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ERP at the Speed of Intelligence:
The Internet of Things Makes the Supply Chain Faster and Smarter
Barbara Verble, Manager JD Edwards Information Development, writes, "In just a few years, the Internet of Things has exploded across the technology world and beyond. For businesses running on ERP systems, the Internet of Things is no longer just a futuristic idea, but a clear and present opportunity. It's not the proverbial elephant in the room because the techie and business blogosphere can't STOP talking about it.

What about the Internet of Things and ERP?..."

    IT - AI
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    AI Technology: Is The Genie (Or Genius) Out Of The Bottle?
    SearchCIO, July 31st, 2015
    "Artificial intelligence has come a long way since SearchCIO columnist Harvey Koeppel studied with some of the discipline's pioneers. He offers 10 steps CIOs must take now to prepare for the AI technology era ahead..."
      AI And Robotics Researchers Call For A Ban On Autonomous Weapons
      Naked Security, July 29th, 2015
      "The potential dangers of Artificial Intelligence have attracted a lot of publicity this year with experts seemingly queuing up to tell us how bad it could be.

      Up to now much of the commentary has focused on the far off potential dangers that might await us in a few generations if we make bad decisions now..."

        Interview With Stephen Wolfram On AI And The Future
        GIGAOM, July 27th, 2015
        "Few people in the tech world can truly be said to 'need no introduction.' Stephen Wolfram is certainly one of them. But while he may not need one, the breadth and magnitude of his accomplishments over the past four decades invite a brief review:..."
          Virtualization
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          Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack
          Add VirtualBox Remote Desktop Protocol (VRDP) support and more
          Honglin Su blogs, "With the release of Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0, I've seen more customer interests in VirtualBox, which has become the de facto software development choice. I also received some questions about the software licensing and the extension pack.

          The base package of VirtualBox, beginning with 4.0, consists of all open-source components and is licensed under the GNU General Public License V2..."

          Live storage migration for kernel zones
          By Mike Gerdts

          Mike Gerdts writes, "From time to time every sysadmin realizes that something that is consuming a bunch of storage is sitting in the wrong place. This could be because of a surprise conversion of proof of concept into proof of production or something more positive like ripping out old crusty storage for a nice new Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance. When you use kernel zones with Solaris 11.3, storage migration gets a lot easier..."

          Oracle Virtualization Newsletter
          July Edition
          The July 2015 edition of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is now available! In this issue, read about:

          • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0
          • Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.0.5
          • Oracle Solaris 11.3 beta
          • Oracle OpenStack SlideShare site

          And much more!

          You can read the latest edition online right now,

          IT - Technology
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          Research: Hard Disk Of Future
          Storage Newsletter, July 30th, 2015
          "Nature Photonics has published a study that shows that in the future it will be possible to store data at speeds ten thousand times higher than those achievable with our current technology..."
            Intel, Micron Debut 3D Xpoint Storage Technology 1,000X Faster Than Current Ssds
            CNET, July 30th, 2015
            Intel and Micron unveiled their all-new memory technology called 3D XPoint (pronounced "cross-point"). This is a new class of memory that can be used both as system memory as well as nonvolatile storage. In other words, 3D XPoint can be used to replace both a computer's RAM and its solid-state drive (SSD)...
            Google Glass Returning With A Workplace Edition
            eWeek, August 1st, 2015
            "The previous beta version of Google Glass may no longer be in production, but the company has certainly not dropped the idea of a headwear-mounted computer. In fact, the company is now "quietly distributing" a new version of Glass aimed at workers in industries such as health care, manufacturing and energy..."
            3 Lessons IBM's Watson Can Teach Us About Our Brains' Biases
            Fast Company, July 27th, 2015
            "What can artificial intelligence teach us about human intelligence? Quite a bit, it turns out. IBM's Watson had its crowning moment back in 2011 when the cognitive computing system famously destroyed its Jeopardy champion contenders, but lately Watson has been wading into far more murky cognitive territory - creative thinking..."
            The Weirdest, Wackiest And Coolest Sci/Tech Stories Of 2015 (So Far!) (Slideshow)
            Network World, July 27th, 2015
            "In 2015 the science world has been dominated by space event - NASA's flyby of Pluto and subsequent deluge of information about that dwarf planet. Then we have another NASA probe - Kepler - pointing out one closest-to-Earth planet discoveries to date. There have been tons of other interesting stories though regarding 3D printed cars, drones, high-tech singers and more..."
              Before There Were Drones, There Was Skycam
              ZDnet, July 29th, 2015
              "In June, Fox Sports used an unmanned aerial vehicle--a drone--during coverage of the 2015 U.S. Open. To fly the drone near a golf course packed with some 40,000 spectators each day, the network had to secure special dispensation from the FAA. Personnel from FAA were on hand, along with city spotters and law enforcement officers, to keep an eye on the drone's flight path and altitude..."
                IT - Bitcoin
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                Five Recommendations For Bitcoin Companies To Ensure Compliance With DoJ
                Bitcoin Magazine, July 30th, 2015
                "What compliance expectations does the Department of Justice have for businesses entering the virtual currency space? How can a company meet those expectations to stay out of trouble with DOJ, or at least mitigate the effects of any criminal inquiry on it as well as its executives, employees and investors? ..."
                  Settling The Block Size Debate
                  Bitcoin Magazine, July 28th, 2015
                  "In the last few months, a contentious debate has arisen surrounding the issue of a hardcoded constant in the consensus rules of the Bitcoin network. While on the surface it appears to be a simple enough change, this single issue has opened up a veritable Pandora's box..."
                  5 Things Bitcoin Owners Must Do When Estate Planning
                  CoindDesk, July 28th, 2015
                  "When it comes to estate planning, very little has been mentioned about bitcoin. While bitcoin is subject to wills and revocable living trusts like any other asset, there are some special considerations.

