August 1, 2013 0

Bret Victor – The Future of Programming

Another great talk from Bret Victor

For references and more information, see worrydream.com/dbx

Presented at Dropbox’s DBX conference on July 9, 2013.

Bret Victor – worrydream.com

July 22, 2013 0

New Google Drive Product Site

A new Google Drive site is rolling out to focus less on the actual product but more to focus on the values behind the product. The focus is shifting from hard features and what it is, to more about what can be done and how it can make life easier. Google is more and more following Apple with this type of marketing.

As Simon Sinek has said many a times, it’s all about the why. Why does this product make your life better. This is certainly what we need to talk about when taking this message into the enterprise. Less talk about features, more talk about business impact and value .

July 22, 2013 0

Gmail Update – The new compose now has a full-screen option

Gmail Composing area can now go full screen.

 

After Gmail’s new compose rolled out to everyone in March, many of you sent us requests for features you’d like to see added. We listened carefully to your feedback and as as result, the new compose now offers a full-screen option.

When this option is enabled, the compose window is centered in your inbox and expands to fit on your screen.  In addition, the formatting toolbar is on by default.  You can click on the expand button in the top right to switch to full-screen or set full-screen as the default by selecting Default to full-screen in the more options menu in the bottom right.

The full-screen option is rolling out to everyone over the next couple of days.

July 22, 2013 0

What’s Next

In September of last year I accepted a new job at Netpremacy. Netpremacy a Google Apps Premier Enterprise Partner who have an incredible amount of experience and passion for what they do. We have some of the most talented individuals in our field and we work with large organisations to transform they technology, their business and their culture.

I will continue to post about all things related to the cloud and especially Google Apps and Google Enterprise services. Also anything that I think is interesting in relation to the web, education, communication and people.

July 22, 2013 0

A talk from Astro Teller from Google Project X

Campus London is a shared workspace in East London that is powered by Google. So it only seem sensible that Astro Teller of Google X spoke about inovation, technology and running a company. There are a number of great lessons in this so I would strongly recommend taking a look. Expect a few more links from Astro Teller over the coming weeks. He’s a very smart guy with a lot to say.

September 25, 2012 2

Creative Mornings – Simon Sinek

Creative Mornings are breakfast lectures which occur once a month at an ever growing number of locations dotted around the globe. I love the idea of then and I also love the fact that they release all the video footage from the lectures for free on the internet.

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

September 25, 2012 0

Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government

The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub — so why can’t governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all their citizens.

September 19, 2012 0

What better way to start… What is the Internet, really?

Andrew Blum talks at TED about the physical aspects of the internet which most of us don’t normally think about.

He concludes with a great quote from Neal Stephenson

Wired people should know something about wires.