Long Term Support – In the 21st Century

Supporting software in the 21st century is simply different than it was back in the era of DOS.  In the 80’s and 90’s, DOS-based applications ruled business desktops.  Many of these companies struggled to make the leap to graphical interfaces and died a slow, quiet death.

Fast forward to today; everything is different. In the blink of an eye computers migrated from desks to our pockets and the pace of technological innovation accelerated exponentially. iPhone, Android, Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and cloud-based computing quickly took center stage. Small devices and mobile computing became the norm.

So what does this have to do with Gazelle?

Gazelle is built on the technology of today but it doesn’t stop there. Today’s cloud can quickly become tomorrow’s thunderstorm. Keeping pace with the rate of innovation and change in this environment requires every company to  Build – Support –  Innovate – and then Repeat. This cycle is not new, but the pace at which you repeat the cycle is.

The Law of Perpetual Innovation

In order for a technology to survive it must keep pace with changes in the marketplace. For Gazelle this means that we will need to perpetually innovate – as we are already doing! We are in this for the long haul.  While we can’t predict what technology will look like in seven years, we have worked hard to ensure our platform is flexible enough to adapt with these changes.

This level of commitment takes time, energy, investment and focus. As a team we are committed to making this happen. As a customer, your support and feedback is vital and we are honored you have chosen to entrust us with this task. Our promise to you is that we will be a reliable partner as you build your company with Gazelle.

 

 

Meet our New Calendar

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Gazelle’s new and improved calendar is now available! This update will streamline your scheduling process and enable you to save time while creating clients and scheduling appointments.

Thank you to all of our users who have requested that we improve this part of the program! Now that it is here we trust you will agree, what we had before needed to be changed.

To enable the new calendar before August 1st simply go to your calendar and opt-in.

Fighting for Simplicity

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“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”  – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

Designing a program like Gazelle is far more involved than you might think. However, the difficulty is not writing code, it is in keeping it as simple as possible. At the core of any great program is simplicity.

Think about it, if you had to babysit a herd of rabbits:

  • Would you rather it be 1 Million rabbits or 10,000?
  • Would you rather they be male or female?
  • Would you rather them be large or small?

No doubt, keeping track of a herd of rabbits is a monumental task. However you answer the questions above – “less” –  is always going to be the right answer.

One of the biggest assets Luke and Nathan bring to Gazelle is this, they are sticklers for writing simple code. After all, they have to babysit the herd of rabbits they are developing. When they get the call to fix a bug, they don’t want to trip over 1 Million bunnies any more than you do.

Luke and Nathan are not contractors, they are the foundation of this company. And because they will be supporting Gazelle for the long haul, they are working hard to keep it as simple as possible.

The next time you see them, feel free to ask how their code bunnies are doing:)

 

New Website

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We have a new look – http://www.GazelleNetwork.com

We owe a big “Thank You” to Luke for giving our website a much needed makeover!

For those who don’t know, Luke is an artist and a programmer. He has a passion for making computer programs that are functional and artistically pleasing. This is not always an easy balance when early on your focus is naturally on functionality. However, for the past 18 months he has been telling me

“Tim, we really need to update this website” – I on the other hand kept telling him…

“It’s fine for now, the core product is more important, lets just keep our focus on the important things”.

Well, Luke finally had enough and sent me a few screen shots of what he wanted to do. Once we caught a vision for the new look we both decided we couldn’t live with the old one any longer. With that Luke jumped on the opportunity and we had a new website before sunrise the next day.

Thanks Luke!

The Beginning of the Road

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Our Story is Just Beginning…

In many ways 2016 is the beginning of the road for everyone here at the Gazelle Network.

Launching our beta product in January of 2015 was a big deal, but since then we have spent all our time developing new features and pushing out bug fixes. With over 2500 updates now behind us,  Gazelle is approaching a “Feature Complete” status for Phase 1.

By all measures Gazelle 1.0 has been a success because of the commitment and encouragement we received from our early adopters. Your feedback has shaped and directed this product and we believe this the biggest factor in what has enabled everyone at Gazelle to achieve so much in such a short amount of time.

Our goal is to produce a fully supported software that grows with you and your business. This mission is not complete and we look forward to supporting your business so you can achieve a greater measure of success running your business in the 21st century.

With our Chapter 1 nearly complete, we look forward to seeing how Gazelle will impact the future chapters of your life and business.

Sincerely,

The Gazelle Network Team