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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
9/12/2017 1:17:15 PM
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OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
> "It's likely broadcast-only households will keep growing as cord-cutting continues, but it's likely to stay a niche."

OTA broadcast is pretty unreliable. Back when OTA was analog, at least you could sit through some static and still get the gist of what was on, but with digital OTA -- you get a flickering blue screen whenever the weather is bad or reception isn't perfect. It's pretty horrible to watch if you're used to any other kind of HD video. I don't quite understand why there isn't more buffering or quality assurance encoding to make sure that the broadcasts can be transmitted without annoying gaps when there is less than perfect reception. 

I'm just glad that FM radio hasn't gone all digital yet.... 

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DHagar
DHagar
9/12/2017 5:25:51 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@mhhf1ve, I am with you on FM digital!

Your points are good ones on the weather impact, but I think it also varies by the geographic area.  Here in southern California there is a rich choice of OTA broadcasters with good signal pickup with digital converters.

I do think the cord-cutting will continue, maybe the satellite broadcasting and other advancements will keep all markets healthy and alive.

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faryl
faryl
9/12/2017 6:31:59 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
I think it's still very location specific. I've tried multiple types of antennae and can still only access certain channels on my TV (most of which are actually Mexican tv stations - I'd be a better cord-cutter if I improved my Spanish!) (Part of the issue is that it won't let me add a channel manually; so I can't choose a station and then adjust the antenna to pick it up, I need to guess where the antenna might pick up the station and hope the TV finds it)

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afwriter
afwriter
9/13/2017 12:03:32 AM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
That is really the biggest thing holding OTA back. I live in a metro area where I get over 45 channels and some of them aren't half bad. I never have any problems with signal reliability. 150 miles south of me my dad can't even pick up public access TV. 

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DHagar
DHagar
9/13/2017 6:26:00 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@afwriter, great example and that is my experience as well.  I can receive up to 60+ channels and multiple broadcasts of PBS stations (up to 12) so I am very fortunate.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/13/2017 9:47:59 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
But Broadcast TV is so "yesterday" though--or because I am a proud member of the cord-cutting bunch--I get to miss so much :) 

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DHagar
DHagar
9/14/2017 5:23:29 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@mouraryan, actually everything old is new again - that is the premise of this article - it is making a comeback due to cord-cutters.   But we do need better and more discriminating choices don't you think?

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/14/2017 5:46:01 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
An interesting way of putting it--although I would humbly argue that to keep the interest, the need to be creative is ever so critical--and that point is as prevalent as ever as the time I had my first job as a News Intern writing broadcast copy--because as my Program Director at the time reminded it (and this was radio), people have the choice to "change the channel"...so make it interesting!!

 

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DHagar
DHagar
9/14/2017 5:48:48 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@mpouraryan, fascinating - what great background.  We will put you in chage then!  If we can create better quality programming I am all for it.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/14/2017 5:51:37 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
Be careful what you wish for!! :) :) :) :) 

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DHagar
DHagar
9/14/2017 5:55:03 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@mpouraryan, it's a risk I would take - sign me up!

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afwriter
afwriter
9/14/2017 5:56:25 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@DHagar, joking aside, I'm surprised at how much decent content is available OTA. If it wasn't for the 1,000 other apps I have to watch stuff on I am betting that I would be fairly content with my broadcast programming. 

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DHagar
DHagar
9/14/2017 6:12:41 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@afwriter, I am with you on that.  I am experiencing more "quality" choices than I have time for even.  Let's hope the market and demand keeps growing.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
9/28/2017 5:18:28 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
And it's awesome that there are so many good choices out there now!

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DHagar
DHagar
9/28/2017 5:54:15 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@dir5288, true.  It really is an effective consumer market recreating demand.

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DHagar
DHagar
9/13/2017 6:24:37 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@faryl, good example and very true!  If the specific broadcast area doesn't pick up that signal you are limited.  The Digital Converter in our area allows for both automatic channel scanning (with signal strength designations) AND manual editing - that helps!

Learning Spanish would definitely expand your viewing AND language skills - I should do that as well!

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
9/30/2017 6:11:29 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@faryl:

Feeling nostalgic reading your comments. I could recall my childhood memories back in India , where someone use to get on top of the roof and keep adjusting antenna while we test chnannels and transmission quality till we setlle in for something.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
9/30/2017 6:08:48 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@DHagar:

Glad to know we all align well on FM.

I also would hope that satelite braodcasting would continue to keep markets healthy and customers happy.

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DHagar
DHagar
10/2/2017 7:28:45 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@ms.akkineni, true!  We need to build our choices and not find an excuse to reduce them.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
10/5/2017 3:48:08 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@DHagar:

Correct, the moment we are thinking of excuse means we are going backwards. In recent times, what matters the most is how hungry you are to grasp, learn and execute. Those are basic driving factors for one's individual growth, organizational as well as contributing in whatever denomination to the market segments.

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DHagar
DHagar
10/5/2017 4:49:01 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@ms.akkineni, thanks!  Excellent - we are either moving forward or backward - there is no island inbetween any more.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
10/13/2017 9:51:41 AM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@DHagar:

That is absolutely the point and that to me is concerning. We can't just be working at extreme end points, there has to be some balance which is sustainable.

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DHagar
DHagar
10/16/2017 6:47:40 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@ms.akkineni, yes.  We have to learn new levels of competition if we truly want to serve and create new markets for new customers.

I believe that possibly that is where we need to think of new models and "hybrids", which will create a feasible middle market option for the consumers where they are and to offer them better choices.  That may be the space for the combined broadcast TV now?

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
10/18/2017 12:42:39 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@DHagar:

Good thoughts !

