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Data at your fingertips v2.0

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A number of years ago, I was an early adopter of the first color Palm OS device—the Handspring Visor. This device replaced two pounds of paper in a junior desk size Covey planner, and did more—it allowed me to keep my calendar and contacts electronically, where the planner only organized my calendar. Eventually my Visor became unreliable and I replaced it with a much faster, slimmer, cheaper, multi-featured Sony Palm OS device.

Fast forward to the 21st century… smartphones with more computing power than my first few laptop computers are ubiquitous. People want data at their fingertips and they want it “to go.” Mobile devices provide information, convenience and social networking across a variety of screen sizes and types, and market analysts predict that tablet sales will surpass PC sales in a couple of years.

Devices like the iPad did not even exist three years ago, and they have changed the way we live and work. With excitement, I look forward to being part of this revolution.


Author: Jill Barson Gilbert

Founder, President & CEO of Lexicon Systems, LLC, an independent management consulting firm in Houston, TX. Thought leader on environment, health & safety (EHS) and sustainability software. Trusted advisor on strategic planning and strategic marketing issues.

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