Project OXYGEN


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Project OXYGEN

An ambitious global network proposal that was supposed to link 78 countries with more than 100,000 miles of optical fiber (mostly under the sea) at a minimum transmission speed of 1.2 Gbps. Originally estimated to cost more than USD $10 billion for the trans-Atlantic segment, the project ran out of funding in 2000 and was never resurrected.
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Google's Project Oxygen study concluded that "the most important qualities of their top employees" wasn't STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), but coaching, listening and communicating.
Google's People Operations department replaces "the 20th century subjective decision-making approach in HR" with what the company calls "people analytics." That effort is embodied in four primary elements: Project Oxygen, which analyzed internal data to identify the key characteristics of effective leaders; a permanent group that conducts ongoing research into the most effective approaches to creating a productive environment; predictive modeling to forecast potential problems and identify opportunities; and a program to apply analytics to improve diversity.
Project Oxygen, the company's first venture into analytics-based HR, analyzed reams of data to identify eight characteristics of successful managers; each manager is rated on those eight characteristics twice a year by his or her subordinates.
That research, called Project Oxygen, is now taught in MBA programs and has been adopted by companies hoping to emulate the innovative culture of Silicon Valley.
The New York Times carried a terrific piece written by Adam Bryant on a leadership development plan at Google called Project Oxygen ("The Quest To Build a Better Boss," New York Times, March 13, 2011).
Called Project Oxygen at Google, it was designed to define something more important to Google than the next technological advance.
It's still on the drawing board, according to the people behind Project Oxygen, who are working to perfect it.
researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts are working on an ambitious project dubbed Project Oxygen that aims to change the way we use the Internet.
MIT's Project Oxygen is exploring how computers can help anticipate our needs and reduce tasks.
The ambitious computing initiative at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science is called Project Oxygen, reflecting a goal of "abundant computation and communication as pervasive and free as air" (http://www.oxygen.lcs.mit.edu/).
Project Oxygen, the most ambitious fire-wrapping project, is attempting to raise pounds 9billion in order to circle the globe with 198,000 miles of fibre optic cable.
Project Oxygen, proposed by the CTR, will integrate parts of Africa into a global network and AT&T's Africa One aims to connect 41 landing points in Africa with Italy and Saudi Arabia by 2000.
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