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TSX jumps 115 points; Canadian dollar down slightly

TSX jumps 115 points; Canadian dollar down slightly
Times Colonist - 2 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar was at 74.41 cents US, down 0 01 of a U.S. cent from Tuesday's close. The January crude contract was up $3.24 at US$48.47 per barrel and January natural gas was up three cents at US$3.35 per mmBTU.
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TSX jumps 115 points; Canadian dollar down slightly

Canadian dollar hits three-week high as oil surges

Canadian dollar hits three-week high as oil surges
Globalnews.ca - 2 minutes agoPumpjacks at work pumping crude oil near Halkirk, Alta., June 20, 2007. The election of Donald Trump is good news for U.S. oil and gas drillers and potentially bad news for the Canadian industry, says the head of the Canadian Association of Oilwell ...
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Canadian dollar hits three-week high as oil surges

How to Sponsor @CloudExpo | #AI #ML #DL #FinTech #DigitalTransformation

20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. read more
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[video] Innovate a Platform | @CloudExpo @ReadyTalk #IoT #RTC #WebRTC

Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, discussed why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and more than a decade of web conferencing product development to start a project that reflects shifts in customer needs, cloud, dev tools, web standards, enterprise mobility and video. He covered the upsides, downsides and learnings in terms of investment, resource allocation, talent retention and technical considerations. read more
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USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Improves to 3-Week Highs on OPEC Deal Optimism ...

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Improves to 3-Week Highs on OPEC Deal Optimism ...
MarketPulse (blog) - 1 hour agoThe Canadian dollar has posted gains on Wednesday, erasing the losses which marked the Tuesday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.3360.
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USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Improves to 3-Week Highs on OPEC Deal Optimism ...

[slides] The Future of #IoT | @ThingsExpo #M2M #AI #ML #MachineLearning

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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Moving into Public Cloud | @CloudExpo @Pythion #IoT #BigData #DataCenter

The cloud competition for database hosts is fierce. How do you evaluate a cloud provider for your database platform? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Chris Presley, a Solutions Architect at Pythian, gave users a checklist of considerations when choosing a provider. Chris Presley is a Solutions Architect at Pythian. He loves order – making him a premier Microsoft SQL Server expert. Not only has he programmed and administered SQL Server, but he has also shared his expertise and passion with budding DBAs as a SQL Server instructor at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. Drawing on his strong disaster-recovery skills, he monitors production environments to swiftly detect and resolve problems before they arise. A self-described adrenaline junkie, Chris likes tackling the biggest database problems and putting out the toughest fires – and hitting the road on his motorcycle. read more
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Moving into Public Cloud | @CloudExpo @Pythion #IoT #BigData #DataCenter

The cloud competition for database hosts is fierce. How do you evaluate a cloud provider for your database platform? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Chris Presley, a Solutions Architect at Pythian, gave users a checklist of considerations when choosing a provider. Chris Presley is a Solutions Architect at Pythian. He loves order – making him a premier Microsoft SQL Server expert. Not only has he programmed and administered SQL Server, but he has also shared his expertise and passion with budding DBAs as a SQL Server instructor at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. Drawing on his strong disaster-recovery skills, he monitors production environments to swiftly detect and resolve problems before they arise. A self-described adrenaline junkie, Chris likes tackling the biggest database problems and putting out the toughest fires – and hitting the road on his motorcycle. read more
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Canadian Dollar Waiting on OPEC Decision

Canadian Dollar Waiting on OPEC Decision
MarketPulse (blog) - 7 minutes agoCommodity currencies have depreciated as global prices of oil and gold have dropped against a recovering U.S. dollar following the U.S. RBC Capital's Bet on Pound / Canadian Dollar Slump Torpedoed by OPEC Bickering - Pound Sterling Live
Canadian Dollar Recovery to Fizzle If OPEC Fails to Deliver - DailyFX

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Canadian Dollar Waiting on OPEC Decision

Agriculture's future bright, assuming continued productivity growth, low ...

