More Venture Capital in the AMS Space

The latest announcement of venture capital money investing in an AMS company is MemberSuite. As noted here, Revolution Ventures is investing $11 million in MemberSuite. According to the press release, MemberSuite will use the money to “add over 50 team members,...

Are you “enabling” your board?

I once met with an association to discuss their data management issues. They were explaining to me that the systems they had in place made it extremely difficult to pull together information in a timely and efficient way. For example, in order to get a look at...

New articles posted

I’ve posted two new articles on my site: Fewer demos are better than more. Find out why here! What can you do to get your users to trust your database? Here are a few...

If you have to choose…

Choose customer functionality over staff functionality. Because our websites (customer-facing) and databases (staff-facing) are now intertwined and completely integrated, we may come upon situations where database design requires us to choose between making use of the...

Whether it’s your fault or not…

Always start the conversation by asking “How can I help you with this?” This can be for anything in life, but I run into this a lot with discussions between vendors and my clients. My client will raise an issue of concern, and the vendor will respond by...

Are your vendors backing up your data?

One of my favorite aphorisms in data management is “There are those who backup, and those who will.” Once you’ve had one catastrophe with a missing or corrupt backup, you’ll never forget about backing up again. Or will you? More and more, data...
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