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3x on Inc. 5000 – We Don’t Take It for Granted

Submitted by monique.muldrow on Fri, 08/19/2016 - 13:41
On behalf of Breakthrough Technologies, I am excited and proud to announce that for the third time, we have been placed on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list! We are listed as #1563 in the 2016 list of the country’s fastest-growing companies. Last year we were placed at #4023, so it’s pretty evident that the momentum of Breakthrough Technologies is picking up. It is incredible to continue to see the immense growth that this company experiences every year, and how it has affected the clients and supporters as well.
Portrait of Luke Anderson

Cast Your Vote for Luke

Submitted by monique.muldrow on Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:11
We cannot tell you how pleased we are to be included in the running again for Chicago's Best Technology Manager. Luke, our Director of Content Platforms, is one of ten worthy candidates to make the finals for the distinguished Timmy award. He leads the team of Drupal developers here at Breakthrough Technologies. His passion for this company, his team, and well, Drupal is contagious.
Wooden table w/ chalkboard, chalk, & tea cup w/ cookie. Written on chalkboard are words relating to Web Design.

The Balance Between SEO & Web Design

Submitted by litha.ramirez on Mon, 07/25/2016 - 14:35
When it comes to Web Design, you have to consider the intersections between design and SEO, otherwise you risk being lost in a sea of competitors. This is nothing new, and it is worth restating over and over again that Google owns the primary search market shares. According to comScore, it is well over half the searches worldwide. According to Internet Live Stats, there are over 3.5 billion search queries a day, which is about 40,000 searches every second. Knowing that and that there is estimated to be over a billion websites, no one can doubt the importance of SEO.   
Team working on the kanban board (placing post-its in appropriate column).

Moving from a Six – Continuous Improvement Within Agile Frameworks

Submitted by dcallahan on Fri, 07/08/2016 - 14:09
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with a few company presidents about Scrum Maturity – great conversations that helped put some perspective into how far Breakthrough Technologies has come in our journey towards being a strong, Agile service provider.  
Managing Partners Doug Wilson and Randy Knapp sitting in lobby at BT headquarters with BT logo behind them.

What the Crain’s Fast Fifty Means to Me

Submitted by doug.wilson on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 15:05

While I was busy running and growing Breakthrough Technologies over the past 18 years, there was always a barometer of my peer companies in Chicago. An august list - a list of the firms that seemed, generally, inaccessible to me. They were the movers and shakers of the Chicago business economy. They were members of that year’s Fast Fifty.

Cell phone store shelf and person's hand holding & testing one of the sample phones.

Best New Phones - Which Phone Is Right for Me?

Submitted by bradley.walker on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:43
When it comes time to purchase your next phone, there is a lot to consider. The options can seem endless and the details overwhelming. Here are some things to consider that can help you zero in on what is important to you and narrow your search to find the perfect phone fit for you.
The Breakthrough DrupalCon Crew

DrupalCon 2016 in the Big Easy

Submitted by monique.muldrow on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 13:59
By Monique Muldrow, Senior Marketing Manager

Ah spring, a time to celebrate… the emerging flowers, the warm weather, the mom in your life, and best of all – DRUPALCON! It is DrupalCon season - time to plant the Drupal seeds and watch your skills grow.  DrupalCon 2016 took the Breakthrough team to NOLA, where we spent the week enjoying the ah-mazing cuisine and the warm weather. 
Doug Wilson Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Breakthrough Technologies

Announcing the Release of the NCSC Open Source Alternative Assessment Platform

Submitted by monique.muldrow on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:52
Breakthrough Technologies is delighted to announce the release of the NCSC Open Source Alternative Assessment Platform. All 50 states are welcome to take advantage of this amazing resource. There are three distribution options from which to choose: content only, platform only or content and platform together. This highly innovative platform is available for a minimal cost through a license from EdCount Management (find more information at EdCount Management.com).
Maker Words - Dream, Builder, Engineer, Journeyman, Cook, Composer etc.

The Makers Have Returned

Submitted by monique.muldrow on Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:49
The makers have returned! Thursday, April 28, 2016, Breakthrough hosted a large group of future techies ranging in age from toddlers to teens. The day began with a breakfast welcome and introduction by Doug, and the office grand tour by Randy. The young "smart-creatives" spent the day enjoying activities such as coding, cooking, a virtual reality demonstration, boat making, boat races, improv games, and an entire room dedicated to Lego play.