                  Most seasoned holders of bitcoin are aware of IRS Notice 2014-21..."

                  Bitcoin Is The Most Inconvenient To Use
                  NEWSBTC, July 29th, 2015
                  "According to a new research conducted by a leading payments company Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK), consumers find paying with Bitcoin and checks as the most inconvenient.

                  The research titled 'How America Pays in 2015: Traditional, Digital and Mobile Convergence in Payments,' surveyed more than 1,000 Americans in April 2015 to find out their payments preferences in times of relatively new methods such as Bitcoin and Apple Pay, and traditional methods such as Checks, Debit Cards and Cash..."

                  IT - FOSS
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                  Open Source Is Going Even More Open - Because It Has To
                  Wired, July 28th, 2015
                  "Google often gives its software away for free. It has long believed in open source software.

                  But last week, the company took this idea to the next level. It gave away all rights to Kubernetes, a cloud computing system originally designed by Google engineers, asking a non-profit to manage its development. It didn't just share some software code with the world. It agreed to let an independent party oversee the development of the code..."

                  Open Source Usage In Large Enterprises
                  InforQ, July 30th, 2015
                  "It is obvious that open source is much used today and plays an important role in many organizations, but how used is it in large enterprises? This question has been addressed in a recent study called The Open Source Era, conducted by Oxford Economics..."
                  Open Source: Free As In Speech, Beer - Or Puppy?
                  ZDnet, July 29th, 2015
                  "When you put your code out under an open source licence, how much control can you expect over what it's used for?

                  Open source has often been described as 'free as in speech, rather than free as in beer'. Yes, it's software that's free to use, but the lack of a price tag isn't always the main point..."

                  6 Myths About Open Source Software Debunked
                  Make Use of, July 29th, 2015
                  "Open source software is awesome! Or is it? Despite the growing popularity of open source alternatives to all kinds of proprietary programs, many people still misunderstand the nature of the open source industry.

                  Some people think that open source software will ruin the world of programming. Others believe that open source software is the only hope for humanity. Bad myths are circulated by both extremes, making it hard to discern the underlying truths of it all..."

                  The Growing Appeal Of Open Source In The Enterprise
                  The Enterprisers Project, July 30th, 2015
                  "Today's CIOs absolutely must be considering open source software in their enterprises. Even if the Wild West still comes to mind when you hear the term, it honestly has been changing the way I think about technology and how CIOs run their organizations.

                  Like many of you, I would not have looked at open source only a few years ago. I would have struggled with three typical hot buttons:.."

                  IT - DevOps
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                  How COPs Can Utilize The Devops Cloud For A New IT Operating Model
                  CIO, July 31st, 2015
                  "A look at four practices that leading CIOs (and their teams) can use to drive speed and quality across their IT organizations to impact and drive the business strategy, and its outcomes through the use of cloud and DevOps-based models..."
                  DevOps In A Hybrid Model
                  devops.com, July 31st, 2015
                  "As enterprises have begun to demystify the value proposition around cloud adoption, several best practices, optimization techniques and delivery models have been described in the technical community around cloud enablement and large scale adoption. While the debate between choosing private cloud vs. public cloud model has been longstanding, enterprises have been looking to mitigate the level of software disruption caused by such large transformation..."
                    Solaris
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                    Oracle Gets Docker in the Zone with Oracle Solaris
                    Oracle to Integrate Docker Into Oracle Solaris Zones and Provide an Enterprise Class DevOps Solution
                    Oracle is making significant moves to drive Oracle Solaris into cloud environments. After including a full distribution of OpenStack in Oracle Solaris 11.2 last year, the company today announced plans to integrate Docker into Oracle Solaris. The integration will allow enterprise customers to use the Docker open platform to easily distribute applications built and deployed in Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle Solaris' built-in virtualization technology. Oracle also plans to make software including Oracle WebLogic Server available for development and testing as Docker images.
                    MySQL
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                    MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.23
                    Enables monitoring of MySQL instances and their hosts
                    Andy Bang writes, "We are pleased to announce that MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.23 is now available for download on the My Oracle Support (MOS) web site. It will also be available via the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud in a few weeks. This is a maintenance release that includes a few new features and fixes a number of bugs..."
                    Cloud Computing
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                    TekStream Streamlines Content Collaboration with Oracle Documents Cloud
                    Cuts Project Setup Costs by 30 Percent and Reduces Complexity with Oracle Cloud Platform
                    Oracle announced that professional services firm and Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), TekStream Solutions, has adopted company-wide secure file sharing and content collaboration and reduced project setup costs by 30 percent using Oracle Documents Cloud Service. For its consulting services, TekStream needed an efficient and scalable solution for accessing, sharing, and collaborating on documents with its consultants and customers. The firm wanted to be able to quickly and cost-effectively set up content collaboration instances to support new clients and IT projects, while safeguarding sensitive client content and providing superior version management, content segregation, and document accuracy.
                    Analysts, Customers, Partners Discuss New Commerce Cloud
                    By Katrina Gosek
                    Katrina writes, "It's been a big month of media and glory for Oracle Commerce Cloud.

                    Just one month ago, in a press release on June 29, 2015, Oracle unveiled its new flexible, scalable SaaS solution -- Cloud Commerce -- built for the Oracle Public Cloud. This announcement came one week after Larry Ellison revealed that the company was launching 24 new cloud services.

                    We believe that analysts, customers, and partners are already touting the strength of Commerce Cloud and its competitive differentiation against other offerings on the market -- as well as a core differentiator in Oracle's customer experience cloud applications offering..."

                    Linux
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                    Oracle Linux 6.7
                    The seventh update release for Oracle Linux 6
                    Michele Casey blogs, "We're happy to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 6 Update 7, the seventh update release for Oracle Linux 6. You can find the individual RPM packages on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and our public yum repository and ISO installation images are available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud..."
                    Oracle Linux Newsletter
                    July Edition
                    The July 2015 edition of the Oracle Linux Newsletter is now available! In this issue, read about:

                    • Getting Started with Docker on Oracle Linux
                    • LinuxCon North America
                    • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0
                    • Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.0.5
                    • Oracle OpenStack SlideShare site
                    • And much more!

                    You can read the latest edition online right now,

                    Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 6
                    Sixth quarterly update release for UEK Release 3

                    Michele Casey writes, "We are pleased to announce the availability of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 6 (UEKR3U6) for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7. This is the sixth quarterly update release for UEK Release 3 (Version 3.8.13-98) and includes driver updates and a consolidation of fixes for bugs and security issues.

                    Some notable highlights include:.."

                    IT - Cloud
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                    What You Can Learn From Nordstrom's Use Of The Cloud
                    IT World, July 28th, 2015
                    "Retail giant Nordstrom provides a useful example for anyone struggling with how to adopt IaaS cloud computing services such as virtual machines, storage, and cloud-based application hosting.

                    As cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure have matured, more businesses are comfortable using these public cloud tools. But there's still a big question as to the best approach is to implement a cloud strategy within a business..."

                    Four Steps To Crafting An Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Plan
                    Search Cloud Storage, July 28th, 2015
                    "Before plunging into an enterprise hybrid cloud scenario, data storage administrators should incorporate these four steps into their preliminary planning.

