Last night aired a news story that I had the fortune to be part of about web sites people should know about. It was easy for me to come up with a couple sites that I thought everyone should know about: mint.com and pandora.com. I love these sites – real love. After that though, I had a tough time thinking of any others that I think everyone should have in their arsenal. Maybe I’m a little old fashion, but I think everyone should have a portal home page, for me it’s iGoogle.com. It has become a necessity for me to bring everything that I like to keep an eye on into one place where I can quickly keep up to date. A lot of my suggestions for web sites are about being more efficient. Which makes sense, since we are in the business of making people more performant.
Most of my other suggestions are for small business owners or programmer-types. For payroll, I think all small businesses should use paycycle.com. It makes payroll easy. Which for someone that is more interested in helping our clients than managing the office, is a must-have.
There were a couple of comments on the wowt.com site that say they’d like to see more of this type of information. Hopefully, I did an okay enough job that I might be able to share some more. Let us know what you think are the sites that everyone should be using.
January 19, 2021
Software development is a team-based endeavor because of the complexity involved in launching a new system. Gone are the days when one developer can be point on the whole back-office software stack. It now takes multiple specialized roles to (appropriately) fulfill the software delivery lifecycle. A typical software project requires: Leadership Product management Project management […]
January 13, 2021
One definition of rot is the process of deterioration. Something that decays over time. By this standard – software rots like food in the Nebraska heat. It’s true. If your software isn’t regularly updated, it deteriorates and breaks down. Consider this – software is written to work at a moment in time…but time marches on. […]
January 4, 2021
OMAHA, NE, January 4, 2021 – In late 2020, Volano Solutions announced it has changed its name to Volano Software and launched a new website: www.volanosoftware.com. The name change was made to more accurately reflect what the company does, and the website was designed to be more informative and user-friendly to clients and prospective clients […]
June 2, 2020
According to LinkedIn technology (software) has a higher overall turnover rate than retail. With that, it isn’t a matter of if, but a matter of when. Volano has engineered a culture of “by developers, for developers” and this helps our retention. In fact, most of the folks that work at Volano have been here +5 […]
June 2, 2020
It is hard enough to build a successful business, and few want to invest time and resources into worrying about an Intellectual Property Assignment. But alas, you must do your homework. Fortunately, we make it easy for Volano customers. When asked – “Who owns the software and IP for my project?” – it is an […]
May 28, 2020
Many of us remember the grade school game Telephone. It was funny to see how a simple message would get garbled as it was passed along from person to person. But it’s not as funny when that message is a critical business requirement that will be turned into software that will power your business. Yet, […]