How To Properly Ask for Business Advice Via Email   

We don’t live in a vacuum and there’s someone out there who we admire and who has valuable knowledge that we’d love to tap into. In the world of the interwebs, they are often people we’ve never met. Sometimes, these are people we have been in the same room, at networking events or whatever. We want to learn more from them and emailing them is a great way to open the doors of communication. There is nothing wrong with asking for help but how you do it makes a world of difference to how you’re responded to (and IF you’re […]

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          UCAR Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect in Supercomputing Network   

BOULDER, Co., June 29, 2017 — ADVA Optical Networking announced today that the University Corporation for Atmosphere Research (UCAR) has deployed its FSP 3000 CloudConnect data center interconnect (DCI) solution for ultra-high capacity connectivity to the Cheyenne supercomputer. The DCI technology is now being used to transport vital scientific data over two 200Gbit/s 16QAM connections between the […]

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          Architecte Logiciel Réseaux et Multimédia - H/F - Thales - Gennevilliers/CRISTAL   
CE QUE NOUS POUVONS ACCOMPLIR ENSEMBLE : Au sein de la Direction Réseaux Mobiles, vous intégrerez le Centre de Compétences Logiciel Télécom et Multimédia en tant qu'Architecte Logiciel Réseaux & Multimédia. Dans un contexte de grands projets nationaux et internationaux, vous contribuerez aux développements des activités dans le cadre des projets du domaine des Réseaux Mobiles & Tactiques et du Centre de Compétences « Networking & Switching ». En nous rejoignant, vous vous...
          AT&T to launch software-based 10G XGS-PON trial   
AT&T announced it will conduct a 10 Gbit/s XGS-PON field trial in late 2017 as it progresses with plans to virtualise access functions within the last mile network.

The next-generation PON trial is designed to deliver multi-gigabit Internet speeds to consumer and business customers, and to enable all services, including 5G wireless infrastructure, to be converged onto a single network.

AT&T noted that XGS-PON is a fixed wavelength symmetrical 10 Gbit/s passive optic network technology that can coexist with the current GPON technology. The technology can provide 4x the downstream bandwidth of the existing system, and is as cost-effective to deploy as GPON. As part of its network virtualisation initiative, AT&T plans to place some XGS-PON in the cloud with software leveraging open hardware and software designs to speed development.
AT&T has worked with ON.Lab to develop and test ONOS (Open Network Operating System) and VOLTHA (Virtual Optical Line Terminator Hardware Abstraction) software. This technology allows the lower level details of the silicon to be hidden. AT&T stated that it has also submitted a number of open white box XGS OLT designs to the Open Compute Project (OCP) and is currently working with the project to gain approval for the solutions.

The company noted that interoperability is a key element of its Open Access strategy, and prompted the creation of an OpenOMCI specification, which provides an interoperable interface between the OLT and the home devices. This specification, which forms a key part of software-defined network (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV), has been distributed to standards and open source communities.



  • AT&T joined OCP in January 2016 to support its network transformation program. Earlier this year at the OCP Summit Edgecore Networks, a provider of open networking solutions and a subsidiary of Accton Technology, announced design contributions to OCP including a 25 Gigabit Ethernet top-of-rack switch and high-density 100 Gigabit Ethernet spine switch. The company also showcased new open hardware platforms.
  • At the summit, Edgecore displayed a disaggregated virtual OLT for PON deployment at up to 10 Gbit/ based on the AT&T Open XGS-PON 1 RU OLT specification that was contributed to the OCP Telco working group.
  • Edgecore's ASFvOLT16 disaggregated virtual OLT is based on the AT&T Open XGS-PON 1 RU OLT specification and features Broadcom StrataDNX switch and PON MAC SOC silicon, offering 16 ports of XGS-PON or NG-PON2, with 4 x QSFP28 ports and designed for next generation PON deployments and R-CORD telecom infrastructure.


          Cavium and China Unicom trial 5G user cases on M-CORD   
Cavium, a provider of semiconductor products for enterprise, data centre, wired and wireless networking, and China Unicom announced a targeted program for the testing of 5G use cases on a M-CORD SDN/NFV platform leveraging Cavium's silicon-based white box hardware in M-CORD racks populated with ThunderX ARM-based data centre COTS servers and XPliant programmable SDN Ethernet-based white box switches.

Under the program, China Unicom and Cavium plan to shortly commence trials in a number of locations across mainland China to explore the potential of the new service.

Cavium and China Unicom are specifically demonstrating multi-access edge computing (MEC) use cases developed through a previously announced collaboration based on the ON.Lab M-CORD (Mobile Central Office Re-architected as a data centre) SDN/NFV platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai.

The demonstration involves a M-CORD SDN/NFV software platform and hardware rack integrated with virtualised and disaggregated mobile infrastructure elements from the edge of the RAN to distributed mobile core and the ONOS and XOS SDN and orchestration software.

The companies stated that this architecture is designed to enable turnkey operation in any central office or edge data centre for a full NFV C-RAN deployment. The solution is based on a Cavium-powered rack that combines the ThunderX ARM based data centre servers with the programmable XPliant Ethernet leaf and spine SDN switches to provide a full platform for M-CORD.

Regarding the latest project, Raj Singh, VP and GM of the network and communication group at Cavium, said, "Cavium is collaborating with China Unicom to explore 5G target use cases leveraging the M-CORD SDN/NFV platform and working towards field deployment… a homogenous hardware architecture optimised for NFV and 5G is a pre-requisite for field deployments".



  • Earlier this year, Radisys and China Unicom announced they had partnered to build and integrate M-CORD development PODs featuring open source software. For the project Radisys, acting as systems integrator, used the CORD open reference implementation to enable cloud agility and improved economics in China Unicom's network. The companies also planned to develop deployment scenarios for the solution in the China Unicom network.
  • The resulting platform was intended to support future 5G services by enabling mobile edge services, virtualised RAN and virtualised EPC. The companies also planned to develop an open reference implementations of a virtualised RAN and next-generation mobile core architecture.

          Silicon Labs launches XOs for 100/400G line cards   
Silicon Labs, a supplier of silicon, software and solutions for networking applications, has introduced a new family of crystal oscillators (XOs), the Si54x Ultra Series, that is claimed to offer the lowest jitter frequency-flexible solution on the market.

The new Si54x Ultra Series XOs deliver jitter performance down to 80 femtoseconds (fs) for both integer and fractional frequencies across the entire operating range. The devices provide leading frequency flexibility and jitter margin performance and target demanding applications including 100/200/400 Gbit/s line cards and optical modules, hyperscale data centres, broadband, wireless infrastructure, broadcast video, industrial and test and measurement systems.

Silicon Labs' Si54x Ultra Series XOs are available with single, dual and quad frequency options and offered in an industry-standard 3.2 x 5 mm package, providing drop-in compatibility with traditional XO devices, as well as fast lead times and high reliability.

Silicon Labs noted that its PLL-based approach to oscillators is designed to enable efficient manufacturing and simplified factory programming to reduce lead times compared with custom oscillator products. Silicon Labs claims that this approach allows it to ship samples of any frequency XO within 1 to 2 weeks, and to deliver production quantities wthin four weeks.

The company's new Si54x oscillators employ Silicon Labs' advanced fourth-generation DSPLL technology to provide an ultra-low-jitter clock source at any output frequency. The device can be factory-programmed to any frequency from 200 kHz up to 1.5 GHz with <1 ppb resolution. In addition, on-chip power supply regulation allows noise rejection and enables consistent, reliable low-jitter operation in noisy scenarios such as high-speed networking and data centres.

The Si54x XOs also offer a drop-in replacements for low-jitter surface acoustic wave (SAW)-based oscillators while delivering superior frequency tolerance and temperature stability. The devices provide support for common output formats including LVDS, LVPECL, HCSL, CML, CMOS and Dual CMOS. Samples and production quantities of the Si54x Ultra Series oscillators are available immediately, and Silicon Labs offers a range of free web-based tools to support design and customisation.




          Nokia – IP networks re-imagined   
Recently we have seen Cisco predict that busy hour global IP traffic will grow 4.6-fold (35% CAGR) from 2016 to 2021, reaching 4.3 Pb/s by 2021, compared to average Internet traffic that will grow 3.2-fold (26% CAGR) over the same period to reach 717 Tb/s by 2021. The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, released earlier this week, calculates that the total traffic in mobile networks increased by 70% between the end of Q1 2016 and the end of Q1 2017. And now, Nokia Bell Labs has just announced its own prediction: IP traffic will more than double in the next five years, reaching 330 exabytes per month by 2022 while growing at a 25% CAGR. The company anticipates that peak data rates will grow even faster at nearly 40% annually. Nokia Bell Labs also predicts that 3D/4K/UHD will experience a 4.79x growth from 2017 – 22, that wireless traffic will experience 7.5x growth from 2017 – 22, and that worldwide IoT devices to grow from 12bn in 2017 to 100bn in 2025.

Nokia unveils next gen networking processing engine

Nokia's processing engine sets the stage for perhaps the most significant announcement from the company since the merger of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Siemens Networks in 2015. In a press event entitled 'IP networks reimagined', Nokia unveiled its FP4 silicon, featuring the 'first' 2.4 Tbit/s network processor, up to 6x more powerful than processors currently available. The proprietary chipset is designed for a new class of petabit-class routers.

Core routers traditionally have been the 'big iron' that powers the heart of the Internet. It is a product category dominated by Cisco, Huawei, Juniper and Nokia, including via its existing 7950 XRS routing platform. However, the market has been in flux. Earlier this month, Dell’Oro Group reported a significant break in Q1 17 with Huawei taking the top spot from Cisco in the core router market for the first time. The report also found Huawei taking over second spot from Nokia in the SP edge router and CES market. The primary reason cited for this shift is that the SP core routing business is only growing at a low single-digit rate, while China Mobile is defying the trend with significant investments in their IP core backbone, for which Huawei is the lead supplier. Nevertheless, the overall predictions for rapid growth in IP traffic over the coming five years makes it more likely that service providers will need a significant refresh of their core backbones to handle hundreds of 100 or 400 Gbit/s connections at major nodes.

Nokia's previous generation FP3 chipset, unveiled by Alcatel-Lucent in June 2011 and launched in 2012, packed 288 RISC cores operating at 1 GHz and leveraged 40 nm process technology; the FP2 chipset offered 112 cores at 840 MHz and was built in 90 nm. This network processor lineage can be traced back to TiMetra Networks, a start-up based in Mountain View, California that launched its first carrier-class routing platforms in 2003.

