Losing focus: Why tech is getting in the way of work

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Professor Gloria Mark of the Department of Informatics at the University of California says email, social media, notifications and countless other digital distractions are eroding our ability to concentrate on individual tasks in the 21st Century. “Back in 2004 we followed American information workers around with stopwatches and timed every action,” she says. “They switched… Read more »

Drones

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This is a quadcopter with stabilization gimble attached to a wireless ground monitor for the on-board HD video camera. Total cost (as of October 24, 2014) is $1,500. Quadcopter – http://www.amazon.com/DJI-Phantom-Quadcopter-Zenmuse-3-Axis/dp/B00JD4TQ8Q/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1414165069&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=Phantom+2+with+a+Zenmuse+Gimba Wireless video monitor – http://www.amazon.com/FlySight-Diversity-Monitor-Integrated-Battery/dp/B00KR69WHY/ref=pd_sim_p_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=1J1QPSR0MMEM0S4CHK7B HD Video – http://www.amazon.com/GoPro-CHDHX-401-HERO4-BLACK/dp/B00NIYNUF2/ref=pd_cp_p_2_ Source: University of Montana School of Business Administration Date: OCtober 24th, 2014 Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V3YcoliKCA Discussion 1)… Read more »

Yahoo CEO out after resume scandal – reports

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Discussion:  In the last several days, it has been brought to the public’s attention that the CEO of Yahoo padded his resume.  He has since resigned from his post as CEO.  Scott Thompson added three untruthful words, “and computer science”, to the phrase, “graduated with his B.S. in accounting and computer science.”  The sticking point… Read more »

Who is Apple’s new CEO?

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Discussion:  Tim Cook is the new CEO of Apple.  He is taking over for Steve Jobs, Apple’s very visible co-founder, visionary, and CEO since 1997.  The change in leadership is supported by the majority of Apple’s employees and stakeholders as Jobs voluntarily resigns his post for health reasons.  The real test for Apple and Cook… Read more »

The present and the future of the mobile workforce

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Discussion: iPass, a major wireless service provider, surveyed mobile-enabled professionals and reported the top five mobile workforce trends for 2010.  The results are a bit surprising: the median age of the mobile worker is 46, a whopping 97% of mobile employees carry two or more mobile devices, and 88% are checking their smartphones during downtime…. Read more »