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Posted by Charles Edge on April 30th, 2015

At Bushel, we spent a good year hiding from the public. We met with select customers to learn more about what they needed and wanted and didn’t do much of the conference or event type of thing. That’s because we were so busy working on our product that we didn’t have that much time to talk about what we were up to. That’s changing. We brought in a few more people in the past month and now we’re ready to really get out there!

Bushel is now sponsoring the Aces Conference in New Orleans, and we’re getting ready to start doing a few others as well. If you’ll be at Aces, look for Troy or Charles. We’re working on our affiliate program right now, and we’d love to get some feedback and see what people think of both the program and our product!

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And if you haven’t signed up for the conference yet, you should!

Posted by admin on March 6th, 2015

Small businesses in the cloud

IT is, obviously, a very important function in any business. For businesses like Target or IBM, an IT department is critical to their success. However, not every business wants or needs a department for IT. Whether the issue is the set-up cost or the wait time for IT help, is every business stuck with an IT department?

What if you could potentially use the cloud instead of an IT department?

The cloud can integrate pretty much any business function you need it to. Instead of throwing thousands of dollars to build an IT infrastructure, businesses can use cloud-based business software that they need. This creates a customizable and cost efficient way for a business to increase efficiency.

That’s why young (and small) companies are the biggest user of cloud services for data storage and other capabilities, according to Forbes and AT&T. Most young companies do not have the budget to roll out big departments or even expensive, complex software. This is why cheap and easy to use software is usually implemented. So, if the cloud is an affordable, simple and efficient tool to use- why not just let the cloud be your IT manager?

I couldn’t agree more with Forbes and AT&T, exploiting the clouds features are beneficial to any business. Read the original article here.

Posted by Charles Edge on October 5th, 2014

The Apple Consultants Network (ACN) is a great place to find help with Apple devices. Consultants in the network have a wide range of skills, with some focusing on home users, others on small offices, many on enterprises and education and then a number of other industries within those, including focuses on retail, point of sale, CRM, etc.

Apple Consultants Network

Apple Consultants Network

Many on the Bushel team are former members of the ACN and so we built Bushel in such a way that when you’re sitting with a client, you can set them up with a Bushel account quickly and deploy mail settings, security settings and apps to users quickly, giving your way more time to help your customers get super-productive with these awesome devices. Maybe you want to spend that time training them on how to best make use of their devices, or maybe you want to spend that time helping them pick that perfect suite of apps that will help them use these devices like a boss. Either way, we built this tool so the customer can mange their devices when you leave and let you focus on higher level, more valuable initiatives.

And because the Apple management space is changing so quickly, we’ve built a number of articles to help you with the ecosystem surrounding these devices. Now you can email a quick link to a client or bookmark it and get tasks (including those that aren’t part of our tool) done quickly and efficiently.

And if you’re after a quick list of all the devices to import into your ticketing system, we also built a couple links on the Devices page to export information about devices into a quick and easy csv. You can then import our csv into whatever ticketing system you’d like.

We hope you enjoy and it helps you as much as the ACN has helped us over the years!