Although most of what PADT publishes is here on this blog, we do get asked to submit articles to periodicals, journals, blogs, and other external publications. We also get interviewed every once in a while. This part of the blog will give brief summaries of what was published and a link to where they are published.
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Posted on February 14, 2017, by: Eric MillerWe spend all day at work. Sometimes we spend more time with our co-workers than our some of our family members. Yet it can be a place where something is missing. "Does your business satisfy our need for community?" Check out this special Valentine's post for some thoughts on building community at the office.
Posted on February 7, 2017, by: Eric MillerNow that the hype over Pokemon Go and VR headsets has come and gone, its time to take a good hard look at "What does virtual or augmented reality mean for business?" These closely related technologies may change the way we do business and will certainly impact how we educate and train in the future.
Posted on February 7, 2017, by: Eric MillerApps have been around for almost 10 years now (I know!) and when you take a step back and look at them, they often reflect the thinking of those early days. That is "Why it may be time to rethink how we think about apps" if your tech company uses apps in any way. The post talks about what makes a good app and what we should be looking for as what is next in mobile applications.
Posted on January 31, 2017, by: Eric MillerCutting corners rarely pays off, and that is especially true in product development when you skimp on physical or virtual prototyping. In "Why accurate prototypes are important to product development success" I take a look at why accurate prototyping is so important, with some real world lesson learned as examples.
Posted on January 31, 2017, by: Eric MillerIt's all the rage. "Big Data!" fixes everything. There is a lot of hype around the value of knowing so much about so many things. The problem is very few people have figured out what to do with that data. But leading technology companies like GE are using a proven tool to get value from all that great data. In "How do you get value out of Big Data? Simulation!" I look at how numerical simulation can be used to create digital twins of what your products are doing in the real world, delivering huge benefits today.
Posted on January 24, 2017, by: Eric MillerPADT's Manager of Human Resources, Lara Maack contributed a fantastic post to Forbes' "Grads of LifeVoice" blog with her observations on how young employees in tech can improve their careers. In "Ask Not What Your Career Can Do For You, Ask What You Can Do For Your Career" she outlines ten basic steps every young tech worker can take to make the most out of what they have. If you are millennial in the workforce or deal with millennials, it is a useful read. Not only is it a great article, but PADT's very own Clinton, Patrick, and Stephen made it in the pictures of PADT's representative "young employees"
Posted on January 19, 2017, by: Eric MillerLet's be honest, the mouse and keyboard are outdated interface methods that serve us well, but voice recognition is pretty dang awesome and efficient. In "Voice recognition, the new thing in computing" I write an entire post using voice recognition about the pros and cons of voice recognition. That is almost meta. Please enjoy, it was a fun one to do.
Posted on January 16, 2017, by: Eric MillerI've had enough. The destruction of facts and truth in public and business is not acceptable. The Phoenix Business Journal has allowed me a nice big soap box to rant from as a guest this week on their regular "My View" feature. Usually I don't make a direct apeal for anyone to read my musing, let alone share it. Now I am asking you to read "My View: Tech leaders need to take a stand for facts and truth" and if it resonates with you, please share it with others. I believe what I said:
"So what can we do? We must dig our heals in and challenge misinformation, or at least demand supporting facts. We cannot back down when those we call to task use bluster and misdirection to avoid answering our challenge. Call them out on their tactics, don’t accept lies, don’t stoop to their level of name calling, stick to the facts, and stay on topic."Thank you for your consideration.