Empresa italiana investe na reparação naval e conservas de peixe   

O director da empresa italiana Ac Enterprises, Orazio Omata, afirma que o investimento será feito em parceria com a empresa angolana Pele Angola.

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          Relationship Manager (Sprout Social) - Sprout Social   
Chicago, IL - Sprout Social is looking for an ambitious and tech savvy Relationship Manager to provide ongoing assistance to Sprout’s enterprise customers.
          Sr Publisher Development Manager - Cox Enterprises - New York, NY   
The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Cox Media Technology - is looking to hire a Publisher Development Manager...
From Cox Enterprises - Thu, 11 May 2017 14:03:05 GMT - View all New York, NY jobs
          AVP, Enterprise Fraud Transformation Delivery - TD Bank - Toronto, ON   
Exposure to Fraud Business and AI technologies is an asset. Oversee and manage delivery of the multi year Enterprise Fraud Transformation Technology efforts...
From TD Bank - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:30:22 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Administration Forester - Clusko Logging Enterprises Ltd. - Clearwater, BC   
Forest Safety Council. Clusko Logging Enterprises has a position open for a Junior level / FIT Administration Forester to assist the Operations Manager with...
From Indeed - Fri, 02 Jun 2017 17:18:51 GMT - View all Clearwater, BC jobs
          Principal Solution Architect - OnX Enterprise Solutions - Ontario   
The Principal SA is viewed as an expert in several technology disciplines and often represents OnX on advisory councils....
From OnX Enterprise Solutions - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:52:10 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Postdoctoral Fellowship in Robotics - Zayed University - Dubai   
The Opportunity The College of Arts and Creative Enterprises seeks a qualified candidate to fill a full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship in Robotics at the CACE
From Zayed University - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 10:29:41 GMT - View all Dubai jobs
          MBLM Releases Next-Generation Brand Management Platform: BrandOS 2.0   

Enhancements to the Platform Incorporate more Social Collaboration and Features for the Mobile Enterprise

(PRWeb January 14, 2016)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/01/prweb13165615.htm


          AMD stellt Ryzen Pro als Alternative zu Intel-vPro-CPUs vor   
Die für Business-PCs gedachten Prozessoren von AMD bieten bis zu 8 Rechenkernen und 16 Threads. Außerdem bringen sie diverse Sicherheitsfunktionen auf Chip-Ebene. Dazu gehören Unterstützung für Secure Boot, fTPM (firmware Trust Platform Module), AES sowie Sicherheits-Features von Windows 10 Enterprise.
          A $1.2 Trillion Opportunity: The Rise of Insight-Driven Businesses   
Download this free Forrester report to learn:
  • How insight-driven businesses are built differently, and why they outgrow the market
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Companies like Google, Netflix, Alaska Airlines, The Washington Post and Tesla Motors are already leveraging agile customer insight to outpace their competition. Discover what it takes to join this extraordinary league of insight-led enterprises.

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          Top ERP Systems for Manufacturing 2017--Expert Reviews and Pricing--Free Analyst Report   

Unlike some ratings, SelectHub product scores are taken from multiple sources including top analysts and actual buyers of the software—ideal for your shortlist.

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  • Actionable insights from experts: In plain language, find out how each product supports the functions that matter most to your company.
  • Get a comprehensive list of the key requirements for use in your software vendor selection.
  • Get recommendations and pricing for solutions matching your business needs.

SelectHub is an intelligent platform for Technology Selection Management (TSM). The platform provides competitive solution analysis across key selection criteria. These built-in analyst ratings are combined with subjective user ratings in on-going selection projects to create SelectHub ratings reports.

Want help with your shortlist? Connect with SelectHub to expedite your enterprise software search with free recommendations based on our expert software evaluations and actual selection projects.



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          The Smart Guide to Migrating Your Enterprise OS & Apps   

This eGuide from AppwareSolutions.com breaks down the challenges and opportunities related to what many are calling the Enterprise Mobility Revolution. Support for Windows CE and Windows Embedded mobile platforms is ceasing in 2020.

We’ll breakdown your options moving forward from an OS, device, and application migration standpoint, clearly laying out the elements to consider and next steps to take.

Rugged enterprise devices have come a long way in terms of usability and functionality. Your enterprise has new choices of modern operating systems that your workforce is already using in their personal lives. Support for Windows CE and Windows Mobile is coming to an end in 2020, which means enterprises need to take action to migrate their devices and apps to operating systems that will be supported in the future.



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          The Future Of Law And The Demise Of The Midsize Firm   
Since 1980, there has been a systemic supersizing of business enterprises, the growth of sovereign wealth, and the emergence of international businesses. The pressure this has put on national and regional law firms to go global or go home is enormous...(read more)
          Jack Cooper Enterprises, Inc. And Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. Announce Successful Completion Of Exchange Transactions With 98.97% Of All Notes Tendering   


          Full Time Vehicle Service Attendant Truck Rental Lanham, MD - Enterprise Holdings - Bowie, MD   
In accordance with Prince Georges County, MD and Montgomery County, MD law, applicants will not be asked about their criminal record and no criminal background... $10.75 an hour
From Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:13:19 GMT - View all Bowie, MD jobs
          Cavium and China Unicom trial 5G user cases on M-CORD   
Cavium, a provider of semiconductor products for enterprise, data centre, wired and wireless networking, and China Unicom announced a targeted program for the testing of 5G use cases on a M-CORD SDN/NFV platform leveraging Cavium's silicon-based white box hardware in M-CORD racks populated with ThunderX ARM-based data centre COTS servers and XPliant programmable SDN Ethernet-based white box switches.

Under the program, China Unicom and Cavium plan to shortly commence trials in a number of locations across mainland China to explore the potential of the new service.

Cavium and China Unicom are specifically demonstrating multi-access edge computing (MEC) use cases developed through a previously announced collaboration based on the ON.Lab M-CORD (Mobile Central Office Re-architected as a data centre) SDN/NFV platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai.

The demonstration involves a M-CORD SDN/NFV software platform and hardware rack integrated with virtualised and disaggregated mobile infrastructure elements from the edge of the RAN to distributed mobile core and the ONOS and XOS SDN and orchestration software.

The companies stated that this architecture is designed to enable turnkey operation in any central office or edge data centre for a full NFV C-RAN deployment. The solution is based on a Cavium-powered rack that combines the ThunderX ARM based data centre servers with the programmable XPliant Ethernet leaf and spine SDN switches to provide a full platform for M-CORD.

Regarding the latest project, Raj Singh, VP and GM of the network and communication group at Cavium, said, "Cavium is collaborating with China Unicom to explore 5G target use cases leveraging the M-CORD SDN/NFV platform and working towards field deployment… a homogenous hardware architecture optimised for NFV and 5G is a pre-requisite for field deployments".



  • Earlier this year, Radisys and China Unicom announced they had partnered to build and integrate M-CORD development PODs featuring open source software. For the project Radisys, acting as systems integrator, used the CORD open reference implementation to enable cloud agility and improved economics in China Unicom's network. The companies also planned to develop deployment scenarios for the solution in the China Unicom network.
  • The resulting platform was intended to support future 5G services by enabling mobile edge services, virtualised RAN and virtualised EPC. The companies also planned to develop an open reference implementations of a virtualised RAN and next-generation mobile core architecture.

          Cavium unveils FastLinQ 41000 10/25/40/50 GBE NIC   
Cavium announced the introduction of the FastLinQ 41000 Series products, its low power, second generation 10/25/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet NIC that is claimed to be the only such adapter to feature Universal RDMA.

Cavium's FastLinQ 41000 Series devices are designed to deliver advanced networking for cloud and telco architectures; the products are available immediately from Cavium and shortly due to be available from Tier-1 OEMs/ODMs in standard, mezzanine, LOM and OCP form factors.

The FastLinQ QL41000 family of standards-compliant 25/50 Gigabit Ethernet NICs offer support for concurrent RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP - Universal RDMA. The FastLinQ adapters, coupled with server and networking platforms, are designed to enable enterprise data centres to optimise infrastructure costs and increase virtual machine density leveraging technologies such as concurrent SR-IOV and NIC Partitioning (NPAR) that provide acceleration and QoS for tenant workloads and infrastructure traffic.

The new FastLinQ adapters also support network function virtualisation with enhanced small packet performance via integration into DPDK and OpenStack, enabling cloud and telcos/NFV customers to deploy, manage and accelerate demanding artificial intelligence, big data, CDN and machine learning workloads.

For telco and NFV applications, the products provide improved small packet performance with line rate packets per second for 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet, MPLSoUDP offload and integration with DPDK and OpenStack using the Mirantis FUEL plug-in. This allows telco's and NFV application vendors to deploy, manage and accelerate demanding NFV workloads.

Additionally, integrated storage acceleration and offloads such as NVMe-oF, NVMe-Direct, iSCSI, iSER and FCoE enable upgrades from existing storage paradigms to next generation NVMe and persistent memory semantics.

The products also offer zero-touch automatic speed and FEC selection via Cavium's FastLinQ SmartAN technology, which is designed to significantly reduce interoperability challenges in physical layer networks.

Further Features of the FastLinQ 41000 Series inlcude:

1.         10/25/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity across standard and OCP form factors.

2.         Stateless offloads for VxLAN, NVGRE and GENEVE.

3.         SmartAN to provide seamless 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet interoperability.

4.         Storage protocol offloads for iSCSI, FCoE, iSER, NVMe-oF and SMB Direct.

5.         Management across heterogeneous platforms with QConvergeConsole GUI and CLI.


Regarding the new products, Martin Hull, senior director product management at Arista Networks, said, "Arista… has partnered with Cavium to ensure availability of tested and interoperable solutions for hyperscale data centres… Cavium's FastLinQ 41000 Series of NICs and Arista’s portfolio of 25 Gbit/s leaf and spine systems deliver backward compatibility and investment protection with standards compliance".



          China Telecom and Orange Business Services Target IoT   
China Telecom and Orange Business Services announced the extension of their strategic partnership into the IoT space during the launch event of eSurfing on the Silk Road, IoT with the World in Shanghai, China, with the new cooperation designed to enable the companies to serve enterprise customers via a combined footprint across three continents.

Through the expanded agreement, multinational customers of China Telecom and Orange will be able to deploy IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) services across each other's networks.

China Telecom enterprise customers with outbound IoT businesses can deploy their assets and offerings on the Orange networks in Europe and Africa, while Orange's global enterprise customers can access the Chinese market utilising China Telecom's IoT network resources and business capabilities. In addition, both partners propose a global solution to address local IoT connectivity requirements leveraging eUICC capabilities and the commonly deployed Device Connectivity Platform from Ericsson.

China Telecom and Orange plan to cooperate commercially and technically to create new service models designed to address global IoT opportunities. Under the agreement, Orange will become one of China Telecom's preferred partners for connectivity in Europe and Africa, while China Telecom will support Orange in delivering connectivity in China.

The agreement also encompasses joint exploration of the potential for enhancing existing IoT capabilities and the application of new technologies such as mobile IoT in the global market.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Deng Xiao Feng, MD of global business department of China Telecom, said, "China is one of the fastest growing markets for IoT applications, China Telecom is working with Orange to push for the building of an advanced IoT solution to capture global IoT opportunities… China Telecom (and) Orange will address the increasing IoT demand and… support enterprise customers with the IoT Open Platform".


          ABI forecasts $1.7bn market over 5 yrs for unlicensed/shared spectrum   
According to ABI Research's latest Network Evolution in Unlicensed and Shared Spectrum report, which explores the use of unlicensed and shared spectrum, technologies enabling the utilisation of this spectrum type are not only attracting interest from established mobile network operators for low cost network densification, but also from new entrants to the market.

ABI finds that this interest is due to the opportunities that the network technologies offer for densification, neutral hosts, as well as enterprise and private network operators. The research firm predicts that new LTE unlicensed and shared spectrum technologies will create a $1.7 billion hardware market over the next 5 years encompassing LTE Unlicensed, CBRS (citizens broadband radio service) and MulteFire technology.

ABI notes that as a result of the power restrictions inherent with unlicensed and shared spectrum, the technologies are most suitable for small cell indoor or venue deployments. Based on low or no spectrum acquisition costs, plus deployment economics comparable to WiFi, ABI forecasts that demand for in-building wireless penetration in the mid-sized and enterprise verticals will increase dramatically and account for more than half of in-building small cell shipments in 2021.

The research firm reports that numerous companies are developing in technology in this area, ranging from the Spectrum Access System (SAS) providers and Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) operators for CBRS, including Alphabet, CommScope, Federated Wireless, to small cell and infrastructure vendors such as BaiCells, Casa Systems, Ericsson, Huawei, ip.access, Nokia, Ruckus and SpiderCloud.

With regards to CBRS, which uses the 3.5 GHz band, ABI notes that an indication that the technology will transform the in-building wireless and mobile industries is that the CBRS Alliance, which advocates for CBRS technology, counts as members all four major U.S. mobile operators, namely AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as major MSOs, Comcast and Charter Communications, plus Google, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm.

Commenting on the report, Nick Marshall, research director at ABI Research, said, "LTE-U/LAA appeals to MNOs planning to densify but with insufficient spectrum or the capex to acquire it… while MulteFire and CBRS promise low network build-out costs with economics that threaten to disrupt the DAS market... the technologies appeal to service providers as CBRS pioneers a significant change in spectrum management…. (and) traditional spectrum refarming cannot match the mobile broadband throughput demands with the migration to 5G".



          LuxNetwork picks Ciena    
Ciena announced that LuxNetwork of Luxembourg has selected its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform with integrated WaveLogic Encryption for a new 100 Gbit/s network designed to increase network capacity to support the growing bandwidth and security demands of the major financial sector companies, large enterprises and international wholesale customers.

LuxNetwork, a subsidiary of the NomoTech Group, specialises in providing high-speed, secure optical WAN connectivity to connect businesses to data centres and interconnect data centres. The service provider also offers a suite of managed services for enterprise customers and international telecom operators.

Operating its upgraded network that provides ten times the capacity of its previous system, LuxNetwork can offer higher-capacity services including 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet, 8 and 16 Gbit/s Fibre Channel, as well as encryption for protection of in-flight data. Additionally, enterprise and carrier customers are able to leverage dedicated, secure, high-bandwidth and scalable connectivity without the need to own the infrastructure.

The network upgrade will also allow LuxNetwork to consolidate and modernise its infrastructure and to realise operational efficiencies following the acquisition and integration of Telecom Luxembourg.



  • Last week, Ciena announced that Bouygues Telecom of France had selected the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to enhance the efficiency, scalability and reliability of its network backhaul and aggregation infrastructure, as well as provide the foundation for its new SuperCore network.
  • The deployment was designed to increase capacity to 400 Gbit/s to support growing capacity demand and new high-bandwidth services, as well as allow Bouygues Telecom to expand its mobile and ISP offerings support future 5G services.


          Technicien gazier - Enterprises Larry - Canada   
Diplôme d’études professionnelles en plomberie chauffage. Sommaire de l'emploi....
From Enterprises Larry - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:59:08 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Technical Writer   
MD-Germantown, Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar Company, (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped mor
          Service Agent (Car Detailer) - Vernon, BC - Enterprise Holdings - Okanagan, BC   
Perform basic maintenance check:. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the largest and fastest growing privately owned automotive rental and leasing company in the North...
From Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Tue, 02 May 2017 12:08:24 GMT - View all Okanagan, BC jobs
          Small Business Advisor - Scotiabank - Dawson Creek, BC   
Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Enterprise Solutions). He/she is responsible for meeting negotiated goals, which include business development, retention...
From Scotiabank - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:46:13 GMT - View all Dawson Creek, BC jobs
          Solution Architects - Managed Services - OnX Enterprise Solutions - Ontario   
Working knowledge of both Windows and Linux operating systems. OnX is a privately held company that is growing internationally....
From OnX Enterprise Solutions - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:52:05 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          IT Lead, Server Support - Toronto Hydro - Ontario   
Knowledge of server and storage systems such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Windows Server 2008 and 2012 Operating Systems, Active Directory, Virtual Desktop...
From Toronto Hydro - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:52:14 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          T&T ranked 14th for resource governance   

T&T scored 64 out of 100 points in the 2017 Resource Governance Index and ranked 14th out of the 89 assessments undertaken in the 81 countries surveyed.

Sherwin Long, head of the T&T Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TTEITI), said T&T was one of the better performing countries in terms of score.

“We scored 64 out of 100. Out of the Enabling Environment we scored 71 out of 100, Revenue Management was our weakest performance and we scored 57 out of 100. We fell short in Revenue Management because of national budgeting fiscal rules and open data restrictions ,” he said yesterday at the launch of the 2017 Governance Report at the Ministry of Energy’s offices at the International Waterfront in Port-of-Spain.

The Index assesses the quality of governance in 81 countries which produce 82 per cent of the world’s oil and 17 per cent of its gas. T&T ranked fourth in Latin American and Caribbean behind Chile, Brazil and Colombia.

Long said T&T’s state enterprise reporting rules appear to be sound. Sound rules also govern the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF) which helped this country’s high position. He added that the Index also looked at state enterprises.

“Petrotrin was assessed against 74 other state energy enterprises globally and Petrotrin ranked ninth out of these state run enterprises with a score of 75. The company was deemed to have good rules related to the reporting on finances and operations as well as transfers from the company to Central Government,” he said.

Long said the index is important as it determines how other agencies evaluate T&T and it improves the country’s governance.

“Credit agencies look at governance indices to rank the country such as the Corruption Perception Index and the Global Competitiveness Index. These are indicators which show what we face as a country in terms of corruption and competitiveness,” he said.

Long said Brazil was ranked higher than T&T on the Index although there are allegations of corruption surrounding acting President Michel Temer and state owned oil company Petrobas because more than one factor determines the ranking.

“What the Index looked at is the laws as well as well as the practice. How well are these laws actually used? In terms of the laws and the practice in T&T there was a ten point difference between the law and how it is actually practiced and governs the energy sector. In T&T, there is a large gap between the law and how it is practised,” he explained.


          Did Florida woman’s Facebook post lead to her death?   

A South Florida woman was shot and killed just hours after sharing her story of financial success on Facebook.

The Palm Beach Post reports Makeva Jenkins of Lake Worth was in her home at 2 a.m. Thursday morning when a masked man knocked on the door, walked in and fatally shot the married mother of three following an altercation.

The shooting suspect fled the home in the family car, which deputies found ditched nearby.

Jenkins' death came two hours after she posted to her Facebook page, detailing how she had turned her life around from homelessness to financial prosperity.

“I’m in awe of how far I’ve come,” the post read. “Fast forward to now: We overcame being homeless in 2013/2014 to reaching my six figure mark in 2015 to now making multi six figures. No matter what the road looked like, I followed my heart and stuck with it growing my business. I’m saying this to say, anyone can do it. It takes determination and consistency.”

According to the report, Jenkins, 33, was the manager of The Prime Enterprise Group, a business that creates business plans and marketing strategies for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Jenkins had attended Barry University in Miami Shores, as well as the University of South Florida. Her children range in age from 1 to 7.

Thursday morning, someone posted to Jenkins' Facebook page that "the news reporters are true."

The Post adds Jenkins had a a seminar scheduled for July that would help people put together business plans to submit to lenders for money.

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          Lean/CI Manager - Aptar Mukwonago - United States   
Train workforce on problem solving, APS CI tools and other lean concepts. Lean/CI Managers are responsible for ensuring Lean Enterprise is continuously being...
From AptarGroup - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:20:35 GMT - View all United States jobs
          Chat about the twhirl app and twitter for the enterprise   
Today I woke up to the news that Twhirl had been acquired by seesmic. Fellow Newsgang live regular Dennis Howlett wrote a great post about it. Via twitter I pinged Dennis and he agreed to do a call about it. It turned into a really fun conversation about twhirl, single person development, twitter for the … Continue reading Chat about the twhirl app and twitter for the enterprise
          Regulation respecting the recovery and reclamation of products by enterprises, CQLR c Q-2, r 40.1 [Modified on Jun 23, 2017]   
Regulation respecting the recovery and reclamation of products by enterprises was modified or came into force on 2017-06-23
          Systems Specialist, Global IT Infrastructure   
NJ-Linden, - Global End User Services team - Supporting and problem solving complex issues in a dynamic enterprise desktop environment - Exploit latest Microsoft technologies for improving Windows desktop environment for reliability and end user effectiveness - Contribute effectively to projects and initiatives within and outside of the Infrastructure service teams. Client Details Chemicals industry Descript
          Auth0 plans hiring spree to bolster its profile and customer base   
The identity protection company added 1,250 new enterprise customers last year, and CEO Jon Gelsey has ambitious plans to grow that number by the end of 2017.

          Management Trainee - Enterprise Holdings - Okanagan, BC   
Must have a valid class 5 driver's license with no more than two chargeable moving violations or accidents within the last three years....
From Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:12:08 GMT - View all Okanagan, BC jobs
          Agile Coach   
NJ-PARSIPPANY, Role Agile Coach Mandatory Technical / Functional Skills Looking for an Agile Coach to coach and enable our product delivery teams to work efficiently and effectively together. You will collaborate with cross functional, highly skilled engineering teams. The Enterprise Agile Coach is an individual who has achieved advanced systems, individual and team coaching, organizational development, cultural
          Senior Tax Analyst - Xerox Corporation - United Kingdom   
We do this for small and mid-size businesses, large enterprises, governments, graphic communications providers, and for our partners who serve them....
From Xerox Corporation - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:41:38 GMT - View all United Kingdom jobs
          Atari Lynx Warranty Flip Side - 10.24.2008   

Atari Lynx Warranty Flip Side - 10.24.2008

Atari Lynx Warranty Flip Side - 10.24.2008

Reads: Atari shall have no liability or responsibility to a purchaser or any other person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by any game sold by Atari or Others. This includes, but is not limited to, any interruption of service, loss of business, loss of information or that which is rendered inaccurate, or loss of anticipated profits OR ANY OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR OPERATION OF SUCH GAMES OR PROGRAMS even if Atari has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Atari shall have no obligation to enhance or update ANY UNIT once manufactured. WARRANTY LIMITATIONS ANY APPLICABLE IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, ARE HEREBY LIMITED TO NINETY (90) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM A BREACH OF ANY APPLICABLE EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED. Since some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or do not allow the exclusions or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal righrs and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state. OUT-OF-WARRANTY REPAIR SERVICE If you purchased your unit from an Atari retailer who provides full repair service, you may return it to that retailer for repair. Contact your full service retailer for repair cost and service information. If your retailer is unable to provide the Out-of Warranty Repair Service you require, you may contact Atari Corporation as follows: Atari Corporation Post Office Box 61657 Sunnyvale, CA 94088-1657 Atari, the Atari logo, Lynx, 2600, 7800, and XE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Atari Corporation. Game Boy is a trademark and Nintendo is a registered trademark of Nintendo of America, Inc. NEC is a trademark of NEC. Sega is a registered trademark of Sega Enterprises, Inc, a CSK Company.


          The Shannon Rose-Food Expeditor - The Shannon Rose - Ramsey, NJ   
Complete final quality check for plate presentation, food temperature, and garnishment. Provide plate presentation final elements per recipe and plate...
From Doherty Enterprises, Inc. - Fri, 26 May 2017 05:58:30 GMT - View all Ramsey, NJ jobs
          How MPLS would work for Enterprise not using EGP?   

How MPLS would for work Enterprise not using EGP(BGP), would’t then it be fair to say that as long as you dont have LSR in your network , you still using good old frame-relay, PPP to connect your back bone router to ISP LSR where labling will begin?

The post How MPLS would work for Enterprise not using EGP? appeared first on IT Answers.


          index moodle pages with spider   

by Steve Pollock.  

Moodle friends, 

Issue is that I want to include moodle pages in "enterprise search".

I am collecting data from many other sources and pushing to elastic.  Of course static sites are easily crawled, but moodle is a challenge due to the dynamic nature.

One thought I had was to index with the elasticsearch plugin and approach from the (elastic) backend.

Other ideas or success stories?

Thanks!

-Steve




          Online Code Sessions on JAX-RS, JSON API, and Java EE   

With the Java EE 8 release coming up this summer, now is the best time to get up to speed with important APIs. You are invited to a free Code Online webinar to learn about key Java EE 8 APIs and how to connect your mobile applications to a Java EE backend. Join us for three hours of server-side development. For your convenience, the webinars are available in three time zones. 

June 20 at 9:30 AM PDT -   Oracle Code Online - Americas   
June 21 at 9:30 AM IST -   Oracle Code Online - APAC   
June 22 at 9:30 AM CEST -  Oracle Code Online - EMEA    

Here are the sessions! 

Reactive REST Clients in a Microservices Landscape with David Delabassee. When designing microservices exchanges, REST is clearly the most popular approach, i.e. the de-facto standard. JAX-RS API hides all the low-level details behind RESTful calls. Complexity really starts to arise when multiple remote services need to be consumed in highly efficient manner. During this technical session, we will cover in details different solutions and best practices to efficiently consume REST services. This includes: 

- Synchronous Vs. Asynchronous
- Jersey Reactive Client API
- Popular Reactive libraries (e.g. RxJava)
- JAX-RS 2.1 Client API

How to use the new JSON Binding API with Dmitry Kornilov. JSON support is an important part of Java EE. This session provides a deep dive into JSON-P and JSON-B APIs explains how they are connected and can be used together. We will introduce and demonstrate new JSON-P features such as JSON Patch, JSON Pointer, and JSON Merge Patch as well as JSON-B features such as default and customized mapping, adapters, and serializers.

Enterprise Functionality for Mobile Apps with Johan Vos

Today an increasing number of companies and organizations are facing demands from their users (customers, partners, employees, and end-users) to make their enterprise functionality available via mobile apps. While many concepts that are used on the web also apply to mobile apps, the users of those apps typically expect more than just a website. In this session, we will demonstrate how you can reuse your existing investments in enterprise code and infrastructure, and easily add a mobile channel. We will demonstrate how the Oracle Cloud provides a great platform for bridging the gap between your enterprise code and the mobile apps your users are asking for.

Register now for the event in your timezone. These sessions are part of the server-side track. You will also have access to four more tracks including database, mobile, DevOps and full stack tracks.  


          New Java Champions: Holly Cummins, Aleksey Shipilev, and David Heffelfinger   

Welcome three new Java Champions: Holly Cummins, Aleksey Shipilev, and David Heffelfinger

Holly Cummins has been a Java engineer since 2001. She was one of the core engineers on the IBM J9 JVM working on Garbage Collection (GC) and Just in Time (JIT) compilation. She is currently a technical lead for IBM BlueMix Garage.   

Holly is also a committer and PMC member on the Apache Aries project, which melds the OSGi and Java EE programming models. She created several wearable projects connected to a backend server to demonstrate the low power requirements of modern application servers, and the suitability of Java for embedded application servers.

Holly is the co-author of Enterprise OSGi in Action (Manning). She has published on a range of subjects, from performance myths, garbage collection tuning principles, enterprise OSGi, Java on Raspberry PIs, microservices, automation, and the importance of fun in a development culture. She is a frequent speaker at conferences including Devoxx and JavaOne. Follow her on Twitter @holly_cummins

Aleksey Shipilev is a principal software engineer at Redhat. He is the author of the Java Microbenchmarking Harness (JMH), a project to examine the performance of Java coding constructs.  Prior to JMH, programmers wrote their benchmarking harnesses fraught with errors.  He wrote JCStress, a toolkit for testing concurrency code. He also developed a Java-Object-Layout, JOL, which uses Unsafe, JVMTI, and Serviceability Agent (SA) heavily to decode the actual object layout, footprint, and references. 

Aleksey is now a committer to the new GC project Shenandoah. He is very active on mailing lists like Java Concurrency Interest, JMH, and OpenJDK projects. Follow him on Twitter @shipilev

David Heffelfinger is an independent consultant based in the Washington, DC area. He is a member of the NetBeans Dream Team and is part of the JavaOne content committee. 

David has written 7 books on Java EE, application servers, NetBeans, JasperReports, and Wicket. His titles include Java EE 7 Development with NetBeans 8, Java EE 7 with GlassFish 4 Application Server, and JasperReports 3.5 For Java Developers. 

David has been speaking at JavaOne every year since 2012. He is a frequent speaker at NetBeans Day in San Francisco, showcasing NetBeans features that greatly enhance the development of Java EE applications. Follow him on Twitter @ensode

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          Position Summary - William Beasley Enterprises - Ontario   
Wait staff serve customers by taking orders, serving food and preparing tables. Is to ensure that the guests are made comfortable, greet arriving guests,...
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          Park Attendant - Hostess - William Beasley Enterprises - Ontario   
Estimating wait times for guests,. The Host or Hostess is an Ambassador of Wm....
From William Beasley Enterprises - Mon, 22 May 2017 15:31:45 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Park Attendant - Wait Staff - William Beasley Enterprises - Ontario   
Wait staff provide exemplary customer service to customers at our restaurants. Prepares the tables, laying out napkins and utensils, making sure the condiments...
From William Beasley Enterprises - Mon, 22 May 2017 15:31:43 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          classic muscle cars Things To Know Before You Buy   
Based on the ad, the enterprise has been in operation Because the nineteen sixties as well as good deal is filled with cars within the forties from the nineteen eighties, around 97% of that happen to be total with motors, transmissions and human body parts. You can even negotiate to
          (DF) Bulgaria Supports Preparation of Common Strategy for EU Industrial Policy - Minister   
June 30 (BTA) - Attending the fifth Friends of Industry Conference in Berlin, Bulgarian Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov said that Bulgaria supports the preparation of a common strategy for a EU industrial policy which unites all strategic initiatives in the field, said the Economy Ministry. This will guarantee a synergy between EU instruments in industry aimed at sustained economic growth, employment and innovation in the EU enterprises, Karanikolov said.
          Account Executive - OnX Enterprise Solutions - Ontario   
Ability to manage large accounts as well as hunt for net new accounts. OnX is a privately held company that is growing internationally....
From OnX Enterprise Solutions - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:51:25 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Service Agent (Car Detailer) - Vernon, BC - Enterprise Holdings - Okanagan, BC   
May assist with local automobile deliveries. May be responsible for maintaining an inventory of cleaning supplies....
From Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Tue, 02 May 2017 12:08:24 GMT - View all Okanagan, BC jobs
          Colt's CTO on Connecting the Cloud    
Colt CTO Rajiv Datta talks about the impact of SDN and NFV, how data centers are now at the core of the telecoms ecosystem and how network and services evolution is being built around enterprise demands.
          Comment on Giving the finger by Livin' Large   
Dec 27, 2016, from NPR: "Big Newspapers Are Booming: 'Washington Post' To Add 60" In case you're unaware (<i>in case</i>.. ha!) Lee Enterprises, based in Davenport, Iowa, publishes the Lincoln Journal Star. Dec 12, 2016, Wisconsin State Journal: "for the full fiscal year, the Davenport, Iowa, newspaper publishing company’s profits rose 50 percent.. For the full 2016 fiscal year, Lee reported profits of $36 million, or 64 cents a diluted share, on revenue of $614.4 million compared with $24.3 million in profits, or 43 cents a diluted share, on revenue of $648.5 million for the 2015 fiscal year. Lee reduced its debt by $108.7 million in fiscal 2016, decreasing interest costs by $8.2 million.. “In 2016, our enterprises ranked among industry leaders in revenue and operating performance,” Kevin Mowbray, president and CEO, said in a written statement." It never ceases to amaze me how little the (vocal) right knows about the world around them. Trump attacks the 'failing media', and the angry little trumpkins all scramble obediently fall into line. Goose stepping in unison with their beloved Hair GropenFuhrer.
          Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by leading Manufacturing Journalist   

Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by leading Manufacturing Journalist

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/14/2006 -- According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "There is rarely one central database of customer information that can be accessed and shared among the people who need it to efficiently do their jobs. As a result, acting less like a team, these people act independently when conducting business and are far less effective.

Caretsky, noted in the feature article that "CEOs of these companies often share how their new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system provides them all the information they need, but fail to recognize that ERP systems provide information after the sale, not before or during the sales process. ERP systems provide no value for improving the efficiency of how to sell and service customers. This is one reason that forecast reports are always inaccurate."

According to Thomas R. Cutler, Manufacturing Journalist in a recent issue of Industrial Focus, "The foundation of any quality sales organization starts with the implementation and management of a sales process. These are the steps required by the sales representative to move the prospect from the initial introduction stage to the closing stage. Few industrial CRM systems provide manufacturers with a structured proven sales process or methodology for evaluating and managing each stage of the sales cycle. A pro-active approach to managing the sales process allows the sales manager to monitor and provide guidance during the cycle, as well as help sales representatives focus on the best opportunities." The article may be read in its entirety at http://www.trcutlerinc.com/54-55.pdf.

Commence offers industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9644.htm

Media Relations Contact

Larry Caretsky
President
Commence
Telephone: 732-380-9100
Email: Click to Email Larry Caretsky
Web: http://www.commence.com/mfg/


          Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by Manufacturing Journalist Thomas R. Cutler   

Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by Manufacturing Journalist Thomas R. Cutler

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/29/2006 -- According to Thomas R. Cutler, Manufacturing Journalist in a recent issue of Industrial Focus, "The foundation of any quality sales organization starts with the implementation and management of a sales process. These are the steps required by the sales representative to move the prospect from the initial introduction stage to the closing stage. Few industrial CRM systems provide manufacturers with a structured proven sales process or methodology for evaluating and managing each stage of the sales cycle. A pro-active approach to managing the sales process allows the sales manager to monitor and provide guidance during the cycle, as well as help sales representatives focus on the best opportunities." The article may be read in its entirety at http://www.trcutlerinc.com/54-55.pdf.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "There is rarely one central database of customer information that can be accessed and shared among the people who need it to efficiently do their jobs. As a result, acting less like a team, these people act independently when conducting business and are far less effective.

Caretsky, noted in the feature article that "CEOs of these companies often share how their new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system provides them all the information they need, but fail to recognize that ERP systems provide information after the sale, not before or during the sales process. ERP systems provide no value for improving the efficiency of how to sell and service customers. This is one reason that forecast reports are always inaccurate."

Commence offers industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9346.htm

Media Relations Contact

Larry Caretsky
President
Commence
Telephone: 732-380-9100
Email: Click to Email Larry Caretsky
Web: http://www.commence.com/mfg/


          Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler in Manufacturing & Logistics IT   

Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler in Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/27/2006 -- According to Thomas R. Cutler, Manufacturing Journalist, in a recent issue of Manufacturing and Logistics IT, Industrial CRM is experiencing huge growth. The article may be read in its entirety at http://www.logisticsit.com/absolutenm/templates/article-manufacturing.aspx?articleid=2428&zoneid=2.

Commence offers industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

According to Larry Caretsky, CEO of Commence Corporation, "CRM for manufacturers must streamline sales processes by ensuring sales opportunities are tracked and closed consistently and efficiently with customizable workflow rules that automate stages in the selling process." As part of the lean manufacturing initiative, effective industrial CRM solutions will reduce errors by creating and modifying accurate quotes for prospects and existing clients using a full-featured product catalog that supports complex pricing levels, units of measure and discounts. The technology must allow quotes to be converted to orders, as well as modifying and saving orders until they are ready to be billed as invoices.

Caretsky suggested that another advantage of sector specific CRM is, "The ability improve demand management with sales pipeline visibility allows manufacturers to implement a sales forecasting process that delivers objective insights on sales activity, rather than subjective guessing."

Decreased client response times are also achieved when there is heightened visibility to manufacturing order status, inventory quantities, and current pricing; this empowers customer service staff with critical customer information.

Aftermarket sales are driving significant industrial CRM technology solutions because manufacturers recognize the value-added profit opportunities available with increased service and aftermarket sales. Only when the minutia of industrial customers' content is detailed in a CRM system can aftermarket sales opportunities be effectively exploited.
Understanding the idiosyncratic nature of manufacturing processes, industrial enterprises, and lean manufacturing principles mandates that CRM technology solutions recognize these unique sector traits to realize optimal benefits.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9331.htm

Media Relations Contact

Larry Caretsky
President
Commence
Telephone: 732-380-9100
Email: Click to Email Larry Caretsky
Web: http://www.commence.com/mfg/


          CRM on Demand Provides Unique Platform Benefits   

CRM on Demand Provides Unique Platform Benefits

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/13/2006 -- Commence CRM On-Demand provides breakthrough technology for Manufacturers and distributors with greater functionality and flexibility than traditional application service offerings. Using the industrial strength JAVA (J2EE) platform, Commence CRM On-Demand offers robust functionality, ease of use and limitless scalability. Customization capabilities allow user-defined fields, custom reports, queries, filters; even personalized desktop settings.

Platform Highlights

Enterprise Class Platform
Encrypted Database Security
Automated Processes
One-to-Many Data Relationships
Remote Synchronization
Built-in Report Writer
Multi-level Security
Centralized File management
Mail Merge with MS Office
Web E-Mail Client
Global Search
On-Line Help and Knowledgebase Facility
Support for Handheld Devices
Project Tracking
Group Calendar & Scheduling
E-mail Integration
Web Integration
Application Programming Interface (API)

Platform Benefits include:

Scalable enterprise class platform Flexible architecture that promotes customization and add-on functionality. Operate quickly without IT infrastructure cost. Customizable without the headaches of traditional On-Demand offerings. Integrate people, processes and technology for improved performance and agility.

Commence CRM On-Demand allows manufacturers and distributors to focus on sales efficiency and customer service, monitor and improve business performance and drive higher profits by bringing down cost through streamlining processes.

Commence offers lean industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental lean CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Lean Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9090.htm

Media Relations Contact

Larry Caretsky
President
Commence
Telephone: 732-380-9100
Email: Click to Email Larry Caretsky
Web: http://www.commence.com/mfg/


          New Innovative Analytics & Training, LLC Study Reveals Public...   

Governments and public agencies worldwide can enjoy the same benefits as commercial enterprises by embracing cloud technology, according to a new study released by Innovative Analytics and Training,...

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14474286.htm


          Large evolution in rental software business   
  Rental Software Everyday now and then we can see lots of changes in technology. With the changes in technology there are many types of software that are upcoming. Particularly there are many rental businesses that are upcoming and hence the rental software . Thus, small to very large enterprises in the rural areas of the cooperation to new technologies for the development of training should be an education for their employees about the hiring of rental software and hence this results in extra amount of money being spent by the businesses. But with the rental softwares provided by Commodity Rentals one need not have to change the infrastructure as well as they need not have to give special training to the employees. Property Rental Software Property rental software is an effective and easy-to-use tool. This software helps people realize the real estate business. It is a fast response employment that can manage each detail of every transaction....
          Enterprise Architect Job - SAIC - Richmond, VA   
SAIC provides systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 15,000...
From SAIC - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:02:40 GMT - View all Richmond, VA jobs
          Strategic Solutions Architect - OnX Enterprise Solutions - Ontario   
OnX is a privately held company that is growing internationally. With global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, and U.S. headquarters in New York, NY, we serve
From OnX Enterprise Solutions - Sun, 21 May 2017 16:51:09 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Honey, I Shrunk the Recidivism Rate   
A social enterprise on Chicago's west side puts the formerly incarcerated back to work as beekeepers and honey harvesters.
          Infosys-investee firm Cloudyn acquired by Microsoft   
Cloudyn gives enterprise customers tools to identify, measure and analyse consumption, enable accountability and forecast future cloud spending.
          Buca di Beppo Delivery Driver - Buca di Beppo St. Paul - Saint Paul, MN   
Research Skills - Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation. Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning...
From Earl Enterprises - Wed, 10 May 2017 08:18:55 GMT - View all Saint Paul, MN jobs
          Buca di Beppo Delivery Driver - Buca di Beppo Minneapolis - Minneapolis, MN   
Research Skills - Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation. Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning...
From Earl Enterprises - Wed, 10 May 2017 08:18:54 GMT - View all Minneapolis, MN jobs
          European Investment Bank Confirms €247m for Private Enterprise Financing in Ethiopia   
[Addis Standard] The financing is the 'largest ever' by EIB and it will be managed by the state bank, Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE)
          Break Up the Banks   
Big banks are bad for free markets. Far from being engines of free enterprise, they are conducive to what might be called “crony capitalism,” “corporatism,” or, in Jonah Goldberg’s provocative phrase, “liberal fascism.” There is a free-market case for breaking up large financial institutions: that our big banks are the product, not of economics, but of politics.There’s a long debate to be had about the maximum size to which a bank should be allowed to grow, and about how to go about breaking up banks that become too large. But I want to focus instead on the general objections to
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          (IT) Software Developer - Highly Skilled   

Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ   

Job Title: Software Developer - Highly Skilled Qualifications: The CNBC Digital Technology team is seeking a Software Engineer to manage and build software solutions across CNBC's Digital Platform. Software engineer (primarily focusing on Backend development) will be responsible for building and managing software solutions for various projects. This role requires hands-on software development skills, deep technical expertise in web development, especially in developing with core java, spring, hibernate. Software engineer will be required to provide estimates for his tasks, follow technology best practices, participate and adhere to CNBC's Technical Design Review Process, Performance metrics/scalability, support integration and release planning activities in addition to being available for level 3 support to triage production issues. Required Skills " BS degree or higher in Computer Science with a minimum of 5+ years of relevant, broad engineering experience is required. " Experience with various Web-based Technologies, OO Modeling, Middleware, Relational Databases and distributed computing technologies. " Experience in Digital Video workflows (Ingest, Transcode, Publish) " Experience in Content Delivery Networks (CDN) " Experience with Video Content Management Systems " Expertise in cloud transcoding workflows. " Demonstrated experience running projects end-to-end " Possess expert knowledge in Performance, Scalability, Security, Enterprise System Architecture, and Engineering best practices. " Experience working on large scale, high traffic web sites/applications. " Experience working in financial, media domain. Responsibilities: Languages and Software: " Languages : JAVA (Core Java, Multithreading), Object Oriented languages 3Z 4 Web Technologies: XML, JSON, HTML, CSS, OO JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, SOAP and RESTful web services " Framework : MVC Framework like Spring, JPA, Hibernate, Jaxb " Database : RDBMS like MySQL, Oracle, NO SQL databases " Tools : Git, SVN, Eclipse, Jira
 
Type: Contract
Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Country: United States of America
Contact: Hiring Manager
Advertiser: First Tek
Reference: NT17-03957

          (IT) Full Stack Developer   

Rate: £350 - £450 per Day   Location: Glasgow, Scotland   

Full Stack Developer - 12 month contract - Glasgow City Centre One of Harvey Nash's leading FS clients is looking for an experienced full stack developer with an aptitude for general infrastructure knowledge. This will be an initial 12 month contract however the likelihood of extension is high. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating strategic solutions across a broad technology footprint. Experience within financial services would be advantageous, although not a prerequisite. Skill Set: - Previous Experience full-stack development experience with C#/C++/Java, Visual Studio, .Net, Windows/Linux web development - Understanding of secure code development/analysis - In-depth knowledge of how software works - Development using SQL and Relational Databases (eg SQL, DB2, Sybase, Oracle, MQ) - Windows Automation and Scripting (PowerShell, WMI) - Familiarity with common operating systems and entitlement models (Windows, Redhat Linux/Solaris) - Understanding of network architecture within an enterprise environment (eg Firewalls, Load Balancers) - Experience of developing in a structured Deployment Environment (DEV/QA/UAT/PROD) - Familiarity with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) - Experience with Source Control and CI systems (eg GIT, Perforce, Jenkins) - Experience with Unit and Load testing tools - Experience with Code Review products (eg Crucible, FishEye) - Excellent communication/presentation skills and experience working with distributed teams - Candidates should demonstrate a strong ability to create technical, architectural and design documentationDesired Skills - Any experience creating (or working with) a "developer desktop" (dedicated desktop environment for developers) - Experience of the Linux development environment - An interest in cyber security - Knowledge of Defense in Depth computing principles - Experience with security products and technologies(eg Cyberark, PKI) - Systems management, user configuration and technology deployments across large, distributed environments (eg Chef, Zookeeper) - Understanding of core Windows Infrastructure technologies (eg Active Directory, GPO, CIFS, DFS, NFS) - Monitoring Tools (eg Scom, Netcool, WatchTower) - Experience with Apache/Tomcat-web server "Virtualisation" - Design patterns and best practices - Agile development: Planning, Retrospectives etc. To apply for this role or to discuss it in more detail then please call me and send a copy of your latest CV.
 
Rate: £350 - £450 per Day
Type: Contract
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Country: UK
Contact: Cameron MacGrain
Advertiser: Harvey Nash Plc
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-329601/001

          (IT) Data Architect   

Location: New York, NY   

Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for an Data Architect for a right to hire assignment with one of our premier financial clients in New York, NY. Responsibilities : We are looking for an experienced Technologist/Data Architect is responsible for ensuring that the data assets of an organization are supported by a data architecture that aids the organization in achieving its strategic goals. The data architecture should cover defining technical architectures and subject domain based design for operational/transactional data as well as analytic data in both Rational and NoSQL/Big Data technology environments. Besides the data modeling tasks, the data architect is also expected to contribute to the data processing tasks for data mapping, data conditioning, ETL/ELT, data delivery through java, python as well as metadata management system. Analyze functional and non-functional business requirements and translate into technical data requirements and create or update existing logical and physical data models. Create data models (logical) and DB designs (physical), that depict the business areas and systems. Design and develop a data processing techniques in Cassandra and Hadoop environments Design and implement solutions for data re-conciliation, data delivery as well as data forensics. Implement data technology solutions in the area of master data, metadata, and reference data Design and implement data analytics solution using analytics tools like dash boarding, reporting. Required Skills : BS in Computer Science or in related fields, higher degree preferred. 5+ year working experience in data modeling methodology and process using Erwin Data collection, curation, preparation and transformation Data warehousing, reporting and business intelligence, such as dash boarding Clear verbal and written communication; demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers from a variety of disciplines Working knowledge with RDBMS (DB2) as well as Cassandra and Hadoop Implementation skills such as in Java, Python, and Scripting Preferred Skills : Breadth and depth of skill to build and deliver scalable data and reporting solutions for Deep knowledge and experience with the Cassandra, related software tools, and performance optimization An obsession with delivering an exceptional customer experience and site resiliency Desire, initiative and resourcefulness to learn new tools, frameworks, languages SGA is a Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) celebrating over thirty years of service to our national client base for both permanent placement and consulting opportunities. For consulting positions, we offer a variety of benefit options including but not limited to health & dental insurance, paid vacation, timely payment via direct deposit. Only those authorized to work for government entities will be considered for government roles. SGA is an EEO employer. We encourage Veterans to apply.
 
Type: Contract
Location: New York, NY
Country: United States of America
Contact: george wellington
Advertiser: Software Guidance & Assistance
Reference: NT17-02437

          (IT) Senior Java Engineer - Dublin   

Rate: Euros 500 +   Location: Dublin   

Financial Services Powerhouse client of mine is looking to add 2 Senior Engineers to their team to work on a large scaling platform which has 20,000 users. They are looking to implement and add new tools to their platform to ensure that their business and trading platforms are up to the level that enables their business to grow 3 fold this year. Paying excellent daily rates and chance to joining a team in which is at the forefront of my clients innovation centre. What they are looking for: -At least 5 years of experience in delivery of innovative software solutions (Java) -Experience migrating enterprise grade solutions to cloud offerings -Solid Application development background with a focus on Java, in an enterprise environment -Experience setting up large scale CI/CD pipelines -Familiarity with software development tools such as: JIRA, Confluence, SVN, Artifactory and others -Experience with continuous integration Servers (TeamCity, Jenkins) -Experience with virtualization solutions (vRealize) -Experience working with containers (Docker) -Ability to partner with senior stakeholders both in the team and across teams -Dedicated self-starter, ability to drive a team and its contribution Skills that would be advantageous to have: -Maven/Gradle/MSBuild/cmake -Apache/Tomcat skills -Grails/Groovy -Track record on Linux Java application debugging and tuning -Work experience in large multinational corporations -Familiarity with agile methodologies Contact Brendan (see below)
 
Rate: Euros 500 +
Type: Contract
Location: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Contact: Brendan Hennessy
Advertiser: Stelfox Ltd
Email: Brendan.Hennessy.3712A.B45A6@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS

          (IT) Technical Architect - Middleware/Integration - WS02, Camel, Mule, Oracle Fusion   

Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day   Location: Telford, West Midlands or Southend, Essex   

Technical Architect - Middleware/Integration - WS02, Camel, Mule, Oracle Fusion Technical Architect - 6-month contract - 550 - 600 per day - West Midlands or Essex We have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Architect with experience in Middleware and integration technologies ( WS02, Camel, Mule, Oracle Fusion) to join our client on a 6-month contract. A financial background would be ideal, with integration experience with high volume transactions. Experience with WSO2, Mule or WebLogic would be great, or an Oracle background would also work! You will need to have experience in developing and deploying enterprise platforms. You will be required to provide subject matter expertise on enterprise integration patterns, Middleware, Messaging and API design & management If you are a Technical Architect with strong integration experience then we'd love to hear from you. Please apply below or contact Shane - (see below) Technical Architect - 6-month contract - 550 - 600 per day - West Midlands or Essex
 
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
Type: Contract
Location: Telford, West Midlands or Southend, Essex
Country: UK
Contact: Shane Frost
Advertiser: Dome Recruitment
Email: Shane.Frost.4C2E8.1265D@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JSTECHAR

          One Network Successfully Implements Demand-Driven Inventory Planning at Del Monte Foods   

One Network Enterprises (ONE), home of the Real Time Value Network™ (RTVN™) and provider of demand-driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced today that leading CPG company Del Monte Foods has successfully implemented ONE’s demand-driven Inventory Planning service, further enhancing a lean and responsive supply chain that significantly outperforms industry averages.

