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Author name: Joe Stangarone

Joe Stangarone is a 40+ year veteran of the IT industry and president of mrc—the software company behind the award winning development platform, m-Power. Joe shares his leadership and technology insights through the Cup of Joe Blog, focusing primarily on ways businesses can save time, money, and increase productivity using technology.

m-Power upgrade for mrc-Productivity Series Users

Just a reminder to all current mrc-Productivity Series users: Make sure you take advantage of your free m-Power upgrade.

If you are a current mrc-Productivity Series user on maintenance and warranty, you should have received a letter detailing this free upgrade and what you need to do. If you did not receive the letter, or if you have any questions about the upgrade, please give us a call at (630) 916-0662.

The Top 10 Tech Trends

Can you guess what the hot tech trends are? Five well known venture capitalists shared their opinions on the top ten at the recent “Annual Top Ten Tech Trends Debate”.

Not surprisingly, 4 out of the 10 trends are mobile-device related. I believe we are only beginning to understand the impact mobile devices will have on the business world. Real-time information, while important now, will become a necessity in order to stay competitive. As the world becomes increasingly “instant”, companies will be forced to keep up or shut down.

m-Power makes staying up to speed simple, by generating secure java servlets which can be accessed through your mobile device. Imagine the advantages of having real-time company information in the palm of your hand. Now imagine that it’s secure, easy to create, and inexpensive.

Click here to find out how this is possible, or fill out this short form if you would like a no-obligation demonstration of m-Power’s capabilities.

A sophisticated Web-based reporting system built in less than 3 weeks? IT Jungle shows how Boise Cascade pulled it off.

When Boise Cascade’s management told them to develop a complex and comprehensive Web-based reporting system that could interface with multiple host systems…and then to do it in just three weeks time…they just about fell over. That deadline would be impossible to meet.

However, despite being short a developer, they not only got it done, but did it well! How? Here’s what IT Jungle’s reporter uncovered»