The Internet of Things. Smart houses. Home automation. Call it what you like, there’s lots of buzz surrounding these topics. I’ve been a home automation fan for some time, so when I was asked if I’d share my thoughts on the topic, I quickly agreed. Home automation: Where to begin? Let’s start with definitions. According to Wikipedia, The Internet of Things (IoT) is a phrase coined in 1999 which refers “the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity—that enables these objects to collect and exchange data. The IoT allows objects to...Read More
By Sue Stoney* Do you handle content? The first time I heard that question, I was at an ad:tech conference in San Francisco sometime around 2010, maybe 2011. I thought, “Well, yeah, sure…I’m on my company’s web team, and I handle the content for that.” But my understanding of content was very narrow. What I Thought Content Was The only “real” content I thought I managed was information individual traders could use irrespective of whether they bought my company’s products or services. I was writing and/or editing free newsletters and articles the visitors to our marketing websites could have – either...Read More
By David Kowalsky, Guest Editor Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed with trying to keep track of all the versions of a document that are being sent back-and-forth by you and your work colleagues by email? When opening a document to edit, have you ever had the experience of being frustrated by immediately seeing a message pop up telling you that the document is locked? Many companies have introduced features to their products to alleviate these types of issues, making collaborative authoring– projects where written works are created by multiple people together (collaboratively) rather than individually – more attractive...Read More
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