Labor will pay 42 million euros to use IBM programs

In accordance with the Law of Contracts of the Public Administrations, the Council of Ministers has authorized the director of the General Treasury of the Social Security contract with IBM this service. The maximum recruitment budget is EUR 42.6 million, including VAT, distributed in three annuities for the financial years 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Another contract worth 19.8 million that the ministry of Labour will bring to the competition is to put in place the necessary infrastructure to provide data link to the twenty-six buildings dependent of the central services located in Madrid, who now has a corporate network of broadband technology, as well as the seats of provincial level and departments of labour with headquarters in different countries. In addition, internal communications at both the national and international levels of all labour-dependent agencies will be promoted, which will be of particular benefit to the Inspectorate.

In addition, the necessary resources will be made available for the transmission of the voice among all the centres of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs as if they were extensions of the same centre, the corporate mobile service will be expanded and the remote connection to the Department’s network will be made available to the staff of the department in need of such connection.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs will bring to public competition a contract for telecommunications services for the creation of a Corporate Network, multiservice voice and data, for a total amount of € 19.8 million for the years 2005, 2006 and 2007. In addition, last Friday this department received the government’s authorization to award IBM, through a negotiated procedure without publicity, a contract of 42.6 million euros for the rental of its programs.

Benefits of ERP

The advantages that ERP software offers to companies are immense. Here are some of the benefits of ERP solutions to help you make the best decision for your business

Benefits of implementing an ERP system

Among the advantages that ERP offers companies:

  • Optimization of management processes (economic and financial flows)
  • Consistency and homogeneity of information (a single article file, a single client file, etc.)
  • Integrity and uniqueness of the information system
  • Shared use of the same information system that facilitates internal and external communication
  • Minimising information management costs
  • Globalization of training (same logic, same ergonomics))
  • Increased productivity
  • Control of costs, implementation time and implementation

ERP and mobility: manage your business from anywhere

Today, more and more companies are promoting remote work, whether by their own activity or by their business culture. To maintain productivity and collaboration, it is necessary to have ERP solutions that allow employees to connect, consult, edit and share information from anywhere and mobile device.

ERP for any company size

Whether you are an SME looking to implement a management solution for the first time or a large company that needs to expand its operations, ERP software is vital to achieving business success and being competitive in a market like today. The important thing is to analyze what needs your business has in order to be able to choose the solution that best answers can give them.

Six accused of using pirated programs in Vigo’s lobbies

The police have charged six Vigo’s for using pirated computer programs in the city’s chat rooms and internet cafes, following a complaint filed by Microsoft. The police operation has also been carried out in the cities of Malaga, Almería, Burgos and Talavera de la Reina, and was intended to prevent the theft of personal data or the interception of communications.

According to spokespersons for the National Police, a total of 45 cybers have been registered and 23 persons have been arrested and 22 accused in total and two other arrests have been made for crimes against workers ‘ rights. None of the arrests have been made in Galicia. The investigation was initiated following a number of allegations made by the Bill Gates company against such establishments.

Why Use Interrupts In Arduino

In this tutorial you will learn what you can and cannot do with interruptions on your Arduino plate and how. You will learn how with a few simple steps you can take advantage of one of the most interesting tools of Arduino (as well as any other microcontroller), so I’m sure that many of your projects will improve considerably (they will be more efficient and accurate).

This one (like the one I told you about using Arduino’s EEPROM memory) is one of the types of post I like best and that’s because you don’t need to buy any module or badge, it’s something you already had and you didn’t know how to use, it’s something you had and you were just wasting, it’s something that reminds me to tell you: know your Arduino! Okay, I’m not gonna go all Bruce Lee, either, but seriously, we spend a lot of money doing things that we could do with what we already have and using the interruptions in Arduino is a great example of this.

An interruption is basically to detect an event and perform something accordingly. Your Arduino has a series of pins (you can see which ones later) to which you can associate a module (a code segment) so that it is executed when in that pin changes from one state to another that you have previously established.

In fact, you’ve probably already used Arduino’s interruptions without knowing it. When you use millis () type instructions you are using interruptions. Does that sound familiar to you that the millis() function returns to 0 after 50 days with your Arduino connected? Exactly! That is also done with interruptions (although of another kind you will see in this post).


What Are The Interrupts Of The Arduino?

