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Present, Annotate, Collaborate all in real time! I must be dreaming

Written by Jack Cary
On Mondays, at our office, we have meetings, meetings, and more meetings. Although we
have seven conference rooms of various shapes and sizes, each equipped with technology to
help facilitate collaborative sessions. It seems, at least on Mondays, that they are all booked, all
day. For today, the scheduled meetings were under way and I felt confident that the technology
in those rooms was well matched to the requirements which had been discussed the previous
week.

However, next Monday’s planned meeting was going to prove to be a bit more challenging.
The Senior Vice-President of Global Sales was flying in from New York for the Annual Sales
and Forecasting Meeting and the year’s sales data and forecasting reports were going to be
reviewed. This high level meeting required collaboration with all regional offices as well as
senior management in the West Coast headquarters. On top of that we needed live input from
our top, account executives in the field and access to data, streaming in from several key client
sites. We needed the technology of all seven of our conference rooms, in one room, at one
time.

I reviewed the details outlined for this meeting, and I was growing concerned that none of our
conference rooms had a complete, unified technology system capable of facilitating all of the
requirements for this special meeting. As I pondered my options, I remembered something my
oldest son had shown me while visiting from North Carolina. He had shown me a new, mobile
gaming console called “PS Vita.” He described it as a “multi-touch,” high-definition; interactive
console for gaming. It had rich graphical content, accurate control options, expandable memory
and a large, high resolution display. It unified all the best aspects of gaming into one device.
I walked out of my office and headed over to the […]

By |March 15th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

How To Prevent A Technology Disaster

Today we encounter technology in nearly every aspect of life, including the formerly low-tech activities of grocery shopping and filling your car’s tank with fuel. And even though technology is supposed to make our lives easier, sometimes it seems like a great deal of patience is required to get the most out of electronics. Every time a desktop computer freezes, or the automated car wash machine won’t accept dollar bills, a feeling of intense frustration and helplessness can suddenly turn a good day into a bad one.

For many people, the presence of technology is nowhere more keenly felt than in the workplace. It is not at all uncommon to spend an entire day in front of one or more computer monitors while connected to desk and mobile phones, videoconferencing equipment, and presentation technology. This is true not just for those with office jobs, but also medical practitioners, educators, and just about anyone else who earns a paycheck in this day and age.

Seeing as how the rewards and detriments of interaction with technology are now a major part of everyday life, studies are being conducted on just how this change affects us. A 2004 report on “User Frustration with Technology in the Workplace” states that “Research on computer anxiety, attitudes, and frustration has shown that a disturbing portion of computer users suffer from negative affective reactions towards the computer, which can subsequently affect whether or not they use the computer, and whether or not they use the computer effectively.”

Furthermore, “In some cases, user frustration with technology can even lead to increased blood volume pressure and muscle tension.”

That particular study wasn’t all doom and gloom, however. It did find that, “There is a measurable benefit to improved […]

By |March 3rd, 2011|Blog|0 Comments
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