There is a Principle That Magnifies the Positive Affects Basecamp Has with Project Management
Getting stuff done requires re-thinking how you are doing things now
This is the 2nd of what will be 7 articles of the software Basecamp.
Our first article, Basecamp Will Definitely Change the Way You Do Project Management, we discussed how 37Signals claim, “Making collaboration productive and enjoyable for people every day”, with Basecamp exceeds everyone’s expectations.
With 8+ million projects already under its belt, this software is definitely the software you wish you had on your past projects.
In today’s article, we will continue this series by discovering who is behind this great tool and how it came to be.
We will also discuss the principles behind Basecamp that makes it unique — and very adaptable to any size project, whether writing articles or performing a full-blown multi-product, multi-line enterprise implementation.
How Long Has It Been Since You Said “WOW!” About Any Software?
A series on re-thinking how Project Management is managed
When you land on the home page for 37signals, a company already renowned for its customer-centric collaboration software, you are greeted with
Making collaboration productive and
enjoyable for people every day.
Find out why this software is revolutionizing Project Management software by clicking the ‘read more‘ button…
For those that use Microsoft OneNote often, you know the frustration of how to reclaim unsynced files in OneNote.
Especially after dealing with attempts to re-organize the SkyDrive so it doesn’t look like something blew-up there.
Effectively, when you move, rename, or delete a file on SkyDrive, you have broken the connection to your desktop OneNote.
We are heavy users of Microsoft’s OneNote — an extremely effective and fluid way to consolidate your information into one centralized application, no matter what the source of that information.
But we also needed to clean up our SkyDrive after some messy setups recently.
Once we finished organizing SkyDrive we noticed we had lost more than 80% of our OneNote syncs during the process.
We scoured the web for solutions… and none were found!
Not to be the type to give up so easily, we tried a few things and found one technique that worked every time for us.read more
Windows And Apple Are Predominant However Linux Has Gained Much
Stablility is mandatory once anything reaches high speeds – car, motorcycle, planes… computers…
While Linux doesn’t have a share of the market that comes anywhere near Windows or OS X — or even a share of the market that could reasonably be called mainstream — those who do use it tend to be dedicated, advanced users who are part of powerful institutions such as governments, major corporations, and scientific organizations.
Linux users aren’t many, but they are a loyal, knowledgeable bunch.
The Fast-Changing IT Landscape Requires A Fast-Changing Security Mindset
Some net technology maybe needed, but technology can never replace discernment in managing security
IT security is on everyone’s minds these days.
With news of IT security breaches and cyber threats ripped from the daily headlines, most businesses face challenges maintaining an IT infrastructure free from vulnerabilities.
HR Information Systems bring with them their own unique IT security issues.
Enterprise-wide applications such as Payroll, Benefits, Human Resources, Compensation, Talent Management, Applicant Tracking, Timekeeping and other business systems are the lifeblood of the organization.
EAM : Enterprise Asset Management
The more the moving parts, the more likely something will breakdown — including how your maintenance technicians work as well
Maintenance technicians are on the move now more than ever before, so they need quick access to information about equipment and repairs to work productively.
HR Performance Challenges Are Conveyed In What Is Desired in New Systems
The challenges can be distinguished between hands-on HR managers and HR strategic managers
Sometimes, we think we have all the answers.
And then, the numbers make us think again.
A Survey of Global HR Challenges, put together by PriceWaterhouseCoopers on behalf of the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations, turns some ideas upside down.
SAP to Accelerate Innovation for Cloud and SAP HANA® Through One Unified Development Organization
SAP Brings All Development Under the Leadership of Executive Board Member Dr. Vishal Sikka
WALLDORF, Germany, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) announced that it will simplify its organizational structure and create a single development organization to oversee innovation across the company.
The new structure will enable SAP to accelerate innovations powered by the SAP HANA® platform for existing and new products, drive a cloud-first approach for the development of line-of-business applications, increase SAP’s leadership in mobile and further accelerate the company’s go-to-market for cloud and the SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud service.
Click the read more button to discover more…read more
The HRIS Needs of Companies Will Vary, No One System Will Suit All
Performing a needs assessment is necessary but someone has already done most of the work
The report provides data and insight from HR Technology managers and HR decision-makers looking for Human Resources software.
It also reveals the connection between company size and what qualified buyers of HR technology feel is most important.
Click the read more button to discover more about what HR-Decision makers are looking for in HR Software…read more
Microsoft Unveils Strategic Cooperation With iHub and m:lab to Accelerate Innovation in East Africa
Collaboration designed to further the goals of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative to fuel African innovation.
As part of the recently launched Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, Microsoft Corp. today announced a strategic cooperation with business incubator iHub and the m:lab East Africa consortium to enable startups, innovators and the developer community of East Africa to grow their skills and build businesses with Microsoft technologies.
The cooperation further aims to offer these communities increased access to software, skills development opportunities and a means through which innovative startups can access capital investment and benefit from international outreach…read more
GSI’s AppCare Services Prove Popular with JD Edwards Customers
Service Expansion and 99% Client Satisfaction Rate Power GSI’s Managed Services Offerings
AppCare Services, a suite of managed services for JD Edwards system users, is proving to be one of the most popular and subscribed to GSI, Inc (www.GetGSI.com) service offerings.
Introduced in 2004, AppCare Services supports clients’ JDE software applications, development efforts, configurable network computing (CNC), database management systems and hosting needs on an around-the-clock basis.
