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[video] @Cloudistics Public Cloud | @CloudExpo #CloudNative #AI #DataCenter

"As we've gone out into the public cloud we've seen that over time we may have lost a few things - we've lost control, we've given up cost to a certain extent, and then security, flexibility," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics,in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. read more
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[video] Full Potential of Cloud | @CloudExpo @Ocean9Inc #SAP #AI #DataCenter

"We are focused on SAP running in the clouds, to make this super easy because we believe in the tremendous value of those powerful worlds - SAP and the cloud," explained Frank Stienhans, CTO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. read more
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USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Lower As Producer Prices Fall

USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Lower As Producer Prices Fall
MarketPulse (blog) - 8 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar depreciated on Monday. The loonie started the week on the back foot as raw material and producer prices disappointed with a 3.7 percent and 1.0 percent contractions.
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USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Lower As Producer Prices Fall

Have You Critiqued Your Critique Process?

Whenever I hear someone complain about the process of a design critique, I’m always a bit surprised. Blame it on the fact that I’m a design school graduate, where critique is a mandatory part of the educational experience. I consider learning to give and receive feedback as one of the most relevant and useful pieces of my education.But translating the rules and reasons for critique from a classroom to the workplace can take a bit of practice. I’ll outline some basic guidelines for starting a process of critique on your government design team, and suggest additional tips to make a critique session more useful to your final outcomes.littlehenrabi/iStock/Thinkstock Know Your RoleWhen you receive a meeting invite and it’s unclear why you are being asked to attend, the meeting often becomes a low-priority item. The worst meetings to attend are those where your role is ambiguous. So why would you invite someone to a critique but not tell them about their role—especially if they are new to th…

80.5¢ may be about as good as it gets for born-again Canadian dollar

80.5¢ may be about as good as it gets for born-again Canadian dollar
The Globe and Mail - 7 hours agoThe Canadian dollar has staged an impressive rebound, up by more than 10 per cent in just two months, but that may be as good as it gets for the born-again loonie, observers say. At 80 US cents, the loonie is up 10% since May: Who wins and who loses? - Globalnews.ca
Canadian Dollar Falls After Weak Economic Data - ForexTV.com

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80.5¢ may be about as good as it gets for born-again Canadian dollar

Canadian dollar weakens but on track to advance for third straight month

Canadian dollar weakens but on track to advance for third straight month
The Globe and Mail - 48 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar weakened on Monday against its U.S. counterpart as oil prices dipped and the greenback posted broader gains, but the loonie was on track to advance for the third straight month.
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Canadian dollar weakens but on track to advance for third straight month

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Canadian dollar weakens but on track to advance for third straight month

Canadian dollar weakens but on track to advance for third straight month
Reuters Canada - 14 minutes agoTORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened on Monday against its U.S. counterpart as oil prices dipped and the greenback posted broader gains, but the loonie was on track to advance for the third straight month.
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Canadian dollar weakens but on track to advance for third straight month

[video] @Systena_America's End-to-End IoT Solutions | @CloudExpo #AI #IoT #SmartCities

"We provide IoT solutions. We provide the most compatible solutions for many applications. Our solutions are industry agnostic and also protocol agnostic," explained Richard Han, Head of Sales and Marketing and Engineering at Systena America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. read more
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DXWorldEXPO Announces Agenda | @ExpoDX #AI #DX #DigitalTransformation

"DX encompasses the continuing technology revolution, and is addressing society's most important issues throughout the entire $78 trillion 21st-century global economy," said Roger Strukhoff, Conference Chair. "DX World Expo has organized these issues along 10 tracks with more than 150 of the world's top speakers coming to Istanbul to help change the world." read more
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[video] Value Stream Management | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #CloudNative #DevOps

"I think DevOps is now a rambunctious teenager – it’s starting to get a mind of its own, wanting to get its own things but it still needs some adult supervision," explained Thomas Hooker, VP of marketing at CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. read more
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The Four Core Capabilities of DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #DevOps #Automation

