The Time Capsule In Our Mind

There was a time when people buried a sealed container filled with items that represented contemporary life with the intent that the capsule be discovered by future generations. Implicit in this sort-it-forward concept was that the pace of change was so slow that nothing would be of interest for several generations. And of course, once Read the full article…

 
Accelerating The Ah-Ha Moment

There was a time when technology improvements on the horizon promised a future of increased efficiencies and improved productivity.  Well, times have changed. We are no longer waiting on technology; it is waiting on us.  Of course, some may argue that the learning curve is steep or that “ease of use” is lacking but I Read the full article…

 
What You Can Feel But Cannot See

I knew it was out there! I could feel it, I just could not quite see it. What I could not see was the back-end of a semi-truck trailer. I was driving on the Alaska highway in near whiteout conditions, and its lights were frosted over and its trailer was grey – the camouflage was Read the full article…

 
To Cut Or To Innovate...That Is The Question

Do you cut costs or innovate?  This is a legitimate question and one that I think about often both as a business owner and as someone who owns a business serving other businesses.  During challenging economic or competitive times, when should one focus on cutting costs to reduce overhead and support the bottom line? And when Read the full article…

 
From Making It, To Making It Work – Software as a Service

For me, the most fascinating thing about being in the group communication and collaboration industry is not the technology – It’s actually watching the market evolve and adapt to change. As an example, for many years technology manufacturers focused almost exclusively on developing new and more advanced hardware.  After all, manufacturing facilities are expensive, which Read the full article…

 
Keeping Up 2.0 – It’s about recruiting the best staff!

“We want to look like we are keeping up with technology.” – Seventeen years ago when I first entered the industry known as Professional Audiovisual it was common place to hear some form of this phrase during Client meetings. The phrase reflected one aspect of an organization’s logic as they stepped into the emerging field Read the full article…

 
Collaboration: What is it?

Collaboration is not a technology; it is a behavior.  To be precise, Collaboration is the process where two or more people, or organizations, work together to realize a shared goal ~ a pretty straight forward definition, right?  So, why do I bother to define it? I make the distinction because the word “collaboration” is quickly becoming the Read the full article…

 
Conversion - A to D and what it means to Thee...

It’s time to plan ahead for a technology change that you will not be able to avoid; and its impact will cause more than just disruption fatigue.  There is a migration subtly taking place that will, without proper near-term budgeting and planning, surprise most organizations.  And, it is a big, inconvenient and expensive change. The Read the full article…

 
Collaborating in the Virtual Workspace…

A face-to-face meeting is generally the most creative, collaborative and productive type of meeting that we can experience.  Having the ability to see someone’s expression, notice their body language, and hear the mildest voice inflection heightens the likelihood of participation, enthusiasm, and understanding.  A face-to-face meeting also offers easy access to collaboration mediums, whether it Read the full article…

 
The Last Days of the Technology Revolution (Part 3) - The Technology-Biology Interface

How do we work together and share information in a group setting?  (Keep in mind that, today, a “group setting” no longer means that all of the participants are in the same location.) When you walk into a conference, meeting or classroom room… How do you share the information that you have collected/created with others?  Read the full article…

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