Agriculture's future bright, assuming continued productivity growth, low ...
Regina Leader-Post - 34 minutes agoBut all bets are off if the Canadian dollar takes a sudden, sharp rise in value, something that Gervais thinks unlikely, given current Bank of Canada monetary policy.
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Agriculture's future bright, assuming continued productivity growth, low ...

[slides] #LowCode and #NoCode | @CloudExpo @ProgressSW #SaaS #DevOps

You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of the Progress Corticon and Rollbase businesses, discussed and provided a deep understanding of the low-code application platforms that address these concerns. read more
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"Catch-22" refers to a no-win situation.

Each of two or more conditions requires the other conditions to be fulfilled, but these other conditions also require the original condition to be fulfilled. The term is coined from the novel Catch-22, by American writer Joseph Heller.

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Jumps Ahead of OPEC Meeting, US GDP Next

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Jumps Ahead of OPEC Meeting, US GDP Next
MarketPulse (blog) - 6 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar has started the week with strong gains. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 1.3430. On the release front, there are no economic indicators out of the US or Canada.
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USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Jumps Ahead of OPEC Meeting, US GDP Next

[slides] #LowCode and #NoCode | @CloudExpo @ProgressSW #SaaS #DevOps

You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of the Progress Corticon and Rollbase businesses, discussed and provided a deep understanding of the low-code application platforms that address these concerns. read more
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New rules around insured mortgages

Since late last year, federal government has tweaked the rules around insured mortgages several times:

raising minimum down-payment requirements on homes worth between $500,000 and $1-million,
imposing a tougher income "stress test" on borrowers,
limiting how lenders use government-backed portfolio insurance and
making it more expensive for financial institutions to securitize mortgages through CMHC.

The moves are part of an attempt by the government to help slow skyrocketing home prices in some markets and insulate taxpayers from the risks of rising household debt.

Stress test mortgage

Insured borrowers, who have down payments of less than 20 per cent, must have their incomes tested against the Bank of Canada's posted five-year mortgage rate, which is roughly two percentage points higher than the actual rates being offered by most lenders.

Top @CloudExpo Sponsor | #IoT #AI #ML #DL #DevOps #BigData #FinTech

@CloudExpo and @ThingsExpo, two of the most important technology events in the world, have hosted hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors since their launch eight years ago. In this blog post, I provide 10 tips on how our sponsors and exhibitors can maximize their participation at our events. But before reading my top 10 tips for our sponsors and exhibitors, please take a moment and watch this brief Sandy Carter video. read more
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Artificial Intelligence – Myth or Reality | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #DL #IoT

Way back in 1969, as a kid, I watched a very interesting movie – “2001: A Space Odyssey”. It was a science fiction where a super intelligent computer program HAL is in-charge of a mission to Jupiter which also carries several astronauts. The program becomes rogue and tries to kill all the astronauts. The hero survives and manages to disable the program. There is a lot more to the plot, but the fight between human and computer is still vivid in my memory. In 1969, such a scenario looked possible. After all 32 years is a lot of time given the rate of our progress. We are now in 2016, and it appears that something similar may happen in next 32 years. read more
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[slides] IoT and Connected Transportation | @ThingsExpo @Covisint #IoT #IIoT #M2M #API

As ridesharing competitors and enhanced services increase, notable changes are occurring in the transportation model. Despite the cost-effective means and flexibility of ridesharing, both drivers and users will need to be aware of the connected environment and how it will impact the ridesharing experience. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Timothy Evavold, Executive Director Automotive at Covisint, discussed key challenges and solutions to powering a ride sharing and/or multimodal model in the age of connected vehicles. read more
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Google Cloud Platform | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #DL #MachineLearning

The developments in Google’s Cloud Computing segment, especially the Cloud Machine Learning service, have been so rapid that Google calls it one of its fastest growing product areas. Google has been ramping up their Cloud Platform quite aggressively in recent months. Just a few weeks ago, the Google Cloud Platform opened its newest zone in Tokyo, increasing the total number of regions they are present in to six - three in the US and one each in Belgium and Taiwan and Tokyo. Not long ago, the company announced its acquisition of Orbitera, a cloud commerce company. for more than a hundred million dollars. The developments in Google’s Cloud Computing segment, especially the Cloud Machine Learning service, have been so rapid that Google calls it one of its fastest growing product areas. read more
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[slides] #Hadoop in the #Cloud | @CloudExpo @Cloudera #BigData #DataCenter

Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing at Cloudera, covered the ins and outs of Hadoop, and how it can help cloud-based businesses. read more
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[slides] #MachineLearning All About the Data | @CloudExpo #BigData #AI #ML

Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine. read more
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CFP for @WebRTCSummit NY | #RTC #UCaaS #WebRTC #DigitalTransformation

The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. read more
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Black Friday, weak Canadian dollar means big benefits for NB businesses

Black Friday, weak Canadian dollar means big benefits for NB businesses
Globalnews.ca - 44 minutes agoWATCH ABOVE: Black Friday not only an American phenomenon anymore it has become a huge part of holiday retail sales in Canada. As Global's Paul Cormier reports, in New Brunswick it's not only big box stores that are cashing in.
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Black Friday, weak Canadian dollar means big benefits for NB businesses

[whitepaper] Driving #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo @IBMSystems #IoT

Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and on the other side, organizations that will find themselves as roadkill on the technology highway. read more
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USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Yawns After US Thanksgiving Break

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Yawns After US Thanksgiving Break
MarketPulse (blog) - 5 hours agoThe Canadian dollar is almost unchanged on Friday, continuing the lack of movement which marked the Thursday session. Currently, USD/CAD is trading slightly below the 1.35 line.
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USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Yawns After US Thanksgiving Break

Automated Tasks and #ArtificialIntelligence | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #BigData

The 2017 procurement landscape has its own impressive retinue of decision bots, automated processes, and data-driven insights. The next BriefingsDirect technology innovation thought leadership discussion explores how rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are poised to reshape procurement -- like a fast-forwarding to a once-fanciful vision of the future. read more
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[slides] @Azure Immutability | @CloudExpo #CD #DevOps #Docker #Jenkins

In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Claude Remillard, Principal Program Manager in Developer Division at Microsoft, contrasted how his team used config as code and immutable patterns for continuous delivery of microservices and apps to the cloud. He showed how the immutable patterns helps developers do away with most of the complexity of config as code-enabling scenarios such as rollback, zero downtime upgrades with far greater simplicity. He also demoed building immutable pipelines in the cloud using both containers and VMs. read more
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[webinar] @ImpigerTech's #Cloud Delivery Roadmap | #ML #IoT #DataCenter

Join Impiger for their featured webinar: ‘Cloud Computing: A Roadmap to Modern Software Delivery’ on November 10, 2016, at 12:00 pm CST. Very few companies have not experienced some impact to their IT delivery due to the evolution of cloud computing. This webinar is not about deciding whether you should entertain moving some or all of your IT to the cloud, but rather, a detailed look under the hood to help IT professionals understand how cloud adoption has evolved and what trends will impact their plan. read more
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How to Sponsor @ThingsExpo | #IoT #M2M #API #ML #AI #MachineLearning

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. read more
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Angles of Agile | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #DevOps #CD #ContinuousDelivery

Jumping on the Agile bandwagon might help, but only if done right. What makes a good Agile project and what makes a bad one? The move to Agile in the last decade has resulted in projects that finish faster, produce better software, and come in under budget. Look up any new, hot tech company and you'll find articles lauding their Agile philosophy. You might think that success is guaranteed if you get your team to commit the Agile Manifesto to memory. The problem with looking at this in a single dimension is that you're affected by survivor bias. As you research, you look at successful projects and the logical next step is to look at what makes them successful. The problem that plagues most people is that they never ask the opposite - the darker, but equally important question - what causes projects to fail? read more
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[slides] Microservices in Docker Containers | @DevOpsSummit @HPE #DevOps #Docker #Containers

Application transformation and DevOps practices are two sides of the same coin. Enterprises that want to capture value faster, need to deliver value faster – time value of money principle. To do that enterprises need to build cloud-native apps as microservices by empowering teams to build, ship, and run in production. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Neil Gehani, senior product manager at HPE, discussed what every business should plan for how to structure their teams to deliver. read more
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Continuous Innovation | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #CD #ContinuousDelivery

