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Stephen G. Liss

Stephen G. Liss

Chief Dogcatcher at Kenmore BC Consulting
Spokane, Washington Area
Member since 17th of April
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IT management and telecommunications (Motorola, Intel, IBM Global Networks, inCode Telecom Group, AT&T Mobility, Cingular, AT&T Wireless, Bellsouth, Charter Telecommunications, Telstra, NTL). Technical writing (Microsoft, AT&T Mobility, Cingular, AT&T Wireless, Motorola) Automated software testing (Cognos (now IBM), Intel, Motorola, IBM Global Networks (now MCI)). Java and Linux skills (looking forward to my first Java and/or Linux related gig). I am ready to work immediately - contract, temporary or full-time. Travel, field service, customer-facing, remote, shift work are all good. I don't need sponsorship to travel or work anywhere in the USA or Canada (dual US+Canadian citizen)

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Kenmore BC Consulting

Current position

Chief Dogcatcher
Since September 2013
Kenmore, WA

Adobe Captivate Prime Reviews
LMS for self-paced, instructor-led and blended learning
Adobe Illustrator CC Reviews
Industry-standard vector graphics editor
AutoCAD Reviews
2D & 3D design & drafting platform
Bitbucket Reviews
Bitbucket is the Git solution for professional teams
Business Hangouts Reviews
Web conferencing and webinars for Google Apps
Chaser Reviews
Cloud credit control software
Cisco WebEx Reviews
Voice and video conferencing with screen sharing
Commence Reviews
Online CRM for Small to Mid-Size Businesses
Community Cloud Reviews
Community software connects customers, partners & employees
ConsignCloud Reviews
Web-based consignment management software
GoDaddy Reviews
Website builder, WordPress hosting, and more
HipChat Reviews
Team communication built for business.
HTML5 Virtual Classroom Reviews
WebRTC powered HTML5 virtual classroom in 50 languages
JIRA Software Reviews
Project & Issue Tracking Software - See why we're #1!
Joomla Reviews
Open source multilingual CMS platform
JoomlaLMS Reviews
LMS for eLearning websites & course sales platforms
LiveAgent Reviews
Great customer service starts with better help desk software
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reviews
Online customer relationship management solution
NCR Silver Reviews
NCR Silver® is a tablet-based, point-of-sale system for SMBs
NetSuite Reviews
Cloud ERP and business management suite
NetSuite CRM+ Reviews
Grow Your Company in the Cloud with NetSuite CRM
NetSuite OpenAir Reviews
The World's #1 Professional Services Automation Software
Pardot Reviews
Salesforce B2B marketing automation for marketing & sales
Payment Depot Reviews
The nation's only wholesale credit card processing rates
Qualtrics Reviews
Experience management platform
QuickBooks Reviews
Accounting & business management for small businesses
SAP Business Objects Reviews
Easy, self-service access to decision-ready information with our BI platform
SharePoint Reviews
Collaboration & content management platform
Shopify Reviews
Everything you need to sell anywhere. Trusted by 160k stores
SimpleConsign Reviews
Web-based inventory and point of sale (POS) system
Skype Reviews
Multi-channel communications software
Skype for Business Reviews
Converse, share and work with remote business collaboration
Square Appointments Reviews
Online scheduling and appointment calendar software
Square for Retail Reviews
POS & inventory management for retail businesses
Square Invoices Reviews
Cloud-based invoice platform for freelancers & SMBs
Square Point of Sale Reviews
iPad & Android point of sale (POS) system
SuMo Reviews
Native Salesforce sales gamification platform
TIBCO Spotfire Reviews
Data visualization and analytics software for any industry
Verizon WORK Reviews
Field service management software for SMBs
Wix Reviews
Website builder & publishing platform
Wix Answers Reviews
Online help desk & customer support software built by Wix
Wordpress Reviews
Website creation and publishing platform
Workplace by Facebook Reviews
Secure enterprise social networking & communication platform
Worldpay Reviews
Online global payment gateway
Yahoo Small Business Reviews
Web hosting & domain registration for small businesses
Yammer Reviews
Enterprise Social Network (ESN) to connect and communicate
Zendesk Reviews
Cloud customer service software
Dropbox Reviews
File syncing, storage & sharing platform
GitHub Reviews
Social coding & collaborative development platform
Gmail Reviews
Free email and inbox management app, from Google's G Suite
Google Drive Reviews
Cloud storage and backup for files, photos, docs, and more
Google Maps Reviews
Desktop and mobile GPS mapping service
Instagram Reviews
Capture, edit, and share photos, videos, and messages
Slack Reviews
A single place for team communication and workflows
Snapchat Reviews
Mobile messaging & multimedia platform
Snapchat Reviews
Mobile messaging & multimedia platform

installed Snapchat ages ago, just started using it  starstarstarstarstar  2018-05-11

 Pros

Many of the cool kids use it. Pretty slick, simple to use. Allows you to specify which of your contacts you'd like to share snaps with.

