Cisco's Learning Credit Program was established over 10 years ago to provide customers with the flexibility to plan what, when and where training is required to accelerate their intended outcomes. Training and learning, like so many things over the last few years, have been greatly optimized through digitization. After a thorough analysis and comparative assessment, Cisco had determined the current Learning Credit program is not consistent with industry best practices or compliance requirements, and no longer meets Cisco's client expectations and evolving needs.
As report writers, we often do not have the ability to change the data on the database directly; we merely have to work with the data we’ve got. For this reason, we spend much of our time trying to cosmetically “fix” the data just enough so our report can run properly.
This is especially true of Nulls.
Nulls are the absence of data – as if someone skipped that cell in the database. The tricky part is that Nulls are not equal to zero. In fact, Nulls are not equal to any value.
This is a problem because throughout other reporting practices, Nulls wreak havoc! The most common example of this havoc is if you concatenate several strings of text (essentially gluing pieces of text together into one long text), a single Null in any part of the concatenation will make the whole result Null. In this latter case, imagine concatenating first names, middle initials, and last names into one field called “full name”; not everyone has a middle initial, and if the database has Nulls in the middle initial column, then some people will get Nulls for the “full name” field. It’s like saying “just because you don’t have a middle initial, you don’t get a full name.” And that’s just not fair!
In the weeks before COVID quarantined our households, VMware announced vSphere 7. Its release marks the most significant enhancements to vSphere in over a decade, bringing network administrators and developers alike a unified cloud platform that is optimized to build, run, and manage modern applications. In case you were too focused on Tiger King, we've summarized whats new, why it matters and how this can help your organization.
In speaking with a lot of different organizations and government bodies about training on a daily basis, each one approaches this topic differently. But they tend to fall into two categories when it comes to employee development: reactive or proactive. While there is always a need for “as needed” training, the most successful are preparing their training plans well in advance. As such, I consistently coach my clients to be proactive in identifying current and future goals for their skilled employee base. This is the reason New Horizons developed a free resource that helps organizations align their training plans to the actual needs and wants of their employees.
Enterprises win in the face of disruption through business-IT alignment, anticipation, and the ability to emerge stronger than before. Optimizing for stability is unrealistic. Not only are there grave threats during moments of crisis, but there can be missed opportunities for growth if you don't anticipate them. According to a recent report from Gartner, 90% of enterprises have experienced a turn/disruption. Everyone goes through it. So have no fear. Changing conditions are ripe for visionaries to clear a path for innovation. If you face it right.