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Women in IT – Interested?
By | August 14, 2015Career in TechnologyITSTEM

“What do you do for a living?” Many people seem surprised when I answer that I work in IT. Almost as if the phrase “woman in IT” is some kind of mythical creature, akin to Big Foot or a unicorn. But should they be surprised? I developed an interest in math and sciences at a very young age.... read more

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Solving your App-ocalypse: Strategic planning with your technology
By | November 5, 2015AssociationsITSOP

At this point everyone will agree that software systems have permeated all areas of business. From HR to Marketing to Accounting to Customer Relations, every area requires the staff to utilize some tools or application to complete their job. Yet at many, if not most organizations, there are a mash-up of tools in place that always seem to fall short of... read more

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Geek Pride Day! Today!
By Mary Glavin | May 25, 2016Geek Pride DayITLOTR

Here at fusionSpan geek is a term of endearment; it’s not simply a noun, but a title of pride among our band of IT employees. In the age of endless days dedicated to the slightly obscure, Be An Angel Day August 22 naturally, or the beloved, national hot dog day this year falling on July 23, comes Geek Pride Day on May 25.... read more

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Summer Cleaning Series: Website
By | July 29, 2016CMSITWeb Maintenance

No one would argue that a website is an essential component of any new business. Even my grandmother has a website! Yet for so many organizations they completely ignore their site after spending gobs of hours to build it, completely forgot about like Woody from Toy Story. Don’t do it! Don’t be that organization everyone sneers at because... read more

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Underutilized Technology: Getting the Most of Your System
By | October 12, 2017AssociationBlogimplementation

Underutilize technology and it will rust away… As part of an office redesign, an organization I used to work at installed all new screens in the conference rooms. They also installed two large touch screen projectors that allowed for an “interactive” presentation. Instead of sitting behind their laptop, the presenter could control their presentation directly from the projection... read more

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Delayed Gratification and your CRM
By | February 22, 2018AMSAssociationCRM

“Did I lose my special treat?” A frequent question from my son. We’ve created a system in our home where if he behaves, he gets a “special treat” after dinner – usually in the form of 22 minutes of TV. While there are some issues with the system (what’s the leverage for behaving once he’s lost this special... read more