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[session] The Factory of the Future, Today By @Cisco | @ThingsExpo #IoT #BigData #DigitalTransformation

IoT offers a value of almost $4 trillion to the manufacturing industry through platforms that can improve margins, optimize operations & drive high performance work teams. By using IoT technologies as a foundation, manufacturing customers are integrating worker safety with manufacturing systems, driving deep collaboration and utilizing analytics to exponentially increased per-unit margins. However, as Benoit Lheureux, the VP for Research at Gartner points out, “IoT project implementers often underestimate the complexity of IoT integration and overestimate the built-in integration capabilities of their IoT platforms.” read more
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Edge Hosting Partners with @CloudFlare | @CloudExpo @EdgeWebHosting #API #Cloud #Security

Edge Hosting has announced a partnership with and the availability of CloudFlare, a web application firewall, CDN and DDoS mitigation service. “This partnership enhances Edge Hosting’s world class, perimeter layer, application (layer 7) defensive mechanism,” said Mark Houpt, Edge Hosting CISO. “The goal was to enable a new layer of customer controlled defense and compliance through the application of DDoS filters and mitigations, the web application firewall (WAF) feature and the added benefit of response time generated by the content delivery network (CDN) feature.” read more
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[session] Microservices IoT | @ThingsExpo @IBMIoT #IoT #Docker #OpenWhisk #Microservices

When people aren’t talking about VMs and containers, they’re talking about serverless architecture. Serverless is about no maintenance. It means you are not worried about low-level infrastructural and operational details. An event-driven serverless platform is a great use case for IoT. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Animesh Singh, an STSM and Lead for IBM Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, will detail how to build a distributed serverless, polyglot, microservices framework using open source technologies. read more
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[video] Cloud Centric Data Management | @CloudExpo @Commvault #DataCenter #Storage

As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. Commvault can ensure protection, access and E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships at Commvault, discussed how to cut costs, scale easily, and unleash insight with CommVault software, the only singular data and information management solution for cloud data protection and beyond. read more
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Presidio Receives @EMCcorp Partner Services Quality Award | @ThingsExpo @Presidio #IoT #DigitalTransformation

Presidio has received the 2015 EMC Partner Services Quality Award from EMC Corporation for achieving outstanding service excellence and customer satisfaction as measured by the EMC Partner Services Quality (PSQ) program. Presidio was also honored as the 2015 EMC Americas Marketing Excellence Partner of the Year and 2015 Mid-Market East Partner of the Year. The EMC PSQ program is a project-specific survey program designed for partners with Service Partner designations to solicit customer feedback regarding the quality of the partner’s service engagements. The awards were presented May 2-3, 2016 to Presidio at the 2016 EMC® World Global Partner Summit. This marks the eighth consecutive year Presidio has received the exclusive client service recognition. read more
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Twitter’s Evolution and What It Means for Your Government Account

Twitter has come a long way.  In ten years of evolution, we’ve seen Twitter go from a simple text messaging service to a versatile platform, which in the words of Twitter, provides a “rich canvas for creative expression featuring photos, videos, hashtags, Vines, and more.”Now Twitter is offering additional enhancements to their service to make it easier to engage with customers and accomplish our mission.Matthias Pahl/Hemera/Thinkstock So what do all these upcoming changes mean for your government account?Media links (photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets) will no longer count against your 140 character count, so more space to get your message across! As exciting as that is – don’t shut down your link-shortener account just yet. For the time being, URLs will still count against the 140 character limit.@names will no longer count against the 140-character limit in replies. Plus, Twitter has increased the “@names” field to 50, up from 10, included in your reply without being count…

Canadian dollar gains as oil, global stocks rally

Canadian dollar gains as oil, global stocks rally
Yahoo News - 16 hours agoTORONTO (Reuters) - The risk-sensitive Canadian dollar gained against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday as global financial markets stabilized for a second straight day following volatility triggered by Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
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Canadian dollar gains as oil, global stocks rally

Canadian Dollar Advances for Third Day Before Report on Economy

Canadian Dollar Advances for Third Day Before Report on Economy
Bloomberg - 34 minutes agoHedge funds and other large speculators trimmed their net bullish position on the Canadian dollar to 2,595 contracts as of June 21, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
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Canadian Dollar Advances for Third Day Before Report on Economy

