Archive for Cloud Computing

Is the Cloud one of your New Year’s projects?

It’s a brand new year.  People are looking at ways to start the new year off right. They are organizing their data, cleaning up files, and looking at current office setups.  One of the things we are finding customers looking at is Cloud based hosting of their critical files. Which for me can either be […]

Lions Tigers and IOT, Oh My!

If you have have not heard about it yet, you will in the future. IOT is the Internet of Things. Basically this is all the equipment, appliances and cars out there in the world that can access the internet. The reasoning behind this is a good one – maintenance of appliances and vehicles, systems to […]

ACT for Web not happy? Nuke the preferences

It’s time for another ACT Tip.  This week, one of our clients upgraded to ACT V16 so they could utilize some of the great new features.  One of their newest sales staff was using the web based version and loved the flexibility.  He could access his details from a customer site and didn’t have to […]

Application Nirvana – Choosing the right platform

Years and years ago, I presented a session at a conference and called it My Nirvana model.  The drawing to the left is what I presented at the time.  Basically the premise was having a model to find the proper platform for your business application.  The arrows on the chart meant the price went up […]

Cloud. What cloud? What happens if it goes away.

Recently, two of my customers suffered huge business losses because their applications were unaccessbile on their cloud solutions.  I am not a proponent of putting everything in the cloud for just this reason.  These clients were ones who went down this path because someone else suggested that putting every business process in the Cloud was […]

Love love love Google Hangouts

This image is a screenshot of all of us during a video staff meeting. We’re using Google Hangouts and headsets.  All of us have webcams – which pretty much come with newer laptops. Seeing each other in person is SO MUCH MORE effective than just participating on a phone call. The participants are in Chattanooga, […]

Using Google forms – Roll your own surveys

Google Drive is the new “Google Docs” where you can store and share spreadsheets, documents, PDFs, etc.  One of the options I bet you haven’t tried or noticed is the ability to create forms.  These forms can be used to capture information that can be sent or stored on a spreadsheet.  Surveys are a good […]