Location: A5 enroute to Wolters Kluwer Corporate Office.
Car voice: you have a 58 unread messages and 18 alerts.
Driver: please tag and provide urgency?
Car voice: tagging complete and the most urgent are 4 messages from your client “LegalComplex” which match with 2 alerts. Is this urgency correct?
Driver: yes. Please proceed with research?
Car voice: research indicates that 2 briefs and 1 IntelliConnect document match messages tagged “LegalComplex” and “Urgent”, would you like these to be linked?
Driver: no, just save to client folder and schedule in calendar… Read further >
Recently the Health Wolters Kluwer Law and Business blog featured an article about technology that helps individuals take care of themselves and loved ones; including “…technology that electronically dispenses pills, or, in the case of the AT&T Vitality GlowCaps, keep patients on a correct medication schedule. The GlowCaps are medication bottle caps that light up, play ringtones, or send a call/text the patient to remind them to take the pill.” As mobile enabled services become a key component of healthcare around the world, it is important to keep tabs on this developing industry. Read further >
Which kind of functionality and what level of performance can users expect from an ebook, a databank, or an app? This is not an easy question, since there is no industry standardization in place yet. In order to be able to read an ebook, users have to use a computer, an ebook-reader, or an iPad. Not every ebook is compatible with all pieces of reading hardware. Unlike printed books, some ebooks are technically protected against printing, copying, or sharing with a friend. Some ebooks can be copied at least a few times, others cannot be copied at all. Read further >
User satisfaction is key in retaining customers and in achieving competitive advantages. Users now are expecting publishers to deliver more and more ubiquitous and real-time information and services to them. I would like to examine and summarize which are the critical success factors to gain a rapid adoption of our apps and mobile websites. Some theories and models are available to evaluate mobile site success. Have you ever heard about the Information Systems Success theory? Many years ago, two scientists defined a model which covers different perspectives in evaluating information systems. Read further >
As we are just getting started in 2012, I would like to share with you some of my top technology tips for the coming year. I have pulled these together mainly with accountants in mind, however this should also be relevant to other professionals. Take a look at the list and let me know what you think or what your tips are for the coming year. Read further >
Recently I made a post about creating meaningful user experiences in a multichannel world. That post talked about the issues of leveraging a single content asset over a variety of devices. I am an early adopter of mobile devices and my personal collection has expanded to include an iPad, iPhone, and Kindle Fire for personal use and a Blackberry for business use. I use Blackberry, by the way, only for email and phone calls. The recent addition of the Kindle Fire has made me look at the issue of multichannel user experience in greater depth. Here are specific examples of the issues: Read further >
Creating a positive user experience out of a single content asset is more challenging than ever. Just think about a single treatise. It can be available today in print, CD-ROM, as an ebook on the Kindle device, the Kindle Cloud Reader or the Kindle iPad app. It could be available on the Kindle Fire, taking advantage of color and graphics. It could be available as a PDF accessible through the Kindle, iPad, or a PC’s deskt0p. There are many ways to make it available through the iPhone. It also could be accessed through a Web-based research application, such as IntelliConnect. In the context of Web-based research applications, user experience can differ according to the type of browser used – Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer – and even the version of a particular browser, such as Internet Explorer 8 versus Internet Explorer 9. Early adopters might be experimenting with Internet Explorer 10. It’s a multichannel, multi-browser world. Read further >
I just sat through a presentation of a practice management software application that transformed the way people worked and functioned. Innovation according to Wikipedia is the ”creation of better or more effective products, processes, technologies, or ideas that are accepted by markets, governments, and society.” It is interesting to note that innovation differs from invention where as the former is relating to use of a new idea or method and latter is the creation of the idea. Read further >
I assume you have heard about Flipboard, and bet that if you own an iPad you may be a Flipboard user just like me. For those not familiar with Flipboard, think of it as your very own personal social magazine. The Flipboard app pulls information from the web, both from news sources and from your friends pages and services, like Facebook and Twitter. All this information is presented automatically in an appealing magazine-like format. Needless to say the content of your magazine is updated continuously.
Personal settings travel with you
Recently Flipboard released a new version and introduced Flipboard Accounts. I believe this is a big deal in those environments and households where not every single individual has its own iPad. With Flipboard accounts you can share an iPad but still have your own very personal Flipboard magazine. As the company states; “With Accounts, your reading preferences stay with you no matter how you access Flipboard. For example, families and friends who share an iPad can log into Flipboard and find their favorite sections.” Read further >