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Dragonspears Received 2017’s Best Places to Work in Illinois Award!

[fa icon="user"] Natalie Lopez [fa icon="calendar"]  May 30, 2017 12:00:00 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Working in a dual role between Human Resources and Marketing gives me insight into what truly makes DragonSpears such a special organization. Throughout our recruiting process, I often involve employees and encourage candidates to ask them questions. It’s not long before candidates ask the inevitable question: “What do you like about working at DragonSpears?” The number one answer I hear is “the people.” This also rings true for our clients. When asked why they like working with DragonSpears, without missing a beat they cite “the people” as the hands down winner.

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Microsoft Azure Dominates 2017 Tech Summit Discussions

[fa icon="user"] Alexander Sobin [fa icon="calendar"]  Feb 6, 2017 1:45:00 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Following the AWS Re:Invent Rewind the week prior, the Microsoft Tech Summit at McCormick place served as the perfect foil for AWS and the cloud wars being waged here in Chicago. The mood that Microsoft projected at the event was optimistic, self-assured, and clear-eyed. They know they’re not ahead of AWS. They’ll admit it. To that point, my findings based on observation over the two days indicate that few here are fully leveraging Microsoft Azure, and many have only scratched the surface (no pun intended), but that there exists a real space for Azure to win.

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Welcome Director of Technology - John Hauppa

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Feb 1, 2017 1:55:31 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that we have a new member of our family, John Hauppa! John recently joined the DragonSpears team as the Director of Technology.

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From Concept to Strategy: Prepping for Cloud Migration

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Oct 26, 2016 1:23:47 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

The appeal of developing a Cloud strategy comes in the form of durability, flexibility, agility, security, the ability to scale horizontally, and cost savings. With so many benefits, it is tempting to jump straight to the punchline and educate you on how to make the migration. Before talking about moving an application to the Cloud, however, it is important to evaluate your current state and consider all potential risks, challenges, costs, and benefits.

In this article, I will walk you through the entire process from pre-migration considerations to a point where you are taking advantage of all the Cloud has to offer (and everything in-between).

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APIs: Maturity and Security

[fa icon="user"] Roshan Tandukar [fa icon="calendar"]  Oct 17, 2016 12:14:55 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Recently, we hosted a roundtable entitled “Developing an API Strategy: Increasing Efficiency & Engagement.” Patrick Emmons, DragonSpears founder and CEO, co-hosted the event with Scott Wissel, Manager of Emerging Technologies for TTX Company. The key takeaways? Attendees are well along on their API journey, and security is everyone’s biggest concern.

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