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HP says Windows 7 is ‘Back by popular demand,’ gives Windows 8 the back seat

HP says Windows 7 is ‘Back by popular demand,’ gives Windows 8 the back seat | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it
Windows 7 and even Android systems are featured more prominently than Windows 8 machines. Oy.

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Makes sense for a standard / traditional non-touch interface.  As an iphone/ipad person, I find Android more intuitive, but I see Windows 8 on more dell laptops.  And soon Mozilla will enter the fray . . . 

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Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018 - Smarter With Gartner

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018 - Smarter With Gartner | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, digital twins, event-thinking and continuous adaptive security create a foundation for the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems.

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Staying on top of emerging #digitak is necessary but difficulty for many @techinthearts but those who do will be the leading players in 2050.
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Richard Platt's curator insight, October 9, 6:49 PM

The first three strategic technology trends explore how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are seeping into virtually everything and represent a major battleground for technology providers over the next five years. The next four trends focus on blending the digital and physical worlds to create an immersive, digitally enhanced environment. The last three refer to exploiting connections between an expanding set of people and businesses, as well as devices, content and services to deliver digital business outcomes.

The top 10 strategic technology trends for 2018 are:

AI Foundation:  Creating systems that learn, adapt and potentially act autonomously will be a major battleground for technology vendors through at least 2020. The ability to use AI to enhance decision making, reinvent business models and ecosystems, and remake the customer experience will drive the payoff for digital initiatives through 2025.   “AI techniques are evolving rapidly and organizations will need to invest significantly in skills, processes and tools to successfully exploit these techniques and build AI-enhanced systems,” said Mr. Cearley. “Investment areas can include data preparation, integration, algorithm and training methodology selection, and model creation. Multiple constituencies including data scientists, developers and business process owners will need to work together.”

Intelligent Apps and Analytics:  Over the next few years, virtually every app, application and service will incorporate some level of AI. Some of these apps will be obvious intelligent apps that could not exist without AI and machine learning. Others will be unobtrusive users of AI that provide intelligence behind the scenes. Intelligent apps create a new intelligent intermediary layer between people and systems and have the potential to transform the nature of work and the structure of the workplace.

“Explore intelligent apps as a way of augmenting human activity and not simply as a way of replacing people,” said Mr. Cearley. “Augmented analytics is a particularly strategic growing area which uses machine learning to automate data preparation, insight discovery and insight sharing for a broad range of business users, operational workers and citizen data scientists.”   AI has become the next major battleground in a wide range of software and service markets, including aspects of enterprise resource planning (ERP). Packaged software and service providers should outline how they’ll be using AI to add business value in new versions in the form of advanced analytics, intelligent processes and advanced user experiences.

Intelligent Things:  Intelligent things are physical things that go beyond the execution of rigid programming models to exploit AI to deliver advanced behaviors and interact more naturally with their surroundings and with people. AI is driving advances for new intelligent things (such as autonomous vehicles, robots and drones) and delivering enhanced capability to many existing things (such as Internet of Things [IoT] connected consumer and industrial systems).   “Currently, the use of autonomous vehicles in controlled settings (for example, in farming and mining) is a rapidly growing area of intelligent things. We are likely to see examples of autonomous vehicles on limited, well-defined and controlled roadways by 2022, but general use of autonomous cars will likely require a person in the driver’s seat in case the technology should unexpectedly fail,” said Mr. Cearley. “For at least the next five years, we expect that semiautonomous scenarios requiring a driver will dominate. During this time, manufacturers will test the technology more rigorously, and the nontechnology issues such as regulations, legal issues and cultural acceptance will be addressed.” 

Digital Twin:  digital twin refers to the digital representation of a real-world entity or system. Digital twins in the context of IoT projects is particularly promising over the next three to five years and is leading the interest in digital twins today. Well-designed digital twins of assets have the potential to significantly improve enterprise decision making. These digital twins are linked to their real-world counterparts and are used to understand the state of the thing or system, respond to changes, improve operations and add value. Organizations will implement digital twins simply at first, then evolve them over time, improving their ability to collect and visualize the right data, apply the right analytics and rules, and respond effectively to business objectives.  “Over time, digital representations of virtually every aspect of our world will be connected dynamically with their real-world counterpart and with one another and infused with AI-based capabilities to enable advanced simulation, operation and analysis,” said Mr. Cearley. “City planners, digital marketers, healthcare professionals and industrial planners will all benefit from this long-term shift to the integrated digital twin world.”

