Data centres are getting more innovative. These massive buildings which hold thousands of servers handling more and more of our everyday internet life. As social networking and cloud computing increases, so does the size, power consumption and carbon footprint of these centres.
According to a study by Greenpeace conducted several years ago, data centres already account for 2% of global power demand and this figure is probably underestimated by a major factor today. This percentage is expected
The ability to challenge views, approaches, assumptions and norms are central to building upon our current knowledge and to learn about new things. I’m concerned that the explosion of social media and the fact that we can now all have our “15 minutes of fame” is taking its toll on our willingness to challenge and therefore potentially restricting our ability to learn.
There’s no getting away from the explosion of social media or the impact – both good and bad – that it’s
The pharmaceutical industry has undergone a massive change over the past few years – moving from a ‘go it alone’ approach to drug discovery to one of open and effective collaboration.
Perhaps as People Professionals we can learn from this – learn to collaborate with one another to develop a better product for everyone – and not just a better product but one that’s of a higher quality, more educationally robust and better value. What more could you wish for?
Not that many
The debate over formal learning versus informal learning versus social learning versus live online learning continues apace but a recent exchange via Twitter rather got my dander up! In response to an excellent blog by Clark Quinn, Jane Hart from the Centre for Performance Learning Technologies (@C4LPT) tweeted that “Formal learning should be the LAST RESORT”. (Jane's emphasis)
My response was that we need formal learning – that flying ‘social airways’ or living near a ‘social nuclear