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Cloud Interoperability Magazine on Ulitzer As we end 2009 and prepare for the next decade there seems to be a nagging question, a question that I have to say, I frequently answer without any concrete proof. A question that seems to be becoming more important then ever. The question is simple yet profound in its implications as a global citizen, is cloud computing actually environmentally friendly? First, I will admit, I am among the group of cloud advocates who routinely claim that cloud computing is green, I say this without any proof or evidence to support my statement. I make this claim as part of my broader pitch to use Cloud Computing, I say this as a sales and marketing guy, but not as an advocate. As an advocate I'd like to have some empirical data to support my position. Believe me, I've searched, and I've searched -- although there are piles of forecasts abo... (more)

How to Safely Publish Internal Services to the Outside World

Security Journal on Ulitzer So you’ve bought into the idea of service-orientation. Congratulations. You’ve begun to create services throughout your internal corporate network. Some of these run on .NET servers; others are Java services; still others are Ruby-on-Rails—in fact, one day you woke up and discovered you even have a mainframe service to manage. But the question you face now is this: how can all of these services be made available to consumers on the Internet? And more important, how can you do it securely? Most organizations buffer their contact with the outside world using a DMZ. Externally facing systems, such as web servers, live in the DMZ. They mediate access to internal resources, implementing—well, hopefully implementing—a restrictive security model. The DMZ exists to create a security air gap between protocols. The idea is that any system deployed ... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of February 9, 2014

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Enterprise Mobility 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! According to Markets and Markets, the global real time location system’s market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 31.2 percent from 2013 to 2020 and reach $3.70 billion in 2020. Read Original Content Telematics penetration in the construction industry is set to exceed 30 percent globally by 2019, according to ABI Rese... (more)

Mead & Co launches ScriptX Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner Program

New channel initiative benefits ISVs through tailored support and cost-effective pricing 30 April 2014 - Mead & Co today introduced the ScriptX Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner Program. Created to support and extend channel deployments of ScriptX, the world's favourite add-on for controlling the printing of browser-hosted content, the program benefits ISVs through a combination of powerful technology, personalised support and tailored pricing. ScriptX is the de facto global standard for providing total control when printing html and PDF documents, labels or bar codes from client and server computers running Microsoft Windows. It ensures that printed formatting and appearance is consistent, whatever the actual browser settings on the individual computer. Over 2 million licensed users print more than 2 billion documents that use the advanced features of Scr... (more)

Mission Critical App Server Market to Reach $23.1 Billion by 2020

Worldwide application server market revenues are forecast to grow 17.5% year-over-year from $7.4 billion in 2013 to $23.1 billion by 2020. This is in the context of a world communications infrastructure that is changing. Technology is enabling interaction, innovation, and sharing of knowledge in new ways and application server market promise to bring significant capability to enterprises seeking mission critical solutions to making the Internet available for productive, efficient use. @ThingsExpo billboard on Highway 101 in Silicon Valley is viewed by 1.3 million motorists per week Application Server Market Company Profiles: 360 Logica, Actuate, Adobe, AgilePoint,  Appian,  Aurea,  BigAgi,  BizFlow, BonitaSoft, CA Technologies, Crosscheck Networks,  EMC, Fabasoft Group, Fiorano, Fujitsu, GSX, Hewlett Packard, HostBridge, IBM, Informatica,  Intalio, iWay Software, ... (more)

Ray Harding, Former Judge, Announces Arbitration Services In Utah

PARK CITY, Utah, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Former Judge Ray Harding has announced the availability of arbitration services in the state of Utah. Harding, an experienced arbitrator, is available for the settlement of a broad range of disputes which include, but are not limited to, divorce and family matters, accidents and personal injury, debtor/creditor, contracts, banking and business, construction and lien, landlord/tenant, real estate, employment, wills, trusts and estates.  He also currently serves as a mediator. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140212/MN63535) Arbitration and mediation are two very different procedures, but Harding's experience in the legal field and reputation for fairness and professionalism make him more qualified than most. Harding has been involved in legal matters of all kinds since his graduation from BYU Law School... (more)

D-Link Introduces Wireless 150 Home Networking Based on 802.11N Technology for Affordable High-Speed Internet and File Sharing

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/12/09 -- D-Link, the end-to-end computer networking solutions provider for consumer and business, is now shipping a Wireless 150 Router and USB Adapter based on Draft 802.11n technology. D-Link® Wireless 150 home networking greatly improves the speed of wireless signals up to four times faster than standard 802.11g*, offering better reception and expanded coverage for sharing high-speed Internet, files and printers. The D-Link Wireless 150 Router (DIR-600) is an ideal solution for affordably connecting multiple computers over a secure Wi-Fi network. When paired with the D-Link® Wireless 150 USB Adapter (DWA-125), users can easily connect a notebook or desktop computer to the wireless network with an available USB port for sharing Internet access and more. Both the DIR-600 and DWA-125 include an Installation Wizard CD that wa... (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)

Landing Page Optimization

Landing page testing: The primary objective of landing page testing is to predict the behavior of your audience given the specific content on the landing page that they see. You will collect a limited sample of data during your test, summarize and describe it, and predict how people from the same traffic sources will act when interacting with the page. The ultimate goal is to find the best possible version of the landing page among all of the variations that you are testing. Variable The word variable (when used by it) means a page element that you have selected. For example, a variable might be the headline of your landing page, or a whole-page redesign. In multivariate testing, a variable is also commonly referred to as a factor. Branching Factor The total number of possible values for a discrete variable is called its branching factor. the branching factor must... (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)

Oracle Enhances Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

Extending the enterprise-wide Project Portfolio Management (PPM) capabilities of Oracle's Primavera product suite, Oracle today announced new releases of Oracle's Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management and Oracle's Primavera Contract Management. The new Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 7.0 and Primavera Contract Management 13 releases provide significant usability, integration and collaboration enhancements. New Web accessibility for Oracle's Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 7.0 and Contract Management 13 deliver professional project management on the Web, providing access to anyone, anywhere working on a project or program. New features in the latest release of Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management help organizations successfully manage and deliver portfolios, programs and projects of any size and... (more)