Zurmo max_execution_time

I was trying to export data with Zurmo but I obtained a time out exception. On the file phpinfo() the max_execution_time is set to 30 seconds, which is not enough for exporting around 1000 contacts from Zurmo. You need to increase this max_execution_time parameter, depending on your server capabilities.

DIY Strategy / culture

I found this site through twitter, http://fasterthan20.com/ Why “Faster Than 20″? Complex social change typically requires at least 20 years. The cynical explanation is that it requires a generation to die off and a new generation to take over before the mindset and corresponding structural shifts can take place. In other words, the bottleneck is … Read more

Strategy & basketball

The military background and the relationship / passion for strategy is something that comes from so many centuries ago: Sun Tzu, Napoleon… Just in case you do not know, but some of the best coaches of NCAA in the USA comes from the army. I’m referring to a generation of military people who left the … Read more

Financial responsibility matrix

I’m working on a transformation project where we are replacing people from current organization by other people. The plan has been defined and agreed, after that, the question within the account team was: Who will pay it? There are different aspects of the transformation and each business unit will have different benefits, different countries involved, … Read more

Let managers to manage

Micromanagement is still so much present in organizations, this is something that sometimes I forget because it’s so much weird to me that way of managing major deals. I have seen people affected by micromanagement, careers progression cut, people under sick leave…. and the micro-manager complaining about the lack of time s/he has! Don’t do … Read more

Communications curve

Attending a Program Executive course where communications with customer and with internal teams was discussed. So many concepts were reviewed about efficient communication and how to plan and execute it. This complex discipline that you need to practice everyday, independently of the talent you have. Set a clear goal, understanding of the audience, measure the … Read more

How to move Prestashop to a new server

If you want to move Prestashop from one server to other, this guide is the more complete one. https://www.squirrelhosting.co.uk/hosting-blog/hosting-blog-info.php?id=27 In addition to me, I created a parking DNS to redirect the DNS from 1 hosting provider to other without change the domain contract. I had an issue when uploading the SQL database because it was … Read more

Whiteout mail

Awareness about security is always something challenging, and have good habits in this area is important. Mail encryption was always a technical complex issue, but now it seems to be easy for users. The answer is this German company Whiteout.io Installation Once you install it, you enter your user and generate a PGP key, the … Read more

who will buy Salesforce?

This is a buzz that has moved the market after Salesforce jumped 15% in the market: NYSE:CRM. This is just pure speculation exercise, nothing else. I have several questions, who, why, when. Who and why: there are different alternatives, and plausible reasons. These are my bets. Oracle Salesforce is having some inability to make waves … Read more