Jul 312012

By Bob Kantor at CIO.com…

Have you ever given a team member an assignment and told him or her to come see you if they needed any help with it… then been surprised a few days or weeks later, when they were in trouble but hadn’t come to you for that help?

via Four ways to end unconscious incompetence and manage effectively – personnel, business issues – CIO.

 Posted by at 5:25 pm
Jul 242012

By Greg Keizer at ComputerWorld.com New Zealand…

Microsoft confirmed yesterday that the new Office 2103 will not run on older PCs powered by Windows XP or Vista.

“The new Office will work with Windows 7 and Windows 8,” a Microsoft spokesperson said Monday in an email reply to questions about Office 2013 and Office 365. “Vista or XP will not support the new Office.”

via Windows XP and Vista: No Office 2013 for you | Computerworld New Zealand.

 Posted by at 3:08 pm
Jul 212012

I’m really looking forward to a great tablet that runs Windows.  Here is Wikipedia’s article on what should be available before the end of the year.

From Wikipedia…

Microsoft Surface is a planned series of tablet PCs designed and marketed by Microsoft. The Surface will be available in two versions, “Surface” and “Surface Pro”. “Surface” will run the Windows RT operating system and use an ARM CPU. “Surface Pro” will run the Windows 8 Pro operating system and use an Intel CPU.[2][3] The display is a 10.6-inch, 16:9 widescreen HD Display (Surface), or Full HD Display (Surface Pro).[4] The product was announced by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a Los Angeles event on June 18, 2012, at Milk Studios.[5] No specific release date was announced at the product introduction.

via Microsoft Surface – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Jul 212012

By Jon Brodkin at Arstechnica.com…

An advisory council to President Obama today said the US should identify 1,000 MHz of government-controlled spectrum and share it with private industry to meet the country’s growing need for wireless broadband.

via Bold plan: opening 1,000 MHz of federal spectrum to WiFi-style sharing | Ars Technica.

 Posted by at 11:16 am
Jul 212012

This article provides great questions, that deserve answers, for any institution operating multiple LMS products.  Cost and satisfaction to the student, strategic relevance, etc.  Very good article.

By Jerry Bishop at Edu1World

IT Governance and the LMS – Who Owns Your LMS continues an explanation of IT Governance using a scenario involving an LMS. That scenario was presented in the first post IT Governance and the LMS – Principles of IT Governance. Here the explanation digs deep into the fundamental purpose for an LMS and how that influences issues of governance and ownership.

via IT Governance and the LMS – Who Owns Your LMS.

 Posted by at 10:40 am