BridgePoint Evangelizes Mobile Integration with SharePoint

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Recently, leaders from across the IT industry gathered at Chicago’s SharePoint Fest for three days of comprehensive training and learning seminars. SharePoint Fest Chicago, which ran from October 7-9, allowed executives and industry thought-leaders to exchange the latest information related to topics such as enterprise content management, infrastructure and administration.  The Fest featured keynote addresses by Microsoft Director Steve Fox and MVP Dan Holme.  The conference also boasted more than 80 classes and workshops taught by Microsoft certified trainers, engineers and MVPs.
One of the most pressing administration issues that executives currently face, which was explored at the conference, has to do with asset tracking.  In today’s difficult economic climate, it is more important than ever for a company to keep track of its physical assets.  However, managing a large group of employees and properties is much easier said than done.  This has created the need for a simple solution to …

BridgePoint Technologies Celebrates its 9th Anniversary

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BridgePoint Technologies is celebrating the ninth anniversary of its founding in 2004 by President and CEO Michael Millhouse, Vice President Brian Sharp, Vice President and COO Laura Barker and Vice President and CTO John Gavilan.  Since the company’s inception, BridgePoint’s goal has been to provide customers with innovative technologies that increase revenue, decrease cost and a help them gain a competitive edge.
Over the years, BridgePoint has evolved into a trusted technology leader and one of Illinois’ fastest-growing private IT consulting firms.  The firm has achieved this milestone thanks to its quality service, expansive technical and business expertise, and ongoing commitment to its customers, team members and partners.
The last nine years have brought an amalgamation of collective achievements and successful initiatives for BridgePoint.  The anniversary comes on the heels of several major company announcements, including a new Managed Services contract with Symphony Clinical Research, the acquisition of various strategic mobility and …

BridgePoint Technologies Marks Nine-Year Anniversary

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BridgePoint Recognizes Nine Years of Providing Quality IT Business, Staffing and Managed Services Solutions to Customers Across Multiple Verticals
OAK BROOK, IL, OCTOBER 2, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, celebrates the ninth anniversary of its founding in 2004.  For the past nine years, BridgePoint Technologies has been dedicated to fulfilling the technology needs of small, mid-sized and enterprise businesses with its comprehensive suite of innovative, proven technology services and solutions.
BridgePoint Technologies was founded by President and CEO Michael Millhouse, Vice President Brian Sharp, Vice President and COO Laura Barker, and Vice President and CTO John Gavilan.  Since its inception, BridgePoint has evolved from a small start-up into an established and trusted technology leader as well as one of Illinois’ fastest-growing private IT consulting firms, underscoring its expertise and commitment to serving its customers.  BridgePoint now employs over 35 full-time staff members and represents hundreds of …

Symphony Clinical Research Selects BridgePoint Technologies

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BridgePoint Technologies and Symphony Clinical Research℠ recently announced an exclusive partnership which provides the global service leader in in-home and alternate-site clinical services to patients in all phases of clinical trials with remote Help Desk support as well as technical monitoring and maintenance.  BridgePoint was brought on to support Symphony Clinical Research in their search for ways to achieve operational excellence through technical advancement and innovation.
As part of its comprehensive Managed Services offering, BridgePoint is providing Symphony Clinical Research with monitoring and administration of its critical IT infrastructure as well as on-site technical maintenance in support of the company’s international customer base and 24×7 availability requirements.  Acting as Symphony’s dedicated technology partner, BridgePoint is also working with the company’s technical teams to support the planning and deployment of various highly technical initiatives that will ultimately provide an enhanced approach to Symphony’s remote employment, critical uptime, and Disaster Recovery processes.
The partnership with BridgePoint  has enabled Symphony to focus …

BridgePoint Technologies makes the 2012 Inc. 5000

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Oak Brook, IL September 02, 2011 Full service Information Technology Consulting Firm, BridgePoint Technologies has been recognized on Inc. Magazine’s 2011 “5000 Fastest Growing Companies” list for the third consecutive year. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Providing a full suite of services including custom application development, mobile development, staffing, IT Managed Services and Hosting, BridgePoint Technologies is able to meet a diverse mix of customer needs.
“We’re proud to be among this prestigious group of businesses for the third consecutive year,” said Michael Millhouse, President and CEO. “We have experienced tremendous growth and it is an honor to be part of the Inc. 5000 list. We continue to add new services such as mobile solutions on Android, Apple and Windows as well as Cloud Services and three tiers of Helpdesk support so our clients can leverage innovative technology to …

BridgePoint Technologies Rings In 2013 With a New Website

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After months of preparation and tireless work performed by its Leadership, Staffing & Recruiting, Project & Mobile Services, IT Managed Services and Creative Services teams, BridgePoint Technologies recently announced the launch of its newly structured and redesigned corporate website.
A new website, much like the beginning of a new year, brings the opportunity for a fresh, new start. For BridgePoint, the change has meant a chance to redesign itself and channel new focus into its clients and key service offerings. From a company started by a group of entrepreneurs with a vision of combining their unique strengths and skill sets, and formalizing their processes, to being named one of the fastest growing private companies in America after just eight years, BridgePoint has proven over and over again its ability to successfully adapt its portfolio of solutions and strategic team of experts to every dramatic change within the industry. They have done so in …

