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Monday, December 22, 2014

Advertising Techniques for 2015: Don't Rely on Don Draper

Don_Draper_Advertisting_TechniquesDon Draper of Mad Men is sometimes considered to be inspirational for marketers—and not because of his colorful life of women and drinking. His character is intended to represent the ideal advertiser, coming up with brilliant campaigns at snap judgments that win over customers instantly. In 2015, relying on your instincts isn't going to fly. 

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Lables: Marketing

Friday, December 19, 2014

Top Six Things Your IT Manager Should Do to Prepare for 2015

IT_ManagerAs the calendar is set to turn, businesses should be shoring up their end of the year items, and getting their plans in place for moving forward to 2015. For IT Managers, this means there are a number of different tasks and items to check off the list. They must ensure a company’s immediate IT needs are being met while also planning ahead for what’s to come in the next year. Let’s take a look at some of the top preparation items on an IT Manger’s List:

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Lables: Information Technology

Friday, December 19, 2014

Software Design with a Focus on Security

Software_Design_with_a_Security_FocusWith current news surrounding the Sony Pictures cyber-attack as well as recent memories of other 2014 vulnerabilities like CryptoWall and the POODLE/BEAST exploits, businesses are placing information security at a premium as the calendar turns to 2015. When exploring options for new IT solutions, businesses will be looking for solutions that not only perform well but help keep their companies safe and secure. So what does this emphasis on security mean in the world of software design? For companies that develop software solutions for businesses, it means they must also place a high emphasis on security when designing solutions for their customers.

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Lables: Custom Software

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Captain Hindsight’s Approach to Evaluating Websites

Captain_Hindsight_Evaluating_WebsitesIf you’re not familiar with Captain Hindsight, the superhero parody character from South Park, you can probably surmise what his main superpower is. With the benefit of hindsight, he has the uncanny ability to point out what people should have done differently to change the outcomes of situations. While Captain Hindsight can be irritating and crass, taking his approach to evaluating work can be a great way to learn from your mistakes and improve going forward.

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Lables: Web Design

Monday, December 15, 2014

Computer Technology Emerging in 2015

Computer_Technology-1As the year draws to a close and businesses begin to set their sights on what they can accomplish in 2015, they should pay close attention to computer technology trends that are set to emerge. Keeping an eye on businesses technology innovations can give companies a competitive advantage. The more information you have, the more potential opportunities you have to investigate and evaluate new technologies. Here are some key trends and innovations to keep an eye on for 2015.

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Lables: Information Technology

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cut the Crap from your Marketing Plan

Wolverine_Marketing_PlanWolverine, a member of the X-Men, is one of the more popular Marvel Superheroes. He is known for his adamantium skeleton and powerful claws as well as his superhuman healing ability. What many fans love him for is his no-nonsense, “cut the crap” attitude. He is not interested in sugar-coating anything, and is not one for trepidation. He jumps right into the task and takes a chance without the fear of failure.  

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Lables: Marketing

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Ten Best Practices for Writing Faster SQL Queries

In this post, Pashupati Shrestha, Lead Software Engineer at Miles Technologies, discusses some common SQL development pitfalls to avoid and gives his 10 best tips for writing faster SQL queries. 

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Lables: Custom Software

Monday, December 08, 2014

Wayfinding in User Interface Design

Wayfinding

In this post, Joe Zeoli, Senior Website and Graphic Designer at Miles Technologies, discusses the architecture and engineering concept of wayfinding, and how it applies to designing website with positive user experiences. 

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Lables: Web Design

Friday, December 05, 2014

Top Four Business Technology Fails: Are You Committing Them?

Business_Technology_FailsWhen a business is having an issue with its technology, there is a wide range of impacts that can result. It could be anything from a minor problem that delays a task by a few minutes to a catastrophic problem that causes a business to completely go down or permanently lose critical data. Business technology can sometimes be a cruel, unforgiving world. An outdated system or application can slow you down and leave you behind the competition. An improper backup can result in losing key data and possibly key customers.

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Lables: Information Technology

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Examples of Software That Changed the Business Landscape

Examples_of_SoftwareSoftware is a powerful tool for businesses of any type or size. Processes that decades ago took many man-hours to complete can now be entirely automated thanks to software systems that businesses rely on to accomplish their daily tasks. There have been countless examples of software systems that have made a paramount impact on the way businesses are run today. While some of them—such as Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and Salesforce—are very obvious in the way they’ve helped shape the business climate, there are other examples of software that have helped changed the way business operate. Let’s take a look at some of these less evident examples of software:

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Lables: Custom Software

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