Apple v. FBI: A Tech Guy’s Reaction to #ApplevsFBI Tweets

There has been a lot of contention regarding the recent “fight” between Apple Inc. and the FBI over an iPhone. Unfortunately, much of the discussion has been hyperbole regarding the privacy and security of American citizens. To track developments on the matter, I used Zoomph – our trusty social media listening platform — to find […]

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Our Podcast Interview with TechnologyAdvice: 3 Key Takeaways

Ali Manouchehri, CEO at MetroStar Systems, was a recent guest on the TechnologyAdvice Expert Interview Series. The series, which is hosted by TechnologyAdvice’s Josh Bland, explores a variety of business and technology landscapes through conversations with industry leaders. In this episode, we discuss the impact mobility, the cloud, and cybersecurity have on businesses. Below are […]

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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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Budget 101: Part 1 – Befriending the Budget

It’s downright scary There is a word that causes terror in most people. Even I quiver when I think about it, and I’m considered a seasoned financial professional. However, it’s important in both your professional and personal life.  Have you guessed it yet? That’s right, the word is… BUDGET Why is the word budget so […]

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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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Part 1: Mobile-Friendly Doesn’t Mean Mobilegeddon

Last week Google rolled out their mobile-friendly update. Web chatter leading up to the April 21st roll-out contained headlines with phrases like “wreak havoc on small business” and “Brace Yourselves”. “Mobilegeddon” descended full force – complete with flaming asteroids and mushroom clouds. Before we tackle “Mobilegeddon”, it’s important to understand Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm. Google’s Search […]

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Announcing SharePoint and Mobility Seminar for Federal Agencies Nov 19th

Enterprise Collaboration meets Secure Mobile Collaboration You are cordially invited to join MetroStar Systems and Microsoft for an educational seminar. When: Tues Nov 19th Time: 9:30am – 11:30am Session: Driven by an explosion in smartphones and tablet devices, mobility is redefining business productivity by enabling new opportunities for secure sharing, access, viewing, and editing of data across the […]

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Do you ever brag about your employer?

Do you ever brag about your employer? I know I do. Whether it’s grabbing a bite to eat after work or a night out on the town over the weekend with friends, I often find myself bragging about my employer. It never takes long for the individuals accompanying me to ask  if we are accepting […]

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We’re Hiring Wednesday – Meet Our HR Team

It’s that time again! We’re Hiring Wednesday – the second installment.  This week I’d like to introduce you to our HR/Recruiting Team and as always, the top 5 hottest job openings of the week! Top 5 Hottest Job Openings: SharePoint Developer (Advanced) SharePoint Developer (Intermediate) Senior Content Strategist Business Process Engineer Technical Project Manager If […]

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