Historically IT has been introduce into legacy industries to improve task automation like the machines did during Industrial Revolution. Like machineries, computer can provide cadence information, but can also keep historical data which can be then reviewed and analyzed to provide a business related information. This process is called Business Intelligence.
« My data are in the cloud »: pretty scary thing when you think about it! In a world where lot of us still fighting to keep some privacy, lot of us also massively using free cloud storage to store/backup our data. Don’t get me wrong, I’m also using cloud storage for my own data, but only the one which is not confidential. Internet being a public network, everything you put once, will be definitely discoverable, shareable, and usable by anyone else at some point.
All contracts or services managers should know those terms. Basically this is a way to simplify contracts terms regarding what the service provider should deliver by quantifying in a more operational language.
One of the most common forms of SLA (at least in my current area) is service availability: how long a network link or a server stay up and running or how quickly the service should be used restored in case of disruption.
In case of SLA breach it can be ask financial compensations.
I recently read articles about work environments from Steelcase.com. Very good issue#68 but my impression after having reading part where they are talking about open-spaces was negative (well they are selling offices furnitures so… 😈 ): it was like open spaces at work bring more cons’ than pros’ due to environmental noises, perpetual distractions and loss of privacy.
As of january 2015 🙂
I’ve been reading Lifehacker.com for quite a while now and I love their “How I work” interviews posts (http://lifehacker.com/tag/how-i-work): simple format with few simple questions asked to some famous (or not) professional. I like to read those posts since it gives insight on how people from any position and area are working, which sometime help me to improve and be more efficient myself.
I’m not famous (and happy with it so far 🙂 ) but I wanted to try the exercise for myself as I always had issues to write down a personal about page, so here it is.
It’s been now more than a decade that TV distribution over Internet is feasible thanks to our ISPs. Such service avoid the need of external antenna, used to be upgradable by a simple firmware upgrade, and got a real un-interrupt bi-directional communication opening Internet to your TV directly from your couch.
As any innovations, the TVoIP has been initially develop by kind of transposing legacy TV Brodcast technologies to IP world: basically the ISP receiving the TV broadcast, processing it, then pushing the channel to any customer Set-Top-Boxes.