                    Many small to medium-sized businesses have moved large parts of their IT infrastructures to the cloud, but larger organizations have been slower to adopt the strategy other than the use of a few software-as-a-service products..."

                      Cloud Aggregation Is Inevitable: The Shift From Digital Disruption To Digital Enabler
                      CloudTweaks, July 27th, 2015
                      "The big shift in big data, virtualization, enterprise mobility and complex integrated systems that are causing so much disruption today, is heading to an emphasis on platforms as opposed to projects that call for too many integration points..."
                      Adopt And Perish: The CIO's Cloud Dilemma
                      InfoWorld, July 28th, 2015
                      "Resistance to the cloud is an easy way to get fired, but succeeding with the cloud may eliminate the justification for a CIO

                      Back in 2011, I wrote a post that asked whether CIOs who were too aggressive around cloud or not aggressive enough, and I explored the strong indications that CIOs would eventually get the boot due to a weak cloud strategy..."

                      How ITIL Can Help Cloud Services
                      Network World, July 30th, 2015
                      "In just a few years, cloud became the dominant technology. Learn how a methodology like ITIL can help manage delivery of services through the cloud..."
                        Why Would Public Cloud Providers Turn Off Customer Cloud Accounts?
                        Search Cloud Security, July 29th, 2015
                        "Public cloud providers reserve the right to shut off vulnerable cloud accounts, but how does it work? Expert Dan Sullivan explains...

                        I've read about how major public cloud providers can turn off customer cloud accounts if the providers suspect the customers' virtual machines have been compromised or if the customers haven't applied proper vulnerability patches..."

                          The Implications Of Cloud Native
                          RedMonk, July 27th, 2015
                          "Two months ago, 'Cloud Native' was something of a new term, adopted most visibly by the Cloud Foundry project; a term both aspirational and unburdened by legacy at the same time. As of this week at OSCON, it's a statement, borderline manifesto..."
                            IT - CxO
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                            The First 24 Hours In The Wake Of A Data Breach
                            Dark Reading, July 27th, 2015
                            "There is a direct correlation between how quickly an organization can identify and contain a data breach and the financial consequences that may result.

                            If your organization experienced a data breach, would you be prepared?..."

                              How Data Is Redefining CIO & Chief Data Officer Roles
                              Information Management, July 30th, 2015
                              "Amid the big data, mobile, social and cloud computing waves, organizations are overhauling their job descriptions for CIOs and CTOs -- and drawing up new descriptions for emerging leaders like chief data officers.

                              For a look at the key talent trends, Information Management reached out to Paul Groce, a partner at Heidrick & Struggles ..."

                              How One Tech Company Fights Hiring Bias With Anonymous Recruitment
                              IT World, July 29th, 2015
                              "Anonymous application forms, interviews, and skills assessments are helping a U.K.-based company to generate a larger, more qualified, and hopefully more diverse pool of applicants from which to choose..."
                                Why Enterprises Are Embracing Rogue IT
                                CIO, July 30th, 2015
                                "IT departments used to fear employees walking through the door armed with smartphones, tablets and personal cloud storage accounts. But much of that initial fear has subsided, as companies realize embracing rogue IT can lead to better collaboration with IT and more productivity from business teams..."
                                  What Exactly Is Enterprise Risk Management?
                                  FCW, July 28th, 2015
                                  "Often, the risk that hits an organization hard might not be the one that the organization was anticipating. As they have become more experienced in the application of basic risk management, the shortcomings of the traditional approach to managing risks in functional and programmatic silos have become more obvious. This has led to slow but ongoing progress toward implementing the principles of enterprise risk management..."
                                  vBeers-SF
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                                  VBeers @ PBG - Twisted Trunk
                                  Wednesday, August 5th, 2015: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
                                  Twisted Trunk - Palm Beach Gardens

                                  Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry! vBeers is a great event meant to promote growth of the IT industry here in South Florida. Register today so you can be a part of this great monthly event! Feel free to invite all of your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry!

                                  Register today so you can be a part of this great monthly event! Feel free to invite your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry! The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) is managing sponsorships. Please contact Douglas Saenz for details.

                                  IT - PM
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                                  The Unusual Project Manager
                                  Business 2 Community, July 31st, 2015
                                  "Yes, the unusual one. Given the fast moving environment around the projects, it is very important that the project manager stays on top of execution plan. Now, for this, a number of processes or rules would help. But something that is way more beneficial both on the short or the long term is the unusual traits of a project manager..."
                                    Should Project Managers Trust Senior Management?
                                    CIO, July 27th, 2015
                                    "I'm not sure I could have written this article 7 or 8 years ago, no matter how I felt. But as an independent consultant I can write it now. My motto is this: 'You're only as successful as your last customer thinks you are.' So, let's examine this question from the perspective of a project manager or PMO director or any project professional working initiatives for project clients. Can we trust our senior management?
                                    Want A Competitive Advantage? Get Your Team To Make Faster Decisions
                                    ERE Media, July 30th, 2015
                                    "Can your team make a decision?

                                    I was recently thinking about a moment in my career that taught me several things about team decision making.

                                    It was many years ago in my staff meeting. I had opened a topic for discussion that I knew the members of my staff disagreed strongly about..."

                                      IT - Networks
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                                      How To Perform IPv6 Network Reconnaissance
                                      Search Security, July 28th, 2015
                                      "While network reconnaissance is a critical step in identifying potential vulnerabilities, performing an IPv6 network audit without the right tools can be a challenge. Learn about the tools available and how to properly use them..."
                                      What's The Difference Between 2.4 And 5-GHz Wi-Fi? (And Which Should You Use)
                                      How To Geek, July 28th, 2015
                                      "Upon unpacking your new wireless router, you're puzzled about why there are two networks, a 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. Is the 5Ghz network more powerful? Does it make any difference?

                                      It does make a difference actually, and as more and more wireless devices enter the wireless spectrum, the 2.4Ghz band is becoming a more and more crowded place..."

                                        Quantum Networks: Back And Forth Are Not Equal Distances
                                        Science Daily, July 27th, 2015
                                        "Quantum technology based on light (photons) has great potential for radically new information technology based on photonic circuits. Now researchers have discovered a new type of photonic channels, where back and forth are not equal distances. Such a system has been a missing component for building quantum photonic circuits on a large scale..."
                                          IT - IoT
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                                          9 New Predictions And Market Assessments For The Internet Of Things
                                          Forbes, July 30th, 2015
                                          "A number of new reports on the Internet of Things (IoT) provide a fresh look at the state of this hot market and forecasts for its future impact on the world's economy.

                                          IDC discussed The Internet of Things Mid-Year Review at a webinar on July 23, including findings from a survey of 3,566 companies in North America..."

                                          The Internet Of Things Now Includes The Grocery Store's Frozen-Food Aisle
                                          CIO, July 31st, 2015
                                          "Every summer, people head to the grocery store in droves to pick up cartons of cold, creamy ice cream. It's a great way to stay cool. But shoppers will go elsewhere if the frozen dairy treat is crusted with yucky ice crystals--the result of freezing, thawing and refreezing.

                                          No one knows this better than Chris Hjelm, CIO at Kroger, a $108 billion supermarket chain and a 2015 CIO 100 award winner..."

                                          Trade Groups Tell Congress To Keep Its Hands Off IoT
                                          CIO, July 29th, 2015
                                          "The U.S. Congress should take a hands-off approach toward the burgeoning Internet of Things industry and let vendors figure out how to deal with privacy and security issues, representatives of four trade groups said.

                                          The IoT industry offers great potential for growth and for innovative new products..."

                                          IoT Devices To Almost Triple By 2020, To 38 Billion
                                          eWeek, July 31st, 2015
                                          "Devices connected to the Web --the marketplace of IoT technology -- will number 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015, Juniper projected.

                                          The rise and rise of Internet of Things (IoT) technology continue unabated, as a report from Juniper Research indicates. Devices connected to the Web - the marketplace of IoT technology -- will number 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015,.."

                                          The Dangers Of IoT And How To Mitigate The Risks
                                          ITProPortal, August 2nd, 2015
                                          "The Internet of Things (IoT) is not a future opportunity and risk, it's already here. In 2015, we are about to hit the point of no return with IoT - where all, and not just some, corporate IT departments must consider and address the IT management and security implications of IoT.

                                          But the dangers of IoT are not limited to the workplace.."

                                          IT - Linux
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                                          5 Heroes Of The Linux World (Slideshow)
                                          ITWorld, July 30th, 2015
                                          "Linux and open source is driven by passionate people who write best-of-breed software and then release the code to the public so anyone can use it, without any strings attached. (Well, there is one string attached and that's licence.)

