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5G Data Requirements to Amplify the Need for Network Testing

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first_imgA tremendous increase in global mobile data traffic due to the use of video and other high data applications on smartphones is causing network overloads. Wireless network testing is witnessing a resurgence due to the high demand for a better customer experience. Traditional drive test solutions are no longer sufficient to provide a true picture of the quality a customer is experiencing. Thus, there is a need for additional operation support systems (OSS) tools with geo-location, as well as highly effective active and passive monitoring probes.Frost & Sullivan’s research, Global Wireless Network Test Equipment Market, 2017–2023, finds that 5G is expected to bring several changes in infrastructure and networks. With this change, the need for testing is expected to rise and will lead to more parameters monitored through key performance indicators. The study examines current and expected market developments, drivers, restraints, opportunities, regional trends, and end-user perspectives. Segments analyzed include OSS (CM/FM/PM), OSS with geo-location equipment, site test equipment, SON test equipment, active monitoring, passive monitoring, and crowdsourcing.With each new wireless technology rollout, there is a critical need to refresh and update drive test equipment so that the new technologies can be successfully and accurately measured. Currently, OSS testing and drive testing is applicable for 3G, 4G/LTE, and even VoLTE. However, with the evolution of newer technologies such as 5G, drive testing becomes expensive and exorbitant. The testing process has to be redone from the beginning with a new workflow process. In the near future, minimization of drive test integrated with geo-location is expected to provide more accurate results that will enable vendors to provide more services.Strategic imperatives for SP success include: Focus on burgeoning vertical to remain relevant; Offer customers combination products and customization options; Seek partnerships with third-party providers for value-added services; Demonstrate product features and capabilities on websites to differentiate offerings; and Improve connections with customers through robust online presence, eCommerce facilities, and mobile applications for purchase and services. Global Wireless Network Test Equipment Market, 2017–2023 is part of Frost & Sullivan’s Test & Measurement Growth Partnership Service program.last_img read more

Showalter’s mistake headlines costly loss for Orioles

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first_imgWith a chance to clinch a playoff spot with a win and some help later in the night, the Orioles instead suffered their most frustrating loss of the season on Saturday.Beyond the obvious effects on the wild-card-standings, the 7-3 defeat to the New York Yankees was even more difficult to stomach because of Buck Showalter’s role in the late-inning collapse. As deserving of the benefit of the doubt as any manager in baseball, Showalter leaving starter Wade Miley in the game to give up the game-tying home run to Tyler Austin to start the bottom of the seventh was baffling.The Baltimore skipper told reporters in the Bronx after the game that he believed Miley was still strong at 99 pitches and that the many left-handed hitters available to come off the New York bench — presumably against right-handed reliever Mychal Givens — prompted him to stick with the lefty starter to begin the seventh. Of course, one could dispute just how strong Miley was at that point after he’d pitched into significant jams in both the fifth and sixth innings in which the Yankees shrunk the Orioles’ lead from 3-0 to 3-2.Miley had given the Orioles a strong performance through six innings, but that should have been all for the starter, especially considering the bullpen hadn’t been particularly taxed in the series-opening 8-1 win on Friday. This was the penultimate game of the regular season, after all, and not a game in mid-June in which you’re thinking about the long-term health of your bullpen.The leash was long enough for that sixth inning, let alone even thinking about having him start the seventh.But Showalter’s overthinking wasn’t the only factor working against the Orioles on Saturday if we’re being fair.Even if Miley had been lifted after six, All-Star setup man Brad Brach was always going to factor into the late-inning equation and the right-hander just didn’t have it on Saturday, giving up four runs, two hits, and two walks while retiring only one batter in the eighth inning. Brach had rebounded nicely in the month of September, but he hasn’t been the same dominant force in the second half of the season, pitching to an underwhelming 3.94 ERA since the All-Star break.It’s no secret that Brach carried an enormous workload with Darren O’Day missing a large portion of the season, and he hasn’t been nearly as consistent in the second half as a result.An offense that plated three runs over the first three innings against Yankees starter Luis Severino all but went to sleep in the final six innings of the game. J.J. Hardy grounded into a 5-4-3 double play with runners on first and second with one out in the sixth, and Manny Machado was inexplicably thrown out at third after Mark Trumbo singled with two outs in the seventh. Those were the only real scoring threats for Baltimore after Machado’s opposite-field solo homer in the third inning.There’s been far too much of that in recent weeks.Even the defense was a question mark.With two outs in the sixth, Machado made a nice stop of a grounder off the bat of Rob Refsnyder, but he took too much time getting up to make the throw to get him at first base to end the inning. Chase Headley then followed with a double to make it a one-run game.There was plenty of blame to go around after Saturday’s loss as the Orioles could only watch what was transpiring in Boston and Atlanta to determine what they needed to do in the final game of the season.It’s tough enough when players simply don’t come through, but seeing a tactician like Showalter blink in such a crucial game was disheartening. It was the kind of decision that disrupted the karma of a game in which the Orioles were winning, but we’ll never know how it might have turned out otherwise. Brach pitching in a similar fashion would have surely netted the same result of a loss.Baltimore just wasn’t good enough on Saturday, whether talking about the players or their revered manager.You can only hope it didn’t cost them dearly.last_img read more

