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Month: March 2020

Evaluating Digital Sources During an Epidemic
Digital Literacy

Evaluating Digital Sources During an Epidemic

Evaluating digital sources is an important component of being digitally literate. During an epidemic, this skill can literally mean life or death. But how do you sift through sources to evaluate them when you are fatigued and stressed out from the information itself? NSE: Never Stop Evaluating Digital Sources You must look at the source of the information that you consume. Can you trust everything that the nightly news reports? Can you trust things your friends post on social media? This exercise is great to template for evaluating digital sources: Who wrote the article/post? Just because they have a title such as doctor, are they really a doctor? Use Google to find out!Who do they quote? Sometimes articles will have great quotes from credible people, but they don't link...
Tools for Interactive Online Events
Interactive Online Events

Tools for Interactive Online Events

What are the best tools for designing interactive online events? As I explained in my last post (Design Considerations in Designing Online Events), you can't just lift and shift a face-to-face event to the digital world and expect interactive experiences to happen. You must deconstruct the face-to-face event and design an interactive online event. This post will dive into various tools for designing interactive online events. I won't be recommending specific tools, but providing advice for evaluating these tools. You Probably Have the Tools You Need How do you currently host live webinars? Think about the tools you already have, and leverage your investment in them. Your investment includes things like licensing costs, IT integration with your company's identity systems, and int...
What Can On-Premises Ops Teams Learn from Dev Processes?
Product Strategy

What Can On-Premises Ops Teams Learn from Dev Processes?

Disclaimer: I consult for RackN, but I was not asked to write this post (or paid to do so), and it did not go through an editorial cycle with them. The following represents my own words and opinions. Automation is a foundational pillar of digital transformation, but is it possible for on-premises ops teams to automate bare metal? Can ops teams adopt public cloud processes to advance on-premises processes? This post will define a few cloud infrastructure terms and discuss RackN Digital Rebar's latest announcement. Here are the RackN official announcement materials, if you'd like to skip to straight to that. Press ReleaseBlog PostNewStack post, VMblog post https://youtu.be/XI_7nM6wpxU On-Premises Ops Teams Are Still Important! One of the good things that came from develo...
Design Principles for Interactive Online Events
Interactive Online Events

Design Principles for Interactive Online Events

Do you need to host interactive online events? This is a good time to revisit this concept. As the world faces a viral health epidemic, meeting face-to-face in large groups of people may not be feasible. The World Health Organization even provides guidance on planning large events. It may be in the interest of public safety to move your event online. But how do you capture the energy and excitement of an annual conference in an online platform? How can you be sure your employees are actively participating if you don't have them all corralled in a conference room? This post will discuss where you can start the process of planning interactive online events. Step 1: Review Original End Goal for the Face-to-Face Event You may have been forced to transform your annual face-to-face eve...