The Premise / Goal / Timing of This Weekly Feature
Premise. If you like the content in this blog, maybe you'll also like the content I regularly read, study, and curate from the Web.
Goal. On a weekly basis, I'm going to publish links to three (3) articles I find interesting. I'll include a brief explanation why I decided to curate them.
Timing. I'll publish this content every Saturday.
The Three Articles I Bookmarked in Evernote
1. Personal Cloud to Replace PC by 2014, Says Gartner (Wired). In contrast to last week's curated content describing my skepticism that the concept of the PC is dead, I do agree with Gartner's proposed personal computing model. The article describes the personal cloud as "the hub" and the connected devices as "the spokes" (i.e., laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.).
The article describes the trend to move manage, share, and secure more applications / conten within the cloud.
Five (5) Megatrends are driving this phenomenon:
- Consumerization -- You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
- Visualization -- Changing How the Game is Played
- "App-ification" -- Changing from Appications to Apps
- The Ever-Available Self-Service Cloud
- The Mobility Shift -- Wherever and Whenever You Want
2. For Young Workers, the Future is Here Already (Fortune). Today's young workers, "the digital natives," are driving the aforementioned consumerization megatrend. This younger demographic communicates with multiple devices. They're entering the workforce in droves so enterprises must deal with this demographic's communication needs to maximize their productivity.
This development is driving the phenemomenon of "unified communications" (direct quote from the article):
"One area which enterprises have begun exploring in recent years is the concept of unified communications – the process of turning multiple channels of communication into a single, seamless conversation. Unified communications uses the concept of presence to help assess which way is best for one user to reach another. It then translates messages and directs them to whichever device the end user is most likely to be using at that time."
3. How Higher Education Helps the Economy (OnlineUniversities.com). It's that time of year when high school seniors receive the results of the university application process (e.g., acceptance / rejection / wait listed). Here's a cool infographic from the Staff Writers at OnlineUniversities.com on the ROI value proposition of a college education:
Your Feedback Please!
I'd like to experiment with this type of post for the next two to three months. Let me know what you think (especially if this idea sucks):
- How can I improve the value of these weekly posts?
- Is my initial timing choice for publication okay with you (e.g., middle of the week versus the end of it)? If not, please tell me.
- What content are you reading? Please share your links with our community in the comments section!