(PRWeb August 29, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/8/prweb9846205.htm


          One Network Announces New Webinar, “Demand-Driven Value Network Orchestration and the Lead Logistics Provider”, August 1st   

Gene Tyndall of Tompkins International, along with Mark Cohen and Hal Feuchtwanger of One Network Enterprises, will discuss one of the most significant industry advancements and corresponding technology breakthroughs in recent memory; how leading companies are solving supply chain’s most difficult problems by “orchestrating” solutions that involve multiple parties.

(PRWeb July 19, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/7/prweb9716407.htm


          One Network Enterprises Announces Partnership with Tompkins International   

One Network Enterprises (“ONE”), home of the Real Time Value Network™ (RTVN™) and the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced today a partnership with Tompkins International (Tompkins), the leader in operations strategy, process design and improvement, global supply chain services, and benchmarking and best practices.

(PRWeb June 21, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9625379.htm


          One Network Enterprises Introduces New Business Continuity Solution   

One Network Enterprises (ONE), the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, introduced today its Business Continuity solution, a new service to further enhance ONE’s Real Time Value Network (RTVN™). ONE’s Business Continuity solution allows companies to respond quickly to crisis situations that affect supply and demand, such as natural disasters, political upheavals, supplier failures, or transportation disruptions. More than 30,000 companies are already connected to the RTVN for demand driven services that synchronize activities from the point of consumption to raw material supplier, providing a single version of the truth across their entire value network.

(PRWeb June 14, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9605684.htm


          One Network Enterprises Introduces Demand Driven Inventory Planning Solution   

One Network Enterprises (ONE), the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, introduced today Demand Driven Inventory Planning, a new service to further enhance ONE’s Real Time Value Network™ (RTVN™). ONE’s Demand Driven Inventory Planning delivers a complete suite of demand capabilities that maximize customer service levels while minimizing excess inventory. More than 30,000 companies are already connected to the RTVN for demand driven services that synchronize activities from the point of consumption to raw material supplier, providing a single version of the truth across their entire value network.

(PRWeb June 07, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9584585.htm


          One Network Enterprises Introduces the Real Time Value Network™ (RTVN™)   

One Network Enterprises (ONE), the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, introduced today the Real Time Value Network (RTVN). More than 30,000 companies are already connected to ONE for existing Demand Driven services such as Intelligent Demand, Intelligent Supply, and Intelligent Logistics, which have repeatedly proven to lower inventories and operational costs, improve service, and increase profitability. The RTVN packages new robust integration tools and a suite of best practice templates.

(PRWeb June 01, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9564599.htm


          One Network Enterprises Announces Global Launch of ONE® Parcel Management   

One Network Enterprises (“ONE”), a leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced today the global launch of ONE® Parcel Management as an addition to its ONE® Intelligent Logistics solution suite.

(PRWeb May 24, 2012)

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          One Network Enterprises Introduces Market’s first Demand Driven S&OP   

One Network Enterprises (“ONE”), a leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, is introducing the market’s first multi-party Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Financial Planning and Executive Analytics solution.

(PRWeb January 27, 2012)

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          One Network Enterprises Announces Strategic Alliance with Arrow Electronics   

Partnership expands Arrow Electronics’ supply Chain service offering.

(PRWeb January 17, 2012)

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          One Network Enterprises and Imperial Logistics Partner to Achieve Supply Chain Excellence   

One Network Enterprises, a leading provider of demand-driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced today that it was selected as a strategic partner by IMPERIAL Logistics, a member company of application solution specialist e-Logics. The partnership enables the introduction of Africa’s first Demand Driven Value Network (DDVN) platform.

(PRWeb January 10, 2012)

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          One Network Presents Cloud Computing Workshop at the Supply Chain and Logistics Summit North America 2011   

One Network Enterprises, a leading provider of demand-driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, is sponsoring the Supply Chain and Logistics Summit North America 2011. The event takes place at the Hyatt Regency, Dallas Texas December 5-7, 2011.

(PRWeb November 30, 2011)

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          One Network Unveils Future of App Development; Industry’s First Platform to Build, Run, and Maintain Multi-party Network Apps in the Cloud   

One Network Enterprises today announced Developer Network, the industry’s first cloud development platform used for building, running, and maintaining multi-party network applications in the cloud. Designed for use by professional software developers at larger organizations, Developer Network is the only cloud development platform to offer seamless connectivity of existing SaaS Apps, Enterprise Apps, and VANs to One Network.

(PRWeb May 18, 2011)

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          One Network Named an Inbound Logistics’ Top 100 Logistics IT Company 2011   

One Network Enterprises, a federated cloud computing platform for supply chain 2.0, business intelligence and sustainability, has been selected as a 2011 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics Magazine.

(PRWeb May 03, 2011)

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          One Network Sponsors the Aberdeen Supply Chain Management Summit 2011   

One Network Enterprises, a federated cloud computing platform for supply chain 2.0, business intelligence and sustainability, is sponsoring the Aberdeen Supply Chain Management Summit 2011. The event takes place at the Swissotel, Chicago, IL March 29, -30, 2011.

(PRWeb March 22, 2011)

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          One Network Enterprises Launches Now Branded Supply Chain Solution   

On-demand solutions help mid-size companies improve time to value for software implementations.

(PRWeb November 09, 2010)

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          One Network Enterprises Delivers Transportation Now On-Demand Transportation Management Solution for Midsize Companies   

As the next evolution of the proven One Network Demand Driven Logistics Solution, Transportation Now represents an affordable, turnkey solution aimed at small to midsize business owners. The on-demand transportation management solution covers inbound and outbound transportation activities for both enterprise and external trading partners, and is available via the Internet on low-cost monthly subscription basis. This on-demand transportation system provides the enhanced visibility and execution needed for business owners to lower costs while improving service.

(PRWeb September 08, 2010)

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          Strategic Solutions Architect - OnX Enterprise Solutions - Ontario   
OnX is a privately held company that is growing internationally. With global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, and U.S. headquarters in New York, NY, we serve
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          Mobile Application Architect - NMS IT Services, Inc. - Harrisburg, PA   
Serve as an architect of n-tier applications using iOS as access technology for enterprise backend systems....
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          Threat Monitoring Analyst - Verizon - Basking Ridge, NJ   
What you’ll be doing... Responsibilities : A Threat Monitoring Analyst plays a critical role in Verizon’s enterprise computing defense. Analysts are...
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          Incident Response Analyst - Verizon - Basking Ridge, NJ   
Windows Phone, iOS, Android Foundational Knowledge of Enterprise Anti-Virus, IDS, Full Packet Capture and Host/Network Forensics Understanding of Networking...
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          Get Custom Fields using Quickbooks SDK   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/dnoderer/archive/2017/05/28/get-custom-fields-using-quickbooks-sdk.aspx

I was attempting to get a custom field that a customer had added to Items.

It took me a while to figure out it is simple but obscure and basically just requires adding a child element of OwnerID = 0.

Once I found it, the QB SDK documentation was clear after looking at this article for getting Customer custom info:

Described here:https://developer-static.intuit.com/qbSDK-Current/doc/html/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm.

One thing is that the DataExtRet element contains custom fields and only exists if that Item has data for the custom field(s) present.

Request for item query:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<?qbxml version="13.0"?>
- <QBXML>
-   <QBXMLMsgsRq onError="stopOnError">
      <ItemQueryRq requestID="2">
         <OwnerID>0</OwnerID>
  </ItemQueryRq>
  </QBXMLMsgsRq>
</QBXML>

Environment:
  • The customer is running Enterprise 16
  • I'm using SDK type library is QBXMLRP2 1.0 Type Library, File Version 13.0.R4000 + 10
  • The app is a WPF/C# desktop billing application.
  • Currently using  Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise.


          So you want to go Causal Neo4j in Azure? Sure we can do that   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/cskardon/archive/2017/04/26/so-you-want-to-go-causal-neo4j-in-azure-sure.aspx

So you might have noticed in the Azure market place you can install an HA instance of Neo4j – Awesomeballs! But what about if you want a Causal cluster?

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Hello Manual Operation!

Let’s start with a clean slate, typically in Azure you’ve probably got a dashboard stuffed full of other things, which can be distracting, so let’s create a new dashboard:

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Give it a natty name:

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Save and you now have an empty dashboard. Onwards!

To create our cluster, we’re gonna need 3 (count ‘em) 3 machines, the bare minimum for a cluster. So let’s fire up one, I’m creating a new Windows Server 2016 Datacenter machine. NB. I could be using Linux, but today I’ve gone Windows, and I’ll probably have a play with docker on them in a subsequent post…I digress.

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At the bottom of the ‘new’ window, you’ll see a ‘deployment model’ option – choose ‘Resource Manager’

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Then press ‘Create’ and start to fill in the basics!

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  • Name: Important to remember what it is, I’ve optimistically gone with 01, allowing me to expand all the way up to 99 before I rue the day I didn’t choose 001.
  • User name: Important to remember how to login!
  • Resource group: I’m creating a new resource group, if you have an existing one you want to use, then go for it, but this gives me a good way to ensure all my Neo4j cluster resources are in one place.

Next, we’ve got to pick our size – I’m going with DS1_V2 (catchy) as it’s pretty much the cheapest, and well – I’m all about being cheap.

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You should choose something appropriate for your needs, obvs. On to settings… which is the bulk of our workload.

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I’m creating a new Virtual Network (VNet) and I’ve set the CIDR to the lowest I’m allowed to on Azure (10.0.0.0/29) which gives me 8 internal IP addresses – I only need 3, so… waste.

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I’m leaving the public IP as it is, no need to change that, but I am changing the Network Security Group (NSG) as I intend on using the same one for each of my machines, and so having ‘01’ on the end (as is default) offends me Smile

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Feel free to rename your diagnostics storage stuff if you want. The choice as they say – is yours.

Once you get the ‘ticks’ you are good to go:

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It even adds it to the dashboard… awesomeballs!

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Whilst we wait, lets add a couple of things to the dashboard, well, one thing, the Resource group, so view the resource groups (menu down the side) and press the ellipsis on the correct Resource group and Pin to the Dashboard:

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So now I have:

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After what seems like a lifetime – you’ll have a machine all setup and ready to go – well done you!

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Now, as it takes a little while for these machines to be provisioned, I would recommend you provision another 2 now, the important bits to remember are:

  • Use the existing resource group:
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  • Use the same disk storage
  • Use the same virtual network
  • Use the same Network Security Group
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BTW, if you don’t you’re only giving yourself more work, as you’ll have to move them all to the right place eventually, may as well do it in one!

Whilst they are doing their thing, let’s setup Neo4j on the first machine, so let’s connect to it, firstly click on the VM and then the ‘connect’ button

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We need two things on the machine

  1. Neo4j Enterprise
  2. Java

The simplest way I’ve found (provided your interwebs is up to it) is to Copy the file on your local machine, and Right-Click Paste onto the VM desktop – and yes – I’ve found it works way better using the mouse – sorry CLI-Guy

Once there, let’s install Java:

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Then extract Neo4j to a comfy location, let’s say, the ‘C’ drive, (whilst we’re here… !Whaaaaat!!??? image 

an ‘A’ drive? I haven’t seen one of those for at least 10 years, if not longer).

Anyways - extracted and ready to roll:

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UH OH

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Did you get ‘failed’ deployments on those two new VMs? I did – so I went into each one and pressed ‘Start’ and that seemed to get them back up and running.

#badtimes

(That’s right – I just hashtagged in a blog post)

Anyways, we’ve now got the 3 machines up and I’m guessing you can rinse and repeat the setting up of Java and Neo4j on the other 2 machines. Now.

To configure the cluster!

We need the internal IPs of the machines, we can run ‘IpConfig’ on each machine, or just look at the V-Net on the portal and get it all in one go:

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So, machine number 1… open up ‘neo4j.conf’ which you’ll find in the ‘conf’ folder of Neo4j. Ugh. Notepad – seriously – it’s 2017, couldn’t there be at least a slight  improvement in notepad by now???

I’m not messing with any of the other settings, purely the clustering stuff – in real life you would probably configure it a little bit more. So I’m setting:

  • dbms.mode
    • CORE
  • causal_clustering.initial_discovery_members
    • 10.0.0.4:5000,10.0.0.5:5000;10.0.0.6:5000

I’m also uncommenting all the defaults in the ‘Causal Clustering Configuration’ section – I rarely trust defaults. I also uncomment

  • dbms.connectors.default_listen_address

So it’s contactable externally. Once the other two are setup as well we’re done right?

HA No chance! Firewalls – that’s right in plural. Each machine has one – which needs to be set to accept the ports:

5000,6000,7000,7473,7474,7687

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Obviously, you can choose not to do the last 3 ports and be uncontactable, or indeed choose any combo of them.

Aaaand, we need to configure the NSG:

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I have 3 new ‘inbound’ rules – 7474 (browser), 7687 (bolt), 7000 – Raft.

Right. Let’s get this cluster up and contactable.

Log on to one of your VMs and fire up PowerShell (in admin mode)

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First we navigate to the place we installed Neo4j (in my case c:\neo4j\neo4j-enterprise-3.1.3\bin) and then we import the Neo4j-Management module. To do this you need to have your ExecutionPolicy set appropriately. Being Lazy, I have it set to ‘Bypass’ (Set-ExecutionPolicy bypass).

Next we fire up the server in ‘console’ mode – this allows us to see what’s happening, for real situations – you’re going to install it as a service.

You’ll see the below initially:

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and it will sit like that until the other servers are booted up. So I’ll leave you to go do that now…

Done?

Good – now, we need to wait a little while for them to negotiate amongst themselves, but after a short while (let’s say 30 secs or less) you should see:

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Congratulations! You have a cluster!

Logon to that machine via the IP it says, and you’ll see the Neo4j Browser, login and then run

:play sysinfo

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You could now run something like:

Create (:User {Name:'Your Name'})

And then browse to the other machines to see it all nicely replicated.


          Historic ILO Recommendation recognizes co-operatives as decent work employers and income-generating opportunities   

Co-operatives were mentioned in the revision of the historic recommendation on employment and decent work for peace and resilience of the International Labour Organization. The Recommendation recognizes the role of co-operatives as sustainable enterprises in providing income-generating opportunities, employment and decent work.

- Coop News / ,
          Cryptsoft Extends Leadership in the Tape Storage Industry with Enterprise Licensee BDT Storage   

BRISBANE, Australia, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryptsoft, a leader in data encryption and key management technologies, today announced that BDT Storage GmbH (BDT) has signed an enterprise license for Cryptsoft's Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technology. BDT will now...



          Management Trainee - Enterprise Holdings - Okanagan, BC   
Once you've completed your initial orientation and training, you'll be assigned to a branch office in your home area and the hands-on training begins....
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          DevOps Enterprise Systems Technologist - E-Comm 9-1-1 | Emergency Communications for British Columbia Incorporated - Vancouver, BC   
*GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY* Reporting to a Supervisor, Infrastructure Services, the *DevOps Enterprise Systems Technologist* is responsible for the day to day $37.83 an hour
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          DevOps Support Engineer - CloudBees - Vancouver, BC   
Basic knowledge of shell scripting (CMD, KSH). CloudBees is the Enterprise Jenkins Company and continuous delivery (CD) leader....
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          Jr. Proposal Manager   
VA-Vienna, Enterprise Information Services (EIS) has an immediate need for an experienced hands-on Proposal Manager to develop winning proposals for Federal government customers. S/he is a key contributor with a significant level of responsibility for planning, organizing, facilitating, and executing proposals (both prime and subcontractor role; IDIQ, Project, and Task Order). Responsibilities: Responsible f
          Daddy a sweetening begetter is    
The vocabulary explanation for sweetener papa is "a easy unremarkably aged man who supports or spends magnificently on a kept woman or woman."  A a tad more contemporary altered copy could likewise regard "boyfriend" in the account.  But, in footing of the sincere planetary...what scientifically is a sweetening daddy?A sweetening begetter is your middling old man, not necessarily old and worn.  He is more often than not in his mid-40s.  Many modern times he is married, but he may be unconnected or (rarely) a literal bachelor.  A sweetening pater is looking for joy and project.  He may be bored beside his wedding or his partner doesn't afford him the pleasure he of necessity.  He may be birth a mid-life crisis...or trying to skirt one.  Maybe he's bored.  Or friendless.  Maybe he doesn't privation a old-world human relationship because he complex long, problematical hours.  No business the reason, he has designated to chase a sweetening pop similarity to fulfil his needs.  Contrary to popular belief, a man does not have to be well-heeled in decree to be a sugar pa.  A refined sugar male parent can be someone.  Rich or middle-class.  Young or old. Single or married.  Chiseled physique or Jabba the Hut (but in general in concerning).  He's the man you come together at the furniture supply or the bar in your city's commercial enterprise constituency.  He is the fine-looking man on the golf game instruction or the bourgeois.  More than anything, he is a man who enters a connection wise to that he is foretold to present economic assist.  He knows that this is critical in maintaining the empathy.  Post ads:record call n95 / ways tell if he's cheating / hidden recorder android / i have never cheated on my wife / real spy monitor software / how to record phone call at home / he keeps on cheating on me / tennessee bureau investigation records / how to catch a cheater spy equipment / sms forwarding for android / iphone 4 vinyl / voice recording software for phone / bmw car key spy camera / dr. oz 5 signs of cheating / descargar programa para espiar conversaciones celular / best monitor computer graphics / china security & surveillance technology mergerA sugar father is not anticipated to be your unexceeded friend, an accomplished lover, your husband-to-be (though it has been known to occur), a Hollywood adult male.  More likely, he is a workaholic, a touch dysfunctional, a pink-collar white-collar.  When you do insight a sweetening daddy, you can trust him to be a financial advisor, a striking friend, human who pays for your car, teaching or rent, a "regular" guy.
          Why this Dallas real estate firm went public…in Tel Aviv   
​Dallas real estate investment firm Encore Enterprises closed on a unique public offering this month of a $150 million bond on the Tel Aviv market, one of the few but growing number of companies that has turned to Israel investors to raise money. The genesis of the deal can be tied back to the 2008 financial crisis.

          Big business is increasingly backing startups   
Optus and Qantas are just two of the enterprises backing startups – here are the selections for their latest programs.
          Restaurant General Manager - Fulenwider Enterprises - Cornelius, NC   
Demonstrates belief in all people through strong execution of recruiting, selection, development, and retention tools (e.g., Hiring Zone, Learning Zone, 1:1's,...
From Fulenwider Enterprises - Sat, 13 May 2017 10:34:06 GMT - View all Cornelius, NC jobs
          Enabling a more strategic role for IT with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security   

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           TOYS Cutie Honey Soft Bust Compatible Version - Import Preorder US$128.90   
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          Technicien gazier - Enterprises Larry - Canada   
B-149.1, B-149.2, B-149.3, manuels d’appareils et tous plans et devis. Sommaire de l'emploi....
From Enterprises Larry - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:59:08 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Plombier - tuyauteur - Enterprises Larry - Canada   
B-149.1, B-149.2, B-149.3, manuels d’appareils et tous plans et devis. Sommaire de l’emploi....
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          Pension funds, insurance companies as key drivers of regional integration   
English

Capital markets, where money from savers is put into long-term investments, can contribute significantly to socio-economic development if they invest in productive projects and enterprises. But small size and market illiquidity can undercut this process.


          小白用Linux_2   
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小小吐槽一下:刚才写了快一个小时的文章因为我还是不太习惯新编辑器点了“切换到旧版”居然全部都没了。新浪博客作为一个知名博客网站居然没有自动保存功能么,我真的该考虑在别的地方写博客了。
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Linux严格意义上指的是Linux内核,内核并不能直接使用,必须配合上各种软件工具才行。所谓发行版,就是事先集成了各种不同的软件工具打包发布的Linux操作系统套件。他们面向的用户或者说是侧重点各不相同,有的主要针对桌面用户,有的针对服务器市场,有的针对便携式U盘系统。distrowatch.com 是一个专业介绍各种Linux发行版的网站,它上面有个非常有意思的板块是各种发行版根据点击量的排名,下面就是2016年8月13日这份榜单的截图:

我们可以看到,Mint以绝对优势排名第一,排名第二的Debian比他少了整整一千多的点击。另外,CentOS和Debian常见于服务器系统,也就是说普通用户心目中Mint是绝对的第一位,至于国内知名度非常高的Ubuntu排名第三。后面的文章我会重点介绍Mint和我们国产的deepin,他们一个是全世界最流行的面向普通桌面用户的发型版,一个是最符合国人使用习惯的发型版。

刚才在网上搜索信息的时候看到一篇2015年Linux榜单前十位的介绍,原文链接在此:http://www.codeceo.com/article/2015-10-linux-distributions.html,转载如下:

10 Top Linux Distributions of 2015

首先,让我们来看看下面的对比表,表中列出了2015年和2014年排名前10位的Linux发行版的情况:

POSITION 2015 2014
1 Linux Mint Linux Mint
2 Debian Ubuntu
3 Ubuntu Debian
4 openSUSE openSUSE
5 Fedora Fedora
6 Mageia Mageia
7 Manjaro Arch
8 CentOS Elementary
9 Arch CentOS
10 Elementary Zorin

正如你所看到的,这一年并没有发生太多或太显著的变化。下面就让我们从后往前地来看看最受欢迎的10个Linux发行版,数据截止时间为2015年12月9日。

10.Elementary OS

其开发人员标榜Elementary OS是“Windows和OS X快速又开放的替代品”,这款漂亮精致基于Ubuntu LTS的桌面Linux发行版,第一版发行于2011年,目前发行的是第三个稳定版本(代号“Freya”)。

由于Elementary OS是基于Ubuntu的,所以它完全兼容代码仓库和软件包。然而,它自己的应用程序管理器,在撰写本文的时候还在开发中。就我个人而言,这是我曾见过的最美观的桌面发行版。

9. Arch Linux

也许Arch最主要的特点之一就是,它是一个独立的开放源代码的发行版(这意味着它不基于任何其他的东西),并且受到了成千上万的Linux用户的喜爱。

由于Arch遵循滚动发布模式,因此你只要使用pacman执行定期的系统更新,就可以获得最新的软件。

传统上来说,不建议新用户使用Arch,主要是因为安装进程不会为你做任何的决定,所以你最好能对Linux相关的概念有一定程度的了解,以便成功的安装软件。

还有一些其他的基于Arch的发行版,如Apricity,Manjaro,Antergos等,更适合那些想要无障碍尝试Arch衍生产品的新手。

8. CentOS

虽然社区企业操作系统(Community ENTerprise Operating System)是Linux服务器最有名最常用的发行版,但是它的桌面版本还在继续不断完善中。

另外,它的稳健性、稳定性、和100%二进制兼容性,也使之成为了Red Hat Enterprise Linux的头号劲敌——特别是对云VPS供应商——也许这就是发行版持续增长的主要原因之一。

7. Manjaro

基于Arch Linux的Manjaro,目标在于利用让Arch广泛发行的功能的优势,同时提供一个更舒适的安装和运行体验,无论是新手还是有经验的Linux用户,都可以开箱即用。

Manjaro预装了桌面环境,图形应用程序(包括软件中心)和用于播放音频和视频的多媒体解码器。

6. Mageia

始于2010年,作为现在已经消失的Mandriva Linux的衍生品,受非盈利性组织支持的Mageia自那时起,成为了台式机和服务器著名的、安全的、稳定的Linux发行版。

Mageia最有趣的功能之一就是,它的全安装DVD允许你在在多种桌面环境中选择,而不是强加一个给你。

截至今日,Mageia新版本每9个月发布,可支持未来一年半的时间。

5. Fedora

基于Fedora Project(Red Hat支持),世界性社区范围的志愿者和开发人员的构建和维护,Fedora之所以能够持续几年成为使用最广泛的发行版之一,是因为它有三个主要的可用版本(Workstation (用于台式机) ,Server edition和Cloud image),以及ARM版本用于基于ARM(通常为headless)的服务器。

不过,也许Fedora最显着的特点是,它总是在领衔整合新的软件包版本和技术到发行版中。此外, Red Hat Enterprise Linux和CentOS的新版本基于Fedora。

4. openSUSE

既可作为一个滚动发布,又可当作是一个独立的定期发布版本,openSUSE根据其开发人员的不同,是系统管理员、开发人员和桌面用户Linux发行版的选择,无论你的经验水平处于哪种级别(受到初学者和极客们的一致好评)。最重要的是,著名又屡获殊荣的SUSE Linux Enterprise产品基于openSUSE。

3. Ubuntu

也许这一发行版并不需要任何介绍。 Canonical,Ubuntu背后的公司,一直致力于使Ubuntu成为一个流行和普遍的发行版,并且现在你可在智能手机、平板电脑、个人电脑、服务器和云VPS的上面看到Ubuntu的身影。

此外,Ubuntu基于Debian,并且是一款非常受新用户欢迎的发行版——这可能就是Ubuntu在一段时间内持续增长的原因。虽然没有考虑到这个排名,但Ubuntu是其他Canonical系列发行版,如Kubuntu、Xubuntu、Lubuntu的基础。

最重要的是,安装映像包含Try Ubuntu功能,可以让你在硬盘真正安装之前尝试Ubuntu。现在只有为数不多的几个重要的发行版提供类似这样的功能。

2. Debian

作为一个坚如磐石的Linux发行版,Debian每2年发布新的稳定版本,并且你放心,每个版本都已经过彻底的测试。

在写这篇文章的时候,Debian代码仓库中当前的稳定版本(代号Jessie)总共包含43500个包,这使得它成为了最完整的Linux发行版之一。

虽然它主要用于服务器上,但现在它的桌面版本已经在功能和外观上得到了明显的改善。

1. Linux Mint

Linux Mint的著名口号(“From freedom came elegance”),不只是说说而已。基于Ubuntu的Linux Mint,是一个稳定、功能强大、完整、易于使用的Linux发行版——我们还有很多很多的褒义词可以用来形容Mint。

Mint最显著的特点之一是,在安装过程中你被允许从一个列表中选择桌面环境,并且你可以放心,一旦它安装完了之后,你还能播放音乐和视频文件,而无需任何额外的配置步骤,因为标准安装提供了多媒体解码器的开箱即用。

注:本文中的截图取自每个发行版的网站。





 
          Management Trainee - Enterprise Holdings - Okanagan, BC   
Must have a valid class 5 driver's license with no more than two chargeable moving violations or accidents within the last three years....
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          VP of Services Product Management - OnX Enterprise Solutions - Ontario   
Hardware &amp; Software Solutions. The VP of Service Product Management manages a team of product managers, and sets the services product strategy based on market...
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          Zones Honored as Class IV Supplier of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council   

Awarded for Outstanding Performance as a Minority Business Enterprise

(PRWeb October 26, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/10/prweb13041867.htm


          Zones CustomerConnect Conference Examines Software and Its Role in the Digital Enterprise   

Customer Event Focuses on Software Enabling Security, Mobility, Cloud Computing, and the Internet of Things

(PRWeb October 14, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/10/prweb13020062.htm


          Dominic Camden Named SVP of Enterprise Sales at Zones   

Long-time Zones Team Member Promoted to Head Enterprise Sales Division at Global Solutions Provider

(PRWeb March 18, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12583424.htm


          Zones Teams with Samsung to Offer Secure Mobile Solutions via the KNOX Security Platform   

Zones and Samsung Provide Secure Solutions for the Mobile Enterprise Workforce

(PRWeb February 10, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12501644.htm


          Social Networking   
It has been interesting to see how people are reacting this last year to social computing technologies as they become part of the mainstream packages (Lotus Connections & Microsoft MOSS) and as other technologies (SocialText) become real opportunities for enterprise sized organizations. We have been approached by a whole lot more companies/organizations than I ever would have thought (of course my expectations were low <30) wanting to know more about how they could use it and what they could use it for.

The software industry still suffers from marketing self gratifications in this space. What I mean by this is that we come up with words like Wiki, Blog or RSS and post it around like everyone knows what the heck we are talking about. When you ask a non-tech outside they seem to think you are talking about a fruity drink with an umbrella (Wiki), some new form of the creeping crud or something you go 4-wheelin' thru if you are down in KY (Blog), or the latest Rave party drug (RSS). I remember the most hilarious meeting I had been to in a while was one that we brought a vendor to that had blog technology. They pitched it to the customer (someone that has about $600M in capital improvement programs a year) as a tool that "your organization can begin to build communities of interest from". The customer then turned around and said, in all seriousness, "I pay these folks to work not talk about knitting". LOL!

Let me help then a bit. We have been playing around with a lot of social computing tools and solutions lately. My company is about to role out social computing to about 20,000 employees in the next 4-6 months. We have 3 schools, 4 municipalities, 2 defense organizations and about 8 enterprise organizations that are currently going through the evaluation stages and a couple of those are actually now exiting to solution deployment. So what are all of these folks using it for.

1) Talent Retention. You want to keep good talent make them feel like they are part of the company and that their words are heard. When we establish these types of technologies for this solution, we establish a methodology that engages the top management to either participate directly or to ensure their participation in commenting in the community. We all know that tool such as e-mail, the telephone and stop by meetings are horrible ways for people to stay in touch with what others are thinking. However, if you have 10-15% of your staff participating it gives you a good vibe on the community and smart management can make adjustments.

2) Mentoring. We have several industries that the talent pool is retiring at a much faster pace then the new crop is coming through school or that technology can keep up with. That being said, these organization must find a way to capture the knowledge of those users and pass it along to the masses. Things like building classroom curriculum isn't always the most effect. We use these technologies to build a "pod of knowledge" to team people up on tasks but to ensure that the work is a cooperative effort.

3) A One-Way Communication. I know this goes against the concept of "social" computing a bit but I tell you it these are some nice tools if you want to publish updates on processes such as RFI/RFP. There are many type of black hole processes where people are afraid to open the flood gate of communications but with this they can just push out updates that are much easier to do than managing a web site.

I could go on, but that is it for now...
          Big news for the mediaholics   
http://cingular.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=press_releases&item=1611

Cingular yesterday announced that it had finally shipped a HSDPA phone. I think this is big news not necessarily to the Desperate House Wives junkies that catch the latest on the rail line to and from work but more so for the infrastructure that is being put in place for the mobile user. Yes we still are a ways away from the never disconnected model. Still too many places in the US that don't have as good of coverage as the major metro areas. However, that being said this is a great technology model.

Engineering firm creates technology ---> Broad appeal and consumption by a large audience (in this case 14-35 year olds) ---> Investment back into the technology to harden it for enterprise usage ---> Back out to the enterprise/public sector to pay for additional services

The one interesting thing I haven't seen a lot in the press around this announcement is the continued dominance that LG is experiencing. Can you say 간다 LG는 간다!!!
          When is a message a message?   
I just got done looking at the IBM SameTime 7.5 and the Microsoft Communicator 2007 Betas and am a bit disappointed that neither company has taken advantage of what I see as a big opportunity.

Simply put there is NO difference between e-mail and instant messaging and the first company to realize that is in line to change the model. If you think there is a major difference, ask yourself why e-mail is so easily completely replaced with instant messaging for the younger generation.

There are a couple of boundary functions that each has that has always kept them seperate. E-Mail has always had the asynchronous capabilities along with the archival management (folders, sent, backup, auditing, etc...). IM on the other hand has always had the more real-time aspects of communication such as the ability to transition into a many to many chat instead of those fun back to back e-mail thread you can never follow. IM has also always had precence but we have seen that slipping into all e-mail products out there now, even the web based ones.

There are other differences also but they are at a lower level (e.g. in e-mail you don't need any prior relationship with the user to send them a message but in instant messaging you typically need to be able to discover their contact information prior to sending a message). The ironic thing though is that most instant messaging architectures, or at least any one that has the ability to be federated, is not truely instant. It is a store and forward mechanism much like e-mail anyway.

As for the UI I think it ends up being a mix between the two. I like the lite interface of IM with just my contacts and the list of messages at the bottom. However, I now get about 150-200 im's a day (direct replacement of e-mail) so I could really use an Inbox with some sorting capability.

E-Mail as we know it today will be dead in the next 7-10 years (btw you will find in my blog I will be assertive and I will take any $.07 bet out there ;-)). Users will have either completely switched over to an IM platform because they want a more contextual/less spammish environment or IM will be tossed because it never grew up to include the things like archival, backup and auditing that any kind of Enterprise communication infrastructure needs. I don't think this opens up the messaging market but I do think it will tilt the market either to IBM or Microsoft...whichever gets it first.
          Tintri rises nearly 4% as another technology company goes public   
Tintri provides an enterprise cloud platform that helps companies manage their storage and databases.
          Digital Marketing News: Content Is Still King, Purchases from Email, B2B Tech Influencer Marketing   

Here Are 7 Reasons Why Content is Still King in 2017 [Infographic]
The way content marketing draws attention and helps build genuine relationships with the audience is what sets it apart from other marketing tactics. Smart marketers are using content marketing to approach their target audience in a more subtle way to ensure the customer needs are met while building brand credibility and trust. (Social Media Today)

What Influences Consumers to Purchase From Marketing Emails?
A recent survey conducted of 1,004 consumers who have received marketing emails in the past year reports how the different generations are influenced in their purchase decisions. Consumers are most influenced to make purchases from marketing emails by sales/discounts and brand reputation. (MarketingProfs)

The Rise of Influencer Marketing in B2B Technology
B2B marketing has definitely shifted with new challenges when it comes to influencer marketing in enterprise technology. To better understand these shifts and get actionable solutions, 10 industry experts have weighed in about implementing and scaling influencer marketing. (TraackrClick here for the Influence 2.0 study from today's video!

See How You Stack Up With Inline Competitive Metrics
Six new metrics are available at the campaign, ad group and keyword levels in the main UI and Reports tab in Bing Ads. You can also access these reports via the Bing Ads API. Advertisers can now see how their campaigns, Ad groups and keywords stack up against the competition. (Bing Ads Blog)

Google to Stop Using Information in Gmail to Target Personalized Ads
Google announced that the enterprise version of Gmail and the consumer version will more closely align later this year. Both enterprise and consumer versions of Gmail will not be used to target personalized ads. The ads shown will be based on a user’s settings, including the option to disable personalized ads altogether. (Search Engine Journal)

New Ways to Protect Your Pinterest Account
Pinterest is rolling out a two-factor authentication to everyone in the next few weeks to add security by requiring a verification code every time you log in. You can receive the code via text message, or for added security, download Twilio’s Authy app. If the two-factor authentication is enabled, it works across your entire account on all devices. (Pinterest Blog)

Adobe Is Launching AI-Powered Voice Analytics
Adobe is adding voice analytics to the Adobe Analytics Cloud which will help people better understand how media is consumed via voice-enabled devices. You can track voice usage by intent and add specific parameters and a brand can measure top-of-funnel metrics, as well as trends and patterns at scale over time. (AdWeek)

Messenger Just Added More Fun to Your Video Chats
Facebook Messenger has added new features to video chats. You can now use animated reactions, filters, masks and effects. You can also take pictures of your one-on-one and group video chats and share them with your friends. (Facebook Newsroom)

What were your top digital marketing news stories this week?

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          AMD Unveils Biz-Focused Ryzen Pro CPUs   
Corporate IT departments will be able to buy enterprise versions of the Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 7 by the end of the year.

          Sales Manager 1 Small Business Retail - New York, NY   
Join us in the big leagues! AT&T is a world leader in communications, business solutions, and entertainment. As part of our Business Sales teams, you'll work with small to large enterprises and government agencies to sell our full-scale business solutions. Our wireless...
          Ordenador de sobremesa Lenovo M73 Sff i5-4460 8GB 500GB Windows 8.1 Pro   





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Esta herramienta de diagnóstico de hardware permite el acceso rápido a través de la consola a las herramientas de gestión del sistema usadas frecuentemente, incluidas las funciones de copia de seguridad y restauración, la configuración del antivirus y el firewall, las actualizaciones de software y del sistema, las conexiones a Internet, y el servicio y soporte. Aumente drásticamente la velocidad de migración con ThinkVantage System Migration Assistant. Invierta menos tiempo en la búsqueda manual de actualizaciones de controladores y software con ThinkVantage System Update. Transferencia de datos de alta velocidad Transfiera datos rápidamente entre el sistema M73 y otros dispositivos con el puerto USB 3.0. Es hasta 10 veces más rápido que las tecnologías USB anteriores y es compatible con la especificación anterior. Liderazgo ecológico Las certificaciones como ENERGY STAR 5.2, EPEAT Gold y UL Environment Gold garantizan un ahorro económico gracias a los PC de consumo energético más eficiente. Además, puede utilizar Desktop Power Manager para personalizar la configuración de la alimentación y equilibrar el consumo energético con el rendimiento del sistema, lo que contribuirá a proteger el planeta y la rentabilidad de su empresa. Otras características: Acorde RoHS: Si Adaptador de gráficos a bordo de frecuencia dinámica (max): 1100 MHz Adaptador de gráficos a bordo versión DirectX: 11.1 Adaptador de tarjeta grafica a bordo: 0x412 Adaptador gráfico en tablero: Si Altura: 335 mm Ancho: 101 mm Ancho de banda de memoria soportada por el procesador (max): 25,6 GB/s Arquitectura del sistema operativo: 64 bits Cables incluidos: Corriente alterna Caché Intel®igente de Intel®: Si Caché del procesador: 6 MB Canales de memoria que admite el procesador: Dual Cantidad de DisplayPorts: 1 Cantidad de puertos USB 2.0: 4 Cantidad de puertos VGA (D-Sub): 1 Cantidad de puertos tipo A USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1): 2 Cantidad de unidades ópticas: 1 Capacidad de disco duro: 500 GB Capacidad total de almacenaje: 500 GB Caracteristicas técnicas de la solución térmica: PCG 2013D Certificado Energy Star: Si Circuito integrado de tarjeta madre: Intel H81 Color del producto: Negro Configuraciones PCI Express: 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 Configuración de CPU (máximo): 1 Conformidad EPEAT: Oro Disposición de la memoria: 1 x 4 GB ECC que admite el procesador: No Entrada de línea: Si Escalabilidad: 1S Escalonamiento: C0 Estados de inactividad: Si Ethernet: Si Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) cantidad de puertos: 1 Ethernet LAN, velocidad de transferencia de datos: 10,100,1000 Mbit/s Etiquetado de segmentos Intel®: Enterprise, Profesional Execute Disable Bit: Si Familia de adaptador de gráficos incorporado: Intel HD Graphics Familia de procesador: 4ª generación de procesadores Intel® Core™ i5 Frecuencia base de gráficos a bordo: 350 MHz Frecuencia del procesador: 3,2 GHz Frecuencia del procesador turbo: 3,40 GHz Fuente de alimentación: 240 W Fuente de alimentación, frecuencia de entrada: 50/60 Fuente de alimentación, voltaje de entrada: 100 - 240 Intel Hyper-Threading: No Intel® 64: Si Intel® AES Nuevas instrucciones (Intel® AES-NI): Si Intel® Enhanced Halt State: Si Intel® Insider™: Si Intel® OS Guard: Si Intel® Secure Key: Si Intel® TSX-NI: No Intel® Tecnología InTru™ 3D: Si Interfaz del disco duro: Serial ATA III La tecnología Intel® vPro™: No Litografía de IMC y Gráficos: 22 nm Litografía del procesador: 22 nm Manual de usuario: Si Memoria interna: 4 GB Memoria interna máxima: 16 GB Memoria interna máxima que admite el procesador: 32 GB Memoria máxima del adaptador de gráficos incorporado: 1,024 GB Micrófono, jack de entrada: Si Modelo de gráficos en tarjeta: Intel HD Graphics 4600 Modelo del procesador: i5-4460 Modo de procesador operativo: 32-bit, 64 bits Número de discos duros instalados: 1 Número de filamentos de procesador: 4 Número de núcleos de procesador: 4 Número de pantallas soportadas por el adaptador gráfico de a bordo: 3 Número de procesadores instalados: 1 Número de puertos 3.5": 2 Número de puertos 5.25": 1 Número de unidades de almacenamiento instaladas: 1 Número máximo de buses PCI Express: 16 Opciones integradas disponibles: Si Pantalla incluida: No Peso: 6,6 kg Potencia de diseño térmico (TDP): 84 W Procesador ARK ID: 80817 Procesador libre de conflictos: Si Procesador nombre en clave: Haswell Profundidad: 382 mm Programa de Plataforma de Imagen Estable de Intel® (SIPP): No Protección con contraseña: BIOS,Supervisor,User Protección mediante contraseña: Si Puerto DVI: No Puerto de ratón PS/2: 2 Puerto serial: 1 Ranura para cable de seguridad: Si Ranuras de memoria: 2x DIMM Ranuras x1 PCI Express: 2 Ranuras x16 PCI Express: 1 Salidas para auriculares: 1 Serie del procesador: Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series Set de instrucciones soportadas: AVX 2.0 Sistema de refrigeración por agua: No Sistema operativo instalado: Windows 8.1 Pro Socket de procesador: LGA 1150 (Socket H3) System bus data transfer rate: 5 GT/s Tamaño de disco duro: 3.5" Tamaño del paquete de procesador: 37.5 Tcase: 72,72 °C Tecnología Clear Video HD de Intel® (Intel® CVT HD): Si Tecnología FDI de Intel®: Si Tecnología Intel® Quick Sync Video: Si Tecnología Intel® Turbo Boost: 2.0 Tecnología My WiFi de Intel® (Intel® MWT): Si Tecnología SpeedStep mejorada de Intel: Si Tecnología Thermal Monitoring de Intel: Si Tecnología Trusted Execution de Intel®: No Tecnología anti-robo de Intel® (Intel® AT): Si Tecnología de cableado: 10/100/1000Base-T(X) Tecnología de protección de identidad de Intel® (Intel® IPT): Si Tecnología de virtualización Intel® (VT-x): Si Tecnología de virtualización de Intel® para E / S dirigida (VT-d): Si Tipo de cache en procesador: Smart Cache Tipo de chasis: SFF Tipo de memoria interna: DDR3-SDRAM Tipo de producto: PC Tipo de ranura de bloqueo del cable: Kensington Tipo de unidad óptica: DVD±RW Tipos de bus: DMI Tipos de memoria que admite el procesador: DDR3-SDRAM Unidad de almacenamiento: Unidad de disco duro VT-x de Intel® con Extended Page Tables (EPT): Si Velocidad de memoria del reloj: 1600 MHz Velocidad de reloj de memoria que admite el procesador: 1333,1600 MHz Velocidad de rotación de disco duro: 7200 RPM Versión Intel® TSX-NI: 0.00 Versión de Intel® Identity Protection Technology: 1.00 Versión de Intel® Secure Key Technology: 1.00 Versión de Intel® Small Business Advantage (SBA): 1.00 Versión de entradas de PCI Express: 3.0 Versión del programa Intel® de plataforma de imagen estable: 0.00 Wireless Display de Intel® (Intel® WiDi): Si código de procesador: SR1QK

Precio: 558,50 € (Iva incluído)




          Placa base ASROCK X370 GAMING K4 Socket AM4 DDR4   







ESPECIFICACIONES TÉCNICAS



  • tipos de memoria compatibles: DDR4SDRAM
  • Tipo de ranuras de memoria: DIMM
  • Velocidades de reloj de memoria soportadas: 2133,2400,2933 MHz
  • Número de ranuras de memoria: 4
  • Canales de memoria: Dual
  • ECC: Si
  • No ECC: Si
  • Memoria interna máxima: 64 GB
  • Memoria sin buffer: Si
  • Familia de procesador: AMD
  • Procesador compatible: AMD A
  • Socket de procesador: Socket AM4
  • Máx.número de procesador SMP: 1
  • USB 2.0, conectores: 2
  • Conectores USB 3.0 ( 3.1 Gen 1 ): 2
  • Número de conectores SATA III: 6
  • Conector de ventilador CPU: Si
  • Número de conectores COM: 1
  • Conector de potencia ATX (24 pines): Si
  • Número de conectores a ventilador de chasis: 2
  • Conector de audio en panel frontal: Si
  • Conector TPM: Si
  • Conector de energía EPS (8pin): Si
  • Número de ranuras M.2 (M): 1
  • conector de audio: Si
  • Cantidad de puertos tipo A USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1): 6
  • Cantidad de puertos tipo A USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2): 1
  • Cantidad de puertos tipo C USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2): 1
  • Ethernet LAN (RJ45) cantidad de puertos: 1
  • Puerto de ratón PS/2: 2
  • Número de puertos HDMI: 1
  • Salidas para auriculares: 1
  • Micrófono, jack de entrada: Si
  • Audio digital, salida optica: 1
  • S/PDIF en puerto: Si
  • Ethernet: Si
  • Controlador LAN: Intel I211AT
  • Conexión de redes: Si
  • Tipo de interfaz ethernet: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Componente para: PC
  • Familia de componentes de tarjeta madre: AMD
  • Circuito integrado de tarjeta madre: AMD X370
  • Tarjeta madre, factor de forma: ATX
  • Canales de salida de audio: 7.1 channels
  • Niveles RAID: 0, 1, 10
  • Monitoreo de la salud de PC: CPU, Ventilador, Temperatura, Tensión
  • Sistema operativo Windows soportado: Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro x64
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    Precio: 164,50 € (Iva incluído)




          VGA ASUS GEFORCE GTX 1050TI 4GB OC EDITION   





ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4GB. Familia de procesadores de gráficos: NVIDIA, Procesador gráfico: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, Máxima resolución: 7680 x 4320 Pixeles. Gráficos discretos memoria del adaptador: 4 GB, Tipo de memoria de adaptador gráfico: GDDR5, Ancho de datos: 128 bit. Tipo de interfaz: PCI Express 3.0. Tipo de enfriamiento: Activo. Suministro de energía al sistema mínimo: 300 W, Consumo energético: 75 W Familia de procesadores de gráficos: NVIDIA Procesador gráfico: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Máxima resolución: 7680 x 4320 Pixeles CUDA: Si Frecuencia del procesador: 1290 MHz Soporte para proceso paralelo: No compatible Aumento de la velocidad de reloj del procesador: 1392 MHz Resolución (máxima digital): 7680 x 4320 Pixeles Núcleos CUDA: 768 Gráficos discretos memoria del adaptador: 4 GB Tipo de memoria de adaptador gráfico: GDDR5 Ancho de datos: 128 bit Velocidad de memoria del reloj: 7008 MHz Ancho de banda de memoria (max): 112 GB/s Tipo de interfaz: PCI Express 3.0 Número de puertos HDMI: 1 Cantidad de puertos DVI-D: 1 Cantidad de DisplayPorts: 1 Versión HDMI: 2.0 Versión de DisplayPort: 1.4 Versión DirectX: 12.0 Versión OpenGL: 4.5 Dual Link DVI: Si HDCP: Si NVIDIA G-SYNC: Si Tipo de enfriamiento: Activo Número de ranuras: 2 Suministro de energía al sistema mínimo: 300 W Consumo energético: 75 W Sistema operativo Windows soportado: Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8,Windows 8 Enterprise,Windows 8 Enterprise x64,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8 Pro x64,Windows 8 x64,Windows 8.1,Windows 8.1 Enterprise,Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64,Windows 8.1 Pro,Windows 8.1 Pro x64,Windows 8.1 x64 Sistema operativo Linux soportado: Si Profundidad: 212 mm Altura: 111 mm Ancho: 38 mm Software incluido: ASUS GPU Tweak II Source data-sheet: ICEcat.biz

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          New comment on Item for Geeklist "Solitaire Games On Your Table - June 2017"    

by carbon_dragon

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Athena is my number 2 among the ships included in the game.

There is a lot of luck associated with dice and not enough dice mitigation for my taste. So I don't know what % luck accounts for, but the random nature means your wins will vary. I can believe you've won more with Athena. I'm not sure how you demonstrate in any definitive way that it's better or worse than Halcyon. I have some opinions, but they are just that.

If you want to see where my theories go, go look up the Enterprise A on Variants. That is my version of a previous Enterprise A. That ship has a good command ability and a way to reset the threat field. Together I have a higher win rate with that ship but still not an easy time. I'm not a fan of really hard solitaires so I tend to play it a bit more than any of the standard ships.

On the other hand, I did a bunch of other ships and some of them SHOULD be easier based on my theories, but they ABSOLUTELY ARE NOT :blush: Clearly I don't quite understand how the system works.

I'm looking forward to Deep Space D-6 Armada which will have more dice mitigation and a more long term mission.
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          MAD 7. It Only Takes 'HALF-A-DOZEN' Things!   
In all my experience... in many different adventures, sports and business projects that I have undertaken and enjoyed... and, from my extensive studies of many of the world's most successful people... it is clear that SUCCESS comes from focusing on getting just a few things right... and continually looking to improve upon those few things.

Yes, most often it takes only a few things... 1, 2, or 3 things... just a 'half-a-dozen' things to ensure success in most projects.

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Too many people look to make the simple things in life too complex to understand.

Sometimes I think that it is their way of retaining 'power' for themselves. This is especially so in autocratic business enterprises and in overly-officious bureaucratic government offices.

Look to extricate the complex, and isolate those that want to complicate life, and dump them for the simple things that will make any project fly.

There is almost always a simple solution to any complex problem... and sometimes it takes an uncluttered simple mind to see this solution.

Simple rules.. OK..!

While we're at it... if you can find just 1, 2, or 3 things... just 'half-a-dozen' insights from this GIFT of MAD principles/ideas... that you can take and apply to your life... to make a meaningful difference in your life... and in the lives of others... then I will have considered this effort, to share this information with you, as being well worth my personal time and my investment to host this information online.

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          Technical DBA Team Manager (ITIL, Oracle, Linux, Manager) / HM Revenue and Customs / Newcastle, Staffordshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Newcastle, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Technical DBA Team Manager (Oracle, SQL, Manager)

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our CBP Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Newcastle.