Cloud to the Edge:  Edge computing describes a computing topology in which information processing, and content collection and delivery, are placed closer to the sources of this information. Connectivity and latency challenges, bandwidth constraints and greater functionality embedded at the edge favors distributed models. Enterprises should begin using edge design patterns in their infrastructure architectures — particularly for those with significant IoT elements.   While many view cloud and edge as competing approaches, cloud is a style of computing where elastically scalable technology capabilities are delivered as a service and does not inherently mandate a centralized model.

“When used as complementary concepts, cloud can be the style of computing used to create a service-oriented model and a centralized control and coordination structure with edge being used as a delivery style allowing for disconnected or distributed process execution of aspects of the cloud service,”  

Conversational Platforms:  Conversational platforms will drive the next big paradigm shift in how humans interact with the digital world. The burden of translating intent shifts from user to computer. The platform takes a question or command from the user and then responds by executing some function, presenting some content or asking for additional input. Over the next few years, conversational interfaces will become a primary design goal for user interaction and be delivered in dedicated hardware, core OS features, platforms and applications.   “Conversational platforms have reached a tipping point in terms of understanding language and basic user intent, but they still fall short,” said Mr. Cearley. “The challenge that conversational platforms face is that users must communicate in a very structured way, and this is often a frustrating experience. A primary differentiator among conversational platforms will be the robustness of their conversational models and the application programming interface (API) and event models used to access, invoke and orchestrate third-party services to deliver complex outcomes.” 

Immersive Experience:  While conversational interfaces are changing how people control the digital world, virtual, augmented and mixed reality are changing the way that people perceive and interact with the digital world. The virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) market is currently adolescent and fragmented. Interest is high, resulting in many novelty VR applications that deliver little real business value outside of advanced entertainment, such as video games and 360-degree spherical videos. To drive real tangible business benefit, enterprises must examine specific real-life scenarios where VR and AR can be applied to make employees more productive and enhance the design, training and visualization processes.

Mixed reality, a type of immersion that merges and extends the technical functionality of both AR and VR, is emerging as the immersive experience of choice providing a compelling technology that optimizes its interface to better match how people view and interact with their world. Mixed reality exists along a spectrum and includes head-mounted displays (HMDs) for augmented or virtual reality as well as smartphone and tablet-based AR and use of environmental sensors. Mixed reality represents the span of how people perceive and interact with the digital world.

Blockchain:  Blockchain is evolving from a digital currency infrastructure into a platform for digital transformation. Blockchain technologies offer a radical departure from the current centralized transaction and record-keeping mechanisms and can serve as a foundation of disruptive digital business for both established enterprises and startups. Although the hype surrounding blockchains originally focused on the financial services industry, blockchains have many potential applications, including government, healthcare, manufacturing, media distribution, identity verification, title registry and supply chain. Although it holds long-term promise and will undoubtedly create disruption, blockchain promise outstrips blockchain reality, and many of the associated technologies are immature for the next two to three years.

Event Driven:  Central to digital business is the idea that the business is always sensing and ready to exploit new digital business moments. Business events could be anything that is noted digitally, reflecting the discovery of notable states or state changes, for example, completion of a purchase order, or an aircraft landing. With the use of event brokers, IoT, cloud computing, blockchain, in-memory data management and AI, business events can be detected faster and analyzed in greater detail. But technology alone without cultural and leadership change does not deliver the full value of the event-driven model. Digital business drives the need for IT leaders, planners and architects to embrace event thinking.

Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust:  To securely enable digital business initiatives in a world of advanced, targeted attacks, security and risk management leaders must adopt a continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment (CARTA) approach to allow real-time, risk and trust-based decision making with adaptive responses. Security infrastructure must be adaptive everywhere, to embrace the opportunity — and manage the risks — that comes delivering security that moves at the speed of digital business.

As part of a CARTA approach, organizations must overcome the barriers between security teams and application teams, much as DevOps tools and processes overcome the divide between development and operations. Information security architects must integrate security testing at multiple points into DevOps workflows in a collaborative way that is largely transparent to developers, and preserves the teamwork, agility and speed of DevOps and agile development environments, delivering “DevSecOps.” CARTA can also be applied at runtime with approaches such as deception technologies. Advances in technologies such as virtualization and software-defined networking has made it easier to deploy, manage and monitor “adaptive honeypots” — the basic component of network-based deception.