Canadian dollar a 'risky bet' amid Brexit turmoil, CIBC warns

Canadian dollar a 'risky bet' amid Brexit turmoil, CIBC warns
The Globe and Mail (subscription) - 27 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar may have fared better than some in the post-Brexit volatility but it appears to be a “risky bet” going forward, CIBC warned today.
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Canadian dollar a 'risky bet' amid Brexit turmoil, CIBC warns

The Morning Ledger: Canadian Dollar Weakness Helps Costco

The Morning Ledger: Canadian Dollar Weakness Helps Costco
Wall Street Journal (blog) - 17 hours agoA weak Canadian dollar and a quirk in U.S. tax rules allowed Costco Wholesale Corp. to repatriate more than $1.5 billion dollars over two years, virtually tax-free, Vipal Monga reports.
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The Morning Ledger: Canadian Dollar Weakness Helps Costco

Canadian Dollar to US Dollar, Pound and Euro, Overview of Pairs, Charts and ...

Canadian Dollar to US Dollar, Pound and Euro, Overview of Pairs, Charts and ...
Pound Sterling Live - 6 hours agoThe US to Canadian dollar pair rose on Wednesday following an upward revision in US growth figures and better-than expected Personal Spending, however, it failed to hold above the stubbornly defended 1.31 level, leaving analysts still too cautious to ... USD/CAD: Trading the Canadian GDP - Forex Crunch

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North American stock markets and Canadian dollar continue resurgence

North American stock markets and Canadian dollar continue resurgence
News1130 - 3 hours agoThe Dow Jones industrial average was up 198.23 points at 17,607.95, the broader S&P 500 composite index advanced 25.67 points to 2,061.76 and the Nasdaq composite gained 63.97 points to 4,755.84. North American stock markets, dollar recovering from 'Brexit' - Times Colonist

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North American stock markets and Canadian dollar continue resurgence

North American stock markets and Canadian dollar continue resurgence

North American stock markets and Canadian dollar continue resurgence
680 News - 31 minutes agoThe Dow Jones industrial average was up 198.23 points at 17,607.95, the broader S&P 500 composite index advanced 25.67 points to 2,061.76 and the Nasdaq composite gained 63.97 points to 4,755.84.
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North American stock markets and Canadian dollar continue resurgence

The Data Briefing: Innovating Processes the Lean and Agile Way

Business processes have fascinated me since I took an undergraduate philosophy course in modern business management. A part-time professor who was a management consultant by day taught this unusual class. Perhaps business management thinking was first experimenting with ideas that would later lead to the agile and lean movement today. From this class I learned that nearly all organizational issues could be traced back to bad processes rather than poor workers. Bad processes could ruin even the most effective and engaged workforce.Rawpixel Ltd/iStock/Thinkstock In today’s world of big data, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the rise of smarter artificial intelligence (AI) applications, processes have become even more vital. Processes are how work is done. The great benefits of big data, cloud computing, IoT, and AI are realized through good processes. Conversely, bad processes can ruin the value of the above-listed innovations. However, this is not the first time that o…

Why the Canadian dollar is a 'safe(r) haven' amid Brexit turmoil

Why the Canadian dollar is a 'safe(r) haven' amid Brexit turmoil
The Globe and Mail (subscription) - 19 minutes agoAs Bank of Nova Scotia puts it today, it's a “safe(r) haven” compared to several other currencies after the turmoil that followed the Brexit referendum results last week.
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Why the Canadian dollar is a 'safe(r) haven' amid Brexit turmoil

WCMS and Custom APIs—Which One Is Right for You?