TiMetra, which was headed by Basil Alwan, was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent later in 2003 for approximately $150 million in stock. The product line went on to become the highly successful 7450, 7750 and eventually 7950 carrier platforms - the basis for the IP division at Alcatel-Lucent. Not bad for an idea from a small start-up to grow into the star platform underpinning all of Alcatel-Lucent + Nokia Siemens Networks.

In a launch day webcast, Basil Alwan, now president of Nokia's IP/Optical Networks business group, said we are moving into a new phase of the Internet requiring 'cloud-scale routing'. First, he noted that there is market confusion between Internet-class routers and core data centre switches, which are being used to power the hyperscale infrastructure of the Internet content providers. High-end, data centre spine switches are capable of routing packets at high rates and can handle access control lists (ACLs). Likewise, conventional big iron core routers can switch data flows, and are sometimes deployed in data centres. However, there have been tradeoffs when this role reversal happens. Nokia's new FP4 chipset aims to fix that.

First multi-terabit NPU silicon

Six years have passed since the FP3, or roughly two cycles in the evolution of Moore's Law, so naturally one would expect the new silicon to be smaller, faster and more powerful and efficient. But Alwan said the company took its time to rethink how the packet processing works at the silicon level. To begin with, Nokia redesigned the onboard memory, employing 2.5D and 3D layouts on 16 nm Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) technology. The single chip contains 22 dies, including memory stacks and control logic. It runs at 2.4 Tbit/s half-duplex, or 6x more capacity than the current generation 400 Gbit/s FP3 chipset. The FP4 will support full terabit IP flows. All conventional routing capabilities are included. Deep classification capabilities include enhanced packet intelligence and control, policy controls, telemetry and security.

The FP4 could be used to provide an in-service upgrade to Nokia's current line of core routers and carrier switches. It will also be used to power a new family of 7750 SR-s series routers designed for single-node, cloud scale density. In terms of specs, the SR-s boasts a 144 Tbit/s configuration supporting port densities of up to 144 future terabit links, 288 x 400 Gbit/s ports, or 1,440 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Absolute capacity could be doubled for a maximum of 288 Tbit/s configuration. It runs the same software as the company's widely-deployed systems. The first 7750 SR-s boxes are already running in Nokia labs and the first commercial shipments are expected in Q4.

Nokia is also introducing a chassis extension option to push its router into petabit territory. Without using the switching shelf concept employed in the multi-chassis designs of its competitors, Nokia is offering the means to integrate up to six of its 7750 SRS-s routers into a single system. This results in 576 Tbit/s of capacity, enough for densities of up to 2,880 x 100 GBE ports or 720 x 400 Gbit/s ports. Adding up the numbers, it is not truly petabit-class, but at 576 Tbit/s it is more than halfway there.

Network telemetry leads to security
Another interesting twist concerns security and petabit-class routing. In December 2016, Nokia agreed to acquire Deepfield, a start-up specialising in real-time analytics for IP network performance management and security. Deepfield, founded in 2011 and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has developed an analytics platform that identifies over 30,000 popular cloud applications and services. Its Internet Genome tracks how traffic runs to and through networks to reach subscribers, in real time, and without the need for probes, taps and monitors in the network itself. At the time of the deal, Nokia said it would integrate Deepfield big data analytics with the dynamic control capabilities of open SDN platforms, such as the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) and Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP).

Expanding on this idea, Alwan said Deepfield can really leverage the routers rather than probes to understand what is happening to the traffic. Fewer probes mean lower investment. More importantly, Deepfield could be used to track DDoS attacks passing through the core of the network rather than at the edge destination target. The new FP4 silicon is said to be a very good match for this application.


          PacketFabric partners with Internet exchanges   
PacketFabric, provider of a scalable network-as-a-service platform and a NantWorks group company, announced it has partnered with multiple Internet exchanges (IXs) to extend Internet exchange services to users across the PacketFabric network.

Under the agreements, PacketFabric is initially partnering with multi-metro IXs including AMS-IX and DE-CIX, as well as regional organisations IX-Denver and United IX's Chicago Internet Exchange (ChIX) to launch its IX extension service.

The partnerships will allow PacketFabric to offer an expanded range of interconnection services via its network, as well as enabling its ecosystem partners to reach additional markets and new customers.

Recently, Netrality Properties, owner and operator of network-neutral carrier hotels and colocation facilities, announced that PacketFabric had established a presence at four of its data centre properties nationwide.

Netrality specifically announced the deployment at the following locations: 325 Hudson Street, New York City; 401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia; 717 South Wells Street, Chicago; and 1301 Fannin Street, Houston.


* PacketFabric's software-defined networking (SDN) platform is designed to allow instant, reliable, scalable and secure connectivity between two or more locations. Under the agreement, Netrality customers at the four locations can dynamically design and deploy any network configuration leveraging cloud-based network connectivity to meet their unique and growing network demands.

* PacketFabric, which launched in January this year, offers coast-to-coast connectivity between 130 key colocation facilities across 13 U.S. markets and enables cost-effective and scalable network deployment via its advanced API and web-based portal.



          Cavium unveils FastLinQ 41000 10/25/40/50 GBE NIC   
Cavium announced the introduction of the FastLinQ 41000 Series products, its low power, second generation 10/25/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet NIC that is claimed to be the only such adapter to feature Universal RDMA.

Cavium's FastLinQ 41000 Series devices are designed to deliver advanced networking for cloud and telco architectures; the products are available immediately from Cavium and shortly due to be available from Tier-1 OEMs/ODMs in standard, mezzanine, LOM and OCP form factors.

The FastLinQ QL41000 family of standards-compliant 25/50 Gigabit Ethernet NICs offer support for concurrent RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP - Universal RDMA. The FastLinQ adapters, coupled with server and networking platforms, are designed to enable enterprise data centres to optimise infrastructure costs and increase virtual machine density leveraging technologies such as concurrent SR-IOV and NIC Partitioning (NPAR) that provide acceleration and QoS for tenant workloads and infrastructure traffic.

The new FastLinQ adapters also support network function virtualisation with enhanced small packet performance via integration into DPDK and OpenStack, enabling cloud and telcos/NFV customers to deploy, manage and accelerate demanding artificial intelligence, big data, CDN and machine learning workloads.

For telco and NFV applications, the products provide improved small packet performance with line rate packets per second for 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet, MPLSoUDP offload and integration with DPDK and OpenStack using the Mirantis FUEL plug-in. This allows telco's and NFV application vendors to deploy, manage and accelerate demanding NFV workloads.

Additionally, integrated storage acceleration and offloads such as NVMe-oF, NVMe-Direct, iSCSI, iSER and FCoE enable upgrades from existing storage paradigms to next generation NVMe and persistent memory semantics.

The products also offer zero-touch automatic speed and FEC selection via Cavium's FastLinQ SmartAN technology, which is designed to significantly reduce interoperability challenges in physical layer networks.

Further Features of the FastLinQ 41000 Series inlcude:

1.         10/25/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity across standard and OCP form factors.

2.         Stateless offloads for VxLAN, NVGRE and GENEVE.

3.         SmartAN to provide seamless 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet interoperability.

4.         Storage protocol offloads for iSCSI, FCoE, iSER, NVMe-oF and SMB Direct.

5.         Management across heterogeneous platforms with QConvergeConsole GUI and CLI.


Regarding the new products, Martin Hull, senior director product management at Arista Networks, said, "Arista… has partnered with Cavium to ensure availability of tested and interoperable solutions for hyperscale data centres… Cavium's FastLinQ 41000 Series of NICs and Arista’s portfolio of 25 Gbit/s leaf and spine systems deliver backward compatibility and investment protection with standards compliance".



          ZTE and China Mobile showcase 5G eMBB   
ZTE announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai the launch of a live 5G field test in Guangdong, deployed with China Mobile and designed to showcase an enhanced 5G Mobile Broadband (eMBB) experience using 100 MHz bandwidth and delivering a single-user rate of up to 2 Gbit/s.

China Mobile and ZTE conducted the 5G field test in Guangzhou University Town, selected to represent a typical high-traffic scenario and also a key 'pilot field' for enhancing the user experience in 5G eMBB scenarios. ZTE noted that its 3.5 GHz NR (new radio) base station product was used for the 5G field test in Guangzhou.

For the next stage of testing, the companies will carry out multi-site networking tests to evaluate wireless coverage, throughput, mobility, delay and other 5G networking indicators.

As one of China Mobile's strategic 5G partners, ZTE is providing the operator with a range of products, including 5G RANs and virtual core networks (VCNs). In addition, ZTE has been providing support for research covering key technologies, the definition of product specifications and testing of pilot networks to help China Mobile meet its strategic goals.

ZTE and China Mobile have previously carried out collaboration in the areas of 2G, 3G and 4G, as well as currently into 5G. As part of this work, in 2016 ZTE signed a 5G strategic cooperation memorandum with China Mobile, and ZTE's Pre5G massive MIMO base stations have been deployed into the existing network of China Mobile.


* In February this year, ZTE, Qualcomm and China Mobile jointly announced that they planned to conduct interoperability tests based on 5G NR specifications and over the air (OTA) field tests designed to facilitate large-scale verification and commercialisation of the 5G NR technology. ZTE noted that in 2017 it initiated the non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) project, a core element of the 5G NR program.

* Recently, ZTE and China Mobile Quanzhou Branch announced the commercial deployment of 3D-MIMO, also termed Pre5G massive MIMO, in the city of Quanzhou, Fujian province. ZTE stated that with 16 commercial terminals connected, it achieved single-carrier downlink peak cell rate of 730 Mbit/s, with a single-carrier 16-stream downlink peak rate using 3D-MIMO of up to 700 Mbit/s. In addition, a three-carrier rate of up to 2.1 Gbit/s was achieved.


          MPLS-TP OpenFlow extensions approved   
ZTE announced that the 'MPLS-TP OpenFlow Protocol Extensions for SPTN' (ONF TS-029) technical document proposed by China Mobile has become a formal standard of the ONF (Open Networking Foundation) after receiving unanimous approval from the forum's board of directors.

The release of MPLS-TP OpenFlow Protocol Extensions for SPTN is intended to provide a foundation for interworking between devices from heterogeneous vendors, and between devices and controllers. ZTE noted that China Mobile's large-scale deployment of software-defined packet transport network (SPTN) devices provides an example for other operators, while five operators are believed to be planning to implement the standard in the near future.