Hybrid is the best way to go at current trend. Reaching to the middle market point ix practically more efasible in majority of the situations as that gives an option of combination of existing and new capabilities.

 

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DHagar
DHagar
10/18/2017 4:44:57 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@ms.akkineni, plus it meets the customers' needs and can develop a customer-driven market opportunity.  A potential big win!

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
10/18/2017 9:00:50 PM
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@DHagar:

That is so true. It is an absolute win-win situation.

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DHagar
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10/19/2017 5:40:20 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@ms.akkineni, hopefully!  That is the way that the market is supposed to work - right?

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
10/21/2017 11:14:33 AM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@DHagar:

That's how i would think and expect. This way both companies and customers tend to think their needs are met / their inputs are valued. I believe that is a healthy market environment in any space.

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DHagar
DHagar
10/23/2017 7:18:42 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@ms.akkineni, good model.  That is the way it works out eventually, hopefully it will continue to drive markets to respond that way increasingly so the markets are more responsive.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
10/24/2017 10:46:11 AM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@DHagar:

I will join you to keep the hopes alive. I think as long as the underlying inetrest to music lives on, some or the other mode will keep the markets going forward.

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DHagar
DHagar
10/24/2017 5:29:19 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@ms.akkineni, at least we can count on change as being a constant and possibly that will get us there - let's hope!

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
10/25/2017 7:00:23 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
Absolutely, 'Change' is the only constant. That is the evergreen mantra we need to always have at the back of our minds in all aspects. 

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DHagar
DHagar
10/26/2017 5:50:54 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@ms.akkineni, thanks!  If we don't change we will risk being left behind.  The risk is not knowing!

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
10/29/2017 7:04:40 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@DHagar:

I hear you...

Being aware and ready to adapt become really critical in this age. Absolutely, the risk is not knowing of what is coming and the impact could be substantial at times and there may be hardly any chance or time to mitigate the impact.

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DHagar
DHagar
10/30/2017 7:57:35 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@ms.akkineni, it really requires us not so much to think of new applications of what we know, but to assess whether we even understand the questions that determine what we know.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
10/31/2017 8:43:43 AM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@DHagar:

In total agreement with you. Having good understanding about questions is very critical to arrive at meaningful answers.

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DHagar
DHagar
10/31/2017 6:21:40 PM
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@ms.akkineni, and the right focus on whose questions?  The consumers or the service providers?  When we sell technology just for its advancement and capabilities, rather than using technology to deliver better access, services, and products to the consumer, we all lose.

Let's hope the new versions in this second coming will evolve into a new hybrid that will provide profitable services for everyone.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/8/2017 9:01:42 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@DHagar:

I was referring in general as you indicated that answering questions right  becomes very criticalin the process. What i meat was - to arrive at meaningful answers, following the question (by anyone ) is kind of a prerequisite. There could be multiple answers to the same question based on the way it is perceived. Hope you got what i meant in my last response.

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DHagar
DHagar
11/9/2017 6:17:10 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@ms.akkineni, yes, good point.  And that truly builds useful answers and information, as opposed to providers and consumers communicating past each other and not relating to the information provided.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/10/2017 3:06:58 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
Absolutely, you got my point.

Sometimes things like these may seem simple, but things may get lost and so time in the process of back and forth cycles.

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DHagar
DHagar
11/14/2017 12:06:48 AM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@ms.akkineni, well stated.  Which is why we need to keep listening, applying, rethinking, and testing our assumptions and solutions - right?

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/15/2017 2:49:53 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@DHagar:

Absolutely, 200% right...

As you stated 'listen, apply, rethink, test' and repeat the cycle, should be one generic formula while dealing with developing solutions, by applying some assumptions during the process.

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DHagar
DHagar
11/15/2017 6:17:22 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@ms.akkineni, thanks!  That is where you discover what needs to be relearned and/or where we can learn by new applications.  Either way it enables us to be strategic and focus on improving services and value to the customers.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/16/2017 11:18:08 AM
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@DHagar:

Absolutely ! This approach has multiple value adds - getting better at strategic thinking. That always has to be thouroghly thought from bothe the ends - getting better at services as well as what would be better for customers.

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DHagar
DHagar
11/16/2017 5:45:25 PM
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@ms.akkineni, good points.  We forget where our revenues come from!

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/20/2017 1:50:13 PM
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@DHagar:

I believe market wide there is good revelation at that front. Companies now do realize the value of customer. Hence there is trend change going on by focusing a lot on customer, in terms of getting to their needs, expectations. With that thought in place customer is now very engaged in the entire process. Personally i think that is very useful for IT. The challenge of winning customer would be half reduced as they are pretty much onboard through out the process. 

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DHagar
DHagar
11/20/2017 6:30:37 PM
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@ms.akkineni, yes that is truly a positive result from social media.  The "response" demand companies to pull in solutions that solve the customer's problems, needs, and interests, as opposed to pushing what the company has to offer, has been a positive outcome.  But that is where the market is now due to social media. 

Let's hope this is not just a fad but a change that stays with us?

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/20/2017 6:45:06 PM
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@DHagar: Can't agree more with you on the social media factor. That brought in lot of changes to people in general to be more aware and informed, which eventually would prompts thinking from their end. I join you to hope that this is a real change that would be sustained.

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DHagar
DHagar
11/20/2017 6:49:16 PM
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@ms.akkineni, thanks!  I think it opens the door to reinstituting true consumer-driven markets.  It becomes feasible with social media through mass customization.  So now let's hope that is feasible enought to be sustainable.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/21/2017 8:30:59 AM
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Totally in agreement with your thoughts. I am on board as one of many consumers in the market.

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DHagar
DHagar
11/21/2017 5:43:25 PM
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@ms.akkineni, sounds good - we consumers need to stick together! 

Actually, that is the interesting thing about the impact of social media, it has decentralized the markets and given power to the individual consumer.  The Internet has truly changed life and buying cycles.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/22/2017 9:11:52 PM
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Absolutely !

And i truely would think that is a healthy development. Elevating the power of individual consumer is very essential as at the end of the day any chnage has to begin at the individual level.

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DHagar
DHagar
11/27/2017 7:08:59 PM
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@ms.akkineni, that's the way it is supposed to work.  It does seem that the economics and resources prevail and keep the market performing in ways that reflect the economies of scale and then the incubation of new and innovative life cycles.  Maybe that is the magic of the continual evolution and orgnic growth?

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/18/2017 4:03:45 PM
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@DHagar:

Ofcourse, in total agreement with you about organic growth. Two key components for organic growth are innovative approach and resources that support that approach. When the combination is mapped and aligned together that leads to a decent organic growth.

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DHagar
DHagar
12/18/2017 6:36:29 PM
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@ms.akkineni, yes, it takes a solid foundation (with resources) to provide the capability and the leadership to deliver.  Good formula for success.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
10/30/2017 2:29:55 PM
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Thatís one thing about technology that I really appreciate and get excited about. Itís always changing and developing into something new. For me, it keeps it exciting!

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/23/2017 3:35:02 PM
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The transformation we're witness to is beyond the pale.   As I am writing this, I am listening to a Medal of Honor Ceremony as I am also working away at the startup--where do we go from here as I am in awe as to how far we've come.....

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DHagar
DHagar
10/23/2017 7:35:44 PM
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@mpouraryan, good insight - as usual!  Yes, we have truly come a long way.  But as you effectively remind us, the value of that can be lost if we forget who this is all for!

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/23/2017 8:57:43 PM
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The Frightful Five (Apple; Microsoft; ALphabet (Google); Amazon & Facebook) seem to have more of a monopoly of wisdom though by their zeal to automate to the nth degree--As we've noted, humanity has to be respected in this equation.  

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DHagar
DHagar
10/24/2017 5:25:21 PM
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@mpouraryan, I would agree with your assessment.  They are attempting to "rule the world" - especially Amazon and Facebook.  I hope the larger mass of others keeps this in balance and does remember the human value - otherwise we trade one weakness for another.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/25/2017 3:10:25 PM
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Appreciate your thoughts--unfortunately with the loose regulatory regime in force in Washington, there seems to be no "stopping them"--although their oversights have been laid bare..haven't they? 

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DHagar
DHagar
10/25/2017 5:16:10 PM
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@mpouraryan, indeed!  Possibly the exposure itself will unveil true motivations and distinctive results between good outcomes and unrestrained power?

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/25/2017 5:10:05 PM
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..and as I was "Winding down" my walkabout, I saw this.....They seem to forget that even Adam Smith himself said, "...the invisible hand has to be regulated"...but what do I know? 
The FCC plans to roll back some of its biggest rules against media consolidation
The announcement comes a day after the FCC voted to eliminate a 77-year-old rule on broadcasters.
By Brian Fung  •  Read more »


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DHagar
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10/25/2017 5:17:32 PM
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@mpouraryan, well this goes to the reality of "absolute power absolutely corrupts"!  So one has to take that into account.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/25/2017 5:48:30 PM
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Whenever I run across these kind of "Stuff", this is what I take comfort in:

https://youtu.be/Aor6-DkzBJ0

 

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DHagar
DHagar
10/25/2017 5:59:28 PM
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@mpouraryan, there you go!  Awareness is key!  Thanks for sharing.

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JohnBarnes
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9/15/2017 2:57:38 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
I think there's probably a relationship between the higher rates of employment, larger numbers of children, localism, and probably the more-recent-immigrant connection: you're looking at families that participate in a community. They don't spend the money because their households have better uses for the money; they also don't have huge amounts of time to kill at the screen. They want to know what's going on in their town, not what overall trends the marketers are trying to create. So you've got a cheap medium that covers things like school closings, traffic accidents, and local business, which you're going to have on for a short time per day; or an expensive medium that covers stuff the marketers want to sell to teenagers and young adults, and offers hypnotic content to help your children avoid doing chores and homework.  Which one do you want?

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afwriter
afwriter
9/16/2017 9:48:49 AM
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@JohnBarnes, all good points but I think you nailed it with the fact that it is cheap. You can spend 80 -200 dollars a month on a cable package or $30 once on a decent antenna.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/19/2017 12:36:01 PM
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Unless one is in the "business' (as some of us are)..((for instance, as I making my rounds, I am listening to live feed of President Macron at the UN as part of my commitments to my startup, the Daily Outsider)).   There needs to be a broader focus--which is what I commend @JohnBarnes for.....

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
9/19/2017 2:55:13 PM
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Mike & AFwriter,

It occurs to me too that there's another well-known cultural process at work. As a medium declines in popularity (due to fashion or technical change or relative labor costs), one of two things commonly happen in the long collapse toward extinction:

1. If it is intrinsically labor-intensive or requires expensive facilities, it becomes a subsidized "museum art" with, more and more, a fixed canon (opera, ballet, symphony, much of architecture, much of sculpture, and serious academic poetry and fiction are all examples of this).

2. If it is fundamentally cheap and satisfactory results can be produced by hobbyists and skilled part-timers, it becomes a poor-people's or bohemian art, a place for more marginal communities to have a voice. Theatre, slam poetry, stand up comedy (and yes, that's a dying art too), folk music, jazz, vinyl recording, comics, and much of genre publishing are all examples.

