This is more of an IT strategy than an implementation. The strategy was inspired by a client who had come close to an optimal IT solution for their business. The biggest problem was that the application was written in a proprietary language which kept the application captive to a particular hardware platform.

"BMSE" is what I call a particular strategy to deliver mission-critical data management for very small businesses. This optimization is pretty comprehensive. It takes disaster recovery, core business goals and skillsets into account. Essentially, it moves a business out of a renter/consumer role and into an ownership/producer role. It requires deliverables for all expenses, keeps all vendors in a competitive position and mitigates or eliminates increased risk of vendor consolidation. BMSE allows the business to take advantage of the best 3rd party tools, platforms and frameworks without putting them unnecessarily in the critical path or putting the business into a captive position.

I know that this is what my client wanted and almost acheived. I see many small businesses simply paying rent, which is okay sometimes, but I don’t see them leveraging IT to optimize their business. It’s an opportunity cost that large vendors have no incentive to solve.


Open source CMSes are great. They often make web site operations doable by a layperson but they leave gaps and are not necessarily the best solution in all circumstances. Take photo galleries, for instance. The task of creating lots of large galleries creates a very large and tedious task for a layperson and it produces non-optimal galleries. I have automated gallery production that have a number of advantages over the open source galleries. It does a better job in far less time and all manual effort is recoverable.

I have been building responsive data management systems, front and back ends with custom parametric searches.