Jennifer Pike

Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
July 25, 2016

Minimize Your Security Risk With These 5 Easy Tips

As technology in security improves, so do hackers’ proficiency in hacking. Getting started with minimizing security risks and protecting your company doesn’t have to require a huge chunk of your budget or an in-house expert.  Here are 5 simple ways you can start protecting your business today.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
July 18, 2016

Advances in Risk Simulation

Sometimes experience is needed for situations where it’s not feasible to gain it in real-life. In these cases where safety, cost, and risk are too high, simulations, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence are picking up the slack. While risk simulations have been around for years, the technology has not gone stagnant.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
June 13, 2016

It's Our Birthday! 10 Years of Mobile App Development

This week, we are celebrating our ten year anniversary! It’s been an adventure. We’ve joined forces with A4 Solutions, built new offices, acquired some excellent companies, built our own products, and expanded our service offerings. Here’s a look at how we began and what we have achieved.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
May 31, 2016

Make Remote Work Easier With These Tools

Being a remote worker offers a large amount of autonomy and flexibility, it also comes with some unique challenges. Staying focused, being transparent, and communicating clearly and effectively are imperative to success in remote work. Recently I discussed with a group of Metovian remote workers the tools they rely on. Although we found these tools to be helpful in a remote working context, they are undoubtably useful for in-office use as well.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
May 18, 2016

News From Google IO 2016

Today Google celebrated their 10th  Google IO developer conference. According to Google, Android is the most popular operating system in the world. Communication and machine learning were part of the focus today with Google Assistant, Google Home, and new chat and video apps. Android N has many improvements including a new VR Mode. Android Wear got an upgrade and a new platform for mobile analytics was announced. Read on for more details.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
May 6, 2016

What does it mean to be accountable?

As previously discussed, being transparent is the first step in becoming autonomous. Once you have the knowledge and tools in place to be transparent, you are on your way to gaining accountability. From there you gain responsibility and trust. Accountability is a natural friend to transparency. A lack of transparency and accountability can quickly turn into blame when ego is added.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
May 6, 2016

Metova's Got Talent

 Entering the elevator, I notice Tommy, our new hire, carrying a large stick-looking object. “Whatcha got there?” I ask. “A didgeridoo. It’s for the talent show today.” “Oh, of course,” I respond agreeably, although I have no clue what he is referring to.  

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
May 5, 2016

How Much Does Development Cost?

“How much does app development cost?” is the number one question Metova...

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
May 5, 2016

Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose

More than Money.

Offering salaries and raises alone does not necessarily make a good employee. According to Dan Pink’s TED Talk, monetary rewards increase performance, but only when tasks are straightforward and use very little, if any, thought. When tasks require thinking outside of the box and cognitive skills, monetary incentives have been found to actually decrease performance. In order to promote innovative thought and drive employees on an internal level, we give them goals. Autonomy, mastery, purpose: the same three elements that Dan Pink believes breed motivation and happiness. Taken separately, they mean little but when their powers combine create Captain Planet! No, that’s not right, what they really make is a happy, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and independent Metovian.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
April 27, 2016

The Best of April Fools 2016

 April Fools is a day when both individuals and companies try to have a bit of fun. I always love seeing what companies come up with as their April Fools prank. Here is a collection of pranks from this year that were particularly entertaining.

 

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
December 1, 2015
Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
November 13, 2015

Four Metovians Promoted

Metova has been growing at an astounding pace. We've opened an office in Conway and are preparing to open ones in Fayetteville, AR and Pensacola, FL. During such a huge period of growth, we've had several Metovians who have worked hard to give back to the company and helped Metova grow to be an even better place to work.

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