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No one ever got fired for buying IBM

Technology consulting firms are everywhere. Many have familiar names like IBM, Accenture and McKinsey. Some may be vendors you're working with. But in most cases one thing is almost certain. They sold you on their "reach" …
Jonathan Mills
January 12th, 2021
Diagram depicting the life cycle staged approach of an advanced persistent threat (APT) which repeats itself once complete.

How to avoid malware

The SUNBURST malware, likely of Russian origin, was a remarkable and devastating breach of cybersecurity.  The data gathered will likely advantage the hackers and their government for years to come.
Tony Rost
January 12th, 2021
CES 2021

A CES Quick Guide

As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, we’re thrilled to kick off 2021 with several Toads attending the first all-digital CES 2021! Here’s an overview of why you should go, what to expect, and how to get the most out of the…
Corinna Gelster-Borgardt
January 8th, 2021
You're on mute, bro

You’re on mute…

When it comes to summing up 2020 it’s the ubiquitous phrase “you’re on mute” that is both perfect and a little painful. Unlike other shining examples of corporate-speak like “circle back around”, “set the table”, or “…
Julie Scott
January 7th, 2021
AWS re:Invent

A UX perspective on AWS re:Invent 2020

In 2020, a majority of events moved online, making them more accessible than ever before, and an outcome of this change has created new opportunities for user experience practices to be incorporated into the interactions…
Sonali Sampat
January 6th, 2021
Farewell 2020

Farewell 2020

On New Years Eve, from the comfort of my couch, I watched the “Good Riddance 2020” Pink Martini streaming event on OPB. 2021 had felt as though it was taking its own sweet time to arrive, and you could feel the anticipatory…
Sonali Sampat
January 6th, 2021
AWS re:Invent

AWS re:Invent announcements 2020

Things are a little different this year at AWS re:Invent, but one thing remained unchanged: Andy Jassy’s AWS 2020 re:Invent keynote was packed with exciting announcements!
Corinna Gelster-Borgardt
January 1st, 2021
Work From Home

Takeaways from 2020

This was a bizarre year that delivered a mix of stress and opportunities. I found new hobbies, new tricks for remote working, and new ways of managing business. Below are some highlights of 2020:
Tony Rost
December 28th, 2020
To Blog or Not to Blog

To Blog or Not to Blog

For someone who does not consider himself much of a writer, “To Blog or Not to Blog?” is a question of Shakesperian proportions. I have questions — so many questions. What would I write about? Would anyone care?
Bob Fiorella
December 28th, 2020
Networking

I Suppose 2020 Wasn't All Bad

Oh, 2020. How glad I will be to see it end. But.
Irina Goldman
December 24th, 2020
Top 5 Lessons

Top Five Lessons I Learned in 2020

Saying this has been an incredibly difficult year is an understatement. Both personally and professionally, we were all stretched, challenged, and shaped in ways we never foresaw.
Corinna Gelster-Borgardt
December 23rd, 2020
2020 Hackathon group

Metal Toad’s Remote Work 2020 AWS Hackathon: Outcomes & Innovations

The dust has settled at the Toads’ biannual hackathon, and what a ride it was! After 48 hours of designing, building, learning, and collaborating—plus an undisclosed amount of coffee—four teams created four working…
Corinna Gelster-Borgardt
December 23rd, 2020

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