New Website, New Service Offerings In Store for BridgePoint in 2013

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OAK BROOK, IL, January 9, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, is pleased to announce the launch of its updated, enhanced and newly redesigned corporate website. BridgePoint’s new website aims to extend the reach of the company’s key services and solutions, including Application Development, Managed Services and Staffing, as well as shed a new light on the organization’s most recent technological developments in the areas of Mobile Applications and Virtual Office solutions.
BridgePoint’s new website features expanded content and easy access links to resources, social media updates, corporate news and events, as well as an expansive gallery of project samples. In addition to the website’s enhanced features and modern new design, visitors are now also able to experience the ease and agility of the site’s streamlined navigation on their stationary, tablet and mobile devices.  Finally, users can view potential career opportunities and management team biographies, as …

Join BridgePoint’s Jeff Weber and Chris Nutt at the Chicago Java™ Users Group Event on January 15th

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BridgePoint Provides Java™ Software Developers with Optimal Contract, Contract-to-Hire and Permanent Placement Opportunities
OAK BROOK, IL, January 14, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, invites you to join the company’s Recruiting Services team at the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG) “Spring 3 Secrets & Networking & Food/Drinks Event” taking place on January 15th from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Federal Reserve Money Museum located at 230 South LaSalle Street in Chicago, IL.
BridgePoint Technologies’ Recruiting Services team was invited to present to the local Java development community at the January event. Jeff Weber, Director of Recruiting Services, and Chris Nutt, Technical Recruiter, will be presenting BridgePoint’s recruiting service offerings to over 150 Java professionals. The event will also feature technical tips and knowledge sharing of new Java technologies, including Spring 3. Spring 3 is Java’s latest installment of Spring, the most popular application development framework …

Join BridgePoint Technologies at the Chicago Java™ Users Group Event on January 15th

BridgePoint Technologies’ Recruiting Services team was recently invited to present to the January Chicago Java Users Group event. Now, they are extending the invitation to software developers and technical professionals as well as the industry analysts and journalists. Join them this Tuesday, January 15 at the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG) “Spring 3 Secrets & Networking & Food/Drinks Event”, taking place at the Federal Reserve Money Museum located at 230 South LaSalle Street in Chicago, IL from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
Jeff Weber, Director of Recruiting Services, and Chris Nutt, Technical Recruiter, will be presenting BridgePoint’s recruiting service offerings to over 150 seasoned Java professionals, and open source advocates as well as VMWare and SpringSource employees.
BridgePoint has established loyal, long-term professional relationships with some of Chicago’s leading organizations, many of which regularly hire software developers, specifically Java professionals. BridgePoint also maintains an extensive pool of qualified candidates for the organizations to choose …

The Downers Grove Area Chamber Welcomes BridgePoint Technologies as its New Member

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BridgePoint Technologies is excited to announce its membership with the Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The partnership provides an ideal platform on which BridgePoint can market their services and  connect with area professionals to form new and mutually beneficial business partnerships.
BridgePoint is honored to serve as a valued resource to a growing community of Chamber members, offering its suite of proven technology solutions, including Application Development, Managed Services and IT Staffing. As a Downers Grove Area Chamber Member, BridgePoint gains exposure through a bevy of advertising, speaking, event and sponsorship opportunities. A membership in the Chamber also provides the organization with the opportunity to have a say in the legislative issues that affect the community.
Together with the Downers Grove Area Chamber, BridgePoint Technologies strives to strengthen the Downers Grove and surrounding communities by driving local business.
To learn more about BridgePoint Technologies and its suite of services, visit …

BridgePoint Technologies Welcomes its New Web Designer, Michael Wisnowski

BridgePoint Technologies would like to welcome on board Michael Wisnowski as the newest member if its Web Design team!  In his new role, Mr. Wisnowski is responsible for executing all aspects of creative projects, including the conceptualization, development and maintenance of websites as well as the graphic design of collateral and print pieces. He is also responsible for the coordination and execution of BridgePoint events and marketing campaigns, custom management of web content, and ensuring the effectiveness of search engine optimization (SEO), marketing campaigns and websites for both BridgePoint and its diverse clientele.
Prior to joining BridgePoint Technologies, Mr. Wisnowski served as a Web Developer for DataMart Direct, Inc., a Chicagoland-based, full service digital marketing firm specializing in providing innovative electronic, digital print, direct mail, and fulfillment marketing solutions. He also held the position of Web/Graphic Designer at Love Me Tenders, a Northbrook, Illinois-based food service organization. From 2010 to 2011, …