Businesses have always had to transform to find better and more efficient ways to deliver value faster to their users, customers or consumers. The motivating factors are shorter lead times, automated and streamlined value flow, as well as reduction of overall costs and bound capital, requiring enterprises to transition to a continuous innovation and optimization model. Prominent examples […] Click here for the full article. The post Transformation to Continuous Innovation and Optimization appeared first on about:performance.read more
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CFP @ThingsExpo Opens | #BigData #IoT #M2M #AI #ML #InternetOfThings

Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open. read more
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[slides] The Need for Multi-Cloud DevOps | @CloudExpo @SolidFire #Cloud #DevOps #DigitalTransformation

All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of SolidFire, discussed how to leverage this concept to seize on the creativity and business agility to make it real. read more
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[slides] #IoT and New Transportation | @ThingsExpo @JAdP #AI #ML #Sensors

In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, added the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor analytics from these different areas will impact government, industry, retail and other processes, as well as life-style choices. read more
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Is Cloud Interoperability a Myth? | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #OpenStack

As the industry matures, cloud computing will increasingly rely on interoperability in order to grow and deliver more value to industry. Assuming this is a fact, what does it mean when eighteen major OpenStack vendors come together to work through the challenges involved with achieving enterprise interoperability? read more
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[session] Divergent #DevOps Patterns | @DevOpsSummit #ContinuousDelivery

In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they’ll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals – as “cloud” did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost. read more
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Canadian dollar may go as low as 70 cents US in 2017, experts say

Canadian dollar may go as low as 70 cents US in 2017, experts say
CBC.ca - 21 minutes agoCanadians travelling to the United States or buying goods south of the border in 2017 could expect to pay more as the Canadian dollar is expected to retreat, with some economists saying the loonie could swing as low as 70 cents US. According to several ... BUSINESS REPORT: 'Uh Oh Canada,' says JP Morgan Chase forecasting weaker ... - CKNW News Talk 980
Trumponomics Will Send Loonie Down To 70 Cents U.S.: Forecast - Huffington Post Canada

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Canadian dollar may go as low as 70 cents US in 2017, experts say

TSX drops 13 points; Canadian dollar down

TSX drops 13 points; Canadian dollar down
Times Colonist - 21 hours agoThe Canadian dollar was at 74.12 cents US, down 0.21 of a U.S. cent. The January crude contract rose one cent to US$48.04 per barrel and January natural gas was up one cent at US$3.11 per mmBTU. Dow, S&P 500 hit 3-day record highs, TSX down - Cambridge Times

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TSX drops 13 points; Canadian dollar down

[slides] @CollabNet's #DevOps Tool Chain | @DevOpsSummit #ML #Monitoring

Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his session at @DevOpsSummit 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, showed how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that enables everyone from Planning-to-Ops to make informed decisions based on business priority and leverage automation to accelerate identifying issues and fast fix to drive continuous feedback and KPI insight. read more
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[slides] Speed Your #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo @Apcela #IoT #AI #BigData

Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cloud, and create a digital technology platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Casey, President and CEO of CFN Services, discussed how disruptive enterprises are enabling highly distributed, software-defined architectures that fuel innovation and growth. read more
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'Uh O Canada': Loonie seen sinking as low as 70¢

'Uh O Canada': Loonie seen sinking as low as 70¢
The Globe and Mail - 7 hours ago“With oil prices still too tepid, a weaker Canadian dollar, encouraged by dovish monetary policy, has been seen as key to shifting growth towards non-energy exports and related capital spending,” they added in a section of the report titled Uh O Canada.
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'Uh O Canada': Loonie seen sinking as low as 70¢

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Drops as US Durables Jump

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Drops as US Durables Jump
MarketPulse (blog) - 1 minute agoAfter an uneventful start to the day, the Canadian dollar is heading downward in Wednesday's North American session. Early in this session, USD/CAD is trading at the 1.35 line.
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USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Drops as US Durables Jump