Like All codes, it works for whatever you want to use in your project. Has not helped you much Right? Well, to give you a little idea of what you can use the interrupts you get are a few examples:

  • To detect changes like a push button that has been pressed.
  • To determine when you have finished managing the memory EEPROM or Flash your Arduino.
  • Controller alarm mode. This is an interesting feature of your badge that allows you to keep consumption to a minimum, leaving your Arduino in standby until some event happens. With it you can make your batteries last much longer. As this part is particularly interesting, I will write an article about it. In the meantime, I recommend you take a look at this post if you want to learn how to optimize your plate batteries.
  • As a Watchdog. The idea is similar to that of the previous point and I also hope to make a post about this.

What I just told you as an advantage is at the same time an inconvenience. If your Arduino responds to the interruption regardless of the code being executed, what if a delay() or millis () type instruction was running? Because your Arduino attends to the interruption and returns where it was going, that is, now the real time and the time that has passed for your Arduino are not the same because the interruption started to run when the time that had elapsed since you connected your Arduino (Millis () instruction ) was 200ms your interruption was activated and it has lasted 20ms but for your microcontroller that time has not existed, that is to say, the value of the millis () function has not increased and now you cannot trust the elapsed time and the worst is that you may not even be aware that the interruption has happened. What if the engine in that car had to be on 200ms and nothing but 200ms?

The reason Microsoft discontinued Visual Basic

It was a story that sounded perfect. Microsoft had perhaps the largest community of developers in the world hooked on a language that was in turn hooked on Windows. Still, Microsoft took this priceless asset and apparently threw it aside. Back in 2002 he announced that language would be replaced by something new, different and incompatible. And from that day until today that fact has caused a constant noise. Many Visual Basic developers reacted with feelings ranging from frustration to resentment. Many felt even betrayed. Now comes the explanation.

The Windows API

First is the theme of the Windows API. It is the low-level programming interface on Windows, as explained in the manuals as the classic author Charles Petzol: Programming Windows. It is mainly a interface C. All tool Windows programming compiled code that makes calls to the Windows API.

COM, the Component Object Model

Secondly, there is COM, The acronym for Component Object Model. , What is COM? It is essentially a mechanism for linking and uniting software components. It’s a binary standard, so it works with code compiled in runtime. Actually COM is a family of technologies. One of them is the ActiveX controls found both in Internet Explorer and Visual Basic. There is also COM automation, which is used in Microsoft Office and others to control one application from another. A third COM standard is OLE (Object Linking and Embedding), which is used when you insert an Excel spreadsheet into a Word document.

The framework .NET

The environment .NET is the replacement for Microsoft for COM. We all know the logic behind it .NET: it’s a little out of date, but in general it’s very useful. COM was replaced because it failed. It is a binary standard with a high coupling, making it weak for web applications. It is highly complex, which was one of the main reasons many developers were moving from Visual Basic to Java. He also had version problems, causing software failures. In contrast,.NET has a low coupling architecture, ideal for internet and mobile applications. It has also been designed to facilitate development and has many security and version functions that were not easy to implement in COM.

It is difficult to underestimate what that actually implies the change of Microsoft of COM .NET. I think that we must assume that the company is not what I would have done if I would have had a better alternative. If the policy of the industry had allowed, could have changed to JAVA instead of to .NET but the move away from COM was necessary for the Microsoft platform to continue to remain viable.

Today, with the family of technologies called Indigo, the scope of this measure becomes more apparent. Indigo subsites to COM+, The com base transaction server that is key in distributed business applications running on Windows. Indigo is also the new standard for web services XML, MSMQ (message queuing or message queue), transaction and remote object management, and even process-to-process communications. Indigo is built in the second version of the framework .NET.

Visual Basic obtains the skills of its COM components. In fact, Visual Basic was made using COM. It is not just a good customer or COM server; it is a COM product. Visual Basic object orientation is the type of COM object, and therefore does not make inheritances (COM is based on interfaces). Create a class module in VB6, and look at its instance property. Prfeieres PublicNotCreatable or GlobalSingleUse? These strange terms are COM characteristics. In other words, the technology on which Visual Basic was made was the technology that .NET was replacing. No easy way could be to adapt VB to become a language .NET.

