Technology and leadership

As leaders, it helps to keep abreast of what's happening in technology, as well. There are a few converging streams of technology that are especially important, and I'm going to devote a few blog entries to them over the next few days.

After I do that, I will return to a much more frequent blogging schedule, and give you some insight into where I've been lately and why I haven't been posting here.

On to the streams.

The first stream is the on-going development of web-based applications. Even though web-based applications have been around for a long time and are thus not "hot" for most hype-driven press, the truth of the matter is that this stream is a cornerstone for the future of work and leadership.

Google, as you might expect, is a principal in this development effort, and this Thursday will announce an important step in the maturation of web-based technology: software to make web application work while off-line and sync when back on-line.

Google offers app dev kit for taking Web apps offline | InfoWorld | News | 2007-05-30 | By Ephraim Schwartz offers a look into where this technology is going, and is worth a read.

More on these streams soon.