 Cons

Took a while to set up. Asks for contacts from phone numbers or, alternatively, email addresses. If I could go back, I'd set it up first with email contacts.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features

Time used

Less than 6 months

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Google Drive Reviews
Cloud storage and backup for files, photos, docs, and more

keep important documents in the cloud - access them anywhere  starstarstarstarstar  2018-05-11

 Pros

I use Google Drive to store and maintain lists of books and films to watch. I can get at my lists from anywhere.

 Cons

I wouldn't use Google Drive for any deeply personal information - the kind of things that could hurt you if the wrong people know. You are sharing your data with Google, which sells that data. You're the product.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Inkscape Reviews
Business Graphics Software

inkscape.org does not offer a mobile (Android/iPhone) version of this app, just GNU/Linux & Windows  starstar_borderstar_borderstar_borderstar_border  2018-05-11

 Pros

It's free as in freedom. inkscape.org is the place to go to get Inkscape. Works on GNU/Linux and Windows.

 Cons

The Android version of this software crashed immediately on my Samsung Galaxy Tab. I don't know who the publisher is. inkscape.org doesn't offer an Android version of Inkscape. The publisher in the Google Play Store is not inkscape.org. Don't know the guy.

Rating breakdown

starstar_borderstar_borderstar_borderstar_border  Value for money
starstar_borderstar_borderstar_borderstar_border  Ease of use
starstar_borderstar_borderstar_borderstar_border  Features
starstar_borderstar_borderstar_borderstar_border  Customer support

Time used

Less than 6 months

Frequency of use

Other

Likelihood to recommend

0/10

Google Voice Reviews
Call and voicemail management

Manage your phone calls like a boss!  starstarstarstarstar  2018-05-06

 Pros

What I like most is that you can screen your calls very selectively. Unknown caller? Send directly to voicemail. This is a great way to weed out nuisance callers.

 Cons

As with all Google services, Google can use your personal information in ways that you may not agree with.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features
starstarstar_borderstar_borderstar_border  Customer support

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Google Contacts Reviews
Online address book

Keeps your contacts handy no matter which device you use.  starstarstarstarstar  2018-05-06

 Pros

Keeps your contacts available on all your wireless devices. Allows you to link the email address, street address, phone numbers, other personal details of your contacts, in a unified manner.

 Cons

As with all of the information you share with Google, your information may be used in ways that you might not agree with.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features
starstar_borderstar_borderstar_borderstar_border  Customer support

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Instagram Reviews
Capture, edit, and share photos, videos, and messages

Share snaps and video from your phone.  starstarstarstarstar  2018-05-06

 Pros

It's quite popular among my friends and relatives. Great way to share the visual (snaps and video) of your life or business.

 Cons

There does not seem to be a way to share (easily) snaps or video from a desktop computer. It can be done if you tether your mobile, then upload.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features
starstarstarstarstar  Customer support

Time used

1-2 years

Frequency of use

Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Google Maps Reviews
Desktop and mobile GPS mapping service

fantastic for getting from a to b, street views, nearby businesses  starstarstarstarstar  2018-05-06

 Pros

Excellent map coverage of the USA and Canada. Great for directions, finding nearby businesses. Very fine level of detail.

 Cons

Can be a bit of a data hog. As with other Google services, you give up a lot of privacy. Doesn't always have great coverage of out-of-the-way places.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features
starstar_borderstar_borderstar_borderstar_border  Customer support

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Gmail Reviews
Free email and inbox management app, from Google's G Suite

an old stand by - bulletproof email service  starstarstarstarstar  2018-05-06

 Pros

Gmail is well supported. Available everywhere. Terrific to use if your personal privacy is not much of an issue.

 Cons

If you have something to hide, I'd pick an alternative. My favoured alternative would be Thunderbird.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features
starstar_borderstar_borderstar_borderstar_border  Customer support

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Slack Reviews
A single place for team communication and workflows

"all the cool kids use Slack" - actual quote from a friend of mine  starstarstarstarstar  2018-04-17

 Pros

Helps me connect to others, efficiently. Many customizable features. A force multiplier. All the cool kids use it.

 Cons

A lot of options - it's hard to process all the ways you can customize Slack for yourself and your team(s).

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features
starstarstarstarstar  Customer support

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

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