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Kas see võiks olla Eesti järgmine suur eesmärk?

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Note: I am writing this post in Estonian so that slovenians would not understand it. :-)))

Aasta algus on hea aeg mõelda tulevikule ja seada eesmärke. Nii isiklikus elus kui ka laiemalt. Nagu me teame, siis peale Natoga, EU-ga ja euroga liitumist oleme Eestis olnud veidi hädas uue suure eesmärgi seadmisel.



 Reformierakonna mõte saada Euroopa viie rikkaima riigi hulka oli küll päris hea ja kõlav eesmärk, aga paraku ei vastanud ta SMART printsiibile. Esiteks ei ole rikkus üheselt defineeritud ja seega mõõdetav ning teiseks on see eesmärk endiselt ka realistlikusest päris kaugel.

 Kuid ärme heida meelt ja otsime edasi! Eesmärke leiab ju teisigi häid ja mis oleks kui võtaksime eesmärgiks: Eesti Ida-Euroopa kõige kõrgema netopalgaga riigiks! See on väga hea eesmärk, sest ta on mõõdetav ja tulemused on täna avalikult esitatud ilusasti ja graafiliselt siin lehel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_European_countries_by_average_wage
Eesmärk on täiesti realistlik! Me oleme juba täna teisel ko…

Starting the Solita development center in Tallinn

I am proud to announce that from October 2017 I have the honour to lead the Solita Development Center in Tallinn.

Solita is one of the leading IT and digital service providers in Finland and we are now expanding to international markets. We have opened an office in Stockholm to serve Swedish and Scandinavian customers and we are now opening a development center in Tallinn to serve Solita's Nordic customers.

You can read more about Solita's services on our webpage, but in one sentence I would say that "We make our customers succeed with the help of IT tools and service design". We are working with big Nordic companies and organizations. We work in the areas of data analytics, data warehouses, service concepts and also with more traditional IT like software development, system integration and information systems. We work with IT for big organizations so our work really has a big impact and meaning.

The plans for the development center in Tallinn are quite ambitious. We …

How product development and R&D has changed in the last 10-15 years (in telecoms)

I have been working with product and service development in the telecom and IT industry for over 15 years and here are some thoughts about the change we have vitnessed in it.

Firstly, the product development my teams have worked with is taking existing software, hardware, devices and combining them into a service that is easy to use by business or private customers. This means integrating hardware, software, IT systems and devices. Building sometimes customer portals and making the overall experience seamless. On top of that we add customer service, help, support and sales. As you can see this is not R&D in the classical sense, but it is a lot of technical work, software development and also team building and process development. We literally take components from AliExpress and other vendors, system software from open-source communities and software vendors, and integrate it all together to make it one service that is easy to use.

In the last 10 years the situation in this area ha…

Belbini meeskonnarollidest

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Mats Soomre on Belbini metoodika maaletooja Eestis. Rääkisime temaga videointervjuus Belbini meeskonnarollidest.
 Minu jaoks on tegemist väga huvitava teemaga ja vähemalt isiklikult sain oma tööks siit vajaliku tõdemuse: Edukaks tiimitööks peavad tiimis olema kaetud erinevad rollid. Seda tuleb jälgida ja märgata. Seejuures on oluline täheldada, et inimese sobitumine või kasvamine tema persooniga mitte sobivasse rolli on üsna pikk, vaevaline ja tihti ka mõttetu ettevõtmine. Palju mõistlikum on leida tiimi sellised tegijad kes sobivad omavahel ja katavad ära kogu edukaks tööks vajaliku isiksuste spektri. Head vaatamist! Need 5+5 minutit aega on kasulik investeering. :-)

Esimeses intervjuus räägib Mats sellest, mis on Belbini meeskonnarollid:



Teises intervjuus rääkisime näidete varal veidi täpsemalt mõnest konkreetsest Belbini meeskonnarollist:

Desktop, Android, IoS usage on Recommy.com

Here are some statistics from Recommy.com about usage of different platforms.

Recommy.com is a service for companies for asking feedback from their customers and analyzing it. Recommy works so that feedback requests are sent to the customers with an E-mail. The customers click on a link in the E-mail and go to the Recommy webpage where they fill in the questionnaire and give feedback to the company. So here are some general statistics about the platforms that people use to land and access the Recommy page where they give feedback:

- On average we get about 50 000 visits a month on the Recommy page. So about 50 000 people click on the link they receive in the E-mail and give feedback on the Recommy page.

Desktop vs Mobile:
81% Desktop
16,5% Mobile phone
2,5% Tablet

Most popular operating systems:
79% Windows
12,7% Android
5,4% iOS
2,1% Macintosh
0,5% Linux

Most popular browsers:
44,3% Internet Explorer
34,8% Chrome
10% Firefox
6,4% Safari
2,7% Edge
0,6% Android Browser

Most popular mobile …

Protsessijuhtimine - selguse loomise distsipliin

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Kuldar Hansen teeb Recommy koolituse protsessijuhtimise teemal. Tegime lühikese videointervjuu sellest, mis on protsessijuhtimine ja millest tuleb koolitusel juttu. Vaata siit:

Money is a fairytale

I recently read a book by Yuval Noah Harari called "Sapiens a Brief History of Humankind". It is one of the best books I have ever read and a real eye-opener. Here is also a link to mr. Hararis TED talk where he explains the rise of the human race.
 The main reason why humans managed to be more successful than any other animal races is our capability to imagine things, believe in fantasies and to tell each other about them. It is our capability to understand the abstract concepts without the need to see or touch them. In most they even don't have a physical form. You might think that what is so important in believing in Snow White and Red Riding Hood, but these are not the game changing fairytales. The really important ones that we firmly believe are fairytales like religion, nationality, human rights, capitalism, ownership, socialism etc. By far the most important of all fairytales is Money. All our systems and agreements are based on the belief of the common story of …