The Who & The What
About me, my approach, and the services I provide.
Concept Driven, Process Savvy
My name is Matthew Moran. I'm a Los Angeles based software developer and technology consultant. While I love Los Angeles, I serve clients in Arizona, New York, Florida, Ohio, The United Kingdom, France, & Australia.
I authored an approach to technology solution titled, Concept Over Process (COP). COP places the emphasis where it should be: on the client's business, NOT on the technology used. It is included in my book, Building Your IT Career (published by Pearson), which is used in colleges around the world to teach business-centric IT. If you'd like a copy of that chapter, just ask and I'll send it to you.
I help organizations by automating business processes, document assembly, and financial reporting. I also provide coaching and training to help your team become better - helping business and data analysts better use the tools at their disposal.
Interested? Contact me.
Photo Credit: E. Lopez
Some of the tools & technologies I use:
- Microsoft Visual Studio
- Microsoft SQL Server (all flavors)
- Microsoft Access
- VBA (Excel & Word Automation)
- Windows Server: Active Directory
- Powershell, VBScript, Kixtart, and other automation scripts
- Team Collaboration Tools: Glip, Slack
- CRM Systems: Saleforce, Insightly, Zoho
I'm not a fan of most CRM's - building my own
- G Suite (Google Drive, Google Docs, etc.)
Blog entries & tools to make you smarter & better
Recently, I sent out a newsletter and was dismayed to discover that MS Outlook had rendered it horrifically! It was AFTER I’d sent it – so I was mortified and a bit frustrated. I posted a snide comment on Facebook and then tweeted an image of that snide comment.. And on Facebook #Microsoft @Microsoft Fix […]
At Pulse, we’ve adopted Glip.com as our internal project communication tool… and it is AMAZING!!! “a single email about a project can result in dozens of responses.. email clutter” Have you seen/experienced this at your organization? Someone sends an email to several (let’s say 5) recipients asking for feedback on some tasks or document. 4 […]
Our definitive answer: YES!!! Well…. maybe… unless you make effective, then it is definitely NOT a waste of time. Pulse Founder, Matt Moran, gives some quick insight (1 minute) into making LinkedIn much more effective as a career or business development platform. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLUS8DuGkqE] To read his full blog entry, visit his IT Career Toolkit website.
No! Okay.. perhaps that is simplistic but I think we can make the case. Below I have a link to my CIO Magazine blog post on the subject. I’ll offer a little context and explanation first. Let’s start with a question… What is your goal with social media? For most people, the goal is to […]
The image above was created using Skitch – a graphic utility from Evernote. It allows you to quickly annotate and embed images into documents, email, or upload to your social media. There is also a mobile Skitch application. I took this photo of my dog, Beaux, and quickly annotated it with Skitch on my Android. Yes, […]
How do we get new ideas for content? This question comes up a LOT! Seriously, it is one of the most common questions I get from clients and others. We know that great content is social media’s secret sauce.. If you are “doing social” without great content – simply spouting advertising – you aren’t doing […]
Google Docs provides a great way to create personal and team process documents with links to document sections. If done properly, the document is nearly self-maintainable, allowing you and your team to rapidly add sections and have that reflected in the navigation. I’ve created the video below and this associated example Google document. Below the […]
Pulse Founder, Matthew Moran, has a new blog entry over at CIO.com Our current systems utilized: SmartSheet HipChat Insightly Google Drive The article on CIO discusses some of the process and thinking that goes into selecting a system. It also addresses a phrase Matt repeats often when speaking at events. “The System” does not exist but […]