Xtra Effort’s recent enterprise software client hiring requirement data: locations, compensation, technology, etc.

This link provides access to Xtra Effort’s client hiring requirements for the past five months. It includes roles, compensation, locations, quotas, travel requirements, deal size, and technology/service offerings. You may find it to be helpful for your 2013 planning.

The report verifies that Big Data is hot. Some of our clients truly qualify as Big Data companies, but … Continue Reading

Chuck Saulino issued Xtra Effort $500.00 Amazon.com electronic gift certificate

Xtra Effort’s client required an experienced executive client account manager with a background in risk management, property and casualty insurance, business process, and client management/growth.

Chuck Saulino was thoughtful enough to recommend the perfect candidate.

Our client hired Chuck’s recommendation, and this morning he was issued a $500 Amazon.com electronic gift certificate from Xtra Effort. Just in time … Continue Reading

Xtra Effort Solutions issues Joey Moawad a $500 Amazon.com Electronic Gift Card for referring a Technical Consultant

Today, Xtra Effort Solutions issues Joey Moawad a $500 Amazon.com Electronic Gift Card for referring a Technical Consultant.

Xtra Effort’s client provides enterprise field service management and mobile communications software. They required a consultant (“permanent”, full time, salaried hire) with hands on .net skills and customer-facing experience to define client requirements, configure, implement, training, manage expectations, etc.

Joey came through … Continue Reading

What I learned from Michael Skok at the The 2012 Future of Cloud Computing;

Michael Skok is a general partner at Northbridge Ventures. He spoke at the 2012 Future of Cloud Computing conference and provided us with survey results. I retained four key messages:

1) Mobility is the biggest driver of cloud computing

2) 84% of new software development is creating SaaS applications

3) 75% of applications will be built in the cloud and … Continue Reading

Computerworld Article: “Start-up IT companies are worth the risk”

Startup IT vendors are worth the risk

IT leaders must acknowledge and manage the risks of working with startup tech vendors — and set reasonable expectations. By Johanna Ambrosio October 22, 2012 06:00 AM ET Add a comment

Computerworld – Information technology professionals say companies can gain a competitive advantage by buying products and services from startup tech vendors, but … Continue Reading

CIO Magazine, 9/15: how & why enterprises evaluate start ups versus established vendors




This 9/15 CIO Magazine Article. provides information as to how enterprises view start-up technologies versus solutions from established vendors. It should help you better position your sales and delivery of solutions, regardless of whether you represent a market “guerrilla” or a start-up.

Separately, this link provides access to Xtra Effort’s current client hiring requirements, including information related to role, compensation, … Continue Reading

Wall Street Journal, 8/23: Start-Ups Emerge as Tech Vendors of Choice

This seems to be great news for our industry.


Businesses are getting more comfortable buying technology from start-ups and other small outfits, a shift that could usher in a period of slower growth for tech giants such as Hewlett-Packard Co.  HPQ -0.37% and Oracle Corp. DELL -0.27%

Businesses are increasingly turning to start-ups and … Continue Reading