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Aptiv.com Wins Sitefinity 2017 Website of the Year

Posted by Eric Spencer & Kelsey Marr on Apr 18, 2018 9:25:15 AM


Springthrough Announces that Aptiv Wins Progress Sitefinity 2017 Website of the Year Award


Springthrough’s work with Aptiv honored for the best in website creativity, design, user experience, functionality and overall presentation.


Grand Rapids, MI—April 18, 2018—Springthrough announced today that the Aptiv.com website, built by Springthrough has been named a 2017 Progress® Sitefinity™ Website of the Year winner in the Technology category. Since its inception, the awards have been recognizing websites powered by Progress Sitefinity for creativity, design, user experience, functionality and overall website presentation. Winners were selected based on the highest number of votes received during the public voting process.

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Topics: Enterprise Content Management, Development Trends

Test Driven Development: An Example Using Specflow

Posted by Kris Coleman on Apr 11, 2018 9:27:22 AM

Recently I was asked to implement a new feature for a service. Basically, a simple Circuit Breaker pattern to throttle users in case of abuse. The request was worded like this:

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Topics: Technology, Immersive Technology Experience

Employee Spotlight: Chris Clements

Posted by Chris Clements on Apr 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

This week our blog is featuring Support Services IT Dispatch, Chris Clements! Check out below to learn more about Chris and what he's up to in and out of Springthrough!

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Topics: West Michigan, Infrastructure & IT Support, Company Culture, Technology

Why I’m Giving Back to My Alma Mater, And You Should Too!

Posted by Kelsey Marr on Mar 28, 2018 8:18:35 AM

Like many young professionals in the midst of their career, giving back to my Alma Mater, Ferris State University, didn’t seem like something I was in the position to do quite yet. What could I possibly have to say to a group of students only about 8-10 years younger than me? As it turns out, quite a lot.

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Topics: West Michigan, Company Culture

Prepare for the worst – Backup your data with the 3-2-1 rule.

Posted by RJ Volosky on Mar 21, 2018 8:33:44 AM

Now that technology is integrating so fully with our day-to-day lives, the concept of backing up data is more and more commonplace.  People backup their phones with iCloud or Google Cloud.  People use cloud file sharing services to have another copy of their pictures, documents, music and other personal data.  Personal computer cloud backup services like Mozy and Carbonite are well-established brands.  These trends are for very good reason—it’s a fact that data loss isn’t a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.  That’s why in any conversation about data backups, it is often said that if data doesn’t exist in at least two places, it may as well not exist.  These solutions exist for that reason, and because the explosion of tech users over the last decade has coincided with an explosion in the need for backups. 

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Topics: West Michigan, Development Trends, Infrastructure & IT Support, Technology, Immersive Technology Experience

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