Well, maybe broadcast TV is simply revealing that it is a Type 2 dying art. People who prefer to live in their particular eddy rather than in "mainstream" culture find that local broadcast just works better for them.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/19/2017 2:58:08 PM
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@JohnBarnes:  I'd like to Hope Jazz will endure :) :) But as I said, maybe I'm old fashioned :) :) :).  We have to remain hopeful...right? 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
9/30/2017 6:06:09 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
@mhhfive:

I too am very happy about FM an dhope it would remain so...

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
10/2/2017 8:05:24 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
I think FM radio will remain analog because it is often used as an emergency broadcast network... and it would actually be unsafe to switch it to digital broadcasting during emergencies.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
10/5/2017 3:49:45 PM
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@mhhf1ve:

That is absolutely true. I would agree with you that FM would and must remain analog for obvious reason you stated.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
10/5/2017 6:08:50 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
Curiously, FM radio seems to be a new issue that the FCC is trying to guilt trip Apple into activating on iPhones. I'm not sure why iPhones don't have FM radios activated, but it's interesting that the newest models have no FM receivers. Is Apple trying to kill FM radio like 3.5mm wired headphones? 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
10/13/2017 9:54:44 AM
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@mhhf1ve:

Wow, that's a news to me. I am not an iPhone user and hence not aware. I am really surprised to hear that newer iPhone has no FM receiver anymore. I wonder what could be the strategy behind that.

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vnewman
vnewman
10/16/2017 9:23:22 PM
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@ms.akkineni - My guess would be Apple wants people to use the Radio section in Apple Music if they want to listen to FM.  

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afwriter
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10/16/2017 11:23:59 PM
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@vnewman you are most likely right, but there is an interesting point in this thread about how FM is used for emergency broadcasts. Is corporate greed potentially putting people in harm's way here? 

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10/18/2017 12:45:46 PM
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@Vnewman:

Absolutely ! That is the approach Apple seems to be following. I understand from their perspective but thinking of FM it gives a feeling like not giving most basic option to the customer. But that is not stopping folks chosing iPhone and hence Apple is getting away with no worries.

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10/20/2017 12:34:31 AM
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Itís especially ironic - to me anyway- that Apple has abandoned FM since the iPod was borne out of the love of music according to Jobs himself. We canít ask him now but I would guess he developed that love of music by listening to FM radio.

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ms.akkineni
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10/21/2017 11:16:56 AM
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@vnewman:

You made very good point. That underlying love must be mapped back to the roots from FM. I can surely say that there will be hardly anyone who would deny their long lasting love for FM music.

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10/28/2017 6:16:38 PM
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I do often wonder how AM radio is still around.  My husband still listens to the news on it.  It actually hurts my ears!  But somehow is still survives.

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ms.akkineni
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10/29/2017 7:07:12 PM
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@vnewman:

I am also one of those that are still stuck with AM radio. That is my daily drive time radio. I must say that - it works great for me, keeps me up to date with news, traffic and weather. That's all i am interested on my ride back and forth.

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vnewman
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11/1/2017 11:00:35 PM
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A serious question though: can you not find those same 3 things on an FM station? Is there an untapped market there?

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ms.akkineni
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11/8/2017 8:53:04 PM
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@vnewman:

Ofcourse, you are right. We can surely get to those threee point of interests in FM stations as well.  It is just that i am so used to follow AM where just these are the only things that i hear all the time and i guess i have a preset mind for this as my short drive to work perfectly fits timewise. In addition, FM may offer many other things that may not necessarily would be my point of interest.

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vnewman
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11/9/2017 12:04:47 PM
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So out of curiosity - is it the loop of news, traffic, and weather that you listen to?

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ms.akkineni
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11/9/2017 2:20:39 PM
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@vnewman:

Yes, but ofcourse my 15-20 min drive doesn't get me to more than one cycle.

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dlr5288
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10/31/2017 1:55:54 PM
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Haha right? I donít understand it either. I think we are moving into a direction where it may be left behind in the future. Time will tell..

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DHagar
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10/31/2017 6:22:52 PM
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@dir5288, that maybe one of the problems we have with technology - getting so enamored with its capabilities that we leave the consumer users behind?

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10/31/2017 7:00:20 PM
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Very true. I think itís a sad reality. When technology becomes more and more advanced things and consumers will get left behind. For bigger and better things.

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DHagar
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11/1/2017 5:07:45 PM
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@dir5288, well said.  And then we forget the entire purpose.

This also goes a long way to explain why our investments in technology are typically not delivering the ROI promised, let alone the potential that can be developed.

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dlr5288
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11/15/2017 1:03:03 PM
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Exactly. And i also think itís important for us to remember where we started with technology. But the reality is that some things will get left behind as technology gets more and more advanced.

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DHagar
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11/15/2017 6:12:49 PM
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@dir5288, good thoughts.  Yes, it may result in a "back to the future" and/or hybrid and/or total new transformation.  If we don't carefully think about where/how to apply and develop value, we will miss some of these opportunities.

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dlr5288
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11/20/2017 5:32:16 PM
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I agree. Itíll definitely be exciting to see how technology develops. Itís crazy to think that things that seem so normal to us today can be totally useless in years to come..

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DHagar
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11/20/2017 6:35:34 PM
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@dir5288, very true!  Those are the hallmarks of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 - don't you think?

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dlr5288
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11/21/2017 3:21:01 PM
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Definitely! Itís something that weíve had to get used to I guess. Things constantly changing...hard to keep up some times!

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DHagar
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11/21/2017 5:47:36 PM
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@dir5288, very true!  You almost need a daily roadmap!  It is stated that we are exposed to more information in one day than Benjamin Franklin was exposed to in his entire lifetime.  So that might have even been a challenge for Professor Franklin?

What it teaches us is to better define the truly important (like Telco Transformation) and to better understand changes that affect the important things, rather than monitoring every thing.

