Companies specializing in Open Source service and support are entering the marketplace at a rapid pace, and Bernard Golden, author of “Succeeding with Open Source” is predicting that it will soon turn into a flood. And that flood will inevitably be followed by a wave of consolidation.Businesses have been held back in adopting Open Source because of worries centered on support. What if something goes wrong? A lack of a service level agreement (SLA) or guarantee to assist if problems arise is a major roadblock for OS software adoption.But that’s changing. Companies are filling the need by building strategies around Open Source that wrap the technology with service level agreements that spell out specific levels of support. These Open Source support companies are giving enterprises the reassurance they need to make a decision in favor of Open Source. Companies buying these services are the real winners here — they are getting great software and quality support for very reasonable prices.On the other hand, companies providing support services are entering a very tough and competitive business. It’s difficult to differentiate one operation from a dozen other companies that provide similar guarantees and services. The intellectual content of the Open Source is what enables these companies to exist, but the ready availability of Open Source significantly lowers the bar for competitors to enter the market.Open Source has definitely changed the rules of the software game. Open Source is now on the radar screen of almost any company involved with software, and many software companies now include Open Source in some aspect of their business strategy. But it is also fair to say that Open Source is still an experiment in the making and that no one is sure they know what the future holds for Open Source.
We’ve talked in previous podcasts about our plans to deploy Ultrabooks with Microsoft Windows 8 to our employees. Well, we have now decided to accelerate that deployment. So we decided to look into this acceleration, and the PC refresh cycle in general, with John Mahvi, PC Fleet Manager for Intel IT. Mahvi tells us about the Intel IT’s approach to PC refresh, the need to listen to employees when planning to deploy devices across the enterprise, and the decision to accelerate the deployment of Ultrabooks at Intel. Listen to more now.
In honor of National Pet Parent’s Day on April 27, Deckers Dogs is teaming up with Veterinary Pet Insurance to raise money to help fund the rescue, care and training of service dogs for our military veterans returning home with disabilities.NY Jets’ Eric Decker and Deckers Dogs Team with Veterinary Pet Insurance to Celebrate Pet Parent’s Day.From April 22 through Memorial Day (May 26), VPI will donate $5 (up to $10,000) to Deckers Dogs for every free pet insurance quote generated on petparentsday.com.New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker and his wife, singer Jessie James Decker, established Deckers Dogs in September of 2013 to provide support to Freedom Service Dogs’ Operation Freedom. Operation Freedom was developed to help returning war veterans and military personnel transition from active duty and combat to civilian life. Active duty service members and veterans with disabilities are placed with highly specialized service dogs that help them find a new level of independence in their post-combat life.For a typical service dog, the journey from shelter to service costs approximately $25,000. With the help of the public’s support, Deckers Dogs has already funded the care and custom training for three service dogs in just six months.“Pet Parent’s Day recognizes the human-animal bond and the commitment pet owners give to their furry family members,” said Eric Decker. “We’re proud to partner with VPI to help build new bonds between those rescued service dogs and our wounded warriors as we free a hero to save a hero.” Source:PR Newswire
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, TCI, November 28, 2016 – Police investigating an accident that occurred on Saturday 26th November 2016 that killed a man on Grand Turk have arrested a 55 year-old male on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. At 10:04 pm Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to a report on Hospital Road where a complainant stated that a man who was crossing the road was knocked down by a silver truck. The man, 50 year-old Jacques Delzins of Haiti, was later pronounced dead by a doctor. The driver of the truck was later seen and arrested. Anyone who witnessed the incident, who has not yet spoken to the police by calling the Grand Turk Police Station 946-2299. Related Items:
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 1, 2017 – Eleuthera – A huge tree in North Eleuthera toppled onto the man trying to trim it, and it killed him now Police are investigating to ensure that is how a winter resident actually died. The American man, from Maryland was reportedly cutting down a tree in his yard in Gregory Town when it broke free and somehow crushed him.The man was rushed to clinic, but was pronounced dead. The freak accident happened around 9am on Sunday.#MagneticMediaNews#MarylandmankilledbyfallentreePhoto Credit: Eleutheran resident Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Marylandmankilledbyfallentree
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 4, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Jobs are coming for Bahamians, particularly those resident in Grand Bahama now that a progressive three year deal is struck between Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and the Bahamas Government. The Grand Celebration, which replaced the Bahamas Celebration will resume sailing from the Port of Palm Beach on December 24 and all new, and beginning in April is the Grand Classica which sets sail to Freeport in April.The contract was inked at the Manor House of the Grand Lucayan resort right after Thanksgiving between Prime Minister Hubert Minnis and CEO of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Oneil Khosa. Minister for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson said the contract calls for three conditions including that Bahamian businesses and products be used by the Celebration, that Bahamians be employed there and that with the second service in April, Bahamians be trained for job opportunities. Get ready was advice from Thompson for Bahamians.The prime minister said the contract signing is an indication of BPCL’s confidence and commitment to Grand Bahama. “They are obviously showing great support in Grand Bahama, and in the economy going to the extent of launching another vessel in April – that shows great confidence in our Bahamas,” he said.Cruises on board the Grand Celebration are from $149 from Palm Beach and the nine passenger deck cruise liner has a passenger capacity of 1900 people.#MagneticMediaNews#CruiseshipsreturntoGrandBahama Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#CruiseshipsreturntoGrandBahama, #magneticmedianews
The Championship team will host the English Premier League club Eagles in the Carabao Cup this Wednesday night at Riverside StadiumMiddlesbrough F.C. is currently sitting third in the English Championship.And on Wednesday the North Yorkshire team will host Crystal Palace, who is in the 14th position in the Premier League.But for Middlesbrough coach Tony Pulis, things will be different trying to win in the Carabao Cup match.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“The Palace game, I’ll make a lot of changes, I’ve got to do that,” he said to The Gazette Live.“The players have had so many games and people forget about the international break, some players have played for their countries in the heart of Europe.”“I’ll be looking at the team carefully although we want to do well and want to win the game,” he added.“I’ve obviously got a lot of affection for Stoke-on-Trent and the football club but we’ll be looking to put a performance in.”
