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Enterprise Manager 13.2 Now Available

LibreOffice 5.2.2 available for download

Managing Oracle VM 3.4 from an upgraded Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2

Businesses Take Note: Less Than Half of Employees Say They Have the Right Technology to Do Their Jobs.

Top 5 Favorite NetBeans IDE 8.2 Features

MySQL for Visual Studio 2.0.4L.

Oracle Database Cloud Service: A DBA's First Experience with the Cloud
By Ramona Costea, October 4th, 2016
"What does 'Moving to the Cloud' mean for databases as well as for database administrators?" writes Ramona Costea, "Dr. Christoph Burandt, Senior Principal Instructor at Oracle University, tells us of his first experiences. He feels he is still working as a database administrator, but with changing tasks.

Dr. Christoph Burandt, Senior Principal Instructor at Oracle University, tells us of his first experiences. He feels he is still working as a database administrator, but with changing tasks..."

Key Capabilities for Big Data Analytics using R
By Mark Hornick, October 6th, 2016
Mark blogs, "There are several capabilities that data scientists benefit from when performing Big Data advanced analytics and machine learning with R. These revolve around efficient data access and manipulation, access to parallel and distributed machine learning algorithms, data and task parallel execution, and ability to deploy results quickly and easily. Data scientists using R want to leverage the R ecosystem as much as possible, whether leveraging the expansive set of open source R packages in their solutions, or leveraging their R scripts directly in production to avoid costly recoding or custom application integration solutions..."
Austan Goolsbee On Getting Back To 'Normal' And Other Economic Delusions
By Rob Preston, October 6th, 2016
Austan writes in Forbes, "Don't count on a new housing boom, reignited consumer spending, an end to Washington gridlock, or any other single 'savior' to push the US economy beyond this modest recovery. Only one set of economic factors truly matters going forward - but it's a long-term proposition, not a quick fix.

Speaking at the Leaders Circle forum at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, Austan Goolsbee, professor of economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, cautioned business leaders not to expect a sharp uptick in GDP growth as the US limps into year seven of the current recovery. The housing and consumption bubbles that carried the previous recovery, in the years before the 2008 financial crisis, were a historical aberration, he said..."

Mark Hurd Predicts the Future of IT: Round 2
By John Soat, October 5th, 2016
John Soat blogs, "Much to the delight of this year's Oracle OpenWorld attendees, CEO Mark Hurd offered up a few more of his long-term IT prognostications. They once again revolved around cloud computing, its impact on IT having only increased since Hurd's first predictions a year ago..."
Friday Spotlight: Managing Oracle VM 3.4 from an upgraded Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2
By Simon Hayler, October 7th, 2016
Simon blogs, "In a previous blog we discussed building private clouds with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2. This blog will discuss the high level steps to upgrade Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2 from 13.1 and manage Oracle VM 3.4.

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2 delivers many new and exciting features which are discussed here. The following collateral is available: EM13.2 Documentation and Download. With respect to the upgrade the following blog discusses the key drivers to upgrade to 13.2..."

Java Technology
Java Hub Promotes Code You Can Touch
By Carol Hildebrand, October 5th, 2016
"Software developers tend to deal in the intangible - characters on a screen that disappear into the guts of a computer (or the cloud). Java Hub, on the other hand, was all about showing rather than telling," writes in Carol Hildebrand Forbes.

"Designed as an interactive demo space at JavaOne 2016, Java Hub let attendees actually see and touch physical manifestations of code, as developers showcased a variety of projects that leveraged Java, Oracle Cloud, and the Internet of Things..."