All set for Joss Stone concert on Monday

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first_imgGrammy Award-winning singing sensation from Britain, Joss Stone is expected to send her Guyanese fans into a frenzy on Monday, January 28 at the Eucalyptus Garden Amphi-Theatre of the Theatre Guild of Guyana, in Georgetown.Stone, who won the Grammy in 2007 for best R&B singer, is on the last leg of her Total World Tour this month in the Caribbean.She is currently in Cuba and will perform in Haiti next week before heading to Guyana the following week and then to Suriname.  Stone’s performance kicks off the growing Guyana season of Jazz and R&B, which will culminate in the much-anticipated G-Jazz Festival in April 2019.Among the local artistes lined up to perform alongside Stone are Lerone Souvenir and Atajah, Mikey Smith, MaszkaJazz with Indus Voices and Gavin Mendonca.Stone will perform in Guyana for the benefit of two charities – Help and Shelter and  The University of Guyana’s Artist in Residence Programme.The event is a partnership between the Joss Stone Foundation, the Theatre Guild, The University of Guyana, Guyana’s  Ministry of the Presidency’s   Culture Department’s Music Department and the Ministry of Business’s Tourism Department.The British High Commission in Guyana is also a collaborator.The concert on Monday is set to commence at 19:00h and will last for two and a half hours with nonstop music.Tickets for ringside chairs cost $6000 and $3000 for grass seats; children are welcome.These tickets are available at the University of Guyana’s Office of Philanthropy and at the Theatre Guild on weekdays from 10:00h to 17:00h and on Saturdays  from 10:00h to 14:00h. For reservations, fans are encouraged to contact the organisers on 614-2244, 662-5036 or 669-8989.last_img read more

Photo of the Week: Bald Eagle at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

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first_imgIt was a gray cloudy day when I reached Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan over Memorial Day weekend. Very few people were at the refuge; the refuge opened May 15 and it’s still early in the season for visitors. My goal was to find migrating waterfowl and warblers along the open water ponds, forests, and wetlands at Seney. Given the long winter in Michigan, and ice still floating in Lake Superior, I wasn’t sure what birds I would see at the refuge. Driving along the seven-mile Marshland Wildlife Drive auto tour, we peered through the tree branches and out on the wetlands, looking for birds. We saw Canada Geese, Trumpeter Swans, Ring-Necked Ducks, and a few Common Loons on the ponds. As we rounded a bend, I looked up and managed to catch sight of this Bald Eagle, keeping an eye out for food. Further down the road, a flock of Eastern Kingbirds moved quickly amongst the trees lining the road. No warblers could be found. While it wasn’t a big count day for birdwatching, the highlight was spotting the Bald Eagle. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Osprey Family on the MoveIt’s not often I can observe an Osprey family relatively close up. Most Osprey nests I’ve seen in Michigan are a few hundred feet away from shore, making a spotting scope required to observe the birds. Not so with this Osprey family nesting on the western shore of Lake Erie…In “Nature”Photo of the Week: Close Encounter With a Bald EagleOne of the most magnificent birds you can see in flight is the Bald Eagle as it glides through the sky with outstretched wings. Last month I watched pairs of eagles riding the thermals during fall migration when I visited the Marshland Museum and Nature Center at the Lake Erie…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Birdwatching at Magee MarshThe boardwalk was congested with people peering through their binoculars at the dense foilage of the forest. There was no option to get past the crowd, but who would want to? Whenever there’s a crowd on the Magee Marsh boardwalk, there’s always a rare sighting of a bird. Did you…In “Nature”last_img read more

Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: March 10, 2017

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first_imgAnd because you can’t have too much info about CSS Grid, Eric Meyer walks you through a CSS Grid inspection, using Firefox 52. You can also use Firefox Nightly and find another tool that takes you further:You can also turn on number labels for the grid lines, which are currently tiny and black no matter what you do.In this short four-minute video, Pete LePage from Google Chrome Developers takes a closer look at Chrome 57 (released last night), with its grid-based layouts, Media Session API, and other features. Connectivity doesn’t equal accessibility.People confuse connectivity with accessibility – just because it’s online and I can get to it doesn’t mean I can use it #A11Y #UX— Mark Wilcock (@MarkAWilcock) March 3, 2017According to a 2017 local government digital communications study, 87 percent of respondents said they have moderate, weak or no knowledge of federal web accessibility requirements. It’s time for local governments to prepare for upcoming website accessibility mandates.WordPressSix security issues and 39 maintenance issues were fixed in this week’s WordPress 4.7.3 release. Unless your site has turned off automatic updates or your host manages your WordPress updates, your site will be updated automatically.WordPress wouldn’t exist without women, says Aaron Jorbin as he shares the various ways women contribute to WordPress.If WordPress had no Woman contributors, WordPress wouldn’t be fully translated in over 60 languages.Marie Dodson of Torque Magazine discusses gender diversity and leading by example in her interview with Bridget Willard, Jennifer Bourn, and Petya Raykovska about their career path, journey, and how to get more women involved WordPress.NRKbeta’s new Comment plugin offers an alternative to reducing spam comments on your posts: commenters have to take a short quiz before they can add comments. The idea is that by quizzing commenters whether they’ve read the post, you can reduce comment spam. Your thoughts? Founder and CEO Brennen Byrne announced this week that two-factor authentication service Clef is closing down. Final shutdown is June 6, 2017. If you’re using Clef, you’ll want to transition to another two-factor authentication service.CSS and HTMLThe big news in the CSS world this week is, CSS Grid has arrived! Rachel Andrew talks about CSS Grid landing in Firefox 52 this week. Andrew shares her own background with grid and how she’s looking forward to seeing what people create with the grid.Mozilla Designer Advocate Jen Simmons explains what’s possible with CSS Grid and the new Firefox Grid Inspector tool in this seven-minute video (you can find code examples on her lab site). In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll find a list of 30 women doing amazing work in user experience, learn about the new CSS Grid feature in Firefox 52, discover a comment quiz WordPress plugin, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week.Hope you find the resources helpful in your projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter.Tweet of the WeekHire women. Promote women. Pay women what they’re worth. Acknowledge their contributions in the workplace + everywhere else. Respect women.— Juana Summers (@jmsummers) March 8, 2017User ExperienceDesigning a product or service means you’re improving something in someone’s life, solving a problem for them. Design ethics, being inclusive in your research, is key to ensuring it works for everyone.You’ll find designers, authors, information architects, entrepreneurs, and more in this list of 30 women in user experience to celebrate International Women’s Day.It’s a showdown: Sketch or Figma? Christian Krammer compares the two applications, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. Personally, I’m a Figma fan. Sketch can only be used on a Mac; Figma is browser-based.Why you want to listen to your users:”If I ask the user what the probs with a service are I get 80% of them. If I ask the CEO, I get 10% if I’m lucky” says Paulo Malta #SDinGov— Jo Carter (@Jo_Carter64) March 9, 2017Tonya Snook is completely obsessed with using artificial intelligence to improve user research and information architecture. Her first project? Looking into using IBM Watson to generate better search results.AccessibilityShoutout to Dennis Deacon for publishing his megalist list of California State University Northridge (CSUN) Assistive Technology Conference resources, including presentations, case studies, photos, and more. And thanks to Microsoft Accessibility for curating their Microsoft CSUN Accessibility Technology Conference 2017 presentations in one collection. This week’s A11yNYC meetup featured attorney Jackie Chen, currently Product Counsel for Google. Chen discussed success factors for people with disabilities, sharing stories of successful people in technology, entertainment, and journalism. (Chen’s slide deck is available on Google Docs, but requires you to ask for permission.)center_img What I Found InterestingSpeaking in public soon? Here are some useful tips for public speaking to help you get over the jitters.Slides should only be complementary to a point you’re making, not the focus.I discovered many new women trailblazers in this week’s Google Doodle celebrating International Women’s Day 2017. First time I’ve heard of Olga Skorokhodova, a Soviet scientist and researcher in the field of deaf and blind communication.Grandmother sitting in chair with grandaughter on her lap, telling a story. Credit: Google DoodleAre you a writer, artist, or artisan? Love Michigan’s Upper Peninsula? The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for the Porcupine Mountains Artist-in-Residence program for 2017 spring, summer, and fall, and winter 2018 residencies.If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some news you found this week? I’d love to see it! Post it in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: March 3, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn about six new useful guides for user research methods, learn why automated accessibility tools may not be the first tool of choice for an audit, find a slew of resources for learning CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: May 26, 2017In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn five principles to use when creating designs for the Internet of Things, find out how to add captions to Camtasia videos, discover why this is a very good time to understand CSS, and more. If you’re new to my…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: March 17, 2017In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn about the current state of design systems in UX, find out ten features to look for in a paid WordPress theme, discover guidelines for writing clean CSS, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

