Entries by Kevin Jones

A good perspective on Big Data for smaller companies

I follow the 37 Signals blog regularly. A great bunch of very smart people doing good work. Noah at 37 Signals ate crow. He used to think Big Data was a bunch of bull for companies that don’t have the massive sets of data like Facebook, Google et al. He changed his perspective on Big […]

How to Get QuickBooks Data in Microsoft Access

Wouldn’t it be cool to have your great Microsoft Access database application have some reports displaying data from your QuickBooks file? It is possible without much work and, in some cases, even less money. I’ll briefly discuss a couple products you can use to work with QuickBooks data in an Access database. But keep in […]

Can really large, diverse projects succeed?

Yes, large, extremely diverse projects can succeed. Assuming this post is true, this project sounds amazing. I’d love to know more about it. Check it out: http://blog.appfog.com/what-the-obama-it-team-teaches-us-about-polyglot-programming/ Regardless of who you would prefer to have in the Oval Office, this project sounds like it was an amazing success. This sentence sums it up for me: […]