Irish Titan Case Study

Our history with Darin Lynch goes way back. He was once a group manager at ESP Software Services, a division of ESP IT sold to Cotelligent in 1996. Darin started Irish Titan, a company specializing in designing and developing e-commerce platforms, websites, and digital strategy in 2004. Darin and Bob Hildreth (CEO of ESP IT) reconnected several years ago and now talk often to discuss ideas and challenges  they face as leaders of fast-growing entrepreneurial technology companies.

ESP believes that a great culture fit is as paramount to a successful team as a skill fit. We know the Titan team well. We have invested the time on the front end to understand their organizational needs with each hire, and we find the best technical talent to meet those needs. We understand Irish Titan’s unique culture, Darin’s leadership and brand philosophy, and what it means to be a part of the Titan family. That’s why Irish Titan has partnered with ESP IT to help grow their technical team in development and engineering.

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Give In To Summer Fun: How To Keep Your Tech Team Productive

Give In To Summer FunFrom weddings, to family vacations, to daycare needs, the summer months demand more time of your tech employees than any other season. Not only can these busy schedules pose a threat to your team’s engagement, but conflicting vacation schedules and availabilities can also lead to lost productivity and delayed project timelines. However, the opportunities presented by this season far outweigh its challenges. Tech employers who strategically leverage the summer months by offering additional workplace perks and tactically navigating schedules create an open environment conducive to employee happiness – a key factor to increasing retention and engagement throughout the year. Rather than panicking over the obstacles that lie ahead, consider the following strategies and perks that you can use to boost productivity and keep things running smoothly.

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Best Technology Gifts For Any Valentine

True, chocolates and roses are timeless, but this year show some love for your significant other with a Valentine’s Day gift that caters to his or her unique interests. Whether your sweetheart is a fashionista, gamer, romantic, or anything in between, these tech-inspired gifts are just what Cupid ordered:

loveyoumorethanvideogamesFor The Gamer: “I Love You More Than Video Games” unBasket

Whether you’re the only gamer in the relationship, or you and your Valentine have plans to nerd out together on February 14th, the “I Love You More Than Video Games” unBasket is a sweet alternative to the traditional box of chocolate. Mints, jawbreakers, sours, Sweethearts, gums, and even an energy drink are creatively combined in gamer-themed tins and wrappings that will remind your loved one how much fun it is to be with you.

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Why ESP IT Holds An Annual Holiday Party: 4 Tips

We know the holidays can be a challenging time for employees. So, while the ESP IT teamHoliday Party is busy wrapping-up both projects and gifts, we like to reward them for a year of hard work by throwing a holiday party. Not only does this event promote one of our core values, “have fun,” but it also increases employee engagement and satisfaction at a time when productivity can be at its lowest.

The traditional “office holiday party” sometimes gets a pretty bad rep, but when you approach the celebration with consideration and excitement, we’ve found it can lead to a yearly highlight. Check out these four easy tips we’ve cultivated to make our celebration a blast.

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Tech Companies Cut Costs With Additional Closes In December: Infographic

The “most wonderful time of the year” comes with its fair share of challenges. While it’s a great time for fun with family and friends, favorite traditions, and giving, the holiday season can also generate stress and cause possible financial burden. Luckily for IT pros, flexible hours and remote working capabilities can help to combat nearly all of these challenges, allowing time at home with family without having to use PTO or unpaid hours. But the question and problem facing IT companies and employers with IT departments is this: while its employees are working remotely, how should the company proceed with business?

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The 7 Best Technology Gift Ideas For 2015

In the midst of the busyness of the holiday season, it can be difficult to find the right gift for the loved ones in your life.  So we’ve decided to offer a few suggestions to make your shopping a little easier this year.  We’ve pulled together the best technology gift ideas for all the different types of people and personalities in your life.

For the Photographer: Looq DG (selfie stick)Looq DG

Give the gift of the perfect selfie this year. Yes, that’s right, I’m suggesting a selfie stick. You might have mocked them in the past but I bet you’ve encountered the conundrum of getting everyone in the group selfie. The Looq is low maintenance. It has no battery, no need for WiFi, it doesn’t require Bluetooth, and it won’t drain your phones battery. The stick extends from 8.2 inches to 41.7 inches, is small and easy to carry, and is available in green, red, or blue. Don’t leave anyone out of the family picture this holiday with the selfie stick.

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7 Tech Gifts for This Holiday Season

This year, Cyber Monday morphed into Cyber Week, which is good news for you and your favorite techies. If you still have shopping left to do, check out our top 7 techie gifts:

  tech gloves  Tech Gloves

Let’s face it, we live in a cold state and gloves are one of those items that disappear into the black hole- along with socks, bobby pins, and Tupperware.  That’s why Tech gloves have made it onto the list.  Give the gift of something useful and save your friends’ and families’ fingers this winter. Friends don’t let friends choose between warm fingers and candy crush.

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Holiday Tech Gadget Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us, and what better gifts for IT pros (to give and receive) than the hottest tech gadgets in the market? Here are our picks for ESP’s annual “Holiday Tech Gadget Gift Guide”:

For the versatile pro:

Motorola Moto X
moto x
The Android-operated Moto X is Motorola’s first smartphone since being acquired by Google in 2011. With a 4.7-inch display (bigger than the iPhone but smaller than the massive Galaxy Note 3), it fits nicely in both small and big hands. The Moto X is “ready when you are” — the touchless control function allows it to respond to your voice, which it can learn to recognize. You can wake the device, call, text, set an alarm, and more without touching the screen. It also has a twist and take function that lets you snap a photo (10-MP) with just a twist of your wrist. Another bonus? You can customize the design of the phone using Moto Maker.

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