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Client Engagement Manager
Jul 23, 2015
IT Best Practices

Leadership in today’s technology field can be challenging. We hire the best and brightest and provide the foundation for them to build great solutions. We provide equipment, tools and education to ensure staff members are confident to perform their jobs and conquer the challenges that come their way.

That said: This set of tools needs to include “best practices” as well.

Many will say “best practices” is another way of also saying passé or anti-innovative -- which is not entirely untrue. We, as an industry (the IT / technology / digital...

Nolan Egly
Senior Consultant
Jul 15, 2015
Application Development is like this map from the Odyssey

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of new technologies, tools, and techniques in the software industry. As developers, we delight in mastering complex interactions, feeling like Odysseus cunningly steering teams, machines, and scenarios to do our bidding. It’s difficult to master but incredibly self-fulfilling to see all the little pieces fit together into a grand orchestration of our creation.

Perhaps this feeling of jubilation is amplified because of the Odyssey-like hardships one must undertake in order to achieve the functioning product...

Research & Analysis
Jul 13, 2015

Business Transformation is a measure of the overall view of technology in the enterprise as an ongoing competitive advantage and it’s a growing trend according to a recent online survey conducted by Headspring.

The first annual survey sets out to isolate which factors have the strongest effect on transformative projects and priorities. With 258 survey responses gathered in March and April of 2015, the most influential factors are associated with company size, an individual’s role in prioritizing business transformation directives, and the importance...

JT McCormick, President of Headspring
President
Jul 9, 2015
11x Engineering

The "10x Engineer" was first coined back in the 60s and, though it’s hotly contested by some, the idea that excellent engineers are 10 times as productive as average ones is generally regarded as a yardstick or resume bullet for competitively-inclined software developers.

Here at Headspring, we recognize the makeup of a 10x engineer excellent, but we take it a step further. Put another way: we turn things up to 11.
 

What makes this possible is the foundation of our Core Value Message: “We Believe There’s a Better Way.

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Glenn Burnside
Executive Vice President, Operations
Jul 2, 2015
spaghetti architecture

To borrow a phrase: “Reinvent or die in a ruthless world.”

Whatever it is you make, sell, provide, move from A to B -- be it product or service -- your customers expect your offerings to be available to them where and when they want them. For the IT professional “Easy,” “Mobile,” “24/7,” and “Accessible,” are code words for digitalization.

The speed of a business is the speed of its technology.

Business and...

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