About the Technical DBA Team Manager (ITIL, Oracle, Linux, Manager) role

This is a hands on technical management role responsible for the availability and performance of production databases within the agreed KPI's and ITSLA.

You will be managing a team of DBA's supporting both critical production databases for a high profile HMRC service as well as engaging in the end to end

project delivery life-cycle.

You will help ensure the effective operations of database platforms, and proper integration with dependent services through effective staffing, monitoring, metrics, and operational excellence.

You must possess strong leadership, be detail-oriented, a quick decision maker, and have a passion for getting things right.

You will excel at managing multiple projects and tasks, and cross-functional communication within internal Delivery Groups and external suppliers in addition to managing teams during high pressure problem resolution.

You will possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable handling internal stakeholders and external vendor communications.

The ideal candidate will have experience supporting large-scale, massively concurrent, highly available database systems.

You will lead and performance manage a new team of talented and dedicated DBA's focusing on the health of the database tier through the complete system lifecycle.

You will support teams through scheduled maintenance and release deployment activities after hours.

You will share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and support the development of a virtual team community in database administration.

Your experience with Oracle RDBMS will be critical to your success; however, you should be prepared and knowledgeable and willing to innovate to explore new technology offerings that will help HMRC to adopt any future technology platform pertinent to the systems being supported.

Other information for the Technical DBA Team Manager (ITIL, Oracle, Linux, Manager) role

Essential:

• Educated to degree level

• 7+ years of industry experience

• 4+ years of experience leading DBAs

• Relevant hands-on technical management experience of DBA support teams and skills - troubleshoot, debug, evaluate, and resolve database software defects.

• Strong technical background on DBA domain

• Excellent communication skills, written and oral communication skills;

• Well versed with the ITIL framework

• People and performance management

• Ability to take the initiative, set schedules and prioritise independently

Desirable:

• Oracle Certified Practitioner

• Management level certification

• Project management experience (involving database maintenance project planning,

capacity planning, knowledge transfer plans)

• Agile Development framework and DevOps

• Good understanding of the underpinning Oracle technology stack:

• Oracle GoldenGate

• Oracle RAC One Node

• Oracle Database 12c

• Oracle DBFS

• Oracle Data Guard

• Oracle Enterprise Linux

• Oracle Enterprise Manager

Working Pattern:

It should be noted that this role will require the successful candidate to provide support 24/7 outside of normal working hours as part of an on-call rota.

Must pass basic security checks and undertake National Security Clearance - Level 2- if security clearance at this level is not already in place

CV's should clearly demonstrate how the candidate meets the essential criteria and qualifications stated above.

The post is based in Longbenton with occasional travel/ to other HMRC and Government departments/locations and supplier offices.

To apply for the role of Technical DBA Team Manager (ITIL, Oracle, Linux, Manager), please click 'apply now'.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 57,000 to 63,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £57,000 - £63,000

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          Automation Manager (Automation, Cloud, Data Analyst, ITIL) - Cloud Del / HM Revenue and Customs / Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL) - Cloud Delivery Group

Salary: Competitive

Location: Telford

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our Cloud Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Telford.

Background

This is an exciting opportunity to join HMRC's Cloud Delivery Group (CDG) where you will be working across one of the biggest IT estates in Europe and supporting a large scale and radical transformation that will have a profound impact for both the customers and the staff of HMRC. As part of the Development, Test and Operate (DTO) Directorate, the Cloud Development team is responsible for translating overarching IT strategy into the technical architecture for CDG. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Technical Architect to work within HMRC's Cloud domain during a time of significant change and transformation as HMRC drives the focus of IT delivery away from product centric solutions and fully exploits the opportunities that Digital Services and Data Analytics can provide. This position will play a key role in supporting Delivery Groups with the creation and execution of technology roadmaps that will drive HMRC's hugely complex IT estate towards a smaller set of strategic systems whilst decommissioning a large proportion of the legacy.

Role Requirements for the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL) role

• The Cloud Automation and Orchestration team are responsible for developing and continually evolving a cloud brokerage framework enabling cloud offerings to be easily available and consumed by other teams within the IT department.

• The Cloud Automation and Orchestration team will also be responsible for developing Enterprise architecture templates (archetypes) via the Cloud Brokering platform to enable the standardisation of infrastructure design across HMRC.

We are therefore looking for a seasoned Lead Technical Manager with a hands on background in Hosting and Cloud technology. Candidates should have experience working on large enterprise estates designing and implementing Cloud automation tooling and processes as well as designing and developing templated Cloud environments.

This is a dynamic and changing environment and so we're looking for someone who's up for working in an ever changing technology landscape that is centred on Cloud.

Accountabilities of the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL):

• Managing a team, a IT specialist

• Manage the teams' personal development and training.

• Lead the development of new Cloud Brokering capabilities as defined by Product Owner.

• Manage the development and delivery of hosting templates archetypes (creation improvement and de-commission) using automation tooling such as Ansible and terraform.

• Ensure the suitable technical resources are available to deliver the automation of archetypes.

• Ensure the development of archetypes that deliver value for money.

• Ensure archetypes and associated assets conform to HMRC technical standards.

• Identify opportunities for continual optimisation of archetypes and make recommendations to the Product Owner.

Tasks of the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL):

• Lead the continual professional development of your team.

• Lead regular reviews of personnel performance.

• Lead continual service improvement in your area.

• Conduct knowledge transfer and mentoring of CDG staff.

• Ensure collaboration between Automation and Orchestration in delivery of Cloud archetypes.

• Maintain knowledge of the underpinning product and tooling roadmaps.

• Lead on the design and development of archetypes.

• Prioritise workload for archetype delivery.

• Lead on the compliance of HMRC technical and security standards within your area.

• Work closely with Cloud Broker Product Owner to ensure development activities are aligned with Cloud Broker operations and that new developments are transitioned appropriately.

• Engage in personal development to maintain and enhance knowledge.

• Deputise for Head of Cloud Development as required.

Essential Criteria for the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL)

You will need to demonstrate within your application the following essential experience -

• Working knowledge of Public Cloud offerings (AWS, Azure etc.) and building enterprise environments on them.

• Working knowledge of the following tools: Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins, and Terraform.

• A good understanding or working knowledge of Container technologies such as Docker

• A good understanding or working knowledge of Cloud Brokering technology and tools.

• Demonstrate an ability to communicate across IT disciplines to get the best solution and ensure nothing gets overlooked that could jeopardise performance or the integrity of the existing IT estate.

• Proven experience in developing Technical Capability within an organisation. Including empowering, supporting and developing staff to achieve the highest performance standards.

• Able to work effectively in pressurised situations and can be relied upon to deliver, irrespective of circumstances.

• Able to work in highly ambiguous situations and without supervision

• The successful applicant for this role will need to be eligible for and willing to undergo SC clearance following appointment in to the post.

Desirable Experience for the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL) role

• Experience of working in an agile environment and experience with agile methodologies such as TDD, Scrum, Kanban.

• Experience or awareness of ITIL ways of working

Key leadership behaviours of the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL):

• Changing and Improving

• Leading and Communicating

• Delivering at Pace

• Delivering Value for Money

To apply for the role of Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL), please click the 'apply now button'.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 58,187 to 64,312 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £58,187 - £64,312

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          Platform Delivery Manager (Documentum, Pega) / HM Revenue and Customs / Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager)

Salary: £59,375-£65,625

Location: Telford and Newcastle (Regular travel to various client sites will be required as part of this role.)

Full Time

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our Case Management Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Telford and Newcastle.

Summary of the Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager) role:

Reporting initially to the Head of Case Management and subsequently to Head of Platform Delivery (HoPD) the Platform Delivery Manager will be a strategic leader who champions the use of technology to deliver innovative and effective solutions.

As part of CMDG Transformation project this new role has been created. A successful candidate will be responsible for shaping, leading and developing an effective Platform Delivery team, with overall accountability for the End to End delivery of software solutions and the provision of resilient live service operations.

The Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager) will look after their customers directly by managing the change delivered and the DevOps needs of the systems they use.

Responsibilities

The Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager) will

• Lead software delivery and Dev Ops teams and will be able to channel expert knowledge from many different sources to drive disciplines, standards and processes within the Platform and Delivery Group.

• Manage stakeholders from several different areas each with their own agenda; including Senior Managment, Business End Users, Suppliers, Architects, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Infrastructure and Software experts.

• Plan, schedule and monitor work to meet rigorous time and quality standards. Ensure risk management compliance within Platform, ensuring that all functional, technical and business related issues are managed through effective mitigation planning and techniques

• Manage a team circa 30 permanent staff and flex resources and understand resourcing models to support changing business demand signals.

• Take responsibility for strategic initiatives that affect the platform, report into CMDG's Leadership or Executive teams.

• Develop a strong relationship with their business and Service owners and be a credible performer at executive and business forums.

• Own key relationship with Central Live Service Operations to ensure all service needs are met in line with targets through provision of highly effective application maintenance and support activities that ensure a high quality of service to the customer.

• Be accountable for relationships within the Platform Delivery Team to ensure that CMDG benefits strategically and commercially through world class delivery.

• Rapidly absorb new information, apply and share it effectively.

• Other information

Essential Knowledge, Criteria and Skills of the Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager)

• Extensive IT experience, including running and managing technical projects and or services to tight deadlines and budgets with a track record of delivering innovative solutions as value add to the Customer.

• Thorough grasp of the full range of IT issues encountered within project delivery and demonstrable experience of driving resolution

• A strong technical awareness of existing and developing technologies and their application.

• Experience of managing multiple parties including third party vendors on enterprise scale solutions.

• Leadership - Experience of sharing knowledge, with good mentoring and coaching skills

• Able to motivate staff to work together to deliver on time and to high quality.

• Outstanding communication skills. The ability to tailor communication both to business and technical audiences as well as to various roles and levels in the organization is essential.

• Ability to influence others and where necessary to make difficult decisions, managing any potential resultant conflict.

• A proactive approach to problem solving.



Technology

• Knowledge and awareness of all components involved in software delivery: Storage, Servers, Operating Systems, Network, Cloud, Data Management, External Data Centre, Service Transition, ITSM, SaaS

• Experience with Agile methodologies (TDD, SCRUM, Kanban, etc.) and of working within a multi-team scaled agile environment.

Demonstrable experience of

• practical understanding of how Dev Ops teams are set up and operate

• managing and deploying on Cloud based platforms

• continuous integration, automated deployment, testing and the relevant tooling such as Puppet, Chef and Jenkins.

• release and configuration management processes

• Installation and management of open source monitoring tools

Person Specification

• Demonstrates confident, professional approach

• Negotiating skills

• Problem solving and analytical skills

• Communication skills at all levels

• Attention to detail and accuracy

• Comfortable making difficult decisions

Equivalent SFIA level: 5

To apply for the role of Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager), please click 'apply now'.

CVs should clearly demonstrate how the candidate meets the essential criteria and qualifications stated above.

Sift Process

Applicants will be sifted based upon contents of the CV providing evidence of the essential criteria.

Interview panels for all roles may take place in Telford.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 59,375 to 65,625 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £59,375 - £65,625

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          Oracle DBA (Support, Oracle, Linux) / HM Revenue and Customs / Newcastle, Staffordshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Newcastle, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux)

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our CBP Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Newcastle.

About the Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux) role

The database administrator will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical Oracle systems to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications.

Working as part of a team, the successful candidate will support the development and sustainment of the databases, ensuring operational readiness (security, health and performance), executing data loads, performing monitoring and support of both development and production support teams.

This is a technical role requiring solid technical skills, excellent written and interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment. Sharing knowledge/skills and developing productive working relationships, as well as being able to use own initiative. A flexible team player with a pro-active outlook to delivery and the rapidly changing working environment.

Responsibilities of the Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux)

Manage databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems to decommissioning on both virtual and physical midrange systems

Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.

Support development teams to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations.

Independently analyse, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.

Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes.

Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.

Other Information about the Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux) role

Essential:

2 years+ experience in database management and performance tuning and optimisation, using native monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting tools, backup restores and recovery models on virtual machines and physical midrange systems.

A good working knowledge of Oracle Enterprise Linux operating systems running on Oracle 12c.

Experience in building virtual multi-tenant databases within on a Linux virtual platform to include database upgrade and regular patching and maintenance.

A good knowledge of Oracle GRID Infrastructure plus Oracle Enterprise Manager(OEM).

Has undertaken and can demonstrate appropriate Oracle technical training for the role.

Desirable:

• BSC degree in computer science or equivalent.

• Oracle GoldenGate

• Oracle RAC One Node

• Oracle DBFS

• Oracle Data Guard

• Netbackup

Training for the desirable criteria will be provided for the right candidate who meets the essential criteria.

Working Pattern:

This post is full time however applicants whom would like to work an alternative working pattern - are welcome to apply. All requests will be considered, although the preferred working pattern may not be available.

It should be noted that this role will require the successful candidate to provide support 24/7 outside of normal working hours as part of an on-call rota.

Must pass basic security checks and undertake National Security Clearance - Level 2- if security clearance at this level is not already in place

CV's should clearly demonstrate how the candidate meets the essential criteria and qualifications stated above.

Sift / Interviews

Applicants will be sifted based upon demonstration of the essential criteria.

The post is based in Newcastle with occasional travel/ to other HMRC and Government departments/locations and supplier offices.

To apply for the role of Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux), please click 'apply now'.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 37,537 to 41,488 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £37,537 - £41,488

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          Systems Engineer (Cloud, ITIL, AWS, Linux) / HM Revenue and Customs / Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux) - Cloud Delivery Group

Salary: Competitive

Location: Telford

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our Cloud Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Telford.

Background

This is an exciting opportunity to join HMRC's Cloud Delivery Group (CDG) where you will be working across one of the biggest IT estates in Europe and supporting a large scale and radical transformation that will have a profound impact for both the customers and the staff of HMRC. As part of the Development, Test and Operate (DTO) Directorate, the Cloud Development team is responsible for translating overarching IT strategy into the technical architecture for CDG. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Technical Architect to work within HMRC's Cloud domain during a time of significant change and transformation as HMRC drives the focus of IT delivery away from product centric solutions and fully exploits the opportunities that Digital Services and Data Analytics can provide. This position will play a key role in supporting Delivery Groups with the creation and execution of technology roadmaps that will drive HMRC's hugely complex IT estate towards a smaller set of strategic systems whilst decommissioning a large proportion of the legacy.

Role Requirements for the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux)

The Cloud Systems Engineering team are responsible for the development of Cloud tooling and environments for the Cloud Delivery Group that make up service offerings consumed both internally (within the boundaries of CDG) and externally (service offerings made available to the rest of the IT Department). We are therefore looking for a seasoned Systems Engineer with a solid background in Hosting and Cloud technology. Candidates should have experience working on large enterprise estates designing and implementing physical and virtual infrastructure, associated management and deployment tooling.

This is a dynamic and changing environment and so we're looking for someone who's up for working in an ever changing technology landscape that is centred on Cloud.

Accountabilities of the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux):

• Design and develop tooling, products and solutions for the Cloud Delivery Group at the direction of the Product Owners.

• Liaise with CTO and Product Owners to deliver engineering roadmaps showing key items such as upgrades, technical refreshes and new versions;

• Review and ensure conformance of tooling test plans to meet expected quality standards;

• Work as part of a technical team in a collaborative and innovative way, developing CDG products and services;

• Be accountable for personal development and training.

Tasks:

• Work with Senior Systems Engineer to develop tooling design.

• Develop knowledge of cloud provider roadmaps and maintain proficiency in industry technologies and trends.

• Implement new capabilities into the CDG offerings and service catalogues.

• Advise on engineering standards, procedures, methods, tools and techniques.

• Contribute to reviews and audits of projects from an engineering perspective.

• Contribute to the assessment and validation of engineering risk.

• Engage in knowledge transfer across CDG

• Engage in continuous improvement to improve CDG performance.

• Conduct personal professional development to keep up to date on new technologies.

Essential Criteria of the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux) role

You will need to demonstrate within your application the following essential experience -

• A good understanding and working knowledge of Public Cloud offerings (AWS, Azure etc.).

• The ability to script and automate all activities in Hyperscale Cloud.

• Solid experience of working with Linux and Microsoft Server Operating Systems.

• Domain and Administration technologies (Active Directory) and designs.

• Backup, Anti-Virus, Monitoring (ELK, Splunk, Grafana etc.).

• Demonstrate an ability to communicate across IT disciplines to get the best solution and ensure nothing gets overlooked that could jeopardise performance or the integrity of the existing IT estate.

• Able to work effectively in pressurised situations and can be relied upon to deliver, irrespective of circumstances.

• Able to work in highly ambiguous situations and without supervision

• The successful applicant for this role will need to be eligible for and willing to undergo SC clearance following appointment in to the post.

Desirable Experience for the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux)

• A good understanding or working knowledge of Container technologies such as Docker.

• A good understanding or working knowledge of the following tools: Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins, and Terraform.

• Experience of working in an agile environment and experience with agile methodologies such as TDD, Scrum, Kanban.

• Solid experience of developing DNS across Cloud providers.

• Backup, Anti-Virus, Monitoring (ELK, Splunk, Grafana etc.) specific to Hyperscale Cloud.

• Experience or awareness of ITIL ways of working.

Key leadership behaviours of the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux)

• Changing and Improving

• Leading and Communicating

• Delivering at Pace

To apply for the role of Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux), please click apply now button.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 49,875 to 55,125 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £49,875 - £55,125

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          Infrastructure Security Engineer/Security Operations/SIEM Specialist - / Nexere Consulting Limited / Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom   
Nexere Consulting Limited/Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

SIEM Specialist - Splunk - Senior Infrastructure Security Engineer/Security Operations/Information Security Analyst - Scripting - Cyber Security - Banking - Edinburgh

Great opportunity for Senior IT Security Analyst/SIEM Specialist to work in a senior position as part of a specialised Security Operations team. Be part of a bank that are leading the way in IT Cyber Security and are investing heavily into a new 3 year strategic Cyber Security programme.

Responsibilities include:

- Responsible for the delivery of key services within security operations within a large enterprise with multiple sites

- Technical support and development of SIEM - Splunk, QRadar, Arcsight, Logrhythm, Solar winds

- SIEM administration and configuration to SME level

- Provide advice and guidance around IT Cyber Security related best practice

- Engage with and provide consultation at senior management level.

- Scripting capabilities, Python, Perl, Shell etc

- To provide knowledge and deep understading of other technologies such as Firewalls, proxies etc

Please note that we are grateful for every application, only the suitable will be contacted. Thank you for your time and interest in NEXERE.

SIEM Specialist - Splunk - Senior Infrastructure Security Engineer/Security Operations/Information Security Analyst - Scripting - Cyber Security - Banking - Edinburgh

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 55,000 to 65,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: Excellent benefits inc Pension, Bonus, PMI + more

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          Qubit Joins Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program   
The program aims to assist companies seeking enterprise-level ecommerce solutions that will help them grow, innovate, and succeed. Qubit, a marketing personalization technology company, has joined the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to provide high-growth, high-volume companies with the opportunity to leverage the latest in personalization and ecommerce technology and build scalable online offerings. Qubit [...]
          Eagles tribute band to play in Cypress   

Nationally renowned tribute group The Boys of Summer, who meticulously re-create and perform the music of the Eagles, are on tour and will come to Cypress to perform at the Summer Concerts On The Green on Saturday, July 1 at 6 p.m. The show is free and is family-friendly and for all ages. For more information call 714- 229-6780.
The Boys of Summer were part of last Summer’s sold-out 16-week engagement at Harrah’s Reno, the “Petty vs. Eagles: A Musical Shootout” revue.

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          Los Al brings the Spring Cup heat   

A local soccer club played in extreme heat in San Bernardino in May against top youth club soccer teams from all over Southern California. In the end, the girls from Los Alamitos Pacific Soccer Club were victorious bringing home the Spring Cup to Los Al.

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          Local student plays in European soccer tournament   

McAuliffe Middle School student Logan A. Manfro was selected to compete in a European soccer tournament.
The twelve-year-old, who plays center back for the Strikers FC – South Coast, participated in the 2017 Cordial Cup Junior Soccer League Tournament in Kitzbuhel, Austria from June 3-4. The Cordial Cup is one of the largest annual international junior soccer tournaments in the world. Logan represented his team and country as a player on the only U.S. team competing in a group of 50 top European Boys U-13 teams.

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          Beach Cities boys clinch lacrosse title   

The Beach Cities boys lacrosse squad started the summer season off perfectly, finishing with a 3-1 record, and tied for first in the JV division among some of the most competitive teams in Orange County.
The Beach Cities Lacrosse tournament team--consisting of players from Los Alamitos High School and other nearby schools--dominated in last weekend’s So Cal Summer Kickoff in Irvine.  

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          CIF Division 1 Champions   

A championship game that pitted the top two ranked teams in the section and the state, lived up to its billing, as the No. 2 Los Alamitos High softball team held off top-ranked Norco, 3-1, to capture the CIF-SS Division 1 Championship on Saturday in Irvine.
The two teams were also ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in several national polls. Los Alamitos had taken a 2-0 lead, and then led 3-0 heading into the final inning. However, after the Cougars led off the inning with a home run, and added a one-out single, Norco was putting pressure on the Griffins.

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          Cypress company honors Veterans   

UnitedHealthcare employees for the fourth year honored America’s veterans and service members this Memorial Day by placing more than 1,800 U.S. flags in front of the company’s California headquarters in Cypress through Memorial Day weekend.

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          LAEF donates $10,000 to Los Al High Marching Band   

The Los Alamitos High School Marching Band was invited to perform in the 2018 New Year’s Day Parade in London, England.
When the Los Alamitos Education Foundation heard about the invitation and the funds required to make the trip a reality, the foundation happily stepped in to help.  

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          (USA-AL-Enterprise) Home Health RN Case Manager - Full Time   
In addition to performing visits and completing coordination of client care, the Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager is the point of contact for all disciplines involved with providing care to patients and oversees the frequency of visits for the episode. The RN Case Manager consults as needed with the physician and the office giving details about patient care. Performing accurate OASIS collection, ensuring the medication profile remains current, ensuring lab values have been reported to the physician timely, attending weekly case conference and monthly case manager meetings are key responsibilities of this role. Registered Nurses (RNs) must meet the following requirements: + Be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of employment + A minimum of one year of clinical experience is preferred + Demonstrate knowledge and skill in current nursing practice + Possess a valid state driver’s license and automobile liability insurance Our employees think Encompass is a great place to work and it shows! We have been repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a “Best Place to Work”. Here are just a few of the many reasons why: + We have been in business since 1998 and have established a stable and strong financial base. Click here to see a list of the many locations where we do business. + We have achieved consistent, double-digit growth percentages year after year. + Our leaders, from the CEO to our local office Directors, have open door policies and care about our employees’ input, satisfaction, and professional growth. + We do not tolerate unethical behavior or questionable business practices. + We promote our existing employees to leadership positions whenever possible. A great place to work starts with great employees committed to a great mission! Join us…as we continue to provide “A Better Way to Care”. EOE Requisition Type: Home Health External Company Name: Advanced Homecare Management, Inc. External Company URL: http://ehhi.com/
          (USA-AL-Enterprise) Home Health RN Case Manager - Full Time   
In addition to performing visits and completing coordination of client care, the Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager is the point of contact for all disciplines involved with providing care to patients and oversees the frequency of visits for the episode. The RN Case Manager consults as needed with the physician and the office giving details about patient care. Performing accurate OASIS collection, ensuring the medication profile remains current, ensuring lab values have been reported to the physician timely, attending weekly case conference and monthly case manager meetings are key responsibilities of this role. Registered Nurses (RNs) must meet the following requirements: + Be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of employment + A minimum of one year of clinical experience is preferred + Demonstrate knowledge and skill in current nursing practice + Possess a valid state driver’s license and automobile liability insurance Our employees think Encompass is a great place to work and it shows! We have been repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a “Best Place to Work”. Here are just a few of the many reasons why: + We have been in business since 1998 and have established a stable and strong financial base. Click here to see a list of the many locations where we do business. + We have achieved consistent, double-digit growth percentages year after year. + Our leaders, from the CEO to our local office Directors, have open door policies and care about our employees’ input, satisfaction, and professional growth. + We do not tolerate unethical behavior or questionable business practices. + We promote our existing employees to leadership positions whenever possible. A great place to work starts with great employees committed to a great mission! Join us…as we continue to provide “A Better Way to Care”. EOE Requisition Type: Home Health External Company Name: Advanced Homecare Management, Inc. External Company URL: http://ehhi.com/
          Updated PressGo grant application forms available   

PressGo has recently updated application forms and information for applicants for the monies they administer on behalf of the Church – including the Mission Enterprise Fund and Presbyterian Foundation funds. The updated criteria for small grants, development grants and aroha grants can be viewed on the PressGo page of the website. Read more


          Blue Flint Ethanol (Underwood, ND) Celebrates 10 Years of Operations   
Blue Flint Ethanol celebrated a successful 10 years of operations today during an onsite celebration at the ethanol biorefinery near Underwood, N.D. “We are proud to be celebrating 10 years of successful operations at our Blue Flint facility. "This success has been a team effort driven by our dedicated employees and supported by our business partners and the local and state community. "We are grateful for the many opportunities this business has created and shared and we continue to improve our business every day,” Jeff Zueger, CEO of Midwest AgEnergy Group, the North Dakota biofuels enterprise that owns Blue Flint Ethanol. Located adjacent
          Senior Enterprise Software Project Manager - EMD - Rockland, MA   
EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. You will work closely with colleagues across Merck to align these needs to solutions that meet the...
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          Survey Finds Enterprises Migrating to Windows 10 Faster Than Expected   
Article Written by Anne Baker, Vice President of Marketing, Adaptiva A recent study from Adaptiva-the 2017 Windows 10 Enterprise Impact Survey -found Read more at VMblog.com.
          Veeam and Nutanix Accelerate Digital Transformation for the Always-On Enterprise   
Veeam Software , the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise , today announced an expanded... Read more at VMblog.com.
          Vitamin World Partners with Visionet Systems to Modernize the Enterprise Wide Digital Footprint, Integrate Sales Channels   

Visionet Systems | The Strategic Technology Partner for your BusinessCRANBURY, N.J., June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Visionet Systems, a leader in unified ERP and e-commerce implementations for Retail and CPG, announced a strategic partnership with Vitamin World, a retailer of nutritional supplements and wellness products with stores across the US. Visionet...



          Fannie Mae Should Rethink Its Plans to Expand Role in Housing Finance Sector   

According to recent reports, Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored enterprise backed by federal taxpayers, plans to expand its role in the housing finance system by further... Read More

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          How to Achieve Continuous Container Security for Your CI/CD Pipeline   
Integrate and Automate Security in Your Build, Ship, & Run Processes As enterprises move quickly to deploy containers and microservices with a continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, security often becomes an afterthought. DevOps and security teams should also strive to achieve continuous container security in the pipeline. The starting point for container security is […]
          SUSE Manager 3.1 optimises enterprise DevOps and IT operations   
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SUSE has released SUSE Manager 3.1 as its new DevOps and container management solution for enterprises. The new offering is designed to boost DevOps ...

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          Microsoft Video: The new unified Enterprise Mobility + Security management experience in the Azure Portal   
Learn how we’re making your Enterprise Mobility + Security experience more productive with a unified admin experience in the Azure portal. Get a quick tour of how this helps you apply protections to corporate data of the user, device and application and file level. And how you can build your own custom management console that […]
          How VMware Cloud Foundation Makes it Easy to Deploy Infrastructure   
If you visit the VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) product page on VMware.com, you’ll learn that “VMware Cloud Foundation is the unified SDDC platform that brings together VMware vSphere, vSAN, and NSX into a natively integrated stack to deliver enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure for the private and public cloud.” Now, you may be thinking that means that […]
          Top ERP Systems for Manufacturing 2017--Expert Reviews and Pricing--Free Analyst Report   

Unlike some ratings, SelectHub product scores are taken from multiple sources including top analysts and actual buyers of the software—ideal for your shortlist.

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          Declare Your Independence From Legacy Storage   
Independence: [in-di-pen-duh ns], noun. Freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others. Today’s enterprise IT administrators are looking to declare their independence from the legacy vendors that have dominated the technology landscape for decades. This freedom has manifested in the form of software-defined solutions. The revolution began in the late 1990s, when VMware was founded to disrupt the server empire that had […]
          The Smart Guide to Migrating Your Enterprise OS & Apps   

This eGuide from AppwareSolutions.com breaks down the challenges and opportunities related to what many are calling the Enterprise Mobility Revolution. Support for Windows CE and Windows Embedded mobile platforms is ceasing in 2020.

We’ll breakdown your options moving forward from an OS, device, and application migration standpoint, clearly laying out the elements to consider and next steps to take.

Rugged enterprise devices have come a long way in terms of usability and functionality. Your enterprise has new choices of modern operating systems that your workforce is already using in their personal lives. Support for Windows CE and Windows Mobile is coming to an end in 2020, which means enterprises need to take action to migrate their devices and apps to operating systems that will be supported in the future.



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          Microsoft’s acquisition of Cloudyn will help Azure customers manage and optimize their cloud usage   
I am pleased to announce that Microsoft has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cloudyn, an innovative company that helps enterprises and managed service providers optimize their investments in cloud services. As customers grow their cloud usage across many projects, it can be challenging to gain visibility and understand costs for existing projects, to optimize […]
          DataCore Brings Hybrid Cloud Replication to Azure Marketplace   
Ease of access to business-critical data and applications can make the difference between emerging from a crisis at minimal cost and maximum speed, or jeopardizing your business reputation and bottom line. Think that’s an exaggeration? Consider this – the average cost of a single hour of downtime for an enterprise is $300,000. But replicating operations […]
          Microsoft: Enabling a more strategic role for IT with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security   
Organizations are pushing forward in their digital transformations and we continue to see and hear more about what this shift means for IT. The scope of digital transformation goes beyond moving existing work to the cloud and enabling a more mobile workforce. It brings the opportunity to reimagine business from the ground up – from […]
          Microsoft Introduces Windows AutoPilot Deployment – Video   
Principal PM Manager for Windows Enterprise and Security, Sidd Mantri, offers an overview of Windows Autopilot, a new cloud service from Microsoft that provides you with a zero-touch experience for deploying new Windows 10 devices to your organization. Sidd illustrates how you and hardware vendor can use Windows AutoPilot, to enable your users to easily […]
          Design, Deploy, and Optimize SQL Server on AWS – #AWS Online Tech Talks Video   
Enterprises are quickly moving database workloads like SQL Server to the cloud, but with so many options, the best approach isn’t always obvious. You exercise full control of your SQL Server workloads by running them on Amazon EC2 instances, or leverage Amazon RDS for a fully managed database experience. This session will go deep on […]
          Nutanix Announces NEW VM Migrations and Database Transformations for Simple Enterprise Cloud Adoption   
At Nutanix .NEXT 2017, Nutanix announced new virtual machine (VM) migration and database (DB) transformational capabilities, designed to help customers more easily assess, and more simply migrate or transform datacenter workloads into the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. Whenever existing workloads require rehosting or replatforming, robust migration capabilities are needed to streamline and automate the process, minimizing […]
          Veeam and Nutanix Accelerate Digital Transformation for the Always-On Enterprise   
Veeam becomes the Premier Availability solution for supported Nutanix virtualized environments Veeam to deliver support for Nutanix’s Hypervisor, AHV later this year Nutanix adds Veeam as a Strategic Technology Partner within the Nutanix Elevate Alliance Partner Program Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, today announced an expanded […]
          Microsoft on Delivering the Modern IT promise with Windows 10   
Part 2: Management enhancements coming to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Our goal with Windows 10 has always been to modernize the way IT interacts with Windows devices, adopting simpler and easier approaches that leverage cloud-based services and help employees be more productive with Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security […]
          Microsoft: ISVs find their cloud footing on Azure   
According to Gartner, “By 2020, anything other than a cloud-only strategy for new IT initiatives will require justification at more than 30% of large-enterprise organizations.” With innovation shifting to public datacenters, pressure is on ISVs to develop their own cloud roadmap. Moving to the cloud is a big step, but it might be easier than […]
          McAfee Scaling Security with Amazon – #AWS Session Video   
Learn how McAfee leverages Amazon Web Services to quickly scale its security solutions for enterprise customers and how, through the shared security model, McAfee and Amazon can help customers secure their enterprise workloads as they move to the Public Cloud. This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS).
          Next-Generation ITSM: Why It Matters and Who’s in Charge   
A new research report produced by respected analysts Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) and co-sponsored by Ivanti finds that ITSM is rapidly evolving beyond incidents, problems, changes, and user password reset requests. EMA’s findings offer both interesting observations and useful guidance to ITSM and IT decision makers seeking to achieve—and take full advantage of—that continuing evolution. […]
          Cisco and IBM Break Down Barriers to IoT Success   
IoT is a very hot topic and many enterprises have started their IoT journey. But a majority of those initiatives never make it past the proof of concept stage.  In a recent survey of 1,845 business leaders, Cisco found that 60 percent of IoT projects stall out at proof of concept and are never deployed. […]
          Google Cloud: Nutanix and Google Cloud team up to simplify hybrid cloud   
Today, we’re announcing a strategic partnership with Nutanix to help remove friction from hybrid cloud deployments for enterprises. We often hear from our customers that they’re looking for solutions to deploy workloads on premises and in the public cloud. Benefits of a hybrid cloud approach include the ability to run applications and services, either as […]
          3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Data From Ransomware   
Ransomware attacks have become one of the biggest threats to enterprise data. WannaCry was released just a few months back, and yesterday, an even more sophisticated attack was launched called Petya. This new attack locks down a computer’s hard drive and demands payment in Bitcoin to unlock the user’s system. They claim it will send […]
          VMware Cloud for the AWS Cloud – #AWS Session Video   
VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s enterprise class Software-Defined Data Center software to Amazon’s public cloud. VMware is delivered as an on-demand, elastically scalable, and cloud-based and is a sold, operated and supported service for any application. Its software is optimized for next-generation, elastic, bare metal AWS infrastructure. This solution enables customers to use a […]
          Nutanix Teams Up with Google Cloud to Fuse Cloud Environments for Enterprise Apps   
Humans and computers have evolved in very similar ways… although this isn’t obvious at first glance. The human brain has massive computational power and has access to large data sets through all the senses. However, it’s a low bandwidth, high latency decision system. To compensate for this, humans have evolved into creating an extension of […]
          Citrix Real User Experience Monitoring Dashboard in eG Enterprise Demo Video   
Identifying and troubleshooting user experience issues is a big challenge for Citrix administrators. And, using multiple consoles and dashboards to gather all of the required performance information makes problem diagnosis more cumbersome. Out of the box, eG Enterprise provides a Real User Experience Dashboard to monitor user experience of Citrix users in real time, and […]
          Nutanix: App Centric Infrastructure for Any Cloud   
Today we announced Nutanix Calm, a generational addition coming to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, providing application automation and lifecycle management spanning cloud environments, including both Nutanix-powered private clouds and public clouds. Calm builds on our proven web-scale software platform to make the entire IT infrastructure more agile and application centric. Why is Nutanix extending […]
          VMware NSX Pooling Manages Multiple Data Centers with Ease   
It’s not out of the ordinary that a single company may have multiple data centers spread across the globe. Having several locations to store company data is often a necessary step in enterprise growth, ensuring redundancies in the event of disaster or outage. But moving workloads efficiently between data centers is the stuff of IT […]
          IRCE 2017: Visit Aptos, Enter to Win TUMI Bags   
To celebrate our recent announcement that TUMI has selected our Enterprise Order Management solution, we are hosting a free raffle in our booth at this week’s IRCE show in Chicago. To learn more about how we can help you engage differently, no matter when, where or how shoppers interact with your brand, visit us at … Continue reading IRCE 2017: Visit Aptos, Enter to Win TUMI Bags
          TUMI Selects Aptos Enterprise Order Management to Support Omni-Channel Excellence, In-Store Customer Engagement   
Leading Global Travel Brand Will Offer ‘Endless Aisle’ and Flexible Order Fulfillment for its On-the-Go Clientele   ATLANTA, June 6, 2017– Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced TUMI, the leading global travel brand, has selected the powerful Aptos Enterprise Order Management solution to enhance its omni-channel operations and offer … Continue reading TUMI Selects Aptos Enterprise Order Management to Support Omni-Channel Excellence, In-Store Customer Engagement
          The Paper Store Adds Aptos Digital Commerce Suite and Warehouse Management to Support Growth   
This week we announced that The Paper Store, the largest family owned and operated chain of specialty gift stores in the Northeast, has selected the Aptos Digital Commerce Suite with integrated Enterprise Order Management and the Aptos Warehouse Management solution, extending its investment in the Aptos Singular Commerce platform.    Over the years, Aptos’ Singular … Continue reading The Paper Store Adds Aptos Digital Commerce Suite and Warehouse Management to Support Growth
          Aptos Announces the Launch of Aptos Labs   
Earlier this week, Aptos officially announced a significant multimillion-dollar investment in Aptos Labs, the company’s dedicated innovation development team focused on helping retailers create enterprises built for rapid change. With an emphasis on ongoing innovation, yielding new capabilities and intensifying return on investment, Aptos Labs is developing a cloud-native, mobile-first and unified commerce services platform. The … Continue reading Aptos Announces the Launch of Aptos Labs
          Aptos Announces the Launch of Aptos Labs, Commits Multimillion-Dollar Investment to Help Solve Retail’s Toughest Challenges   
Dedicated Team Focused on Innovation Will Empower Retailers to Create Enterprises Built for Rapid Change   ATLANTA, May 17, 2017 – Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced a significant multimillion-dollar investment in Aptos Labs, the company’s dedicated innovation development team focused on helping retailers create enterprises built for rapid … Continue reading Aptos Announces the Launch of Aptos Labs, Commits Multimillion-Dollar Investment to Help Solve Retail’s Toughest Challenges
          Samsonite Selects Cloud-Based Aptos Enterprise Order Management for Streamlined, Customer-Centric Fulfillment   
A Worldwide Leader in Superior Luggage and Accessories Will Centralize Its Order Management Processes with Aptos Technology   ATLANTA, May 11, 2017 – Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced Samsonite, a worldwide leader in superior travel bags, luggage and accessories, has selected Aptos Enterprise Order Management to enhance its … Continue reading Samsonite Selects Cloud-Based Aptos Enterprise Order Management for Streamlined, Customer-Centric Fulfillment
          2017 Think Differently Award: Omnichannel Vision – Jako Enterprises   
Although they couldn’t be here tonight, Korean retailer Jako Enterprises is one of the true breakthrough brands today. Taking an urban feel and rethinking how to do retail from the ground up, they’re poised for major disruption and we couldn’t be more proud to be on their side.
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Driver   
Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the largest and fastest growing privately owned automotive rental and leasing company in the U.S. With over 9,000 branch offices worldwide, Enterprise Ranks #1 in the Insurance Replacement Market with yearly revenues of over $20 billion. Enterprise Holdings and its affiliates own more than 1.7 million cars and trucks- and its affiliates together offer a total transportation solution and are all united by a common mission: To exceed our customer’s expectations for service, quality, and value, to provide our employees with a great place to work, and to serve our communities as a committed corporate citizen. This position is based out of Kalamazoo, MI. The Part Time Driver is responsible for the transporting of fleet cars and vans to and from rental locations, as well as navigating written directions. + Drive and deliver vehicles locally or out of area as needed, following all rules of the road + Deliver vehicles to appropriate destination in a safe and courteous manner + Ride with or follow another driver to drop off vehicle(s) or pick up multiple vehicles + Organize travel route and ensure vehicle paperwork is accurate and timely + May need to communicate via 2-way radio or cellular phone + May be asked to clean vehicle and/or keep van clean during shift + Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned + Must have valid driver's license with no more than two moving violations and/or at-fault accidents on driving record in the past three years. + No drug or alcohol related conviction on driving record in the past five years. + Must be at least 18 years of age. + 6 months work experience preferred + Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future + Must be able to work the following schedule(s): + Maximum of 25 hours per week, with availability Monday - Friday between the hours of 7:30AM - 6:00PM. Requisition Number: 2017-212470 External Company URL: www.erac.com
          Enterprise Security Weekly #51 - Idempotency   

Apollo Clark joins us to discuss managing AWS cloud resources, docker security in the enterprise is our topic for the week, and we discuss the latest enterprise news!

Full Show Notes: https://wiki.securityweekly.com/ES_Episode51

Visit https://www.securityweekly.com for all the latest episodes!


          Senior Manager Insurance Risk   
Apply Online Requisition ID: 1390Employee Referral Program Potential Reward: $2,000.00Enterprise Risk - GovernanceJoin the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.Purpose of Job:The Insurance Risk team is part of the Banks Enterprise Risk Management team. Its main responsibility consists in maintaining an insurance risk management framework and monitoring the insurance risk exposures.The Sr. Manager Insurance Risk is responsible for analyzing and reporting on the insurance risks and to provide support with the stress testing activities.
          PTC Arbortext Editor 7.0 M070 Win64 | 924 MB |   
PTC Arbortext Editor 7.0 M070 Win64 PTC Arbortext Editor 7.0 M070 Win64 | Languages: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Spanish OS: Windows 64bi | Size: 924 MB PTC Inc., company specializing in 2D & 3D design software, product lifecycle management (PLM) and service management solutions, has released Arbortext Editor 7.0 M050, is not only a a great XML-authoring tool but it is also the foundation of the Arbortext family of products making the process of structured XML-authoring work with less effort. PTC Arbortext Editor enables the authoring of structured content with real-time validation. Authors can create product-based information that enables the delivery of contextual, up-to-date product and service information in the form of interactive service procedures, illustrated parts lists, operator and service manuals, and product training materials. Authors can create and edit document components and structures and implement publishing standards like DITA, S1000D and DocBook. PTC enables manufacturers to achieve maximum value from their product strategies with software and services designed to optimize key business processes throughout the entire product lifecycle - from conception and design to sourcing and service. PTC's integral solution portfolio enables customers to unleash product innovation, improve collaboration and ensure product data integrity within engineering and across the enterprise, supply chain and service partner networks. Founded in 1985, PTC employs over 6,000 professionals serving more than 27,000 customers worldwide. Whats New : Updates: official site does not provide any info about changes in this version Supported Architectures: 64bit Language: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Spanish System Requirements: PC Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP / Vista / 7even / 8.x / 10 Homepage http://www.ptc.com/service-lifecycle-management/arbortext/editor DOWNLOAD: http://nitroflare.com/view/4F84623376CBDF7/PTC.Arbortext.Editor.7.0.M070.Win64SSQ.rar
          BrandPost: Capture Leads and Close Deals with Enterprise Texting   

With all the CRM tools available today, you’d think tracking leads would be a cinch. The reality is, businesses struggle to catch up and close deals with their fast-moving customers.

In a recent Hubspot study, 38% of salespeople said getting a response from prospects is getting harder and 35% said closing deals is getting harder. 

One problem is that traditional technology can’t keep up with customers who shop on-the-go and expect businesses to follow them every step of the way.

Many customer interactions are brief and happen outside of CRM systems. That means salespeople have to spend time integrating information piecemeal. Thirty-two percent of salespeople in the survey said they spend an hour or more entering data every day, and 23% said manual data entry is the biggest challenge of using their CRM.

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          Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. Receives Extension to Regain Compliance With NASDAQ's Minimum Stockholders' Equity Requirement   
...N.J. , June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MTS – Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ Capital Market: MTSL), a global provider of telecommunications expense management and enterprise mobility management solutions and video advertising solutions for online and mobile platforms, announced today that after submitting ...

          bowmo Declares All Applicant Tracking Systems Need Accompaniment and Makes Changes Impacting Sales Management-- Helping Close the Gender Diversity Gap   

NEW YORK, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At the HR Technology company, bowmo, Inc., the supplier of SaaS by Recruiters for Recruiters, people, sales and product functionality are always top of mind. As a burgeoning supplier to the enterprise space and agency space, the company began revisin...



          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Sr. Manager, Systems Delivery Ramp;D amp; Genetics ITS   
POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Director, Solutions Delivery and Support, this position has the responsibility for overseeing the design, development, and implementation of VMRD Commercial Genetics systems. This person will serve as the Zoetis expert and authority leading innovative systems designs, including reusable solutions aligned to VMRD and Commercial Genetics. RESPONSIBILITIES * Manage onshore/offshore technical colleagues and contractors * Develop and maintain the RD Enterprise Architecture Diagram * Work with business partners to define strategic solutions roadmaps * Work with project managers to assign resources and determine solution costs * Work with project managers to establish project plans and timelines * Work with support manger to determine an operational support model * Determine decision support solutions for experimental data generation and analysis * Provide software and data integration for internal and external collaboration * Provide technology systems roadmaps that outline current and emerging technologies * Provide resources to design and code in-house developed software applications * Provide integration and customizations for off-the-shelf software * Provide best practice guidelines and standards for application development * Consult with application teams to design solutions that meet architecture standards * Provide the process for documenting technical specifications to support solutions * Provide resources for development support of production solutions QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: * Bachelor s degree in Computer Science or similar IT discipline; Master s degree preferred EXPERIENCE (at least 8 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in the following areas): * Experience of full software development lifecycle. * Experience creating or designing system architectures relating to large-scale and/or enterprise level solutions. * Experience defining and enabling Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is preferred * Evidence of expertise in analytic methods and tools related to research and translational medicine is preferred * Ability to interact comfortably with all levels of management and actively participate on leadership teams * Evidence of effectiveness at collaboration across organizational boundaries and significant external research/clinical/regulatory influence. * Excellent skills in leadership, strategic planning, relationship management, verbal and written communications and customer focus. Full time Regular Colleague Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disab
          Account Executive - OnX Enterprise Solutions - Ontario   
Work with mid and senior level management, marketing, and technical teams to develop proposals that speak to client’s needs, concerns and objectives....
From OnX Enterprise Solutions - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:51:25 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Application Specialist - Novitex - Plantation, FL   
Position Exempt Status Exempt Weekly Scheduled Hours 40 Scheduled Shift Weekend Shift Job Description Novitex Enterprise Solutions is looking to fill an
From Novitex - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:18:12 GMT - View all Plantation, FL jobs
          Mechanic - The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Juana Díaz Municipio, PR   
Auto Plus Pep Boys is owned by Icahn Enterprises L.P. Together, the united organization, Auto Plus Pep Boys, has over 21,000 associates in more than 20...
From The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:46:21 GMT - View all Juana Díaz Municipio, PR jobs
          General Service Technician - The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Juana Díaz Municipio, PR   
Auto Plus Pep Boys is owned by Icahn Enterprises L.P. Together, the united organization, Auto Plus Pep Boys, has over 21,000 associates in more than 20...
From The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:46:19 GMT - View all Juana Díaz Municipio, PR jobs
          Customer Service Advisor - The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Juana Díaz Municipio, PR   
Auto Plus Pep Boys is owned by Icahn Enterprises L.P. Together, the united organization, Auto Plus Pep Boys, has over 21,000 associates in more than 20...
From The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:46:08 GMT - View all Juana Díaz Municipio, PR jobs
          Service Shop Team Member - The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Juana Díaz Municipio, PR   
Auto Plus Pep Boys is owned by Icahn Enterprises L.P. Required to perform daily reporting of Pep Boys Fleet application status....
From The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:52:00 GMT - View all Juana Díaz Municipio, PR jobs
          Sales and Commercial Associate - The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Juana Díaz Municipio, PR   
Auto Plus Pep Boys is owned by Icahn Enterprises L.P. Together, the united organization, Auto Plus Pep Boys, has over 21,000 associates in more than 20...
From The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:43:53 GMT - View all Juana Díaz Municipio, PR jobs
          Driver - The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Juana Díaz Municipio, PR   
Auto Plus Pep Boys is owned by Icahn Enterprises L.P. Together, the united organization, Auto Plus Pep Boys, has over 21,000 associates in more than 20...
From The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:45:24 GMT - View all Juana Díaz Municipio, PR jobs
          Retail Team Member - The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Juana Díaz Municipio, PR   
Auto Plus Pep Boys is owned by Icahn Enterprises L.P. To successfully represent Auto Plus Pep Boys in any business development related position, an individual...
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          Parts Driver - The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Dickinson, TX   
Auto Plus Pep Boys is owned by Icahn Enterprises L.P. Together, the united organization, Auto Plus Pep Boys, has over 21,000 associates in more than 20...
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          Driver - The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Dickinson, TX   
Auto Plus Pep Boys is owned by Icahn Enterprises L.P. Together, the united organization, Auto Plus Pep Boys, has over 21,000 associates in more than 20...
From The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:53:09 GMT - View all Dickinson, TX jobs
          Operations Assistant - Aztex Enterprises Ltd. - Burlington, ON   
Working under the VP of Operations, this individual will be required to:. Help carry out projects on behalf of the VP of Operations.... $50,000 - $60,000 a year
From Indeed - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:37:20 GMT - View all Burlington, ON jobs
          Executive Assistant to Operations - Aztex Enterprises Ltd. - Burlington, ON   
Help carry out projects on behalf of the VP of Operations. Act as a liaison between the VP of Operations and the team at AZX.... $50,000 - $60,000 a year
From Indeed - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:37:07 GMT - View all Burlington, ON jobs
          Management Trainee - Enterprise Holdings - Okanagan, BC   
During your first year, you will actively participate in everything from sales and marketing and customer service to operations and finance....
From Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:12:08 GMT - View all Okanagan, BC jobs
          Management Trainee - Fort Frances - Enterprise Holdings - Fort Frances, ON   
During your first year, you will actively participate in everything from sales and marketing and customer service to operations and finance....
From Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:07:23 GMT - View all Fort Frances, ON jobs
          VSIX Extension Gallery for Visual Studio   
In a [previous article](/2017/05/vs-itemtemplates-wizards-and-vsix.html) I discussed how to create Item and Project templates and bundle them into their own VSIX installers. However, now that you have your VSIX installer the question becomes how do you distribute it to all your coworkers? It would be great if they could use the _Extensions and Updates_ manager that is already built into Visual Studio. That handles installing, uninstalling, searching and auto-updating extensions. Pretty neat! However the project you have is not suitable to have in a public VSIX repository like the [Visual Studio Marketplace](https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/vs).
The public marketplace is no place for internal company extensions unfortunately.