                                          Who are these people? These heroes of the Linux world, whose work affects all of us every day. Allow me to introduce you..."

                                          Migrate From Proprietary Software To Linux To Create Cost Savings
                                          Business 2 Community, July 30th, 2015
                                          "Amongst the top IT trends of the moment is the development of Linux Containers. Financial and technical investors, Linux software programmers and customers believe that Linux Containers will transform the way organisations manage their Linux environments from deployment to maintenance..."
                                          Must-Know Linux Commands For New Users
                                          linux.com, July 27th, 2015
                                          "One of the beauties of Linux-based systems is that you can manage your entire system right from the terminal using the command line. The advantage of using the command line is that you can use the same knowledge and skills to manage any Linux distribution..."
                                          6 Linux-Based Mobile Operating Systems
                                          ITWorld, July 27th, 2015
                                          "Linux pretty much owns modern computing. Everything from mighty supercomputers to puny routers run on Linux -- in many cases users aren't even aware they're using Linux.

                                          One area where Linux clearly dominates the consumer space is smartphones.

                                          Here we have picked some popular, promising and new mobile operating systems powered by Linux and open source technologies..."

                                          IT - Operations
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                                          Building An IT Infrastructure: From Dream To Data Center
                                          Information Management, July 28th, 2015
                                          "In 2012, the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation (HACN) became a separate entity not directly supported by the tribal government. To replace the resources previously provided by the Cherokee Nation, the HACN needed to deploy its own IT infrastructure, without much in the way of money or personnel.

                                          At the time, said HACN CIO and IT director Tonia Williams in a phone interview, HACN had about 145 employees, but no payroll system or IT support..."

                                          IT - Security
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                                          They Fought The Law, The Law Won
                                          CSO Online, July 27th, 2015
                                          "Reading the headlines relating to cyber-security you would not be blamed for thinking we are in a losing battle against relentless foes. The breaches at OPM, Ashley Madison, Target, Sony, and many others highlight criminals are consistently looking for ways to breach our defences. It is understandable then why many CISOs may look nervously at their networks wondering if they will be the next victim, or worse, are they already a victim without knowing it..."
                                          Online Security: How The Experts Keep Safe
                                          InformationWeek, July 27th, 2015
                                          "Google researchers have compared the security practices of experts to non-experts, and identified several ways that typical Internet users can improve their online security..."
                                          The Case Against SSDs
                                          ZDnet, July 29th, 2015
                                          "Flash-based SSDs have revolutionized enterprise storage. But SATA SSDs have serious problems that show that after more than 50 years of disk-based storage, our ancient I/O stack must be rebuilt. Here's why..."
                                          What Can We Learn From Jpmorgan's Insider Breaches?
                                          CSO Online, July 27th, 2015
                                          "Another former JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) employee was recently arrested by the FBI on charges of stealing customer data and trying to sell it to an undercover informant for tens of thousands of dollars.

                                          Similar incidents have occurred multiple times at JPMC over the past few years..."

                                            IT - Careers
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                                            The Worst Thing About Tech Bubbles Isn'T What You May Think
                                            ComputerWorld, July 27th, 2015
                                            "You may recall how the last tech bubble 15 years ago resulted in staggering market losses, numerous failed start-ups and increasing IT unemployment. Less noticed was the bubble's eerie correlation to undergraduate enrollments in computer science.

                                            As the NASDAQ increased, so did computer science and computer engineering enrollments..."

                                              6 Traits Of An Engaged Employee
                                              Business 2 Community, August 1st, 2015
                                              "For those who realize it, employee engagement is the magic ingredient and the special sauce that makes all the difference in business. Simply stated, employee engagement is the discretionary effort, willingness, and the ability of employees to contribute to the success of an organization.

                                              While engagement is enormous and essential, there are certain factors that ultimately drive employee engagement that you should be aware of...."

                                                10 Career Lessons You Should Learn By Your 30s
                                                Fast Company, July 27th, 2015
                                                "Some of the most important lessons you learn during your first decade working in "the real world" come from one source: the school of hard knocks.

                                                There are professional failures you can't predict, opportunities that end up being too good to be true, and moments when you don't live up to your potential. Although they may seem career-ending in the moment, these workplace setbacks can prove their value over time.