ZTE stated that packet transport network (PTN) technology features separate forwarding/control and a centralised management architecture, while OpenFlow offers an open protocol that performs programmable control for flow tables on the forwarding plane. In addition, an abstract adaptation layer supporting OpenFlow to encapsulate the existing forwarding functions of PTN is intended to provide an efficient means of enabling PTN devices with open and software-defined features.

Additionally, this design is expected to facilitate the commercialisation of PTN devices supporting SDN and thereby accelerate the development of the SPTN supply chain.

It was noted that China Mobile has a longstanding commitment to SPTN technology, in mid-2015, working with ZTE, Broadcom and Microsemi, establishing a discussion group within the ONF to research device specifications for SPTN based on OpenFlow and table type pattern (TTP).

In November 2015, a first ONF draft was proposed based on SPTN TTP that extended flow tables, group tables and related fields supporting MPLS-TP, expanded the OF-Config protocol to support QOS, OAM, protection and alarm performance configuration, and leveraged local OAM processing units to ensure a 50 ms protection switching time.

In tandem with the draft specification, China Mobile also organised lab tests for SPTN devices complying with the specifications and amended the document in accordance with the test results. The draft document was subsequently passed for review by experts from a number of ONF technical groups and adopted as a formal standard.

ZTE stated that MPLS-TP OpenFlow Protocol Extensions for SPTN standard is supported by the SPTN industrial supply chain, including chip manufacturers Broadcom, Microsemi, Centec and Marvell, equipment providers ZTE, Ericsson, Fiberhome, Raisecom, Greenwell, Chuling and Huahuan, instrument manufacturer Spirent and open source software Open Daylight and ONOS.

To date it is estimated that more than 50 operators have deployed MPLS-TP-based PTN devices at scale, including China Mobile, which purchased around 590,000 group customer devices compliant with the SPTN TTP standard in 2016. In addition, six equipment vendors have worked with China Mobile to deploy the networks.



          CP-TEL rolls out FTTx using Champion GPON   
Champion ONE, an open networking company and supplier of optical transceivers, announced it has partnered with CP-TEL, a communications service provider in Louisiana, to enable the deployment of cost effective FTTx services to its customers.

CP-TEL serves rural residents and businesses in Louisiana's Natchitoches, Sabine, and DeSoto parishes, offering high-speed Internet, digital TV and telephone services.

Champion ONE noted that with increasing demand for FTTP services across parishes in north central Louisiana, CP-TEL was faced with the challenge of turning up new services quickly. However, optical transceivers from its legacy provider proved prohibitively expensive, so the company was seeking a partner that was able to supply a cost-effective solution.

Champion ONE stated that it had previously helped CP-TEL double its fibre utilisation by providing 10 Gbit/s single-fibre, bi-directional SFP+ transceivers to support backhaul traffic. Therefore CP-TEL was confident that Champion ONE optics would be compatible with its OEM equipment.

For the new deployment, Champion ONE supplied high-performance SFP GPON OLT optics at lower cost than other solutions. In addition, due to the significantly lower cost CP-TEL was not only able to turn up new FTTx services quickly, but also stock additional optics as spares to help reduce future downtime.



  • In May, Champion ONE introduced a new line of low-cost open network Ethernet switches offering features including SDN and NFV functionality. The Broadcom-based optical and copper switches offer up to 54 ports, with full L2/L3 line-rate switching at data rates of 1, 10 and 40 Gbit/s initially.

  • Champion ONE noted it has partnered with software vendors including IP Infusion, Pica8 and Cumulus Networks to offer a diverse range of operating systems to meet the requirements of service provider and data centre environments and different network topologies.


          Client Partner Connected Sols - Verizon - Walnut Creek, CA   
CISCO networking a plus. Architect complex wireless data solutions including software, electronic hardware configuration, machine to machine communications and...
From Verizon - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:58:17 GMT - View all Walnut Creek, CA jobs
          Customer Readiness Testing Engineer 2 (CACS551) - Fortinet - Ontario   
A minimum of 4-6 years experience in a technical role in a networking/security company, preferably with Fortinet products Strong understanding of Service...
From Fortinet - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:16:27 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Technical Support Engineer 1 (CACS547) - Fortinet - Ontario   
At least 2+ years experience in a technical support role in a networking/security company or equivalent education Strong understanding of TCP/IP, routing...
From Fortinet - Wed, 24 May 2017 17:50:27 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          OSS Leftovers   
  • AT&T Passive Optical Network Trial to Test Open Source Software

    AT&T is set trial 10-gigabit symmetric passive optical network technology (XGS-PON), tapping its growing virtualization and software expertise to drive down the cost of next-generation PON deployments.

    The carrier said it plans to later this year conduct the XGS-PON trial as part of its plan to virtualize access functions within the last mile network. Testing is expected to show support for multi-gigabit per second Internet speeds and allow for merging of services onto a single network. Services to be supported include broadband and backhaul of wired and 5G wireless services.

  • Intel Begins Prepping Cannonlake Support For Coreboot

    The initial commit happening this morning that is mostly structuring for the Cannonlake SoC enablement and some boilerplate work while more of the enablement is still happening. Landing past that so far is the UART initialization while more Cannonlake code still has yet to land -- this is the first of any post-Kabylake code in Coreboot.

  • Windstream Formally Embraces Open Source

    Windstream is dipping its toe into the open source waters, joining the Open Network Automation Project (ONAP), its first active engagement in open source. (See Windstream Joins ONAP.)

    The announcement could be the sign of broader engagement by US service providers in the open source effort. At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in May, a CenturyLink speaker said his company is also looking closely at ONAP. (See Beyond MANO: The Long Walk to Network Automation.)

    Windstream has been informally monitoring multiple open source efforts and supporting the concept of open source for some time now, says Jeff Brown, director of product management and product marketing at Windstream. The move to more actively engage in orchestration through ONAP was driven by the growing influence of Windstream's IT department in its transition to software-defined networking, he notes.

  • Why Do Open Source Projects Fork?

    Open source software (OSS) projects start with the intention of creating technology that can be used for the greater good of the technical, or global, community. As a project grows and matures, it can reach a point where the goals of or perspectives on the project diverge. At times like this, project participants start thinking about a fork.

    Forking an OSS project often begins as an altruistic endeavor, where members of a community seek out a different path to improve upon the project. But the irony of it is that forking is kind of like the OSS equivalent of the third rail in the subway: You really don’t want to touch it if you can help it.

  • Mozilla Employee Denied Entry to the United States [iophk: "says a lot about new Sweden"]

    Daniel Stenberg, an employee at Mozilla and the author of the command-line tool curl, was not allowed to board his flight to the meeting from Sweden—despite the fact that he’d previously obtained a visa waiver allowing him to travel to the US.

    Stenberg was unable to check in for his flight, and was notified at the airport ticket counter that his entry to the US had been denied.

  • Print your own aquaponics garden with this open source urban farming system

    Aquapioneers has developed what it calls the world's first open source aquaponics kit in a bid to reconnect urban dwellers with the production of their food.

  • The story behind Kiwix, an offline content provider

    Kiwix powers offline Wikipedia and provides other content to users, like all of the Stack Exchange websites.

  • Systemd flaw leaves many Linux distros open to attack

          Network Engineer II - Tunnell Consulting - Massachusetts   
Wireless LAN Controllers / APS. Support Networking operations in a GxP compliant manner by adhering to approved and documented SOPs and Work Instructions....
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          Tweet Free   
Today marks the start of my 30-day hiatus from the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.

Someone told me I must be really hooked on these social networking sites, especially Twitter, and I could not probably live without them. So I am challenging myself and staying away from Twitter and Facebook for 30 days. No tweets, no status updates, no uploading of photos. I won't even peek to check my friends' tweets and posts.

Surprisingly, I find myself looking forward to the 30 days of being Twitter and FB-free. You can imagine the pain these two sites have given me in the past few months, so I am embracing this self-imposed hiatus. Never mind that I would probably be the last to know about the latest happenings with my friends and co-workers. Then again, it may also save me from seeing all those posts that could be really painful. ^_^

So let's bring it on!

And by the way, no, I'm not staying away from blogger. :)
 
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          Learning New Things : Networking and Community   
I’ve mentioned networking and community a number of times over the years. Most recently in a post called Community and the Hive Mind, where I talk about the impact of community on learning. I think it’s important that you become as self sufficient as possible, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore what’s going on […]
          Usability, Product Management, and LinkedIn – a rant   
LinkedIn began as a professional networking site, has evolved into a social media behemoth, and has yet managed to maintain and sharpen its focus on the professional space. That may, in part, explain why, in 2016, Microsoft chose to put down more than $26 billion Washingtons to buy LinkedIn.While both LinkedIn's web site and mobile […]
          Sales Representative - Heritage Office Furnishings - Canada   
Prospect and identify new leads through internet research, lead trading, networking and follow up. Are you looking for an opportunity where you’re in control of...
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          FPDA Conference to Include Commence CRM President   

FPDA Conference to Include Commence CRM President

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/30/2007 -- FPDA is the Association serving motion solution providers who offer Fluid Power, companion technologies and distribution services to enhance customer performance and profitability. The association is committed to helping members improve profitability and increase value to customers by providing member education, industry data, and networking opportunities. Commence (www.commence.com) is the leading CRM system for manufacturing and distribution recently became a member of the Fluid Power Distributor Association. Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation, will be speaking on the subject of using CRM Technology to Optimize Sales Execution at the FPDA annual convention in New Mexico on May 2, 2007.

