viruses, and your data is reliably backed up. With a normal computer, if something goes wrong you could have lost your entire collection of data and images and invoices. And that certainly is not going to be an issue with galleryManager. You don’t have to pay for any upgrades. And it’s going to work seamlessly with your exhibit-E website. Hurricane Sandy revealed the fragile nature of location based inventory management. Sandy was the unimaginable event that nobody wanted to believe could happen. But there were more than a few galleries that were caught unprepared, who did not take all art out of harm’s way, and who had not anticipated what a good soaking would do to their database. With waterlogged servers and lost data those galleries were out of commission. After Hurricane Sandy there was much cleaning up to do in Chelsea, but galleries also had to rethink how they store and manage their inventory database. Some of those galleries contacted us looking for a sustainable, long term, web-based solution. We got them into galleryManager. What about the mobility? Anyone who has switched to using something like Web mail loves the ability to check their email anywhere. Right. You can do it anywhere. You’re not locked to one computer. If you’re at an art fair, if you are at Art Basel Miami and you want to show a selection of inventory to a client down there that you haven’t thought to bring photos of, you just log right in from your iPad or computer and everything’s right there. Or if you want to present a curated selection of inventory from galleryManager you can do that from your iPad or any other tablet or computer. All the information that’s associated 114
The Art World and the World Wide Web. Essays, Interviews and Case Studies.