Contemporizing IT

first_imgI left EMC’s recent CIO Summit in Singapore thinking about Big Data and race cars.During the Summit, Michael Taylor, CIO of Lotus F1 Racing, referenced that their car has more than 150 sensors that capture 25MBs per lap and 50GBs of data per race that can be analyzed to fine tune the car for the next race. It’s absolutely incredible and is turning race cars into mobile R&D centers.While I may not drive a race car, I am excited about how the proliferation of sensors and Internet of Everything will benefit us personally and professionally in the future. And, as a CIO, it is also a reminder that we must take a more contemporary approach to IT to unlock the potential of this information.We need to devise a way to capture and manage this big, fast data and provide a platform for our users to analyze this information in real-time. At EMC, we are creating a ubiquitous data lake where we could ingest a large amount of data, and then put the intelligence on top of it. This goes beyond just visualizing the data to provide our business users with the ability to play with the data and change the variables to drive different outcomes and different behaviors.However, as CIOs of contemporary IT organizations, we cannot focus just on the technology. To paraphrase one CIO’s comment at the Summit, a technology approach like this enables us to stop thinking about delivering products and solutions, and begin to focus on how we can help our business users achieve value-driven outcomes. While technology is critical, contemporary IT requires that we take a long, hard look at our people and processes and evolve to organization to be business-facing, service-oriented, consumption-funded and, most importantly, value-driven.Which brings me back to Michael’s session at our Summit. Capturing all that data is important, but only if it helps Lotus F1 get faster, more agile and more competitive after each and every race. How are you contemporizing IT to supercharge your business?last_img read more

Why it could be harder to get child care services when the economy reopens

first_imgYou can find more resources for child care and families here. 12 News reached out to the Office of Child and Family Services about how it is working with centers throughout the state. It sent this statement to 12 News: “New York State recognizes the vitally important role of child care providers in reopening the state economy, and has been working with local Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies and school districts to pair essential workers with continuing child care. Governor Cuomo recently directed $30 million in federal CARES funding to support child care for qualifying families of essential workers, so they can continue to work without worrying about paying for child care, and the purchasing of masks, gloves, diapers, baby wipes, baby formula and food. Funding will also support the recovery and reopening of child care programs impacted by COVID-19.” “We’re still going to have the same issue then that we had pre-pandemic with not enough child care slots to meet working families in our area and the financial struggling of child care programs,” said Perney. After the Future Faces day care center and the Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome closed down within months of each other, they added to a list of centers closing across the Southern Tier for the past decade. Perney says this could make it harder for families to get slots, since finances will make it more difficult for centers to keep prices at a reasonable cost. Director of Child Resource and Referral at Family Enrichment Network, Jennifer Perney, says recent numbers show that 37 percent of centers in Broome County closed along with 31 percent in Chenango County. Perney says once things begin to resume to normal, she plans on continuing her work with Broome County Executive Jason Garnar on an initiative to help fund for child care in the area. (WBNG) — Before the pandemic hit, the Southern Tier was already seeing a child care crisis and now, officials worry about more problems when the economy reopens.last_img read more

Signed Agreement on cooperation in the implementation of the Operational Plan for the development of cycling tourism in Šibenik-Knin County

first_imgFor the purpose of further development of cyclotourism as an important selective form of tourism in the Šibenik-Knin County, the Operational Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism of the Šibenik-Knin County for the period until the end of 2020 has been prepared.The Operational Plan (OP) for the development of cycling tourism in Šibenik-Knin County is based on the Action Plan for the development of cycling tourism in the Republic of Croatia and the Master Plan of Šibenik-Knin County. The operational plan analyzes the current state of cycling tourism in our county, conducted research on all important characteristics of the external and internal environment in order to identify factors that may determine the further development of cycling, defined goals for cycling tourism and identified development projects, all in order to position Šibenik- Knin County as a desirable cycling tourist destination.In Šibenik-Knin County over 2400 km of groomed bike & hike trails Photo: Šibenik-Knin Tourist BoardWith ninety bike paths with a total of 2450 kilometers (90 bike paths and 15 routes), this region has become an attractive destination for cyclists in the last two years. A website has been launched for the needs of cycling tourism Bike & Hike which in a great way provides all the necessary information, from bike paths, destinations, accommodation in family accommodation, as well as additional services needed by cyclists. It is extremely important that all bike paths are made according to the standards of the profession and all are marked as well as connected with accommodation in family accommodation and additional tourist offer.The director of the Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board, Željana Šikić, emphasized the importance of developing cyclotourism for extending the tourist season in our area. “We are currently in the second year of implementation of the cyclotourism development project in Šibenik-Knin County, and so far trails and routes have been traced and categorized in the entire county. They are prepared for the beginning as a base from which we will later develop other trails. We divided the bike paths in Šibenik-Knin County through 5 sub-regions, and all paths are circular. Each subregion has three trails by category, road, mountain and recreational, and of course everything starts from signalization ” pointed out recently for the portal Šikić and added that in the beginning they looked long-term and quality, and for that it was first necessary to make all the infrastructural prerequisites, as well as prepare a complete tourist product before any promotion of Šibenik-Knin County as a cycling destination.”Šibenik-Knin County is the first coastal county to adopt an operational plan for the development of cycling tourism”, Said Mirela Srkoč Šenkinc from CikloProm, who drafted the OP, emphasizing that cyclotourism is one of the segments in which to invest systematically.All signatories of the Agreement were involved in the development of the Operational Plan, namely the Public Institution Development Agency of Šibenik-Knin County, Public Institution Nature of Šibenik-Knin County, Tourist Board of Šibenik-Knin County, 5 cities and 15 municipalities of Šibenik-Knin County, Ministry of Interior of affairs – Šibenik-Knin Police Department, Hrvatske ceste – Šibenik Technical Office, Šibenik-Knin County Road Administration and cycling clubs: Adrion Oros, Fortica, Kamenar, Faust Vrančić, Primošten, Krka, Petar Svačić and Mountain Bike Club The Eagle Circle.last_img read more