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Driving on I-25, there’s an app for that

Waiting on the morning DJ to give a traffic update about the I-25 commute from Colorado Springs to Denver? Wait no more. The Colorado Department of Transportation recently launched the I-25 corridor CDOT Mobile, a free smartphone mobile app. CDOT Mobile will give travelers real-time information on highway conditions and traffic. “We first launched CDOT… Continue Reading Driving on I-25, there’s an app for that

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Udall to head U.S. Senate Stategic Forces subcommittee

Sen. Mark Udall will head up a committee that oversees issues critical to Colorado’s military and aerospace communities. Udall, who is a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, has been named the chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, which oversees such issues as cyberdefense, military space programs, nuclear weapons and intelligence programs.… Continue Reading Udall to head U.S. Senate Stategic Forces subcommittee

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Denver-based Farnsworth Group Inc. has bought a local engineering firm, Systems Engineering, but plans to keep its Springs offices open. Systems Engineering provides mechanical, plumbing and process piping engineering services to clients nationwide, and was started in 1979 as Sol Chavez and Associates. It became Systems Engineering in 1986. “Farnsworth Group and System’s Engineering were… Continue Reading Denver firm acquires Systems Engineering

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Remember how personalization was the hottest thing going on the Internet about two years ago? Site visitors were able to customize the homepage of whatever site they were on by dragging/dropping page elements, and they could select the background images for their search pages in Google. It was a user-centric and fairly odd-looking trend. Interestingly… Continue Reading Tech Talk: New trend: taking personalization offline

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Why an $8/month web host costs you thousands

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It happened twice this week — corporate websites that I was working with (not ones I manage or host, mind you) were hacked into and disabled, seemingly at random. Was it random? I think not. Invariably, when I look into the hosting packages for these sites, they are hosted on shared “low cost” servers. You… Continue Reading Why an $8/month web host costs you thousands

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Lately I’ve been involved in strategy sessions that extend beyond technology into a more holistic business purview. And I have to say there’s a fundamental difference in approach between a strategist with a technical background versus a more analog background. But rather than bore you with a whole list of differences, I’ve boiled it down… Continue Reading Tech Talk: Techies vs. strategists, Just run the program

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Bal Seal, which has operations in Colorado Springs, is one of three finalists in the Colorado BioScience Association’s Company of the Year. The CBSA will announce its winner at its 2012 awards dinner celebration Dec. 6 in Denver. The other finalists are: Covidien (Colorado operations), Boulder; and TOLMAR Inc., Fort Collins. “Our Company of the… Continue Reading Spings’ Bal Seal a finalist for Colorado bioscience company of the year

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Top technical reasons marketers get fired

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Marketing is becoming a technical profession, much to the dismay of many who thought they would have a career filled with martinis and long meetings about pictures and how to fit those pictures into hilarious ads. Some weeklong celebrity photo shoots in the Bahamas would be nice too. Unfortunately, now marketers are as responsible for… Continue Reading Top technical reasons marketers get fired

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ReClouding with a brighter outlook

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About a year ago, I wrote a column about how I thought the cloud was great until my computer crashed and I had to download everything through a tiny pipe back to my computer. It turns out there’s a better way to use the cloud. Let’s take another look at it, but with another year… Continue Reading ReClouding with a brighter outlook

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Brian and Paul Hegarty cannot say whether entrepreneurialism is innate or learned. One thing is certain, they said, it isn’t easy. Being an entrepreneur requires passion, drive and a strong will when standing at the crossroads deciding when it is time to press forward with a startup and when it’s time to let it go.… Continue Reading Father and son entrepreneurs offer advice on how to stay in the game

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