Caretsky supports the following goals of the FPDA:

• To provide industry information, trends and developments that impact members' businesses
• To enhance our members' profitability and value in the motion technology distribution channel
• To help members attract, develop and retain talented individuals to perpetuate growth and prosperity
• To foster communication and understanding among channel partners
• To promote FPDA Distributor Members as the fluid power and motion technology channel of choice
• To maintain a significant membership presence of providers of fluid power and motion technology solutions

Like the FPDA, Commence is committed to the following core values:

• Understanding Future Trends in Distribution
• Accelerating Business Development
• Pursuing Long Term Viability
• Understanding Channel Relationships

Commence offers industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-11835.htm

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          Backoffice IP Engineer   
Backoffice IP Engineer - Sonstiges

My client is a urgently looking for a number of Backoffice IP Engineer to be based in Dakar, Senegal on either a permanent or contract basis

The successful candidate will have/be

  • Bachelor degree or above in Telecommunication or computer science or relevant
  • A minimum of 6+ years of experience in IP network Engineering
  • Solid experience in IP backbone network troubleshoot
  • Experience in networking protocols
  • Experience in monitoring, network diagnostic and network analytics tools
  • CCNP or higher or vendors certified courses will be highly preferred
  • Target driven and able to work under pressure
  • Fantastic communication skills
  • Excellent English and French in both verbal and written
  • Must be eligible to work in Senegal to be considered
In return, my client offers a fantastic package with a generous basic salary. If you believe you have all the skills and experience stated above please send me your up to date resume straight away at (see below).
    Job-Typ:
    Andere

          Lady Gaga - Hair (Gaga Live Sydney Monster Hall)   

Hair (Gaga Live Sydney Monster Hall)

  • Artist: Lady Gaga
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          Justin Bieber - Baby/Never Say Never/OMG (GRAMMYs on CBS)   

Baby/Never Say Never/OMG (GRAMMYs on CBS)

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          July Plant Tours and GMA Events Across the State   

Exciting Plant Tours, Educational Sessions, Networking Opportunities Planned for the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14475115.htm


          The SHRM Twilight TweetUP   
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)'s annual summit in downtown Washington D.C. at the Marriott Hotel. This year’s theme was social networking.
          Nokia to supply Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group with advanced wireless networking technology for smart city services   

Nokia is to supply a LTE network in the 700 megahertz spectrum band to the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group, a diversified broadcasting, media, manufacturing and real estate company. The deployment will transform Shanghai's fast-growing former industrial district of Hongkou through a range of new smart city services, for which Nokia will supply advanced wireless communications based on FDD-LTE technology for smart city and public safety applications.  Nokia Shanghai Bell, Nokia's JV company i...

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          Incident Response Analyst - Verizon - Basking Ridge, NJ   
Windows Phone, iOS, Android Foundational Knowledge of Enterprise Anti-Virus, IDS, Full Packet Capture and Host/Network Forensics Understanding of Networking...
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          Technical Content Developer   
Qualys is looking for an experienced technical blog writer to create marketing blogs, technical white papers for our IT security and compliance solutions in the cloud. The applicant must possess experience in technical white paper writing/technical blog writing with 5+ years content development experience for IT products. In this role you'll communicate internally with Developers, Support engineers and Product Management to create on-line blog content, technical white papers and other written marketing content that helps our customers understand the product objectives, feature usage and concepts in a simple and catchy way. The perfect applicant has worked with networking and/or security products, and is passionate about creating helpful technical content in a modern way. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Technical - Solid understanding of all sections related to the anatomy of a blog/white paper. - Expertise to operate independently and as a member of a team.
          Re: TMUP 258: Roger Roger- George Starcher and I cover all things Airport Interface and networking   

I would avoid wireless extenders from dlink, cisco etc like the plague. Such items are junk.  They use WDS (Wireless Distribution System)

As to wired extension. Any of the network over powerline units from Dlink, Cisco (linksys) are suitable. I use a really old unit made by panasonic you cannot get any more.  Some of them have four network ports for the far end away from your router. Meant for entertainment centers where you want to hook up multiple devices and have them think they are normal Ethernet wiring.

Yes I believe you can put the current airport express units into bridge mode and hook your microcell to it.  It would work as well using the powerline adapters most likely. Apple references the bridge mode in the faq http://support.apple.com/kb... in the question about it having one Ethernet port. I have not tested it as joining a non apple router but theoretically it should work.


          Re: TMUP 258: Roger Roger- George Starcher and I cover all things Airport Interface and networking   

Mine is upstairs because that is my man room where my iMac, xbox etc all live.  It is fine to keep it where the bulk of your equipment is using it.  I use the network over power line to get coverage to opposite end of my house.


          AEE 160: No Idea How to Network in English? 3 Phrases to Help You   

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          Social Networking   
It has been interesting to see how people are reacting this last year to social computing technologies as they become part of the mainstream packages (Lotus Connections & Microsoft MOSS) and as other technologies (SocialText) become real opportunities for enterprise sized organizations. We have been approached by a whole lot more companies/organizations than I ever would have thought (of course my expectations were low <30) wanting to know more about how they could use it and what they could use it for.

The software industry still suffers from marketing self gratifications in this space. What I mean by this is that we come up with words like Wiki, Blog or RSS and post it around like everyone knows what the heck we are talking about. When you ask a non-tech outside they seem to think you are talking about a fruity drink with an umbrella (Wiki), some new form of the creeping crud or something you go 4-wheelin' thru if you are down in KY (Blog), or the latest Rave party drug (RSS). I remember the most hilarious meeting I had been to in a while was one that we brought a vendor to that had blog technology. They pitched it to the customer (someone that has about $600M in capital improvement programs a year) as a tool that "your organization can begin to build communities of interest from". The customer then turned around and said, in all seriousness, "I pay these folks to work not talk about knitting". LOL!

Let me help then a bit. We have been playing around with a lot of social computing tools and solutions lately. My company is about to role out social computing to about 20,000 employees in the next 4-6 months. We have 3 schools, 4 municipalities, 2 defense organizations and about 8 enterprise organizations that are currently going through the evaluation stages and a couple of those are actually now exiting to solution deployment. So what are all of these folks using it for.

1) Talent Retention. You want to keep good talent make them feel like they are part of the company and that their words are heard. When we establish these types of technologies for this solution, we establish a methodology that engages the top management to either participate directly or to ensure their participation in commenting in the community. We all know that tool such as e-mail, the telephone and stop by meetings are horrible ways for people to stay in touch with what others are thinking. However, if you have 10-15% of your staff participating it gives you a good vibe on the community and smart management can make adjustments.

2) Mentoring. We have several industries that the talent pool is retiring at a much faster pace then the new crop is coming through school or that technology can keep up with. That being said, these organization must find a way to capture the knowledge of those users and pass it along to the masses. Things like building classroom curriculum isn't always the most effect. We use these technologies to build a "pod of knowledge" to team people up on tasks but to ensure that the work is a cooperative effort.

3) A One-Way Communication. I know this goes against the concept of "social" computing a bit but I tell you it these are some nice tools if you want to publish updates on processes such as RFI/RFP. There are many type of black hole processes where people are afraid to open the flood gate of communications but with this they can just push out updates that are much easier to do than managing a web site.

I could go on, but that is it for now...
          Going to take another stab   
Well I got nailed the first time I tried to do this. I think I had some things set wrong on the blog and thus I created way more traffic for myself then I ever intended. I am ready to give this another go and have switched things around so that users can just post without my scanning the posts first (which by the way caused too many people to send me e-mails instead of just posting on the blog...a dynamic in social computing to blog about later).

My goal in this next go around is to post once a week. I have learned a ton on this area in the last 6 months or so as the consulting group I am with rolls out more and more social networking solutions. One of the big lessons is to be consistant. I think once a week is a schedule that I can keep....hopefully.
          Innovazione Sociale, prima edizione festival “STRAIGHT UP”   

Giovedì 29 dalle ore 19.30, Borghetto Europa – Catania FESTIVAL STRAIGHT UP, A CATANIA UN’ESPLOSIONE DI SOCIAL INNOVATION Il primo evento dedicato all’innovazione digitale per favorire lo sviluppo di nuovi progetti e sostenere le startup del territorio CATANIA – Innovazione, formazione, networking e creatività; e ancora talk ispirazionali, intrattenimento, start up e musica passando per i pitch professionali capaci di trasformare un’idea in risultato: tutto questo sarà la prima […]

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          You Went To BlogHer . . . Now What?!?!   
You Went To BlogHer . . . Now What?!?! | TheMrsTee.com

  You Did It! You went to your first, second or third BlogHer Conference. You’re home and trying to wrap your head around all that happened. The new friendships, connections, networking, brands –  all of it. Yet How? You went to BlogHer . . . Now What ? ! ? ! #BlogHer17 is my third […]

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          Making A Difference In SOWETO   
mdiVENTURES has been cementing joint venture relationships with organisations in Soweto.

The graphic below shows the link that flows from business networking relationships made at the INNER Circle Business Forum, to joint venture strategic alliances nurtered through mdiVENTURES, to a number of interconnected business strategies with differing business partners all designed to help one of our key partners - The SOWETO Chamber of Commerce & Industries - to make a significant difference to SME business entrepreneurs in Soweto.



Note the importance of bringing together motivated, enthusiastic independent business entrepreneurs (e.g. StaffWeb, Ubuntu Kraal and Ushamwari, some at grass-roots, first-time, start-up level (e.g. Community 100 Empowered) and recognised corporate institutions (e.g. Nedbank) to leverage off each others critical skills, resources and contributions.

If YOU want to make a difference in SOWETO in any way, let us know on this link and we'll get back to you ASAP to discuss how we can apply your idea, resource or contribution:

YES Please, I DO Want To Make A Difference In SOWETO, Here's My Idea or Contribution
          Cisco introduces new training and developer programs to accelerate adoption of intent-based networking   
Designed to be intuitive, Cisco's new network can recognize intent, mitigate threats through encryption, and learn over time LAS VEGAS, Cisco Live US — June 26, 2017 — Cisco today announced that its global ecosystem of customers, developers and partners are embracing the company's ambitious vision for a new era of networking. Unveiled last week, Cisco's new network can recognize intent, ...
          Deploying Highly Available Virtual Interfaces With Keepalived   

Linux is a powerhouse when it comes to networking, and provides a full featured and high performance network stack. When combined with web front-ends such asHAProxylighttpdNginxApache or your favorite application server, Linux is a killer platform for hosting web applications. Keeping these applications up and operational can sometimes be a challenge, especially in this age of horizontally scaled infrastructure and commodity hardware. But don't fret, since there are a number of technologies that can assist with making your applications and network infrastructure fault tolerant.

One of these technologies, keepalived, provides interface failover and the ability to perform application-layer health checks. When these capabilities are combined with the Linux Virtual Server (LVS) project, a fault in an application will be detected by keepalived, and the virtual interfaces that are accessed by clients can be migrated to another available node. This article will provide an introduction to keepalived, and will show how to configure interface failover between two or more nodes. Additionally, the article will show how to debug problems with keepalived and VRRP.

What Is Keepalived?


The keepalived project provides a keepalive facility for Linux servers. This keepalive facility consists of a VRRP implementation to manage virtual routers (aka virtual interfaces), and a health check facility to determine if a service (web server, samba server, etc.) is up and operational. If a service fails a configurable number of health checks, keepalived will fail a virtual router over to a secondary node. While useful in its own right, keepalived really shines when combined with the Linux Virtual Server project. This article will focus on keepalived, and a future article will show how to integrate the two to create a fault tolerant load-balancer.

