Columbia MD Bars – iPhone and iPad App

Columbia MD Bars iPhone and iPad app is a resource for residents of Columbia Maryland to find fun night life locations around town. This is the first mobile app created by ScottE Software staff. The original thought behind the app was to have one resource to find the local establishments for refreshing drinks after work. The establishments in the app are...

Football Season – A Look Back

From time to time I will post articles that are not "Technology" related at all...this would be one of those posts. One more week left in the NFL season. Tomorrow is the Pro Bowl (but seriously does anyone even watch that these days) and then the big game next week between the Broncos and Seahawks. Those that know me know...

A Great Week For Teleworking

With all of the snow that landed in Maryland this week, you could not have a better week to allow your employees the ability to telework. There are many options out there for small businesses that can keep your employees productive from home. Google Drive - With 15GB of free storage, this service is perfect for a mobile work force. 8x8 Virtual...

New Office Artwork

Projects have been slow for my graphic designer (Shelby). Her tasks generally include things like creating or modifying logos, creating icons for mobile apps and other tasks as needed. It has been a while since I had a fun project to put her on recently. She and I started talking about my need for some new artwork for my office....

2014 Governors Race – Republicans – Technology Scorecard

In this post I will look at the Maryland Republican candidates running for Governor in 2014. I will examine each by looking at their technology outreach to potential voters. The candidates: To see the list of candidates that have "Officially filed" click here David Craig: (Officially filed) - http://www.davidcraig.com/home.php - Lists Facebook and Twitter social media accounts. Ron George: (Not officially filed) - http://www.voterongeorge.com/ - Lists Facebook,...

2014 Governors Race – Democrats – Technology Scorecard

 In this post I will look at the Maryland Democrat candidates running for Governor in 2014. I will examine each by looking at their technology outreach to potential voters. The candidates: To see the list of candidates that have "Officially filed" click here Anthony Brown: (Officially filed) - http://anthonybrown.com/ - Lists Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr social media accounts. Douglas Gansler: (Not officially filed)...

What technology does your workforce want?

  In 2013, a Maryland organization offered their employees the ability to acquire specific personal technology through the organizations Technology Employee Purchase Program (TEPP). This program offered interest free cash advances (up to $1200) for the purchase of technology with the funds to be paid back from payroll deductions over 6, 12 or 24 months. The types of technology...

Social Media Expansion

 I recently expanded the ScottE Software social media outreach by adding an Instagram account. I am not completely sure that a technology company will have the content appropriate for Instagram, but figured it could not hurt. Here is our full list of social media platforms: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScottEsoftware Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottesoftware LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/scotte-software-development Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/111872595690240500926/+Scottesoftware/posts Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/scottesoftware/ and now on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/scottesoftware I expect further expansion onto other platforms sometime in the future. Scott E

Social Media Mistakes By Political Candidates – Part 4 – Hashtags and Posting Times

 In part 4 of this blog series, I will discuss the mistake candidates make by not utilizing hashtags in posts and the mistake of posting updates at non-optimal hours. Hashtags - The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. There...

Social Media Mistakes By Political Candidates – Part 3 – Linking Facebook to Twitter

 In part 3 of this blog series, I will discuss the mistake candidates make by linking their Facebook accounts to Twitter. (* Note – As in the previous posts, I will show examples in this four part series to provide context to the topics. I do not do this to embarrass any candidate or to show allegiance to any particular...