All posts by Cate Schafing

South Australia: Will we survive, or are we doomed to bankruptcy?

Will we survive, or are we doomed to bankruptcy? South Australia – Will we survive, or are we doomed to bankruptcy?  Finally a new State Government, but are we too late?  Is there too much debt? Are there too many issues to fix? Has independent business given up on...

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Excel and Access applications to the cloud economically and safely with Amazon Workspaces

Recently there has been a major new development in cloud platform tools that allows your Excel and Access applications to the cloud economically and safely with Amazon Workspaces. This development by Amazon is truly standing them apart from other cloud providers at this stage.  We have tested and can verify...

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Business Growth Tips: How SMEs can realistically harness their data to increase sales

Can you as a SMEs compete with Corporate’s?  Here is a Guide on how increase your sales, have life balance and make more profits. The biggest difference between SMEs and Corporate’s  is that they generally have more people to give more smarts to using their data and leverage that they have...

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Knowing When to Quit your Business

Knowing when to quit your business is a question that all business owners must face one day.   We could quit because our business is taken from us, or we retire, or we choose to take another path, or we simply Quit and Stop.  Information about knowing when to quit your business...

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Is Microsoft Office – Excel a viable Database?

Microsoft Office Excel from the Microsoft Office product suite, is a brilliant tool for assessing, calculation and “what if” scenarios, which is easy to use, taught in almost all schools from primary school up, and commonly available.  But, how good is it as a database. One of the greatest...

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Are you sure your business data is safe?

Or is it just what you have been told? If I had a $1000 for each business that told me its data was safe, and then I found out that it was not, I would be able to buy a new house – Truly. So why is it that...

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The 3 minute time manager: How effective, efficient business practices start with good personal time management systems

If you’re struggling to perform at your best due to being time poor or lacking work life balance, it is certainly true that the work we do at Accede in building effective database solutions will support your drive to be more efficient. However, after reflecting on the many business...

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Women: Best choice for IT Industry

Yesterday was Mother’s Day, and even though my son forgot, and frankly I did not have a very good day I spent time considering what it is like being a mother and being employed in IT. I have raised a son, for the majority of his school and high...

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How a Business Cope with Staff Loss

2 weeks ago, one of my Key staff  in fact a person I have been training for 3 years to replace myself was head hunted and decided to go with the offer given to him. This was a shock and a blow not only to myself, but to clients...

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