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Cloud Document Mgt: Box Overhaul Architecture With Paperless Services

Building on the Cloud: Gehry and Box Overhaul Architecture With New Paperless Service | Wired Design | Wired.com.

I read this article, and thought instantly, this is where we were leaning toward a few years ago with a prototype project I worked on for a large metropolitan city, and electronically expediting the process of business occupancy workflows.

I’ve read Box.net current collaboration platform, and it is similar to what I was working on with an internal electronic document management system built upon EMC Documentum.  That system I worked on in 1993, was an internal enterprise product that included collaboration with multiple teams, approval workflows, i.e. gateways to the next workflow, as well as code allowing the documents to be dynamically edited, appended, reading from corporate databases, and integrating that data into the final product documents, which then would be distributed automatically on multiple platforms once the last approval was received.  The documents were distributed to third parties such as FactSet, and other major 3rd party outlets, as well as internal client web platforms

If Box can get those workflows incorporated into the production of any products, and incorporate all parties from all stakeholders from clients, subject matter experts, engineers, validators, e.g. sign off stakeholders, including the public sector, all engineers, which sign off on permits.

Other products may be able to be incorporated, such as the shipment of products, just like eBay has exposed their incorporation of both the U.S. Post Office, as well as PayPal, now a subsidiary of eBay.

Concept to eBay Sale: Use a 3D Printer to Produce Your Imagination

I was just looking at eBay, and what items I had on sale.  Then as any eBay enthusiast would do, I thought about what other things I could put up to the eBay market.  At the moment I don’t have access to my own personal effects. I was sullen for a moment, and at that moment the spark of inspiration struck, why can’t I use a 3D Printer, build, create something from my imagination and put it up for sale on eBay.  It could be literally anything from a piece of Jewelry, a Craft, a Reproduction of an Antique, in fact, any reproduction I am able to envision.  I see a period when massive amount of reproductions are put up for sale, legally, of course, where ‘reproduction’ is stated.  The art is being able to capture all perspectives of the object, and reproduce it.   As an example, if you’ve been to a museum, and take pictures at many multiple angles of anything from a painting, jewelry, statues, and so on, then use your imagination to push the image into 3 dimensional reality.

How much would you pay for an amazing 3 dimensional Diorama of Vincent van Gogh‘s painting of Cafe Terrace at Night?  At the Home Depot, a Mural 18 in. x 24 in. Wall Tiles sells for $260, and that’s for a 2 dimensional view.  How much would an art collector, or anyone appreciate someone pushing the image to a third dimension.  An excellent perspective, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, could sell very well.

Then I looked up the price of these 3 dimensional printers, and the prices were what you would expect for a new technology entering the market.  The prices range on eBay for these printers from a few hundred dollars, a thousand dollars, to several thousands, and this is, of course, due do the size of the machine, and how big the reproduced object would be manufactured.  There are costs of the materials to build these items, similar to an ink cartridge for a printer.  MakerBot seems to be a name brand in 3 Dimensional printers, and they tout the price of $2,199 as affordable model.

Apparently, this is a feasible business model today.

The price of a printer to steep?  Now imagine a big cloud company comes along, and allows you to use one of their 3D printers in their cloud, and then ships it off to you, or puts it in their “Amazon Locker”.

 

Upbeat Music Sales Increases with Innovation & Cross Selling

History Shadows an Upbeat Music Sales Forecast – NYTimes.com.

There is even more to come.  It would be great if we would see more integration of Music Streaming Shops with Music magazines for example.  I use Amazon MP3 on my Samsung S3, and the store is fairly decent, but I would like to click on an artist in the store, and not only see what they have for sale, but am able to see more, such as:

  • when and where are there next concerts, and partner or become a ticket retailer and sell tickets to that concert
  • allow the user to see an array of recent articles from music periodicals, and based on the business model of the periodical allow the user to read the first 10 articles for free, but after that they need to subscribe to that periodicals music news, or have a collective fee, and disperse the margin for the collating of the music news
  • This can happen on the current phones, phablets, or tablets, and you may see a lot more cross pollination of ‘music sales’ as an industry as a whole, which will allow this particular sector to grow.
  • Hey, even partner with Ebay, if a certain artist has put up their guitar for auction, for charity or otherwise, auction tickets, backstage passes, or more.

The list seems endless.