It’s time to consider modernizing your applications if you feel friction in any of these four areas. Any delay will only make it harder and more expensive to fix the problems you already know exist. And, in the meantime, you’re losing market share to companies more willing to make the investment in their IT future. Are any of these true about your IT organization? You are encumbered by workarounds to your existing applications. Your business can’t take advantage of new technologies or make future changes. You can’t react to external forces with the speed necessary to remain relevant to customers.…

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Most companies waste major time and money manually managing their workforce lifecycle. Our parent company Catalyte is hosting a free webinar on its cost-effective solution that will allow you to eliminate that waste and untangle the cost and complexity of employee identity management and software provisioning. This webinar will: Showcase secure and auditable workforce management techniques. Explain what automation options exist to scale operations and avoid errors and data breaches. Quantify what cost savings are possible through lower staff time investments and fewer errors in software license administration. Webinar details Topic: Untangling the cost and complexity of employee identity and…

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Surge – a Catalyte company keeps USA Swimming at the forefront of emerging technologies to solve complex business challenges. USA Swimming wanted to reduce costs and gain better security and scalability for its applications while enabling a more robust online/remote user experience. Surge continues to help USA Swimming leverage new technologies to better connect and serve its 350,000 member athletes and coaches, and legions of fans around the world. Outcome Over 18 years, Surge – a Catalyte company (formerly Statera) has kept USA Swimming at the forefront of emerging technologies. The partnership includes the initial development and recent re-architecture of…

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Increase the speed of healthcare innovation by taking advantage of self-provisioned environments and the flexibility of the cloud. Healthcare technology is demanding. Keeping data safe, secure and consistent, ensuring availability and accuracy and meeting timeliness requirements is challenging enough for the typical organization. Multiply that by regulatory and compliance concerns, and it's no surprise that the healthcare technology landscape changes slowly. Barriers within large, established organizations reduce the speed of healthcare innovation. These impediments are often justified. Organizations must be good stewards of patient/customer information by maintaining the integrity of highly regulated data and processes and providing systemic oversight around…

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Fraud, waste abuse and errors (FWAE) are primary drivers of healthcare costs. Here’s how technology can reduce FWAE and associated healthcare administrative costs. Modernizing current or implementing new technology can lower administrative and healthcare costs. It can reduce errors and shorten account payable/receivable cycle times in cash sensitive businesses. And it can streamline business processes while providing richer insights into administrative operations and patient care. The rising cost of healthcare – currently about 18% of GDP – continues to threaten our economic well being. This expense represents a collective burden and opportunity to streamline this increasingly important sector of our…

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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 Gain in market share or competitive advantage Establish an initial baseline and track these KPIs throughout the transformation. Assess whether your progress is helping or hurting them, and adjust the initiative as needed. 2. Create strategic and tactical plans What do you want your business…

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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 architects. The teams are working on mission-critical projects for Baltimore City IT (BCIT) and the Baltimore Health Department. That work includes: BCIT: The BCIT team of fellows will work on application modernization projects with an emphasis on security. This will allow Baltimore Corps and Catalyte…

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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 business value first. Dot voting Put each feature on a card and display the cards on a wall or table. Give each stakeholder a number of dots (about a third of the number of features) and ask them to place dots on the feature(s) they…

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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 (SSO) integration for its ProAuth product. Surge delivered on an aggressive timeline with a wide variety of technical resources, including: senior, remote engineers, full Agile teams, junior-level developers, QA engineers, project manager, scrum master/agile coaches and UI/UX specialists. The resulting improvements allow Casenet customers to…

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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 succeed. So how are technology leaders across all industries addressing this issue? How are they thinking about sourcing, recruitment, hiring and training to ensure they have the skilled workforce they need for today and into the future, without overpaying for in-demand talent? Our parent company…

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