Sep
06
2018

How CRMs Help Nonprofits Serve

BY Mike Correnti

We've been trying hard lately to convince people that CRMs do more than track customers. They are not the exclusive domain of corporate sales and marketing. That’s why we prefer to call them XRMs, where the X stands for any variable you want to track. But if you’re not a math person, that...

Jun
03
2017

Pulling a Rabbit Out of the Hat

BY Mind Over Machines
7 minute read

We had no idea what to do.

We left our planning meeting with the new client and drove back to our offices in near silence.

Normally we leave these meetings with a plan - or at least an idea - in mind.

But this one had us stumped.

The client’s business was providing 

Aug
03
2016

Miscalculated Risk

BY Mind Over Machines
4 minute read

“We’re in the final stages of testing and anticipate your system will go live three weeks from today.”

Finally.

After too many months and too much money, the tech company was finally reporting that it was just a few minor tweaks away from launching the shiny new, custom software...

Jun
01
2016

The Distress Call

BY Mind Over Machines
5 minute read

The call from the West Coast came in to our Baltimore office on a Monday afternoon. The caller (we’ll call her Lois) was on Day 3 of a total system shutdown. She was officially in crisis. Lois’s firm – a 24/7 public records research firm that earns much of its revenue from online...

Jun
06
2015

Legacy systems?

BY Mind Over Machines
1 minute read

The adage “Everything old is new again” may apply to fashion or even music, but for business owners saddled with outdated information technology systems, there’s nothing charming about a “retro,”  or legacy, IT system.  The truth is, legacy systems can slow business down and wrest...

Apr
08
2015

Mind Over Machines

BY Mind Over Machines
3 minute read

A Tutorial

Technology folks are used to blank stares when they talk about their work. But we've had a number of friends confess they’re not quite sure just what Mind Over Machines does.

The short version: We develop game-changing technology systems.

A more in depth primer.

  • We’re a...
Jan
06
2015

Growing Pains

BY Mind Over Machines
3 minute read

The good news: The online education company was revolutionizing the industry and growing like gangbusters, providing a virtual education experience to thousands of students across the country.

Nov
04
2014

The Race To Enterprise Mobile Apps

BY Mind Over Machines
6 minute read

“We need a mobile app” has become a standard discussion starter in the software application development conversation. The high-speed growth of mobile device usage – and usefulness – in the workforce has delivered some impressive workplace efficiencies, cost- savings, and improved...

Jul
09
2014

Razing a Legacy System

BY Mind Over Machines
5 minute read

“Decommission the legacy system” is one issue that never seems to get priority on the agenda.  Month after month, this major decision sits in the old business category, dwarfed by the other initiatives. With an excitement factor of zero, and a tenuous link to business goals, the...

May
09
2013

Dot Your “I”s and Cross Your “T”s

BY Mind Over Machines
3 minute read

How can you ensure control over your software development project? Selecting a qualified IT vendor is only the first of many critical steps to take to protect your substantial investment and ensure a successful project.