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31 per cent of businesses plan to increase training budgets this year Camberley, UK - 27 March 2012 - A staggering 93 per cent of British business leaders plan to either maintain or increase their training budgets over the next 12 months, according to research published today by global e-learning giant SkillSoft. Furthermore, the research highlights the importance that businesses place on their training needs, with just 3.6 per cent of businesses planning to reduce their training budgets over the coming year. The independent study, conducted by OpinionMatters on behalf of SkillSoft, took place at the end of November 2011 and involved telephone interviews with more than 500 CEOs / MDs with 250+ employees across 13 business sectors. The results revealed that a third (31 per cent) of businesses plan to increase training budgets by 10 per cent over the next 12 months. Thi... (more)

Take Your Customized, Secure Front Desks Anywhere

No doubt about it. Starting a new business is hard. But managing and maintaining a business is harder. Front Desk (https://frontdeskhq.com) and DocuSign are doing something about that. We’ve come together to provide a set of tools that service businesses can use to make managing their clients easier. First, we’ve freed a business’s front desk from having to stay in one location. Front Desk greets clients wherever they are. That’s especially important for businesses like personal trainers, piano tuners, massage therapists, tutors, counselors, yoga instructors, and dog walkers. With a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer, a business owner can schedule appointments, classes, and workshops, sign in clients, handle and track payments, send notifications, analyze real-time reports on the health of the business, and manage waivers and other documents online. Second, we'... (more)

HopTo Lands on iOS, Offers MS Office Creating, Editing, Viewing

iPad owners tired of waiting for Microsoft to launch a version of Office for the tablet now have yet another option. Released Thursday, HopTo is a free iPad app that lets you view, edit, and create Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, and view PowerPoint presentations. The ability to edit a PowerPoint file is slated for an upcoming version. You can view PDFs and a wide array of image files, including JPGs, PNGs, TIFs, and animated GIFs. You can listen to MP3s, iTunes M4A files, and other music formats. I was also able to play QuickTime video clips. You can access files and documents from Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive. A representative for HopTo told me the company plans to add support for Microsoft SkyDrive in the near future. You also can retrieve files from your local computer by installing a File Connector program. For now, the program works only on Windows PC... (more)

"Tanks" for the training, tooway

Eutelsat offers Tooway satellite broadband installer training for retiring Armed Service personnel UK 14 April 2014 - Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) is participating in a MOD funded course designed to retrain British Armed Forces personnel in satellite broadband installations as part of the forces resettlement programme for servicemen and women leaving the Army, Navy and RAF. Almost 50 servicemen and women have been through the Confederation of Aerial Industries approved training over the past six months at the Resettlement Training Centre, Aldershot. The training is part of a wider two-week course on signal distribution, preparing personnel with work skills for civilian life. Any serviceman or woman who has spent more than six years with the Armed Forces qualifies for the resettlement training programme at the specialist centre in Aldershot. ... (more)

OneFi Technology, Inc. Announces the Ability to Deploy 4G Internet Network Capabilities

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/04/09 -- OneFi Technology, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ONFI) announces the ability to deploy its wireless 4G Networks (4th generation capability) which is much more robust and has significantly wider range than the 3G networks which most wireless companies offer. This 4th generation capability has the ability to provide internet connectivity to the vast rural areas in the US and other global areas without proper connectivity capabilities. The OneFi 4G system works as the backbone for internet, video IPTV and VoIP services which are not only robust but affordable. After an agreement is executed with one of the many clients which require an internet network and funding for installation is secured, the procedure would be as follows: -- OneFi would deploy its engineers to the client's area to lay out the project and complete engineering wo... (more)

$6.2 Million Raised By iMemories In Series B Funding Led By Capital Southwest

iMemories, the premier Web destination for digitizing, storing and sharing personal videos and photos in any format, today announced it received $6.2 million in Series B funding led by venture capital firm Capital Southwest. This brings iMemories’ total outside financing to $11 million. Bill Ashbaugh, senior vice president with Capital Southwest, will assume a seat on the company’s board of directors chaired by former chairman and CEO of Cold Stone Creamery Doug Ducey. The funding will further solidify iMemories’ leadership position in the emerging market of social entertainment – online video and photo sharing for families, inclusive of both analog and digital media formats. The market is experiencing exponential growth as consumers seek more ways to preserve, store and share their personal videos and photos safely and conveniently with their “social graph” that i... (more)

Video: Spherix Announces Positive Interim Results in Phase 3 Trial of Novel, Oral Compound for Type 2 Diabetes

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: SPEX), an innovator in biotechnology for diabetes therapy, and a provider of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, supplement, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, today announced positive interim Phase 3 clinical results for the planned review of the NEET (Naturlose (D-tagatose) Efficacy Evaluation Trial) trial of D-tagatose in drug naive patients. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/spherix/40911/ Results of the blinded interim data analysis of the Phase 3 trial demonstrate a significant reduction in variability of HbA1c levels, the primary endpoint of the trial. The observed data to-date indicate that the change in variability of HbA1c from baseline is favorable, and that the current sample size gives the study suff... (more)

V CAST Media Manager Helps Customers Manage Media Between Their Computers and Verizon Wireless Phones

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless said today it is offering its customers a new tool, V CAST Media Manager, to help them manage photos, videos, and music between their wireless phones and PCs. V CAST Media Manager is powered by a customized version of QuickLink Media Software from Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI), a leading developer and marketer of software solutions and services for the mobility market. Verizon Wireless customers with certain phones, including the LG enV® TOUCH, Samsung Alias(TM) and Alias 2, can easily move user-generated photos, and videos from their phones to their personal computers using V CAST Media Manager and a USB cable. Customers can then use V CAST Media Manager to transfer the same content, as well as unprotected music from their PCs to another V CAST Media Manager-enab... (more)

