Free Presentation on Changing Your Laboratory Informatics Puzzle

I’m creating a presentation for a conference on the topic of changing your laboratory informatics solution, by buying new software or replacing it. Would you like to get this presentation for free? Well, there’s always a catch, but read the entire post and see if you’re still interested and willing to participate in this presentation.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
Gloria@GeoMetrick.com
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

The Power and Purpose of the LinkedIn LIMS/Laboratory Informatics Group

To promote it and to explain its purpose, I’ve been writing about the LinkedIn group I started for Laboratory Informatics people, such as those in LIMS, ELN, SDMS, LIS, CDS, and others. Previously, I made two blog posts here in “Out on a LIMS” and wrote two articles about it for “Scientific Computing.” My motives for creating this group are to provide a place for us to congregate. Read the entire post for more information.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

LabWare LIMS Interview Questions

I was looking at my blog statistics for two days ago and discovered that someone found my blog by using the search term “labware lims interview questions” and wanted to address this more specifically. Let’s discuss the types of questions you’ll ask. First of all, by using the term “interview” we’re talking about interviewing people to bring onto your project. You could, of course, just contact me, Gloria Metrick, a LabWare LIMS expert, and make it easy on yourself. 🙂 But supposing you don’t want to take my word for it or have other reasons to interview other people, here are some thoughts on how to get started on this task.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

Let’s Replace LIMS and ELN With the Abacus — Here’s How!!

An Abacus is easy to learn and use. It’s easier to learn and use than a LIMS or an ELN. With all the people making suggestions that would take us backwards in our progress, why not this suggestion? If we’re going to go backwards, let’s go all the way! 😉

Read the entire posting for more thoughts on this issue.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

Smart Software Purchasing

For those of you about to start a software purchase of a larger laboratory informatics product, such as a LIMS or ELN, “Lab Manager Magazine” just published my article on “Smart Software Purchasing” at: http://www.labmanager.com/articles.asp?ID=337 For a free subscription to “Lab Manager Magazine” the link is: http://www.labmanager.com/subscribe.asp Gloria Metrick GeoMetrick Enterprises http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

Blogs, Articles and Newsletters: Do We All Just Copy From Each Other?

Does everyone writing an article, blog or newsletter about LIMS, ELN or other lab informatics software just read each other’s material and copy from each other? Sometimes it seems like it. Read the entire article for my full opinion and thoughts on what to do about it.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

LIMS and ELN Purchases: Finding Information

All week, as I’ve talked about how to go about selecting laboratory informatics software, I’ve mentioned that you should get more information on what it entails. Read this blog posting for ideas on how to find some of this information.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

LIMS and ELN Purchases: 3 Ways To Be a Good Consumer

Do you think you’re a good consumer? If so, would you say that’s only true in your personal life, or can you also say that for your laboratory informatics purchases? If you want three ways you can be a good laboratory informatics consumer, read the entire blog posting.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

LIMS and ELN Purchases: COTS, SaaS and Open Source

Where will you save money in your LIMS or ELN project? Should you pay for COTS? What about SaaS? Maybe you should go with Open Source? Well, these are all just part of the lingo. They’re not going to save you any money, at all, necessarily. One or more of these is right for you. In fact, you can buy a system that is all three of these. Should you? Well, read the entire article to find out.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/