Welcome again to another Location Technology news roundup and mobile industry recap. Sequestration – no doubt the topic may be on your mind. Indeed the budget cuts may run deep as time passes and for many in business, the topic of sequestration is on the mind – no doubt this will also be discussed by many this week at the Esri FEDUC. Harris has recently polled Americans on their thoughts regarding budget spending and budget cuts and to no surprise, the poll finds that only a small minorities of the public want to cut most of the biggest federal government programs. Perhaps the biggest surprise that I see in this is the huge number of those surveyed who favor cuts in spending and funding for business! See more details and results of the latest Harris Poll. Loads of news goodies this week including word that Nokia has scored the `Best Entry Level Phone’ for the Asha 305 at Mobile World Congress; details of the new Firefox OS and marketplace emerge; and a paretnership with Code for America from the crew at Accela – Accela customers participating in the 2013 CfA Fellowship Program are Oakland, CA; New York; San Francisco; Kansas City, MO; Unified Government of Kansas City, KS; and San Mateo County, CA. Finally, another friday came and went and that means I churned out another 5 Things on Friday. This week I looked at a free book about online GIS, a cool water tracing WMS, more opendata for BC, Canada, an update of the Flickr mobile app, and 30+ maps you thought you would never need – check out 5Things in Friday #8 HERE. Have a great week everyone and be sure to find us on Twitter @LBSzone and on facebook.
5 Things on Friday #8 – Another Friday and that means some fun in the form of 5 Things on Friday – actually, it’s not all fun, rather, there’s also some really cool, useful stuff to be found here as well! This week I look at a free book about online GIS, a cool water tracing WMS, more opendata for BC, Canada, an update of the Flickr mobile app, and 30+ maps you thought you would never need!
10 Must Have Gadgets and Technology for the Remote Office – Chances are good that if you happen to work in technology or you’re a consultant, that you may be working remotely or from a home-based office at some time soon – or perhaps you already do. The following are 10 gadgets and pieces of technology that I suggest for any remote worker.
Tip – Home and Remote Office Workers. A Good Idea or Just Yahoo!-ing Around? – It seems that Marissa Mayer and Yahoo! have stirred the pot a little here with this topic, although honestly, given Yahoo!’s track record I don’t really take much to heart that is coming out of the fledgling Internet company (when was the last time you used yahoo! email or did a Yahoo! search?) It seems Yahoo! is dead set against home-based workers and has taken a firm stance that all employees will work from the campus.