Installing KeepAlived From Source Code


Before we dive into configuring keepalived, we need to install it. Keepalived is distributed as source code, and is available in several package repositories. To install from source code, you can execute wget or curl to retrieve the source, and then run "configure", "make" and "make install" compile and install the software:

$ wget http://www.keepalived.org/software/keepalived-1.1.17.tar.gz  $ tar xfvz keepalived-1.1.17.tar.gz   $ cd keepalived-1.1.17  $ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local  $ make && make install 

In the example above, the keepalived daemon will be compiled and installed as /usr/local/sbin/keepalived.

Configuring KeepAlived


The keepalived daemon is configured through a text configuration file, typically named keepalived.conf. This file contains one or more configuration stanzas, which control notification settings, the virtual interfaces to manage, and the health checks to use to test the services that rely on the virtual interfaces. Here is a sample annotated configuration that defines two virtual IP addresses to manage, and the individuals to contact when a state transition or fault occurs:

# Define global configuration directives global_defs {     # Send an e-mail to each of the following     # addresses when a failure occurs    notification_email {        matty@prefetch.net        operations@prefetch.net    }    # The address to use in the From: header    notification_email_from root@VRRP-director1.prefetch.net     # The SMTP server to route mail through    smtp_server mail.prefetch.net     # How long to wait for the mail server to respond    smtp_connect_timeout 30     # A descriptive name describing the router    router_id VRRP-director1 }  # Create a VRRP instance  VRRP_instance VRRP_ROUTER1 {      # The initial state to transition to. This option isn't     # really all that valuable, since an election will occur     # and the host with the highest priority will become     # the master. The priority is controlled with the priority     # configuration directive.     state MASTER      # The interface keepalived will manage     interface br0      # The virtual router id number to assign the routers to     virtual_router_id 100      # The priority to assign to this device. This controls     # who will become the MASTER and BACKUP for a given     # VRRP instance.     priority 100      # How many seconds to wait until a gratuitous arp is sent     garp_master_delay 2      # How often to send out VRRP advertisements     advert_int 1      # Execute a notification script when a host transitions to     # MASTER or BACKUP, or when a fault occurs. The arguments     # passed to the script are:     #  $1 - "GROUP"|"INSTANCE"     #  $2 = name of group or instance     #  $3 = target state of transition     # Sample: VRRP-notification.sh VRRP_ROUTER1 BACKUP 100     notify "/usr/local/bin/VRRP-notification.sh"      # Send an SMTP alert during a state transition     smtp_alert      # Authenticate the remote endpoints via a simple      # username/password combination     authentication {         auth_type PASS         auth_pass 192837465     }     # The virtual IP addresses to float between nodes. The     # label statement can be used to bring an interface      # online to represent the virtual IP.     virtual_ipaddress {         192.168.1.100 label br0:100         192.168.1.101 label br0:101     } } 

The configuration file listed above is self explanatory, so I won't go over each directive in detail. I will point out a couple of items:

  • Each host is referred to as a director in the documentation, and each director can be responsible for one or more VRRP instances
  • Each director will need its own copy of the configuration file, and the router_id, priority, etc. should be adjusted to reflect the nodes name and priority relative to other nodes
  • To force a specific node to master a virtual address, make sure the director's priority is higher than the other virtual routers
  • If you have multiple VRRP instances that need to failover together, you will need to add each instance to a VRRP_sync_group
  • The notification script can be used to generate custom syslog messages, or to invoke some custom logic (e.g., restart an app) when a state transition or fault occurs
  • The keepalived package comes with numerous configuration examples, which show how to configure numerous aspects of the server

Starting Keepalived


Keepalived can be executed from an RC script, or started from the command line. The following example will start keepalived using the configuration file /usr/local/etc/keepalived.conf:

$ keepalived -f /usr/local/etc/keepalived.conf 

If you need to debug keepalived issues, you can run the daemon with the "--dont-fork", "--log-console" and "--log-detail" options:

$ keepalived -f /usr/local/etc/keepalived.conf --dont-fork --log-console --log-detail 

These options will stop keepalived from fork'ing, and will provide additional logging data. Using these options is especially useful when you are testing out new configuration directives, or debugging an issue with an existing configuration file.

Locating The Router That is Managing A Virtual IP


To see which director is currently the master for a given virtual interface, you can check the output from the ip utility:

VRRP-director1$ ip addr list br0 5: br0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN      link/ether 00:24:8c:4e:07:f6 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff     inet 192.168.1.6/24 brd 192.168.1.255 scope global br0     inet 192.168.1.100/32 scope global br0:100     inet 192.168.1.101/32 scope global br0:101     inet6 fe80::224:8cff:fe4e:7f6/64 scope link         valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever  VRRP-director2$ ip addr list br0 5: br0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN      link/ether 00:24:8c:4e:07:f6 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff     inet 192.168.1.7/24 brd 192.168.1.255 scope global br0     inet6 fe80::224:8cff:fe4e:7f6/64 scope link         valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever 

In the output above, we can see that the virtual interfaces 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101 are currently active on VRRP-director1.

Troubleshooting Keepalived And VRRP


The keepalived daemon will log to syslog by default. Log entries will range from entries that show when the keepalive daemon started, to entries that show state transitions. Here are a few sample entries that show keepalived starting up, and the node transitioning a VRRP instance to the MASTER state:

Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived: Starting Keepalived v1.1.17 (07/03,2009) Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived: Starting VRRP child process, pid=1889 Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: Using MII-BMSR NIC polling thread... Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: Registering Kernel netlink reflector Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: Registering Kernel netlink command channel Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: Registering gratutious ARP shared channel Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: Opening file '/usr/local/etc/keepalived.conf'. Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: Configuration is using : 62990 Bytes Jul  3 16:29:57 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: VRRP_Instance(VRRP_ROUTER1) Transition to MASTER STATE Jul  3 16:29:58 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: VRRP_Instance(VRRP_ROUTER1) Entering MASTER STATE Jul  3 16:29:58 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: Netlink: skipping nl_cmd msg... 

If you are unable to determine the source of a problem with the system logs, you can use tcpdump to display the VRRP advertisements that are sent on the local network. Advertisements are sent to a reserved VRRP multicast address (224.0.0.18), so the following filter can be used to display all VRRP traffic that is visible on the interface passed to the "-i" option:

$ tcpdump -vvv -n -i br0 host 224.0.0.18 tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode listening on br0, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 96 bytes  10:18:23.621512 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 255, id 102, offset 0, flags [none], proto VRRP (112), length 40) \                 192.168.1.6 > 224.0.0.18: VRRPv2, Advertisement, vrid 100, prio 100, authtype simple,                  intvl 1s, length 20, addrs: 192.168.1.100 auth "19283746"  10:18:25.621977 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 255, id 103, offset 0, flags [none], proto VRRP (112), length 40) \                 192.168.1.6 > 224.0.0.18: VRRPv2, Advertisement, vrid 100, prio 100, authtype simple,                  intvl 1s, length 20, addrs: 192.168.1.100 auth "19283746"                          ......... 

The output contains several pieces of data that be useful for debugging problems:

authtype - the type of authentication in use (authentication configuration directive) vrid - the virtual router id (virtual_router_id configuration directive) prio - the priority of the device (priority configuration directive) intvl - how often to send out advertisements (advert_int configuration directive) auth - the authentication token sent (auth_pass configuration directive) 

Conclusion


In this article I described how to set up a host to use the keepalived daemon, and provided a sample configuration file that can be used to failover virtual interfaces between servers. Keepalived has a slew of options not covered here, and I will refer you to the keepalived source code and documentation for additional details



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          Blackout   
The past few weeks have been unusually quiet. Although I continued hearing the noise and music of society, in one area it was blacked out from me. Society online.

I made a pact with myself not to go on any form of social networking for 2 weeks. A seemingly impossible promise to keep, but as the days went on, it became easier and easier as I slowly grew out of my addiction for online communication. It went so well, and the benefits so outweighed the sacrifice (if there was any), that only now have I gradually returned to my normal level of internet usage.

The best way to explain my experience would be to compare it with new strings on a guitar. When you play guitar, the strings gradually get rusty in small increments that you don't notice. Then you realise you haven't changed the strings for 6 months. You spend 30 minutes equipping new strings, and your fingers instantly feel the difference. Every single note is easier to hit, every sound is more perfect, every melody rings truer than before. It's like that online. You don't notice the time you waste, the drag it has on life, until you change it up a bit.

The internet has obvious advantages for relationships. I can connect with my friends in Japan instantly, it keeps me organised with events and birthdays, and it can be a starting point for discussion amongst friends. But, if I'm spending over 2 hours a day, looking at a screen that is ultimately comprised of 0's and 1's? That's never helpful.

I was challenged to turn off online for a while, and I encourage you to do so too. God gave us so much more than just the internet, and it's about time we appreciated his other gifts. 

Plus, it gives you a fail proof excuse in this connected world.

          Linux/Windows Software Support Engineer - Weymouth - SC Cleared / Square One Resources / Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom   
Square One Resources/Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

Linux/Windows Software Support Engineer - Weymouth - SC Cleared

Square One are looking for a Linux/Windows Software Support Engineer to come on board for a 3 month contract based in Weymouth.

The Purpose of the Role:

Support the software development teams for the configuration, customization and administration of the Operating Systems (Linux/Windows) and virtualisation environment of the development, test and target platforms in use for delivering large solutions. As a secondary purpose, to support the teams in designing and programming functionalities for the final software solution during administration activities down time.

Essential

Educated to Degree level or equivalent in software, computer science or software related discipline

Certified Linux (RHEL) administrator with at least 3 years' experience

Certified Windows Administrator with at least 3 years' experience

A minimum of 3 years' experience in the following areas:

o Virtualisation platforms using hypervisors/VMs in a multi-OS configuration (Linux/Windows)

o Fine customisation of VMs in a complex networking environment

o PC-Over-IP in virtualised environment

o Network and switch configuration/administration

Experience with Packer and Vagrant.

An understanding of software design methodologies (UML) and programming languages (C++ or Java)

Self-starter and able to learn on the fly

The successful candidate must be capable of achieving security (SC) clearance as a minimum

Desirable

Exposure to Data Distribution Service (DDS)

Commercial experience of UML and OO design methodologies

Commercial experience of Real Time designs, programming concepts and design patterns.

