About Grasshopper (The Virtual Phone System for Entrepreneurs) - Grasshopper Virtual PBX Don oversees Grasshopper's enterprise-wide operational processes to create an outstanding customer experience that drives tremendous growth. Don boasts a 17-year track record of helping businesses of all sizes scale their operational processes. Before joining Grasshopper, Don was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Sagebridge Consulting, LLC, which develops web solutions for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Don also served as Vice President of Professional Services for Granitar Inc., a top-tier Internet consulting firm, where he provided technology solutions to Fortune 1000 clients including State Street Bank, Fidelity, Amtrak, New York Times Digital, and Standard & Poors. In addition, he has held leadership positions at firms such as Mitchell Madison Group, Siemens, Westinghouse, and IBM.
How to Get Your Facebook Posts Noticed in the News Feed Are your Facebook posts going unnoticed in Facebook’s news feed? Are you wondering how to get more people to pay attention? Sharing updates that speak to your fans’ interests and that entertains can provide great opportunities for interaction. Open Value Network Yasir Siddiqui: "An open-value network is a network of open-enterprises that can provide all functions of a corporation in an open-collaboration fashion. Recently, we have seen a rise in open-collaboration in the functions of marketing, communication, value creation, and so forth. Collaborative Software Development Platforms for Crowdsourcing This article first appeared in IEEE Software magazine and is brought to you by InfoQ & IEEE Computer Society. Outsourcing to the crowd, or crowdsourcing, has launched extremely successful businesses, such as Linux. But platforms for ef cient collaboration and crowdsourcing support are still emerging. Authors Xin Peng, Ali Babar, and I provide an overview of current technologies for crowdsourcing. I look forward to hearing from both readers and prospective column authors about this column and the technologies you want to know more about.
10 tips for better slide decks Aaron created this slide deck for a recent presentation on how TED’s tech team avoids problems by preparing well for all the possible pitfalls. He picked this stunning image—of a container ship about to tip—to begin it. View the whole slidedeck from this presentation. Aaron Weyenberg is the master of slide decks. Our UX Lead creates Keynote presentations that are both slick and charming—the kind that pull you in and keep you captivated, but in an understated way that makes you actually focus on what’s being said out loud.