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    Who Will buy a $2K SmartPhone

    Samsung announces Smartphone costing $1,980 USD

    Mobility Policies for SmartPhones and other devicesWhen a laptop or small desktop workstation cost less than a SmartPhone how will companies and individuals justify the cost.  Samsung announced a new release window for the Galaxy Fold, its first-ever foldable phone.  Granted this is a neat feature and for some users will be able to replace a tablet.

    However this is "bleeding edge" technology.  The first version of this phone was announced and then pulled back before pre-sales were even taken.  The new version of the phone has been announced with "enhancements" which highlight the potential defects in the phone that could cause it to fail.  They are:

    • A protective top layer that extends beyond the bezel, "making it apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure," not a dust guard you'd want to remove.
    • "Reinforcements" to keep debris from working its way underneath the screen.
    • New "protection caps" to strengthen the top and bottom of the hinge area, which had revealed natural gaps where particles could get in.
    • Metal reinforcements beneath the screen (the Infinity Flex Display), presumably to make the plastic screen stiffer.
    • Reducing the air gap between the Fold's body and hinge.

    Each of these enhancements were put in place because of failures to the devices when the initial reviewers on the first release had their phones fail.

    This is way too risky a proposition for anymone to acquires as a primary smartphne.

    - Who Will buy a $2K SmartPhone

    What is a CXO

    Chief Experience Officer (CXO) is the executive responsible for the overall user experience

    CXO job descriptionCXO role varies, but it fundamentally boil down to one thing: a relentless focus on the customer (or user, in some contexts) experience on all fronts, including digital. (And let’s face it: The customer or user experience is almost if not entirely digital for many businesses today.) The fact that this is increasingly an executive-level post makes sense in terms of the competitive landscape.

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    C-Level Job Description Bundle


    The C-Level job description bundle contains the top eight (8) IT job descriptions. Each is between 5 to 8 pages long and is at the level of detail that KPI performance metrics can be defined and related directly to both employment contracts and compensation/bonus levels.

    • Chief Information Officer(CIO)
    • Chief Information Officer (CIO) - Small Enterprise
    • Chief Experience Officer (CXO)
    • Chief Security Officer (CSO)
    • Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)
    • Chief Mobility Officer
    • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
    • Chief Digital Officer (CDO)
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    Managing Risk with cryptocurrency

    Managing Risk with cryptocurrency - Tools for the CIO and IT Managers

    Security threats have shifted in nature, and so have their goals. As cryptocurrency makes monetizing cybercrime easier than ever and as attacks become more sophisticated, one breach can have a devastating impact on the bottom line. Read on to learn about the organizations that are most prepared for cybersecurity.

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    Improving Office Worker Productivity

    Work Place Productivity Best Practices

    A tidy workplace is a more efficient one. Clutter is a constant distraction and as much as your staff may try to convince you that they “know where everything is”, the reality is often far different.

    Work Place ProductivityGood quality lighting can make a huge difference. People are rarely conscious of slightly poor lighting conditions, however, these can reduce the speed at which they read and communicate.

    Neutral shades for walls can work well but ensure that your workplace is always well decorated and vibrant. Decorating a workplace with art and photographs is a great idea.

    Ensure that you and your staff are all comfortable while working and ensure that they are sitting in an ergonomically correct way.

    If your staff is predominantly using computers in their work a larger monitor makes a real difference. Two monitors are even better still - you can literally do two things at once. It may seem like a huge additional cost but if you can increase productivity by just 10% an additional monitor will soon pay for it.

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    - Improving Office Worker Productivity

    IT Governance key to Productivity

    IT Governance Infrastructure StrategyTools for IT Infrastructure Architecture Key to Creating "World Class" Information Technology Function

    The foundation for a creating a world class IT organization is have the tools available which supported the CIO and IT organization in their roles.  The latest version the IT Governance Infraxtructure is the one must have tool that is the basis for defining how technology is implemented in the core functions of an enterprise.

    Contained in the tool kit are specific infstructure definitions and job descripition for key positions includine: CIO, Chief Digital Officer, CSO, CTO, and Digital Brand Manager.


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    - IT Governance key to Productivity