Some of the customers who read these posts are working to do as much of the actual work on their system, as possible, to include LIMS/ELN/LES System Administration, configuration, programming, etc… Others have decided that they don’t need to build some or all of these skills in-house and are asking their software vendors or other outside consulting firms (such as the premier GeoMetrick Enterprises) to do the work, instead. In doing this, while you do avoid having to build the skills in-house, you do not abdicate yourself from the potential issues that can come from this.
In my last post, I suggested to customers interested in running mobile apps for their LIMS, ELN or LES that they consider writing their own or having someone write one for them. I suggested writing them specifically for the devices that they will use. But some clever folks are still thinking they’re going to write one generic app that works for everything. They think if they do this that, if they switch devices, they can just swap the new devices in. Here are two more considerations.
These days, a criterion of looking for a new LIMS, ELN or LES is more and more commonly that it have mobile capabilities or some other mobile factor. More customers are looking for this. Yet, how critical is this on your requirements list?
One past issue with this blog is that people reading it would occasionally like to subscribe to the comments. When they subscribed to the comments, they never received notifications of new comments.
And yet again, for the third year in a row, GeoMetrick Enterprises has been given an award from GHP (Global Health & Pharma) magazine. This year, in the Biotechnology Awards 2018, the award is for “Best Laboratory Software Implementation Company – Midwest USA”: GHP Magazine’s Biotechnology Awards 2018 GeoMetrick Enterprises’ Individual Award Listing Gloria Metrick … Read moreGeoMetrick Enterprises Wins Global Health & Pharma Award, Yet Again!
Some companies will write, generially, by their company names. Others will tell the names of the people who write the articles. I use my name for these posts, not merely the generic “GeoMetrick Entperprises” and I have some reasons for that.
Most of us in the laboratory informatics industry end up working on projects that aren’t close to home. I’m mainly talking about the area of services I work with, which are product selection, requirements gathering, and implementation services, such as configuration/customization. While I occasionally run into people who are getting local work, they’re the minority.
Once, again, GeoMetrick Enterprises has been awarded an ILA (International Life Science) award from Global Health & Pharma magazine for Best Laboratory Software Provider 2017: GHP International Life Sciences Awards 2017 (Full List) GeoMetrick Enterprises’ Listing Gloria Metrick GeoMetrick Enterprises http://www.GeoMetrick.com/
In my previous post “Web-Site Warning,” I mentioned that I’m just this week returning to do some work on my web-site. It’s refreshing my memory on a number of issues.
In my previous posts “End of Time at U of M – Regrets?” and “End of Time at U of M – Regrets? (Open Courseware),” I talked a little about experiences with this newfound employment. I’m still glad I did it.