If you’ve read past posts, you know that for two years during the late 1990s, I telecommuted to a job in Northern Virginia from my house in the Boston area. The notion that anyone could, or should, work regularly from home wasn’t completely new, but the internet was making it feasible for more people. My managers let me do it because I had decided to move, didn’t want to quit, and they didn’t want me to quit either. Continue reading
Category Archives: Mobility
Why I Bought Another Laptop
One word: spreadsheets.
Late in 2011, as I was assessing the IT needs for my new business, I theorized that it might be possible to move to a tablet as my main computer when my aging laptop died (Read “I Need a Mobile Application Strategy“). Then I signed on two clients to produce survey research reports. Each of the nine reports involved datasets containing dozens of tables. Continue reading
Video Works. So Why Don’t We Use It?
Recently, I covered an event for a client, blogging about each presentation and subsequent discussion. (Sorry I can’t provide a link. The content is proprietary.) The event was in Tuscon, but I attended remotely, via videoconference. So did a handful of participants, including one of the presenters. Continue reading
I Need a Mobile Application Strategy
The last cover story I edited for CIO magazine, Elisabeth Horwitt’s “How to Craft a Mobile Application Strategy,” is online. The story outlines the key issues IT leaders need to consider as they plunge ahead with mobile apps, including whether future development will be on mobile platforms only (free registration is required). A sidebar covers coping with mobile security threats Continue reading