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Although I think these gadgets are lightweight for any kind of serious user, I can't help but think this feeds Google's overall social strategy that must be drawn up on some war room wall at Google.  I think Google could given us more to save time working with our current social networks and social bookmarking.  If you're not saving me time, I'm still trying to find the value. From a blog posted by Marissa Mayer, VP, Search Products & User Experience and Rose Yao, iGoogle Product Manager: We launched iGoogle in 2005 as a way for people to quickly and easily personalize their Google experience with all the information on the web that was most useful to them. Now tens of millions of people choose to use their iGoogle homepage to check email, track the news, watch videos, chat with friends and much more. Today, we're pleased to tell you about the new social features... (more)

The Social Foundry is Helping the World to Become More Interconnected

Atlanta, GA, March 12, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Social Foundry, an Atlanta based application software provider, announces the maiden release of its database integration platform. Called “The SOAPbox,” it is a low cost alternative to data integration technologies considered traditional, presenting organizations with a “no-frills” database integration solution. Typical data sharing initiatives are costly, time consuming and required specialized skills. All of these factors make data exchange via the internet a challenge for most small and medium sized businesses. The SOAPbox empowers organizations to integrate their systems at a fraction of the cost of conventional large-scale integration initiatives. It enables businesses to expose information as web services, thereby enabling systems to communicate securely and conveniently, without the expense and inconvenience of bui... (more)

10 « ex bonnes pratiques » à abandonner et... 10 bonnes résolutions pour 2014. Deuxième partie : postes de travail

  Dans la première partie de cette série de billets, j’ai présenté les 10 « ex bonnes pratiques » à abandonner en 2014. Comme l’on fait remarquer de nombreux commentaires, l’important, après le diagnostic, c’est de définir les « nouvelles bonnes pratiques ». Dans cette deuxième partie, je vais aborder les trois NBP, « Nouvelles Bonnes Pratiques », qui remplacent les trois anciennes « ex » 1, 2 et 3 : Postes de travail obèses. Master PC.  Suites bureautiques obèses.   Un navigateur, point d’entrée universel sur le Système d’Information NBP 1 : A partir de 2014, toute application nouvelle déployée dans l’entreprise devra être accessible par un navigateur moderne. Les entreprises innovantes ont compris cela depuis longtemps, et disposent aujourd’hui d’un parc important d’applications auxquelles tous les clients de l’entreprise, internes ou externes, peuvent accéder depu... (more)

OpenSource World, Next Generation Data Center and CloudWorld Close Successfully Today in San Francisco

The 2009 OpenSource World™, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) and CloudWorld™ conferences, held August 12-13 at the Moscone Center West, came to a successful close today, IDG World Expo, producer of the events, announced. The three conferences drew in more than 2,000 attendees over the two days, which included five keynote presentations and more than 85 sessions across 13 tracks, such as Virtualization, Cloud Infrastructure, Open Source in Mobile and Security. The Solutions Showcase featured more than 60 leading vendors, including Adaptive Computing, CA, Inc., DELL, GoGrid, HotLava Systems, IBM Corporation, ixSystems, Inc., OpSource, Rackspace Cloud, RagingWire, thawte, Inc. and Zmanda, Inc. Many of the exhibitors used the event to announce their latest product and service offerings, including Zmanda Inc.’s ZCloud,, an open API that will radically simplify the d... (more)

PFM Leader Yodlee® Announces Yodlee MoneyMovement Transactional Platform

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yodlee, Inc., the leading provider of digital personal financial management (PFM) and revenue-generating money movement solutions for financial institutions and portals worldwide, today announced the general availability of Yodlee MoneyMovement, a unified money movement and risk mitigation platform. New Payments and Transactions Platform Yodlee MoneyMovement is built on Yodlee's patented, award-winning, Personalized Finance Platform™. The open, API-driven Platform enables financial institutions and other transactions providers to deliver specific functionality - such as account-to-account funds transfers, pay anyone bill payments, person-to-person (P2P) payments, same-day (expedited) payments, and much more - all from a single, secure payments environment.  Yodlee FinApp™ Compatible Yodlee's FinApps, or financial app... (more)

