Clutch Award 2024

IT Creative Labs has proudly received the Clutch Award, recognizing it as one of the top women-owned firms in the industry. This award celebrates IT Creative Labs outstanding skills and ability to deliver top-notch services, mobile app development and e-commerce services.

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“We’re thrilled to receive this recognition,” said Nionila Ivanova, CEO of IT Creative Labs. “It’s a big honor for our team and shows our dedication to doing great work.”

IT Creative Labs is known for its innovative solutions and commitment to customer satisfaction. This award highlights our hard work and expertise in helping businesses succeed with digital solutions.

For more information about IT Creative Labs services here.

The Manifest Crowns IT Creative Labs as one of the Most-Reviewed Email Marketing Agencies in New York

The digital marketing world has managed to introduce a lot of new and fresh industries in the market. One of the most popular ones today is email marketing! It may not be as popular as SEO or PPC, but it is still one of the effective ways how you market online. Learn more about email marketing with the help of our expert team at IT Creative Labs.

We are a full-service digital agency and IT consulting firm. Situated in the New York Metropolitan Area, we collaborate with global clients, crafting applications and services for online and mobile platforms that optimize our clients’ business productivity.

We offer our clients a complete range of expert email marketing services; we plan, organize, and start impactful marketing programs with an emphasis on automation, increasing current brand recognition, and acquiring new customers. Furthermore, we are proud to share with you our latest achievement in the industry! The Manifest has named us as one of the most-reviewed email marketing agencies in New York.

Learn more about our related services:

The Manifest, in case you didn’t know, is a business news and how-to website that aims to gather and verify the hard data, expert insights, and actionable advice that you need to build your brand and grow your business – to provide the practical business wisdom that manifests in your success.

We would like to extend our gratitude to The Manifest and their team for giving us this award. To our clients, thank you for your support! We couldn’t have done it without you.

Let us help you get your project started. Please give our team a call!

Breaking Into Tech Event Recap

Last week our CEO was invited to speak at the Women In Tech Panel discussion “Breaking Into Tech” held in NYC on January 25, 2024. Among other guest speakers were representatives from Meta, TD Bank, KPMG.

It was a candid and informative session regarding ways how to break into the tech space for women, challenges that women may face and ways to overcome them.

Tips to Break Into the Tech Industry

Below are a few key takeaways on how to get into the tech space:

Continuous education

Tech is a very dynamic and evolving space, so staying abreast of the latest trends and tools is an absolute must to keep your relevance and competitive edge.

Ask for what you need

Oftentimes the only reason female professionals are not getting promotions that they want is because they never voice their desire to step up. Speaking up and asking for what you’d like to get is important.

Communication is your tool

Being the connecting link between the tech teams and the business side, ability to speak both languages fluently and willingness to understand and hear out both sides will become your superpower and something every manager will desire to retain.

In-person networking

Getting your dream job requires you to do the work of networking. If possible – best networking is attending in-person events that may benefit you making the connections that might take you closer to your goal.

Lin presence & connections

Lin is heavily used by recruiters so make sure you have a strong presence there. Also, use this tool to reach out to recruiters directly, letting them know you’ve applied for the listing and following-up. Stay respectful.

Find a good mentor

If you are unsure what your next career move should be or how to handle certain situations at work or how to compile your resume, etc … having a mentor who can help you gain clarity and confidence is the best approach.

Go for it! Don’t become your own blocker

Waiting for the right moment simply postpones you reaching your goal. The time will pass anyway, so start the process of achieving your career goals now. And as you push forward step by step, things will start falling into place.

If you meet 60% of the criteria – apply

Don’t be intimidated by lengthy JDs. As long as you meet the Required section or almost meet the required section – apply.

Find your own ballroom dancing story aka you already have skills that are transferable into tech

For many, the main blocker of going into the tech space – is the fear of technology. If you recognize yourself here, great news – you don’t have to know how to code or be exceptionally technical to find a job in tech. Wait but there’s more – the skills you already have are also transferrable into the tech industry. So take stock of what you already know and can and build up from there.

