Monday, October 31, 2011
I'm disappointed the Congress even would consider bicycling (and pedestrians) as an urban problem. How can alternatives to congestion, pollution, and accident-rate-increasing road traffic be vilified?
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
In my experience, those in the general workforce are, increasingly, engaged in so-called "knowledge work." But this model is not seen as business critical in other businesses, particularly services. I have found that many knowledge workers have had to put up with weakly designed enterprise application. Many decision-makers have found that getting by with legacy tools is just not good enough when it comes to social collaboration for enterprise use.
Clearly (and in hindsight, with Steve Jobs now gone) the Mac and the iPhone/iPad have not only had a profound impact on the uptake of smart phones, the mass dissemination of PC technology to the masses, and a huge impact on knowledge workers, who are increasingly mobile and teleworking. In fact, the PC and phone industries are now converging as a result of the iPhone.
My mantra -- simplicity invites adoption -- supports social collaboration. A "simplified" tool is one that is suited for its purpose -- it has all the properties that are needed, but no more, no less. Attaining simplicity is not just a matter of reduction, but rather about obtaining maximum effect with minimum means.
You can't go wrong absorbing what the master of simplicity has to say.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Apple's iPhone 4s is about, well, the guts of the platform -- a significant upgrade to iOS in the form of message handling, cloud integration, and Siri, the AI-based voice recognition.
Moving from command lines (which required memorization) to the desktop metaphor (icons work well with humans' ability to 'recognize'), we've now got a gesture-based interface. Apple's introduction of Siri means, perhaps, that voice control will move to the forefront of interface interaction.
Read John's viewpoint, over at AllThingsD
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Check the WSJ's article on the Irish coming home to build business...
Friday, October 7, 2011
Without Steve, I would never have gotten the 'communicate effectively' message. I would not have found my calling, solving problems in creative ways for others. Using tools that just plain work.
Thanks, Steve, and goodbye.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
See the business case for location-based services for Bluedog's customer here
Bluedog won a Government-wide GSA Schedule contract vehicle... a Schedule 70 for IT services. And Workbench, the company's software-as-a-service (SAAS), became the second offering of that ilk... under a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract GS-35F-0114V to provide its innovative Workbench “Always on the Job!”© Software-as-a-Service (Saas) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) consulting services (specifically, Software Licenses, Maintenance of Software, Server Appliance, and Professional Services) to the federal government and other qualifying organizations.
Bluedog is listed on the GSA Advantage!® online shopping and ordering site, and accepts government credit cards via Bluedog’s website.
Bluedog’ Workbench “Always on the Job!” combines best-in-class Balanced Scorecard and Earned Value Management capabilities with document and content management, workflow management, and team collaboration functionality to provide a holistic view of business performance and facilitate continuous improvement toward strategic goals. Workbench “Always on the Job!”© is a web-based solution available on a per-user basis as a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS).