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Get the Total for Calculated Columns in SharePoint

Posted on November 17, 2016|by: Ricardo Palhano| 2 Comments

Creating a total calculated column

Creating a Calculated Column MetroStar previously published a blog on using the DataView Web Part and SharePoint Designer to get the total on a Calculated Column. This is because SharePoint does not do totaling on Calculated Columns Out of the Box (OOB). Here we discuss an alternative method that does not have any restrictions on […]

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SharePoint Tutorial: Creating a button in SharePoint 2013 or 2016

Posted on November 15, 2016|by: Ricardo Palhano| 1 Comment

Using a button in sharepoint 2013 or 2016

An Updated Tutorial MetroStar previously published a tutorial detailing how to create a button to add items or documents to a list in SharePoint 2007. Since this was, and still is a popular post, in this blog we have updated the tutorial for SharePoint 2013 and 2016. Get the Add a New Item Link This […]

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Analytics on a Budget [Video]

Posted on November 7, 2016|by: Debbie Peterson| No Comments

Analytics on a Budget

The Power of Data We live in a data-driven world. Every decision we make, every report we write, everything we do is powered by data. Appropriately leveraging data can be a powerful tool for enabling you to get the most out of your budget. Smart data decisions also help small businesses, make big business impressions. […]

Filed in: Analytics, Marketing, Tips & Tricks

Ingredients for Cyber Dog Food

Posted on October 25, 2016|by: Debbie Peterson| No Comments

Ingredients for your Cyber Dog Food

What is Cyber Dog Food? Cybersecurity is a watchdog that’s always on duty. As you may have read in our piece on Homeland Security Today, ” you must be willing to apply the same standards to your company’s network as you would when making a recommendation to a client.” What are the ingredients of Cyber […]

Filed in: Cybersecurity, Our Culture

How Executive Leaders can be #ChangeAgents

Posted on October 24, 2016|by: Debbie Peterson| No Comments

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ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference Government and industry leaders have joined together in Williamsburg, VA to talk about “game-changing executive collaboration, focus, and training around transformational leadership, agile government, and disruptive technology.” Click here to learn more about ACT-IAC and the Executive Leadership Conference. We’re tracking the trends on social media (in partnership with Zoomph), check […]

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Are You Password Protected?

Posted on October 18, 2016|by: Joseph Kinder| 1 Comment

Are you password protected

Passwords: A Cheap Way to Improve Your Security Posture As a recently retired Naval Cyber Warrior, I come from a long line of salty and forward leaning communications and network security sea dog. My favorite sea dog was a Submarine Skipper who took over as the Battle Group N6 (meaning he owned all long haul […]

Filed in: Cybersecurity, Our Culture, Tips & Tricks

Design Thinking [Video]

Posted on September 6, 2016|by: Debbie Peterson| No Comments

Design Thinking

What is Design Thinking A designer’s work is often perceived as the final object or deliverable of a project but the reality is that great, user-friendly design is a process. Understand the Why If you haven’t seen Simon Sinek’s “Start With Why” TedTalk, it’s a great look into the bigger picture surrounding the importance of […]

Filed in: Digital, User Experience

Curating Content for All Generations

Posted on August 31, 2016|by: Brittany Harrell| No Comments

Curating Content For All Generations

In our fast-paced digital world, we’re exposed to hundreds of pieces of content every day. Take a moment and think about how many blog posts, news articles, social media posts, and even pesky ads you’re exposed to on a daily basis. Due to this fact, and the fact that overall we are all immensely overstimulated, […]

Filed in: Digital, Marketing

15 Essential Tools for Designers

Posted on August 29, 2016|by: Amy Higgins| No Comments

15 Essential Tools for Designers

15 Essential Tools for Designers As designers, we continually rely on tools and resources to help produce great work. There are hundreds of design tools out there and sometimes it is hard to find the right one. Whether you are a UX Designer, Visual Designer, or Front-end Developer, these tools may help make your design/development […]

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The Traveler’s Technology Toolbox

Posted on August 24, 2016|by: Jake Quartuccio| No Comments

The Traveler's Technology Toolbox

The Traveler’s Technology Toolbox When I traveled to Japan, Project Fi connected me to the internet, Google Maps told me where to go, Google Translate filled in the gaps of my Japanese. Not only did tech change the way I traveled, it changed the digital landscape as I traveled. Technology Makes it Easier to Travel […]

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