Guerrero Jr. provides buzz, but Blue Jays’ Drury has the knockout punch against A’s

first_imgTORONTO — Even two hours before the first pitch, time Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin sensed the different atmosphere in the ballpark as he sat in the dugout at the Rogers Centre.The reason for the buzz was the major league debut of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the 20-year-old son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero and the No. 1 rated prospect in baseball.“A lot of hoopla out  here,” Melvin said. “I walked out, and it almost looked like a playoff game.”But on this night, not so good for the …last_img read more

Digital Transformation: Navigating the Pitfalls

first_img Laura Laberge, senior knowledge expert at McKinsey , said that “the hit rate is so low that it’s discouraging. They feel like they’ve been doing this for four years, spending millions of dollars on technology and people capital and nothing has changed.” Reasons cited for Digital transformation failures include: But there is more to worry about. Another category of Digital Transformation pitfalls was called out by Erika Morphy in an article for CMSWire: security, privacy and legal. For example, systems under flux are often more vulnerable. Digital transformation has the potential to do just that: transform an organization, making it more efficient, more responsive and better positioned for long-term success. Lack of CEO sponsorshipLack of consensus on Digital Transformation goalsBeing too cautious in going forward with the Digital Transformation PlanFocusing too much on the short term instead of the long termAttempting to do technical tasks beyond the skill set of the organization But it’s not all that easy. In fact a survey from McKinsey in late 2018 found that just 3 percent of companies feel that they were successful in their digital transformation efforts. Dan Hanson, SVP of management liability & client experience with Marsh & McLennan Agency, said that “as you are putting more and more things online internally to inform employees about what is happening, they are more apt to click on emails that appear to be from the company, and open links precisely because they’ve been getting so many emails and they need to stay on top of projects.”last_img read more

The Web of Identities: Making Machine-Accessible People Data

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Not much has changed, unfortunately. Most remarkable, perhaps, is the growing number of single sign-on (SSO) solutions that address the first issue for application providers and the second issue for users. New application providers can now outsource this functionality to a third-party SSO provider. Some of the biggest application providers became ID providers themselves to allow their users to log on to third-party applications with the same ID, and this has gained traction beyond these few providers. This has led us to an era of identity wars between the big providers.Many ID providers, such as Google, Yahoo!, MySpace, and Facebook, have added the OpenID SSO to their own proprietary mechanisms over time. Because of the open nature of OpenID, many third-party providers have found it easy to integrate with the bigger providers, giving them more traction because users are able to access their services so easily using their OpenID credentials. Now, these ID providers can offer read-only access to fragments of profile data that users can look up or copy to third-party applications. Like SSO and OpenID, this began with proprietary solutions, but now exchange formats and protocols are emerging whose open language allows applications to easily exchange and synchronize data. These include:API access authorization protocol OAuth,Social graph exchange format FOAF (“friend of a friend”),Updates exchange format activity streams,Address book exchange format Portable Contacts. Tags:#web In the future, ID providers will loosen their connection to social applications and start taking over management of users’ social attributes. Users will be able to log in to applications using credentials hosted by their ID providers of choice and grant permissions to these applications to read or even sync selected fragments of their profile data. The borders of these walled gardens will thus blur, and the social Web will become more of a weave than a patchwork quilt.The Web of Identities The Web of data is a distributed web of interconnected sets of semantically annotated data. A connection is achieved as a result of data pointing to data contained in another set through a URI, just as websites point to each other with URIs. This way, machines can crawl the sets to read the data. ID providers will most likely refer to their users via URIs in the future as well. A social connection will consist of one user’s URI pointing to another user’s URI or ID provider. If permitted by users, a machine may very well accomplish its tasks by jumping through the Web of identities from user to user, the way it does through the Web of data.Why is this needed? The Web of identities is actually a super-social graph that spans multiple ID providers. If we come across walled gardens, this infrastructure would be needed for all of the social-related search functions we perform. The following examples are thus far provided only (if at all) within individual applications:“What is the best book read by friends in my circle?”This query might retrieve book purchases and book-related status updates that your friends have made accessible through their privacy settings and then rank the books in a set.“Notify me if a close friend visits Berlin.”This permanent task repeatedly looks up your friends’ geo-locations. You may also have granted your close friends access to this data, too. This task could even be combined with the Web of data to look up the meaning and location of Berlin.“Sync my address book.”This permanent task continually synchronizes my friends’ addresses and numbers with my personal address book.Now it’s your turn. In what ways do you think the social Web and Web of identities are evolving?(Diagrams by alexkorth) Related Posts center_img In a previous article, we discussed the Web of data, which is about inter-linking open data sets and, thus, turning them into machine-accessible structured data. In this post, we’ll draw a picture of how the emerging social Web could serve as a Web of identities, which is essentially a people-data version of the Web of data.W3C’s The LOD approach is very good for static and encyclopedic knowledge, but what about accessing our personal data? Technically, modeling our identity, profile data, social graph, groups, activity stream, assets, and other kinds of personal data is straightforward. But empowering machines to access this data could present challenges to the LOD approach, because it comes with all sorts of constraints and peculiarities, such as privacy and data volatility. People want control over who has access to their data or parts of their data and want to be able to block access for any reason. And issues such as rapidly changing and outdated data remain unaddressed.This is where the social Web can help.The Emerging Social Web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… There was a time when we had to create a new digital identity for each social application we wanted to use. A social application provides features based on social attributes. Every application provider implemented its own proprietary ID management to authorize users to log on and implemented its own proprietary user profile system to manage information about its users. Application providers were judged by the size of their user and content base and so erected endless walled gardens to protect their properties.The most significant issues people had were:Low conversion rate for user registration,Users had to register for many accounts,Users had to re-enter and synchronize profile data,Privacy, data ownership, and inability to export. alexander korth 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Ateneo survives San Beda, advances to PCCL Finals

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “That’s basketball, you won’t really know what will happen because every situation is very different,” said Ravena in Filipino. “We had a shaky start in the fourth and San Beda caught up. It was breaks of the game and we’re just lucky we were able to pull it off.”Ravena led Ateneo’s charge with 14 points, six rebounds, and two assists, while Angelo Kouame had 13 points, 18 rebounds, and eight blocks.“I’m happy that our players figured things out themselves. As you saw, we didn’t take timeouts. They need to learn from these situations,” said Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin.James Canlas led the Red Lions with 14 points and six boards while Donald Tankoua had 10 points and 12 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo hit timely baskets to fend off San Beda, 62-56, in the deciding Game 3 of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League semifinals Saturday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Thirdy Ravena drained the dagger triple for a 61-56 Blue Eagles cushion with 22.9 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT NBA-leading Bucks rally to beat Hornets Ateneo set up a knockout duel against University of Visayas for the PCCL title on January 28 at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blue Eagles held a 51-37 lead at the end of the third quarter but failed to register a single field goal in nearly eight minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSan Beda exploited this drought going on an 18-4 run to tie the game at 55 after Donald Tankoua’s layup with 2:38 to play.Angelo Kouame was able to score Ateneo’s first field goal of the fourth quarter converting on a three-point play 24 seconds later. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more