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IT Help Desk: 8 signs you’ve left it too long

Julie Duran-Gelléri
June 01, 2016

Every day you answer IT queries from users, but you’re starting to think there has to be a better way. First of all, you also have other things to take care of, and second, you have the sneaking suspicion that the problem is getting worse by the day...

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7 tips on how to build better websites

Thomas Carney
May 12, 2016

Ok, you know how web developers, well, develop websites? It’s easy to assume that once the experts are done developing their website, work’s done.  Sure, you need to do server maintenance every now and then, but other than that, you’re done. Right?...

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Kanban Boards: the Psychology of Cards

Thomas Carney
April 28, 2016

You see the whiteboard covered with tiny little cards arranged in columns below? You’re looking at a Kanban board. And it might just change everything about how you work. Kanban originated in the 1950s when Toyota revolutionized how they manufactured...

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There’s a Productivity System for You. Choose Yours.

Thomas Carney
April 13, 2016

In my first job out of college, I read a book called “Getting Things Done”. The book unleashed a massive wave of inspiration in me. I had visions of being a relentless executive, churning through new initiatives at a furious rate. So, I got religion...

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Working Remotely – Jack’s Journey Out of the Office

Thomas Carney
March 29, 2016

Employees regularly cite the option of working remotely as something they’d love. In fact, 80-90% of U.S. workers say they’d like to work from home at least part of the time. At the same time, not all companies favor remote work. Yahoo famously banned...

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The Agile Board Gets an Upgrade

Thomas Carney
February 25, 2016

The Agile board in Planio is a great way to manage your project using agile methodologies such as Scrum. It’s also a great way to visualize the current state of tasks in Planio, even if you aren’t using an agile framework. Recently, we’ve updated the...

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Speeding up Git at Planio

February 05, 2016

This is a story about how a significant increase in the number of Git repositories at Planio resulted in a noticeable service slowdown and how we were able to not only fix this but to provide a sustained speedup of the whole service. At Planio,...

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A Data-Safe Dropbox Alternative: Git + SparkleShare

Thomas Carney
January 05, 2016

Update: With Planio Storage there now is an even better alternative to Dropbox. Using SparkleShare with Planio still works but is no longer supported. Dropbox is probably the best known cloud storage provider on the market. But it comes with a catch...

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Cross-Browser Testing: A Practical How-To Guide

Thomas Carney
December 22, 2015

There’s an old internet rumor that the total cost of supporting Internet Explorer 6 would have handily covered the cost of a manned expedition to Mars. I had a quick look in our Google Analytics account, and I’m happy to say that over the last year...

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