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Azam Discusses How to Engineer a Cloud Solution
In designing the cloud solution, Storm on Demand apparently tested a range of hardware and software solutions to address the issues presented by engineering a multi tenant virtualized environment that would offer a high performance to meet customer needs.
The advantage of a shared/SAN based storage environment are its ease of movement between instances, high level of reliability and easily deployed in traditional HA roles, while its disadvantages are its performance and cost.
Local storage has a high performance, low cost and customization capabilities, while its disadvantages are its difficulty to deploy traditional HA and lower reliability.
He said that cloud solutions should be built to consumer needs, including architecture of large scale deployments, consistency and level of performance, durability and automation.
DemoWolf Releases Flash Player
DemoSuite is an application that Web hosts can use to create a custom branded Flash Player Flash player can be downloaded by their customers and used to view the Web host support tutorials directly from the customer Windows desktops. Customers no longer have to search for help on their host Web sites, and instead, can use DemoSuite Flash Player to view their host tutorials directly from their own desktops.
is a revolutionary new product that web hosts can use to provide faster support to their customers, and help differentiate themselves from their competition says Rob Moore, founder of DemoWolf. only is DemoSuite a great new support tool Moore continues, it is also great at promoting the host brand, as it puts their logo on the desktops of all customers who download it. Web hosts also have full control over building their tutorial movie lists and categories, including making an unlimited number of tutorials available to their customers.
Does campaign finance reform restrict free speech
Where power goes, corruption sometimes tries to follow. Some people suspect all politicians of being corrupt. Even in democratic societies, some candidates find ways to trade favors to get elected. Reformers have attacked what they believe is the root cause: money.
They say money can’t buy love, but it might buy an election. Even squeaky clean politicians spend a lot of money to get elected. Tour buses, TV commercials and lawn signs cost a pretty penny. United States presidential candidates spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a campaign, and the numbers rise with each election. How much a candidate has or can get hold of can make or break his chances of winning.
As a result, many people have become concerned with the power that this system can lend to the wealthy. A candidate may promise political favors to people or corporations that contribute to his campaign. To prevent the rich from gaining a corrupt, aristocratic grip over elections, legislators themselves have stepped up and passed laws limiting how people can make financial contributions and how candidates can raise money.
The most famous legislation meant to uproot financial corruption in political campaigns is the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA). It restricts campaign funding and advertising. Previously enacted laws limited hard money donations to specific candidates. But BCRA banned soft money contributions to political parties for get out the vote initiatives and ads that don’t explicitly support a candidate. BCRA stopped parties from using soft money toward particular candidates. sicker than the disease itself. Both left and right leaning organizations find it unconstitutional. Some critics argue that since money is a fundamental avenue to getting the word out, limiting it hampers First Amendment rights. In the spirit of putting our money where our mouth is, let’s find out how money can amount to free speech.
cPanel to Launch Certification Program at cPanel Conference 2011
This program comes less than a week after the WHIR received images of an upcoming refresh to the software from an anonymous source.According to the press release, cPanel spent 12 months developing the program by evaluating, training and certifying tests. Set to launch at its upcoming conference in Austin in October, cPanel says the program will involve a examination and training process that employees and employers to evaluate cPanel skill levels.University will challenge the skills of those taking the exams, and reward those who pass with the confidence of knowing they have a solid understanding of cPanel software, technical product specialist David Grega, cPanel said in a statement.cPanel says its certification involves two programs: sales and technical. The technical certification consists of seven levels while the sales program has ten levels, according to cPanel.Subscribe to WHIR Newsletters Get Our Exclusive Report on "The Hosting Infrastructure Ecosystem".According to the press release, the first three levels of each program will be publicly available to all registered cPanel conference attendees.Additional training will be made available in various locations around the world beginning in the first quarter of 2012.cPanel says the testing process is not for those unfamiliar with cPanel, and the software that is used to test participants requires a 90 percent in order to pass. The exams are timed, and include open essay questions scored by cPanel in house experts.cPanel hopes to make the program a regular part of its conference, and plans to extend cPanel University training by travelling to corporate offices in 2012.
Ethical Issues in Sports Management
Not so long ago white men dominated the sports industry at all levels. From front offices to head coaches to behind the scenes workers to intercollegiate sports, diversity has become not only a major issue but a priority that needs to be addressed. From Title IX, which forces colleges to have gender equitable teams, to a rule in the NFL that forces coaches to look at a more diverse candidate pool, it is obvious that the sports industry is not immune to the ethical issue of diversity. While white men used to dominate the industry, as of late, more women and minorities are breaking into the field and are becoming very successful. As diversity as an ethical issue continues to grow in society, so too will the diversification of minorities into the sporting industry.
