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Keeping data secure will always be a top priority for any business regardless of industry. When it comes to where that d...
02/27/2020
Cloud Security vs. On-Site Security - alligatortek

Keeping data secure will always be a top priority for any business regardless of industry. When it comes to where that data is stored and the security measures around it, there is no one size fits all answer. Whether your data is on the cloud or stored on-site, you have to know the advantages, disadvantages, and vulnerabilities of your system.

Keeping data secure will always be a top priority for any business regardless of industry. When it comes to where that data is stored and the security measures around it, there is no one size fits all answer. Whether your data is on the cloud or stored on-site, you have to know the advantages, disad...

AI and IoT are Ready For Your Warehouse
02/25/2020
AI and IoT are Ready For Your Warehouse

AI and IoT are Ready For Your Warehouse

Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are making their initial forays into warehouse operations. The expected outcome: DCs able to respond dynamically to current supply chain conditions instead of pre-set rules. Look for newfound flexibility and an ability to respond to specific custome...

Projections for IoT devices worldwide predict that there will be 64 billion devices worldwide by 2025 and they will gene...
02/20/2020
How IoT will Shape the Future of Digital Applications - alligatortek

Projections for IoT devices worldwide predict that there will be 64 billion devices worldwide by 2025 and they will generate around $11 trillion dollars globally. There is value in IoT solutions and as more companies implement it on their own products the market will continue to take off. See what this means for the future.

Projections for IoT devices worldwide predict that there will be 64 billion devices worldwide by 2025 and they will generate around $11 trillion dollars globally. There is value in IoT solutions and as more companies implement it on their own products the market will continue to take off.

Chatbot or Human? Combine Both to Achieve Customer Service Success
01/30/2020
Chatbot or Human? Combine Both to Achieve Customer Service Success

Chatbot or Human? Combine Both to Achieve Customer Service Success

Companies across industries are shifting toward an automated approach to customer relations. With the help of chatbots, businesses can reduce their customer service costs by up to 30 percent and save both employees' and customers' valuable time. In fact, many customers welcome chatbots in the custom...

When calculating ROI it’s important to go beyond the hard ROI and look a bit deeper into the overall impact of your inve...
01/28/2020
Why is Return on Investment Such a Big Focus for alligatortek? - alligatortek

When calculating ROI it’s important to go beyond the hard ROI and look a bit deeper into the overall impact of your investments across your company. See how ROI is more than just a formula.

Investments for a company can be anything from hiring a new employee, buying new equipment, or buying custom software solutions. When calculating ROI it’s important to go beyond the hard ROI and look a bit deeper into the overall impact of your investments across your company.

Detroit's largest demolition contractor demolishes the wrong home — again. Something tells me that manual processes and ...
01/25/2020
Detroit's largest demolition contractor demolishes the wrong home — again

Detroit's largest demolition contractor demolishes the wrong home — again. Something tells me that manual processes and process breakdowns contributed here. Don't let this happen to you!

Detroit-based Adamo Group has been awarded more than $58.6 million to perform thousands of federally and city-funded demolitions since 2014.

Staff Augmentation vs. Full Project Development – What’s Best for Your Business?
01/22/2020
Staff Augmentation vs. Full Project Development – What’s Best for Your Business? - alligatortek

Staff Augmentation vs. Full Project Development – What’s Best for Your Business?

For some companies, IT companies specifically, staff augmentation could be the secret weapon when you need fast access to skills. For others, guided development or full project development are the answer. Here’s a breakdown of each that can help you decide what’s best for your company’s unique...

We talk about how chatbots can help with customer service and internal processes quite a bit but here is a great story a...
01/21/2020
A chatbot pulled me out of a 'really dark place'

We talk about how chatbots can help with customer service and internal processes quite a bit but here is a great story about a different type of chatbot.

There are many mental health apps on the market, but how much help are they?