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Fact Check now available in Google Search and News around the world

Fact Check now available in Google Search and News around the world | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it

After assessing feedback from both users and publishers, we’re making the Fact Check label in Google News available everywhere, and expanding it into Search globally in all languages. For the first time, when you conduct a search on Google that returns an authoritative result containing fact checks for one or more public claims, you will see that information clearly on the search results page. The snippet will display information on the claim, who made the claim, and the fact check of that particular claim.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 12, 8:42 AM

An interesting attempt from Google to help stamp out fake news.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 12, 3:32 PM

Built in Fact Check for Google Search! 

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9 Insightful Ways to Re-Purpose Old Content 

9 Insightful Ways to Re-Purpose Old Content  | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it

Squeeze more traffic and conversions out of your old content with these 9 content hacks that can help you repurpose your content.


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Daniel Watson's curator insight, October 12, 2016 1:26 AM

 

Once your business embraces content marketing as a key tool for lead generation, you will find yourself on the treadmill that is the process of feeding the content machine, and at some point you will struggle to find ideas for your next piece of content. Re-purposing old content is a great way to reduce the burden of creating content on a consistent basis. This article identifies nine ways that you can take content you have previously created, and turn it into fresh new content, without the level of effort required to produce new content from scratch.

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Why the Next 10 Years of Educational Technologies will Smash the Last 10

Why the Next 10 Years of Educational Technologies will Smash the Last 10 | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it

When you think about the advance of technology in society in the last decade, the progress has been phenomenal – just take a look at these examples to see how far we have come in such a short space of time. Now, think about education. Think about the technology in your school ten years ago – perhaps a computer suite with an unreliable bank of PC’s; CD-ROMs; discs; slow, irrelevant programs; staff scared of using IT; and so on.


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While consumers enjoy the 'fun' of many of these technologies -- education is where their applications will soar. #art #tech @techinthearts
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Monica Sulecio de Alvarez's curator insight, October 5, 2016 10:07 AM
Los maestros empoderados para diseñar experiencias relevantes de aprendizaje.
Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, October 6, 2016 2:11 AM
Think about the technology in your school ten years ago –
Daniel Collins's curator insight, October 20, 2016 1:02 AM
An interesting look into the future of edtech
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The Complete Guide to Facebook Advertising

The Complete Guide to Facebook Advertising | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it
Social media has been found to be the most effective digital advertising channel for getting more impressions, clicks and conversions.
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Daniel Watson's curator insight, August 26, 2016 3:25 AM

 

If you are convinced that marketing your business through paid advertising on Facebook will work for your business, but paid social media marketing is new to you, then this is a great guide to follow.

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7 Important Questions Before Implementing Digital Portfolios

7 Important Questions Before Implementing Digital Portfolios | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it
Digital portfolios are something that are really starting to take off in schools. There are different software programs that will make “portfolios” easy to share, yet do we truly embrace the power that a digital portfolio can bring into our schools? Since it is “digital”, we need to go beyond a portfolio that only represents one year of learning, but can show the progression over time.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 2016 1:08 AM

Some interesting thoughts on portfolios

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 20, 2016 5:19 AM
Quelques bonnes questions à se poser en cas d'utilisation d'un portofolio numérique.
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Tutte le acquisizioni in intelligenza artificiale da Google ad Apple in una timeline

Tutte le acquisizioni in intelligenza artificiale da Google ad Apple in una timeline | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it
Da Google ad Apple, ecco come i giganti fanno shopping tra le startup specializzate in tecnologie di intelligenza artificiale avanzata

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LEDs that communicate could create ‘smart’ environments

LEDs that communicate could create ‘smart’ environments | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it
Disney researchers have demonstrated that light bulbs can do more that just illuminate our rooms — they could communicate with each other, with objects and with the Internet, to create ‘smart’ environments.Transmitting

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The IoT is something all arts technologists need to consider adding to their world.  Beacons were a start.  Google Glass was interesting.  Disney is clearly moving into new arenas with RFID and now using light as a stream of information.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, September 20, 2015 9:16 PM

Disney researchers have demonstrated that light bulbs can do more that just illuminate our rooms — they could communicate with each other, with objects and with the Internet, to create ‘smart’ environments.   Transmitting signals via light is nothing new; Alexander Graham Bell showed that speech could be conveyed with light in the 1880s, years before speech was first transmitted via radio.   The Disney researchers, however, have created networking technology that makes it possible for LED lights not only to communicate with each other, but to do so in a way that is compatible with the Internet and its technical protocols.  Stefan Mangold, who heads Disney Research’s wireless research group, said these advances could give Visible Light Communication (VLC) an important role in the growing Internet of Things — the idea that objects can communicate with each other and share information to create smart environments.  “Communication with light enables a true Internet of Things as consumer devices that are equipped with LEDs but not radio links could be transformed into interactive communication nodes,” Mangold said.  “We’re not just talking about sensors, smartphones and appliances. This easily could include toys that have LEDs, creating an Internet of Toys in which toys can be accessed, monitored and acted on remotely,” Mangold said.