DevOps is good for organizations. According to the soon to be released State of DevOps Report high-performing IT organizations are 2X more likely to exceed profitability, market share, and productivity goals. But how do they do it? How do they use DevOps to drive value and differentiate their companies? We recently sat down with Nicole Forsgren, CEO and Chief Scientist at DORA (DevOps Research and Assessment) and lead investigator for the State of DevOps Report, to discuss the role of measurement in DevOps Success. From years of research into DevOps operations and culture, Forsgren and her colleagues have found that success depends on improving two key outcomes—speed and stability. These, she says, are crucial for driving improvement in organizational performance and value. read more
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IoT Fitment in Government Reference Architecture | @ThingsExpo #DX #IoT #M2M

IoT in connected Government helps to deliver better citizen services and provides transparency. It helps in delivering contextual and personalized service to citizens, enhances the security, and improves the quality of life. The reference architecture provides guidance for the development of government systems, solutions and application architecture. A reference architecture provides a common framework and allows the design to follow the consistent definitions for the system of interest, its decompositions and design patterns. read more
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Does Your Company Require a B2B Integration Tool | @CloudExpo #BI #API #Cloud

Technology integration is complex and an evergreen business challenge for IT teams. Enterprises setup manual & point to point connections to exchange data from business partners. However, data disruptions emerge when the business IT systems expand and prevents organizations from sharing data with partners. Information exchange with this approach requires more resources and manpower is required. For such scenarios, information solution experts recommend to use the B2B data exchange tool to support the Electronic Data Interchange. However, enterprises are struck in a dilemma to go for an in house or a b2b solution. This blog will help you in deciding whether to develop an in-house solution or a dedicated information solution read more
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[video] @OutscaleInc's Infrastructure Services | @CloudExpo #CloudNative #DevOps #DX

"Outscale was founded in 2010, is based in France, is a strategic partner to Dassault Systémes and has done quite a bit of work with divisions of Dassault," explained Jackie Funk, Digital Marketing exec at Outscale, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. read more
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How Sia Could Disrupt the Entire Cloud Market | @CloudExpo #Cloud #FinTech #Blockchain

Blockchain technology is taking over the world. It is an ingenious invention by a person or a group of people known by the pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 8 years, you have heard of Bitcoin. The underlying technology behind Bitcoin is called blockchain. It is a public ledger of all the Bitcoin transactions ever happened on its network. read more
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[video] Digital #Monitoring with @Catchpoint | @DevOpsSummit #CloudNative #DevOps

"With Digital Experience Monitoring what used to be a simple visit to a web page has exploded into app on phones, data from social media feeds, competitive benchmarking - these are all components that are only available because of some type of digital asset," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. read more
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Headwinds and tailwinds: Six stocks that could feel the effects of a stronger ...

Headwinds and tailwinds: Six stocks that could feel the effects of a stronger ...
Financial Post - 9 hours ago“When taken in the context of the recent Canadian dollar move since May, we believe economic forces are emerging that have the potential to materially alter purchase behaviour of customers, driving demand for new equipment sales, which is positively ... Canadian Loonie Hits 80 Cents US - MyToba

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Headwinds and tailwinds: Six stocks that could feel the effects of a stronger ...

[slides] Alexa, Manage My Storage | @DevOpsSummit @Tintri #AI #ML #DevOps #DataCenter

Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, provided a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services with Tintri's web services architecture and APIs. Impress your DevOps team with smart and autonomous infrastructure. read more
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Toronto stock index declines while Canadian dollar climbs on oil prices

Toronto stock index declines while Canadian dollar climbs on oil prices
TheChronicleHerald.ca - 51 minutes agoTORONTO - The loonie climbed Friday, rising above the 80-cent mark, as oil prices rose and the country's economic growth came in stronger than expected.
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Toronto stock index declines while Canadian dollar climbs on oil prices

The Combinatorial Nature of Digital Building Blocks | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

I came across the brilliant blog site of Futurist Frank Diana this week. In one of his most recent articles he discusses the concept of combinatorial nature. He states, "We are seeing exponential convergence across the areas of science, technology, economics, society, ethics, and politics. The combinatorial nature of an overwhelming number of building blocks drives an accelerating intersection across these areas." As an expert Lego player, I can appreciate the concept of building blocks, and the near infinite number of combinations these blocks can be used to form. The idea that we have now reached a critical mass of digital building blocks, and that we will now experience exponential growth through the combinatorial nature of them is compelling. read more
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[session] Serverless Machine Learning Operations | @CloudExpo @Hydrospheredata #AI #ML #Serverless

