It’s Not Only About Playing with Numbers

Burkhardt Vitt
Written by Burkhardt Vitt
on February 23, 2011

The sales of the iPad show up as an incredible success story – a current research report from DisplaySearch even says that Apple moved to the no. 1 spot in the “mobile PC” market. Taking into account that the iPad is a PC – and combining this with the sales of Apple notebooks, we end up at 10.2 million units sold in the fourth quarter of 2010. HP, in comparison, reported 9.3 million units sold. Read further >

Digital Solutions, Less Paper, Portals, Web Meetings, Social Networks

David Bergstein
Written by David Bergstein
on January 19, 2011

These are the comments I received back from my question of “What are you looking for?” Tony Blank was on point with his comments about what the future would look like based on feedback from the news reports of last week’s Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas NV. Most vendors are pushing new ways to connect and collaborate with clients and staff. Social Networks are adding features and functions to allow them to be multi-functional as portals, meeting places and knowledge management systems. Doglas Rinoul followed up with some similar comments regarding less paper and Sharepoint. He added in workflow which again means digital tools and exchanging information. Read further >

Tools Shape Our Future: Desktop Publishing 2.0

Ruud Kluivers
Written by Ruud Kluivers
on January 10, 2011

In my recollection in Philip K. Dicks’ famous novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,’ humans differentiate themselves from others (animals and androids alike) by the sophistication of their tools. In today’s digital world the success of devices and platforms rely for a large part on the tools to make compelling content available on the device. Read further >

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Cliff McCartney
Written by Cliff McCartney
on December 31, 2010

It is a very exciting time to be an observer of technology. Events are coming along faster and with more impact all the time. The degree to which technology affects society at a fundamental level today seems to be unprecedented in both scope and speed. Big Things are happening more frequently and with greater impact. Read further >

The App Ecosystem: Can it change the software business?

John Barker
Written by John Barker
on November 17, 2010

The Windows operating system and the various software bundles of Outlook, Word, PowerPoint & Excel sold as Microsoft Office continue to dominate the desktops of tax, legal & regulatory professionals globally. The software is either pre-installed on the hardware or installed by IT personnel. Microsoft does not entirely control the hardware, the PC’s and laptops, on which the software is installed. That lack of control over the hardware introduces some inconvenience in the process of purchasing and installing software. The model for a software purchase is to go to a store and purchase packaged software that is available on a CD-ROM or DVD. Updates typically are delivered over the Web. Read further >

No Success Without Failure: How To Get It Right

Ruud Kluivers
Written by Ruud Kluivers
on November 12, 2010

Making something into a succes takes a lot of decition, devotion and a willingness to fail and learn. Let me appologize upfront: this is not the (nor my) first blog contribution about the iPad, and I am certain it won’t be the last. Let’s look at how the iPad phenomenon occured. As I suggest in the title there can be no success without some failure. Read further >

Design & Development Trends for Mobile Devices

Betsy Weissman
Written by Betsy Weissman
on October 29, 2010

Everyone knows how ubiquitous smart phones have become. You can’t walk down any street without seeing the majority of the people – young and old – talking, texting, or in some way connecting with their mobile device. The proliferation of phones and the demand for immediate accessibility will continue to grow, as will demand for connectivity in our daily lives. And given the personal nature of mobile devices, the design and functionality of apps must meet the ever changing and more demanding nature of user expectations even when the users themselves don’t yet know what they are demanding. Mobile apps need to always innovate and always be ‘better’ than the last version. Read further >

NAPCO’s Publishing Business Virtual Conference & Expo

John Barker
Written by John Barker
on September 20, 2010

This past Wednesday, September 16, I participated as a speaker in NAPCO’s Publishing Business Virtual Conference & Expo. NAPCO, by the way, stands for “North American Publishing Company.” You can register for on-demand access to the video and audio from the entire expo (until December 20, 2010). You can use the agenda to determine which sessions you would like to attend. Read further >

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