The researchers used off-the-shelf commercial LED light bulbs that they then modified so that they could send and receive visible light signals.   These modifications included a System-on-a-Chip running the Linux operating system, a VLC controller module with the protocol software and an additional power supply for the added electronics.  The researchers created software that makes the signals transmitted through this hardware compatible with Internet protocols.

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15 Super Smart Google Search Tricks

15 Super Smart Google Search Tricks | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it

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Love lifehack!

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GestionBarrette's curator insight, August 22, 2014 6:46 AM

Usefull for any manager, ...  anyone using a computer in fact.  

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HP says Windows 7 is ‘Back by popular demand,’ gives Windows 8 the back seat

HP says Windows 7 is ‘Back by popular demand,’ gives Windows 8 the back seat | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it
Windows 7 and even Android systems are featured more prominently than Windows 8 machines. Oy.

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Makes sense for a standard / traditional non-touch interface.  As an iphone/ipad person, I find Android more intuitive, but I see Windows 8 on more dell laptops.  And soon Mozilla will enter the fray . . . 

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Artful.ly Gives Small Arts Organizations a Tech Boost - Digital Music News

Artful.ly Gives Small Arts Organizations a Tech Boost - Digital Music News | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it
Now, a solution to an overlooked problem: digital tools for independent arts organizations. Today, non-profit arts service Fractured Atlas has announced their new web-based software system, Artful.ly....

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MAM Presenting's curator insight, November 29, 2013 1:38 PM


Wasn't aware of this program provided by Fractured Atlas, but for small- to mid- sized arts organizations, why not give this free open-sourced Cloud-based ticketing/CRM a try? Depending on the usability of the program, claims to “give independent artists and small- and mid-size arts organizations the same technology and marketing power as major cultural institutions” may actually be valid.

With all of this technology available, I am left wondering if at some point in the future will there will be so many technologies and systems employed by numerous organizations that coordinating and syncing between the systems may be impossible? The next problem to solve for future generations?


-Dan

MAM Presenting's comment, November 30, 2013 3:45 PM
For small- to mid-sized arts organizations, an efficient tool could be a huge help. However I agree with Dan's concern on the coordination between too many different technologies and systems in the future. Also, people might need to balance the benefits new tech brings and the intangible costs of personnel training and organizational change. —Su
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21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates

21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it

Our students need to be comfortable with the information technologies that are inextricably linked to the 21st century skills the work place requires, and teachers need to help pave the way.


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Jean-Claude Domenjoz's curator insight, November 15, 2013 1:19 AM

Liste des compétences:

http://www.imls.gov/about/21st_century_skills_list.aspx

 

VISUAL LITERACY

Demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate, and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made

 

Peter Evans's curator insight, November 26, 2013 8:47 AM

I'd suggest a lot of the more innovative university programmes are already doing much of what is suggested here. One thing to emphasise is supporting students to use digital tools specifically for learning as they generally already know how to use these tools. In otherwords, while students may often be digitally competent, they are often less digitally literate in terms of learning processes. Also, what refer to PDAs - surely old tech?

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, December 1, 2013 11:14 PM

Sound advice for teachers to incorprate these core competencies in their teaching programmes.

 

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Quick Look at iOS 7 Features, Tricks, Top Apps & Download Links

Quick Look at iOS 7 Features, Tricks, Top Apps & Download Links | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it
Detailed summary of everything you need to know about ios 7 features, its tricks, top apps that run perfect on it and how to download ios 7 all in one post

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For allearly adopters.

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Osku Penttinen's curator insight, September 21, 2013 11:18 AM

I'm not sure where Apple is headed with their designs, but I'm holding back judgement on iOS 7 until I've had a few days to explore it and learn it. Tiaan Jonker provides some of her tech advice.

G Coleman's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:05 AM

Just finished my download... we shall see... like the new icons.

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Digital skills for life and work

Digital skills for life and work | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it

The report, released today, highlights the emergence of a new global skills gap where gender, class, geography and age can have a huge impact on whether a person is able to harness new technologies or not. It also presents strategies for ensuring all groups of people can develop these skills.


