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October 1, 2011 | Lorrie Hunsaker

Fairway Technologies Launches Brand New Website

Website designed and built with the latest technologies to improve visitor experience

July 6, 2011 | Leslie Weller

Scrum Overview in Prezi - not another boring slideshow

I've wanted to create something on the Prezi platform ever since I saw it a few months ago. It seems like a really cool interactive approach to presentations that breaks away from the PowerPoint mold.

After listening to Noah Heldman's Code Brew this past Monday on scrum and Agile project management methodology, I thought it would be fun to turn his thoughts (and word doc) into a Prezi.

June 16, 2011 | Lorrie Hunsaker

Fairway Technologies Named One of San Diego's 2011 Top Ten Best Places to Work

San Diego Business Journal awarded Fairway Technologies top  honors for outstanding employee satisfaction

June 14, 2011 | Leslie Weller

Numbers don't lie: LinkedIn Statistics

Numbers Never Lie is one of my favorite sayings. So is Follow The Money, but that's another story. As a mild-insomniac, I found myself click-click-clicking around LinkedIn last night. I stumbled across a link which invited me to, "Check out insightful statistics about Fairway Technologies employees."

I couldn't help myself. As a closet math-nerd and sociology major, I'm a sucker for statistics. Click.

June 6, 2011 | Leslie Weller

What is your favorite software development tool?

I recently asked this question to some of our engineering folks here at Fairway Technologies.

More importantly, I wanted to know WHY each of their fave's was top of mind.

Not too surprisingly, most of the tools they mentioned helped them work more efficiently. Our favorite tools help improve automation and simplify the software development process.

January 25, 2011 | Leslie Weller

Best Practices for Selecting Onshore, Nearshore or Offshore Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) Providers

This is the third of a three part blog series on information technology outsourcing

In the Fall of 2010, Fairway Technologies published a white paper on this topic - we detailed 10 best practices for helping IT decision makers decide whether to select onshore, nearshore or offshore IT service providers. As we get rolling into the New Year, I want to share these best practices here on our blog.

November 28, 2010 | Brett Humphrey

Sign of the Times

"Dear humorless curmudgeons of La Jolla, please holster your shaking fists momentarily while I have some fun with words."

Maybe that should preface the sign posted outside my office...

Our company Fairway Technologies may very well host a pack of domesticated nerds and technocrats, but we do maintain a basic understanding of common social behaviors, including the use of humor to add levity to the otherwise dull software consulting business.

October 14, 2010 | Leslie Weller

Advantages and Risks of Offshoring, Nearshoring or Onshoring

This is the second of a three part blog series on information technology outsourcing (ITO).

When deciding where to place my child as I went back to work, I thought I had decided on hiring an in-home nanny. But then I spoke with a friend who had done exactly that and she shared a very good point that I had not considered (that is, with nanny and child at home all day the house chores & clutter multiplied and the family ended up spending many evenings and weekends cleaning house). Contrast with dropping off a child in the morning then arriving in the afternoon to a clean home, as you left it. Hmmm, that really made me stop and think; and ultimately saved me from making the wrong choice. We were able to find a much better situation that aligned with our family needs.

September 28, 2010 | Leslie Weller

Does Outsourcing Mean Offshoring?

The short answer is no. Yet many people make the mistake of interchanging these two terms. The launch of NBC's newest sitcom "Outsourced" does not help prevent the misuse of the words.

Philosophy 101 question: if all A are C, and all A are B, but not all B are A…are all B considered C?

A = Offshoring, B = Outsourcing and C = controversial

July 21, 2010 | Leslie Weller

Too little, too late?

Today construction crews are installing a traffic light at an intersection nearby. Just three short months ago, my car was totaled in that same intersection when another driver blasted straight through the four-way stop. I'm grateful there were no major injuries, but I loved my car. And I miss my car.

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