Killer Apps with undeniable and hard ROI’s

By coincidence, Xtra Effort is working with two clients whose sales transactions are partially fueled by the down economy.

Our first client provides software that analyzes banking transactions and detects fraud.

The second client provides software that analyzes enterprise accounts payable, expense reimbursement, and procurement related activity on a real time basis. The outcome is cash leak … Continue Reading

West coast versus Central & East hiring demand

This week’s client dialog has repeatedly informed Xtra Effort of their being greater hiring demand for Central and East coast people than West Coast.

The reason is lack of enterprise scale projects or procurement activity, at least as compared to the other regions.

This data was derived from IT infrastructure solution companies, and from application solution vendors.

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“Cloud Computing explained”

We have found “Cloud Computing” to receive mention with increasing frequency. This article represents an easy explanation. Althought it’s likely to change, and have ten alternative interpretations.

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Excellent Article on the Status of Software as a Service

This Computerworld article does a terrific job of illustrating how Software As a Service (“SAAS“) is not just CRM and HR any longer, but also ERP, BI, Supply Chain, data cleansing, contract management, marketing automation, etc.

In fact, 64% of the companies in their survey use some form of SAAS now, with the majority of the … Continue Reading