Author Archives: Renatta Siewert

About Renatta Siewert

I'm a senior associate at Emanate working on open source software, semiconductors, and social media. I'm a gymnastics coach by night and I harbor an online shopping addiction.

Keep Our Consumerization of IT in Check

Sometimes, conferences call or video chats just aren’t enough for that feeling of achievement after a meeting. Communications technologies like video chats and high-quality audio speakers for conference calls have proved their worth, allowing long distance job interviews, customer meetings, … Continue reading

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Twitterchats ‘R Us

It’s a new year, which means our content pipelines and social media strategies are in full swing. Because it’s a new year, we’re also looking for inspiration. And if you are too, it might inspire you to try something you’ve … Continue reading

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Reading Habits and Your Technology – Helping or Hindering?

I’m a new Kindle owner; yes, I’ve gone to the dark side. A couple of years ago when e-readers were a new thing the cool kids had, I stayed old-school and insisted on buying used books from Ebay. Now, my … Continue reading

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Anything to Put Those College Bookstores Out Of Business

College wasn’t very long ago for me, and the feeling of handing over a credit card to the campus bookstore still sends shivers down my spine. Luckily, I wasn’t an accounting or nursing major; just one of those books could … Continue reading

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Innovation is Irrelevant, For Once

The subject of patents is a controversial one. The everyday person tends to not be a patent supporter, as it’s generally agreed upon that patent law is outdated and therefore ineffective. However, for companies like Apple and Samsung, the patent … Continue reading

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Will social media ever reach all the airlines?

Have you ever been stuck at an airport for far longer than your layover? Have you ever been greeted with the annoyed, bored stares of flight attendants? If this has never happened to you, you’ve either never traveled, or have … Continue reading

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Running on Empty: The Call Of the Turtle

I have a lot of respect for those environmental pioneers that purchase an electric vehicle before reading reviews and comparing experiences. That said, we should all applaud the efforts of the Nissan Leaf drivers to go green. Nissan launched the … Continue reading

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