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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

High-Performance Computing Use Cases

  Understanding High-Performance Computing Use Cases Some background Cloud computing as a business is fairly new. It was introduced by Amazon in 2006, followed by Google beta product in 2008, and last but not least - Microsoft released its first version of Azure in 2010. Since then clouds have been evolving at an

Agile planning – building an agile organization

  Agile Planning - Creating and Reaping the Benefits of an Agile Organization The legendary boxer Mike Tyson once said, "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." While Tyson has plenty of areas of personal weakness, his ability to approach a boxing match in an agile manner was unmatched.

Continuity of User Experience – Case Study

Founded in 2010, 90Seconds is a video authoring platform that simplifies the complexity of video production, connecting brands to freelance creators through a simple, streamlined workflow. User experience background 90Seconds has three key user roles in the platform: Brands - the brands that order a custom video Creators - freelancers who carry out orders

Case Study: Develop End-User Portal using Microservices

OVERVIEW A financial services company wanted to rapidly develop a transactional portal for storing customer financial data and make the data available to customer service personnel. PROBLEMS / CHALLENGESThe organization had made significant investments in its digital platforms and business optimization efforts but needed to streamline processes (such as allowing the customer

Case Study – Custom Analytics Prototype

Problem Proclivity Media wanted to build a prototype of its advertising technology analytics platform. With an algorithm in mind, they needed a team with the analytics experience necessary to build a scalable front and back-end system that would allow them to establish proof of concept with a custom analytics prototype. Approach Sphere helped Proclivity

Case Study – Chat Bot Development

Problem Rebel is an online lending platform that is leading a change in the Brazilian financial system by offering personal loans to customers that are fast and secure with the help of smart contract technology. Rebel wanted to develop chat bots that would not only assist their internal customer service representatives but also enhance

Case Study – Application Development

CASE STUDY Gett is the European market leader in the on-demand mobile transportation, delivery, and logistics industry. Problem Gett.com is the largest provider of on-demand mobility in Europe — far surpassing Uber — across four countries, 100+ cities, and servicing 7,000 global corporations. Gett.com wanted to expand upon their current B2B services with a

Case Study – UI/UX and Client File Configuration

Problem BluVector is a Virginia-based company dedicated to developing real-time advanced threat detection of modern malware. Not only did BluVector need help building a structure to store and record client configurations, but they wanted to update the UI / UX design of its machine learning-based analytics engine. The company was in search of a

Case Study – Ecommerce and Content Management

CASE STUDY CHALLENGEA global women’s apparel and accessories company had a dilemma. Every time content needed to be updated on the website, an IT ticket had to be entered and it took a long time to get new content published. It was a slow and inefficient process. The retailer was looking for a