Technology

IPP with Python is now more fun

December 4, 2013

At ezeep we benefit quite a lot from the amazing work of the open source community. We think open source is the key to deliver better and more reliable software that doesn't lock in users and developers. Today we're happy to announce the release of pyipptool, a small but useful Python library that makes it easier to work with IPP requests from your Python code. Read More

What Is Cloud Computing? What It Means & Why It’s Smart Business

September 10, 2013

Cloud-based services for businesses are web-based applications that run on servers located in remote locations, rather than in-house. When a company or organization talks about 'moving to the cloud,' this marks a shift from dedicated hardware (which depreciates over time) and software (which is costly and cumbersome to upgrade), to a shared cloud computing infrastructure or software-as-a-service (SaaS) that lets you outsource the upkeep, improvement and storage of these applications while simply paying-as-you-go. Read More

Writing the Perfect Cold Email

August 13, 2013

Much has been written about how to write the perfect cold email.  I’ve done a LOT of it in the last year and learned quite a bit along the way. Nothing beats practice, but the tips below are a great start. Read More

Why ‘The Cloud’ Matters: Guest Post by Former Skype COO & Mangrove Capital Partner Michael Jackson

August 12, 2013

Most businesses and and people don’t have resources or desire to spend time and money on staffing and problems connected with IT. 'The Cloud' lets us do it - better, cheaper and faster.  Read More

How XEROX Invented (and Killed) Printing

August 9, 2013

In the late 1970’s, Richard Stallman and his colleagues at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab were using one of the first XEROX Xerographic printers. The device was provided to the lab for free. Compared to current standards, the printer was extremely slow and constantly jammed. Read More

Stealing Time: How Technology Can Hurt or Harm Our Inner State

August 7, 2013

The promise of modern technology has always been: use it and you'll have more time for the important stuff in your life. As it turned out, it's quite the opposite. There're a lot of socioeconomic reasons for this development but, to some degree, it's caused by the way digital services today are designed from the very beginning. Those services are stealing time by design, tricking us into thinking the stuff we do on there is somehow important. Read More

Why the Difference between A4 and Letter Actually Matters

July 23, 2013

Three things never work: Voice chat, printers and projectors. We all had a bit of a chuckle when we saw rule #3 on Anil’s 10 Rules of Internet post last week. We are oh-so familiar with this problem, and it brings us right back to why ezeep started. Why, in an era where you can seemingly do magic with technology, do these basic bits of hardware often fail us? Read More

The Difference Between Know-How & Know-Why

July 11, 2013

It's my first time building an inbound sales team from scratch. Now, only a few months into it, I've learned my fair share along the way. I will certainly not come up with the next 10 best practices on how to build an inbound sales team or the top five laws of sales success. Instead, I will focus on how we revved our engines into action. Read More

5 Important Ways to Boost Your Frontend Performance

July 10, 2013

Performance is one of the most critical aspects of any web project, regardless of the size. A small site, a mobile web app or even a large applications like a full blown e-commerce site. Nobody will continue to use a slow application. Are you a developer looking to achieve a more performant web app with smaller loading time? Read More

Perseverance Won’t Make You Successful (But without It You Won’t Get Anywhere)

July 2, 2013

In startup literature, discussions on perseverance are often turned into an evaluation of whether you should pivot (try something else), shut down the business, or else keep going (stating it's important to persevere and referring to some populist story likeOMGPOPorPinterest or Fab, who eventually made it because they kept going and going). I think it's misleading to founders to pick outliers like these and then tie the two together. Neither angle has anything to do with perseverance - those are tactical business decisions and have nothing to do with your ability to persevere. Perseverance doesn't mean having false hope building something stupid, or working to do work. And perseverance isn't all that special, because it's what all of us have to do. Read More

How Innovation Differs within Agencies vs. Product Companies

April 16, 2013

Product Manager Cath Richardson---whose professional purview spans a wide-ranging continuum from software engineering to tactical sales outreach---has many fingers in many pots. She's our company's Great Connector, ensuring that esoteric technological innovation finds a happy, human-friendly home. It hasn't always been this way. She comes from an agency background, where work flow and output stem from different needs and motivations. Read More

Let’s get physical – Making the Internet tangible

June 21, 2012

On an average day working as UI/UX designer, around 70% of my time is spent in the "digital world". I do my work on a computer, communicate with people over social networks and listen to music with smart apps and devices. I collect memories in digital photo albums and finally I work for a company whose product is almost entirely digital (and I gave up trying to explaining that to my grandma). The remaining 30% of my time I spend offline in the real world - meeting up with friends, going on picnics in the beautiful Berlin parks, and sleeping (this is the world my grandma understands). Read More

Why your company needs mobile printing

June 7, 2012

The rising popularity of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, and cloud-based services like Dropbox and Google Apps  have changed the way we work. People expect to be able to work from anywhere and have access to files and applications from whichever device they're on - including printers. Therefore, companies today are required to adapt to this mobile trend and give employees the opportunity to print from any device. Read More