Not So Technically Speaking

Dale is a business leader who is best known for providing business-focused I.T. leadership. He believes technology is not limited to increasing efficiency, but is essential to driving revenue. Dale strongly believes having great people is the critical ingredient to success no matter how great your technology might be.Known to many in the promotional products industry as a leading technologist, Dale is using his mix of business and technology to help drive the industry forward. One of the leaders and founders of the PromoStandards effort, Dale and others are working hard to address industry inefficiencies. Dale also is a board member of PPAI through 2018.Follow Dale on Twitter @daledenham or connect with him on LinkedIn via http://www.linkedin.com/in/daledenham.

Upon release of a new feature or invention, I hear people say, “I wish I had thought of that.” Depending on the topic, I occasionally hear people say, “I thought of that, I could be a millionaire!” Just last week, I opened my Kindle reader on my iPad and tried the “continuous scroll” feature. I…

Last week, I attended the 5th annual PPAI Technology Summit with more than 100 industry colleagues to network and be inspired. The conference is geared toward technology leaders in the industry, but there were many topics covered useful to each of you. Security It's no surprise security was a big topic here, especially with all…

The #Online18 most influential people consists of industry influencers who use online tools and strategies to benefit their business and the overall promotional products industry. Each year gets tougher to identify the #Online18, as the online marketplace continues to evolve. One important note about the #Online18 is that this is primarily based on a personal…

Gmail launched in 2004, and was immediately a hit largely because they offered more free storage than anyone. It was more than storage that kept Gmail the leader in email, it was powerful features that were easy to use overall. Gmail was one of the first major applications to use AJAX (if you really want…

Politicians love promotional products when they are running for office, and mid-term elections are right around the corner. Yet the politicians don’t really understand the value of our industry (does anyone?), and that can be dangerous, as they pass laws that can negatively impact us. For example, language has been proposed in the past that…

"Irregardless" means regardless, so why do some say "irregardless?" In fact, most dictionaries state that "irregardless" is nonstardard or incorrect use, yet I hear so many colleagues use the phrase. So what, you say? Why does it matter? Perhaps it doesn’t matter to most people, but it always makes me pause to contemplate the speaker’s…

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