Tag: technology

2011 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide

The holiday shopping season is officially heating up. And Friday will mark the annual day of which thousands of people will be trampled at the door of Walmart’s and Best Buys across the country. But fret not, you can avoid the mangling by purchasing online and early. Here are the hottest items that you’ll want... Read more »

Top 5 Features of Google Plus

Top 5 Features of Google Plus
In my last post I wrote about the the top five annoyances of Google+, and why it’s struggling to become the next facebook.  Well, it appears that somebody out in Mountain View read my post. Google Apps Support.  Over the past week Google launched support and integration between Google Apps and Google+, which allows them... Read more »

Snow Computing

In a post I wrote last summer on cloud computing, I shared my thoughts on the vague usage of “cloud computing”, within both technical and non-technical audiences.  It’s finally becoming generally accepted that the cloud is more or less a marketing term today.  I like the seasonal approach–perhaps snow computing during the anticipated Snowpocalypse?  We seem... Read more »

Dear 2011: Why Am I still Getting My Own Beer?

Why am I still driving a car and getting my own beer from the fridge?  Seriously, what happened to the 80’s when robots were on the rise?  I thought I would need Old Glory insurance by now…what a disappointment. Instead, I still have to do everything manually.  Take exercising and eating for example.  Allegedly, there’s... Read more »

Why Open Platforms Over Traditional Technology?

Customers ask us all the time, "why do I care about using 'open' technologies versus proprietary?"  For many years this has been a challenge to illustrate due to the open source world having somewhat of an identity crisis. So many people think of "open" as open source, which is somewhat of an enigma in the... Read more »

Are you in the Business of IT, or Business of the Business?

The evolution of business technology is quite impressive to say the least.  For decades, businesses have used technology to make the organization more efficient, reactive and responsive.  Historically, it’s been one of the most isolated segments of an organization, though also one of the most expensive. Unfortunately, this has also given technology a bad name–a... Read more »

Kicking off EdorAlive on ChicagoNow

The new home for EdorAlive…looking forward to contributing to the Chicago Blogosphere!