Hiring software engineers can be one of the more difficult challenges any business leader must navigate through: there are simply not enough qualified candidates available for the sheer volume of open positions at companies in the United States and beyond. As such, employers are beginning to consider new approaches to recruiting and hiring, as well Read more about How To Hire Software Engineers[…]
Recently I corresponded with a Seattle based strategic Financial and Operational professional, Gary Beebe Jr, who currently serves as a Sr Program Manager for Finance at NCSoft, a global MMO gaming company with a big presence in the Seattle area. Gary and I were talking about BI and he summed up his view quite eloquently Read more about An Operational/Financial perspective on the Business Intelligence space[…]
A couple of years ago, I bought a Dell server with the intent of installing Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 and running my own Exchange, SharePoint, and Internet Information Services (IIS). Although not a server or a networking expert, I was confident my geeky tendency to pick up new software technology quickly would get me to a point where I could run my small business like a big enterprise but on a limited budget.
I looked forward in excitement to the day one month later (okay, maybe two; I was a one-woman show!) when I would have my system up and running, all stable and seamlessly connecting me to enterprise-quality email with shared contacts and calendars to wow my clients. I dreamed of the day when I would be able to collaborate online with my team members across the globe using all the bells and whistles that came with SharePoint. I rushed to the Microsoft store to borrow four books on Windows Small Business Server 2008 installation and configuration and like a girl about to go out on her first date, I couldn’t wait for the weekend to come so I could start working on my server.