On the most recent episode of Mobile Insights Radio, I had two awesome, whip-smart, and accomplished guests: Denise Howell (@dhowell), host of “This Week in Law” and Michelle Dennedy (@mdennedy), VP and Chief Privacy Officer at McAfee. We talked about … Read more >
Monthly Archives: August 2013
According to Gartner API Management + SOA Governance = Application Services Governance. This year’s Magic Quadrant reflects that change, updating the title as well as some of the participants. It has been nearly two years since Gartner’s final “SOA Governance” Magic … Read more >
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– By Andy Thurai (Twitter: @AndyThurai) This article originally appeared on PandoDaily. Looks like Obama read my blog! The White House got the message. Politicians now seem to understand that while they are trying to do things to save the … Read more >
I recently took 2 weeks off from work and promised myself that I would make the best use of my time, which included a deeper examination of how often I’m online in one format or another and the impact it has on my other interactions. The idea of disengaging and reconnecting may seem contradictory but in fact they are intricately related and dependent on each other. In order to tune in, you need to turn something off.
Disengaging from the digital world was an important step towards prioritizing my interactions with others and my time. This included not just turning work email off, but also reducing (if not stopping) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. I realize that “always on” can become an addiction. Just try not looking at an app, a newsfeed or You Tube for 24 hours. You realize how often you turn to these things, often subconsciously. How often have your kids or spouse told you to “put that thing down”? With two kids at home, I’m starting to think more about the behavior I’m role modeling. Seeing my daughter go down the same path is concerning. The frustration she feels when my attention is divided, is the same I feel when she constantly has her nose in her smartphone and ignores my questions about her day.
With all this running through my mind, and only two weeks to try and adjust my behavior, I started my vacation by reading “Search Inside Yourself” by Chade-Meng Tan. The author is a Google engineer who designed this first as a course at Google and later a book. It was intended to transform employees’ work and personal life, enhancing meaning, fulfillment, etc. I won’t turn this into a book review, but it was a valuable and quick read. Anyone interested in mindfulness, the practice of meditation, etc. will recognize some of the practices and concepts. As a preamble to getting myself focused on disconnecting and re-engaging, it was a good motivator. There was even one quote that I wrote down as a reminder of why I’m doing this: “If there are people in your life that you care about, be sure to give them a few minutes of your full attention every day. They will bloom like flowers”.
I love social media. I’m a believer in the power and great potential of technology to change lives. With that said, I will never stop believing in the importance of personal relationships. Of providing undivided attention. Embrace social media but don’t lose connection with the physical world. Your friends and family will be there when you need them, more than your fans and followers. Learn to turn off and tune in.
Do you want to learn what “API surfacing” is? Do you know how to create low-touch, completely automated APIs that can convert you from existing enterprise orientedness (or being a SOA-saurus) to a more agile, API enabled architecture? Learn how … Read more >
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The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is coming up in a few weeks, and it’s shaping up to be a great event. Mobile will be a key focus of this year’s IDF, and as you might imagine API management and HTML5 will … Read more >
Wow, hard to believe that in less than a month developers, engineers, technology leaders, and business leaders from all over the world will convene in San Francisco for the annual Intel Developer Forum in North America! In 2013, we’ve made … Read more >
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API Management and Internet of Things API Management is more relevant than ever with the explosive growth of internet connectivity. The Internet of Things (IoT) is following close on the heels of the mobile market expansion. IoT refers to uniquely … Read more >
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– By Andy Thurai (Twitter: @AndyThurai) [Original version of this blog appeared on PandoDaily magazine.] Though Snowden is long gone now, the ripple effects that he created are going to remain for a long time to come. If you haven’t … Read more >