The public marketplace is no place for internal company extensions unfortunately.

You need to host your own private marketplace. **But how?** TL;DR; I built one # Private Extension Galleries Microsoft has [addressed this issue](https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2011/10/03/private-extension-galleries-for-the-enterprise/) but only through documentaton. There are no concrete implementations available from Microsoft nor any others on how to host and serve these files. Neither is there a simple way to leverage the advanced features the Extension Manager provides (such as search, ratings and download counts). ## So what is available? Unfortunately the commercial offerings are incredibly limited. The main one [myget.org](https://www.myget.org) is purely online and regretfully not free. The popular [Nexus Repository](https://www.sonatype.com/nexus-repository-oss) by Sonatype dropped support for VSIX files in their latest version (v3). There are some [half-automated](https://github.com/garrettpauls/VSGallery.AtomGenerator) solutions out there, others [very manual](https://www.codeproject.com/Articles/881890/Your-Private-Extension-Gallery). The worst thing about most of the automatic offerings is that they require being run on an [existing webserver](http://blog.ehn.nu/2012/11/using-private-extension-galleries-in-visual-studio-2012/) (IIS, Apache, Ngix, etc) and require a relational database system to store data. So there really is no freely available out-of-the-box solution available. **Until now...** # Introducing vsgallery
The VS-Gallery running inside of Visual Studio's Extension Manager

The VS-Gallery running inside of Visual Studio's Extension Manager

With the current rise in popularity of [_the Microservice_](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microservices) I found it really disappointing that a simple click-to-run solution wasn't available to run a private Visual Studio Marketplace. I wanted something simple and self-contained that could be run without installing and configuring multiple other systems (such as a webserver and a database system). ## The VS Gallery solution Before I bore you with more text, go ahead and test [_vsgallery_](https://github.com/sverrirs/vsgallery) out. Just download the latest release and run the executable file. It is really that super simple. I promise! Download vsgallery **vsgallery** is a single executable file which acts as a complete self hosted extension gallery for Visual Studio 2010 and newer. It really is ultra simple to configure and run. You are up and running in a few seconds. All for the low low price of **FREE**! The whole system runs as a single self-contained executable and uses no database. All files and data are stored on the local file system which makes maintenance and backup super simple.
## Features * Fully featured Extension Gallery ready to use in Microsoft Visual Studio. * Counts downloads of extensions * Displays star ratings, release notes and links to project home pages * Offers a simple to use REST API to submit ratings and upload new VSIX packages * Atom and JSON feeds for available packages * It's FREE! # How to install into Visual Studio In Visual Studio ``` Tools > Options > Environment > Extensions and Updates ``` Add a new entry and copy in the URL of the main Microservice Atom Feed. > By default the URL is `http://YOUR_SERVER:5100/feeds/atom.xml`
Please consult [this MSDN document](https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh266746.aspx) for any further details and alternative options on how to install a Private Extension Gallery in Visual Studio. # How it works The microservice is configured via the `config.ini` file that sits in the same folder as the main executable. The `.vsix` files, along with their download counts and ratings data are stored in a subfolder of the main service executable `VsixStorage/` (this subfolder is configurable). This makes taking backups and moving the service between machines super easy as the root folder contains the entire Microservice state and data. ``` root-folder |--vsgallery.exe |--config.ini |--VsixStorage |--atom.xml |--First.vsix |--Second.vsix |--AndSoForth.vsix ``` Latest release # The vsgallery API The Microservice comes with a rich HTTP based API. You can plug the data and its functionality directly into your development portal or company intranet with minimal web programming. Even direct integration into your continuous integration platforms and communication pipelines such as #slack are possible. > The `vsix_id` required by many of the endpoints can be obtained by reading the `id` field in the feed endpoints. ### [GET] /feeds/atom.xml This is the main entry point for the VSIX feed and serves up the Syndicate-Feed compatible Atom file containing all available extensions on the server. **This is the URL endpoint that should be used in Visual Studio.** See [How to install into Visual Studio](#how-to-install) for more information. ### [GET] /api/ratings/{vsix_id} Retrieves the rating value and vote count for a particular VSIX package by its ID. ``` curl -X GET http://VSGALLERY_SERVER:5100/api/ratings/VSIX_ID ``` The return type is the following JSON ``` { "rating": 4.3, "count": 19 } ``` ### [POST/PUT] /api/ratings/{vsix_id} Submitting rating values for a particular VSIX package by its ID. The post payload should be just raw string and contain a single floating point value in the range between [0.0, 5.0]. The example below will post a rating of `3.5` stars to VSIX package with the id `VSIX_ID` ``` curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: text/plain" --data "3.5" http://VSGALLERY_SERVER:5100/api/ratings/VSIX_ID ``` ### [GET] /api/json JSON feed for the entire package catalog. Same data that is being fed through the atom feed but just in a handier JSON format. ### [POST/PUT] /api/upload This endpoint accepts form-data uploads of one or more .vsix files to the hosting service. The example below will upload the file `my.vsix` to the gallery server and propose a new name for it `renamed.vsix` (you can omit the filename param to use the original name) ``` curl -X POST --form "file=@my.vsix;filename=renamed.vsix" http://VSGALLERY_SERVER:5100/api/upload ``` To upload multiple files simply add more form elements. The example below uploads two VSIX files at the same time. ``` curl -X POST --form "file1=@my.vsix" --form "file1=@your.vsix" http://VSGALLERY_SERVER:5100/api/upload ``` # Closing So if you're searching for a simple solution for your internal, low traffic, extension gallery then please consider **vsgallery**. If you do try it out, please leave me feedback in the comments below. Peace! vsgallery
          Auth0 plans hiring spree to bolster its profile and customer base   
The identity protection company added 1,250 new enterprise customers last year, and CEO Jon Gelsey has ambitious plans to grow that number by the end of 2017.

          Beautiful Code   

Beautiful Code Edited By Andy Oram & Greg Wilson

2.5/5

Beautiful Code is a collection of essays from programmers working in a number of different areas, from language design, to operating systems, to enterprise application development. If you are a programmer, chances are good that at least a couple of essays in here will appeal to you.

First, the good. Some essays are great. Yukihiro Matsumoto, the creator of Ruby, has arguably the best (and shortest) essay in the collection, concentrating on what makes code beautiful and how those factors influenced his design of Ruby. Elliote Rusty Harold’s contribution on lessons learned creating XML verifiers is also a standout. He goes through several implementations, learning from each to improve the performance of the next, all while maintaining correctness across all cases. Charles Petzold’s description of on-the-fly code generation for image processing is dense, but interesting. As a sometimes Python programmer, Andrew Kuchling’s discussion of the design trade-offs in the design of Python’s dictionary implementation was much appreciated and gives insights into performance optimizations you can make with your application if needed.

Unfortunately there is also a fair amount of bad. One issue is that the book is simply too long. The editors mention they got a more enthusiastic response from contributors then they expected. They may have felt compelled to include all or most of the responses. But beyond the length, some of the essays are just bad. For example, Douglas Crockford’s “Top Down Operator Precedence” essay dives right in without actually explaining the algorithm. It is explained piecemeal throughout the code, but you never get a good feel for exactly what is going on. Other contributors have the view that whatever skills they need to do their work is essential to being a true software engineer. For example, Bryan Cantrill writes that postmortem debugging with core dumps “is an essential part of our craft - a skill that every serious software engineer should develop.” Quite honestly, only a very narrow niche of software engineers are serious then. Other authors take similar narrow views at times, whether it is the author of math libraries feeling that everybody needs to care about high performance computing or C programmers feeling that every real programmer should implement their own dynamic dispatch code in C at some point in their careers.

Beautiful Code is worth the read, but don’t hesitate to skim over the essays that don’t interest you. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I didn’t force myself through most of the them. (Also see Jeff Atwood’s review for a good explanation of why the title of the book is misleading.)


          AMD Ryzen PRO butts heads with Intel vPro in the enterprise   
AMD is clearly out for blood. Intel’s blood, of course. In the almost distant past, AMD nearly overthrew Intel from its throne with its aggressive pricing and marketing. Now it seems to have gotten that aggression back and is hitting every market where Intel has a foothold, using its new Zen platform as its weapon. From high-end gaming rigs to … Continue reading
          Offering period IPO Transics starts on June 4th, 2007   

Tom Dechaene, Peter Leyman and Luc Vandewalle become independent directors of Transics Transics, one of the largest European players in relation to on-board computers and fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector and ‘Most promising Enterprise of the Year 2006’, is planning to raise new funds and existing shareholders wish to offer existing […]

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          Price range of Transics IPO is 14,5 to 17,5 Euro per share   

Offering period starts on 4 June 2007 Transics, one of the prominent European players in the field of on-board computers and fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector and ‘Promising Enterprise of the Year 2006’, is giving the start signal for its IPO on Eurolist by Euronext Brussels. The offering period starts on […]

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          Early closing of the public offering   

Transics, one of the prominent European players in the field of on-board computers and fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector and ‘Promising Enterprise of the Year 2006’, is closing its public offering early. This offering, excluding the over-allotment option, amounted to a maximum of 40 million euro consisting of a capital increase […]

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          IPO successfully completed after 10,6 times over-subscription   

Transics raises 40 million euro at 17.5 euro per share Transics, one of the prominent European players in the field of on-board computers and fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector and ‘Promising Enterprise of the Year 2006′ will be listed on Eurolist by Euronext Brussels from 13 June 2007 under the symbol […]

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          Principled Technologies Investigates Red Hat OpenShift Container...   

Principled Technologies releases report: PT found that OpenShift Container Platform can lend speed and efficiency to large enterprises’ application performance.

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

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          Over-allotment option exercised   

Total value of the offering increases to 46 million euro Transics, one of the prominent European players in the field of on-board computers and fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector and ‘Promising Enterprise of the Year 2006’ announces that, in the framework of its successful IPO on Eurolist by Euronext Brussels, the […]

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          Solution Architects - Managed Services - OnX Enterprise Solutions - Ontario   
Working knowledge of both Windows and Linux operating systems. OnX is a privately held company that is growing internationally....
From OnX Enterprise Solutions - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:52:05 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          IT Lead, Server Support - Toronto Hydro - Ontario   
Knowledge of server and storage systems such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Windows Server 2008 and 2012 Operating Systems, Active Directory, Virtual Desktop...
From Toronto Hydro - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:52:14 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          How B2B Online Marketing Can be Effective for Your Business (Vision Trade)   
Simply Business to Business marketing can be understood as the act of marketing products and services to the enterprises with some specific end goals. B2B marketing services are just opposite to the B2C marketing that concentrates on consumers.
          Jr. Interaction Designer - Philips (Andover, Massachusetts)   
Your challenge: Ideally, you will have experience designing enterprise and consumer software and be familiar with agile development methodologies. Though this experience, you’ve cracked the code on how best to present designs within a fast paced, technicaly-minded environment. You will be open minded, believing that designers are not the only sources of creativity as you embrace a multi-disciplinary process that is sensitive to user needs and human factors rigor.
          Globetouch acquires Indian startup Teramatrix to leverage its IoT apps to support connected cars, autonomous driving   

This complements Globetouch’s global connectivity suite and IoT platform which manages the intersection of Big Data, Machine Learning and autonomous systems for enterprise customers Globetouch, a California-headquartered company which provides global connectivity solutions and IoT platforms, has acquired Gurgaon-based IoT solutions firm Teramatrix Technologies. The transaction details were not disclosed. Globetouch will leverage and integrate Teramatrix’s xFusion platform […]

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          Sr Enterprise Architect, R and D IT - (cambridge, massachusetts)   
External Posting TitleSr Enterprise Architect, R and D ITJob DescriptionThe Enterprise Architecture (EA) group at Biogen has been focused on building out a global R and D roadmap focused on delivering key programs to establish the proper foundation upon which to enable world:class R and D operations in partnership with R and D IT (RDIT). These include clinical trial transparency, data governance, R and D data management, analytics and reporting, high:throughput screening, next:generation sequencing, laboratory information management systems, patient and payer engagement systems, lab automation, etc.The convergence of EA and RDIT is at a critical point and there is a large opportunity to enable critical new capabilities across the R and D organization in support of Digital Health, Global Data Initiatives, Business Intelligence / MDM, internal/external Collaboration, and a wide array of innovative Worldwide Medical needs. The role operates in a complex Research and Development environment with high levels of accountability where ease of access and analysis of vital data is paramount to the discovery of new drugs within the regulated pharmaceutical industry.
          Systems Analyst Sr / Comp Rater - Tech Lead - (Webster)   
Systems Analyst Sr Comp Rater Tech Lead Location a Webster MA Job Summary Are you looking for a position that offers advancement opportunities great benefits and recognition for a job well done Join MAFPRE Insurance MAPFRE Insurance is a forward thinking insurance company offering friendly service from over professionals focused on taking care of you and your family For decades MAPFRE Insurance has been protecting families and their possessions with quality insurance coverage and a strong commitment to service excellence Your Future Starts Here Spring Java PLSQL iSeries Developer Comparative Rater TECH LEAD Job Description Analysis Design Development Implementation and Production Support activities for Enterprise Comparative Raters ECR Application Apart from coding the role demands constant interaction with different external comparators vendor technical teams for issue clarifications bug fixes and enhancement requests Also strategizing with the business on new ECR initiatives Activities include but not limited to a Working with team to set up mapping documents for each vendor Develop code to integrate Enterprise rating service with external vendor systems Work with Agency Front End teams to configure changes in comparators Work on production issues based on priority level Create Automated test Suites to leverage regression testing Work with network teams for ECR vendors needs Maintaining the code across different multiple ECR releases Code merges branching tagging repository and build creations Maintaining End Point Configuration for each vendor Provide Assistance in Change requests from internal business to external vendors Provide and develop estimates for up and coming ECR projects Skills for this Job Java J EE Multi threading is a must Spring Framework Is a must IOC AOP MVC REST JDBC Spring INTEGRATION AMQP SOAP and RestFul Services Groovy Grails and Hibernate for Bridge Utility App HTML JavaScript XML XSLT XSD Microsoft office Suite Excel Visio Junit RestAssured POSTMAN RestClient for testingcript RabbitMq Is a must Oracle PLSQL and SQL Server Maven Jenkins tomcat IBM Websphere Basic Understanding of Network and Firewall Agile and Scrum Job Requirements Knowledge Skills and Abilities Education Bachelor s Degree or professional level of knowledge in a specialized field or equivalent related experience Experience years or Associates Degree equivalent plus or more years Knowledge Advanced knowledge of practices within field Integrates and evaluates new advancements in industry concepts techniques and standards to contribute to successful business results Considered an expert in the field within the organization Decision Making Makes decisions using broad management limits Applies guidelines and procedures that leave considerable room for discretion and interpretation Decisions directly influence project client relationships and or expenditures Additionally decisions exert some influence on organization s long range goals and objectives Participates in determining objectives of assignments Supervision Received Works independently under general supervision Work is reviewed for overall adequacy in meeting objectives Leadership Plans allocates the activities of project teams Provides training and guidance to less experienced staff Problem Solving Operations Direct Work Involvement Develops solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of innovation Ensures that solutions are effective in meeting organizational objectives Questions problem definition to address underlying issues Client Contacts Contacts other departments and or external organizations or parties frequently Contacts are primarily at or below upper management levels Represents organization on specific projects Communication may involve persuasion and negotiation MAPFRE is committed to recognizing our employees as our most valuable resource We know our employees are the foundation for our accomplishments Thata s why we offer so many opportunities to share in the success they help us achieve We are MAPFRE We are people who take care of people If you require an accommodation for a disability so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact the MAPFRE Insurance Talent Acquisition team at talentacquisition mapfreusa com We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer INDEED Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009qxjhc?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc0413802e189be385daf54a16310431f6ff8f92f7af39df48
          Gateway to Frayser   
New development promises economic boost to North Memphis.

Once the site of a department store, a near-20-acre lot on Hollywood has sat vacant and blighted for over two decades. Now, Frayser Gateway, a grocery-anchored shopping center — the area's first project of its kind in the past 30 years — is in the works to transform the space.

In addition to a proposed 35,000-square-foot grocery store, Frayser Gateway will host other retail establishments, restaurants, and a hotel.

Total investment in the shopping center would equal a little over $16 million, with construction set to begin in 2018 and wrapping up sometime in 2020.

Known for his work on the retail side of the new Crosstown Concourse and the Binghampton Gateway development, Shawn Massey with the Shopping Center Group is working in collaboration with G2 Ventures, the group that currently owns the property, to develop the 97,000-square-foot space.

Massey says one of the goals of the project is to eliminate the huge source of blight that the abandoned lot, now used as a dumping ground and illegal parking lot for 18-wheelers, has created.

"It sets a bad example for what the Frayser community is perceived as and not really what exists in the community today," Massey said.

Another goal of the development is to address long-term poverty in Frayser by bringing economic development to the area, while providing access to food and jobs to the surrounding residents.

Introducing a grocery store to the area would provide relief to neighborhoods near the proposed project, which are certified USDA food deserts, with transportation-challenged residents lacking access to healthy foods.

Additionally, Frayser Gateway is expected to bring the equivalent of 136 part-time jobs with an average annual wage of $24,294 to South Frayser, which currently has unemployment rates between 15 and 30 percent.

Leaders in the Frayser community welcome the new shopping center, acknowledging the neighborhood's need for more businesses and avenues of revenue.

"The Frayser Gateway project would be a much needed shot in the arm for the community," said Steve Lockwood, executive director of the Frayser Community Development Corporation. "I believe it could spur other developments in Frayser, particularly in the nearby Watkins gateway area."

The Frayser Gateway project is made possible by a 15-year Community Builder pay-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) incentive awarded to the group by the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County (EDGE) last week.

EDGE board chairman Al Bright Jr. said the shopping center will prove to bring economic growth to Frayser and put money back into the community, as the Frayser Gateway group is expected to produce a little over $100,000 in taxes during the PILOT and over $400,000 post-PILOT.

The incentive gives the group a temporary abatement of taxes in return for spending $3.2 million of construction-related costs with city or county-certified minority or women-owned enterprises (MWBE).

Previously, terms of the PILOT required contracting only with locally owned small businesses, but after the EDGE board voted to amend its local participation policy last week, PILOT recipients must spend 25 percent of spending to contract with MWBE.


          Business Systems Analysis Team Lead - (Boston)   
The BSA Configuration Lead provides leadership for all aspects of BMCHPa s system configuration activities This role is responsible for the coordination and planning of configuration changes based on priorities determined and agreed upon by business areas as well as based on the workload of the configuration team Works with leaders from other departments to coordinate cross functional priorities documents and distributes the decisions made as part of this process Mentors analysts in understanding business processes and opportunities in the context of the configuration requirements and recommends solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals Monitors the work queue to ensure that issues are being addressed in a timely manner and that staff workloads are balanced appropriately Monitors and measures staff productivity of staff including accuracy Ensures that issue resolution protocols are followed Performs configuration work on extremely complex projects of enterprise scope impact and importance Key Functions Responsibilities Under the direction and guidance of the Director of Business Systems Analysis supervises Business Systems Analysis configuration activities including work allocation scheduling and planning Completes Performance Appraisals and provides feedback to staff for development and continuous improvement Manages staff responsible for the configuration of all transaction systems and integrated systems including configuration changes and implementation of new functionality Performs and provides guidance on impact analysis related to configuration changes across systems Works with mentors business analysis team and business users to identify develop and document business needs and develop functional specifications when appropriate Maintains on going communication with users in the use and maintenance of systems configuration Reviews documentation and performs impact assessment of system upgrades and new functionality Manages multiple concurrent priorities Interacts with the system users other team members and participates in and leads interdepartmental teams Independently performs business analysis configuration activities on larger high impact projects as assigned Attends meetings and provides senior management coverage during absences Chairs the Change Control Board meeting Participate in audits and is responsible for maintaining complete documentation for audit purposes Trains staff on methodologies systems and business processes Supervision Exercised Supervises staff Supervision Received Supervision is received weekly Qualifications Education Bachelora s degree in Computer Science Management Information Systems or equivalent combination of training and experience Preferred Desirable BA Certificate BA Master Certificate Experience years progressively responsible business and information systems knowledge Demonstrated experience with transactional system configuration Knowledge of Trizetto Facets is preferred Experience in managed healthcare or insurance operations Experience with relational data base concepts as well as experience testing and implementing third party applications and tools Certification or Conditions of Employment Pre employment background check Competencies Skills and Attributes Working knowledge of Microsoft tools including Microsoft Office products Knowledge of all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle required with advanced skill and experience in the requirements specification testing and implementation phases Must be able to utilize analytic skills to conceptualize and envision the impact of change and propose new ways to do business Must have strong communications and interpersonal skills with an ability to lead and direct others in a cross functional organization Ability to meet deadlines multi task problem solve and identify and use appropriate technology to solve business problems Working Conditions and Physical Effort Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of the position Work is normally performed in a typical interior office work environment No or very limited physical effort required No or very limited exposure to physical risk Required Skills Required Experience Job Location Boston MA Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009qxk8c?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc0413802e189be385daf54a16310431f6ff8f92f7af39df48
          Active Directory Administrator - (Boston)   
Job Description Job Description The successful candidate for this position will: Provide and maintain support for a robust and resilient infrastructure for DCMA's authorization and authentication requirements Maintain Support for the enterprise Active Directory environment and resolve any errors therein. Provide expertise on Active Directory integration and capacity planning May prepare and present management with reports on system availability, and communicate issues and recommended solutions in common terms to non-technical enterprise Active Directory stakeholders Function as a Senior Level Technical resource regarding Active Directory issues to messaging administrators, programmers, web developers, network security engineers, database analysts, field services technicians, network managers, and implementation teams Conduct Windows server administration Provide advanced trouble shooting of WSUS, DNS, DHCP, and IIS Diagnose and resolve production incidents in an analytical and methodical manner Build and maintain partnerships with agency and Active Directory support clients Develop, implement and update disaster recovery plans for supported systems Basic Qualifications Senior level experience managing large scale server environments Senior level experience troubleshooting server issues and diagnosing root cause of issue Knowledge of virtualization and server consolidation using VMware Virtual Infrastructure and associated tools. Must have in-depth experience in designing, managing, and supporting at a senior level: o Microsoft Active Directory infrastructure, including Hands-on experience administering Microsoft Active Directory o 2008/2012 in a multi-site and multi-domain organization o Microsoft WSUS infrastructure o ADFS infrastructure o DNS infrastructure o AD Replication Must be able to assess and review Enterprise server infrastructure, and take proactive measures to ensure continued stability, and assist in the development and/or revision of server based standards, guidelines and policies as determined by internal stake holders Must be able to Troubleshoot at a senior level issues with servers, server operating system and software, including experience troubleshooting issues in a high availability production environment, load balancers, disaster recovery and encryption Strong working knowledge of standards and protocols: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, WINS, SMTP, RPC, HTTPS; including knowledge of forest to forest trusts Scripting expertise on Windows Server 2008 – 2012 as well as knowledge of IIS and networking concepts, VPN’ s, etc. Must be willing to work on call and after hours to support Operations worldwide.
          Enterprise Architect - (Waltham)   
Job Description This Fortune 500 company is seeking a senior Enterprise Architect! This is a full time position that offers a competitive salary, annual bonuses and full benefits. KEY EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Expert understanding of foundational architectural concepts (design, business technology strategy, quality management, human dynamics, and IT environment).
          Intelligent ERP for Better Business Processes   
Many businesses rely on their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to carry out a number of functions like analyzing company data in real time and linking front and back office operations. And it's fair to say that ERP has changed the way that companies operate for the better. But now it's set...
          ERP Consolidation: Why, When, and How   
Companies end up with multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for many reasons—acquisitions, mergers, various upgrades and managerial decisions, attempting to overcome business issues resulting from geographical distances. A multisystem ERP strategy may aid in some dealings, but ma...
          Application Development Team - (Holyoke)   
Application Development TeamGRT Corporation is looking for three Java/Oracle specialists to deliver web based application for its client located in Holyoke, MA.Highly experienced Software Developer and Architect - to assist in the design of a next generation web application offering.Two Web Application Developers - to develop and support of all external/internal web related software and applicationsW2 tax term is required for all positions ResponsibilitiesArchitect - architect, design, and code using Spring and other open source technologies while investigate existing and new technologies to build new features and integration pointsDevelopers - code and support external/internal web related software and applications while assisting with the development of test conditions and scenarios. Collaborate with other team members to implement application features, including user interface & business functionalityQualificationsB.S. degree in Computer Science, or equivalent Minimum of 5+ years software development experienceExperience with UNIX operating system, services, and commandsExperience with J2EE, Hibernate, Spring and StrutsExperience with modern front-end Javascript libraries (jQuery)Experience with REST/JSON APIsExperience on application servers such as Apache Tomcat, JBOSS EAP 6.xHands on experience with JAX RS, JAXB, JMS, Spring 4Strong experience in Junit, Mockito, Spring-Test and automated testing in general is MUSTExperience creating/consuming Web servicesExperience with Testing frameworksStrong Experience working with databases -PL/SQLDemonstrates integrity and authenticity Additional QualificationsArchitectExperience in agile methodology5-10+ years' experience writing robust web applications with Spring Framework (Spring Boot, Spring security, Spring MVC, etc.) using JavaFamiliarity with GIT, CVS source code management toolDeveloper 1Java frameworks especially micro service architectureJava framework and messaging architectureDeveloper 2Experience with SalesForce APIStrong experience in Enterprise Application Integration patterns (EAI)If you are interested, please apply to the positions providing the following:Indicate position you applyYour current/desired compensationDay time phone number Authorization statusthomas.simpson@grtcorp.comRegards,Thomas SimpsonHR SpecialistGRT CorporationStamford, CT 06901Web: , J2EE, JSON, Spring 4, Hibernate, Struts, Jaxb, Jaxr, PL/SQL Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009qi9id?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc0413802e189be385daf54a16310431f6ff8f92f7af39df48
          Software Engineer IV - (Newton)   
Software Engineer IVQualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or other Related Technical Degree * 5+ years' experience with enterprise application development with Java * Strong foundation in the object-oriented programming paradigm * Proficiency with Domain Driven Design * Amazon Web Services-specific experience o Developing applications in AWS Lambda with Java 8 o Experience using Kinesis analytics, SNS, RedShift o General understanding of AWS managed services * Proficiency with Junit and experience in developing test cases for applications deployed on AWS managed services * Proficient with Git / GitHub * Understanding of and comfortable with DevOps ways of working * Good understanding of the Software Development Life-Cycle * Flexible and open to changing needs and expectations * Able to collaborate and work effectively in a team environment * Excellent communication skillsRedshift AWS, Java, OOP Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009qgq4v?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc0413802e189be385daf54a16310431f6ff8f92f7af39df48
          Java/Microservices - (Ipswich)   
Hello, Principal Java/Microservices Software EngineersDuration : 6+ months contract to hireLocation : Ipswich, MARequirements:o Minimum 10 years of experience in specification, design, development, maintenance enterprise-scale mission critical distributed systems with demanding non-functional requirementso Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or related field of study. Master's Degree preferredo 8+ years of experience with SOA concepts, including data services and canonical modelso 8+ years of experience working with relational databaseso 8+ years of experience of building complex server side solution in Java and/or C#o 8+ years of experience in software development lifecycleo 3+ years of experience building complex solutions utilizing integration frameworks and ESBo Demonstrate strong knowledge and experience applying enterprise patterns to solving business problemsPreferred Qualifications:o Leadership experienceo Strong abilities troubleshooting and tuning distributed environments processing high volume of transactionso Familiarity with model driven architectureo Familiarity with BPM technologieso Experience with any of the following technologies: Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, Linux, Windows, NFS, Netapp, Rest/SOAP, ETL, XML technologieso In depth technical understanding of systems, databases, networking, and computing environmentso Familiarity with NLP and search technologies, AWS cloud based technologies, Content Management systems, publishing domain, EA frameworks such as TOGAF and Zachmano 2+ years of experience building complex Big Data solutionso Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with ability to communicate complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical professionalsRegards Pallavi781-791-3115 ( 468 )Java,Microservices,cloud,AWS,architect Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009qiqw5?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc0413802e189be385daf54a16310431f6ff8f92f7af39df48
          Data Certification & Control Officer - (Boston)   
The Data Certification and Control Officer reports to the Shusa Certification and Control Director and is responsible for assisting the in defining and implementing enterprise (across US entities) vision and control processes to effectively govern the bank's enterprise data including the establishment of enterprise certification and control operating model, data policies and standards as well as the implementation of clearly defined data management definitions for use across the bank. The Certification and Control Officer will have a key role managing various stakeholders across the organization to achieve the goals defined in the enterprise data management strategy. The role will be responsible to monitor data quality, identify data quality issues, oversee remediation plans, implementation of data controls, and assess data quality remediation strategies.
          SAP Business Transformation Enterprise Architect - Principal Consultant - FICO Job - (Boston)   
Requisition ID: 152379Work Area: Customer Service and SupportExpected Travel: 0 - 80%Career Status: ProfessionalEmployment Type: Regular Full Time COMPANY DESCRIPTION As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device a€“ SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.
          Cybersecurity Ventures Ranks RiskVision in the Top Quartile of 2017's Hottest, Most Innovative Cybersecurity Companies   

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2017) - RiskVision, the enterprise risk intelligence company formerly known as Agiliance, today announced that it has been ranked #118 in the 11th edition of Cybersecurity Ventures' Cybersecurity 500, a directory of the world's hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies to watch in 2017. RiskVision has ranked highly every quarter since the report's inception in 2015, and is favorably positioned in 2017, well ahead of other enterprise risk management vendors.

          Nutanix positioniert sich als Alleskönner für Multi-Cloud-Umgebungen   
Mit Enterprise Cloud OS verschiebt Nutanix den Schwerpunkt von Appliances weiter auf die Nutzung seines Angebots als Software auf unterschiedlicher Hardware. Nutanix Calm soll die Nutzung von Anwendungen in unterschiedlichen Clouds ermöglichen. Mit Nutanix Xi wurden eigene Cloud-Services angekündigt.
          Forum Post: RE: Change popup auto reboot time   
In your server navigate to Populations > Enterprise (if you want to change this for your entire organization) > File/Folder Encryption (FFE). Once in that policy area click "Show Advanced Settings" and scroll down to the User Experience section.
          El club de la lucha (1999), de David Fincher.   

TÍTULO ORIGINAL: Fight Club
AÑO: 1999    
DURACIÓN: 139 min.

PAÍS: Estados Unidos

DIRECTOR: David Fincher
GUIÓN: Jim Uhls (Novela: Chuck Palahniuk)
MÚSICA: The Dust Brothers (Michael Simpson & John King)
FOTOGRAFÍA: Jeff Cronenweth
REPARTO: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Jared Leto, Van Quattro, Markus Redmond, Michael Girardin, Rachel Singer, Eion Bailey
PRODUCTORA: Fox 2000 Pictures / Regency Enterprises / Linson Films

 

Valoración: 5,5.

 

El Club de la lucha es ese tipo de películas que, al igual que ocurre con los gusanitos de maíz, no son más que aire y encima alimentan bastante poco. Mi sexto sentido cinéfilo me estuvo previniendo a lo largo de los años. Le oía susurrar noche tras noche en mis oídos: “a veces, mil millones de moscas pueden estar equivocadas”. Y en mi opinión, lo están.

 

Si hubiera que describirla con dos palabras, estas serían pretenciosidad y absurdez. Así es, de hecho: David Fyncher firma una absurda y pretenciosa película que no dice nada, un puro artificio que se convirtió en el icono de una parte de mi generación, tal vez por su estética novedosa y efectista, heredera directa de la MTV, la palabrería del guión y, como no, el giro del mismo que la hizo famosa y que inspiró posteriores trabajos de otros directores en la misma línea. Si hay algo por lo que El Club de la lucha debería ser recordada, más que por su calidad, es por ser la precursora de una serie de películas que fueron mucho mejores que esta, como podrían ser Memento o la excelente El Maquinista.

 

Edward Norton interpreta a un joven perito de seguros con problemas de insomnio y adicto a las terapias de grupo. En una de estas terapias conoce a la autodestructiva Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter) y, algo más tarde, a un peculiar desconocido, llamado Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), que le introducirá en el misterioso Club de la Lucha. Entre las idas y venidas del triángulo amoroso que se establece entre los tres personajes y el descubrimiento paulatino de los verdaderos fines del club por parte del protagonista, tan crípticos al principio como al final de la historia, se vertebra esta cinta pretendidamente transgesora, insulsa de facto y definitivamente prescindible.

 


          Scientists discover gene that influences grain yield   
Researchers at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have discovered a gene that influences grain yield in grasses related to food crops.  Four mutations were identified that could impact candidate crops for producing renewable...
          Amazon Web Services: My EBS is stuck!   
Many of us were affected by the Amazon EBS issues at the end of October 2012. If you had EC2 instances in us-east-1, you were likely affected by the issues.
          Mountain Lion Roars….and Leaves Some Blood   
One issue I ran into when installing Virtualbox revolved around Apple’s software installation security in Mountain Lion
          TNR Global Launches Search Application for Museum Collections   
We use open source search technology that works with most museum software systems and databases including the popular museum software product PastPerfect.
          The Future of Search Doesn’t Come in a Box: The Google Mini Says Goodbye   
The future of search doesn’t come in a box. Last week while many were on vacation, Google abandoned the smallest member of its’ Search Appliance family, the Google Mini. The small blue piece of external hardware was used for smaller data sets with a stable, some might say stagnant, data with slow and steady query rates. [...]
          Bishop: Makes Your Web Service Shiny   
The idea is to provide a relatively small library that will make your life easier and hopefully more pleasant by making it straightforward to provide a consistent web service API that obeys HTTP semantics.
          New Systems and DevOps Blog   
has lots of new approaches to discuss in terms of systems, cloud computing, DevOps, System Architecture, and how developers and systems staff need to communicate well and work together
          Fast to Lucene Solr: Choosing a Document Processing Pipeline for Solr   
If we want to leverage the power that Solr offers, but we need support for a more robust document processing framework, what are our options?
          Elasticsearch Evaluation White Paper Released: Promising for Big Data   
We believe that Elasticsearch is a product that everyone working in the field of big data will want to take a look at.
          For Many Companies, Migration to a New Search Engine is Inevitable   
"It's basically a road map for companies looking at options for migration, and we outline Solr as a very good option"
          Mobile Search: Good UX means fewer touches, simple design   
Mobile search must be designed for a minimum number of touches before users arrive at the end result. If it takes more than 2-3 touches, the user will look elsewhere for answers.
          World: General Assembly Approves Appropriation of $6.8 Billion for 14 Peacekeeping Operations in 2017/18   
Source: UN General Assembly
Country: Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Serbia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Western Sahara, World

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY
SEVENTY-FIRST, 89TH MEETING (AM)
GA/11927 30 JUNE 2017

Approving the appropriation of $6.80 billion for 14 peacekeeping operations for the 2017/18 fiscal period, the General Assembly today adopted 21 resolutions and one decision contained in reports from its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary). (See Press Release GA/AB/4239.)

Appropriating funds for peacekeeping operations from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, the Assembly adopted resolutions on missions in Abyei, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Darfur, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Golan, Haiti, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, South Sudan and Western Sahara.

All texts were adopted without a vote, with the exception of the resolution setting out budgetary arrangements for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which it adopted by a recorded vote of 137 in favour to 3 against (Canada, Israel, United States) with no abstentions.

The Assembly also adopted related drafts on the support account for peacekeeping operations, and financing for the account; on the triennial review of the rates and standards for reimbursement to Member States for contingent-owned equipment; and on the United Nations Logistics Base at Brindisi, Italy, and Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda.

As well, it adopted a resolution on special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse, by which it requested the Secretary-General to immediately inform Member States concerned of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, and called upon Member States — including those deploying non-United Nations forces authorized by a Security Council mandate — to investigate such cases, hold perpetrators accountable and repatriate units where there was credible evidence of widespread or systemic sexual exploitation and abuse.

Also adopted was a text on the United Nations financial reports and audited financial statements on peacekeeping missions, as well as the Board of Auditors’ reports on them.

Finally, the Assembly adopted a draft decision by which it deferred, until the second part of its resumed seventy-second session, consideration of reports from the Secretary-General, and related reports from the Advisory Committee, regarding closed peacekeeping missions.

Action on Draft Resolutions

The Assembly took action on the draft resolutions contained in reports from its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), which were introduced by Committee Rapporteur Diana Lee (Singapore).

First, it adopted a resolution contained in the budget Committee’s report on financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the Board of Auditors (document A/71/702/Add.1), accepting the financial report and audited financial statements of United Nations peacekeeping operations for the period ending 30 June 2016. It endorsed the recommendations in the corresponding reports of the Board and the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), and asked the Secretary-General to ensure their full implementation. It went on to ask the Secretary-General to indicate an expected time frame for implementation, and to give, in his next report, a full explanation for delays in implementation of the Board’s outstanding recommendations, the root causes of recurring issues and measures to be taken.

It then turned to the report on administrative and budgetary aspects of financing peacekeeping operations (document A/71/708/Add.1), adopting five resolutions contained therein.

First, it adopted resolution I on the financing of the Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda, by which it approved the amount of $33 million for the maintenance of the Centre for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Then it adopted resolution II on the financing of the United Nations Logistics Base at Brindisi, Italy, by which the Assembly would approve the cost estimates for the Base in the amount of $81 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Next, it adopted resolution III on the support account for peacekeeping operations. By its terms, the Assembly decided to approve the support account requirements of $325.80 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $25.04 million for the enterprise resource planning project, $821,500 for information and systems security and $868,500 for the global service delivery model. It also approved the requirement of 1,357 continuing and 3 new temporary posts, as well as the abolishment, redeployment, reassignment and reclassification of posts, as set out in annex I of the text; and 77 continuing and 3 new general temporary assistance positions and 59 person-months, as set out in annex II, as well as related post and non-post requirements.

The Assembly went on to adopt resolution IV on the triennial review of the rates and standards for reimbursement to Member States for contingent-owned equipment. By doing so, it took note of the report of the 2017 Working Group on Contingent-Owned Equipment and the report of the Secretary-General. It also endorsed the conclusions and recommendations contained in the report of the ACABQ.

Finally, it adopted resolution V on special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse. By its terms, the Assembly welcomed the Secretary-General’s determination to fully implement the United Nations policy of zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, as well as his determination to fully enforce the newly promulgated policy of whistle-blower protection. It requested that he immediately inform Member States concerned of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, and called upon Member States — including those deploying non-United Nations forces authorized by a Security Council mandate — to investigate such cases, hold perpetrators accountable and repatriate units where there was credible evidence of widespread or systemic sexual exploitation and abuse.

Turning to reports on peacekeeping missions, the Assembly first adopted a text on financing of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) (document A/71/945), by which it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for UNISFA the amount of $285.12 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $266.70 million for the maintenance of the Force, $13.49 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations, $3.38 million for the United Nations Logistics Base and $1.56 million for the Regional Service Centre.

Turning to a report on financing of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) (document A/71/946), the Assembly decided to appropriate to the Special Account for the Mission $943.77 million from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $882.80 million for the maintenance of the Mission, $44.65 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations, $11.16 million for the United Nations Logistics Base and $5.16 million for the Regional Service Centre.

The Assembly then adopted a text on financing of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) (document A/71/715/Add.1). By its terms, the Assembly, recalling Security Council resolution 2284 (2016) extending the mission mandate for a final period until 30 June 2017, decided that, for Member States that had fulfilled their financial obligations to the Operation, shall be credited with their respective share of $65.22 million, comprising the unencumbered balance of $48.68 million and $16.54 million of other revenue in respect of the financial period ending 30 June 2016.

It then adopted a resolution on financing of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) (document A/71/947). By its terms, it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for UNFICYP $57.41 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, inclusive of $54.00 million for the maintenance of the Force, $2.73 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $682,900 for the United Nations Logistics Base.

Next, it adopted a report on financing of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) (document A/71/948), appropriating to the Special Account for MONUSCO $1.22 billion for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, inclusive of $1.14 billion for the maintenance of the Mission, $57.74 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations, $14.44 million for the United Nations Logistics Base and $6.67 million for the Regional Service Centre.

The Assembly then adopted a resolution contained in the Committee’s report on financing of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) (document A/71/933) by which it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for that Mission $5.69 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017, including $4.55 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $1.14 million for the United Nations Logistics Base.

Next, the Assembly adopted a resolution on financing of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) (document A/71/950), by which it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for UNMIK $40.29 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $37.90 million for the maintenance of the Mission, $1.92 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $479,200 for the United Nations Logistics Base.

It then adopted a resolution on financing of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) (document A/71/951). By its terms, it appropriated to the Special Account for UNMIL $116.95 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $110.00 million for the maintenance of the Mission, $5.56 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $1.91 million for the United Nations Logistics Base.

The Assembly also adopted a resolution on financing of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) (document A/71/952), by which it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for MINUSMA $1.12 billion for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $1.05 billion for the maintenance of the Mission, $53.00 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations, $13.25 million for the United Nations Logistics Base and $6.12 million for the Regional Service Centre.

Under its agenda item on financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East, the Assembly took action on resolutions contained in two reports.

It first adopted a draft on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) (document A/71/953), by which it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for the Force the amount of $61.30 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $57.65 million for the maintenance of UNDOF, $2.92 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $729,100 for the United Nations Logistics Base.

The representative of Syria said his delegation had joined consensus on the resolutions on United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East. However, it believed that it was Israel’s responsibility to pay for those Missions.

The Assembly then turned to a resolution contained in the report on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) (document A/71/954).

By a recorded vote of 85 in favour to 3 against (Canada, Israel, United States) with 53 abstentions, the Assembly adopted preambular paragraph 4 and operative paragraphs 4, 5 and 13.

Taking action on the draft resolution as a whole, the Assembly adopted it by a recorded vote of 137 in favour to 3 against (Canada, Israel, United States) with no abstentions.

By its terms, the Assembly decided to appropriate to the Special Account for UNIFIL the amount of $513.53 million, for the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, inclusive of $483.00 million for the maintenance of the Force, $24.43 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $6.11 million for the United Nations Logistics Base.

Also by the draft, the Assembly expressed deep concern that Israel had not complied with previous resolutions on UNIFIL, and requested that the Secretary-General take the measures necessary to ensure the full implementation of their relevant paragraphs.

The Assembly then adopted a resolution on financing of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) (document A/71/955), by which it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for UNMISS $1.14 billion for the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $1.07 billion for the maintenance of the Mission, $54.16 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $13.54 million for the United Nations Logistics Base and $6.26 million for the Regional Service Centre.

The Assembly then adopted the resolution in the report on financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) (document A/71/956), by which it decided to appropriate to the Special Account for MINURSO $55.59 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $52.00 million for the maintenance of the Mission, $2.63 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations, $657,600 for the United Nations Logistics Base and $303,800 for the Regional Service Centre.

It then adopted a resolution on financing of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) (document A/71/957), by which it appropriated to the Special Account for UNAMID $33.56 million for the period of 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $24.58 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $6.15 million for the United Nations Logistics Base and $2.84 million for the Regional Service Centre.

Taking up the report on financing of the activities arising from Security Council resolution 1863 (2009) (document A/71/958), the Assembly decided to appropriate to the Special Account for the United Nations Support Office for the African Union Mission in Somalia (UNSOA) $622.19 million for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, including $582.00 million for the maintenance of the Office, $29.43 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations, $7.36 million for the United Nations Logistics Base and $3.40 million for the Regional Service Centre.

Finally, acting on the Committee’s report on review of the efficiency of the administration and financial functioning of the United Nations (document A/71/717/Add.2), the Assembly deferred until the second part of its resumed seventy-second session consideration of the reports of the Secretary-General and the ACABQ on closed peacekeeping missions.


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          Transcript: Community Broadband Bits Episode 260   

This is the transcript for episode 260 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. Author and journalist Alex Marshall discusses broadband infrastructure and the role of planners. Listen to this episode here.

 

Alex Marshall: Broadband is a type of infrastructure. So, it's a planner's job to think about how do we develop a system and to have the citizens connect to the system.

Lisa Gonzalez: This is episode 260 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast, from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. I'm Lisa Gonzales. Author, journalist and fellow, Alex Marshall visits with Christopher this week about broadband as infrastructure. They also discuss the role of planners, as broadband has transitioned into a necessity for economic development, education, municipal services, and many other critical uses. Before we get started, we want to remind you that this commercial-free podcast isn't free to produce. Take a minute to contribute at ILSR.org. If you're already a contributor, thanks. Now, here's Christopher with Alex Marshall.

Christopher Mitchell: Welcome to another edition of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. I'm Chris Mitchell and today, I'm speaking with Alex Marshall, an author, a senior fellow at the non-profit urban planning organization, The Regional Plan Association, and that's in New York City, and a columnist for Governing Magazine. All in one person. Alex, welcome to the show.

Alex Marshall: Thank you. Nice to be here.

Christopher Mitchell: Alex, you and I have gone back and forth for a lot a years, actually. You came in town, one of the places you visited and promoted your book, The Surprising Design of Market Economies, a book that I whole-heartedly recommend. And I think we're going to talk about that later in the interview, but first I wanted to ask you more about planning. You are a planner. You do a lot of thinking about planning. You write about this sort of thing and the role of broadband within planning. Maybe the best place to start is just what's the historic role of planners been within the relation of broadband?

Alex Marshall: Well, I think planners tend to view it correctly as another form or branch of essential infrastructure. So, it is the duty of planners to think about infrastructure and what are the systems we need, how should it be provided, where should it be laid out, what are the systems. Good planners think about that and have different answers to that. I'm just preparing to give a talk out in Los Angeles next week, which is a conference on infrastructure. I was just thinking of a line that a transportation planner said once a long time ago that I liked. He said, "Transportation is a system. You can't have a little bit of transportation." And I think that applies to infrastructure. For infrastructure to be infrastructure it has to be a system. You can't have a little bit of infrastructure. And broadband is a type of infrastructure. It needs to be a system. And so to that extent, it's a planner's job to think about how do we develop a system. What's the best way to have a system and to have the people, the public, citizens connected to the system?

Christopher Mitchell: When we think about that sort of system, what are the daily things that planners do that will impact how a system is developed or conceived of, or how it would impact my daily life that a planner is thinking about these things in a better way or a worse way?

Alex Marshall: Planners work for various people. There are non-profit planners, such as the organization that I'm part of, The Regional Plan Association, who basically do studies and then lobby to get them done. But there are the planners that work for all levels of government, and their actions often have eventually have more of a force of law where you either implement laws or work with legislatures or city councils to have plans in place that actually make it possible or deliver service directly, or make it possible for service to be directly. With broadband, it is mostly at the city level, but the planners are often a key interphase between providers of broadband and the public. They help decide how that's going to happen, how that's going to be provider. And they can either facilitate it or make it more difficult and have a say in who's providing it.

Christopher Mitchell: I get a sense that, considering that I just spoke at the American Planning Association recently in New York City, that planners are really getting excited about being more involved with broadband and recognizing that they have to get involved. And I'm curious if you have an advice for some of these people who are excited and are trying to figure out how to plug in, regardless of where they might be. What are some of the things that planners should be thinking about right now?

Alex Marshall: I think planners should be thinking about who's in charge. Who controls and who owns things. There is a tendency, sometimes, among planners, as there is among the general public, to have subject list sentences or subject list thoughts. You sort of say, "Well, this broadband is really great. Let's help spread it," or "Let's help have some good planning for it without totally talking about who's in charge," basically. Is the private telecommunications company? Will it be the city? If this isn't essential technology, who is owning it? That's always a good question. Who owns it? Who controls it? To keep those questions foremost in your mind, if you're a planner, is a good one because if the public is not ultimately in charge, then usually you're going to have some problems.

Christopher Mitchell: In presumably, one of the ways the public could be in charge would be to, not only building a municipal city-wide network, which you've written and, like me, you support the ability of cities to decide for themselves if that's a good decision, but also planners might be responsible for ensuring that a city is a deploying conduit and, perhaps, fiber optics in ways that would lower the cost for a new entrant to come to town, or something like that.

Alex Marshall: Cities help basically establish the marketplace. Is it an open market? Is it a market where only one or two players can be? Does the city provide some of the services and then business comes in. As I say in my book, Surprising Design of Market Economies, the arenas that businesses operate are instituted by government, so we should think about what kind of arenas or public squares or business squares the governments are doing.

Christopher Mitchell: It's a good connection to what I really wanted to jump into with you. And that is this idea of the surprising design of market economies. And I'll throw at you something that I hear a fair amount of, which is that if government would just get out of the way, we would see markets work amazingly well and we wouldn't have broadband problems. And I'm curious how you respond to that common notion.

Alex Marshall: Thanks for throwing me that softball in a way because I did write a book about that. It's basically just a misunderstanding of how markets work. You can't have markets without government. So, asking government to get out of the way so business can do its job is kind of nonsensical. You can't actually have business without government. You can have property. They all depend of government, basically. Warren Zevon had the song, to have markets you need "lawyers, guns and money." You have a government that's involved in every step of the way. It's not only a referee for fair play, but it also lays out the playing field and decides what the goals are and where the lines are, and on and on and on. These are all public choices. We often miss what government is doing in the areas that it does it so well, we just don't think about it. Property rights, they actually work relatively well, most of the time, so we don't really think about the fact that these were all based on laws that say who owns what, how you own it, what happens when someone else says you own something. A lot of physical infrastructure that we depend on goes back to government and, again, we just don't tend to think about it when it works well.

