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Q: Follow the moon/sun - what does it mean? ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Follow the moon/sun - what does it mean?
Category: Computers
Asked by: roopan-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 21 Jun 2006 10:31 PDT
Expires: 21 Jul 2006 10:31 PDT
Question ID: 739986
I keep hearing this phrase "follow the moon" or "follow the sun".
What does it mean in a business or technology context? An example
being "follow the moon scheduling" of business applications.
Subject: Re: Follow the moon/sun - what does it mean?
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 21 Jun 2006 11:02 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
In the modern interconnected world of global business wheeling and
dealing, there is a need to be aware of different time zones, and the
ebb and flow of business activities as the day begins or ends in each
time zone.

This has led to reference to "following the sun" as a means of
scheduling activities to occur as business starts up their day in
different zones.

Conversely, "following the moon" means scheduling around nighttime
activities as businesses close up shop.

You can see an example of this in the Follow the Sun HelpDesk proposal:

Let me know if there's anything else you need.


search strategy -- Personal knowledge, and a Google search of "follow
the sun OR moon"
roopan-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars
I can make out the meaning from the answer. But the answer could have
more clarity and examples.

Subject: Re: Follow the moon/sun - what does it mean?
From: probonopublico-ga on 21 Jun 2006 12:23 PDT
For $2?

Boy do you expect a lot!
Subject: Re: Follow the moon/sun - what does it mean?
From: aussietpp-ga on 22 Jun 2006 11:25 PDT
I always thought "follow the sun" meant to keep moving around to stay
in warm, sunny climates, avoiding winter.
Or to go West, thus following the sun. And if it's night time following the moon.
Me, I am following soccer, not long now (about 5 minutes) until
Australia play Croatia. It is 2:25am 23rd June. I'm not sure how
"live" it is though.
Subject: Re: Follow the moon/sun - what does it mean?
From: elids-ga on 22 Jun 2006 14:43 PDT
No kidding he expects a lot. I was at a festival over the weekend,
cost of a glass of water: 5 bucks
Subject: Re: Follow the moon/sun - what does it mean?
From: dharmashiva-ga on 04 Jul 2006 04:43 PDT
India is situated 5 hours ahead of UK , 10 hours ahead of New York and
13 hours ahead of Los Angeles . US and UK companies can claim
overnight response capability because during their night time, it is
day time in India and agents in India can respond to emails during
Indian business hours. This is known as follow the sun and vice versa
is follow the moon

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