- Augmented Reality
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- Customer Experience
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- Data Storage
- Design-Experience Design
- Dreamforce 2013
- Google I/O
- HD Video
- Information Architecture
- Loudness War
- Marketo Summit
- Mobile March
- Offline Marketing
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- Public Relations
- Salesforce Marketing Cloud
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- Software Development
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- Sundog Spotlight
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- Video Production
- Viral Marketing
- Web 2.0
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July 30, 2013 | Lon Keller: With Big Video Comes Big Storage
For those of us in the video production industry, proper archiving of media is one of our biggest challenges. When HD video came into the picture, most cameras still recorded to digital tape. Archiving the raw footage didn’t change. We simply labeled the tape and put it on the shelf knowing the data would be safe for many years. As cameras moved to tapeless recording, storing the raw footage became more challenging. Initially, many in the industry turned to portable hard drives, as it was the only storage solution that provided the capacity needed. The practice then was to fill up the drive, make a duplicate as a backup, label the drives, and put them on the shelf just as we did with video tape. However, (and for reasons I can’t explain) time was not kind to those drives. Without warning, they would fail to spin up and the footage they contained would be lost (which is why we would create a backup drive.)
June 30, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Space, the final frontier
Being an employee at Sundog entitles us to a number of different benefits. One of our benefits is having our birthday off. Figuring out what one should do on their birthday when everyone else is working can be difficult. This year I decided to go the adventure geek route and do some upper-atmospheric exploration!
June 30, 2013 | Lon Keller: Patent Troll Threatens Podcasters
Personal Audio, LLC, a company who setup headquarters in an unoccupied office suite in Texas, has filed lawsuits against technology companies like Apple, large media companies such as CBS and NBC and individual podcasters including Adam Carolla’s ACE Broadcasting, HowStuffWorks.com, and Togi Entertainment, claiming all parties have infringed on Personal Audio LLC’s U.S. Patent 8,112,504. In a nutshell, Personal Audio, LLC claims they invented podcasting, they own it, and everybody needs to pay them money.
The patent was filed on March 4, 2009, but podcasting had already began roughly 5 years earlier. Adam Curry, considered to be one of the early podcasting pioneers, started his “Daily Source Code” podcast in August, 2004. Even Sundog’s own podcast posted its first episode in November of 2007.
June 30, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Coding in the Cloud
I have always had the belief that eventually we will be able to do most anything through a browser. This is one of the reasons I have been excited about Chrome OS from it’s beginning. Chrome, in it’s current state, can do a lot. I would say that 95% of what I do on a computer is done and done well in a browser. So what is that other 5%? For me it is almost explicitly coding.
June 28, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Sundog and Google Glass
A few months back Google ran a contest to win access into the Glass Explorers program where the winners would have the opportunity to purchase their very own Google Glass. Sundog’s very own Kirsten Knutson was one of the lucky winners of the contest with her tweet “#ifihadglass I would go skydiving. I would NEVER go skydiving otherwise…freaks me out.”. She had the opportunity last week to fly to New York to pick up her Google Glass.
June 27, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Server Side Pagination in Apex/VisualForce for Custom Classes
Developers love pagination! Well, maybe not love but it is often something that is required to complete business requirements. Salesforce has a number of different pagination options that are available to you which include using a Visualforce StandardSetController, Query and QueryMore SOAP API Calls, and Offset clauses within SOQL queries. These options are great but sometimes when you are building a custom site or working with complex data models you are unable to use standard objects and need to use custom wrapper classes for your data.
June 10, 2013 | Greg Ewing Lee: Closer Look at Salesforce’s Acquisition of ExactTarget
Last week, Salesforce.com announced that they would be acquiring ExactTarget for approximately $2.5 billion. This purchase of ExactTarget rounds out Salesforce’s marketing toolset, which also includes tools brought about through the prior acquisitions of Radian6 and BuddyMedia.
May 31, 2013 | Suzy Rokke: Project Management Challenge
I’m taking a break from providing helpful hints and how-to’s to ask Project Managers to look at reality for a moment and challenge themselves.
May 31, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Google+ for Apps Users
It is becoming more of an industry norm for businesses to use social applications for collaboration and communication. Here at Sundog we use Salesforce’s Chatter for a plethora of different use cases and it’s integration with our data has given us the ability to build custom functionality to help it suit our needs. We are also Google Apps users.
May 30, 2013 | Saurabh Tyagi: Force.com and Amazon Integration
Salesforce recently launched their Force.com toolkit for Amazon users.
It makes it easier for users of Force.com to add Amazon S3 and EC2 storage to their Force.com Applications.
May 18, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Google I/O Initial Thoughts/Recap
This year’s Google I/O was said to be all about the developer. With no new device announcements as well as no new version of Android announced, this seemed to hold true. After wrapping up yesterday afternoon, I have had a chance to digest a lot of the content that was presented.