Professional athletes make millions of dollars. Although this fact in itself may be seen as an ethical issue, the bigger issue arises when college athletes are viewed to be "exploited." College athletics brings in more than a billion dollars every year, with roughly 64 basketball schools and approximately 25 football schools bringing in over 80 percent of this money, yet the athletes don’t see a dime. They are given athletic scholarships, which allow them to receive a college education for free. The ethical issues that arise with this is that many of these student athletes are using college as a stepping stone to the professional leagues, and they don’t care about the college education. And as student athletes, they are continually asked to miss classes due to travel for their sport and miss study time because of long practice hours. Although a free education may seem like reasonable pay for some college athletes, what about the big name athletes who are seen as celebrities on campus, and whose names are used for advertising to bring in money for their schools?
One of the less known aspects of sports management is the health and fitness industry. Health clubs and fitness centers have a unique set of ethical issues that they face. Many health clubs have high pressure sales, which is a term that describes the quota their employees must meet on a monthly basis to keep their jobs. The problem in many of these clubs is that if each employee met his quota, there would be too many members to provide services to. Another ploy that many of these places use is getting members to sign up for lifetime memberships or forcing them to sign long contracts even though the person may quit after only a few months.
Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Jose Conseco these are only a few of the professional athletes who have been found to have taken illegal steroids. Although what players do is not necessarily a sports management issue, handling the aftermath of the steroid era is a big sports management issue. This is an issue that needs to be addressed to young children, who must be shown that using steroids is not the correct way to become better in a sport. Managers now are forced with a big ethical question. Do they let their players continue to use and perform at an increased level or do they follow the rules and report the violations? Other ethical issues arising from the use of steroids have to do with testing and stopping the creation of new steroids that can’t be detected by the tests. What punishment do you hand down? These are some of the questions that are being addressed by sports managers today.
Legal, Ethical Professional Issues in Nursing
Legal, Ethical Professional Issues in Nursing. The health care community is composed of physicians, nurses, assistants, pharmacists, therapists, researchers, dietitians .
Three Common Ethical Issues Facing Managers in Business
A business manager is the point person between boards of directors and employees, so she can sometimes find herself in ethically delicate.
Ethical Issues Facing Financial Managers
Financial managers prepare reports, oversee accounting functions, plan investment strategies and direct cash management functions. They also are involved in branch .
Appshop Wins Oracle Hosting Bid
August 14, 2002 Oracle consulting, applications management and outsourcing company Appshop Inc.
Appshop said it hosted training for the OAUG?s last two North American events.
are honored to be selected to host Oracle applications training for OAUG members at these events worldwide through the remainder of this year, says Ravi Kulasekaran, CEO of Appshop. understand how important training is to users of the applications and are committed to helping them better understand how to get the most from their IT investment. Using the Sun infrastructure, Appshop says it offers rapid implementation, low cost and enhanced customer service for Oracle users. Interliant said it had also been chosen to provide technical assistance related to the school district’s Oracle Release 11i Applications implementation. Read More
Connected Users Double Since World IPv6 Launch
year since World IPv6 Launch began has cemented what we know will be an increasing reality on the Internet: IPv6 is ready for business, said Leslie Daigle, the Internet Society’s chief Internet technology officer. network operators are successfully using IPv6 to reduce their dependency on expensive, complex network address translation systems to deal with a shortage of IPv4 addresses. Leaders of organizations that aspire to reach all Internet users must accelerate their IPv6 deployment plans now, or lose an important competitive edge. IPv6 adoption continues to grow, members of the worldwide Internet community are contributing to its deployment.World IPv6 Launch participants report some key findings that further support the increasing deployment of IPv6 worldwide. For instance, Google reports the number of visitors to its sites using IPv6 has more than doubled in the past year.Meanwhile, the number of networks that have deployed IPv6 continues to grow, with more than 100 worldwide reporting significant IPv6 traffic.Australian ISP Internode reports that 10 percent of its customers now use IPv6 to access the Internet, while Akamai reports that it is currently delivering approximately 10 billion requests per day over IPv6 resulting in a 250 percent growth rate since June 2012.Finally, KDDI measurement shows that the number of IPv6 users of KDDI has doubled and that IPv6 traffic has increased approximately three times from last year.Bob Hinden, co inventor of IPv6 and a member of the board of trustees at the Internet Society, recommended that enterprises deploy IPv6 for the sake of being compatible with current and future operating systems.World IPv6 Launch participants have worked together to help drive adoption, leading to the creation of World IPv6 Day in 2011, in which hundreds of websites joined together for a successful global 24 hour test flight of IPv6.A year later, World IPv6 Launch saw more than a thousand participants permanently enabled IPv6 for their products and services, including four of the most visited websites Google, Facebook, YouTube, and Yahoo!.
