Comfort or Freedom? The Smartphone Future

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One of the hardest decisions when walking into a communications store is which brand of phone is best for the type of content and use the user will produce. Two of the giants of this market are Apple and Android. The main difference between these two are apple being a Closed source platform, and the android being open source, which explains the way the device and services can be accessed, modified and used.

When the iPhone was released, Steve Jobs released a philosophy detailing his disinterest with the flow of content amoungst multiple platforms being available on his device. The app market for both platforms is a great example, as the android market allows user input with no gatekeepers to content, where As detailed by Jonathan Zittrain, ”   the App Store has a catch: app developers and their software must be approved by Apple. If Apple does…

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Good is Not Enough

Most of life, and business, occurs as it does because of the assumptions you make about it.

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GoodIsNotEnough[1].300In the world of Corporate America, the bar is higher, the race is longer, and the prize is harder to hold on to unless you learn how the game is played.” There’s a saying in the black community “don’t hate the player, hate the game.” GOOD IS NOT ENOUGH – and Other Unwritten Rules for Minority Professionals by Keith R. Wyche and Sonia Alleyne gives you the inside scoop so you can be prepared to have a fair shot at playing the game.

Getting ahead in Corporate America or basically any company where there is some level of hierarchy is never an easy feat and even more challenging if you are a woman, Black, Latino or Asian or some other societally deemed minority. The path to the proverbial corner office can be so lonely that you may feel like you are working “In a non-supportive environment or without…

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Gartner survey shows digital business leaders are pulling ahead of the pack – CIO New Zealand

Gartner says a widening gap is forming between organisations already undertaking digital business initiatives versus those only in the planning stage.

A recent Gartner survey found that 32 per cent of leaders at organisations with $250 million or more in annual revenue says they have a business that is a digital business, up from 22 per cent in the same survey last year. Gartner says it fielded 304 surveys in the US, UK, Germany and Australia between May and June 2015, as part of its 2015 Digital Business Survey of IT, Business and Marketing Executives, in order to understand how businesses and institutions take in, identify and exploit the new opportunities that digital business represents.

“The survey results underlined how digital business leaders are more likely than others to focus on design and the creation of new digital business moments,” says Jorge Lopez, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.

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