UPDATE: This is why I hate writing about current events. The minute I finish this blog, and the real referees are back. Oh well, the message is still relevant, allbeit a day too late. If you're like me, you've been looking forward to football season. There's something about the cooler temperatures of fall, the Sunday ritual of football games, and the roller coaster of 16 games of the gridiron. It seems that the season has taken a different timbre this year, with the recent end to the referee lockout and replacement refs that the National Football League had put in place. As much as we tried to enjoy the games, there was that underlying theme that the replacement referees weren't getting the calls right, missed important calls, and even impacted the outcomes of the games. Say what you will, but the NFL really seems to be in need of a Training Management System.
Last week I spoke a lot about the concept of integration and consolidation (and a little about my Spring cleaning habits). In the post, I mentioned how in an effort to consolidate and/or integrate business systems, many software solutions would need to serve a dual purpose, or converge. Specifically, Quality Management Systems and Environmental Health and Safety Systems share enough commonalities that they can easily be converged into a single system.