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For policy-makers and educators to all levels -- a useful publication.
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Alejandro Rodríguez's curator insight, October 10, 2:27 PM
Certainly, all the world around, everybody relies on technology more than they imagine or want. This is an interesting report to explore the challenges of this new reality.
Ralph Springett's curator insight, October 10, 2:36 PM
Supporting the development of digital skills is complex. Initiatives are often context specific and reliant on partnerships. In addition, the environment must be fertile for initiatives to flourish. Policy makers, education leaders, industry and the individual all have a role in equitable digital skills development.
How is it that you will contribute?
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 10, 4:15 PM
Quelques exemples de l'apprentissage à l'aide du numérique partout dans le monde.
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12 Free Windows Productivity Apps You Should Download

12 Free Windows Productivity Apps You Should Download | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it

Most professional fields require you to spend a major part of your day on your PC, and so the productivity of your PC directly affects your personal productivity.


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A nice list of options for Windows users. Rambox and RocketDock seem the most useful from my perspective, but some of the hardware organization systems and download operators seem very useful for high-volume users.
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Daniel Watson's curator insight, January 9, 7:53 PM

 

If a large part of your day is spent on a computer that uses Windows as it Operating System, then you need every time saver you can find, to be more effective. If you are not aware that there are numerous apps available to assist in this regard, then you will remain continually hamstrung, by the limitations of Windows. This list of 12 free productivity apps for Windows users, is well worth exploring, and several may become your best friends.

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Exploiting Infographics for Digital Literacy & Critical Thinking

Exploiting Infographics for Digital Literacy & Critical Thinking | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it

This ebook was designed with English language teachers in mind but should have some value for any teacher who is interested in developing their students’ digital literacy and critical thinking skills.


The book contains a wide range of suggested activities for both the creation and exploitation of infographics in the classroom.
It also helps teachers with tips and advice on how to plan and create infographics and suggestions for which tools to use to produce different types of infographic.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 30, 2016 5:38 AM

My latest ebook in the Digital Classrooms Series.

Ttoo2's curator insight, October 5, 2016 11:39 AM
Infographics are such a great differentiated way for kids to show what they know.  
Susan Kelly's comment, October 14, 2016 8:37 AM
Thanks. I'm eager to read this and wonder if you've included the BIg 6 Information Literacy Skills.
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How to Make Yourself Write an Entire Blog Article Every Single Day

How to Make Yourself Write an Entire Blog Article Every Single Day | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it

Blogging is an essential part of my business, and I can tell you firsthand how difficult it can be. 


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All true.  Writing is hard but writing is essential for content generation.  Writing can take many forms (video, audio, etc.) but it is a mental pursuit to find the structure and meaning you intend to convey.
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Daniel Watson's curator insight, September 8, 2016 6:41 PM

 

If you have set up a blog for your business, either on your website or as a stand-alone endeavour, you need to feed the beast with regular blogs. This can be easier said than done, especially after the initial enthusiasm has waned, and ideas for posts are harder and harder to find. Advice from successful bloggers can be most useful if you have hit such hurdles, and this article provides great pointers on how to maintain a regular schedule of blog posts.

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18 Free Tools for Analysing Social Media Activity

18 Free Tools for Analysing Social Media Activity | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it

If you’re interested in tracking a social media audience, you can find plenty of help with a variety of free social media analytics tools. 


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#arts Free usually isn't free but worth investigating if you are looking for insight
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Daniel Watson's curator insight, August 24, 2016 11:42 PM

 

Social media marketing is rapidly becoming a mainstream activity for both small and large businesses. In order to determine whether or not you are getting a decent return on your time and effort, you need access to a wide range of social media analytic tools. Fortunately, many are available and this excellent article highlights 18 social media analytic tools, most of which are totally free or offer a less features free offering.

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Anuj Saxena's curator insight, October 6, 2016 7:47 AM
You need to analyse your every effort you put into marketing, each action should be evaluated to from next move, here are the tools to do the same.
 
