Apr 18 2017

Team RBN Employee Spotlight – John M.

Amy Begin

 What part do you play on the team here at RBN? I am an Account Executive with RBN.  On a daily basis I prospect numerous organizations in attempt to find a way RBN can add value to these companies.  I  maintain the relationship with current customers and provide the bridge between the customer and our technical […] …

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Apr 12 2017

How to Move to the Cloud When You Don’t Have the Skills or Time to Train

Crystal Bedell

If you’re having a hard time hiring for your cloud computing projects, rest assured you’re not alone. In its 10th annual IT Skills and Salary Survey, Global Knowledge found that cloud computing is the top tech interest area for companies around the world. It’s no wonder then that 28% of respondents said they are having […] …

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Mar 29 2017

Meet Our Team – Michael G.

Amy Begin

What do you do here at RBN? I work as Director of Software Engineering.  I lead our team of programmers into the forays of web app development!  I spend time researching and prototyping new technologies to ensure we’ve always on the cutting edge and using the latest and greatest.  I design and architect our applications, […] …

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Mar 15 2017

How Software Vendors are Responding to Cloud-first Strategies

Crystal Bedell

There are benefits companies can get in the cloud that they can’t get with on-premises software. These benefits are driving more companies to adopt a cloud-first strategy and, in turn, software vendors are following suit. Nearly 50% of companies surveyed for North Bridge’s sixth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey have a cloud-first or clou …

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Aug 22 2014

Your high IQ will kill your startup

Jamie Begin

By Jamie Begin This article was originally published on March 4, 2010 at Max Klein’s blog. It has since fallen off the Internet and into the great 404 void. I am republishing it here because it is one of the very few blog posts that I’ve read in my lifetime that have stuck with me. […] …

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Aug 3 2014

3 (Non-Obvious) Small Business Start-Up Tips

Jamie Begin

By Jamie Begin, RightBrain Networks CTO You’re the best salesman your company will ever have. I too frequently hear introverted technical people say “But I’m horrible at sales.” This is largely a misunderstanding about what “sales” actually is. If you’re selling the correct way, it’s just a conversati …

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Jul 1 2014

Your high IQ will kill your startup

Jamie Begin

By Jamie Begin, RightBrain Networks CTO This article was originally published on March 4, 2010 at Max Klein’s blog. It has since fallen off the Internet and into the great 404 void. I am republishing it here because it is one of the very few blog posts that I’ve read in my lifetime that have […] …

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Jul 25 2013

How Much to Charge as a Freelancer: Why Almost Everyone Gets it Wrong

Jamie Begin

“How much should I charge as a freelance designer/developer/programmer?” This is one of the most commonly asked questions by freelancers (both newbies and veterans alike.) Well-meaning responses posted on message boards often include a link to one of several online calculators. The inputs include questions like “how much is your m …

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Feb 24 2013

The most successful change I’ve ever made to my company website.

Jamie Begin

My blog here is the stock WordPress theme because it suits my purpose. It’s not pretty, but it doesn’t have to be. However, I have put quite a bit more thought into my company website because appearances do matter there. The single most successful change I’ve ever made to the site was investing in professional […] …

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Feb 7 2013

Something Every Freelancer Needs to Learn (as Soon as Possible).

Jamie Begin

There’s a great scene in Netflix’s new “House of Cards” series that illustrates an important lesson for freelancers. Kevin Spacey’s character, a US congressman named Frank Underwood, is meeting with a Warren Buffet-like billionaire. Frank is asking this business tycoon for a large favor and, after a bit of back-and-for …

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