Can't wait to see how Microsoft tries to license... →
With the announcement of B&N and Microsoft announcing an e-reader partnership, it will just be a matter of time before they try to license to their biggest cash cow the enterprise.
Overview of CISPA →
Good overview of the latest bill to attempt to regulate the Internet.
13.1 Before Sunrise, Thanks Pandora (@Pandora)
At the beginning of the year I set out to run at least one 1/2 marathon a month. The plan was to run the Carmel half last weekend but that didn’t happen due to conflicts with coaching my son’s baseball team. So this morning I started out to get 13.1 miles in and was concerned as I haven’t been running any long distances but rather 5-6 miles of hills 3 times a week. This plan...
Friday's Favorite Links 04/13/2012
There was a lot of good content published this past week and was hard to narrow down the list. Here are the ones that I enjoyed the most. Health Care Data Breaches Show Security Shortcomings Using Anxiety to drive improvement Apple blowing Android away in enterprise 15 Google GDrive Alternatives to Consider for Cloud Storage Andy Ihnatko on the iPad as his main mobile computer OpenPhoto is...
Could this be more vague? "Apple '10 years'... →
As a Mac user, I don’t discount that Apple has some issues to address when it comes to responding to Malware but this article is about as vague as you can get. If Kapersky, wanted to sell his software then he would point out the specific areas where Apple is 10 years behind. Is it in the OS architecture? Patching turn around time? etc???
Cool Use of Google+ for the NFL Draft. Colts...
Vic Gudontra posted the following announcement this morning about the Colts using Google Hangouts for tonight’s NFL Draft.
Yeah, release in the same month as the next... →
To beat a dead horse. This is a more than a few years late and several dollars short. Again, RIM fails in trying to release a device in the same month that the next iPhone will most likely be released. The even bigger failure is that this OS version will not run on any legacy hardware. The last time I checked every iOS release has worked on previous hardware released.
And He's Right! "Tim Cook says Windows 8-style... →
Tim Cook is spot on in stating that the combining of the PC and Tablet into a single experience is not a good one. Windows device manufactures have been trying to achieve this experience since Microsoft launched the Windows XP Tablet Edition. There have been dozens of these devices and not one of them has taken off in the mainstream. This is not going to change with the introduction of Windows...
Microsoft (M$) Continues to Stick It to the...
As I sat down to compose this post this morning I was tempted to title it Money, Money, Money and you will understand why after reading. So several blogs (see below) have responded to Microsoft’s Blog post on 4/18 where they outline new licensing that is coming with Windows 8. This yet another attempt, as it first started with Windows 7 VDA (see next paragraph), for Microsoft to make money...
Amazing History Here. "30 Old PC Ads That Will... →
For Those That Don't Want Their Parts to be... →
This is a great list of tools/resources for those that don’t take the veiw of Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) in his book Public Parts.
Friday's Favorite Links 4/20/2022
This week’s links are a little late due to a day of car travel yesterday but here they are. 5 Business Tools for Measuring Social Influence Online http://t.co/QF8bSA7 5 Highly Effective Landing Page Tips http://t.co/XW0VyKdo The Post-PC Enterprise http://t.co/2COZYokh 101 Ways to Use Google Plus in Healthcare http://t.co/3nKSJ21b CISPA: What Is It and How Is It Like SOPA?...
Much appreciated Microsoft! "Managing "BYO" PCs in... →
The timing of this article on the MSDN blog is truly amazing from the standpoint that I just had a discussion on this exact topic with Microsoft during an envisioning session on mobility. This information makes it an even more compelling case for enterprises to have plans to move to Windows RT (WOA) tablets later this year. My only fear with with Windows 8 tablets, be it Intel or Arm, is that...
The Evil Company Doing Good. "Google warns 20,000... →
And in non-Tech news, "Man Strips Naked At Oregon... →
This has to be up for the headline of the year.
Do I move back to Microsoft services? "Google's... →
I never thought there would come a day that I would go back to Microsoft on line services and begin using Hotmail again. Even worse if it was Yahoo.
Neither are Pagers but they are still used.... →
Is this you as a manager? →
Modern example of poor listening and therefore a communication breakdown.
