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Spotify available in Trinidad and Tobago and my review

Earlier in the day, for the Spotify app, the app store said your device is not compatible with this version. For Spotify Lite and spotify.com , I was greeted with not available in your country. When I tried again in the afternoon I was able to sign up at spotify.com and install the Spotify app from the Google Play store. Before this rollout trinis would have to use a VPN to get access to spotify. The free tier of spotify is limited in features, contains ads and audio quality is less. Premium plan costs US 5.99 per month. I enjoyed using the Spotify app. Clean and simple UI and intuitive UX. I am not bothered by the lesser audio quality in the free tier. I am a light user and I can see how a heavy user would be compelled to go premium. In the future I could compare Spotify to some of the alternatives. Some comments from searching "spotify trinidad" on twitter Spotify is out in Trinidad boys and girls! GO GET THE APP, SIGN UP AND USE IT. Honestly the best app for streaming mus

You can sign up for Elon Musks Space X Star Link Satellite Internet from Trinidad and Tobago

I saw a post on instagram that Star Link satellite internet would be availaible in Trinidad and Tobago in 2022. The screenshot said Star Link is targeting coverage in your area in 2022. Availability is limited. Orders will be fullfilled on a first-come first-served basis. Then a form to make a fully refundable US 99 payment. I read on TT Weather Center that SpaceX Starlink Satellites Spotted Across T&T Skies This is great news for persons in remote areas with little or no options for internet. I wonder if TATT was approached for permission by Star Link as I think would be required. I emailed TATT as follows, "Does Star Link ( https://www.starlink.com/ ) need permission to offer service in Trinidad? Have they applied for such?" TATT responded to me on 22 Feb 2021 and in short said no application was received and they would need to apply. This type of internet is great as a backup connection and during natural disasters. The ping times is also another selling point.

Workflows are everywhere

What is a workflow? A workflow is a group of tasks to get a job done. In our digital world this consists of data processing. Workflows are everywhere. The government in Trinidad and Tobago would benefit greatly from investing in a workflow platform to create and manage workflows. Early in my career I had the opportunity to work with what was then IBM's Lotus Notes. Lotus Notes is all about documents and workflows. Some of the components of a workflow include documents, sections and fields, users, roles and access, views, actions, agents and notifications. I found Lotus Notes had the tools and features to be easy to use and allowed me to create and manage many workflows quickly. And that to me would be the selling point of a workflow platform, speed, efficiency and ease of use. Of course the different platforms would have to be evaluated to determine best fit based on budget and needs among other things. We could build our own platform. That is a serious consideration and an opportu