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Leverage Ancillary Technologies in Your Business - Joe Bennett, Infor

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This session will present numerous ancillary technologies that are very inexpensive (sometimes free) to install and use and can help you in your business or personal life. From websites to hand-held …

This session will present numerous ancillary technologies that are very inexpensive (sometimes free) to install and use and can help you in your business or personal life. From websites to hand-held apps to devices, this session should provide each participant with at least one ancillary technology they will take away to investigate and likely use. This session can be a springboard for a future collaborative forum helping each other "be aware" of ancillary technology developments.

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  • 1. Ancillary Technologies – IDEA 2012 Joe Bennett Senior Director, Wholesale Distribution Solutions
  • 2. Session Objectives  Introduce you to numerous ancillary technologies that are cheap [sometimes free] to use / install and can help you in your business and/or personal life  That each student takes home one ancillary technology that they will investigate using  Have fun! Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 3. Connectivity  Log into your computer from another computer (device) LogMeIn https://secure.logmein.com/ Go To My PC www.gotomypc.com  See your devices (home computer, work computer, iPad) from each other www.teamviewer.com  VPN Software Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 4. Cellular Card  Allows you to connect to the Internet via the cellular network. Phone and/or Mobile Hotspot Bennetts - Ancillary Technologies
  • 5. GPS Technology  Timex Running Watch  Portable GPS for navigation  Driving  Boating  Hiking  My devices:  Timex  Garmin  Tom Tom  Toyota Sienna  iPhone  Bi-Directional GPS devices for truck fleets?  www.waze.com (Outsmarting traffic together) Bennetts - Ancillary Technologies
  • 6. Informational Websites / Homepages  www.yahoo.com  www.msn.com  www.news.google.com  www.google.com/reader  www.newseum.com Bennetts - Ancillary Technologies
  • 7. Google  gMail  Drive (Docs) Functions are pretty good in Google spreadsheets  Sites  Play Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 8. Audio / Video Management  Eschient Fireball  DVD management  Audio (Files on computer) management  Internet Radio management  www.orb.com  Content distribution Audio Video Pictures Documents (Word, Excel, Etc.)  Distributed to: Browser Wii iPhone (Pay for the app)  Switching from Elan to Savant? Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 9. Video  Streaming your content www.orb.com  Streaming other’s content www.netflix.com www.hulu.com www.youtube.com Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 10. Video - Hardware  Devices iPhone / iTouch / iPad LG Internet TV LG Internet DVD player Samsung DVD player Wii xBox PC and Mac Apple TV (I don’t own this device) Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 11. Audio Websites  Pandora  iHeartradio  Rhapsody  Songfacts  My favorites: Beatles Radio.com (Internet Radio) Pandora Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 12. Apple  iPhone / iTouch / iPad Apps:  Games, Games, Games (They don’t excite me – except for Zynga!)  Grocery Gadget  News Feed  Zillow.com  Dragon Dictation  AAA  Mile Blaster  Audio (some have already been discussed) Orb Pandora iHeartradio Sirius Satellite Radio  Reading Kindle (Both the device and the iPhone app Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 13. Finance  Personal Finance Software www.mint.com (Cloud offering) www.quicken.intuit.com (Desktop offering)  Personal Investing Brokerage / Mutual Fund Firm www.vanguard.com  Great Book Enough by John Bogle  Your retirement “number” http://www.ingyournumber.com/#  www.zoho.com (Cloud small business software)  www.xoom.com (Sending money) Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 14. Capturing Software  Snag-It  Capture Express  Hyper-Snap  Captivate Bennetts - Ancillary Technologies
  • 15. Capturing Tool  www.livescribe.com Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 16. Other Tools  Storage: JungleDisk Mozy DropBox  Passwords: PassPack mSecure Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 17. Survey Results  Free Survey Tool  www.surveymonkey.com  For Example Total Enrollment Actual Attended % Enrolled that answered survey % Enrolled that attended this class before  Let’s use a mobile business intelligence tool to analyze or display our data  www.roambi.com Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 18. Auction sites / 2 dimenstional barcodes  www.quibids.com Penny Auction Site  www.jeaper.com Another Penny Auction Site (I found this one substantially weaker than www.quibids.com)  http://web.scanlife.com/us_en Mobile barcode scanning applications. Think of the applications for distributors Showroom labels. Product manuals in the field / end user Installation Warranty Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 19. Health  Diet Book “Fit for Life” by Harvey Diamond www.fitforlifetime.com  Thermodynamics www.fatsecret.com  Workout (P90X) www.beachbody.com Nike + iPod http://store.apple.com/us/product/MA365LL/F/Nike-iPod-Sport-Kit Adidas http://www.adidas.com/us/micoach/  App called My Net Diary (many people promoted this app – maybe I should use it!) Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 20. Miscellaneous Utilities / Devices  Time Card Calculator www.copleys.com/timecard  Time Calculator www.scottseverance.us/html/time_calculator.htm  Idea Management www.springpadit.com www.evernote.com  Project Management www.basecamphq.com Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 21. Miscellaneous Utilities / Devices - Continued  Next personal purchase: Leap Motion  Reading devices Kindle  Amazon Prime  Walkie Talkies  Wired Magazine  My single most favorite www.plaxo.com Bennett - Ancillary Technologies
  • 22. Thank You For Attending  Joe.Bennett@Infor.com  A little bit about Infor… Bennett - Ancillary Technologies

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