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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Sally Ransom, Solution Architect

In Another news, ChaiOne News, Culture & Management by Kirk Eggleston

This month’s employee spotlight is on Sally Ransom, one of our solution architects. Sally, who’s been a part of the ChaiOne family for more than five years, is a real renaissance woman who enjoys juggling her passions for mobile app and game development, family, art and gardening. As a solution architect at ChaiOne, Sally is a risk management whiz — …

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Why a Core Team is Needed to Create Successful Digital Products for Enterprise

In Another news, Culture & Management by Kirk Eggleston

As enterprises shift from a pre-digital to a post-digital world, the need to implement and execute effective digital products is growing. In fact, by 2019, worldwide spending on enterprise application software is expected to be more than $201 billion, according to Gartner. Unfortunately, many digital products fail or are ineffective for the user. Hartson and Pyla, authors of The UX Book: Process …

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Nia Hall, Project Manager

In ChaiOne News, Culture & Management by Rachel Nitschke

This month, we are featuring one of our project managers, Nia Hall. Nia came to us after a career in marketing and advertising, most recently earning her M.B.A. with a specialization in marketing. As project manager, she is responsible for anything and everything related to keeping projects on budget and on schedule. Describe a typical workday. Actually my workday starts …

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What is Digital Transformation?

In Culture & Management, Digital Innovation, Enterprise Mobility by Gaurav Khandelwal

You own a large, multi-family residential complex. When tenants need to pay rent or submit maintenance requests, they come down to the manager’s office and stand in a line behind the desk. On the other side of that desk, the manager does not have a good idea of the maintenance work orders and overall financial strength of the complex. Because …

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Nic Nash, Full Stack Engineer

In Culture & Management by Rachel Nitschke

This month’s employee spotlight focuses on Nic Nash, one of our full stack engineers. Nic has been with the company for one year and 8 months, using Javascript, HTML and CSS to push the limits of what can be done in a browser. When did you know you wanted to be a developer? It probably started with Mario on NES, …

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Jumpstart Your Innovation Process and Strategy for 2016

In Culture & Management, Digital Innovation, Enterprise Mobility by Rachel Nitschke

On-demand delivery apps have exploded, Amazon Echo’s Alexa is now calmly tracking consumers’ grocery lists, the iPad has a stylus and a new bet on enterprise, new enterprise applications are dramatically lowering the cost of operations for many industries and self-driving cars are making progress– all in 2015. The only question left: how will your company keep up with innovation …

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How to Align Your Business Innovation Strategy to Your Culture

In Culture & Management, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Strategy by Gaurav Khandelwal

When was the last time you took a picture with an analog camera? This question may appear to be the answer as to why camera technology pioneer Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2012. It’s easy to point to the emergence of the digital camera– but what many don’t realize is that in 1975, the first digital picture …

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Saima Siddiqui

In Culture & Management by Natalie Cheng

Saima Siddiqui Senior Project Manager at ChaiOne This month’s ChaiOne Employee Spotlight is on Saima Siddiqui, a Senior Project Manager at ChaiOne. As a Senior Project Manager, Saima manages multiple projects that are in different phases in the app development lifecycle. Here are some of Saima’s thoughts on being a ChaiOne Senior Project Manager: Can you describe a typical workday? …

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Evelina Tapia, PhD

In Culture & Management by Natalie Cheng

Evelina Tapia, PhD Senior User Experience Researcher at ChaiOne This month’s ChaiOne Employee Spotlight is on Evelina Tapia, PhD, a Senior User Experience Researcher at ChaiOne. As a Senior User Experience Researcher, Evelina helps companies define requirements for any technology that they are thinking of building from the perspective of the actual user that is interacting with the technology. Here …

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Travis Fischer

In Culture & Management, Mobile App Development by Natalie Cheng

Travis Fischer Director of Engineering at ChaiOne This month’s ChaiOne Employee Spotlight is on Travis Fischer, the Director of Engineering at ChaiOne. As the Director of Engineering, Travis oversees all of our engineering activities. He has 20 employees that report to him plus subcontractors and an offshore team. He works on three things: works with the sales team since he …