PaaS 4 SaaS webcast on-demand
By Juergen Kress, October 7th, 2016
Juergen blogs, "With Oracle CX Cloud, companies not only get the most comprehensive CX offering, but also an innovative and powerful cloud platform to extend, analyze and integrate these applications with the rest of the enterprise resources, as well as to optimize them for every user. This session outlines the Cloud Platform (PaaS & IaaS) solutions that Oracle provides to streamline cloud development and empowers you to deliver enterprise-grade solutions rapidly and cost effectively. Join this event if you are interested in the most advanced way to extend, analyze and integrate the Oracle CX solutions. In subsequent webinars, we will drive you through further Integration Solutions' details..."
K-Rise Systems EASYProcess Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
By Ramona Costea, October 5th, 2016
Ramona blogs, "K-Rise Systems, Inc., a provider of enterprise business solutions and a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration for EASYProcess 4.8 with Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2.

The EASYProcess platform for enterprise development facilitates the creation and ongoing modifications of business applications across the business landscape through a collection of tools that leverage XML interactions, SOAP and REST API, proprietary workflow, and the creation of HTML or mobile app interfaces. By achieving Oracle Validated Integration, EASYProcess can provide an additional level of confidence to K-Rise customers..."

MySQL for Visual Studio 2.0.4
By Javier Trevino, October 7th, 2016
Javier writes, "The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of MySQL for Visual Studio 2.0.4 m3. Note that this is a development preview release and not intended for production usage.

MySQL for Visual Studio 2.0.4 m3 is the third development preview release of the MySQL for Visual Studio 2.0 series. This series adds support for the new X DevAPI. The X DevAPI enables application developers to write code that combines the strengths of the relational and document models using a modern, NoSQL-like syntax that does not assume previous experience writing traditional SQL..."

MySQL 5.7 And Administration
By Lalit, October 7th, 2016
Lalit blogs, "MySQL 5.7 improved as compare to previous releases in terms of transnational capabilities, performance with high load, high Availability, Security and it's defaults.

Check my blog post : MySQL 5.7 features

This blog post will describe End to End implementation of MySQL on Linux distributions Which will cover MySQL Installation, configuration and administration in production environment with proper configuration. So you can start using your application by implementing following setup and in future you can change it if requires..."

MySQL Group Replication OOW Tutorial
By Ronald Bradford, October 5th, 2016
Ronald writes, "The second MySQL tutorial session at Oracle Open World was 'MySQL Group Replication in a Nutshell' by MySQL Community Manager Frederic Descamps. This is succinctly described as:

'Multi-master update anywhere replication for MySQL with built-in conflict detection and resolution, automatic distributed recovery, and group membership.'

MySQL Group Replication (GR) is a virtually synchronous replication solution which is an integral component of MySQL InnoDB Cluster announced at the MySQL keynote. You can download a labs version of MySQL InnoDB cluster which includes three components.

  • MySQL Router
  • MySQL Shell
  • MySQL Group Replication

While included as part of MySQL InnoDB cluster, MySQL Group Replication can be run standalone..."

Cloud Computing
Oracle Policy Automation Cloud Service Knowledge Zone launched!
By Ramona Costea, October 7th, 2016
Ramona writes, "Check out our new Knowledge Zone for Oracle Policy Automation Cloud Service!

Oracle Policy Automation (OPA) enables business users to personalize customer experiences using dynamic online omni-channel interviews. OPA automates business decisions by empowering organizations to easily automate business processes, rules, regulations and policies..."

12 Executive Views On Moving To The Cloud
By Margaret Harrist, October 4th, 2016
"Whether your company is transitioning key IT assets to the cloud or just considering moving a small function or two, hearing from those who have already blazed that trail can arm you with critical insights," writes Margaret Harrist. "We gathered a dozen compelling quotes from executives who presented about their cloud experiences at Oracle OpenWorld in mid-September. These quotes provide insight into considerations and benefits you may not have considered..."
vBeers @ Broward - Funky Buddha Brewery
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry!

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) vBeers events happen four times each month, once each in these cities: Palm Beach Gardens, Oakland Park, Boca Raton and Miami.

