Showing posts from February, 2011

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

Get Apps AND Support Christchurch -

Ok, I saw Rowan Simpson's post, 5% Done , and checked out the Top Three iPhone app he talked about .... "Hmmm, do I really want it, it costs $$$ and I'm famously a person that uses $0 licence cost stuff. And it's an iPhone app and I'm also against them really. Hmmmm, I dunno, nah, I'll leave it." But I really, REALLY liked the idea of the app. Time goes by. Erthquakes happen and New Zealand rises up to in support and today NZ developers released their contribution: Awesome, I can get the app (fuck the silly quibbles I previously had) AND donate. I am so in!! Get over there and buy one, two or more apps from the big choice. Thanks NZ dev community, you are making a difference! PS: Don't forget WaveAdept's offer of getting any Christchurch businesses email flowing again; details:

5 Questions From Microsoft That CIO's Could Ask Of Google

Well, how childish but let's check out Ron Markezich's (Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Online) Top 5 Questions to Ask Google  - I'll give my answer from knowing Google a little (and I mean a little!) 1. Do you have a proven track record? Yes, they have been offering Google Apps for Business (as it is now called) since August 2006 (source: Wikipedia ) - anyone else got a 5 year track record in cloud services ... Microsoft? 2. How much will it cost to get my people productive? Such a wooly open ended question ... for instance define "productive". However, in my experience this comes in 3 phases: Instant productivity gained through access to mail & calendar anytime particularly"off-site" Dumping of old "document" habits and open up to the true collaborative nature of Docs (see  Google Docs ... so what - the ONE reason why you should care ) Change in  business process/culture that truly takes on board the 'open' natu

Wellington CloudCamp Attendees Answer, "What's exciting about cloud computing for your business?" [Updated]

Unfortunately Gen-I have disabled the 'embed' option so you'll have to click to see me (around 1:10) amongst others talking about the potential of cloud computing. You may also be interested in my WaveAdept blog posting,  Google Docs Went Stunningly Well At Webstock , as an example of cloud computing/collaboration at its best. Updated : Embedded the video, thanks Louis from Gen-I for the code heads-up

What Is It About Webstock I Love?

Over the weekend I put my hand up to a request from @AboutTheStory for their Webstock media scholar to ask some questions of past Webstockers ... I then left it too late to get in the article , typical me. But here's my thoughts on Webstock with the question, "What is it about Webstock?" for you to answer: I've been to Webstock twice with 2011 about to be my third go. I've not attended "in a row" with a year fallow in between. Webstock for me means 2 things, a chance for all those working "with the web" to be in one cool, creative, connecting place in order to understand they're not alone in what they do. Secondly it's a rare chance for Kiwis to hear, chat with and feed off the big international names of the web world. Both of those surrounded by the immense focus by the Webstock team on creating a unique and always memorable "conference experience" for both attendees & speakers means I will always regret my fallo

Full Webstock2011 Conference Schedule In A Public Google Calendar

[Update] Each session now has a link to the open Google Doc ready for all our note taking. See more at Here ya go everyone - I've transcribed the full Webstock 2011 Conference schedule into a public Google Calendar for everyone to use