Rediscovering Intelligence?

Benjamin Franklin was an intelligent man. He was an author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, soldier, and diplomat. I am especially fond of what Franklin said about learning from experience:

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.

Contrast that with the latest draft TM Forum output on ‘RA coverage’, which includes this suggestion about the ‘optimized’ scope of RA controls:

sampling is augmented by “intelligent sampling”, supporting… re-detection of issues detected in the past

Franklin suggested that even fools would at least, and at last, learn from experience. Now it seems that some expect less from RA!

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.