How the IoT Is Transforming Familiar Spaces

  Christoph Burgdorfer is the Emerging Technologies Director for Asteria. This spring, Christoph participated in a TechDebates.org forum in London, where the panel discussed how the physical and digital worlds are coalescing. Christoph and I were able to explore the topic from a slightly different perspective after the TechDebate. Could you start by

June 14, 2019

Improving Process, People, and Culture to Boost Remote Productivity

  Improving Process, People, and Culture to Boost Remote Productivity Without proper communication and process, working with remote consultants can be difficult. In the broadest sense, it can be a problem of context. Without context, remote workers rarely understand the “why” regarding their actions. Why should they make certain software changes? Will it

June 10, 2019

Improving the Speed of Manual Testing

  Improving the Speed of Manual Testing Manual testing requires a significant amount of time, especially if you’re testing a lengthy list of settings with multiple parameters without any tool. The next time you do that kind of work you’ll definitely want a specialized tool to save your time and sanity. We found

June 10, 2019

Hiring Remote Workers the Right Way

  Recruitment is hard. You have to deal with people outside of your organization. And these people have different priorities, opinions, and various approaches. They likely use different tools and possess their own work philosophy that might not always gel with your organization. When you’re hiring remote people, all of these differences are

June 10, 2019

GasMob is a new on-demand gas delivery service designed

OVERVIEW GasMob is a new on-demand gas delivery service designed to simplify busy life schedules. PROBLEMS / CHALLENGES GasMob LLC contracted Sphere to create an MVP of iOS-compatible apps for its mobile fueling service. This new startup required separate applications for both customers and attendants, as well as an application for supervisors

May 30, 2019

Case Study: Enova CashNetUSA App

OVERVIEW Enova develops innovative financial technology products and services for individuals and businesses. PROBLEMS / CHALLENGES Enova needed help developing their CashNetUSA app for Android and iOS as well as developing a set of mobile APIs. APPROACH Sphere sent a Senior iOS developer, Senior Android Developer, and Project Manager to create the

May 30, 2019

Case Study: Fuse Universal

OVERVIEW Fuse Universal Ltd. is a Learning Solutions Company based in London. Fuse designs online learning and knowledge solutions for a wide variety of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. PROBLEMS / CHALLENGES Fuse Universal identified an opportunity to launch a personalized professional learning platform. Companies and individuals could curate custom content,

May 30, 2019

Case Study: One Transport Powered By Gett

OVERVIEW Gett.com is the largest provider of on-demand mobility in Europe — far surpassing Uber — across four countries, 100+ cities, and 7,000 global corporations. PROBLEMS / CHALLENGES Gett.com identified an opportunity to provide access to 200,000 new vehicles by improving the user experience on their current platform. In order to capitalize

May 30, 2019

Improving offshore developer performance

  Making them Feel at Home –Improve offshore developer performance and make your offshore team feel like part of the team When offshore team engagements don’t work out, it’s typically due to a combination of two basic issues: Process and communication - the local and offshore consulting teams don’t communicate well or they

May 28, 2019

Understanding M&A Technical Due Diligence

Understanding Mergers and Acquisition Due Diligence  - What should you do prior to an acquisition? Are you comfortable that you have a comprehensive view of your acquisition target's technical quality, scalability, risks, operational maturity, and OpEx/CapEx investments required? In complex transactions (such as carveouts or divestiture of assets), careful technical due diligence

May 22, 2019