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12 Apr 2017 Nutanix: How Automation Changed Your IT Department [62427]
Forbes, April 12th 2017

Adrian Bridgwater writes in Forbes, "We hear a lot about IT automation and machine learning these days. It is mostly at the software application level where the emphasis is very much on automating blocks of code that can perform the same (or similar) function in different application use cases and different (often similar) business workflows.

Behind the application layer, automation is also growing in importance in the cloud datacenter itself. This type of automation works to enable routine provisioning and maintenance tasks so that they can become 'self-service' options handled automatically, freeing up IT support staff to concentrate on more important matters..."
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11 Apr 2017 Education Ministry Moves From Spreadsheet Scrum To Financial Restart [62445]
By Rob Preston, April 11th 2017

Rob Preston writes in Forbes, "New Zealand's Ministry of Education faced a challenge all too common in the private sector. Its financial organization had too many spreadsheets, databases, outdated applications, and disconnected processes to manage effectively. So it was difficult to hold budget overseers accountable for financial performance and give people across the Ministry access to the information they needed for planning, forecasting, and other purposes.

The Ministry of Education, which manages an NZ$14 billion (US$9.8 billion) annual budget, is unlike most companies in that its remit is wide-ranging and public-service-oriented. Among its responsibilities: Provide funding for a variety of programs to boost student achievement in New Zealand's primary, secondary, and tertiary schools, while reducing education disparity. As such, the Ministry needed to modernize and integrate the financial systems and processes that make all that important work possible..."
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30 Mar 2017 How Genomics Can Lead Doctors To 'Knowing Ahead Of Time' [62039]
Oracle, March 30th 2017

Rob Preston writes in Forbes, "A relative handful of patient success stories show the promise of genomic medicine in treating previously confounding health disorders, but the big challenge now is to expand that patient universe from hundreds of people to hundreds of millions.

During a presentation at Oracle Industry Connect on March 20, Dr. Robert B. Darnell, senior physician at The Rockefeller University and a founding director of the New York Genome Center, laid out how far we've come and how far we still need to go in customizing medical care to individuals' unique genetic makeups..."
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29 Mar 2017 Microservices Explained: 3 Keys To Better, Faster, Business-Driven Software Development [62040]
Oracle, March 29th 2017

Chris Murphy writes in Forbes, "Chris Richardson is not a microservices skeptic, though you wouldn't know it from the title of his keynote presentation, 'There Is No Such Thing as a Microservice!'

On the contrary, Richardson, a software architect, author, founder of microservices.io, and consultant, who founded the original CloudFoundry.com, is an enthusiastic proponent of the microservices approach to programming because it can lead to better, faster software development in a way that is 'meaningful to a business person'..."
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29 Mar 2017 America's Cup Yacht Racing A Test Of Warriors, Not Just Technology [62041]
Oracle, March 29th 2017

Rob Preston writes in Forbes, "It's almost a given in yacht-racing circles that whichever team makes the best use of technology will win the next America's Cup competition. The tech-based innovations over the past decade in boat aerodynamics, hydrofoils, control systems, and wingsail design have been particularly game-changing..."
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