There are a number of unique and helpful
2. VoIP technology. More and more business are moving away from the standard telephone systems that have been in use for decades. These businesses have found that VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) systems reduce both equipment and personnel costs. Thus, training courses in VoIP
3. Cloud computing. As access to the Internet becomes more universal, a number of industries-large and small-have found cloud computing to be a viable solution. Training courses cover such topics as planning, installation, maintenance, and security of a cloud computing infrastructure.
4. Business software utilization. Although business software is easier to use than ever before, it still requires a level of training in order to get the most out of these software programs. Most businesses could benefit from training courses on specific software programs they utilize. At the very least, key personnel may take some of these courses, and then provide training to other staff members.
5. Privacy compliance. More and more countries have enacted strict legislation regarding the collection and sharing of personal data. As a result, it has become increasingly important for businesses to make sure that their technological practices comply with these laws. Because privacy and data laws can be somewhat challenging to understand, training courses on these subjects are a vital part of
6. Software development. Most
7. Technical support. Although a large amount of technical support work has been outsourced to other countries, a number of companies still care for this work themselves. Thus, there is a need to train qualified support staff to handle day-to-day issues that arise, both in person and over the phone. Such training courses have proved invaluable to companies that prefer to handle their own technical support.
These are just a few of the numerous courses available. When evaluating such options, businesses do well to consider the size and needs of their particular company, the staff available, the cost of the training, and its potential benefit. They can thereby take full advantage of the exciting advances in
With the amount of information that is available, people can become experts on just about anything. A perfect example is interior designing. With the internet and television, a person with no experience can go and find the perfect shower curtain for their bathroom. You may think shower curtains aren’t important, but it is the fact that it used to be a designer that got paid to do all of that work. Someone can go online and find a how to site that tells them all the steps to installing a sink or new countertops. The increased amount of available information can have both its advantages and disadvantages.
One advantage that many see is that it allows people to do many jobs on their own. This eliminates the hassle and cost of hiring an outside source. The fact that a person can find out how to practically build their entire house could essentially eliminate the whole need for construction workers. It is only a matter of how much time the person may have. That is where all this information can have its downside. Eventually, people are going to become so able to rely on themselves that it will mean there are no need for certain occupations. Some might even say that it could ruin our society because everyone will become so self reliant.
Another argument that can be had over information and its accessibility is its effects on jobs. It can be seen as a plus for the reason that it provides many jobs in the technology world. With so much information, there is a high need for people who can relay it on to the people and keep track of it all. This is a growing field because it has not been around for very long. The other side to this argument is that in a time of economic struggle, it is taking business away from many people. Libraries are losing people because they can find so much online. Movie stores lose business because movies can be found on the internet. The amount of information that people have access to is beyond belief. Now people have become experts at hacking and stealing more information than they are privileged to. Information can be a dangerous thing.
This is a very interesting argument. The internet and other ways of providing information to people are not going away anytime soon. However, no one knows the long term effects that it could have on our society. It is a debate that could be had forever because the future is the unknown. We will not know if there are going to be negative effects until it might be too late. At the same time, we do not know how life would be without television, cell phones, or the internet. Some even argue that the internet is one of the most revolutionary inventions of mankind’s history. Despite how you feel about the amount of information available and the ways that we can access it, you cannot deny that it does play a big role in our lives.
With the growth of
We can now chat endlessly on our mobile phones. And through social media like Facebook and Twitter, as well as text messages and emails, we are able to read messages wherever we are and whatever we are doing.
A lot of the social information being communicated is relatively trivial. Yet more and more, there is an expectation that we stay constantly connected. You may have had people become indignant or suspicious when you’ve turned off mobile phone, or not responded to texts or emails at least twice a day to suit them.
As a consequence you may be on constant call from those such as work colleagues and family members who can make demands on you without any time you can really call your own. It has become increasingly acceptable for employers to expect employees to be reachable ’24/7.’ Is heavy use of this technology adding to fatigue and stress in young adults?
It seems that school children these days are spending more time on social media than on their academic work or talking to their siblings or parents. How long can adults go without calling or writing to others and giving them an update on their life? How empty would your world become by filling more time with chit-chat. What would you be missing out on?
