Posts filed under best practices

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 2 views 0 comments

We had quite some meetings in the past couple of weeks after July 15th. Those meetings and the busy schedule were, kind of, the reason for me not to be so active both on the WordFrame blog site and on our WordFrame twitter accounts. We had some nice guests, partners and customers visiting us in Colorado Springs.

Vicki Tambellini from Synergy3 kind of started this very nice and productive sequence. She visited us with her husband and stayed for a couple of days with us. This visit gave us all the chance to go over different business aspects of our current and future partnership. We also discussed quite extensively some key details of what the communities Synergy3 is building specifically for the education sector. We outlined what these communities will require and where we all have to stress regarding functionality and planning towards this current WordFrame v1.5 we all use now as well as the upcoming WordFrame v2.0. The specific functionality and features needed for the education industry certainly require quite a lot of heads to get together and come up with the best solution from any possible aspect – usability, functionality, feature availability and business logic ...

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Posted: 19 Jun 2008 2 views 0 comments
I was looking at the latest entries in our support and issue tracking system today. Although Rumen, Boz, Tanya and I are using this every single day something very important drew my attention. We have over 990 new functionality items implemented and issues solved for the past 200 days since we separated from our previous partners.

I think this is quite an achievement having on mind our heavy involvement with the development of the WordFrame Enterprise v2.0.

We have numerous requests from our customers that we have implemented into active functionality for all the WordFrame users . That of course had always been the way to grow all our products properly - WordFrame is ... Read the article
Posted: 28 May 2008 2 views 0 comments
We had several nice meetings and business trips this month to close a number of customers as well as to work with several startups needing somewhat different customer/vendor type of relationship.

The very interesting fact, which two of those companies (future WordFrame users) observed and shared with us, was the type of reception they had got from some of our direct and not-so-direct competitors. The two companies, the first one based in Dallas and the second one based in LA, told us that the companies they approached before us were in fact targeting larger and more established enterprises. Fact – in some cases – it was almost impossible to talk to those guys over the phone or organize a meeting, let alone direct access to a project manager or live phone support. Well, we were told something that we had already known but it was anyway nice to hear that our efforts really gave great results not only for us as a company. It was good to know that our productive management and work was also making other people happy ... Read the article
Posted: 10 Apr 2008 2 views 0 comments
It is a great thing to see your product getting the recognition it deserves.

We have been following, the latest venture of Guy Kawasaki, closely and we are happy with the way it goes. We are even happier to see three of our partners listed in the Social Media Category as well as 5 WordFrame powered sites. Des Walsh and Social Media Today have their separate section and most of the sites listed on those sections are powered by WordFrame Platform ... Read the article
Posted: 14 Mar 2008 2 views 0 comments
This has been in my mind for some time now and I was wondering how to start it. I was thinking to start it with the unique look at life from Hughes “What happens to a dream deferred …” but decided not to. I think that I should be as straight as I can be, as I saw too many people twisting their moral values only because they do not want to be honest enough to call events and people with their proper names and definitions.

What happens when you lie to your colleagues and friends? You either get fired or get very, very lonely…. What happens when you stand in front of the people that helped you become someone and offend them? Well, what happens when you do it more than once and keep doing it on different occasions over and over again? What do you do then?

What do people that forget where they have started from, who has helped them and how small and insignificant ... Read the article
Posted: 27 Feb 2008 2 views 0 comments
There are some certain difficult issues we, at ITBrix US office, are dealing with lately, which have made me think and try to explain the reasons why things get done so successfully inside ITBrix.

Why things happen?

This question is as philosophical as it is practical. I will try to answer and look at it from my micro economical tower called ITBrix/ConsultCommerce. For me the question is more like “Why things happen in ConsultCommerce and ITBrix?” or “Why we have results?” or “Why people like and use what we produce and maintain?”

I always try to break the more complicated things into smaller and simple elements. I always try to solve big problems by breaking them into smaller ones, so that easier and simpler solutions are required to solve big problems ... Read the article
Posted: 20 Feb 2008 2 views 0 comments
Corporate World, collaboration, enterprise software, community and social media software. All great, important terms, complicated, full of all sorts of definitions and meaning.

For me those things are important. Really! Very! Because ITBrix does exactly that. We are developing software for 13 years now, a couple of our employees started signing the payroll docs in 1995. This is very important and not that common for a Web 2.0 company like ITBrix.

Our new Product and Service called WordFrame is actually all about the proper collaboration and organization, better communication, business process and sales integration within any company and corporation.

This is my WordFrame blog and I will be talking about and discussing WordFrame a lot here, but I will stress on ... Read the article