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Five ways to prepare for a digital transformation

It’s an intimidating fact that 50% of digital transformations fail. But instead of running for the hills, here are five ways to help ensure digital transformation success. 1. Identify and establish success KPIs Establish specific key performance indicators (KPIs) ahead of time. Some of the most common are: Return on investment Cost reduction Productivity increase […]

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Catalyte launches Baltimore City software development fellowship

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The full spectrum and potential of Surge – a Catalyte company’s engineering services are on display through a new Technology and Software Development Fellowship our parent company Catalyte launched with Baltimore City. As part of the initial fellowship group, Surge is providing teams comprised of apprentice and senior level developers, business analysts, project managers and […]

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Estimating value when creating a features backlog

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There are many ways for agile teams to estimate their efforts. But story points don’t help product owners or managers prioritize feature backlogs. Fortunately, there are several methods that can help determine the relative value of feature ideas and candidates. Product managers can use these to create and manage a backlog that delivers the biggest […]

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CASE STUDY – Casenet

Casenet needed an onshore partner to help rewrite its flagship platform on a greatly compressed schedule. Surge – a Catalyte company delivered the high-caliber engineering resources Casenet needed, when they needed them. Outcome Over an extended four-year+ engagement, Surge – a Catalyte company helped Casenet redevelop its flagship TruCare platform and create single sign on […]

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Reliable tech talent represents difference between success and failure

63% of companies unhappy with new sources of tech talent

63% of companies are unhappy with new sources of tech talent. State of the digital tech workforce survey shows companies suffering economic consequences as they struggle to find top technology talent in a competitive market.   The digital skills gap is leaving workers without job opportunities and reducing the ability for companies to grow and […]

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Remote workforces: Maintaining productivity without burnout

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Historically, only about 5% of workers worked from home in some way. This small sample size wasn’t enough to convince WFH skeptics of its efficacy (how productive workers could be). Nor was there enough information to prove that it obliterated work-life balance. The unfortunate reality of COVID-19 is that the pandemic has forced many more […]

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