For a major international warranty service provider for mobile phones, designed new product server procurement and provisioning protocol and choose appropriate support vendors for these processes.
For a major brokerage firm, designed a provisioning strategy for Linux which permits rollout of 1000 servers in an hour.
For a Sun Microsystems channel partner, designed an architecture and manufacturing process for a self booting DVD which loads a Sun server with virtual tape library (VTL) emulation software and either Linux or Solaris 10 OS thus providing immediate restoration of downed VTL servers.
For an international veterinarian supply firm, examined suitability of Linux based LIMS software infrastructure of a potential European merger partner.
For a retail giftware firm, designed a speech enabled kiosk and
global network to be deployed internationally in airports for
travelers to use while waiting for connections.
For a major international consumer electronics firm, evaluated
usability and convenience features of a personal video recorder.
For a major international electronics firm, produced a 'reviewer's
guide' to be distributed to magazine editors and reviewers which
highlighted important product features in a way most accessible
to these reviewers and most favorable towards the product.
For a top 3 insurance firm, developed a prototype voice controlled
mutual-fund performance query package.
For a nationally recognized software manufacturer, designed preliminary
voice interface for a business analysis tool.
On a regular basis we are called upon to evaluate, in depth,
consumer electronics products, voice products and developer voice
software, multimedia websites, entertainment venues, network infrastructure,
developer software tools and long and short term business strategy. Some is done by private
contract, some is done on a regular schedule for Dr. Dobb's Journal, the software industry's premiere trade publication for
Thus, we have up to the minute knowledge of what will do the
job and what is the best value for business situations. It gives
us the pulse, pace, and direction of these exciting new technologies.
Because speech-enabled products have a lot of flash and glitz,
it is easy to believe that the flash will compensate for mistakes
or clumsiness in the audio user interface. Thus, a development
team can be tempted to think that they can just pass the software
around amongst themselves or some "free" beta testers
and that will be adequate to find all the human factors problems.
Now that many products have usable speech recognition accuracy,
the next delineator of product goodness will be human
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