6 Lessons Learned from Google Glass: A Cautionary Tale of Innovation

In 2013, Google released a product that it hoped would spark a revolution on wearable technology. Google Glass, shown below, allowed users to access information handsfree through voice command. Why couldn’t this product live up to its hype?

How Mobile Processes Help Companies Gain a Competitive Edge

Mobile applications can facilitate and even enhance daily business processes to improve productivity within almost any type of organization. The investment of going mobile in the short term can ultimately save your business precious resources like time and money in the long term.

Can CIOs/CDOs help bring internal innovations to the attention of the business?

As a CIO or CDO, the pressure falls on you to foster forward-thinking ideas that create business growth. Sometimes, this can feel like an attempt to make something out of nothing. Companies have the potential to transform their unique capabilities and intellectual property into marketable software products and services. Consider opportunities to...

What does “custom software” mean today?

When your business is first starting out, you may not be open to hearing the words “custom software.” It may seem more plausible to begin with inexpensive, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software rather than spending time and money to invest in a custom solution. However, COTS applications are meant to address the common needs of most companies...

Questions to Consider Before You Automate

Innovation is about more than just creating new products and services. It can also involve the improvement or expansion of existing processes through automation. Business owners who aim to systematize their business processes are looking for solutions to outdated and tedious applications that are causing frustration among employees. While custom...

Developer VS Development Partner

When determining who will build your application, the “right” answer depends heavily on your own project needs. Some project ideas can be carried out by an individual developer while others require a team of people to successfully meet expectations.

Why Agile Development Is Not for Everyone

There are several approaches to software development used today. The traditional Waterfall structure follows a rigid approach – a stark contrast to the modern movement of Agile Development. Let’s explore both systems: 

alligatortek Celebrates Its 20th Year in Business

CHICAGO (Oct. 28, 2014) - Founded in a time when technology was still being refined, alligatortek has successfully proven its ability to adapt to changing times. Clients, partners, local businesses, and live gators gathered at the company’s corporate office in Oak Brook in late September to join in the company’s festivities.  

alligatortek named to Top 50 Employers for Gen Y

I am proud to announce that alligatortek was recently named one of the Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago by Brill Street + Company.

Companies That Scaled Quickly

Every major business started out as a small operation but when demand necessitates a growth spurt, a business must decide how to scale.  Scaling is a delicate balance between growing just fast enough to retain interest, quality, and profitability, while outpacing competitors and staying relevant. Check out the infographic below to see how some c...

Demystifying Common Innovation Misconceptions

In the business world, innovation is based on new ideas and new methods - usually to improve a company’s process or improve the consumer’s experience. A firm can bring groups of people together to brainstorm for the next big innovation and keep up with the competition, but this may not lead to any fruitful ideas. Innovation does not always need ...

Achieving Our Mission through Innovation

We are a company with a mission to apply software to help clients achieve their potential, so it is important to keep innovation in mind. By analyzing our clients’ situations individually, we are able to apply transformative software solutions that help organizations stay competitive within their industry.