CAM Mash Up: This Week (Sept 9-13, 2013)

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While PACKING FOR VEGAS I was dancing merrily to the tune of CALL ME, MAYBE when it occurred to me that budget season was here. Oh no! It's a CATCH 22! I don't have time for budgets, I'M UP TO MY NECK in work already!, I thought, and I began to go into a BUDGET FRENZY. The only thing that worked to soothe me was the thought of GOING GREEN. Confused? Don't be. It's this week in Community Association Management.

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and feel free to share it too! 

Going Green

What if I told you that switching to cloud computing could save your company time and money? What if I upped the ante and told you that it could also help save the planet?! Would it be something you would consider? This detailed infographic breaks down how switching to the cloud is actually better for the environment! Let’s go green, people!  

“I’m up to my neck!”

We all know those people in the workplace. Those who are too busy scrambling to meet a deadline to even talk to you! Well according to this article, 'busy' is the worst word in business. "To assume that being 'busy' (at this point it has totally lost its meaning) is cool, or brag-worthy, or tweetable, is ridiculous", according to entrepreneur, Meredith Fineman.

Catch 22

Community Associations are understandably cautious about installing AED’s in their clubhouses. They could potentially save a life but there is just too much liability associated with them! Should community associations be held liable in the event someone uses it incorrectly?

Call Me, Maybe

The new Florida law regarding telephone directories is still a little fuzzy. Communities are still unsure of what telephone numbers they can publish and if email addresses are off limits. This article makes it a little less blurry.

Budget Frenzy!

We are all guilty of it… Procrastination! Save yourself from the dreaded 'Budget Frenzy' and start preparing early! In this issue of Manager's Minute, Julie Adamen advises on how to avoid the stress associated with budget deadlines through preparation. And because  here at TOPS Software we like to go the extra mile, we've also built for you a free Budgeting Template!

Packing for Vegas

In the midst of publishing this article, we are packing up to head out to the TOPS User Conference in Las Vegas. If you are planning on coming, come say hi to me! (I promise I won't bite!). If you didn't get a chance to sign up for Vegas, don't worry - we still have one more TOPS User Conference coming up this year - this time in  Orlando! If you've not been to a TOPS User Conference, check out this video, which offers an inside peek into everything the User Conference has to offer our clients! A day of classes, one-on-one support, networking and fun! 


Do You Have Big News This Week?

If you've got big news that you would like to share with other CAM professionals, please share it with us in the comments below!



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