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dlr5288
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11/27/2017 4:05:18 PM
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What an interesting fact! But i can definitely believe it. Technology is literally thrown at us so many times a day, let alone our lifetime.

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DHagar
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11/27/2017 7:30:00 PM
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@dir5288, and the product/value from technology is data!  So we ought to focus on the data and its use as a crown jewel in the technology transformations.

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11/27/2017 8:34:56 PM
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I agree. Itís very important to know a products value. There are so many products that are constantly being pushed out onto shelves without knowing the real quality of the product.

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DHagar
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11/28/2017 5:05:26 PM
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@dir5288, unless we can track and focus on the value there is little ROI for the purchases of technology and the investments we are making.

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11/29/2017 10:44:00 AM
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True! I just hate when products are super expensive, yet the quality is not worth half the price. Some companies really have to work on that.

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DHagar
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11/29/2017 5:22:00 PM
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@dir5288, if they want to stay in business!  They will have to define and deliver value or they will find themselves isolated with dwindling sales.

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11/29/2017 6:51:42 PM
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Yes! And you see it so many times with products. If the quality of it is low, no matter how excited people were to get their hands on it, it just wonít sell. Word of mouth travels faster than people think!

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DHagar
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11/30/2017 5:31:50 PM
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@dir5288, and social media amplifies that!

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11/30/2017 5:51:26 PM
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Oh for sure! Social media can be such a great or bad thing. Depending on what it is. I find myself going on social media to find out about the latest news more than newspapers.

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DHagar
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11/30/2017 5:54:08 PM
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@dir5288, there you go!  It is that "real-time" update that appeals to all of us.  Other modes are increasingly becoming secondary to the news of the moment.

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11/30/2017 7:50:45 PM
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Long gone are the days where you sit down with your coffee and a newspaper, at least for me! Itís a new age and things are definitely changing.

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DHagar
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11/30/2017 7:56:13 PM
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@dir5288, it is a new world!  I am still participating in "all of the above" - so it does keep one busy - and in need of coffee!

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12/18/2017 6:22:56 PM
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Definitely! It just shows how times are changing and we are most certainly moving into a faster pace world.

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DHagar
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12/18/2017 6:46:50 PM
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@dir5288, and that may prove to be a better model than the previously "developed" systems.  Maybe the ongoing adapatability will enable us to focus more on the results and less on "managing the deck chairs on the Titanic"?

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dlr5288
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12/19/2017 8:57:04 PM
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Yes! Good point. Focusing on the actual outcome and whether it is positive or not is whatís most important.

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DHagar
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12/20/2017 5:20:44 PM
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@dir5288, thanks.  I see that as the focus of the future.  The value of technology as opposed to the technology itself.

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12/21/2017 9:10:12 PM
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Exactly! And what it brings to the table. Hopefully something positive. A lot of the time I feel like we focus on the negatives technology brings into our lives, but it does a lot of good too!

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DHagar
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12/22/2017 6:43:56 PM
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@dir5288, very true.  One wonders if the problem with that is the technology or our limited knowledge in how to use it effectively?

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12/26/2017 12:30:40 PM
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It very well could be. A lot of people, I think, might be scared of whatís to come with the change. Or as you said..arenít really sure how to use it.

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DHagar
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12/27/2017 6:09:25 PM
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@dir5288, the beauty of discovery!  That will keep us learning and growing?

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12/28/2017 12:38:52 PM
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And I know weíve been working on new changes and been able to eveolve when it comes to security. But I would like for us to get far enough to be able to block the hacking thatís been going on.

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DHagar
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12/28/2017 6:09:19 PM
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@dir5288, true!  We need to look at the vulnerabilities differently.  I know we can, we just need to better understand the system failures and set up deterants, or at least notifications so we can take appropriate action.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
12/29/2017 12:02:23 PM
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Exactly! I feel like weíve been getting closer and closer to solving security issues! Itís only a matter of time before we can keep our information safe from hackers.

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DHagar
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12/29/2017 6:51:54 PM
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@dir5288, good points.  We absolutely can - we just need to look at the "Rubrics Cube" differently.  I believe there are probably even some obvious answers once we do?

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12/30/2017 2:55:43 PM
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I agree. I think some times things look more difficult than they actually are. If we take a step back and look at it differently from a new approach maybe there is an easy answer?

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DHagar
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1/3/2018 7:00:59 PM
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@dir5288, real knowledge is the ability to focus and simplify, not compound and keep adding.  The ability to adapt, focus, and clarify is really what adaptability is all about today.

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dlr5288
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1/22/2018 10:24:15 AM
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Very true! Not necessarily leaving everything in the past and forgetting about it, but using what we already know to help create new things. And to develope new ways of doing things.

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DHagar
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1/22/2018 6:33:01 PM
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@dir5288, that well states the new environment.  Figuring out what we knew that is relevent to what we are facing, abandoning what is no longer relevent, and learning the new things we need to discover.

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dlr5288
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1/25/2018 10:48:53 AM
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Very well said. To incorporate all of our knowledge and be able to build on it will greatly help us in discovery new technologies.

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DHagar
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1/25/2018 5:50:08 PM
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@dir5288 and I believe we will add learning from the combination of applications and human intelligence use as we apply these technologies.  In addition to Moore's Law with the multiplying factor with technology, I believe there is a parallel multiplication affect with the human intelligence and application.

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dlr5288
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1/29/2018 4:22:00 PM
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Definitely! Technology helps a lot with our knowledge of things, but also human intelligence is crucial. All these aspects have to work together.

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DHagar
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1/29/2018 5:52:29 PM
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@dir5288, if we don't we become the losers.  If we don't think we know something different than the processes we teach machines then we are the ones that make ourselves obsolete.

