Ask MOM…


MOM is a seasoned IT advisor, business consultant, and former programmer. She wrote her first program many years ago, on the UNIVAC I, in COBOL. After skating punch tape around all day, she got to talking and giggling with a co-worker and wrote a “hot or not” program ranking the eligible bachelors in the office. From there, MOM's career in IT took off, and she gained a reputation as a go-to advisor for technology solutions that revitalize business. Drawing from over 25 years in the ever-changing technology landscape, MOM has seen it all - from dramatic growth to dismal failure. Her history of "coming through in the clutch" has saved numerous projects (and businesses...and careers) from certain disaster, and we are proud to call on MOM for her wisdom, her savvy and of course, her advice.

Rescuing an IT Project Nightmare

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Dear MOM, Our new software system was supposed to be up and running 6 months ago. The firm we hired to build it keeps telling us they’re almost finished, but I’ve lost confidence in them. We’re way over budget already, and … more

Eliminate Chaos with SharePoint

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Dear MOM, My team is sort of lacking in the collaboration department. So many versions of so many files in so many places – it’s chaos! We’ve tried to institute some document management policies, but nobody really has time to … more

Which is Smarter: Native or Web Mobile App Development?

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Dear MOM, Our company really needs a better functioning mobile version of our software. We’re really tired of trying to use our system on our cell phones and tablets.  Is there an app for that? Signed, Exploring Mobile Dear Exploring … more

Plugging into the Cloud

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Dear MOM, My company is ready to move our software systems to the cloud. How do we unplug from our hardware and plug into the cloud? Signed, Moving Up   Dear Moving Up, Welcome to your exciting future! I hope … more

Welcome to our Newest MIND: MOM

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Mind Over Machines is delighted to announce the addition of the Ask MOM advice column. MOM is a seasoned IT advisor to companies and government agencies large and small, and her columns will provide guidance for enterprise IT buyers, especially … more