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Monday, February 4, 2008

Notes From Anywhere

Welcome to Anywhere™. That's the theme we at Yankee Group are currently using to describe our research into how we will communicate with anyone, anywhere, and on any device. It's a vision, not a reality yet. But it is this vision that shapes how we look at the technology landscape today -- and it informs the changes we see on the horizon. My name is Carl Howe, and my day job is Director, Enterprise Software Research, at Yankee Group on the 27th floor of the Prudential Tower in Boston. Read my bio if you want more background, but I spent the first 18 years of my career in Internet research and development, while I've been a professional technology and marketing analyst the last 10 years or so. I spent the last three years or so writing a blog over at Blackfriars Marketing, where my business partner Joe continues helping technology and other companies communicate better. But nowadays, I spend a lot of time in Anywhere. I commute a couple hours a day, and I travel all over the world, both for business and pleasure. I use a Macintosh PowerBook at work in a PC-focused environment, and I do the same from the gaggle of computers in my house. I read my email, check traffic, and browse the Web on my iPhone pretty much everywhere I go. I work in Anywhere just as much as I work at work. This blog is my unedited personal journal as I move around my personal Anywhere world. It's not an official publication of Yankee Group nor does it reflect the official positions of my employer, but it will include my viewpoints and counterpoints on some of those topics and positions. The blog will allow me to put out opinions on events in the news long before Yankee Group formulates an official view or publishes an analysis -- that means we're not always going to agree. Take it all as one person's opinion, not a corporate position. To those of you who come here after reading my work at Blackfriars Marketing, you'll find many of the topics I write about familiar, but I hope you will see a somewhat more mobile focus. All that said, I reserve the right to go off-topic periodically; this is a blog, after all. But best of all, this blog, unlike my Blackfriars one, should be able to support features that many people have requested over the years like in-line comments and perhaps some widgets. I'll know more as I get into it. So if you like this new focus, update your newsreaders and bookmarks because this is where I intend to spend my blogging time from now on. I hope you enjoy my notes from Anywhere.

9 comments:

Carl Howe said...
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Anders said...

Glad to see you back in the blogosphere. Looking forward to the more mobile focus and inline comments!

Dan Butterfield said...

Bookmarked and look forward to your notes from anywhere :)

Tom said...

So glad to see you blogging. I've already bookmarked and subscribed.

By the way, there's nothing wrong with the standard Blogger template. Some may think it's boring, but its the content that counts. Don't get too "cute" on us, 'K?

Paladin said...

Good Luck, in your new endeavors.

artman1033 said...

Good luck!!

Steven said...

glad to see you back sir. Looking forward to reading your most insightful views from anywhere, literally.

Steven

Thomson Financial
Steven.Rosenberg@thomson.com

South said...

Great to have you back, I really value your insights and enjoyed your previous blog on Blackfriars. Keep up the good work

BFrench said...

HI CARL, Finally catching up on reading the blogs I subscribe to and -- wow, what a pleasant surprise to find your new blog. I'm updating the Tekrati blogs directory, opml, etc right now. Also, look forward to getting to know Andrew through his blogging, as well.