This is my iPhone 1.1.3 edition blog post. The upgrade went flawlessly. I think this is a good time to reflect on how things are going in terms of being my own CIO. Green light here. I think technology is lightweight and standards based enough that it is enjoyable to e-mail, calendar, and content manage with a few simple tools that sync well with each other, in fixed locations and on the go. The software lineup I mentioned in my first post has not changed – it has only gotten better. Data detectors in Leopard work amazingly well and are a huge time saver. I recalled about 2 years ago that I could look down at my Macintosh dock and find all 4 Microsoft Office apps running on it. Since this experience, there usually aren’t any, as they have been handily replaced by Mail, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. This is not to say that I have a goal of replacing Microsoft apps on my desktop. I am really looking forward to purchasing Office 2008 and seeing what it has to offer. The Macintosh Business Unit there always does a great job with their products and are a good example of the benefit of having an in house innovation unit.
All of that aside, the next question for me has to be – how to get this lightweight technology into the enterprise, because this is what people are learning outside of work. Why not make it what they use at work? What is the cost of acquiring and supporting the monolithic suite of applications that most enterprises use? This is especially relevant for the next generation of leaders and staff (GenX and Y). Are there examples of CIO’s out there who are pioneering in this regard. Worthy of exploration…
Links for January 14-15:
- Flickr DNA: Discover someone new. Rediscover someone anew. – Another interesting social networking app based on Flickr
- flickr graph – marcos weskamp – A great visualization of a social network, this time using Flickr. This could be very useful in the enterprise – “Who is good at X?”
- The 2007 Medical Weblog Awards Nominees – Medgadget – www.medgadget.com – As the title says. The ranks are growing bigger…
- Is Enterprise 2.0 Bad for Business? – Yahoo! News – Lotus Notes the same as a Wiki? I don’t tihnk so….the issue is about lightweight technology that’s standards based and easy to deploy. This is what the enterprise needs.
- Report: EMI Records To Cut Workforce By 36% –
- Health Beat: Who Decides How Much Specialists Are Paid? – Historical commentary on RBRVS and its update committee. It would be interesting to see possible solutions proposed to support a more patient-centered health care world.
- PR Newswire – Healthcare/Hospitals News – Regence members in the Pacific Northwest to be able to provide feedback on their experience with providers to each other. Does this need to sit within the health plan’s web site, though?
- Report lauds VA’s focus on quality care, health IT –