Meeting people who work in a variety of organizations and industries is quite
enlightening. Interestingly, no matter their field or nature of their
organization, I hear fairly consistent themes regarding technology adoption.
This is particulary true as it pertains to wellness. I lectured at the
Symposium for the Army's MWR leadership in Louisville, KY on January 26,
2010. The fine people at the American Logistics Association and their
representatives Bob Ellis and Chris Rottner sponsored the lecture. You can
view content in the slide show below.
Leveraging Technology & Social Media to Impact Military Community Wellness &
Quality of Life View more presentations from Bryan ORourke.
My talk on technology and social media adoption and its potential impact on
the health of military personnel and their families led to a series of
conversations with the rank and file ... (more)
Nicole Lee, associate editor for CNET, recently shared some interesting
observations in an article today about what was NOT included in the recent
iPhone 4 OS upgrade. Here are her thoughts:
Mass storage mode: We would've liked to see an easier way to just drag and
drop files from our computer to the iPhone without having to go through a
third-party app. Tethering with AT&T: Yes, we know this is already possible
with the current OS, but AT&T in the U.S. have not gotten onboard with it yet
(tethering is currently available in other countries like Canada and the
U.K.). We were ho... (more)
Reading Harvard Business Review's blog "Is the U.S. Killing Its Innovation
Machine" I am reminded of the continual challenge of quality managers and
entrepreneurs : educating other small minded folks about the need to balance
the near and long term. In fact most, if not all, of the significant
challenges facing organizations today result from the failing of leadership
to deal with the long term for fear of the near. The "Tyranny of the Ugent"
as Collins wrote.
It's easy for people to "demand" results: particularly when there is so
little understanding as to how those "results" m... (more)
My partner and I consult with a variety of firms on the topic of cloud
adoption. It is surprising how few really understand the strategic and ROI
benefits of its application. Total Cost of Ownership is an important number
to use when evaluating IT and in particular when comparing extant systems to
cloud solutions. Often the thinking is that what an organization is using now
is a better place than making a change - and the primary driver in most
people's minds is cost. Utilizing TCO is the only way managers can evaluate
apples to apples. Often there are apples to oranges comparis... (more)
New Year 2010 on Ulitzer
It's that time of year again, so I am sharing some thoughts about what 2010
should entail for technology. Here are some leading technology experts who
share their valuable insights.
Richard MacManus, Founder & CEO, @rww
1. There will be a breakthrough consumer application for Internet of Things -
involving the iPhone, RFID tags and a major consumer product such as books or
groceries. In general, Internet of Things will ramp up in 2010, with
thousands more everyday objects becoming connected to the Internet.
2. Google will acquire PostRank and promptly con... (more)