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The Newest Member of the CGI Team

December 23rd, 2008
Author: Dan

Hi, my name is Dan, and I’m the newest member of the CGI team (not the Dan who posted previously on this blog). My background and current duties are in systems administration and programming.

My mantra is; “Empowering people with the tools necessary to achieve excellence”. I’ve learned that by making things simple and intuitive you can help develop standards while streamlining current processes. This saves time all the way around helping others become more efficient while resulting in higher quality.

Imagine a world where what you needed was simply where you needed it and not in a different program or 10 clicks away… With a well engineered solution and an intuitive interface, this can become a reality. Helping to save both time and money.

Enter the era of mobile devices… Over the past year, mobile devices have seen allot of growth. Gone are the days where we were limited to a few lines of text visible on a monochrome display while on the run. The success of Blackberry’s, i-Phones, smart phones and internet ready mobile devices have companies such as Google, Intel and Microsoft jumping in to the market. Undoubtedly these devices will continue to change the way we do business.

Perhaps one of the most exciting and innovative of the recent changes is the release of Google’s Android platform. Android is a free (Linux based) mobile phone platform. This means mobile phone providers don’t have to invest money in to building basic software to make a smart-phone work! This should help lower costs.

More interesting still is the fact that Android was developed to allow applications to speak with one another and share information. This is a much needed practical change. No more managing multiple contact lists or typing in names of contacts when scheduling events on your calendar. Yes, your maps program can now talk to your GPS providing pin point directions. But this is just the start; think of how mobile devices like this could help your business?

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