Insights from SPARK Experts

Jake Lonc

As Vice President and Director of Client Experience at SPARK. He focuses on communicating technical concepts to all stakeholders and guiding others to identify their project's vision through simplified solutions with the highest return.
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Recent Insights:

Comparing Off-the-Shelf Software (SaaS) vs Custom Software Pricing is Complicated. But Here's How to Do It.

Total cost is a major consideration when choosing new business software.  By instinct, you might want to go with the lowest

What Businesses Should Know about Data Privacy (and How to Take Action)

This article is not meant as legal advice. Data privacy law and compliance obligations are complex and constantly changing. You

How to Use (Easy) Safety Tech to Protect Your Construction Job Sites

By nature, construction job sites are dangerous. You have to deal with inclement weather, changing site conditions, and powerful

6 Must-Know Technology Trends Shaping 2021 and Beyond for SMBs

A lot changed for businesses in 2020. Some thrived and were able to successfully navigate the challenges and demand created by

Mobile App versus Mobile Website: Which One Should You Create?

85% of Americans own a smartphone. And, 79% of adults keep their cell phones near them almost 22 hours each day. It’s clear that

What is a Business Dashboard? Here's What You Should Know.

Companies have more data than ever. In fact, the average company uses 22 separate software applications to run its operations But

What is Prototyping in Software Development (and Why It's Important)

When building software, the same screen or features can be built in a lot different ways. But only a few paths will result in

What Is Digital Transformation?

The phrase “digital transformation” gets thrown around a lot these days, but many of us don’t really know what it means. In fact,

Building Custom Software vs Off-the-Shelf: Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Approach

Across all industries, leaders are adopting digital tools to better their businesses. It could be to launch digital

Custom Software: How to Build On Your Investment For Years to Come

While developing custom software takes significant upfront resources, most organizations see projects as worth the effort because

Your Startup Idea: Can It Be Built (Profitably)?

Founding a startup isn’t easy. The unknowns and risks are too much for most people. But for those who are willing to do what it

How to Validate Your Startup Idea

Before you start building your new startup, it is important that you validate your idea to make sure there is a market for it.

Creating a Culture of Celebration

Having an upbeat atmosphere and an organization that celebrates each other's accomplishments is core to how SPARK operates.

Construction Estimating Software That Integrates with QuickBooks

A new construction job opportunity is exciting, but getting to takeoff can be a tedious process. You’re committed to creating an

Time Tracking and How Businesses Can Best Realize the Benefits

In today’s market, efficiency demands that companies resort to computerized and automated systems to monitor and report every