Christopher Mitchell: One of the things that I think people really never really think about is just the idea of the corporation. And the idea an entity that has limited liability and can live forever and has a number of benefits that, frankly, allow certain kinds of businesses to do very well. I'm not talking about just big corporations. I'm talking about the ability of people to turn into a corporation and then do things. I'm curious if you can just tell us a little bit about that idea.

Alex Marshall: Yes, yes. Corporations is another great example. We've gotten so use to them, we just accept them as if they are laws or nature. Act like they've always been there. Ironically, they often become a symbol of private enterprise. But, a corporation is a creation of government. Someone called it a "mini republic." It's a grant of authority and a grant of special powers from the government and that is done through something called a charter. A government of some type issues this charter, a state, usually, or the federal government, and they create something called a corporation that has these special powers. Originally, they were only granted for public purposes. They would be like a university, or a monastery, or building a road. In the 19th century, they gradually became opened up to just purely for profit enterprises. Then, eventually, got granted that you could do it just by right. Anybody could start a corporation. You used to have to get a special authorization from the legislature. We've forgotten that these corporations that we talk about, from Apple down to a little neighborhood corporation is created by government. We, the people, who control the government, can change those rules, redesign those charters, redesign those powers they have. They've been, in a lot of ways, very effective tools, corporations. But, I think it would be better if we remember that they're ultimately creations of the people and answerable to them.

Christopher Mitchell: One of things that I often think about when people say, "If government just got out of the way," I think it would be interesting if Comcast had to negotiate with every land owner to put a utility pole in their property. You can imagine the kind of patterns that might exist when you have perhaps ten properties in a row and two of them say, "No." Comcast has to detour around the neighborhood to try and find landowners who are willing to give them, at a reasonable cost, access to put a pole in their yard. Just things like that I think people just take for granted.

Alex Marshall: Yes, exactly. For infrastructure, it's always done in the public right of way. It's either done through utility poles or in the streets. If government got out of the way and said, "Look, we're getting out of the way. We're not going to allow you to use our streets because we don't want to impede you," and then they had to buy up their own right of ways for all their line. It would be completely unworkable. So, again, the idea of government somehow getting out of the way doesn't even really make sense.

Christopher Mitchell: What I want to engage you on related to in to your book. You talk about roads and the gas tax. I feel like roads are often used to discuss broadband systems as a comparison. And I think it's a very good comparison. I'm curious if you would agree that roads and broadband have a lot of commonality.

Alex Marshall: Tell you what I think about roads and then we'll see if we can reach broadband. I think roads are pretty neat because they're mostly an example of government doing its job really well. The roads and street systems in this country, whatever their flaws, mostly work really well and we don't even think about. It's an example of, basically, pure socialism, really. Government owns all the streets. They're mostly paid for through taxes not user fees. It's like 90% through just taxes of some sort. And I walk out my door here in New York City and no one charges me to walk down the street, or to ride a bicycle on it or drive a car, or walk on the sidewalk. It's just open to anybody. And it's a system. It's a network. It's not a little fragmented thing. You don't have different streets owned by different people or different roads and you have to pay each one. It's an example of government doing its job really well. Laying out a system, charging it through mostly general taxation. It works pretty well. I mean, there are obviously ways it could be improved, but I would like to see broadband something similar, where the government lays out the municipal fiber networks. The analogy is not exact. You probably would have to charge something. I would like there to be system on broadband that functions as well as our road and street network.

Christopher Mitchell: Well, there's a couple of follow ups and one you noted, which is why the gas tax not a user fee?

Alex Marshall: That's something I love to talk about because it does, at first glance, appear to be a user fee. You go, "Well, I go up to a pump and put some gas in and drive away, and then I use the road. So, it's kind of a user fee." But, it's not really a user fee because it's not connected to any particular street. I compare it to what if every time you went shopping for groceries, you paid a tax on avocados, and then government could use that in any way it wanted for the agriculture system or even something general. That wouldn't be a user fee. It's just a way of taxation. And it's similar to gas. It's just a system the government has of taxing. It's not a user fee because it doesn't relate to any one road.

Christopher Mitchell: Right. I think that's a compelling argument. One of the other things I think about is that the roads were developed before we had technology that was capable of, basically, tracking any individual or any piece of equipment that uses the roads and, perhaps, charging them a pro rata share of their use. I think some libertarians would think this would be great. Then we could actually charge the roads appropriately. And I'm curious how you react to our ability to do that. Should we take advantage of that now?

Alex Marshall: With caution, that's to say we should take advantage of that with caution. Oregon has been experimenting with a program where you do have little things in your car and it would rate how much you use the roads and then charge you accordingly and, I also believe charge you higher when there's congestion. All of those actually do have some potential, but you have to be careful because infrastructure has wide benefit to people as the public, as the state. When you do something like build a road network, you want it used as widely as possible. You just put a lot of money into this. And you want it used widely. You don't want everyone thinking twice before they step out their front door. So, generally, actually you don't want to charge for the use for any kind of infrastructure, unless it's overused. Unless it's congested or you need to ration it somehow. Libertarians usually don't understand this basically. We've gotten so into the rut of thinking, "Oh, you charge for services. That's efficient." They don't understand the logic of basic infrastructure, actually, as it has a different logic. It's that we, as a society, benefit when we pay for this service or institution generally, and then have it used as widely as possible. Education is another big example. We decided 150 years through a big, long, dragged, drawn out political fights that everyone would have a right to a public education, and that we as a society work better when people know how to read and write. We don't say everyone has to pay at the door to enter a school, and that if you can't, then you can't come in, and that the schools have to survive solely on those fees.

Christopher Mitchell: That's actually one of the other things I think you point out in terms of one of things government does that people don't notice is creating an educated work force for the market to be able to take advantage of. I don't want to get sidetracked. You led me right back to where I wanted to end up with broadband because there's that issue of when we worry more about who's paying and if they're paying for their fair share when there's congestion and overuse. With modern broadband networks, we don't really have to worry about that as much. If we need more broadband, it takes a little bit more electricity. It doesn't take to put in a bigger router, or something like that, with a fiber network. We don't need to go mine more coal or dig new water wells. And this is an issue that has been interesting to me in that even the municipal networks that you and I often support, they have more or less just adopted the cable model of trying to figure out how to make individuals pay. There's these tiered plans to try and make people who use more pay more, and sort of complicated. And one of the downsides of that is that low income households find it difficult to afford access.

Alex Marshall: Yes, that's probably a big mistake, basically.

Christopher Mitchell: But the reason I compare it to roads often, is that people don't realize how much of the roads were built by tax payer dollars, and it makes sense to do that. I think that because there is a cable and telephone industry that government should not just steamroll because many of us are frustrated with our service. We actually have a situation in which I could see Americans in many cities supporting using general tax payer dollars to build open fiber networks that would enable multiple business models to use them and lower the cost of entry so we could achieve numerous ends. But, I feel like this metaphor of the road is important for making that point.

Alex Marshall: I think you've actually come up with a better frame work than me. In a way, you think of the roads or the broadband fiber optic network as the streets. Maybe the cable companies would be the car companies. Government builds the roads and the car companies build the cars, and you buy the cars if you want to use the roads. Does it sort of hold up if the govern could build the fiber optic networks, and then various companies could actually bid or even operate on the same network? Does that hold up?

Christopher Mitchell: Right. Yes, there's multiple ways of doing it and, in some ways, it's actually, again, analogous, in that you could even imagine the public operates transit service next to buses. You can imagine services that are aimed at different audiences. Some are private, some are public. But anyway, I think one of the things that we have to come back to is thinking about infrastructure more broadly rather than just thinking about internet as this thing we got from cable and telephone companies narrowly.

Alex Marshall: Yes. Something I keep getting excited about is the comparison to electricity back in the 1920s and 30s, when people were aware that electricity was not just an amenity. It wasn't just something that made life better if you could get it, kind of like internet in the early days. It was actually essential. There gradually became these big fights about who was going to provide electricity, and similar to internet companies now, telecommunications companies, there are people who begin to resent the power companies who felt like they were providing bad service at a high price and not rolling it out very quickly. And when they did roll it out, charging too much for it.

Christopher Mitchell: Just to jump in briefly, of course. The cycle repeats itself because the gas lighting companies were the enemies at the end of the 1800s, and electric companies were seen as delivering people from that horror.

Alex Marshall: The tyranny of the gas companies who were, of course, laying their pipes, again, in the public streets. Power has some good results in some places. Some cities and towns manage to get public power, and they generally, still today, operate better than the ones who don't have it. There are very small places, like Wilson, North Carolina, and there's very large places like Los Angeles. The government provides electricity and it seems to work well and to be stable. And now many of those same towns that have public power, it's relatively easier for them to start offering broadband as well, to lay out fiber and to use their existing customer base and booking systems to do all that. But, it's a political issue. I would like a see a presidential candidate campaign on this the way Franklin Delano Roosevelt did in 1932. He was very open about it and very strong. He gave a famous speech in Portland, Oregon in September of 1932 where he very strongly came out in favor of public power and basically said if private enterprise can't do the job, then it's a duty of government to step in and do it. Such a great speech because he talks so clearly and boldly. It's a real model of a great speech. I encourage any of your listeners to look it up. The Portland speech by Franklin Roosevelt.

Christopher Mitchell: Yes, I've read it and I wholly second your endorsement. As we finish up, I want to make one more note, which is a note that I'd made when I first read your book a few years ago. And that is, one other thing that government does that many of us forget about, and it's really important as we deal with the idea of bandwidth caps because this is a question of who measures and how accurate is that measurement. We've seen some of the cable companies that have these caps saying, "All right, well you've hit your limit," and sophisticated technical people will say, "I've been measuring my data usage and I'm nowhere near my limit." One of the things government does is make sure that measurements are fair. You had noted that whether you're talking about a meter or a yard or a liter or a quart, whatever, we know that a liter is a liter in New Orleans as well as in San Francisco, and a quart is a quart no matter where you go because of government.

Alex Marshall: Yes, that's, again, a fascinating thing. These things we don't even think about and, which people take for granted, that the reason we have standard units of measurements, and a pound or meter is the same wherever you go is because government actually, at one point, actually created a standard of what a pound is, or what a yard is, or meter. And actually in the case of yards and pounds, they actually created these golden yard sticks that were super expensive and stored in Washington. Then copies were made of that and then distributed around the country. It doesn't just happen.

Christopher Mitchell: Well, thank you for coming on this show and, I think, opening people's eyes. And I hope that some of these folks will check out your book because I think about it on a regular basis as I'm doing this work.

Alex Marshall: Well, that's great. Thank you very much, Chris. And keep up your really good work. You and your organization are real assets to this country. So, keep it up.

Lisa Gonzalez: That was Christopher with author Alex Marshall. Be sure to check out Alex's books at your local independent book seller. He's released several titles, including The Surprising Design of Market Economies, Beneath the Metropolis: The Secret Lives of Cities, How Cities Work: Suburbs, Sprawl, and the Roads Not Taken. We have transcripts for this and other Community Broadband Bits podcasts available at MuniNetworks.org/broadbandbits. Email us at podcasts@MuniNetworks.org with your ideas for the show. Follow Chris on Twitter. His handle is @CommunityNets. Follow MuniNetworks.org stories on Twitter. The handle is @MuniNetworks. Subscribe to this podcast and all of the other ILSR podcasts, Building Local Power and the Local Energy Rules podcast. You can access them on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever else you get your podcasts. Never miss out on our original research by also subscribing to our monthly newsletter at ILSR.org. Thank you to Arne Huseby for the song, Warm Duck Shuffle, licensed through Creative Commons, and thanks for listening to episode 260 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast.


          Leisure Travel Advisor (Part-Time) - Kensington Tours - Toronto, ON   
Sabre and ClientBase experience an asset. As part of an over $850M Canadian-owned company (an enterprise that consists of TravelEdge, Kensington Tours, and...
From Kensington Tours - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:38:13 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Heineken exchanging Bruno Mars tickets for crowdfunding dollars   
As part of what it calls "The Cities Project," Heineken and The National Trust for Historic Preservation are giving away an allotment of Bruno Mars tickets in exchange for a contribution of $150 to one of eleven selected Indiegogo campaigns.

To donate and get tickets, go here and scroll down to the section that says "How to Get Tickets." You'll be able to select "Little Rock" as the city in which you want to attend a Bruno Mars concert (8 p.m. Sunday, October 22 at Verizon Arena) and view the amount of tickets left for Indiegogo donors. New allotments of tickets are released every Monday.

Here's a statement about the project:

What if you could land tickets to this summer’s hottest concert tour, while helping make great U.S. cities even greater?

The Cities Project by Heineken® has partnered with the Bruno Mars 24K Magic U.S. Tour, offering fans a rare chance to earn concert tickets to the highly anticipated tour by supporting select projects on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform that have been identified by Heineken with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the nation’s leading preservation organization, for their potential to improve cities.

From now through the end of June, fans can visit enterprise.indiegogo.com/HeinekenCities to select the city from the Bruno Mars 24K Magic U.S. Tour for which they’d like concert tickets. They then select from a curated list of Indiegogo projects and make a $150 contribution to eligible projects to receive a pair of tickets, which are available on a first come, first serve basis. The Cities Project by Heineken will award more than 2,600 pairs of tickets.





          Blackberry lebt   
Fachartikel - Enterprise Mobility Management mit Blackberry ist für Unternehmen eine gute Alternative
          Technology Architect -Hadoop Administration - The Corporate Genius - United States   
Experience in Job Schedule Management - Oozie or Enterprise Schedulers like Control-M, Tivoli. In the role of Technology Architect, you will interface with key...
From The Corporate Genius - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:27:19 GMT - View all United States jobs
          NACE Certified Painter - Triple H Enterprises - West Union, WV   
Pay based on experience level. Must be able to pass a drug test as well as a background check. Will be full time position and some travel required
From Indeed - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:12:48 GMT - View all West Union, WV jobs
          Land Surveyor Assistant - Triple H Enterprises - West Union, WV   
Salary based on experience. 1 plus years experience and travel will be required. Must be able to pass a drug test and background check. Job Type: Full
From Indeed - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:45:29 GMT - View all West Union, WV jobs
          Land Surveyor - Triple H Enterprises - West Union, WV   
Salary will be based on experience level. Travel required & at least 3-5 years experience. Must be able to pass a drug test and background check. Job Type:
From Indeed - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:45:28 GMT - View all West Union, WV jobs
          Basic Laborer - Triple H Enterprises - West Union, WV   
Salary based on experience Duties will require fence installation, painting, well location maintenance and other duties. Must be able to pass a drug test
From Indeed - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:45:27 GMT - View all West Union, WV jobs
          Technical Account Manager (Engineer) - High Availability, Inc. - Audubon, PA   
Technical certifications from NetApp, VMware, Cisco and/or EMC. 5+ years enterprise experience with data center technologies such as Windows, Unix, Linux,...
From High Availability, Inc. - Thu, 11 May 2017 06:12:15 GMT - View all Audubon, PA jobs
          Manager/Operator - MCCORD ENTERPRISES LTD. - McCord, SK   
Employment opportunity for manager/operator of McCord Lucky Dollar, a locally owned grocery store in a small rural community in southwestern Saskatchewan....
From Saskjobs - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:33:53 GMT - View all McCord, SK jobs
          Mid Atlantic Named Account Manager - Actiance - Atlantic, NS   
Actiance allows companies to use email, enterprise social software, unified communication, instant messaging, and social media in a way that allows them to...
From Actiance - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:44:33 GMT - View all Atlantic, NS jobs
          VP of Services Product Management - OnX Enterprise Solutions - Ontario   
VP of Service Product Management. OnX Enterprise Solutions is seeking a VP of Service Product Management to manage, build, and scale the product management...
From OnX Enterprise Solutions - Fri, 05 May 2017 13:46:30 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Spider-Man: Homecoming Theatrical Review   
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Spider-Man made his debut in Marvel comics 55 years ago as a sidekick to the protagonist. He was a lonely teen who, like most kids his age, suffered anxiety and inadequacy. He became so popular there have been a number of comic books, merchandise, movies and television shows focused solely on him. In more recent years, we have had the movie series starring Tobey Maguire (Pleasantville) and 2012&#39;s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 Sequel starring Andrew Garfield (The Social Network). While those were both seemingly more mature Spider-Man portrayals, this time around we have a younger version played by Tom Holland (The Lost City of Z) in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

When we meet young Peter Parker/Spider-Man he has already been bitten by his fateful spider, has powers and helped the Avengers. He is also a High School sophomore in the band and on the debate team. No one knows about his secret life, not even his best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon; North Wood), as he tells everyone he has an &quot;internship&quot; with Stark Enterprises. Really all he does is patrol his local neighborhood looking for bad guys and waiting for the day he once again gets called up to help Iron Man and the Avengers.

When Spidey suddenly discovers that there is an arms dealer in his neighborhood selling high-tech weaponry, he tries telling Iron Man but gets shut down at every turn. He then takes matters into his own hands, gets caught up in a mess of trouble and accidentally splits a Staten Island Ferry in half, requiring Iron Man to come to the rescue and stripping Spider-Man of the cool new spider suit Stark gave him. And all the while he tries to navigate the everyday trials and tribulations of high school and the homecoming dance.

Holland was a smart choice for Peter as he embodies that sense of high school geek with a small undercurrent of coolness sitting buried below the surface. He is the typical dorky guy in high school who later goes off to college and comes home for summer break having grown muscles and better looking than he ever was in high school (we all know someone like that!). Michael Keaton (Spotlight) is on fire lately in his film roles and this is no different. He plays the villain in this film and he does a convincing job of it. Zendaya, (Shake it up!), for all the controversy her casting caused, is well suited to this role as she makes MJ a little tougher and more of a loner than past films have portrayed her to be.

The graphics are pretty good for the most part, but there were a few times I rolled my eyes as they looked terribly fake. I also didn&#39;t need the &quot;Spider-Man swings in front of the camera&quot; shot as often as it occurred in this film, and my main complaint is the same complaint I have about every Marvel movie&hellip; it&#39;s too long. They could have cut the film down by easily 10-15 minutes and not lose any content of value. There was also too much &quot;Iron Man&quot; in Spidey&#39;s suit, with all the gadgets Iron Man enjoys in his. For purists, this will be a sour note in an otherwise solid film.

The script is a winner though, with humor strewn throughout the film. It seems the writers made a concerted effort to bring some laughs and it works. The movie was enjoyable and most definitely fun. With the young cast and feel of the film, it is certainly geared to appeal to a tween/teen audience along with the diehard adult Spider-Man fans. Also, be sure to stay through the credits for a fun end scene.

Perhaps Marvel is finally trying to lighten things up a bit and if so, this was a good start and paves the way to an already announced sequel.

Grade: B

About Allison Hazlett-Rose
Allison Hazlett-Rose has always had a passion for the arts and uses her organization skills to help keep FlickDirect prosperous. Mrs. Hazlett-Rose oversees and supervises the correspondents and critics that are part of the FlickDirect team. Mrs. Hazlett-Rose attended Hofstra University where she earned her bachelors degree in communications and is a member of the Florida Film Critics Circle.

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          Senior Cloud Release Engineer Job   
SAP - Bangalore, Karnataka - As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizati...
          Regional Delivery Executive Job   
SAP - Bangalore, Karnataka - As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizati...
          Business Processes Senior Consultant Job   
SAP - Bangalore, Karnataka - As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizati...
          Core Java Developer Associate Job   
SAP - Bangalore, Karnataka - Requisition ID: 151061 Work Area: Software-Development Operations Expected Travel: 0 - 10% Career Status: Professional Employment Type: Regular Full Time COMPANY DESCRIPTION As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industri...
          Business Analyst - DXC Technology - Central Singapore   
DXC.technology is a new company formed from the merger of Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) and HPE's Enterprise Services division. The merger was completed last
From DXC Technology - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:18:08 GMT - View all Central Singapore jobs
          Senior Java Developer - DXC Technology - Central Singapore   
Created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology serves nearly 6,000 private and public sector...
From DXC Technology - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:12:33 GMT - View all Central Singapore jobs
          Technical Architect- Analytics and Data Management - DXC Technology - Central Singapore   
Merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard. DXC Technology (NYSE:....
From DXC Technology - Thu, 25 May 2017 11:00:53 GMT - View all Central Singapore jobs
          Consultant, IT Risk Mgmt - Information Security Professional - Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company - Harleysville, PA   
***An exciting opportunity to make a significant difference at Nationwide! The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for lowering enterprise risk
From Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:47:56 GMT - View all Harleysville, PA jobs
          Gallup fosters employee engagement with Secure Productive Enterprise E5   
“The Microsoft Secure Productive Enterprise E5 solution will allow our associates to work anywhere, while protecting the data that our clients entrust to us, and that’s really the perfect balance.” —Read more on the research-based, global performance-management consulting company’s adoption of the Microsoft Cloud.
          Engineer, IT Test-Sr - Mason, OH - Quest Diagnostics - Mason, OH   
2 years experience using enterprise Java, C++ or .NET (or comparable object oriented technologies) in an application or automation development capacity....
From Quest Diagnostics - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 18:16:04 GMT - View all Mason, OH jobs
          Engineer, Software III - Mason, OH - Quest Diagnostics - Mason, OH   
Proficiency in Enterprise Java programming plus one or more modern programming languages such as Ruby, Python, or C#....
From Quest Diagnostics - Thu, 25 May 2017 18:08:53 GMT - View all Mason, OH jobs
          Senior Solutions Architect - McGraw-Hill Education - Blacklick, OH   
Leading a group of Java developers (onsite and offshore). Ability to design enterprise level business solutions that touch many....
From McGraw-Hill Education - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:06:09 GMT - View all Blacklick, OH jobs
          Sr. Software Developer - Bob Evans Inc. - New Albany, OH   
Bob Evans is looking for a Senior Level Developer with Enterprise Dynamics AX (ERP) experience who has a mix of hands on experience on enterprise application...
From Bob Evans Inc. - Sat, 20 May 2017 03:21:19 GMT - View all New Albany, OH jobs
          eCube Systems Chosen by Corporate America as the Best Software Services Company for 2016   

Enterprise Modernization Company chosen for excellent service in 2016.

(PRWeb January 05, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13954228.htm


          eCube Announces 32 bit to 64 bit Migration Path for Strategic and Legacy Systems with ARM64   

Enterprises extend the life and improve the performance of custom applications with eCube’s Assess, Remediate and Modernize service for 64 bit migration.

(PRWeb May 14, 2014)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11785029.htm


          eCube Systems Announces NXTera 6.3 Distributed Middleware Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6   

New Version of NXTera 6.3 makes it possible for legacy Entera applications to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with support for SOA integrated JAVA, C, C#, FORTRAN, and COBOL applications.

(PRWeb May 17, 2013)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10691558.htm


          eCube Systems Announces NXTera 6.3 Support for Linux Redhat Enterprise 5   

New Version of NXTera 6.3 makes it possible for legacy Entera applications to run on Linux Redhat Enterprise 5 with support for SOA integrated JAVA, C/C++, FORTRAN, and COBOL applications.

(PRWeb April 17, 2013)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10592935.htm


          Booking Last-Minute Travel? These Are the Best Rental Cars in the United States   

Holiday travel is a complete pain. Make the drive worth it.

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          The Top 5 Enterprise Mobility Challenges   
With the rapid changing pace in enterprise mobility, enterprises face numerous challenges just to keep up. Simply managing device and apps is not sufficient. Today, organizations need to optimize their mobility journey and ...
          Muere Mary Tyler Moore, toda una leyenda de la televisión estadounidense   

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La televisión estadounidense ha perdido a todo un icono y una leyenda del medio con Mary Tyler Moore, que ha fallecido hoy a los 80 años de edad, en Connecticut. Moore inspiró a toda una generación de actrices de comedia con sus papeles en 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' y, sobre todo, 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', que en España se tituló 'La chica de la tele' y que hizo historia porque su protagonista era una mujer soltera, trabajadora, y para la que formar una familia no era su principal interés. Era toda una revolución en 1970 cuyo legado se nota, por ejemplo, en '30 Rock'.

Moore ganó cinco Emmy por esas dos series, que la convirtieron en una estrella. Su fama no pudo trasladarse del mismo modo al cine, pero donde la actriz dejó realmente su huella fue en la pequeña pantalla, especialmente a través de la productora que fundó con su entonces marido, Grant Tinker, en 1969, MTM Enterprises. Entre las series producidas por la compañía hasta principios de los 80, cuando la compró NBC, figuran no sólo 'La chica de la tele', sino también su spin-off, 'Lou Grant', 'Canción triste de Hill Street', 'The Bob Newhart Show' o 'Remington Steele'.

Aunque Mary Tyler Moore vaya a ser recordada más por su carrera en televisión, también logró una nominación al Oscar por ser una madre fría y distante en 'Gente corriente', un papel muy diferente de los que le dieron fama en las sitcom, y siguió trabajando en el teatro y en tv movies. En los últimos años, había hecho apariciones especiales en 'Lipstick Jungle' o 'Hot in Cleveland'. En sus memorias, Moore había confesado sus problemas con el alcohol y que era diabética tipo 1 desde que era una veinteañera.

Vía | Variety
En ¡Vaya Tele! | Cinco series de periodistas


          The 4 Fundamentals of Tomorrow’s Safe Cities   

Recently, we unveiled our Safe City vision. The underpinning technology of this vision is an enterprise information architecture approach that integrates city organizations and their data into an industry-agnostic platform. In this post, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure's senior vice president of APAC Rodger Soo delves into the four fundamentals of Safe Cities.


          HelloSign Lands Leader Category on Latest G2 Crowd Grid for eSignature   

Rated Best in User Satisfaction, Enterprise Scalability and API Integration Scores Amongst Competitors

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14477519.htm


              
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          Best Practices For Adopting An Enterprise Screening Platform   

Bio-IT World Contributed Commentary | A few years back, AstraZeneca started on a journey to adopt and implement an enterprise-level screening platform for use company-wide. Here are some of the important milestones in that journey.


          Nuance Ranked #1 in Chatbot/Virtual Assistants for Enterprise...   

Nuance Communications, Inc . today announced that Nina has earned a spot on Forrester's Recommended Product List, receiving the number one ranking among the 10 most significant Chatbot providers for Enterprise Customer Service in the newly published Forrester Research report, The Top 10 Chatbots for Enterprise Customer Service .


          TDS names Anita Kroll as vice president and controller   

A Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.A today announced that Anita Kroll was appointedA to vice president and controller, effective immediately. She will be responsible for corporate accounting, internal and external reporting, accounting policy, tax compliance and accounting, and enterprise wide shared services.


          Indy sign (inevitably) vandalized   
The Missoula Independent's street-facing sign was turned into a punchline over the weekend.

Making a joke that Indy staffers have heard repeatedly since the paper was acquired by Lee Enterprises last Thursday, someone spray painted over the first two letters of the newspaper's name so it reads as "dependent."

Publisher Matt Gibson noticed the damage when he arrived at the office Monday morning and filed a police report.

"I can't believe it took this long for our sign to get vandalized," he says. The red-and-white sign is a decade old.

The Independent was independently owned since its founding in 1991.…
          So, about that sale...   
If you're reading this, you've probably already heard the news: Lee Enterprises, owner of the Missoulian, has purchased the Missoula Independent, effective today.

This is not a delayed April Fools joke, and it is not a cut-and-paste error from News of the Weird.…
          One Belt, One Road... Implications for Mission   

Not long ago I was in Hong Kong and the talk of the town was China’s One Belt, One Road plan to catalyze business ventures across Asia and into Europe.

For those of you never hearing of the idea, check out this interview by McKinsey & Company: China’s One Belt, One Road: Will it reshape global trade?

It’s certainly a breathtaking economic initiative and many wonder if it’ll come to fruition because of the massive infrastructure costs it will take to pull everything together. One thing we can say, China is ambitious!

For me, the talk was all about how important this enterprise will become for the Gospel’s advance. Christian business leader after Christian business leader were extolling the potential, saying we must capitalize on this moment because the potential is too big to miss! And, the timing is interesting in that the country’s Church has laid an ambitious plan to repay the debt they owe God be sending 20,000 missionaries from their country across these belts and roads by 2030: see Vision 2030 and Asian believers cast vision for massive outreach.

The idea is not without its critiques either: Check out Asian Access Council of Reference Member and ChinaSource CEO Dr. Brent Fulton’s reflections—One Belt, One Road, One Mission?

Certainly, the extraordinary plan will be something to watch in the upcoming decade. And, regardless of its success, the implications are enormous and worth thinking about. For Asian Access, we will continue coming alongside leaders in this country to fulfill our founders dream, “My Vision is to Empower your Vision!” and one new way we are approaching these throughout various sectors of society is our new business venture. Check it out: A2.business

We used to see our role as exclusively coming alongside emerging young pastors, leaders of leaders who have potential to influence their cities, regions and countries. Now, we realize that in order to fully fulfill our vision, we also must come alongside emerging young leaders in the business sector as well. Together, we aspire to see the Church overcome the “Sacred/Secular Divide” and catalyze a movement “to see a vibrant community of servant leaders… leading the Church across Asia… to unite the Church, multiply leaders and congregations and extend the transforming power of the Gospel.”

 

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          Tax Manager/Director - (Boston)   
Requisition Number 17-0646 Title Tax Manager/Director City Boston State MA Description We are seeking a Tax Manager or Director for our Quincy, MA office.Primary Responsibilities:Review of individual and business tax returns, tax research on a wide array of tax issues and tax planning, including identifying opportunities for all clients.Excellent staff mentoring skills, demonstrated ability to manage client relationships, and the desire to be an intricate part of business development and marketing strategies.This position will be assigned an established client base and you will be expected to communicate with those clients and work towards enhancing and growing the client base. Requirements Requirements6+ years progressive experience preparing and reviewing all types of tax returns, recognizing tax saving opportunities, and implementing tax strategies in the for-profit sector and public sector.4-year degree in accounting or related fieldTax Manager: CPA, JD, or MST required, Tax Director: CPA, JD, EA, or MST requiredABOUT THE FIRMCliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing and public accounting capabilities to help enhance our clients' enterprise value and assist them in growing and managing their related personal assets - all the way from startup to succession and beyond. Our professionals are immersed in the industries they serve and have specialized knowledge of their operating and regulatory environments.
          Business Model vs. Revenue Model   

My column in the December issue of the Entrepreneur magazine:  Assuming that the term ‘Business Model’ is the same as ‘Revenue Model’ is assuming that the word ‘aspiration’ means ‘inspiration’. Then, you might as well assume that the surname Singh is the same as Kejriwal.  The terms Business Model and Revenue Model are as distinct as chalk and cheese. Yes, they do look white at times and that’s how close they ever get.  To explain their distinction, let’s first consider Twitter – a company we are all familiar with (errr… if you don’t have a twitter handle, then please ask your kids to get you one before reading further!).  Now, let’s ask: What is the “Business” of Twitter? The website says “Twitter helps you create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.”  To deploy its business, Twitter like any other business in the world, needs a Business Model. That Business Model is the ‘engine’ that creates, executes, delivers and services the business. As an exercise, let’s break down some of the engine-parts of Twitter:  Product – Clearly, Twitter is a product that you have to use ‘as is’. You cannot customize Twitter too much and create your own version  Rules – What is allowed, what isn’t; how do the checks and balances work? These change over time.  Usage & access – Who can use Twitter? Clearly, anyone. Usage defines the ‘market’ that the company is going after and sets the controls of access etc.  Availability – How and where will the product of Twitter be made available? Currently via the web, as a mobile app and as a mobile service.  I am sure you can list the rest of the engine parts. Do it! It will be a neat exercise.  The Business Model is the magical assembly that makes all these moving parts come together and actually creates a live, real business!  But engines can be pretty ineffective unless they are used for a real purpose! That is the real genius of a Business Model. Creating a ‘magical use’ of the Business Model that makes the company propel itself forward, like a rocket, shooting into the universe. The founding entrepreneurs, the core team and people in the company at the very early stage are usually the magicians! (This is also why startups are such fun!)  In the case of Twitter, the genius of allowing ‘followers’ &‘following’, trends, and the absolutely ubiquitous ‘#’ hashtag is what sprinkled magic on its Business Model and made it a household name. The ‘rule’ of 140 characters created an amazing reduction in reading clutter that today, allows us to read hundreds of tweets at a time, without getting tired or bored.  Was the need to add @ before every user name a good business idea? Surely not. It made Twitter a ‘techy’ product and intimidated a lot of people. Could the @ have been dropped just after the launch when the business began to show a strain in user adoption? I think so. This is one example of a defect design in Twitter’s Business Model with respect to usability (the simpler the product, the faster it scales).  Twitter really took off on gossip. And when Hollywood personalities began using it as their digital mouthpiece. The company’s Business Model was clearly proven out when tweets exploded and we saw twitter handles everywhere.  Twitter listed on the NYSE in the first week of November and was valued at 22 billion dollars at the time of writing this article.  Therefore, let’s park the point that the business of Twitter, propelled by a massively successful Business Model was proven massively successful by its IPO and 22 billion dollar market value. Now let’s tackle Revenue Model.  In the exercise of listing the engine parts of the Twitter engine, you may have listed ‘revenue’ as one of the items. Good going and good thinking!  For many years, no one really knew the Revenue Model of Twitter; if and how they made money; and if there was as a plan. I vaguely remember that when the co-founders of Twitter were once asked what their Revenue Model was, they shrugged and said, “We are trying to figure it out”. Evidently the Revenue Model of their massively explosive business was not top of their mind.  I applaud the Twitter co-founders for their unconventional and contrarian thinking; and for delaying the creation of its Revenue Model while they were perfecting its Business Model. Clearly placing the horse before the cart and not the other way around!  In the Twitter IPO listing, revenues of the company were pegged at about US$ 400 million (for 9 months). Let us assume that they will generate US$ 500 million by the year end.  Where does the money come from? Evidently, from advertising via ‘sponsored tweets’. Now, only a few ‘involved’ consumers even notice these sponsored tweets that appear interspersed while reading tweets on twitter walls.  So, is the Revenue Model of the almighty Twitter only advertisements, served via these chintu-mintu non-intrusive and elegant sponsored tweets?  Maybe, maybe not. But what is clear is that the Revenue Model halo isn’t eclipsing the Business Model of Twitter that is currently going gangbusters. Also, anyone who understands public markets will also tell you that stock investors do not value a company generating US$ 500 million in revenue for US$ 22 billion. Undoubtedly, investors are paying for Business Model vs. Revenue Model.  At this juncture, let me throw a spanner in the works and remind you of the Internet behemoth called Myspace that was launched in 2003. The site was a social networking platform for music rockstars and their fans.  By 2005, Myspace had boom, boom, boomed! It became the most popular social networking site in the world and was acquired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation for US$ 580 million. Myspace also became the launch pad for other big startups like RockYou and Zynga and dominated the traffic charts.  In June 2006 Myspace surpassed Google as the most visited website in the USA!  You will not refute me when I state that in 2006, the Business Model of Myspace was absolutely stellar! I mean have you ever heard of any website beating the traffic of Google in USA?!  Alas! Myspace sat on the wall. Myspace had a great fall. All of Murdoch’s finances and all of Murdoch’s men Couldn’t put Myspace together again. In a couple of years after its peak, Myspace crashed into oblivion. In June 2011, the once Herculean Myspace was acquired by Justin Timberlake and Specific Media Group for a measly, vada pav price of US$ 35 million! A site that had beaten Google in traffic was now a piece of scrap.  What went wrong? What made Myspace implode, crash and burn? A very badly implemented REVENUE MODEL!!  At its peak, Myspace entered into an advertising contract with Google that guaranteed Myspace US$ 900 million  in minimum revenue over a 3 year period. This deal badly compromised the user experience on the website that was anyway reeling under heavy advertising. To honor the Google deal, Myspace had to spray the site with ads. The Myspace CEO Chris DeWolfe reported that he had to push back against Fox Interactive Media’s sales team who monetized the site without regard to user experience (Source – Wikipedia).  Just like Diwali crakers, Myspace crackled, fizzled and burnt out. The company’s Revenue Model had destroyed the Business Model on which the entire business was built!  To put it metaphorically, the Revenue Model component in the Myspace engine was such a defective part, that it bust the engine itself. Considering the Twitter and the Myspace examples, let me summarize as: – The Business Model of any enterprise is unique, distinct and very, very sacred. It’s the soul of the business that needs to be cultivated, nourished, and preserved. The difference between failed, mediocre and spectacular companies is their Business Model and the magical genius that it comes wrapped in. – The Revenue Model is an offshoot of a sound Business Model and can wait. It’s a dangerous, volatile, elusive element that needs to be eased into a business like a foreign article entering a sacred body. With care and utmost caution. A successful combination of a great Business Model and Revenue Model results in a Google of today or a Facebook of tomorrow. But if you place your Revenue Model on the throne and crown it as king, with your Business Model as its slave, then you will land up with a Myspace of yesterday.  ****** Read ALL my other articles published in Entrepreneur mag HERE. ****** First Published on: Dec 3, 2013

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          China's Charter 08   
China's Charter 08
New York Review of Books
Volume 56, Number 1 · January 15, 2009


Translated from the Chinese by Perry Link

The document below, signed by more than two thousand Chinese citizens, was conceived and written in conscious admiration of the founding of Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia, where, in January 1977, more than two hundred Czech and Slovak intellectuals formed a
loose, informal, and open association of people...united by the will to strive individually and collectively for respect for human and civil rights in our country and throughout the world.
The Chinese document calls not for ameliorative reform of the current political system but for an end to some of its essential features, including one-party rule, and their replacement with a system based on human rights and democracy.

The prominent citizens who have signed the document are from both outside and inside the government, and include not only well-known dissidents and intellectuals, but also middle-level officials and rural leaders. They chose December 10, the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as the day on which to express their political ideas and to outline their vision of a constitutional, democratic China. They want Charter 08 to serve as a blueprint for fundamental political change in China in the years to come. The signers of the document will form an informal group, open-ended in size but united by a determination to promote democratization and protection of human rights in China and beyond.

Following the text is a postscript describing some of the regime's recent reactions to it.

—Perry Link
I. FOREWORD

A hundred years have passed since the writing of China's first constitution. 2008 also marks the sixtieth anniversary of the promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the thirtieth anniversary of the appearance of the Democracy Wall in Beijing, and the tenth of China's signing of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. We are approaching the twentieth anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre of pro-democracy student protesters. The Chinese people, who have endured human rights disasters and uncountable struggles across these same years, now include many who see clearly that freedom, equality, and human rights are universal values of humankind and that democracy and constitutional government are the fundamental framework for protecting these values.

By departing from these values, the Chinese government's approach to "modernization" has proven disastrous. It has stripped people of their rights, destroyed their dignity, and corrupted normal human intercourse. So we ask: Where is China headed in the twenty-first century? Will it continue with "modernization" under authoritarian rule, or will it embrace universal human values, join the mainstream of civilized nations, and build a democratic system? There can be no avoiding these questions.

The shock of the Western impact upon China in the nineteenth century laid bare a decadent authoritarian system and marked the beginning of what is often called "the greatest changes in thousands of years" for China. A "self-strengthening movement" followed, but this aimed simply at appropriating the technology to build gunboats and other Western material objects. China's humiliating naval defeat at the hands of Japan in 1895 only confirmed the obsolescence of China's system of government. The first attempts at modern political change came with the ill-fated summer of reforms in 1898, but these were cruelly crushed by ultraconservatives at China's imperial court. With the revolution of 1911, which inaugurated Asia's first republic, the authoritarian imperial system that had lasted for centuries was finally supposed to have been laid to rest. But social conflict inside our country and external pressures were to prevent it; China fell into a patchwork of warlord fiefdoms and the new republic became a fleeting dream.

The failure of both "self- strengthening" and political renovation caused many of our forebears to reflect deeply on whether a "cultural illness" was afflicting our country. This mood gave rise, during the May Fourth Movement of the late 1910s, to the championing of "science and democracy." Yet that effort, too, foundered as warlord chaos persisted and the Japanese invasion [beginning in Manchuria in 1931] brought national crisis.

Victory over Japan in 1945 offered one more chance for China to move toward modern government, but the Communist defeat of the Nationalists in the civil war thrust the nation into the abyss of totalitarianism. The "new China" that emerged in 1949 proclaimed that "the people are sovereign" but in fact set up a system in which "the Party is all-powerful." The Communist Party of China seized control of all organs of the state and all political, economic, and social resources, and, using these, has produced a long trail of human rights disasters, including, among many others, the Anti-Rightist Campaign (1957), the Great Leap Forward (1958–1960), the Cultural Revolution (1966–1969), the June Fourth [Tiananmen Square] Massacre (1989), and the current repression of all unauthorized religions and the suppression of the weiquan rights movement [a movement that aims to defend citizens' rights promulgated in the Chinese Constitution and to fight for human rights recognized by international conventions that the Chinese government has signed]. During all this, the Chinese people have paid a gargantuan price. Tens of millions have lost their lives, and several generations have seen their freedom, their happiness, and their human dignity cruelly trampled.

During the last two decades of the twentieth century the government policy of "Reform and Opening" gave the Chinese people relief from the pervasive poverty and totalitarianism of the Mao Zedong era, and brought substantial increases in the wealth and living standards of many Chinese as well as a partial restoration of economic freedom and economic rights. Civil society began to grow, and popular calls for more rights and more political freedom have grown apace. As the ruling elite itself moved toward private ownership and the market economy, it began to shift from an outright rejection of "rights" to a partial acknowledgment of them.

In 1998 the Chinese government signed two important international human rights conventions; in 2004 it amended its constitution to include the phrase "respect and protect human rights"; and this year, 2008, it has promised to promote a "national human rights action plan." Unfortunately most of this political progress has extended no further than the paper on which it is written. The political reality, which is plain for anyone to see, is that China has many laws but no rule of law; it has a constitution but no constitutional government. The ruling elite continues to cling to its authoritarian power and fights off any move toward political change.

The stultifying results are endemic official corruption, an undermining of the rule of law, weak human rights, decay in public ethics, crony capitalism, growing inequality between the wealthy and the poor, pillage of the natural environment as well as of the human and historical environments, and the exacerbation of a long list of social conflicts, especially, in recent times, a sharpening animosity between officials and ordinary people.

As these conflicts and crises grow ever more intense, and as the ruling elite continues with impunity to crush and to strip away the rights of citizens to freedom, to property, and to the pursuit of happiness, we see the powerless in our society—the vulnerable groups, the people who have been suppressed and monitored, who have suffered cruelty and even torture, and who have had no adequate avenues for their protests, no courts to hear their pleas—becoming more militant and raising the possibility of a violent conflict of disastrous proportions. The decline of the current system has reached the point where change is no longer optional.

II. OUR FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES

This is a historic moment for China, and our future hangs in the balance. In reviewing the political modernization process of the past hundred years or more, we reiterate and endorse basic universal values as follows:

Freedom. Freedom is at the core of universal human values. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, freedom in where to live, and the freedoms to strike, to demonstrate, and to protest, among others, are the forms that freedom takes. Without freedom, China will always remain far from civilized ideals.

Human rights. Human rights are not bestowed by a state. Every person is born with inherent rights to dignity and freedom. The government exists for the protection of the human rights of its citizens. The exercise of state power must be authorized by the people. The succession of political disasters in China's recent history is a direct consequence of the ruling regime's disregard for human rights.

Equality. The integrity, dignity, and freedom of every person—regardless of social station, occupation, sex, economic condition, ethnicity, skin color, religion, or political belief—are the same as those of any other. Principles of equality before the law and equality of social, economic, cultural, civil, and political rights must be upheld.

Republicanism. Republicanism, which holds that power should be balanced among different branches of government and competing interests should be served, resembles the traditional Chinese political ideal of "fairness in all under heaven." It allows different interest groups and social assemblies, and people with a variety of cultures and beliefs, to exercise democratic self-government and to deliberate in order to reach peaceful resolution of public questions on a basis of equal access to government and free and fair competition.

Democracy. The most fundamental principles of democracy are that the people are sovereign and the people select their government. Democracy has these characteristics: (1) Political power begins with the people and the legitimacy of a regime derives from the people. (2) Political power is exercised through choices that the people make. (3) The holders of major official posts in government at all levels are determined through periodic competitive elections. (4) While honoring the will of the majority, the fundamental dignity, freedom, and human rights of minorities are protected. In short, democracy is a modern means for achieving government truly "of the people, by the people, and for the people."

Constitutional rule. Constitutional rule is rule through a legal system and legal regulations to implement principles that are spelled out in a constitution. It means protecting the freedom and the rights of citizens, limiting and defining the scope of legitimate government power, and providing the administrative apparatus necessary to serve these ends.

III. WHAT WE ADVOCATE

Authoritarianism is in general decline throughout the world; in China, too, the era of emperors and overlords is on the way out. The time is arriving everywhere for citizens to be masters of states. For China the path that leads out of our current predicament is to divest ourselves of the authoritarian notion of reliance on an "enlightened overlord" or an "honest official" and to turn instead toward a system of liberties, democracy, and the rule of law, and toward fostering the consciousness of modern citizens who see rights as fundamental and participation as a duty. Accordingly, and in a spirit of this duty as responsible and constructive citizens, we offer the following recommendations on national governance, citizens' rights, and social development:

1. A New Constitution. We should recast our present constitution, rescinding its provisions that contradict the principle that sovereignty resides with the people and turning it into a document that genuinely guarantees human rights, authorizes the exercise of public power, and serves as the legal underpinning of China's democratization. The constitution must be the highest law in the land, beyond violation by any individual, group, or political party.

2. Separation of Powers. We should construct a modern government in which the separation of legislative, judicial, and executive power is guaranteed. We need an Administrative Law that defines the scope of government responsibility and prevents abuse of administrative power. Government should be responsible to taxpayers. Division of power between provincial governments and the central government should adhere to the principle that central powers are only those specifically granted by the constitution and all other powers belong to the local governments.

3. Legislative Democracy. Members of legislative bodies at all levels should be chosen by direct election, and legislative democracy should observe just and impartial principles.

4. An Independent Judiciary. The rule of law must be above the interests of any particular political party and judges must be independent. We need to establish a constitutional supreme court and institute procedures for constitutional review. As soon as possible, we should abolish all of the Committees on Political and Legal Affairs that now allow Communist Party officials at every level to decide politically sensitive cases in advance and out of court. We should strictly forbid the use of public offices for private purposes.

5. Public Control of Public Servants. The military should be made answerable to the national government, not to a political party, and should be made more professional. Military personnel should swear allegiance to the constitution and remain nonpartisan. Political party organizations must be prohibited in the military. All public officials including police should serve as nonpartisans, and the current practice of favoring one political party in the hiring of public servants must end.

6. Guarantee of Human Rights. There must be strict guarantees of human rights and respect for human dignity. There should be a Human Rights Committee, responsible to the highest legislative body, that will prevent the government from abusing public power in violation of human rights. A democratic and constitutional China especially must guarantee the personal freedom of citizens. No one should suffer illegal arrest, detention, arraignment, interrogation, or punishment. The system of "Reeducation through Labor" must be abolished.

7. Election of Public Officials. There should be a comprehensive system of democratic elections based on "one person, one vote." The direct election of administrative heads at the levels of county, city, province, and nation should be systematically implemented. The rights to hold periodic free elections and to participate in them as a citizen are inalienable.

8. Rural–Urban Equality. The two-tier household registry system must be abolished. This system favors urban residents and harms rural residents. We should establish instead a system that gives every citizen the same constitutional rights and the same freedom to choose where to live.

9. Freedom to Form Groups. The right of citizens to form groups must be guaranteed. The current system for registering nongovernment groups, which requires a group to be "approved," should be replaced by a system in which a group simply registers itself. The formation of political parties should be governed by the constitution and the laws, which means that we must abolish the special privilege of one party to monopolize power and must guarantee principles of free and fair competition among political parties.

10. Freedom to Assemble. The constitution provides that peaceful assembly, demonstration, protest, and freedom of expression are fundamental rights of a citizen. The ruling party and the government must not be permitted to subject these to illegal interference or unconstitutional obstruction.

11. Freedom of Expression. We should make freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and academic freedom universal, thereby guaranteeing that citizens can be informed and can exercise their right of political supervision. These freedoms should be upheld by a Press Law that abolishes political restrictions on the press. The provision in the current Criminal Law that refers to "the crime of incitement to subvert state power" must be abolished. We should end the practice of viewing words as crimes.

12. Freedom of Religion. We must guarantee freedom of religion and belief, and institute a separation of religion and state. There must be no governmental interference in peaceful religious activities. We should abolish any laws, regulations, or local rules that limit or suppress the religious freedom of citizens. We should abolish the current system that requires religious groups (and their places of worship) to get official approval in advance and substitute for it a system in which registry is optional and, for those who choose to register, automatic.

13. Civic Education. In our schools we should abolish political curriculums and examinations that are designed to indoctrinate students in state ideology and to instill support for the rule of one party. We should replace them with civic education that advances universal values and citizens' rights, fosters civic consciousness, and promotes civic virtues that serve society.

14. Protection of Private Property. We should establish and protect the right to private property and promote an economic system of free and fair markets. We should do away with government monopolies in commerce and industry and guarantee the freedom to start new enterprises. We should establish a Committee on State-Owned Property, reporting to the national legislature, that will monitor the transfer of state-owned enterprises to private ownership in a fair, competitive, and orderly manner. We should institute a land reform that promotes private ownership of land, guarantees the right to buy and sell land, and allows the true value of private property to be adequately reflected in the market.

