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Archive for February, 2008

10 emerging technologies of 2008

MIT’s Technology review magazine has recently published it’s annual list of what it see’s as the most interesting technologies that will impact on us over the next few years.   Includes offline web applications and nanoradio.  Thanks to Resourceshelf

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InnovationTools is a interesting site with pithy relevant articles which aims  to provide “entrepreneurs and innovators with a focused, growing collection of the best resources on business innovation, creativity and brainstorming.”   You can browse through their articles, creativity tools and resource centres.  (U.S) 

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New Business Information Specialist

I’ll be still publishing this blog, but I have a change in emphasis in my work here at Wellington City Libraries.  I will be placing special emphasis on working with companies (large or small) to help them satisfy their information needs.  Wellington City Libraries offers up to two hours of free non-urgent research to Wellington […]

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Big think

This really interesting site is a searchable archive of “hundreds of hours of direct, unfiltered interviews with today’s leading thinkers, movers and shakers”.  There is a great Business and economics section.

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Grow Wellington (yes a name change)

In case you didn’t know, on the 14th February 2008 the Regional Economic Development Agency changed its name to Grow Wellington.  The new name  reflects the main goal of the agency to “work with businesses and other organisations throughout the Wellington region, nationally, and internationally, to achieve economic growth through exports.”

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A recent survey by the American Software & Information Industry Association reveals that businesses are increasingly embracing Web 2.0 technologies such as wikis, blogs and social networking to reach new markets and generate more user engagement.  Either read the press release or see the full results here on the SIIA site

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