These informal networking/social events provide a relaxed environment to meet with other IT professionals and promote the growth of IT in South Florida.

vBeers start at 6PM

Wednesday, September 14th @ Funky Buddha Brewery

Pleaase register @

John McLaughlin, SFTA

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 223 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 222 Issues 2, 3, 4 and 5
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:

  • Cloud Roadmap: Hardware Strategy Is First Step in the Right Direction
  • MySQL 8.0 and the thread sanitizer
  • LibreOffice celebrates its 6th anniversary with bug fixes and minor improvements
  • Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Content Now Available
  • Business Insights From Oracle And San Francisco Giants CEOs
  • Oracle CEO Safra Catz: SMBs 'Propel The Future'
  • Future Of Connected Cars, According To Industry Software Visionary
  • Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service: Gain the Necessary Skills
  • Oracle Database Security Courses Now Available!
  • Defense-in-Depth for Cloud Databases

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

    LibreOffice 5.2.2 available for download
    The Document Foundation, October 3rd, 2016
    Just one day after the project 6th anniversary The Document Foundation (TDF) announces the availability of LibreOffice 5.2.2, the second minor release of the LibreOffice 5.2 family.

    LibreOffice 5.2.2, targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users, provides a number of fixes over the major release announced in August. For all other users and enterprise deployments, TDF suggests LibreOffice 5.1.5 'still', with the backing of professional support by certified people.

    Reasons to upgrade to Enterprise Manager 13.2
    By Sudip Datta, October 5th, 2016
    "Before, during and after the Open World, I have received numerous queries on the release of Enterprise Manager 13.2," blogs Sudip. "This is an important release for Enterprise Manager 12c customers whose Premier Support expires this month and who traditionally wait for the release 2 of any product before upgrading, and for customers who have already upgraded to 13c, but want their critical issues addressed. And there are specific capabilities that are sought for by a specific set of customers, for example, security-sensitive customers have been asking for TLS 1.2 support..."
    Enterprise Manager 13.2 Now Available
    By Sudip Datta, October 5th, 2016
    Sudip blogs, "Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Release 2 (13.2) is now publicly available. This release marks an important milestone in the ongoing evolution of Oracle's on-premise systems management platform, which provides a single pane of glass for customers to manage the Oracle stack, whether in their on-premises data centers or in the Oracle Cloud. Through deep integration with Oracle's product stack, Oracle Enterprise Manager provides market-leading management and automation support for Oracle applications, databases, middleware, hardware and engineered systems..."
    Top 5 Favorite NetBeans IDE 8.2 Features
    By Geertjan Wielenga , October 3rd, 2016
    Geertjan blogs, "With the release of NetBeans IDE 8.2, here are my favorite features! ..."

    • The Release Itself
    • Multiple Cursor Support
    • Oracle JET Features
    • Bling Bling
    • Darcula

    Read on for details.

    NetBeans and Apache
    By Geertjan Wielenga , October 4th, 2016
    Geertjan blogs, "Now that NetBeans is in the Apache Incubator, here are some feelings from my side on the process and on where we currently are.."

    • Philosophically always Apache
    • Continual demands for more open participation
    • Shared leadership, shared responsibility

    Read on for details.

    Oracle News
    Businesses Take Note: Less Than Half of Employees Say They Have the Right Technology to Do Their Jobs
    New Oracle Global Engagement Study states that digital technology, leadership and company values rank among top distinguishers for employee success
    Oracle Corporation released a Global Engagement Study conducted by global market research company Kantar TNS, today including feedback from nearly 5,000 full-time employees at organizations with 250 or more employees. The study indicated that equipping employees with the latest technology and having accessible leaders and strong company values are important factors that can ultimately reflect an employee's success or failure within the company.
    Larry Ellison, Oracle Cloud, And The Power Of Three
    By John Soat, October 5th, 2016
    John Soat writes in Forbes, "Larry Ellison, Oracle executive chairman and chief technology officer, has outlined the major technology advances that will let Oracle compete much more aggressively in infrastructure as a service, and even leapfrog Amazon in cost, performance, and other ways.

