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Did We Mention That We Love Working Here?

Well it’s not only our opinion, now it is a matter-of-fact. GlobalSCAPE, TappIn’s parent company, was just announced that for the second year in a row it was named to Texas Monthly Magazine’s 2012 list of “Best Companies to Work for in Texas”.

Over the past year, GlobalSCAPE has been named a top place to work by three other sources: the San Antonio Express-News, the San Antonio Business Journal, and Computerworld Magazine.

Here in Seattle, we’ve experienced the same first class treatment. The GlobalSCAPE team has been great to us and we’re excited to be a part of the family.

While winning such awards as these are truly an honor and make us thankful for our place of work, it sparked a great blogging opportunity to look at some of the less fortunate jobs in years past…

In The Dark Ages you may have had this job:

The Guillemot Egg Collector: 
Farming could be unpredictable and food scarce, so guillemot eggs were an important source of protein in the Saxon peasant’s diet. The only trouble being that guillemots nest on ledges, precariously balanced on cliff sides, so collecting them meant risking life and limb hundreds of feet above jagged rocks and raging seas. And if this wasn’t dangerous enough, angry birds were likely to attack anyone trying to steal their precious eggs.” Found on the Discovery Channel online.

If you lived in The Middle Ages you could have had this occupation:

The Leech Collector: These poor unfortunates collected leeches – used for medicinal bloodletting – by wading into marshes and letting the little bloodsuckers cling to their legs. One leech is uncomfortable; imagine pulling a whole bucketful off your body! The wounds often became infected and bacteria from the leeches could cause nasty stomach upsets.” Found on the Discovery Channel online.

And finally, in the Georgian Era you could have had this job:

The Mule Scavenger: Georgian mill owners cared about profits and not about the lives of their workers – and the mule scavenger probably had the worst job in the mill. They were child apprentices, as young as eight, often from the local workhouse. They got board, lodgings and pocket money to crawl around under the ‘mules’ (weaving machines) and collect fluff and cotton. The mills were hot, humid and very noisy and mule scavengers worked 12 to 14 hours at a time, with no proper meal breaks. Concentration was everything, as they had to move with the rhythm of the ‘mule’. One slip and they could lose a finger, a hand or even their life, as they were crushed in the heavy machinery.” Found on the Discovery Channel online.

…Yeah, we’re definitely thankful for TappIn and GlobalSCAPE!

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We’d Like to Thank the Academy…

Award season has kicked off in Hollywood filled with the great tradition of red carpets and fashion statements. Despite the fact we are not movie stars, TappIn just couldn’t stay out of the spotlight. We are very excited to announce that TappIn is a finalist for the Info Security 2012 Global Excellence Awards in the SaaS/Cloud Solution category.

This is the 8th year running for the Info Security Global Excellence Awards. This year marks the second consecutive year in which GlobalSCAPE, TappIn’s parent company, has been named a Global Excellence Award finalist. GlobalSCAPE’s Managed Information Xchange™ (MIX) solution won the award for the same SaaS/Cloud Solution category in 2011.

To see a list of other awards TappIn has won in the past click here. And while you’re watching all of the Hollywood awards shows this season be sure to use TappIn to share the photos of your reactions to red carpet fashion tragedies.

Happy New Year!

We hope your 2012 will be your best year yet. As friends and customers, you may have wondered about the progress of TappIn and GlobalSCAPE. Everything is going great and you will be seeing and hearing more from us as the year launches.

In fact, GlobalSCAPE’s CEO, Jim Morris, will be highlighting TappIn during his presentation at BOCEMb 2012, the 8th Annual Noble Financial Equity Conference. BOCEMb 2012 will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on January 18. Mr. Morris will discuss the acquisition strategy and company growth.

We know traveling to Florida may not be one of your New Year’s resolutions, so we’re happy to let you know that you can watch the webcast of the presentation. Mr. Morris is presenting at 12:00 PM EST and the webcast is available in the investor’s section of the GlobalSCAPE Web site. http://www.globalscape.com

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GlobalSCAPE and the TappIn App for Kindle Fire-Up the LD MICRO Conference!

Greetings fellow TappIn fans. It’s great to be a part of the GlobalSCAPE family and have an opportunity to speak directly with customers, prospective customers and investors. Last week both Chris Hopen, president of TappIn, Inc. and Jim Morris, CEO of GlobalSCAPE were speaking at the LD MICRO conference in Los Angeles and giving a demonstration on the new Kindle Fire’s TappIn app – on the day of our announcement. Jim and Chris were a big hit and had to relocate to the hallway so the other presentations could continue! If you would like more information on this presentation or would like to listen to the webcast, you can check it out at http://www.globalscape.com/company/ir.aspx

If you haven’t seen the new TappIn on Kindle Fire you can download it free at TappIn Free from the Amazon Appstore for Android. Check it out!