Spokane Regional Networking, Social Media, Professional and Business Development
Funny, one of the things they don’t tell you as a Cloud service provider, is that the boundaries of the Cloud aren’t white, fluffy, and ambiguous. Quite the opposite as a matter of fact. They’re cold, rigid, and expansion can be expensive.
Certainly, from the consumers’ perspective, that’s exactly what the Cloud is. But use a leaf blower to clear away the puff ‘n fluff, and you’ll find there’s something rather solid inside. And, it costs money.
Added by J. T. Pedersen on October 31, 2011 at 12:38pm — No Comments
This morning I gave a presentation related to product management. I enjoy giving this particular presentation as we explore topics like: product roadmaps; business plan; target markets, and managing scope (feature creep).
In discussing target markets, and knowing your customer, I use one slide in which I suggest they ask their customers, “What keeps you up at night?”
Added by J. T. Pedersen on October 21, 2011 at 3:21pm — No Comments
I've been attending Alternative Energy meetings,
forums, and briefings for a couple years now. I also evaluate a number of
business plans, such as for Ann Arbor SPARK's Accelerate>>Michigan competition.
I've continued to shake my head over how many companies are building (or preparing to build) charging stations for PEVs (plug-in electric vehicles). One forecast selling…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on October 17, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments
I know this is a bit outside the typical 'Spokane' area of geographic interest. I thought you might find my comments of modest interest.
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Went to lunch at the Detroit Economic Club today. T. Boone Pickens was the
guest speaker. My prior impressions of him were media driven; hadn't had a
desire to specifically go learn more about this 'celebrity.' This was a good
chance to go see, first hand, what he was all…
Added by J. T. Pedersen on October 13, 2011 at 6:09pm — No Comments
Three times this week, I have stumbled across discussions of ‘online tools’ in relation to product management. And, in each
case, numerous software solutions were named, yet no one specifically discussed social media. How’s that?
At first, I noticed that social media wasn’t being included by
virtue of, what seemed to me, a glaring omission. After all, in today’s world, consumers can rip a company a ‘new one’ quite…
Added by J. T. Pedersen on October 6, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments