There seems to be a degree of optimism amid the gloom as we enter 2013. For a start it seems like the Mayans were wrong (actually as I write this at the end of 2012, the jury is still out on that one!) and we have survived.
The staff at VitAL magazine wish all our readers, contributors and advertisers a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2013.
See you next year
It’s almost a contradiction in terms – protecting your privacy on a social network, but since the inception of Facebook and other social media, users have had concerns about protecting their privacy… It seems we want to be social, but there is a limit.
Facebook is currently rolling out Timeline to all its users whether they want it or not. Timeline is the latest way that users let their ‘life story’ be told through pictures and their posts, or as Facebook puts it: “Share and highlight your most memorable posts, photos and life events on your timeline. This is where you can tell your story from beginning, to middle, to now”.
These days there seems to be an app for everything. There are 20 or so ITIL ones for a start as well as a handful of ITSM ones. So I guess we can expect the march of the app to continue in 2012. In the January/February issue of VitAL we will feature a round-up of opinions from leading industry experts, but it is already clear that apps are making their mark.
A week from today (Friday 11 November or 11.11.11) has apparently been designated ‘No Email Day’. The instigator of No Email Day, a chap called Paul Lancaster (http://www.slideshare.net/lordlancaster/no-email-day-by-paul-lancaster) seems to be promoting the idea that by spending a day ignoring our email that this will somehow help us to attain that most elusive of goals – an empty inbox.