Running a church takes as much of an effort, if not more, as it takes to run
a SMB, says Brent Mills of Beaverton Foursquare Church. Although the end
objectives are different for an organisation that is into providing services
to humanity, churches too have a whole lot of activities taking place day in
and out. Beaverton Foursquare Church, founded in 1961 and located in
Beaverton, Oregano, has a weekly attendance of about 5000 people. The
organisation employs 50 full time staff and has numerous volunteers to carry
out various activities at the church and cater to the needs of the visitors.
The church had in place processes to ensure organisational activities were
carried out on time and as stipulated. However, with numerous activities
demanding attention and consuming time, processes and tasks were
often overlooked. With the church being a not-for-profit organisatio... (more)
I was on a LinkedIn thread titled ‘How cloud computing is different from
SaaS‘ where Rick Chapman who runs SoftLetter and SaaS University went on
beating on this question ‘What is a private cloud’?
It is definitely worth it given the tremendous amount of confusion in the
term ‘Cloud’ in general and ‘Private Cloud’ in particular. The
motivation for this post is Rick and supported by a tweet I read around the
same time from ‘Carl Brooks‘ who is a technology writer on Cloud at
TechTarget. Let me give it a shot.
First, Cloud is about leveraging economies of scale whether it is public o... (more)
As you are reading this, KiSSFLOW‘s payment handling mechanism has been
completely moved out of Google Wallet.
KiSSFLOW, from day one has been a product that was built keeping Google Apps
Users in mind and we consciously decided to use Google technologies all-out.
We use Google App Engine, Google Cloud Storage, Google Big Query, Google
Cloud SQL and just about every Google Cloud technology that is out there.
We are extremely happy with Google’s Cloud Services and Support. But one
product has been a pain for us for a while now – Google Wallet.
When Google started moving away from... (more)
There is a fundamental shift that is happening to ‘enterprise apps' in the
SaaS world when compared to the On-premise ERP world. I tried to google for
ERP vs SaaS and found articles like these:
SaaS vs Traditional ERP : 5 Key Differentiators(http://it.toolbox.com) A Tale
of Two Software Worlds: Old ERP vs. SaaS(http://www.zdnet.com) Impact of SaaS
on the enterprise ERP market(http://www.infoworld.com)
While, there is nothing wrong with these articles - I wasn't able to find one
that addressed what I feel is a much more fundamental shift in the way the
SaaS applications are / will ... (more)
I readily agreed when Ramasubramaniam VP of Chennai PMI Chapter asked me to
speak on ‘Cloud Computing’ – obviously ! But, I realized the twist
only later. The topic was ‘Cloud Computing and Project Management –
Impact on Global Delivery Model’. ! Hmm.. project management is not one
of my favorites but having agreed to speak in the event, I had no choice but
to give a hard thought on this topic.
Simply put the way I have internalized Project Management at the activity
level is the PDCA model i.e., Plan - Do - Check - Act. But what really
matters is the end result that a projec... (more)