Life After The Robots

Imagine life after the robots. Hollywood portrays humans either at war with robots like Terminator or slaves unwittingly made into power supplies like in The Matrix. Starting with movies like […]

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If There Was No Advertising

If there was no advertising, what would the world be like? It probably would be like the first time I saw the original Star Trek as a small child. There was […]

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Biased Self Promotion Backlinks

Most social media sites allow noteworthy or celebrity people to openly promote themselves while linking to their website. If you’re a mere mortal like the rest of us, don’t try to put your blog post […]

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Testing is Fundamental

Testing is the fundamental difference between good support and terrible customer experiences. Everyone has that family member or friend who are so gullible. In technology, you have to teach not blindly […]

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WPC 2013 Insider Perspective

WPC is the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, which actually started annually in 1997.  This year was in Houston on July 7-11 with over 16,000 attendees and a focus on big data, […]

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Questions Customers Should Really Ask

I can quickly tell when a prospect is serious and a good fit. You judge by the questions. It’s tough for customers as most potential vendors they see have no differentiating […]

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Disruptive One Year Contracts

I haven’t found that guy yet. He must be a slick Jerry Maguire type. Instead, maybe it’s a woman like the oracle character from the Matrix, who just “knows” what is […]

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Technocrats Protect Yourself at All Times

Million Dollar Baby is one of my favorite movies. It’s definitely not one of those feel good flicks, but you are reminded of many life lessons, including protecting yourself at […]

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Technology Costs Rise Over Time

There’s a popular myth perpetuating that the price of technology goes down over time. You can even hear it on Sirius from Paycom about how their technology is better and […]

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SharePoint Online Prevents Employee Theft

It’s a regular occurrence. Before leaving, the ex-salesman copied the customer list spreadsheet and sales pipeline. A key employee took off with major contracts. Somehow most employees know how much management makes. […]

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No Contract No Commitment

No contract, no commitment is a business reality that means if there is no agreement then you should expect nothing. You read that right and let it sink in. We often […]

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Blog Once a Week

Mileage and situations may vary, but generally you want to blog once a week: No one wants a daily update in their inbox or RSS feed. Daily posts are annoying […]

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Trademark Skinny

From time to time, clients ask about getting trademarks like Matrixforce. Here’s the short version: Be unique. Common words, sayings, or symbols will not be registered and there are no […]

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Google Plus Evolution Continues

While many critics were quick to pan the service, Google Plus continues evolution with just over 300 million users. Anyone who wants their author picture to show up in search results from their […]

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Your Competition Doesn’t Blog

It’s still surprising to me that in almost every business sector, few business-to-business organizations blog. There are many blogs in the technology industry, but virtually none of the dozens of my state […]

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10 Things to Know About Microsoft Partners

With nearly 20 years of experience as a Microsoft Partner, clients and peers often don’t realize what the designation means: Everyone is a Microsoft Partner. That is an exaggeration, but […]

5 Technology Business Owner Realities

For whatever reason, Finance had more students than the average class. As was typical with Tulsa University, the third-year course might as well have been MBA or doctorate level material. I had a paid […]