With this episode of The Hobson and Holtz Report, FIR 181, Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz embark on a renewed journey every month with conversation at the intersection of business, communication and technology, just as when they first started out in January 2005. In this episode for March 2019, H&H discuss these stories: Print is still a viable communication tool; Raspberry Pi is distributing multiple print magazinesPandora is the first streaming service to introduce a sonic logoIn the … [Read more...] about FIR 181: Some decisions to consider about social media
"We know from human history that developments in technologies over the centuries, ranging from the Industrial Revolution through to the invention of the automobile, then airplanes and so forth, the landscape of progress is littered with human casualties. People die because of these things being tested."
A provocative statement, the first thing you hear in episode 1 in the third season of the Digital Download podcast that I did with host Paul Sutton last month in which we discussed emerging … [Read more...] about Emerging tech:
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Neville Hobson joined FIR host Shel Holtz for the August edition of The Hobson and Holtz Report on the FIR Podcast Network. Topics included…
P&G is attempting to trademark common Internet acronyms, including LOL.
Texting has become a common tool in political campaigns. Will it find its way into marketing?
Gen Zers will outnumber Millennials within a year. There are implications for communicators.
Should your company be on IGTV?
A look at vanished technologies from Gartner’s … [Read more...] about For Immediate Release 152:
The latest emerging technologies report from Gartner, announced last week, contains a wealth of analysis and prediction about what technologies will be the drivers of the digital economy during the coming decade. While many of the technologies cited by Gartner will already be familiar - they include artificial intelligence, the connected home, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, augmented reality and virtual reality - the focus is very much on the relationships … [Read more...] about Spectacular opportunities coming in the digital economy says Gartner
This is the time of year when predictions about what we can expect to see in 2016 for a raft of technologies and behaviours, and what they can do in and for business, come thick and fast. There are just over 50 days until New Year's Day 2016! Of the reports, articles and blog posts I've seen so far, one by Gartner especially piqued my interest mostly due to the provocativeness of some of the predictions that cover more than 2016, extending out five years to the end of 2020. Here they … [Read more...] about 10 ideas of what a smart future will look like
IT Industry analysts Gartner announced its 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies on August 19, with an assessment of the tech landscape that visualises its market analysis, concentrating on the evolving relationship between humans and machines. In explaining that relationship focus, Gartner's Jackie Fenn - originator of the hype cycle model - said in the press announcement that she wanted to "encourage enterprises to look beyond the narrow perspective that only sees a future in which … [Read more...] about Foundations for evolving relationships between people and machines
In studying the latest hype cycle for emerging technologies chart, published last week by IT industry analysts Gartner, there's much to absorb as you review what Gartner sees as the common patterns of overenthusiasm, disillusionment and eventual realism that accompanies each new technology and innovation. For its 2012 report on emerging technologies, Gartner says it focused on tipping points, examining the technologies in sets or groupings because so many new capabilities and trends … [Read more...] about The hype cycle and tipping-point technologies
Over the years, IT industry analysts Gartner have published annual 'hype cycle' reports that assess where specific technologies are going in the coming years. What's hot and what's not, in other words. Take the latest one on emerging technologies, for instance. Interesting to see what's close to or at the Peak of Inflated Expectations at the moment: private cloud computing, augmented reality, media tablets (such as the iPad), wireless power, 3D flat-panel TVs and displays, and activity … [Read more...] about Better understanding Gartner’s hype cycles