Ensim Offers Password Manager 2
The release comes just a week after Ensim announced it added Unify Active Directory Manager 2.5, which includes the company latest web based management tools for Active Directory.
Password Manager can be installed in less than two hours. It reduces the number of calls to the help desk and maximizes employee productivity, enabling organizations of all sizes to reduce the number of help desk calls for password resets by more than 30 percent.
Using a simple web based interface, IT administrators can set and strictly enforce strong password policies by creating as many identity challenge questions as they wish that allow employees to verify their identity and securely reset their own passwords. Password Manager also provides a complete audit trail for compliance and security initiatives. great to set strong password policies, but it can also be a headache for IT departments and a drain on productivity, says Scott Young, VP of product marketing at Ensim. Ensim Unify Password Manager 2.5, we provide a simple, effective and reliable solution for solving the growing problem of password management. Password Manager 2.5 features many upgrades, including the ability for employees to reset their own passwords from the Windows log in prompt, meaning that any employees who have forgotten their passwords are no longer stuck at the Windows log in prompt.
Additionally, Password Manager 2.5 supports the higher security Identification and Authentication extensions that are now available and selected from the self service portal. Ensim Unify Password Manager 2.5 can be purchased on its own or as part of the Ensim Unify Enterprise Suite.
3rd str8 study to prove Fox News makes you stupid
"World Public Opinion, a project managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, conducted a survey of American voters that shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. What’s more, the study shows that greater exposure to Fox News increases misinformation.""So the more you watch, the less you know. Or to be precise, the more you think you know that is actually false. This study corroborates a previous PIPA study that focused on the Iraq war with similar results. And there was an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that demonstrated the break with reality on the part of Fox viewers with regard to health care. The body of evidence that Fox News is nothing but a propaganda machine dedicated to lies is growing by the day. The sad thing is that their popularity is also increasing steadily. A steadily growing segment of our population has no interest in the truth and large numbers of them are even organizing against the truth. The Tea Party quickly comes to mind now doesn’t it?"
This problem is compounded by the fact that not all Republicans watch the Faux News Network. Lucky for them they can get the same scripted lies straight from the Republican party and the good old Newsmax "Comedy team’s" website.
How does one develop the mindset that allow this person to be repeatedly proven wrong on a multitude of subjects and still be convinced that they are 100% correct?
A large portion of this country has no interest in the truth, or proof of anything. I guess these people have the same level of blind faith in their political leaders as they have in their church leaders.
No amount of proof or information will ever change the mind that no longer has the need of either. This tribalism is true in countless dimensions, from income to accent to national origin to sexual activity to race to musical taste. Across the world, we perceive safety in that which is most like us, and danger in that which is different. The hatred of other races is simply one facet of this fear of "other" magnified and extolled. It is also true that there are and have always been individuals who will take advantage of this fear for their own personal gain."
White/Christian people are losing their dominance, and some don’t like it. Even to go so far as to re write history and say what African American people suffered here really "wasn’t so bad".
Added to their mantra that Native Americans should be grateful because Europeans brought "culture" to America.
And Fox is using it for gain. How else do you explain Beck moving from CNN to Fox, and doing a 180 degree turn on his views? His views are connected to a dollar sign.
Colocation Firm Phoenix NAP to Defend Against Taco Disaster
Colocation provider Phoenix NAP announced on Tuesday that it will provide disaster recovery services to Mexican fast food chain Del Taco.
This announcement comes a few months after Phoenix NAP launched its public cloud offering Secured Cloud that features pay as you go pricing and has a white label option.
According to its website, the first Del Taco opened in Yermo, California, in 1961, and it is the second largest Mexican fast food chain in the US. It has more than 530 restaurants in 16 states.
are thrilled that Del Taco has chosen Phoenix NAP to fulfill its disaster recovery needs, Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP said in a statement. in one of the safest from natural disaster cities in the United States, our facility is an ideal location for both primary and disaster recovery services, and we look forward expanding our relationship with Del Taco. NAP says its data center is a prime location for disaster recovery since the likelihood of environmental disasters like tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and major flooding is minimal to non existent in the Phoenix metro area. Phoenix NAP has a 100 percent uptime service level agreement for power, cooling and humidity.
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Nap operates a modern facility which gives us a strong sense of security that our servers will always be functioning. Their dedicated 24/7 staff made our installation and transition experience problem free, James Howarth, director of technical services at Del Taco said in a statement.