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10 Dec: Honeywell to Acquire Intermec

Here’s a bit of news of interest to our user community.  From Reuters: Honeywell sees slow 2013, to buy Intermec for $600 million.

07 Nov: Our Long National Nightmare Is Over

We just concluded a three-month-long marathon of recruiting developers here at TrackAbout. We hired six new developers. This post is a follow-up and summary of lessons learned from this most recent...

24 Oct: TrackAbout Annual DevCon

Although our headquarters is near Pittsburgh, our developers all work from home. We’ve been doing the virtual dev team thing since the dawn of the company when two of the founders lived in Chicago...

17 Oct: Self-Directed Developer Time

You may be familiar with Google's policy that each employee is granted 20% free time to pursue their own interests. Some projects become real Google products like GMail, Google News, Google Talk, and...

03 Oct: On Hiring Developers

As the CTO of TrackAbout, one of my jobs is to hire and retain awesome developers. We used to be horrible at this, and today I’m happy to say we don’t suck. This post looks back at the evolution of...

16 Aug: Xerafy Introduces Specialty RFID Tags Designed for the Construction and Gas Distribution Industries

This came through a Google News Alert I have set up. It might be of particular interest to our customer base. TrackAbout’s tracking system is what I like to call “tag agnostic”.  Be it 1D or 2D...

13 Jul: Moving SQL Server Databases to New Storage with Minimal Downtime

The Challenge We are in the process of migrating our disk from one SAN to another. We are in the enviable position of having both SANs available to our Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 cluster at the...

23 May: New rugged device options for Android and iOS

Rampage 6 In a previous post, I mentioned a rugged Android device called the Trimble Nomad, introduced in 2009.

14 Mar: Well, that just happened.

We've been having a rough couple of days here in IT land. We experienced two unexpected outages of our service in as many days.  Every failure is a chance to learn something, so I'm going to talk...

09 Feb: Antenna-less RFID tags may solve the problem of tracking metals and liquids

I caught wind of an exciting research project coming out of North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. A research team, led by research engineer Cherish Bauer-Reich, has invented an RFID...

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