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Best blogs, books and apps of 2011?

Is there a telecom or datacom book that you have read in 2011 that you would recommend? The same goes for any business or technology book that you found useful.

Also is there a journal or blog site that you have started to read that you have come to value? Apps can also be included.

In the last year I have started to read Ericsson Business Review which I really like. It has impressive forward-looking articles and great infographics. I also like the Telecom Ramblings blog, a valuable resource.

As for apps, I have discovered Zite, an iPad news aggregator app which is excellent. I also now use two fantastic drawing app packages - OmniGraphSketcher for graphs and TouchDraw for diagrams. I have used both for reports and for Gazettabyte. Lastly Book Creator, an ebook-making app.

Please comment and share your thoughts.


Reader Comments (1)

Great topic. It’s been an incredible year across all of these fronts, especially for apps. This year has seen the iPad develop from an entertainment device into a true work device. The number of productivity apps now available is incredible and enable you to achieve almost any task. Perhaps the one that’s impacted most upon my workflow is MindNode. Until now, I was never a true believer in mind mapping, but there’s something about this app on the iPad that seems to focus thoughts and drive ideas forward.

In regards to blogs, there are two that I’d like to mention. Firstly, Gazettabyte has taken another big step forward this year and I’m looking forward to seeing how it continues to grow next year. I’d also to highlight Gigaom. Om Malik has continued to drive this magazine forward and this year hosted an incredible series of events that explore how the connected world is changing so many aspects of our society.

It will be exciting to see how these develop in 2012.


November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGareth Spence

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