Tech is in every industry, you have options

Technology is literally everywhere nowadays. We use it on daily basis in every industry and every niche. That means you don’t have to compromise your passion for your profession and can pursue both! Find a job in the industry that you love.

If unsure where to go, define where you DON’T want to end up

The flip side of a vast majority of choices and career paths within tech is that you may not be ready to define where exactly you would like to end up. In this case, define where you definitely don’t want to be and what you definitely don’t want to do. It will help you gain more clarity on the paths forward.

First 2-4 weeks at a new job will feel overwhelming and intimidating, no matter how knowledgeable you are

Once you start your new job, you might feel like you are not qualified to do it. That’s totally normal, hang in there, ask all the questions you need and within a few weeks you’ll be navigating your job like a fish in the water.

To sum up, there are many paths and options to get into tech with no experience. Identify which ones are right for you, and if in doubt seek out a good mentor. Continue to educate and up-skill yourself with the right courses and resources and keep reaching for your goals.

Ready to Break Into Tech in 2024?

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A career in the tech industry offers a variety of benefits, such as flexibility, networking opportunities, and work-life balance. Moreover, the tech industry provides a platform for being part of a community that values innovation and inclusivity.

If you are considering to get into tech through Project Management or Project Management-related roles, then we encourage you to consider enrolling into our IT PM Program, ran by our CEO. Register for the training now!

IT Creative Labs Recognized as a Clutch Global Leader for 2023

IT Creative Labs named a top B2B company for Custom Software Development services.

IT Creative Labs is honored to be recognized as a 2023 Fall Clutch Global Award winner. This award is a testament to the excellent client work we have delivered this year as recognized through the voice of our customers in their reviews on Clutch.

View our recent work and reviews on our Clutch profile.

About Clutch

Clutch empowers better business decisions as the leading global marketplace of B2B service providers. More than 1 million business leaders start at Clutch each month to read in-depth client interviews and discover trusted agency partners to meet their business needs. Clutch has been honored for the past 6 consecutive years as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company and by the Washington Business Journal as one of the 50 fastest growing private companies in the DC metro area for 2023.

Celebrating Excellence: IT Creative Labs Wins 2023 Fall Clutch Global Award

We’re proud to be recognized as a Custom Software Development leader on a global scale. Clutch Global Awards showcases the very best in the B2B services industry worldwide.

“We are incredibly proud to be recognized as a 2023 Fall Clutch Global Award winner in Custom Software Development. This achievement underscores the dedication and expertise of the IT Creative Labs team. We extend our gratitude to our clients for their trust and positive reviews on Clutch. This award reaffirms our commitment to global leadership in delivering exceptional client work and innovative solutions.” – said Nionila Ivanova, IT Creative Labs CEO.

About IT Creative Labs

Being a dynamic and forward-thinking digital agency dedicated to solving business challenges through innovation & technology, we build real solutions addressing real business problems and focus on our clients’ KPIs and ROIs.

We work with clients worldwide, providing a full range of services tailored to your unique needs:

Curious about how we can elevate your business? Explore our capabilities and achievements. Get in touch today for a consultation and discover the limitless possibilities for your business growth!

Three Ingredients of a Must-Have Disruptive Mobile Application

In a recent article published on Forbes, Nionila Ivanova, CEO of IT Creative Labs, shares invaluable insights into the essential elements that constitute a must-have disruptive mobile application.

As the digital landscape continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, mobile development stands at the forefront of technological innovation, redefining the way we interact, work, and engage with the world around us.

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Why Mobile Development Matters Now More Than Ever?

In an era where smartphones have become an extension of our daily lives, the significance of mobile applications cannot be overstated. With the ever-growing reliance on mobile devices, businesses and individuals alike are recognizing the transformative power of innovative apps. Mobile applications not only streamline processes and enhance user experiences but also have the potential to revolutionize entire industries.

