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Is It Impossible To Realize You’re About to Be Disrupted?

In so many meetings in recent years with leaders of small thru huge firms on subjects related to the impactful changes occurring, I’ve noted a recurring response:

- It’s not about them.
- It’s not relevant to them, their industry, their space, their discipline.
- It’s just media hype.

Is it possible we don’t see the elephant in the room? We don’t hear the hoofbeats? We don’t hear the train coming?

Now IT itself is about to be disrupted - in some very significant ways.

This is fairly ironic given that technology is becoming ubiquitous.

What do you think??

Assume Everything You Post Online Is PUBLIC! 

How many of us have even posted under the wrong account?

Assume Everything You Post Online Is PUBLIC!

How many of us have even posted under the wrong account?

What If Google Plus…I’ll add that it would be nice if they could expand most of the feature… . http://bit.ly/OFkYBV . What If Google Plus…

I’ll add that it would be nice if they could expand most of the features available on PC to their mobile app on iOS.

#googlepluswishlist .

Europe Isn’t the US: Amazon and Cloud Services Headway in Europe”Can a single vendor dom… . http://bit.ly/SFsXtJ . Europe Isn’t the US: Amazon and Cloud Services Headway in Europe

"Can a single vendor dominate the public cloud services market in Europe as Amazon has managed to do in the US? It’s not very likely. The single biggest reason is obvious: Europe is not the US."


http://bit.ly/OFkY4Z


#cloud #LeverageTech
Via GigaOM


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Kawaii? Study proves looking at cute kitten pictures improves job performanceImprovements up to 4… . http://bit.ly/Px7NxF . Kawaii? Study proves looking at cute kitten pictures improves job performance

Improvements up to 44%… So, coffee break replacement?

Forbes.

+Jon Henry Take note. :)



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IFTTT Releases HootSuite Channel!. Cool tool for multi-posting. Many thanks to +Irene Kimmel for … . http://bit.ly/SFHOoE . IFTTT Releases HootSuite Channel!
. Cool tool for multi-posting.

Many thanks to +Irene Kimmel for her awesome help!


http://bit.ly/Ud5G9T

#LeverageTech . http://bit.ly/eA8V8J

Chinese Firms Buying US Clean Tech Companies: VCs and US Lose? http://bit.ly/PPcnsi… . http://bit.ly/O54Bgp . Chinese Firms Buying US Clean Tech Companies: VCs and US Lose?



http://bit.ly/O54Bgv

#cleantech

Via GigaOM . http://bit.ly/eA8V8J

Chinese Firms Buying US Clean Tech Companies: VCs and US Lose? http://bit.ly/PPcnsi… . http://bit.ly/O54Bgp

Need Some Tools to Help You with Your Google+ Circles?This post was cited today during a discussi… . http://bit.ly/VfPzaL . Need Some Tools to Help You with Your Google+ Circles?

This post was cited today during a discussion on Google+ regarding managing one’s circles - and who one was following.  Many thanks to +Geraldine Wendel . http://bit.ly/eA8V8J

Need Some Tools to Help You with Your Google+ Circles?This post was cited today during a discussi… . http://bit.ly/VfPzaL

Google: BUILD, don't buy.... and 30,000 Macs to manage for corporate IT

Gotta love Google!

BUILD IT, don’t even think about buying it?  :)  What do you think?

Build and the data integration will be there

Will we finally get merchants to know us - catalog, internet, inside the store? - The death of cash - Fortune Tech

For years I’ve been amazed by how slowly even huge retailers have adopted CRM to help them recognize their customers and work with them:

  • A decade or so ago, Saks Fifth Avenue lost me as a customer when they started sending catalogs to a company address - and I had spent a considerable amount of cash with them the previous few years.
  • Just recently Neimans finally recognized the types of products I tend to buy and started email marketing some picks that had obviously been matched up to what I like to buy.  What year is this?
  • Many retailers stop sending catalogs if you don’t purchase through those - yet they have no way of recognizing your purchases inside the store if there’s no rewards card or program.

So using a smartphone to pay for services - especially if it’s combined with rewards or recognition programs - may finally get all of us to a happier place.

What do you think?

From The Oatmeal.com comics author: FunnyJunk is threatening to file a federal lawsuit against me unless I pay $20,000 in damages - The Oatmeal

Another example of extremis-insanity in litigious society wherein a real world author - comics writer for The Oatmeal - gets sued by the website that hoisted his comics without his approval.

INSANE?

Go see it and vote / contribute / share!

$1 Lets You Back iPad Cover Startup: Arctic Flight - via Kickstarter! ...c00l...

I can’t decide if I’m more entranced with Kickstarter or the iPad cover (for the endless joys of flying coach and trying to do some work), but either way, this is a winner.

To read more - or invest :) - click the title above to go to Kickstarter.  (No, I haven’t invested in this - my disclaimer!)

Check this out!Road Warrior at 36,000 Feet

World peace? Microsoft developing an app for - ANDROID!!?? Imagine.....

This sounded beyond cool - at first.

Imagine - Microsoft developing an app (perhaps this itself is amazing) for ANDROID.  That’s astonishing.  Jaw-dropping.

But then finding out that it’s accessible only through Facebook?  No, sorry, that’s a showstopper for me.  And I’ll bet for lots of others who are tired of Zuckerberg / Big Brother of the century thus far…

Of course, reading further and understanding that Microsoft Israel did the development - and it’s using Android like a sandbox?  (Or is that kitty litter?)

Programmer Playpen

What do you think?

Hot Thinkpad Tablet - Weird Touchpad Issue

Wanted to get more info out there on this Lenovo issue - very cool tablet (I’m impressed!), but weird problem.

Lenovo Staff Posts: 2,242 Registered: 07-11-2010 Location: Malaysia 0 Re: X220 Tablet touchpad issues Options 08-08-2011 08:20 PM @Those who are having this issue, Please ensure you have the following updated. BIOS 1.19 and above -> Link here Tablet Shortcut Menu -> Link here Screen Reading Optimizer -> Link here Power Manager 3.62 and above -> Link here UltraNav Driver-> Link here UltraNav Utility -> Link here //JameZ Check out the Community Knowledge Base for hints and tips. Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo! If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an “Accepted Solution”!