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Harvard's Michael Porter and PTC CEO Summarize the Impact of IoT on Companies

Harvard's Michael Porter and PTC CEO Summarize the Impact of IoT on Companies | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is changing more than products, it's changing companies' operations and organizational structure too.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 21, 2015 2:04 PM

#IoT #Connected #Devices #SmartDevices

Richard Platt's curator insight, September 21, 2015 2:39 PM

5 Videos explain the different elements that Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter and PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann see with regards to the IoT and it's impact on firms.  Important stuff to comprehend.  For instance: 

Making the Transition: “For many companies, the change from the traditional manufacturing model, to this new world of smart, connected products is a daunting organizational transformation,” says Heppelmann in his fifth video.  Yet there are techniques companies can use to make the transition, he advises. One is to form a cross functional steering committee that oversees a smart, connected products program, or initiative. Another is to form a center of excellence by drafting talent from different parts of the business to develop best practices for the broader organization. Another is the formation of a new business unit so that other business units that can then retain a strong focus on the traditional aspects of the business.

“These are all transition techniques, probably all temporary techniques, on the path to some new normal that could be years down the road by the time a company really masters where they’re going,” concludes Heppelmann 


Definitely review all of the videos

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Virtual Reality Still Has 5 Big Problems to Overcome

Virtual Reality Still Has 5 Big Problems to Overcome | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it
Despite all of the hype surrounding the recent surge in virtual reality products, there are many challenges that still need to be addressed before VR goes mainstream.

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Virtual Reality has a lot of potential but seems to be hung up in the VC and pro-sumer category.  The content available is thin and the barrier to entry for users is financially significant for a basic consumer pattern.  The health concerns are also concerning.  HD TV didn't have this many things stacked against it and it never really made it. It will be interesting to see how things develop.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 12, 2016 1:00 AM

Doesn't seem to mention Google Cardboard.

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Managing the digital classroom - Using a backchannel

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Managing the digital classroom - Using a backchannel | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it

If you are working in a classroom where your students have internet connected devices, either through wifi or their mobile phone, using a backchannel can have a transformative impact on the way you can use technology with your students.

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Arts education is digital as well -- take advantage of some of these standard tools.

 

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, September 21, 2015 3:51 AM

You might also be interested in the session I presented a few years back: http://www.slideshare.net/kimbowa/reclaim-the-backchannel-as-a-learning-channel

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 27, 2015 5:05 PM

Great article with some useful resources to create a backchannel in your class. 

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10 Secret Features Hidden In Your Mac

10 Secret Features Hidden In Your Mac | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it
Use these simple tips and tricks for your Mac to perform intuitive shortcuts and make your life easier.

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Andy Britnell's curator insight, July 21, 2014 5:23 AM

I knew a few of these but didn't know how to produce 's !!

Thierry Benchetrit's curator insight, July 25, 2014 7:52 AM

http://techneb.com/shop/ boutique du gadget et du cadeau techno 

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10 Powerful Online Business Tools

10 Powerful Online Business Tools | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it

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I love Trello. Is anyone out there using Buffer?

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Tooliers's curator insight, January 10, 2014 9:36 AM

@michaelhyat.com 

Tia Ribary's curator insight, January 12, 2014 3:38 PM

Apps and online tools can make your more efficient, for sure! If you're looking to discover a few for 2014, here is a great start. I've used a few myself. Take a look and see if one of these would make a difference in your business.

Marcellus Maxximus's curator insight, January 13, 2014 2:16 AM

I read this one because I thought it would kinda go along with the ways to make your business site better. Theses tools make your online site more productive. 

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Cybertainment: Warhol Museum, artists network plan online classes

Cybertainment: Warhol Museum, artists network plan online classes | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it
The Andy Warhol Museum and artists network Tenlegs will offer a series of online courses devoted to Warhol and his work.
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education, gaming, and authoring -- all areas that are increasingly affecting arts organizations.
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Pinterest Announces Rich Pins for Articles

Pinterest Announces Rich Pins for Articles | Arts Management and Technology | Scoop.it

So now, if you're a brand that wants to take advantage of Pinterest but finds original visual content too high a resource investment for you to make, you don't have to be left out of the Pinterest game. You can pin, say ... those awesome blog articles you're always writing!

 

The article pins will now include critical information in a more prominent fashion that helps your written content get traction, including

- Story Headline

- Author Name

- Description of the Story (like your meta description)

- Source URL

 

Now you might be saying to yourself, "Self, I used to pin my articles on Pinterest, anyway." Well, good for you for being scrappy -- but now those pins will look waaaay better. The biggest difference? The images will be bigger, and critical information like your meta data is displayed more prominently....


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pinterest joins the scoop-it and evernote clan!

 

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Lalita Krishna's curator insight, September 30, 2013 10:12 AM

I've used Pinterest for images but this is interesting. 

Two Pens's curator insight, September 30, 2013 1:54 PM

Visual content still rules, but Pint is bowing to word pressure to make context more available. Helpful.