    In doing so, Ellison may have inadvertently proved the power of three - sometimes used in mathematics and other disciplines - and its relationship to cloud computing. That proof has nothing to do with Pythagoras or number theory, but with the completeness of Oracle's cloud vision and strategy and its ability to offer customers a unique, secure, and highly functioning cloud environment that delivers on the promise of agility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness for companies of every size and in every market..."

    Nexenta News
    Designing an All-Flash Object Store
    Nexenta, October 4th, 2016
    George Crump of Storage Swiss writes, "Object storage is set to become THE way organizations will store unstructured data. As this transition occurs those same organizations are expecting more from object storage than just a 'cheap and deep' way to store information. They expect the system will deliver data as fast as their analytics applications want it. The problem is that in terms of performance most object storage systems are sorely lacking. The reality is the transition to high performance object storage will require more than simply throwing flash at the problem. Underlying object storage software needs to change..."
    The Big Five with Tarkan Maner
    Five questions on the future of data, businesses and technology with Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta
    Data is the new economy driving our world. Our ability to define, connect, and leverage insights is enabled by a wave of technological innovation and a profound evolution in storage architecture. We asked tech leaders five questions about their perspective on the prolific changes happening in data center technology, and where data and businesses are heading.
      Dell News
      Dell Services Federal Government (DSFG) Awarded $88M Contract with the National Science Foundation (NSF)
      Dell, October 3rd 2016
      Dell Services Federal Government (DSFG) announced it was awarded a five-year, $88 million Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the National Science Foundation (NSF). As part of the agreement, DSFG will provide Information Technology (IT) delivery services and help desk services for 1,850 on-site and remote users as well as first-call resolution for approximately 250,000 customers worldwide. These services will help the NSF continue advanced technology support for its worldwide researchers and staff, to fully enhance its mission.
      Dell Statistica Further Empowers Citizen Data Scientists With Collective Intelligence
      Integration with analytics marketplaces enables users to leverage power of the global data science community
      Dell Software Group announced the next major release of its award-winning advanced analytics platform, Dell Statistica 13.2. The latest release of Statistica helps companies transform their businesses and achieve new levels of success by embedding analytics everywhere and empowering a wider community of users and use cases. Key features include new collective intelligence capabilities to enable native integration with open source and application marketplaces, a new user interface designed to mask complexity and simplify workflows for citizen data scientists, and the ability to distribute data preparation and analytic workflows to any edge device or gateway.
      Microsoft News
      Microsoft and Advanced Energy Economy give predictive power to online advocacy platform
      Microsoft, October 7th, 2016
      Microsoft Corp. and the business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) announced a new predictive policy tool to support legislative advocacy in energy. Powered by Microsoft Azure integrated cloud-computing services and machine learning, AEE's PowerSuite online bill-tracking platform will now enable AEE member companies and state partner organizations to leverage data and analytics in new ways.
      Microsoft and Agder Energi collaborate
      to build an intelligent grid powered by an intelligent cloud
      At Nordic Edge Expo, Agder Energi, Microsoft Corp. and Powel AS announced a pilot project that will help create a more efficient, flexible and intelligent grid of the future.

      The project will leverage intelligent technology to create a cutting-edge smart grid solution that will prepare the grid for greater renewable integration and help keep pace with growing energy consumption. The Microsoft Azure intelligent cloud, PowerBI and Azure IoT Hub were combined with expertise from Powel to provide Agder Energi with tools to improve dispatch of new energy resources, including device controls and predictive forecasting for situational awareness.

      ABB and Microsoft partner to drive digital industrial transformation
      Microsoft, October 4th, 2016
      ABB and Microsoft Corp. announced a strategic partnership to help industrial customers create new value with digital solutions. Customers will benefit from the unique combination of Microsoft's intelligent cloud and ABB's deep domain knowledge and extensive portfolio of industrial solutions.