[slides] Legacy Voice and #WebRTC | @ThingsExpo @ReadyTalk #IoT #AI #RTC #UCaaS

Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, covered real world examples of how enterprises and vendors alike can modernize infrastructure without ditching existing investments. read more
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[slides] #Monitoring with #AI | @CloudExpo @Dynatrace #ML #IoT #DL #DigitalTransformation

Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no idea how to get a proper answer. read more
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Top #M2M Brand | @ThingsExpo #IoT #AI #ML #DL #DigitalTransformation

@GonzalezCarmen has been ranked the Number One Influencer and @ThingsExpo has been named the Number One Brand in the “M2M 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by Onalytica. Onalytica analyzed tweets over the last 6 months mentioning the keywords M2M OR “Machine to Machine.” They then identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion on Twitter. read more
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[session] Digitizing #IoT Operations | @ThingsExpo #BigData #MachineLearning

Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, will share examples from a wide range of industries – including energy, transportation, and retail – of using IoT to create new business opportunities and improve efficiency. read more
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AI-first is what’s next in computing.

The shift from mobile-first to AI-first is happening.
From new, hyper-speed GPUs powering neural networks to integration with cloud storage, compute, and security, artificial intelligence is pushing the envelope on Google Cloud.

Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update — this free update, coming in early 2017, will enable anyone to do amazing things in 3D and virtual reality, quickly connect and share with your key people and enjoy epic gaming with 4K fidelity and game broadcasting

Jetpack 4.4.1 is a small update to yesterday's 4.4 release. It fixes two issues that were effecting a small number of our users:

Jetpack 4.4.1 fixes an issue where some users with slower servers would get an error on the Jetpack dashboard when WP_DEBUG was enabled.
Jetpack 4.4.1 fixes an issue where users on a Jetpack Professional plan who were paying monthly (as opposed to annually) wouldn't be able to enable SEO Tools.

Let's Encrypt Everything

I'll admit I was late to the HTTPS party.But post Snowden, and particularly after the result of the last election here in the US, it's clear that everything on the web should be encrypted by default.Why?You have an unalienable right to privacy, both in the real world and online. And without HTTPS you have zero online privacy – from anyone else on your WiFi, from your network provider, from website operators, from large companies, from the government.The performance penalty of HTTPS is gone, in fact, HTTPS arguably performs better than HTTP on modern devices.Using HTTPS means nobody can tamper with the content in your web browser. This was a bit of an abstract concern five years ago, but these days, there are more and more instances of upstream providers actively mucking with the data that passes through their pipes. For example, if Comcast detects you have a copyright strike, they'll insert banners into your web contentall your web content! And that's what the good …

TSX closes 60 points higher as Dow sets record; Canadian dollar slips

TSX closes 60 points higher as Dow sets record; Canadian dollar slips
Times Colonist - 2 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar slipped 0.22 of a U.S. cent to 74.33 cents US, as it felt downward pressure from weaker oil prices. The January crude contract fell 21 cents to US$48.03 per barrel.
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TSX closes 60 points higher as Dow sets record; Canadian dollar slips

TSX up 24 points; Canadian dollar slips

TSX up 24 points; Canadian dollar slips
Times Colonist - 4 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar was at 74.48 cents US, down 0.07 of a U.S. cent from Monday's close. The January crude contract fell eight cents to US$48.16 per barrel and December natural gas was up two cents at US$2.97 per mmBTU, while January contracts were ...
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TSX up 24 points; Canadian dollar slips

White House Electric Vehicle Datathon: Unlocking New Opportunities through Data

Summary: The White House is hosting its first-ever Electric Vehicle Datathon, and nominations for participation are now open. Don’t miss your chance to join the discussion!The White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy will convene its first-ever Electric Vehicle (EV) Datathon on November 29. This event, held in partnership with the Department of Energy and four of its National Laboratories will bring together EV experts, charging-station providers, cities and states, automakers, and the software-development and data-analysis communities. This group will explore best practices on how data can inform efforts to deploy EVs and charging stations and how data collection and curation can serve the growing EV community.Official White House Photo by Pete Souza Progress on EVs:Electric vehicles are emerging as a technology that can help address many modern transportation challenges and are more affordable and better performing that ever before. Nearly thirt…

Canadian dollar hits nearly two-week high amid higher retail sales and OPEC ...

