Our Thoughts

The Cost of Ignoring Software Debt

Posted by Eric Spencer on Feb 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Just recently, the Michigan Secretary of State faced a big problem. Their digital system stopped working. They had spent too many years updating an old system, trying to make incremental fixes here and there. They didn’t have a plan in place for the software retirement, so before a new solution could be enacted, they faced a total breakdown. Therein lies the danger of ignoring technical debt.

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Topics: Enterprise Content Management, Development Trends

Inside Our Doors with Project Manager Dave Tarnow

Posted by Dave Tarnow on Feb 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The team at Springthrough comes from a variety of different perspectives. While we all have a passion for technology, that takes shape in different ways professionally and personally. To give you a glimpse inside our doors, and the many personalities that make up our team, we've asked our team members to share some thoughts on their work, their interests, and their experience at Springthrough. 

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Topics: Company Culture

If You Need To Go Cross-Platform, Start Using .Net Standard

Posted by Kris Coleman on Feb 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM

In the modern age, software solutions can span across many platforms. One monster solution alone could contain a range of web projects, web services, desktop applications and mobile applications. If you’ve ever written a class library for .Net Framework and later had to target Mono to use it with iOS, you might want to save yourself from the trouble in the future. You might also be one of the lucky few who have worked with PCLs (Portable Class Libraries) and had the pleasure of dealing with those cumbersome PCL profiles. Well no more! PCL is dead, and long live the new King: .Net Standard

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Topics: Development Trends

A Journey in Time (Tracking and Forecasting)

Posted by Dave Tarnow on Jan 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

At Springthrough, and I’m sure other firms around the world, we use system upon system, upon system, to support our business needs. Any time we can integrate technology tools to make our lives easier, it is a huge win.

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Topics: Development Trends, Company Culture

You’re Not Alone: Common Experiences We See in Managed IT Services

Posted by Patrick Kimbrell on Jan 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As consultants, we talk with a lot of businesses. We hear their goals, their struggles, and their questions. While each situation is unique, there are also some striking similarities. Our Support Services Manager, Patrick Kimbrell, shared the common things he sees providing technology support through Managed Services.

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Topics: Infrastructure & IT Support