Listen: as cloud computing consultants, we drink the cloud computing koolaid.
We’ve implemented cloud-based software for businesses of all sizes, across
just about every industry. We’ve seen it revolutionize how businesses work.
We’ve also seen security become a very real and increasingly serious
Don’t worry, it’s safe!
When we first began showing cloud-based software to clients, the idea of
storing your data remotely was a new concept. Like clockwork, clients were
all concerned about security. Is my data safe? What happens if the software
company folds? Can we be hacked?
Like good cloud computing consultants everywhere, we’d listen, smile, shake
our heads, and explain why clients needn’t worry, how storing your data on
3rd party servers was safer than storing it locally, how Google had armed
And that was all true. In many ways, top-of-class cloud-b... (more)
We all like to treat ourselves during the holidays. Turkey and bacon
sandwiches, piles of stuffing dripping with butter, pie after pie… it’s a
Still, it’s easy to forget where you spend most of your time—at work, in
front of the computer, struggling with software (or enjoying it, if you’re
Check out the gift ideas below for cheap, effective ways to make business
better—and bring a little Christmas cheer to the workplace.
1. Your files anytime, anywhere. Cloud storage systems like Dropbox or Box
make storing files super easy. If you struggle with keeping files ... (more)
There’s something to be said for businesses that are ahead of the curve in
terms of cloud software adoption. We have worked on hundreds of software
implementations over the past 5+ years, and it’s “apples and oranges”
when comparing old (legacy) systems with new systems and the streamlined
processes that follow.
This juxtaposition was apparent in a recent Zendesk implementation that we
completed for a Cambridge-based software company, Leaf.me. Leaf recently
received a huge stamp of approval (not to mention several million dollars)
from Heartland, one of the largest credit card ... (more)
Let’s say you buy nonrefundable, nontransferable tickets to see the
Superbowl. In economics, that’s a “sunk cost” – an irretrievable past
Now say the Superbowl comes and you feel sick. Really sick. You’re
convinced that going will be less fun than staying at home – but because
you bought the tickets, you go anyways (and have a terrible time, especially
if you’re a Broncos fan).
“Sunk cost” – get it?
Game theorists call this self-defeating behavior the “Concorde fallacy,”
after the ill-advised Concorde plane, which operated for decades despite
never making (or bein... (more)
Are you looking for a new CRM for your business? How about something to
manage your sales efforts, or track your projects, or handle your finances?
Searching the internet for “cloud based software” or “business CRMs”
can be a daunting process; there are endless options, all with pretty
websites, and all with big promises. What should you be looking for when
picking a cloud solution for your business?
We have completed hundreds of software implementations, reviewed dozens of
software systems, and have had our finger on the pulse of the industry for
more than 5 years. These are our... (more)