JVM Realty Selects BridgePoint’s Virtual Office Solution

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BridgePoint Technologies’ Virtual Office Provides JVM with Hosted Remote Desktop, a Fully Outsourced IT Infrastructure and Help Desk Support
OAK BROOK, IL, February 12, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, has been selected by JVM Realty Corporation, a privately held real estate investment and management company, to provide its Virtual Office (BP VO) solution. BridgePoint’s Virtual Office enables JVM to effectively support its extensive portfolio of properties by ensuring the secure and efficient daily delivery of critical tenant occupancy and financial data across its Oak Brook, IL-based headquarters, as well as 26 off-site management offices.
Leveraging best practices and the proven technology of its Virtual Office solution, BridgePoint successfully migrated all of JVM’s IT infrastructure to the cloud, providing the company with seamless and cost-effective remote access to office files, email and shared documents from any Internet-enabled device. Along with features like Microsoft® Office Suite, antivirus protection, …

BridgePoint’s Virtual Office Solution Selected by JVM Realty Corporation

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JVM Realty Corporation, a privately held real estate investment and management company, has selected BridgePoint Technologies’ Virtual Office (BP VO) solution to effectively support its extensive portfolio of properties. BP VO ensures the secure and efficient daily delivery of critical tenant occupancy and financial data across JVM’s Oak Brook, IL-based headquarters, as well as its 26 off-site property management offices.
BridgePoint’s Virtual Office solution is designed for organizations that need all the luxuries of a full IT department without the higher cost and overhead.  The solution enables communication with colleagues and seamless access to office files, email and shared documents from anywhere, anytime, and from any Internet-enabled device.  For roughly the same cost as employing one internal IT professional in-house, BP VO provides JVM with access to a highly specialized team of experts, relieving connectivity and networking issues while providing seamless access and collaboration throughout all of its office locations.
Along with BP VO …

BridgePoint Technologies is Exhibiting at the Annual ASA Chicago Construction Expo & Safety Day 2013

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The Digital Work Order Solution Realizes Significant Cost-Savings and Improves Overall Agility and Productivity Across Your Business & Mobile Workforce
OAK BROOK, IL, February 19, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, today announces it is exhibiting at the Association of Subcontractors & Affiliates (ASA) Chicago Construction Expo & Safety Day 2013, taking place at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, IL on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The company will be stationed at booth #304, and will feature its newest mobile enterprise solution, the Digital Work Order.
BridgePoint’s Digital Work Order is a purpose-built mobile application that enables seamless, paperless, and worry-free documentation of off-site work activities. Ideal for any organization that employs a mobile work force responsible for sales, performing inspections, collecting data, and generating work orders off-site, BridgePoint’s Digital Work Order is especially beneficial to general contractor and safety inspection service companies as well …

BridgePoint Technologies Brings Digital Work Order to Construction and Safety Expo

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Need another good reason to attend the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA) annual Chicago Construction Expo and Safety Day 2013 conference?
BridgePoint Technologies brings the real-time Digital Work Order solution for general contractors, construction management, safety inspection service providers, and more to the March 5, 2013 conference taking place at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.
BridgePoint Technologies will be exhibiting at the event at booth #304.  The company will be featuring their newest mobile application, a real-time Digital Work Order solution that enables seamless, paperless, and worry-free documentation of off-site work activities.   The Digital Work Order application is ideal for any organization that employs a mobile work force.  There is no need for a laptop, as the application is easily accessible through iPad and Android tablets.  Remote employees may access company information, digitally capture the progress of their work, complete custom designed forms, perform status updates, accept …

BridgePoint Technologies Onboards New Account Executive Timothy Allen and IT Consultant Brian Watkins

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BridgePoint Poised for Further Growth as it Fortifies its IT Staffing and Consulting Practices with Two New Additions to the Team
OAK BROOK, IL, March 18, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, today announces the addition of Account Executive Timothy Allen and IT Consultant Brian Watkins to its professional team.  In his new role of Account Executive, Mr. Allen is responsible for building loyal, long-term professional relationships with customers in order to effectively prospect and secure IT Staffing opportunities, maintaining a core focus on contract staffing. As an IT Consultant, Mr. Watkins is responsible for leading application and software development projects from conception through completion for various BridgePoint customers.
Mr. Allen brings extensive business development and IT staffing experience to BridgePoint’s Information Technology Staffing Practice.  His professional repertoire includes diverse business development and account executive roles at Robert Half Technology, Metmox, Inc., ABW Technologies and Secure Asset …

BridgePoint Technologies Growing Fast – Brings on New Talent

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BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, is expanding in response to significant growth in demand for their services.  To accommodate the plans for expansion, BridgePoint is adding additional talent in IT staffing and consulting to help fortify the team.  Account Executive Timothy Allen and IT Consultant Brian Watkins are the newest members to the company.  Mr. Allen is responsible for building loyal, long-term professional relationships with customers in order to effectively prospect and secure IT Staffing opportunities, maintaining a focus on contract staffing.  Mr. Watkins is responsible for leading application and software development projects from conception through completion for BridgePoint Technologies’ customers.
Both professionals bring significant industry experience to the company.   Mr. Allen brings extensive IT staffing and business development experience to the Information Technology Staffing Practice.  His background includes business development and account executive roles at Robert Half Technology, Metmox, Inc., ABW Technologies and Secure Asset Reporting Services.  Mr. Watkins …