We talk to companies all the time that have large parts of their business dependent upon data that only exists in spread...
01/20/2020
Why Snapshots of Data Are No Longer Enough - alligatortek

We talk to companies all the time that have large parts of their business dependent upon data that only exists in spreadsheets. See why using snapshots of data just doesn't cut it anymore.

Traditional systems lack the ability to meet the needs of the modern data-driven business world. Instead of relying on a gut feeling or experience on how the business is performing the data is instantly available for review so decisions can be made.

Tech Trends Worth Watching in 2020 - In this modern era the constant change and improvements make it difficult to know w...
01/14/2020
Tech Trends Worth Watching in 2020 - alligatortek

Tech Trends Worth Watching in 2020 - In this modern era the constant change and improvements make it difficult to know which trends to watch and which are window dressing. We have compiled a list of tech trends worth watching in 2020 and beyond. Check out our top picks.

In this modern era the constant change and improvements make it difficult to know which trends to watch and which are window dressing. We have compiled a list of tech trends worth watching in 2020 and beyond.

We are very excited to announce that Clutch has named us one of the top service providers around the world. The vetting ...
01/08/2020
Clutch Names alligatortek One of the Top 1000 B2B Service Providers Worldwide! - alligatortek

We are very excited to announce that Clutch has named us one of the top service providers around the world. The vetting process spans nearly 160,000 companies, making us one of only 147 custom software developers listed. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!

The Clutch 1000 list is an annual B2B report that recognizes the top 1000 distinguished service providers around the world. The vetting process spans nearly 160,000 companies, making us one of only 147 custom software developers listed.

As we look back upon 2019, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape our business. Thanks for a great ...
01/01/2020

As we look back upon 2019, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape our business. Thanks for a great year and we wish you all the best as we go into 2020. Happy New Year!!

Five predictions for AI and process automation in 2020
12/28/2019
Five predictions for AI and process automation in 2020

Five predictions for AI and process automation in 2020

Enticed by the potential for the technologies to streamline workflows and improve customer service, organisations will be undertaking RPA deployments in ever-increasing numbers.

During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. Best wishes for the...
12/24/2019

During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. Best wishes for the holidays from everyone here at alligatortek.

UX/UI and the Importance of Designing for your Audience
12/17/2019
UX/UI and the Importance of Designing for your Audience - alligatortek

UX/UI and the Importance of Designing for your Audience

People want to experience everything, instantly, and they can in almost every aspect of their life. The quicker and faster an app or site responds the more popular it is with consumers. Today is no different than 100 years ago in that the consumer is everything.

3 Trends To Look Out For When Promoting Your App
12/12/2019
3 Trends To Look Out For When Promoting Your App

3 Trends To Look Out For When Promoting Your App

The latest edition of the AppsFlyer Performance Index includes interesting data on several mobile app user acquisition trends, three of which I think are important for the upcoming year.1.

Check Out Our 7 Reasons Your Business Needs Chatbot Development
12/10/2019
7 Reasons your Business Needs Chatbot Development - alligatortek

Check Out Our 7 Reasons Your Business Needs Chatbot Development

Chatbots are the latest in custom software, but it isn’t a trend, it’s here to stay in one form or another. Chatbots are on the rise as a new voice in consumer communications. You see these bots all the time in that little box in the lower corner of a website that tries to engage with you.

Thank you to everyone who helped us in supporting these 3 charities for #GivingTuesday yesterday. Here are the final res...
12/04/2019

Thank you to everyone who helped us in supporting these 3 charities for #GivingTuesday yesterday. Here are the final results:

1) Bookwallah Organization - $2,000
2) Misericordia, Heart of Mercy - $405
3) Greater Chicago Food Depository - $85

alligatortek will be matching the first $500 donated to Bookwallah bringing the total donation up to $2,500!! If you donated, you can find information on whether your GivingTuesday donation was matched by Facebook in your Payment Settings starting in mid-January 2020.

Thanks again to everyone who helped us in supporting these great causes!!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at alligatotek. We hope you enjoy your holiday. Just remember, it’s not the minutes sp...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at alligatotek. We hope you enjoy your holiday. Just remember, it’s not the minutes spent at the table that put on weight, it’s the seconds!

