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Podcast 1452 12/27/14: Teri Takai, Gift Card Granny and 2014 in Review



Show Notes!

Teri Takai in Studio

Teri Takai 2014 and Beyond


We are honored to have one of Michigan’s outstanding technologists, Teri Takai, in our studio once again.  Teri, a U of M grad, has held numerous leadership roles as the CIO of Michigan, CTO of the State of California and until recently as CIO for the US Defense Department.  Teri has returned home to take the CTO job at  Meridian Health Care.

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The Best and Worst of 2014

What title would you give 2014? Our staff will take a look at 2014 to see what stage has been set for the coming year.  The Year of the Hacker?

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Cash in Your Gift Cards

Not all gifts are created equal; some may be like Ralphie’s pink bunny pajamas in the Christmas Story movie. That’s true of gift cards too.  So why let them collect dust when you can collect money for them?  Kendall Perez from Gift Card Granny joins us to talk about how you can get money for those gift cards you will never use.

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MiTechNews Headlines

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Gary Baker 2014 IT/Enterprise Predictions

We talked a little SMAC last year, but we are really going to talk SMAC in 2014.  My job is to make predictions about technology in the enterprise, so we are going to be talking enterprise-level SMAC.

SMAC stands for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud.

Social – Most businesses have dabbled in it so far with maybe a Facebook page to compliment its Web site.  Most business people see the advantages of using LinkedIn and are probably getting some targeted news and maybe participating in a discussion or two through their affinity groups.  But, 2014 will be the tipping point where businesses will be expected to have more than a passing presence.

Mobile – There are two sides to the mobile equation.  Of course there are more and more mobile devices in the work place even though business are reducing the number of employees that are provided a smartphone or tablet.  BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is an official policy at some companies and employees are encouraged to BYOD and the company will allow them to access the wireless network and gain access to their company email and other information.  At other companies without a formal BYOD …

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Gary Baker Predictions for 2013

Gary Baker Technology Predictions for 2013

Well, the easiest predictions are to predict the trends that we saw in 2012 will continue in 2013 and for the most part that will be true.  It is easy to predict that we will continue to see:

·       Mobility gain more mindshare

·       The cloud being used more by even some larger businesses

·       Security breaches making headlines

·       Publicly available Wi-Fi continue to expand and become more available

·       Social media start to mature and be the place people spend the most time online

Yes, all of this will be true and the sky will continue to get darker at night too.

A little deeper look into my crystal ball reveals a few riskier predictions.

·       Mobile apps will become more hybrid.  The US will follow Europe’s lead and combine mobile websites using responsive design and HTML5 with mobile app functionality for easier maintainability.

·       BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to work and hook it up to the corporate information will gain momentum as the security concerns become adequately addressed.

·       Sensing technology will be used in more and unique ways.  Sure Google has a driverless car and there are now refrigerators …

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Podcast Jan. 5, 2013: Crystal Ball Gazing 2013


The Annual Predictions Show

Show Notes:

Ed’s Predictions for 2013

Cal’s Predictions for 2013

 Shane’s Predictions for 2013

Foster’s Predictions for 2013

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Podcast: January 7, 2012

Show Notes

This is our super-sized 2012 predictions show (along with a little accountability for 2011!) Each of our hosts comment on key areas of the Internet and computing for 2012.

Podcast: January 7, 2012 – Hour 1
Podcast: January 7, 2012 – Hour 2
Podcast: January 7, 2012 – Hour 3

IA 2011 Predictions Show: 30 min.


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