Search Results Year Archives: 2010
In the past, we used to distinguish between Technology Companies, and Technology Enabled Companies. The difference was pretty clear – the former developed technology products, while the latter used technology to enable the product or service delivery. In the technology space, mobile companies used to be a distinct type of companies, which usually developed products or services specifically to be used on mobile devices and on-the-go. In the last few years, this has changed. Since Apple created the mobile apps … READ MORE
Please enjoy our new website pictures, courtesy of one of our multi-talented engineers, Ilija Veselica. Thanks, Ilija, for sharing your gift with us all!
The world is coming to the idea of the MVP, Minimum Viable Product, which is a short-cut way of saying build the simplest product that will accomplish the goals of your organization. This is a terrifically clarifying mode of thinking, and leads to all sorts of useful decisions about what NOT to do, which will allow you to be as productive and efficient as is reasonable. It’s a great habit, and leads to really nice things like sustainability, profit, iterative … READ MORE
I speak to many smart people in my wanderings around the tech world – educated, large vocabulary, neat stories, good experience, etc. The “successful” ones, with terrifically successful companies, fame and fortune, share most of theses traits with the lesser successful ones. Which got me thinking: what IS the difference between the crazy-successful smart people and the run-of-the-mill MIT/Harvard/etc. PhD/MBA/whatever??? The answer, I’m very, very sorry to say, is (mostly) a blend of timing, whether it’s when he/she graduated, who … READ MORE
Our development shop in Split recently moved to a brand new building in town. The new offices are terrific, and will no doubt improve our team’s job satisfaction – we might even see a bump in productivity! Now we have: – Private offices with windows, so there is plenty of daily light. – Plenty of wired Ethernet connections as well as multiple wireless hot spots. – Redundant high speed access to the internet. – Plenty of parking in the building’s … READ MORE
In 2008 and again in 2009, Inc Magazine which ranks companies based on rate of growth, ranked extensionEngine #1008 for 2009. That puts us in the 80th percentile of fastest growing private companies in the US. The Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage of revenue growth over the prior 3+ years. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2006 (we beat that handily having been founded in 2000!), and able to show … READ MORE
Yes, I know, I know. “Cloud Computing” has been talked about and actually used for some time now by many companies, my favorite being 37 Signals with their products. We at extensionEngine use Basecamp for project management and Highrise as a CRM and if you look closely, you can see Amazon’s Cloud powering the whole thing with terrific alacrity. What I mean is that the amount of money and effort behind the various Clouds has reached such a critical mass … READ MORE
i-Nalysis announced that it has closed on an angel round of funding that should allow it to reach its next milestones though the coming months. extensionEngine CEO Bob Allard is a board member of the company and advises founder and President Drew Hession-Kunz on strategy and how best to not lose sight of the big picture when trying to bootstrap a startup.