Mobile technologies are dramatically transforming the way people work in almost every area of business, education and government services. How can you stay on top of the technological, operational and social issues associated with supporting a mobile workforce—or workforce to be—when changes occur with the speed of a YouTube video gone viral?
This Workforce Anywhere site exists to serve as an informational resource for companies, government agencies and educational institutions―anyone looking for advice, resources and ideas for how to effectively manage (and prepare) a mobile workforce to compete in the 21st century. Whether you’re organization is already fully mobile, or you’re just exploring how mobility can make your work or school more productive, this site will help you find relevant resources around trends and best practices, and provide tips for how to overcome common mobility challenges.
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Lenovo Enterprise Evangelist: Kevin Beck
He joined IBM as a DBCS software test lead and held positions in project management, desktop system engineering, desktop product management (a three-year assignment in Tokyo), and marketing operations before becoming a Competitive Analyst and Lenovo Product Ambassador. As such, he travels the world presenting to customers, sales representatives and business partners and discussing Lenovo products and technology.
Kevin’s other interests include travel, food, culture, languages, photography, music, science fiction and a voracious amount of reading. He’s keeping his day job until the Travel Channel comes calling with an offer to host their new bilingual English/Japanese techno-geek/travel/food/photography show.
Lenovo Higher Education Evangelist: Tim CoyneSmith
Tim CoyneSmith is Lenovo’s chief 1:1 solutions architect and a certified project executive. Additionally he is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). For the past seventeen years he has consulted with clients to ensure that projects are completed within their budgets and schedules. He is the Lenovo subject matter expert on the implementation of 1:1 student computing programs and has worldwide recognition for his expertise on ThinkPad University, ThinkPad@School, and student mobile computing. He has traveled both nationwide and overseas to set up and support more than a hundred 1:1 student computing projects. He has experience with private and public institutions as well as large and small educational institutions.
Furthermore, he has experience in large-scale technology rollouts, ERP implementation and integration, custom application development, change management, and detailed market analysis. He holds an MBA from the College of William and Mary and he was named Time magazine’s person of the year in 2006. He has performed with the national touring company of Cirque Dreams.
Lenovo State & Local Government Evangelist: Darren Mock
Darren Mock is Lenovo’s Program Manager for State & Local Government. Darren’s bio is coming soon!
Guest Blogger: Steve Kovsky
Veteran journalist and author Steve Kovsky has covered all aspects of information technology for over 20 years in print, radio, television and online. In addition to his current role as resident tech expert for San Diego 6 TV in San Diego, and CBS/Infinity Broadcasting radio affiliate KFWB (“News 980”) in Los Angeles, Steve is a prolific writer whose body of work has been widely read by both IT professionals and consumers worldwide. He has also held editorial management positions at CNET Networks/CBS Interactive, ZDNet /TechTV, Ziff-Davis, UBM/TechWeb, Global Sources Publishing, and others. Steve has also served as Principal Analyst and Research Leader for Consumer Electronics for the Current Analysis division of NPD Group, and as Vice President and Editorial Director for Centric Events Group, an organizer of technical IT trade shows and conferences across North America. Steve is the author of two popular technology “how to” books for consumers: “The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Windows XP Media Center Edition,” (Que, 2004), which was republished in 2005 by Dell Computer, and “High-Tech Toys for Your TV: Secrets of TiVo, Xbox, ReplayTV, UltimateTV and More” (Que 2002).