Any startup has to have a clear go –to-market strategy from the beginning. Similarly, any data science project has to have a go to production strategy from its first days, so it could go beyond proof-of-concept. Machine learning and artificial intelligence in production would result in hundreds of training pipelines and machine learning models that are continuously revised by teams of data scientists and seamlessly connected with web applications for tenants and users. read more
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Canadian dollar rises as economic growth spurs fall rate hike expectations

Canadian dollar rises as economic growth spurs fall rate hike expectations
The Globe and Mail - 6 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar strengthened on Friday against its U.S. counterpart, as stronger-than-expected growth in the domestic economy supported expectations for another interest rate hike from the Bank of Canada in the coming months.
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Canadian dollar rises as economic growth spurs fall rate hike expectations

[slides] Culture: Change or Die | @DevOpsSummit @Accenture #CD #Agile #DevOps

All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the works because of misaligned incentives. read more
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What Is Java DevOps? | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Monitoring #Microservices

DevOps sees the coming together of practices, philosophies, and tools that allow you to create services and applications very quickly. This means that you can improve on your apps and evolve them at a much faster rate than those developers who are using traditional software development processes. We’ve talked about DevOps, in general, a great deal, but today, we’re going to dig a little deeper and take a look at Java DevOps specifically. read more
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Subscription Services | @CloudExpo #DaaS #XaaS #CloudNative #AI #ML #DX

From personal care products to groceries and movies on demand, cloud-based subscriptions are fulfilling the needs of consumers across an array of market sectors. Nowhere is this shift to subscription services more evident than in the technology sector. By adopting an Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) delivery model, companies are able to tailor their computing environments to shape the experiences they want for customers as well as their workforce. read more
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Here is a big reason why the Canadian dollar is struggling today

Here is a big reason why the Canadian dollar is struggling today
ForexLive - 8 hours agoA report is doing the rounds that cites anonymous sources "within Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government" that are upset the Bank of Canada hiked rates. They are concerned the BOC "is moving too quickly to raise interest rates, fearing higher ...
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Here is a big reason why the Canadian dollar is struggling today

Firstnet Is Developing an Applications Ecosystem with Public Safety

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was created to equip America’s first responders with state-of-the-art communications tools, enabled by the first nationwide interoperable, wireless broadband network. But FirstNet is doing much more than building a communications network: the organization is also working to drive continuous innovation over the Network – including the development of an open, integrated applications ecosystem tailored for public safety users.Through FirstNet’s outreach to public safety, first responders have told them about the advantages of data communications in the field and their growing use of mobile broadband tools and technologies to help save lives. They have heard from responders at station visits, city and state meetings, training opportunities and ride-alongs about the promise of using applications over the FirstNet Network.“Having vetted, standardized, secured apps on a secure network is extremely important,” said Phoenix Fire Department Deput…

TSX rises 42 points; Canadian dollar slips

TSX rises 42 points; Canadian dollar slips
Times Colonist - 1 hour agoThe Canadian dollar was trading at 79.95 cents US, down slightly from an average price of 79.97 cents US on Wednesday. The September crude contract was ahead 16 cents to US$48.91 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was up seven cents ...
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TSX rises 42 points; Canadian dollar slips

Thwarting Ransomware Attacks | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Cybersecurity

As we have seen over and over again, a new wave of ransomware attacks has been plaguing large parts of Europe over the last couple of weeks. While the affected individuals and organizations are struggling with the very tangible business impact of the loss of revenue and operations, it’s critical to step back and review what else one could do to mitigate and minimize the damage from such attacks in the future. read more
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[slides] IoT and the Security Implications | @ThingsExpo @NTTi3 #IIoT #AI #ML #DL #M2M

