The Cooperative Group
Excerpt from IT Infrastructure and Management lecturer on Tuesday:
Dear Mr Sutherland,
We appreciate your concerns about your ability to govern the Co-op group. We believe there are possible uses of technology to add value to your organisation’s future operations, in order to turn things around:
Dawn of a new Era
- Personal video conferencing = more meetings, greater productivity and better results across the organisation.
- Large scale physical rooms replaced by smaller virtual footprint
- Face to face video conferencing more transparent
- Social interaction is taken away with video conferencing?
The rise of Video conferencing innovation will power corporate growth
- Video conferencing saves money on travel, time costs
- Natural-disaster-proof and health-epidemic-proof communications
- Business transactions can be supplemented by video
VC goes viral
- Human resource management can be complemented
- Mobile meetings ad-hoc and post-hoc
- If you are quick to adopt you can be 2-5 years ahead of competition (ref)
- VC is as destructive as a phone call but more productive
The new rules for VCA
- New etiquette and protocols, e.g. turn taking machine, dress code
- Back light
- Eye contact
- Special case job interview
Genius of collaboration
- The best minds have used the technology
- Telepresence for core business of banking
- BYOX, cross platform video, etc.
- Share rich media and facilitate ENG (Electronic News Gathering)
- Browser/mobile app as a client for the server technology – therefore inclusive to everyone
- Connection performance is important
- Need to balance cost of system versus savings in utilisation
Tuesday’s lecture with Paul was about The Cooperative Bank. we talked about how Euan Sutherland the Chief Executive of the Co-op Group resigned from his post on Tuesday 11th March 2014 because he deemed the company “Ungovernable”. Our task was to come up with new business ideas that could benefit the Co-op Group to become a stronger company. To do this we used various case studies that will come up in the exam and they are all listed above.
BBC NEWS REPORT (11/3/14): http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26525590
Basic Networking Concepts
In the tutorial, we were discussing (in lengthy detail) about Networking, we talked about Networking Fundamentals, Major types of networks, Networking media, Types of servers, Topologies and Planning in network design.
**I tried to upload the slides, but i couldn’t so I uploaded the images instead**
Here’s a few diagrams that cover these things:
Till next time…………….