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Training Often Gets Forgotten in the Rush to Release The New

Training Often Gets Forgotten in the Rush to Release The New

When I was early in my career, I often aggressively rolled out new systems and applications with minimal planning or rigorous testing.  Some very serious lessons were learned during those times about the importance of rolling out platforms with a plan.  Call me completely insane but I actually rolled out a new Microsoft operating system early in its life cycle (pre-SP1) on a brand-new Dell laptop line.  I am not sure a worse match had ever been made as we…

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Rolling with the Updates

Rolling with the Updates

I am sure that I am like most “techie” people right now who jumped onto the iOS 6 bandwagon today. I have to give it to Apple on this iOS release. I ran into absolutely zero issues with my upgrade on my iPhone and iPad. When iOS 5 came out, we all had serious issues for the first few days with servers being overloaded and corrupt iOS download files. I did not even have to connect my devices to a computer to complete this upgrade. This…

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Blogging from the phone

Blogging from the phone

I am sitting in a car waiting to pick up a relative and noticed how slow time goes by while doing nothing. So I am taking the time to really look at my phone and see all that it can do. Guess what!! The modern-day mobile phone can do a ton of things! For example, I am creating this blog post from a phone. Think about how close we are to have a full computer in our pocket! All you…

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Kindle moves slowly in the right direction

Kindle moves slowly in the right direction

Amazon.com announced a few days ago that Kindle users would be able to lend books to other Kindle users. I cannot say that I was surprised by this move, as its competitors are farther down the road than Amazon. What did surprise me was the allowance of Kindle applications to participate in the lending program. I feared Amazon would restrict this to device owners as a way to promote device sales. What is truly disappointing is the single lend rule. It is reasonable to restrict…

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