If you haven’t heard, Facebook is launching a new virtual assistant service called “M”. Jessi Hempel at Wired has a nice dive into the technology here. The service is geared to compete against the likes of Siri by Apple, and Cortana by Microsoft, but that alone is not remarkably interesting to me. What I find interesting is that Facebook has a secret weapon in the personal assistant game. It’s called context! Basically, the amount of data that Facebook has collected on you, your friends, your interests, your buying patterns (thank you Amazon) and… Read More
Increase Productivity And The Size Of Your View With Slide N’ Joy Obviously we love technology. We live it and breathe it. But sometimes it’s hard to get a feel for if the new technology is actually in demand or if it’s just for show. This is one of the main reasons we love to browse Kickstarter campaigns. Kickstarter is an awesome platform that allows business owners and individuals to crowdsource funding for new ideas, inventions and causes. Some examples of campaigns include app powered coffee makers, 3D printing pens, and electric… Read More
I love technology, specifically the ways in which technology drives change, innovation and advancement. I am so passionate I can’t help but strike up conversations with anyone willing to talk tech. As such, I have had many conversations with CEO’s of small and medium sized businesses. Below is a typical dialog that usually causes me to scratch my head. Me: Technology strategy has never been more integrated with business strategy than it is today. CEO: I agree it’s important, but we use technology, we’re not a “tech” company, we’re a <fill in… Read More
Undoubtedly over the past few years you have been inundated with cloud this and cloud that. Worse, it seems everyone has a different definition of Cloud. Well the “Cloud” is not as mysterious as one might think, in fact it is primarily three things. All you need to know about Cloud: It’s built to stay up and running (redundant), it can scale up or down based on use (elastic), and it can be accessed via the Internet. That’s it! Everything else is just marketing. Below are some of our favorite marketing spins… Read More
The tech landscape has been one of the most dynamic fronts of science in the recent past. There has been a constant shift in the lingua used to communicate specific new trends in the industry. The real challenge has remained adapting to the new way of saying things and incorporating it in daily business activity. Below are some of the most popular technology buzzwords circa 2015.