I didn’t say Latex… I said Latency!

Allow me to define Latency in such a way that most men should understand. This is just for illustrative purposes. OK, it's Tuesday morning and the alarm goes off. You hop out of bed, brush your teeth and grab a quick shower. You comb your hair, hit the pits and then get dressed in the... Continue Reading →

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Think it’s time for a change?

I have mentioned it before and I really need to do it again...  using spreadsheets to house your data, even in the cloud, is no way to run a business. I have documented many ways in which your data-integrity suffers as much as your users do. I have explained, in simple terms, the ins and outs of... Continue Reading →

Were two birds in the bush worth it?

"My business buddy, Bob, had a team of programmers in to build the database for their company. Between them, a new server and software licenses, they spent a fortune!" That is not what I am proposing. I am speaking to businesses that are in the spreadsheet love-affair phase, so I can use an existing data... Continue Reading →

I hate this rush on garbage day!

Not to be confused with Garbage in = Garbage out. Typically, dry waste comprises about 90% of non-recyclable material comes garbage morning. Why then is this such a stressful event? Think about it. Use LOGIC! If staging the dry garbage into the garage is annoying but a routine then do it earlier. Hours or days... Continue Reading →

This expression was common in offices around the turn of the millennium. It referred to the notion that even with a  database system running (in) your business, if the wrong data is entered, the result will be erroneous, misleading, corrupted or just plain garbage! This is where the novice gets into trouble. Even a simple,... Continue Reading →

Make a mountain out of a molehill

That could be your business, and should be. Your company started from a seed, an idea. If it is worthy, it should grow larger. The soil supporting that growth is your information, your business data. However, and sorry for more analogies, think of all your hard work as the watering can. Without the soil to... Continue Reading →

It really is lonely at the top

Let's say you have a dozen employees, you're  making and selling 300 widgets per week, but you want to sell 500 and open a second location. Are you ready? Aside from the logistics issues associated with expanding, you have to duplicate a few things. First, yourself. You can't be in two places at once. You... Continue Reading →

You should be on a Cloud, not under one.

I searched a long time for a product that could help transition the 'wandering' small-business owner from spreadsheets to Relational Databases, in The Cloud. Having worked in Information Management for decades, it was several business owners who had hit a brick wall and reached out to me. Automating their firms was vital and paid them... Continue Reading →

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