Tag Archives for MetroStar Systems

MetroStar Systems Celebrates 17th Anniversary

Written by: Allison Lee Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Today, MetroStar Systems celebrated 17 years of hard work — and fantastic anniversary breakfasts. Co-founders Ali Reza Manouchehri (CEO) and Robert J. Santos (President) treated the team to a lavish breakfast spread, complete with veggie omelets and french toast. Read more: 5 Essential Qualities of a Healthy Startup, as said by our CEO While 17 […]

The UX Train: Getting Your Clients on Board

Written by: Dane Robertson Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

You’re on the fast track to building a successful product after having discovered the value of a user-centered approach, but your clients aren’t all on board yet. Project goals, deadlines, and politics are outweighing the needs of the user. As advocates for your users, you must persuade your clients and stakeholders to put the users first. […]

Through the Eyes of the Intern

Written by: Stephanie Wilson Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

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 […]

Learn to Say No & Increase Your Chances of Winning Federal Business

Written by: Ali Manouchehri Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Over the past few years, fellow friends, colleagues, and strangers (that have become friends) have reached out to me via LinkedIn and email and the one consistent question is, “What does it take to win business in the federal space?” After many mistakes, I realized how important it is to establish your processes and then […]

Part 1: Mobile-Friendly Doesn’t Mean Mobilegeddon

Written by: Debbie Peterson Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

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 […]

Social Media 101: Listening To Your Fans

Written by: Amir Zonozi Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Social Media 101 Tips: Business isn’t as usual; consumers have become empowered, and stronger than ever. Customers are on multiple social media platforms, increasingly vocal and being heard. If you proactively listen to what is being said about your brand, you will stay ahead of the curve, increase revenue, and make important connections with your […]

Why Do Some Products Fail?

Written by: Amir Zonozi Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Remember the New Coke experiment or Qwikster from Netflix? They are just two of many products that entered the market with such buzz and hype, yet ultimately made a quick exit. The reality is it is inevitable that some products will fail; actually, the majority of new product launches will fail. Failure isn’t a bad […]

Analyzing the Social Media Output of Euro 2012 with Zoomph

Written by: MetroStar Marketing Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

The Euro 2012 football (or “Soccer” to you Americans out there) tournament is well underway, with each participating country having played at least one match.  There have been a few surprises in the results during the early portions of the group stage. The Italians are on the outside looking in as they attempt to advance […]

Supernova Active Directory Upgrade

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            I’m excited to announce that the MetroStar Systems blog, SUPERNOVA, has just received a major backend upgrade, an Active Directory login system.  This is a project that I have been working on for the last few weeks and was something that I really wanted to have implemented before I finished my Summer internship here at […]

COMPUTERWORLD Recognizes The MetroStar Advantage!

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Logo of ComputerWorld Best Places to Work in IT 2011

ComputerWorld recently released its annual report recognizing the 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2011. I am excited to announce that MetroStar Systems made the list with an impressive showing at #85 overall! We also finished in the Top 10 of the Small Business Category and #2 in the South Atlantic Region. In a region filled with many tech companies, it is also noteworthy to mention that MetroStar Systems is the only IT firm in Reston, Virginia ranked in the report.

Our commitment to employee learning and development gave us a significant edge in the selection process. ComputerWorld created a special employer profile for each of the Top 100 companies and our Employer Profile highlights our innovative employee training, career development, and recognition strategies.

screen capture of MetroStar Systems employer profile in ComputerWorld Best Places to Work in IT 2011

We are excited to see that our dedication to excellence is being recognized by the one of the “leading sources in technology news and information for IT influencers nationwide.” This special recognition also comes on the heels of a fruitful 2010 where we were awarded accolades for significant growth. Job satisfaction, working in an enjoyable environment, employees benefits, and excellent employee morale add significant value to the quality of work we are able to provide to our clients, and acknowledgement for being a leader in this area only serves to strengthen our reputation. Special thanks to all of our team members who make MetroStar Systems one of the Best Places to Work in IT everyday!