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Date posted: February 25, 2011

Managing Automation has published the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) buyer’s guide, another in my series of enterprise software and hardware buyers guides.

I want to thank the PLM vendor community for their support and invaluable assistance during the writing of this guide.

I have written five buyer’s guides for Managing Automation since mid-2010. I’m currently working on a buyer’s guide for Business Process Management software.



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As a podcast producer and host, I work with a production studio to create and record podcasts for a number of clients, including:

  • SRI International
  • The Manufacturing Geek Blog
  • Chabad Asheville


Date posted: February 15, 2011

The Human Capital Management (HCM) buyer’s guide, part of a long series of industry-specific buyers guides that I am producing for Managing Automation, has been published.

The HCM buyer’s guide, like the others in the series, provides an overview of this software category; an in-depth examination of the technology landscape; how to evaluate this software; and, a vendor comparison grid, among other topics.

Previously published guides cover software such as ERP, PLM, and MES. Each month, a new guide will appear on the Managing Automation Web site and in the print edition of the magazine.

To view or download the guides, you will need to become a subscriber at the MA Web site.

Date posted: February 14, 2011

I've been invited to contribute to T.H.E. Journal, (Technological Horizons in Education), a publication dedicated to informing and educating K-12 senior-level district and school administrators, technologists, and tech-savvy educators within districts, schools, and classrooms to improve and advance the learning process through the use of technology. Launched in 1972, T.H.E. Journal was the first magazine to cover education technology. It currently has more than 100,000 readers.

My first column will focus on how cloud computing is changing the landscape of asset management in schools.

Date posted: February 10, 2011

2Podcast™, a joint venture service of 2BruceStudio and LBE LLC, announces the launch of its turnkey podcast production and dissemination services for businesses, associations, media outlets, and institutions.

2Podcast provides a cost-effective way for companies to create audio programs that can be delivered to any Web site, computer, or mobile device. The service includes all aspects of podcast production, from script development to recording to uploading the completed podcast. 2Podcast uses advanced recording and telephony technology to create broadcast-quality audio recordings remotely, thereby eliminating the need for subject experts to travel to a recording facility or for the execution of a complicated on-site recording session. 2Podcast allows businesses to cost-effectively embrace the benefits of corporate podcasting to build their brand and enhance their online presence.

“The need to take advantage of podcasting to communicate with customers, prospects, and the broader market is increasing,” says Marty Weil, president of LBE LLC. “Enabling your key audiences to listen to and download a podcast is a practical and efficient way to communicate with today’s professionals while building the credibility of your Web site. Providing quality content will not only produce long-term listeners and subscribers, but also strengthen the search engine optimization of your Web site or corporate blog.”

“While it is true that a podcast can be recorded and uploaded by virtually anybody,” says Bruce Sales, president of 2BruceStudio, “in reality, a great deal of technical complexity, including editing and mixing, must be handled professionally. The quality of each podcast should reflect the high standard of your company’s brand.”

2Podcast also provides online magazines and media outlets with the means to generate audio news, information, interviews, and features from the ground up. These could include recording phone interviews; story and feature narration; editing, processing, and audio mixdown into podcast format; and the creation of audio templates (i.e., intros, outros, sound signatures, etc.).

For more information, please visit http://2Podcast.com.

About 2Podcast
2Podcast is a full-service, turnkey podcasting production service offered jointly by 2BruceStudio and LBE LLC. 2Podcast combines the production and recording capabilities of 2BruceStudio with the project management and creative talents of LBE LLC. 2BruceStudio and LBE LLC are both located in Asheville, NC.