The Nest Test

I have been contemplating investing in a wider array of smart-home devices for quite some time now. I’ve had a Google Home, Philips Hue lights, a Ring Pro doorbell and another smart plug that hooks up to a lamp for about a year now – slowly but surely, I’m building my castle. While they don’t all work together with one another natively, they get the job done and I like each for its own reasons.

I think it was two weeks ago at the time of my writing this post that Target had a sale on Nest thermostats. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take advantage of that sale – thanks, procrastination… and bills… Continue reading “The Nest Test”

Workflows – Easy as 1, 2, 3….

­­Workflow – it’s a scary word, right? It comes up more and more every day in conversations; so much so that Gartner, a leading technology analytics firm, has transitioned the Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) marketplace into a new category: Content Collaboration Platform (CCP).

Citrix ShareFile has been consistent in our execution within said marketplaces. In the three years that Gartner produced the Magic Quadrant for EFSS, ShareFile was named a leader. This year, as the marketplace shifted to the CCP, ShareFile was, again, named a leader – for the fourth time in a row!!!

Why? There are a number of reasons explained in the Gartner report(s) – but, today, we are going to focus on one: Workflow.

The purpose of ShareFile’s workflow engine is to simplify the building of workflows to a manner by which an Average Joe business user can create flows using if/then type statements and filters in order to automate mundane tasks in their day-to-day. Continue reading “Workflows – Easy as 1, 2, 3….”

Slow Down, Everyone, You’re Moving Too Fast

…. Frames can’t catch you when you’re moving like that – Jack Johnson.

A throwback, yes; but it fits the theme of this post so well…

A few weeks ago, my wife and I traveled to Europe for a much-needed vacation. I know people say that all the time, but it’s true – it was much-needed and it was amazing. I’m not going to write about our entire adventure here, I’ll get to that eventually. Consider this part one of a multi-post series about our adventures (alternatively, if you can’t wait, you can check out my Instagram feed where I documented much of our trip).

The reason I say this trip was much needed is exactly what the title eludes to – we were moving too fast. Continue reading “Slow Down, Everyone, You’re Moving Too Fast”