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

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Yesterday , Imagine a world as One ,Remembering Juan Alberto Badia

Yesterday , a great Beatles song had special meaning for millions in Argentina. It was the day that our national Argentine host Juan Alberto Badia passed away, leaving the world  a legacy of a remarkable career in media.
Badia will best be remembered for joining talent, music, sports and news; combining all in new ways of productions formats, creating original ideas to communicate to audience. He linked the radio and TV universes, giving singers, journalists, writers, philosphers, artists and international figures the opportunity to display to the nation their talents and to express their thoughts on matters of import.

He surrounded himself with the best of the professionals available. And he had the qualities rare in a national personality; dignity and ethics, never letting his ego get in the way of giving his guests the opportunity to display their own styles. His interview technique helped bring out the best in those on his show. And he was as comfortable interviewing the best-known personalities of his time as he was in interviewing emerging talents. He had the uncanny ability of getting to the human side of every topic, asking just the right questions; eliciting from his guests answers that brought new, often uncharted insights.

Badia displayed a passion and enthusiasm for his work. Always with that trademark smile of joy. A smile that made all around him feel comfortable.

These are rare qualities these days. A host who naturally enjoys his work. But always with an eye on details that hadn't before been illuminated.

There were many memorable interviews. Those with Flecha Juventud and Graciela Mancusso come to mind. Introducing a generation to music and interviews that were stamped with his unique approach.

His trademark Badia and Cia TV show which featured bands that performed live and sports interviews will long set the bar for hosts that now follow. Badia was surely aware of this. He referred to Marcelo Tinelli, who follows in his tradition, as his career son. A student who may have even exceeded the very proud master.

Badia was also the creator of Imagen de Radio, a program that used the image of TV to  epitomize the spirit of radio. As always by his side through his long and successful career - his sister, Marisa, other relatives and life-long friends.

Bands like Soda Stereo, Alejandro Lerner, Charly Garcia , Andres Calamaro, Fito Paez, Patricia Sosa, Fabiana Cantilo, Fabulosos Cadillacs, Los Pericos, Mercedes Sosa, Leo Gieco, Marilina Ross, Spinetta and more are grateful today for Badia - because he helped launch all of their careers. He, in turn, was inspired by the likes of  Joaquin Sabina, Joan Manuel Serrat amd Jorge Fontana.

What made Badia so successful? It was his curiosity about every topic and talent. Whether it was music or his beloved Team River Plate and his interst in other sports like basketball and tennis. Sports figures and intellectuals alike jumped at the chance to be interviewed.

The dark days of Argentina - the days of the dictatorship - were the hardest for Badia. When he was constrained from discussing certain topics. But he remained a supporter, even then, of artists who were forbidden to appear on his show or who were exiled. Still allowing the expression, as best he could, of different ideologies.

It was a challenge. A thin line he was forced to walk. But somehow, he managed where others could not.

His Estudio Pais project will long be remembered as cutting edge - equipping a bus as a radio studio and traveling the nation to bring the stories of people in every region to the rest of the country. His radio studio traveled to Usuahia, Puerto Madryin, Bariloche and Pinamar in search of talent and ideas. Finally  settling in Pinamar beach-  the place he adored. Where a parade of characters made their way to his microphone.

Throughout it all, he remained both professional and humble. But always with a passion to promote to the nation the music of the Beatles - an ever-present component of his broadcasts.

His greatest professional achievement likely was his interview of Paul McCartney. It was his dream come true. And through that interview, we see the connection between the music of the Beatles and Badia's life.

Badia leaves behind a great family, wonderful friends, and musicians who, near the end, entertained him by singing Let It Be, to give him relief and courage.

Many things can be said about Juan Alberto Badia. But what most stands out is his generosity and passion, his love for life, his ethics and kindness and his undying belief that, in the words of John Lennon, "the world can live as one."

Thank you Juan Alberto Badia. You leave us a blueprint for love and creativity, innovation that never stops and the inspiration to continue to grow and emulate your life.
Transcend is the way to keep on living like he said  and will never be forgotten .
I dedicate this specially to your close friend, one of many. Thank you Alejandro Pont lezica for giving and sharing all your best with him.

