Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Infrics.com: a promise and a request

When it comes to the state of online technology news and analysis, it seems to me that the signal-to-noise ratio has been going downhill lately.  There is much that feels like search engine fodder, and more than a little bit of self-aggrandizement.

Today I'm writing to make readers of Infrics.com a promise, to restate a fundamental reason I'm here, and to ask for your help.

  • I don't post as often as some sites, but when I do, I promise to make it worth your time. I won't write fluff.   I won't put up a post unless I believe it's worthwhile information.
  • Infrics.com deals primarily with the three important trends I've identified as shapers of our tech and business future:

    --Hardware, software, and content are becoming stateless -- devices are primarily delivery mechanisms for applications, data, and media delivered from the cloud.

    --Individuals have ever-greater power through technology to know things, participate in communities, and make our own choices.  My term for this idea: "the era of you," and it has profound implications for business and society.

    --The deconstruction of business jobs, tools, and processes into services promises to at last make business more agile and help the IT department succeed by disappearing seamlessly into the business itself.

    These are the "Big Ideas," click the tab on the masthead to read the articles.
  • I am also asking for your help.  Because Infrics.com doesn't shout from the rooftops, or bombard the internet with SEO-friendly useless content, the support of community members who read my posts is vital.  If you like what you see here, will you help me increase my audience by recommending Infrics.com to colleagues?  Our community at this site is now a little over 1400 page views a month; no challenge to TechCrunch, and none intended, but any viral mention from you to build that number would be a huge help in audience-building.
  • This site is free in large part because I'm working to build a reputation as a valued business technology strategist, and I'm trying to turn that into a good job in the greater San Francisco area--Silicon Valley or the bay area--or one that will let me work remotely from there.  If you are with a company that has found value from Infrics.com, or know of a place where I can bring this value, would you consider making an introduction for me?  My resume is here.
  • Finally, I'd really like to engage more with you.  Please share article ideas, criticism, and your own thoughts about these concepts.  Comment here, or write me at donald.ham@gmail.com.
Many thanks to everyone!  


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