Communications over the world wide doesnt depend on sytax or eloquence or rethoric or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard.
People can only hear you when they are moving toward you and they are not likely to when your wordss are pursuing them
Even the choices words lose their powe when they are used to overpower.
Attitudes are the real figures of speech '-Friedman

Monday, June 27, 2011

Nanotechnology Trends and Future by Dr James Canton

The Top Ten Nanotech Trends for the 21st Century

  • Nanotech enterprises will provide the ultimate convergence of computers, networks, and biotech, and create products never before even imagined.
  • Nano-devices-invisible, intelligent, and powerful-will be used in every industry redefining the limits of what's possible.
  • Nanotech food compilers will create on-demand, low-cost, quality meals by assembling atoms into food.
  • Smaller than the head of a pin, surgical nanobots will operate from within the human body.
  • Nano-biology will prolong life, prevent illness, and increase people's health.
  • Nano-enhanced humans will have physical, intellectual, and sensing powers superior to other humans.
  • Nanotech will provide a cheap and available source of energy.
  • Nano-factories will build on-demand products in an inexpensive, flexible, and rapid process.
  • Nanotech will revolutionize the global economy, providing Power Tools that will produce high-tech products with low-cost and low-tech resources.
  • Nanotech will create new choices that will alter human evolution, raise dramatic ethical issues, and challenge social norms.

James Canton, Ph.D.

Futurist, Author and Visionary Business Advisor

Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, keynote presenter, author, and visionary business advisor.
For over 30 years, he has been insightfully predicting the key trends that have shaped our world. He is a leading authority on future trends in innovation and The Economist recognizes him as one of the leading futurists, worldwide. 

He is the author of The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the 21st Century, Dutton 2006, and Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century, Next Millennium Press, 2004.
Dr. Canton
Dr. Canton is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank he founded in 1990 that advises business and government on future trends.

He advises the Global Fortune 1000 on trends in innovation, financial services, health care, population, life sciences, energy, security, workforce, climate change and globalization.

From a broad range of industries, clients include: IBM, BP, Intel, Philips, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, FedEx, and Proctor & Gamble.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Research in Innovation at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and on the advisory board of the Corporate Eco Forum. He has advised three White House Administrations, the National Science Foundation and MIT's Media Lab, Europe.

Recognized as “one of the top presenters in the 21st century” by Successful Meetings Magazine, Dr. Canton is a highly sought-after keynote presenter. He has spoken to thousands of organizations on five continents. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes.

A frequent guest of the media, Dr. Canton is a commentator on CNN. He was named "the Digital Guru” by CNN and “Dr. Future” by Yahoo.  Dr. Canton’s media coverage has included CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg Report, The New York Times, US News and World Report, CEO, CIO and CFO Magazines.  His Global Futurist blog is followed by a world-wide audience.

Dr. Canton serves as Co-chairman of the Futures and Forecasting Track at Singularity University. Singularity University is educating a new generation of leaders to use advanced technologies to transform the planet for the better. This first year of the program has brought together an outstanding faculty to enable the leaders of tomorrow.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Trends for 2020

