#LinkedIn is a really useful tool, so why don’t people use it better?

Don’t you find that some people just don’t know how to use Linked In properly? Here’s an example – this morning someone from a company selling Data Quality software sent me this Linked In message:

I’m writing this email to introduce our innovative Data Quality Software products that help you maintain clean and accurate data and also helps you to comply with the GDPR & CCPA acts.
The capabilities of our products are:
• DQAM and DQRM: Analyze, track, and resolve your data quality issues
• SDD: Discovers & protects sensitive data of your business and avoids hefty fines imposed by the applicable privacy laws.
Explore more capabilities of our products @ https://usmsystems.com/data-quality-solutions/.
I would like to explore more benefits that exist with our data quality products. Please let us know your availability for a quick intro call

What a complete waste of their time and mine – why didn’t they spend 5 seconds on linked In, just to see how many employees my company has? A company with one employee is not going to buy Data Quality software!



Looking for yourself can pay dividends #PowerDesigner

On Twitter earlier today, I exchanged tweets with Jane Roberts (@redjane) about finding myself in the phone book. Well, now I’ve just found myself on YouTube!

I was actually curious about videos of a different George McGeachie, a retired footballer who’s a tad older than I am, and searched for my name in YouTube. I didn’t find what I was looking for, but I did find a video that had previously been published on mypowerdesigner.com, which SAP closed down years ago; it was recorded at a SAP conference in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

I thought it had disappeared without trace, but there it is. It’s me (of course), talking about my soon-to-be-published book “Data Modeling Made Simple with PowerDesigner” – this was before the editor suggested drastic re-ordering of the chapters, so my chapter references are wrong, but hey, I’ve re-discovered myself!