Canadian dollar hits nearly two-week high amid higher retail sales and OPEC ...
Financial Post - 3 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar strengthened to a nearly two-week high against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday as investors weighed prospects of an output cut by major oil producers and domestic retail sales rose for the first time in three months.
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Canadian dollar hits nearly two-week high amid higher retail sales and OPEC ...

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Improves to 14-Day High, Retail Sales Next

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Improves to 14-Day High, Retail Sales Next
MarketPulse (blog) - 1 minute agoThe Canadian dollar is showing limited movement in the Tuesday session, following sharp gains on Monday. Currently, USD/CAD is trading at the 1.34 line.
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USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Improves to 14-Day High, Retail Sales Next

Making Healthcare the Way It Should Be | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #Cloud #BigData #MachineLearning

Interoperability continues to be one of healthcare IT’s biggest trends in 2016 as the industry sees momentous forward movement. In fact, interoperability is not a new trend. It has been an important mission (and a challenge) for healthcare administrators for decades, but the past couple of years have been game-changing. First, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants interoperability to be a common feature in all EHRs by 2024 so that patient data can be shared across systems to provide better care at a lower cost. Since the 2009 passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), a $30 billion initiative to accelerate EHR adoption, more than 433,000 professionals (95 percent of eligible hospitals and 60 percent of eligible professionals in Medicare and Medicaid programs) have received incentive payments. read more
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Election 2016: Time to Get Back to Work | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #FinTech

There was a time, in the 1990s, when Silicon Valley and Redmond thought Washington DC didn’t matter. Top executives would occasionally appear in front of Congress to inveigh mostly against one another, then quickly return home to resume making money. The notion that clueless DC regulators and legislators mattered was ridiculed when it wasn’t ignored. read more
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How to Sponsor @CloudExpo | #AI #Cloud #BigData #DigitalTransformation

20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. read more
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[slides] The #Agile Accelerator | @DevOpsSummit @IsomorphicHQ #DevOps

Between the mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Charles Kendrick, CTO at Isomorphic Software, presented a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how business and development users can collaborate - each using tools appropriate to their expertise - to build mockups and enhance them all the way through functional prototypes, to final deployed applications. This approach helps you improve usability, exceed end-user expectations, and still hit project milestones. read more
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What Are Beacons and Why Do They Matter? | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Beacons

Walk through an airport or a shopping mall and you may notice little pieces of information popping up: “Flight delayed at gate G5”; “Stop into our shop right now and receive up to 20 percent off your order”; etc. Did you sign up for those notifications? Most likely not, but don’t worry, your phone hasn’t been hacked. The notifications are a result of beacon technology. read more
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Making Healthcare the Way It Should Be | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #Cloud #BigData #MachineLearning

Interoperability continues to be one of healthcare IT’s biggest trends in 2016 as the industry sees momentous forward movement. In fact, interoperability is not a new trend. It has been an important mission (and a challenge) for healthcare administrators for decades, but the past couple of years have been game-changing. First, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants interoperability to be a common feature in all EHRs by 2024 so that patient data can be shared across systems to provide better care at a lower cost. Since the 2009 passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), a $30 billion initiative to accelerate EHR adoption, more than 433,000 professionals (95 percent of eligible hospitals and 60 percent of eligible professionals in Medicare and Medicaid programs) have received incentive payments. read more
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TSX jumps 164 points; dollar up more than half a cent

TSX jumps 164 points; dollar up more than half a cent
Times Colonist - 8 hours agoThe Canadian Press. November 21, 2016 04:49 AM. Updated: November 21, 2016 08:44 AM. • Times Colonist •. 03838858077303_high.jpg. Canadian bonds gain on short covering likely to fall on rebound in energy prices - EconoTimes

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TSX jumps 164 points; dollar up more than half a cent

