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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

Profitable Tech Business model for software product development

Profitable tech business model - tackling arguably one of the largest challenges tech startups face Nickolay Schwarz is CTO at BenchPrep, an e-learning software platform that provides digital learning solutions to some of the world’s leading education, testing, and training organizations. Nickolay has experience helping a tech startup find its way to a profitable tech

Small Business And Tech Startup, Is Your Small Business Really a Start-up?

Andy Pruitt is currently the CTO at OppLoans and has had the experience of founding and cofounding three technologies companies. He recently participated in a Tech debate in Chicago, Illinois, where the panel discussed the challenges of building a tech start-up to scale. Andy and I had the opportunity to discuss the topic in greater

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

Upgrade Quickbooks to NetSuite

  Are you outgrowing Quickbooks? Have you hit the ceiling with Quickbooks? Are you ready to upgrade Quickbooks to NetSuite? Are you experiencing unreliable reporting or are you frustrated with error-prone manual and time-consuming tasks? The reality is that Quickbooks wasn't designed for rapidly growing businesses. It's time to make the move

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

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

Forecasting & Planning with Atlassian Service & Support

  Problem: What is the best way to create a living, breathing Roadmap that follows the reality of an Agile development life cycle without much overhead required to maintain it? One of our clients came to us with the problem above. For this post, we will call this client – Master Splinter. They

5 Latest & Current UX Design Trends

  As technology continues to evolve, so too do UX design trends. The best designers are able to not only keep pace with current trends, but they’re also forward-thinking enough to anticipate future trends. As Steve Jobs once said, “customers don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” An exemplary

Practical Tips for Using Yodlee IAV

  Yodlee is an aggregation service companies use to access customer financial information. Its Instant Account Verification (IAV) provides account- and transaction-level data about customer activity which companies use to perform day-to-day procedures such as loan and insurance processing. To access this data, companies create Yodlee accounts for their customers who then search