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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Zekiah has been working in the complicated government contracting world for over a decade as a small business. In that time, we have been asked many times by other companies, most of the time new starts ups but sometimes established companies much larger than us, how to develop indirect rates for Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) contracts. Hopefully this post will give you some idea of how to start the process. I’ll start with reviewing the different types of contracts in this post and then next time we will address budgets and developing your indirect rates.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Starting with the 2005 version, Microsoft SQL Server has included new encryption capabilities that all administrators, programmers and database analyst should be aware of.  Since then SQL Server has been able to natively support both hashing and encryption.  When planning your encryption or hashing solution, first you need to decide if you will be storing an encrypted version of the data or a hashed copy of the data. The difference is that encrypted data can be decrypted, while hashed data cannot be decrypted. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

If you have spent much time with the Esri ArcGIS API for Silverlight, you know it provides a lot of capabilities and offers a flexible API for adding data to a map. Esri has provided some simple out of the box solutions for putting data on a map, such as ArcGISDynamicLayer and GraphicsLayer. These are simple to use and provide an easy way to visualize data on a map. However these may not always meet your needs, and you may need to extend the Esri Silverlight API.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Welcome to the official Zekiah Technologies blog. A few weeks ago, we rolled out a new company web site based on the open-source content management system (CMS), Drupal. That was long overdue. The internet Wayback Machine's earliest archive of our previous site is dated 22 July, 2002. That's a long time for the same site design to be active.