Just The Facts, Jack. Just The Facts.
parislemon: I used to be addicted to my RSS reader. Now I basically never use it anymore. I’m not sure the last time I had Google Reader open, but it’s just the backend for Reeder now. And even that is just my “catch all” to check quickly at the end of the day. Instead, I use Twitter, and Facebook, and Tumblr, and Flipboard, and Pulse, and Techmeme to catch up on the news. I used to think I’d...
Meridian Apps (@meridianapps) Makes Finding Your...
Almost everyone has been in a large facility and wish they had a better means of finding their way to a specific location. Meridian Apps addresses this scenario with their mobile app solution which is currently in use by bookstores, museums, hospitals, parks and many more. I had the recent experience of reviewing this solution for use in several large healthcare facilities. My take away from this...
Friday's Favorite Links 04/13/2012
Even though it is Saturday it is better late than never for Friday’s Favorite links. FortuneMagazine: How #Ford bounced back: http://t.co/urfo63Lv EverettCase: Knew it all along and now I have my proof: “Beer makes men smarter” http://t.co/EvyXpv9f ciodashboard: Recognizing the top 25 ‘social’ CIOs http://t.co/orwjU5U2 mashable: Is the fight over SOPA over? Not...
You can still buy PDAs? "PDAs assist in learning... →
As I ran across this article in Twitter feed this evening I was blown away by the fact that this article/study mentioned PDAs. My initial though that there was no way that PDAs were still available for purchase. I stand corrected now after doing a search on Amazon to find that there are numerous PDAs for sale. I guess I have been in the smartphone world to long.
4 More Must Haves to Add to the "Five Top Skills... →
Here are 4 (couldn’t come up with 5) must have skills in addition to the 5 Top Skills for IT. These are based upon experience in working in IT organizations over the last 20 years. Customer Service Surprised this didn’t make the top in this post as customer service as this should be the number one priority for anyone in IT and therefore the top skill required. Organizational...
Goofing off on your work computer won't land you... →
Let the Doom LAN parties begin.
The ABC's of Customer Service →
During a quarterly IT OperationsTown Hall Meeting the Service Desk Manager discussed the keys of customer service. As part of this presentation “The ABC’s Customer Service” we’re reviewed with the group. This list provides great guidance for those in a service role.
When Technology Can't Help Data Breaches
Healthcare IT professionals and clinicians are constantly educated about how to handle sensitive patient data whether that be electronic or paper based. However, an article came out yesterday from HIMMS and Kroll, “Breaches epidemic despite efforts at compliance, says Kroll”, that this education may not be effective. In most cases, theses breaches are typically due to a failure in...
Argh, Google + Redesign Does Not Include Mobile →
In a previous post I discussed why I was done with Google +. Today, I thought I would give it another try since all the hub bub about the redesign (see attached article from Mashable). Initially, when I went to Google + on my Mac I actually like the redesign and found myself re-engaged in the site. However, still to this day my primary use of social networks is on mobile devices and the recent...
Friday's Favorite Links 04/06/2012
This week’s links include hacking history, iPad for Children, Private Browsing, Internet War, and the Passing of a Running Legend. 2600 Volume 1 released as a DRM-free ebook: phreak like its 1984: Long-running hacker magazin… http://t.co/ftFCn6yk Configuring an Old iPad for Your Child: Now that the iPad has reached its third iteration, it’s not uncommon to...
Had similar feelings, to "Breaking Up With My... →
This is a somewhat hilarious and sad article at the same time. As a BlackBerry to iPhone convertor, I had the same experience when my latest BlackBerry Bold was turned off for the the final. The last 12 years of BlackBerry use had its up and downs but it is extremely down right now and not coming back. #RIPRIM
The Internet War - "World War 3 from Vanity Fair" →
This is a must read for everyone who likes using or business is based on the Internet.
Is your Mac Infected? "Flashback trojan reportedly... →
If you are one of those Mac users who believe that their Mac cannot get infected by a virus then you need to read this article from Ars Technica. My Mac is clean of this virus but I am one of the view Mac owners that I know that is running an AntiVirus client on all of my devices (this because I was a Windows user for years).
Sound Advice/Insight on Tablet Enterprise...
Two of my colleagues passed along the following two articles this week in regards to tablets in the enterprise. I whole heartedly agree with the content of these articles after dealing with tablets in a large enterprise over the past year. Here Come Tablets. Here Come Problems. from the Wall Street Journal Why Mobile Device Strategies are Missing the Point of the iPad by Jared Sinclair