April 8, 2014 is a day of reckoning. For those with PCs running Microsoft XP anyways. Microsoft will no longer support it after that day and if you’re a small business, that means no security updates which makes your shop no longer PCI compliant. It’s tough to do business nowadays without taking credit cards! My friend Paul Brockway of Conklyn’s Floirst in Alexandria, VA steps in this month to serve as a case study of how he went about to replace his Windows XP machines with either a Windows 7 or 8 computer or those running Linux.
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Hello! I'm Renato and serve as lead educator for new technology, business and consumer trends, and digital marketing strategy at the Floriology Institute. This is one of my primary roles as the Vice President of Digital Strategy and Education at BloomNet, a premier florist services company. Prior, I served the as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Society of American Florists (SAF), the floral industry's trade organization.
I evangelize technology benefits and best practices through a regular column in Floriology magazine, presentations at floral industry events, share insights on social media and chat (yes, on the phone) with BloomNet members to help solve their challenges.
I served as an active volunteer for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) where I chaired the ASAE Technology Council, was a founding member of the Young Professionals Committee and continue to be active as a Diversity Executive Leadership Scholar (DELP).