15. Financial and Tax Reform. We should establish a democratically regulated and accountable system of public finance that ensures the protection of taxpayer rights and that operates through legal procedures. We need a system by which public revenues that belong to a certain level of government—central, provincial, county or local—are controlled at that level. We need major tax reform that will abolish any unfair taxes, simplify the tax system, and spread the tax burden fairly. Government officials should not be able to raise taxes, or institute new ones, without public deliberation and the approval of a democratic assembly. We should reform the ownership system in order to encourage competition among a wider variety of market participants.

16. Social Security. We should establish a fair and adequate social security system that covers all citizens and ensures basic access to education, health care, retirement security, and employment.

17. Protection of the Environment. We need to protect the natural environment and to promote development in a way that is sustainable and responsible to our descendants and to the rest of humanity. This means insisting that the state and its officials at all levels not only do what they must do to achieve these goals, but also accept the supervision and participation of nongovernmental organizations.

18. A Federated Republic. A democratic China should seek to act as a responsible major power contributing toward peace and development in the Asian Pacific region by approaching others in a spirit of equality and fairness. In Hong Kong and Macao, we should support the freedoms that already exist. With respect to Taiwan, we should declare our commitment to the principles of freedom and democracy and then, negotiating as equals and ready to compromise, seek a formula for peaceful unification. We should approach disputes in the national-minority areas of China with an open mind, seeking ways to find a workable framework within which all ethnic and religious groups can flourish. We should aim ultimately at a federation of democratic communities of China.

19. Truth in Reconciliation. We should restore the reputations of all people, including their family members, who suffered political stigma in the political campaigns of the past or who have been labeled as criminals because of their thought, speech, or faith. The state should pay reparations to these people. All political prisoners and prisoners of conscience must be released. There should be a Truth Investigation Commission charged with finding the facts about past injustices and atrocities, determining responsibility for them, upholding justice, and, on these bases, seeking social reconciliation.

China, as a major nation of the world, as one of five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, and as a member of the UN Council on Human Rights, should be contributing to peace for humankind and progress toward human rights. Unfortunately, we stand today as the only country among the major nations that remains mired in authoritarian politics. Our political system continues to produce human rights disasters and social crises, thereby not only constricting China's own development but also limiting the progress of all of human civilization. This must change, truly it must. The democratization of Chinese politics can be put off no longer.

Accordingly, we dare to put civic spirit into practice by announcing Charter 08. We hope that our fellow citizens who feel a similar sense of crisis, responsibility, and mission, whether they are inside the government or not, and regardless of their social status, will set aside small differences to embrace the broad goals of this citizens' movement. Together we can work for major changes in Chinese society and for the rapid establishment of a free, democratic, and constitutional country. We can bring to reality the goals and ideals that our people have incessantly been seeking for more than a hundred years, and can bring a brilliant new chapter to Chinese civilization.
POSTSCRIPT

The planning and drafting of Charter 08 began in the late spring of 2008, but Chinese authorities were apparently unaware of it or unconcerned by it until several days before it was announced on December 10. On December 6, Wen Kejian, a writer who signed the charter, was detained in the city of Hangzhou in eastern China and questioned for about an hour. Police told Wen that Charter 08 was "different" from earlier dissident statements, and "a fairly grave matter." They said there would be a coordinated investigation in all cities and provinces to "root out the organizers," and they advised Wen to remove his name from the charter. Wen declined, telling the authorities that he saw the charter as a fundamental turning point in history.

Meanwhile, on December 8, in Shenzhen in the far south of China, police called on Zhao Dagong, a writer and signer of the charter, for a "chat." They told Zhao that the central authorities were concerned about the charter and asked if he was the organizer in the Shenzhen area.

Later on December 8, at 11 PM in Beijing, about twenty police entered the home of Zhang Zuhua, one of the charter's main drafters. A few of the police took Zhang with them to the local police station while the rest stayed and, as Zhang's wife watched, searched the home and confiscated books, notebooks, Zhang's passport, all four of the family's computers, and all of their cash and credit cards. (Later Zhang learned that his family's bank accounts, including those of both his and his wife's parents, had been emptied.) Meanwhile, at the police station, Zhang was detained for twelve hours, where he was questioned in detail about Charter 08 and the group Chinese Human Rights Defenders in which he is active.

It was also late on December 8 that another of the charter's signers, the literary critic and prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo, was taken away by police. His telephone in Beijing went unanswered, as did e-mail and Skype messages sent to him. As of the present writing, he's believed to be in police custody, although the details of his detention are not known.

On the morning of December 9, Beijing lawyer Pu Zhiqiang was called in for a police "chat," and in the evening the physicist and philosopher Jiang Qisheng was called in as well. Both had signed the charter and were friends of the drafters. On December 10—the day the charter was formally announced—the Hangzhou police returned to the home of Wen Kejian, the writer they had questioned four days earlier. This time they were more threatening. They told Wen he would face severe punishment if he wrote about the charter or about Liu Xiaobo's detention. "Do you want three years in prison?" they asked. "Or four?"

On December 11 the journalist Gao Yu and the writer Liu Di, both well-known in Beijing, were interrogated about their signing of the Charter. The rights lawyer, Teng Biao, was approached by the police but declined, on principle, to meet with them. On December 12 and 13 there were reports of interrogations in many provinces—Shaanxi, Hunan, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, and others—of people who had seen the charter on the Internet, found that they agreed with it, and signed. With these people the police focused on two questions: "How did you get involved?" and "What do you know about the drafters and organizers?"

The Chinese authorities seem unaware of the irony of their actions. Their efforts to quash Charter 08 only serve to underscore China's failure to uphold the very principles that the charter advances. The charter calls for "free expression" but the regime says, by its actions, that it has once again denied such expression. The charter calls for freedom to form groups, but the nationwide police actions that have accompanied the charter's release have specifically aimed at blocking the formation of a group. The charter says "we should end the practice of viewing words as crimes," and the regime says (literally, to Wen Kejian) "we can send you to prison for these words." The charter calls for the rule of law and the regime sends police in the middle of the night to act outside the law; the charter says "police should serve as nonpartisans," and here the police are plainly partisan.

Charter 08 is signed only by citizens of the People's Republic of China who are living inside China. But Chinese living outside China are signing a letter of strong support for the charter. The eminent historian Yu Ying-shih, the astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, writers Ha Jin and Zheng Yi, and more than 160 others have so far signed.

On December 12, the Dalai Lama issued his own letter in support of the charter, writing that "a harmonious society can only come into being when there is trust among the people, freedom from fear, freedom of expression, rule of law, justice, and equality." He called on the Chinese government to release prisoners "who have been detained for exercising their freedom of expression."

—Perry Link, December 18, 2008
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Se ha anunciado una grave vulnerabilidad que afecta a varias distribuciones Linux que puede permitir a un atacante remoto provocar condiciones de denegación de servicio o ejecutar código arbitrario.

El investigador Chris Coulson de Canonical (desarrolladores de Ubuntu) ha anunciado una vulnerabilidad de escritura fuera de límites en systemd-resolved. Un servidor DNS malicioso puede aprovechar la vulnerabilidad con el envío de una respuesta TCP especialmente diseñada para engañar systemd-resolved, de forma que determinados tamaños pasados a dns_packet_new pueden hacer que asigne un búfer demasiado pequeño y posteriormente escribir datos arbitrarios más allá del final del mismo. El atacante podría conseguir provocar la caída del sistema o ejecutar código arbitrario.


Según confirmaUbuntu la vulnerabilidad, con CVE-2017-9445, se introdujo en systemd en la versión 233 en 2015.
Ubuntu ha publicado actualizaciones del sistema que corrigen el problema:
Ubuntu 17.04:
Ubuntu 16.10:
O simplemente actualizando con:
       $ sudo apt-get update
       $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Systemd fue creado por desarrolladores de RedHat y también se ha incluido en otras distribuciones Linux como Debian, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Gentoo Linux, Fedora o CentOS.

Debian por su parte confirmaque esta vulnerabilidad afecta a Debian Stretch y Buster (aunque no a Debian Wheezy y Jessie). Red Haty SUSEconfirman que no se ven afectadas.

Más información:

CVE-2017-9445: Out-of-bounds write in systemd-resolved with crafted TCP payload

USN-3341-1: Systemd vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3341-1

Canonincal CVE-2017-9445

Debian CVE-2017-9445

Red Hat CVE-2017-9445

SUSE CVE-2017-9445


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Twitter: @aropero



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           Sights & Sound 2013 Official PR   




Merging tourism photography, multimedia arts, local music and Ilonggo movie launch, Sights & Sound 2013, a co-production of 8finity Events, RSLPhoenix Music, Robinsons Place Iloilo with Hampang Productions, Department of Tourism Region VI, Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc. and the CPU Council of Advertising Practitioners, is a whole-day special event worth visiting on May 16 from 10am to 6pm at Robinsons Place Iloilo Fountain Area.
If you want to see some innovative and artistic multimedia arts from photography, graphic designs, video adverts and short films, Hampang Productions and the CPU Council of Advertising Practitioners will exhibit their magnificent works starting 10am until 6pm. For photography enthusiasts, feel free to submit your photo entry to the Digital Tourism Photo Contest of any scenery or tourism site in Western Visayas by sending it with your name and contact details at 8finitymagazin@gmail.com and hampangproductions@gmail.com before May 14.
Get ready to be entertainment for a full acoustic pop concert at 2pm with original music and cover song performances by RSLPhoenix Music exclusive artists headed by UK-based alternative indie songstress Jehnniel Palma with upcoming an international record album, acoustic heartthrob Daniel Zedane, local pop diva Sheila Barrios, newcomer pop artists Jen Sanchez and Muke Gonzaga, plus guest rap artist Zpinx Angel.
At 5pm, Ilonggo veteran photographer and filmmaker Ronny Poblacion fresh from his phenomenal success of his Sineng Pambansa 2013 film entry “Beadworks,” will launch and unveil the teaser trailer of his new international Ilonggo movie “Pangyaw” (Friend, in Chinese) partly shot in Hong Kong. His lead actors Chuck Luat and Janna Eve Marin will join the Ilonggo filmmaker for a mini press conference.
The event is co-presented by Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, The Peter Solis Nery Foundation for Hiligaynon Literature and The Arts, Cilantro, GMA Iloilo, Shana Lacs Spa, Everpure by Dayn Gabryll Water Enterprise (CP# 09212800481), Hong Kong Kitchen, Beauty Dynamics, Ong Bun Pension House, Fiesta BBQ and Seafood, and A. Moleta Printer.  

          B2B Enterprise Senior Marketing Manager - fishRecruit Inc. - Toronto, ON   
The company is on retainer with global giants like Nestle, Unilever, Danone and Ipsos in its home market and is poised for rapid growth in Canada and North...
From Indeed - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 22:37:42 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Agent de service (laveur de vehicule) - Enterprise Holdings - Montréal, QC   
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the largest and fastest growing privately owned automotive rental and leasing company in the North America. With over 7,000 branch
From Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Mon, 08 May 2017 12:15:16 GMT - View all Montréal, QC jobs
          Agent de service (laveur de vehicule) - Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Montréal, QC   
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the largest and fastest growing privately owned automotive rental and leasing company in the North America. With over 7,000 branch
From Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Sun, 07 May 2017 06:50:48 GMT - View all Montréal, QC jobs
          HP LaserJet Color Enterprise CP4025dn printer   

Prijs: € 1.230,95 Aanbiedingsprijs: € 969,95


          HP LaserJet Color Enterprise CP4025n printer   

Prijs: € 922,95 Aanbiedingsprijs: € 879,95


          Senior Tax Analyst - Xerox Corporation - United Kingdom   
We do this for small and mid-size businesses, large enterprises, governments, graphic communications providers, and for our partners who serve them....
From Xerox Corporation - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:41:38 GMT - View all United Kingdom jobs
          Management Trainee - Enterprise Holdings - Okanagan, BC   
Organizations/Clubs- at a leadership level, Volunteerism- at a leadership level, Community Involvement- at a leadership level, Collegiate or Professional...
From Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:12:08 GMT - View all Okanagan, BC jobs
          TWiET 246: A Storage Drive to Rule Them All   
What kind of storage is appropriate for your on-premise or cloud storage needs? Ramesh Balan of Exablox is here to talk about the changing enterprise storage market. Hosts: Brian Chee and Louis Maresca Guest: Ramesh Iyer Balan Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-enterprise-tech. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.
          5 Reasons to Choose QuickBooks   

Whether you’re running an international corporation, a medium-sized enterprise on the grow or you’re a micro business trying to find your way, there is only one solution to your monetary management. QuickBooks products have been helping business owners make sense&hellip

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          $1.5 million to Alfred State for biorefinery prototype   
Posted Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:30

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) recently awarded $1.5 million to Alfred State for the Biorefinery Development and Commercialization Center (BDCC). The prototype facility will help private and public partners leverage wood resources to create sustainable businesses using advanced manufacturing processes. The new grant increases the total funding raised to date for the research facility to $4.5 million. 

“This is great news for Alfred State and the entire Southern Tier. This federal investment will help bring 15 new businesses and 125 good paying pay jobs to the Southern Tier and push this region’s economy into the future,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “The work done at BDCC will help create a ‘New Forest Economy’ by working with local partners and using the region’s abundant natural resources to spur long-term economic development. I will fight tooth and nail to make sure Alfred State continues to have the resources it needs to leverage the region’s workforce and grow private enterprise.” 

sky, clouds, weeds, trees
Lumber from the Southern Tier will help fuel Alfred State’s Biorefinery Development
and Commercialization Center.

“This award is a blueprint for new jobs, fresh opportunities, and a robust economic future for New York’s Southern Tier,” said ARC Federal Co-Chairman Earl F. Gohl.  “It is part of a strategy to bring added capital into the region, and help the region prepare to globally compete in manufacturing, technology, construction, and a variety of other industry sectors.” 

“Alfred State knows the ARC funding for the BDCC project will have a high impact by supporting equipment, training, and developing a network across the ARC region. Developing the proven Hot Water Extraction process in the BDCC will allow Alfred State to lead in biorefinery development and training in the region through the partners in the network,” said Craig R. Clark, vice president for economic development at Alfred State and executive director of the Allegany County Industrial Development Agency. 

The BDCC is a prototype that will develop and commercialize the Hot Water Extraction (HWE) process that produces valuable chemical assets from wood, energy crops, and agricultural residuals. Through this technology, approximately 25 percent of the biomass is converted into value-added products such as advanced fuels and bio-based chemicals for plastics. The remaining 75 percent produces modified wood chips that have improved qualities for paper products, fuel pellets, and particleboard used in furnishings and construction. 

Alfred State’s 18,000-square-foot biorefinery center is intended to spur additional investment, including business start-ups and full-scale biorefineries. Alfred State, the State University of New York (SUNY), universities from other ARC states, and private-sector bioenergy and biochemical companies will benefit from the research facility. 

“This project has been in the works for about five years, but recent advances in funding have spurred our progress,” stated Clark. “We are conducting engineering studies right now regarding process and project costs related to implementation of the center.” 

Through the BDCC, Alfred State will also provide training and technical services to both start-up companies and companies impacted by economic changes as they seek to enter new markets, diversify their manufacturing base, and adapt their workforce. The research facility is a collaboration between Alfred State and Syracuse-based Applied Biorefinery Sciences. 

According to Clark, “The BDCC prototype facility is the first step to launch full-sized commercial plants that can cost about $200 million to build. The effect on a local economy like ours will be tremendous.” 

The award to Alfred State was made through ARC’s POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative. This congressionally funded multi-agency strategy brings federal resources directly to help communities and regions affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of America’s energy production.



          Global Tortilla Chips Market 2017-2021 with GRUMA, Grupo Bimbo, PepsiCo & Truco Enterprises Dominating   

Research and Markets LogoDUBLIN, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Tortilla Chips Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. The global tortilla chips market to grow at a CAGR of 7.42% during the period 2017-2021. PepsiCo's Frito Lay...



          Apply by July 5: Inherent Design   
Event Date: Nov 6, 2017 - Dec 8, 2017; Event City: Banff, AB, CA

Program Overview

The history of place-making is often rife with nation building; claiming territory, oppression, conformity, and exclusion. How might a place acknowledge or remember the lived experience and collective enterprise of Indigenous peoples? Might our experience of place shift if we recognize the knowledge inherent in materials themselves, and artistic practices that promote alternate ways of seeing and knowing? Architecture has the potential to be more than a closed system of structures or containers in which people and things inhabit. Can we create ephemeral experiences, temporary and permanent structures, actions and interventions that expand our understanding of each other and the collective, respect local knowledge and relationships to the environment, and strengthen our connection to place? 

This five-week program will explore several global Indigenous perspectives on architecture, art, traditional design methodologies, and materials. Participants will delve into  history, function, and contemporary explorations and appropriations.  As artists, architects, designers, and community leaders, we will discuss our respective roles in the process of place-making. Participants will bring their own diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and will discover other types of knowledge and processes that can inform their studio practices, public art, community, and architecture based practices.  

What does the program offer?

Residencies offer structured programs where artists, curators, and other arts professionals come together to create work and discuss pertinent themes. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, studio work, formal lectures, and studio visits from world-renowned visiting artists and curators, participants gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and professional development of their work.

Who should apply?

Visual artists, designers, and architects of Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds are welcome to apply. Applicants should have an exhibition/publication record, formal training in visual arts, architecture, or design, or equivalent experience and recognition from their communities.

Visit banffcentre.ca/programs/inherent-design to apply.

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          Heineken exchanging Bruno Mars tickets for crowdfunding dollars   
As part of what it calls "The Cities Project," Heineken and The National Trust for Historic Preservation are giving away an allotment of Bruno Mars tickets in exchange for a contribution of $150 to one of eleven selected Indiegogo campaigns.

To donate and get tickets, go here and scroll down to the section that says "How to Get Tickets." You'll be able to select "Little Rock" as the city in which you want to attend a Bruno Mars concert (8 p.m. Sunday, October 22 at Verizon Arena) and view the amount of tickets left for Indiegogo donors. New allotments of tickets are released every Monday.

Here's a statement about the project:

What if you could land tickets to this summer’s hottest concert tour, while helping make great U.S. cities even greater?

The Cities Project by Heineken® has partnered with the Bruno Mars 24K Magic U.S. Tour, offering fans a rare chance to earn concert tickets to the highly anticipated tour by supporting select projects on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform that have been identified by Heineken with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the nation’s leading preservation organization, for their potential to improve cities.

From now through the end of June, fans can visit enterprise.indiegogo.com/HeinekenCities to select the city from the Bruno Mars 24K Magic U.S. Tour for which they’d like concert tickets. They then select from a curated list of Indiegogo projects and make a $150 contribution to eligible projects to receive a pair of tickets, which are available on a first come, first serve basis. The Cities Project by Heineken will award more than 2,600 pairs of tickets.





          Mid Atlantic Named Account Manager - Actiance - Atlantic, NS   
Actiance allows companies to use email, enterprise social software, unified communication, instant messaging, and social media in a way that allows them to...
From Actiance - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:44:33 GMT - View all Atlantic, NS jobs
          Veeam e Nutanix accelerano la Digital Transformation per la Always-On Enterprise   

Veeam diventa la principale soluzione di Availability per gli ambienti virtualizzati supportati da Nutanix

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          The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 6/29/2017   
Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.
The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.9 million page views with 3900+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the weekly insight about digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.

  The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 6/29/2017
  • The New Book "Performance Master - Take a Holistic Approach to Unlock Digital Performance" Introduction, Slideshare The purpose of the book “Performance Master: Take a Holistic Approach to Unlock Digital Performance “is to provide an in-depth understanding and share unique insight about how to take a holistic approach to measuring and managing enterprise digital performance. Without measurements, it can be hard to tell whether attempted improvements achieve the expected results or not. It's fair to say that any organization didn't have a systematic approach to performance assessment and measurement at both strategic and operational level has a giant blind spot that is impairing their performance. A well-designed performance management system is a necessary foundation for continuous improvement.

  • The Digital Board’s Digital Leadership Inquires The corporate board as high-level governance body plays a crucial role in business advising and monitoring, as well as setting key tones in organizational culture style and leadership quintessential. Corporate boards also need to advocate changes and become the mastermind behind the digital transformation.

  • Accelerating Digital IT via Avoiding these Pitfalls Many organizations are on the journey of digital transformation, but it is the path not being fully discovered and explored yet. Or put another way, as every organization is at the different stage of the business growth cycle, each of them has to match their own pace, fit their own circumstances, and develop their own set of next practices for accelerating digital transformation. There are many roadblocks and hidden barriers on the way. Old IT thinking cannot move fast enough in the era of the digitalization. Digital CIOs today need to have both business acumen and technological understanding to become the trustful business advisor and empathetic IT manager in order to lead effectively and digitize IT effortlessly.

  • The “Push & Pull” Forces of Digital Transformation: Digital is fluid, digital is also complex. It becomes complex if things do interact, particularly in the case of "non-linear" interaction, interdependent relationships, and hyperconnected business association. You can't separate things properly, and often you cannot predict the actual effect of interaction straightforwardly. Therefore, running a high-performance digital business is no longer a single dimensional effort to applying the cool technologies or focus on short-term profitability only, but a multidimensional pursuit to embed digital into core business processes and build differentiated business capability. It is about how to leverage the “push & pull” business forces to adapt to changes and orchestrate a full-fledged digital transformation.

  •  Explore a Unique Path to Innovate IT Many companies are at the tipping point for the digital transformation journey, more and more businesses empower their IT to lead changes and catalyze business growth. Due to the overwhelming growth of information and disruptive nature of technologies, IT is at the crossroad, either ride the learning curve and explore a unique path to build differentiated competency, or just keep the lights on only, react to the business’s requests and become irrelevant. Some high-performing IT organizations have moved up its maturity to become the innovation hub and game changer in their companies, how can they make it?.

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking and innovating the new ideas; it’s not just about WHAT to say, but about WHY to say, and HOW to say it. It reflects the color and shade of your thought patterns, and it indicates the peaks and curves of your thinking waves. Unlike pure entertainment, quality and professional content takes time for digesting, contemplation and engaging, and therefore, it takes the time to attract the "hungry minds" and the "deep souls." It’s the journey to amplify diverse voices and deepen digital footprints, and it's the way to harness your innovative spirit.



          The New Book “Performance Master: Take a Holistic Approach to Unlock Digital Performance” Quote Collection I   

Selecting the right measure and measuring it right are both art and science.


The purpose of the book “Performance Master: Take a Holistic Approach to Unlock Digital Performance “is to provide an in-depth understanding and share unique insight about how to take a holistic approach to measuring and managing enterprise digital performance. Without measurements, it can be hard to tell whether attempted improvements achieve the expected results or not. It's fair to say that any organization didn't have a systematic approach to performance assessment and measurement at both strategic and operational level has a giant blind spot that is impairing their performance. A well-designed performance management system is a necessary foundation for continuous improvement.



  1. Enterprise Performance Management is an overarching umbrella for other management disciplines.
  2. Metaphorically, if the enterprise is a vehicle, Enterprise Performance Management is like the gas pedal with speed scoreboard.
  3. If organizations measure the input to the implementation, but not the output, it’s a recipe for disaster.
  4. Metric is part of transparent visual management allowing pulling.
  5. Perhaps the difficulty in measuring Change Management is that the very thing we are measuring is changing.
  6. There is a need to evaluate the performance of employees in a more objective and continuous way.
  7. IT leaders must keep in mind which KPIs best measure IT ability to deliver business value.
  8. The goal of agility measure is to keep track of the most value-driven factors to lead business success.
  9. The customer is the focus for process management.
  10. The goal of measurement is to not only do things right but do the right things and continuously improve doing that.
  11. People do what you inspect, not what you expect.
  12. Selecting the right measure and measuring it right are both art and science. And KPIs influence management behavior as well as business culture.
  13. The real purpose of performance indicator is to provide business insight and monitor the progress and performance.
  14. The use of KPIs is meant to improve and transform the organizational performance.
  15. Defining the KPIs to measuring corporate performance is both art and science.
  16. Strategic-operational KPIs alignment gives the organization a powerful tool to use when implementing change.
  17. Keep in mind, measurement is not just numbers, but stories.
  18. Any individual indicator can be a lead or lag indicator depending upon the context and explanatory model chosen.
  19. A true Net Performance Score will take into account many aspects of a typical customer engagement.
  20. Broadly speaking, the KPIs of the organization needs to be the KPIs of the IT function.
  21. IT metrics need to evolve to something that matters to the business audience; at the same time that “business sentiment” needs to get put into something more tangible.

          Running a Profound Digital IT   
Digital IT is profound, intelligent, and innovative. IT should be integral to and knowledgeable of the business, aligned with enterprise objectives, act as an enabler and an agent to changes.

Due to the changing nature of technology and overwhelming growth of information, IT organization can no longer just be operated as a support desk or cost center, being treated as “shallow IT,” or “shadow IT.” IT leaders and professionals also shouldn’t be perceived as geeks or nerds only, they need to become cool digital professionals with an ultra-modern mindset, develop the right set of skills, both hard and soft, and thrive to be artistic technologists or scientific artists, etc. They need to become digital agents to drive changes and bold innovators to advance their organization as well as our society. There are very few businesses today can state that IT does not play a significant role in the day to day operations or even long-term strategic positioning. The CIO has to look forward and actively position the business in the right place to take full advantage of opportunities and avoid the numerous pitfalls on the way. IT leaders have to become the visionary strategist to run a profound digital IT, look deeply into the future that can have a profound effect on where you go, and how you get there steadfastly.


IT is at a unique position to look at the business at a profound level - the business information and processes management cycle: IT is no longer just dealing with technology challenges via an inside-out lens, but solving thorny business problems via outside-in customer perspectives. Therefore, IT professionals have to learn how to listen to the business partner’s pain points and develop a customer-tailored approach with the business unit. It is the ability to align the business requirement with the IT capacity; the strong business orientation to bring the benefits of IT to solve business issues. It means that CIOs are able to constantly and dynamically lead an IT structure that well integrate with businesses and well ahead of the business requirement; it’s the ability to interact with businesses in their processes and pain areas; the ability to bring out, not technology driven but business-focused solutions; it’s about driving adoption for application going with change management, which is the toughest piece of IT management. It’s about the ability to manage business solutions via high-performance IT teams in a structural way.


IT and business should enforce profound communication and build the strategic partnership, transform from IT-business alignment to IT-business integration: At traditional businesses with silo setting, often IT and business speak their own dialect and get lost in translation. IT and the business relationship gets stuck at the superficial level, and IT was taking orders from the business or act as a controller to say “NO,” without asking enough open questions or offer alternative solutions. On the other side, non-IT personnel doesn't have an in-depth understanding of technology thoroughly, The issue is not whether IT matters as it clearly does. The issue is whether most business leaders understand how IT matters in order to leverage IT for catalyzing digital transformation. The business needs to have empathy and complexity mindset to understand IT better. Without the profound partnership, many organizations are not foresightful to empower their IT leaders or lack of in-depth understanding of IT capability, technology complexity, innovative potential and the paradox of IT management. IT also needs to educate the business about the complexity of IT integration, governance, risk and compliance management issues. The key challenge is to find a way so that both sides, even though they speak different 'languages' in some cases can communicate effectively.


Information is permeating into every corner of the business, and digital technology makes a profound impact on the organizational design and business management: Compared to the traditional organizational structure with a rigid hierarchy, digital organizations need to continually fine-tune a successful structure to improve customer-centricity. Thanks for the power of technologies, traditional hierarchical lines will phase out and a collective of business partners will emerge working collaboratively to set and achieve organizational goals as well as strategy. The challenge for any business is to find a successful structure that helps to empower people, enforce iterative communication, and harness cross-functional collaboration to deliver better business results. In a world that has been transformed by technology, many old and powerful hierarchies became ‘commoditized,” the digital platforms blur the functional, business, and even industrial territories, and makes it more convenient to run the business as a whole, instead of the sum of pieces. Limited hierarchy works best in a creative environment where the free flow of ideas and their prompt implementation is a key element of success. From IT management perspective, traditional IT is setting back and waiting for the business request. Digital IT has to be configured in a way to understand the business profoundly and set the architecture to deliver the tailored business and market need proactively. It also means that CIOs are able to constantly and dynamically lead an IT structure that well integrate with businesses and well ahead of the business requirement.


Digital IT is profound, intelligent, and innovative. IT and business communication and collaboration shouldn’t be like oil floating on the water but like the milk mixing with coffee. IT should be integral to and knowledgeable of the business, aligned with enterprise objectives, act as an enabler and an agent to changes. IT plays a significant role to weave all necessary business elements together to orchestrate a digital transformation symphony.  


          Unleashing the Power of Google Apps   
Google Apps is one the latest challenges to Microsoft's dominance of productivity software on the desktop. A clear example of cloud computing, as all data created is stored on the Internet, Google apps includes applications for communications, including Gmail for electronic mail, Gtalk for instant messaging and Google calendar for organizing individuals schedules as well as sharing events, meetings and calendars with others; Google Docs, which can be used for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations; The Start Page which is a repository for users to preview their electronic mail, calendars and other content and Google Sites which maintains related documents and other information in place are part of the series of applications for collaboration and publishing. Google Apps is available in Standard, Premier and Education Editions, the first and last being free and the Premier Edition costing $50 per head per user per year.

According to Google, 500,000 businesses have signed up to use Google Apps, although the breakdown between paid and free subscriptions is unavailable. Many organizations are apparently impressed by the lower costs compared to a traditional desktop application, that include purchase of the software itself, reduced support and storage costs as well as claims of faster learning curves.

In addition, evidence is rising that that Google may be shaking up the software productivity market sooner than had been anticipated. Gartner's research has revealed many top corporations using Google Apps, with at least 6% of large enterprise information technology personnel using a Google web-based application on a daily basis. Google's share of the productivity market is becoming quickly pervasive.

However, in general, Google Apps are generally not as powerful in terms of capabilities when compared to Microsoft's Office Suite. However, whereas Microsoft's products are installed on desktops, Google's applications facilitate mobile collaboration, given their accessibility from the Internet at any time and any place. This capability for mobile users is very much ahead of Microsoft's plans for the deployment of its applications over the web. Yet, the heart of the controversy lies in the number of paid subscriptions to the service, which Google is hesitant to reveal, making it reliant on its income from these applications from advertising on the free edition of Gmail.

The implications for Microsoft and the industry are somewhat apparent. Microsoft will most likely need to adjust the pricing of its Office Suite in order to acknowledge the presence of Google Apps in the marketplace. In addition, users of office productivity have much to gain with this competition. Both suites will continue to add features and improvements in order to gain customers over each other.

Related to the applications arena, Google is now trying to be the premier search engine for image searching. Google has developed an image-recognition technology, called Visual Rank, which reduces the number of irrelevant images returned in a search by 83%. The implications for better search relevancy mean faster clicking through web pages which means increased revenue for Google. Other start-ups are making attempts in this arena, yet do not have the ability to make overall breakthroughs that can improve upon Google's technology. Their technologies may tackle image searches specific to an industry rather than compete against Google's which is geared for the computer industry in general. The release of this new capability is yet to be disclosed.

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           Launch of the Ability Enterprise    

          Solution Architect   
Our client is a well-established international financial services organisation with exciting growth plans in the UK. Through a combination of recent M&A activity and the development of a new digital strategy there is a requirement for an experienced enterprise architect to develop innovative technology strategies and archite..
          HVAC Parts & Supplies Store Associate - Carrier Enterprise, LLC - Greenville, SC   
Our Sales Center sell parts, supplies and equipment over the counter to HVAC contractors. The Southeast region of Carrier Enterprise sells residential and light...
From Carrier Enterprise, LLC - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:20:41 GMT - View all Greenville, SC jobs
          Google.org, BlackRock and others commit $2.2 million to Fast Forward’s nonprofit tech accelerator   
 As impact investing gains traction in the market, a new accelerator for tech nonprofits called Fast Forward has raised $2.2 million in philanthropic funding from the nonprofit arms of some of the world’s largest companies and financial services firms. BlackRock, Google.org, Comcast NBCUniversal, and AT&T joined Zendesk, Twilio.org, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the Nasiri and Rita… Read More
          Tintri up slightly after lowering IPO price   
 Enterprise cloud company Tintri was supposed to debut on the public markets yesterday with an IPO price between $10.50 to $12.50, but then pushed things back a day and lowered its price to $7. Shares were up about 3.5% midday Friday, trading at r...
          NACE Certified Painter - Triple H Enterprises - West Union, WV   
Pay based on experience level. Must be able to pass a drug test as well as a background check. Will be full time position and some travel required
From Indeed - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:12:48 GMT - View all West Union, WV jobs
          Land Surveyor Assistant - Triple H Enterprises - West Union, WV   
Salary based on experience. 1 plus years experience and travel will be required. Must be able to pass a drug test and background check. Job Type: Full
From Indeed - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:45:29 GMT - View all West Union, WV jobs
          Land Surveyor - Triple H Enterprises - West Union, WV   
Salary will be based on experience level. Travel required & at least 3-5 years experience. Must be able to pass a drug test and background check. Job Type:
From Indeed - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:45:28 GMT - View all West Union, WV jobs
          Basic Laborer - Triple H Enterprises - West Union, WV   
Salary based on experience Duties will require fence installation, painting, well location maintenance and other duties. Must be able to pass a drug test
From Indeed - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:45:27 GMT - View all West Union, WV jobs
          Corporation Persephone-7 has joined alliance Phase One Enterprises   
Corporation Persephone-7 has joined alliance Phase One Enterprises
          Grand opening 2 / Carl Weber.   
cover imageTravel back to a small Southern town where, before there was Duncan Motors, there were the Duncan brothers and their tough-as-nails women. After a hard fought battle, they've vanquished their rivals and taken their place as the leaders of Waycross, Georgia's criminal enterprises. Their rise to the top is not without problems, though, as outside forces enter the scene and the Duncans are rocked by the murder of one of their own. No one knows who the killer is, but their secret adversary, only known as the Reaper of Georgia, won't be happy until all the Duncans are completely wiped off the face of the earth. Luckily, the Duncan brothers aren't alone, and when new and old friends are called in to help, an all-out war ensues.
          Dispensary Assistant Manager - Medical Marijuana Enterprise - Natural Healthcare Inc - Leicester, MA   
Thorough understanding of state and local medical marijuana laws and how they apply to the operations of Natural Healthcare Inc....
From Indeed - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:42:29 GMT - View all Leicester, MA jobs
          Staff Accountant - Enterprise Holdings - Winnipeg, MB   
This Staff Accountant Position is based out of the Central Canada Group Office, located in Winnipeg MB, which oversees operations in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and... $18.27 an hour
From Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:07:27 GMT - View all Winnipeg, MB jobs
          A letter to MS press writers   

Dear Microsoft Press Writers,

As a long time user of your database products, I find myself becoming increasingly aggravated by the utter nonsense that your press releases state.

Specifically, the utter lack of knowledge of the theory that underpins your enterprise database engine.

Considering that you are increasingly trying to compete in the VLDB space against Oracle and DB2, it is imperative that no ignorance is shown when it comes to the relational model.
The men and women who manage these VLDB environments will have the “ear” of CTO’s and CIO’s. These people are usually well versed in the relational model and can spot bullshit from a mile away.

Unfortunately, your current press releases pertaining to Katmai, showed enough ignorance to be spotted by the Huygens probe currently buried under the surface of the moon Titan.

The offending text is as follows.

Beyond Relational Data
Manage any type of data including relational data, documents, geographic information and XML

Yours truly,

A DBA


          Human Resources Assistant - Desert Haven Enterprises - Lancaster, CA   
Must have a CA driver’s license with a good DMV record and insurable through DH insurance. Provide phone, clerical and processing support as needed for all...
From Indeed - Fri, 12 May 2017 21:01:33 GMT - View all Lancaster, CA jobs
          Operations Assistant - Aztex Enterprises Ltd. - Burlington, ON   
Working under the VP of Operations, this individual will be required to:. Help carry out projects on behalf of the VP of Operations.... $50,000 - $60,000 a year
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Zdi se, da koncept "igrifikacije" (gamification) ponuja nov poslovni pristop k izobraževanju. Gre za metodo, ki ima svoje korenine v zabavni industriji in se neprestano izpopolnjuje. Hkrati pa pomeni vznemirljiv poslovni model, ki svoje meje vztrajno širi onstran običajno sprejemljivih rešitev. Vendar bodo vsi uporabniki, ki bodo "igrifikacijo" uporabili pri svojem poslovanju, še posebej v izobraževalne namene, morali upoštevati, da je resnično življenje nepredvidljivo, zaradi česar zanj še nihče ne more programirati ustreznih iger, zato ob njihovi uporabi še nihče ni primerno pripravljen za srečanje z realnim svetom; seveda pa je drugače, ko gre za virtualno resničnost. Izkušnje nasnamreč vedno znova vabijo, da razumemo moč neposrednih odnosov, kakor se je pokazalo pri delu z udeleženci projekta Challenge:Future: študentje potrebujejo tako lastne izkušnje iz prve roke kakor tudi visoko kakovostno mentorstvo, ki jih bo sposobno pripraviti za nepričakovane izzive. Obstaja še vidik, povezan z etiko, a tega se bo naš gost dotaknil na koncu svoje predstavitve sam. Vsekakor gre za izredno zanimiv koncept, ki nas izziva s svojimi možnostmi in omejitvami in vabim vas, da tudi vi dodobra premislite o njem.

Po mojem mnenju bo zmagoviti model tisti, ki bo obe zgoraj omenjeni izkušnji na, za učence, najboljši možni način povezal na ozadju njihovih lastnih iniciativ. Pogoj za vključitev učencev v izobraževanje o tehnikah oblikovanja iger tako stvarnega kakor virtualnega sveta, je njihovo temeljito predznanje o obeh realnostih (o njunih prednostih in pomanjkljivostih). Tokrat predstavljamo, kako "igrifikacijo" razume moj kolega Blaž Branc. Uživajte v branju.

Uvod v "igrifikacijo" (avtor: Blaž Branc)

Slika: Blaž Branc
Vir: osebni arhiv

V članku bom predstavil osnove ideje o "igrifikaciji".

Čeprav članek poskuša podati splošen pregled tega koncepta, hkrati postavi tudi več poglobljenih vprašanj in nudi pojasnila in ideje, ki bodo lahko prišli prav v postopkih, v katerih se bo "igrifikacija" pokazala kot koristno dinamično orodje.

Ali lahko vaše poslovno podjetje pridobi z "igrifikacijo"? Ali nudi kaj takega, zaradi česar bi jo tudi sami uporabili?

Kaj je "igrifikacija"?

"Igrifikacija" pomeni uporabo tistega načina mišljenja, ki pomeni osnovo oblikovanja iger, in kot takega primerne logike pri razvijanju ali izvajanju že uveljavljenih postopkov učenja ali delovanja.

"Igrifikacija" pomeni uporabo mehanske logike igre pri reševanju problemov v okoljih, ki niso igre. Uporabimo jo lahko v postopkih, ko želimo povečati zanimanje svojih strank, nadgraditi donosnost iz investicij, izboljšati kvaliteto podatkov in ustrezno časovno usklajevanje ter izobraževanje (Herger, 2012).

»gamification« = »igrifikacija«; privzeto na predlog Iztoka Osolnika, publicista in literata, 2014

Koncept igre

Temeljne kvalitete katerekoli igre, ki jo je vredno igrati, so:
•    igro igramo prostovoljno,
•    zanjo veljajo pravila, ki jih igralci sprejmejo (in s katerimi se strinjajo),
•    igra pogosto izboljša veščost igralca pri doseganju ciljev (tudi v resničnem življenju),
•    igra mora biti zabavna in mora nagrajevati – če je mogoče z višjim položajem ali denarnim dobitkom.


Pametni oblikovalci aplikacij tozadevno ustvarjajo bodisi fizične namizne (desktop) igre, računalniške namizne igre, spletne in družbene medijske igre, bodisi igre za pametne telefone, tablice in podobno.

Povežite igro s cilji, ki bi jih radi dosegli, ko razmišljate, kako izboljšati sodelovanje z ljudmi (z zaposlenimi, s svojimi strankami, v širši družbi), s tem boste lahko zvečali svojo zavzetost in pozitivno naravnanost pri svojem delu.

Uporaba pri ljudeh

Ko gre za odnose z ljudmi, igre večinoma uporabljamo pri razlagi celovitih zamisli in pri učenju ter vzgoji novih sodelavcev, namreč zato, da osvojijo nove veščine in razvijejo potrebne miselne pristope, da pri njih vzpodbudimo tekmovalnost (navznoter in navzven; npr. z zaigranimi prodajnimi pritiski /tekmovalnostjo/), okrepimo zavest o različnih (družbenih) temah, poudarimo pomen programov pridobivanja in ohranjanja zvestobe kupcev, in podobno.


Nekaj primerov

•    V obliki igre karierno usmerjeno svetovanje firme MeTycoon (http://metycoon.org/).
•    FoldIt (http://fold.it/portal/) kot igra zasnovano pregibanje beljakovin v DNK. V samo 10 dneh, je igralcem (ki jih je bilo preko 240.000) uspelo razrešiti primer, ki ga znanstvenikom ni uspelo izslediti v več kot 15 letih!
•    Kot igra zasnovano sestavljanje hranilnih obrokov 4Food (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXyCcnUXzEE) in istočasno odpravljanje nezdrave hitre prehrane!
•    FirmaKids (http://www.firmakids.com/en/) je s pomočjo igre preoblikovala delovanje podjetja in pojasnila svoje zamisli, kako poslovati. Do sedaj, vsaj kolikor je znano avtorju članka, gre za prvi in edini primer “igrifikacije” v Sloveniji.


Trendi

Vključevanje igre (igrifikacija) se na veliko uporablja v marketingu. Več kot 70% podjetij, ki jih je leta 2013 zaobjela raziskava revije Forbes Global 2000, je potrdilo, da so načrtovali uporabo "igrifikacije" za potrebe marketinga in zadržanje strank (Van Grove, 2011).


Vir: trends.google.com, vzeto s spleta januarja 2014

Google trends na grafu 1 kaže v primerjavi z mobilnim marketingom (rdeča črta) naraščajoč trend "igrifikacije" (modra črta).

Države, v katerih opažamo največjo rast zanimanja, so Singapur, Nizozemska, Indija, Avstralija, ZDA in Velika Britanija. Najpogosteje odtipkana vprašanja so tale: Primeri "igrifikacije", "igrificirano" izobraževanje in družbena "igrifikacija" ("gamification”"examples, "gamification" education and social "gamification").


Je mogoče vaš izdelek/ storitev/ način dela "igrificirati"

Odgovor je da in ne:
1.    Da: skoraj vse je mogoče združiti z načinom oblikovanja iger.
2.    Ne: zato, da kaj preoblikujemo v igro, ni primerno prav vse. Trend ima svoje meje, tako kot vse drugo. Če se spomnite trenda oblikovanja spletnih forumov, ki so jih podjetja odpirala na svojih spletnih straneh, potem se zagotovo tudi spomnite, da večina forumov ni nikoli zaživela, zato so jih kmalu opustili. Prepričan sem, da bo "grifikacija" doživela podobno usodo.


Ne glede na zgornje dejstvo pa vseeno obstaja teorija in na široko sprejeti način "kako se to počne". Po mnenju Yu-kai-chouja, začetnika področja, obstaja 8 osnovnih vsebin, ki jih mora igra vsebovati, da pritegne igralce. Po drugi strani to nujno zahteva dodaten napor, ki ga morajo vložiti uporabniki, da osvojijo (novo) igro.

Vir: Yu-kai-chou blog2

Razumeti osnovno idejo "igrifikacije" – nekaj reinterpretirati kot igro – "igrifikacija" morda lahko veliko nudi številnim organizacijam ali poslovnim dejavnostim. Nekatere igre ali bolje "igrificirani" postopki in metode, bodo prestopili okvir posameznih organizacij in se razširili v splošno javno uporabo.

Sklep:

Vprašanje etike: ali trgovski potnik določenega podjetja mora vstopiti v določeno igro, ki bo povečala možnost dobiti ali razširiti posel?

Igrati igro zato, da bi dobil samo „plišastega medvedka“ je vedno stvar svobodne odločitve in zabave: toda biti primoran igrati zato, da bi obdržal službo, je povsem nekaj drugega. Po mojem mnenju je „igrifikacija“ močno orodje za vzpodbujanje prizadevnosti človeške energije, zanimanja in upanja. Zaradi tega pred organizacijami leži nadvse izzivalna naloga. Kje bomo potegnili črto?


Na „igrifikacijo“ lahko pogledamo tudi bolj od daleč. Zato bom svoj uvodni članek končal z besedami Jamesa P. Carsea: „(Končne) igre ni, razen v primeru, ko se igralci svobodno odločijo, da jo bodo igrali. Nihče, ki je k temu prisiljen, je ne more igrati. Kdorkoli jo mora igrati, je ne more igrati“ (Carse, 1986).

Bi radi stopili korak naprej v uporabi „igrifikacije“ in želite o tem izvedeti še kaj več? Dobrodošli, stopite z mano v stik na blaz@baltazar.si.

Hvala, Blaž


Dodatni priporočeni viri:

Herger, Mario (May 21, 2012). "“gamification” Facts & Figures". Enterprise-”gamification”.com.

Van Grove, Jennifer (28 July 2011). "“gamification”: How Competition Is Reinventing Business, Marketing & Everyday Life". Mashable. Retrieved 12 February 2013.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/”gamification”

1 http://www.yukaichou.com/”gamification”-examples/top-10-”gamification”-examples-human-race/#.UtwtH_Q1iIU

http://www.yukaichou.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/”gamification”.jpg

Carse, James P. (1986): Finite and infinite games: a vision of Life as play and possibility, Free Press, New York

2 http://www.yukaichou.com/wsp-content/uploads/2013/07/”gamification”.jpg

http://www.greenbookblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/gamification-word-cloud.jpg
Vir: http://www.greenbookblog.org
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As any educated Muslim should know, the first four centuries of Islam saw an effervescence of intellectual activity. This was marked by rationalism, universalism, and a spirit of enterprise that knew no geographical or religious boundary. The orthodox theologians had remained suspect of the rationalist school who advocated use of reason, universalism and material progress of civilization based on the liberating and dynamic paradigms of the Qur’an.
Following a protracted doctrinal battle with the rationalist school, the orthodoxy emerged the sole custodians of faith. This happened by the close of the fourth century of Islam (10th/11th century CE). They abolished rationalism and critical thinking (Ijtihad) and use of reason (‘aql), canonized the Hadith as a form of divine revelation (wahi), reduced the juristic notion of taqlid (Precedence) to blind conformity with whatever had already been learnt during the Prophet’s time and in the first three generations of Muslims (salaf), and declared the consensus of the ‘ulama (ijma) infallible. This brought intellectual activity in Islam to a virtual halt, and, with time, resulted in stagnancy of knowledge, abhorrence against any scientific advancement, and division of universal knowledge into Islamic and European categories. Thus, in the post Renaissance era, the Muslims, at the behest of the orthodoxy, persistently refused to acquire the so-called ‘European’ knowledge, and watched the phenomenal advancement of science and technology in Europe with silent skepticism.
In fact, the hostility of the orthodox ‘Ulama against the so-called European knowledge led them to, among other things, burn down an observatory in Turkey in 1580 - just a year after its erection, and close down the first printing press in the Islamic world in the same city in 1745 [1]. Shunning intellectual dynamism, the orthodoxy reduced the horizon of Islamic scholarship to static and speculative fields, notably, theology, literature, poetry, dialectics, historiography, eschatology, mysticism, philosophy and mannerism, and also traced detailed biographies of pious people in the transmission chain of the Hadith corpus. This took Islamic scholarship in each era to its preceding era stretching back to the ‘ideal’ era of the Prophet and the early Caliphs (salaf), thus exerting a throwback influence which did not admit of any forward march. 
The 19th century ground realities in the Muslim lands forced the Islamic scholarship to break out of its closed and retrogressive domains. Shaykh al-Tahtawi (1801-1873) set aside the doctrine of taqlid (going backwards in knowledge by repeating what was already learnt) by translating French historical, philosophical and scientific works into Arabic, thus renewing a trend of intellectual enlightenment (Ijtihad) [2]. Syed al-Afghani (1838-1897) was highly critical of the intellectual myopia of the Ulama, and compared them with the dwindling flame at the fag end of a narrow wick, “that neither lights its surroundings nor gives light to others.” [3]. Syed Ahmed (1817-1898) insisted on teaching English language and universal sciences to the Muslims in British India and advocated reinterpretation of the Qur’anic message to remove misconceptions and distortions.
Muhammad Abduh, (1849-1905), one time Mufti of Egypt and a disciple of Afghani was more vocal and incisive. He said: “Most of what goes in the name of (orthodox) Islam is not Islam at all. It may only have retained the outer shell of the Islamic ritual of prayer, fasting and pilgrimage, as well as some sayings, which have been perverted by allegorical interpretations” [4]. These statements from the pens of some of the most distinguished scholars of their era, who saw the history unfolding before their eyes, clearly point to a singularly detrimental role of the orthodoxy, both in the decline of Islamic civilization and the perversion of Islamic faith.      
The orthodoxy, however, adamantly clung to their retrogressive scholarship and hackneyed traditions. As their sermons and preaching informed the thoughts and perceptions of common Muslim masses, the warnings and exhortations of the great thinkers of Islam of their era fell on deaf ears. As Muhammad Iqbal noted almost a hundred years ago, the Muslims were so enamored by rhetoric (of their imams and preachers) that even counseling words sounded like fables to them [5]. Besides, the orthodoxy continued to resist all attempts to set Islam and the Muslims on a forward track. Thus, for example, they strongly, though unsuccessfully opposed Syed Ahmed’s efforts to establishing a modern university in British India in the late 19th century, and persistently forbade (declared Haram) the teaching of European languages and universal sciences in practically all colonized Muslim lands.     
In historical perspective, by resisting the teaching of all forms of universal knowledge and sciences post Renaissance the orthodoxy aided and abetted the Western powers to colonize their own lands, and thus spearheaded the protracted destruction of Islamic civilization.
Applying this synergy to the 21st century India, the orthodoxy/Muslim leadership opposing the extension of India’s "Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act" [RTE] curriculum to madrasas are only aiding and abetting in keeping the Indian Muslim masses ignorant and marginalized forever. It is the same old prescription and conspiracy.
The clergy transforms the simple faith of Islam into a complex and regimented religion requiring strict compliance with customs, traditions and rituals resplendent with the fear of hellfire for which the ignorant must rely on them and thus sustain them as their all purpose religious guide/mufti.
The Muslim leadership will weaken its hold on masses and find it hard to get full time maids and servants for their homes and lowly paid / under-aged children for their workplaces once the masses acquire universal education and gain full access to the mainstream employment avenues. They also stand to lose many patriarchal privileges and social status in their circles once the community wriggles out of the morass of deprivation that their ignorance has brought upon them. The enlightened Muslims of India must therefore take the matter to the highest court of justice to defend the rights of their miserable and largely ignorant masses.      
Conclusion: Given the social, cultural and economic decline of Muslims in India that hardly needs any elaboration and the fragmentation, divergence and academic stagnancy of Islamic theologically oriented institutions including the madrasas and their self-imposed and ungodly restriction on the promotion of universal education, all these institutions must be brought under the ambit of RTI as far as school level curriculum is concerned. There can be one subject on religion focusing on the inter-faith and universal dimensions of Islamic message, given that each Muslim household teaches the basics of religion to its children.
At this critical juncture in Indian history, those who oppose the proposed scheme can only be the enemies of the Muslims in India – not their friends or well wishers. In historical perspective they fit the opening imagery of the famous Indian poet as they are bent on remaining glued to their medieval moorings oblivion to the changing realities of life.    
Notes
Murad Hofmann, Islam the Alternative, UK 1993, p. 37.
Richard C. Martin and colleagues, Defender of Reason in Islam, One World, Oxford 1997, p. 129
John L. Esposito, Islam in Transition, Oxford University Press, New York 1982, p. 18
Muhammad Husayn Haykal, The Life of Muhammad, English translation by Ismail Ragi, 8th edition, Karachi 1989, p. 584.
Muhammad Iqbal, bang-e-dara, taswir-e-dard, - the rendition of the verse quoted at the opening of this discourse. 
Muhammad Yunus, a Chemical Engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, and a retired corporate executive has been engaged in an in-depth study of the Qur’an since early 90’s, focusing on its core message. He has co-authored the referred exegetic work, which received the approval of al-Azhar al-Sharif, Cairo in 2002, and following restructuring and refinement was endorsed and authenticated by Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl of UCLA, and published by Amana Publications, Maryland, USA, 2009.




