Don’t Just Give Your Customers What They Want


By Brian Wenzl During a recent sprint review, I told a project sponsor in no uncertain terms, “If I give you what you’re asking for, you’ll hate me for it.” You may find it hard to believe, but it went over well. At Appirio, we talk extensively about being a tour guide, not a taxi… Read More

Appirio     @appirio

Wait?!? YOU are breaking up with ME?!?


By Tony Alvizu I have always looked forward to to Summer, Fall and Winter, it is my favorite season. I have lived in my current home in the northwest suburbs of Chicago for over 10 years. It is a nice property with great front and back yards, and large enough that I opted to… Read More

Appirio     @appirio

Appirio on the Road


By Andres Garcia Our leadership team is taking the time to visit different cities, creating strong bonds with and each member of our Appirian Family in order to strengthen our company culture in every corner of the world. Most recently, we visited South Florida. How much do you know about Appirio’s relationship with South Florida?… Read More

Appirio     @appirio

Liberal Arts in the Digital Age


Bates College, my alma mater, recently hosted a forum in San Francisco titled “Liberal Arts in the Digital Age.” I had the privilege of joining Google CFO Patrick Pichette and President Spencer in a discussion that centered on the intersection of Liberal Arts and the tech industry. With the major digital disruption going on in… Read More

Chris Barbin     @c_barbin

We’ve Expanded in Dublin!


We are expanding our EMEA footprint with the opening of a new development centre in Dublin, Ireland. The Dublin Development Centre, located right in the heart of Dublin near St Stephen’s Green public park, is officially open for business as part of Appirio's Global Services team. Our goal is to better serve our expanding base… Read More

Tim Medforth  
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Who Should Define HR as It Moves to the Cloud?


by Randy Sok The conversation about HR in the cloud has taken off very rapidly, and is reaching a high level of refinement. We recently received a question from the community that illustrated just how much so. The question was stated very elegantly: should cloud technology define HR, or should HR use cloud technology to… Read More

Appirio     @appirio

How the Big Data Revolution Will Transform Healthcare


By Michael Morris A perfect storm is brewing in technology: data availability and access to key skill sets to solve previously unimaginable problems. It’s referred to as, “The Big Data Revolution” and this confluence of technology, data and skill will allow us to do amazing things. • Technology: The speed of technological advances in processing and storage… Read More

Appirio     @appirio

Why Crowdsourcing Is Set to Disrupt Talent Management Entirely


In 2008 Wharton School Professor Peter Cappelli published Talent on Demand: Managing Talent in an Age of Uncertainty, in which he proposed that talent management is fundamentally a supply chain of people. According to Cappelli, talent sourcing ought therefore be managed using the same techniques that GE uses to source glass and metal components in… Read More

Ray Rivera     @rayjrivera

Girls in STEM Opens Door to Technology at Topcoder Open


Appirio is proud to announce that at this year’s Topcoder Open, we will be holding a “Girls in STEM” event, sponsored by Google, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The program includes a panel showcasing the diversity of jobs in the tech industry to over 160 young girls from the San Francisco Bay Area. STEM is… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg

Why The World’s Greatest Companies Sponsor and Recruit at Topcoder Open


There all are sorts of reasons to sponsor conferences: highly targeted marketing; lead generation; brand awareness; new sales and partnerships; and so forth. We’ve all been to our share of conferences and events and with good reason: events expose us to new opportunities, important contacts and analysis, and can help Sales track their event-related efforts… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg
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