Premio otorgado por APTRA el 27 de Mayo de 2012. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Obama Healthcare Reform

Individual mandate upheld

By Gary Baumgarten

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court Thursday ruled that the individual insurance mandate at the heart of the health care reform law is constitutional if it is treated as a tax.
Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative on the court, sided with the four progressive justices. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is considered a swing vote, opposed the entire law as unconstitutional.
Reaction was swift from both the Left and the Right.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, once a GOP presidential nomination hopeful, expressed her disappointment.
“Today’s Supreme Court decision raises the stakes for the coming month,” she said.
“Since Congress passed Obamacare in 2010, I have made its repeal my top priority. After leading thousands to Washington to speak against its passage, I was the first to introduce the bill to repeal it. Obamacare represents the largest expansion of entitlement spending and a playground of left-wing social engineering in our country’s history and must be stopped.”
Bachmann says that, now, the only way to “save the country” from “Obamacare’s budget-busting government takeover of health care”  is to completely repeal it.
It’s a view shared by Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue.
“While we respect the court’s decision,” he said, the law is “fundamentally flawed.”
Left unchanged, he argued, “it will cost many Americans their employer-based health insurance, undermine job creation and raise health care costs for all.”
But those on the Left were, predictably, more celebratory in their responses.
“Our highest court has weighed in, and its decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a victory for all Americans who have ever worried about being able to access or afford the care they need,” House Minority Whip StenyHoyer said.
“Democrats are proud to have worked hard to pass this landmark legislation in 2010 and of our efforts to make sure it is implemented in a way that continues to yield new benefits for patients, employers, and care providers.”
“Today, in upholding the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court has shown that, even at a time when Washington seems to have reached a new level of dysfunction, there remains a respect for the rule of law, for precedent, and for the ability of Congress to legislate on matters that affect the American people,.” added Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler.
“By not caving in to the most craven political calls, it appears the court has stood by more than 70 years of legal precedent to ensure that: some 32 million Americans will have access to health insurance; we stop the unnecessary deaths of 42,000 Americans annually who die simply because they lack health insurance; insurers can no longer deny a child health care because of pre-existing conditions; millions of young adults receive coverage on their parents’ plans until age 26; insurers can no longer impose lifetime limits on coverage; millions of Americans receive free preventive care, and seniors save billions of dollars on prescription drugs.”
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A proper BI (Business Intelligence) solution fundamentals

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When analyzing  Business Intelligence solution is important to consider the quality information and a quick new technologies implementation cause if this is not taking as priority could happen the usse information overla and it could lead to irrelevant , inadequate and inconsistent data , misleading information. 
BI is a research field that focused on theorical and practical aspects of achieving a solid information , using:

  • Reporting : is a core functionaliy tool as the objective to create , recurring standards , which are  predifined , scheduled , refreshed periodically 
  • Dashboards: combin high level , agregated strategic company data , comparable presentations  and consolidated performance indicators, they include oth static and interactive reports with data translated into graphics , charts , illustrations to simplify the communication of complex topics 
  • Analysis: details , filter , forecasts and trend to develop new insights 
  • Analytics: is atomated data which analizes basing on sofphisticated logic and neuro systems . WHAT IF  scenarios and simulations provide advanced , tailored  decisions making support 
The fundamental basis of every BI system, however, is the data base on which it operates.
When analyzing a business intelligence solution, it is important to consider the business benefits
  • Required information is available
  • Data is consistent across organizational units
  • Information can be easily analyzed using built-in analysis functionality
  • Reports are presented in a user-friendly format
Essentially, BI improves efficiency on both the information technology (IT) side and the business side of the organization. On the IT side, workers are freed from the recurring task of creating and changing data reports as end-users are able to create and change their own reports. On the business side, less time is spent in data analysis and prepara­tion as management reports are created directly from the BI dashboards. Not only is the data in these reports more up-to-date and credible, but also they are easier to read and handle. And, impor­tantly, the information can be downloaded on smart devices

