What IS Internet ? Sept. 3, 2015 version

Since a few years politicians from many nation state governments have started to ask how (or even insist) we should Govern “The Internet“. They are nervous that it is at present outside their Control and voice this by blaming The Internet is a chaos and full of tools for bad people to do harm. And the politicians feel that The Internet is too much USA-Gov dominated, while its use is now worldwide with interests from many stakeholders.

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By Jaap van Till.  What the Internet IS and how to stop mistaking it for something else.

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Are older workers less productive?

Our bodies become slower and weaker as we age – but what about our brain? And even if our body and brain get weaker – does it matter for employers?

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By Johannes Koettl. Aging is starting to shift the comparative advantage of countries, but smart employers are able to do business with these shifting strengths, taking advantage of the new skill profiles offered by their older employees.

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Spark: The End of Hadoop? | SmartData Collective

Spark has overtaken Hadoop as the most active open source Big Data project. While they are not directly comparable products, they both have many of the same uses.

In order to shed some light onto the issue of “Spark versus Hadoop” I thought an article explaining the essential differences and similarities of each might be useful. As always, I have tried to keep it accessible to anyone, including those without a background in computer science.

Hadoop and Spark are both Big Data frameworks – they provide some of the most popular tools used to carry out common Big Data-related tasks.

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By Bernard Marr – Big Data Guru. Comparison between Hadoop and Spark.

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Why the world of work needs to change

There’s something fundamentally wrong with the way the world works. In a series of 5 articles over the next few weeks I’ll share with you why that’s the case, what we need to do about it and how you can begin to implement changes within your own organisation which will start your journey towards a more productive, successful, happier and healthier work environment for all those with a stake in it. The world of work is moving on, don’t get left behind.

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By jane Ginnever. Trust and Management of Time.

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