                                                In part, it's because they are mistakes you'll never forget or repeat...

                                                  Cybersecurity Job Market To Suffer Severe Workforce Shortage
                                                  CSO Online, July 28th, 2015
                                                  "The shortage of experienced cybersecurity talent may explain why a cybersecurity software engineer earns more than a CSO.

                                                  An analysis of the cybersecurity job market looking back at 2014, the first half of 2015, and projecting out to 2019, reveals some interesting figures..."

                                                    IT - Virtualization
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                                                    Containers And The Search For The 'Killer App'
                                                    Container Journal, July 30th, 2015
                                                    "VisiCalc for early PCs. E-mail for the Internet. SMS for mobile. Every major tech platform we've seen has had the benefit of a 'killer application' that transformed it from 'toy' or 'cool project' into an indispensable, mainstream product.

                                                    Now that that we're in the midst of what looks to be another major platform shift in the datacenter..."

                                                      IT - Email
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                                                      7 Easy Steps To Internet Street Smarts
                                                      InfoWorld, July 28th, 2015
                                                      "Whether or not you were born in a big city, you quickly learn the rules of walking in congested public areas, full of people who want your money.

                                                      You learn what areas and which people to avoid. You learn to walk like you know where you're going and to ignore strangers trying to get your attention, especially if they want to divert you from a main street to a more secluded spot..."

                                                        Storage
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                                                        Oracle Solaris ZFS:
                                                        The Clear Winner over Legacy File Systems
                                                        Cindy Swearingen describes the benefits of integrating ZFS into your data center by comparing the key components of ZFS to traditional file systems in a YouTube video.
                                                        IT - Database
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                                                        7 Essential SQLl Server Security Tip
                                                        Infoworld, July 30th, 2015
                                                        "Like so much of IT, database security requirements largely depend on the situation and environment. Needs may be completely different from one shop to another, even among different servers in the same shop. This is the problem I have with best practices. They give advice without any context, and people follow that advice sometimes to their detriment..."
                                                        IT - Mobile
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                                                        5 Things That Make Mobile App A Success!
                                                        CIOL, July 27th, 2015
                                                        "With every size of businesses going mobile, launching an app has become a strategy of survival. Witnessing this paradigm mobile apps surely have a long way to go, making it more crucial on how you appeal to the consumers and in what unique way you strike the chord.

                                                        The number of mobile app developers have continuously been rising but their new thoughtful ideas and innovation remains the key that differentiates them and their work..."

                                                          Privacy And The Data Toothpaste Problem
                                                          ComputerWorld, July 28th, 2015
                                                          "Two prominent appellate courts have ruled in two unrelated privacy cases and dealt dual blows to privacy. A New York state appeals court said that Facebook had no right to resist coughing up extensive details about what its users are saying, while a federal appeals court said that anyone who unintentionally telephones someone - a pocket-dial, sometimes known a bit more impolitely - can't expect the listener to not listen and use the information..."
                                                          All Smartwatches Have Security Flaws
                                                          Network World, July 27th, 2015
                                                          "Smartwatches like the new Apple Watch are still finding their places on users' wrists, but that doesn't mean it's too soon for IT security professionals to start worrying about whether these new devices pose additional risks. Or, at least, it's not too early for the IT security industry to start trying to scare us into worrying about these new devices..."
                                                          6 Enterprise Mobility Trends That Matter To IT
                                                          FierceMobileIT, July 31st, 2015
                                                          "The proliferation of mobile has not only changed the way people connect and communicate, it has also provided enterprises a competitive edge.

                                                          The mobile first world has changed the way we interact with business partners, employees and customers. Today's enterprises are more connected than ever before thanks to mobile, but despite how much we know about mobile, there is still a lot to learn..."