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KSUI) – San Diego native’s daughter was born without a thymus resulting in no immune system, resulting in a life of isolation.Alexandra Cresci is 4-years-old now and is currently awaiting a rare thymus transplant. Alexandra’s mother, Kayla Cresci, stopped by Good Morning San Diego to bring awareness about the rare condition her daughter has.Alexandra’s mother said she is unable to attend school or be around other children or adults for fear of exposure to germs which could end her life.Babies with complete DiGeorge Syndrome have no thymus which is the large butterfly shaped gland just above the heart in between the lungs. The gland important in the maturation of T cells which are specialized immune cells that help protect the body against viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. The thymus teaches T cells to fight infection while not attacking the infant’s own tissues.To help the Cresci family fight Alexandra’s condition visit their GoFundMe page. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom San Diego native’s daughter awaiting Thymus transplant February 8, 2019 Posted: February 8, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Facebook Security Tech Industry Post a comment 0 Facebook says it’s fixed the issue and will notify users who were affected. James Martin/CNET Facebook is being investigated by the New York attorney general’s office for harvesting the email contacts of about 1.5 million users without their consent. “It is time Facebook is held accountable for how it handles consumers’ personal information,” said New York Attorney General Letitia James in a statement Thursday. “Facebook has repeatedly demonstrated a lack of respect for consumers’ information while at the same time profiting from mining that data.”The social network confirmed in April that it collected the email contacts of its users, but said it wasn’t on purpose. A security researcher spotted the issue after he noticed the social network asked users to enter their email passwords when they signed up for new accounts to verify their identity. Once a user entered their password, a message popped up saying that the company was importing your email contacts, Business Insider learned.Facebook said earlier this month that it fixed the issue and will notify users who were affected. The attorney general’s office said in a press release that hundreds of millions of Facebook users could have been affected because users might have hundreds of email contacts stored. “We’re in touch with the New York State attorney general’s office and are responding to their questions on this matter,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. The attorney general’s investigation comes as other regulators and lawmakers are cracking down on Facebook for its privacy practices. In December, the DC attorney general sued Facebook for allegedly failing to safeguard the data of its users.On Thursday, Canadian regulators accused Facebook of violating local laws for mishandling user data and said it’d take the company to court for its privacy mishaps. The privacy commissioner of Canada and the information and privacy commissioner for British Columbia started investigating Facebook last year after revelations surfaced that a UK political consultancy Cambridge Analytica harvested data from about 87 million users without their permission. The US Federal Trade Commission also started investigating Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal for possibly violating a legal agreement it had with the federal government to keep user data private. Facebook estimates that the FTC could fine the company $3 billion to $5 billion. If that’s correct, the FTC fine would be larger than the record-setting $22.5 million the agency imposed on Google in 2012.Originally published April 25, 1:52 p.m. PTUpdate, 2:20 p.m. PT: Includes statement from Facebook and more background. Update, 2:38 p.m. PT: Includes background about other investigations. Tags Share your voice
Aditya Birla Group’s flagship company Hindalco on Tuesday posted an increase of 30.38 percent in its net standalone profit at Rs.103 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, 2015.During the July-September period in 2014, the company reported a net profit of Rs.79 crore.On account of ramping up of production, the company’s net revenue from operations during the second quarter increased by 4.34 percent at Rs.8,925 crore as against Rs.8,554 crore in the same quarter of 2014-15.In a statement, the company said its operating results for the quarter were significantly impacted by the severe drop in London Metal Exchange prices and regional aluminium premium coupled with macro economic factors.During the quarter alumina production stood at 628 kt (kilo tonnes) which is 18 percent higher as compared to the second quarter of 2014-15.”The Mahan smelter in Madhya Pradesh achieved full ramp up during the quarter, while Aditya smelter in Odisha is under ramp up. Despite higher volumes, the EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of aluminium segment declined because of lower realisations and higher depreciation,” it said.In the copper production front, cathode production increased by four percent to 100 kt, while fertiliser production jumped by 18 percent to touch 87 kt.