Proficiency in high level programming language (C++ or Java).

Experience of specification development, verification and validation.

Experience of line management or mentoring

Background in defence

Undertake all administration activities for the development, test and target environments of large projects covering:

o Operation Systems administration (Linux/Windows)

o Virtualisation platform configuration (hypervisor, Virtual Machine )

o Networking aspects (Switches, drivers, TCP or UDP IP )

o PC-Over-IP configuration

Contribute to the definition of the system network and topology configuration in support of the software architect.

When required on projects, design, code and unit test software in accordance with the company's procedure and project specific requirements.

Estimate the hours and duration required for own tasks.

Support planning input to project schedules and deliver own work commensurate with those plans.

Contribute information to project reports.

Share Linux/Virtualisation/Networking expertise with the rest of the development team.

This is a 3 month contract based in Weymouth starting immediately.

Linux/Windows Software Support Engineer - Weymouth - SC Cleared

Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 3 months
Other Pay Info: Market rates

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          GANADO Advocates sponsors Private Equity Europe Forum in London   
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exchange4media, a premier name in the media industry and Nurture Talent, India’s premier institute for entrepreneurs will be hosting the Great Indian Marketing Weekend 2014 , which includes a series of workshops, mentor sessions, networking and case studies with solutions related to marketing. The session is scheduled for 13th -14th June 2014 in Delhi from 9 AM […]
          Encontranos clientes potenciales - GoPay by gopay   
GoPay Arg es una aplicacion para android que le permite a los usuarios cobrar con todas las tarjetas de credito y debito en el acto. Sin tramites y sin requisitos. Sin cuenta bancaria (consultar). La app no requiere aparatos externos para ser usada... (Budget: $450 - $4000 ARS, Jobs: Internet Marketing, Leads, Sales, Social Media Marketing, Social Networking)
          (USA) Care Coordinator - Health Home Department, Samaritan Hospital   
**Department:** 3227_3038 MH Health Home Agency **Expected Weekly Hours:** 37.5 **Shift:** Day Shift **Position Purpose:** **Job Description Details:** **Grade: 37** **Care Coordinator – Full Time Days** Work Schedule: Monday – Friday Location: Health Home Department at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, NY. The Care Coordinator will develop a professional and trusting relationship with our members and community providers to insure coordination and collaboration of services supporting positive outcomes. The Care Coordinator is responsible to provide a full range of services to members and their families, to include: care coordination and collaboration, advocacy, information/education, referral to community resources and providers, as well as visits to the member's home. The Care Coordinator will assist the member and his/her family to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations, as well as explore barriers and ways to navigate. The aim is to assist the member in reaching optimal wellness and recovery. Responsibilities include conducting an initial assessment for the establishment of a person centered care plan that coordinates and integrates a comprehensive array of a member's needs and services in collaboration with an interdisciplinary care team. **Minimum Requirements:** - Bachelor's degree in Human Services field is required. - Minimum of 2 years or more experience in mental health is required. - Extensive planning, organizational skills, and excellent communication with collateral contacts, referral and networking. - Case management is required to interface with primary clinician and aid clients in referrals processes. - A working knowledge of entitlement programs (SSI, SSDI, Medicare, Medicaid, Public Assistance). **Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion** Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions. Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity. Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health. Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.
          la historia del internet   

Internet surgió de un proyecto desarrollado en Estados Unidos para apoyar a sus fuerzas militares. Luego de su creación fue utilizado por el gobierno, universidades y otros centros académicos.Internet ha supuesto una revolución sin precedentes en el mundo de la informática y de las comunicaciones. Los inventos del telégrafo, teléfono, radio y ordenador sentaron las bases para esta integración de capacidades nunca antes vivida. Internet es a la vez una oportunidad de difusión mundial, un mecanismo de propagación de la información y un medio de colaboración e interacción entre los individuos y sus ordenadores independientemente de su localización geográfica.La primera descripción documentada acerca de las interacciones sociales que podrían ser propiciadas a través del networking (trabajo en red) está contenida en una serie de memorándums escritos por J.C.R. Licklider, del Massachusetts Institute of Technology, en Agosto de 1962, en los cuales Licklider discute sobre su concepto de Galactic Network (Red Galáctica).

          la seccion amarilla   

Internet surgió de un proyecto desarrollado en Estados Unidos para apoyar a sus fuerzas militares. Luego de su creación fue utilizado por el gobierno, universidades y otros centros académicos.Internet ha supuesto una revolución sin precedentes en el mundo de la informática y de las comunicaciones. Los inventos del telégrafo, teléfono, radio y ordenador sentaron las bases para esta integración de capacidades nunca antes vivida. Internet es a la vez una oportunidad de difusión mundial, un mecanismo de propagación de la información y un medio de colaboración e interacción entre los individuos y sus ordenadores independientemente de su localización geográfica.La primera descripción documentada acerca de las interacciones sociales que podrían ser propiciadas a través del networking (trabajo en red) está contenida en una serie de memorándums escritos por J.C.R. Licklider, del Massachusetts Institute of Technology, en Agosto de 1962, en los cuales Licklider discute sobre su concepto de Galactic Network (Red Galáctica).

          Aviatrix Establishes Partnership with Nutanix, Announces Integrated Solution for One-Click Hybrid Cloud Networking   
Aviatrix , a pioneer in hybrid cloud networking, announced that it has formed a technology, sales and marketing partnership with Nutanix Inc., a... Read more at VMblog.com.
          Memphis Group to Host Resistance Cookout   
Members of Indivisible Memphis, a group that aims to resist President Donald Trump's administration in West Tennessee, organized the Memphis Resistance Summer Community Cookout, which will be held Saturday, July 1.

The cookout is one of 400 across the country mobilized by the online grassroots organizing group MoveOn.

The group's website says the cookouts are designed for the millions of Americans that have been peacefully resisting President Trump's administration since November to come together and celebrate what they have achieved and "recharge for the work ahead."

The cookout in Memphis is planned for 1:00 p.m. at Audubon Park.

The goals for the cookout, according to Indivisible Memphis' Facebook page, is networking, recruiting, and "better coordination to electorialize the resistance."

RSVP is required to attend.