BridgePoint Technologies Announces its Strategic Partnership with XCLUTEL Communications

Strategic Alliance Delivers Managed Services, IT Solutions and Integrated Voice and Data Access Services to XCLUTEL and BridgePoint Customers
OAK BROOK, IL, March 19, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, today announces its business partnership with XCLUTEL Communications, a world-class provider of integrated managed telecom solutions.  The strategic alliance provides XCLUTEL customers with BridgePoint’s proven Managed Services and IT solutions, while offering BridgePoint clientele direct access to XCLUTEL’s integrated voice and data access solutions, as well as business telephone systems.
XCLUTEL’s voice and data solutions enable seamless, scalable communication and collaboration capabilities across multi-site, small and mid-size businesses.  BridgePoint’s comprehensive and reliable IT business solutions and managed services, combined with XCLUTEL’s business telephone systems and voice and data access solutions, provide customers value-added service assurance and a comprehensive product suite that fulfills the critical telecom and IT needs of their customers.
“BridgePoint’s IT solutions complement XCLUTEL’s portfolio of …

Partnership with XCLUTEL Communications Expands Service Offerings

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BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, has a new strategic partner.  The new business partner is XCLUTEL Communications, a world-class provider of integrated managed telecom solutions.  Customers of each will now benefit from easier access to BridgePoint’s proven Managed Services and IT solutions, and XCLUTEL’s integrated voice and data access solutions, as well as business telephone systems.
BridgePoint provides a comprehensive set of reliable IT business solutions and managed services.  XCLUTEL provides voice and data solutions that enable seamless, scalable communication and collaboration capabilities across multi-site, small and mid-size business.  The combination of these solutions and services provide customers with the value-added service assurance and comprehensive product set that fulfills their critical telecom and IT needs.  BridgePoint’s solutions complement XCLUTEL’s portfolio of voice and data solutions.  Overlaying BridgePoint’s managed services on XCLUTEL’s integrated business communication systems improves service delivery and performance.
BridgePoint continues to extend their strategic partner relationships, fortifying their ability to provide customers …

A Notch Above the Rest: BridgePoint Employs Unique Method to Selecting IT Consultants

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When it comes to IT Staffing, BridgePoint Technologies, a premier full service IT consulting and staffing firm, provides unmatched, custom solutions for their clients.  BridgePoint Technologies has created a unique, customer-centric process to matching an IT consultant to the need(s) of a particular client.
Bringing on IT talent is one of the most challenging onboarding decisions a company can make.  To remediate the hassle and aid them in their search, many organizations turn to IT staffing firms.  There are many different firms in the market that provide staffing, but only a limited number that can provide the quality service required by IT departments in bringing on the best match available.
Many firms will staff for a variety of different disciplines – leaving them to be jacks-of-all-trades, but masters of none, so to speak.  Companies that recruit for a variety of different fields simply do not have the experience gained by specializing in …

Clevermind, LLC Selects BridgePoint Technologies to Develop The Revolutionary Clevermind iPad App

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One in eight Americans suffers from Alzheimer’s, making it the most common form of dementia. The disease has a profoundly negative effect on one’s brain, inhibiting their memory, behavior and ability to think clearly. Early detection, medication, and alternative treatments like herbal remedies and dietary supplements all offer promising treatment options for Alzheimer’s. New advances in the world of assistive technology are also enabling technology professionals to develop innovative technologies that provide patients with additional treatment options – specifically in the field of cognitive therapy.
For the Founder and CEO of Clevermind, LLC, Glenn Palumbo, it’s personal. As the son of an elderly father suffering from Alzheimer’s as well as a technology professional, developing an application that allows end-users suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of cognitive disabilities to sharpen cognitive abilities has become Mr. Palumbo’s personal mission. Clevermind sought out the help of experienced, proven mobile applications developer, BridgePoint Technologies, to …

Clevermind, LLC Partners with BridgePoint Technologies to Deliver the Clevermind iPad Application

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BridgePoint Technologies Specializes in the Development of Custom, Cross-Platform Mobile Applications for iOS, Android and Windows Devices
OAK BROOK, IL, April 9, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, announces today that Clevermind, LLC, a leading mobile application development company, has partnered with BridgePoint in the development of the company’s latest app, Clevermind. Clevermind is an interactive iPad application, complete with innovative features such as speech recognition, cognitive assessment training, tracking and reporting, an easy-to-use interface, and more.
The Clevermind app provides an easier and more interactive way for people with decreased cognitive abilities to surf the Internet, manage schedules, connect with loved ones and stay entertained independently while strengthening their cognitive proficiency. This iPad application is due for release in the  Apple App Store in June of 2013.
“BridgePoint Technologies is playing a strategic role in assisting Clevermind, LLC with bringing the Clevermind app to market,” says Glenn …