      The two partners are committed to empowering digital transformation in customer segments such as robotics, marine and ports, electric vehicles and renewable energy. By selecting Microsoft Azure as the cloud for its integrated connectivity platform, ABB's customers will now have access to an enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure that benefits from billions of dollars of ongoing investment.

      Microsoft increases European cloud investment to $3 billion, unveils cloud policy recommendations
      Microsoft, October 3rd 2016
      Reflecting the significant investment Microsoft Corp. is making in cloud computing in Europe, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and president Brad Smith on Monday shared new details about how this momentum is taking shape. Nadella stated that Microsoft has more than doubled its cloud capacity in Europe in the past year, noted that the company has invested over $3 billion (USD) across Europe to date, and shared that Microsoft intends to deliver the Microsoft Cloud from datacenters in France, starting in 2017.
      Symantec News
      Symantec Selects VMware AirWatch to Build Enhanced Endpoint Security Integrations
      Symantec and VMware will deliver an integrated approach to mobile threat defense and remediation
      At Connect 2016, Symantec a global leader in cyber security, and VMware a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, announced the development of a strategic partnership to bring together endpoint management and threat security where Symantec joins the VMware Mobile Security Alliance.

      Effective cyber security requires understanding and leveraging the latest in information intelligence, machine learning, behavior analysis, zero-day threats and big data. It is crucial to bring this type of intelligence into mobile security as devices and apps have increasingly become the target for cyber attacks ranging from malware to ransomware.

      IBM News
      IBM Bolsters Social Services Sector With Technology Grants
      Launches $18 million grant program that uses cloud computing to improve services for those most in need
      IBM is kicking off an $18 million grant program to put no-cost cloud hosting, customizable software, and consulting services into the hands of not-for-profit social service agencies that qualify.

      Called IBM SafetyNet, the software can help not-for-profits -- such as those that provide services related to behavioral health, child welfare, after school recreation, job training and senior citizen needs -- evaluate and document the success of their programs more effectively. The record keeping and analysis that can be performed with IBM SafetyNet can improve budgetary accountability, lead decision makers to design better programs, and enable staff to spend more time helping clients instead of performing paperwork. Data analysis offered by the software also enables social service providers to pinpoint and address gaps in their client service.

      Royal Bank of Scotland Engages IBM Watson For Cognitive Insights to Better Serve Customers
      'Luvo' chatbot begins helping customers in December, answering questions or quickly routing requests to advisors
      IBM and Royal Bank of Scotland today announced the first pilot with customers of 'Luvo' a cognitive chat bot that allows people to interact with an AI-powered platform. Luvo leverages IBM Watson Conversation, a cloud-based cognitive service, to enhance the customer service experience.

      The bank will begin making Luvo accessible via its webchat service in December, starting with around 10 percent of Royal Bank customers in Scotland that use webchat, helping to answer specific queries on everything from 'How do I authorise my card to be used overseas?' to 'How do I update my home address with the bank'? Luvo will be able to answer these simple questions in just a split second while directing customers to a human to answer more complex questions. Following a successful pilot, Luvo is expected to roll out to the bank's NatWest customers.

      New Cold and Flu Tracker from The Weather Company, an IBM Business, Provides Consumers with Real-Time Updates of Flu Activity at a Hyper-Local Level
      Sponsored by GSK' Consumer Healthcare's Theraflu brand, Weather's Cold and Flu Tracker Leverages Cognitive Technologies to Share Localized Cold and Flu Activity with Consumers
      The Weather Company, an IBM Business, announced a new cold and flu experience that will leverage real-time sentiment data to provide updates on cold and flu activity at a hyperlocal level. The Cold and Flu Tracker, sponsored by GSK Consumer Healthcare's (GSK) Theraflu brand, is available on,, and The Weather Channel app. Previously, users may not have been aware of cold and flu activity in their state until the weekly CDC flu report was released. Now, users will know in real-time when cold and flu activity is spiking in their area, and can take action to help protect themselves from the virus.
      IBM and AT&T Strengthen Alliance by Offering Advanced Cloud Networking to Businesses
      Tteaming to help businesses manage their networking services more effectively and efficiently
      In a world in which hybrid cloud and IT-as-a-service deployments have quickly become a business imperative, existing networks do not offer the agility and support needed to respond to the demands of today's ever-changing business climate.

