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/