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My thoughts on enterprise office computing

Microsoft Cloud Computing SlideI was recently asked by someone to give my thoughts on enterprise office computing.  The general context was around what my perspective was on an “any device, anywhere” type capability inside the enterprise. She was looking to understand what would make organizations more effective and productive?

Below are my inputs on specific questions in the context above:

Q: What are today’s pain points to being productive and effective with today’s office computing hardware and software in the enterprise?

  1. Hardware is lacking in power and performance for our developers and analysts because the enterprise hardware refresh rate is not keeping pace with the big data needs. Enabling these folks to have a yearly stipend towards purchasing their own hardware and self-supporting it would bolster their productivity. Give them an easy way to partition off their work login from their personal login and easy way of migrating their data between machines (see point 2 below) and you’ll have happier employees with a much faster refresh rate.
  2. Keeping the content, settings, and application virtualization in the cloud and prevalent on any device they log into w/int the 4 walls of the enterprise or via virtual walls created by VPN would be critical.
  3. Having a common ‘cloud based’ content enterprise storage across all devices (like Dropbox, evernote, or Google Docs) would increase productivity. Continue reading

Using speech recognition software [MacSpeech is cool]

I’m writing this post from my computer using my voice. I haven’t done us a long, long time… but I’m trying to get back into doing posts more often, and I think this might help me.

I’ve had this software called MacSpeech Dictate installed on my computer for a couple years now, and I generally pull it out and use it about once every year. I think my issue is training, the software is very powerful but you have to know which commands to use and what to say to get the computer to type what you want it to. I’m sure that once you get to have it it’s much faster than typing. However, right now I’m finding it a bit slow probably slower than typing this on my own.

So that’s it for today, I’ll be sure to let you know how it’s going and come up with the tag on these posts of you know which ones I’ve written by hand versus using this dictation software.