          IoT to Represent More Than Half of Connected Device Landscape by 2021   
by Sri Ravipati, Campus Technology The total number of devices connected to IP networks is projected to be three times the global population by 2021. Internet of things (IoT) technologies specifically are expected to represent more than half of the total 27.1 billion devices and connections. That analysis comes from Cisco’s recent Visual Networking Index for [...]
          Cisco and Microsoft – Collaborating on Data Center Innovation   
I’ve led the Networking and Security Business at Cisco for just over a year now. As exciting as it is to release new technologies that ultimately will become the networking infrastructure powering the world’s future disruptors – last week’s intent-based networking announcement for example – it’s the breadth and scale of Cisco’s business that make […]
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) project manager   
project manager Location:Kalamazoo, MichiganUS Posted On:6/30/2017 Job Code:Project Manager Category:ITcode:newHBR Job Description • Liaison for all global sites and responsible for discovery, planning and implementation of project deliverable • Responsible for driving deployment of several requirements across multiple sites/regions simultaneously • Responsible for control over coordination, communication, escalation and follow up for issues • Work with cross-functional IT organisations and business clients • Create project schedules, milestones and delivery dates • Communicate regularly to project stakeholders with regard to project status IT Project Manager Requirements: • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing IT projects, at least 2 years’ experience managing IT projects • Solid knowledge of networking concepts a plus • PMP certification required • Familiarity with pharmaceutical plant manufacturing environment a plus • Experience overseeing multi-function project teams, globally • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • In-depth knowledge of Ms Project, Excel, Word and Outlook • Able to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences Category:IT code:new Area Code 49007 Job Requirements Education MS Project, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Word, Networking Preferred Skills:
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Field Systems Technician - Seasonal   
**246700BR** **Title:** Field Systems Technician - Seasonal **Job Description:** JOB SUMMARY Provide technical PC and network support to multiple districts in accordance with CSC and Market or Regional guidelines. Serve as liaison between district associates, district management and Lead FST or CSM to identify and resolve problems. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Coordinate the setup, shutdown and support of PC hardware and software for H&R Block's field offices in compliance with instructions provided by CSC • Maintain, troubleshoot, and support field systems in company-owned field offices by phone and with on-site visits. Conduct troubleshooting in conjunction with Call Center Support associates and Lead Field Systems Technician/Company Support Manager, as necessary. • Maintain an inventory of district equipment. Maintain hot spare tracking and control for computer equipment in the district. • Ensure regular communication with District General Managers and Lead Field Systems Technician/Company Support Manager on support issues and needs. • Install and maintain network and telephone cabling in company-owned field offices. • Document hardware problems and their resolution. • Assist the Field Systems Technician/Company Support Manager with special projects, i.e. set up computers for training. QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Requirements • High School diploma or equivalent. • Experience with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003/2008, Windows network configurations and MS Office (or equivalent) • Demonstrated ability to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware, networks and systems. • Demonstrated organization, prioritization and project coordination skills. • Demonstrated problem solving, decision-making and analytical abilities. • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. • Demonstrated ability to work independently. • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. • Access to and ability to drive a motor vehicle; possession of a valid driver's license; adequate insurance coverage as required by applicable state law and a good driving record. Preferred Requirements • Computer networking certification (CNA, MCP, MCSE, etc.) • Two years experience working with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003/2008 • One year networking experience • One year troubleshooting experience **Job ID:** 246700BR **Corporate Job Categories:** Information Technology **Postal:** 49015 **Address:** 2545 Capital Ave Sw Ste 105 **City:** Battle Creek **State:** MI
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Field Service Engineer   
Job id-2072560Responsible for on-site installation, implementation, maintenance and repair of company and multi-vendor systems solutions which may include hardware, software and networking products as well as operating systems. Installs and optimizes hardware/software/network products and configurations at customer sites. Diagnoses and resolves product performance problems. Performs maintenance and repair services. Ensures customer satisfaction by advising customers on preventive maintenance and configurations, which may impact product performance. Proactively responds to potential equipment issues to prevent unplanned interruption of customers' business. Delivers (does not design) fully integrated solutions, which may include peripherals, communications, operating systems and applications software. Serves as an internal resource on technical issues. May train other field engineers or customers. May calibrate equipment on-site for large volume customers.•Works on on-site customer service and support assignments with broadly defined objectives•Solves non-routine issues, challenges and problems within field of specializationQualifications: Bachelors or Master Degree or University Degree or equivalent. Minimum of 1-2yrs relevant experience with typically 2-4yrs.Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law’ poster available here: For more details see online:URL
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) IT Project Manager   
IT Project Manager Job Type:Contract Job Location:Kalamazoo Michigan Job Description: Job Summary + Our Client, the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company, is seeking an IT Project Manager possessing PMP certification. Responsibilities: + Liaison for all global sites and responsible for discovery, planning and implementation of project deliverables + Responsible for driving deployment of several requirements across multiple sites/regions simultaneously + Responsible for control over coordination, communication, escalation and follow up for issues + Work with cross-functional IT organizations and business clients + Create project schedules, milestones and delivery dates + Communicate regularly to project stakeholders with regard to project status QualificationsExperience + Minimum 5 years’ experience managing IT projects, at least 2 years’ experience managing IT projects. + Solid knowledge of networking concepts preferred. + Familiarity with pharmaceutical plant manufacturing environment preferred. + Experience overseeing multi-function project teams, globally. Education + PMP certification required. Skills + Excellent written and verbal communication skills. + In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Project, Excel, Word and Outlook. + Able to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences. Please submit your resume for consideration. Once submitted, feel free to contact Sanka at 646-856-8903 for additional information. Approx. Duration: 9 months About Hired By Matrix Hired by Matrix, Inc. is a full service staffing and recruiting company that enables Fortune 200 and mid-market companies nationwide to achieve their strategic goals. Founded 29 years ago by CEO Sharon Olzerowicz, Hired by Matrix distinguishes itself as an exceptionally reliable partner whose industry knowledge and continuous pursuit of excellence allows the company to deliver the caliber of professionals who become our clients' most important assets. Our responsiveness, tenacity and know-how apply to all service delivery channels, from corporate procurement executives and hiring managers to Managed Service Providers (MSPs). We recruit for a variety of job types including IT, Finance and Accounting, Administrative, Marketing, Clinical/Scientific & Human Resources. Our team of expert account managers along with our recruiters who specialize in a range of capabilities and niche disciplines, collaborate closely with our clients to understand their needs, corporate requirements and company cultures. Using this information, our teams build robust, fully customized pipelines of highly-qualified contract professionals that we manage, motivate and monitor throughout the life of the assignment resulting in successful matches, long contracts and repeat business. Hired by Matrix offers our contract professionals competitive salaries, benefits after 60 days and a 401k option after one year. Equal Opportunity EmployerWBENC CertifiedWOSB Certified CEO Sharon Olzerowicz serves on the WBENC Board and is a long-standing member of the Forum Governing Group.
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Project Manager w/ PMP - Kalamazoo, MI   
IT Project Manager w/ PMP – Kalamazoo, MI For a quicker response, please free to email all inquiries directly to: Regan.Brown@KellyIT.com. PLEASE NOTE: Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer without sponsorship! Maximum Pay Rate = Hourly W2 Length of Contract: 8 months Shift Days/Hours: Standard Kelly Services is currently seeking an IT Project Manager w/ PMP for one of our top clients in Kalamazoo, MI. As an IT Project Manager w/ PMP placed with Kelly Services, you will be responsible for driving deployment of several requirements across multiple sites/regions simultaneously! Role and Responsibilities: Liaison for all global sites and responsible for discovery, planning and implementation of project deliverables. Responsible for driving deployment of several requirements across multiple sites/regions simultaneously. Responsible for control over coordination, communication, escalation and follow up for issues. Work with cross-functional IT organizations and business clients. Create project schedules, milestones and delivery dates. Communicate regularly to project stakeholders with regard to project status. Requirements: Minimum 5 years’ experience managing IT projects, at least 2 years’ experience managing IT projects. Solid knowledge of networking concepts a plus. PMP certification required. Familiarity with pharmaceutical plant manufacturing environment a plus. Experience overseeing multi-function project teams, globally. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Project, Excel, Word and Outlook. Able to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences. Why Kelly As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including: Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center, including accredited courses to obtain IT certifications, as well as PDU-approved courses Weekly pay Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire* Apply today! Refer a friend! *Available for purchase and administered by a designated third-party vendor. Why Kelly®? With Kelly, you’ll have direct connections to leading IT organizations in the best companies around the globe—offering you the chance to work on some of today’s most intriguing, innovative and high-visibility projects. In a field where change is the only constant, our connections and opportunities will help you take your career exactly where you want to go. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and more than 9,000 IT hiring managers turn to us each year to access the best talent: people like you. Last year we found 10,000 opportunities for IT professionals. Let us help advance your career today. About Kelly Services® As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to have a role in managing employment opportunities for more than one million workers around the globe. We employ 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through our talent supply chain network of supplier partners. Revenue in 2015 was $5.5 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.]] Category: IT/Software Development
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Project Manager   
Project Manager Location:Kalamazoo, MichiganUS Posted On:6/29/2017 Job Code:7947-1 Category:ITcode:newHBR Job Description IT Project Manager Role and Responsibilities: • Liaison for all global sites and responsible for discovery, planning and implementation of project deliverables • Responsible for driving deployment of several requirements across multiple sites/regions simultaneously • Responsible for control over coordination, communication, escalation and follow up for issues • Work with cross-functional IT organizations and business clients • Create project schedules, milestones and delivery dates • Communicate regularly to project stakeholders with regard to project status IT Project Manager Requirements: • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing IT projects, at least 2 years’ experience managing IT projects • Solid knowledge of networking concepts a plus • PMP certification required • Familiarity with pharmaceutical plant manufacturing environment a plus • Experience overseeing multi-function project teams, globally • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • In-depth knowledge of MS Project, Excel, Word and Outlook • Able to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences Category:IT code:new Area Code 49007 Job Requirements Education MS Project, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Ms Word, Networking Preferred Skills:
          Technical Analyst - Eagle Professional Resources - St. John, ON   
Knowledge of personal computers, open systems client server technologies including office automation application software, operating systems, networking...
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          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Field Service Engineer- Michigan   
## Description Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek –– so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com. Responsible for on-site installation, implementation, maintenance and repair of company and multi-vendor systems solutions which may include hardware, software and networking products as well as operating systems. Installs and optimizes hardware/software/network products and configurations at customer sites. Diagnoses and resolves product performance problems. Performs maintenance and repair services. Ensures customer satisfaction by advising customers on preventive maintenance and configurations, which may impact product performance. Proactively responds to potential equipment issues to prevent unplanned interruption of customers' business. Delivers (does not design) fully integrated solutions, which may include peripherals, communications, operating systems and applications software. Serves as an internal resource on technical issues. May train other field engineers or customers. May calibrate equipment on-site for large volume customers. * Works on on-site customer service and support assignments with broadly defined objectives * Solves non-routine issues, challenges and problems within field of specialization ## Qualifications Bachelors or Master Degree or University Degree or equivalent. Minimum of 1-2yrs relevant experience with typically 2-4yrs. Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law’ poster available here: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf, https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf Agilent Technologies, Inc., is committed to diversity in the workplace and strives to support candidates with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance with any part of the application or interview process or have questions about workplace accessibility, please contact +1-262-754-5030 (US and Canada only) or email job_posting@agilent.com. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. *Date Posted:* 27/Jun/17 *Requisition:* 2072560 *Job Title:* Field Service Engineer- Michigan *Business:* Agilent CrossLab Group *Job Category:* Support / Service *Job Sub-Category:* Field Service Engineer *Region:* Americas *Country or Area:* United States *State/Province:* Michigan *Town/City:* Kalamazoo *Shift:* Day Job *Job Type:* Experienced *Schedule:* Full-time *Travel Required:* Yes, 25% of the Time *Duration (Temp Positions Only):* Not applicable *HR Country Location:* United States *HR Town/City Location:* Kalamazoo
          SON-TWIN10G-TB2 Twin 10G Thunderbolt 2 to Dual Port Copper 10Gb Ethernet Adaptor   
SON-TWIN10G-TB2 Twin 10G Thunderbolt 2 to Dual Port Copper 10Gb Ethernet Adaptor

SON-TWIN10G-TB2 Twin 10G Thunderbolt 2 to Dual Port Copper 10Gb Ethernet Adaptor

Sonnet SON-TWIN10G-TB2 (SONTWIN10GTB2, SON TWIN10G TB2, SON/TWIN10G/TB2, son-twin10g-tb2) Twin 10G Thunderbolt 2 to Dual Port Copper 10Gb Ethernet Adaptor Twin 10G Thunderbolt 2 to Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Lightning Fast 10GBase-T Connectivity Over Thunderbolt With increasing demands for greater data transfer speeds and more bandwidth over shared networks, and with specialized applications such as HD video editing using high-performance shared storage systems, the deployment of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networking has skyrocketed. This high-speed wired networking standard offers ten times the performance of Gigabit Ethernet, the most common wired network connection included with most computers today, and yet, most computers aren't equipped to get you connected. If you have a computer with a Thunderbolt port (Thunderbolt 2 port required for Windows compatibility), Sonnet has a simple solution—the Twin 10G. This Thunderbolt-certified for Mac® and Windows, 10GBase-T adapter is a powerful and cost-effective way to add 10GbE connectivity to your setup. The Twin 10G is equipped with two RJ45 and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. Using RJ45 connectors, the Twin 10G is able to connect to 10 Gigabit infrastructure via inexpensive CAT-6 or CAT-6A copper cabling at distances up to 55 or 100 meters, respectively. Through one of its two Thunderbolt 2 ports, the Twin 10G connects to your computer through an included Thunderbolt cable; the second Thunderbolt port supports daisy chaining up to six devices to a single port on the host computer. Sleek, Quiet, and Compact The Twin 10G is a striking example of form following function—this adapter's attractive and rugged aluminium housing is engineered to effectively dissipate heat. Together with a temperature-tuned, ultra-quiet fan to quietly cool the components inside, this design enables the Twin 10G to be used comfortably in noise-sensitive environments. Measuring just 4.9" wide x 6.3" long x 2.7" high, the Twin 10G takes up little space. Simple Configuration, Advanced Features The Twin 10G is easy to set up. To keep things simple, you configure its settings through the OS X® Network control panel or Windows Device Manager. When you configure the device, you can also activate its advanced features: link aggregation (teaming) of its two 10GbE ports increases throughput beyond what a single connection can sustain; transparent failover between 10GbE ports keeps your computer connected in case a single cable is disconnected or one of the ports fails; jumbo packet (jumbo frame) support can increase throughput and reduce CPU utilization; and Wake-on-LAN support enables remotely waking your computer when you need it, and not wasting energy when you don't. This Sonnet solution is perfect for high-performance computing where low latency, high bandwidth, and low CPU overhead are required. Its increased throughput performance and low host-CPU utilization are achieved with stateless offloads, allowing your computer to perform better while large files transfers or high I/O operations take place. New Mac Pro Mate The Twin 10G incorporates mounting points to support firm attachment to our xMacâ„¢ Pro Server and RackMacâ„¢ Pro rackmount enclosures for the new Mac Pro. The adapter is secured to the inside of the enclosure, thereby enabling 10GbE connectivity for the Mac Pro via a separate Thunderbolt 2 port for maximum bandwidth without taking up a PCIe slot or requiring extra rack space. IN THE BOX: Twin 10G Thunderbolt 2 to Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter 0.5m Thunderbolt cable Universal power adapter Power cord Documentation  


          Google, Yahoo and Facebook Committed to Support IPv6   
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Tech Info - CALIFORNIA - Only one day after experiment for 24 hours using IPv6 and got successfully , Google, Yahoo and Facebook said they would be permanently to upgrade to the Internet protocol on their main site.

