Monthly Archives: October 2014

A taxing question: What are your intentions with that pumpkin?

Imagining tax at a charity pumpkin patch

When you work at a company that sells sales tax compliance software, it has the potential to be a pretty boring job. In your mind’s eye, I’m sure you’re thinking about rows of cubicles with middle-aged men with short-sleeved button-up shirts with pocket protectors and 1950s hairstyles and glasses. Not… Read more »

The best firewall can’t stop these viruses from getting through

Playground vandalism

There I sat with my 94-year-old grandmother in front of her computer, trying to explain to her about computer viruses. Her computer was full of them, and I was trying to explain¬†they were malicious attempts to do damage or cause chaos over the internet. “But why would someone do something… Read more »

More room for women to break the ‘concrete ceiling’ in construction

People in construction

In the course of a day, I don’t always have time to stop and read every blog post that rolls through my TweetDeck feed. There are ones where I find the headline really interesting and beneficial, so I’ll just RT the link so our followers will find valuable information. Last… Read more »

Helping the horticulture industry by Growing Together

Scan by Cart at Metrolina Greenhouses

It’s very easy to look at a company, a salesperson, or a marketing person and say, “They don’t care; no matter what they’re doing, they just want to sell me something.” I guess in some cases, that may be true.¬†We’ve all seen the stereotypical used-car salesman promising you the world…. Read more »

Ahoy! Horticulture needs to focus on HR compliance

Not long after Culitvate14 in July, Laura Drotleff, the editor of Greenhouse Grower Magazine, gave Greg Lafferty a call. It was hard for them to meet up during the trade show; but true to her word, Laura was interested in what Practical Software Solutions was doing for the horticulture industry,… Read more »

Spock, Homer, and the missing Sage Summit sessions

Have you ever had a bad experience completely destroy something you love? I love this blog. For real. I love getting a chance to let the world know what Practical Software Solutions and Sage are doing in my own voice. Almost every assignment I have on a day-to-day basis includes… Read more »