This week has been a blur, and before it passes, I just wanted to share some photos from NEC's Advantage conference in Chandler, AZ. Very nice spot, and they did a great job updating us on their roadmap. Their offerings are a few steps removed from the world of collaboration as I know it, but that's my problem, not theirs. Today's technologies are so diverse, who's to say that biometrics can't be part of collaboration or streamlining workflows? NEC really stands out this way, and I'll have more to say about that in a follow up post.
Until then, the big news for people in my circles is two major retirement announcements. Both Frank Viola and Larry Kollie are taking leave end of May, and they'll both be missed in a big way. Continuity is another thing that makes their culture special, and these guys truly personify that.
To honor that, I'll be working on a couple of pieces about each of them very soon. I'm putting together a Q&A with Frank that I'll be posting here, and the piece about Larry is still taking shape. Stay tuned.