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Off to New Orleans!

At the end of this week, I will be getting on a plane to make my way to New Orleans for the Verint Driving Innovation users conference in New Orleans, LA. This conference is for users of the Verint/Vovici voice of the customer (VOC) software, which I helped implement at work and received training on last year. My focus at this conference is going to be to learn more about VOC best practices, since it is a new venture at work and we have struggled with the basics like integrating structured and ... Continue Reading

Tablet Testing: Amazon’s Kindle Fire

After going back and forth for quite some time between wanting a laptop and a tablet, my mom treated herself to a Kindle Fire for Mother's Day and her birthday, complete with a matching stylus and case. The Kindle Fire directly competes with the Nook Tablet at a $199 price point with many of the same features. The 7" screen has bright, crisp colors, even with the backlight turned down, at a resolution of 1024 x 600 (169 ppi). The device feels well-built, not thin or cheap looking like I think ... Continue Reading

Tablets, tablets everywhere!

Has anybody been in the market to buy a tablet recently? If you are, it's no surprise; tablets have become one of the most popular gadgets to give as gifts for holidays and other special occasions in the past few years. According to Gartner research, there will be over 118 million tablets sold this year, a 98% increase from 60 million units last year, with Apple's proprietary iPad leading the pack. I've talked about how much I love my Nook Color before. Quite honestly, you can't beat the price ... Continue Reading

New laptop!!!

The brand new laptop that I ordered last week should be here today! I was contemplating buying it for a few days and by the time I ordered it last Friday, it was already backordered with an expected ship date of 5-14 days. Thankfully, I got an email last night that said that the order was shipped yesterday from a location about an hour away from where I live, and the UPS shipment is out for delivery today. Awesome!!! I got a deal on it, too: $499 with free shipping, so it came to $530 after tax. ... Continue Reading