Just thirty years ago, innovation in almost any category was measured in years, but today it’s measured in weeks or months. If you were to focus on information technology specifically you could even argue that change can occur in days -- and that cycle will continue to accelerate.
But adapting and innovating in IT requires that you have a platform strategy that allows for heterogeneous adoption of technology at each layer of infrastructure.
Calendar applications are great, but sometimes you need to track how many days until an upcoming event. Or in some cases, you might want to track how many consecutive days you've been doing something; handy for monitoring health and other activities. D-Day, found in the iTunes app store, is a free iOS(s aapl) program that manages both scenarios, making it a must-have app on my iPhone.
So it's Saturday night and you're out with friend. Are they the inconsiderate jerk who can't stop checking their smartphone? Or is that you?
Either way, here's one way to make dinner a little more interesting.
In these heady two-or-three-screen days, the Grammy Awards has been a classic case study in how social media engagement can pay off ratings-wise. Viewership of the on-air broadcast have increased dramatically since 2009 in younger demographics, with no small amount of credit due to the increasingly elaborate digital campaigns implemented by the Recording Academy.
This year, the main action can be found on…