      AT&T and IBM are working together to help businesses meet these needs. Through the expansion of their strategic relationship, IBM will take advantage of AT&T's new offering AT&T FlexWare, a transformative solution announced this summer that makes it easy to set up and manage virtual network functions (VNFs) on a single device. AT&T FlexWare, formerly called AT&T Network Functions on Demand, is available globally through the AT&T Network on Demand platform. The solution features both software-defined networking and network function virtualization technologies.

      Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Plans Cognitive Hospital Rooms powered by IBM Watson Internet of Things
      IBM, October 4th, 2016
      Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Inc., three facilities with more than 900 acute care beds and part of Jefferson Health in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is working with IBM to launch cognitive hospital rooms powered by IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) designed to enhance the patient experience and help bring deeper levels of personalized, agile and responsive care to its patients. Jefferson is currently planning to deploy speakers in some hospital rooms, providing patients in those rooms with access to basic information, as well as more control over their surroundings to help make their stay more comfortable.
      IBM Invests to Lead Global Internet of Things Market - Shows Accelerated Client Adoption
      USD 200M Investment in Global Watson IoT Headquarters in Munich - One of IBM's Largest in Europe to Date
      IBM unveiled a $200 million USD investment in the new global headquarters for its Watson Internet of Things (IoT) business in Munich, new IoT capabilities around Blockchain and security and an array of clients that are driving real outcomes by using Watson IoT technologies to draw insights from billions of sensors embedded in machines, cars, drones, ball bearings, pieces of equipment and even hospitals.
      Aerialtronics Commercial Drones Give IBM Watson Internet of Things a Bird's Eye View
      IBM Watson Powered Drones Enable Cognitive Inspection with IBM Cloud, Improving Insights and Bringing New Efficiencies to Manual Inspections
      IBM and Aerialtronics, a Netherlands-based designer and producer of unmanned aircraft systems, today announced the first commercial drones featuring cognitive computing capabilities from the IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) Platform on IBM Cloud. Aerialtronics vehicles can provide high-quality inspection services for global organizations across multiple industries, from monitoring city traffic patterns to inspecting wind turbines, oil rigs and cell tower optimization.
      Schaeffler and IBM Sign Watson IoT Partnership for New Industrial Era
      German industrial heavyweight taps cognitive solutions to keep the world moving
      Schaeffler, one of the world's leading automotive and industrial suppliers, has signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with IBM to accelerate the digital transformation of its entire operations and customer solutions using Watson's cognitive intelligence and insight from billions of sensors that make up the Internet of Things (IoT).

      Schaeffler manufactures millions of precision-engineered products that help to keep the world's machines moving - from those that go into automotive clutch systems, to those in hybrid engines and the huge industrial bearings used in wind turbines. Through the agreement, Schaeffler will tap IBM's cloud-based Watson IoT technologies to help transform every aspect of its business from product development, through to manufacturing and its supply chain, sales and aftersales service.

      IBM and Majesco Form Partnership to Accelerate New Insurance Services on IBM Cloud
      IBM's new Industry Platform helps drive a more competitive insurance marketplace with cloud, cognitive advances
      IBM announced a five-year partnership with Majesco, a global provider of core insurance software, consulting and services for insurance business transformation, to jointly offer a new cognitive, cloud-based platform to help insurance carriers worldwide create new services on IBM Cloud.

      The global partnership is intended to help provide clients with the ability to speed the development of new customer services with predictive data analytics for insurance providers to bring new solutions to their clients. It also becomes the first in what is expected to be a wave of industry partnerships under IBM's recently announced Industry Platforms business. The new unit was formed to build open industry platforms and the first comprehensive 'as a service' solutions designed from the ground up for individual industries.