From improving communication to optimizing productivity and fostering seamless connectivity, the impact of disruptive mobile applications spans across diverse sectors. As the demand for novel, user-centric solutions continues to surge, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts find themselves at the forefront of a mobile revolution.

Unlock the Secrets to Disruptive Mobile App Development

In the article on Forbes, Nionila Ivanova delves into the “Three Ingredients Of A Must-Have Disruptive Mobile Application,” providing a roadmap for those looking to navigate the dynamic landscape of mobile development successfully.

Read the full article on Forbes: “Three Ingredients Of A Must-Have Disruptive Mobile Application”.

Ready to Transform Your Ideas into Reality?

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Explore the possibilities of mobile development with IT Creative Labs. Our experts specialize in turning innovative concepts into powerful, user-centric applications.

If you’re ready to bring your ideas to life, click here to learn more about our mobile development services.

How to Select an IT Service Provider for Small Business Owners

At IT Creative Labs, we believe in sharing valuable resources and knowledge with our readers. Recently, our founder & CEO, Nionila Ivanova, wrote an insightful article on Forbes about the main steps of selecting an IT service provider for small business owners.

Entrepreneurs are faced with many challenges when it comes to selecting the right technology company. Development teams shed light on the critical factors that must be considered to ensure a smooth and effective IT infrastructure.

Nionila emphasizes the importance of assessing the IT service provider’s experience, expertise, and track record in catering to small businesses’ specific needs. To gain deeper insights into selecting an IT provider for small business owners, we invite you to read the full article on Forbes at link.

We also want to highlight some key points from the article and provide additional thoughts on the topic.

How To Select An IT Service Provider For Small Business Owners

Key Takeaways

As a provider of development services and solutions for small businesses, we understand how crucial it is to choose an IT service provider that aligns with your business goals and can adapt to your evolving needs. However, several key considerations can help you make the right choice.

Firstly, ensure that the vendor truly understands your product or service

At IT Creative Labs, we prioritize a deep understanding of our clients’ goals and objectives. Our approach revolves around gaining a comprehensive understanding of your product or service, allowing us to sync our solutions with your vision. By immersing ourselves in your business, we can develop a tailored approach that precisely meets your needs.

With IT Creative Labs, you can be sure that we will go above and beyond to comprehend your unique requirements and deliver exceptional results.

Secondly, review the provider’s prior experience in your industry or niche

At IT Creative Labs, we pride ourselves on our diverse portfolio of successful projects across various sectors. Our team possesses extensive knowledge and expertise in catering to the specific needs and challenges that businesses in your industry face.

We have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to gain valuable insights. This rich experience equips us with the ability to offer tailored solutions that are aligned with your industry’s best practices and trends. When you partner with IT Creative Labs, you can be confident that you are collaborating with a team that has a deep understanding of your industry and can deliver exceptional results.

Additionally, assess the vendor’s responses to your request for proposal (RFP) 

AT ITCL, we understand that a well-thought-out and detailed response is indicative of a vendor’s commitment and dedication to your project. When you entrust us with your RFP, we meticulously analyze every aspect and requirement, ensuring that our response reflects our understanding of your specific project needs. We go beyond providing generic estimates and take the time to delve into the intricacies of your project, addressing potential assumptions and exploring the most efficient ways to build a scalable and successful solution for you.

Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive and transparent breakdown that showcases our attention to detail and demonstrates our commitment to delivering outstanding results. By assessing our RFP response, you can witness firsthand our level of engagement and the value we place on understanding and meeting your project requirements.

Prioritize effective communication throughout the selection process 

Clear, direct, and responsive communication forms the cornerstone of our approach to successful collaboration with businesses. We understand the critical role effective communication plays in ensuring project success. From the initial consultation to project delivery and beyond, we prioritize open and transparent communication channels to foster a strong working relationship with our clients.

We actively listen to your needs, goals, and feedback, ensuring that we are always aligned with your vision. Our team is committed to providing prompt responses, addressing your queries directly, and keeping you informed at every stage of the project.