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1/29/2018 10:01:51 PM
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I completely agree. Itís also makes sense to work together in order to produce new, better technologies.

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DHagar
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1/30/2018 4:04:18 PM
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@dir5288, Moore's law is not just advancing the technology, it's advancing our knowledge of how to use technology as well!

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1/31/2018 12:40:47 PM
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Yes very true! Our knowledge, in many ways, outlines the kind of technology that we produce. Itís crucial to be able to evolve and have our intelligence grow.

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ms.akkineni
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2/21/2018 2:41:19 PM
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@dlr5288, @DHagar:

Very interesting exchanges on the subject.

Agree with you both. Technology is evolving super fast. As individuals we are challenged to catch up to certain level so we can understand and make out what we are dealing with to ensure that we are not completely off the line.

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mpouraryan
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2/22/2018 3:14:23 AM
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Whatever happened to "Keeping it simple"?   Why is that such a really big deal...:) 

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ms.akkineni
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2/22/2018 11:17:58 AM
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@mp:

I unerstand, the goal is to 'keeping it simple'. If we really think about specific things a certain level of technical acumen is required. I can quickly think, as an example to use any apple devices one has to be a bit savy. A phone can be used just to make the calls, but to make use of all technical features you are expected to be savy. This is what i really meant.

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mpouraryan
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2/22/2018 11:24:50 AM
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The key driving force should be to keep it simple for the end user--so that it is seamless--something that Amazon has mastered with innovations like one click ordering.    That should be the driving force!!

 

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ms.akkineni
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2/22/2018 11:43:22 AM
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@mp:

Absolutely, I can't agree more with you. You are right about Amazon. 'Keeping it simple' from end users perspective has been the primary focus for Amazon and they got it right.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
2/22/2018 11:50:33 AM
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I do wonder as we bid farewell to Feburary why others don't learn, engage and emerge stronger for the sake of the Customer--although as I have been on the record, I don't want to dehumanize it either--that's why the balance is required in every which way.   

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ms.akkineni
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2/22/2018 11:54:35 AM
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@Comm:

I agree with you that learning is required from Amazon's success story. Also i think it is happening, could be slow. I hear about many stries reated to companies focusiing more on what users need. They are even forming user experience teams. In general focus is shifting with in companies towards data and users.

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mpouraryan
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2/22/2018 11:57:07 AM
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I hope your schedule permits to share some examples for us all to be aware as we think about how best to cater to our customers, align our mission as needed (in my case for the startup I currently serve at ((The Daily Outsider))

Onward to March with all its possiblities!!

 

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ms.akkineni
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2/22/2018 12:04:15 PM
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@mp:

One thing that i can readily share is about small changes that were introdcued in the process at the company i work. Gain that would be mapping to data and users.

The new steps that got into the process are: User experience teams meet with business users even before system design starts right during requirements gathering. These are dedicated user experience analysts besides business analysts. They emphasize to business users and try to get teh maximum out of them in terms of what kind of user experience they want from te potential new system. The other new thing was introduction of data and data strategy analysts during the same stage of the process. Teir job is to examine and validate each data element and present to business users to make sure that all that data makes sense, adds value and if that is necessary to them. So in essence both steps are more coordinated with business users for their inputs.

I will certainly share more in similar lines in future.

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dlr5288
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2/27/2018 4:55:05 PM
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And in a way technology keeps us on our toes! We have to be able to learn and adapt to whatís been given to us so we donít get left behind!

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batye
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2/28/2018 11:04:34 AM
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@dlr5288 yes you are right for me it never ending process of learning new technology as education is a must in my books... 

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ms.akkineni
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2/28/2018 11:27:52 AM
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@dlr5288, @batye:

Agree with you both. I would like to add: while there must be willingness and enthusiasm to learn and adapt new technology, we also should be mindful that thee is a great need to communicate any upcoming new change within the company. Someties a new technology r product may also cause some process changes and that needs to be figured ad worked out on time. So all these may sund simple but very important components in the whole process.

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2/28/2018 11:39:30 AM
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Great point! I agree with you. Itís important to fill people in on what exactly is going on. So in the end they can adapt quicker and be ready for the technology.

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batye
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3/1/2018 1:03:31 AM
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@dlr5288 the way I see it proper communication is a key... and everyone must know and understand the goal or end result... 

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3/27/2018 12:17:52 PM
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I agree! Having communication from start to finish and understanding the end goal is crucial.

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batye
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4/2/2018 11:57:34 PM
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@dlr5288 yes the way I see it knowledge and understanding is the only solution... as to know and be aware of end result... 

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4/30/2018 4:49:53 PM
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And we have to also take our time in understanding a product. People always want to rush and move things along quickly. That shouldnít always be the case.

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batye
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3/1/2018 1:02:27 AM
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@ms.akkineni the way I think it would make sense look at it both ways process as whole... and from other side breaking process step by step... part by part... 

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3/16/2018 11:31:08 PM
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@dlr5288, @bayte:

I would like to add: Communication strategy must be part of the roadmap. That's when it gets all required focus and importance to address all communication needs accurately rather than just planning that as an activity at the launch moment. 

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batye
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3/17/2018 5:03:46 PM
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@ms.akkineni yes you are right as Communication strategy is a must but many Co. tend to overlook it and doing things with out proper planing, mostly trying to play by the ear follow the market hype... 

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3/19/2018 11:55:13 PM
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And we are aware that such companies would pay price for that kind of act. Upfront planning may take some time, but certainly helps for long term.

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2/28/2018 11:36:48 AM
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I think sometimes it goes overlooked how often we actually to adapt to new things. Only because we have to do it so often..

