The Gadget of Gadgets . . .
Candidate Question #3: What is the newest "techie" gadget that you have/would like to have, and how do/would you use it to improve the work relationship that you have with your primary clientele?
submitted by John DiGilio, Candidate for Treasurer
I am a "gadget guy". It is my one guilty pleasure and is nearly an addiction. I have never needed tobacco or alcohol. But I cannot live without my tech, If there was a "technology addicts anonymous", I would likely be its toughest case. Luckily, I have learned how to dispose of the old in a way that pays for the new without putting me in the poor house. If left without that discipline, I might very well find myself trying to live out of an iMac box or something! No, the "will work for tech" sign did not work. 🙂
Right now, my favorite gadget would be my iPad. I have learned to use it to help manage my research team as well as keep myself organized and efficient. Once I got over the initial distraction of all the pretty colors and crazy games, I began to focus on finding the apps that would make me more productive and responsive. There is such a market place for these sorts of business and research apps and it is only growing. In many ways, the emergence of truly mobile technology is making it an even more exciting time to be an info pro.
I wish I could say that my iPad and similar gadgets helped me to work less. That is just not true. What they do help me do, however, is to work more on my terms. I do not spend as much time chained to my desk or locked in the office. My work is there when I want it versus me always having to be "there" when there is work to be done. It is liberating and helps cut down on the panic when things are not going to plan.
Now about an app for working less…. If anyone finds one (Angry Birds does NOT count), please let me know. Heck, if we could invent one, I bet we'd be rich!
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