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According to our research, the net result has been that over 69% of enterprise technology evaluations run over time and budget, and that once selected; over 60% of the executions are unsuccessful to meet functional and total cost expectations.

Project teams constantly face a number of significant issues when deciding on enterprise technologies of new products and technologies. It is an eminent problem that vendors have a propensity to make a mountain out of a molehill product, service and corporate capabilities if it enables them to shift to the next stage of the deal. And if project teams have no ability to assemble objective, validated, updated data on the available vendor alternatives. Because it

It’s Complicated

What’s the world coming to these days? it seems I can’t check on my Facebook profile without seeing one of my friends tweaking their relationship status.

This must be indicative of our age and our insatiable need for self-promotion, that we feel the need to tell our whole network, very publicly: Hey folks! I’m now single! Or, no longer married – “it’s complicated”!

That last status is particularly galling. It’s one thing to tell everyone that you’re either single or taken – there’s is a pleasure to be derived from each. Hey – I’m single – check it out! Or, hey I’m taken – feels nice and cosy, comforting, like it’s a good thing to share…

But “It’s complicated”? That’s like saying – I’m in a relationship but we’re having a hard time, or I can’t really commit, or there’s just something wrong… and I just have to tell the world.

It just makes me so sad when I see that from one of my friends.. And what’s the right response? Ignore it? Reach out? I’ve reached out to a couple of people and they have both been surprised that folks have called them on it. Now how does THAT work? How can you be surprised people?

I don’t know – maybe this is just my boringly cheerful, glib, happily married self talking.

I dunno, it’s complicated I guess….

Creating Religions

Question:

According to my understanding – Every action/thought and gesture of enlightened ones is the will of the universe and it is not skewed/affected by ego as it is not present.

Then why would the universe/enlightened ones like Buddha, Jesus, Guru Nanak and many more would form religions when it is known to create divisions in humanity.

Answer:

These enlightened teachers provided a path of awakening to their followers, but they were not in the mainstream of power and didn

Leo Eclipse

On August 1st we will experience a total solar eclipse in Leo. A total solar eclipse is caused when the moon covers up the sun by passing directly between it and the earth. Traditionally, this planetary alignment was associated with misfortune. But we cannot seriously make the eclipses the scapegoats for our problems. What the eclipses do is unveil secrets, release the beasts from our inner Guantanamo-Bay and bring them to our awareness. The eclipse did not put the dirt under the rug, it only shows us what was already there, thus forcing us to bring the vacuum cleaner. Eclipse are associated with the deepest layer of our subconscious. If heaven and hell have each seven levels, then I am sure the subconscious has 7 as well and if so, the eclipse has the magic of transmitting our awareness to the deepest layer. It is a psychic elevator to the place where we keep all our X files. That is what is happening this weekend.

The future of flying: Virgin taking us to outer space??

“Is this real?” …. was my first reaction. I checked the date, and it seems we are well past April 1st- so this isn’t a joke, I am assuming. I got an email from Virgin airlines today with cheap airfare, and a feature about Virgin’s ambitious project / challenge to get airliners in space. I have long dreamed of such a possibility- my understanding is this would greatly reduce travel time. I am wondering if it will be better for the planet if we do most of our traveling out of earths orbit. Any thoughts?


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Beijing Blindness

I was listening to a story on the radio this morning about the impact of pollution in Beijing on this year’s Olympic games and how it will impact the athletes’ performance.

Now whilst I do sympathize with all the triathletes and long distance runners who will be huffing and puffing in great discomfort come this summer, I was frustrated that this was the only aspect of the story NPR chose to cover. Yes, poor athletes, yes it must hurt breathing in all those carcinogens as you swim, run and bike your way to greater glory. But what, may I ask, of the poor Chinese citizens who have to deal with such poor air quality all year round? Is that not worth some consideration dear NPR?

It might just be me, but closing down the factories for two weeks so we can chug our way through and make it out still breathing, well I don’t know, strikes me as somewhat of a hollow gesture/drop in the ocean/just not really addressing the problem at all.

So my disappointment at the Chinese government for not taking this opportunity to make a meaningful gesture in their efforts to halt our generations blight of global warning; is only just surpassed, by my frustration, nay, anger at NPR for completely letting them off the hook about it.

Is this an example of the kind of cowardly kowtowing we can expect of this year’s games? I do hope not.

Why Does My Tongue Have a White Coating?

Q: Why do I have a white coating on my tongue? It seems to have come up more and more lately. Shouldn’t it be pink or red?

A: Coating of the tongue usually reflects a more systemic concern rather than a local process just affecting the mouth. In serious illnesses in which a person may be immuno-suppressed, a whitish coating can be evidence for infections such as thrush, which is due to the fungus, Candida albicans.

Candida is almost universally present but produces problems when the host’s immune system is weakened. Thrush is diagnosed when the white patches on the tongue are scraped off and the underlying red tissue bleeds slightly. If this is the case, I recommend you see your family physician or dermatologist.

More commonly, a coated tongue reflects some weakness in your digestive power. According to Ayurveda, the ancient healing system from India, a coated tongue is an expression of ama.

This Sanskrit word means “undigested residue” and is a manifestation of the accumulation of toxins in the physiology. Some of the causes include consumption of toxic foods and substances, emotional stress, recent surgery, chemotherapy or antibiotic treatment.

From an herbal perspective, the first approach worth trying is to rinse your mouth with aloe vera juice four times a day. First swirl about a tablespoon in your mouth, spit it out and then drink a tablespoon so you are receiving four tablespoons internally. Try this for two weeks.

I outlined (attached) some content to get us started with Beliefnet. Let me know what you think. We told Elizabeth we would get this to her this week.

The agreement we talked about during the call was an even exchange of 4 posts/month. 2 Deepak and 2 Intent Voices from Spirit. We select 4 articles from them.

There are other spirit Intent Voices with good names (Marianne Williamson, Larry Dossey) but we don’t have posts from them so I left them off.I outlined (attached) some content to get us started with Beliefnet. Let me know what you think. We told Elizabeth we would get this to her this week.

The agreement we talked about during the call was an even exchange of 4 posts/month. 2 Deepak and 2 Intent Voices from Spirit. We select 4 articles from them.

There are other spirit Intent Voices with good names (Marianne Williamson, Larry Dossey) but we don’t have posts from them so I left them off.An Ayurvedic herb worth knowing is Neem (Azadirachta indica). This is one of Ayurveda’s most potent blood purifiers. Make a decoction by boiling a tablespoon of Neem leaves in a cup of water until the volume is reduced in half. Gargle and swish.

Gently cleaning your tongue when you brush your teeth provides an assessment of your current level of ama. You are not going to eliminate ama by cleaning your tongue, but you should notice
progressive improvement as you engage in life and heart purifying practices.