Clearly Microsoft had to implement a new Visual Basic. However, he made the only feasible decision from my point of view. The company created a completely new product, making it compatible with VB6 only in those aspects that could be done without damaging the new language. In one or two cases he maintained broken functions in VB6 for the sake of compatibility (the strange case of arrays dimensioning comes to mind), but in general he did everything from scratch. The new product solved many of the problems encountered in VB6. I load the majority of the anomalies, supports the object-oriented, totally, eliminates the dependency on a single development environment (VB.NET it has a compiler command line) and generally eliminates the walls and the obstacles, equating to VB with any other language .NET.

Seguritech takes technology and innovation to Colombia

The Mexican company Seguritech, expert in integrating, developing and implementing intelligence technologies for Security, expands its leadership with a major project in Colombia.

According to data revealed by the Survey of Citizen Perceptions Medellín How are we Going 2018, the insecurity that is lived in the streets of that country, has been one of the biggest concerns over the last decade to the colombian. In 2018 alone, the perception of insecurity increased by 3% compared to 2017.

In view of the need to provide greater peace of mind for its inhabitants, Colombia has decided to rely on the experience and innovation of the Mexican company Seguritech, which this year will conclude an important security project, which will cover strategic points identified in various municipalities of the country, consolidating its leadership as an integrator of security technologies.

It also highlights that as part of this collaboration between the company led by Ariel Picker and the authorities of that country, for this project about 80% of the personnel involved will be Colombian, as an effort to train and ensure that Seguritech’s knowledge and innovation remains in Colombia even after the project has been completed.

The project aims to facilitate the video surveillance infrastructure necessary for the operation, as well as the training of the personnel involved, which will benefit the Colombian security office.

Technological innovation disrupts risk management

In today’s fast-paced business environment, technological innovation is full of potential benefits, but it is also full of risks. As more companies feel pressured to innovate, the risk assessment of disruptive technologies can sometimes stay in the middle of the road. Risk professionals who recognize rewards along with risks will help their businesses successfully adopt new technologies.

Traditionally, risk managers have been seen as isolated within their organizations. Today, this can mean that so-called innovators or disruptors in a company can avoid looking for the risk team for guidance. They fear that doing so may lead to a speech about why a new idea, process, or technology is an obstacle and should not aspire to that. Fortunately, risk professionals are increasingly aware of that scenario.

In a recent survey by Marsh, an overwhelming majority of risk professionals agreed that understanding technological innovation is essential to stay at the forefront of their industry.

At the same time, however, two thirds of these same professionals said that their company has either not established plans and procedures to assess new risks, or were unsure whether such processes are in place.

This is in line with the results of a recent survey conducted by Marsh and RIMS, in which more than half of the respondents said that their company had not conducted risk assessments around disruptive technologies.

“Given the impact that disruptive technology can have on an organization’s strategy, that lack of attention to risks must be considered unacceptable,” the report says.

A thorough assessment of the risks arising from the use of technological innovations within an organisation can improve the understanding of a company’s changing risk profile. For example, in Lyft, our team of risk works closely with the legal, finance, compliance, government relations, and others to fully understand the risk of the technology from all angles. In general, challenges may relate to reporting structures, conflicting priorities and bandwidth, making inter-functional collaboration critical.

In recent years, a major focus on data breach and privacy due to cyber risks can sometimes steal the spotlight from evaluating other major risks.

Data breach, privacy and other cyber risks certainly should not be taken lightly, but there is a wider range of disruptive technology-related risks that need to be taken into account as companies adopt new innovations. Modern risk professionals need to look for solutions and alternatives that allow innovation while balancing risk. And to do that, they need to help their company break down organizational silos and intensify discussions.

In a time in which it takes advantage of the disruption or is affected by it, professionals of the risk must assert a leadership role in the understanding, assessment and management of the risks and rewards of technological innovation.

Science for all programme for entrepreneur

Promote interest in scientific knowledge and technology among the student population of basic and higher education, preferably in marginalized rural and urban areas.

