News and Announcements

News and Announcements

Perils of Software Pirating

Pirating software might seem tempting, but it can cause serious problems!

Often, pirated software disables programs made by the same company.  A block is set up to the manufacturer’s website, which makes it impossible to utilize or update their software.

Is it worth the business risk?

November 10, 2011

Learn Something New!

We recently found an awesome website, MentorMob.

They organize educational articles and videos into clear courses for online learning.

You can learn about all kinds of things—

from coding with Ruby on Rails  (we are an IT company)

to breakdancing (we had to step away from our desk for this one)

to cannibalism (one last Halloween gag before we start on Thanksgiving)

Instead of fruitlessly mining the web for pointers on your current hobby, check out MentorMob.

November 3, 2011

Make Your Google Searches More Efficient

Use these lesser-known search tips to avoid sorting through unwanted search results!

– Search for a term exclusively within a specific site with a colon. (

– Exclude a word by a placing a minus sign immediately before it. (Searching for “lion”, but don’t want to see apple products? Search: lion -apple)

– Use an asterisk as a placeholder for an unknown word. (lions eat * in the zoo)

– Put a phrase in quotes to search for that exact phrase. (lions and lion tamers unite)

October 6, 2011

Easy IT Fix

Tired of accidentally sending emails to friends’ personal addresses instead of their business emails?

Easy to fix!

Just remove their name from your email program’s Autofill—

In Outlook, you can click the “X” to the right of their name.

August 4, 2011

BioTech Startups, Take Note!

Managing Partner of IPSOFACTO, Dr. Olivier De Wulf, has two doctorates in bio-sciences.  He’s worked with technology in the laboratory, data management, fermentation equipment, results reporting, and bio-tech application use.

IPSOFACTO has built networks for startups since 1995, including TI Labs, NDD, Sepialine, and a host of other well-known firms.

To have a successful startup, you must have winning management, winning backers, a winning product, and winning vendors.

Partner with one of the Bay Area’s most successful IT Vendors and know that IPSOFACTO has the experts who can address your bio-science needs from an IT perspective.

July 21, 2011

Use Google Better

Do you ever wonder what you’re getting with all those payments to Google?


IPSOFACTO’s SEO Team will analyze your Google strategy.

We’ll improve your AdWords, and you’ll pay less money to Google.

June 16, 2011

Steve Boullianne, High school drop-out. College drop-out. A go-go dancer in Amsterdam. LOVED computers, programmed satellites for AT&T. Founded IPSOFACTO in 1996, Y2K boom, Dot-Com boom, 2.0 boom. Likes his smallish company and human relationships; not into big anonymous IT. Loves to tell jokes. Loves and Hates technology; pick up the phone, ok? Thinks on line hook up sites have saved the world from AIDS and DateRape. Thinks his kids are better collaborators and world leaders thanks to video games. Is still a hip-hop dancer; is NOT a Brony. Loves San Francisco; Hates the homeless crisis. Tells young people to buy real estate, as soon as possible. Don’t rent. Hopes his final years are spent handing out blankets, food, clothes, and medical supplies.