SA’s BPO ‘window of opportunity’

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first_img15 July 2008The business process outsourcing and offshoring (BPO&O) industry represents a window of opportunity for South Africa to create jobs and boost economic growth, says Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa.Speaking to BuaNews at a national BPO&O conference in Durban last week, Mpahlwa said the industry “provides an opportunity to create many, many jobs for young unemployed South Africans with little effort, because one needs only a basic matric.“You are able to provide short-term training that will equip them with the basic skills required in, for example, a call centre. In that way you are able to soak up a lot of young people.“When these young people get these skills and get to work in that environment, they soon develop ideas about other things they can do”, Mpahlwa added. “So very often people, upon developing these ideas, migrate into other fields of employment, and so there is quite a turnover, allowing us to bring people into the industry on a constant basis.”South Africa’s value propositionMpahlwa told delegates at the conference that the BPO industry, which has only been active in South Africa for about a decade, already employs in the region of 100 000 people – yet could employ far more.“We find that in the Philippines the BPO&O industry has grown from under 40 000 employees in 2004 to over 350 000 today. Yet in many respects we could and should represent a more competitive value proposition.“This is because we have many attractive features for investors, including existing levels of sophistication in the three BPO focus industry sectors of financial services, insurance and telecommunications, with additional advantages in our quality of talent pool, regulations and infrastructure.”One of the biggest booms in South Africa’s economy had been felt in the services sector, Mpahlwa said, and the BPO&O industry would work with this sector to contribute to the growth of the economy.“And, as the cost of telecoms come down, we are becoming more and more competitive.”Industry poised to grow globallyGlobally, he said, the sector is expected to have a value of around US$50-billion in 2008 and to grow by 50% per annum over the next three to four years, creating an additional 3-million direct jobs worldwide.“However, it is also anticipated that there will be some unmet demand, as existing centres will not be able to maintain or grow their supply for a number of reasons,” including talent and infrastructure “bottlenecks” in traditional BPO centres such as the Philippines.At the same time, the global increase in prices had forced many companies to cut costs, particularly in the United States, creating an added incentive for businesses to shift certain functions, such as after-sales service and data processing – overseas.“What this means is that a window of opportunity exists for us to further develop the sector in our country, and to do so as rapidly as possible,” the minister said.“Certainly the evidence exists that rapid development is possible,” he added, noting that R658-million in investment value had been attracted, and more than 25 000 direct and indirect jobs had been created, since the launch of the government’s BPO&O support programme in 2007.This programme includes a BPO&O investment incentive comprising an investment grant of between R37 000 and R60 000 per seat, and a Training and Skills Support Grant – to help cover the costs of company-specific training – of up to R12 000 per agent.Mpahlwa said the department would be looking to raise these incentives further still.Advantages in rural areasSouth Africa’s BPO&O strategy also aims to encourage companies to locate facilities in some of the country’s more far-flung rural areas.“These areas have abundant labour, a low cost of doing business, as well as existing physical and telecommunications infrastructure,” Mpahlwa told BuaNews, adding: “You will find many of these areas have buildings that are appropriate for the industry but are unused.”The department had identified 22 municipalities in which BPO&O centres could be located, leaving it up to individual municipalities to “make a case for themselves”.“We don’t force companies to do this, but we do make available the information, and we have begun to see some successes,” the minister said, with a number of call centres having started up within targeted municipalities in North West province, the Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Crashed UFO spotted on NASA image could be proof of alien life

