Magento eCommerce Happy Hour

Briteskies is hosting a happy hour for potential Magento padawan learners. We are looking to grow our Magento team and are looking for somebody who wants to learn about eCommerce and specifically the Magento Enterprise platform.  Here’s more information on the role and the opportunity to grow: Magento Padawan Learner Briteskies also has a dynamic internship program focused on providing real world experience to enthusiastic, focused learners.  To learn more about our internship opportunities check out the Briteskies Internship Program page. If you are interested, join us on Wednesday February 26th we’ll be at the Market Garden Brewery from 4:30 to 7:00 – stop by for short visit, or stay the whole time. We will have several of our Magento experts on hand so you can learn more about Briteskies, Magento, and how we’ll get you up to speed.  And, the best part – happy hour is on us! Market Garden Brewery 1947 W 25th St Cleveland, OH 44113   For more information, or if you’re planning to attend, contact Gian Genovesi at...

WebSphere Commerce Certification Update 2013

How Certified is Your IBM Partner? When choosing a business partner to assist your organization with any project, it’s important to consider not only timeline, budget and the probability that teams will work well with each other, but competency. A team’s ability to demonstrate its expertise mitigates risk and provides the client with an added sense of security, knowing that the technology with which a team works is truly in its wheelhouse ensures challenges will be addressed quickly and efficiently. We recently announced that Briteskies had achieved Premier Business Partner status with IBM. In conjunction with sales and service support our organizations provide each other, we earned the right to this accomplishment by holding a number of IBM certifications in both technical and sales functions. These certifications are a clear demonstration of Briteskies’ dedication to continuous self-improvement, IBM and most importantly, our clients. Help us to congratulate our team; we couldn’t achieve anything without them. Jake Brasee, Lavi Miksa, Prathyusha Takkillapati, Chris Heino, IBM Certified Application Developers, WebSphere Commerce v7.0 This certification demonstrates an understanding of the WebSphere Commerce architecture and that the certificate holder can effectively use WCS tools to install and customize client projects. Mike Downs, WebSphere Commerce Architect, Coremetrics Technical Professional v1 This certification measures IBM Coremetrics knowledge regarding the ability to identify, manage and close sales opportunities. Coremetrics, now a part of IBM Enterprise Marketing Management, provides powerful web analytics and digital marketing optimization as part of IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative. Coremetrics allows IBM clients to make well-educated decisions on how to properly target their online audiences. Michael Berlin, IBM WebSphere Solutions Sales Professional v5...

IBM Premier Partner Status

Briteskies Achieves Premier Business Partner Status with IBM We at Briteskies are very proud to announce that we recently achieved the Premier Partner Status with IBM. A level above Advanced, being an IBM Premier Business Partner means that we, as an organization, have “…demonstrated superior skills and market success”. An organization demonstrates an exceptional level of skill through IBM’s testing and certification program. In an effort to keep ourselves and our organization current with the most up-to-date IBM technology versions and solutions, our team regularly participates in continuing-education activities and tests as necessary. Briteskies proudly boasts key qualifications, some of the areas in which our architects, project managers, and business analysts are certified in are: •IBM Certified Solution Designer – WebSphere MQ v7.0 •IBM Certified Application Developer – WebSphere Commerce v7.0 •IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Commerce v7.0 •IBM Enterprise Marketing Management Solution Sales Professional – v1 •IBM Commerce Solutions Selling/Order Management Sales Professional – v1 Our certifications, which have propelled us to Premier status, not only illustrate our expertise as individuals, but allows Briteskies access to resources which better serve our WebSphere Commerce clients, present and future. Most notably, our most recent achievement provides us with the ability to present clients with IBM Software Value Plus. These are products and tailored solutions (such as the B2B eCommerce for JD Edwards Solution designed by Briteskies) which can only be offered by approved business partners, and these translate to faster deployments and reduced risk for clients. Please help us in congratulating all the members of the Briteskies family who’ve contributed to the success and have been supportive of our...

