The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Collaboration At Its Finest

Over on the WaveAdept blog (subscribe) you'll find two posts from me around "collaboration"

Online Collaboration On A Document – A Great Story

Sometime ago a few of the WaveAdept team were over in Sydney working hard (that’s our story and we’re sticking with it!). Whilst over in the Great West Island we stumbled over an opportunity that we believed the team really should have a crack at … but we only had an afternoon to gather our thoughts, write up an RFP* and get it out to the relevant people.
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The 3 C’s – Communication, Consultation and Collaboration

You’ve got the technology (be it Google Apps, SharePoint or whatever) and your IT people have integrated it, patched it, set you up and handed it over… now what?

Well, for a start, sit back and congratulate yourself that your organisation is:

  • Saving costs (NZ$2million per year for NZ Post with their Google Apps roll-out, and they’ve just started)
  • Freed up your IT staff to concentrate on your company’s particular ‘secret sauce’
  • No longer have to wait to benefit from the latest features
  • Instantly given access ‘anywhere, any time and (almost) any device’

Really, celebrate that you have switched from old to new.

But once the party is over you’re going to have to get back to work getting the true benefits from your new toolset.
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