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By Marc Pollard | May 15, 2013
Advantive, in partnership with Tricats, developed a new Assessment Tool for the Microsoft Visual Studio team. Our role was to create and launch a web-based ALM Assessment tool that identifies developer pain points and gaps and documents the business requirements to close those gaps, complete evaluation of potential solutions, and provide real-time recommendations (print capable via HTML page) and links the user to ALM Partners for business opportunities. The site was managed using TFS (Team Foundation Services), and developed using ASP.NET 4.0, HTML5 and SQL back-end Database.
By Marc Pollard | March 11, 2013
Advantive Corp project manages the development of the new Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 ALM Catalyst web application (Application Lifecycle Management). The application was designed Responsive UI and includes a database driven back-end administration tool so Microsoft can manage their partners content. In addition, ALM Partners are able to log-in with their Microsoft Accounts and add their company logo, contact information, core competencies, links and integrate events from MS Events.
The site is built in ASP.NET, C# of course. The application is hosted on Microsoft CorpNet servers. Build a website with global presence to enhance ALM partners’ presence and branding as Microsoft preferred ecosystem for Modern Lifecycle solutions and services.
The primary target audience is ALM practitioners including: developers, testers, project managers, architects, product managers. These individuals all own one piece of the ALM process. They may not know much about ALM as a concept or may not be ready to adopt an ALM practice, but most likely, they have a problem with app development, quality, time-to-market, or not even sure how to solve their problems. They know they need help and are searching for guidance and answers. We want them to find an easy way to start answering their questions and engage right away with a great partner or Microsoft directly. Typically they are technology savvy, so their experience with the site should be exceptional and above-par. Most likely, they are part of online communities and their lives are based on a device (phone, computer) and the web. Many would be familiar with the MSDN brand, which is highly regarded and valued.
By Marc Pollard | July 25, 2012
T4, LLC (T4),
a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) IT firm providing state-of-the-art technology solutions to the Federal Government, which Advantive Federal is a member, confirmed today that it has been awarded a $3.5M task order under its Information Technology Services - Small Business (ITS-SB) Prime Contract Vehicle. The task order supports Headquarters, Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), G-6. T4 member company, Dynamic Technology Systems, Incorporated (DTS) is the Joint Venture company which identified, bid and will “Lead” this critical “TRADOC Mission Services Support (TMSS) effort.
“This Task Order win pushes the forefront of all ITS-SB Prime Contract holder Task order wins” said Edgar Lewin, CEO of T4, LLC. “With this win, T4 will only enhance its reputation both for bidding opportunities on the on the vehicle and for driving opportunities to the ITS-SB Vehicle.”
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By Marc Pollard | June 1, 2012
Begun in 1989, the Lighting Design Lab works to transform the Northwest lighting market by promoting quality design and energy efficient technologies via education & training, consultations, technical assistance, and demonstrations. The Lab is operated by Seattle City Light with support from Northwest regional utilities and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.
Advantive was hired to update the Design of the new website, including a new Platform in Drupal, as well as develop a new eCommerce application. The project started with Wire Frames, then UI/UX branding, into Design (Photoshop) and then front-end development (CSS 3.0). Following an Agile/SCRUM process, iterations were produced on a new Drupal Platform with a new eCommerce application using Ubercart.
By Marc Pollard | February 16, 2012
The primary users of Seattle City Light’s Lighting Design Lab website are lighting designers, architects, electrical contractors/ engineers, facility managers, lighting manufacturers/distributors/wholesalers, efficient lighting students and employees of LDL utility sponsors.
Advantive is developing a Clean Energy Focused web application, in which these users can easily find information about lighting services and access the vast amount of lighting resources available to help them with their projects. The application incorporate a user-friendly system whereby customers can register and pay for classes. The framework will be built in Drupal with Ubercart as the ecommerce tool.
Advantive continues to make inroads into online energy market space, with customers like Seattle City Light, with the goal of being the go to small business firm that develops affordable custom applications in the energy renewal space.
