivity each year.* If each of these hours is valued at a blended average of

February 6, 2019
5 Reasons to Get on the Artificial Intelligence Hype Train

5 Reasons to Get on the Artificial Intelligence Hype Train

  Artificial intelligence is already an ever-present concept and a widespread technology. Simply look at the growth scale of AI-related tech such as phone assistants, smart home hubs and other applications. Despite its growing prevalence, AI is still in the early stages of enterprise adoption. Companies are scratching the surface of AI’s potential. Many believe

February 1, 2019
Node.js vs PHP: Which Environment to Choose for Your Next Project?

Node.js vs PHP: Which Environment to Choose for Your Next Project?

  The choice between PHP and Node.js is sometimes characterized as a battle, even a war. But the situation is more complicated than a simple either-or. The two technologies have different advantages and disadvantages, depending on the project, and do not necessarily need to be thought of as rivals. Below, we will look at some

January 29, 2019
The Importance and Best Practice of Using Software Design Documents

The Importance and Best Practice of Using Software Design Documents

  For a quick refresher, the software design document does as its name implies. It spells out the software’s architecture, interface, and data designs in a written and structured format. These documents are important because they set the expectations. The software provider should mandate software design documents are created with every client. Without such documents,

January 23, 2019
How To Modernize Legacy Software and Need For It?

How To Modernize Legacy Software and Need For It?

  Does your company need to modernize legacy software? Here we describe not only what the issues with legacy software are, but how to fix them effectively. Out with the old, in with the new – that’s how the saying goes. There comes a time in any program’s lifecycle when even the most up-to-date operating

January 21, 2019