I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the International Facility Managers Association Toronto Chapter annual Leadership Series event and was absolutely blown away by the positive atmosphere in the room. I found the attendees both respectful and engaged and the questions really helped further the discussion about IoT and Big Data. I reflected on my experience in Architecture specifically around bringing skilled experts together to address client needs and the similarities to both IoT and Big Data Analytics. What is the similarity? It really involves not just listening to the client, but also asking the right questions. As has been said many times, if you don’t know the right questions, the data can show you almost anything in
Here’s an interesting item: have you ever wanted to take your WiFi with you? I’m new device that runs on the cellular Data Network allows you to surf at broadband speeds and share your connection with up to five other people. Now it’s not as fast as a cable modem but it does provide an interesting alternative to traditional broadband connections. Where it becomes interesting is when you have an existing cellular data plan and are able to add this device to that plan. You can use the device in your home and if your coverage area isn’t too big you can send share it with your entire family. If you don’t surf a lot, and you’re going to use
Well, the rumours abound that a new product is due from Apple that will once again tempt current iPhone users to switch to the new device. Is it enough for me to break my contract to get one of these hot little units into my hands?
I’ve always thought that Bill Buxton had a good view on what was essential in design and technology. Even way back when I saw him in 1996 or 1997 when he was at Alias Wavefront he caused me to think about how Design impacts how we interact with products on a daily basis. Now having done innovation from the inside of a large corporation, I can’t agree with his view more. It sounds like he could be talking about my (or I bet 90%) of the organizations out there when he recalls stories from his experience. His view is that many companies still need to be convinced of the value of design and how design affects (and requires) co-ordination with
Well another Demo has come and gone with a whirlwind of information and opportunities. There are a few things which I found at this year's session. It seems like collaboration is no longer a nice to have but a feature that is really becoming standard when it comes to online products. Notably, Cozimo, LiquidPlanner and some others are taking it to a new level as they are allowing simultaneous work across multiple locations which points to the new, geographically dispersed nature of projects these days. And LiquidTalk allows simultaneous translation across differerent groups all within an IM client. Social media as a concept is also being rolled up into all products; so much so that Demo is going to stop having a