If you're starting to interview technology companies, you've already put a lot of time and effort into
researching and planning your project. You know what you need, and you probably have a good idea which
companies meet your needs in terms of expertise and staffing. But there's another factor you may not have
considered - background. What did the company's principals do before they got into software development?
Don't hesitate to ask a candidate for more information about their staff's background. This information
is crucial - particularly during the short-list stage, when you may be choosing between candidates with
similar qualifications. You will be working closely with these people, and it's important that you
understand where they're coming from. It's even more important that they understand where you're coming
from. A technology firm with a solid background in business will be able to hit the ground running,
requiring minimal time to assimilate your business processes.
At Frontline Solutions, we're passionate about technology - not because we're computer geeks, but because
we've been around the block. We started out in engineering jobs, manufacturing jobs, publishing jobs,
construction jobs. Jobs that taught us the ropes. We learned how business works, and then we started
looking for ways to make it work better. Our background in business and project management sets a firm
foundation that has proven invaluable time and time again. No matter what unique problems our clients
face, we can draw on our common background to design technology products that solve them.