11/26/2019
Service Broker Case Study

When your business is reacting to something as unpredictable as weather, your reaction time and business processes will make or break your company. See how our Service Broker application revolutionizes the snow removal industry.

See how alligatortek's web and mobile app, Service Broker, is a game changer for snow removal and landscaping companies. When your business is reacting to so...

When it comes to trucking, connectivity is no longer an option, it's a necessity. How is your company leveraging the new...
11/25/2019
How connectivity leads to efficiency in trucking

When it comes to trucking, connectivity is no longer an option, it's a necessity. How is your company leveraging the new influx of data from telematics devices and vehicle sensors?

These days it seems you can’t talk about trucking without also talking about connectivity.

11/25/2019
Excerpt from a Discussion on The Augmented Self

Our CEO, Sid Bala, moderated this intriguing and provocative discussion on The Augmented Self. It is the idea of data and technology as an extension of our self. We explore the role of technology and data, as business leaders and consumers.

How do companies view talent and job-seekers their future employers? How is that data used by both parties? What does that mean in terms of privacy and how we can safeguard ourselves?

The panel features:
- Alison Chung, IT leader running TeamWerks
- Judd Marcello, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Cheetah Digital
- David Cohen, leader of LinkedIn’s largest business, Talent Solutions

Our CEO, Sid Bala, moderated this intriguing and provocative discussion on The Augmented Self. It is the idea of data and technology as an extension of our s...

While every business is unique, companies within certain industries tend to face similar challenges. Here are some of th...
11/21/2019
Common Challenges in Distribution & Logistics - alligatortek

While every business is unique, companies within certain industries tend to face similar challenges. Here are some of the most common challenges we have noticed that distribution companies are facing. How does your company overcome these obstacles?

Are your distribution pain points unique or a problem across the industry? Here are some of the most common challenges distribution and logistics companies face and how process improvement and automation can help.

How your company recieves and reports on data could be the difference between getting ahead and falling behind. We know ...
11/19/2019
The Future of Data Is Streams, Not Snapshots

How your company recieves and reports on data could be the difference between getting ahead and falling behind. We know that snapshots of data just doesn't cut it anymore. How are you stepping up your data?

Three steps for stepping up your numbers game in the age of immediacy.

While every business is unique, companies within certain industries tend to face similar challenges. Here are some of th...
11/15/2019
Common Challenges in Manufacturing - alligatortek

While every business is unique, companies within certain industries tend to face similar challenges. Here are some of the most common challenges we have noticed that manufacturing companies are facing. How does your company overcome these obstacles?

Are your manufacturing pain points unique or a problem across the industry? Here are some of the most common challenges manufacturers face and how process improvement and automation can help.

Researchers have developed AI that distinguishes between satire and fake news. This is a big step towards fighting misin...
11/13/2019
Researchers develop AI that distinguishes between satire and fake news

Researchers have developed AI that distinguishes between satire and fake news. This is a big step towards fighting misinformation while protecting free speech.

Researchers publish a paper outlining a machine learning approach to the problem of distinguishing between fake news and satire.

11/12/2019
Michuda Case Study

In 2014, Michuda Construction incurred three safety violations in two days. This led to a loss of a major client – and a big hit in revenue. They knew they needed to make a change to their safety process and brought in alligatortek to create Michuda Mobile, a custom mobile and web app that served as a one-stop application for job site safety and compliance.

How A Custom Mobile and Web App Helped Michuda Change Their Safety Culture In 2014, Michuda Construction incurred three safety violations in two days. This l...

After a year of being relatively stable, the cost of construction materials are expected to rise. Have you started to th...
11/07/2019
Construction Materials Costs Are Expected to Rise

After a year of being relatively stable, the cost of construction materials are expected to rise. Have you started to think about how you will adjust to the rise? Automating and digitizing key business processes is a great place to start.

In spite of the fallout from trade wars, construction materials prices remained stable in 2019. That’s likely to change.

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