September 24, 2012
Three crazy months has turned into four! Right now working on a security project, and thanks to Gerry for providing some great pointers - Gerry is sure learning tons at Regis University as he completes his Masters in Information Assurance (and he is also having fun with his new job at Coalfire where he is focusing on IT Governance, Risk and Compliance.)
August 3, 2012
Three crazy months helping several start-ups and a couple of amazing established businesses. Ed mentioned that a cool project is helping an owner with his "exit strategy." Why? I'm glad you asked!
It is great to be part of developing strategy, and then how cool to make it happen with modern tactics utilizing technology and proven management techniques (today is the perfect time to start using "The One Minute Manager's" techniques, thus increasing productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity!)
Along the way someone articulated Prof. Ed's value to their organization. "Ed gets a handle on our BAP* and can envision and deliver a solution."
Ed often described his two seemingly divergent personalities of "high-tech systems engineer" and "high-tech marketeer" as a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde phenomenon, where the key to success is taking advantage of the best aspects of each competency. However, many key employees hearing this message are Generation X, Generation Y (also known as Millennials), and don't get the connection with Robert Louis Stevenson's work and Ed's competencies.
So he said "how about this analogy - Ed's value is that he has mastered the best of the Bat Man, and Iron Man." The result is a perfect ally with command of American technology and business know-how to solve your BAP.
*BAP: Bad Ass Problem
Check back next month for more on Bat Man, and Iron Man.
Here are links to a couple new ventures:
April 21, 2012
The business development momentum is creating a frenetic environment at WiseApps - no complaints from the team, just stating a fact for our friends/associates, and many thanks to our customers! With our latest work in the financial world and setting up broker/dealer Archiving and Discovery, we have learned much about an industry we did not know existed 6 months ago! Put that together with the launch of the MyFoodAndSpice.com marketing portal and our Restaurant Apps for Google® Android and Apple® iPhone, there is never a dull moment.
Also, check out Professor Ed's EBook and learn about why native mobile apps are so important for improving the traffic to your web site, and earning new "loyal" customers too (if you don't want to spend $2.99, get in touch with Professor Ed and he will gladly send you a free promotional copy.)
March 7, 2012
Wow, in 2012 Tyler Creek Road Band is receiving number one, two, and three in the Organic SERPs for their market focus within days of launch and have maintained it for weeks! Nice work Tyler Creek Road Marketing and Wise Apps SEO Team! Stay tuned for the killer results after the Native Mobile Apps launch!
Also in the news for the Wise Apps Marketing Team is that they have launched their first Music CD, and Tyler Creek is on Apple iTunes, Google Music, Zune, Amazon MP3, and much more. Professor Ed says "Keep up the outstanding work, you are the best!"
February 6, 2012
Several testimonials are in the works as we gather our outstanding customer impressions and reviews together. A few of the testimonials will be in letter format, and a few in video format with the owners or their representatives. We have absolutely the best reviews from several clients including:
- StormFitters - Storm Protection, Windows, and Doors in St. Pete Florida
- Tyler Creek Road - Country Music Band in Brooksville Florida
- Detoxsal & TheDetoxDrug.com - El Salvadore Central America
- Green Technology and ...
»USAF Avon Park FL Bombing Range Wetlands Monitoring Project
»Reedy Creek Improvement District FL Disney World Monitoring Project
January 2, 2012
Happy New Year and Blessings to you and yours! Busy, busy, busy .... the theme for 2012! The updates to our web site continue rolling out!
December 20, 2011
Busy, busy, busy .... the theme for 2011 and onward into the 2012 new year! The updates to our web site continue rolling out, and we have a new "Total SEO" marketing initiative rolling out with test marketing to begin soon after the New Year. Otherwise, our search engine analysis continues to show that Google's search engine algorithms are taking hold and they are tweaking it often, sometimes more than once a day! Google Android continues to gain ground in the smart phone arena, but still a weak showing in tablets because of Apple's® iPad 2 technical superiority, market acceptance, and initial dominance. Look for great things from Apple® - what do you think is next?
The first one to email Professor Ed with a prediction about the significant new features for the next product release for the iPad (iPad 3?) or iPhone (iPhone 5?) that come true will get a free $50 iTunes® Card after the next product release! Send your prediction to (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Note: Continental US Mailing Addresses only, and Wise Apps reserves the right to use any predictions received and reprint them, put them on our web site, blog, Facebook, Twitter, or any related web site or blog. This promotion is strictly by Wise Apps, LLC and is not in any way connected with Apple® - iPhone, iPad, iTunes are trademarks of Apple®
Thank you and have a Blessed Christmas and New Year!
