Focusing on Tough Questions

For the last 6 months the IST Research team has been celebrating its 10 years of operations. The celebration began with the anniversary of the official formation of the corporate entity in March and is wrapping up this week with the 10th anniversary of the first...
IST Research 10th Anniversary Celebration

IST Research 10th Anniversary Celebration

Its been 10 years… bounced off of the bottom a couple of times. You have seen my posts in March celebrating the legal foundation, we launched a new 10 year logo a month or so later, and now we are preparing for the celebration of the first dollar that came in...
Rapid Deployments in AWS using Cloudformation and Ansible

Rapid Deployments in AWS using Cloudformation and Ansible

Two years ago I challenged our Engineering and TechOps teams to get to a place where our entire Pulse Platform would be “one-button” deployable. The platform consists of dozens of technologies and dependencies and has the ability to ingest 3.5B internet...
Watching the Migration to Social Chat

Watching the Migration to Social Chat

If you have been following any of the recent articles we have been publishing here at IST, you will know that we are keenly interested in the migration from social media to Over-The-Top messaging applications (e.g. Social Chat at Scale). There is no doubt that the...