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Role of CTO in Technology Development Acceleration | Sphere Partner

Originally published on Forbes, January 8, 2020 The only way to win is to learn faster than anyone else.” - Eric Ries This quote from Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, summarizes the incredible challenge and fun of the technology industry. Development speed is the life force of the technology sector, and since development

January 15, 2020

Cloud Computing Considerations, Benefits, and Concerns

  Cloud Computing Considerations, Benefits, and Concerns: Cloud computing is growing rapidly in revenue, sophistication, and capabilities. Some major players are battling it out trying to be the king of the cloud. What does this battle look like? How has the cloud affected companies? What are CTOs’ greatest concerns? After the Battle for

September 17, 2019

Remote Development & Business Process Teams – Considerations for Success

  George Michelson is a software development and business process expert with Sphere. He has extensive experience managing both in-house and remote teams around the world. Earlier this year, George participated on a TechDebate panel discussing considerations for managing remote development and business process teams. Techdebates.org was about managing remote teams and I

July 30, 2019

High-Performance Computing

A child asks her Father: Daddy, what are clouds made of? The Father answers: High-performance computing mostly, my child. Introduction to High-Performance Computing In the past few years the Cloud business has truly taken off and the existence and significance of cloud computing can no longer be ignored. At least not if you

July 29, 2019

Remote Team Productivity Tools – aligning tools, culture, and collaboration

  Sphere’s Preferred Products for the Digital Workplace - Remote Team Productivity Tools For Aligning Tools, Culture and Collaboration By Rita Ginsburg When your remote teams don’t get free cupcakes, onsite massages, or Foosball tables, how can you use technology to bridge culture across multiple locations, time zones, languages, and more? Can the

July 2, 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

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

Case Study: Loan Approval Workflow

CreditNinja is a fast-growing web lending and approval application. It uses a loan approval workflow to faciliate transactions for all parties. A number of third-party services needed to be efficiently integrated in order to fetch and store the data needed for the credit decisioning process. Solution Integration services were developed using Python3.6 as AWS

April 8, 2019

CTO vs COO? What’s the Difference in a Technology Company?

  CTO vs COO? What's the difference? We sponsor TechDebates.org because we believe strongly in the idea of sharing experiences and ideas. For centuries, people have used stories to pass on knowledge. I personally believe successful tech leaders have an obligation to pass their opinions and learning on to the next generation. At

March 20, 2019

Case Study – Custom Prototype and Minimum Viable Product

CASE STUDY CHALLENGE Roomations had a great idea for a platform that provided homeowners and do-it-yourself designers with tips and recommendations from experienced interior designers, made possible by the support of large retailers looking for new ways to reach target consumers. APPROACH Sphere helped Roomations establish proof of concept with a functional prototype

March 16, 2019