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Tech from CES 2015 is coming to an office near you

CES 2015, one of the largest international tech shows displaying the latest and greatest, did not disappoint for consumers. The show, which was held in Las Vegas, featured self-driving cars, like the i3 BMW, 4K TVs that looked incredible, fitness wearables by the dozen, 3D printers for home, Robot assistants, IoT Things (internet of things) for everything, and lots more.

Finding cool tech for business was more difficult, but there were plenty of examples of things that will show up in offices soon, either formally or via BYOD (bring your own device).

The Intel Compute Stick: Puts an Atom based PC on an HDMI stick, complete with Windows 8 and at a price point of $150. This could be for a portable PC or thin client.

4K Curved Displays: Could make Wall Street traders happy.

Google Glass: They were missing, but new examples from Epson, Toshiba and ODG showed business applications, like warehouse navigation for parts picking or manufacturing aids.

Zero Client for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Toshiba announced a great solution for a zero Hard Disk Laptop that boots wirelessly from a new custom BIOS and directly into a Citrix Receiver. No device management and high security makes it really appealing.

iPhone based desk phones: Why does anyone need an old desk phone if they already use their iPhone for most calls? Invoxia and others make iPhone docking stations with Bluetooth handsets and speakers along with VoIP apps to replace traditional desk phones. Add a Citrix Receiver with Video out and you can replace the PC as well.

Portable Robotic Printer: This device from Zuta Labs was very cool as it drives around a paper on a desk.

Telepresence gets more realistic: Expect to see more robots driving around your office in 2015 – or even sitting in your remote meetings. ?

Chris Fleck is on the board of the South Florida Technology Alliance and vice president of mobility systems and alliances for Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS), a Fort Lauderdale company that provides secure remote access to data and applications.

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Drew Limsky

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.