Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
The following is base on this paper
Robots are used in factories for manufacturing products and helping workers by lifting heavy objects. These robots perform repeatable tasks based on algorithms that operate in a controlled environment and do not have to consider unknown variables. Other robots can he operated by humans to again safeguard against the unknown.
The challenges for robots to be able to perform task without human intervention are considerable but with the need growing so are advances in the field. Robots are being made to sense and readjust to objects. This will be very helpful with items like the one’s shown in the picture above but what happens when you dog is around and maybe wants to play with the robot or just gets in its way.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
This is a good start but will teens really stop texting when they think they can hide it from the police and not get a ticket? What really will make them stop texting when they probably don’t worry about speeding or wearing a seat belt!
Statement from Teen: I love to text but it should not be done while driving!
With vehicle options now-a-days like OnStar could parents purchase services that would inform them immediately if their child is driving and texting was being done within the vehicle? Could this type of service be available with all vehicles or possibly have a device that will not allow the vehicle to operate if a cell phone is in texting mode without taking peoples rights away? These questions would require an inquiry design team using CATWOE to identify the customers, Actors, Transformation process, is it meaningful, who would be the owner and environmental constraints.
What can we do to keep our teens safe?
This tool can improve a company’s service desk and customer satisfaction. It uses web 2.0 to enable customers to access and use the site regardless of their browser, operating system or location. Furthermore, the tool is built using ITIL standards, ISO/IEC 20000 and best practices. The five core process the tool utilizes is Incident Management, Configuration Management, Problem Management, Change Management, Service Level Management to ensure audit compliance. There processes allow the company to resolve issues and identify root cause to serve the customer and continually improve the processes and service provided. Dashboards and reporting on maps or workflows allow for visual aids that can support strategic discussions.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
AccuRev is a SCM tool that can improved process management.
This tool allow developers to access code to perform code reviews while outside of the office. This could be very useful for development teams that are not at the same physical location. For companies that are moving towards virtual teams this could be a tool for consideration.
This tool also has the capability to hook into other third party tools and proved users and managers with complete information to base major decision on regardless of their current locaiton.