Gray Brooks of GSA, gave us a great definition of APIs in the DigitalGov University (DGU) presentation, Introduction to APIs.He described APIs as “Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, are web services that allow people to more easily consume content and data in multiple ways—via mobile devices, mobile apps, innovative mash-ups, and much more.” Simply put, “APIs are a better way to get government information and services into the hands of the people who need them.”Kirillm/iStock/Thinkstock Here are two examples of APIs that can be enhance content offerings when integrated into a site.The We the People API allows for petitions to third-party platforms (including other petition services, personal blogs, and websites) in order to spread the word and help gather even more signatures. Any signatures collected this way, once validated, will count towards the signature threshold needed for a petition to receive an official White House response.The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CP…

Canadian dollar firms as markets stabilize after Brexit-related volatility

Canadian dollar firms as markets stabilize after Brexit-related volatility
Reuters Canada - 3 minutes agoTORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar strengthened slightly against the greenback on Tuesday as stabilization in global financial markets after volatility triggered by Britain's vote to leave the European Union helped support Canada's risk-sensitive ...
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Canadian dollar firms as markets stabilize after Brexit-related volatility

How to Maximize #SaaS Revenue with @_Anexia | @CloudExpo #BigData

SaaS companies can greatly expand revenue potential by pushing beyond their own borders. The challenge is how to do this without degrading service quality. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Adam Rogers, Managing Director at Anexia, discussed how IaaS providers with a global presence and both virtual and dedicated infrastructure can help companies expand their service footprint with low “go-to-market” costs. read more
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One Size Does Not Fit All: Agile in the Public Sector | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #Agile #DevOps

CollabNet has a long history helping the federal market build quality software at speed, including the Department of Defense (DoD), which is, believe it or not, one of the most active software developers in the world. Federal software needs range widely — from military and defense systems, to communications, command and control and operations — so you can imagine how complex the development and delivery processes have become. With so many layers of DoD software development, corralling the systems into a manageable workflow is an enormous task, and that’s where Forge.mil comes in. read more
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Brexit Is 'Kryptonite For The Canadian Dollar,' But Helpful For Indebted Consumers

Brexit Is 'Kryptonite For The Canadian Dollar,' But Helpful For Indebted Consumers
Huffington Post Canada - 7 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar tracks commodity prices, particularly oil, and commodity prices have been doing badly since Brexit. The North American benchmark oil price fell by some $3 per barrel Friday after Brexit, and was down by another half a dollar on ...
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Brexit Is 'Kryptonite For The Canadian Dollar,' But Helpful For Indebted Consumers

Pound (GBP) Loses Further Ground against Canadian Dollar (CAD) as Brexit ...

Pound (GBP) Loses Further Ground against Canadian Dollar (CAD) as Brexit ...
Exchange Rates UK - 2 hours agoThe fallout of the vote for Brexit has continued to put pressure on the Pound, while dropping oil prices have failed to particularly undermine the appeal of the Canadian Dollar. Market confidence was abruptly dented by the unexpected outcome of the UK ... Pound to Dollar X-Rate Crashes Monday, GBP/USD @ 1.20 Now Forecast as UK Seen ... - Pound Sterling Live
Pound Sterling (GBP) Improves Slightly against Australian Dollar (AUD) after ... - Future Currency Forecast

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NASA Space Apps Challenge: 2016 Global Winners!

We’re thrilled to announce the Space Apps 2016 Global Award Winners!! These projects well represent the best of the best innovative thinking this year. Congratulations to all the teams. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming NASA launch in Florida.Best Use of Data:Scintilla, created at the Space Apps Pasadena, California main stage event, mitigates the impact of poor air quality in the global community by democratizing air quality data collection. Leveraging social media and text analysis, the Scintilla web portal collects and displays real time human sentiment on air pollution. Scintilla solves the AirCheck challenge to develop an app or platform to crowd-source data on environmental factors that affect human health.Best Use of Hardware:Canaria, created by a team at Space Apps London, is a 3-D printed earpiece designed as a lifeline to the wearer, simultaneously monitoring heart rate, blood oxygen, and atmospheric CO2 levels. Named after the canaries used by Victorian miners as…

Incident Management with Cloud-Based Targeted Communications | @CloudExpo @xMatters_inc #API #Cloud

xMatters for the Enterprise DevOps toolchain stitches together the disparate operational tools to help orchestrate hand-offs between the tools and team members. Customers like us because we understand the need for DevOps or NoOps automation at enterprise scale and recognize that humans are still involved when something goes wrong. read more
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[slides] DevOps in a Heterogeneous World | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #Agile #DevOps

Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor – all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organizations must focus on what is most relevant to deliver value, reduce IT complexity, create more repeatable agile-based processes and leverage increasingly secure and stable, cloud-based infrastructure platforms. read more
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Canadian dollar and TSX continue their descent following Brexit vote

Canadian dollar and TSX continue their descent following Brexit vote
Winnipeg Free Press - 22 minutes agoTORONTO - The Canadian dollar is continuing its descent as markets around the world continue to take stock of last week's Brexit vote. CANADA STOCKS-Futures down as oil drops, Brexit concerns weigh - Reuters

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Canadian dollar and TSX continue their descent following Brexit vote

Four Key Takeaways for Application Performance and Monitoring | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps

Designing for performance is absolutely essential; but runtime is so crazy a variable that we can reasonably blame too-early optimization for a non-negligible chunk of lousy UX and unmaintainable code. The latest Guide to Performance and Monitoring covers both the static and dynamic, the verifiable and the unknowable sides of building and maintaining performant applications. read more
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[video] IBM's Hybrid Approach to Hybrid Cloud | @CloudExpo @IBM @SoftLayer #Cloud #DevOps

What does it look like when you have access to cloud infrastructure and platform under the same roof? Let’s talk about the different layers of Technology as a Service: who cares, what runs where, and how does it all fit together. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Lead Technology Evangelist at SoftLayer, an IBM company, spoke about the picture being painted by IBM Cloud and how the tools being crafted can help fill the gaps in your IT infrastructure. read more
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[video] Zero to Cloud in 60 Minutes | @CloudExpo @Accelerite #API #Cloud

The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between what is available in the public cloud and the early private clouds? read more
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[video] Ensuring Successful User Experiences | @DevOpsSummit @AppNeta #API #Cloud #DevOps

Your business relies on your applications and your employees to stay in business. Whether you develop apps or manage business critical apps that help fuel your business, what happens when users experience sluggish performance? You and all technical teams across the organization – application, network, operations, among others, as well as, those outside the organization, like ISPs and third-party providers – are called in to solve the problem. read more
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Fog Computing: Answering the IoT Challenge | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #FogComputing

Fog Computing is being touted as the data communication solution our Internet of Things (IoT) devices are asking for by bringing the power of cloud computing closer to the end user. The fact is, the number of connected devices is going to continue to grow exponentionally. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2020 IoT will include 26 billion connected things. Consider the impact that amount of data collected and processed will have. read more
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Record Numbers Discuss Cloud and Ops at @CloudExpo NY | #IoT #Cloud #BigData #DevOps

Cloud Expo 2016 New York at the Javits Center New York was characterized by increased attendance and a new focus on operations. These were both encouraging signs for all involved in Cloud Computing and all that it touches. As Conference Chair, I work with the Cloud Expo team to structure three keynotes, numerous general sessions, and more than 150 breakout sessions along 10 tracks. Our job is to balance the state of enterprise IT today with the trends that will be commonplace tomorrow. Mobile Computing, Big Data and Analytics, the Internet of Things, Platforms and Microservices and Containers, DevOps, and WebRTC are all part and parcel of Cloud Computing today. read more
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Pound to Canadian Dollar Rate Breaks Below Key 1.75 Lows, Threatens More Downside

Pound to Canadian Dollar Rate Breaks Below Key 1.75 Lows, Threatens More Downside
Pound Sterling Live - 15 hours agoA break below key lows in the 1.75s following Brexit has led to the formation of an ominous looking top for the GBP/CAD pair. The British pound was trading 7.54% lower at 1.7660 versus the Canadian dollar (loonie) on the day after the EU referendum ... Pound Sterling to Canadian Dollar Forecast: Gold Price Surge & Brexit See CAD ... - Exchange Rates UK

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Pound to Canadian Dollar Rate Breaks Below Key 1.75 Lows, Threatens More Downside

[slides] Best Practices in Operating Hybrid Infrastructure | @CloudExpo @RackNgo #Cloud

The pace of innovation, vendor lock-in, production sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and managing risk… In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dan Choquette, Founder of RackN, discussed how CIOs are challenged finding the balance of finding the right tools, technology and operational model that serves the business the best. He also discussed how clouds, open source software and infrastructure solutions have benefits but also drawbacks and how workload and operational portability between vendors and platforms give control back to the users and drives innovation. read more
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[video] DevOps Patterns and Anti-Patterns | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

