Category Archives: Technology

Netizen Cyber Threat Intelligence – June 24, 2015

Welcome to the Netizen IT Threat Intelligence Newsletter.  A complimentary service of Netizen Corporation, intended to help protect your business from the ever growing and ever changing threat of cyber attacks.  ZERO DAY VULNERABILITY ALERT  HP Drops The Hammer On Unpatched Internet Explorer 11’s Zero Day Vulnerability ” Last year HP’s highly regarded Zero Day Initiative group found […]
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Smart(er) Government Through Openness

We live on the cusp of an era which could be booming with troves of freely available data and other resources, created and curated lovingly by technical experts of all types, and made easily accessible through a web browser or mobile device. We need an Open Source and Open Data revolution in government to make this a reality, […]
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Add Value, Not Complexity

Very often IT professionals have to pick up where many others have left off. All things started somewhere, but very few of us actually get to experience the ground floor and understand the mentality during the time a system was first conceived and created, especially in large organizations. What started off as a novel idea or approach […]
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Coding vs Engineering: What You Need To Grow Your Startup

There is an age-old debate about what qualifies as “Software Engineering” versus “Programming” or “Coding” and it stems from a misconception in many parts of the tech community about exactly what true engineering entails. As software engineers do not generally have the rigorous certification processes in the United States that our civil and other engineering […]
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On Hiring Veterans

What if I told you there was a large pool of incredibly talented, disciplined and eager employees out there just waiting for the right opportunity but find themselves passed over because of a lack of understanding regarding their particular skills? Well, there is. They are our military veterans. Study after study has shown that the benefits of […]
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Fast, Cheap, Good-Enough Software Is Not Good For Business

Cheap, Fast or Good Software – Pick Two. Pick Right. There is a lot of buzz out there about the pace at which software is being made today. Forty-eight hour hackathons, endless “sprints” pushing developers to their breaking point to crank out new features, and countless nights trying to finalize “just one more” feature which was added […]
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Lessons in Startup Project Management Part II: The Tools

In a previous post I tried to dispel some of the myth of how entrepreneurs in “hip” startups perceive project management.  It is not (well, it doesn’t have to be) a stodgy, stifling bureaucratic nightmare, and, on the other hand, just calling your operations “Lean” or “Agile” does not mean it is effective project management. […]
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Startup Founders Must Love to Learn

We reposted this from a blog our founder wrote some time back, thinking it was pertinent to the required mentality of entrepreneurs looking to break into the tech scene. Look, tech startups are hot now, but they aren’t for everyone, regardless of what Silicon Valley says. If you aren’t willing to put in the time […]
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How a Scrappy Startup in a DC Garage Revolutionized Healthcare.gov

For clarification, we wanted to point out that this particular praise for this system only applies to a small portion of the site – the static interface.  It has become apparent, unfortunately, that the majority of the back-end was developed with typical procurement mechanisms, and handled much like many other turbulent federal projects.  This example […]
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Microsoft Lync Online + Speek = Conferencing Bliss

Let us preface this blog entry by saying up front that Netizen Corporation is not in any way sponsored by these two companies nor did they pay anyone for this content.  We are just avid fans of these particular technologies and choose to share some of what we have learned with them. So, let’s begin. […]
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