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The new CEO for Neumann Systems Group says he doesn’t understand why the local company has become a “political whipping boy” for Colorado Springs leaders. NSG, which is installing a clean-coal scrubber at the Martin Drake Power Plant near downtown, has been under fire for months – constantly battling misconceptions and falsehoods, said Todd Tiahrt,… Continue Reading Neumann CEO defends company record, progress

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CoPilot app swoops in on Incline hype

Some stories about the Manitou Incline are like big-fish-that-got-away tales. Someone knows a guy who knows a gal who climbed the Incline in less than 20 minutes, in the heat, with a pack and without breaking a sweat. No one can be sure whether the stories are true or just part of the competitive lore… Continue Reading CoPilot app swoops in on Incline hype

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Move to de-automate web content

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I saw the announcement this week at LinkedIn: On March 15, the professional networking site will discontinue support for RSS feeds in its groups. And as the manager of several trade groups on LinkedIn, I had to sigh with disappointment, but also nod in agreement. This move marks the trend toward de-automating content on the… Continue Reading Move to de-automate web content

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The web exploded Wednesday morning with news that Yahoo CEO told employees no more telecommuting. CEO Marissa Mayer sent a memo to Yahoo employees saying she was instituting a no work from home policy. Everyone had an opinion. NBC reported that 13.4 million people worked from home at least part-time during a typical week in… Continue Reading Telecommuting hot topic after Yahoo CEO nixes it

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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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