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The headlines say it all… “Further commitment needed to break negotiation deadlock.” The rich nations vs. the poor nations. Industrialists vs. environmentalists. And at the end of the day, looking out over the Pacific Ocean towards Catalina Island from Long Beach, the dense brown sludge of polluted air is a constant reminder we are dumping horrifying amounts of human waste into the oceans and air. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says “world policymakers do not have to choose between a clean environment and economic growth.” Schwarzenegger believes people worried about climate change should pay more attention to companies, universities and “ordinary folks” and not put so much emphasis on a multinational consensus. (AP) If you listen to the entrepreneurs and innovators in Silicon Valley, they would tend to agree with Governor Schwarzenegger. Green tech is bec... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 26, 2014

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! RFID and NFC technology provider RFID Canada is introducing a Low Frequency Mid-Range Reader for Animal Tracking – the ASR550. Read Original Content Analysts forecast the Global RFID market to grow at a compound annualized growth rate of 22.4 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is... (more)

Attention: Overlay Tunnel Construction Ahead

A while ago I wrote a few articles describing the various tunnel protocols used for network virtualization between vSwitches on servers, and between vSwitches and physical network gateways. These are the mechanisms that construct overlay networks on top of a physical network. VMWare uses STT as the tunneling mechanism between vSwitches on servers and VXLAN to communicate with gateways to the non virtualized world. NVGRE is used mostly by Microsoft, and is an extension to GRE tunneling that has been around for a while. Each one of these mechanisms have their pros and cons. They are all pretty much standard, or at least published by a standards organization, and multiple implementations exist of most of them. Outside of my complaint about the stream like nature of STT, the biggest problem with all of them is the fact that they are fixed in their definition. The head... (more)

EMCOR Group, Inc. Subsidiaries Team up to Perform Electrical and Mechanical Construction for Expansion of Xilinx Data Center

EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses, announced that its Dynalectric Colorado and Trautman & Shreve subsidiaries will team up to perform both the electrical and mechanical construction services for the expansion of Xilinx, Inc.’s data center in Longmont, Colorado. Dynalectric will manage the mechanical, electrical and general construction for the project, which includes the demolition and build-out of 10,000 square feet of existing office space. The Company will install new 3000 Amp service, redundant 750 KVA UPS systems, a 2250 kW generator, four 22 KVA PDUs, and all associated electrical distribution piping and cable. Trautman & Shreve will provide mechanical services for the project, including 360 tons of cooling as wel... (more)

Research and Markets: Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, 2nd Edition Gives Step-By-Step Instruction That Will Build Your Confidence As You Build Your Site

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/e121ae/web_sites_doityo) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, 2nd Edition" to their offering. A step-by-step guide to creating your first Web site Everybody's building cool web sites, but how? Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, 2nd Edition, shows you how, with simple, step-by-step instruction that will build your confidence as you build your site. You'll learn to plan your site and secure a domain name, how to use Dreamweaver for site construction, and how to test and publish your site. You'll also learn about designing a blog, creating a podcast, adding Flash, and even how to make money with your Web site. Dummies makes it easy and fun! Perfect for those who've never attempted a Web site before, including small-business owners, th... (more)

Autodesk 2010 Certification Now Available for Design Professionals

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc., (Nasdaq: ADSK), today announced that design and engineering professionals can become Autodesk Certified in AutoCAD 2010, Autodesk Inventor 2010, Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010, and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 software. Becoming Autodesk Certified allows professionals, and companies boasting Autodesk Certified employees, to validate their industry skills and knowledge, demonstrate expertise and gain credibility. Customer demand has contributed to the huge growth of Autodesk Certification over the past year, increasing the number of Autodesk Certified professionals to more than 100,000. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050415/SFF034LOGO) "With engineering and design fields becoming increasingly competitive, certification gives employees an edge at a time when having one is critical to ... (more)

Beacon Capital Partners Makes History with First Multi-Tenant Platinum LEED(R) Certified LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance

CHICAGO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beacon Capital Partners, LLC ("Beacon") and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) today announced the world's first Platinum LEED Certified multi-tenant building under the LEED for Existing Building: Operations & Maintenance (O&M) category at 550 West Washington Street in Chicago. The 10-year old asset owned by an affiliate of Beacon makes history as the first multi-tenant building to reach Platinum status. "550 West Washington Street was developed as a high-performance building in the late 1990s, and this initiative raises the bar on what it means to be high-performance in the 21st Century," said Fred Seigel, President and Chief Operating Officer of Beacon. "Platinum LEED certification is the ultimate proof that a building meets the most rigorous standards for energy and sustainability, and demonstrates Beacon's commitment to sustai... (more)

Immutable Service Containers on Amazon EC2

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Back in June, we released the very first security hardened virtual machine images for the Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) environment. These original images were based upon the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release and were configured in accordance with the guidelines published by Sun the Center for Internet Security. Since its initial release, we have provided an update to offer this image in the European Region. In August, we took another step forward with the release of a security-enhanced image based upon the OpenSolaris 2009.06 release. This image went beyond just the simple hardening of its predecessor to add functionality such as encrypted swap, non-executable stacks and auditing that was enabled by default. With such a strong foundation, it should have been no surprise that it was likely to be used as a foundation for layere... (more)

Oracle Develops Trimble GeoManager Extension

Trimble announced today that Oracle has developed an extension which allows Oracle Field Service Applications (part of Oracle® E-Business Suite) users to add Trimble's GeoManager solution to create an enterprise-level intelligent scheduling and dispatching platform for field service organizations. The on-demand location-based features of GeoManager will allow organizations to improve fleet performance and the management of mobile workers and distributed assets. "By developing an extension for Trimble GeoManager, Oracle E-Business Suite Field Service can now take advantage of real-time location information to increase field workforce productivity and streamline call dispatch operations," said Steve Tonas, vice president of Oracle's EBS CRM Applications. "Working with Oracle allows Trimble to provide an integrated global solution across many industries for businesse... (more)

When Is More Important Than Where in Web Application Security

While you spend your time arguing over where application security belongs, miscreants are taking advantage of vulnerabilities. By the time you address the problem, they’ve moved on to the next one. Dmitry Evteev @ Positive Technologies Research has discovered (yet) another method of exploitation that allows for the injection of malicious SQL into sites and databases. A method that I discovered today in MySQL documentation struck me with its simplicity and the fact that I haven’t noticed it before. Let me describe this method of bypassing WAF. MySQL servers allow one to use comments of the following type: /*!sql-code*/ and /*!12345sql-code*/ As can be noticed, SQL code will be executed from the comment in both cases! The latter construction means that "sql-code" should be executed only if the DBMS version is later than the given value. As I have been repeatedly asserted ... (more)

Christmas Could Never Get Started Today

This time of year is a favorite for children of all ages – I happen to be one of these kids – in part because of the television programs that are shown around Christmas. A Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, have been favorites of mine since TV went from exclusively black and white to poor quality color. This is no coincidence as these programs were made in the mid 1960’s. As I was watching this year, it occurred to me that if at this time in history Christmas had not yet been established, if somehow Christmas needed to be “started” in 2009, it wouldn’t stand a chance. Christmas would be doomed before it ever got started. First of all, the only time you can say Jesus Christ anymore is when you hit your thumb with a hammer. You can’t mention Him at City Hall, you can’t display a crè... (more)