As described by Wikipedia, Good Will Hunting was a highly acclaimed movie about a 20-year-old South Boston laborer named Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon) who chooses to work as a custodian at a Boston Area college, even though he is an unrecognized genius. As part of a deferred prosecution agreement after assaulting a police officer, he becomes a client of a therapist (Sean Maguire - played by Robin Williams) and also studies advanced mathematics with a renowned professor. Through his somewhat contentious therapy sessions, Will reevaluates his relationships with his best friend, his girlfriend and himself, facing the significant task of confronting his very dysfunctional early family life so he can look forward to his future.
A couple of nights ago, I watched a repeat showing of the highly acclaimed movie, Saving Private Ryan. The movie was set early in WW2, shortly after the US assault on Omaha Beach in northern France. There were four Ryan brothers who volunteered in the war effort, and the US Military had just learned three of them were killed in action and the fourth was a paratrooper behind enemy lines in France. The war department decided it could not allow the Ryan mother to lose all four sons, so they ordered United States Army Rangers Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) and a squad (Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Adam Goldberg, and Jeremy Davies) to find paratrooper, Private First Class James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon), and bring him home safely.
Even though each member of the squad had their own issues to work through during the rescue, there was one overpowering question to the entire movie plot: Why risk the lives of an entire army squad in order to bring just one soldier home safely? None of them had ever met Private Ryan, so why were they on a dangerous mission that was not that important to the overall effort of winning the war? I have to say I had the same question. I mean, seven good actors (and Vin Diesel) gave up their lives in order to successfully complete their mission. Again the question, Why?
It's called an ellipsis. It's the “…” I used at the title of this post, and my paraphrased dictionary definition says: “It usually indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence, or whole section from a text without altering its original meaning."
As organizations continue to flatten, consolidate and extend their networks, the ability to bypass traditional PS/ALI and utilize a Voice Positioning Server for E911 becomes a possibility. Enterprises can route their 911 calls to the nearest Public Safety Answering Point via a centralized, cloud-based service and cut significant cost and effort involved by doing so. What was once often a complicated and costly endeavor has become doable for companies of any size.
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Can an organization utilize the cloud to manage all outgoing 9-1-1 calls?
A growing number of organizations are making the strategic decision to move their services into the cloud. Recently I was sitting at a stoplight and realized that of the two banks, the drugstore, and the restaurant occupying the four corners of the intersection, three of them are clients. All of them are making (or have made) a move to the cloud for communication services.