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By Marc Pollard | September 30, 2011
Advantive announces completion of design and development of a highly technical and effective Warfighter Sleep Kit for the Department of Defense. Advantive’s approach in development of the Sleep Kits focused on providing simple, easy to use tools, that enable military personnel to obtain a good night’s sleep, in order to increase their performance and stay healthy and safe. The Warfighter Sleep Kits included a Camo high quality sleep mask; earplugs; a QuickSeries Guide to Healthy Sleep, and a DVD. The DVD was developed between Advantive, Concurrent Technologies Corp, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh. “Our approach was to obtain all of the best available sleep help content throughout the world, and work with leading industry sleep scientist and PHDs to customize the sleep guides tailored for the warfighter” said Marc Pollard, lead product manager and co-owner of Advantive. Warfighters work in high tempo environments, often are on shift work, and have massive fatigue and other physical and mental challenges, added Pollard.” The DVD includes a Self-Assessment application, Warrior Mind Training Videos for better sleep, and a host of other tools and resources tailored to a users specific needs. Pollard added that the Warfighter Sleep Kits will be online shortly for sale to all Federal Organizations. Please check back on this website for details.
By Marc Pollard | September 29, 2011
55zero, a high-end ASP.NET Web Development Firm, hires Advantive Corporation to implement Project Mangement Services. Advantive Corporation has been providing custom IT development services since 2006 for the largest organizations in the world. One the most important steps a development firm can take is to set-up processes, systems and effecient project management software systems in order to provide best value for the customer. The better the value and quality of work, the ability to ensure profitablity is much greater. Examples of the type of sytems in place includes Project Task Management System such as Jira or BaseCamp. Providing just the right amount of detail to the developer is one of the biggest challenges an IT firm has to figure out. Running a system that does not take more time to manage than the project itself is also a key factor. Everyone in the firm has to embrace it, like it, and use it. One of Advantive’s key strengths is that the team has many year of experience from small firms to large organziations, such as the Air National Guard.
One of the large customers of 55zero is Microsoft Emerging Technoglogy Group. The current application that is helping over 40,000 startups get off the ground is BizSpark. (http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark)
By Marc Pollard | November 17, 2010
Advantive has been contracted by Seattle City Light Conservation Resources Division (CRD) to develop an Energy Advisor Dashboard. The purpose of the dashboard is to help the CRD team better serve their residential & commercial customers. as well as trade allies in energy efficiency contracting.Advantive has been developing energy related applications for customers in diverse industries who have a need for real-time data and online access to reports. Advantive’s niche is in organizing complex data systems and infrastructures; we capture that data and provide it in a crisp user interface that is personalized and relevant to the specific user. Saving time and money are mission critical goals, and having online tools that provide organizations with real-time program data for decision making is of high value in today’s economy.Seattle City Light’s CRD team is looking to measure many of their marketing programs on key metrics such as energy savings, return on marketing investment, and consumer desire for specific conservation programs.
By Marc Pollard | November 10, 2010
Worldwatch Institute, whose mission is to deliver insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs, has hired Advantive to develop their new website. The project requirements include a new IT Platform and eCommerce solution. Advantive is building e applications in Drupal and Ubercart - both stable and well-supported Open Source platforms. The project will be complete by the end of 2010, so be sure to check out www.worldwatch.org for the new site in January 2011.Advantive provides customers with Energy Consulting, Marketing, and IT Systems development in an effort to promote clean energy and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
By Marc Pollard | September 24, 2010
Advantive, Advantive Federal, and Tangerine Power have acquired a new office on the east side of Fremont in the Doc Freeman Marina building right on Lake Union. The building was recently re-built, and houses about 50 offices. On top of the office building is a Tug Boat converted into an office. Doc Freeman also owns the marina. “Fremont is an ideal location for high-tech talent due to the free parking, lots of places for high-octane coffee and eats”, commented Marc Pollard, Senior Partner at Advantive. Advantive’s core compentancy is energy IT consulting, and leasing an office that is energy efficient, and allows employees to easily get to work via the bus, walk or bike is a key factor when deciding where to make Advantive’s home base.Fremont is now becoming the high-tech center of Seattle with companies like Google, Getty Images, and Adobe down the street. The office is right on the Burke Gilman trail, which extends from Lake Sammamish all the way to Ballard. It is a very funky part of Seattle, and everything is walking distance, including the PCC market. “The high-tech work force is very comfortable with the area, and the mood and energy level in Fremont is exactly what we were looking for to grow Advantive’s Energy Intelligence business”, added Pollard.The Fremont Boat Company owns the building, which has been around since the early 1900s. There is a a lot of history behind the building, which still docks three working tug boats.The Advantive offices is located at 999 Northlake Way in Seattle. Advantive also has a presence in Washington DC and Portland Oregon.
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