BridgePoint Technologies Invites You to its Next Meetup

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Join BridgePoint’s VP & CTO John Gavilan As He Compares Cross-Platform Development Methodologies for Mobile Applications
OAK BROOK, IL, April 18, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, announces today that Vice President and Chief Technology Officer John Gavilan will be presenting at the organization’s next company-sponsored Meetup event, taking place Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the TechNexus Clubhouse from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  The TechNexus Clubhouse is located on the 15th floor of 200 South Wacker in Chicago, IL.
Mr. Gavilan, who has led mobility solutions development for BridgePoint Technologies since 2005, will serve as a thought leader during the presentation, entitled Comparing Cross-Platform Development Methodologies for Mobile Applications.  In his presentation, he will examine the differences between various cross-platform development frameworks for iOS, Android™ and Windows® devices, including Xamarin MonoTouch, MonoDroid, Visual Studio, HTML5, and more.  In addition to sharing with attendees his experiences in …

BridgePoint Technologies Talks Cross-Platform Mobile Application Development at its Next Meetup Event

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BridgePoint Technologies will be holding a Meetup with thought leader John Gavilan, the company’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, as the presenter.  The event will take place Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the TechNexus Clubhouse, located on the 15th floor of 200 South Wacker in Chicago.  The topic for the Meetup is “Comparing Cross-Platform Development Methodologies for Mobile Applications”; the presentation covers everything you will need to know about cross-platform mobile app development frameworks and how they affect your development strategy.
Mr. Gavilan has led Mobility Solutions development for BridgePoint Technologies since 2005.  In this presentation, he will be discussing and examining the differences between the various cross-platform development frameworks for iOS, Android™ and Windows® devices, including Xamarin Monotouch, MonoDroid, Visual Studio, HTML5, and more.  Additionally, Mr. Gavilan will share his experiences using examples of sample code and also demonstrate the development of a mobile application built using different platforms.  Attendees will be provided with …

BridgePoint Technologies to Present at CAMP IT Conference

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BridgePoint’s VP & CTO John Gavilan Explores Leveraging Mobility for Business Process Improvements at the ‘Enterprise Mobility Strategies’ Event in Rosemont, IL
OAK BROOK, IL, April 25, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, announces that its Vice President and Chief Technology Officer John Gavilan will be presenting at the May 9, 2013 CAMP IT® Conference entitled Enterprise Mobility Strategies, taking place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Mr. Gavilan will serve as a thought leader during the presentation How to Leverage Mobility for Business Process Improvements, taking place from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  In his speech, Mr. Gavilan will explore the recent paradigm shift in mobility and propose various strategies to help solve some of today’s biggest mobility challenges faced by CIOs and IT leaders of enterprise organizations: secure access, policy management, employee training, and support. …

Enterprise Mobility Strategies Presentation by BridgePoint Technologies at CAMP IT

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Put May 9, 2013 on your calendar for a mobility strategy presentation by BridgePoint Technologies at the next CAMP IT® event.   John Gavilan, the company’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, will be presenting at the Enterprise Mobility Strategies conference, taking place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
John Gavilan is a thought leader in the mobile application development field.  His presentation, entitled “How to Leverage Mobility for Business Process Improvements,” will take place from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  In his speech, Mr. Gavilan will explore the recent paradigm shift in mobility and propose various strategies to help solve some of today’s biggest mobility challenges faced by CIOs and IT leaders of enterprise organizations.
Mobility, in many ways, is still in its early stages.  However, it is imperative for CIOs and IT leaders to determine how to leverage mobility as a competitive differentiator for their organizations.  During the …

BridgePoint Technologies Names Jon Mathews As Director of Business Operations

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OAK BROOK, IL, May 20, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, is pleased to announce today the onboarding of Jon Mathews as its new Director of Business Operations. In his new role, Mr. Mathews is responsible for driving profitability and strategically steering all aspects of sales and sales management activity across BridgePoint’s Information Technology Staffing and IT Business Solutions portfolios.  He is also accountable for the training, development and consistent mentorship of the organization’s top-performing sales teams.
“BridgePoint Technologies is pleased to welcome Mr. Mathews to our senior management team,” says Michael Millhouse, President and CEO of BridgePoint Technologies. “Mr. Mathews is a proven business leader whose breadth of experience in the areas of account management together with operations management, staffing, business development, and customer relations will be an invaluable asset to BridgePoint Technologies as we continue to position the organization for future growth.”
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New Director of Business Operations for BridgePoint Technologies

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Please welcome Jon Mathews, the newly named Director of Business Operations for BridgePoint Technologies.  BridgePoint, a full service information technology consulting firm, is pleased to announce Mr. Mathews as the newest member of their expanding team.  As the Director of Business Operations, Mr. Mathews is responsible for driving profitability, strategic planning and steering all aspects of sales management activity across the BridgePoint Information Technology Staffing and IT Business Solutions portfolios.  He is also accountable for the training, development and consistent mentorship of the organization’s top-performing sales teams.
BridgePoint Technologies is very happy to welcome Mr. Mathews to the senior management team.  Mr. Mathews is a proven business leader with significant breadth of experience in the areas of account management, operations management staffing, business development, and customer relations.  Mr. Mathews is honored to be a strategic part of BridgePoint, a well-respected organization within the technology community.
Prior to joining BridgePoint Technologies, Mr. Mathews …

