Ants. Their compound eyes, like the eyes of most insects, can contain hundreds of lenses that combine to form a single image in the ant’s brain. In this way, the ants explore and visualize the world.
It is critical what tools you use to visualize the data. And before you use them, you should answer many important questions... What kind of data do you want to analyze? Who are you going to share your visualizations with? How to make your visualizations available anywhere, anytime and on any device? How will visualizations affect your decisions? And finally, how much do you understand what is presented in visualizations?
The whole is complex. But the basic rules of ant colony operations are surprisingly straightforward (as in the case of neurons forming the brain). That is why single visualizations must be simple and the whole (presented as a report or dashboard) reflect complexity of your business.
Worker ants perform all sorts of jobs for their colony. In most species, all workers are roughly the same size. However, some ants have different sizes of workers that serve different roles. Minor workers are smaller and perform general labor such as taking care of the young, building and cleaning the nest, and gathering food. Major workers are larger and specialized to perform certain tasks.
Similar differences exist in the human teams. We have different levels of management, simple and complex decision-making processes, different types of cooperation and different tasks. How to effectively manage teams? How to effectively address the challenges that affect our productivity?
Scientists estimate that there is one quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000) ants living on the earth at any given time. Studies show that not all ants are as social as others. Like your friends on Facebook, some ants communicate with only a few fellow ants, while others are social butterflies and communicate with a much larger circle. There are million information shared by all ants over the world at any second.
The same is with Internet: every minute giant amounts of data are being generated from every phone, website and application across the Internet. Big Data isn’t just some abstract concept created by the IT crowd, but a continually growing stream of digital activity pulsating through cables and airwaves across the world. This information never sleeps: every minute giant amounts of it are being generated from every phone, website and application across the Internet. Both in the world of ants and in the world of Big Data, the management of incoming data is critical.
Downloading data from different sources, data quality, Perspective and Predictive Analytics is crucial for the survival of ants and your organization in the changing business reality.
Scientists have known for decades that ants use a variety of small chemicals known as pheromones to communicate. Perhaps the most classic example is the trail of pheromones the insects place as they walk. Those behind them follow this trail, leading to long lines of ants marching one by one. However, the insects also use pheromones to identify which nest an ant is from and its social status in that nest.
Human communication also plays a leading role in shaping social relationships. In business, communication is an essential success factor, both within and outside the organization.
Ants build their homes in large colonies underground. They conceal their underground nest's entrance with simple hills of dirt. Some ants pack this dirt hard, and other are known to build high mounds several feet in the air. This protects their vast network of tunnels from invasion, therefore protecting their queen, other worker ants, ant young and their food supply. The environments that some species of ants live in - like dense rain forests - can also be used to camouflage and further protect the colony. At any time, ants are aware of potential danger. They use a set of tools to defend and work in defense of the community.
That is why a comprehensive and agile platform is essential to better protect your endpoints, move faster to detect threats, and respond to security breaches across even the largest of organizations.
We discussed above the five basic pillars of determining the survival of ants. Visualization, Collaboration and Productivity, Prescriptive and Predictive Analytics, Communication and Security are just as important for survival in the business world. And this is what we do as Under Ant Ltd. Please look at our service for more information.
Sławomir Strzykowski, PhD
Chairman of the Board
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