There are clear advantages in doing all your computing in a central location with highly reliable and powerful hardware. If that central occasion is only accessed via the Internet then usually quite simple dumb terminals can be used to provide the interface with the corporation’s systems. That is the value of of Cloud Computing. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Brian Prowse.
You’ve seen the commercials on TV. Everyone sitting around the conference table during an office meeting are using tablets instead of paper. The message? The paperless office is here. Trees everywhere celebrate. But is this an accurate vision of the future? Will there ever be a paperless society? Will offices ever be able to make due without a paper trail? Continue reading
Seeing that Stephen Spielberg’s film Lincoln now has twelve Oscar nominations, it got me thinking about how I would handle such an online hot property if I were to be so lucky as to own one. Indeed what is a hot property and what do you need to do to handle it well and make it super-hot. Continue reading
This is a guest post by David Leonhardt.
The stage performance of Billy Elliot (the musical) we took in recently was more than just a dazzling display of first-rate entertainment and a hyper-politicized ode to coal and labour unions. It was also a poignant reminder of one of the reasons I am raising my girls to be generalists.
Both my daughters, who hope one day to be entertainers themselves were mesmerized by the singing and dancing. Both of them saw themselves on the stage. Continue reading
2012 will have seen the biggest volume ever in online sales at Christmas and this strong growth trend will continue. Retailers must therefore ensure that their online stores give a pleasing shopping experience to potential purchasers. The most obvious criteria is that it should be easy to get around with a minimum of confusion. Continue reading
The big news in 2012 has been the almost explosive growth in sales of tablet computers such as the Ipad. What has also been noted is that the people with these mobile devices often use them to make purchases. For example, according to a survey by comScore, the rapid adoption of iPads and other tablets is speeding up the growth in travel bookings on mobile devices. In the first half of 2012, the study estimates that 61% of tablet owners made a purchase on their device in the first half of the year, while 34% booked travel.
This suggests real opportunities for product marketers but there is a fly in the ointment. Continue reading
Distractions can sometimes have disastrous consequences. Perhaps the most prevalent distraction are those text messages continually pinging your phone. A study in Injury Prevention even shows that pedestrians crossing the road take longer and have the highest risk of accidents. In addition distractions can raise your stress level with possible adverse effects on your health. Continue reading