It seems surprising that Airbus has conceived a system preventing one pilot from easily assessing the actions of the colleague beside him. And yet that is how their latest generations of aircraft are designed. #HCI
We suspect that as the Wikidata Project begins to provide “trust and provenance” in its form of web communications, they will not just be granularizing single facts but also immutabilizing the data elements to which those facts are linked so that even the content providers of those data elements cannot change them. This is critical for trust and provenance in whole chain communications between supply chain participants who have never directly interacted.
"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee
MG Seigler piles on “the known knowns”. “We also know there are known unknowns” - Microsoft changing to cross-platform and open source support (really, Hadoop, Node.js, .NET commits). “But there are also unknown unknowns” - No Steve Jobs - Forrester: Apple is Entering a Long Decline
Earlier today, I wrote an anti-Microsoft post. Actually, it wasn’t so anti-Microsoft, I thought I was decidedly fair. My thesis was basically that Microsoft was done in the consumer space, but that they’d continue to do well as an enterprise company going forward.
Essentially, they’d follow the IBM path. Nothing wrong with that. IBM is still a great company, they’re just different from what they once were.
For some reason though, all anyone cares about is the consumer space. And, let’s be honest, Apple now owns it. If it’s not clear to you now, it will be in a year. Or two years max. It’s just the way it is.
In five years, Microsoft will be known as an enterprise company. That’s not controversial in my book, it’s just an observation on where things are headed.
Redis is a key/value store, but it’s jam-packed with a ton of other little utilities that make it a joy to explore and implement. Two of these are the PUBLISH and SUBSCRIBE commands, which enable you to do quick messaging and communication between processes. Granted, there’s plenty of other…
The key to the company’s success is the use of technology to streamline the production chain. Ms. Abbas explains, “M-Farm has a contract with a local exporter, who buys the produce directly from the farmers” using their mobile devices. This gives farmers access to a reliable and guaranteed market that enjoys stable year-round prices while eliminating middlemen and lowering transaction costs.
According to Ms. Abbas, this system sets M-Farm apart from other organizations. Nevertheless, gaining the trust of the farmers was a difficult process. Many farmers were jaded by initiatives that had left them out to dry when they ran out of funds. “There’s an existing body [of projects] supporting the farmers today, and the next day they are no longer there. This makes farmers skeptical and lose trust” in projects similar to M-Farm.” So, the founders’ strategy is to “spend a lot of time and resources to make the farmers understand we are different.”
Is better (economical) fluid experience pushing small updates from the server to client using nodejs?
Gmail and HotMail are two examples of this trend. Ward thinks SPA might be a fruitful architecture for line-of-business applications, apps that rely on local state and cached data for a responsive, fluid user experience. Many familiar desktop patterns and techniques apply here including MVVM, client-side validation, entity caching and change-sets. We’ll soak in some MVC 4, Web API, jQuery, KnockoutJs and Upshot on our trip to the SPA. Prepare to get wet!
“The cost that has been rising is the cost of complexity — so spending a lot of effort to make things not go wrong. There is an opportunity here for better network management and more control of the complexity, and that to me is worth experimenting with,” Hölzle said. “The real value is in the [software-defined network] and the centralized management of the network.”—
(New CEO) comments appeared to confirm reports that Yahoo is planning to disband its large, centralised product development group, handing more control to smaller units as part of an attempt to speed up the creation of new services.
Why do Tech Companies go the centralization route, only to become mired in bureaucracy and lak of ability to innovate. Must be the MBA’s. Entrepreneurs do not organize this way.
It’s important to remember that participation in this Sage program is purely voluntary and easy to opt out of. Further no actual data from your database is ever transmitted. We are also subject to various governmental privacy laws such as HIPAA.
Concretely on-premise software couldn’t be more out-of-fashion. Yet by back-fitting the on-premise with the benefits SaaS/Cloud/ BigData/Analytics by way of automatic but permission based updates and usability gathering. A hybrid product evolves where data privacy is guaranteed in the customers hands, what’s not to like. Perhaps all of sudden out-of-fashion is back-in-fashion.
James - What if demand certainty is 60% or suffers Black Swans?
While I find the notion of demand and supply economy a historical definition, lets keep with it for now. A corporation makes the goods and services for the demand side? Right? No demand equals no sales, no sales = no revenue, no revenue no cash to pay for wages, materials, energy costs etc. of creating the goods. There is risk and corporations have felt it right to minimise the risk and thus started extending their reach to the demand side and supported it with large sums of resources, cash to people. It is a straight forward logic, if we are taking on this risk, it would be better to have the probability of customer demand at 100%, or as close as you can get it.
There must be better ways tacking Independent Demand - but how?
MRP assumes using safety stocks, DDMRP dynamically optimizes lower level safety stocks. Shipping carriers, FedX, UPS manifests and seasonal demand can signal lower level demand, so can pricing. Consumers can also signal demand by way of traceability requests, sent along the Bottom Internet, no pink slime?