Top 10 disruptive technologies according to Gartner

Updated on August 29, 2016 Gartner, an IT industry analyst firm, has published a report on what its analysts see as the top ten disruptive technologies for 2008 to 2012: Multicore and hybrid processors Virtualisation and fabric computing Social networks and social software Cloud computing and cloud/Web platforms Web mashups User Interface Ubiquitous computing Contextual computing Augmented reality Semantics Unless you’re in the IT business, or have an interest in it, some of this won’t mean a lot without some…

Help the geek get the glory

If you yearn for the simpler geeky days when MS-DOS and 640K of RAM ruled, along with pixelated images on VGA monitors, you’ll likely appreciate the Server Quest game. Although geared towards the IT crowd, this web-based game to promote Microsoft TechNet will have appeal for anyone with a nostalgic look over the shoulder to those less complex computing experiences. In the game, modelled after the classic adventure games of the early nineties, you play as Matt Berg, an IT…

Cut from FIR #349

Overflow from today’s FIR #349: 1-Minute News Canada embarks on major Web 2.0 initiative The ultimate Twitter guide for librarians (and other people) Listen to this FIR Cut: [display_podcast] Download FIR Cut MP3 – Canada-Twitter (5:27) If you want to automatically receive FIR Cuts as they’re published, subscribe to the RSS feed. (What are FIR Cuts?)

The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #349: May 29, 2008

Content summary: Next FIR Live call-in shows: June 11 and June 14; FIR FriendFeed room developments; discussion: the importance of brand advocacy with Twitter as a prime example; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Whole Foods’ CEO Mackey is blogging again; corporate trust takes a hit with phone bugging scandal at Deutsche Telekom; Dan York reports on the Wall Street Journal D and Google IO conferences, and more; listeners’ comments discussion; news about next Monday’s show; music from Get Back…

Touching the tip of the social media iceberg

One of the more interesting ways I’ve experienced participating in a conference is being chairperson of the event. When you’re the chair you not only have to pay close attention to everything going on, but also you are well placed to absorb everything the presenters say as well as get a good sense of the mood of the audience. Are those sitting there paying attention? What’s the fidget level? Do they appear engaged with the content, asking questions? And what’s…

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