Content Creator, Technical Writer, and Document Manager
"What advice you would give HOAs as to navigating all of the different software solutions and finding the right one?" Sterling Jenkins of Gladly asked this question in a LinkedIn forum over the weekend. Here's my answer.
Self-management offers so much control over community goings-on, making self-governed associations appealing for many. How do you do it without going crazy, though? The right people, the right tools, and the right plans.
Antivirus programs are meant to protect you, but, like the Trojan horse, this one brings with it a little something extra that may not feel so safe. So let’s talk about the recent news that broke regarding the Israeli, Russian, and US counterintelligence allegations, and what that means for you as a potential Kaspersky consumer.
Net Neutrality is the concept that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) must treat all data on the Internet the same, regardless of who created it or who is accessing it. It is what stops ISPs from speeding up, slowing down, or blocking content at their leisure, or charging consumers more money for access to specific content. With almost everything taking place online these days, and our obvious love for all things technology related, it’s important to take a minute to explain how losing Net Neutrality could potentially influence you and your business.
Though there was extensive lobbying against it (with opposition outweighing support by an 8:1 margin), Florida Governor Rick Scott signed HB 631 (the Possession of Real Property Bill) in March 2018.
You have the power to bring about positive change in your community (and further, your industry), but only if you dedicate time from your day to make your voice heard.
If your website collects information like cookies or IP information, or uses forms to gather contact information like email addresses or phone numbers, you should make an effort to learn about the GDPR and decide for yourself if you'll need to keep your website in compliance.
One of the most effective ways you can lay the groundwork for a thriving community is open communication between your homeowners and your community managers.
It’s great to want to show support to your favorite representative or candidate. And you can absolutely do that…but if you’re a board member, you want to tread lightly in how and when you show that support. Can your Community Association get involved in local politics?
Document Management is something that a lot of companies tend to see as going above and beyond, instead of a necessary step in documentation. Everyone already knows to save their documentation, but when you don't properly manage your saved files, you end up stuck neck deep in a mystery of your own making, hunting down long-forgotten covenants, contracts, and invoices.
“Burnout” is one of those words that gets thrown around and brushed aside by the very people it impacts—people like you.
Locally-installed products create access limitations, information separation, data storage cap struggles, communication interference, and so much more. Using a web-based application solves every single one of those problems.