Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Business Moving to Mobile

A post on Mashable today continues to present the cold hard truth that business is moving away from laptops to mobile devices - in this case smart phones.

  • "79% of respondents use their smartphones to conduct most business calls, versus an office phone or home phone.
  • 34% use a smartphone more than a computer for business. 7% even said they don’t take their laptops with them when they travel for business if they have a smartphone.
  • 48% of respondents said that at least two-thirds of their phone communication is via smartphone.
  • Smartphones and intimate relationships tied at 40% for the number one thing respondents can’t live without."

 This trend is only going to grow as the computing platform moves from the desktop and internet to mobile. Historically these changes end up with ten times as many devices on the new platform as existed in the previous platform. 

Do you use a smart phone?

Your customers do. How does your web presence appear on a smart phone browser? How does the interactivity work.

These are things that are heading your way faster than any change before.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Five Secrets to Success

The Business Insider had a good phone interview with Google's ex-CIO, Douglas Merrill, over the weekend.

Merrill made a good case for not multi-tasking. As I get older I have more and more problems with single tasking, so I appreciated his thoughts.

Take the time to read the short interview here, but in the mean time, the highlights are...

  1. Don't Try to Learn Things - I like the Albert Einstein story
  2. Get Stuff Out of Your Head 
  3. Never Multi-task
  4. Focus on One Thing
  5. Don't Confuse Being Neat for Being Organized


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

iPad and Touch Technology

This is how easy and intuitive touch technology is...

ReadWriteWEb has a great post on the future - that is 2015.

Their conclusion "And you, with your clickety-clackety keyboard and push-button mouse will be the "old fogie" whining about how you just can't adapt to typing on glass."