While recently using Skype Video I noticed that my posture was quite poor in the reflected video feed from my computer. Bad Posture is a major contributor to work related injuries for knowledge workers.I quickly saw an opportunity to use this technology to build an application to alert users when they are in a poor … Continue reading Use Webcam to detect bad posture – ‘The seat belt warning sound of the KM worker’
A client recently asked us 'How does Twitter fit with their business strategy'For the purposes of simplicity, we then asked our client to imagine that Twitter was a conference (albeit a virtual, never ending and free to attend event).This gave our client the ability to quickly assess the strategic value of 'TwitterCon' like they would any … Continue reading Tip : Imagine Twitter as a major conference in order to understand how if fits with your business strategy
Banner advertising and direct advertising is hard work. At a simplistic level you need to find the advertisers, approach them, sell the value of advertising on you site and negotiate terms. Many entrepreneurs will be able to come up with an initial list of target companies but often the hardest part of the sales cycle … Continue reading Digital Marketing – Use Google Ads to prospect new direct advertisers
I recently noticed an advert for a competition Bing was running in conjunction with Gnomdex called 'Will Code for Green' and it inspired me to think of an innovative solution that could leverage the Bing Search API.After literally 42 seconds of deep musing I arrived at a possible solution, that for now, could be called … Continue reading Putting the Green in search – GreenRank
The average kitchen contains a pretty diverse range of ingredients that fill our fridges, shelves and cupboards. The majority of people often find that despite this variety they still have nothing to eat! Gordon Ramsay would probably struggle to make a tasty dinner in 15 minutes with a tube of wasabi paste, 5 cans of … Continue reading Reverse Recipies – Search for receipes based on your ingredients
Many people, myself included, try to visit 'home' every now and then or have a list of places to visit. These casual 'optimistic' travellers are looking for that weekend or week etc.. where they can find the right flights (based on price & times). They are flexible on dates but have to work hard and … Continue reading Where, not when – Rules for cheap & easy travel.
Sling Media recently introduced the highly successful 'SlingBox' product to allow people access their home TV over the intranet. In reality I imagine that the average Slingbox owner does not utilise their service 24 hours a day as they are either working, traveling or sleeping.So is there an opportunity for these users to 're-sell' their … Continue reading Utility Television
The democratic user controlled power of Facebook is spilling over into the corporate world as users ask for more control and functionality. However, companies have yet to be persuaded. Is there an argument that the collective is wary of the persuasive power of the individual? Giving everyone a voice is seen as threatening by those … Continue reading Are companies afraid of social technologies?
Therapy is the attempted remediation of a health problem, usually following a diagnosis. So why not IT Therapy?Organisations regularly come to the IT department with symptoms and other ailments that they need treated. The flu strikes when your computer has a virus, you break a bone when the T1 connection to Asia goes down, and … Continue reading IT Therapy: Prevention is better than the cure
I'm currently working in a small room with 15 people. Everybody is connected to the network and has access to Outlook via VPN. The room is constantly buzzing and singing with a variety of ring tones and chirping signals. The problem is that these alerts are unnecessary due to the fact that the messages are … Continue reading Mobile/Blackberry Intellisense to avoid duplicate alerts