In January 2017, the Revive Adserver open source project opened a crowdfunding campaign on Patreon. We decided to pledge a small amount of our monthly revenue to this campaign.
Blog post in response to the incident that severely affected our ad server hosting platform, and as a consequence all of our clients, on February 10, 2015
We were able to reduce the average loading speed of a WordPress site from 711ms to 99ms by tweaking caching settings. That’s 7 times faster!
The ad serving product OpenX Source has been sold to an open source community project and renamed to Revive Adserver.
Platform IQ offers a number of services and products that form a strong foundation for the business of our customers. We do this with smart software, servers, people and smart customers.
Starting a new project or new business is often a leap of faith, nobody knows what the outcome will be, exactly. But the effort you put in has a direct effect on the results. Seth Godin talks about this in his blog ‘An atomic theory of business size’.
In the article, he warns about unrealistic expectations from scaling up a well-running business. You can’t just take an idea that works well at one level, multiple the number of staff by a factor of five for instance, and expect turn over and revenue to also increase by the same factor.
Recently I wrote about a new project I was considering, and the 16 questions from Seth Godin that forced me to really think about the fundamental motivations for starting it in the first place.
One of the first things we had to do was to prepare a pitch for a potential customer for the project. In essence, we were going to propose a fundamental change in their thinking about how to generate extra revenue for the company. That made me think about another blog post by Seth Godin: Change and its constituents.
A few months ago, I bookmarked a blog post by Seth Godin that really made me think at the time. He lists 16 questions that people should answer when they’re planning to start a business. What I liked about these questions is that most of them are not the typical multiple choice questions that you often see. These are open questions that really force you to dig deep into your motivations and personal goals.