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It seems today is the day when everyone is putting their stake in the ground, so I thought since I have a blog, and a stake, I should put my two cents in too. First, when people ask why should we the people bail out Wall Street when they caused the problem in the first place? Well, they did, but so did the rest of us. If you took out a second mortgage to pay living expenses or to buy luxury, you were living high on the real estate bubble, you caused the problem too, and we're bailing you out. Might as well start placing responsibility where it really belongs, and take some yourself. Second, I know these Republicans are dicks, and they lied about the pretense for war, and just yesterday they admitted to discussing torture in The White House (which is worse than what Bill Clinton did in the White House). There's no reason to trust them, but I've weighed all the evidence... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Marketing News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobility Charts Weekly Trimble has developed a rugged tablet that is stronger and more durable than other rugged tablets in the field mobile market. The Trimble Yuma has been military tested and operates using Window 7 OS. Read Original Content Scientists from the University of Montpellier have found a way to print RFID tags onto paper allowing them to create inexpensive RFID tags. Read Original Content Ryan Systems ... (more)

How Cyberpunk Killed Cybersecurity

This post is co-written by AdamElkus and Alex Olesker. Before we begin, please understand just how hard it is for us to write this blog. I’ve read Neuromancer countless times, enthusiastically used Snow Crash in undergrad to talk about the future of international relations, and watched both Ghost in the Shell movies and the Stand Alone Complex (seasons 1 and 2) countless times. I am psyched for the Robocop remake and even (if you get me started) rave about obscure movies like Strange Days. I’ve convinced countless friends and significant others to watch Blade Runner and used to have a Tachikoma toy. And recently, Alex and I rewatched a large chunk of the series and compared the “Laughing Man Incident” to the birth of Anonymous. But as I was discussing with Alex one day, we both came to realize that the movies, television shows, and manga comics that inspired us to w... (more)

What’s Sucking the CPU in your Applications?

If I had a dollar for every time I heard the phrase “We used to throw hardware at performance issues”–well, I wouldn’t be writing this blog; I’d be sitting on a beach somewhere in Hawaii, retired with millions in the bank and suffering from an addiction to tequila and nachos. Hardware over the years has become the problem and solution to all of life’s application performance issues. You could argue IT Ops has become obsessed with CPU metrics, and using % CPU utilization of a server or process to figure out whether an application is having issues or performing correctly. With Cloud around the corner, CPU and compute resources are once again a top priority for organisations and operations teams who are planning to migrate their applications into the new elastic fantastic world of IaaS and PaaS. Let me walk you through a simple example of why it’s better to understand ... (more)

Oracle Day in Honolulu, January 28, 2014

Converge, Connect was the theme of the Oracle Innovation Forum in Honolulu, Hawaii. With an attendance of over 100 there were lots of interesting discussions. The event took place in the ball rooms of Westin Moana Surfrider on the beach side of Waikiki. The event started off with the key note, Innovation in Practice by Gayle Fitzpatrik focusing on innovation, convergence and integration. She touched upon Oracle Cloud Solutions. 25 million Users, and over 10000 customers makes a compelling case. There were many slides showing how Oracle Cloud Solutions were better than others in all respects including flexibility, security, and performance. She also spoke about the dawn of the M2M era and the Internet of things. In any case business should be good in the coming years with over 50 billion connected devices. Some examples of Oracle solutions adopted by industry was also mentioned with... (more)

DIY vs DIFY Networking

There is probably never going to be a perfect balance in the industry between Do-it-yourself (DIY) and Do-it-for-you (DIFY) networking. It seems exceedingly unlikely that there is a one-size-fits-all type of solution out there. And so we will invariably end up with a bifurcated market that requires multiple solutions for its constituents. But if there is not a perfect balance, which one of these is likely to see the most action? If you were to base your guess on industry chatter, you would have to conclude that DIY has the upper hand. There is a ton of momentum right now with both SDN and bare metal switching. On the SDN front, it is all about orchestration and automation. The ability to streamline customized workflows is attractive, especially for the large IT shops that sink tens of millions of dollars into managing their monstrosities. Once you get into anything... (more)

Will the Cloud Soak Your Fireworks?

