Real World Applications of Business Process Automation

Although it can be defined in various ways, business process automation (BPA) is generally thought of as the strategy used by an organization to eliminate or reduce the need for manual, human labor on certain business activities or services. The B...

License Your Business Software – The Right Way

Does your company possess a unique, innovative software solution? You may have the potential to license this software as a new line of business by providing your operational system as a product to other companies. 

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...

7 reasons to consider a custom software over pre-built software

In a matter of few years, many options for pre-built software have emerged in the market to address growing business needs. Although they come at an affordable cost, pre-packaged solutions come with their own issues – a function may be missing, or too many options may make the system daunting to use. Companies who are looking to provide the best...

Four Reasons Why I No Longer Lose Sleep at Night About "Being Innovative"

At alligatortek, innovation is at the forefront of our minds. Here are ideas—some strategic, some tactical—that alligatortek uses to keep teams engaged in the company and inspired in their work.

Questions to ask before you invest in a CRM solution

The implementation of a CRM system in your business can greatly improve customer relationships, provide valuable insights, and enhance marketing and sales efforts. To optimize your investment, consider these questions:

Is it time to retire your legacy applications?

As the push for new and innovative technologies continues to grow, operating on legacy software becomes increasingly risky. Outdated technology may bring security risks and the loss of any competitive edges. The idea of newer, faster and more useful software is not only attractive – it is sometimes necessary. 

5 Tips for Strong Client Relationships

Back in 2014, we shared our blog “Why do alligatortek clients stay alligatortek clients?”, centered around our belief in forming deep partnerships with our clients . With a clear picture of our clients’ businesses, we are better able to assist them in achieving their technology and growth goals.

Moving to the cloud? Why you should consider Azure

Microsoft Azure is a constantly evolving platform for a collection of services: analytics, computing, databases, networking, storage. Azure offers a cost-effective solution for quick processing and enhanced security.  

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.

Mass Marketing vs. Differentiated Marketing

The advertising and marketing world started with mass marketing, where a product is distributed through mass media outlets such as billboards and television commercials. However, the recent rise of the Internet ushered in a new era of marketing called differentiated marketing, where companies focus on customizing advertisement for individuals or...

The Olympics by the (Social Media) Numbers

Team USA is delivering once again in the Olympics - but how have the Olympics performed on social media compared to other major sporting events? Instead of counting our team's medals, we tracked the numbers from social media networks and scored the contestants based on the amount of people following or liking them online.