Why I'm Speaking about Web Accessibility at Beer City Code

By Alli Treman on May 24, 2017

One of the best things about being a web developer is the community. In what other industry do people love sharing their solutions and helping others solve problems? This culture of sharing has given us amazing things like open source software projects on sites like GitHub and developers helping developers on StackOverflow. While these sites are...
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My Road to Finding Success

By Ian TeGrootenhuis on May 23, 2017

As a young developer I recognize that one of my main weakness is my inexperience. In Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success, chapter 2 really stood out to me. In this chapter, Gladwell explains the 10,000 hour rule. 10,000 hours is the number of hours it takes to master a skill. In striving for that goal there is one big hurdle...
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Five Reasons to Challenge Yourself

By Josh Rubino on May 09, 2017

On June 3rd, 2017, nine members of team BizStream will be electrocuted. Each team member will run through a 50 ft stretch of dangling live wires that will send 10,000 volts of electricity coursing through their bodies. Now before you call the silent observer and report mistreatment in the workplace, you should know that everyone on this team...
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Brian McKeiver to Speak at Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference

By Michelle Schmidt on April 26, 2017

BizStream is excited to announce that co-owner of BizStream, Brian McKeiver, has been selected to speak at SoftwareGR’s upcoming Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference (GLSEC).  
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BizStream Academy Registration Opens for Summer 2017!

By Chris Hamm on April 04, 2017

We have exciting news: registration for BizStream Academy 2017 is now open!   Our BizStream Academy team have been busy looking at what worked well last year and identifying what needed improvement based on student and mentor feedback from previous sessions. Keep reading to discover what’s new for 2017! 
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Events

BizStream Academy Hosts Electronics Recycling Fundraiser 

By Michelle Schmidt on March 30, 2017

At BizStream, our world revolves around keeping up with the wants and desires of our clients’ ever-changing virtual worlds. Staying a step ahead of those demands means our need for newer and better technology is endless. For us at BizStream, that means that we may end up with piles of outdated computers, printers, servers, and cables...
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News

BizStream Named One of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Winner

By Michelle Schmidt on March 28, 2017

March 29, 2017 – Allendale, MI – National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has honored BizStream, a software company specializing in web design, development, and custom software, as one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. This competition identifies and honors companies that deliver...
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Advice

How to Improve Your SQL Server Database Performance with Indexing

By Ryan Zuwala on March 23, 2017

Many developers believe that database performance tuning is entirely the responsibility of a database administrator (DBA). After all, a DBA’s job is to administer database servers, right? And shouldn’t that responsibility encompass the smooth, efficient operation of the database? Well, yes, strictly speaking. But it’s important...
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Advice

Customer Support - How We keep Our Clients Happy

By Albert Hovingh on March 14, 2017

At BizStream, we pride ourselves on keeping our clients happy. One way do that is through our support process.  Right now, our support process is lightning fast. The vast majority of our cases are looked at and responded to within one hour of a request. We even have automation that, in some cases, lets us see problems that arise in the...
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Kentico

How to Boost Kentico Smart Search Results Relevance Score

By Tim Stauffer on March 02, 2017

Score boosting is moving the rank of a search result up and down based on a algoritm--much the same way Google uses an algorithm to determine which results are more relevant. Based on the boost factors you can change the importance of different elements of a document. For example, a user searches for keyword. This keyword is quite common on your...
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