A familiar admonishment to anyone who has travelled the Tube
in London... and one that will ring true with many of us in the IT world.
The Gap between your current knowledge and the knowledge you need
to be effective.
Promoted? New responsibilities? New technology? Frustrated with jargon,
buzzwords and technospeak? Gaps in your telecom network knowledge?
We can help.
THE KNOWLEDGE GAP:
WHERE YOU ARE vs. WHERE YOU NEED TO BE
Getting a handle on communications technology can be a challenge - particularly
if you have a mandate to determine correct solutions
and your performance evaluation is on the line.
Jargon and buzzwords are perhaps the biggest obstacles...
everyone speaking in techno-gibberish flying over your head.
Reading trade magazines isn't much help - they use abbreviations
they don't explain,
and provide only snatches of what you need.
Talking to product vendors won't help much - they will only tell you
about their products... that may or may not be the best way to go.
You need to put structured knowledge in place. Start at the beginning. Understand the fundamental ideas.
Understand mainstream technologies that implement these ideas.
Learn the acronyms, abbreviations and jargon.
Get an unbiased big-picture view, that will give you the knowledge you need to ask the right questions, make
meaningful comparisons and informed decisions.