JPMorgan. Enterprises Should Implement Change, Not Applications. Posted on behalf of contributing author, management consultant and speaker Dave Gardner.
We often hear that a company is implementing an ERP, CRM, PLM, WMS or a product configurator system. Lots of letters. These very acronyms point to a lack of appreciation for what’s really happening in the enterprise application deployment process: Companies aren’t implementing an information technology system; companies are changing the way work gets done. Enterprise application deployments are about enabling new business processes, not about crossing a project off a checklist so the next project can start.
The outcome should not be merely to go live with an application that doesn’t increase the capabilities of the company and the business team relying on it. A good friend and colleague, Paul Dunn, Chairman of B1G1.com, just delivered the keynote at an International Data Group (IDG) conference in Mumbai about the need for speed. I’m all for speed. Why the push? "Os investidores falavam que estávamos loucos", diz fundador da Airbnb. Google Signs Deal With Paramount, Adds 500 Movies To The Play Store, Many Of Them Actually Good. In case you were wondering if a rebrand was the only thing Google was doing to set itself up as a content provider, rest easy.
Google's still working at signing those content deals. Today's deal is with Paramount. You may remember Paramount as the company that likes to throw stars at you while you're flying over a mountain. This new content deal brings 500 movies to the Play Store, and surprise! They don't all suck! While today's Staff Picks may be a little biased towards today's deal, you can tell right from the main page that this is big for the Play Store's movie selection.
According to Google, this makes five of the six major studios that the company has signed deals with, joining the ranks with movies from Warner Bros., Disney, Columbia Pictures, and Universal Studios. Whether or not Play Movies is worth it is still pretty highly subjective, but it's good to see that Google is working hard at adding quality titles to its library. Source: YouTube Global Blog via Phone Arena. Cloud Could Cut $12 Billion from US Government Annual Deficit: Study. Mac Malware Outbreak Is Bigger than 'Conficker' An estimated 600,000 or more Macs are currently compromised and part of a massive botnet thanks to the Flashback Trojan horse.
To put the size of the threat in some perspective, the Flashback Trojan botnet is even bigger than the massive Conficker botnet…relatively speaking. The Conficker botnet compromised an estimated seven million plus Windows PCs around the world at its peak. Seven million is obviously much larger than 600,000, but Windows also has a significantly higher number of PCs in use around the world. According to current data from Net Applications, Mac OS X is the number two desktop OS with 6.54 percent market share. Windows, on the other hand, accounts for 92.48 percent of the market. The Flashback Trojan horse is actually a misnomer at this point. The current version, however, is more of a drive-by download threat. A malware attack such as this has even greater odds of success on Mac OS X than it does on a Windows system.
Apple isn’t to blame for the threat. One-third of O2 staff "more productive" working from home. An experiment conducted by O2 has found that 88 percent of its staff are just as productive working remotely, whilst one-third claimed that they actually got more work done when they aren’t in the office.
Some 3,000 employees based at O2’s head office in Slough took part in a pilot that required them to work from home for one day, as practice for problems that may occur during the summer’s Olympic Games. In preparation, O2 upgraded its virtual private network (VPN) as well as its network infrastructure, which saw a 155 percent increase in users on the day, and a 110 percent increase in VPN data sent across the network. The company automatically redirected traffic between servers in the north and south of its offices to ensure that the load was spread efficiently and that there were no local bottlenecks. O2 also accelerated the deployment of a new Microsoft Lync system ahead of the pilot, an enterprise collaboration tool. Chrome já bate o Internet Explorer no Brasil, diz Navegg - Tecnologia. Silvio Meira na UTFPR. TEDxSP 2009 - Silvio Meira. INFOGRAPHIC: A Day In The Internet.