In the world of DevOps there are ‘known good practices’ – aka ‘patterns’ – and ‘known bad practices’ – aka ‘anti-patterns.' Many of these patterns and anti-patterns have been developed from real world experience, especially by the early adopters of DevOps theory; but many are more feasible in theory than in practice, especially for more recent entrants to the DevOps scene. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists discussed the patterns and anti-patterns of DevOps, and what it means to ‘do the right thing’ in a DevOps way, but in the real world. read more
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5 ways Brexit could hurt Canadian pocketbooks

5 ways Brexit could hurt Canadian pocketbooks
CBC.ca - 6 hours agoTo sum it up, Brexit remains a concern for the Canadian economy, but we're not taking a direct hit - at least not yet. The implosion of the European Union would have more serious consequences for this country. Brexit seen hitting Canadian growth, puts rate cuts back on table - Financial Post
Brexit leaves Canada's free trade deal with EU in limbo - Waterloo Record

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5 ways Brexit could hurt Canadian pocketbooks

Digital Transformation: From Hype and Myth to Reality and Pragmatism | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Too many myths and hypes create the confusion around digital transformation. Digital transformation isn't a technology change matter, it's primarily about transforming business models: infrastructure and operating model. Digital transformation when tackled with proven methodologies and approaches isn't as complex as it seems, they provide the step-by-step guide, the logic, and the tools to make it easy. read more
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Beyond the Earthbound Cloud – The Next Evolution of Data Storage | @CloudExpo #Cloud

One of the greatest challenges facing business and government organizations is how to store and move sensitive data around the world while maintaining security. Storing and securing critical data held within data centers (whether physical or virtual) is top of mind from the boardroom to the remote data center. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, spending on private cloud IT infrastructure in 2015 will grow by 15.8 percent year over year to $12.1 billion, while spending on public cloud IT infrastructure will increase by 29.6 percent to $20.5 billion. read more
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Security Has Heightened Role in Mobile Environment | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Advances in thin clients, desktop virtualization (VDI), cloud management services, and mobile delivery networks are allowing both increased security and edge applications performance gains. The next BriefingsDirect thought leadership panel discussion focuses on the heightened role of security in the age of global cloud and mobile delivery of apps and data. As enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) alike weigh the balance of apps and convenience with security -- a new dynamic is emerging. Security concerns increasingly dwarf other architecture considerations. Yet advances in thin clients, desktop virtualization (VDI), cloud management services, and mobile delivery networks are allowing both increased security and edge applications performance gains. read more
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Canadian dollar drops most in 6 years as TSX heads for deep dive on opening

Canadian dollar drops most in 6 years as TSX heads for deep dive on opening
Edmonton Journal - 22 hours agoCanadian stock-index futures sank after Britons voted to exit the European Union in a surprise victory for the “Leave” side that roiled global markets.
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Canadian dollar drops most in 6 years as TSX heads for deep dive on opening

[slides] From IT Service Management to DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

CIOs and those charged with running IT Operations are challenged to deliver secure, audited, and reliable compute environments for the applications and data for the business. Behind the scenes these tasks are often accomplished by following onerous time-consuming processes and often the management of these environments and processes will be outsourced to multiple IT service providers. In addition, the division of work is often siloed into traditional "towers" that are not well integrated for cross-functional purposes. So, when traditional IT Service Management (ITSM) meets the cloud, and equally, DevOps, there is invariably going to be conflict. read more
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[slides] The Future of the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT #API

