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In Assessments, What Happens In Organizational Context?

By Michael Pruitt VMC Senior Consultant Something the Lord Made is a film that details the partnership between surgeon Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman) and surgical technician Vivien Thomas (Mos Def), which began in the 1930s. Thomas was a young carpenter … Continue reading

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How The Cloud Serves As A Safety Net In The Event Of A Disaster

On July 9, Chinese tightrope walker Aisikaier, who holds the Guiness World Record for fastest tightrope walk over 325 feet, attempted to walk across 2,200 feet of wire stretched over a 650-foot deep ravine without harnesses. He was near the … Continue reading

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Know Your Audience When It Comes To UAT Scripts

Last year, actor Charlie Sheen embarked on a comedy tour. During his first show, Sheen was awkward and confusing before he started insulting the city of Detroit, where the show took place. Fans were offended and booed Sheen off the … Continue reading

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What Are The Components Of An Assessment?

By Michael Pruitt VMC Senior Consultant In the psychological thriller Memento, Leonard Shelby (portrayed by Guy Pearce) searches for his wife’s killer by constantly writing notes on Polaroids and tattooing his body. Leonard does this because he has anterograde amnesia … Continue reading

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How A Consumer-Oriented Cloud Helps Target Specific Populations

In 1908, Melitta Bentz patented coffee filter paper. Bentz was a German housewife who wanted to brew a clean cup of coffee free of bitter grounds. By 1927, she was head of her own company and had sold 100,000 filters. … Continue reading

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When A Bug Isn’t A Bug In UAT

A mirage is the natural distortion of light that allows a viewer to see reflections of distant or nonexistent objects. As the viewer approaches the mirage, it disappears. VMC’s Damian Gibbs explains that so-called “bugs” in User Acceptance Testing (UAT), … Continue reading

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How The Cloud Accelerates Rendering

The First Continental Railroad was built in the mid-19th century, linking the east and west sides of the United States. A trip across the U.S. on a train took eight days and $65, which was a marvel considering previous trips … Continue reading

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The Importance of Leadership And Impartiality In UAT

Indira Gandhi, the first female prime minister of India, once said, “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” As VMC’s Damian Gibbs explains, this ideal is important to success in User … Continue reading

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How Do Business And Technical Assessments Differ?

By Michael Pruitt VMC Senior Consultant In War of the Worlds, Tom Cruise’s character, Ray, runs from murderous aliens in impenetrable machines called Tripods, equipped with heat rays. The U.S. military unsuccessfully fights with its own firepower but is easily … Continue reading

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Healthcare Becomes More Efficient With The Cloud

Bees collect nectar from many flowers before they carry it back to their hive and convert it to honey, which is medicinal as well as delicious. VMC’s Chuck Hobart explains that a healthcare cloud is like a “hive,” a repository … Continue reading

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