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5 Tips for Managing IT Across Multiple Offices | Inc.com Policy ThinkShop on Tech Trends …

Wires, T1 lines and hardware have been replaced by “the cloud.” Information management capacity has once again been made faster, cheaper and perhaps more reliable, but we still have other “human variables” and intangibles that make communicating across organizations and teams difficult. When will we learn to keep up with technological change with commensurate “cultural changes” in the ways we process information and share it?

“One location, for a growing business, is typically not enough. With enough personnel and capital, many businesses prefer to set up multiple offices to attract different regions of customers.

With separate offices how can your business install a network so all the locations can work, communicate, and share information easily, instantaneously, and …”

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Microsoft and the PC industry: Defenestrated | The Economist A Policy ThinkShop Tech Ideas Review

Technology changes fast and information technology seems to be moving at the speed of light as our work, the life of our kids and even the government’s role in our lives are all changing in ways that keep us guessing.

Just when you thought that you had beat the current technological transformation from desktop PC to handheld devices that use Apps to send micro and instantaneous information to colleagues, friends and family, the technological gadget market seems to be going through yet another transformation.

The players include the usual suspects from the hardware, software and new media industries.  But what does this all mean for those of us who use these technologies for serious business and communication matters?  Are these technologies being driven by what kids need to chat and play?  Or are they serious productive tools that we can depend on as professionals?  Are these gadgets disposable despite their high cost and are we being forced to be on a never ending technological change conveyor belt that stretches our ability to keep up with the learning curve and the bill?

The Policy ThinkShop follows technological change in the communications area to keep you informed of what matters, what changes and how it may affect your business and your career.

“UNTIL August 23rd few people would have described Steve Ballmer as “retiring”. Microsoft’s chief executive has played both tiger and Tigger: snarling (toothlessly, as it turned out) at Apple’s gadgets; and bouncing, with a whoop, onto conference stages to extol his company’s wares. But retiring he is, within a year.

Mr Ballmer’s departure is a surprise. He had announced a reorganisation of the company only in July and had hoped to oversee much of the change. Some celebrated his going: Microsoft’s share price went up by 7.3% on the day the news broke. Mr Ballmer has plenty of …”

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Video – Can the Launch of Windows 8 Help the PC Survive in the Tablet Age? – WSJ.com

The personal-computer business has entered a tailspin.

Reports from research firms Wednesday provided new details about the industry’s worsening condition, triggered by factors that include …

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Technology: Print me a Stradivarius | The Economist

THE industrial revolution of the late 18th century made possible the mass production of goods, thereby creating economies of scale which changed the economy—and society—in ways that nobody could have imagined at the time. Now a new manufacturing technology has emerged which does the opposite. Three-dimensional printing makes it as cheap to create single items as it is to produce thousands and thus undermines …

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Apps to Keep Children Happy – NYTimes.com

WITH Christmas upon us and New Year’s just around the bend, many families are contending with long road trips and crowded flights. All those hours in the car and at the airport are bound to bring out tantrums in …

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Monitor: Return of the human computers | The Economist

IT WAS late summer 1937, and the recovery from the Depression had stalled. American government officials had stimulus money to spend but, with winter looming, there were few construction projects to fund. So the officials created office posts instead. One project was assigned to a floor of a dusty old New York industrial building, not far from …

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57 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

Since Halloween weekend is currently in full swing (despite the snowy weather in the U.S. Northeast), we know many of you are probably busy modeling your costumes in front of your mirror in preparation for tonight’s festivities. Before you put your masks and wigs on, Mashable wants to share a roundup of the …

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On the Media: Will computer tablets help save newspapers? – latimes.com

Cash registers should be whirring happily this holiday season with sales of Apple’s iPad, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and other computer tablets. If the wave of buyers behave anything like those who went before, they’ll be spending a lot of time on their new gadgets following the …

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The Tablet Revolution and What it Means for the Future of News – Pew Research Center

Eleven percent of adults now own a tablet computer. About half get news on it everyday, and three in ten spend more time consuming news than they did before. But contrary to what some in the news industry hoped, a majority say they are not willing to pay for news content on the devices, according to the most detailed study to date of tablet users and their news consumption habits.

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The Tablet Revolution and What it Means for the Future of News – Pew Research Center

Eleven percent of adults now own a tablet computer. About half get news on it everyday, and three in ten spend more time consuming news than they did before. But contrary to what some in the news industry hoped, a majority say they are not willing to pay for news content on the devices, according to the most detailed study to date of tablet users and their news consumption habits.

The study, conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism in collaboration with The Economist Group, finds that the vast majority of tablet owners — fully 77% — use their tablet every day. They spend an average of about 90 minutes on them.

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Siri, Seriously: 10 Ways We’re Really Using Apple’s Voice Assistant [POLL]

By now it seems we’re all well aware of the many Easter eggs Apple has left for us in Siri, the intelligent assistant baked into the iPhone 4S. She has enough answers to silly questions to delight you for …

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Medical technology: Safe and sound | The Economist

GONE are the days when surgery meant cutting a patient open. Modern medicine offers doctors a panoply of less invasive tools to thrust inside disease-stricken bodies. One popular method is to insert long, thin, flexible tubes called catheters into the body and administer treatment through them. Patients tend to recover more quickly from such procedures than they would …

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