There may be a concern regarding any new undertaking, especially one that is not in your primary area of expertise. Let me assure you that I understand this, having been a business owner myself, and that there are ways to structure efforts according to your appetite. Here are the steps we would tackle for any full undertaking. The order is static but the effort (percentage) attributed to each is always under our control: [ 326 more words ]
And it won't be because, in business, you need to have a plan. All the tough stuff has to fit somewhere. If you haven't foreseen expansion or upgrades, then my offer is the only one you can afford. Let's go with the 80-20 rule so that 20% of revenue/expenses accounts for administration i.e. You, and all I.T. We won't talk about retail since automation for sales and taxes comes first. [ 256 more words ]
Silly me. I forgot to share another important reason for using a Relational Database or other application in The Cloud. That's Upgrades or Updates. When you have licensed a software application for your desktop computer, you need to be aware of when an update is available. In most cases you will be informed or you may receive a nasty message to the effect that Product XYZ is no longer supported or is seriously out of date. [ 312 more words ]
A simple example of the jargon put upon the lay person in this computer era. It amuses me to no end how an entire culture has evolved in a relatively short period of time. I figure the general public can be categorized four ways when dealing with computers: The Techno-weenies and Gamers. They not only use, but may program, the computer in their day to day work, and probably do all of their own maintenance, software installations, have multiple utility programs to keep everything running smoothly, eat at their desk, and perhaps shower once the fridge goes empty. [ 200 more words ]
"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 model and current operations knowledge to upgrade to a safe, simple Relational Database tool that they can use and understand. [ 220 more words ]
What is Relational? Are you your father's son or you mother's daughter?
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You should be on a Cloud, not under one.