It is good when you connect with others in a meaningful way. But shouldn’t you also be looking for ways you can ‘disconnect’ from the minutiae of the world which is distracting you from the routine joys and sorrows of life alone in our own skin?
Sometimes it seems that just being oneself and doing our own thing can be boring. Having someone distract us however superficially from the tasks we are set can feel like a welcome relief. Or daily work can feel like drudgery and we seem to yearn for relief through a little entertainment, gossip, or even some nonsense that can take our mind off what we are supposed to be thinking about. Or where we are can feel lonely because we haven’t found a way of relating in any sort of satisfying way to the people around us – so we resort to listening to someone over the phone even if they are many miles away.
Is it not better to face up to the challenges where we are, face them bravely and find the peace and contentment that comes from being mindful of what useful things we can in the here and now?
Love of the World
The spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg maintained that one thing that blocks our reception of the spiritual – for example the experience of peace and contentment – is what he called ‘love of the world’. He was getting at is being preoccupied with the outer side of life. In other words putting first things like money, reputation, social status, being popular, the material trappings. The external side of life can distract us from allowing the spiritual side of our minds to open up. What is superficial can get in the way of what is deeply important.
You don’t have to go into the desert and give up all the comforts of modern living in order to find the spiritual. Religious people have said being alone with God is an essential part of their faith. Some people have gone on spiritual retreats and it has worked for them but you don’t have to go into a monastery with a vow of silence to enter into a state of meditation, reflection or prayer. You just need a brief time of privacy undisturbed by others in your life.
Copyright 2013 Stephen Russell-Lacy
A bachelor degree in
In Australia, the bachelor of
The four year course is divided into nine trimesters and in the first two years, curriculum is provided by Edexcel. The successful completion of 2 years leads to the procurement of an award of BTEC HND (Higher National Diploma) in computing or computing and multimedia from Edexcel which is then followed by the IGNOU’S award of bachelor of IT degree.
Bachelor’s degree in
The way people follow the news has undergone major changes over the years. The
The trend all along has been toward a more global atmosphere. However, no technology has accomplished this as completely as the Internet.
A couple of hundred years ago, most newspapers focused on local news; any foreign news big enough to make the papers was often delayed a little, to account for slower methods of communication. Compare this to today, when you can read about something that happened halfway around the world, an hour or less after it occurred.
Until the telegraph was invented in the 1830s, there was simply no way to spread news quickly so local papers just reported local news. Even after the telegraph was invented, though, there were still limits on how quickly information could be relayed. A message had to be composed by the sender, sent in Morse code (which taps out each letter separately) by the telegraph operator, and interpreted and written down by the receiving telegraph operator who then had to find the recipient and deliver the message. Also, because telegraph messages were sent letter by letter, long messages (or lots of information) were inconvenient and expensive.
Printing also offered some hurdles for news reporting. Prior to 1800, printing presses were manually operated, which put severe limits on how many pages could be printed in an hour. Throughout the 19th century, the advent of steam-powered printing presses and other innovations enabled printers to more than quadruple the number of pages they could print in an hour.
As a result, newspapers were widely available by the mid to late1800s. More people learned to read, and more people read the news than ever before.
In the early 20th century, the arrival of the radio changed the nature of news forever. By the 1910s, radio stations have started broadcasting news and talk. Although the development of radio news programs was slowed somewhat by World War I, it quickly made up for lost time, and by the 1930s the newspapers had come to fear the competition. And for good reason: The radio enabled listeners to get the news without delay and without paying for it – two main features of print newspapers.
A couple of decades later, television presented a new way to get the news: The first big televised news program, “Hear It Now,” started showing in 1951. This progressed to the way we know things now: a series of morning and evening news programs, making it easier than ever for people to find out what is happening in their communities and around the world.
The latter phrase “around the world” is key. Radio and TV made it possible for people to hear foreign news stories without much of a delay. For the first time in the history of the world, ordinary people could stay up on what was happening in foreign countries without having to wait for the next day’s paper or spend money on it.
Innovations in printing and communication brought about major changes to how people got the news in the 19th century. Radio and TV created even bigger changes in the 20th century. But nothing can compare to the impact the Internet has made on the way we get the news.
