I spend at least half my work time learning—that is, expanding my knowledge and understanding of current trends in the fields of ecommerce, usability and security. Most of my learning takes place online or in-person. I’ll admit, the number of business books I read is limited, mostly because I see … [Read more...] about Review: ENCHANTMENT (Guy Kawasaki) is a Must-Read
You may be eager to update your online store to use the latest technology. By doing so, however, you just might be crippling your customer base. With all the latest and greatest Web features, browsers are constantly needing to be updated to keep pace. The problem with that, though, is that online … [Read more...] about Latest Technology? How About Customers First…
While thousands of establishments are rolling in free wireless internet, and municipalities follow suit, I still stand by using a secure, personal connection. Simply put, I don't trust public systems which require nothing more than booting your laptop. And that's not the only problem. If you've … [Read more...] about Fast, Secure Connection Wherever You Go
This past May I explained how working in the cloud could have repurcussions. One of the most popular cloud tools is Gmail, Google's uber-popular webmail/email service. Gmail is attractive because it's free, accessible from anywhere and most smartphones support its usage. All arguments of potential … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Email Options
As I write this, I’m sitting in seat 28E on a US Airways flight. Many of my fellow passengers are connected to the GoGo wi-fi, which runs $4.95 for the leg, but I’m just using Microsoft Word. When I first bought a laptop I envisioned the freedom of working from anywhere, including 30,000 feet above … [Read more...] about The Real Cost of Using In-Flight WiFi?
Hundreds of iPhone app developers are in "sit around and wait" mode over porting their apps and services to webOS. For many, action could be prompted by webOS users' requests for their services. For some, it's their lack of knowledge concerning Palm's available "porting" tools leading to the delays. … [Read more...] about Not Hip to Be Square?
Earlier this month Nielsen produced a report detailing what Americans do online with their computers, laptops and mobile devices. The data collection company produced charts and graphs based on responses from a pool of 5,000– with a different group of respondents chosen each month. Disclaimer: My … [Read more...] about Nielsen Tells Us Not To Ignore Mobile Devices
This week, Mashable reported on Best Buy's latest social media marketing campaign: auto checking in customers who have an iPhone. According to the article, Best Buy will use shopkick to auto-login shoppers not via GPS, but rather, via a store sensor. Those running the shopkick app on iPhone and … [Read more...] about No Thanks, Best Buy, et al