      Fujitsu News
      Fujitsu Begins Sales of City Monitoring and Parking Management Solutions that Employ AI Technology
      Grasps increasingly complex, real-time urban conditions with AI, supercomputer technology
      Fujitsu announced development of solutions that make use of images from surveillance cameras deployed throughout a city or inside a facility, using high-speed image processing technology cultivated with its Human Centric AI Zinrai artificial intelligence and supercomputer technologies. FUJITSU Technical Computing Solution GREENAGES Citywide Surveillance software, which enables a real-time understanding of urban conditions, and FUJITSU Technical Computing Solution GREENAGES Parking Analysis software for intelligent parking management, will be available for sale in Japan from today.
      Fujitsu Launches Resale, Deployment and Support for Cisco Retail Technology Solutions in North America
      Strengthened Gold Partner alliance to deliver transformation of the in-store customer experience with Cisco's latest retail store infrastructure portfolio solutions
      Fujitsu launched its Cisco retail technology resale, deployment and support program. As first announced earlier this year at the National Retail Federation (NRF) BIG Show on January 19, 2016, Fujitsu has expanded its Gold Partnership with Cisco providing a targeted set of in-store technology solutions to retailers across North America. This expanded partnership enables Fujitsu Americas to source, deploy and support Cisco in-store retail technology solutions ...
      VMware News
      Symantec Selects VMware AirWatch to Build Enhanced Endpoint Security Integrations
      Symantec and VMware Will Deliver an Integrated Approach to Mobile Threat Defense and Remediation
      At Connect 2016, Symantec a global leader in cyber security, and VMware a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, announced the development of a strategic partnership to bring together endpoint management and threat security where Symantec joins the VMware Mobile Security Alliance.

      Effective cyber security requires understanding and leveraging the latest in information intelligence, machine learning, behavior analysis, zero-day threats and big data. It is crucial to bring this type of intelligence into mobile security as devices and apps have increasingly become the target for cyber attacks ranging from malware to ransomware. In the 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, Symantec reported that new mobile vulnerabilities increased by 214 percent in 2015. This validates the need to complement threat intelligence with comprehensive endpoint management to achieve end-to-end security from the device to inside the data center.

      VMware Shares Vision for Intelligent Analytics from VMware AirWatch
      VMware is Building AirWatch Into an Intelligent Platform That Will Deliver Smart Recommendations for IT and Businesses
      At Connect 2016, VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, showcased its progress and continued vision to develop VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) into an analytics platform that delivers IT and business units intelligent insights derived from deployments. VMware will demonstrate how the platform could anonymously gather information and provide insights, recommendations and automated actions to improve an organization's mobility deployment, compliance and security. Additionally, VMware will showcase on stage at Connect a tech preview of new, dynamic custom reporting engine within VMware AirWatch, one of the first steps in delivering this analytics platform to customers.
      VMware Outlines the Future of the Digital Workspace at Connect 2016
      AirWatch moves into a new category of Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), extending EMM with comprehensive cloud-based Windows lifecycle, smart glass and IoT management
      At Connect 2016, VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, shared how businesses can embrace the future of mobility powered by its suite of End-User Computing solutions. The next-generation VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management and VMware Workspace ONE extends VMware AirWatch into cloud-based management for traditional desktops and new-age connected devices, while providing users with the apps and services they need to work digitally.
      VMware AirWatch Adds Industry's First Unified Solution for Smart Glasses Management for Augmented and Mixed Reality Experiences
      VMware Collaborates With APX Labs, Atheer, Intel, ODG, and VUZIX Corp to Bring Enterprise Scalable Management and Security to Wearable Devices
      At Connect 2016, VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, announced the addition of new smart glasses management features to VMware AirWatch. The update will bring a consistent management platform to streamlined onboarding experiences, network setup and application deployment to organizations seeking to leverage augmented and mixed reality devices to transform business processes. VMware is the first unified endpoint management solution to extend into wearables, enabling customers to manage their smart glasses alongside existing desktop and mobile endpoints. VMware is also collaborating with APX Labs, Atheer, Intel, ODG and VUZIX Corp to help deliver wearable management and app delivery solutions at scale.
      Red Hat News
      Friday Five - October 7, 2016
      Red Hat, October 7th, 2016
      "The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.