BridgePoint Technologies to Present & Exhibit at the T-CON: Midwest Water & Wastewater Technology Conference

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BridgePoint’s Director of Business Solutions Greg Kale Aids Businesses in Defining Their Mobile Game Plans
OAK BROOK, IL, May 28, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, announces that its Director of Business Solutions Greg Kale will be presenting at the June 5, 2013 T-CON Midwest Water & Wastewater Technology Conference, taking place at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL from 7:30 AM to approximately 2:00 PM.  The BridgePoint team will also be available for customer meetings as well as media and analyst briefings at their exhibit table.
Mr. Kale will serve as an executive speaker during the presentation Define Your Mobile Game Plan, taking place from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM in room C003.  The presentation will focus on the rapid progression of mobility in the workforce, as well as outline the key steps to successful enterprise mobility adoption.  Lastly, Mr. Kale will examine the …

BridgePoint Technologies to Present & Exhibit at T-CON

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Attendees of the T-CON Midwest Water & Wastewater Technology Conference will want to hear what BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, has to say about mobility technology.  Greg Kale, BridgePoint’s Director of Business Solutions, will be presenting at the June 5, 2013 T-CON conference, taking place at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL.  The BridgePoint team will also be available for customer meetings as well as media and analyst briefings at their exhibit table.
Mr. Kale’s presentation, “Define Your Mobile Game Plan”, will be one of the first of the day at 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM in room C003.  The presentation will focus on the rapid progression of mobility in the workforce, as well as outline the key steps to successful enterprise mobility adoption.  In order to remain competitive, IT Executives must adapt their organizations and technologies to the needs of the mobile workforce.  They need to develop and …

BridgePoint Makes Impactful Presence at the DeVry University Career Fair

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BridgePoint Technologies generated a lot of interest at Tuesday’s DeVry University Chicago Campus Career Fair.  The recruiting team enjoyed the opportunity to engage viable potential candidates, including current DeVry students as well as the alumni community, about the company’s professional opportunities and firm focus on fulfilling client’s specific technology requirements leveraging only the sharpest, skilled, and experienced staff members.
BridgePoint’s recruiting team also met with diverse DeVry faculty and staff, shared career guidance, networked with other professionals and exhibitors, and had the opportunity to explore the university’s newly constructed Rockwell Building.  The successful event generated many qualified prospects with diverse technology backgrounds and skill sets, providing BridgePoint with the opportunity to recruit various candidates for career opportunities ranging from internships to senior-level positions.
The BridgePoint team would like to thank the faculty and staff members at DeVry University for hosting such a beneficial and successful event.  The recruiting team was able to …

BridgePoint has Staffing Practices that Fulfill the Need for Diversity and Inclusion in the Hiring Process for Their Clients

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The BridgePoint Technologies IT Staffing team was honored to attend the North American launch of its client, British Petroleum’s (BP), new Resourcing Excellence (ReX) program on Monday, June 17th.
The goal of BP’s ReX program is to bring a structured, collaborative procurement process to BP by overhauling their current processes for permanent and contract hiring. This includes new processes that internal departments will utilize between procurement and hiring managers, external processes between procurement and vendors (such as BridgePoint), along with other internal departments within BP that strive for diversity and inclusion in their hiring process – endeavors that BridgePoint’s IT Staffing Department makes every effort to follow in their daily recruiting practices.
The department would like to thank John McGuire, Head of Resourcing in Americas at BP, for the invitation and opportunity to network with BP’s new procurement and resourcing professionals from London, Houston, and Chicago, as well as other BP staff …

BridgePoint Technologies’ Recruiting Team Selected to Present at MicroTrain’s Hiring Event

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MicroTrain’s Hiring Event on June 27 in Lombard, IL provided guaranteed face-to-face interviews and networking with hiring companies. BridgePoint Technologies Recruiting team was invited to present its staffing services to the group of 100+ attendees.   The attendees consisted of experienced professionals looking for career transition assistance; candidates with recent IT training and certifications looking to progress in their career, and entry level IT candidates looking to get their foot in the door to start their career.
With presentations and networking, BridgePoint Technologies’ team provided direct one-on-one guidance and insight to job seekers, extending additional opportunities to enable their careers.
MicroTrain Technologies was founded in 1999 and provides instructor-led training to individuals and corporations. MicroTrain’s facilities are conveniently located in downtown Chicago and in the surrounding Chicago land suburbs. The company offers a full range of Information Technology, Project Management, Application, and Development courses designed to accommodate every skill level.
The hiring event was …

