Today is the final day
for Canadians to submit their comments on Bill C-32 to the legislative committee examining the bill.
By Glen Farrelly | January 28, 2011 11:30 AM | Categories: Social media
I attended a talk tonight at UofT's iSchool Institute
by Canadian science fiction author Robert Sawyer
. He spoke on his belief of the outdated notion of privacy. In writing this blog post a paradox of privacy of mine occurred to me - I was hesitant to use his name as whenever I name a person or company on this blog, I inevitably receive an email or comment from them (okay this hasn't always proven the case as with my mentions of Beyonce or Shakira).
According to Wikipedia
, HTML5 is the, “next major revision of the HTML standard. Like its immediate predecessors, HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.1, HTML5 is a standard for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web.”
By Michael Geist | January 26, 2011 10:45 AM | Categories: Technology law
I was honoured to learn on New Year's Eve that this blog has won the newly-named Fodden Award for Best Canadian Law Blog
as part of the 2010 CLawBies. Many thanks to the organizers and congratulations to all winners, finalists, and nominees.
It’s clear that many organizations with managed infrastructure service agreements are taking a long, hard look at new vendor-hosted cloud Infrastructure as a Service
(IaaS) offerings. Promises of faster, cheaper and more flexible are hard to ignore.
By Alan Brookstone | January 24, 2011 3:15 PM | Categories: eHealth
Technology for Doctors: January 20, 2011 - (Excerpt from a recent interview on EMR selection)
There are many things that can go wrong in an ERP implementation or undermine the effectiveness of existing ERP systems. Lack of organizational change management, poor fit with business requirements, scope creep, poor project governance and controls – these are just a few variables that make routine appearances on “Top 10 reasons for ERP failure” lists, including our own.
In the past, organizations were in charge of their brand. They controlled the way that customers experienced their company and their impressions of their organization. In today’s marketing economy, the companies are no longer the ones in charge. Sure, brands can control things like their logos, their messages, their colors, all of the tangible aspects associate with their company, but they no longer have control over the emotional aspects of their brand identity, in other words, their customers’ brand experiences.
The past twelve months in law and technology were exceptionally active, with the passage of anti-spam legislation, record penalties for violating the do-not-call list, and relentless lobbying on new Canadian copyright legislation. A look back at 2010 from A to Z (Toronto Star version
, homepage version
Canadian universities and colleges have undergone a remarkable technological transformation over the past decade. Ten years ago laptops were relatively rare in classrooms, yet today virtually every student comes to buildings outfitted with electric outlets and Internet connectivity at each seat equipped with one. Course websites were once little more than places to post a syllabus and a list of readings, but today they feature podcasts, webcasts, the actual course readings, and space for ongoing discussion and debate.
Blogs are important for your website's SEO. By ensuring that your blog content has lots of naturally occuring keywords to help longtail search and by working hard to garner relevant, reputable links, you can improve your overall traffic and search engine rankings. Unfortunately, getting links for your blog isn't always an easy task. That's why we put together this list of 6 ways to build links for your blog.
It's amazing how much you can learn about sales effectiveness by being a 'victim' of practices which badly miss the mark. For me, it last happened at Dreamforce. It's an amazing conference, showcasing some of the latest + greatest tools for sales people. But tools, by themselves, don't ensure sales effectiveness. It's all about how you use them. It's all about the kinds of experiences you create
By Glen Farrelly | January 13, 2011 10:30 AM | Categories: Mobility Trends
Still working on the paper on mobile devices, social media and information seeking and sharing. I hate writing papers this time of year. Whomever made academic terms end in late December is a real Grinch that has stolen my Christmas for way too many years! Anyway, in my research I think I have found three ways that mobile usage is unique from other media technology.
In early December, Panorama hosted its first ERP Boot Camp for the public. Approximately 25 CIOs, IT Managers, and Project Managers attended the interactive 3-day training session, which was facilitated by myself along with some of the world’s other leading ERP experts. One of our opening sessions on the first day of the event set the stage and served as the foundation for the rest of boot camp. In this 90-minute session, I facilitated a presentation on 20 things that every CIO and ERP Project Manager should know before embarking on an ERP implementation.
an international public relations agency, released a study in conjunction with FedEx to help benchmark best practices in social media. The study
, which is called, “Leading Brands and the Modern Social Media Landscape,” highlights several key findings that can help organizations benchmark their social media efforts to get a better idea of the success of their efforts.
One of the biggest aspects of a website, your content, can also be one of the hardest parts to maintain. Consistently creating compelling content is a difficult task, especially if your bloggers run out of inspiration for content that is relevant to your audience. Luckily, content creators have a tool at their finger tips to help them figure out what type of content they should be writing more frequently to make their jobs a little easier, and that tool is analytics.
In a recent TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson contends that too many people endure what they do and too few love what they do. Yet, when people love what they do, they excel + it's simply not true of enough people.
By Glen Farrelly | January 5, 2011 11:00 AM | Categories: Mobility Trends
I'm writing a paper on trends on the use of mobile social media apps and sites for information seeking and sharing. I was trying to support the claim that 2010 was the year of mobile as definitely appeared to be judging from the rapid uptake and development of devices and applications.
, a marketing publication based on helping marketers, "find their way through the new marketing landsscape," recently released their "Most Contagious in 2010"
presentation. The presentation walks viewers through the magazine's picks for the "most contagious" or popular marketing methods, channels and tactics for 2010.
John Simke briefly discusses how the Chinese economy works and whether or not its growth is real and sustainable. Simke goes on to look at the question many may be asking, 'Can China become a high value economy?' and compares advantages and disadvantages should this be the case.
By Alan Brookstone | January 2, 2011 10:00 AM | Categories: eHealth
In 2000, it appeared that EMRs were poised for rapid adoption in Canada. Countries such as the UK, Denmark and New Zealand had already solved many of the challenges associated with computing in primary care with EMRs widely adopted and used by general practitioners. Over the past 10 years, this number has grown progressively reaching close to 100% in all of these countries. With a great deal of international experience to draw from and committed national and provincial funding EMRs should have been widely adopted. But this has not been the case.
We've already talked about what we think the emerging trends for web design in 2011
are, so today's post isn't as much about emerging
trends, as the web marketing channels that marketers should have on their radar for 2011.