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Articles by Patrick Emmons

Patrick Emmons

If you can’t appreciate a good sports analogy, movie quote, or military reference, you may not want to work with him, but if you value honesty, integrity, and commitment to improvement, Patrick can certainly help take your business or your career to the next level. “Good enough,” is simply not in his vernacular. Pat’s passion is for relentlessly pushing himself and others to achieve full potential. Patrick Emmons is a graduate of St. Norbert College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Patrick co-founded Adage Technologies in 2001 and in 2015, founded DragonSpears as a spin-off dedicated to developing custom applications that improve speed, compliance and scalability of clients’ internal and customer-facing workflow processes. When he is not learning about new technology, running a better business, or becoming a stronger leader, he can be found coaching his kids’ (FIVE of them) baseball and lacrosse teams and praising his ever-so-patient wife for all her support.

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Creating Long-Term Success with a Product vs. Project Mindset

 Patrick Emmons  Nov 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM  2 Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES). While conferences tend to make me fearful of getting sucked into a big sales show, DOES restored my faith. Notably, it was extremely well-attended, impeccably run, and there was an elite cast of speakers throughout the event. From large talks to small group sessions, the event offered seemingly endless opportunities for interactive education.

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How Elite DevOps Teams Are Outperforming Their Peers by 2000X

 Patrick Emmons  Oct 4, 2018 11:30:00 AM  0 Comments

Resiliency is the through line in DORA’s 5th annual State of DevOps report. In 2018, trending data demonstrates that elite performers are better prepared for things to fail - they expect things to fail - and they have put systems in place to get back up and running within tight windows to deploy faster with greater reliability.

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Intro to HashiCorp and the 4 Tiers of Multi-Cloud Management

 Patrick Emmons  Sep 19, 2018 11:30:00 AM  0 Comments

Just five years ago, enterprises in the cloud were in the minority. Only 27 percent of companies surveyed had tried out AWS, and an equal number didn't even know it existed. The rest of them were vaguely aware of it, but wary of transforming their business processes so dramatically. Cloud options at Google, Microsoft, Rackspace, and others were even less popular.

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Case Study: Created a Roadmap for Image Recognition Platform

 Patrick Emmons  Sep 4, 2018 9:30:00 AM  0 Comments

The Client & The Challenge

A global leader in access solutions and products was looking to create greater adoption of connected solutions by customers through mobile tools. They design and engineer residential and commercial entry systems and their innovative products empower users to control or monitor their entry points through smartphone access.

They sought an image recognition solution that made it easier to connect the access device to the customer.

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DragonSpears Named One of Chicago’s 2018 Best Companies to Work For!

 Patrick Emmons  Aug 22, 2018 3:00:00 PM  0 Comments

Every year, companies throughout Chicago compete to be named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach receive this accolade.

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