Published by Alex Slotnick on Apr 27, 2016 12:01:34 PM

Charitable Donations to Diversity-in-Tech

As easy as it is to go deep and get lost in the technical, nitty-gritty side of database monitoring, at VividCortex we prioritize always keeping at least one eye open to the world around us. This means we care about the health and happiness of our employees and friends day-to-day, in our office and at home; we care about striking a balance in how technology fits into our lives; and we care about equality and awareness within our industry at large.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Jan 19, 2016 1:19:36 PM

Queueing Theory in the News: London Underground Escalator Policy Challenges Social Norms

Back in October, we published our ebook Everything You Need to Know About Queueing Theory, and as part of its launch, we blogged about one way (of the many) that queueing theory has recently shown up in the real world and the news. In that post, we shared a report showing that the London Underground behaves in ways that at first seem unintuitive, but are comprehendible if you have a handle on how queueing works. Specifically, studies suggested that when the Underground’s individual trains travelled at higher velocities, travel time for passengers actually got worse. Why? The higher individual speeds were not optimal for the particular parameters of the Underground system, and they caused bottlenecks to form at key hubs, hindering the circulation of the entire system. 

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Nov 24, 2015 12:17:40 PM

VividCortex on Entrepreneur: 4 Secrets to Giving a Speech Worthy of a Standing Ovation

VividCortex’s powerful monitoring specializes in organizing, indexing, and optimizing your data and database systems – but our founder and CEO Baron Schwartz also has some sterling ideas on how information can most effectively be communicated outside those systems. In the fast, idea-driven world of tech and business, a leader’s ability to deliever a speech is vital.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Nov 4, 2015 11:44:38 AM

VividCortex on Fast Company: Four Signs You're Micromanaging Your Employees

We’re thrilled to point out that VividCortex CEO Baron Schwartz has had a second article published through Fast Company this week. This one, titled “Four Signs You’re Micromanaging Your Employees,” elaborates upon a few telltale behaviors that indicate when a manager is getting overinvolved with employees’ workflow. Such micromanagement can easily do far more harm than good, but its often difficult to see when you’re doing it yourself. Baron is careful to point out, however, that when a manager understands the limits of micromanaging, it can lead to great opportunities for strong work all around.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Oct 28, 2015 3:36:35 PM

VividCortex on Fast Company: How Remote Work Policies Can Backfire

Baron Schwartz, VividCortex’s founder and CEO, has published an article on Fast Company’s website, about “How Remote Work Policies Can Backfire.” Baron offers an insightful perspective on how technology and telecommunication has changed the way people interact in work settings and how remote work might have effects that are not often discussed – in some cases, remote work might come at the cost of a company’s sense of community.

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