I have been critical of the cloud for some time. I’m still don’t like the idea of putting my data on someone else’s computer. You don’t have the usual control over the data. However, I heard an argument recently, that changed my view a bit in favor of the cloud. You don’t do your own… Read more Security In The Cloud
Amazon is where most of the world seems to shop. It’s where we go to check prices, do research on products, and most importantly buy products. They are known for having everything. The largest inventory out there and lowest prices. The cost of this large inventory and selection is becoming a hindrance to the buying… Read more Amazon Has A Problem
Instead of everyone at your company having their own email, why not just have a shared group email. I.e. instead of having firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, you would just have firstname.lastname@example.org. To me this makes sense for any business that deals with consumers. Why make your customers know multiple emails at your company. If a customer… Read more A Company Without Personal Email
What name do you work under? I’ve heard a lot of conflicting information about this, and I’ve gone back and forth on it. Should you create a brand for each thing you want to talk about or create. Or do you do it all under one name. I lean towards doing it all under one… Read more Your Name, Your Brand, Your Pseudonym
Google used to be my default search engine. If I had a question, Google was the best place to start. That is becoming less and less true. Search has turned into a more specific task, and often the top 10 results on Google aren’t what you’re looking for (they just rank best). When searching for… Read more Search Moving Away from Google?
How often do you take a look at all the online accounts you have? I tend to create a lot of online accounts. Most of them are free anyways. I create accounts just to see what a new website is about. Often only using the account once and losing interest. Do you delete these old… Read more Digital Spring Cleaning
There is this idea in marketing of “be everywhere.” The idea that your company needs to be everywhere so that you are in front of as many potential customers as possible. When I work with businesses just starting, one of the first things they want to do it set up Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat,… Read more Do You Need Social Media?
Anyone who works in tech, or any industry by now, has heard of or used Slack. It has become wildly popular as the latest productivity tool. Slack is labeled as a team communication app. It’s the next step of office chat. A high powered version of email. It’s big advantage, is it’s integration with so many… Read more I Don’t Understand Slack
The short story. Android is much better for traveling and in areas I was not familiar with. iOS was much better when used in my daily routine. Over the past couple months I have used two different phones, A Google Pixel and an iPhone SE. In this time I have been in my normal weekly… Read more Android vs. iOS
It’s a pretty common idea in a lot of fields (business, security, software development, etc..), try to avoid a single point of failure. Don’t create any system that can be completely taken down by one problem. This is the reason I don’t use a password manager. I don’t trust all my security to a single… Read more Single Point of Failure