Holiday Productivity – Make Use of Your Time

Holidays are often busy.  We flip between travel, vacation busyness, and gatherings of all sorts.  This leads to very little of substance getting done in our professional lives.  We have earned our vacation or Holiday and feel like its ok to fall behind.  Unfortunately, this often leads to a few hectic days when we return that leave us exhausted and longing for another vacation.  This sad situation does not need to happen.  We can use the dead time that often occurs …

Security Suggestions and Keeping Safe From Hackers

The news is filled with stories about hackers and data theft.  Although they are not to be ignored, hackers can be avoided or thwarted with some common sense.  Let’s look at a few of these common-sense steps and some additional ways you can protect your self and site. Secure Passwords This is a common warning.  Nevertheless, the vast majority of passwords are anything but secure.  Studies have found that there are a large number of “default” passwords used.  These include …

Project Success – Solving The Right Problems

When we talk about starting a project off correctly, we often mention problems to be solved. Unfortunately, solving problems alone is not the path to success.  We must also make sure we are solving the right problems.  Luckily, this task is not challenging and just requires us to ask a few questions. Who Do We Ask? The first thing to do is to identify who speaks for the solution.  This speaker is the person or persons that will use the …