Essentials

2010 brings with it new ideas, innovations and technology. The New Year also brings numerous predictions from analysts regarding their view of the technology space. Here is a list of the 2010 technology predictions from the likes of Gartner, IDC, and RedMonk. ...

As January is quickly approaching and the end of 2009 is in sight, it provides a great opportunity to review and reflect upon some of the most talked about technologies of 2009. In 2009 there were a number of innovative technologies that were either...

In today’s business environment communication is critical. The speed at which information can be shared and reviewed is amazing. From e-mail, IM, Blogs, Tweets, Facebook, smart phones, go-to-meetings, WebEx, PDF’s, and smart Docs, etc. Has Google created a new communications model that uses these as...

In today’s marketplace for corporate innovation initiatives to produce results, it is critical that they are aligned with corporate strategy. For this to happen, senior management needs to takes a leadership role in implementing innovation initiatives. In order to align innovation with strategy, companies need...

In today’s marketplace websites need to be built faster and easier so that companies can deliver more content to their prospects and clients. Whether it is potential borrowers going online to shop rates, collect information or actually begin the origination process, consumers are online...

I recently attended the 96th Annual Mortgage Bankers Convention in San Diego and had the opportunity to speak with many vendors and lenders. We discussed technology’s role in successfully navigating the mortgage industry. Many discussions revolved around how technology can assist with compliance,...

The 96th Annual Mortgage Bankers Convention in San Diego is quickly approaching. As both lenders and vendors seek to maximize their return on investment from trade shows, they may want to turn to social media technology. Social media technology uses the Internet and...

As the mortgage industry looks to rebound from the mortgage meltdown and current economic conditions, transparency in the lending process can help lead the way. Transparency is the full, accurate, and timely disclosure of information. Transparency can help restore investor and consumer confidence in...

In today’s economic climate companies that are looking to do more than just survive understand the impact that sales results have on their bottom line. The challenge is to increase sales while reducing the cost of each sale. Travel expenses continue to soar. As a...