What grocery shopping can teach us about business-aligned IT

I sat across from the controller.. my first meeting with someone who would become a friend and advocate. She placed three proposals in front of me. “I have these proposals.. all for system-wide upgrades. They range in price from $140,000 to $235,000. How do I know which one is right?” I glanced briefly at the proposals […]

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Speech to Text for Google Docs using your Android Smart Phone

Mobility, Productivity, and Creativity The other day I was scripting a podcast episode. I’ve used speech to text with Windows 7 in Microsoft Word and it works pretty well. But most of my scripts are collaborative and my team and I use Google Docs extensively. I’ve tried some of the speech to text plug-ins for Chrome […]

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Using Smartsheet as Your Social Media Content Calendar

We use Google Calendar and shared documents and folders on Google Drive to help manage our content and that of our clients. But, one of the most interesting and powerful tools we’ve put into place as a Content Calendar, is Smartsheet. We’ve tested many content calendars – basic spreadsheets to collaborative systems. In doing so, we realized […]

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Share the Correct Blog Image on Facebook from WordPress

If  you use WordPress  and share your content on Facebook, this should interest you. This blog entry will teach you how to ensure the right image, title, and description shows up when your blog or webpage is shared on Facebook. We’ll be covering: Optimal image size How/where to create your image for free How to […]

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LinkedIn – A Tale of Two Interactions

It was the best of conversations. It was the worst of conversations. – thanks Dan for the intro I’ve written about LinkedIn effectiveness before, but a couple of weeks ago I had two interactions in a single day that exemplified what I have been talking about and advocating for the past couple of years. The […]

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Are Twitter Auto-follow Messages a Good Idea?

No! Okay.. perhaps that is simplistic but I think we can make the case. Below I have a link to my CIO Magazine blog post on the subject. I’ll offer a little context and explanation first. Let’s start with a question… What is your goal with social media? For most people, the goal is to […]

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Skitch – a utility for creating simple how to graphics

The image above was created using Skitch – a graphic utility from Evernote. It allows you to quickly annotate and embed images into documents, email, or upload to your social media. There is also a mobile Skitch application. I took this photo of my dog, Beaux, and quickly annotated it with Skitch on my Android. Yes, […]

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