I haven’t had much motivation to put together any long posts about anything lately, but here are a few thoughts:
The process of uploading pictures to Flickr has been interesting. On one hand I can certainly see where both the technology and my ability has improved from 2001-present day. Certainly, just in terms of tech, taking photos with a film camera and using a scanner to get them on-line, like these photos from Boston is nothing compared to taking photos with a Nikon D50, like the very next set I loaded from Bryce Canyon! On the other hand, I do detect a certain style that is similar in even the old sets. I like having my own style, but at the same time, I’d like to think about growing outside of that style as well. I’m glad this project has made me go back and look through all the photos I’ve taken over the years. There’s much to be learned from that.
I was having a conversation today with someone who was asking about what the new requirements in terms of email retention and auditing would mean for our firm. In short, the new rules on e-discovery mean we will be required to keep so much more stuff, for so much longer. Yes, we’re putting in a new SAN first quarter 2007, just to deal with those requirements, on top of a number of other server/network upgrades, and we’re anticipating that our attorneys will never delete another email. You can probably imagine what that will require!
The other big IT item in 2007 will be Office 2007 and Vista. We have no plans on moving to those any time soon, but that’s not surprising, we tend to be a bit behind the early adopters, but I know of other organizations that are budgeting for hardware upgrades to handle Vista. I’d be interested in hearing what your workplace is planning, and why?