The Internet has all of the same features radio and TV offered. It is immediate, free, long reaching, but even more so. For instance, the Internet doesn’t have to wait for a regularly scheduled news program. Articles posted on a news website are available instantly to people across the globe. Also, while some news sites have experimented with paid subscriptions, most news is available for free. Finally, the long reach of the Internet has brought about concepts such as globalization, the idea that all the people in the world are interconnected, part of a single (albeit very large) community.
The Internet has done other things for the news, as well. In some ways, it has restored the idea of the newspaper, since we once again read news stories. We also deal with less in-your-face advertising: Both newspapers and the Internet allow you the option of not looking at the advertisements, whereas the radio and television force you to sit through scheduled commercials.
However, the Internet is also constantly advancing, which means the face of virtual news is always changing too. Videos have become popular on the Internet, so many news websites are starting to use video clips to complement, and sometimes even replace, written stories. Other sites, such as NPR, offer the option to play recordings of radio shows that have already aired.
The point is that
Stay Current on Revolutionary, Emerging Technology Applications
A program of continual
Collaboration and information sharing, within and outside of enterprises, are two areas that have made huge strides that management training can help your organization harness to improve business strategies. The advent of user-created content sharing has transformed the way that enterprises communicate. Enterprise-class blogs and wikis boost productivity and innovation by enabling ad hoc teams to participate in complex, collaborative problem solving, and then make the results available to the rest of the organization with ease.
Large companies will often struggle the most with adopting new business strategies based on emerging technologies due to organizational inertia and the lag that comes from changing any integrated system. Not only do the right people need to be convinced of the value of a new application, but the proper infrastructure often needs to be developed or tweaked to implement the technology. This is where the importance of management
Management Training for Appropriate Technology Selection and Recommendation
Management training courses typically deal with logistics and personnel management but fail to guide managers when it comes to making decisions about technology. As a manager in today’s world, what really matters isn’t just your ability to lead and maintain technology infrastructure – it’s your ability to deliver positive business outcomes. Cutting IT costs and managing infrastructure are only part of the equation. Technology must also reduce business risk and generate new opportunities and growth.
Finding a cool application that has all the shiny bells and whistles you dreamed of and recommending implementation based on the technology’s sheer innovation is no longer enough to make a good business case. Before presenting a recommendation, you must understand every step involved with the successful implementation of the technology. A thorough study will need to be conducted to determine what departments, processes and functions will need to be modified in order to benefit from the new technology. Management training courses focusing on
If you are going to make an impact on the decision makers of a business, you have to get on their level. When it comes down to making a decision, for many business people it is all about the numbers. That is why it is essential to participate in
Technology is rapidly changing the way that businesses communicate and function every day. It is important for managers to take a proactive role in understanding emerging
Over the last few years I have facilitated several
An ITSM Work Session should provide the foundation for your organization to create the blueprint to propel IT services and business value forward. In establishing an ITSM initiative the following key groups must be involved:
Strategic: CIO and Directors to establish strategic intent, vision and enterprise objectives
Tactical: Directors and Managers to establish improvement objectives, priorities and program charter
Operational: Managers and Key Stake-holders to establish solution, roadmap, business case and project charters.
Fundamental to any ITSM session when engaging these groups is to develop a clear problem definition, defined and approved by the executives or senior steering committee. This is an area which IT often falls short. The lack of a clear problem definition negatively impacts the tactical and operational levels of the organization and limits the ability to move forward.
When working with your teams, build an understanding of all the work that is taking place in the IT department right now and how it fits within the ITSM support and delivery relationship models. Discussion, training and clarity will be required to ensure your people understand the ITSM relationship and delivery model. By engaging people in a defined work exercise, your teams can map out and see how their work aligns with your ITSM program requirements. This is effective in establishing leadership and team buy-in.
