The survey of nearly 14,000 middle income consumers in 23 countries found 61 percent of consumers are less inclined to use a product if their personal data is used for any purpose, while 56 percent of consumers want more control over their data.
I mean, people don’t like advertising, but it works and business will grind to a halt without it. So it’s an arms race to be as subtle as possible and come up with new tricks to make people realize it’s not an ad. That’s the whole egg eaing, as they say.
Original source: Consumers don’t believe use of personal data leads to more relevant ads, report finds
10,000 people showed that 49% believe the coronavirus crisis is a threat to their existence, and 53% are establishing business models for the next quarter focused on survival. Some 32% expect business to stagnate in that period.
Original source: Coronavirus: Viability of half of London’s tech startups threatened
Reflect that listening to meeting in which one does not contribute is akin to watching a play performed in a foreign language. Start to miss regular meetings, a concept previously beyond imagination.
Original source: Diary of a home worker
Knative is adopted by 17% of respondents that use a hosted platform or installable software for serverless.
Original source: Knative Crowds out Other Serverless Software (and Other CNCF Survey Takeaways)
The company also broke out podcasts by topic: news, sports, comedy, society and culture and true crime. Each topic saw a decrease in listeners since March 9, although the news category only saw a dip of 10 percent, making it by far still the most listened to subject. On the other end is true crime, once a growing subject for the sector. It’s audience has fallen by almost 30 percent since early March. The audience for sports has fallen far as well, by about 13 percent.
I guess. I must not be watching enough TV.
Original source: Coronavirus Causes Dip in Podcast Listening
Hopefully, this crisis will not only elevate the status of low-wage workers but spark a new wave of organizing to boost standards and build power across these “essential” industries. Because it’s low-wage workers — not bankers, landlords, or CEOs — who make our society run.
Original source: Just a moment…
Sure, a cup of instant noodles is a quick and easy snack for one person. But if you turn it into almost-as-instant fried rice, you can feed more than one mouth. Plus, it's just stupid delicious.
Original source: Instant Ramen Fried Rice Recipe
The right has an antimajoritarian, elitist agenda. Right-wing thought is essentially the belief that some people are destined to rule, and others are destined to be ruled over by their betters, and the world is best when the right people are atop the pyramid. Splits in the right are about who should rule: Dominionists want Christian men in charge; libertarians want bosses in charge, imperialists want America in charge, racists want white people in charge, etc.
Original source: Pluralistic: 24 Mar 2020, Cory Doctorow
The central thing to remember about an economy is that it is not an absolute value of something, but one that is really based on flow rates. We think of it like it is an ocean with a certain amount of water when it is really more like a water park with funky rides that looks and feels like a lot of water because it is in high motion in a much smaller closed system.
The flow never stops, and we all have to do our part to keep it moving. And I am not talking about what seems to have been the case through a lot of economic crises in the past, where we have been basically told to just keep shopping and taking our vacations. That is not sufficient, and it never was. What companies need to do is try to do as much business as they possibly can and keep as many people on the payroll as possible to keep as much flow going as possible.
Original source: Love – And Business – In The Time Of Coronavirus
“Accountability” is a setup for blaming down the road. That it is only ever used in a negative context (when was the last time you were held accountable for something good happening?). Accountability, when said by others, is often a thinly veiled threat. It is extrinsic, rather than intrinsic. Accountability is very different to people taking responsibility for something.
Original source: Accountability vs Complexity
I understand your distress at not being able to visit your loved ones, your mother, father, grandmother or grandfather in their care homes. Especially now when you only want one thing: to hold their hand and comfort them.
I'm an American so I fundamentally don't understand monarchy. Rejecting that concept is, like, our entire deal. From afar, though, it looks like monarchs in Western society become the sort of care-taker of something important in everyday life: both pride in country and culture, but also some kind of model of the ideal citizen. I don't know, again, that role is so foreign to me (literally – hahah) that I can't analyze it. I think US presidents and celebrities fill this role for Americans, which has mixed results.
Original source: Full Text in English of Dutch King's speech on the coronavirus pandemic
According to customers and vendors, pangolin scales and meat can be used as a form of medicine to cure a variety of ailments (it is said to nourish the kidneys), but primarily to invigorate men’s sexual performance and bolster female beauty. The exotic nature of the pangolin—and the illegal trading that is central to its distribution—has an obvious analogy in the masked palm civet cat, a small mammal native to India and Southeast Asia served as a delicacy in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, usually prepared with chrysanthemum petals and shreds of snake.
Original source: “Chinese Virus,” World Market
To gather intelligence from human sources, intelligence officers have long used a logical and rigorous process. They must find potential spies, determine what information those targets can provide (and how reliably), develop a relationship of trust, convince them to commit espionage and handle the flow of secret information from those people.
Original source: How Do You Spy When the World is Shut Down?
“We’re able to sell cocktails, which is pretty crazy,” Tober says. “[We] started coming up with a crazy hairbrained scheme to make craft cocktails and have everything done and super simplified.”
Original source: Nickel On A Dime: How One Austin Bar Tried To Make Ends Meet Through Deliveries
I know of companies that have used NPS to evaluate new product ideas. But NPS is a pretty high-level metric, and there is some “noise” because it doesn’t measure CX quality directly. (Instead, it measures loyalty.)
Original source: FAQ: CX Measurement & CX ROI
Since mainframe use is growing, not shrinking (50% of respondents in our Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics® Infrastructure Survey, 2019, said they plan to grow their use of mainframe over the next two years), it behooves enterprises to make the platform be as accessible as possible to modern developers.
Original source: Mainframe Developers Get Boost From BMC Acquisition Of Compuware
As for the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on ICT spending [in China], 45% of the surveyed industrial users said that their spending would be delayed in the first quarter of 2020 and their annual spending is also expected to be reduced.
Original source: CXO Surveys: IT and Digital Transformation Show Growing Value as the COVID-19 Epidemic Takes its Toll
A rare write-up of a large project like this. It includes a brief mention of their target tech stack:
Angular2 at the top, Adobe Experience Manager down through MuleSoft and into a back end that consisted of roughly 1,800 legacy systems that they were trying to integrate into.
Original source: 4 Lessons from the Hertz vs. Accenture Disaster
In fact, from a recent Forrester survey, we discovered that companies that adopt a culture of fast failure grow revenue four times faster than the industry average. This comes from a survey of over 500 executives, directors, and innovation leaders that allowed us to identify fast failure as one of three core capabilities of becoming an adaptive enterprise.
Original source: Fast Failure Is Not Dead