Mobile Development and Testing with Chrome DevTools

Around Q3, I was looking for way to test the HTML and CSS of an online application that was to be public-facing. At first, my office’s plan was to connect mobile devices to the network owned by federal employees on a volunteer basis for testing. All of a sudden, a new policy came down that stated, “devices that were not purchased by the agency could not be connected to the network. If we needed a device(s) to be on the network, we needed to go through the steps to have the device inspected, documented and approved.”I wondered, would this prolong my process? Would volunteers throughout the building be willing to go through this step with me? I also did not feel comfortable with the idea of having the agency purchase devices for testing—what happens in six months or a year when those devices become obsolete? Our web application was to be utilized worldwide; how many devices are “enough” devices?Nik_Merkulov/iStock/Thinkstock Could we purchase an application or a subscription to an online…

Election 2016: Time to Get Back to Work | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #FinTech

There was a time, in the 1990s, when Silicon Valley and Redmond thought Washington DC didn’t matter. Top executives would occasionally appear in front of Congress to inveigh mostly against one another, then quickly return home to resume making money. The notion that clueless DC regulators and legislators mattered was ridiculed when it wasn’t ignored. read more
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The Pound to Canadian Dollar Rate 5-Day Forecast

The Pound to Canadian Dollar Rate 5-Day Forecast
Pound Sterling Live - Nov 20, 2016A reduced growth outlook due to systemic economic factors, low commodity prices and the threat of US trade tariffs has darkened the outlook for the Canadian Dollar. Nevertheless, from a technical perspective the currency has held up reasonably well ... Australian Dollar impacted by ore price - Thinking Australia News
US Dollar to Australian Dollar (USD/AUD) Weakens as ‘Greenback’ Sold from ... - Exchange Rates UK

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The Pound to Canadian Dollar Rate 5-Day Forecast

How to Sponsor @CloudExpo | #AI #Cloud #BigData #DigitalTransformation

20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. read more
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[slides] The Agile Accelerator | @DevOpsSummit @IsomorphicHQ #APM #Agile #DevOps

Between the mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Charles Kendrick, CTO at Isomorphic Software, presented a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how business and development users can collaborate - each using tools appropriate to their expertise - to build mockups and enhance them all the way through functional prototypes, to final deployed applications. This approach helps you improve usability, exceed end-user expectations, and still hit project milestones. read more
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What Are Beacons and Why Do They Matter? | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Beacons

Walk through an airport or a shopping mall and you may notice little pieces of information popping up: “Flight delayed at gate G5”; “Stop into our shop right now and receive up to 20 percent off your order”; etc. Did you sign up for those notifications? Most likely not, but don’t worry, your phone hasn’t been hacked. The notifications are a result of beacon technology. read more
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Big Challenges of #BigData | @CloudExpo @Gemalto #Security #AI #ML #DL

Between 2005 and 2020, data volumes will grow by a factor of 300 – enough data to stack CDs from the earth to the moon 162 times. This has come to be known as the ‘big data’ phenomenon. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to handling, storing and analyzing data aren’t adequate at this scale: they’re too costly, slow and physically cumbersome to keep up. Fortunately, in response a new breed of technology has emerged that is cheaper, faster and more scalable. Yet, in meeting these new needs they break many of the traditional security approaches on which enterprises depended. In these massive data volumes, how are organizations going to ensure that their customer information is safe from people looking to exploit it? Is it possible to adopt big data technologies while demonstrating compliance with industry regulations? Will security get in the way of the analytics tools organizations need to make this data useful? read more
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[download] Database #Monitoring | @CloudExpo @Solarwinds #ML #DataCenter

Get deep visibility into the performance of your databases and expert advice for performance optimization and tuning. You can't get application performance without database performance. Give everyone on the team a comprehensive view of how every aspect of the system affects performance across SQL database operations, host server and OS, virtualization resources and storage I/O. Quickly find bottlenecks and troubleshoot complex problems. read more
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How to Sponsor at @WebRTCSummit | #IoT #RTC #Java #UCaaS #WebRTC

WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC. read more
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