Connected devices and the industrial internet are growing exponentially every year with Cisco expecting 50 billion devices to be in operation by 2020. In this period of growth, location-based insights are becoming invaluable to many businesses as they adopt new connected technologies. Knowing when and where these devices connect from is critical for a number of scenarios in supply chain management, disaster management, emergency response, M2M, location marketing and more. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mario Proietti, CEO of LocationSmart, discussed how Internet connectivity enables location-based services to take advantage of everything available on the World Wide Web and how this data helps expand the possibilities for how we communicate, collaborate and commute. read more
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[video] Cloud Is Now Mainstream ‘Power Panel’ | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The initial debate is over: Any enterprise with a serious commitment to IT is migrating to the cloud. But things are not so simple. There is a complex mix of on-premises, colocated, and public-cloud deployments. In this power panel at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships at Commvault; Dave Landa, Chief Operating Officer at kintone; William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute; and Nara Rajagopalan, CEO at Accelerite; looked at the present state of cloud from the C-level view, and how great companies and rock star executives can use cloud computing to meet their most ambitious and disruptive business goals. read more
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White House: Challenges, Citizen Science Among Top Innovation Efforts of Past 8 Years

The White House this week released a report detailing the impact of 100 initiatives that have expanded U.S. capacity in science, technology and innovation over the past eight years.Evident throughout the report is the influence of Challenge.gov and CitizenScience.gov, two open innovation programs managed by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).moodboard/iStock/Thinkstock In fact, among the top 15 examples in the report are the increased use of prize competitions and expanded opportunities for citizen science and crowdsourcing, both areas where GSA is helping to lead the charge.No. 14 addresses prize competitions:“Since 2010, more than 80 Federal agencies have engaged 250,000 Americans through more than 700 challenges on Challenge.gov to address tough problems ranging from fighting Ebola, to decreasing the cost of solar energy, to blocking illegal robocalls. These competitions have made more than $220 million available to entrepreneurs and innovators and have led to the format…

[video] Opening Keynote at @ThingsExpo | #IoT #Bitcoin #Ethereum #Blockchain

In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereum. read more
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Canadian dollar drops most in 6 years as TSX heads for deep dive on opening

Canadian dollar drops most in 6 years as TSX heads for deep dive on opening
Financial Post - 2 hours agoThe Canadian dollar joined the global market decline after Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union, plunging the most in six years against the U.S.
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Canadian dollar drops most in 6 years as TSX heads for deep dive on opening

[video] @ThingsExpo Keynote By @DHinchcliffe | #IoT #Cloud

A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, which can process our conversational commands and orchestrate the outcomes we request across our personal and professional realm of connected devices. read more
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How Information Security Threats Have Evolved | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security

Information security has become a critical priority for many businesses over the past decade, and for good reason. It seems like a new breach is exposed on nearly a daily basis, impacting another organization and its patrons. However, some companies believe that they're safe because they're either too small or too big to be affected by any of these cyberattacks. The truth is that groups of all sizes from Target to your local dentist are being hacked or having their data compromised, and it's causing a major upheaval in the security community. read more
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[video] A Millennial Approach to Storage | @CloudExpo @HGSTStorage #Cloud

Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, discussed how a new approach is necessary, one that supports the attributes of the cloud with the millions of applications and users depending on it for their business and personal lives. Object storage is the millennial approach to cloud-based data storage, archival, retrieval and cost. Why? Because it delivers significantly higher data reliability and allows virtually unlimited expansion for storage. Perfect for a hash-tagging, selfie-taking, always communicating and collaborating in an on-demand worl…

Canadian Dollar Declines Most in 6 Years After U.K. Votes Brexit

Canadian Dollar Declines Most in 6 Years After U.K. Votes Brexit
Bloomberg - 1 hour agoThe Canadian dollar joined the global market decline after Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union, plunging the most in six years against the U.S.
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Canadian Dollar Declines Most in 6 Years After U.K. Votes Brexit

Canadian dollar loses 1.5 cents, British pound plunges after Britons vote to ...

Canadian dollar loses 1.5 cents, British pound plunges after Britons vote to ...
CBC.ca - 1 hour agoThe pound slumped to its lowest in more than three decades on Friday and the Canadian dollar posted its worst loss in six years after results in Britain's referendum on EU membership showed the Leave side had won. 4 ways Brexit could affect Canadians - Toronto Star
Canadian Dollar And Business Outlook - Western Producer (subscription)

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The case for going long on Canadian stocks in any Brexit outcome

The case for going long on Canadian stocks in any Brexit outcome
Financial Post - 14 hours agoThe U.K. is Canada's fifth-largest trading partner, with about US$21.2 billion in total trade last year, compared with more than US$540 billion for the U.S.. Osborne estimates the Canadian dollar, or loonie, may strengthen to as high as $1.2650 in the ...
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The case for going long on Canadian stocks in any Brexit outcome