This week in the States, the Nation celebrates it’s Independence and many people will be attending or setting off their own fireworks show. In Hawaii, fireworks are shot off more during New Year’s Eve than on July 4th and there is even Daytime Fireworks now. Cloud computing is exploding like fireworks with all the Oooooooo’s and Ahhhhhhh’s of what it offers but the same groan, like the traffic jam home, might be coming to an office near you. Recently, Ponemon Institute and cloud firm Netskope released a study Data Breach: The Cloud Multiplier Effect, indicating that 613 IT and security professionals felt that deploying resources in the cloud triples the probability of a major breach. Specifically, a data breach with 100,000+ customer records compromised, the cost would be just over $20 million, based on Ponemon Institute’s May 2014 ‘Cost of a Data Breach’. With a br... (more)

Use Marriott Rewards(R) Points to Pay for Virtually Anything at the Hotel

BETHESDA, Md., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's a spa treatment, room service or cocktails in the bar, Marriott Rewards® members can now decide to use points to pay for anything that appears on their folio at the spur of the moment. At any point during their stay, members can tell the front desk associate that they would like to use points to cover all of the balance or a portion on their bill. Instant Redemption is available at hotels in the U.S. and Canada*. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100318/NE72660 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100202/NE48151LOGO ) "We often hear from members that they want flexibility to use their points when and where they want. Now members can decide in the moment that they would like to use points to pay for even small expenses like a meal in the restaurant or a manicure in the spa," said Ed Frenc... (more)

A Powerful Partnership Between Pact-One and DoctorCom Delivers Cloud-Based Medical and Dental IT

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/12 -- DoctorCom, Inc. is pleased to announce that Pact-One, a leader in providing dental IT and medical IT support throughout 11 states, has signed an agreement to market DoctorCom's cloud-based file-sharing and medical office answering service solutions for practice management to its clients. DoctorCom CEO and Founder Dr. Michael Eiffert related, "Pact-One immediately recognized the exceptional value our cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant dental X-ray file sharing solution offers their dental practice clients. Additionally, our Answering Service provides a mobile app that allows dentists to reach patients while maintaining the privacy of their mobile numbers. This app allows dentists to maintain a complete virtual office with answering service and secure email while maintaining compliance with HIPAA regulations. DoctorCom is excited... (more)

Hawaii National Bank Selects PhoenixEFE® Enterprise Solution

Harland Financial Solutions announced that its PhoenixEFE® enterprise solution has been chosen by Hawaii National Bank ($606M), based in Honolulu, Hawaii. PhoenixEFE is an integrated enterprise software platform that brings together Harland Financial Solutions' real-time core processing solution with the company's market-leading specialized applications. Its capabilities span the functions of the financial institution’s entire enterprise. In addition to PhoenixEFE Core, the bank has purchased numerous integrated solutions, including LaserPro® for compliant loan documents, CreditQuest® for commercial loan risk management, Touché® Analyzer for business intelligence, the Cavion® suite, which includes Internet banking, business banking, mobile banking and voice banking, ActiveView™ Content Management, ActiveView Item Processing, ActiveView Merchant Capture, and Electroni... (more)

George Kotsiopoulos to Host FNO Extravaganza at The Shoppes at The Palazzo Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 08/15/12 -- On Thursday, Sept. 6, The Shoppes at The Palazzo will host a not-to-be-missed Fashion's Night Out fete. George Kotsiopoulos, fashion expert, celebrity stylist and co-host of E!'s "Fashion Police," will headline the chic celebration for fashionistas everywhere. The public event is from 6 to 8 p.m. near the Chloe rotunda at The Shoppes at The Palazzo. "I'm excited to host this celebration of FNO in Las Vegas -- a city known for its over-the-top style. The Shoppes at The Palazzo is home to many top designer brands including my personal favorites, Barneys New York, Fendi, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin. Given the setting and the premier luxury brands, The Shoppes at The Palazzo's celebration of FNO is destined to be one of the city's most exciting events," said Kotsiopoulos. Notable evening highlights include a $1,000 sho... (more)