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                                                            8 Data Governance Design Principles (Slideshow)
                                                            Information Management, July 27th, 2015
                                                            "Before you get deep into the specifics of master data management (MDM), it's important to have an overarching approach to data governance. Among the logical steps: These eight data governance design principles, shared by Angie Pribor of First San Francisco Partners during our MDM & Data Governance Summit in San Francisco last week..."
                                                            Is A Data Lake The Answer? Think Again. Here Comes Elastic Analytics
                                                            Forrester, July 28th, 2015
                                                            "Enterprise architects, are you mired in a tangled web of data marts while your business pursues customer engagement without you? If you think a Hadoop-centric architecture is going to save the day, you may need to rethink. Your customers expect you to create systems of insight to deliver win-win engagement in real time..."
                                                              Let's Break All The Data Rules!
                                                              Forrester, July 30th, 2015
                                                              "When I think about data, I can't help but think about hockey. As a passionate hockey mom, it's hard to separate my conversations about data all week with clients from the practices and games I sit through, screaming encouragement to my son and his team (sometimes to the embarrassment of my husband!). So when I recently saw a documentary on the building of the Russian hockey team that our miracle US hockey team beat at the 1980 Olympics, the story of Anatoli Tarsov stuck with me..."
                                                                9 Master Data Management & Data Governance Trends To Track
                                                                Information Management, July 28th, 2015
                                                                "Even as the Master Data Management (MDM) market matures, major industry shifts continue to unfold. Those shifts could redefine how organizations tackle data governance, customer service, supply chain management and other key business issues.

                                                                Here are nine MDM trends customers must navigate, according to Aaron Zornes, chief research officer at The MDM Institute:..."

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                                                                Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
                                                                Vol 209 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 208 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4
                                                                We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

                                                                • Reducing Storage Costs with ZFS Compression
                                                                • Oracle VM 3.3.3
                                                                • Kernel Zones support in 12.3
                                                                • Oracle Joins the Open Container Initiative
                                                                • Java and the Internet of Things:
                                                                • Why Oracle ERP Cloud?
                                                                • Writing JavaFX Applications for Mobile Devices
                                                                • Oracle Integrates Mobile Security into Identity and Access Management Platform
                                                                • What Does Security Mean in the Digital World?
                                                                • IoT Apps: Java earns money

                                                                The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

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                                                                  Creating Scheduled Services in Oracle Solaris
                                                                  By Dan Krasinski

                                                                  Dan Krasinski blogs, "In the previous post, we introduced the idea of scheduled services in Oracle Solaris as an alternative to cronjobs. Here, we'll do a deep dive into the scheduling model and create a basic service.

                                                                  Scheduled Services and cronjobs have fundamentally different scheduling models. The model that cron(1M) uses is based on pattern matching. Each line in a crontab specifies a set of conditions specifying when a job should run. Each minute, the cron daemon wakes up and checks each job to see if those criteria match the current moment. If they do, then cron executes the job..."

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                                                                  Security Inside Out Newsletter
                                                                  July Edition

                                                                  The July edition of the Security Inside newsletter is now available. The newsletter where we highlight key Oracle Security news and provide information on the latest webcasts, events, training and more.

                                                                  CVSS Version 3.0
                                                                  Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
                                                                  Darius Wiles writes, "Version 3.0 of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) has been announced by the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST). Although there have been no high-level changes to the standard since the Preview 2 release which I discussed in a previous blog post, there have been a lot of improvements to the documentation.

                                                                  Soon, Oracle will be using CVSS v3.0 to report CVSS Base scores in its security advisories..."

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                                                                  Nexenta OpenSDx Summit 2015
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                                                                  On Thursday, September 3rd Nexenta will hold its annual, invitation-only Nexenta OpenSDx Summit 2015 in San Francisco at the St. Regis. As one of the technology industry's leading executive forums, Nexenta OpenSDx Summit will welcome an exciting keynote speaker, along with more than 500 CEOs, CIOs, investors, government agencies, and technology industry insiders.

                                                                  Held in conjunction with VMworld, Nexenta OpenSDx Summit will feature a full day of thought-provoking sessions and discussions - combined with stellar networking opportunities. If you'd like to be considered to attend this event, please sign up.

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                                                                  Managed Services and Hosting Innovator ScaleMatrix Runs on Nexenta with 200% Better Performance and Lower Cost
                                                                  Nexenta Software-Defined Storage Platform Enables ScaleMatrix to Out-Perform Competitors, add New Tiered Services and Ultimately Save Millions of Dollars
                                                                  Nexenta, the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), announced that ScaleMatrix, a respected hybrid solutions provider, has successfully utilized NexentaStor to improve cloud operations and support for the rapidly growing cloud service portfolio. With Nexenta, ScaleMatrix has demonstrated a 200% performance increase when comparing virtual machine and application hosting within its cloud platforms, and estimates the savings over more traditional storage services in the millions of dollars. NexentaStor helped ScaleMatrix out-perform top competitors including Amazon, Google, Rackspace and Azure.
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