Backed by an industry exclusive 100% satisfaction guarantee, GSI’s AppCare Services are the broadest and most flexible range of JDE managed services in the industry.read more
New ADP SmartCompliance(SM) Platform Helps Organizations With Compliance And Business Intelligence: New study reveals 81% of senior finance executives say monitoring tax, employment, and payment-related rule changes has become more time-consuming over the past 2 years; 76% do not have access to real-time, consolidated compliance data. New ADP SmartCompliance helps organizations streamline tax, employment, and payroll compliance activities by bringing together 7 key compliance capabilities under a single, unified platform.read more
UnicornHRO offers a fully integrated HRIS/Payroll and Benefit Enrollment solution and now offers Property & Casualty Insurance as well. UnicornHRO created a Captive Insurance/Reinsurance company, to take certain levels of risk in clients’ insurance programs. Unicorn’s willingness to accept a higher level of risk typically reduces client’s premiums by 10-20%.read more
Just like an external website, IT administrators for a SharePoint site can view reporting metrics for an intranet or external website. What types of reports are reviewed by Jennifer Marsh.read more
SuccessFactors Cited as a Leader in Independent Research Firm’s 2013 Talent Management Q1 Report: Report Evaluates Providers that Matter Most in Talent Management: Performance & Goals, Succession & Development, and Learning Solutionsread more
SharePoint workflows are an incredibly useful (but often misunderstood) business tool. Their ideal purpose is to “facilitate control of projects and business processes, because managers can keep track of each step necessary for process flow without skipping critical steps.” This software allows you to cut out logistical legwork and speed up business. It can consolidate pages of new hire paperwork to a single form and ensure that complaints are heard, logged and dealt with in a timely manner. Jennifer Marsh provides 3 ways to optimize your use of SharePoint.read more
Collaboration is a major part of the new business economy. Small to mid-sized businesses are hungry for solutions that make collaboration easier across multiple platforms. This is why more companies are turning to SharePoint. Among SharePoint’s many features, its ease in collaborating is one of the major selling points. Guest post by Jennifer Marsh.read more
Dobler Consulting Offers New SAP Sybase ASE Quick Start Training Course to Boost Expertise for Oracle and SQL Server DBAs. A growing number of Oracle and SQL Server database administrators want to learn about SybaseSAP Sybase ASE to be competitive in all database management areas. To meet these challenges, Dobler Consulting, a leader in SAPSybase, SQL Server, and Oracle technology, is offering a new training curriculum starting in the spring of 2013.read more
Unicorn HRO has a price guarantee of which most are not aware – with an average client base of 14 years, they apparently know a thing or two about keeping their customers happy. If you are looking or seeking a cloud-based HRO system, let us know and we will put you in contact with the right people!read more
Microsoft SharePoint is an easy-to-use document repository for Windows server networks. Jennifer Marsh discusses the various factors involved in setting up SharePoint to manage changes and storage of your documents.read more
Wave of continued customer momentum underscores demand for new cloud service. Microsoft Corp. today announced worldwide availability of a major new update to its Microsoft Office 365 services for business. Microsoft’s most complete Office cloud service to date has new features and offerings tailored to the needs and budgets of small, medium-size and large organizations. In addition to updated Microsoft Lync Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft SharePoint Online services, business users can now get the rich Office applications they are familiar with, on up to five devices, delivered as an always up-to-date cloud service. Office 365 features enhanced enterprise social capabilities with SharePoint and Yammer today, and Lync-Skype connectivity for presence, instant messaging (IM), and voice by June.read more
As organizations have increasingly conducted business online, the need for effective data management has grown and evolved. Part of that evolution has demanded that content management platforms be developed with greater infrastructure and a more advanced ability to be integrated with other applications and digital tools. Microsoft SharePoint has been one of the leading web application platforms to help businesses realize those goals. Guest post by Jennifer Marsh.read more
The best way to keep current customers happy is to be providing updates that bring enhancements with it… The best way to attract new customers is to be sure they know you are doing this… Maybe this is why SAP / SuccessFactors has been such a happy marriage? Check out SF’s latest updates in our post now!read more
HireVue CodeVue™ enables candidates to more conveniently and expressively showcase their coding abilities through a series of challenges during the digital interviewing process (like programmers and IT). Recruiters and hiring managers can review candidates’ validated coding results (including scores, score details, and raw and executed code) as well as video responses to behavioral-based interview questionread more
When it comes to a HRIS cloud system, everyone wants it to be easy to deploy. There are a lot of cloud systems being promoted, so what do you look for? How about a company that would have a two-pronged approach that would encourage 14-year tenure clients? And would also have a proven record when it comes to natural disasters, remaining operational when all else has ceased. Read more about this company in today’s article…read more
A list of what our guest blogger Cara Aley would consider to be the top 5 most prominent payroll software vendors in Europe – from SMB’s to enterprise payroll.read more
HireVue Drives Growth of Digital Interviewing Category, Disrupting Antiquated Ways of Recruiting: Triple-digit sales and user growth, new customers and new board member, Doug Dennerline, showcase company’s leadership and overall category growthread more
Applicant Tracking Solutions Can Empower Your Business with Integrated, Flexible and Affordable Solutions — Unique Business Needs Require Unique Business Solutions! Like hiring the right people, filling your open positions faster, predicting successful candidates, growing your business through versatility and flexibility — find out why Unicorn HRO is one of your best bets for a cloud-based HRO system (would it help to mention they have never been down? not once?)read more
While hurricane Sandy occured more than a month ago, stories of cloud systems that were unaffected by the storm are still surfacing. We have had this story for a while, and are using this to be part of a series of articles about Unicorn HRO. When it comes to the cloud, perhaps Amazon and Blackberry have something to learn from companies like Unicorn HRO.read more
With Cloud Computing, What Do You Need to Know About IaaS — and several other forms of cloud computing. Regular contributor Ben Jones discusses the various forms of the cloud system and provides a few suggestions for cloud providers in Europe.read more