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My 3D approach to building a world class tech team

When I took over as VP of Engineering at Hightail, my goal was to help the company innovate on our existing service. We wanted to create a new and valuable creative collaboration product that would solve genuine problems faced by our users. From an engineering perspective, it was a daunting prospect….

An elegy to elegant software

Our Systems Administrator, Tim Ciano, offers a uniquely poetic critique of Mac’s latest OS software release, El Capitán. An elegy to elegant software Inspired by Walt Whitman El Craptain’s no Captain! My heart once fawned Predecessors granted software harbor, heart is now long forlorn Sycamore and oak peaks, along El Capitán…

Find what you’re looking for with Hightail’s search bar

Hightail’s move into the world of creative collaboration with Spaces made having a high-performance search feature a major priority. Unlike our traditional file sharing service, Spaces is not focused on simple A to B transfers (though it can be used for this purpose). Instead, it’s all about the less linear back-and-forth…

Farewell IE10, you will not be missed

As of today, Microsoft is no longer supporting older versions of Internet Explorer, including IE10. Today is a good day. At its peak in 2002-03, Internet Explorer has a 95% usage share, meaning that for many people, IE was the internet. But with the launch of Firefox in 2004 and…

Flickr tech talk at Hightail

Tim Miller – Sr. Director, Engineering at Yahoo – visited Hightail’s Campbell office recently to share some insights about how his company’s photo sharing site Flickr handles images and videos. As Hightail faces similar challenges with our new creative collaboration platform, Spaces, it was fascinating to learn about Flickr’s process for real-time…

Four questions every tech leader should be asking

This post was originally published on LinkedIn. Today’s technology moves so fast that any tech firm more than a few years old has to contend with aging stacks, outdated code and ever more complexly linked infrastructure. Yet there are also great advantages in having proven stacks, experienced staff and existing users….

Integrating existing on-premise storage with the cloud

If you‘ve been in the Information Technology sector for any length of time, you’ve already experienced this scenario. A new and better technology emerges that everyone adopts, or at least would like to adopt. Think ECM (Enterprise Content Management) in the early 90s and then on-premise storage portals and sites…