Monthly Archives: March 2012

Android this week: Nexus tablet confirmed; Galaxy Note sales; Use fewer bits when browsing

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The rumors of a Google(s goog) Nexus tablet took another step towards reality this week, with a Wall Street Journal report confirming Google’s plans. The idea is for Google to try a direct to consumer sales model for the second time; it tried this in 2010 with the Nexus One, but the concept didn’t change the way consumers buy phones as Google had hoped. There’s a key difference this time, however, as Sascha Segan correctly points out at PC Magazine: Carriers won’t be involved.

Instead, Google will sell the tablets over the web and ship them to buyers; end of process. With the Nexus One, carriers had to be involved to some degree as the phone would be using the carrier networks and need a carrier plan. A Google Nexus tablet, however, would likely be a Wi-Fi only device, so the customer relationship would be directly between Google…

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Autonomics are the future of IT

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When I founded IPsoft in 1998, one of my main goals was to decrease the incredible amount of time IT professionals spent managing applications and tools. Over the previous decade, IT experts had become so entangled in mundane, repetitive chores, that they ended up losing the passion and creativity that drove them to the industry in the first place.

That was 14 years ago. It is much worse today. According to a recent study by performance management solutions providerBlueStripe Software, 68 percent of IT executives have invested in more than three separate application and transaction management tools, and 64 percent have invested in more than six. The result: 78 percent said their management system had become so unwieldy that they could not pinpoint where transactions slow down.

IT has entered a state of bloated chaos. Luckily, there is relief ahead. Companies like us, as well as IBM, HP and

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Digger Phelps keeps Bob Knight awake on air

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Via Scoop.itProductivity, Leadership, & Technology

Productivity and Commuting – 6 tips (RT @kolorkube: you’re wasting a good opportunity to get friendly with the interesting world of books.)…
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Productivity and Commuting – 6 tips

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Via Scoop.itProductivity, Leadership, & Technology

Productivity and Commuting – 6 tips (RT @kolorkube: you’re wasting a good opportunity to get friendly with the interesting world of books.)…
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10 Ways to Humanize Your Brand On Social Media

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Via Scoop.itProductivity, Leadership, & Technology

Humanizing a brand is just that: the attempt to interact with each customer on a personal level. Here are 10 ways companies can work to create a more human brand via social media.
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Productivity and Commuting – 6 tips

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Via Scoop.itProductivity, Leadership, & Technology

Productivity and Commuting – 6 tips (RT @kolorkube: you’re wasting a good opportunity to get friendly with the interesting world of books.)…
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7 ways to achieve work/life balance

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Via Scoop.itProductivity, Leadership, & Technology

Productivity too often can become more than a means to an ends. If left unchecked, being more productive can simply make you feel compelled to fill additional time with more work. That’s a fine outcome if you need to (or want to) get more done.
Via www.geekwire.com

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