Category Archives: Saasy Thoughts

WWDC: Yosemite Mail features Signatures vs DocuSign Electronic Signatures

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Today’s WWDC plethora of announcements included a nifty mention of some new features to OS X Yosemite’s Mail application including the ability to embed a graphical representation of your signature on a pdf document. Although the embedding of this feature in the Mail application is new, the feature has been a part of OS X since OS X Lion, available in the Preview application and is similar to the features available with the DocuSign for Outlook app. It seems like Apple has been interested in signatures for awhile now including filing a patent application that discusses new methods of adding signatures to documents. A blogger has gone as far to say that the new feature will put DocuSign in the “Loser” column as pertains to Apple encroaching on their product turf.

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Piece of cake WordPress Blog setup: WIX vs WordPress vs GoDaddy

LongAnimationBWI am astonished by the pace of technology simplification. I spent five years as a LAMP stack developer in the late 2000’s and I remember how amazing it was, at that time, to be able to launch full fledged open source applications within days (or sometimes mere hours).  Sure there was a bit of configuration, and setting up databases, but that was vastly better than creating your own application from scratch and having to deal with compiling and deploying jar files.

I began my research to setup this blog a week ago and was fully prepared to go through the same exercise: get hosting space, load the application package, setup the database, buy a domain name, re-point dns configurations, etc. etc. etc. but before I went down that road, I looked more closely at the hosted solutions that I have been hearing about recently like WIX and others similar to it.

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Aligning SaaS Value with Enterprise Applications Architecture

As a  leader running SaaS applications in an enterprise, you can sometimes forget that you yourself maybe working at a SaaS company! It is of utmost importance to make sure you are always thinking how you can best align the goals of the enterprise systems architecture with the vision and priorities of the SaaS business as a whole.

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I do my best to keep up with readings on Techcrunch especially the Enterprise and SaaS specific tags to make sure that I am understanding how the industry as a whole is evolving and any news / thoughts that I can apply to my day to day work.

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Hello Enterprise Application World!

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I know that the title is so very hackneyed for an intro blog post, but I like paying homage to those before me, and nothing says “Hey, I’m a dude that develops code and I am writing a blog about Enterprise Applications” like Hello World!

So, Hello World!

I consider myself a master of bridging the business world with technology.  A multi-faceted leader with experience enabling both the processes and technology for every aspect of an enterprise.  I’ve picked and packed, helped close books, ran forecasts, and managed drip marketing campaigns.  Jack of all trades, master of some; aiming to be master of all.

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