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6 Tips To Build A User-Centered Design Department At Your Company

In Culture & Management, User Research by Adrian Garcia

UX, UI and UCD are the buzzwords in the tech industry today. ChaiOne’s success and clientele list is a testament that this mentality and type of work is now permeating into enterprise software. Many enterprise companies are creating UCD departments responsible for sprinkling “UX” into the design of internally developed software. This is great, but it comes with challenges, often …

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Joe Southern

In Culture & Management by Natalie Cheng

Joe Southern Manager of Engineering at ChaiOne This month’s ChaiOne Employee Spotlight is on Joe Southern, a Manager of Engineering at ChaiOne. As a Manager of Engineering, Joe is responsible for managing a team of application or front end/back end engineers that are responsible for the organization’s development projects. He works collaboratively across the organization, assigns and allocates team resources, …

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Joie Chung

In Culture & Management, Mobile Design by Natalie Cheng

Joie Chung Lead Interaction Designer at ChaiOne This month’s ChaiOne Employee Spotlight is on Joie Chung, a Lead Interaction Designer at ChaiOne. As a lead interaction designer, Joie is responsible for mentoring young designers and managing the design of two ChaiOne products, ContextHub and Game Plan. Here are some of Joie’s thoughts on being a ChaiOne designer: Can you describe …

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Dominique Fischer

In Culture & Management by Natalie Cheng

Dominique Fischer Finance Manager at ChaiOne This month’s ChaiOne Employee Spotlight is on Dominique Fischer, the Finance Manager at ChaiOne. As a Finance Manager, Dominique is responsible for analyzing, interpreting, and controlling the organization’s accounting and financial records as well as establishing, coordinating, and administering a plan for the control of operations. Dominique also covers all of the payroll and …

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Adrian Garcia

In Culture & Management by Natalie Cheng

Adrian Garcia Senior UX Researcher at ChaiOne This month’s ChaiOne Employee Spotlight is on Adrian Garcia, a Senior UX Researcher at ChaiOne. As a Senior UX Researcher, Adrian and his team chart the design direction of projects and ensure the technology we deliver is user-friendly, intuitive, supports users in the context of their work, and delivers on specific business objectives. …

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How to Find Out If An Organization Is The Right Fit

In Culture & Management by chaione

It’s all about the right fit Job seekers frequently spend so much of their time and effort on being the ‘perfect candidate’ that they miss out on evaluating the organization. The recruiting process is a two way street, and it is essential that candidates assess the organization as much as the organization evaluates potential candidates. While this may be tough …

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Lali Lobzhanidze

In Culture & Management by Natalie Cheng

  Lali Lobzhanidze Senior Interaction Designer at ChaiOne This month’s ChaiOne Employee Spotlight is on Lali Lobzhanidze, a Senior Interaction Designer at ChaiOne. As a designer, Lali is responsible for creating beautiful, intuitive mobile apps and web experiences. Born in Azerbaijan, Lali comes to ChaiOne after living in Israel for three years. Here are some of Lali’s thoughts on being …

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Breakfast Fridays, Robots, Hackathons, and more!

In Culture & Management by Natalie Cheng

When you walk into the ChaiOne office, one of the first things you’ll probably notice is either the ChaiOne sign or the robot we have. Yes, you read that correctly – we have a robot. If you’ve ever watched The Big Bang Theory, it’s similar to the robot Sheldon used in the episode, The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification. Besides the robot, …

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Women Who Code: Rails Girls

In Culture & Management, Mobile App Development by Sally Ransom

If you take a broad look at the software development community, you’ll find female developers scarce. Studies and polls average that approximately only 10% of developers are women. That percentage also happens to be represented in my own workplace. If you’re wondering why the ratio is so low, the answer isn’t discrimination. Instead, I’d speculate that most women (especially young women) …

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What is culture? How do you foster a great one?

In Culture & Management by Kelly Adamonis

When I think of culture, I think of my own family. I remember when I’d come home from college to visit my family (which consisted of my mom, dad, little brother, and little sister) and my mom would mention that she bought board games that she would like us to play after dinner for some good ole’ “family bonding.” The …

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