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Date posted: October 28, 2010

I’m writing a series of enterprise software buyer’s guides for Managing Automation. The first guide, published this week, covers Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

ERP helps companies manage their internal and external resources, including tangible assets, financial resources, material, and human resources. The purpose of the buyers’ guide is to help manufacturers make the right decision in purchasing this mission-critical business investment. For manufacturers, buying the right system and choosing the best vendor is critical to a successful implementation. The ERP Buyer’s Guide is designed to help manufacturers make these system and partner choices.

Other guides in the series will include MES and PLM software.


Date posted: October 20, 2010

My October feature in Managing Automation answers the question, "Are the new telepresence video collaboration tools cost effective?" They are certainly really cool. The technology is amazing, and the article showcases the cutting-edge in this new conferencing reality.

Over the course of this year, I've become more involved with Managing Automation. I'm currently working on a series of technology buyer's guides. The first one, on ERP software, will be published in the coming weeks.



Date posted: October 14, 2010

SRIlogo The podcasts I've created in 2010 for SRI International are now available on iTunes.

For anyone interested in the latest advancements in medicine, technology, education, R&D, gaming, exploration, engineering, and a host of other cutting-edge research, the SRI podcast series is for you.

I write, produce, direct, and host the SRI podcasts. The podcasts are recorded at 2Bruce Studios in Asheville, NC.

To listen to an audio podcast, click iTunes page here. Mouse over the title and click Play.

There are currently five podcasts loaded on iTunes with several more podcasts currently in production. If you subscribe to the iTunes feed of this page, you'll get new podcasts delivered to you automatically.

If you enjoy a particular podcast, please leave a comment here and be sure to give it a five-star ranking.



Date posted: October 13, 2010

I've been fortunate this year to return to writing regularly for Scholastic Administrator (SA) magazine, one of the most well-respected publications in the field of education leadership. It is read by 240,000 school leaders.

My most recent article, Develop a Strong School District Communications Strategy, appears in the October issue of the magazine.

In the previous issue of SA, I wrote a compelling feature about Detroit's radical school consolidation plan.