Lastly, consider client reviews as a final step 

It’s important to focus on quality rather than quantity when it comes to reviews. Instead of being swayed by the large number of reviews, pay attention to the value and authenticity of each review. A few genuine and positive reviews that align with your specific needs can provide meaningful insights into the vendor’s track record and customer satisfaction. These reviews can indicate the IT provider’s reliability, professionalism, and dedication to delivering excellent service.

How To Select An IT Service Provider For Small Business Owners

About IT Creative Labs

IT Creative Labs is a leading technology company headquartered in NYC, offering exceptional services to businesses worldwide. With our holistic approach and a team of dedicated and highly skilled professionals, we are committed to crafting top-tier solutions tailored to meet your unique needs.

At IT Creative Labs, we specialize in a wide range of services designed to elevate your business. Below are some of the core competencies our team has:

  • Mobile Development. Our experts excel in creating cutting-edge mobile applications that deliver seamless user experiences across various platforms. From iOS to Android, we leverage the latest technologies to bring your ideas to life.
  • Web Development. Unlock your online potential with our innovative web development solutions. We combine captivating designs with robust functionality to build engaging websites that captivate your target audience and drive business growth.
  • Branding & Design. Stand out from the crowd with our captivating branding and design services. We will help you develop effective design and create a strong brand identity that resonates with your audience.
  • Marketing Automation. Streamline your marketing efforts and drive results with our expertly crafted marketing automation strategies. From lead generation to personalized customer journeys, we harness the power of automation to enhance your marketing effectiveness.

Partner with IT Creative Labs, and experience the power of technology fused with creativity. Let us transform your vision into reality, empowering your business to thrive in the digital landscape.

Digital Transformation Project for an Insurance Company

Over the years IT Creative Labs has implemented many different projects of various complexity and across many different niches. Our development team comprises senior professionals only and today we asked our lead backend engineer Vlad to share some insights on his work using one of the projects as an example.

The insurance company wanted to semi-automate the process of reviewing insurance claims, track statistics and semi-automate the process of filling out the forms, should the claim be approved for coverage. In order to achieve that the insurance company needed to automate the processing of user documents and to be able to obtain structured user data as a result of that processing. This automated process also needed to be integrated with the existing systems that the insurance company was using already. The first thing we did with the client is break down their requirements into smaller tasks, identifying key objectives.

Useful side note from Vlad: Any task, even the most difficult one, can be broken down into smaller sub-tasks. This concept is called Microproductivity.

Here is the breakdown Vlad & the team proposed:

Task 1

Problem: Documents were rotated differently, some were flipped upside down

Solution: Created an automated process of proper rotation for all the documents. A simple CV (Computer Vision) algorithm was used for that.

Task 2

Problem: Sometimes a scan of a document can be the size of A4 and the document itself is the size of an ID card.

Solution: Implemented a fixed-scale document template by cropping along the edge of the document and removing white space.

Task 3

Problem: Ability to identify the type of documents to be able to extract relevant fields from them.

Solution: A classifier model was implemented based on ML (machine learning), where the convolution neural network was trained on a high volume of documents and error validation (backpropagation).

Task 4

Problem: Different types of documents, a lot of older document types, hand-written documentation.

Solution: Implemented text recognition from image. A classic recognition model for Latin language was implemented.

Task 5

Problem: Extract recognized information and structure it properly mapping it to the correct fields, so it is presented in the cohesive and standardized manner.

Solution: Create an automated machine learning model, trained on specific types of documents,  to extract information from the document and fill in the fields. When the fields were empty, we used an additional filling algorithm for placing all the appropriately identified elements on the coordinate grid.

In Vlad’s own words: “Everything was simple: just several models, algorithms, training and the task was done.”

For this project the following techstack was used: OpenCV, Python, Tensor Flow, Keras. React for frontend and Flask for backend, PostgreSQL for data storage.

