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Consumer Grade Expectations

Consumer Grade Expectations

Here at Metal Toad, we’re constantly engaged in developing solutions for complex, cloud-focused application needs. What’s intriguing about the space I hold (account management and partner development) is that clients are increasingly sophisticated in their expectations.
By Jonathan Mills, Director of Accounts
August 29, 2019
Alibaba.com Panel

Metal Toad's CEO Talks Future of eCommerce at Alibaba.com Seminar

On July 26th, Metal Toad’s CEO and Founder Joaquin Lippincott, spoke at Build-up, an event hosted by Alibaba.com in partnership with the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and California Market Center. As the world’s fourth most valuable tech company and a business to business (B2B) goliath, Alibaba.com holds these seminars to aid growing businesses access to the invaluable tools and services they provide.   
By Corinna Gelster-Borgardt, Creative Director
August 8, 2019
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An Overview of Redux Middleware for React Applications

While working with large React applications, having a solid Redux architecture can keep data flow clean and easy to debug. A common point of confusion in Redux is the middleware pattern. We'll discuss why Redux middleware is beneficial, where it fits in, and step through an implementation of it.
By Mike Guida,
August 2, 2019
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The Cloud is More Secure Than Your Facility

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal ominously titled Capital One Breach Casts Shadow Over Cloud Security, veers dangerously close to blaming an internal company error at Capital One on one of the most secure companies in the world.  The article might be better headlined as "dirty bath water casts shadow over baby".  
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
August 2, 2019
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The Value of Android, iOS, and React to the Cloud

As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Metal Toad helps our clients identify their cloud solutions.  However, one question I frequently hear is, “If we are building cloud solutions, then why is there a need for engineers in Android, iOS, and React specialties?”.  
By James Simshaw, Senior Software Engineer
July 31, 2019
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How Cloud became the most important buzzword in business

Cloud is not the first (and probably not the last) disruptor to business via software.  Over the past 50 years or so there have been four major epochs of software, with Cloud being the latest. SaaS software is dying and the Cloud is coming for all of us.
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
July 21, 2019
How to Choose the Right Cloud Provider

How to Choose the Right Cloud Provider

The promise of cloud technology has spawned tremendous innovation by some of the biggest, most powerful companies in the world. Choosing a cloud provider is a very important undertaking. Get it wrong, and you’ll incur big costs, delays, and headaches; get it right, and you’ll position your firm for a more scalable and profitable future. To make the right decision, it’s critical to understand the differences among the top cloud providers. Each brings a different set of strengths and weaknesses…
By Nathan Wilkerson, Cloud Operations Manager
June 14, 2019
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Why the Cloud Movement Is the Future of All Business

Cloud computing is quickly becoming not just another tech innovation, but a fundamental shift in the way businesses function. Learn the top 6 advantages of moving to cloud and the ONLY 3 ways to accomplish innovation.
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
June 11, 2019

Effects of Siloing

In my first blog on this topic, I covered the root causes of siloing. This time around, I am going to provide a few positive and negative effects that siloing can produce, starting with productivity.  
By James Simshaw, Senior Software Engineer
April 12, 2019
5 Signs You Need Cloud Migration Consulting

5 Signs You Need Cloud Migration Consulting

At some point in the last decade, you’ve probably bought a new computer. And at first, it’s great: performance is zippy, but after a few years, things start slowing down. Even though you upgrade your OS things seem wonky. And your friends—who just bought the latest model —are talking about all kinds of cool features that aren’t available on your machine. So you start shopping for a new computer...and the cycle repeats.
By Victoria Blake, Vice President of Product
April 4, 2019

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