The Road Ahead: The Cave Consulting Blog

To Fly or Not to Fly

Added April 4, 2017

 “It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird… …it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. – C. S. Lewis

This statement is as true for businesses as it is for humans. In order to progress, change is required.

But this "change" often holds organizations back because they are comfortable with the tools and processes they already use. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

But, with the right technologies, roll-out and implementation, employees often welcome "change" with open arms because they figure out it makes their jobs easier and their lives better.   

Cave Consulting helps cities, businesses and other organizations to encourage their employees "to fly" in the new Digital Workplace!

Big Things Come in Small Packages!

Added March 17, 2017

Cave Consulting has always focused on finding ways to help put smaller organizations on the same footing as their larger counterparts. This innovative thinking has paid off for the City of Celeste, Texas. With a population of less than 1,000 people, they wanted an affordable website that was easy to manage and allowed for maximum "transparency". 

Today, the City of Celeste got what they were looking for, as they are the first recipient of the Cave Consulting Municipal "Starter Website". Priced around $2,000, the "Starter Website" is designed for small cities, schools and businesses, with equally small budgets.

Far more than a mere billboard, these websites allow editors to easily change content, post notices and add pictures. More importantly for the City of Celeste, they can also make all public electronic documents "AUTOMATICALLY" appear on the website without anyone having to log into an editor.

All this for a fraction of what cities typically pay for a website. Talk about a bang for your buck!

BOYD SITE GETS TURBO CHARGED!

Added March 9, 2017

Cave Consulting is proud to release the City of Boyd, Texas' new website! The site is highly integrated with G Suite, leveraging calendars, cloud-storage, collaborative documents and online forms. And it is no wonder, since the City of Boyd has proven to be one of Cave Consulting's fastest adopters of Google solutions. They streamline their budgets with Google Sheets; Manage their work orders with Google Forms; and develop their agendas and minutes in Google Docs.

The new website has a "responsive mobile design", is easy to navigate and packed with information. Documents "automatically" upload themselves, so editors rarely have to actually login to edit the site. When they do, they don't have to fumble around to find a password, as their Google Profile, which they use to access their email, documents, calendar events, etc.. is linked to their account, so they just click the "Login with Google" button and they are in!

TMCCP Election Conference a Success!

Added February 8, 2017

The Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program's Election Seminar in Frisco was a total success! We met so many dedicated people who are committed to making themselves and their cities better. We thank the many attendees who took time out of their busy day to visit us and learn about what we do.

Over the three (3) day event, we talked to many cities that were paying too much for solutions such as websites and document management and were struggling to find faster ways to complete processes such as agendas and budgets.

Our mission is to help all Cities improve their communications and collaborations so that they can make better investments in technologies and make their workflows more efficient. We understand city staff, especially the City Secretaries, are overloaded with work and will continue to find ways to make their jobs easier and more enjoyable.

Congratulations to all the TMCCA atendees!