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first_imgUFO Sightings DailyA website named ‘UFO Sightings Daily’,  run by a self-proclaimed extraterrestrial researcher named Scott C Waring, has claimed to have spotted many anomalies in pictures of Mars and Moon released by NASA.A couple of days back, Waring spotted a weird structure on the Red Planet, and he argues that it might be actually a crashed UFO used by aliens. The researcher spotted this image from a NASA image taken by the Curiosity Rover. Interestingly, the alleged UFO spotted in the image shares striking similarities with the flying ships we have seen in Hollywood sci-fi films.In his recent website post, Waring claims that the UFO is more than 40 meters long, and he also urged the United States space agency to take a closer look at the craft to unveil mysteries regarding alien life.”I found a crashed disk on a hilltop of Mars in this week’s most recent Curiosity Rover photos. The disk was half visible and about 30% of it was buried below the surface of the hill. Estimated size of the UFO is about 40 meters. It looks like the rover was not heading in this object’s direction, but rather the camera accidentally swept past it when looking around. I would really like to drive that rover over to this hilltop and get a closer look at this ancient craft,” wrote Waring on his website.A few weeks ago, Scott C Waring has claimed to have spotted some fossil-like remains on the Red Planet. After spotting these mysterious structures, Waring assured that aliens have once lived on Mars, and they might have wiped out from the surface following an unknown cataclysmic event. Waring also urged the United States president Donald Trump to make him the head of NASA, so that he can open up many mysteries regarding extraterrestrial life.Even though Scott C Waring has made it a habit of uploading photos featuring anomalies on NASA images, experts have dismissed his claims stating that his posts are actually a clear case of pareidolia. As per experts, pareidolia is the capability of the human brain to form recognizable images on unknown patterns. UFO Sightings Dailylast_img read more

Nipah scare Fourth patient admitted to ID Hospital

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first_imgKolkata: Uttam Bhowmik, a resident of Ghatal in West Midnapore who had recently visited Kerala, has been admitted to the Beliaghata ID Hospital after he complained of flu-like symptoms. This is the fourth instance where a patient has secured admission at the hospital with unknown fever.According to his family members, the victim had been suffering from fever, accompanied by headache and vomiting, for the past few days. With the scare of Nipah virus doing a round across the state, the family members were not ready to take any risk and admitted him to the hospital. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsMeanwhile, it may be mentioned here that a soldier, Seenu Prasad (27), who was posted at Fort William, died at the Command Hospital on May 25. He had gone to his native place in Kerala on a leave for about a month and joined service on May 13, after his arrival in the city. The state government is yet to confirm if his death was due to the Nipah virus or if there was any other reason.According to a Defence spokesperson, the victim’s body fluids were sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune, which is the only agency in the country to certify whether it was a case of Nipah virus or not. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be mentioned here that the state Health department has already issued an alert to all the state-run hospitals, asking them to take prompt action and report to the department if any patient is admitted with suspected symptoms of Nipah virus. The hospital authorities in the districts are referring the patients to the Beliaghata ID Hospital, as the latter is specially equipped to deal with such patients.In the past one week, three patients from various parts of Murshidabad were admitted to the Beligahta ID Hospital with flu-like symptoms. The victims were all contractual labourers, who had visited Kerala at some point of time in the recent past. Beliaghata ID Hospital authorities have, however, confirmed that the first victim to take admission was not affected by the Nipah virus. All the victims have been kept at the isolation ward of the hospital.The scare has spread as many patients have already died in Kerala after being affected by the Nipah virus. The city doctors have advised people not to consume half-eaten fruits, after it was found that the first patient in Kerala might have eaten mangoes that had residues of fruit bat saliva. The doctors have advised that people must be cautious while having cut fruits.Fruit bats are among the carriers of the virus, which is named after Kampung Sungai Nipah, a Malaysian village that first witnessed an outbreak in 1998. In case of a Nipah virus attack, the mortality rate is much higher than other disease. The tests are done only at the National Institute of Virology.Niranjan Barman, a carpenter from Falakata in the North Dinajpur district was admitted on Wednesday evening with symptoms similar to Nipah virus infection. He used to work in Kerala. “Unless lab tests are done and we get the results, it cannot be labelled as a Nipah infection,” stated Pralay Acharya, CMOH, Darjeeling.last_img read more