 BYLou Adler 

Technology, especially the use of advanced business networking tools, in combination with state-of-the-art Internet marketing techniques, are fundamentally changing the face of recruiting as we once knew it. Surprisingly, most major U.S. corporations are still moving too slowly to take full advantage of these important changes. Worse, many are actually fighting or are oblivious to these changes.
As you know, we’re now working with a number of major recruiting and technology companies to help shape the form of future technologies and recruiting processes circa 2015-2020, particularly Jobs2Web and LinkedIn. While some important trends are emerging, it’s very clear that most U.S.-based companies are still trapped in the past. Here’s a quick survey on what it takes to hire the best passive candidates. This will provide some quick insight on how advanced your company is in hiring top talent, and if it’s on the right trajectory or not.
While some of the following points are broad projections, most are reasonable extrapolations of current trends.
The Future of Recruiting 2015-2020: Six Key Major Trends to Consider
  1. Category-based hiring will replace individual job requisitions. Rather than drive candidates to individual requisitions, jobs will be posted by groups or projects (i.e., sales, engineering, operations, product launch, etc.) regardless of level. From these “hubs” candidates will be automatically matched with potential opportunities that best meet their capabilities and interests.  Specific requisitions will be written after a candidate is selected. The legal issues associated with this shift are now being identified and addressed. if you’d like to participate in these on-going advanced discussions on the future of recruiting. 
  2. Candidates will be hired based on their ability to successfully perform in comparable environments and cultures, rather than on their absolute level of skills and experience. Current requisition-based hiring is fundamentally flawed. For one thing, having or not having the skills and experiences described predicts neither success nor failure. Worse, top people, even those with the skills and experience described, won’t apply since they’re looking for career moves, not lateral transfers. Job profiles that define successful performance rather than list skills and experiences can eliminate this problem. These performance-based job descriptions, akaperformance profiles, have been shown to increase assessment accuracy, improve on-the-job performance, and reduce turnover. This is an important trend to consider from a performance management and organizational development standpoint. Here’s avideo you can watch to quickly gain a sense of how to convert jobs into careers. and we’ll show you how our co-executive search can be a useful means to tryout this new idea on a pilot basis.
  3. Integrated workforce planning will drive the recruiting and hiring process. Workforce plans will be automatically generated during the business planning process and updated constantly based on actual operating performance. These plans will generate job requirements by category and automatically match the best prospects in a company’s internal and extended talent network.   
  4. 360° talent networking will become the primary external candidate sourcing process. As everyone in the workforce becomes connected by one degree of separation with everyone else, it will be easy to instantly match potential prospects with open opportunities. Dynamic talent communities will allow companies to focus their sourcing and recruiting efforts on pre-qualified prospects. The results: maximize quality of hire, minimize cost, and move to a just-in-time hiring environment that best balances candidate supply with demand. Implementing PERP programs is the first step in this movement. if you’d like to get started with this using LinkedIn as the core technology.
  5. The hiring manager self-serve recruiting model will change the role of corporate recruiting. As search and automated matching tools become more prevalent, hiring managers will be able to personally handle the bulk of their own recruiting efforts. This will change the role of the corporate recruiter and the corporate recruiting department. As part of this, tools and training will be pushed to hiring managers to enable them to define the work, conduct the assessment, recruit the candidate, and negotiate an offer. We provide the core interviewing and recruiting training for hiring managers as part of our Performance-based Hiring training programs. Check this out if you’d like to see how this can accelerate the trend to a self-service model like the one predicted.
  6. Work will be customized to meet individual and demographic needs. As matching technology improves, it will be easier to accommodate the job and career needs of an aging and shifting workforce. Emphasis on project-based work will allow for more contingent workers, with career-based opportunities provided to those with the potential and desire to grow with, and lead, the company.
While these predictions are somewhat speculative, current technologies and trends suggest that something comparable is more likely to occur than not. The key is for company leaders to assess the validity of the on-going trends, quickly identify potential problems and roadblocks within their own organizations, take immediate action to address critical issues, and begin pilot programs to assess the value of different approaches. We offer a quick online audit to see where your company is on the recruiting technology adoption front. .
As seen by the rate of adoption of tools like LinkedIn and Jobs2Web, most companies are reluctant to change quickly, holding onto past practices with the hope that modest incremental changes will suffice.  This strategy is likely to exacerbate the problem. Fundamental process changes in how top talent is found, recruited, and hired will be required to take full advantage of these and other emerging technological advances.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rudyard Kipling

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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master;
If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings -- nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run --
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And -- which is more -- you'll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling

Kipling gained reknown throughout the world as a poet and storyteller. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Intel Capital Invests in Cloud Computing and Mobile Phone Technology

