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Friday, October 22, 2004
Life is a progress, and not a station
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that "life is a progress, and not a station". I would like to say that the same thing is for the experience of working in a company like mine. But i can't.

Why is that so?

1) Electronic transfers of files are so prevalent and common now that to have people still persisting in having data on physical media for intermediate processes no longer make commercial nor logical sense

2) Secured Computing? When you have a security marketing manager that doesn't even know what the MSBlaster worm is (see the MS?), you wonder how the heck are we going to be secure enough

3) Adhering to non-productive processes for managing our most valued product, our intellectual property. It would be a FRIGHTENING experience for anyone else to find out how bad and manual our processes are for manging this. I know i was absolutely shocked.

4) What defines as progress? You would think that automation meant something good, but when all it does is to reduce the number of checks that was done manually to its lowest and least valuable component, you'll wonder why the money and effort was spent to get this automation done. More in a follow-up post.

5) On our horizon is a big product, perhaps the biggest ever. How are we preparing for it?
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