In the enterprise today, connected IoT devices are everywhere – both inside and outside corporate environments. The need to identify, manage, control and secure a quickly growing web of connections and outside devices is making the already challenging task of security even more important, and onerous. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Rich Boyer, CISO and Chief Architect for Security at NTT i3, discussed new ways of thinking and the approaches needed to address the emerging challenges of security in the enterprise. With a focus on the challenges and specific technical solutions possible using distributed trust, mutability, autonomy, and disposability, he showed how a single cohesive security management infrastructure can be created for the enterprise while still allowing the distributed value of IoT to exist anywhere. read more
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[slides] Trends in WebRTC Development | @ThingsExpo @WebRTCVentures #UCaaS #RTC #WebRTC

What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, discussed the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information. read more
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Canadian dollar eases from two-year highs as US dollar firms on data

Canadian dollar eases from two-year highs as US dollar firms on data
The Globe and Mail - 15 minutes agoAnalysts are skeptical the Canadian dollar will be able to strengthen much further, with expectations the Bank of Canada will raise interest rates one more time this year already fully priced into the market.
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Canadian dollar eases from two-year highs as US dollar firms on data

Digital Transformation and Competitive Decision Making | @ThingsExpo #DX #IoT #M2M #API

The winning trinity in competitive decision-making includes people, ideas and things according to the renowned military strategist John Boyd. Although competitive decision-making is not yet an Olympic sport, it affects us all. Leaders (people) must become trained experts at using digital technologies to make fast decisions. Leaders must use the right strategies and methodologies (ideas) to make wise decisions fast, and they must collect the needed data and analyze it fast enough using the best solutions (things). If any component of this trinity is weak, it will be hard to compete. read more
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[slides] Million Dollar SaaS with Kubernetes | @CloudExpo @Supergiantio #SaaS #Cloud #DevOps

In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, discussed how to use Kubernetes to set up a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. His expertise is in automating deployment, management, and problem resolution in these environments, allowing his teams to run large transactional applications with high availability and the speed the consumer demands. read more
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What Business Leaders Need to Know About Machine Learning | @ThingsExpo #AI #ML #IoT #M2M

Sometimes I write a blog just to formulate and organize a point of view, and I think it’s time that I pull together the bounty of excellent information about Machine Learning. This is a topic with which business leaders must become comfortable, especially tomorrow’s business leaders (tip for my next semester University of San Francisco business students!). Machine learning is a key capability that will help organizations drive optimization and monetization opportunities, and there have been some recent developments that will place basic machine learning capabilities into the hands of the lines of business. read more
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[slides] Enabling FinTechs for Success | @CloudExpo @CloudRaxak #Cloud #FinTech #Security

FinTechs use the cloud to operate at the speed and scale of digital financial activity, but are often hindered by the complexity of managing security and compliance in the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sesh Murthy, co-founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak, showed how proactive and automated cloud security enables FinTechs to leverage the cloud to achieve their business goals. Through business-driven cloud security, FinTechs can speed time-to-market, diminish risk and costs, maintain continuous compliance, and set themselves up for success. read more
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USAGov and State Department Partner to Streamline Passport Process

The mission of USAGov is to make vital information and services accessible to the American people, and we’re always seeking innovative new ways to further that goal. Last year, we initiated an effort to explore methods of getting feedback from the public about their experiences accessing key government services.Maudib/iStock/Thinkstock We researched options and identified a third-party stakeholder research software tool to test. The tool transforms hundreds of public comments into a short list of usable recommendations. In December 2016 we launched a pilot study with the tool, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State (State).State estimates that more than 20 million Americans will apply for or renew a passport this year, which would make 2017 the busiest year for The Passport Office in history. Passport Services staff were eager to make the processes as easy as possible and committed to doing so.  Therefore, they were interested in getting feedback about the popular service. St…

What Is Continuous Integration? (And What It Isn't) | @DevOpsSummit #CI #CD #Agile #DevOps

With continuous delivery (CD) almost always in the spotlight, continuous integration (CI) is often left out in the cold. Indeed, it's been in use for so long and so widely, we often take the model for granted. So what is CI and how can you make the most of it? This blog is intended to answer those questions. Before we step into examining CI, we need to look back. Software developers often work in small teams and modularity, and need to integrate their changes with the rest of the project code base. Waiting to integrate code creates merge conflicts, bugs that can be tricky to resolve, diverging code strategies, and duplicated effort. Before CI, developers also had a problem of wasted time: they compiled and built their changes multiple times a day on their own machine and had to sit idle waiting for these processes to complete. Integrating the changes from all teams happened only at night on big dedicated "build" servers and any issues during this build could create furth…