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          Custom Web Development in a Crunch   

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          Industrial Air Power Limited: Sales Manager   
TBD: Industrial Air Power Limited: AREA SALES MANAGER Industrial Air Compressors South West of England We are an old established business enterprise, located in Wales and the West Co... South West of England
          Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS now supports Custom Widgets in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1   
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          Alfresco One 5.x Developer's Guide - Second Edition   
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          Luca by Sarah Castille Blitz and #Giveaway   

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Luca Rizzoli was nearly destroyed by a brutal betrayal that cost him his family. Now a ruthless crime boss in Las Vegas, he lets nothing touch his frozen heart…until a smoldering encounter with a beautiful stranger ignites his passion. One night isn’t enough for a man who takes what he wants—and Luca will do whatever he can to possess his mysterious temptress…
Police detective Gabrielle Fawkes lives for revenge. She lost everything at the hands of an unforgiving ruler of the Vegas underworld. Now she wants to see him six feet under. But when a near-fatal attack leads her into Luca’s arms, what was meant to be one night of unbridled passion becomes something forbiddingly more. Luca has his own agenda, but when strong, determined, kick-ass detective Gaby sets her sights on her target, Luca feels compelled to stand by her side and protect her at all costs. However, pursuing danger comes at a high price—and both Gaby and Luca must work together in order to eliminate the dark enterprise that threatens them.
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          Management Trainee - Enterprise Holdings - Okanagan, BC   
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          Q Software Announces General Availability of Q Software V5.3 for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne   

New Periodic Review Module Simplifies and Streamlines the Process of Conducting Periodic Access Reviews

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          Q Software to Exhibit at COLLABORATE 17: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community in Las Vegas, Nevada USA   

Q Software will Showcase QCloud Automated Audit and their New Periodic Review Module for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne customers.

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          Q Software Announces Cloud-based Security Audits for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Users   

QCloud Automated Audit enables customers to conduct a comprehensive audit of their JD Edwards EnterpriseOne security whenever they need it, without needing technical assistance.

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          Q Software Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne   

Q Software’s Integration Helps Oracle’s JD Edwards Customers Reduce Their Risk Management and Compliance Efforts and Costs; New Productivity Tools Minimize Time-Consuming Systems Administration Tasks.

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          Q Software Announces General Availability of QSoftware for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne V5.2   

Includes Support for New Security Types in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Release 9.2; New Admin Control Manager Module Streamlines Time-Consuming Administration Tasks; Fraud Detector Monitors Changes to Critical Data

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          Q Software Announces a New Release of QSoftware for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne   

Includes Support for New Security Types in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Release 9.2; New Admin Control Manager Modules Deskills and Streamlines Time-Consuming Administration Tasks

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          Q Software to Announce Integration of Task View Manager with CD Group’s E1 Page Studio at JD Edwards INFOCUS   

New Integration Enables JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Users to Automatically Generate E1 Pages from Task Views and Folders

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          Q Software to Showcase the First Mobile Security App for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne at COLLABORATE 15   

Profile Manager Mobile Allows Business Managers on the Move to Request and Approve JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Role Assignments

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          Sr Systems Engineer - D+H - Atlanta, GA   
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          Q Software Announces New Release of QSoftware for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne   

Version 5.1 of Q Software’s Security and Compliance suite introduces major new functionality to greatly reduce the system administration workload of managing Users and Roles and to enable JDE users to audit and monitor changes to critical data and system configuration files.

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          Q Software Announces JD Edwards Security SOS at Collaborate 14   

Security Optimization Service Delivers Rapid Implementation of Best Practice Security for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne users. Security Management Efficiencies and Compliance Cost Savings Deliver Positive Return on Investment

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          Q Software Launches Streamliner Productivity Suite for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9 at Collaborate 12   

New tools reduce the costs and workload of implementing or upgrading to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 or 9.1

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          Q Software Announces First Australasian Accredited Professionals   

Andrew Bloxsom and Stuart Brown of Myriad IT Services Pty Ltd Earn Q Software Certification for Excellence in Delivering Security and Compliance Solutions for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Users

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          ERP Suites Sales And Technical Specialists Achieve Q Software Professional Accreditation   

Matt Batchler and Mike Moorman of ERP Suites are Endorsed for Their Expertise in Delivering Q Software’s Security and Compliance Solutions for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne users

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          Auditors Don’t Care About Excuses   

Reporting on security settings in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne ERP eliminates the need for making excuses and makes audits a bit more pleasant.

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          Q Software Global Ltd Announces First Accredited Q Software Technical Professional   

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          Q Software and Smart ERP Solutions Announce Segregation of Duties Solution for PeopleSoft Enterprise Users   

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          Q Software’s SEC-Qure® E1 Suite Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne   

Q Software Continues its Commitment to Oracle JD Edwards Customers with the Oracle Validated Integration of the Latest Release of its Security and Compliance suite, SEC-Qure® E1, an Effective Leading Security and Compliance Solution for Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

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          Q Software & SmartERP Collaborate on PeopleSoft Security, Risk Management & Compliance Tools    

Technology Exchange and Software Development Agreement to Develop Advanced Solutions that Make it Easier for PeopleSoft Enterprise Customers to Meet Compliance Obligations

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          Session: Target for Today:: "Mis-Fit" Missions #3 and #4   

by worst2first

[geekurl=https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1801717/mis-fit-mission-1]Misson #1[/geekurl]

[geekurl=https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1803561/mis-fit-mission-2]Misson #2[/geekurl]

"Mis-Fit" B-24J (Consolidated) 754th Bombardment Squadron, 458th BG, 96th BW, 2nd AD, 8th AF

"Mis-Fit" is crewed by:

P - 1LT Jimmy E. Smith - 23 - New York, N.Y.
CP - 2LT Jacob E. Baar - 22 - Columbus, Ohio
N - 2LT Everett L. Clark - 23 - Dallas, Tex.
B - 2LT Frank R. Hansen - 22 - Shinnston, W. Va.
E - S/SGT Leon M. Edwards - 22 - New Port Richey, Fla.
RO - S/SGT Albert H. Hamilton - 30 - Latrobe, Pa.
BT - SGT Hyman A. Fischer - 26 - Buffalo, N.Y.
RW - SGT Frank W. Reed - 20 - Enterprise, Ala.
LW - SGT Maynard H. Evans - 23 - Heber Springs, Ark.
TG - SGT William T. Phillips - 22 - Shreveport, La.

Note: "Mis-Fit" is out of commission for a few days. These missions were flown in a replacement bomber.

Field Order 787 - 23 JUNE 1944
TARGET: Watten - No Ball (V-Weapons)
Bomber Position: High 12

Mission Summary:

Takeoff and assembly was accomplished without incident. Fighter coverage was Fair.

The only E/A to appear were driven off by friendly fighters.

The target was slightly obscured but bombing results were good with 60% accuracy. Medium to light flak resulted in no hits.

Weather over the base was good and landing was routine.

Bomber Damage Points: 0
Estimated Repair Time: NA

Crew Comments: None

Field Order 792 - 24 JUNE 1944
TARGET: Conches - Airfield
Bomber Position: Middle 6

Mission Summary:

Takeoff and assembly was accomplished without incident. Fighter cover ranged from Fair (Zones 2-5) to Poor (Zone 6) to Good (Zones 2-5).

3 waves of E/A attacked immediately before we crossed the French coast (Zone 4). 3 Me-109s made ineffective passes. SGT Reed in the nose turret destroyed one E/A with accurate fire that severely damaged the fighter's left wing. SST Edwards also claimed a 109.

A second group of Fw-190s attacked and one scored multiple hits on our bomber from 12:00 High (5 hits). Fortunately, all were superficial (thank you dice!). The remaing fighters broke off their attacks.

The target was slightly obscured. We were on target but only 20% of our bombs fell within the target zone.

Flak was light to medium. We sustained three hits after the bomb run. Two were superficial but one damaged the left outboard fuel tank and we started losing fuel. S/SGT Edwards transferred as much fuel as possible to the other tanks. He calculated we had just enough fuel to make it back to base if we were luckly.

No other E/A were seen.

Weather over the base was good and we landed safely. The crew chief later reported that we had less than 20 gallons of fuel left.

Claims:

SGT Reed - 1 Me-109 - credited as "damaged"
S/SGT Edwards - 1 Me-109 - credited as "damaged"

Note: I am using Tom Barnes' idea:

My personal variant is to roll a d6 for destroyed fighters as part of the post-mission debiefing: 1-3 = "Damaged" credit give, 4-5 = "Probable" credit given, and 6 = "Kill" credit given.


Crew Comments: The FLAK wasn't that heavy, but one lucky hit is all it takes. We were sweating bullets on the flight home but we had just enough fuel left to make it. Hopefully, "Mis-Fit" will be ready for our next mission.



          JX Enterprises adds Chicagoland TRP store   
JX Enterprises has added TRP Chicago to its network. Recently moved to 4039 S. Western Boulevard in Chicago, the store supplies aftermarket medium- and heavy-duty truck parts for all makes and models of trucks, trailers, and buses. The new facility is strategically located to bring all-makes products and technical expertise closer to the local transportation industry. “Because […]
          India Smart Cities Mission shows IoT potential for improving quality of life at vast scale   
The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer Internet-of-Things (IoT) transformation discussion examines the potential impact and improvement of low-power edge computing benefits on rapidly modernizing cities.

These so-called smart city initiatives are exploiting open, wide area networking (WAN) technologies to make urban life richer in services, safer, and far more responsive to residences’ needs. We will now learn how such pervasively connected and data-driven IoT architectures are helping cities in India vastly improve the quality of life there.

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Get the mobile app. Read a full transcript or download a copy.

Here to share how communication service providers have become agents of digital urban transformation are VS Shridhar, Senior Vice President and Head of the Internet-of-Things Business Unit at Tata Communications in Chennai area, India, and Nigel Upton, General Manager of the Universal IoT Platform and Global Connectivity Platform and Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

Here are some excerpts:

Gardner: Tell us about India’s Smart Cities mission. What are you up to and how are these new technologies coming to bear on improving urban quality of life?

Shridhar: The government is clearly focusing on Smart Cities as part of their urbanization plan, as they believe Smart Cities will not only improve the quality of living, but also generate employment, and take the whole country forward in terms of technologically embracing and improving the quality of life.

So with that in mind, the Government of India has launched 100 Smart Cities initiatives. It’s quite interesting because each of the cities that aspire to belong had to make a plan and their own strategy around how they are going to evolve and how they are going to execute it, present it, and get selected. There was a proper selection process.

Many of the cities made it, and of course some of them didn’t make it. Interestingly, some of the cities that didn’t make it are developing their own plans.
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There is lot of excitement and curiosity as well as action in the Smart Cities project. Admittedly, it’s a slow process, it’s not something that you can do at the blink of the eye, and Rome wasn’t built overnight, but I definitely see a lot of progress.

Gardner:Nigel, it seems that the timing for this is auspicious, given that there are some foundational technologies that are now available at very low cost compared to the past, and that have much more of a pervasive opportunity to gather information and make a two-way street, if you will, between the edge and central administration. How is the technology evolution synching up with these Smart Cities initiatives in India?

Upton:I am not sure whether it’s timing or luck, or whatever it happens to be, but adoption of the digitization of city infrastructure and services is to some extent driven by economics. While I like to tease my colleagues in India about their sensitivity to price, the truth of the matter is that the economics of digitization -- and therefore IoT in smart cities -- needs to be at the right price, depending on where it is in the world, and India has some very specific price points to hit. That will drive the rate of adoption.

And so, we're very encouraged that innovation is continuing to drive price points down to the point that mass adoption can then be taken up, and the benefits realized to a much more broad spectrum of the population. Working with Tata Communications has really helped HPE understand this and continue to evolve as technology and be part of the partner ecosystem because it does take a village to raise an IoT smart city. You need a lot of partners to make this happen, and that combination of partnership, willingness to work together and driving the economic price points to the point of adoption has been absolutely critical in getting us to where we are today.

Balanced Bandwidth

Gardner:Shridhar, we have some very important optimization opportunities around things like street lighting, waste removal, public safety, water quality; of course, the pervasive need for traffic and parking, monitoring and improvement.

How do things like a low-power specification Internet and network gateways and low-power WANs (LPWANs) create a new foundation technically to improve these services? How do we connect the services and the technology for an improved outcome?

Shridhar:If you look at human interaction to the Internet, we have a lot of technology coming our way. We used to have 2G, that has moved to 3G and to 4G, and that is a lot of bandwidth coming our way. We would like to have a tremendous amount of access and bandwidth speeds and so on, right?

Shridhar
So the human interaction and experience is improving vastly, given the networks that are growing. On the machine-to-machine (M2M) side, it’s going to be different. They don’t need oodles of bandwidth. About 80 to 90 percent of all machine interactions are going to be very, very low bandwidth – and, of course, low power. I will come to the low power in a moment, but it’s going to be very low bandwidth requirement.

In order to switch off a streetlight, how much bandwidth do you actually require? Or, in order to sense temperature or air quality or water and water quality, how much bandwidth do you actually require?

When you ask these questions, you get an answer that the machines don’t require that much bandwidth. More importantly, when there are millions -- or possibly billions -- of devices to be deployed in the years to come, how are you going to service a piece of equipment that is telling a streetlight to switch on and switch off if the battery runs out?

Machines are different from humans in terms of interactions. When we deploy machines that require low bandwidth and low power consumption, a battery can enable such a machine to communicate for years.

Aside from heavy video streaming applications or constant security monitoring, where low-bandwidth, low-power technology doesn’t work, the majority of the cases are all about low bandwidth and low power. And these machines can communicate with the quality of service that is required.

When it communicates, the network has to be available. You then need to establish a network that is highly available, which consumes very little power and provides the right amount of bandwidth. So studies show that less than 50 kbps connectivity should suffice for the majority of these requirements.

Now the machine interaction also means that you collect all of them into a platform and basically act on them. It's not about just sensing it, it's measuring it, analyzing it, and acting on it.

Low-power to the people

So the whole stack consists not just of connectivity alone. It’s LPWAN technology that is emerging now and is becoming a de facto standard as more-and-more countries start embracing it.

At Tata Communications we have embraced the LPWAN technology from the LoRa Alliance, a consortium of more than 400 partners who have gotten together and are driving standards. We are creating this network over the next 18 to 24 months across India. We have made these networks available right now in four cities. By the end of the year, it will be many more cities -- almost 60 cities across India by March 2018.

Gardner: Nigel, how do you see the opportunity, the market, for a standard architecture around this sort of low-power, low-bandwidth network? This is a proof of concept in India, but what's the potential here for taking this even further? Is this something that has global potential?
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Upton: The global potential is undoubtedly there, and there is an additional element that we didn't talk about which is that not all devices require the same amount of bandwidth. So we have talked about video surveillance requiring higher bandwidth, we have talked about devices that have low-power bandwidth and will essentially be created once and forgotten when expected to last 5 or 10 years.

Upton
We also need to add in the aspect of security, and that really gave HPE and Tata the common ground of understanding that the world is made up of a variety of network requirements, some of which will be met by LPWAN, some of which will require more bandwidth, maybe as high as 5G.

The real advantage of being able to use a common architecture to be able to take the data from these devices is the idea of having things like a common management, common security, and a common data model so that you really have the power of being able to take information, take data from all of these different types of devices and pull it into a common platform that is based on a standard.

In our case, we selected the oneM2M standard, it’s the best standard available to be able to build that common data model and that's the reason why we deployed the oneM2M model within the universal IoT platform to get that consistency no matter what type of device over no matter what type of network.

Gardner: It certainly sounds like this is an unprecedented opportunity to gather insight and analysis into areas that you just really couldn't have measured before. So going back to the economics of this, Shridhar, have you had any opportunity through these pilot projects in such cities as Jamshedpur to demonstrate a return on investment, perhaps on street lighting, perhaps on quality of utilization and efficiency? Is there a strong financial incentive to do this once the initial hurdle of upfront costs is met?

Data-driven cost reduction lights up India

Unless the customer sees that there is a scope for either reducing the cost or increasing the customer experience, they are not going to buy these kinds of solutions.
Shridhar: Unless the customer sees that there is a scope for either reducing the cost or increasing the customer experience, they are not going to buy these kinds of solutions. So if you look at how things have been progressing, I will give you a few examples of how the costs have started constructing and playing out. One of course is to have devices, meeting at certain price point, we talked about how in India -- we talked that Nigel was remarking how constant still this Indian market is, but it’s important, once we delivered to a certain cost, we believe we can now deliver globally to scale. That’s very important, so if we build something in India it would deliver to the global market as well.

The streetlight example, let’s take that specifically and see what kind of benefits it would give. When a streetlight operates for about 12 hours a day, it costs about Rs.12, which is about $0.15, but when you start optimizing it and say, okay, this is a streetlight that is supported currently on halogen and you move it to LED, it brings a little bit of cost saving, in some cases significant as well. India is going through an LED revolution as you may have read in the newspapers, those streetlights are being converted, and that’s one distinct cost advantage.

Now they are looking and driving, let’s say, the usage and the electricity bills even lower by optimizing it. Let’s say you sync it with the astronomical clock, that 6:30 in the evening it comes up and let’s say 6:30 in the morning it shuts down linking to the astronomical clock because now you are connecting this controller to the Internet.

The second thing that you would do is during busy hours keep it at the brightest, let’s say between 7:00 and 10:00, you keep it at the brightest and after that you start minimizing it. You can control it down in 10 percent increments.

The point I am making is, you basically deliver intensity of light to the kind of requirement that you have. If it is busy, or if there is nobody on the street, or if there is a safety requirement -- a sensor will trigger up a series of lights, and so on.

So your ability to play around with just having streetlight being delivered to the requirement is so high that it brings down total cost. While I was telling you about $0.15 that you would spend per streetlight, that could be brought down to $0.05. So that’s the kind of advantage by better controlling the streetlights. The business case builds up, and a customer can save 60 to 70 percent just by doing this. Obviously, then the business case stands out.

The question that you are asking is an interesting one because each of the applications has its own way of returning the investment back, while the optimization of resources is being done. There is also a collateral positive benefit by saving the environment. So not only do I gain a business savings and business optimization, but I also pass on a general, bigger message of a green environment. Environment and safety are the two biggest benefits of implementing this and it would really appeal to our customers.

Gardner:It’s always great to put hard economic metrics on these things, but Shridhar just mentioned safety. Even when you can't measure in direct economics, it's invaluable when you can bring a higher degree of safety to an urban environment.

It opens up for more foot traffic, which can lead to greater economic development, which can then provide more tax revenue. It seems to me that there is a multiplier effect when you have this sort of intelligent urban landscape that creates a cascading set of benefits: the more data, the more efficiency; the more efficiency, the more economic development; the more revenue, the more data and so on. So tell us a little bit about this ongoing multiplier and virtuous adoption benefit when you go to intelligent urban environments?

Quality of life, under control

Upton:Yes, also it’s important to note that it differs almost by country to country and almost within region to region within countries. The interesting challenge with smart cities is that often you're dealing with elected officials rather than hard-nosed businessman who are only interested in the financial return. And it's because you're dealing with politicians and they are therefore representing the citizens in their area, either their city or their town or their region, their priorities are not always the same.

There is quite a variation of one of the particular challenges, particular social challenges as well as the particular quality of life challenges in each of the areas that they work in. So things like personal safety are a very big deal in some regions. I am currently in Tokyo and here there is much more concern around quality of life and mobility with a rapidly aging population and their challenges are somewhat different.
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But in India, the set of opportunities and challenges that are set out, they are in that combination of economic as well as social, and if you solve them and you essentially give citizens more peace of mind, more ability to be able to move freely, to be able to take part in the economic interaction within that area, then undoubtedly that leads to greater growth, but it is worth bearing in mind that it does vary almost city by city and region by region.

Gardner:Shridhar, do you have any other input into a cascading ongoing set of benefits when you get more data, more network opportunity. I guess I am trying to understand for a longer-term objective that being intelligent and data-driven has an ongoing set of benefits, what might those be? How can this be a long-term data and analytics treasure trove when you think about it in terms of how to provide better urban experiences?

Home/work help

Shridhar:From our perspective, when we looked at the customer benefits there is a huge amount of focus around the smart cities and how smart cities are benefiting from a network. If you look at the enterprise customers, they are also looking at safety, which is an overlapping application that a smart city would have.

So the enterprise wants to provide safety to its workers, for example, in mines or in difficult terrains, environments where they are focusing on helping them. Or women’s safety, which is as you know in India is a big thing as well -- how do you provide a device which is not very obvious and it gives the women all the safety that is there.

So all this in some form is providing data. One of the things that comes to my mind when you ask about how data-driven resources can be and what kind of quality it would give is if you action your mind to some of the customer services devices, there could be applications or let’s say a housewife could have a multiple button kind of a device where she can order a service.

Depending on the service she presses and an aggregate of households across India, you would know the trends and direction of a certain service, and mind you, it could be as simple as a three-button device which says Service A, Service B, Service C, and it could be a consumer service that gets extended to a particular household that we sell it as a service.

So you could get lots of trends and patterns that are emerging from that, and we believe that the customer experience is going to change, because no longer is a customer going to retain in his mind what kind of phone numbers or your, let's say, apps and all to order, you give them the convenience of just a button-press service. That immediately comes to my mind.

Feedback fosters change

The second one is in terms of feedback. You use the same three-button service to say, how well have you used utility -- or rather how -- what kind of quality of service that you rate multiple utilities that you are using, and there is toilet revolution in India. For example, you put these buttons out there, they will tell you at any given point of time what’s the user satisfaction and so on.

So these are all data that is getting gathered and I believe that while it is early days for us to go on and put out analytics and give you distinct kind of benefits that are there, but some of the things that customers are already looking at is which geographies, which segment, who are my biggest -- profile of the customers using this and so on. That kind of information is going to come out very, very distinctly.

The Smart Cities is all about experience. The enterprises are now looking at the data that is coming out and seeing how they can use it to better segment, and provide better customer experience which would obviously mean both adding to their top line as well as helping them manage their bottom line. So it's beyond safety, it's getting into the customer experience – the realm of managing customer experience.

Gardner:From a go-to-market perspective, or a go-to-city’s perspective, these are very complex undertakings, lots of moving parts, lots of different technologies and standards. How are Tata and HPE are coming together -- along with other service providers, Pointnextfor example? How do you put this into a package that can then actually be managed and put in place? How do we make this appealing not only in terms of its potential but being actionable as well when it comes to different cities and regions?

Upton:The concept of Smart Cities has been around for a while and various governments around the world have pumped money into their cities over an extended period of time.
We now have the infrastructure in place, we have the price points and we have IoT becoming mainstream.

As usual, these things always take more time than you think, and I do not believe today that we have a technology challenge on our hands. We have much more of a business model challenge. Being able to deploy technology to be able to bring benefits to citizens, I think that is finally getting to the point where it is much better understood where innovation of the device level, whether it's streetlights, whether it's the ability to measure water quality, sound quality, humidity, all of these metrics that we have available to us now. There has been very rapid innovation at that device level and at the economics of how to produce them, at a price that will enable widespread deployment.

All that has been happening rapidly over the last few years getting us to the point where we now have the infrastructure in place, we have the price points in place, and we have IoT becoming mainstream enough that it is entering into the manufacturing process of all sorts of different devices, as I said, ranging from streetlights to personal security devices through to track and trace devices that are built into the manufacturing process of goods.
That is now reaching mainstream and we are now able to take advantage of this massive data that’s now being produced to be able to produce even more efficient and smarter cities, and make them safer places for our citizens.

Gardner:Last word to you, Shridhar. If people wanted to learn more about the pilot proof of concept (PoC) that you are doing there at Jamshedpur and other cities, through the Smart Cities Mission, where might they go, are there any resources, how would you provide more information to those interested in pursuing more of these technologies?

Pilot projects take flight

Shridhar:I would be very happy to help them look at the PoCs that we are doing. I would classify the PoCs that we are doing is as far as safety is concerned, we talked of energy management in one big bucket that is there, then the customer service I spoke about, the fourth one I would say is more on the utility side. Gas and water are two big applications where customers are looking at these PoCs very seriously.

And there is very one interesting application in that one customer wanted for pest control, where he wanted his mouse traps to have sensors so that they will at any point of time know if there is a rat trap at all, which I thought was a very interesting thing.
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There are multiple streams that we have, we have done multiple PoCs, we will be very happy as Tata Communications team [to provide more information], and the HPE folks are in touch with us.

You could write to us, to me in particular for some period of time. We are also putting information on our website. We have marketing collateral, which describes this. We will do some of the joint workshops with HPE as well.

So there are multiple ways to reach us, and one of the best ways obviously is through our website. We are always there to provide more important help, and we believe that we can’t do it all alone; it’s about the ecosystem getting to know and getting to work on it.

While we have partners like HPE on the platform level, we also have partners such as Semtech, who established Center of Excellence in Mumbai along with us. So the access to the ecosystem from HPE side as well as our other partners is available, and we are happy to work and co-create the solutions going forward.


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          Train-The-Trainer: Financial Skills for Business Planning Workshop   

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          Park Attendant - Events Attendant - William Beasley Enterprises - Ontario   
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          Position Summary - William Beasley Enterprises - Ontario   
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          Stock Supervisor - William Beasley Enterprises - Ontario   
The Stock Supervisor is responsible for inventory – accurate receipt of items, proper storage and rotation and ensuring all areas of the park are properly
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          Physician / Pulmonology - Critical Care / New York / Permanent / Central New York - Home of Cornell University - Pulmonary/Critical Care need Job   
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          June Non-profit Newsletter   
  June 2017 Nonprofit E-Newsletter   NEEDED – Items/Services/Volunteers/etc:   Organization: The CSS Neuse Foundation, caretakers of the Civil War Ironclad CSS Neuse II Address: Corner of Herritage and Gordon Streets Phone:  Please see contacts below Contact Persons: John Nix: 252-560-2150, David Mooring: 252-560-0399, Mike Parker:  252-939-6487, Gary Hines:  252-521-9904, Joe Hargett: 252-527-2101, or Doug Williams: 252-717-4869. Donations/Volunteers Needed: looking for Volunteers who can open and display the Ironclad to the public on Saturdays and other appointed times during the week.  We are also asking for volunteers to join our Galley Crew (Cook Team) for events including Breakfast on the Boat and Wings over the Neuse.  Volunteers built and paid for the CSS Neuse at the corner of Herritage and Gordon Streets and we are now accepting volunteers who can share our story to the world.     Special Request:  The CSS Neuse Foundation has begun efforts to make the CSS Neuse II Handicapped accessible.  We have begun fundraising efforts to purchase an elevator to raise the handicapped 13 feet to the upper deck so they can learn our history and explore our magnificent ironclad.  The elevator expense is $35,000.  If anyone wants to contribute to this effort with a donation please contact any board member.  Also, if anyone knows of possible Grant Funding for this project please call or email David Mooring:  252-560-0399 or dmooring@suddenlink.net   ONGOING EVENTS:   Event Title: Lenoir County Farmers Market Date: Tuesday and Saturday Location: Lenoir County Farmers Market, Herritage Street Hours: Official hours are 8 until 2. Some come earlier and some stay later. You never know what you’ll find at the Farmer’s Market, but it’s sure to be fresh! Contact Info: 252 560 1617 Cost: charge for vendors only; items available for purchase   Event Title: In Our Galleries Date: Now Through June 3, 2017 Description: On display at the Arts Center: Sara Smith (HAMPTON GALLERY); Shanon Keesler & ECU Student Printmakers (THE KENNETH & KRISTI BLIZZARD GALLERY); Carolyn Roberts (MINGES GALLERY); Students from the International Baccalaureate Program from Kinston High School (RAYNER GALLERY); Pop-Up Art: Coastal Art (BARRUS GALLERY) Location: Arts Center, 400 N. Queen Street, Kinston, NC Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Closed Sunday & Monday Cost: Free and open to the public Event Title: In Our Galleries Date: May 9 through June 29, 2017 Description: Plein Air Paintings from BBQ Festival on the Neuse –Artwork will be on display and available for purchase Location: Arts Center, 400 N. Queen Street, Kinston, NC Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Closed Sunday & Monday Cost: Free and open to the public   Event Title: In Our Galleries Date: June 6-November 6, 2017 Description: On display at the Arts Center: HAMPTON GALLERY & KENNETH & KRISTI BLIZZARD GALLERY — White Gold, by Thomas Sayre; MINGES GALLERY – Plein Air Paint Out 2017 Paintings — created by various artists during the week of BBQ Festival on the Neuse 2017; RAYNER & CHILDREN’S GALLERIES – Summer Camp artwork by campers participating in Summer Camps 2017 at the Arts Center Location: Arts Center, 400 N. Queen Street, Kinston, NC Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Closed Sunday & Monday Cost: Free and open to the public   DATED EVENTS:   Event Title: Business After Hours with Neuse Enterprises Inc. Date: June 6, 2017 Description: Join us for a Business After Hours to celebrate Neuse Enterprises. NEI Location: Neuse Enterprises, Inc. 3800 Commerce Drive, Kinston, NC Hours: 5:30 – 7 p.m. Cost: Free to public     Event Title: iPad Painting Class – Instructor Carolyn Roberts Date: June 6, 2017 (start date; Tuesdays for 6 weeks) Register now! Description: Learn to create art using your IPad 3 or newer! This is a perfect class for a parent and child to share and take together. Carolyn is a retired Lenoir County art teacher and has taught private art lessons in watercolor and acrylics. When she learned to use her computer, she began using it as a tool upon which to draw. She is excited to share this art form with you. (Minimum class size is four (4).) Location: Arts Center, 400 N. Queen Street, Kinston, NC Hours: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $75, Member/ $85 Non-Member; Adults and all skill levels   Event Title: “Who R U?” Camp — Instructor: Fabrienne Kittrell Date: Two-Week Camp — June 12-15, 2017 AND June 19-23, 2017–Register now! Description: Enjoy a camp dedicated to using the performance arts (i.e. singing, dancing, acting, visual arts, poetry, stepping, etc.). Learn to identify and build positive self-branding and personal excellence. Camp will conclude with a presentation by the participants on June 23, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Location: Arts Center 400 N. Queen Street, Kinston, NC Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cost: $25, Ages 13 to 15 years; pre-registration fee $10 non-refundable registration applied to total fee to reserve space   Event Title: Pottery Camp — Instructor: Caroline Perry Date/ Time: Session 1: June 12-16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Ages: 5 to 8 years Session 2: June 12-16, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Ages: 9 to 12 years Description: Pottery camp will give participants the chance to use the pottery wheel and to hand build. This is a popular camp, so sign up quickly. Maximum number of students per session is 12. Location: Arts Center 400 N. Queen Street, Kinston, NC Cost: $80 Members/ $90 Non-Members; pre-registration fee $25 non-refundable registration applied to total fee to reserve space   Event Title: Ribbon Cutting with the African-American Heritage Commission Date: June 13, 2017 @ 2:15 p.m. Description: Join us for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the AAHC Location: Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce, 301 N Queen St., Kinston, NC Hours: 2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Cost: Free to public     Event Title: Open House Registration for Truth Summer Camp Date: June 17, 2017 Description: Come out and register your children for Truth Summer […]
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          Management Trainee - Enterprise Holdings - Okanagan, BC   
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          Sense8 to My Mother the Car: the TV you think was most correctly killed off   

The offensive, the misguided – and the mum reincarnated as an ancient automobile. Here are the programmes our readers feel were rightfully axed

Heroes to Heil Honey I’m Home – are these the smartest TV cancellations ever?

Some television shows are cruelly ended before their time. Others – Star Trek: Enterprise, I’m looking at you – are quite rightly offed before they have the chance to do any further damage.

Our writers nominated Heroes, Twin Peaks and the bizarre Heil Honey I’m Home! in the latter category. Below, we list our readers’ own suggestions, from a truly sinister 1960s comedy to a terrible 1980s soap opera.

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          AI's Emerging Role In IoT Highlighted At IBM Genius Of Things Event   

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IBM hosted an artificial intelligent (AI) event at its Munich Watson IoT HQ, where it underlined its claim as a leading global AI and internet-of-things (IoT) platform providers in the enterprise context. AI and the IoT are both very important topics for enterprise users. However, there remains some uncertainty among enterprises regarding the exact benefits that both AI and IoT can generate and how businesses should prepare for the deployment of AI and IoT in their organizations.

One year into the launch of its Munich-based Watson IoT headquarters, IBM invited about one thousand customers to share an update of its AI and IoT activities to date. The IBM "Genius of Things" Summit presented interesting insights for both AI and IoT deployments. It underlined that IBM is clearly one of the leading global AI and IoT platform providers in the enterprise context. Some of the most important insights for me were that:

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Over the past several years, Forrester's research has written extensively about the age of the customer. Forrester believes that only the enterprises that are obsessed with winning, serving, and retaining customers will thrive in this highly competitive, customer-centric economy. But in order to get a full view of customer behavior, sentiment, emotion, and intentions, Information Management professionals must help enterprises leverage all the data at their disposal, not just structured, but also unstructured. Alas, that's still an elusive goal, as most enterprises leverage only 40% of structured data and 31% of unstructured data for business and customer insights and decision-making.

So what do you need to do to start enriching your customer insights with unstructured data ? First, get your yext analysis terminology straight. For Information Management pros, the process of text mining and text analytics should not be a black box, where unstructured text goes in and structured information comes out. But today, there is a lot of market confusion on the terminology and process of text analytics. The market, both vendors and users, often uses the terms text mining and text analytics interchangeably; Forrester makes a distinction and recommends that Information Management pros working on text mining/text analytics initiatives adopt the following terminology:

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          Yu Yongding says China is confronting the macroeconomic challenge of over-capacity deflation. Curbing excessive government and corporate debt which brought a credit rating downgrade is a second-rank problem deflected by a very high savings rate   

By Yu Yongding*

China’s mounting debt problem recently moved into the spotlight when Moody’s downgraded the country’s sovereign rating. But was the downgrade really warranted?

Though China’s overall debt-to-GDP ratio is not an outlier among emerging-market economies, and its levels of household and government debt are moderate, its corporate debt-to-GDP ratio, at 170%, is the highest in the world, twice as large as that of the United States. China’s corporate leverage (debt-to-equity) ratio is also very high, and rising.

A high and rising debt-to-GDP ratio, which goes hand in hand with a high and rising leverage ratio, can lead to financial crisis through three channels. The first is the deterioration of the quality of financial institutions’ assets, and the decline in the price of those assets. With institutions forced by mark-to-market accounting to write off an equal amount of equity, the leverage ratio rises, leading to a further deterioration in asset quality and decline in asset prices.

The second channel is refusal by investors, concerned about the rising leverage ratio, to roll over short-term debt. This causes the money market to seize up, forcing banks and other financial institutions to tighten credit and raise interest rates, thereby further weakening borrowers’ debt-service capacity. Defaults proliferate and the volume of nonperforming loans rises.

The third way a high debt-to-GDP ratio can lead to crisis is by driving banks and nonbank financial institutions, unable to secure sufficient capital, into bankruptcy. In this case, the public could panic and withdraw their cash, fueling a run on deposits that could lead to the collapse of the entire financial system.

But none of these scenarios seems like a real risk for China, at least not in the foreseeable future. China is, after all, a highly frugal country, with gross savings totaling 48% of GDP. As a result, loanable funds are abundant, and funding costs can be kept low. Therefore, China has more scope than other countries to maintain a high debt-to-GDP ratio.

Moreover, because China’s debt consists overwhelmingly of loans by state-owned banks to state-owned enterprises, depositors and investors feel confident (rightly or wrongly) that their assets carry an implicit government guarantee. And not only is the government’s fiscal position relatively strong; it also has $3 trillion in foreign-exchange reserves – a sum that far exceeds China’s overseas debts. China’s government could, if it so chose, bail out banks in trouble, preventing contagious bankruptcies.

Mitigating the debt risk further, China’s capital account remains largely closed, enabling the government to block capital flight and gain sufficient time to deal with unexpected financial events. It helps, too, that the People’s Bank of China stands ready to inject liquidity into the money market whenever necessary.

None of this is to say that China’s high level of corporate debt is not a cause for concern. But it does imply that deleveraging may not be as urgent as many seem to think, especially at a time when China has another, more pressing policy imperative to pursue – one that could be undermined by rapid deleveraging.

For years, China has been in the grips of overcapacity-driven deflation. The producer-price index (PPI) has declined in year-on-year terms for 54 consecutive months, while the annual rise in the consumer-price index (CPI) is hovering around 1.5%. In October 2016, PPI growth turned positive, suggesting that the debt-deflationary spiral may have been broken. But, after a few good months, the sequential growth rate of PPI has turned negative again, suggesting that now is no time to test fate on deflation.

This is all the more true at a time when the government is clamping down on runaway real-estate prices – an effort that is likely to deter investment, thereby weakening economic growth in the next six months. In this context, a wrong move could tip China back into a debt-deflationary spiral – which would pose a more acute threat to China’s economic stability than the risks stemming from the debt-to-GDP ratio.

Still, Moody’s points out, China’s debt-to-GDP ratio is a serious problem. Moreover, to justify its downgrade, it argues that the government’s efforts to maintain robust growth will result in sustained policy stimulus, which will contribute to even higher debt throughout the economy.

But this reading fails to distinguish between the long-term trend of the debt-to-GDP ratio when the economy grows at its potential rate and the real-time debt-to-GDP ratio when the economy grows at a below-potential rate. When an economy is growing at roughly its potential rate, as China’s is today, it makes no sense to lower the growth target below that rate.

To be sure, China does have reason to implement economic stimulus. The overcapacity that, until recently, dominated the Chinese economy was rooted partly in a lack of aggregate demand (and partly in wasteful overinvestment).

In an ideal world, China’s government could respond by stimulating household consumption. But, in the absence of further reforms in areas like social security, growth in consumer spending is bound to be slow. In the meantime, the government must rely on an expansionary fiscal policy to encourage infrastructure investment, even if it means raising the debt-to-GDP ratio.

Such an initiative should also entail improved financing opportunities – including lower borrowing costs – for small and medium-size enterprises. Meanwhile, the rise in the corporate debt-to-GDP ratio could be stemmed by efforts to improve capital efficiency, boost enterprise profitability, narrow the difference between credit flows and credit-financed investment, increase the share of equity finance, and align the real interest rate with the natural interest rate.

There is no doubt that China’s debts – especially its corporate debts – are a serious problem, and must be curbed. But China must balance that imperative with the more urgent need to maintain a growth rate more or less in line with potential, and prevent the economy from being tipped back into a debt-deflationary spiral. So far, China has managed to juggle these two imperatives. One hopes that it has time to address the challenges before it drops a ball.


Yu Yongding, a former president of the China Society of World Economics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006. Copyright: Project Syndicate, 2017, and published here with permission.


          Siah Hwee Ang on China and the US addressing their beef, the growing global population, Asia's cost challenges, the return of the conglomerate, protectionism vs 'what's appropriate', Japan steps on to the Belt Road...gingerly, and more   

Today's Top 10 is a guest post looking at the latest international business happenings from Professor Siah Hwee Ang, the BNZ Chair in Business in Asia at Victoria University.

As always, we welcome your additions in the comments below or via email to david.chaston@interest.co.nz.

And if you're interested in contributing the occasional Top 10 yourself, contact gareth.vaughan@interest.co.nz.

See all previous Top 10s here.

1. China and US smoothing things out

China has lifted the 13-year import ban on some US beef.

Although the lift only applies to specific types of beef, the announcement represents another achievement under the Sino-US 100-day action plan to boost bilateral economic ties.

China banned imports of most US beef since 2003, after the spread of mad cow disease. Before the outbreak, the US was the largest supplier of beef for China.

China consumed 8 million tons of beef last year, and is the fastest growing consumer of beef.

The lifting of the ban represents competition for other suppliers of beef to China.

The world will be a better place if China and US can smooth things out. But there are implications for competition out there.

2. World population continues to grow

The report “World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision” was published by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs last week. It suggests that the global population will reach 9.8 billion by the year 2050.

The revised report was a response to high rates of population growth in Africa and India.

The UN report predicts, the populations of 26 African countries will double between 2017 and 2050.

Nigeria, in particular is projected to surpass the U.S. as the third most populous country shortly before 2050.

China, the most populous country in the world for a while now, might see its population size overtaken by that of India by 2024.

The world population grows by around 83 million people each year. This in itself presents a lot of challenges around issues such as food security and sustainability.

3. Asia is attractive for expatriates, but is also starting to present cost challenges

The latest survey results on the cost of living for expatriates show that Asian cities make up 5 of the top 10 most expensive cities.

Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul, and Shanghai are in the Asian cities that are becoming costly cities to live in.

The survey, conducted by HR firm Mercer, compares global prices for more than 200 items.

Three other Asian cities are in the top 25: Beijing (11), Osaka (21) and Taipei (25).

The north Asian cities of Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei have risen up the ranking significantly since the previous survey.

Asia has provided excellent employment opportunities in the last decade. In many cases with competitive salaries.

But have rising costs and newly-upskilled Asian residents brought about the end of this golden era?

The window is indeed closing for expatriates, but doors are still open for those seeking to establish employment in Asia.

4. Another milestone for China

Just last week, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index included China’s A-shares as part of its portfolio.

The index was created by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) and is designed to measure equity market performance in global emerging markets.

The agreement to admit mainland-listed stocks, thereby allowing them to be traded by foreigners, comes after China’s three failed attempts at expanding its global market influence.

Analysts have said that China’s inclusion on the Emerging Markets Index could lead to as much as US$12 billion of capital inflows. This is because many overseas investors measure the performance of their portfolios against MSCI indexes and are obliged to buy shares in them.

The China Securities Regulatory Commission stated that the inclusion demonstrates international investors’ confidence in a stable Chinese economy with better prospects and in the steadiness of China’s financial market.

MSCI said the move has “broad support” from international institutional investors and was the result of a loosening of restrictions enacted by China on foreign ownership of ‘A’ shares yuan-denominated stock in mainland China-based companies. Ownership of the shares had once been limited to mainlanders.

5. Welcome back, conglomerates

Last week, Amazon Inc. spent US$14 billion on the purchase of grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc.

The purchase brings disruption to the US grocery chain sector.

Whole Foods’ 460 stores will run head-to-head with Wal-Mart’s 4,700 stores.

Last year, Wal-Mart bought online retailer Jet.com in a move towards using e-commerce as a strategy.

The latest acquisition represents the challenge that brick-and-mortar-only and ecommerce-only companies face.

Price wars as a result of the increasing number of players and rising costs are forcing both sets of companies to look to more than one way of reaching out to customers.

This has led to heated battles between these companies.

We are bearing witness to the return of conglomerates, and high levels of intensity of rivalry as large conglomerates collide.

6. Protectionism at its prime? Or is it all about industry structure?

Airbus and Boeing have been involved in a 13-year World Trade Organisation (WTO) battle over illegal state aid.

Most recently, the WTO’s compliance panel has rejected several EU claims that the US had failed to withdraw all illegal subsidies to Boeing.

The WTO found all but one of the 29 issues highlighted by the EU to be in compliance with global trade rules.

Both sides are likely to appeal against parts of Friday’s ruling. That would take the EU case to the WTO’s appellate body, which is already considering a separate US case over state aid to Airbus.

Though there seems to be no winner from this the latest round, one can argue that it is ideal for both parties to stick to the status quo for the time being, rather than to lose a battle that could costs hundreds of millions.

Overall, Airbus maintained that illegal state support for Boeing had cost it roughly $100bn in sales over time.

These disputes raise questions over what constitutes protectionism and what’s considered appropriate as part of an industry structure.

Aircraft businesses are government-owned/linked, which also means it makes little sense to think that the owners cannot get involved. How does this differ from engagements by other state-owned or state-linked enterprises in the international business arena?

On a more fundamental level, to what extent do we allow governments to participate in business?

7. Japan starting to play on Belt Road Initiative … with conditions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced that his government is ready to cooperate with China on the Belt and Road Initiative, but only under the right conditions.

Previously Japan, along with India had indicated they were not keen to get involved in the China-initiated project.

Japan’s involvement is contingent on the projects adhering to international norms.

Abe emphasized that it is critical for infrastructure to be open to use by all, and to be developed through transparent and fair procurement. Projects must also be economically viable and the debt sustainable.

Given the strained bilateral relationship that Japan and China have had in recent times, the slight shift in Japan’s stance represents a significant move to smooth the relationship. It also shows a willingness to continue to engage with Asia more deeply, and to avoid being left behind.

8. Opening the online floodgates for foreign participation in India

Despite being a very technology savvy country, the Indian market is hardly an easy one for foreign companies.

Only since last year has the country allowed foreign companies to sell groceries directly to consumers, on the condition that the produce and processed foods are sourced locally.

Due to this limited window of opportunity, only major players have been able to enter the markets.

The latest one is Amazon.com Inc., who has committed to investing around US$500 million over the next five years to build a nationwide network to stock and deliver groceries.

Nonetheless, the Indian government is working on streamlining the process of foreign direct investment into the South Asian country.

Competition can be intense, and in many cases already is intense: large markets are full of strong local players seeking to defend their turf from foreign players.

9. The yuan makes another move

The renminbi weakened 6.5% against the US dollar last year, its worst year ever.

But late last year, China tightened capital controls to curb downward pressure on the currency. That effort has largely succeeded, with the renminbi appreciating 1.2% in 2017.

Late last month, China’s central bank changed the way it guides the renminbi exchange rate, a move designed to enhance the government’s ability to prevent renminbi depreciation at a time when authorities are still concerned about capital flight.

In the recently revised formula, dealers will incorporate a “counter-cyclical adjustment factor” in their quotes, according to a statement on the website of the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

The move will hedge against pro-cyclical fluctuation in market sentiment and alleviate the potential for ‘herd behaviour’ in the foreign exchange market.

The People’s Bank of China permits the US dollar’s value against the renminbi to fluctuate by 2% above or below a so-called “central parity rate” published each morning, also known as the midpoint or fixing. The midpoint is ostensibly formulated by compiling quotes from a group of dealer banks, but the price is understood to be largely determined by the central bank.

10. Shipping is back to business

The shipping industry has been in some trouble for many years now.

Container shipping, which accounts for 95% of movements of manufactured goods, went into a state of limbo when Hanjin Shipping of South Korea went bankrupt.

Lots of cargo was stranded at sea.

Since then, the industry has consolidated.

Freight rates went down at the same time. This has led to an intensification in competition. Containers, typically 20 or 40 feet long are increasingly being used for inland activities.

A.P. Moller Maersk A/S sold 70,000 of these containers last year alone. Many such containers are used in the construction of buildings and houses.