Intel Corporation’s venture capital arm, Intel Capital, announced recently their new ventures in 4 new companies whose focal point is cloud computing and more advanced mobile phone technology. This new undertaking will entail an additional investment of $24.5 million from the company bringing their total investments for the last 20 years up to $10 billion dollars for its expansion efforts.
Among the companies that Intel Corporation has partnered with is National Instruments Corp. (NATI) where they invested over $58 million. NATI is working on AWR Corporation’s automation software for several electronic designs. An independent institution owned by a chip giant, Intel Capital operates in Santa Clara, California. Its investments account to 1,140 companies in 49 countries all across the globe since 1991, 250 of these companies are now owned by Intel including NATI and 191 are now out in the public platform.
Arvind Sodhani, President of Intel Capital said in one of his statements that their primary and main focus now includes areas of cloud computing and data centers. This big investment is part of the company’s vision to further move forward their strategic interests and to inflate their market share in the areas of computing with the use of a technology that will become decisive in the next three to five years. This infrastructure will allow more control for the consumers by letting them run their programs and do back up information using various platforms such as hand-held mobile phones, security providers and different internet companies.
In a statement made during an interview by Dow Jones Sodhani said, “There is sizzling growth in those areas.” He also added, “Those areas are going through the roof in their usage and the innovation needed to be able to manage them.”
Intel Capital said last Monday that funding will be given to the developers of this new venture which includes the following companies: CrowdStar, a pioneer in developing social games on Facebook and different cellular platforms; iStreamPlanet, a key provider of live stream web videos; Music Mastermind, a developer of an audio processing program that will allow users to compose their own music and finally, PerspecSys, a strong security provider using cloud computing data.
Sodhani also said that Intel’s new business venture also included advancements in providing internet connection devices through flat-panel television, which they hope to achieve in the next three to five years. To accomplish this task of developing different ecosystems they have been working on WiFi with Smart TV.
Sodhani in one of his statement s said of Smart TV, “The entire ecosystem for smart TV needs to be developed, and we’re in the process of doing investments across the board in that space.” He also added “We’re going to be investing in a number of different areas”
Intel Capital continues to tap promising companies outside of the United States such as China and India. They are also exploring countries like Indonesia, UK, Israel and South Africa. Investments in these countries are normally placed at $300 million to $500 million each year.
Sodhani is excited and expects the first product activity to peak up this year especially those in China and the US. He is positive that internet users from social networking and gaming companies will also venture into enterprise software and cloud computing.
He said, “M&A tends to be constant over the years,” and also. “But the IPO markets go up and down. The return of the investor appetite has arrived with a big bang.”
He concluded that Intel will not stop making new ventures and acquisitions that will find specific solutions to specific technology and user needs.
And in his final statement he said, “We have a view of what Intel is coming out with three to five years from now.”

Intel Hybrid Cloud Platform

Intel - like everybody else these days - has gone into the cloud business with a new subscription-based business model and its own special twist.
It's got a Hybrid Cloud Platform that it's pointing at server makers, ISVs and service providers so they can lease small businesses of under a hundred people plug-and-play Intel AppUp service of pre-packaged applications on an Intel Xeon server that the small businesses can run in-house and pay for like a utility.
The data won't leave the premises.
Charges will be monthly with Intel keeping the books and billing the service provider for what is used. The service provider in turn will bill the small business. Charges will be based on the number of users and software rented. Leases are supposed to run three years.
Intel's says customers' use of the applications on a platform is secured by the Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) in the Xeon chip. The server tracks software usage and is supposed to send a secure encrypted report to an Intel data center every month for invoicing.
Service providers can remotely manage the reference design servers using a web portal hosted by Intel and secured by a web application firewall and HTTPS encrypted communication.
Intel says they can also remotely troubleshoot, diagnose and support the servers complements of its Active Management Technology (AMT).
Intel also imagines virtual appliances providing pre-integrated operating systems and small business software that can be turned on or off as needed and maintained by the service provider.
It's using Citrix' XenServer to start but is likely to add the Free VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and Red Hat KVM hypervisors.
Immediately the AppUp software catalog includes Astaro, GFI Software, gloStream, Intuit, Level Platforms, SIOS, Tally Vembu and Microsoft Small Business Server, the stuff with Exchange, SharePoint and Lync, as well as Windows Server 2008. Intel's trying care of the licensing.
It expects to add Allscripts, Apani, Asigra, ClearCenter, Coversant, Critical Links, Elina Networks, Ensim, eTurns, Fonality, KineticD, Lumension, McAfee, Novell, Pragma Systems, StorageCraft, Symantec and WorkSpace Communications.
The first single-socket servers are the Lenovo ThinkServer TS200v and a white box. Intel expects to add dual-socket models from Acer, NEC and others.
The new Intel Hybrid Cloud operation is being run by general manager Bridget Karlin, who's starting the service in North America and Intel.
Intel quotes a projection that has SMBs spending $49 billion on cloud computing in 2015.