Brain Change and Digital Strategies | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

The renowned military strategist John Boyd taught that people and institutions collect favorite philosophies, strategies, theories and ideologies over a period of time, and then try to align the future to fit them. The problem with this is the future is rarely like the past, and trying to fit new data into old paradigms often forces us to perform irrational mental gymnastics, which leaves us farther from the truth. read more
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Canadian Dollar and Business Outlook

Canadian Dollar and Business Outlook
Grainews - 9 hours agoWith the Canadian dollar rallying, some analysts are starting to wonder if the country's manufacturing companies will be hit by reduced exports to the U.S. BNN's Daily Chase: Petronas pulls plug on BC LNG project; US dollar rises ... - BNN
Varcoe: Another setback shakes Canada's multibillion-dollar LNG dreams - Calgary Herald

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Canadian Dollar and Business Outlook

Canadian dollar closes over 80 cents

Canadian dollar closes over 80 cents
680 News - 2 hours agoA Canadian dollar or loonie is pictured in North Vancouver, on March 5, 2014. The Canadian dollar is soaring to levels not seen in nearly a year after the Bank of Canada announced it was hiking its key lending rate for the first time since 2010.
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Canadian dollar closes over 80 cents

[video] #Monitoring with @AISolutions_Inc | @CloudExpo #CloudNative DevOps #AI #ML #DX

"We are an IT services solution provider and we sell software to support those solutions. Our focus and key areas are around security, enterprise monitoring, and continuous delivery optimization," noted John Balsavage, President of A&I Solutions, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. read more
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USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Higher After Fed Inaction and Oil Inventory Drawdown

USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Higher After Fed Inaction and Oil Inventory Drawdown
MarketPulse (blog) - 9 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar rose on Wednesday after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement kept interest rates unchanged as expected.
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USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Higher After Fed Inaction and Oil Inventory Drawdown

Canadian dollar eases against greenback ahead of Fed policy decision

Canadian dollar eases against greenback ahead of Fed policy decision
Reuters Canada - 7 hours agoTORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar softened against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday despite higher oil prices, as a firmer greenback drove direction ahead of the U.S.
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Canadian dollar eases against greenback ahead of Fed policy decision

Loonie gain packs less punch for Canada's continental companies

Loonie gain packs less punch for Canada's continental companies
The Globe and Mail - 4 hours agoThe Canadian dollar didn't boost manufacturers as much as hoped on its way down. That probably means it won't hurt them as much as feared on the way up. Experts weigh in on the pros and cons of a rising loonie - CTV News
Why the loonie shot higher. And what it means for you - MoneySense

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Loonie gain packs less punch for Canada's continental companies

The Data Briefing: Ten Years of Digital Transformation—Lessons Learned

Since 2007, a major consulting firm has conducted an annual survey on organizations’ “Digital IQ.” In the ten years of organizations grappling with digital transformation, what has been learned? From the report:Focus on the human experience [emphasis in the original]: Rethink how you define and deliver digital initiatives, consider employee and customer interactions at every step of the way, invest in creating a culture of tech innovation and adoption, and much more. (p. 3)What focusing on the human experience means is that organizations need to balance training the workforce, improving the customer experience, and incorporating the new technologies into the organization. Not addressing this balance “slows the assimilation of emerging technologies, and hinders the development of organizations that can adapt continuously and anticipate exponential change” (p. 15). Does this sound familiar when considering the digital transformation of the federal government?According to the report resu…

TSX gains 10 points; Canadian dollar retreats

TSX gains 10 points; Canadian dollar retreats
Times Colonist - 39 minutes agoThe Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 10.09 points to 15,212.46, after 90 minutes of trading. The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.79 cents US, down from Tuesday's average price of 79.96 cents US. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones ...
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TSX gains 10 points; Canadian dollar retreats

