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07
Mon

Analytics on a Budget [Video]

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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

25
Tue

Ingredients for Cyber Dog Food

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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

24
Mon

How Executive Leaders can be #ChangeAgents

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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 […]

Filed in: Our Culture

06
Tue

Design Thinking [Video]

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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

22
Mon

Making Applications Accessible for Everyone

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This blog was drafted by our UX Summer Intern, Chris Caulfield. The growing digital population Today the internet has an estimated 3.4 billion users, this is 46% of world’s population. Within America, usage of mobile technology is only growing – 68% have smartphones and 45% have tablets. People are constantly engaging with applications on these […]

Filed in: Our Culture, Tips & Tricks, User Experience

16
Tue

3 Keys to User Onboarding [VIDEO]

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Properly onboarding users to your digital experience is essential to converting lifetime users. Every day, our User Experience (UX) experts on our Digital team work with clients to ensure that they are implementing the best practices and core features of onboarding. Proper onboarding will help ensure that the investment you have made to your website, […]

Filed in: Digital, Tips & Tricks, User Experience

09
Tue

Summer in Review – Intern Class of 2016

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Summer Internships Each summer MetroStar hosts a class of interns, who are provided with the opportunity to gain real-life experience related to their field of study. Students come from around the country to join our internship program and become an integrated part of MetroStar’s teams, mission, and culture. This summer, our interns got to work […]

Filed in: Careers, Employee Spotlight

11
Mon

5 Ways to Conquer Amazon Prime Day

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Ahoy Amazon-aholics If you’re like us and have a never ending stream of cardboard boxes with Amazon tape hitting your doorstep, then you know that Amazon Prime day is tomorrow (or July 12 for the less enthusiastic Amazonians). Amazon has promised over 100,000 deals including steals on TVs, toys, and electronics. What is Prime Day? […]

Filed in: Our Culture

26
Thu

Top 3 Lessons Shared with GMU’s Class of 2016

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If you’re not one of the graduates proudly dawning your robe and enjoying the crowning achievement of your college career, you’re probably sitting in the stands teary-eyed and cheering your friends and family as they march. Last week, MetroStar’s CEO and Co-Founder Ali Reza Manouchehri had the opportunity to give the commencement speech at his Alma […]

Filed in: Collaboration, Community, Leadership, Our Culture

25
Thu

Essential Elements of a Successful R&D Program

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While the concept of research is as old as science, the pairing of research and development is a relatively new development. The innovations that result in new products and new processes usually have their roots in research; they have followed a path from laboratory idea, to pilot or prototype production, to full-scale production and market […]

Filed in: Collaboration, Our Culture, Technology, Tips & Tricks