Cloud Computing Event NYC

"What makes Cloud Computing more likely to be successful today are both technological and attitudinal changes in the market," noted Tom Trainer, Director of Product Marketing at Gluster, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. "First, commodity computing and storage and virtualization techniques mean that these services can be delivered at price points that make it more than economically feasible," Trainer continued. "Second, Internet bandwidths make it possible to upload large amounts of data to and from these cloud-based infrastructures, easing the choice of platform."
Cloud Computing Journal: A very general question first, about Cloud Computing itself: Surely we've heard all of this before in various forms and guises - grid computing / utility computing, etc.? What is different this time - why is everyone so convinced it will now work?
Tom Trainer: There are certainly some similarities between Cloud Computing and previous instantiations of web-based computing. What makes it more likely to be successful today are both technological and attitudinal changes in the market. First, commodity computing and storage and virtualization techniques mean that these services can be delivered at price points that make it more than economically feasible. It is economically desirable. Second, Internet bandwidths make it possible to upload large amounts of data to and from these cloud-based infrastructures, easing the choice of platform. Organizations and individuals are far more comfortable with the concept of moving data into the cloud. While these two factors as well as others won't ensure success of cloud computing and storage models, they certainly will help
Cloud Computing Journal: What are the three main factors driving companies toward the Cloud?
Trainer: The driving factors can depend on industry and technical requirements and so may vary from company to company. That said, we have seen three primary drivers: flexibility, price, and ease of use. Cloud computing offers extremely flexible computing and storage for organizations. Because hardware can be more fully utilized with reduced or zero overhead, the costs for operating in this environment can be compelling. Finally cloud infrastructures have become more straightforward to utilize, making it easier for more organizations to take advantage of them.
Cloud Computing Journal: And what are the three main barriers preventing some companies from moving some of the on-premise computing to the Cloud?
Trainer: Again the barriers will differ from industry and use case but three we see are the requirement to rewrite applications due to storage requirements, the overall cost of storage, and the skills developed in the on-premise data center are not easily transferable to the cloud. New cloud-based information management skill sets must be learned and put into practice.

Cloud Views

  • In this Network World article, Beth Schultz provides six tough questions you should ask your next IaaS vendor.
  • In this InfoWorld article, David Linthicum explores why ‘The cloud won’t save you money, and that’s OK.’
  • CA Technologies published a Cloud Leaders iPad app that features Q&A profiles and videos of cloud thought leaders and cloud service providers.
  • IT is increasingly being bypassed in cloud implementations: this Computerworld article published the results of a survey of C-level executives and business unit leaders. 20 percent of respondents had gone around IT to provision cloud services (why? 61% said it was easier, 50% said it would be faster, and 60% said that the policies to prohibit such actions aren’t real deterrents). On a related topic, this WindowsPro article explores ‘Is cloud computing really killing IT pro jobs?’ (read why Sean Deuby thinks it won’t).

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