Canadian dollar hits 80-cent US mark amid further signs of economic strength

Canadian dollar hits 80-cent US mark amid further signs of economic strength
CTV News - Jul 24, 2017TORONTO -- The loonie hit 80 cents US on Monday, a level it hasn't closed at in more than two years, against a weakening in U.S.
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Canadian dollar hits 80-cent US mark amid further signs of economic strength

Canadian dollar eases against greenback ahead of Fed policy decision

Canadian dollar eases against greenback ahead of Fed policy decision
The Globe and Mail - 32 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar softened against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday despite higher oil prices, as a firmer greenback drove direction ahead of the U.S. USD/CAD - Fed Announcement Due This Aft - Baystreet.ca
Dollar steadies ahead of FOMC - MarketPulse (blog)

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Canadian dollar eases against greenback ahead of Fed policy decision

[session] European Data Regulations with Global Reach | @CloudExpo @CalligoCloud #IoT #M2M #Cloud #BigData

With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, will examine the regulations and provide insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence around personal data. read more
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Announcing @CalligoCloud Named “Bronze Sponsor” of @CloudExpo Silicon Valley | #Cloud #Security

SYS-CON Events announced today that Calligo has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Calligo is an innovative cloud service provider offering mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy. Calligo offers unparalleled application performance guarantees, commercial flexibility and a personalized support service from its globally located cloud platforms. Through its four pillars of focus, Calligo delivers a platform that businesses can trust to deliver the high level of service and protection they expect and is lacking in many cloud offerings. read more
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Canadian dollar eases against greenback ahead of Fed policy decision

Canadian dollar eases against greenback ahead of Fed policy decision
Reuters Canada - 17 minutes agoTORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar softened against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday despite higher oil prices, as a firmer greenback drove direction ahead of the U.S.
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Canadian dollar eases against greenback ahead of Fed policy decision

[session] Demystifying #Kubernetes | @DevOpsSummit #CloudNative #Serverless #DevOps

Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally built by Google, leveraging years of experience with managing container workloads, and is now a Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) project. Kubernetes has been widely adopted by the community, supported on all major public and private cloud providers, and is gaining rapid adoption in enterprises. However, Kubernetes may seem intimidating and complex to learn. This is because Kubernetes is more of a toolset than a ready solution. Hence it’s essential to know when and how to apply the appropriate Kubernetes constructs. read more
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CN Rail boosts profit but sees threat in rising Canadian dollar

CN Rail boosts profit but sees threat in rising Canadian dollar
The Globe and Mail - 1 hour agoCompany executives cited uncertainty over the effect of dry, hot weather on the size of the grain crop, the direction of the Canadian dollar and crude volumes. John Brooks, CP's chief marketing officer said the railway will be less affected by a ... CN Rail beats profit forecasts on higher revenuess - CBC.ca

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CN Rail boosts profit but sees threat in rising Canadian dollar

IoT and Health Check | @ThingsExpo @SolardWinds #IoT #M2M #API #AI #Security

Without a doubt, we’re at a tipping point when it comes to security and the Internet of Things (IoT). Recently, security flaws have been exposed in consumer products, including children’s toys, baby monitors, cars, and pacemakers. In late October 2016, Dyn®, an internet infrastructure vendor, suffered a malicious DDoS attack that was achieved by leveraging malware on IoT devices such as webcams and printers that were connected to the Dyn network. No, IoT security concerns are not new. In fact, any device that’s connected to a network represents an opportunity for malicious activity. But what is new is the exponential rate at which consumer-grade IoT devices are now being connected to corporate networks, and doing so (for the most part) without IT’s knowledge. This trend is both astounding and alarming: if your end-user is now empowered to bring in and deploy devices at their convenience, your IT department is left with an unprecedented security blind spot. How can you defend against s…

Explore Brand New Updates to the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) API

One of the most popular websites at NASA is the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). In fact, this website is one of the most popular websites across all federal agencies! Each day, a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.NASA Given the popularity of APOD, many developers want to integrate its images and descriptions into their websites or mobile applications. In order to aid these efforts, the APOD API was developed. It provides an HTTP interface where developers specify a date, and then receive information for that date’s APOD as a JSON object.Want to see it in action? Visit: https://api.nasa.gov/planetary/apod?api_key=DEMO_KEY&date=2017-07-12It may not look so impressive compared to the actual APOD website, but that format is much easier for computer programs to use.Two new updates to the API will allow for greater flexibility in the types of requests that developers can make. Th…

