February 5th, 2015
Our thanks to the Omni Awards for recognition in the “Self Promotion” category for our work re-designing and re-developing our own corporate website, www.millersystems.com.
July 28th, 2014
You want to query AD, Exchange, SharePoint, etc. to quickly retrieve some basic, but really useful information about something really common. Examples: users, sites, etc. And of course you want to export these values to a CSV so you can sort, filter, aggregate, count, etc. in Excel or some similar tool. One or more of the values that you’ll retrieve – usually the most important ones, in our experience – is not a single value, but instead, a set of values (e.g., a user belongs to multiple groups, or multiple distribution lists.) Easy, right? Not so much.
PowerShell queries on fields/objects that naturally yield multiple results don’t return the values when you use the Export-Csv cmdlet, even when the values are displayed in the PowerShell console itself.
June 25th, 2014
Reality check: Outages happen. They happen with on premises systems, and they happen in the cloud. It doesn’t matter whose service it is. We could argue about who’s more reliable, but in the end, assuming that you’re up enough of the time that it’s a tenable solution, we generally judge our providers on how they handle the outages.
November 19th, 2013
CMSWire put together a great panel for a TweetJam last week. There were 11 of us in all that participated. There were some great insights from everyone involved. I definitely recommend a once-over of the Jam, and the recap is a great place to start, and or if you prefer, read all of the tweets here: https://twitter.com/#SocBizChat
Here are the questions that shaped the discussion:
October 22nd, 2013
On Thursday morning Miller Systems founder and CEO Seth Miller led a panel of seasoned marketing professionals at FutureM 2013 in a session titled “Future of ‘Freemium’: Driving Business or Out of Business.”
From software to journalism, consumers and business leaders expect so much for free. It’s disrupting business models and forcing producers to shift to higher-value/highly-differentiated niches, or switch to other monetization models, such as selling off user data or hocking ads. When the expectation is “free and cheap,” how do you market premium offerings that will sustain a business model?
October 16th, 2013
Miller Systems is excited to announce that we are hosting a panel discussion at this year’s FutureM conference in Boston, which runs from October 16-18.
Our session, The Future of Freemium: Driving Business or Out of Business?, will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 9:30AM at the Hynes Convention Center. We’ll be discussing how to maintain value in an instant gratification marketplace with expert panelists from SpiceWorks, ChartIQ and the W3 Companies.
Our own Seth Miller will be moderating the session and will have the unique pleasure of sharing the stage with the following panelists:
Alex Gramling. As Chief Marketing Officer for W3, llc, Alex Gramling directs marketing strategy for the firm’s portfolio companies in the healthcare and technology arenas.
Tabrez Syed. Tabrez Syed is the vice president of Products at Spiceworks, the network for IT that’s transforming how $1 trillion in technology products and services are managed, marketed and sold each year.
Dan Schleifer. Dan Schleifer is the President and Co-Founder of ChartIQ, a mobile-focused social stock charting platform.
FutureM brings a one-of-a-kind experience to Marketing and Media trendsetters by debating the cutting-edge development and future landscape of Marketing. The programs are unique, forward-thinking, and will challenge, integrate and bring to life what tomorrow holds for businesses in the digital age.
As a valued member of the Miller Systems community, we hope you’ll join us. By using the discount code MILLERDISC, you’ll receive a 10% discount on your pass. Register for FutureM today
September 24th, 2013
Using cloud based file storage, sync, and collaboration systems is very popular, and a great fit for a lot of organizations of all sorts and sizes. Here’s the catch, though: If you’re in an environment where users are doing more than email and basic office apps, the cloud doesn’t always make sense – and evaluating the viability of a move to cloud can be very difficult.
Let’s bring this a bit closer to the ground. You’re in IT for a group working in media production.
My friend, if this all sounds familiar, you are in a textbook high-performance LAN environment. Assuming you don’t have a multi-gigabit connection to the internet, you may have a real problem moving to the cloud.
September 12th, 2013
Originally published in CMSWire, August 29, 2013
Office 365 has made SharePoint available to the masses due to its aggressive price point. But is a low monthly cost per user enough for an organization to really facilitate enterprise collaboration and ultimately justify the ROI? Will SMBs be able to successfully implement and adopt SharePoint Online without substantial investments in expert assistance?
April 10th, 2013
Seth Miller participates in an interview with SmartPros, a leading provider of accredited professional education and training to Fortune 500 companies. Watch as Seth talks about his current perspectives and insights on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning, including the impact rising technologies such as mobile and cloud are having on BC/DR plans.
January 17th, 2013
Originally published in CMSWire, January 3, 2013
Microsoft has crafted the latest edition of its Web Content Management platform to make it more appealing as a solution for building public websites. SharePoint has long been the go-to platform for intranets and document management solutions for small to large businesses. But now SharePoint 2013 is poised to make dramatic inroads as a WCM for internet sites.