If you’ve spoken with the Promethius technical crew lately about the pending Windows 8 release later this month, you might have noticed some shrugs and a few scrunched faces. It’s kind of hard to disguise our apathy about the product. Maybe it is because we’ve been burned before (e.g. Windows Millennium, Windows Vista, etc.) or maybe it’s because Windows 7 has been such a refreshing, care-free success that we’re just not excited about this new release. It’s not as if there is nothing good to say about it, so I will, but I’d prefer to not have to.
It’s been a while since I’ve looked closely at the ongoing browser war. If you’re new to the topic, three lines of history should catch you up:
OK, I’m not perfect and I can prove it. No, really; I need to get this off my chest. I am guilty of making a mistake that I consistently implore our customers not to make. I ignored the warning signs that one of our servers was periodically sending me and, of course, it died on me. I made the classic mistake of thinking it wasn’t as important as it was. After all, all it did was generate reports. Had I taken the time to realize how very important those reports were to our organization, I might have behaved differently.
I’ve heard this so many times that I finally decided to write an article about it. If you’ve uttered the phrase above while reviewing your online marketing plan, you are not alone. I hear this ALL THE TIME. But also know that you are probably dead wrong.
It’s time that we had that difficult conversation about your old computer operating system. I understand that you’ve grown attached to it but it really is time to consider parting ways. Microsoft has the opinion that you should be using Windows 7 now and Windows 8 in just a few months. We know their motivations for wanting you to make the upgrade, but what are yours for sticking with Windows XP, or even Windows Vista?
Thanks to all of our clients and friends who stopped by the official Promethius open house! We enjoyed seeing each of you, and it finally feels like our move-in process is complete.
Some of you may recall my February Promethean article entitled, “E-mail Management.” This article was a fairly long rant on the problems of e-mail from my point of view. Unfortunately for me, I also vowed in said article to report back on my progress in implementing my proposed solutions. It’s unfortunate because, though I have made some progress, I haven’t been 100% successful.
Let’s go through the recommendations from February and see how I did:
Our Web Team has had a rash of crazy deadlines lately, including building a fully-functioning political action website in just twelve hours! As our project calendar filled to what I considered to be past the bursting point, a sense of dread percolated within me. How could we deliver all these projects in such a short timeframe?!