Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Article: O365’s Email Solution – Caution!

 
Microsoft’s O365 has many features that interest churches and ministries– especially because of the generous charity license Microsoft provides. Some aspects of O365 are good, but we found enough problems with their hosted email service that it’s worth posting an Enter at Your Own Risk sign.

I just released an article to the publisher; want to see a free preview? Click here!

Monday, January 16, 2017

New Article: Tha Facts about Fax



Do you still have a fax machine? I just released an article for publication that may help you convince others it is no longer needed. The savings my firm realized was nearly $900 annually!

To read a free preview of the article on my firm's website, click here!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

2017 Standard Mileage Rates Announced


The IRS published the 2017 standard mileage rates on 12/13/2016, and here they are:
  • $ .535 for business miles (down from $ .54 in 2016)
  • $ .17 for medical and moving expenses (down from $ .19 in 2016)
  • $ .14 for charitable mileage (this rate can only be changed by the U.S. Congress, and hasn't changed for years)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

2017 ChMS Article Released to Publisher!


The research is done, and I've just released the 2017 ChMS article in final form to the publisher! It amazes me that this simple, objective article has become the most referenced dataset for churches and ministries... to see a free advance copy, click here!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

New Article: What Churches Should Learn from the Recent DDoS Attack

 

Late last month, the world saw a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack of historic proportions. Anyone who uses a computer, tablet, smartphone, or web-enabled technology—including many churches and church leaders—needs to understand the significance of this attack and what they can do to minimize their vulnerabilities when future attacks occur.

Want to read a free copy? Click here! 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

New Article: Nick's Printer Picks & Tips


I just released an article to the publisher on this topic... see a free version of it by clicking here!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Mac OS Sierra - Caution!

Apple has released Mac OS Sierra (version 10.12), and folks are asking questions!
  1. Should I upgrade?
  2. Are there incompatibilities with some of the apps I use?
  3. How do I un-upgrade?
Here is the answer key:
  1. Be cautious! Read the answer to question 2 before upgrading.
  2. I've been running it a couple of weeks, and find it mostly good. In our configuration we have found two incompatibilities so far: Bria (our VoIP softphone app) and Thirtyseven4 (our anti-malware app). So, to answer question 2, check with the developer of your must-have apps to be sure there are no incompatibility issues before proceeding.
  3. Apple calls it a rollback, and another common term is downgrade. There are steps to do this that work; I recommend Googling downgrade sierra to el capitan to get the steps.
 I'll post updates as I have them.