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I just spent 3 days in Bangalore for a board meeting. Staying in south Bangalore around JP Nagar and Jayanagar area feels like the old Bangalore of yesteryears – greenery all around, spring flowers, no high rise apartment buildings, and comparatively more tranquil ambiance. Once I went to north, around Whitefield area, the new Bangalore intimidates you – huge apartment complexes, no trees, chaotic traffic and what not. All over town, one notices the construction of the new metro – the overhangs spoil the beauty of the city. Of course the area around electronic city is all concrete jungle and heavy traffic. The airport is so far away, it takes at least 1.5 to 2 hours in mild traffic to get to the city. Moving around the city is non-trivial and everyone warns you of the rush hours in the morning and evening. We looked at some new ventures to get services to the people ... (more)

21st century Modern Alarm systems continue to play a key role in various institutions and industries

OSLO, Norway, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Modern alarm systems for decades now have continued to play a key role in a number of industries across the world. Alarm systems have become part and parcel of the human lifestyle and even though sometimes the sound of alarms can be annoying, the role they play in time management is indeed very huge. 21st century modern alarm systems have found their way into a number of key sectors. From fire alarm systems to Security breach alarm systems, the sophistication of modern alarms has made life safer, time-conscious and easily managea... (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. Th... (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 so... (more)

Social Media in SOA and ERP

ERP at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - IFS North America on Monday released results of a study of ERP trends that suggest strong demand for both social media and environmental management functionality in business software used in manufacturing and other industrial settings. The study is now available for download directly at www.ifsworld.com/us. The study, based on a survey of more than 260 U.S. manufacturing executives conducted for IFS by a third-party research organization, also asked manufacturers about how their ERP software could help them adjust as large numbers of exp... (more)

Is Cloud Computing Actually Environmentally Friendly?

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 t... (more)