Our 2013 NEO Success Award

For the fifth consecutive year, Briteskies is recognized for growth, receives the NEO Success Award. We’re honored to announce that Briteskies, for the fifth year in a row, has been named along with many other top companies as a recipient of the NEO Success Award. In order to qualify, winners were required to have grown in revenue, added employees or both from 2010 to 2012. “We know we’re a really talented group; we’re proud of the work we do for our clients and how well we work as a team. It’s very encouraging, though, to be recognized by others, especially to be named with so many of the area’s top companies; congrats and cheers to all of this year’s winners.” – Mike Berlin, Founder and Managing Director About the NEO Success Award Established in 1995 as a way to showcase the success of business in our region, the Northeast Ohio Success Awards program recognizes the top-performing companies in Northeast Ohio. The 2013 Northeast Ohio Success Awards winners reflect our region’s determination to expand and revitalize its economic status. Now in its 18th year, the Northeast Ohio Success Awards has recognized 96 Northeast Ohio-based companies in 2013 for their growth in both revenue and number of employees over the past three years. Briteskies is pleased to be recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s top growth companies based on revenue and employee head count. We are happy to be included in the ranks of other successful and growing firms in our region. To learn more, feel free to contact...

WebSphere Commerce Certifications: Mark Kucalaba, Chris Heino

Congrats to Mark Kucalaba and Chris Heino on their Recent WebSphere Commerce Application Development v.7.0 Certifications When clients choose to work with development teams, something to look for during the decision-making process is whether or not its members are certified and more than proficient in the technologies with which they work. While quick and dirty has its perks, most will find that they get what the did, and conversely, didn’t pay for. Here at Briteskies, we believe not only in providing our clients with premier service and expertise, but in challenging ourselves with continuing education for the betterment of our careers, present and future. This is why we’re very proud to announce that Senior WebSphere Commerce Architect/Consultant Mark Kucalaba and WebSphere Commerce Architect Chris Heino, recently passed the WebSphere Commerce 000 – 723 Application Development v.7.0 test, both with near-perfect scores. The 000 – 723 Application Development test covers areas of knowledge including:  Architecture and Framework Installation, Configuration and Maintenance Deployment and Customizations Testing and Debugging Payments and Integrating with External Systems, and Staging and Dataload. Mark, who’s been a Briteskies team member for nearly seven years, plays an integral role on projects for some of our largest IBM WebSphere Commerce clients. Chris, who joined the Briteskies family in 2010, also works tirelessly for our WebSphere Commerce clients, and is endorsed on Linkedin for his expertise with Java, AJAX, ejb, php, bazaarvoice and Endeca. Please help us congratulate Mark and Chris either by leaving a comment below or by tweeting...

BriteSpot: Introducing Ryan Street

Briteskies is proud to announce we’ve added yet another very experienced Senior Magento Developer to the team; please help us in welcoming Ryan Street. As a Magento Certified Developer Plus architect, Ryan joins us with over three years of independent consulting expertise. Aside from Magento Enterprise, Ryan is highly knowledgeable in WordPress, Web Frameworks, API integrations, PHP Design Patterns and Software Architecture, and possesses skills in jQuery, MySQL, JavaScript, Subversion, HTML 5, CSS3 and Git. A Dayton, Ohio native but soon to be Cleveland transplanted, Ryan is happily married and enjoys all types of card games, perfecting his love of drumming (14 years and counting) and is currently training to take part in his second Spartan Race (and you thought your certified Magento Developers were tough!) Ryan is currently pursuing a degree from Sinclair College in Computer Information Systems with an emphasis in Web Development, and as he continues to perfect his craft (which is very apparent if you read his blog), we’re sure we’ll have a lot to learn from him as well. Be sure to say congratulations, either in a comment below or tweet @nobrowncow or @ryanstreet. website name server...