What We Do

Your business is like no other and we recognize that. IQ works to understand your specific needs and the unique challenges facing your business. Together we can develop a custom solution for your project or consulting needs. Partner with IQ today to support the development and testing of your custom software. We'll work with you to...

Who We Are

Our team of highly skilled software engineers, software testers, and software quality assurance engineers is ready to take on new challenges. Our employees will bring their drive and experience to software projects of all shapes and sizes. We work hard, play hard, and really get to know you and your business. When you are looking for consultants to join your team or need a custom software solution, IQ is your one-stop shop.

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Latest News & Blog

  • Experiment if you want to innovate

    The value of experimentation There are two well-known failures that led to a life-changing breakthrough and a ridiculously simple product that has been ridiculously successful. Failures aren’t always failures. ‘I know 99 ways to not make a lightbulb.’ How many sticky notes would you guess have been used? That data isn’t readily available. But since […]

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  • IQ’s – Serving Leader training

    On August 30th, IQ Inc. continued its Serving Leader training for 15 of its employees, including software architects, engineers, testers, management, and our newly promoted engagement leaders. From the Five Powerful Actions to Transform your Team, Business, and Community, this training was focused on: Upend the Pyramid — Serving Others First and Supporting Learning and […]

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  • IQ Inc. is selected #6 of 12 Fastest Growing Technology Companies in Pittsburgh

    IQ Inc. is honored to be the sixth of twelve companies in the Technology division for Pittsburgh’s Fastest Growing Companies, a ranking of 100 for-profit companies based in our region based on growth between 2014 and 2016. Winners were honored at an event presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times, and will be included in a […]

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  • Role Of QA in Product Management

    The QA Function ‘Inspector 12, ‘Say what you do and do what you say.’ Binders and binders of documents. ‘Process, process, process.’ These are concepts that will resonate, sometimes (most times?) negatively with anyone who has ever plowed through the process of achieving an ISO9001 certification. These outward signs of a commitment to quality look […]

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  • IQ Inc. Named Finalist for the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50

      Each year, the Pittsburgh Technology Council and its member companies celebrate the most successful and innovative companies in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Now in its 21st year, companies in health IT, life sciences, manufacturing, consumer products, consulting services, and other innovative technologies are applauded. Per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Each year, the Council canvasses the region for […]

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  • Hiring for culture

    Testing new recruits QUESTION: You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? This riddle is one of the more famous […]

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  • Managing Your Product Roadmap

    The importance of your product roadmap The product roadmap is one of the most important assets possessed in a technology company.  The phrase product roadmap generally conjures up visions of GANTT charts, detailed spreadsheets, pyramids and the like.  Dates and deliverables are certainly derived from a product roadmap, and serve to direct the allocation and […]

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  • EY Announces Barbara VanKirk of IQ Inc. Entrepreneur of the year® 2017 Award Finalist in Western PA and WV

    EY announced that Barbara VanKirk, President and Founder of IQ. Inc. as a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year ® 2017 Award in the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment […]

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  • Firmware, Firmware, Everywhere

    What is firmware? Remember the back-in-the-day anxiety associated with  getting a new printer, bringing it home, plugging it in and crossing your fingers? Yeah, I don’t like to think about it either. Generally, the reason that ‘stupid printer’ sat idly, no matter how many times you pressed the Print command, was because it couldn’t talk […]

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  • Which approach is the best – on-site or remote development?

    One of the most common questions that a hiring manager processes when she hires a software engineering consultant is, ‘Should they work from my office or remotely?’ As with most business decisions, the answer is, ‘It depends.’ What we’ve found in our 22 years of experience is that three potential working arrangements can be characterized […]

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