November 2, 2008
I get really excited over free webinars, especially those from the MaintainIT Project. Two seminars worth signing up for in November:
- Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools and Libraries
11/3/2008 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Register: http://tinyurl.com/64b2qs
- Discussing Technology with Library Shareholders
11/6/2008 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Register: http://tinyurl.com/5vgmr8
Picked up from the Blogging Section of SLA-IT.
February 15, 2008
Yesterday I reblogged the Pew Internet & American Life Project biggest technology predictions for 2008.
I came across the five fastest growing technologies from CIO Insight Editors today.
1. Viritualization (servers and storage)
2. Customer self-service techologies and applications
3. Open-source applications and systems
4. Collaboration software
5. Storage equipment
View the slides here.
February 14, 2008
Pew Internet & American Life Project has released their biggest technology predictions for 2008.
Here are the five key trends to watch:
1. Technology goes green
2. Evolution of the PC
3. Cell phone industry expansion
4. The web slows down
5. Social networks adapt
December 15, 2007
What’s hot for 2008?
Based on a survey of top executives, CIO Insights highlights the top IT issues for the coming year.
Some of the most pressing IT issues and predictions for 2008:
- Companies slip into slow-down mode.
- IT focuses on e-service.
- Preparing for M-commerce.
- Process improvement will drive IT adoption.
- The world get’s flatter.
- No downturn for the CIO role.
- The CIO role will become more demanding.
- IT’s metamorphosis will continue.
- IT grad shortage will change the face of IT.
- IT outsiders provide inspiration.
- Master data management expands.
- Identity theft epidemic pressures IT.
- Encryption becomes business as usual.
- Virtualization becomes a foundation technology.
- CIOs smooth out SOA’s rough patches.
- IT green revolution expands.
- The need for storage continues to climb.
- Web video becomes business tool.
- Open source grows among mid-markets.
- Users check out Windows and Office alternatives.
View the survey slides here.
December 13, 2007
Web Worker Daily has 6 tech predictions for 2008:
1. The Arrival of 802.11n Wireless Technology.
2. Look for Lower Entry Points in Computer Pricing.
3. Brighter Prospects for Open Source Offerings.
4. More Musical Chairs Among Social Networks.
5. Brand New Applications Based on Short-Range Wireless Improvements.
November 25, 2007
Do you suffer from information overload? I do. I over-subscribe to RSS feeds and download more podcasts than I have time to listen.
Thinksimplenow offers some useful tips on how to reduce information overload.
The tips are straightforward and a good reminder that we can live without a certain amount of information.
* Reduce information intake to the essentials
* Stop checking email every two minutes
* Have a purpose
* Set time limits
* Don’t multitask
* Try an information diet (i.e. low-tech days and phone-free periods)
Looking for more useful tips? Take a look at 4 steps to banish email clutter.
I’ve started my information diet.
November 23, 2007
Just in time for the holidays.
Wired Magazine’s Wish List could be your key to shopping for the geek in your life.
…. happy shopping!