Industry Updates

Daily Report for July 24, 2007

Team Collaboration

  • Spreadsheet Discovery … Lyquidity Solutions added Spreadsheet Discovery to its ComplyXL spreadsheet management and control offering. “ComplyXL Spreadsheet Discovery allows organizations to pro-actively locate and control user spreadsheets. This feature can operate independently or with existing search tools such as Windows Content Indexing Server or Google Desktop search and can be extended to work with other search tools that offer a means to query their search results.” Available immediately. Lyquidity Solutions
  • Yugma at 500 … Yugma introduced its Premium 500 Service, enabling the hosting of virtual meetings and presentations with up to 500 participants. For Windows, Mac and Linux. Priced at $90 per month. Yugma
  • “It’s Not Not About the Technology” … Andrew takes on the popular notion that differences between technologies are irrelevant in addressing business issues, concluding that “sometimes, at least in part, it is about the technology“. Andrew McAfee

Mobility

  • Mirapoint and Notify … Mirapoint announced a partnership with Notify Technology for BlackBerry wireless email support on the Mirapoint platform. “The combination of Notify Technology’s NotifyLink Enterprise Mobility Solution with Mirapoint’s secure messaging appliances delivers email and calendar, contacts and task information to Blackberry devices. Using the NotifyLink Enterprise Mobility Solution allows an IT organization to keep control of their business critical data through granular device management.Mirapoint
  • iPhone: 80-100% of What’s Needed in Business … Ed weighs in on the possibilities of the iPhone in businesses, concluding that it can do 80% to 100% of what the BlackBerry and Treo can do. But in terms of personal life … it’s hugely better. CRN
  • NewsGator for iPhone … Newsgator released NewsGator Mobile for the iPhone, an RSS reader for iPhone users. “NewsGator Mobile for iPhone is now free for all users at http://m.newsgator.com and is optimized for the iPhone’s unique full-sized touch screen. The reader provides a streamlined reading experience specifically designed for the mobile user, and makes it easy to quickly access, read and mark feeds as read on the go. The simple login automatically detects the iPhone and routes the user to the iPhone reader, while directing other mobile devices to the standard, now-free NewsGator Mobile reader.” Available immediately. NewsGator

Productivity

  • Accomplishment Matters … When life is tough, (1) keeping playing the game, (2) find a way to get through, not an excuse, (3) fail privately, (4) improve and strengthen, and (5) add value to the team. Chris Brogan
  • Spend More Time Thinking … Spend more time thinking at a deep level. More than any other activity, it leads to enhanced outcomes. Michael gives three ideas on how to find more thinking time: eliminate what’s not critical to your role, automate everything that’s repetitive, and delegate everything that others could do. And a fourth idea … build in time in your calendar each week for thinking. Michael Hyatt
  • Don’t Break the Chain! … Advice on cultivating persistent action: don’t break the chain. “He then revealed a unique calendar system he was using pressure himself to write. Here’s how it worked. He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one page and hang it on a prominent wall. The next step was to get a big red magic marker. He said for each day that I do my task of writing, I get to put a big red X over that day. “After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain.”LifeHacker

Other Stuff

  • 12 Critical IT Skills … Critical skills in short supply and heavy demand: (2) mobilizing applications, (4) user interface design, (9) business intelligence, and more. ComputerWorld
  • Mind Mapping Resource Site … See for articles and specialized content on mind mapping, as well as a custom search option. mind-mapping.org
  • Windows “7” … Coming 2009/2010 timeframe. ZDNet

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