Announcing @Massive1Network to Exhibit at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley | #Cloud #DataCenter

SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Massive Networks mission is simple. To help your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions. Improve your customer's experience with outstanding connections to your cloud. read more
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Register for Annual VA Innovation Demo Day and Open House Showcase

The VA Center for Innovation (VACI), which operates the Innovators Network, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Innovation Program, and the Diffusion of Excellence Initiative, arms our employees with the tools and resources to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing our veterans. We believe that customer-obsessed innovation drives world-class service, and our employees on the ground embody this spirit, going above and beyond in pioneering efforts that put the needs and interests of veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors first.As the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues its journey to modernization, leadership has invested time, energy, and resources to create an environmentwhere VA harnesses the power of our best and brightest. Our employees—who represent the driving force behind VA’s unique innovation and best practice programs—have worked tirelessly over the past several months through this “Innovation Ecosystem” and will showcase dozens of prese…

Canadian dollar holds near 14-month highs as greenback softens, oil firms

Canadian dollar holds near 14-month highs as greenback softens, oil firms
The Globe and Mail - 20 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar firmed against the greenback on Tuesday, as the U.S. dollar slid against a basket of currencies and oil prices climbed on promises by major producers to help control oversupply.
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Canadian dollar holds near 14-month highs as greenback softens, oil firms

Canadian dollar holds near 14-month highs as greenback softens, oil firms

Canadian dollar holds near 14-month highs as greenback softens, oil firms
Reuters Canada - 10 minutes agoTORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar firmed against the greenback on Tuesday, as the U.S. dollar slid against a basket of currencies and oil prices climbed on promises by major producers to help control oversupply.
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Canadian dollar holds near 14-month highs as greenback softens, oil firms

Building and Securing the Workplace of the Future | @ThingsExpo #DX #IoT #M2M

For any business to be successful, it must enable talent to focus on the innovation that will drive new value. As digital literacy and dexterity grows, people are increasingly agnostic about devices – they want to be able to access their personalized workspace and services anywhere, at any time, on any device that happens to be at hand. The concept of digital transformation is gathering pace. When Gartner surveyed 388 CEOs recently, 56% said their digital improvements had already increased profits. But there’s also significant pressure, with 47% reporting challenges from the board of directors to make more progress in digital business. Fujitsu’s research surveying over 1,600 CXOs and business decision makers identified that 75% of the respondents felt that their business sector would fundamentally change within five years. read more
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DXWorldExpo to Sponsor @CloudExpo | #AI #DX #IoT #FinTech #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions. read more
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Datera to "Exhibit" at @CloudExpo | @DateraInc #CloudNative #DevOps #IoT #AI #DX #Serverless

SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera, that offers a radically new data management architecture, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera is transforming the traditional datacenter model through modern cloud simplicity. The technology industry is at another major inflection point. The rise of mobile, the Internet of Things, data storage and Big Data are challenging the existing design patterns of the Data Center. The increase in complexity of managing legacy systems alongside new systems is beyond the ability of most IT departments. This leads to multiple tiers of storage and high economic costs, during a time in which IT is expected to do more with less. read more
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Canadian dollar hits 80-cent US mark amid further signs of economic strength

Canadian dollar hits 80-cent US mark amid further signs of economic strength
Humboldt Journal - 7 hours agoTORONTO - The loonie hit 80 cents US on Monday, a level it hasn't closed at in more than two years, against a weakening in U.S.
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Canadian dollar hits 80-cent US mark amid further signs of economic strength

Yankee businesses celebrate recovering Canuck buck

Yankee businesses celebrate recovering Canuck buck
Vancouver Sun - 32 minutes agoWhen the Canadian dollar passes through a number like 80 cents it produces headlines and serves to wake up Canadian shoppers to the option of crossing the border, said Guy Occhiogrosso, CEO of the Bellingham Whatcom Chamber of Commerce.
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Yankee businesses celebrate recovering Canuck buck