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The real cost of your Personal Cloud

As time goes by, it becomes more common to see ourselves contracting services on-line. They are diverse, easy to consume, mature enough, convenient and economic. Some times we see our friends, relatives or colleagues consuming them and, once we get to know details about their experiences, we feel it is the right moment to start and experience the service ourselves.

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Many of them are really economic (in the range of 1 to 5 euros/month), so we don’t feel the need of any sort of financial control. And here lays the problem:

  • It is extremely easy to loose control
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Education vs. Accreditation

Have you ever felt that there was something like a “disturbance in The Force” in regard to our education system? I do. But, as someone that it is far from being an expert on the subject, I don't feel confident enough to even consider that my arguments are based on a set of solid criteria.

Anyway, I have always have a feeling that something was wrong. And, once again, I find myself in front of an awesome talk –“Leading@Google”, by Josh Kaufman– learning about the difference between Education and Accreditation. I invite you to take ...

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Hans Rosling and Data Visualization

I would like to start this year with a couple of videos. They show, besides the main subjects of both conferences, several important questions:

  1. the key role that data visualization plays when we need to learn how a very long-term process behaves.
  2. the importance of having a right perspective when you have to deal with long-term issues.

Both talks took place at TED and the first one, back in 2006, was presented with this words:

You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called “developing

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