Although most of what PADT publishes is here on this blog, we do get asked to submit articles to periodicals, journals, blogs, and other external publications. We also get interviewed every once in a while. This part of the blog will give brief summaries of what was published and a link to where they are published.
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Phoenix Business Journal: Exploring easy – Make it easy for your customers, keep things simple when proposing new business
Posted on November 7, 2017, by: Eric MillerSometimes, in an attempt to impress prospective customers, we bombard them with information during the proposal phase of a project. In "Exploring easy: Make it easy for your customers, keep things simple when proposing new business" I take a look at how starting simple can get you to success faster.
Phoenix Business Journal: Exploring Easy – Give your customers the ability to interact through the web
Posted on November 7, 2017, by: Eric MillerThe web is such an important part of our life now, but many companies do not use web pages and applications to make it easier for their customers to do business with them. "Exploring Easy - Give your customers the ability to interact through the web" gives some examples of this along with some recommendations.
Phoenix Business Journal: Exploring Easy – The frustrating difficulty of displacing what works with newer and better technology
Posted on October 31, 2017, by: Eric MillerAfter seeing several startup companies that looked fantastic not take off, I started to look the fact that just doing something better was no indicator of success. In "Exploring Easy: The frustrating difficulty of displacing what works with newer and better technology" I look at how making a task or process easier may not be better enough to be successful.
Phoenix Business Journal: Debbie Harry sang to me at grocery store about pop culture impacting business
Posted on October 20, 2017, by: Eric MillerWhen you find yourself humming to a pop song from your youth while in the grocery store, you may just keep humming. I start thinking about marketing and the ways to leverage pop culture to reinforce your brand and connect with customers. Take a look at "Debbie Harry sang to me at grocery store about pop culture impacting business" to see what conclusions I came to before I got to the produce section.
Posted on October 20, 2017, by: Eric MillerNothing makes what you do as a value-added reseller and service provider into focus like a visit to a customer. A recent trip was a real eye-opener into how our engineers and the products we represent are used in a positive way every day. Take some time to read "That feeling when what you are selling is working" and then take some more time to go visit some customers.
Posted on October 5, 2017, by: Eric MillerI have a lot of toys in my office and on my desk. Some might consider it unprofessional or even childish. I don't disagree. What they are missing is the power of toys and the power of play. I explore this idea in "Why I keep toys on my desk." Also for those of you who are readers of the PADT blog, I've included below some images of my favorite ones.
Phoenix Business Journal: When social media is used for evil, does the tech industry have a responsibility?
Posted on October 5, 2017, by: Eric MillerSocial media has changed the world we live in. It is an extremely powerful way to connect people and share information. As with any powerful new tool, it can be used for evil along with good. Which begs the question: "When social media is used for evil, does the tech industry have a responsibility?"
Posted on September 29, 2017, by: Eric MillerOne of the coolest things I get to do often is to listen to startups pitch their companies. Every single one is an educational experience where I also get to feed off of the passion and drive of entrepreneurs. The problem is, more than half of the pitches I hear are bad. Sometimes it is the delivery, but public speaking is hard for most people, and I can go beyond that. What gets to me is when the speakers just make silly mistakes in what should be a very simple task. After a couple of recent discussions with others who hear many pitches, I have come up with a list of The Do’s and Don’ts of pitching a startup.
Posted on September 29, 2017, by: Eric MillerThe post "A few thoughts after 100 blog posts" is my 100th guest blog article for the Phoenix Business Journal. That is a lot of 500 or so word rants and missives. Because I like round numbers, and I did write a lot of posts, I figured it would be ok to be a little self-indulgent and go introspective on the whole experience, and talk directly to you, my occasional reader.
Phoenix Business Journal: While AI, IoT, and automation are taking over we forgot about genetic engineering
Posted on September 21, 2017, by: Eric Miller
The big technologies right now are Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and the automation of everything from manufacturing to our automobiles. These advanced technologies will transform how we live our lives. But " While AI, IoT, and automation are taking over we forgot about genetic engineering." This is something everyone, especially those in tech, need to stay on top of.