the quietest week of the year?

You're hopefully taking some personal time off from work this week. Here at Orange, many people, including myself, are taking a break from work to spend time with family and "recharge the batteries" as my former manager used to say.  

But someone has to keep the lights on, and if that's you, hopefully you'll find a bit of extra time on your hands.  If this is the case, here are some links to technology resources that you might find worth your while to browse around, or even subscribe to if you like what you see! 

In no particular order of importance:

  • quartz: published by The Atlantic, Quartz calls itself "a digitally native news outlet, born in 2012, for business people in the new global economy."  If you're already familiar with The Atlantic, you'll understand why this new media outlet would be useful. Their navigation is really innovative & they have a technology category as well.

  • Gartner blog network: This page publishes all of Gartner's analyst blog posts in chonological order.  There's some great insight shared here, and it's worth subscribing to via an RSS reader if you're not doing so already.  My personal favorite at the moment, is Mark McDonald, who blogs about bridging IT with new technology to create new digital business models. 

  • Forbes blogger Joe McKendrick: Joe covers "innovation, information technology trends and markets" on his blog.  I've recommended him here because he's a great writer who is able to take broad and complex topics, like cloud, and pull out the salient elements worth knowing and understanding.

Do you have others you'd recommend to readers? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

Wishing those of you working this week a quiet work week!

Happy Holidays!

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Katie DeTitta

I've spent more than 17 years in global telecommunications, and was formerly responsible for international social media activities at Orange Business. I enjoy making technology accessible to non-techies and I'm a strong supporter of flexible working.