Establish a clear understanding of your points of pain (PoPs) and the IT maturity. PoPs can be established through focused brainstorming sessions. Once collected, your PoPs should be looked at from an organizational and process maturity perspective. This is often missed as IT has a habit of looking only at processes and tools to solve problems. Align your PoPs with the industry maturity model standards (non-existence, chaos, reactive, proactive, service, value). It is important that the content be translated into a service management maturity grid and aligned with the
Build a business case and program plan that can be activated by your people. At this point you are seeking clear recommendations and improvement objectives (what), benefit realization (why), tactical needs (how) and time frame (when) for which to move your organization forward with your ITSM program. This is the foundation for your ITSM program business case and charter that will be divided into project and operational requirements. You will need a solid approved business case and charter to enable you to navigate the challenges that will unfold on your journey and to clearly articulate the streams of work to be completed. There needs to be an executive team or steering committee assigned to provide clear strategic guidance. When forming and using a steering committee, their mandate must be strategic and clear. Tactical task-based reporting can be left to the project management teams and their need for task-based results and status meetings.
Recognize that ITSM is not an IT tool solution. From a business perspective, IT needs to stop chasing tool solutions, and “flavor-of-the-month quick fixes.” Ultimately, the ITSM program is a business organizational change program that seeks to align IT with the business objectives and requirements, improve processes and change culture in an effort to control or decrease costs, increase productivity and contribute to the bottom-line. ITSM programs need to be effectively operationalized. Therefore change management and communication must be at the forefront.
Work with your teams to have them answer “WIIFM” and “WIIFT” questions (what is in it for me and what is in it for them). Ensure you established the fears, uncertainties and doubts (FUDs). Be prepared to have a long FUDs list. These will need to be acknowledged and managed within the context of the ITSM program and the change management and communications plan. Use your teams and people to establish a communication plan that takes into consideration your target audience and communication needs. Every organization has an approach to communications that may or may not align with their corporate culture. Prepare a clear communications strategy and follow it.
The information in this article is based on feedback obtained during facilitated ITSM work sessions and the work of dedicated IT professionals. Efforts focused on consideration for the strategic, tactical and operational requirements. Ultimately the goal was to improve IT. It can be done. Good luck.
BraveWorld Inc. ©2007
The corporate work culture has changed a lot over the couple of years. With the growing competition in the market it has now become essential to incorporate various advanced technology for proper growth and development of the organization. Collecting valuable resources for a strong networking system plays an important role in such cases which would help in better and faster performance.
This is possible with the introduction of the forth generation wireless communication system know as the 4G network. It is a step ahead to the basic networking technology. It has the potential to provide better internet protocol system with higher security and faster data transmission thus providing higher quality service. It can also be implemented in the mobile technology which reduce the malfunctions in transmission. Mainly there are two separate type of 4G wireless network
Type of 4G Wireless Network
1. Long term evolution or LTE and
2. World wide Interoperability for Microwave Access or WiMAX
Features of 4G wireless technology
1. To enable large number of wireless- enabled devices it has 4G, IPv6 support
2. It has developed assess schemes
3. It has advanced antenna system
4. It uses SDR or software -defined Radio
5. It uses WiMax or LTE and other packet base data transmission systems
Advantages of 4G mobile technology
1. Better reception and transmission of data, at least 100 Mbit/s
2. It has secured IP based solutions such as – ultra – broadband internet access, gaming services, streamed multimedia, IP telephony etc
3. It has flexible channel bandwidth which varies from 5 – 20 MHz up to 40 MHz
4. It has smooth hand off over heterogeneous networks
5. It has femtocell which has the capacity for better coverage
The special type of antennas used in this process popularly known as Spacial multiplexing makes this technology efficient for multitasking by performing various functions simultaneously. This accelerates the data exchange rate. The global communication network used by different organization will gain stability and security by applying 4G technology in different aspects of their day to day activity. This will help them to understand the market scenario in a better way to utilize the right opportunity at the right time.
There are numerous gadgets being created for the next coming years to help people, for fun and others for more practical purposes. Many have been created to change our household comfort, safety and weekend entertainment.
Australia, a continent known for it’s hot weather, over the last few years has been trying to develop new ways to save water. Caroma launched their water saving invention last year with the waterless urinal, called the H2Zero. It caused quite a splash at the Australian 2007 design awards. It is estimated that every flush wastes two litres of water. The H2Zero wastes none.
