As an IT Director I am constantly running into technology problems and solutions and getting deluged with exciting new products, apps, websites and services. It’s just a part of my everyday life. I created this blog as a resource for those I work with as well as anyone interested in using technology to be more productive in the workplace. It’s also a place where I can keep track of cool stuff I run into.
I’ve always been a huge fan on startup sites like TechCrunch, VentureBeat and GigaOm since I like to keep abreast of new developments in the tech world (which is why I’ll now be adding PandoDaily to my list of frequently read blogs). I also enjoy reading blogs that cover cool tech toys (errr, tools, I mean) Uncrate, Engadget, Gizmodo, The Unnoficial Apple Weblog and 9to5Mac. While I would never want to try to compete with these sites to break exciting news (nor do I have the budget or staff to do so), I can share items and services that I personally find interesting–sort of a curated stream of tech usefulness and ideas. Don’t be surprised to find a few design-related items here and there since my background is in graphic and web design.
As I get started, I am breaking things down into 3 main categories: Daily Tech Finds, Useful Startups and Features. Here’s what to expect for each category.
Daily Tech Finds
Each weekday, I’ll post a cool piece of technology that will be useful for creative working people.
As I run in to cool new companies and services, I’ll post about them. I’ll only post about companies whose products and services are interesting to me personally and that I might find useful. In other words, if it’s cool but I wouldn’t ever use it, it won’t show up here.
From time to time I’ll be writing about projects I have undertaken in my job and give you recommendations and tutorials on how you can accomplish them yourself. On the horizon: how to setup a Mac Mini server, complete with backup, for an office of 23 users; strategies and equipment needed for setting up a successful distance education program; blogging for beginners (based on a recent workshop I lead) and much, much more.