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When entering the market to outsource infrastructure (Colo, IaaS, Managed Services, etc.) you will find a cornucopia of provider choices.   While your unique selection criteria can be extensive here’s one quick way of getting some providers off your short-list;  see if they define Service Levels as an Agreement or an Objective.  
A Service Level Agreement (SLA) is a “negotiated and binding arrangement between parties as to a course of action.” 
A Service Level Objective (SLO) is “a thing aimed at or sought; a goal or intention”.  

Your end-users and executives expect more than an intention from you to deliver infrastructure services.  Therefore, you should expect more than an intention or objective from your provider. 
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How effective are table-top planning exercises within your Disaster Recovery Planning processes? In the before and after example [photo], Mission critical applications were analyzed to determine the gap between current recovery capabilities and desired RPO/RTO using a table-top planning exercise. Upon completing, the initiatives identified during the table-top exercise(s) the desired RPOs/RTOs can achieved. For more see Info-Tech's Disaster Recovery Plan materials at: https://lnkd.in/bz7J_Pf 
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The key benefits flow from the SLA process rather than the artifact. The process to establish Service Level Agreements enables clarity to be gained by both the business and IT regarding current capabilities, business needs, and steps that can be taken to close service level gaps.
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“If Cogmed was a drug, everyone would call this study groundbreaking.” Interesting...
Increasing fluid intelligence has proven beneficial for people diagnosed with ADHD, and selling memory improvement is a big business. Are the claims overheated? 
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Someone has to go first. So, be the first to show love, to forgive, to give a compliment and to express gratitude.
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The sure foundations of the State are laid in knowledge, not in ignorance; and every sneer at education, at culture, at book learning, which is the recorded wisdom of the experience of mankind, is the demagogue's sneer at intelligent liberty, inviting national degeneracy and ruin. ~ G.W. Curtis
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A quick test can help you gauge whether your shared services project is worth pursuing.  
1) Are you solving an unmet need?
2) Will your offering improve the method users access or demand the service?
3) Will you be providing enhanced service capabilities that your customers can’t currently deliver on their own?
If you could not answer “Yes” to any of the above three questions, you should reconsider your pursuit of providing shared services since your customers likely have better alternatives in the market.  
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A new leak of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), yet another secretive trade treaty, reveals plans for new Internet laws including a ban on mandates for free and open source software, constraints on local hosting mandates for personal data, and a requirement to bring in anti-spam laws that most countries have found ineffective.
A February 2015 draft of the secret Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) was leaked again last week, revealing a more extensive and more recent text than that of portions from an April 2014 leak that we covered last year.
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Free Video Conference: Internal Controls – Risk Proof or Exposed? February 26, 2014, at 3pm EST.
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Here is a fun thing to play with while it's -12°C outside.  
The New Scientist has an interactive tool showing how average temperatures have changed over the past 120 years or so for specific locations in the world.  Try it out.  Just put in your location and see how warm it is where you are (on average).   Pay no attention to the piles of snow outside though because that is weather and not climate. 
YOUR WARMING WORLD. The heat is on for the planet as a whole, but what has been happening where you live? Click on the map to find out, or enter a location in the search box at top right. The initial map shows average temperatures over the past 20 years; use the drop-down menu to see maps for ...
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