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Re:Re: Google Alert - CA-IDMS

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Apr 1, 2008
Philosophers have been describing the mind as a network since Aristotle,
yet (prior to Konrad) no-one in the AI fraternity has thought fit to use
network technology to simulate it. Strange, but true.

Derek Smith

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From: IDMS Public Discussion Forum on behalf of Swist, Bruce S. CTR
NAVSISA
Sent: Tue 01/04/2008 15:47
To: IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM
Subject: Re: Google Alert - CA-IDMS



Hi and Thanks Brian, Jennifer, and John,

It was many, many, many years back that I sat on a plane for hours next
to a brain surgeon. We exchanged stories and information about our
careers. He explained to me the workings of the human brain (at a level
I could understand - not deep). He described the neural network
regarding how the brain stores information and connects it to other
related information. He mentioned it is possible to sweep memory or
follow these connections or use some indexing techniques. I was
thinking the Brain is a Model of IDMS... Oops... IDMS is a model of
the Brain. No wonder it's so efficient and hasn't been surpassed.

So, I believe we need a new slogan --- ""Data Access The Way GOD
Intended -- NETWORK"".

Take Care,
Bruce




From: Doneker, John W (US SSA)
Sent: Tue 4/1/2008 10:31 AM
To: IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM
Subject: FW: Google Alert - CA-IDMS


I don't know if my original email caused all of this commotion but click
on the below link concerning ""Canadian computer...."" and see some good
news concerning IDMS.



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From: Brendlinger, Brian C [mailTo:Brian.Brendlinger@ca.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 9:31 AM
To: Doneker, John W (US SSA)
Subject: FW: Google Alert - CA-IDMS







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From: Bailey, Jennifer L
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 12:55 PM
To: Brendlinger, Brian C
Subject: FW: Google Alert - CA-IDMS



Google News Alert for: CA-IDMS

Canadian computer ""thinks"", then answers in Welsh
<http://www.itwales.com/997489.htm>
IT Wales - Swansea,Wales,UK
Konrad's application platform is Computer Associates' CA-IDMS (Release
16) network database, the latest and most powerful version of a long
line of network ...
See all stories on this topic
<http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ncl=http://www.itwales.com/997489.htm
>

________________________________

This as-it-happens Google Alert is brought to you by Google.

Remove
<http://www.google.com/alerts/remove?s=EAAAALKALbuOIZwQc4hU0hOwsag&hl=en
&gl=> this alert.
Create <http://www.google.com/alerts?hl=en&gl=> another alert.
Manage <http://www.google.com/alerts/manage?hl=en&gl=> your alerts.
"
IDMS Public Discussion Forum
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IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM
IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM
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Re: Google Alert - CA-IDMS
"Philosophers have been describing the mind as a network since Aristotle, yet (prior to Konrad) no-one in the AI fraternity has thought fit to use network technology to simulate it. Strange, but true.

Derek Smith

________________________________

From: IDMS Public Discussion Forum on behalf of Swist, Bruce S. CTR NAVSISA
Sent: Tue 01/04/2008 15:47
To: IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM
Subject: Re: Google Alert - CA-IDMS



Hi and Thanks Brian, Jennifer, and John,

It was many, many, many years back that I sat on a plane for hours next to a brain surgeon. We exchanged stories and information about our careers. He explained to me the workings of the human brain (at a level I could understand - not deep). He described the neural network regarding how the brain stores information and connects it to other related information. He mentioned it is possible to sweep memory or follow these connections or use some indexing techniques. I was thinking the Brain is a Model of IDMS... Oops... IDMS is a model of the Brain. No wonder it's so efficient and hasn't been surpassed.

So, I believe we need a new slogan --- ""Data Access The Way GOD Intended -- NETWORK"".

Take Care,
Bruce




From: Doneker, John W (US SSA)
Sent: Tue 4/1/2008 10:31 AM
To: IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM
Subject: FW: Google Alert - CA-IDMS


I don't know if my original email caused all of this commotion but click
on the below link concerning ""Canadian computer...."" and see some good
news concerning IDMS.



________________________________

From: Brendlinger, Brian C [mailTo:Brian.Brendlinger@ca.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 9:31 AM
To: Doneker, John W (US SSA)
Subject: FW: Google Alert - CA-IDMS







________________________________

From: Bailey, Jennifer L
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 12:55 PM
To: Brendlinger, Brian C
Subject: FW: Google Alert - CA-IDMS



Google News Alert for: CA-IDMS

Canadian computer ""thinks"", then answers in Welsh
<http://www.itwales.com/997489.htm>
IT Wales - Swansea,Wales,UK
Konrad's application platform is Computer Associates' CA-IDMS (Release
16) network database, the latest and most powerful version of a long
line of network ...
See all stories on this topic
<http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ncl=http://www.itwales.com/997489.htm
>

________________________________

This as-it-happens Google Alert is brought to you by Google.

Remove
<http://www.google.com/alerts/remove?s=EAAAALKALbuOIZwQc4hU0hOwsag&hl=en
&gl=> this alert.
Create <http://www.google.com/alerts?hl=en&gl=> another alert.
Manage <http://www.google.com/alerts/manage?hl=en&gl=> your alerts.
"
IDMS Public Discussion Forum
IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM
SMTP
IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM
IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM
SMTP








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Re: Is this difficult?
"Has anyone considered that a major reason for off shoring is that there
is a shortage of quality/qualified IT professionals in North America?
The recent development where the schools/universities are putting less
emphasis on math and sciences result in fewer individuals trained in the
technical professions. High school grads are not going into the
technical professions because of the impression that IT people are
nerds. Some universities have reduced their class offerings in the
sciences.

The growth in IT and the reduction in tech grads means staff shortages.
The projection here in Canada is that we currently have a shortfall of
50,000 qualified IT people and that number will only grow. Dell
recently closed a call center here in Edmonton and moved to positions
off shore --- because they couldn't get the staff.

Net result: Don't sweat off shoring. If you are intelligent,
ambitious, don't mind being considered a nerd, and put the effort into
remaining current/relevant there will continue to be a job for you in IT
for the foreseeable future. If on the other hand, you sit on your
laurels, whine about the paradigm shift, and not update your skill set,
you will become dated/obsolete, and you may very well be sidelined.

IT professionals are in control of our own future. We just need to
exercise this control.

Vince Jensen
DBA, CGI

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