Sample KPI Template

I struggled with this for sometime before I eventually created a matrix using the example slide below.

A Key Performance Indicator (KPI) is a measurable value that demonstrates how effectively a company is achieving key business objectives. Organizations use KPIs to evaluate their success at reaching targets. Learn more: What is a key performance indicator (KPI)?

Selecting the right KPIs will depend on your industry and which part of the business you are looking to track. Each department will use different KPI types to measure success based on specific business goals and targets. Find out what types of key performance indicators are relevant to your department, industry, or role: Types of KPIs.

Once you’ve selected your key business metrics, you will want to track these KPIs in a real-time reporting tool. KPI tracking can be done using dashboard software, giving your entire organization insights into your current performance. Learn more about how to track KPIs in a report or dashboard: Dashboard Examples.

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A mother orca carries her dead calf for seven days — Be a Seed for Change

We must protect this orca family from oil tankers and all corporate polluters! Donate today to defend orcas and support all of Greenpeace’s work to protect Earth’s extraordinary wildlife! DONATE NOW Reading the story of the mother orca carrying her deceased newborn calf for the last seven days has been heartrending for me .1 The […]

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Hides Landowners Unhappy Over K15M Disbursement

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Amnesty International spearphished with government spyware — Naked Security

Pegasus spyware is supposed to be used solely by governments, to enable them to invisibly track criminals and terrorists

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PNW Explored – San Juan Whale watching — Streets of Nuremberg

Our trip to the Pacific Northwest began with a memorable whale watching trip out of Anacortes. Check out the Orca encounters in the post.

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Google Secretly Planning to Launch a Censored Search Engine in China

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August 01, 2018

After an eight-year-long absence from the most populated country in the world, Google search is going to dramatically make a comeback in China.

Google is reportedly planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that is going to blacklist certain websites and search terms to comply with Chinese government’s attempts to censor the Internet, a whistleblower revealed.

According to leaked documents obtained by The Intercept, CEO Sundar Pichai met with a Chinese government official in December 2017 to re-enter the world’s largest market for internet users.

Project Dragonfly — Censored Google Search Engine

Since spring last year Google engineers have been secretly working on a project, dubbed “Dragonfly,” which currently includes two Android mobile apps named—Maotai and Longfei—one of which will get launched by the end of this year after Chinese officials approve it.

The censored version of Google search engine in the form of a mobile app reportedly aims to “blacklist sensitive queries” and filter out all websites (news, human rights, democracy, religion) blocked by the Chinese government, including Wikipedia, BBC News, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Besides this, Google will also blacklist words like human rights, democracy, religion and peaceful protests in Chinese of its search engine app.

“Documents seen by The Intercept, marked ‘Google confidential,’ say that Google’s Chinese search app will automatically identify and filter websites blocked by the Great Firewall,” Intercept’s journalist Ryan Gallagher said.

The censorship will also be embedded in Google’s image search, spell check, and suggested search features, which eventually means the search engine will not display Chinese users potentially “sensitive” terms or images banned by their government.

Some 200 Google employees are working on the Dragonfly project, one of them spoke to the publication because he/she was “against large companies and governments collaborating in the oppression of their people.”

 

“The source said that they had moral and ethical concerns about Google’s role in the censorship, which is being planned by a handful of top executives and managers at the company with no public scrutiny,” Ryan said.

The whistleblower also expressed concern that “what is done in China will become a template for many other nations,” as well and it will be “a big disaster for the information age.”

The news about Google’s new move comes less than a month after Apple’s Chinese data center partner transferred iCloud data, belonging to 130 million Chinese users, to a cloud storage service managed by a state-owned mobile telecom provider.

To comply with Chinese law and work in the mainland China, Apple moved the encryption keys and data of its Chinese iCloud users from its US servers to local servers on Chinese soil earlier this year, despite concerns from human rights activists.

To Mother Orca — Grieving Out Loud

I first heard about the grieving orca on Day 2. Her calf had died within a half an hour of being born, and the mother – J35, or Tahlequah as she is known – began carrying her baby, pushing him through the water, refusing to let it go.

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