Imagine this scenario: The year is 2015, and John is starting his first day at ACME Inc. After filling out some paperwork (because there’s still paperwork in the future), John is given three … [Read more...] about The Future of Business Software (It’s Closer than You Think)
I kicked off a meeting the other day by proclaiming, “business software sucks.” My boss always get a little uncomfortable when I say this, particularly in front of people who either make software or … [Read more...] about Why Business Software Sucks
We keep hearing time and time again that business people believe if they had the skill set, they could build better solutions than what IT is offering them. But, they lack the ability to code, or they … [Read more...] about Feeling Empowered to Create Our Own Business Applications
I was recently shopping for an around-town car that I could use to commute back and forth to work. A used car. One that got decent gas mileage and one I wouldn’t worry too much about if I received (or … [Read more...] about Why Paying More “Feels” Better: Software and Buyer Psychology
I don’t know about you, but the second I stick my neck out with a public resolution – like around New Year’s – I pretty much guarantee that it’s not going to happen. Surely there’s a scientific … [Read more...] about My 2012 Un-Resolutions
I'm too old to know whether people still host BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle or Beer) parties, but back in the day it was a staple of any college dorm party. Heck, even in the heart of Silicon Valley … [Read more...] about BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology)
When it comes to technology, why does IT insist on treating professional business people like children? I realize that's probably an unfair statement, but I can't help but think that every time I read … [Read more...] about Treat Us Like Adults: IT and the Consumerization of IT
TrackVia issued a press release highlighting some key findings from a survey it conducted with 350 front-line business workers. In short, the release confirmed what we’ve long suspected – and heard … [Read more...] about Would You Quit Your Job Because of the Software they Make You Use?
You've heard the saying, "Eat Your Own Dogfood". If not, it simply means using the product or service you offer to your customers. In the wake of my last post about using TrackVia to build our own … [Read more...] about Do You Eat Your Own Dog Food?