Investing in long lasting, good quality ergonomic work furniture costs about the same as a new computer, but isn't as seductive as a new Apple laptop despite many great design attributes. (...I bought an expensive new office chair and am justifying it to myself!)
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A startlingly unhelpful TV commercial manages to both undermine Blackberry's enterprise credibility while apparently encouraging personal activities on company time
We're at an interesting tipping point between mobile technology, email and video partly brought about by odd business decisions.I've been using Flip video cameras to record discovery in interviews all last week and will be using them again this week with the participants permission; as I've previously discussed here they are a useful way of taking notes.
2011 should be the year where we begin to see much tighter business definition into various verticals for the word 'social', which is currently extremely fuzzily focused and meaning different things to different interest groups.This week sees the run up in the USA to Super Bowl XLV, the 45th edition of the final game of the US National Football League season.
Despite the amazing advances in hi def video devices there are still huge issues with the competence of the person behind the camera. Lighting and camera stability are two fundamentals of watchable video, and if you own Flip cameras I'm sure you've been disappointed by your herky jerky footage of important occasions you'd been looking forward to seeing, whether business or pleasure, which turned out to be virtually unwatchable.
To see more amazing video like the base jump above, a quick search on youtube or other video sharing website under the tag gopro will yield all sorts of sporting footage. GoPro make wearable video cameras designed to capture sports footage which are also designed to be attached to the outside of high velocity racing vehicles, onto boats and surfboards and just about any other use you can think of.
FlipShare 5.0 software and a wifi device that delivers the flip videos on your computer hard drive to your TV screen are announced today by Cisco (see my Flip Ultra HD video above for a quick look at how the latter works).
Getting the most out of Flip video camerasThe picture above (a still from a Flip video) is of my venerable old three chip Sony VX1000 video camera, Frezzi light and associated 10 pound battery belt. In the foreground is a Flip video camera.
Next week sees the inaugural West Coast iteration of the Enterprise 2.0 conference, which is also an annual June event in Boston on the east coast.
Sony, putting aside the human toll of massive restructuring, is a fascinating example of the carnage happening in the business world today, and the stifling of innovation in large companies. Today's multinational conglomerate had humble origins in post WWII Japan: Masaru Ibuka started a radio repair shop in a bombed-out building in Tokyo, and was joined by his colleague Akio Morita a year later.