BridgePoint Technologies Joins DeVry University’s Help Desk Advisory Board

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DeVry University’s Chicago Metro Offices continues its commitment to the already successful Student Worker Help Desk Program by providing students access to industry thought leaders and best practices to enable recent graduates and current students the opportunity to obtain excellent entry level and internship opportunities.
New to the Help Desk Advisory Board, BridgePoint Technologies and its Senior Staffing Consultant, Chris Nutt, met with the University to discuss its role in the program.  Michael Provenzale, the Director of IT in the Chicago Metro Offices provided guidance to BridgePoint in order to outline their goals. “BridgePoint Technologies will provide key insight into market trends, best hiring practices and share open opportunities with DeVry students around the Chicago-land area,” comments Chris Nutt for BridgePoint.
In addition to defining the company’s role, Provenzale provided a detailed walk through of DeVry’s Student-Worker Help Desk Program. The program is designed to prepare DeVry’s students for corporate level networking …

The IT Industry’s Most In-Demand Jobs for 2013

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Some of the hottest IT skills in demand these days include Java/J2EE development, mobile development (iOS, Android, and Windows), .NET, cloud computing, front-end development, PHP, C#, and anything else to do with “Big Data”.   As an example, here are the ‘2013: Repeat Priorities’ from Dice, the leading career site for technology and engineering professionals, highlighting the industry’s top-requested talents.  These, and many other skills, are necessary to fill the increasing amount of software developer, infrastructure, program and project management, database management, and quality assurance roles.
The common theme around all new IT roles is the need for open source, mobile, cloud or big data technologies experience.  BridgePoint Technologies, a premier full service IT consulting and staffing firm providing unmatched, custom solutions for their clients, has extensive experience and success procuring these very skillsets for customers.  IT staffing is a competitive industry with many players, but with a large variety of competence …

BridgePoint Technologies and Nintex Fortify Partnership to Optimize the Overall SharePoint Experience for End-users

BridgePoint’s SharePoint Expertise Combines with Nintex’s Suite of Solutions to Enable an Enriched SharePoint Ecosystem
OAK BROOK, IL, July 18, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, announces today the fortification of its business partnership with Nintex, the world’s leading SharePoint workflow company.  The strategic alliance will continue to improve upon Microsoft SharePoint-related business processes for end-users while simultaneously providing customers with the latest innovative advancements in SharePoint workflow solutions to optimize the end-to-end SharePoint experience.
BridgePoint has partnered with Nintex to deliver the most cost-effective and intuitive third party SharePoint solutions, further strengthening the SharePoint product stack in an effort to enhance the overall user experience.  Nintex’s comprehensive portfolio of SharePoint products, including Nintex® Workflow, Nintex® Forms, Nintex® Mobile, Nintex® Live, Nintex® Analytics, and Nintex® Reporting, provides significant value-adds such as advanced connectivity and workflow features to the existing SharePoint platform.  Specifically designed for seamless integration with …

BridgePoint Technologies and Nintex Strengthen Partnership to Improve the SharePoint Experience for Users

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BridgePoint Technologies is proud to announce that it has strengthened collaboration with business partner Nintex, the world’s leading SharePoint workflow company.  According to the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), one in two corporations are now using SharePoint Server and in 22% of the companies, every employee uses the popular collaboration tool.  With approximately 50 percent of all U.S. companies using the software platform, this extended partnership allows BridgePoint to deliver the most economical and innate third party SharePoint solutions to its customers.  As a full service information technology consulting firm, BridgePoint maintains extensive expertise in the implementation, customization and back-end support for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and 2013 environments.
Nintex’s comprehensive portfolio of SharePoint products provides significant value-adds such as advanced connectivity and workflow features to the existing SharePoint platform.  BridgePoint Technologies provides the installation and support of SharePoint solutions while working hand in hand with Nintex to provide customers …

BridgePoint Technologies to Participate in Relay For Life of Oak Brook Area Corporate Event

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In its ongoing effort to support its surrounding community, BridgePoint Technologies has decided to take part in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Oak Brook Area Corporate.  The event is taking place on Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Oakbrook Terrace Park District Terrace View Park from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Relay for Life is an organized community fundraising walk that raises hope, awareness and funds for cancer, cancer prevention and cancer treatment. Participants will enjoy food, games and activities that provide entertainment and build camaraderie amongst team members.
The funds raised through Relay for Life events make a remarkable difference in the ongoing fight against cancer.  Proceeds fund American Cancer Society research focused on discovering new ways to diagnose, treat and cure cancer, as well as new approaches in therapies to improving cancer patients’ quality of life.  The funds also support the organization’s many free services for people …

BridgePoint Extends Gratitude to Relay for Life Participants and Donors

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BridgePoint Technologies would like to thank the donors and participants of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Oak Brook Area Corporate event.  Thanks to the time and effort of all of our contributors, the BridgePoint team successfully raised $2,293, placing the company amongst the top 10 donating organizations.
BridgePoint would also like to extend its sincere gratitude to Simon Ganet, the company’s Business Development Manager and organizer of the BridgePoint Relay for Life team, whose diligent efforts and commitment made the event a memorable success.
Overall, more than 35 teams and 250 participants partook in last Friday’s Relay for Life of Oak Brook Area Corporate event, raising over $70,850 for the fight against cancer.  The funds raised support cancer research, patient services and education. Donations are still being accepted; to contribute, please click here.
The Relay for Life of Oak Brook Area Corporate event serves as a great representation of BridgePoint’s …