The Twitter Echo Chamber Sort Of and More – Boston News

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first_img About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week.Here’s Why Twitter Isn’t the Echo Chamber You Think It Is – Questrom School of Business NewsIn new research recently published in MIS Quarterly, Northeastern Questrom’s Jesse Shore and Chrysanthos Dellarocas with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Jiye Baek (Questrom, Ph.D. ’18) found that Twitter users tend to “post more moderate content” than the content to which they are exposed.Shore explains that this finding stands in stark contrast to the theory that the platform “opens us up to a greater diversity of perspectives, nudges us to ever-more extreme positions,” and creates an echo chamber for opinions.“I hope this study helps move the public conversation beyond the notion of echo chambers. In many ways Twitter users are the opposite of the way they are described in the press: they are exposed to diverse information, but post more moderately,” Shore says. You can read more about the research here.How ‘Credibility-Enhancing Displays’ Can Boost Sales and Drive People to Action – MIT Sloan Ideas Made to MatterMIT Sloan Associate Professor of Management Science and Brain and Cognitive Sciences David Rand and Yale doctoral candidate Gordon Kraft-Todd pursued new research that suggests that businesses will inspire potential customers to engage their services if they “walk the walk” since “beliefs are spread more effectively by actions than by words because actions reveal information about the actor’s true beliefs.”Kraft-Todd explains:“This is true of solar panels, but it’s true of any campaign where the common denominator is some new or rare behavior. If practitioners organize a campaign around a novel technology or practice, then the first thing they should do is get spokespeople and advocates who themselves are adopters.”You can read more from the full article here.Dysfunctional Teams – Harvard Business ReviewHarvard Business School Professor Amy Edmondson was a guest on a recent episode of HBR’s advice podcast “Dear HBR,” where she and co-hosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn unpack listener questions about “what to do when your team isn’t communicating, doesn’t respect its leader, or has one employee who’s causing problems.”When Professor Edmondson was studying medical errors as research for her new book The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth, she discovered that the better teams were “more able and willing to talk about the mistakes that occurred so that they could catch and prevent them from causing harm. People have to feel safe to bring their brains to work. And [that feeling of security] is not normal. Fear is really quite widespread.”In the episode, Edmondson fields questions that touch on office dynamics between junior employees and senior management, sudden shifts in decision-making processes, as well as the surprising drawbacks of more transparent cultures.You can listen to the entire HBR episode and read more about Professor Edmondson’s research here. The Twitter Echo Chamber (Sort Of), and More – Boston News Last Updated Dec 3, 2018 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img regions: Boston RelatedThe Case for Business Curiosity from Harvard, and More – Boston NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week. The Business Case for Curiosity – Harvard Business Review Harvard Business School Professor of Business Administration and Behavioral Scientist Francesca Gino recently published an article in the Harvard Business Review in which she…August 27, 2018In “Boston”Questrom School of Business Dual MBAsWhile MBA degrees may be the best way for business students to master business, management and leadership skills, some enter business school with a clear idea of which industry they want to enter following graduation. For such graduates, dual degree programs offer the chance to pair a general MBA education…February 27, 2017In “Dual MBA”MIT on the Problems with Twitter, and More – Boston NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week. Marketers Take Note: When Too Many Choices are a Burden, Not a Benefit – Questrom School of Business News BU Questrom School of Business Ph.D. alum Sarah Whitley recently co-authored a new Journal of…June 29, 2018In “Boston”last_img read more