I’ve been working on projects quite a bit lately, and haven’t made time to blog as much as I would like. Nonetheless, there is some interesting stuff going on right now in the world of financial technology:
1. AICPA came out with their list of the Top Ten Technologies for 2011 yesterday, and for the first time in about five years, Security (generally) is NOT the top item on the list. The top item? Control and Use of Mobile Devices. More about the items on the list can be found at the AICPA website.
2. The CPA Technology Advisor came out with its listing of the Top 25 Thought Leaders in Accounting Technology, and your humble correspondent was honored with a place on the list. More info at the CPA Technology Advisor website.
3. Tablets continue to dominate the computer news, and with the upcoming release of the Android 3.0 OS and Apple’s iPad 2, which WSJ.com is now reporting in production in China, I don’t see this slowing down for a while. DigitalTrends.com did a comparison of three Android 3.0 tablets recently.
4. Although the Motorola Atrix and Xoom were both highly rated at CES, the early reviews of the Atrix are well, weak, and the Xoom is rumored to have the Wi Fi disabled until you activate a data contract with Verizon. By the way, the price point looks like $800, but has been identified as high as $1,200. I’m sure this will all be nailed down in the near future, but these issues are making the resurgence of Motorola look like much less of a sure thing than it did just a month ago at CES.
5. I’m still looking for that Toshiba Mobile Monitor I saw at CES. If anyone out there in Cyberworld knows how to get me a demo unit, I’m game. I’m always looking for new monitors to use on the road. Address available upon request…