Specific objectives

  • Disseminate the general principles, methods, results and importance of scientific practices, highlighting how throughout the history the knowledge is transformed into technological improvements, and these in turn modify and improve the mode and quality of life of the human.
  • Disseminate scientific knowledge content that is easily differentiated for each segment of the target population: pre-school, primary, secondary and high school, adapting them to the rural and urban environment.
  • To awaken in the children of pre-school and Primary School the concern for creativity, observation and experimentation as a means of obtaining knowledge, with practices according to their age characterized by a constant desire to know the world in which they develop.
  • Develop outreach activities and interactive workshops that promote interest among high school students in the different fields of Science and technology.
  • To carry out activities and disseminate to high school students information that motivates them to orient their interest in studying in scientific and technological specialties, at the same time expanding their vision and understanding of the fields of work for the different types of scientific practices.

Content to develop:

  • Cartoon printed about the evolution of the knowledge, inventions and technology as the science is linked and transformed with the technology to improve the life of human beings.
  • Selection of videos of science and technology in the dissemination of relevant topics such as energy, water, health, food, the planet, the information and communication technologies.
  • Identifying promotional videos that clearly account for how a scientific discovery prompted the emergence of diverse technologies that affected and modified daily life, such as electricity and cooling, computing and the internet.
  • Design, prepare and document scientific and/or technological practices and experiments for replication in open workshops.
  • Design posters and promotional materials that disseminate interest in science and technology and show their impact on the lives of human beings and the planet as a whole.
  • Design and produce a cartoon –cartoon – for the introduction to dissemination sessions with students of basic education. The content would demonstrate the history of scientific knowledge and inventions that have determined our living conditions.
  • Design and produce audiovisual and multimedia material to disseminate information capsules on science and technology issues by various means.

Each participating agency or unit will highlight a liaison and volunteer members to promote the programme and to facilitate the means to conduct the sessions and/or workshops provided for in the programme.

The fellows who will be responsible for carrying out activities that the volunteers cannot do and that are recognized by the participating institutions as fellows.

Planning and evaluation

Depending on the objectives of the programme and the breakdown of the activities to be carried out, it will be necessary to establish the goals, timetables and indicators that allow us to plan and evaluate the activities, considering their expected impact according to objectives and the coverage of the population by segments that have been identified as users of the programme.

The importance of technology in business development for VISA

Having a company means being at the forefront, going at the pace that the market requires, providing an immediate solution to the problems that are being presented and making it clear that technological advances generate development.

Technology advances and, in its wake, relegates all those companies that do not dare to innovate, that do not dare to try new technological options. There are very simple examples such as those companies that refuse to use social networks, which fear the impact of e-commerce and other technological alternatives for business.

But those who see technological innovation as an ally, which gives them a possibility of growth, they manage to keep effective in the market and their competitiveness is increased; such is the case of Hertz, a lessor of automobiles located in Colombia that have been found in the technology way of making more efficient their work and provide a better service.

In this sense, Carlos Otalora, National Director of Hertz, based in Bogotá, points out that the technological issue must be a priority, because clients demand improvements in the service, employees need agility in the programs they work and mainly to avoid losses.

He explained that an example of the application of technological tools was the implementation of a monitoring program that currently has the complete registry of operations, which arose from the need to make the service more agile and secure.

“We have very powerful self-creation software that tells us in real time how operations are done from other cities; this development occurred because in the market there was no program to guarantee the correct administration of the automotive fleet, then the creation of EquiSoft corrected all technological needs.”

He said that they are developing the program more and more, making it light, sophisticated, making it the heart of the operation in Hertz. He also said that little by little more modules, service lines and production were implemented to the program, incorporating a better control technology; currently all cars have GPS, which allows them to track in real time, of course, with the support of human capital.

“We have a systems department composed of a staff of programmers, auditors, operators, software designers, who are recently working on an application, which is close to being implemented, also seek to make our software-which is in permanent development-increasingly robust, reliable, a better generator of information to make decisions.”

He stressed that within the company, in terms of technology they are in constant development, right now they are redesigning the website, which is currently only informative, but the expectation is that they can sell through it.

“Our website has good traffic, but we are looking for it to also be a shopping platform, online booking, we are in the redesign; it will be a new challenge, because there is still no culture of security on the web, it is not so easy to tell the customer to feel safe in making internet transactions, but we will put all our efforts to make it work.”

In conclusion, Carlos Otalora commented that the work they do in the field of technology goes hand in hand with customer care, that they try to make it as personalized as possible, looking for the fidelity of those who use their services, always trying to follow up correctly and keeping abreast of their needs.

We have a system department made up of programmers, auditors, operators, software designers who work constantly on developments: Hertz.