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15 Cloud apps that we love

We have an empty server room in our office. It’s a relic of the 90s when starting a company meant loading a rack with a bunch of hardware. Today we’ve replaced server racks with cloud apps. Here are the top apps that keep us productive and keep our server room empty.Getting stuff
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3 Things we can learn from Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, is an easy target for critics. She set the Twittersphere ablaze when she banned working from home at Yahoo! As a startup company that endorses remote work and flexible schedules we were critical of her decision as well. However, the fact remains that in a very short
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Early Access Program

“I love it when a plan comes together” – Hannibal Smith, The A-TeamLast month we kicked off our Ignite pilot program in which customers get early access to our technology. We call this elite group of pilot participants the A-Team. The A-Team is using Highfive in real-world environments and is attempting to
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First day fun @HighfiveHQ

The first day at any new job can be stressful. You’re meeting new people and getting acquainted with an unfamiliar work environment. It’s easy to feel lonely in a place where everyone seems to be on the same page, except for you. At Highfive, we make sure that’s never the case. We
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Tools to keep remote workers connected

‘Tis the season for remote work. Holiday travel plans and end of year deliverables can lead to increased stress as you and your team try to work remotely. So how do you stay connected and make sure productivity doesn’t come to a screeching halt while people are out of the office? At
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The essential role of sales in a startup

At Highfive we are re-imagining the way people work, but we are also re-imagining the way we sell.  Bringing on a Head of Sales a year before launching might seem confusing, but there is a method to the madness.We hired sales because early in our life cycle as a company we made
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Solving Rubik’s cubes and enterprise communications

First off, is it true that you hold a world record for the Rubik’s cube?Yeah, I set the world record for the fastest time to solve a Rubik’s cube in 2006 with a time of 11.13 seconds, which was in the Guinness Book of World Records. And I’ve also set three world
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5 Ways to make open floor plans work

Let’s face it: we live in a time where the line between work and life is increasingly blurred. But there’s no question that traditional corporate culture has been dismantled, ushering in a re-imagining of the entire workspace, and it’s leaving plenty of room for creativity.Today’s most innovative companies create work environments which
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Designing for the enterprise (Q&A with Alex Limi)

I recently sat down with Alex Limi, Highfive’s VP of Product Design, to discuss the importance of design in enterprise products.You worked on really well designed products such as Plone, Mozilla, Google and Wikipedia. In your opinion, what makes great design?I like simplicity and honesty in design. I want the product to
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How to pick killer names

There is power in a name. Great names communicate certain attributes of your brand and product experience. They help create memorable impressions (e.g. Virgin). Over time great names save millions of dollars in marketing expense since you don’t have to constantly buy media to explain what your company stands for or what
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