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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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Prosperent is a growing tech startup based in downtown Colorado Springs — for a few more months, anyway. Continue Reading Local tech startup might decide to grow elsewhere

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Comcast expands its Internet Essentials program

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Comcast is expanding its low-cost Internet, computers and training programs in Colorado. The program was previously only available to students who qualified for free lunches under the National School Lunch program. Now, students who qualify for reduced-price meals can also use the program.   More than 5,000 Colorado families have enrolled in Internet Essentials in… Continue Reading Comcast expands its Internet Essentials program

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Two weeks ago I took the drastic step of blocking Facebook in my office. Well, it’s an office of one, so really what I’m saying is that I’ve stopped using Facebook during the day. However, since then the changes in productivity and mood are so dramatic that I wanted to share my findings with you.… Continue Reading Let’s block social media in the office

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