Technology Simplified

  • Mobile Device Management
    Posted on October 17, 2013 by Terrence

    We talk with John Neibel on the impact of mobile devices on the enterprise and some strategies that companies are doing to manage them on their network.


  • Improving Restaurants
    Posted on March 20, 2013 by terrenceshaw

    Terrence talks with Hamed Mazrouei – CEO and Leblanc Meneses – CTO of Improving Restaurants. They have built a technology platform for restaurants to track customer satisfaction in real-time. Their vision is to reinvent the restaurant industry by creating a single platform that integrates with existing toolsets.



  • To CMS or not to CMS…. that is the question
    Posted on December 3, 2012 by Terrence

    So you think you need a CMS?

    Let’s start off by answering the question of what is a CMS? CMS stands for content management system, which is an application that’s designed around allowing a user to go in and manage the content for their website. Content management systems come in a wide variety of styles and complexities depending upon your usage requirements. In future posts we will come back and visit different CMS systems and explain what their best uses are, but first in this initial article we talk about the tell-tell signs to help you identify if you need a content management system.


  • Security-Service Level Web Applications
    Posted on October 9, 2012 by Terrence

    So you’re looking to get a website built and you’re worried about security. Well, now’s the time to look at how you’d like to get that website built, because many of the basic website-building languages have varying levels of security available. Now this article is not here to discuss the details in great depth, but it will give you a basic overview of some of the basic ideas around security and how the different languages handle them.


  • Enterprise Development is not easy
    Posted on September 17, 2012 by Terrence

    I recently read an article (by Nir Eyal) that really resonates, starting with his desire “to get back to learning from what the company did right instead of debating what its bankers did wrong”

    The article was inspired by Facebook user research by Andrew Chen (see here), which reveals half of Facebook’s huge user base actually hit the site every day.

    According to Nir:

    a mastery of the mechanics of habit design is increasingly deciding startup winners and losers. Not only because habits cement user behavior in an increasingly cluttered digital world, but because a high-engagement product is also a high-growth product. The two are one and the same. A high DAU to MAU ratio is a great indicator of the strength of user habits and, ceteris paribus, I’d bet on a business with the higher ratio over a competitor every time.


  • Agile Development – Improving Enterprises
    Posted on February 13, 2012 by terrenceshaw

    We travel over to Improving Enterprises to talk with Barry Rogers and Ken Howard about their book Individuals and Interactions: An Agile Guide.

  • Meetzi – Making Meetings Better
    Posted on December 22, 2010 by terrenceshaw

    We discuss how to make meeting more effective with entrepreneur Brad Garland and his new product Meetzi.

  • Online Marketing
    Posted on September 12, 2010 by terrenceshaw

    Search Engine Optimization from wirevibe on Vimeo.

    We sat down with Jeff Rudluff and Linda White of Dallas’ Online Performance Marketing to discuss Search Engine Optimization, social media, and other online marketing tools and strategies.

  • Search Engine Optimization
    Posted on March 18, 2010 by terrenceshaw

    We talked to Matt Lewis and Ryan Harper about why Search Engine Optimization for your website is important. Once you have a website, it’s vital that your customers are able to find you on the web.

  • IT Executive Strategy
    Posted on October 2, 2009 by terrenceshaw

    Amy and I met with Aubrey Roberts, a Partner from NetKnowledge Technologies, and discussed the business environment in IT and how the CIO role is looking at IT services.

    The audio is a little soft during the beginning, or really the crowd was loud in the background at Cadillac Ranch.

  • Social Media Usage and Security
    Posted on August 17, 2009 by terrenceshaw

    I had the opportunity to sit down with Lisa Qualls from LightThread and Kerstin Deppe from the Patricia Seybold Group in Kansas City to discuss some social media tools, such as Twitter and Facebook. We discuss how they are using these tools to develop business and personal relationships as well as the security concerns that occur when putting personal information on the Internet.

  • Web Design and Development
    Posted on June 15, 2009 by terrenceshaw

    In this podcast we sit down with Harry Hopkins and Jeremy Gallas to discuss web design and development. We focus on the differences in the disciplines and why they are important for website development.

  • Genesis 10
    Posted on June 14, 2009 by terrenceshaw

    In this episode, we discuss technology solutions, development, and IT staffing with Wayne Sueltz, VP, Business Development with Genesis10. Harry Hopkins sits in as guest host as we dive into issues such as outsourcing the IT organization.

  • Web 2.0 podcast outtakes
    Posted on February 27, 2009 by terrenceshaw

    If you missed the last video podcast on Web 2.0 we did at Humperdinks – check out some of the outtakes from the shoot. Good Times!

  • BPM Webcast – Outtakes
    Posted on February 27, 2009 by terrenceshaw

    Here were some of the lighter moments from the last webcast with IBM.

  • Business Process Management (BPM) – with IBM
    Posted on September 15, 2008 by terrenceshaw

    We met with Francisco Arroyo and Ajay Asthana from IBM to discuss BPM and how it is impacted by the advent of service-oriented architecture. We discuss Websphere and how IBM is utilizing it as a solution suite.

  • Web 2.0 trends
    Posted on September 9, 2008 by terrenceshaw

    In this podcast we talk with web gurus Harry Hopkins and Jeremy Gallas about the Web 2.0 trends and potential for impacting business firms current websites.

  • Mobile development discussion – Handmark
    Posted on August 3, 2008 by terrenceshaw

    In this podcast Terrence and Amy discuss the future of mobile phone programming and the impact of .mobi domains with Cassidy Lackey, VP Web and Wireless Infrastructure at Handmark.