Category: Technology

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How and when to use Slack, Email, Chat, Video, Phone, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Hangouts for work

        Filed under: Agile development, Project Management, Technology

There are a ton of communications tools out there.  The problem is that there is a ton of communications tools out there.  It’s a problem because people may monitor some communication channels while ignoring others.  Consequently, important messages could get missed or delayed. For us, it is important to use the right tool at the … Continued

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Why Toggl time tracker is better than JIRA tempo tracker

        Filed under: How to, Internet trends, Project Management, Technology

On my last blog post, I wrote about Why I Stopped Using the JIRA Tempo Tracker and how I instead started using toggl. And as promised, here’s my review on toggl after using it for one month. As I mentioned before, I started using toggl after Tempo’s tracker was updated and no longer omnipresent. Toggl … Continued

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Why I Stopped Using the JIRA Tempo Tracker

        Filed under: How to, Internet trends, Project Management, Technology, Things That Suck

Recently JIRA has been making a lot of changes and improvements, and going through them has been a little hard (like getting kicked out of your account and being forced to create a new one). Eventually, I got used to the changes, until Tempo tracker got “upgraded”. Tempo tracker was never the prettiest or smartest … Continued

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Why Government Contractors should Open Source their Software

        Filed under: Government, Technology, Web Development

Open source software is nothing new, but the rise in demand for open source contractors is. From small companies to large enterprises like Google, the open source movement is in full swing. Unsurprisingly, most governments are a few steps behind the latest social and technological trends, so naturally, government contractors are hesitant to join the open … Continued

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Why the Government should Open Source their Software

        Filed under: Government, Internet trends, Technology, Web Development

Let’s begin with a more pressing question, why does the government insist on using closed source software in the first place? Ben Balter, a reputable Project Manager at GitHub rightly points out the following: The federal government is the single largest purchaser of code in the world. So why is this code — taxpayer-funded and integral to the day-to-day … Continued

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Using Slack the smart way

        Filed under: Technology, Tutorials

First thing’s first: a short contextualization of what Slack is. Slack is a real-time messaging platform, and, if the first thing that came to your mind when you read that sentence is “it’s just a chat”, then you really need to read this post carefully. Slack goes beyond than just a regular chat; integrations with … Continued

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inQbation awarded GSA IT 70 contract

        Filed under: Drupal, Government, Technology, Web Development

LEESBURG HUB Zone, VIRGINIA inQbation, a small business provider of IT products and services to government agencies and nonprofit organizations, announces that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded the company a new IT Schedule 70 contract. inQbation has supported federal agencies including NASA, GSA, OMB, FDIC, ACUS, DHS, Department of State, and Department of Defense … Continued

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inQbation teams with REI to win DHS EAGLE II contract worth $22 billion

        Filed under: Government, Technology

WASHINGTON DC – The United States (US) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) contract in Functional Category 1, Service Delivery, Unrestricted. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract will provide a full range of services and solutions to support the information technology-based needs of DHS into … Continued

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Typeplate, and how to improve the presentation of your website

        Filed under: CSS3, Technology, Usability, Web Design

Nowadays, the use of CSS frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation is very common in front end development and it allows developers and designers to build good looking HTML structures pretty quickly. Usually these frameworks only focus on layout and functionality, disregarding basic design principles for typographic patterns. This is a big problem, because a website is not just layout, navigation, tooltips or buttons, … Continued

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Merchant Options for Bloggers

Merchant Options for Bloggers

        Filed under: Technology, WordPress

I have been working online full-time for more than a decade. My first website adventure was selling private label pet products, meaning I bought them, repackaged them and sold them as my own while also shipping them too. I was in business for just over a year when I decided that dealing with complaining customers, … Continued

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Lean Startup: Starting a business in reverse order

        Filed under: Startups, Technology

We named ourselves inQbation for a reason – back in LA circa 2007, entrepreneurs and wannabe entrepreneurs came to us to build a website.  But, we ended up doing more than that.  We ended up giving people business advice, business analysis, legal advice, financial advice, brand counseling, and strategic consulting.  We helped people to do … Continued

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GoDaddy buys (acquires) Media Temple

        Filed under: M&A, Technology

October 15, 2013 – Probably best known for its racy and controversial Superbowl ads and sexy model spokespeople such as Danica Patrick, GoDaddy announced today that it has acquired Media Temple, a higher-end hosting company and domain name registrar. I have used Media Temple for years and always thought they provided world-class hosting geared specifically … Continued

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How to avoid stupid mistakes by using a Knowledge Management System

How to avoid stupid mistakes by using a Knowledge Management System

        Filed under: How to, Project Management, Startups, Technology

stu·pid mis·take /ˈst(y)oopid məˈstāk/ Repeating a past mistake and failing to change a course of action based on lessons learnt from past mistakes. “Coming here was a stupid mistake, I should have known better.” Stupid mistakes are those that should not have happened because people should have known better.  They should have been taught what to … Continued

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Solid State Storage vs. Magnetic Storage

        Filed under: Technology, Web Development

Solid state storage eliminates the efficiency problems associated with traditional multi-unit magnetic file management systems. Adding more hard drives to a growing business environment or hosting service has never been an adequate solution for data storage needs. The traditional disk is out of date and soon to become a new reference point in discussions concerning … Continued

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Pinterest’s Explosive Growth Continues

        Filed under: Social Media, Technology

…and Facebook is getting nervous. Just over a year ago, we took note of the incredible overnight popularity of online pinboard, Pinterest. Well, according to the most recent statistics, Pinterest’s explosive growth hasn’t let up yet. In December, Nielsen released its 2012 Social Media Report, which revealed that Pinterest saw an increase of over 1000% in … Continued

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