Signs over the last few months suggest that demand is finally growing faster than capacity.

The world cannot afford for shipping industry to suffer, as the ripple effect extends to trade. It looks like we’re set for a turnaround.


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Article Written by Anne Baker, Vice President of Marketing, Adaptiva A recent study from Adaptiva-the 2017 Windows 10 Enterprise Impact Survey -found Read more at VMblog.com.
          Veeam and Nutanix Accelerate Digital Transformation for the Always-On Enterprise   
Veeam Software , the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise , today announced an expanded... Read more at VMblog.com.
          CARPENTERS - FREE UTILITY PROGRAM - BO ENTERPRISES - Sylmar, CA   
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          Should Vendors Be Legislated into Providing Ongoing Software Support?   

The WannaCry &#rsquo;ransomworm&#rdquo; highlighted a number of issues in modern enterprise IT. Dealing with legacy software, support, maintaining good patching processes, effectively mitigating discovered vulnerabilities, responsible disclosure—all of these points have been highlighted and discussed in the aftermath of the …
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          [Nutanix] Nutanix .NEXT 2017의 소식   

현재 미국에서 개최되고 있는 Nutanix 글로벌 컨퍼런스 Nutanix .NEXT 2017 에서 큰 발표가 있었습니다.

개인적으로는 Nutanix도 굉장히 관심이 많고 실제로 여러 프로젝트도 진행하고 있기 때문에 상당히 임팩트가 큰 내용이었습니다. :)


첫날의 제네랄 세션의 내용을 간단히 소개를 하자면...


● Nutanix + Google Cloud Platform(GCP)

Nutanix가 구글 클라우드 플랫폼과 파트너쉽을 체결했다고 합니다. AWS, Azure에 이어 퍼블릭 클라우드 시장 점유율이 3위라는 GCP와의 파트너쉽 체결로 인해 Nutanix도 본격적으로 하이브리드 클라우드 전략을 펼치게 되었습니다.

경쟁 상대에게는 의외로 충격적인 발표일지도 모르겠습니다.


Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS를 이용하여 Prism을 통해 GCP의 리소스를 이용할 수 있다고 합니다.

새로운 멀티 클라우드 관리툴 Nutanix Calm을 이용하여 GCP위의 어플리케이션을 전개나 관리의 자동화를 제공한다고 합니다.

GCP 데이터 센터를 이용하여 전용의 Nutanix 환경을 제공한다고 합니다.(VMware on AWS와 비슷한 이미지입니다)


● Nutanix Xi Cloud Service

Nutanix환경을 on-demand로 이용할 수 있는 서비스를 제공한다고 합니다. 우선은 Cloud DR 서비스를 제공한다고 합니다.


● Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS

하드웨어에 묶이지않고 Nutanix AOS만을 이용할 수 있게 되는거 같습니다. 현재는 HPE사와 Cisco사의 서버에 AOS를 설치할 수 있다고 합니다.


이외에 하이퍼바이저로 AHV를 채용율이 23%까지 증가했다고 하네요. 발표된지 2년밖에 되지않은 점을 감안한다면 빠른 속도로 AHV를 이용하는 기업이 늘고 있는거 같네요. 또한 최대규모는 1,750 노드라는군요. 허허허



크리에이티브 커먼즈 라이선스
이 저작물은 크리에이티브 커먼즈 코리아 저작자표시-비영리-변경금지 2.0 대한민국 라이선스에 따라 이용하실 수 있습니다.

          Graduate Management Trainee - Wales - Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Wales   
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          Graduate Management Trainee - Scotland - Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Scotland   
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          Graduate Management Trainee - Northern Ireland - Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Northern Ireland   
Our promote-from-within culture ensures that you’ll have a well-rounded training experience and learn skills in management, finance, operations, sales and...
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          AMD lanserar Ryzen PRO processorer   

Broad Adoption of Ryzen PRO Powered Desktop PCs Expected from Global OEMs and Others SUNNYVALE, Calif. 6/29/2017 Following the global excitement generated by the launch of its new EPYC™ family of server processors, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today added another tier to its enterprise CPU portfolio with the introduction of AMD Ryzen™ PRO desktop processors. Designed to meet […]

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          Dries Buytaert: Acquia's first decade: the founding story   

This week marked Acquia's 10th anniversary. In 2007, Jay Batson and I set out to build a software company based on open source and Drupal that we would come to call Acquia. In honor of our tenth anniversary this week, I wanted to share some of the milestones and lessons that have helped shape Acquia into the company it is today. I hope that my record of Acquia's history not only pays homage to our incredible colleagues, customers and partners that have made this journey worthwhile, but that it offers honest insight into the challenges and rewards of building a company from the ground up.

A Red Hat for Drupal

In 2007, I was attending the University of Ghent working on my PhD dissertation. At the same time, Drupal was gaining momentum; I will never forget when MTV called me seeking support for their new Drupal site. I remember being amazed that a brand like MTV, an institution I had grown up with, had selected Drupal for their website. I was determined to make Drupal successful and helped MTV free of charge.

It became clear that for Drupal to grow, it needed a company focused on helping large organizations like MTV be successful with the software. A "Red Hat for Drupal", as it were. I also noticed that other open source projects, such as Linux had benefitted from well-capitalized backers like Red Hat and IBM. While I knew I wanted to start such a company, I had not yet figured out how. I wanted to complete my PhD first before pursuing business. Due to the limited time and resources afforded to a graduate student, Drupal remained a hobby.

Little did I know that at the same time, over 3,000 miles away, Jay Batson was skimming through a WWII Navajo Code Talker Dictionary. Jay was stationed as an Entrepreneur in Residence at North Bridge Venture Partners, a venture capital firm based in Boston. Passionate about open source, Jay realized there was an opportunity to build a company that provided customers with the services necessary to scale and succeed with open source software. We were fortunate that Michael Skok, a Venture Partner at North Bridge and Jay's sponsor, was working closely with Jay to evaluate hundreds of open source software projects. In the end, Jay narrowed his efforts to Drupal and Apache Solr.

If you're curious as to how the Navajo Code Talker Dictionary fits into all of this, it's how Jay stumbled upon the name Acquia. Roughly translating as "to spot or locate", Acquia was the closest concept in the dictionary that reinforced the ideals of information and content that are intrinsic to Drupal (it also didn't hurt that the letter A would rank first in alphabetical listings). Finally, the similarity to the world "Aqua" paid homage to the Drupal Drop; this would eventually provide direction for Acquia's logo.

Breakfast in Sunnyvale

In March of 2007, I flew from Belgium to California to attend Yahoo's Open Source CMS Summit, where I also helped host DrupalCon Sunnyvale. It was at DrupalCon Sunnyvale where Jay first introduced himself to me. He explained that he was interested in building a company that could provide enterprise organizations supplementary services and support for a number of open source projects, including Drupal and Apache Solr. Initially, I was hesitant to meet with Jay. I was focused on getting Drupal 5 released, and I wasn't ready to start a company until I finished my PhD. Eventually I agreed to breakfast.

Over a baguette and jelly, I discovered that there was overlap between Jay's ideas and my desire to start a "RedHat for Drupal". While I wasn't convinced that it made sense to bring Apache Solr into the equation, I liked that Jay believed in open source and that he recognized that open source projects were more likely to make a big impact when they were supported by companies that had strong commercial backing.

We spent the next few months talking about a vision for the business, eliminated Apache Solr from the plan, talked about how we could elevate the Drupal community, and how we would make money. In many ways, finding a business partner is like dating. You have to get to know each other, build trust, and see if there is a match; it's a process that doesn't happen overnight.

On June 25th, 2007, Jay filed the paperwork to incorporate Acquia and officially register the company name. We had no prospective customers, no employees, and no formal product to sell. In the summer of 2007, we received a convertible note from North Bridge. This initial seed investment gave us the capital to create a business plan, travel to pitch to other investors, and hire our first employees. Since meeting Jay in Sunnyvale, I had gotten to know Michael Skok who also became an influential mentor for me.

Wired interview
Jay and me on one of our early fundraising trips to San Francisco.

Throughout this period, I remained hesitant about committing to Acquia as I was devoted to completing my PhD. Eventually, Jay and Michael convinced me to get on board while finishing my PhD, rather than doing things sequentially.

Acquia, my Drupal startup

Soon thereafter, Acquia received a Series A term sheet from North Bridge, with Michael Skok leading the investment. We also selected Sigma Partners and Tim O'Reilly's OATV from all of the interested funds as co-investors with North Bridge; Tim had become both a friend and an advisor to me.

In many ways we were an unusual startup. Acquia itself didn't have a product to sell when we received our Series A funding. We knew our product would likely be support for Drupal, and evolve into an Acquia-equivalent of the RedHat Network. However, neither of those things existed, and we were raising money purely on a PowerPoint deck. North Bridge, Sigma and OATV mostly invested in Jay and I, and the belief that Drupal could become a billion dollar company that would disrupt the web content management market. I'm incredibly thankful for Jay, North Bridge, Sigma and OATV for making a huge bet on me.

Receiving our Series A funding was an incredible vote of confidence in Drupal, but it was also a milestone with lots of mixed emotions. We had raised $7 million, which is not a trivial amount. While I was excited, it was also a big step into the unknown. I was convinced that Acquia would be good for Drupal and open source, but I also understood that this would have a transformative impact on my life. In the end, I felt comfortable making the jump because I found strong mentors to help translate my vision for Drupal into a business plan; Jay and Michael's tenure as entrepreneurs and business builders complimented my technical strength and enabled me to fine-tune my own business building skills.

In November 2017, we officially announced Acquia to the world. We weren't ready but a reporter had caught wind of our stealth startup, and forced us to unveil Acquia's existence to the Drupal community with only 24 hours notice. We scrambled and worked through the night on a blog post. Reactions were mixed, but generally very supportive. I shared in that first post my hopes that Acquia would accomplish two things: (i) form a company that supported me in providing leadership to the Drupal community and achieving my vision for Drupal and (ii) establish a company that would be to Drupal what Ubuntu or RedHat were to Linux.

Acquia com march
An early version of Acquia.com, with our original logo and tagline. March 2008.

The importance of enduring values

It was at an offsite in late 2007 where we determined our corporate values. I'm proud to say that we've held true to those values that were scribbled onto our whiteboard 10 years ago. The leading tenant of our mission was to build a company that would "empower everyone to rapidly assemble killer websites".

Acquia vision

In January 2008, we had six people on staff: Gábor Hojtsy (Principal Acquia engineer, Drupal 6 branch maintainer), Kieran Lal (Acquia product manager, key Drupal contributor), Barry Jaspan (Principal Acquia engineer, Drupal core developer) and Jeff Whatcott (Vice President of Marketing). Because I was still living in Belgium at the time, many of our meetings took place screen-to-screen:

Typical work day

Opening our doors for business

We spent a majority of the first year building our first products. Finally, in September of 2008, we officially opened our doors for business. We publicly announced commercial availability of the Acquia Drupal distribution and the Acquia Network. The Acquia Network would offer subscription-based access to commercial support for all of the modules in Acquia Drupal, our free distribution of Drupal. This first product launched closely mirrored the Red Hat business model by prioritizing enterprise support.

We quickly learned that in order to truly embrace Drupal, customers would need support for far more than just Acquia Drupal. In the first week of January 2009, we relaunched our support offering and announced that we would support all things related to Drupal 6, including all modules and themes available on drupal.org as well as custom code.

This was our first major turning point; supporting "everything Drupal" was a big shift at the time. Selling support for Acquia Drupal exclusively was not appealing to customers, however, we were unsure that we could financially sustain support for every Drupal module. As a startup, you have to be open to modifying and revising your plans, and to failing fast. It was a scary transition, but we knew it was the right thing to do.

Building a new business model for open source

Exiting 2008, we had launched Acquia Drupal, the Acquia Network, and had committed to supporting all things Drupal. While we had generated a respectable pipeline for Acquia Network subscriptions, we were not addressing Drupal's biggest adoption challenges; usability and scalability.

In October of 2008, our team gathered for a strategic offsite. Tom Erickson, who was on our board of directors, facilitated the offsite. Red Hat's operational model, which primarily offered support, had laid the foundation for how companies could monetize open source, but were convinced that the emergence of the cloud gave us a bigger opportunity and helped us address Drupal's adoption challenges. Coming out of that seminal offsite we formalized the ambitious decision to build Drupal Gardens and Acquia Hosting. Here's why these two products were so important:

Solving for scalability: In 2008, scaling Drupal was a challenge for many organizations. Drupal scaled well, but the infrastructure companies required to make Drupal scale well was expensive and hard to find. We determined that the best way to help enterprise companies scale was by shifting the paradigm for web hosting from traditional rack models to the then emerging promise of the "cloud".

Solving for usability: In 2008, CMSs like Wordpress and Ning made it really easy for people to start blogging or to set up a social network. At the time, Drupal didn't encourage this same level of adoption for non-technical audiences. Drupal Gardens was created to offer an easy on-ramp for people to experience the power of Drupal, without worrying about installation, hosting, and upgrading. It was one of the first times we developed an operational model that would offer "Drupal-as-a-service".

Acquia roadmap

Fast forward to today, and Acquia Hosting evolved into Acquia Cloud. Drupal Gardens evolved into Acquia Cloud Site Factory. In 2008, this product roadmap to move Drupal into the cloud was a bold move. Today, the Cloud is the starting point for any modern digital architecture. By adopting the Cloud into our product offering, I believe Acquia helped establish a new business model to commercialize open source. Today, I can't think of many open source companies that don't have a cloud offering.

Tom Erickson takes a chance on Acquia

Tom joined Acquia as an advisor and a member of our Board of Directors when Acquia was founded. Since the first time I met Tom, I always wanted him to be an integral part of Acquia. It took some convincing, but Tom eventually agreed to join us full time as our CEO in 2009. Jay Batson, Acquia's founding CEO, continued on as the Vice President at Acquia responsible for incubating new products and partnerships.

Moving from Europe to the United States

In 2010, after spending my entire life in Antwerp, I decided to move to Boston. The move would allow me to be closer to the team. A majority of the company was in Massachusetts, and at the pace we were growing, it was getting harder to help execute our vision all the way from Belgium. I was also hoping to cut down on travel time; in 2009 flew 100,000 miles in just one year (little did I know that come 2016, I'd be flying 250,00 miles!).

This is a challenge that many entrepreneurs face when they commit to starting their own company. Initially, I was only planning on staying on the East Coast for two years. Moving 3,500 miles away from your home town, most of your relatives, and many of your best friends is not an easy choice. However, it was important to increase our chances of success, and relocating to Boston felt essential. My experience of moving to the US had a big impact on my life.

Building the universal platform for the world's greatest digital experiences

Entering 2010, I remember feeling that Acquia was really 3 startups in one; our support business (Acquia Network, which was very similar to Red Hat's business model), our managed cloud hosting business (Acquia Hosting) and Drupal Gardens (a WordPress.com based on Drupal). Welcoming Tom as our CEO would allow us to best execute on this offering, and moving to Boston enabled me to partner with Tom directly. It was during this transformational time that I think we truly transitioned out of our "founding period" and began to emulate the company I know today.

The decisions we made early in the company's life, have proven to be correct. The world has embraced open source and cloud without reservation, and our long-term commitment to this disruptive combination has put us at the right place at the right time. Acquia has grown into a company with over 800 employees around the world; in total, we have 14 offices around the globe, including our headquarters in Boston. We also support an incredible roster of customers, including 16 of the Fortune 100 companies. Our work continues to be endorsed by industry analysts, as we have emerged as a true leader in our market. Over the past ten years I've had the privilege of watching Acquia grow from a small startup to a company that has crossed the chasm.

With a decade behind us, and many lessons learned, we are on the cusp of yet another big shift that is as important as the decision we made to launch Acquia Field and Gardens in 2008. In 2016, I led the project to update Acquia's mission to "build the universal platform for the world's greatest digital experiences". This means expanding our focus, and becoming the leader in building digital customer experiences. Just like I openly shared our roadmap and strategy in 2009, I plan to share our next 10 year plan in the near future. It's time for Acquia to lay down the ambitious foundation that will enable us to be at the forefront of innovation and digital experience in 2027.

A big thank you

Of course, none of these results and milestones would be possible without the hard work of the Acquia team, our customers, partners, the Drupal community, and our many friends. Thank you for all your hard work. After 10 years, I continue to love the work I do at Acquia each day — and that is because of you.


          Service Agent (Car Detailer) - Vernon, BC - Enterprise Holdings - Okanagan, BC   
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          Account Executive - Pittsburgh - OnX Enterprise Solutions - Ontario   
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          Management Trainee - Enterprise Holdings - Okanagan, BC   
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          IDA and Enterprise Ireland overseas offices bill tops €38m   
The overseas offices operated by Enterprise Ireland (EI) and the IDA cost €38.8m to operate last year.
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          Authorization in Oracle BI Server (OBIEE)   
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          DevOps Enterprise Systems Technologist - E-Comm 9-1-1 | Emergency Communications for British Columbia Incorporated - Vancouver, BC   
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          Senior Consultant - Ontario, Canada - OneStream Software - Ontario   
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          The Taiwanese Server System and Server Motherboard Market Analysis 2016 and Forecast    
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          The Indolence of the Filipinos   
English translation by Charles Derbyshire. The article by José Rizal, originally written in Spanish, was published in La Solidaridad in five installments,from July 15 to September 15, 1890.

PART ONE: Doctor Sanciano, in his Progreso de Filipinas, has taken up this question, agitated, as he calls it, and relying upon facts and reports furnished by the very same Spanish authorities that ruled the Philippines has demonstrated that such indolence does not exist, and that all said about it does not deserve a reply or even passing choice.

Nevertheless as discussion of it has been continued, not only by government employees who make it responsible for their own shortcomings, not only by the friars who regard it as necessary in order that they may continue to represent themselves as indispensable, but also by serious and disinterested persons: and as evidence of greater or less weight may be adduced in opposition to that which Dr. Sanciano cites, it seems expedient to us to study this question thoroughly, without superciliousness or sensitiveness, without prejudice, without pessimism. As as we can only serve our country by telling the truth, however, bitter it be, just as flagrant and skillful negation cannot refute a real and positive fact, in spite of the brilliance of the arguments; as mere affirmation is not sufficient to create something possible, let us calmly examine the facts, using on our part all the impartiality of which a man is capable who is convinced that there is no redemption except upon solid bases of virtue.

The word indolence has been greatly misused in the sense of little love for work and lack of energy, while ridicule has concealed the misuse. This much-discussed question has met with the same fate as certain panaceas and specifics of the quacks who by ascribing to them impossible virtues have discredited them. In the Middle Ages, and even in some Catholic countries now, the devil is blamed for everything that superstitious folk cannot understand or the perversity of mankind is loath to confess. In the Philippines one's and another's faults, the shortcomings of one, the misdeeds of another, are attributed to indolence. And just as in the Middle Ages he who sought the explanation of phenomena outside of infernal influences was persecuted, so in the Philippines worse happens to him who seeks the origin of the trouble outside of accepted beliefs.

The consequence of this misuse is that there are some who are interested in stating it as a dogma and others in combating it as a ridiculous superstition, if not a punishable delusion. Yet it is not to be inferred from the misuse of a thing that it does not exist.

We think that there must be something behind all this outcry, for it is incredible that so many should err, among whom we have said there are a lot of serious and disinterested persons. Some act in bad faith, though levity, through levity, through want of sound judgment, through limitation in reasoning power, ignorance of the past, or other cause. Some repeat what they have heard, without examination or reflection; others speak through pessimism or are impelled by that human characteristic which paints as perfect everything that belongs to oneself and defective whatever belongs to another. But it cannot be denied that there are some who worship truth, or if not truth itself at least the semblance thereof which is truth in the mind of the crowd.

Examining well, then, all scenes and all the men that we have known from childhood; and the life of our country, we believe that indolence does exist there. The Filipinos, who can measure up with the most active peoples in the world, will doubtless not repudiate his admission, for it is true there one works and struggles against the climate, against nature and against men. But we must not take the exception for the general rule, and should rather seek the good of our country by stating what we believe to be true. We must confess that indolence does actually and positively exist there, only that, instead of holding it to be the cause of the backwardness and the trouble, we regard it as the effect of the trouble and the backwardness, by fostering the development of a lamentable predisposition.

Those who have as yet treated of indolence, with the exception of Dr. Sancianco, have been content to deny or affirm it. We know of no one who has studied its causes. Nevertheless, those who admit its existence and exaggerate it more or less have not therefore failed to advise remedies taken from here and there, from Java, from India, from other English or Dutch colonies, like the quack who saw a fever cured with a dozen sardines and afterwards always prescribed these fish at every rise in temperature that he discovered in his patient.

We shall proceed otherwise. Before proposing a remedy we shall examine the causes, and even though strictly speaking a predisposition is not a cause, let us, however, study at its true value this predisposition due to nature.

The predisposition exists? Why shouldn't it?

A hot climate requires of the individual quiet and rest, just as cold incites to labor and action. For this reason the Spaniard is more indolent than the Frenchman; the Frenchman more so than the German. The Europeans themselves who reproach the residents of the colonies so much (and I am not now speaking of the Spaniards but of the Germans and English themselves), how do they live in tropical countries? Surrounded by a numerous train of servants, never-going afoot but riding in a carriage, needing servants not only to take off their shoes for them but even to them! And yet they live and eat better, they work for themselves to get rich, with the hope of a future, free and respected, while the poor colonist, the indolent colonist, is badly nourished, has no hope, toils for others, and works under force and compulsion! Perhaps the reply to this will be that white men are not made to stand the severity of the climate. A mistake! A man can live in any climate, if he will only adapt himself to its requirements and conditions. What kills the European in hot countries is the abuse of liquors, the attempt to live according to the nature of his own country under another sky and another sun. We inhabitants of hot countries live will in northern Europe whenever we take the precautions of the people there do. Europeans can also stand the torrid zone, if only they would get rid of their prejudices.

The fact is that in tropical countries violent work is not a good thing as it is in cold countries, there it is death, destruction, annihilation. Nature knows this and like a just mother has therefore made the earth more fertile, more productive, as a compensation. An hour's work under that burning sun, in the midst of pernicious influences springing from nature in activity, is equal to a day's work in a temperate climate; it is, then, just that the earth yields a hundred fold! Moreover, do we not see the active European, who feels the fresh blood of spring boil in his veins, do we not see him abandon his labors, during the few days of his variable summer, close his office -- where the work is not violent and amounts for many to talking and gesticulating in the shade beside a lunch stand -- flee to watering places, sit in the cafes or stroll about. What wonder then that the inhabitant of tropical countries, worn out and with his blood thinned by the continuous and excessive heat is reduced to inaction? Who is the indolent one in the Manila offices? Is it the poor clerk who comes in at eight in the morning and leaves at one in the afternoon with only his parasol, who copies and writes and works for himself and for his chief, or is it the chief, who comes in a carriage at ten o'clock, leaves before twelve, reads his newspaper while smoking and with his feet cocked up on a chair or a table, or gossiping about all his friends? What is indolent, the native coadjutor, poorly paid and badly treated, who has to visit all the indigent sick living in the country, or the friar curate who gets fabulously rich, goes about in a carriage, eats and drinks well, and does not put himself to any trouble without collecting an excessive fee?

Without speaking further of the Europeans in what violent labor does the Chinaman engage in tropical countries, the industrious Chinaman, who flees from his own country driven by hunger and whose whole ambition is to amass a small fortune? With the exception of some porters, an occupation that the natives also follow, he nearly always engages in the trade, in commerce; so rarely does he take up agriculture that we do not know of a single case. The Chinaman who in other colonies cultivates the soil does so only for a certain number of years and then retires.

We find, then, the tendency to indolence very natural, and have to admit and bless it, for we cannot alter natural laws, and without it the race would have disappeared. l Man is not a brute, he is not a machine, his object is not merely to produce, in spite of the pretensions of some Christian whites who would make of the colored Christian a kind of motive power somewhat more intelligent and less costly than steam. Man's object is not to satisfy the passions of another man, his object is to seek happiness for himself and his kind by traveling along the road of progress and perfection.

The evil is not that indolence exists more or less latently but that it is fostered and magnified. Among men, as well as among nations, there exist no only, aptitudes but also tendencies good and evil. To foster the good ones and aid them, as well as correct the evil and repress them, would be the duty of society and government, if less noble thoughts did not occupy their attention. The evil is that the indolence in the Philippines is a magnified indolence, an indolence of the snowball type, if we may be permitted the expression, an evil that increases in direct proportion to the periods of time, and effect of misgovernment and of backwardness, as we have said, and not a cause thereof. Others will hold the contrary opinion, especially those who have a hand in the misgovernment, but we do not care; we have made an assertion and are going to prove it.



PART TWO: When in consequence of a long chronic illness the condition of the patient is examined, the question may arise whether the weakening of the fibers and the debility of the organs are the cause of the malady's continuing or the effect of the bad treatment that prolongs its action. The attending physician attributes the entire failure of his skill to the poor constitution of the patient, to the climate, to the surroundings, and so on. On the other hand, the patient attributes the aggravation of the evil to the system of treatment followed. Only the common crowd, the inquisitive populace, shakes its head and cannot reach a decision.

Something like this happens in the case of the Philippines. Instead of a physician, read government, that is friars, employees, etc. Instead of patient, Philippines; instead of malady, indolence.

And just as happens in similar cases when the patient gets worse, everybody loses his head, each one dodges the responsibility to place it upon somebody else, and instead of seeking the causes in order to combat the evil in them, devotes himself at best to attacking the symptoms; here a blood-letting, a tax; there a plaster, forced labor, further on a sedative, a trifling reform. Every new arrival proposes a new remedy; one, seasons of prayer, the relics of a saint, the viaticum, the friars; another shower-bath; still another, with pretensions to modern ideas, a transfusion of blood. "It's nothing, only the patient has eight million indolent red corpuscles; some few white corpuscles in the form of an agricultural colony will get us out of the trouble."

So, on all sides there are groans, gnawing of lips, clenching of fists, many hollow words, great ignorance, a deal of talk, a lot of fear. The patient is near his finish!

Yes, transfusion of blood, transfusion of blood! New life, new vitality! Yes, new white corpuscles that you are going to inject into its veins, the new white corpuscles that were a cancer in another organism will withstand all the depravity of the system, will have more stamina than all the degeneration, all the trouble in the principal organs. Be thankful if they do not become coagulations and produce gangrene, be thankful if they do not reproduce the cancer!

While the patient breathes, we must not lose hope, and however late we may be, a judicious examination is never superfluous; at least the cause of death may be known. We are not trying to put all the blame on the physician, and still less on the patient, for we have already spoken of a predisposition, in the absence of which the race would disappear, sacrificed to excessive labor in a tropical country.

Indolence in the Philippines is a chronic malady, but not a heredity one. The Filipinos have not always been what they are, witnesses whereto are all the historians of the first years after the discovery of the Islands.

Before the arrival of the Europeans, the Malayan Filipinos carried on an active trade, no only among themselves but also with all the neighboring countries. A Chinese manuscript of the 13th century, translated by Dr. Hirth (Globus, September, 1889), which we will take up at another time, speaks of China's relations with the islands, relations purely commercial, which mention is made of the activity and honesty of the traders of Luzon, who took the Chinese products and distributed them throughout all the islands, for the merchandise that the Chinaman did not remember to have given them. The products which they in exchange exported from the islands were crude wax, cotton, pearls, tortoise shell, betel-nuts, dry goods, etc.

The first thing noticed by Pigafetta who came with Magellan in 1521, on arriving at the first island of the Philippines, Samar, was the courtesy and kindness of the inhabitants and their commerce. "To honor our captain," he says, "they conducted him to their boats where they had their merchandise, which consisted of cloves, cinnamon, pepper, nutmegs, mace, gold and other things; and they made us understand by gestures that such articles were to be found in the islands to which we were going."

Further on he speaks of the vessels and utensils of solid gold that he found in Butuan where the people worked in mines. He describes the silk dresses, the daggers with long gold hilts and scabbards of carved wood, the gold sets of teeth, etc. Among cereals and fruits he mentions rice, millet, oranges, lemons, panicum, etc.

That the islands maintained relations with neighboring countries and even with distant ones is proven by the ships from Siam, laden with gold and slaves, that Magellan found in Cebu. These ships paid certain duties to the king of the island. In the same year, 1521, the survivors of Magellan's expedition met the son of the Rajah of Luzon, who, as captain-general of the Sultan of Borneo and admiral of his fleet, had conquered for him the great city of Lave (Sarawak ?). Might this captain, who was greatly feared by all his foes, have been the Rajah Matanda whom the Spaniards afterwards encountered in Tondo in 1570?

In 1539 the warriors of Luzon took part in the formidable contests of Sumatra, and under the orders of Angi Sity Timor, Rajah of Batta, conquered and overthrew the terrible Alzadin, Sultan of Atchin, renowned in the historical annals of the Far East. (Marseen, History of Sumatra, chapter 20)

At that time, that sea where float the islands like a set of emeralds on a paten of bright glass, that sea was everywhere traversed by junks, paraus, barangays, vintas, vessels swift as shuttles so large that they could maintain a hundred rowers on a side (Morga); that sea bore everywhere commerce, industry, agriculture, by the force of the oars moved to the sound of warlike songs of the genealogies and achievements of the Philippine divinities. (Colin, Chapter 15)

Wealth abounded in the islands. Pigafetta tells us of the abundance of foodstuffs in Pragua and of its inhabitants, who nearly all tilled their own fields. At this island the survivors of Magellan's expedition were well received and provisioned. A little later, these same survivors captured a vessel, plundered and sacked it and took prisoner in it the chief of the Island of Paragua with his son and brother.

In this same vessel they captured bronze lombards, and this is the first mention of artillery of the Filipino, for these lombards were useful to the chief of Paragua against the savages of the interior.

They let him ransom himself within seven days, demanding 400 measures (cavanes ?) of rice, 20 pigs, 20 goats, and 450 chickens. This is the first act of piracy recorded in Philippine history. The chief of Paragua paid everything, and moreover, voluntarily added coconuts, bananas, and sugar-cane jars filled with palm wine. When Caesar was taken prisoner by the corsairs and required to pay twenty-five talents ransom, he replied, "I'll give you fifty, but later I'll have you crucified!" The chief of Paragua was more generous: he forgot. His conduct, while it may reveal weakness, also demonstrates that the islands ere abundantly provisioned. This chief was named Tuan Mahamud; his brother, Guantil, and his son, Tuan Mahamud. (Martin Mendez, Purser of the ship Victoria: Archivo de Indias.)

A very extraordinary thing, and one that shows the facility with which the natives learned Spanish, is that fifty years before the arrival of the Spaniards in Luzon, in that very year 1521, when they first came to the islands, there were already natives of Luzon who understood Castilian. In the treaties of peace that the survivors of Magellan's expedition made with the chief of Paragua, when the servant-interpreter died they communicated with one another through a Moro who had been captured in the island of the King of Luzon and who understood some Spanish (Martin Mendez; op cit.) Where did this extemporaneous interpreter learn Castilian? In the Moluccas? In Malacca, with the Portuguese? Spaniards did not reach Luzon until 1571.

Legazpi's expedition met in Butuan various traders of Luzon with their boats laden with iron, cloths, porcelain, etc. (Gaspar de San Agustin) plenty of provisions, activity, trade, movement in all the southern islands.

They arrived at the Island of Cebu, "abounding in provisions, with mines and washings of gold, and peopled with natives, "as Morga says: "very populous, and at a port frequented by many ships that came from the islands and kingdoms near India," as Colin says: and even though they were peacefully received discord soon arose. The city was taken by force and burned. The first destroyed the food supplies and naturally famine broke out in that town of a hundred thousand people, as the historians say, and among the members of the expedition, but the neighboring islands quickly relieved the need, thanks to the abundance they enjoyed.

All the histories of those first years, in short, abound in long accounts about the industry and agriculture of the natives; mines, gold-washings, looms, farms, barter, naval construction, raising of poultry and stock, weaving of silk and cotton, distilleries, manufactures of arms, pearl fisheries, the civet industry, the horn and hide industry, etc., are things encountered at every step, and considering the time and the conditions in the islands, prove that there was life, there was activity, there was movement.

And if this, which is deduction, does not convince any minds imbued with unfair prejudices perhaps, of some avail may be the testimony of the oft-quoted Dr. Morga, who was Lieutenant-Governor of Manila for seven years and after rendering great service in the Archipelago was appointed criminal judge of the Audiencia of Mexico and Counselor of the Inquisition. His testimony, we say, is highly credible, not only because all his contemporaries have spoken of him in terms that border on veneration but also because his work, from which we take these citations, is written with great circumspection and care, as well with reference to the authorities in the Philippines as to the errors they committed. "The natives," says Morga, in Chapter Seven, speaking of the occupations of the Chinese, "are very far from exercising those trade and have forgotten much about farming, raising poultry, stock and cotton, and weaving cloth. As they used to do in their Paganism and for a long time after the country was conquered."

The whole Chapter 8 of his work deals with this moribund activity, this much forgotten industry, and yet in spite of that, how long is his eighth chapter!

And not only Morga, not also Chirinco, Colin, Argensola, Gaspar de San Agustin and others agree to this matter, but modern travelers, after two hundred and fifty years, examining the decadence and misery, assert the same thing. Dr. Hans Meyer, when he saw the tribes not subdued cultivating beautiful fields and working energetically, asked if they would not become indolent when they in turn should accept Christianity and a paternal government.

Accordingly, the Filipinos in spite of the climate, in spite of their few needs (they were less then than now), were not the indolent creatures of our time, and, as we shall see later on, their ethics and their mode of life were not what is not complacently attributed to them.

How then, and in what way, was that active and enterprising infidel native of ancient times converted into the lazy and indolent Christian, as our contemporary writers say?

We have already spoken of the more or less latent predisposition which exists in the Philippines toward indolence, and which must exist everywhere, in the whole world, in all men, because we all hate work more or less, as it may be more or less hard, more ore less unproductive. The dolce far niente of the Italian, the rascarse la barriga of the Spaniard, the supreme aspiration of the bourgeois to live on his income in peace and tranquility, attest this.

What causes operated to awake this terrible predisposition from its lethargy? How is it that the Filipino people, so fond of its customs as to border on routine, has given up its ancient habits of work, of trade, of navigation, etc., even to the extent of completely forgetting its past?



PART THREE: A fatal combination of circumstances, some independent of the will in spite of men's efforts, others in offspring of stupidity and ignorance, others the inevitable corollaries of false principles, and still others the result of more or less base passions, has induced the decline of labor, an evil which instead of being remedies by prudence, mature reflection and recognition of the mistakes made, through a deplorable policy, through regrettable blindness and obstinacy, has gone from bad to worse until it has reached the condition in which we now see it.

First came the wars, the internal disorders which the new change of affairs naturally brought with it. It was necessary to subject the people either by cajolery or force; there were fights, there was slaughter; those who had submitted peacefully seemed to repent of it; insurrections were suspected, and some occurred; naturally there were executions, and many capable laborers perished. Add to this condition of disorder the invasion of Li-Mahong; add continual wars into which the inhabitants of the Philippines were pledged to maintain the honor of Spain, to extend the sway of her flag in Borneo, in the Moluccas and in Indo-China; to repel the Dutch foe; costly wars, fruitless expeditions, in which each time thousands and thousands of native archers and rowers were recorded to have embarked, but whether they returned to their homes was never stated. Like the tribute that once upon a time Greece sent to the Minotaur of Crete, the Philippine youth embarked for the expedition, saying goodbye to their country forever; on their horizon were the stormy sea, the interminable wars, the rash expeditions. Wherefore, Gaspar de San Agustin says: "Although anciently there were in this town of Dumangas many people, in the course of time they have very greatly diminished because the natives are the best sailors and most skillful rowers on the whole coast, and so the governors in the port of Iloilo take most of the people from this town for the ships that they send abroad . . . When the Spaniards reached this island (Panay) it is said that there were on it more than fifty thousand families; but these diminished greatly . . . and at present they may amount to some fourteen thousand tributaries." From fifty thousand families to fourteen thousand tributaries in little over half a century!

We would never get through, had we to quote all the evidence of the authors regarding the frightful diminution of the inhabitants of the Philippines in the first years after the discovery. In the time of their first bishop, that is, ten years after Legazpi. Philip II said that they had been reduced to less than two-thirds.

Add to these fatal expeditions that wasted all the moral and material energies of the country, the frightful inroads of the terrible pirates from the south, instigated and encouraged by the government, first in order to get a complaint and afterwards disarm the islands subjected to it, inroads that reached the very shores of Manila, even Malate itself, and during which were sen to set out for captivity and slavery, in the baleful glow of burning villages, strings of wretches who had been unable to defend themselves, leaving behind them the ashes of their homes and the corpses of their parents and children. Morga, who recounts the first piratical invasion, says: "The boldness of these people of Mindanao did great damage to the Visayan Island, as much by what they did in them as by the fear and fright which the native acquired, because the latter were in the power of the Spaniards who held them subject and tributary and unarmed, in such manner that they did not protect them from their enemies or leave the means with which to defend themselves, AS THEY DID WHEN THERE WERE NO SPANIARDS IN THE COUNTRY." These piratical attacks continually reduce the number of the inhabitants of the Philippines, since the independent Malays were especially notorious for their atrocities and murders, sometimes because they believed that to preserve their independence it was necessary to weaken the Spaniard by reducing the number of his subjects, sometimes because a greater hatred and a deeper resentment inspired them against the Christian Filipino who, being of their own race, served the stranger in order to deprive them of their precious liberty. These expeditions lasted about three centuries, being repeated five and ten times a year, and each expedition cost the island over eight hundred prisoners.

"With the invasions of the pirates from Sulu and Mindanao," says Padre Gaspar de San Agustin, (the island of Bantayan, near Cebu) "has greatly reduced, because they easily captured the people there, since the latter had no place to fortify themselves and were far from help from Cebu. The hostile Sulus did great damage in this island in 1608, leaving it almost depopulated." (Page 380)

These rough attacks, coming from without, produced a counter effect in the interior, which, carried out medical comparisons was like a purge or diet in an individual who has just lost a great deal of blood. In order to make headway against so many calamities, to secure their sovereignty and take the offensive in these disastrous contests, to isolate the warlike Sulus from their neighbors in the south, to care for the needs of the empire of the Indies (for one of the reasons why the Philippines were kept, as contemporary documents prove, ws their strategic position between New Spain and the Indies), to wrest from the Dutch their growing colonies of the Molluccas and get red of some troublesome neighbors, to maintain, in short, the trade of China and New Spain, it was necessary to construct new and large ships which, as we have seen, costly as they were to the country for their equipment and the rowers they required, were not less so because of the manner in which they were constructed. Padre Fernando de lost Rios Coronel, who fought in these wards and later turned priest, speaking of these King's ships, said, "As they were so large, the timber needed was scarcely to be found in the forests (of the Philippines?), and thus it was necessary to seek it with great difficulty in the most remote of them, where, once found, in order to haul and convey it to the shipyard the towns of the surrounding country had to be depopulated of natives, who get it out with immense labor, damage, and cost to them. The natives furnished the masts for a galleon, according to the assertion of the Franciscans, and I heard the governor of the province where they were cut, which is Laguna de Bay, say that to haul them seven leagues over very broken mountains 6,000 natives were engaged three months, without furnishing them food, which the wretched native had to seek for himself!"

And Gaspar de San Agustin says: "In these times (1690), Bacolor has not the people that it had in the past because of the uprising in that province when Don Sabiniano Manrique de Lara was Governor of these islands and because of the continual labor of cutting timber for his Majesty's shipyards, which hinders them from cultivating the very fertile plain they have.

If this is not sufficient to explain the depopulation of the islands and the abandonment of industry, agriculture and commerce, then add "the natives who were executed, those who left their wives and children and fled in disgust to the mountains, those who were sold into slavery to pay the taxes levied upon them," as Fernando de los Rios Coronel says; add to all this what Philip II said in reprimanding Bishop Salazar about "natives sold to some encomenderos to others, those flogged to death, the women who are crushed to death by their heavy burdens, those who sleep in the fields and bear and nurse their children and die bitten by poisonous vermin, the many who are executed and left to die of hunger and those who eat poisonous herbs . . . and the mothers who kill their children in bearing them," and you will understand how in less than thirty years the population of the Philippines was reduced one-third. We are not saying this: it was said by Gaspar de San Agustin, the preeminently anti-Filipino Augustinian, and he confirms it throughout the rest of his work by speaking every moment of the state of neglect in which lay the farms and field once so flourishing and so well cultivated, the town thinned that had formerly been inhabited by many leading families!

How is it strange, then, that discouragement may have been infused into the spirit of the inhabitants of the Philippines, when in the midst of so many calamities they did not know whether they would see sprout the seed they were planting, whether their field was going to be their grave or their crop would go to feed their executioner? What is there strange in it, when we see the pious but impotent friars of that time trying to free their poor parishioners from the tyranny of the encomenderos by advising them to stop work in the mines, to abandon their commerce, to break up their looms, pointing out to them heaven for their whole hope, preparing them for death as their only consolation?

Man works for an object. Remove the object and you reduce him to inaction. The most active man in the world will fold his arms from the instant he understands that it is madness to bestir himself, that this work will be the cause of his trouble, that for him it will be the cause of vexations at home and of the pirate's greed abroad. It seems that these thoughts have never entered the minds of those who cry out against the indolence of the Filipinos.

Even were the Filipino not a man like the rest, even were we to suppose that zeal in him for work was as essential as the movement of a wheel caught in the gearing of others in motion; even were we to deny him foresight and the judgment that the past and present form, there would still be left us another reason to explain the attack of the evil. The abandonment of the fields by their cultivators, whom the wars and piratical attacks dragged from their homes was sufficient to reduce to nothing the hard labor of so many generations. In the Philippines abandon for a year the land most beautifully tended and you will see how you will have to begin all over again: the rain will wipe out the furrows, the floods will drown the seeds, pants and bushes will grow up everywhere, and on seeing so much useless labor the hand will drop the hoe, the laborer will desert his plow. Isn't there left the fine life of the pirate?

Thus is understood that sad discouragement which we find in the friar writers of the 17th century, speaking of once very fertile plains submerged, of provinces and towns depopulate, of leading families exterminated. These pages resemble a sad and monotonous scene in the night after a lively day. Of Cagayan, Padre Agustin speaks with mournful brevity: "A great deal of cotton, of which they made good cloth that the Chinese and Japanese every year bought and carried away." In the historian's time, the industry and the trade had come to an end.

It seems that there are causes more than sufficient to breed indolence in the midst of a beehive. Thus is explained why, after thirty-two years of the system, the circumspect and prudent Morga said that the natives have forgotten much about farming, raising poultry, stock and cotton and weaving cloth, as they used to do in their paganism and for a long time after the country had been conquered!"

Still they struggled a long time against indolence, yes: but their enemies were so numerous that at last they gave up!

PART FOUR: We recognize the causes that awoke the predisposition and provoked the evil: now let us see what foster and sustain it. In this connection government and governed have to bow our heads and say: "We deserve our fate."

We have already truly said that when a house becomes disturbed and disordered, we should not accuse the youngest child or the servants, but the head of it, especially if his authority is unlimited. He who does not act freely is not responsible for his actions; and the Filipino people, not being master of its liberty, is not responsible for either its misfortunes or its woes. We say this, it is true, but, as well as seen later on, we also have a large part in the continuation of such a disorder.

The following other causes contributed to foster the evil and aggravate it; the constantly lessening encouragement that labor has met with in the Philippines. Fearing to have the Filipinos deal frequently with other individuals of their own race, who were free and independent, as the Borneans, the Siamese, the Cambodians, and the Japanese, people who in their customs and feeling differ greatly from the Chinese, the government acted toward these others with great mistrust and great severity, as Morga testifies in the last pages of his work, until they finally ceased to come to the country. In fact, it seems that once an uprising planned by he Borneans was suspected: we say; suspected, for there was not even an attempt, although there were many executions. And as thse nations wee the very ones that consumed Philippine products, when all communication with them had been cut off, consumption of these products also ceased. The only two countries with which the Philippines continued to have relations were China and Mexico, or New Spain, and from this trade only China and a few private individuals in Manila got any benefit. In fact, the Celestial Empire sent her junks laden with merchandise, that merchandise which shut down the factories of Seville and ruined the Spanish industry, and returned laden in exchange with the silver that was every year sent from Mexico. Nothing from the Philippines at that time went to China, not even gold, for in those years the Chinese trades would accept no payment but silver coin. To Mexico went a little more: some cloth and dry goods which the encomenderos took by force or bought from the natives at a paltry; price, wax, amber, gold, civet, etc; but nothing more, and not even in great quantity, as is stated by Admiral Don Jeronimo de Benelos y Carrilo, when he begged the King that "the inhabitants of the Manilas be permitted (1) to load as many ships as they could with native products, such as wax, gold, perfumes, ivory, cotton cloths, which they would have to buy from the natives of the country. . . Thus friendship of these peoples would be gained, they would furnish New Spain with their merchandise and the money that is brought to Manila would not leave this place."

The coastwise trade, so active in other times, had to die out, thanks to the piratical attacks of the Malays of the south; and trade in the interior of the islands almost entirely disappeared, owing to restrictions, passports and other administrative requirements.

Of no little importance were the hindrance and obstacles that from the beginning were thrown in the farmer's way by the rules, who were influenced by childish fear and saw everywhere signs of conspiracies and uprisings. The natives were not allowed to go to their labors, that is, their farms, without permission of the governor, or of his agents and officers, and even of the priests as Morga says. Those who know the administrative slackness and confusion in a country where the officials work scarcely two hours a day; those who know the cost of going to and returning form the capital to the little tyrants will well understand how with this crude arrangement it is possible to have the most absurd agriculture. True it is that for sometime this absurdity which would be ludicrous had it not been so serious, had disappeared; but even if the words have gone out of use other facts and other provisions have replaced them. The Moro pirate has disappeared but there remains the outlaw who infests the fields and waylays the farmer to hold him for ransom. Now then, the government, which has a constant fear of the people, denies to the farmers even the use of a shotgun, or if it does allow it does so very grudgingly and withdraws it at pleasure; whence it results with the laborer, who, thanks to his means of defense, plants his crops and invests his meager fortune in the furrows that he has so laboriously opened, that when his crop matures it occurs to the government, which is impotent to suppress brigandage, to deprive him of his weapon; and then, without defense and without security, he is reduced to inaction and abandons his field, his work, and takes to gambling as the best means of securing a livelihood. The green cloth is under the protection of the government, it is safer! A mournful counselor is fear, for it not only causes weakness but also in casting aside the weapons, strengthens the very persecutor!

The sordid return the native gets from his work has the effect of discouraging him. We know from history that the encomenderos, after reducing many to slavery and forcing them to work for their benefit, made others give up their merchandise for a trife or nothing at all, or cheated them with the measures.

Speaking of Ipion, in Panay, Padre Gaspar de San Agustin says: "It was in ancient times very rich in gold . . . but provoked by he annoyances they suffered from some governors they have ceased to get it out, preferring to live in poverty than to suffer such hardships." (page 378) Further on, speaking of other towns, he says: "Boaded by ill treatment of the encomenderos who in administering justice have treated the natives as thier slaves and not as their children, and have only looked after their own interests at the expense of the wretched fortunes and lives of their charges. . . (Page 422) Further on, "In Leyte, they tried to kill an encomendero of the town of Dagami on account of the great hardships he made them suffer by exacting tribute of wax from them with a steelyard which he had made twice as long as others. . ."

This state of affairs lasted a long time and still lasts, in spite of the fact that the breed of encomenderos has become extinct. A term passes away but the evil and the passions engendered do not pass away so long as reforms are devoted solely to changing the names.

The wars with the Dutch, the inroads and piratical attacks of the people of Sulu land Mindanao disappeared; the people have been transformed; new towns have grown up while others have become impoverished; but the frauds subsisted as much as or worse than they did in those early years. We will not cite our own experiences for aside from the fact that we do not know which to select, critical persons may reproach us with partiality; neither will we cite those of other Filipinos who write in the newspapers, but we shall confine ourselves to translating the words of a modern French traveler who as in the Philippines for a long time.

"The good curate," he says with reference to the rosy picture a friar had given him of the Philippines, "had not told me about the governor, the foremost official of the district, who was too much taken up with the ideal of getting rich to have time to tyrannize over his docile subjects; the governor, charged with ruling the country and collecting the various taxes in the government's name, devoted himself almost wholly to trade; in his hands the high and noble functions he performs are nothing more than instruments of gain. He monopolizes all the business and instead of developing on his part the love of work, instead of stimulating the too natural indolence of the natives, he with abuse of his powers thinks only of destroying all competition that may trouble him or attempts to participate in his profits. It maters little to him that the country is impoverished, without cultivation, without commerce, without industry, just so the governor is quickly enriched."

Yet the traveler has been unfair in picking out the governor especially. Why only the governor?

We do not cite passages from other authors, because we have not their works at hand and do not wish to quote from memory.

The great difficulty that every enterprise encountered with the administration contributed not a little to kill off all commercial and industrial movement. All the Filipinos, as well as all those who have tried to engage in business in the Philippines, know how many documents, what comings, how many stamped papers, how much patience is needed to secure from the government a permit for an enterprise. One must count upon the good will of this one, on the influence of that one, on a good bribe to another in order that the application be not pigeon-holed, a present to the one further on so that it may pass it on to his chief; one must pray to God to give him good humor and time to see and examine it; to another, talent to recognize its expediency; to one further on sufficient stupidity not to scent behind the enterprise an insurrectionary purpose land that they may not all spend the time taking baths, hunting or playing cards with the reverend friars in their convents or country house