As a result of creating this semi-automated machine learning-based process and integrating it with the rest of the existing systems, the insurance company was able to significantly cut down processing time and human error while being able to process larger volumes without increasing its staff count.

If you have a project in mind that you’d like to chat about – reach out!

IT Creative Labs is one of the Best Women-Owned Businesses in Clutch this 2022

The IT Creative Labs team is very happy to announce that we’ve been recently named as one of the best women-owned businesses on Clutch’s platform. We are honored and privileged to receive such an incredible accolade from the industry!

Founded in 2016, our team has been one of the go-to IT consulting and digital agencies in the New York Greater Area. We’ve been working with local and global companies by providing incredible development and solutions for our clients.

It goes without saying, but we are truly proud to be hailed as a leading business on Clutch!  This award signifies our unwavering commitment and dedication to our craft. The development and digital industries are very cutthroat! That’s why we are always looking for more opportunities to grow our business, learn more skills, and gain more experience. This is what it means to be one of the best in the industry!

To officially receive this award, here is our Founder and CEO, Nionila Ivanova:

“We are honored to be ranked in the Global Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses! Getting that kind of recognition in the tech industry is especially encouraging. Thank you, Clutch!”

Of course, we would also like to thank Clutch and their team for making this award possible. It is such an honor to be considered a top women-owned business on your platform. To our clients and partners, this award is dedicated to all of you! Thank you for believing in us and for trusting us with your business.

Let’s take our business to the next level! Reach out to us today.

Clutch Certifies IT Creative Labs as Top-Notch Women-Owned Company

At IT Creative Labs, we aim to bring in beautiful ideas to help you improve your business efficiency. Our team is filled with creative thinkers and talented individuals who can deliver impeccable results and drive your company forward. Since 2016, we have been solving problems and delivering innovative solutions across the entire spectrum of modern business needs.

Our dedication as a team has allowed us to be featured and recognized by some industry leaders. Hailing from Washington, DC., Clutch is a B2B platform that is widely known for its vast directories of client reviews, market research, and agency rankings. The platform connects potential clients and service providers from different industries and locations from all over the world.

Clutch has a certification program that is widely sought after by service providers with special causes. The program allows agencies to self identify their veteran, gender, and racial minority identities. Clutch created this certification program to help socially and economically disadvantaged vendors showcase their services and connect with clients.

It is our pleasure to announce that we have been recognized as one of the leading women-owned companies on Clutch. We are thrilled to reach this wonderful milestone this 2021. Our team is grateful for the platform that Clutch has given to service providers like us.

“Throughout various industries, women-owned companies provide a unique and important perspective that’s often overlooked.” stated Clutch Customer Experience Analyst Carolyn Rider. “We want to highlight these companies for everything that they bring to the table, from their thoughtfulness to their detail-oriented mindsets.”

In addition to that, our company was also recognized as one of the best email marketing firms by The Manifest, a company listing site.

Our whole team is genuinely grateful for the overwhelming support from our clients. Their trust has allowed us to reach these inspiring mileposts. We can’t imagine ourselves here new without the fantastic and priceless relationships that we’ve built throughout our engagements.

Do you have an engagement in mind? Let’s hear it! Send us a message and let us know how we can work together.

IT Creative Labs Responds to Covid-19

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures.

Therefore IT Creative Labs is launching a Covid-19 Response Program. In a nutshell the Program allows any small business, including individual entrepreneurs, to receive free web design and web development services from our company. The Program is intended to help as many small businesses as possible to get their products and services online without any burden of additional costs and expenses to do so. Another goal of the Program is to get the businesses back up and running in the shortest time span. For that reason we are setting up a special Squad team that will be dedicated to delivering quick, efficient, functional solutions.

It is important to highlight that even though the program is open to any existing or new business in need, IT Creative Labs has limited capacity and will accommodate as many requests as it can handle on the first come first serve basis.

The Program is open to any business impacted by the lockdowns across the globe and is absolutely free. You can apply here.

Stay safe, healthy and keep your spirits up.

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