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Always the Last to Know: Cognitive Computing

IBM is trying to teach computers to be more like brains. Called “cognitive computing,” the systems involved are trained to think, using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.  The goal is to allow humans and computers to work together better … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: Essential Tools for Social Media Marketers

Razor Social has prepared a terrific infographic that lays out their top 29 tool recommendations for social media marketers. They graciously allow people to embed it, so here you go:   Courtesy of: RazorSocial   You really need to visit … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Committees can still provide valuable volunteer opportunities for your members, as long as the work they’re doing is meaningful. Annoyed about Facebook’s ever-increasing page rank changes? Eight tips to fight back (one of which is “quit relying on Facebook for … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: 10 Breakthrough Technologies

I’m a little late on this, as MIT’s Technology Review published this earlier this spring, but you definitely owe it to yourself to check out their 2014 list of 10 breakthrough technologies. The list includes: Agricultural use of drones Smartphones … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

It’s the return of the Friday Top 5! I was at the annual digitalNOW conference last week – and seriously, if you’re at all interested in tech in associations (and if you work in associations, no matter what you do, … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: AllJoyn

The Internet of Things is a really cool idea. The only problem is that, in order for it to happen, “things” have to be able to talk to each other, which is far from automatic. Different manufacturers, different operating systems, … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: Blog Topic Generator

Got a blog? Occasionally run out of ideas for what to write ON your blog? Hubspot to the rescue! They have a free online blog topic generator – you give them a few nouns that are things you’d like to … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: TurnKey Linux

IT pros know that you need to test before making any changes to your production environment. But most associations lack the resources, including time, to set up a full test server environment, so a lot of times, we implement and … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: PlaceAvoider

Now that more people are starting to get Google Glass, what if you need to ensure a Glass-free zone, say, because you’re dealing with sensitive or restricted materials? A team at Indiana University Bloomington decided to address this. They’ve come … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: Buffer

Spotted thanks to a link from the always-full-of-good-information Maddie Grant, Buffer simplifies social sharing via a site, a browser extension and even an app. I still plan to post a roughly weekly blog roundup, but expect to see a lot … Continue reading

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