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batye
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3/1/2018 1:04:30 AM
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@dlr5288 I would say it never ending process of update/upgrade and learn... 

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3/27/2018 12:19:05 PM
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Very true. And I think as the years go by and technology becomes more and more advanced the process of this is just going to speed up.

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ms.akkineni
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12/19/2017 3:05:50 PM
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It is little too fast at times and that is scary if you think. We are in a constant rush all the time.

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12/19/2017 8:58:10 PM
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Some times it would be nice to sit back and relax when times were slower. However, now itís a constant rush and moving forward very fastly with different technologies and advancements.

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ms.akkineni
12/21/2017 11:04:36 AM
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Very true.

In the past couple of years i see a big shift in culture. Years ago things use to be really slow around this time of the year. But for the past couple of years, I see that there is no absolute slowing down, at least not for technology companies. I recall around this time last year we were working crazy even the christmas weekend and newyear's for a product go live on 1/1/2017. This year i chnaged job, but the history seems to repeat.

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12/21/2017 9:11:36 PM
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Oh definitely! And I donít see things slowing down any time soon. People are in a constant rush it seems anymore. Like you said, especially this time of year. Itís crazy!

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/23/2017 3:56:16 PM
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Ofcourse, no slow down is no way feasible in near future. It would be lucky if this doesn't get even crazier and ruhy.

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dlr5288
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12/26/2017 12:35:52 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
Definitely see all of this getting crazier and crazier. I donít see virtualization slowing down any time soon. I think itís imposs to do at this point.

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ms.akkineni
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12/26/2017 1:26:45 PM
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Agree with you. Not sure if you are a business person, but not all business folks have similar attaitude towards chnage. Any chnage first would create lot of panic among business community within the company. There could be some exceptions who would welcome and embrace the change. But majority of the folks don't react that way. I have personaly witnessed this. That obviously create lot of confusion and chaos when the change really takes place. 

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dlr5288
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12/27/2017 12:26:59 PM
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Iím the kind of person that kind of just takes things as they come. I welcome change more than some others. I think itís the only way to move forward with things in life.

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ms.akkineni
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12/30/2017 11:12:01 AM
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@dlr5288:

That is really good. And that is the right way to deal with the change because we can't control change in this ever changing technical era. So all we could do is to master how to handle change without much aggression. Hopefully this trnd will pick up and in general consumers will be able to handle transitions smoothly.

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dlr5288
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12/30/2017 2:59:22 PM
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Very well said. Itís something weíre going to have to deal with. So itís kind of like, get used to it or get left behind..

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/21/2018 3:28:58 PM
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So it's kind of like, get used to it or get left behind..

@dlr5288:

This is so true. In some cases there is simply no time to think long, as you said you may be lef behind. So the trend has been it is better to ick it up, get used and get going instead of being left behind and then regret.

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dlr5288
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1/22/2018 10:25:13 AM
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Thanks! Thatís how I feel at least. Itís better to keep moving along with the way the world is moving than just being stuck in old ways.

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ms.akkineni
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1/28/2018 11:30:27 AM
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Yes, i would agree. But that has to be an informed process in terms of moving along the world. One must know the purpose and objective of following an initiative. If not, there would be no purpose served at the end.

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dlr5288
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1/29/2018 4:22:58 PM
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I agree. People must have a purpose to incorporate different things. Or must know what way they want to move forward.

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ms.akkineni
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12/26/2017 1:30:38 PM
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@dlr5288:

You are right. The entire world is moving towards virtualization, cloud and digital transformation initiatives. I feel lucky to witness and be part of this technology progressing and how it is chnagingthe world.

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dlr5288
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12/27/2017 12:28:20 PM
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Re: OTA is dead unless someone fixes it
I especially canít wait for changes to come with security. I think itís about time that we feel a little bit safer with our things out in the world today.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/18/2017 3:50:18 PM
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@dlr5288:

I strogly believe that it is a cycle. We must learn to quickly be ready for change, be adaptable and move on. Unless there is readiness from these critical human elements, there would be stall in progress, be it any kind. And that is not at all desirable at any stage of the process.

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dlr5288
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12/18/2017 6:24:10 PM
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I agree. And itís a cycle weíre never going to be able to get off. From cell phones, to computers, to even new advancements in cities..itís soemthing weíre going to have to get used to.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/19/2017 3:13:22 PM
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Oh Yes, we are in a cycle that keeps going on and on. We can easily say that thinking back 10 years. So we got to be ready to embrace more to arrive in future years.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
12/19/2017 8:59:23 PM
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And itís something weíve all become accustomed to. Constantly changing and wanting things newer, faster, and ďbetterĒ.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/21/2017 11:07:49 AM
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Correct. But i also want to call out and remind about something. I know that current trend is changing things rapidly and getting restless for next chnage to hit markets. As crazy as that all is going on, there is another set of consumer communuty which are very deceptive of any small change. They just are unwilling to adapt a change. That is the crowd that contributes to stats that may work againt these trends.

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dlr5288
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12/21/2017 9:13:10 PM
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Very true. There is a group of people who hate change. Even the slightest bit of change. Personally, I think itís crazy to keep yourself in this mind set. Unless you want to get left behind..

