Tag Archives: technology

Stories from Cultivate’18: Labor, technology dominate

Once again, the early birds got the worms at Cultivate’18. Every year, the No. 1 horticulture conference in the country starts its days with programs that provided great in-depth conversations about the industry. This year was no exception. For example, while AmericanHort discussed retail trends and plant benefits during its… Read more »

2018 Top 100 Growers: Labor, technology top concerns

2018 Top 100 Growers labor

When Greenhouse Grower magazine publishes its Top 100 Growers every May, most people turn right to “The List” to see who ranked where. I, on the other hand, run right to the surrounding commentary to see the in-depth facts and figures from the growers themselves. For me, it’s skipping the… Read more »

Poll: Top 100 Growers looking to upgrade software systems

One of the magazines we look forward to every year is the Top 100 Growers edition of Greenhouse Grower, which comes out every May. The routine goes like this: Get the magazine from the mail slot, thumb to the list, count how many of our customers are on the list,… Read more »

Rowe is right: Society needs skilled labor

Sitting around the table after Christmas dinner, I was speaking to one of my dad’s cousins about possibly taking a course in classic automobile engine repair at the local community college. We both share a love of classic cars, and I’ve always been fascinated with the internal combustion engine. We… Read more »

Back to the Future — Time travel by way of Sage X3

We have just arrived at October 21, 2015. Join me as I travel around on my hoverboard, drinking my Pepsi Perfect, while waiting for the Cubs to win the World Series. As you’ve probably figured out by now (especially if you’ve looked at Facebook anytime in the past week), today’s… Read more »

On 3D printing: Give technology time to mature

I’ve been keeping a closer eye on TweetDeck in the past few weeks, as we’ve got a few¬†trade shows coming up on our calendar. Our Grower Vertical team is heading to MANTS (Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show) in Baltimore next week, and Susan Burris from our Sage Construction and Real Estate… 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 »

Gearing up for the OFA Short Course

As you can tell by my complete lack of posts for the past week or so, we’ve been incredibly busy around here at Practical Software Solutions. Just like two years ago, the OFA Short Course and Sage Summit — the two biggest events on our calendar — are back-to-back again… Read more »