How Brightmetrics Handles Security in our SaaS Product

These days small to mid-sized businesses are turning more and more often to Software as a Service (Saas) or cloud solutions like Brightmetric’s Executive Support System (ESS). When compared to in-house solutions, cloud solutions tend to be more cost-effective, quicker and easier to setup and easier to upgrade. Using a cloud solution also allows small […]

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UI is hard

I assume that a lot of the people that are reading this blog know that we are developing a new service around data visualization for small and medium sized businesses. It’s really exciting for us. Especially because, as a lot of you know, I recently exited a company and this is a product that I […]

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Pattern Recognition

I’ve touched on this in previous posts but I really believe that it is one of the most important topics that we can discuss. Of all the skills the best run companies can have, it is pattern recognition that set the highest functioning organizations apart. The Wharton Business School even offers an entire course dedicated […]

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Odd Places to Find Valuable Data

It’s amazing what you can do with data when you start collecting it. Start off collecting data for one reason and you may find yourself using it for any number of reasons in the future. There are many examples of this to be found on the Internet. As I’ve discussed previously (What Makes Google so […]

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Context over Content

Over at FlowingData.com (an excellent site) I was reading a great post about how British Petroleum is trying to mislead us with graphs in their efforts to curb the oil spill in the Gulf. This really got me thinking about something that we all know but often ignore. A creative person can really make data […]

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Inaugural Post

This is my inaugural post at the Brightmetrics blog. Many people know me from the last 11 years of my life as CEO of PlanIT Solutions. Being CEO at a successful IT solutions provider for that long means that I’ve gotten to know a lot of small and medium sized companies. Through that experience I’ve […]

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