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EDISON, N.J., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Hub City Media, Inc. today released a new Sun Identity Manager Connector for Centrify. This exclusive product enables end-to-end UNIX account administration and auditing by integrating Sun Identity Manager with the Centrify Suite: DirectControl, DirectAuthorize, and DirectAudit. "We recognized early on that together, Centrify Suite and Sun Identity Manager can provide customers the full set of capabilities required to manage user accounts across multiple UNIX systems and heterogeneous system environments," said HCM CTO and Founder Steve Giovannetti. "But there was a component missing, and now we've created it - a resource adapter that uses Centrify's APIs to manage entries in Active Directory." Hub City Media's engineering team created the adapter to make managing Centrify's AD entries a simple configurable task. The adapter... (more)

PGI Release 2010 Enables Scientists and Engineers to Harness the Computational Power of GPUs

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Portland Group®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics, today announced that release 2010 of the PGI® line of high-performance parallelizing compilers and development tools for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows will be available on Tuesday, November 17. PGI 2010 is the first general release to include full support for the PGI Accelerator Programming model v1.0 standard on x64 processor-based systems incorporating NVIDIA CUDA(1)-enabled Graphical Processing Units (GPUs). In addition to supporting high-level programming of accelerators using the PGI Accelerator programming model, the PGI Release 2010 also includes PGI CUDA Fortran, an explicit GPU programming model and application programming interface (API) that gives expert programmers direct control of all aspects of programming NVIDIA GPUs. The PGI Acce... (more)

SANS Institute to Host First Annual Application Security Focused Event and Summit

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute has announced that it will host its first ever training event and WhatWorks Summit focused solely on Application Security and Secure Coding - SANS AppSec 2010 and WhatWorks Summit. Take first rate courses and hear from industry thought leaders such as Gary McGraw of Cigital and Michael Howard of Microsoft. The event will be held in San Francisco, CA January 29 - February 5 at the Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf hotel. Visit http://www.sans.org/info/51553 for the event overview or http://www.sans.org/info/51558 to learn more about the Summit. Today, over 70% of attacks come through the application layer instead of the operating systems. Attacks on web applications constitute more than 60% of the total attack attempts observed on the Internet. Developers should be trained and certified to write secure code... (more)

Apple Business Unit Director Bob Wambaugh Joins Milestone Technologies, Inc.

FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/12 -- The anticipated release of the new iPad and growth of Apple in business only confirms that Silicon Valley-based IT solutions provider Milestone Technologies, Inc. (MILESTONE) is positioned to enable clients to succeed. Securely integrating iOS and Mac devices into company IT environments since 2010, MILESTONE's next move was bringing on Apple's Director of Worldwide Enterprise Customer Care, Bob Wambaugh, to run MILESTONE's Apple Business Unit (Apple Practice). "As MILESTONE's business continues to grow we see tremendous demand for increasing our ability to provide iPads for business and integration of Apple technologies (both iOS and Mac) into companies' production IT environment where it can be managed securely with the right level of ongoing support. Bob's expertise and leadership at Apple with enterprise business custome... (more)

Aitech's Flexible COTS Integrated Subsystem Functions Out of the Box

CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aitech Defense Systems Inc., a pioneer in true embedded and mission critical computing technologies for environmentally-demanding military, defense and aerospace applications, now offers the highly-integrated, compact RediBuilt rugged COTS computer that boots and executes your real-time operating system right out of the box.  This flexible computer can accommodate either Intel or Freescale processors as well as a CompactPCI or OpenVPX backplane in a condensed package measuring less than 0.22 ft(3), comparable in volume to a 1/4 ATR Short enclosure. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120402/PH80520 ) Designed to TRL 9 (Technical Readiness Level) as defined by the DoD, NASA and other government agencies, RediBuilt eliminates all NRE (non-recurring engineering) and customization costs. It is a highly capable, ful... (more)

Kitmaker Wins Balearic Government Auction

Kitmaker, the oldest Spanish company in the mobile gaming market, through a resolution from last December 18, 2012 of the Regional Ministry of Public Administration of the Balearic Government, acquired lot 7A at ParcBit. In the 1,926 sq meters of land, Kitmaker will build a 2,000 sq meter office ensuring the growth of the company and offering a space to the companies within the same industry interested in creating a space for collaboration and development. The company’s CEO, Gabriel Muntaner, stressed the importance of this acquisition in the current context, since during crisis is when investment from companies becomes more valuable, not only for its power to reactivate economy, but also, as in the case of Kitmaker, as a fundamental element to open opportunities for young students and talent that Spain should retain. "We are pushing for new technologies, for conten... (more)

1E Announces the Appointment of Dwight Chamberlain as Director of Sales for 1E’s US Federal Government Business

1E, the global leader in IT efficiency software, today announces the appointment of Dwight Chamberlain as Director of Sales for 1E’s US Federal Government business. A seasoned technology leader with a proven track record in sales, service delivery and operations, Chamberlain will lead 1E’s US Federal sales team and be responsible for the company’s direct sales program’s strategy and growth, prioritizing the proliferation of 1E’s IT efficiency solutions in US Federal Government agencies. Prior to joining 1E, Dwight held sales and leadership roles in the Public Sector divisions of Red Hat and Oracle. Previous to those roles, he worked as a Public Sector Partner with Unisys and KPMG Consulting (BearingPoint) where he led sales and operations teams through aggressive growth while helping government agencies improve their mission delivery. According to Forrester Research... (more)

New Version of SAS® Business Analytics Platform to Add Cloud Deployment to Complement Current Hosted and On-Premise Models

Customers will soon have even more choices in how they deploy SAS software: in public or private clouds, hosted by SAS, or via on-premise software. This flexibility is the result of a new version of the platform for SAS Business Analytics, the foundation for all SAS products. With the June shipment of SAS 9.4 foundation software, customers can deploy SAS products and solutions in the manner that best suits their business. For example, customers who require quick access to SAS software to support an immediate business need or who are looking to reduce upfront costs can choose SAS hosting or a public cloud deployment. Other customers may opt for an on-site deployment for reasons such as tighter data control. “Every IT organization is either building their own private cloud of virtualized systems on commodity hardware or looking to third-party providers. SAS 9.4 allows... (more)

Artfact Offering Lady Gaga’s Unique Acrylic Nail from Her “Born This Way Tour”

Today, Artfact, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, announced that it currently has, exclusively at auction, an acrylic nail worn personally by Lady Gaga. The item’s authenticity is guaranteed by the auctioneer, UK-based PFC Auctioneers. The item is a black acrylic finger nail featuring an intricate gold bead pattern that was personally worn by Lady Gaga during her “The Born This Way Ball” tour at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Lady Gaga's Acrylic Nail (Photo: Business Wire) Visit Artfact.com to view the item and most current bid price, which at the time of this release was at £1,000 pounds or more than $1,500. Online bidding is now available exclusively through the Artfact websites and will be ending on May 30, 2013 6:00 PM GMT in the UK. In order to bid on this item, simply go to Artfact.com and place your bid accordi... (more)

Freescale Collaborates with ARM and Oracle to Add New Vertical Segment Support for ‘One Box’ IoT Gateway Platform

As demand grows for a common, open and secure Internet of Things (IoT) service delivery infrastructure from the cloud to the network’s edge, Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), ARM® and Oracle are answering the call with a growing portfolio of segment solutions for next-generation IoT service providers and edge node developers. Working with ARM and Oracle, Freescale has established a secured service platform that will help standardize and consolidate the delivery and management of IoT services for a range of vertical markets. Freescale’s “one box” platform combines end-to-end software with converged hierarchical smart gateways to establish a common, open framework for secured IoT service delivery and management. The platform was unveiled and demonstrated last month at JavaOne San Francisco 2013, and featured support for home automation and smart energy application... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

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Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...