John Gavilan Named a Winner of the Daily Herald Business Ledger Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards

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After thoroughly reviewing submissions from over 30 candidates, an esteemed judging panel comprised of representatives from event sponsors, local business associations and the editorial staff of the Daily Herald Business Ledger selected John Gavilan, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at BridgePoint Technologies, as one of three recipients of the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for Innovation.  The awards will be presented on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Northern Illinois University in Naperville, IL.
This prestigious award recognizes Mr. Gavilan for his creative work on mobile applications for BridgePoint Technologies and its clients.  John Gavilan has created multiple cutting-edge mobile applications on behalf of BridgePoint Technologies.  Some of these include Digital Workorder and Clevermind, as well as specifically crafted applications for BridgePoint’s insurance and healthcare.
Congratulations to Mr. Gavilan, who displayed the key qualities of a successful modern-day entrepreneur, including personal drive, perseverance and business creativity, as well as the willingness to take risk.   …

BridgePoint Technologies VP & CTO John Gavilan Named a Winner of Daily Herald Business Ledger Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards

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BridgePoint’s Mobility Solutions Among Chicagoland’s Best Innovation-Based Products
OAK BROOK, IL, AUGUST 12, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, announces today the selection of John Gavilan, the company’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, as one of three winners in the ‘Innovation’ category of the Daily Herald Business Ledger’s 14th annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards.  The Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards recognize entrepreneurs and their innovations from Chicago and surrounding suburbs.  Selected honorees demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship, including willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance and business creativity.
Winners of the Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards were selected from a pool of over 30 nominees from various organizations based in Chicagoland.  BridgePoint’s Mobility Solutions, developed primarily by Mr. Gavilan and his team, have ranked among the area’s best innovation-based products, providing organizations with better means for internal processing, recording and recognizing manual mistakes, as well as overcoming technical challenges and working with greater efficiency as they enter the …

BridgePoint Technologies Named Xamarin Premier Consulting Partner

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With today’s rapidly evolving mobile technologies, cross-platform mobile applications are becoming a necessity.  BridgePoint Technologies is already at the forefront of the mobile movement, developing high-performance, cost-effective and cross-functional mobile apps.  Yet, it’s still seeking to go further through its new partnership with Xamarin, a software company empowering more than 380,000 developers to build fully native mobile apps across all major platforms.  The partnership allows BridgePoint to use Xamarin’s software as the underlying development platform for all of its cross-platform applications.
Xamarin’s unique software enables developers to produce reusable, fully native code across all three major platforms (iOS, Android and Windows).  By using one mobile language, BridgePoint can take full advantage of its .Net framework expertise as well as repurpose its high-value C# experts, who can now leverage Xamarin to make their seamless transitions into mobile application development.
This partnership is mutually beneficial: providing Xamarin a new consulting partner with deep experience …

BridgePoint Technologies and Xamarin Partner to Deliver High-Performance, Cross-Platform Mobile Applications

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Xamarin Enables Accelerated App Development as well as a High Quality, Native Experience Across All Major Mobile Platforms
OAK BROOK, IL, AUGUST 26, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, today announces it is now a Premier Consulting Partner of Xamarin, the company that empowers more than 380,000 developers to build fully native mobile apps across all major platforms.  BridgePoint leverages Xamarin’s software as the underlying development platform for all of its cross-platform applications available on iOS, Android and Windows devices.
Unlike traditional platforms that require the use of programming languages Objective-C for Apple and Java for Android deployments, Xamarin allows BridgePoint developers to produce reusable, fully native code across all three major platforms leveraging a single, modern language, C#, and .NET framework.  This enables BridgePoint to take full advantage of its .NET framework expertise as well as repurpose its high-value C# experts, who now leverage Xamarin to make their …

BridgePoint Technologies Selected to Provide Managed Services for Symphony Clinical Research

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BridgePoint’s Managed Services Selected to Optimize Efficiency, Improve End-User Experience and Drive Overall Business Growth
OAK BROOK, IL, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 – BridgePoint Technologies, a full service information technology consulting firm, announces today it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Symphony Clinical Research℠, the global service leader in providing in-home and alternate-site clinical services to patients in all phases of clinical trials.  Symphony Clinical Research has selected BridgePoint’s Managed Services to improve overall operational efficiency, ensure maximum uptime and drive business growth.
As part of its Managed Service offering, BridgePoint Technologies is providing Symphony Clinical Research with remote Help Desk support as well as on-site technical maintenance, monitoring and administration of the company’s mission-critical IT infrastructure, including servers, desktops, network, and mission-critical business applications.  BridgePoint also currently serves as the company’s dedicated technology partner for the planning and deployment of various highly technical initiatives that provide an enhanced approach to Symphony’s …