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ms.akkineni
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12/23/2017 3:42:44 PM
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As crazy as it sounds, it seems to be the reality. And the challege gets even critical when you are dealing with business stakeholders that have this mindset. I had dealt with an extreme difficult business owner that was pushing off the change due to insecurity. He just had preoccupied misconceptions that the new system is going to make him incompetent. I was able to deliver the system successfully despite his push back, but couldn't succeed i making him think right to stay back and adapt. the guy chose to leave his position.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
12/26/2017 12:29:44 PM
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Thatís crazy to me! Especially a business person. Change is something we can always count on. We have to be able to go with the flow and expect lives to continue to change.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/20/2017 6:40:17 PM
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That is absolutely true. We have been witnessing that time and time again. At times I tend to not feel good about it. But we got to convince ourselves that it is the process and we need to be always ready to adapt new. If not it would be like hitting a deadlock.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/21/2017 3:21:50 PM
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I agree! It can definitely be scary moving so quickly from one technology to the next. But itís something weíve adapted to so regularly.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/22/2017 9:09:03 PM
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@dlr5288:

I guess we are forced to develop that trend as there is no better choice. To be sustainable in this market we always need to remind ourselves that only constant is going to be CHANGE and we all need to practice to be adaptive and accomodative as per market changes.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/27/2017 4:06:29 PM
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Very well said. Change is the only thing that we can count on. As long as we realize this itíll be a much smoother transition.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/18/2017 4:00:48 PM
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@dlr5288:

We can always hope for a smoother transition whenever there is a change. At the same time as a consumer / company / employee / individual we all need to be more receptive and learn to cope with change more effectively. Som eturbulence is very common for any change. But being ready to respond with willing positive attitude helps a lot to make it less chaotic.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
12/18/2017 6:25:20 PM
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And thatís the most important part. How we deal as a society to change. It probably will be hard for us to get used to, but as long as we can do it and move forward. Thatís crucial.

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DHagar
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10/16/2017 6:45:11 PM
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@mhhf1ve - interesting point!  I view it that Apple, as they always do, wants only to support and relate to their proprietary products and channels.  I think your suggestion is an excellent one, in that they could gain an entire new market by supporting FM and expanding it with the Apple lines.

Maybe when you are the king of the jungle, you no longer need to compete?

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vnewman
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10/16/2017 9:28:06 PM
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@mhhf1ve - I've often wondered about this.  What makes digital unsafe?  I read how Norway was eliminating and FM radio and how emergency broadcasing comes into play.  Do you know?

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10/16/2017 10:55:51 PM
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Vnewman, it's not that digital transmissions are "unsafe" but that analog transmissions are more reliable. If you've ever tried to watch digital TV from a station just a bit too far away, you'll notice how badly the reception fails to a blank screen intermittently in a way that makes it difficult to watch. However, I remember back in the analog days, TV stations could travel much farther because people could still see and hear the broadcast through the static and "snow". Digital means you either get the signal or you don't, but analog allows the audience to gets some partial information. That's why analog FM is "safer" -- because the signal travels better.

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mhhf1ve
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10/16/2017 11:12:01 PM
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How many smartphones have FM radio as a feature? I've never really looked for it. Does anyone have it and use it? I just stream radio stations over a data connection, not directly from FM broadcasting.

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afwriter
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10/16/2017 11:32:36 PM
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I don't think the term would be obsolete but I think FM is definitely antiquated in the tech we carry around with us every day. I still have an old boom box and an emergency radio just in case. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/17/2017 2:08:49 AM
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Apologies if I'm starting everyone's Tuesday on a sour note (and although it is slightly changing the subject), this one is realllllllllly horrifying folks:
'If your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected', researcher says.

New Wi-Fi flaw affects nearly every internet-connected device

BY TIM BIGGS

A newly-discovered security flaw affects virtually every Wi-Fi device, and could render your home network as readable to hackers as the free Wi-Fi at a coffee shop.



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afwriter
afwriter
9/13/2017 12:06:34 AM
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For the Kids
"Firstly, I would expect that households with children would be more likely to subscribe to cable, simply because they would want more programming for their children to watch"

We can access most Nickelodeon shows through Hulu and a lot of Disney stuff on Netflix for the time being, but most of the time I would rather have my kids watch PBS on broadcast TV and get a variety of educational shows. 

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clrmoney
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9/13/2017 11:42:55 AM
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Ways for Broadcast TV
I know digital TV is something new and different but there are some downside to it. I know that people are coming up with different ways for TV but hopefully they will find the one that suit their needs.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/13/2017 4:58:43 PM
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It is in the end about the power of choice and all that it entails--thankfully the customer again seems to have options--that's the key takeway I get!! 

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dcawrey
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9/13/2017 7:55:35 PM
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Might as well utilize broadcast - it's still available and ad supported!

It's certainly cheaper than cable. And having a bunch of OTT subscriptions. So why not?

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/13/2017 9:48:55 PM
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Cable needs to get its' act together--and it appears that so far it is not succeeding based on what we've seen here (implicltily) and what I shared earlier...

 

 

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srufolo1
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9/13/2017 10:42:09 PM
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Broadcast TV
Ah, the Millennials, always changing the landscape of things. It's a curious statistic that there is usually a head of householder who's apparently earning an income, but they still want free broadcast TV. Maybe people are just getting a little more cautious with their money. In the end, that's why broadcast TV, rather than pay-TV,  is so popular with them, and it has nothing to do with programming at all. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/13/2017 11:53:38 PM
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..and before I run off, this is just one example of what the legacy broadcast providers have to contend with:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/aussie-youtube-sensations-taking-world-by-storm-and-raking-it-in/news-story/ffdb1e2ddbc662add8eadfdd2cd10e0a

Telling--isn't it?

 

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batye
batye
9/14/2017 5:33:21 AM
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@mpouraryan  interesting to know/reading thanks for a link... 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/14/2017 10:59:53 AM
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Glad you enjoyed it @Bayte--this is not just true in Australia, but in the biggest player of them all:  China.    

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36802769

Wishing you all a great rest of the week and a fab W-End

 

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batye
batye
9/14/2017 1:16:40 PM
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@mpouraryan yes, China do becomes bigger player this days.... could not agree more... 

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