The software vendor and implementer are the same in most cases, as only a few companies are able to provide a full business intelligence suite, connected or even integrated somehow to the main enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, such as SAP or Oracle
A proper BI solution is a must have in today's world. Companies in all industries are using BI systems for successful decision making. These companies beat their competition and identify new opportunities to optimize their businesses. They also reduce resources for manual effort and rededicate people to analyzing data and preparing decision memos. For companies that grasp the true potential in business intelligence, they should take action sooner rather than later—time, as always, is of the essence.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Future Computers : Quantum

Future computers are on the forefront of becoming mainstream. If you think computing is all about silicon chips and bandwidth then you may want to think again in a few years as this will be irrelevan
Future quantum computers will make today’s desktops and laptops seem like wooden pegs and balls attached to sticks by strings. In the near future, computers will use nanotechnology to shrink the size of silicon chips, increasing speed and power with parallel processing

But, this can go on only so long before we hit a wall. In will step the quantum future computers that are not based upon digital 1’s and 0’s. Instead these future computers are based upon qubits (quantum bits). The power of magnetic forces at a subatomic scale will unleash the exponential power of future computers.
Scientists and researchers have always dreamed of artificial intelligence and computational neural networks and in the near future this will be so. Right now, there is a limitation that silicon chips provide that will be overcome with the use of quantum mechanics in computing.
By manipulating the rotation of atoms, data can be transmitted and stored at an unprecedented rate. Qubits and kets are what future computers will be measured in not gigabits or terabytes. Currently there is not enough computational power to pull off true artificial intelligence. There is also not enough computational power to decrypt complicated encryption methodologies.
But, with the exponential power of future quantum computers aided by nanotechnology and artificial intelligence there will be. Future computers will no longer have RAM or DRAM but rather MRAM (Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory) which is a present reality.
In today’s world, disabled people are being trained to work computers using only their minds. When DARPA meets Sony and the brain-computer barriers come tumbling down, everyone will be able to command computers, robots, bionics and other quantum based electronics using only our minds. Future computers will interact with us on a neural level.
With the help of the qubit and the qubyte that can process 0’s and 1’s simultaneously in a process known as superposition, processing power will increase exponentially. Today’s gigaflops will be replaced by tomorrow’s teraflops, petaflops, exaflops all the way to lumaflops and beyond to words that haven’t even been created yet.
Future computers will allow us to communicate with others from a distance just by thinking. Researchers at IBM, UC Santa Barbara, Yale, Sony and many other companies are working on this now. Did I also mention DARPA is working on this?
Now, this may be scary for some people to know that the military is working on the next generation of future computers which could cause a doomsday scenario among the Super Powers. Or that countries that are not currently Super Power could be by developing quantum computers for the military that become the bullies of the world.
But, there is a more likely scenario. And this scenario is that with the advent of future computers the world will become a more democratic place. We are already seeing the revolts in the Middle East and Far East because of the Internet and Social Media.
As communication lines are opened up and data is spread lightning fast, the barriers between upper class and lower and middle classes start falling. Dictators who restrict communications cannot stop future technology from rising and people across the world from using new technology.
Because of the properties of quantum entanglement, communications around the world will become instantaneous and without geopolitical boundaries. Coups and revolts will be settled quickly as problems will be resolved with instantaneous communication globally.
Future computers will aid in space travel, communications, medical technology and practically every level of our day to day lives. And this future is not as far away as you may now think.
If you want the latest and greatest updates and news about future computers then why not see what we are saying on our blog?
Credits: Delft University of Technology, Yale, UC Santa Barbara, DARPA

