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Do your webinars really need to be live?

I was working with a client recently and the issue of webinars came up in the conversation. The association represents a medical speciality and presents monthly webinars on different topics important to their members. When I asked how many people register for the webinars, their response was “Anywhere from 50 to 200.” When I asked how many …

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"Think like a lazy person but don't act like a lazy person."

  My brother runs a business cleaning business in Minneapolis. We were discussing a business process issue (unrelated to cleaning OR databases) and how one should find a solution to a problem. He told me, “I always tell my cleaners, ‘Think like a lazy person but don’t act like a lazy person.’”  In other words, find the simplest way …

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“You can always add, but you can’t take away”

When discussing how much access staff users should have to the database and its functionality, I always tell my client “Give them the absolute minimum they need to do their job.” My clients will often respond with “Let’s just give users access to everything and then over time we can determine what functionality they don’t …

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