Xen Launches the World's First Interest Exchange

-- New Platform Liberates Interests; Take Charge of Your Experiences and Make them More Personal, Relevant and Engaging with Xen's Portable "Interest Graph" LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- They say "you can't take it with you" but now you can with Xen Inc.'s new interest exchange that launches in beta today. Additionally, Xen is unveiling a suite of products including its online site (xen.com) and three apps (Interesting, Meedar and TalkTopic), to illustrate how fluidly your interest graph can travel with you.  Xen enables you to take control of your online persona and take it wherever you go online. Interests connect everybody and everything across the open web.  Today's announcement is the first of a multi-part strategy to turn interests into a currency that engages people, developers, publishers and brands. By creating a standard for expressing intere... (more)

eSpatial releases free software upgrade, now includes Territory Mapping

DUBLIN, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- eSpatial, leading provider of powerful mapping software today announced a free upgrade to its flagship software, also called eSpatial. The product update features significant capability enhancements including Territory Mapping. eSpatial believes that the new tool will help companies and organizations manage sales teams or representatives more effectively, reduce costs and highlight potential opportunities. eSpatial users can now design, refine and label their own unique territories according to country, state or zip and quickly generate territory management reports, highlighting the spread and breakdown of resources in a given region. Other features completely new to eSpatial following this upgrade are: - Data editing on a map from within the eSpatial application - The ability to search, visualize and generate maps based on nearby ... (more)

LiveHive Launches Enabling Smarter Work Through Collaboration

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LiveHive Inc. today launches LiveHive, a solution that enables anyone to seamlessly collect, organize, share and discuss their work from anywhere at anytime. LiveHive uniquely redefines collaboration for the cloud generation by bringing content, team members and discussions into a single place while driving team engagement and building business memory. LiveHive can be accessed via web browser, tablet or smartphone making it easy for the right people to stay current and productive regardless of location. To open a free LiveHive account, click here: http://bit.ly/X0xvP6 LiveHive allows users to create visual and social workspaces with any type of file or document, including Google documents, desktop documents, webpages, videos, audio files and more along with associated team conversations. Any workspace or item within ... (more)

Fidelus Technologies to Offer Free Software Licenses to Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC) Partners

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/19/13 -- Fidelus Technologies, the industry's leading provider of innovative UCC software solutions, will offer complimentary software licenses to Cisco Unified Communications and Collaboration Partners. With this free license, business partners can experience, first-hand, how Fidelus software helps organizations work more efficiently, save time and money. Fidelus Software Solutions are powerful, easy to use and implement. Their software integrates with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (7.x - 9.x), is compatible with Cisco's Business Edition 6000, and includes Fidelus Console Operator, Provisioning Manager Express and Global Directory. Fidelus Console Operator is an award-winning solution that requires no back-end server and streamlines the answering and routing of calls. Provisioning Manager Express allows you to easily add,... (more)

Synology Introduces The New DS214play, Optimized for Multimedia

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synology America Corp. is excited to announce its first media-centric DiskStation, the DS214play. The play is the first DiskStation to launch with dedicated hardware acceleration, specifically for video transcoding. The DS214play can stream multiple 1080p video codecs, and is still able to handle a variety of additional processor-heavy tasks.  The DS214play has a 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU with integrated floating-point unit (FPU). By utilizing an efficient new chipset, with 1GB of RAM, the play makes smooth work of multimedia functions; with read/write speeds above 100 MB/s. Additionally, the play comes with two hot-swappable drive bays, using Synology's new tool-less caddies, making installation and maintenance quick and easy. At the core of the DS214play is Synology's award-winning DiskStation Manager 4.3 (DSM 4.3); mak... (more)

Cumulus Global to Offer Solutions and Seminars at FETC 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors to FETC 2014 in Orlando later this month have a unique opportunity to learn how Google Apps for Education can serve as platform for robust administrative and classroom computing. Cumulus Global (Booth #256) is hosting a series of in-booth seminars covering a range of topics from system administration, data protection, and security, to 1:1 program design and professional development for faculty.  Cumulus Global is webcasting the sessions as well, for those unable to attend FETC in person. With more than a dozen sessions, Cumulus Global intends to offer attendees new perspectives on how schools can effectively Deploy solutions, Gear-Up with the best devices and infrastructure, and Transform the learning process. Session presenters include experts from Backupify, Bettercloud, CloudLock, Edsby, and Eduscape Learning. Cl... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Moroccanoil®, the global leader in oil-infused beauty, is thrilled to announce the NEW Moroccanoil Color Depositing Masks, a collection of dual-benefit hair masks that deposit pure pigments while providing the treatment benefits of a deep conditioning mask. The collection consists of seven curated shades for commitment-free, beautifully-colored hair that looks and feels healthy.
The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
We all love the many benefits of natural plant oils, used as a deap treatment before shampooing, at home or at the beach, but is there an all-in-one solution for everyday intensive nutrition and modern styling?I am passionate about the benefits of natural extracts with tried-and-tested results, which I have used to develop my own brand (lemon for its acid ph, wheat germ for its fortifying action…). I wanted a product which combined caring and styling effects, and which could be used after shampo...
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.