Sometimes you WANT to post about the latest party you went to, or the pictures from the great vacation you just had. But the rest of the time, most of us don’t want to broadcast our private information to the rest of the world when we’re online. Many people don’t realize that when they type http://... into their browser, it is like sending a postcard that is easily read along the path between browser and server. An easy solution to keeping your data secure, like putting the message into an envelope, is to use https://... instead.
HTTP and HTTPS
Our browsers have to know how to exchange information with all the servers throughout the internet, so each side of the conversation understands the messages. Two standard methods (or protocols) have been created that the browser and server use to converse, http and https. (The “s” in https stands for secure, and it is the safer method). When using https, the messages between you and the server are encrypted, so no one else can re...
Someone recently asked me what it takes to ensure a successful implementation of Magnolia Prime’s Telebeneficiary™ Service, a communications platform that delivers a customized, recorded and scheduled voice message to a phone of any type (to learn more visit www.magnoliaprime.com.). I listed a number of factors, but as I thought about it later I realized that what drives success is leadership.
It seems like a pat answer—everyone knows that leadership is a crucial factor in everything we do in our work and in our lives. So, I started to break down what leadership looks like in this case. There are three roles a leader must play, the Champion, the Listener and Facilitator, and the Delegator.
It begins at the top of an organization. The sponsoring executive who brings Magnolia Prime into the organization must do more than just hand off to the administrative staff. The introduction requires a Champion—a senior leader who not only signs the contract but makes clear why it’s being...
“Sandwich” used to be a lunch item I grew up on (peanut butter and mayonnaise – yes, you read it correctly… but that is another story for another time.) About five years ago it started taking on a new meaning. I became part of the sandwich generation. As one website defines, The Sandwich Generation refers to a generation of adults who care for their aging parents, while simultaneously supporting their own children. It is estimated that one in eight Americans aged 40 to 60 are currently a part of the sandwich generation (1). I hypothesize that this statistic is measurably higher here in the Bay Area. So, if you are not a “member”, chances are you know someone who is.
Two life changing events happened in 2007. My daughter was born and my mother experienced a mental breakdown. As I saw a personality take form in my daughter, I saw my mother’s personality wither away. Were there warning signs with my Mom? In hindsight, yes, of course. She experienced some big life triggers. But I had a two...
This article was posted earlier on LinkedIn. We think Virtual Reality (VR) is an up and coming technology that has many benefits for older people. This article looks at the current state of VR and the future real world applications.
CEO of Pathways, Barbara Burgess, predicts that VR is, “going to be applied in health care from child care to hospice and everywhere in between.” When it comes to hospice, Barbara perceives benefits in areas that include improved cognition and less pain. When she reflects on those with dementia, VR can provide opportunities to reminisce and reduce anxiety.
By the year 2020, experts predict the world-wide VR market in health care will reach $3.8 billion.