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Fitness Tracker: A Fad or Essential?

2018-09-20T03:58:55+00:00July 16th, 2015|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

How many steps have you taken today? This is a question that makers of fitness trackers hope people will continue to ask. If you pay attention to the technology industry, it may seem like this industry is determined to make people healthy. Wearable products like fitness trackers continue to appear on the market that are [...]

Short Messages Crash Skype and iPhone

2018-09-20T04:04:35+00:00June 11th, 2015|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

For all of you Skype users, be careful what you type when you send someone a link. Typing the wrong characters could crash the program for the person receiving the link and require reinstallation of Skype. According to VentureBeat, Skype users recently discovered a nasty bug in the app. Sending the characters “http://:” (without the quotes) [...]

CIO Finesse, CISO Drive and Hijacking Management

2018-09-20T04:06:49+00:00May 14th, 2015|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

If you are a CIO or CISO looking to enhance your knowledge and continue to build your business network, there are two opportunities coming up in the next month. 1) I will be speaking at the Minneapolis CIO Executive Summit on June 3, 2015. The title of this session is Enhancing Leadership Finesse in IT [...]

Moore’s Law at Age 50

2018-09-22T04:26:36+00:00April 16th, 2015|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

April 19th will be a landmark day in the semiconductor industry. Fifty years ago, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore shared a stunning prediction in Electronics magazine: Silicon chips should double in complexity (i.e., in terms of the number of components on them) every year for the next 10 years. In 1975, based on industry developments, he [...]

The Internet of Things Deserves Your Attention

2018-09-22T04:29:56+00:00March 12th, 2015|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

How much attention should be paid to the Internet of Things (IoT)? Some recent events in the last three months provide a compelling answer. Earlier this week, Forbes reported that global software developer SAP announced a list of new partnerships in order to get more involved in IoT. TechCrunch shared news today that Amazon acquired [...]

A New Cyber Intelligence Center?

2018-09-22T04:33:24+00:00February 12th, 2015|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

Does the U.S. really need a cyber intelligence center to be able to more effectively handle cyberthreats and digital breaches to business and industry as well as government agencies? The Obama administration believes that the country does. According to Reuters, Lisa Monaco, White House advisor for homeland security and counterterrorism, explained that “we need to develop [...]

Technology Conferences for 2015

2018-10-07T20:55:39+00:00January 15th, 2015|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

For all of you leaders and professionals in a technology-related role or industry such as software, semiconductor, information security, consumer electronics and wireless, keep in mind these technology conferences for networking and knowledge-building opportunities. Click on a link to obtain more details. Deciphering the Data Storm in March San Francisco CDO Executive Summit in April CISO [...]

Microsoft Office 365 Apps for Free

2014-11-13T09:00:26+00:00November 13th, 2014|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

If you have tried using word processing, spreadsheet or presentation apps on your mobile devices that are supposed to be compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, you have probably been underwhelmed at best. For those of you who became frustrated like I did with the pseudo-Microsoft Office apps, you either stopped trying to edit [...]

Facebook, Anonymity and Healthcare?

2014-10-16T09:00:05+00:00October 16th, 2014|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

Facebook, anonymity and healthcare are three topics that historically have not been associated with each other. This is potentially going to change. Up until now, Facebook has been a key place where you would go to establish your online identity and to lay out the connections you have to friends and family members. In the [...]