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Lifestyle Technology

  1. 1. Brad Grier http://bradgrier.com http://g1z.me/AWEHIP  This Presentation
  2. 2. Introduction About Lifelong interest in tech TV & Video @ ITV / GlobalTV Developed / engaged millions at BioWare United Way: Leveled up in Karma AMA: Leveled up in Analytics Many side projects (Empire Avenue)
  3. 3. Whatisit? Stuff that improves your life Internet services Mobile phones Home entertainment systems GPS navigation Automated parallel parking systems
  4. 4. Business tech Trends Mobile continues to be important Devices get smaller Devices get sophisticated …and the big one…
  5. 5. Business tech Trends Internet enables various devices and programs to ‘talk’ to each other in a way never before possible. Easy, easy, easy Realtor, Journalist, Highway Maintenance Contractor
  6. 6. Hardware Essentials Internet enabled Wi-Fi or 3G Long battery life Easy to use Rugged Large number of Apps. available Connects to common operating system Windows or Macintosh
  7. 7. Hardware Essentials Internet enabled Wi-Fi or 3G Long battery life Easy to use Rugged Large number of Apps. available Connects to common operating system Windows or Macintosh Essential for all types of mobile technology today!
  8. 8. It’swhatyoudowithit Size
  9. 9. It’swhatyoudowithit Size Small Mobile phones Data phones Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Windows7 Uber portable multi-purpose devices Small can be problematic for serious work Great for quick document reviews, calendar updates or short email, etc. Not a primary computer
  10. 10. It’swhatyoudowithit Size Medium Netbook Almost a computer Tiny keyboard Very portable Like a laptop, only smaller Tablet More portable Different form-factor and interface modes ‘New’, untried, perhaps challenging or unfamiliar Either can *almost* replace a computer Not a primary computer
  11. 11. It’swhatyoudowithit Size Large Laptops Powerful computers Easy to use for extended sessions Long battery life Full sized keyboard & numeric keypad Large display Use as a desktop or portable computer
  12. 12. now what?
  13. 13. Cloudcomputing Cloud computing is Web-based processing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices (such as smartphones) on demand over the Internet. -- Wikipedia
  14. 14. Applications Business Google Docs Microsoft Office Live
  15. 15. Applications Business Google Docs
  16. 16. Applications Business Google Docs
  17. 17. Applications Business Google Docs
  18. 18. Applications Communication Gmail Skype
  19. 19. Applications Collaboration Google Docs Dropbox http://g1z.me/AWEHIP  This Presentation is a DropBox link
  20. 20. Applications Images Flickr Google’s Picassa Photoshop Online
  21. 21. Applications Creativity Aviary
  22. 22. Myworkflow intheCloud Find an Internet connection Coffee Shop, 3G connection, Home Network Create Something Somewhere, on some device Store it somewhere Dropbox, Photoshop, Flickr, Google Docs Edit and invite collaborators Publish / share
  23. 23. MyworkintheCloud Business Docs Invoices, contracts, orders, reports, whitepapers, business plans Creative Photos, illustrations, copywriting, video, audio interviews
  24. 24. Questions? Brad Grier email: brad@bradgrier.com web: http://bradgrier.com twitter: @bgrier

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