Do you have an awesome idea for a mobile app? Contact us today for help in creating it. Remember, if you don’t translate your creativity into technology, it’s just a matter of time before someone else does. Like an app that tells you what song is playing on the radio. Yes, I thought of it first.
Imagine that you’re a new start-up with a great product idea: Get free Internet in return for selecting and watching high-quality ads. Users choose what to watch and when to watch it. There should be an app for that. But you don’t have an in-house technical team and the product will need to be built from scratch.
Meet Jason Jack. Jason is the Chief Technical Officer for Samba Mobile in London. His research indicated that hiring a UK team to produce his app would be cost-prohibitive. Jason had worked with Imprezzio Inc. in the US before, and decided to hire Imprezzio Global, our European subsidiary.
Jason Jack and Samba Mobile were extremely pleased with Imprezzio Global’s price, professionalism, and proficiency in the English language.
Jason said, “My experience with Imprezzio Global has been nothing short of fantastic. They delivered our product within budget and on time. With their flexibility and creativity, they exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend Imprezzio Global to anyone looking for a cost-effective custom software solution for their business.”
–Jason Jack, Samba Mobile
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Do you have an awesome idea for a mobile app? Contact us today for help in creating it. Remember, if you don’t translate your creativity into technology, it’s just a matter of time before someone else does. Like a diabetes app that calculates your carbs. Yes, I thought of it first.
Imagine that you’re a highly-skilled professional in the crane and rigging industry. You’re good at higher math, but every time you need to do a field calculation you have to thumb through a huge book of paper worksheets and make manual calculations. Isn’t there an app for that?
Meet Mike Riggs, a rigging industry safety expert and author in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the President of the Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals. In 2009, the second edition of his book, The Complete Rigger’s Reference Handbook, contained old-fashioned paper worksheets for riggers and crane operators to take into the field. Having to rely on paper worksheets and manual calculations sometimes resulted in guesswork and confusion. Mike wanted to update to a phone App, but didn’t have the technical know-how to create it himself. Through his daughter, Mike heard about Imprezzio.
Mike contacted us and our European division, Imprezzio Global, created the Rigger’s Calculator App from scratch, which can be used with iPads and iPhones or Android. The app allows riggers and crane operators to quickly reference capacity charts on hundreds of rigging items, without having to lug around books, brochures, and manuals. Mike was very happy with Imprezzio Global’s reasonable prices, professional experience, and most of all, the finished product.
Mike said “Your team has an amazing ability to take a simple idea and expand it into a valuable product. Your craftsmanship and expertise gives me confidence that this app will be the first choice in our market…I will recommend Imprezzio to others without reservation. You can take pride in your team’s ability and I look forward to working with you again.”
Mike Riggs, RiggSafe Solutions Inc.
Director of Training, Slingmax® Rigging Solutions
Branch Manager, I & I Sling, Inc.
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Enterprise software development. Romania. These two concepts may not seem to belong together, but the pre-Roman center of Cluj-Napoca is in fact one of the world’s top outsourcing destinations. On March 20, software company Imprezzio Global, a founding member of the Cluj IT cluster, helped launch the first-ever Cluj IT Innovation Days as another engine to shoot this phenomenon into the future.
As signs of spring began showing in the technopolis of Cluj-Napoca, a new initiative of the Cluj IT Cluster was born: Cluj IT Innovation Days–meant to strengthen the local IT community and develop business relations with international partners.
Imprezzio Global, a subsidiary of US-based Imprezzio Inc., is one of the main organizers of the event. Since 2008, Imprezzio’s European branch has specialized in enterprise cloud-based applications, software as a service, mobile applications, existing-system integration, contact and marketing management and embedded hardware solutions.
Why the City of Cluj?
Over the decades following World War II, the second-largest city in Romania has steadily built itself into “the Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe.” Cluj currently boasts 100,000 square meters of office space along with a network of 64,000 km of optical fiber to support the 1,000+ IT&C companies registered there.
Recently, Imprezzio Global helped found the Cluj IT Cluster, a group of businesses and public institutions with over 20 years’ worth of experience in providing IT outsourcing services and products to customers worldwide. The Cluster boasts combined revenues of approximately 100 million Euros and a total of 3,500+ skilled IT specialists and support staff. Its goals include:
- promoting the “Cluj IT” brand in Romania’s public sector and internationally
- developing Cluj Innovation City, a 300 million Euro Community Project, meant to create an innovation area that will attract over 20,000 IT specialists in the next 15 years
- investing in R&D
- providing entrepreneurial plan development for start-ups
- creating diploma-program internships and improving the tech skills of high school and university graduates
- working with government entities to promote best practices in IT services
- making Cluj IT Innovation Days an annual event
- becoming one of the most trustworthy IT service provider groups in Eastern Europe
Says Tudor Armand Ciuleanu, Imprezzio Global’s Managing Director, “We have invested a lot of time and effort in the Cluj IT Cluster. With the support of the US Embassy and the Romanian Ministry of Development, we hope to increase brand awareness in local and global markets and succeed in accomplishing multiple R&D projects.
“We are positive about the concept of the Cluj IT Cluster and as the Cluj IT Innovations Days event was a real success, so we are certain that in time we will achieve all of the cluster’s goals.”
From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
It’s an employment story problem:
1 (Highly-competitive job market)
+1 (Growing software company in Spokane)
=2 Natural partners (Company searching for top talent / Schools graduating students)
“Now that’s an equation that makes sense,” says Lisa Bick, a recruiter for Imprezzio, Inc., which produces software solutions for the insurance and parking industries. Bick notes that the company is also highly-interested in qualified, older tech workers with experience in the field.
This month, Bick and HR director Katie Vienhage attended the 19th annual Partnership for Employment Career Fair in Spokane, Washington, where they interacted with many of the hundreds of students and alumni in attendance. An estimated 90 employers and around 500 job seekers attend the fair each year. The annual PEC Fair is hosted by Gonzaga, Whitworth, Washington State, and Eastern Washington universities.
Bick is now actively recruiting for Imprezzio on campuses throughout the Pacific Northwest; from the local ITT Tech to Portland State and BSU. Since its official inception in 2004, Imprezzio has grown by 90% and is continuing to recruit for its Spokane and Seattle offices. On March 20th, the company announced it had hired Dan Sasse to manage its Network Operations Center along with eight IT technicians to staff it.
At least one current employee, Alex Cosma, “won” a job at Imprezzio Global, the company’s Romanian subsidiary, by coming in second in Imprezzio’s annual software contest. Cosma and his team designed “Hitch”, a mobile app that matches hitchhikers with people driving toward the same destination. Another current employee heard about a position at Imprezzio through a friend’s re-tweet on Twitter.
Data from the Federal Labor Bureau shows that the high-tech industry is both healthy and hiring. Imprezzio’s Holly Doering, a technical writer, says she wishes teachers in her past had nudged her and her female classmates in the direction of science and technology. “We need more women in the industry,” she says.
“I was employed in the non-profit world for five years, prior to stumbling across Imprezzio,” she adds, “and it was constant shrinkage. There’s only one staffer left who was there when I started. Then I join Imprezzio, and by my six month anniversary, they’ve on-boarded 30 people: It’s shocking. But in a good way.”
Doering says she doesn’t see the need for quality software, like the platforms and applications produced by Imprezzio, ever going away.