What’s the Need for Research & Development?

It may be tempting to put R&D on the back burner, especially during busy season. But we believe that R&D plays an essential role in growing our business all year round. Our research and development efforts have led us to discover new technologies, improve existing products and processes, and even win several awards. By embracing […]

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Part 2: Possible Use Cases for Microsoft Service Fabric

I’m Excited About Service Fabric. Now What? In my last blog, I looked at some of the common pain points Microsoft Service Fabric can help developers with. This week, we’ll take a closer look at some possible use cases. Use Case A possible use case is for a social network where users can send messages […]

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Building Cloud-Scale Enterprise Apps:
Our Take on Microsoft Service Fabric

Microsoft just changed everything about enterprise app development with their announcement that Service Fabric will be released as part of Windows Server 2016. For years, our enterprise customers have requested the features of commercial Software as a Service (SaaS) applications in their enterprise. They want fault tolerance, high availability, resilience, elasticity, and near-zero downtime. In […]

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Where are Your Users Looking?

I Love Cognitive Psychology Cognitive psychology taught me that even really smart, capable individuals are susceptible to cognitive biases simply because we’re humans and that’s what humans do.  A few examples of cognitive biases are: Confirmation Bias: Our natural tendency to be drawn to information that reinforces our own views Hindsight Bias: A tendency to […]

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Through the Eyes of the Intern

Finding the Right Fit As a marketing management student about to enter my senior year at Virginia Tech, getting real-world experience as a marketing intern was a top priority for me this summer. I spent several weeks applying to numerous marketing internship programs until I found my perfect match, MetroStar Systems. What drew me to […]

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The Puzzle Challenge Part 3

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Part 2: 7 Simple Suggestions for Mobile Optimization

Avoid Being Abandoned Last week we discussed embracing the mobile-friendly movement. Take a moment and look around, if you’re not reading this on a mobile device, you probably have one (or two) sitting within reach. Remember the last time you accessed a site on a mobile device, and you couldn’t read the text, or click […]

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Legacy Migration, Data Warehousing?

One of the sessions in the ZCEA course was geared towards legacy migration.  The course described how to use data warehousing to migrate legacy systems into modern technology solutions.  John states that this isn’t an end on its own but more a means to the end of legacy migration.  In my humble opinion, I disagree […]

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The best reason to deploy Windows 8 in your Enterprise, is the Apps platform

There are many reasons for deploying Windows 8 in the enterprise to replace Windows 7/XP such as the new security features like Secure Boot, Windows To Go, and its new mobility support.  But in my opinion, the most compelling reason is the new app runtime environment and the advantages this model gives me to provide […]

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