November 18, 2011
We are so busy working for our customers that it is taking much to long to update our web site, but it is rolling out along with some apps and integration with our new search engine, link quality and SEO automation tool, and CMS system for apps and this web site - whew! Jack is relentless in his marketing, so we need to keep the momentum of training our associates, automation, and implementing high-tech tools.
November 11, 2011
October 11, 2011
We are celebrating a special birthday today, our very own VP Jane - Happy Birthday - and here is a "silly" video for anyone interested in seeing Professor Ed embarrassing Jane. Regarding business, a trend is surfacing as we find many or our clients have not made any firm plans for an "Exit Strategy" - and by exit strategy we mean in the positive sense, what plans to you have to move on after building and profiting from your business? Will the business be "bought out" by the employees, or perhaps taken over by family, will you stay on in an advisory or board capacity, or do you want to sell your business?
Many entrepreneurs live for the "fight" or "competition" of launching a businesses. But one thing often forgotten is many decisions will have huge ramifications down the road. As it turns out, it's not enough to build a business valued at a fortune; you have to make sure you have an exit strategy, a way to get your "value" out. Professor Ed mentioned "I'm having a blast working with organizations doing their technology and SEO + marketing, then inevitably a conversation with the owner ensues and I end up helping to create an exit strategy leveraging the web and native mobile apps to get their 'global persona' and 'company value' maximized in the 'eye of the beholder' ... "
If you like to plan ahead--and for many who do not but should, there are a few primary exit strategies; here are 5:
(email email@example.com if you would like the details of these strategies)
- The IPO:
- Friendly Buyer:
- Take It As You Go (Modified NIKE Strategy (-;):
September 19, 2011
There were a few requests to add a link to the news item posted by Regis University regarding the SMS Sentinel application so here it is: Click to read Blog at Regis University CPS and a pdf can be found here Regis University - Professor Ed Harrold Article
Channel 13 News piece (Professor Ed Harrold in the news in Tampa Florida) including a video: Click to read about Florida Techies Create App to Help Curb Texting and Driving
For our friends interested in the StormFitters Project, here is a link to Bill's site - BTW, Bill is a very happy customer! Click to see StormFitters Inc Web Site
August 1, 2011
Professor Ed is very encouraged by the speed at which the business is unfolding as marketing guru "Dr. Jack" is making many great connections -- in fact, we have come up with this copyrighted phrase "Optimum Results at Warp Speed" to describe what business owners want and need to dominate in today's fierce market. If you are a business owner, director, or change agent in your organization, you want to provide optimum value for all the stake holders in your company including your customers and employees. You have the right ask your software developers, IT leaders, and marketers some important questions related to the effectiveness of your business systems -- with all the money you are spending your solution should result in market dominance. Email or call Professor Ed and he will be glad to share with you 5 important questions to determine the effectiveness of your existing or new information technology (business systems, web-site, internet marketing, software, mobile apps, hardware.) Ed@WiseAppsLLC.com - 352-235-9054
June 22, 2011
We have made some decisions on our site architecture and customized CMS system. Some of the key considerations were:
- SEO / SEM Integration
- Analytics Integration
- Strong Server Side Security
- Modern Object Oriented Design and Programming Architecture and Expandability
- Why not throw in all the "ilities" while we are at it!
- Robust is the Key item for all of this!
- Email Ed Harrold (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are curious on our choice of CMS
June 06, 2011
Web Site Now Under Construction -- We are in business as Wise Apps, LLC and are providing the same great Mobile Software you have come to expect and deserve. Please be patient as we revamp our web site. In the mean time, you can contact Ed Harrold directly -- email@example.com. You can find news on the internet related to Wise iPhone Apps, or Wise Android Apps, or just Wise Applications.
June 03, 2011
Yes it's true -- Wise Apps, LLC is live and Ed Harrold is exclusively handling Sales and Marketing! Contact Ed for more info -- firstname.lastname@example.org
June 01, 2011
The same developers that brought Apps to life like SMSSentinel, MyChurch, and others are working hard so Wise App, LLC will be your number one choice in Mobile Software Development!
Note: The name Wise Apps is not new and "App," although it had a different meaning (you may have heard the term CAD APP or CAD PROG, or CAD/CAM APP in the 1980's) actually originated and is documented from Professor Ed's days of working with Cryptography before the Internet was named as such. Professor Ed was actually called a Wise App from time to time (LOL! pun intended), and it was not unusual for his group or Engineers and Scientists to be called a bunch of Wise Apps when working with NSA and MIT (also the famous Charles Stark Draper Labs) on National Security projects in the 1980's, 90's, and 2000's (Professor Ed started as a kid - no kidding, he loved chemicals, electrical apparatus, mechanics, flying private aircraft and acrobatics with his dad, all kinds of weapons including custom sniper arms from David Ecker of Charter Arms, and even tested for the Army at age 16).