      • ZDNet - Red Hat claims headway in Asia, bets big on container and hybrid cloud
      • Red Hat Blog - Considerations when planning an IoT project investment, by Carrie MacGillivray, vice president, IoT and Mobility, IDC
      • 1 month left to submit your organization for the 2017 Red Hat Innovation Awards!
      • Computer Weekly - Flytoget's digital transformation accelerates express train service
      • Seneca College transforms IT service delivery with Red Hat

      Read on for details.

      Level3 News
      Technology Has Played Important Role in Shaping Democracy
      Level 3 Video Series and Infographic Explore Technology's Role in U.S. Elections
      By recent estimates, more than 218 million people are eligible to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election. What is on the mind of voters? Ahead of the first presidential debate, Level 3 Communications brought together leaders from academia, government, media and cybersecurity sectors for a Twitter Chat around online voting. The chat covered the pros and cons of online voting, how to secure the process and how the U.S. could implement online voting with the technology we have today.
        EMC News
        New Dell EMC InfoArchive Solutions Provide Choice While Solving Accessibility and Compliance Challenges
        InfoArchive as a Service (IAaaS), InfoArchive 4.1, and Clinical Archiving 2.0 Software Provide New Functionality for Enterprise and Healthcare Customers
        Dell EMC Enterprise Content Division (ECD), a leader in the enterprise content management industry, announced the introduction of Dell EMC InfoArchive as a Service (IAaaS), the newest addition to ECD's roster of managed service solutions, as well as the general availability of Dell EMC InfoArchive 4.1 and Dell EMC Clinical Archiving 2.0 software.

        InfoArchive is the next-generation enterprise archiving platform that accelerates IT transformation by securing and leveraging critical application data - both structured and unstructured. It enables large-scale application retirement, optimization of production environments and facilitates application data integration and reuse - supporting new users, cloud applications and analytics. InfoArchive enables corporations to preserve the value of enterprise information - to comply with retention and compliance requirements - in an easily accessible unified archive.

        HP News
        HPE First To Market With Persistent Memory Server Platform
        HPE, October 6th, 2016
        Meghan Ottolini writes, "Hewlett Packard Enterprise won the race to market with its persistent memory server platform offering, the first server platform of its kind in the industry.

        HPE Vice President Tim Peters calls the technology 'incredibly fast' and 'incredibly influential'..."

          Comcast News
          Comcast Launches Enterprise Internet of Things Trial Venture
          Comcast is collaborating with Semtech to provide LoRa Technology Internet of Things solutions for enterprises.
          Comcast announced machineQ, a new business trial venture focused on building business-to-business solutions and a platform for the Internet of Things (IoT). As a part of machineQ, Comcast will work with select commercial partners in proof of concepts to use its network to enable partners to gather, transmit, and analyze data from connected devices distributed throughout their organizations.

          Comcast will use Semtech Corporation's globally-proven LoRa Wireless Radio Frequency Technology to deploy network trials in Philadelphia and San Francisco later this year.

          Windstream News
          Windstream connects nearly 300 Department of Veterans Affairs locations as part of agency's efforts to consolidate services
          Windstream connects nearly 300 Department of Veterans Affairs locations as part of agency's efforts to consolidate services
          Windstream is providing voice, data and internet services to VA locations across the country that help reduce costs and provide higher-quality services to our nation's veterans

          Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced that it has connected nearly 300 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) locations across the country within the first year of being named an authorized network services provider for the VA's National Consolidation of Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) Services Contract.

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