This Saturday, the 15th of August, marks the 2 year anniversary of Volano Solutions. That’s the official date – we were moonlighting since February of 2005. It all started when Rod and I were kicking around business ideas and looking up URLs. We thought of one, fieldhouse, and found the owner of the URL lived in Omaha. Rod called him, talked about his URL and found out he was consulting at Lindsay Manufacturing and needed some help on an Access database. We told him we could help – and we did a bit of work for Lindsay. We formed our LLC February of 2005 and did some work at nights and weekends. It wasn’t until August 2007 when we finally quit our day jobs to do this thing full-time.
Since then, we’ve hired two employees, have a sub-contractor working about full-time, and a guy who represents us. We moved to the Farm Credit Building and started in a closet – about 200 square foot, now we have multiple rooms in our office and the server rack isn’t next to my ear. It’s definitely been very enjoyable and I can’t imagine doing anything else.
January 19, 2021
Software development is a team-based endeavor because of the complexity involved in launching a new system. Gone are the days when one developer can be point on the whole back-office software stack. It now takes multiple specialized roles to (appropriately) fulfill the software delivery lifecycle. A typical software project requires: Leadership Product management Project management […]
January 13, 2021
One definition of rot is the process of deterioration. Something that decays over time. By this standard – software rots like food in the Nebraska heat. It’s true. If your software isn’t regularly updated, it deteriorates and breaks down. Consider this – software is written to work at a moment in time…but time marches on. […]
January 4, 2021
OMAHA, NE, January 4, 2021 – In late 2020, Volano Solutions announced it has changed its name to Volano Software and launched a new website: www.volanosoftware.com. The name change was made to more accurately reflect what the company does, and the website was designed to be more informative and user-friendly to clients and prospective clients […]
June 2, 2020
According to LinkedIn technology (software) has a higher overall turnover rate than retail. With that, it isn’t a matter of if, but a matter of when. Volano has engineered a culture of “by developers, for developers” and this helps our retention. In fact, most of the folks that work at Volano have been here +5 […]
June 2, 2020
It is hard enough to build a successful business, and few want to invest time and resources into worrying about an Intellectual Property Assignment. But alas, you must do your homework. Fortunately, we make it easy for Volano customers. When asked – “Who owns the software and IP for my project?” – it is an […]
May 28, 2020
Many of us remember the grade school game Telephone. It was funny to see how a simple message would get garbled as it was passed along from person to person. But it’s not as funny when that message is a critical business requirement that will be turned into software that will power your business. Yet, […]