Welcome to the tech neighborhood

Updated Jun 18, 2013

One of the interesting and wonderful things about writing a technology blog for the trucking audience is there are people on all sides of the spectrum when it comes to knowledge and ease of use of technology.

There are those of you who would love to throw your cell phone and computer out the window at 60 miles per hour. Others see how technology can absolutely help but just don’t know how to apply it to your business. Still others are incredibly tech savvy and want to take their knowledge and skills to the next level.

It’s my hope that this blog will have something for all three of these groups. My goal is to give you information that makes technology less of a mystery. Taking away the mystery makes all these apps, devices, computers and programs just another tool for you to use.

So, you may be wondering what qualifies me to write about technology. First, I am a nerd. No, I’m not talking about the kind that hides in corners and has issues in social situations. I’m talking about the one that feels a certain leap of joy at every new release of Apple gear or new computer tablet. (And yes, I do wear glasses.)

I’m that same guy that watches tech releases during his lunch hour.

I could and do sit for hours reading about technology and its application in our lives.

I’m a Web developer for Randall-Reilly, so my job is to use this technology to help grow our business and businesses for our clients.

What I want to do is take all of this technology that is speeding at us at breakneck pace and cull it down to the most important things you need to know to run your business better.

There may be some how-tos mixed in here. There may be some discussions about technology trends that you need know about.

Whatever the case may be, I want you to walk away from each one of these with a nugget of info you didn’t know before or an idea of something that would make your personal or business life easier. (But yes, you might also see a story or video that’s just funky or will make you shake your head in disbelief.)

So with that, let’s get going.

If you have technology questions that you’d like answered, email me at marlincaddell@randallreilly.com. I’d also love to know about apps or other tech that you are using right now that I should tell others about. If you’re into Twitter, give me a follow @marlinjc.