Shortfalls of Staff Augmentation and How to Mitigate Them

Shortfalls of Staff Augmentation and How to Mitigate Them

In the wake of a possible global recession, some of the world’s top tech companies such as Facebook, Meta and Microsoft are laying off thousands of employees due to unsustainable growth plans and dwindling profit margins. And, many other companies are following suit—looking for alternative ways to maximize their development resources at a more affordable

February 7, 2023
Seven Low-Cost Projects to Increase Efficiency and Profitability

Seven Low-Cost Projects to Increase Efficiency and Profitability

By Jeb Buddecke, Director of Enterprise Applications at Sphere Partners Ask any organizational leader about their business, and they'll tell you what their company does: their products, services, vision, market share, and expected growth. But do these leaders know how their companies get things done? This refers to operational efficiency, which means delivering high-quality products/services

February 2, 2023
Cloud Lift and Shift: What You Should Know About This Cloud Migration Strategy

Cloud Lift and Shift: What You Should Know About This Cloud Migration Strategy

The lift and shift approach is increasingly popular among organizations of all sizes. It’s an efficient way to migrate applications from on-premise servers to the cloud with minimal effort and cost. Cloud lift and shift migration strategy involves lifting an application from its current environment and shifting it to a new cloud-based environment.  This approach

January 30, 2023
Cost Management: Optimizing Systems and Personnel

Cost Management: Optimizing Systems and Personnel

By Jeb Buddecke, Director of Enterprise Applications at Sphere Partners Successful businesses thrive on effective, predictable, and reliable processes and people that drive their day-to-day operations. Good management ensures that these operations function despite challenges in human resources, capital, market forces, and other variables. This is where systems optimization comes in. Once you understand the

January 24, 2023
Launching a Tech Executive Advisory Offering

Launching a Tech Executive Advisory Offering

By Boris Korenfeld, CTO and Tech Executives Advisor at Sphere Partners Virtually every organization has become a software company —  whether as a SaaS company or internal critical software applications.  The folks leading these software development departments have a typical technology career path. They start as a Software Developer then a Team Manager and then

January 19, 2023
Is Staff Augmentation the Solution to the Technical Talent Shortage?

Is Staff Augmentation the Solution to the Technical Talent Shortage?

The technical talent shortage is an increasingly concerning issue for businesses. Skilled professionals in certain specialties are now more challenging to find. And, even as you find those skilled professionals, some of them may be too costly to hire—and hire quickly based on your needs. But did you know that staff augmentation can provide a

January 18, 2023
AI in 2023: An outlook on its current state and future

AI in 2023: An outlook on its current state and future

By Arminé Saghatelyan, BI Analyst at Sphere Partners Artificial intelligence technologies are revolutionizing the way we live and work. With the ability to process and analyze vast amounts of data quickly and accurately, AI is being used in a variety of industries to improve efficiency and drive innovation. One of the key drivers of the

January 11, 2023
Why Should Tech Leaders Care About ERP?

Why Should Tech Leaders Care About ERP?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a centralized software application that manages the core processes of a business, including financials and accounting, order management, inventory management, manufacturing, human resources and more. Every business has the need to bill customers, pay vendors, and manage financials that an ERP offers. However, not every business needs all the features

January 5, 2023
Attending Acumatica Summit in January is the Best Technology Investment You Can Make in 2023

Attending Acumatica Summit in January is the Best Technology Investment You Can Make in 2023

By Jeb Buddecke, Practice Leader, Director of Enterprise Applications at Sphere Partners Acumatica is the fastest-growing cloud ERP 6 years in a row and is loved by users and industry analysts. Built as a cloud-native application, it was launched in 2008 and offers financial management, distribution, manufacturing, construction, payroll, WMS, mobile, customer management, project accounting,

December 22, 2022
Staff Augmentation: is it the most cost-effective solution for businesses?

Staff Augmentation: is it the most cost-effective solution for businesses?

As the world economy enters into a phase of recession and general economic “tightness”, companies are asking the timeless question of how to save money during difficult times. This timeless question of course has timeless answers: Increase revenue (by accelerating go-to-market speeds of products) Reduce cost (by modifying team sizes or existing investments) These answers

December 14, 2022