Archive for March, 2010

Mar 27 2010

Why Choose Custom Software?

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To meet the software needs of your business, there are two main paths: Buy software “off the shelf” Build custom software (in-house, or with a development firm) In most cases, off-the-shelf makes the most sense, and it should be your default choice: Acquiring and deploying off-the-shelf software is usually faster than getting custom software developed. […]

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Mar 26 2010

New Focus, New Tagline

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I registered and launched 12 years ago, in March 1998. At the time I was working inside a manufacturing company personally creating and expanding an in-house ERP/CRM system. My intentions and expertise were almost entirely technical, and I named the web site “Kyle Cordes’s Software Site”, which I carried forward as the subtitle/tagline when […]

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Mar 13 2010

My First Emacs (plus Slime, Swank, Clojure) on Mac OSX

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Emboldened a talk that Ryan Senior gave at the St. Louis Lambda Lounge (now available as a video), I grabbed the most popular two Emacs versions for Mac OSX: Aquamacs GNU Emacs 23.1 and set up each on my Macbook Pro (10.6.2). For each Emacs, I also set up SLIME, Swank, and Clojure. If that […]

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Mar 03 2010

Mobile Workforce Management, a Five Year SaaS Mission Completed

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Here is the story of a substantial chunk of my professional life over the last five years. I didn’t tell this story in real time (for various good reasons), though I have mentioned bits of it in various talks. In 2004, I co-founded a vertical market Software as a Service firm, Mobile Workforce Management (MWM). […]

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Mar 02 2010

SaaS: The Business Model – Slides, Audio, Transcript

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On Feb. 27 at St. Louis Innovation Camp 2010, I gave a talk on the SaaS business model. If you missed it, you might be interested in: A video recording of the SaaS talk. The SaaS talk handout as a PDF The SaaS talk slides as a PDF (also shown below) Transcript of the Talk, […]

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