4 ways Brexit could affect Canadians

4 ways Brexit could affect Canadians
Toronto Star - 10 hours agoA Brexit could throw the British economy into turmoil, weakening the pound against the U.S. dollar. U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen warned that a hike to the dollar caused by European uncertainty could slow the U.S. economy by discouraging trade.
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4 ways Brexit could affect Canadians

[video] Static vs Dynamic Cloud By @NewRelic | @CloudExpo #Cloud

In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly. read more
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[video] Protect Your Organization with BMC BladeLogic | @CloudExpo @BMCSoftware #Cloud

Digital Initiatives create new ways of conducting business, which drive the need for increasingly advanced security and regulatory compliance challenges with exponentially more damaging consequences. In the BMC and Forbes Insights Survey in 2016, 97% of executives said they expect a rise in data breach attempts in the next 12 months. Sixty percent said operations and security teams have only a general understanding of each other’s requirements, resulting in a “SecOps gap” leaving organizations unable to mobilize to protect themselves. The result: many enterprises face unnecessary risks to data loss and production downtime. read more
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[video] Bringing IoT from Industry to Society | @ThingsExpo @Ericsson #IoT

It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his Day 2 Keynote at @ThingsExpo, Henrik Kenani Dahlgren, Portfolio Marketing Manager at Ericsson, discussed how to plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change the world and how it starts with business models and monetization strategies. read more
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Using Plain Language to Bridge the Gap Between Government and Industry

Much of our work with government partners to deliver better digital services has resulted in full websites, applications, and embarking on large-scale transformation efforts. In addition to those types of projects, we also work on shorter, faster, smaller-scale projects designed to show our partners different points of view and different techniques to approach their most challenging problems.Recently, we partnered with the Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) here within the General Services Administration (GSA) on a four-month effort to develop a plain language guide, informed by research and interviews, to help technology companies interested in doing business with the federal government better understand how to join IT Schedule 70.This effort is part of a series of projects GSA has undertaken under a broader initiative called Making It Easier (MIE for short). The goal of MIE is to enable new and innovative companies to do business with the government and supply small busi…

[video] Cloud Transformation | @EnzuInc @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData

"A lot of times people will come to us and have a very diverse set of requirements or very customized need and we'll help them to implement it in a fashion that you can't just buy off of the shelf," explained Nick Rose, CTO of Enzu, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. read more
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Canadian dollar strengthens to nearly two-week high as Brexit odds fall

Canadian dollar strengthens to nearly two-week high as Brexit odds fall
Reuters Canada - 26 minutes agoTORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar strengthened to a nearly two-week high against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday as increased chances that Britain will stay in the European Union and higher oil prices supported the risk-sensitive commodity ... US Dollar to Canadian Dollar Outlook: Risk-On Trade Sends CAD Exchange Rates ... - Exchange Rates UK
USD/CAD Loonie Lower as Oil Falls Ahead of Brexit Vote - MarketPulse (blog)

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[slides] DevOps: The 'New Platform' | @DevOpsSummit @GHaff #DevOps

The now mainstream platform changes stemming from the first Internet boom brought many changes but didn’t really change the basic relationship between servers and the applications running on them. In fact, that was sort of the point. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Gordon Haff, senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat, will discuss how today’s workloads require a new model and a new platform for development and execution. The platform must handle a wide range of recent developments, including containers and Docker, distributed resource management, and DevOps tool chains and processes. The resulting infrastructure and management framework must be optimized for distributed and scalable applications, take advantage of innovation stemming from a wide variety of open source projects, span hybrid environments, and be adaptable to equally fundamental changes happening in hardware and elsewhere in the stack. read more
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The Canadian Dollar in Range-Bound Sideways Trade

The Canadian Dollar in Range-Bound Sideways Trade
DTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog) - 2 hours agoThe Canadian dollar finished lower on Wednesday, posting a bearish outside-day trading bar, while holding above the sideways-trending 50-day moving average (blue line).
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The Canadian Dollar in Range-Bound Sideways Trade