The design is different from other versions, which had problems with excessive urinal smells and noises that sounded like “a build up of waste matter.” The H2Zero flushes these problems away with an airtight separation unit as well as a deodorising block in the main cartridge just in case.
If companies start installing these water-saving urinals, Australia should save gallons of water. Hopefully with designs like this emerging in the country, water problems will dry up.
Another gadget, which is helping with small but painful problems, is the latest model iRobot. Reports have shown that ladder related accidents in America have hit the ceiling. Apparently falling off ladders has caused more deaths than shark attacks. The way iRobot helps is that it cleans out gutters. This means that homeowners will only have to get on the ladder twice, once to place the iRobot in the gutter and a second time to lift him out. The iRobot has an attachable belt clip so homeowners use both hands when climbing.
The iRobot, created by Rooba Vacuum, blasts dirt, leaves and mess in the gutter, as well as brushes it way. The owner drives the iRobot with the use of a remote control from underneath. For those accident-prone homeowners, this is definitely a step in the right direction. Hopefully Rooba will develop the design and further steps will be taken to improve the model.
For something a little less practical, investigate the new submarine, created by Uboatworx. The Dutch based company has recently launched two submarines, a one-seater and a two-seater, for the general public. Owners of the submarine have to undertake a three-day course, including an exam so they don’t end up sleeping with the fishes.
The submarine can travel at a speed of 3.5 mph a second. For navigation, the controls have a joystick so drivers can go in any direction. Before you dive right in, just note the submarine only goes down 50 meters and has enough air for 150 minutes.
There are other inventions in the pipeline to be produced this year or in 2009. Gadgets to look forward to include a transparent toaster and milk packaging that changes colour. Why would you want to see milk package change colours? Well, for when it goes off. I won’t give away what colour it turns, as I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you.
According to the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), the apex body for software services in India, the India IT-BPO industry is estimated to aggregate revenues of US$ 73.1 billion in FY 2010 wherein the IT software and services industry is expected to account for US$ 63.7 billion. Moreover, the Indian information technology (IT) market is expected to grow at around 15.5 per cent in 2010.
Application Management, Custom Application Development, Product Development, Application Re-engineering, Application Migration, Restaurant CRM, Application Migration, Java Migration,.Net Migration, Oracle Migration, Database Migration, Web Presence Enhancement, Content Management System, Website Design and Development, E-commerce Solutions, Search Engine Marketing, Rich Internet Application, etc. are the key part of Information Technology Services.
Notwithstanding, Information Technology Services are critical for modern day economic growth and national domestic product. Information technology in association with hardware and software serves the very purpose of making things user-friendly. Moreover, every major global industry considers information technology a crucial part of its function and operation. In comparison to other sectors of the economy information technology has an increased productivity.
Web development services, data recovery, data transfer, application software, etc. are the part of Information Technology Services. Additionally, efforts are being made that during the technical delivery process there is no setback on valuable data and at the same time the basic features of established business model are retained. As data migration requires methodically approach from service providing firm which results in the most cost-effective way.
Information technology provides concrete support during various stages of application management i.e. from starting to the final delivery of products or services. Moreover, an analysis of the industry is done before the delivery of software and work performance is measured during each phase so that cent percent productivity and seamless working is ensured. Not to say before the final delivery and even after the delivery, the service providing firm takes full care.
Once some project is given to the IT Company, expectations are made that it offers application software efficient apart from relieving the client from the tedious process of application engineering. Moreover, expert teams of the service providing firm work towards the maximization of business value and minimization of maintenance cost. Notwithstanding, the IT Company ensures that the application can be updated, expanded and re-engineered, consolidated and customized in minimum delivery time.
Web enhancement is another information technology service which is being offered by various IT firms as small to big businesses require web presence for better output. The service providing firm adapts strategic marketing techniques for added value and generates business leads for the client firm. Search engine optimization is a service which requires an expert knowledge of search engines and for that an IT company is an ideal place.
IT companies in India offer effective Information Technology Services which also includes SEO to help website become more appealing and competitive. Web designing, search engine optimization by blog submission, directory submission, article submission, etc. add value to the current website and create a strong identity.