Vitesse fördert Innovationen in neu entstehenden Umgebungen für Dienstanbieter und Unternehmen

Angetrieben durch massive Veränderungen der Lebensgewohnheiten von Verbrauchern sowie durch den Zugang zu Unterhaltungsangeboten in Echtzeit und anderen technologischen Fortschritten treten Kommunikationsdienstleistungsanbieter und Unternehmen das zweite Jahrzehnt des 21. Jahrhunderts mit einem grundlegend neuen Netzwerk an, das auf der Konvergenz von Internet Protocol (IP) und Ethernet beruht. Die Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Pink Sheets: VTSS) reagiert auf diese Veränderungen mit einem Produktangebot, das auf einzigartige Weise dazu geeignet ist, den Übergang zu Carriergrade-Ethernet in Core-, Metro-, Zugangs- und Edge-Netzwerken zu erleichtern und sowohl Energieersparnisse als auch Kapazitätserweiterungen in den Netzwerken von Unternehmen und Rechenzentren zu erreichen. Vitesse erhöhte die in Forschung und Entwicklung tätige Belegschaft im vergangenen Ja... (more)

E1 Entertainment Implements Datalliance Vendor Managed Inventory as Foundation for New Business Model

CINCINNATI, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/10 -- Datalliance today announced that E1 Entertainment Ltd. has implemented Datalliance Vendor Managed Inventory as the foundation for their new business model. E1 Entertainment is a leading international independent entertainment business operating in Canada, the UK, Holland, Belgium and the United States. The company is the largest wholesaler of DVDs, CDs and video games in Canada and is the largest independent music and video distributor in North America. The complete case study article can be viewed at www.datalliance.com/successstories.html. Debby MacFarlane, Director of Process Development, recalled E1 Entertainment's motivation for exploring a new business model. "We wanted to improve the way we do business. We were looking for ways to increase sales volume through expanded retail distribution channels. In order to be m... (more)

EMC Enhances Atmos to Accelerate Cloud Adoption

HOPKINTON, Mass., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today unveiled improved information management and higher performing, lower cost platform capabilities as part of its EMC® Atmos cloud infrastructure solution. EMC Atmos is an internal, on-premises cloud storage platform designed to help customers automatically manage and optimize the distribution of rich, unstructured information across geographically dispersed locations. With the introduction of GeoProtect functionality in the latest version of Atmos, EMC continues to advance the flexibility, resiliency and content protection levels that enterprises desire when architecting a large-scale, globally distributed cloud infrastructure solution. In addition, EMC has strengthened its Atmos cloud infrastructure platform by upgrading to the new Intel ® ... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
After years of investments and acquisitions, CloudBlue was created with the goal of building the world's only hyperscale digital platform with an increasingly infinite ecosystem and proven go-to-market services. The result? An unmatched platform that helps customers streamline cloud operations, save time and money, and revolutionize their businesses overnight. Today, the platform operates in more than 45 countries and powers more than 200 of the world's largest cloud marketplaces, managing mo...
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...
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...
As you know, enterprise IT conversation over the past year have often centered upon the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In fact, Kubernetes has emerged as the key technology -- and even primary platform -- of cloud migrations for a wide variety of organizations. Kubernetes is critical to forward-looking enterprises that continue to push their IT infrastructures toward maximum functionality, scalability, and flexibility. As they do so, IT professionals are also embr...
CloudEXPO has been the M&A capital for Cloud companies for more than a decade with memorable acquisition news stories which came out of CloudEXPO expo floor. DevOpsSUMMIT New York faculty member Greg Bledsoe shared his views on IBM's Red Hat acquisition live from NASDAQ floor. Acquisition news was announced during CloudEXPO New York which took place November 12-13, 2019 in New York City.
In an age of borderless networks, security for the cloud and security for the corporate network can no longer be separated. Security teams are now presented with the challenge of monitoring and controlling access to these cloud environments, at the same time that developers quickly spin up new cloud instances and executives push forwards new initiatives. The vulnerabilities created by migration to the cloud, such as misconfigurations and compromised credentials, require that security teams t...
The graph represents a network of 1,329 Twitter users whose recent tweets contained "#DevOps", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets, taken from a data set limited to a maximum of 18,000 tweets. The network was obtained from Twitter on Thursday, 10 January 2019 at 23:50 UTC. The tweets in the network were tweeted over the 7-hour, 6-minute period from Thursday, 10 January 2019 at 16:29 UTC to Thursday, 10 January 2019 at 23:36 UTC. Additional tweets that were mentioned in this...
The term "digital transformation" (DX) is being used by everyone for just about any company initiative that involves technology, the web, ecommerce, software, or even customer experience. While the term has certainly turned into a buzzword with a lot of hype, the transition to a more connected, digital world is real and comes with real challenges. In his opening keynote, Four Essentials To Become DX Hero Status Now, Jonathan Hoppe, Co-Founder and CTO of Total Uptime Technologies, shared that ...
When Enterprises started adopting Hadoop-based Big Data environments over the last ten years, they were mainly on-premise deployments. Organizations would spin up and manage large Hadoop clusters, where they would funnel exabytes or petabytes of unstructured data.However, over the last few years the economics of maintaining this enormous infrastructure compared with the elastic scalability of viable cloud options has changed this equation. The growth of cloud storage, cloud-managed big data e...
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