It is interesting, talking with people about what they read, and seeing how
what they read is reflected in their daily lives. Even the occasional reader
of this blog would not be surprised to find that I spend some amount of time
with my nose buried in epic fantasy books and military history books. It
shows in much of how I carry myself, what I do for hobbies, and even the
examples I choose in this blog.
But a far greater percentage of my time has been spent reading about computer
science. Since I was a young teen, those were avocations, I wanted computers
to be my vocation. So it should surprise no one that I devoured what can
arguably be called the classics of our field – Norton’s hardware
programming books, compiler theory books (used one book in each of my
post-secondary degrees, own dozens, literally. Compilers and OS Design
fascinate me), some of the Cisco st... (more)
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)
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
"Working with Oracle allows Trimble to provide an integrated global solution
across many industries for businesse... (more)
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)
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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)
Best in class Wireless-AC router now available for purchase with even more
features and OpenWrt support
Rushden, UK - April 10, 2014 - Linksys® today announced that it has started
shipping the new WRT1900AC to arrive in e-tail and retail stores in the UK
from 21st April, 2014. The new WRT is the first consumer grade Wi-Fi router
to feature 4 external antennas for optimal wireless coverage throughout the
home and has been certified for the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The new
wireless standard delivers best in class performance and includes intelligent
technologies such as beamforming to further improve the wireless signal
range. The design of the new Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router is
inspired by the iconic WRT54G that was introduced 11 years ago. The new WRT
has been equipped with powerful hardware such as a dual-core 1.2 GHz
processor, 128MB Flash memory... (more)
HAMPTON, Va., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Measurement Specialties,
Inc. , a designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems,
announced today that it has begun construction of its new Asia- Pacific
headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Once complete, the 220,000 square foot
facility will be home to nearly 1,600 Company employees engaging in
development engineering and manufacturing in support of both regional and
The Company first established a presence in Shenzhen in 1995 and has
continued to expand this operation as the Company has grown. MEAS China
currently manufactures approximately 60% of the Company's global end sales
and operates out of multiple leased sites within an industrial business park.
Once complete, the new facility will allow the Company to consolidate all of
its Shenzhen operations under one roof, mitigate risk ass... (more)
PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT)
today announced a third-quarter profit of $0.64 per share, down $0.75 per
share from the third quarter of 2008. Sales and revenues of $7.298 billion
were down 44 percent from $12.981 billion in the third quarter of 2008.
"We are pleased with this quarter's profit given the severe economic
environment and with our sales well below end-user demand as dealers continue
to aggressively draw down inventories," said Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer Jim Owens.
"During the quarter, our primary focus continued to be on trough management
and operational execution. We lowered production as dealers continued to cut
inventories, we reduced costs, maintained positive price realization, lowered
inventory, delivered positive operating cash flow and improved our financial
position. I'm confiden... (more)
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)
IBM Session at Cloud Expo
iEnterprises, an IBM Premier Partner and global desktop and wireless customer
relationship management (CRM) experts,on Monday announced the availability of
IBM Lotus Notes and Domino collaboration software applications on the Apple
iPhone through its wireless application, Mobile Edge.
The announcement was made at Lotusphere, where iEnterprises is showcasing the
mobile application in booth #717.
Mobile Edge for the iPhone is a turnkey solution that is ideal for business
users who use the iPhone and Lotus Notes, helping them work smart and faster,
wherever they happen to be.
With Mobile Edge, iPhone users can now access and update their Lotus Notes
business applications such as CRM software, helpdesk and salesforce
automation right from their iPhones. Mobile Edge works with Lotus Domino 6.0
or higher including Domino 8.5.1, taking advantage ... (more)
From a recent discussion with Duncan Cragg, related to his proposed FOREST, a
get-only-rest-integration-pattern I came to think that it was good to create
a little post to explain the difference between an Architecture Style and a
Design Pattern. So, let’s do it.
It was Christopher Alexander, in his book A Pattern Language: Towns,
Buildings, Construction. (Oxford University Press, 1977) that coined the
Pattern term to denote ideas or solutions that were proven to be successful
and widely used.
Well, that book was about buildings, and Alexander was an architect, of the
building class. When mapped to the IT field, we have three levels at what we
develop: Strategic, Tactical and Operational, or Architectural, Design,
Implementation. So, we have those “ideas or solutions” in all those three
levels. For Architectural level, we have Architectural Styles. For Design