the develpment and future technologies : Going to Artifical Intelligence

Since the start of the industrial revolution in the early 1700s, technology advancement is moving extremely rapidly as compared to earlier days of human existence. Development in metallurgy brought about the possibility of mass producing products of all kinds which includes copper wires, machinery, guns, engines and many more. I probably do not have to explain how this development have changed our lives. Other huge developments in technology came about in the development of electricity, telephones, air travel and the internet. If I were living in the 1700s, I will surely not think that there could be a day, 300 odds years later, that people could communicate online, video conference and access to the world of information from a mobile device (well telephones haven’t been invented in the 1700s). So what is the future of technology for us 100, 200, 300 years from now? This is one question I don’t think anyone can answer however, let’s look at the near future of information technology development for us.
Information technology in organisations have jump leaps and bounds within the last 30 odd years, from the simple desktop computers to enterprise applications like ERP, SCM, BI and so on. Internet has been one of the key drivers in the development of such systems as it allows fast communication between two parties. Looking at many of these technologies, I realised that they are targeted at automation of manual tasks or improve information flow. So far technology have yet to harness the power of humans. Even though I have been preaching about the benefits and possibilities of leveraging the wisdom of crowds, social networking and collaboration, there is still alot to be done. I still feel that alot of organisations are targeting improving the performance of their work teams or strong tied teams (read this to understand what I am talking about) they have left out optimising leveraging crowd wisdom, innovation and getting the right people together quickly to solve a task. I believe that this is the immediate future of enterprise technologies. After all, the great Michael Porter believes that “Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity”.
Secondly, ,  the limit of information processing with the current set of technologies we use. However,  There are redundant things we do everyday like getting to work or reading a report, processing the information and raising issues. Artificial intelligence is probably next in the pipeline for technology advancement. Within the scope of AI, there are many sub issues we need to solve first, for example, heuristics and natural language processing. With these technologies, humans could optimise their time for work and leisure and reduce the non-productive activities we have to get through daily.
This is an exciting era to live in and I am excited to see how things pan out. This is obviously just my personal take on what I think of the future. What is your take?

How Cloud Computing Can Transform Business

By Bernard Golden
 The sense of why cloud computing is transforming the face of IT, with the potential to deliver real business value. The rapid availability of computational resources in a cloud computing environment enables business agility — the dexterity for businesses to quickly respond to changing business conditions with IT-enabled offerings.
Notwithstanding the fact that IT seems to always have the latest, greatest thing on its mind, cloud computing has the entire IT industry excited, with companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and others investing billions of dollars in this new form of computing. And in terms of IT users, Gartner recently named cloud computing as the second most important technology focus area for 2010.
But what is cloud computing exactly? Why is it different than what went before? And why should you care? While there are many definitions of cloud computing, I look to the definition of cloud computing from the National Institute of Standards and Testing (NIST), part of the US Department of Commerce. In its cloud computing definition, NIST identifies five characteristics of cloud computing, which include:
  • on-demand self service, which allows business units to get the computing resources they need without having to go through IT for equipment.
  • broad network access, which enables applications to be built in ways that align with how businesses operate today - mobile, multi-device, etc.
  • resource pooling, which allows for pooling of computing resources to serve multiple consumers.
  • rapid elasticity, which allows for quick scalability or downsizing of resources depending on demand.
  • measured service, which means that business units only pay for the computational resources they use. Translation: IT costs match business success.
To offer a concrete example of how cloud computing agility enables organizations to respond to business opportunity, let me share the experience of one of our clients, the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. Its Lessonopoly application allows 13,000 teachers throughout Silicon Valley to collaborate on lesson plans. NBC approached SVEF just before this year's Winter Olympics with science-focused lesson plans centered around the science behind the experience of Olympic athletes (e.g., the loads placed on a skier's legs as she swerves around a slalom gate).
One concern SVEF had was whether or not Lessonopoly could handle the likely application load increase. There were only a few days before the start of the Olympics, which would initiate heavy use of these lesson plans. The group had migrated the application to Amazon Web Services a few months earlier, and they were able to quickly shut down the small machine Lessonopoly was running on and bring it back up on a larger instance with three times the computing capacity of the original.
It's a cliché to say that business is changing at an ever-increasing pace, but one of the facts about clichés is they often contain truth. The deliberate pace of traditional IT is just not suited for today's hectic business environment. Cloud computing's agility is a much better match for constantly mutating business conditions. To evaluate whether your business opportunities could be well-served by leveraging the agility of cloud computing, download the HyperStratus Cloud Computing Agility Checklist, which outlines ten conditions that indicate a business case for taking advantage of the agility of cloud computing.
Bernard Golden is CEO of HyperStratus, a Silicon Valley-based cloud computing consultancy that works with clients in the US and throughout the world

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