As reported by Info World on Saturday June 11, 2011, "We saw 65 percent growth in our IPv6 traffic on the Day of the World IPv6," said Lorenzo Colitti, IPv6 Software Engineer at Google.

Besides Google, Facebook as a giant social networking also got a encouraging results when tested the internet protocol.

"At Facebook, we saw over than a million our users visited us in IPv6," said a senior network engineer at Facebook, Don Lee.

"There are no technical problems along period of 24 hours. It's supported by the positive comments on our blog, this is very attractive to see the passionate of the peoples on the IPv6 around the world," he added.

After obtaining the positive result, Facebook has been decided to support the IPv6 on its website for the developers, at the URL : http://developers.facebook.com/

"We will keep to adapt on our entire basic code to support IPv6," said Lee again. "IPv6 allow the Internet to continue an amazing development," he concluded.
          ASUS Republic of Gamers a anunţat routerul Rapture GT-AC5300 (Networking)   

Rapture GT-AC5300 este un router cu performanţe de conceput special pentru gaming. Echipamentul tri-band AC5300 Wi-Fi oferă 8 porturi LAN gigabit şi este motorizat de un procesor quad-core cu performanţe la nivel desktop. Managementul reţelei de jocuri este simplificat prin panoul ROG Gaming Center.

ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 oferă Wi-Fi tri-band AC5300 cu două benzi separate de 5GHz şi o bandă de 2.4GHz, permiţând utilizatorilor să creeze o reţea Wi-Fi de înaltă viteză, dedicată pentru gaming, prin alocarea uneia dintre benzile de 5GHz pentru jocuri, lăsându-le pe celelalte pentru uzul general. Pasionaţii de servere în reţea (NAS) au la dispoziţie funcţia Link Aggregation (802.3ad) care permite folosirea a două porturi LAN pentru a se obţine o conexiune rapidă cu viteza de 2Gbps.

Dispozitivul oferă şi  alte inovaţii care îmbunătăţesc experienţa jocurilor în reţea:

  • ROG Gaming Center le oferă gamerilor controlul asupra reţelei, furnizând informaţii cuprinzătoare ale aspectelor ce ţin de buna funcţionare a jocurilor, cum ar fi dispozitivele conectate, statisticile de trafic şi disponibilitatea serverelor de jocuri.
  • GT-AC5300 este primul router de gaming care oferă trei niveluri de accelerare a jocurilor: două porturi LAN pentru gaming, Game Boost şi Gamers Private Network. Aceste facilităţi puternice prioritizează toate tipurile de dispozitive, ce sunt conectate pe porturile dedicate, precum şi traficul de date al jocurilor, în timp ce minimizează răspunsul serverelor pentru un gameplay fluid, fără latenţe.
  • Wi-Fi Radar permite utilizatorilor să analizeze semnalul wireless pentru a detecta orice interferenţă şi să aleagă canalul cel mai puţin congestionat pentru cea mai bună performanţă
  • Game Boost analizează traficul în reţea şi prioritizează pachetele de gaming pentru cea mai bună performanţă în jocuri şi Game IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), care protejează reţeaua împotriva ameninţărilor externe.
  • RangeBoost este o combinaţie de hardware şi software ce creşte semnificativ aria de acoperire, îmbunătăţind transferul la distanţe mari. Cu ajutorul RangeBoost, jucătorii au libertatea de a rula jocurile favorite oriunde doresc, nu unde decide routerul.
  • Pentru securitate, ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 dispune de Game IPS, un sistem de prevenţie de ultimă oră, ce are la bază tehnologia Trend Micro. Game IPS protejează reţele împotriva atacurilor şi ameninţărilor externe, neutralizându-le înainte ca acestea să ajungă la dispozitivele conectate în reţea. Fiind integrat în router, chiar şi atunci când softwareul de securitate al calculatorului este oprit, Game IPS protejează reţeaua împotriva atacurilor şi intruziunilor, oferind jucătorilor liniştea necesară.

Disponibilitate

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 este aşteptat pe piaţa românească la sfârşitul lunii iulie.

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          Google must alter worldwide search results, per orders from Canada’s top court   
  A small Canadian firm has acquired an injunction against Google from the Supreme Court of Canada that is being called the first global de-indexing order. Equustek, a Vancouver-based maker of networking devices, sued a former...
          ciêntista da computação tbm pode fazer Networking?ou n se aplica na área da computação o uso de Networking?   
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          Delta College flea market under investigation   
Ex-student activity chief also focus of criminal allegations
By Alex Breitler
Record Staff Writer
November 22, 2008 6:00 AM

STOCKTON - San Joaquin Delta College police are investigating allegations of fraud, embezzlement and sexual harassment in connection with the college's weekend flea market, a fundraising staple for student government and clubs.

Delta's former supervisor of student activities is one, but not the only, subject of the ongoing investigation, according to a police memo obtained by The Record.

The memo says the supervisor - who is not named in the document - knowingly hired flea market employees with criminal records, ranging from property crime to murder. Some were students, a college spokesman said.

The supervisor allegedly spent $600,000 in personal funds over five years for the student government and was reimbursed by the college, allowing large sums of money to be spent without prior approval. The report also says that cash receipts and documents were shredded, as noted by an outside auditor hired by the college to investigate.

The supervisor "failed to provide positive leadership to the students in regard to spending," the report says. Travel expenses for student government exceeded college policy, and an "inordinate" amount of money was spent on clothing, luggage, scholarships, expensive meals and hotel suites, the report says.

Delta College officials released the document to the Associated Student Body Government earlier this week after students criticized new and stricter policies governing spending.

Students and club advisers have for weeks paraded before the college's Board of Trustees protesting the new policies, which require pre-approval of minor purchases among other safeguards. This is not always practical, students and some advisers argue.

Delta spokesman Greg Greenwood said the report about the ongoing investigation was released to explain these new policies.

"We want to make sure the (student government) understands why we're placing all of these controls on them," Greenwood said.

The college plans to implement 14 new procedures to ensure accountability, he said.

The state Education Code says community college boards already "must provide for the supervision of all funds raised by any student body ... using the name of the college."

Greenwood said the flea market, which brings in about $500,000 a year, has been scrutinized at times for more than a decade. The new investigation suggests a "much more severe" situation, he said.

The money in question does not belong to the college. In a 2003 interview with The Collegian, Delta College's student newspaper, President Raul Rodriguez questioned student-body government expenditures for admission to Disneyland as well as a $546 meal at Le Bistro.

These may not be illegal purchases, Rodriguez said at the time, "but it's a matter of appearances and ethics."

Student Body President Valerie Novak acknowledged Friday that the flea market needs management. "We recognize there is a problem and that it needs to be addressed," she said.

But, she added, the current student government inherited the problem.

"It's not us," Novak said. "The problem was not the students. It was the adviser."

She defended current student government spending. Yearly trips to a Washington, D.C., community college convention are valuable networking opportunities, she said. Some students need help with dress or luggage to be able to make such a trip.

Novak said delays in clearance from the administration have forced students to book pricier hotel rooms.

She said the student government would get professional help to audit its own books, but she continued to argue that pre-approval of all expenses for many clubs is not practical.

As for the criminal investigation, Greenwood said the case would be forwarded to county prosecutors if the evidence confirms the allegations.

The five-page report contained no specific details on the allegation of sexual harassment.

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          Memphis Group to Host Resistance Cookout   
Members of Indivisible Memphis, a group that aims to resist President Donald Trump's administration in West Tennessee, organized the Memphis Resistance Summer Community Cookout, which will be held Saturday, July 1.

The cookout is one of 400 across the country mobilized by the online grassroots organizing group MoveOn.

The group's website says the cookouts are designed for the millions of Americans that have been peacefully resisting President Trump's administration since November to come together and celebrate what they have achieved and "recharge for the work ahead."

The cookout in Memphis is planned for 1:00 p.m. at Audubon Park.

The goals for the cookout, according to Indivisible Memphis' Facebook page, is networking, recruiting, and "better coordination to electorialize the resistance."

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          Active Directory Administrator - (Boston)   
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          Cyber Security Engineer - (Newton)   
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          Java/Microservices - (Ipswich)   
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          Sebastian Dröge: RTP for broadcasting-over-IP use-cases in GStreamer: PTP, RFC7273 for Ravenna, AES67, SMPTE 2022 & SMPTE 2110   

It’s that time of year again where the broadcast industry gathers at NAB show, which seems like a good time to me to revisit some frequently asked questions about GStreamer‘s support for various broadcasting related standards

Even more so as at this year’s NAB there seems to be a lot of hype about the new SMPTE 2110 standard, which defines how to transport and synchronize live media streams over IP networks, and which fortunately (unlike many other attempts) is based on previously existing open standards like RTP.

While SMPTE 2110 is the new kid on the block here, there are various other standards based on similar technologies. There’s for example AES67 by the Audio Engineering Society for audio-only, Ravenna which is very similar, the slightly older SMPTE 2022 and VSF TR3/4 by the Video Services Forum.

Other standards, like MXF for storage of media (which is supported by GStreamer since years), are also important in the broadcasting world, but let’s ignore these other use-cases here for now and focus on streaming live media.

Media Transport

All of these standards depend on RTP in one way or another, use PTP or similar services for synchronization and are either fully (as in the case of AES67/Ravenna) supported by GStreamer already or at least to a big part, with the missing parts being just some extensions to existing code.

There’s not really much to say here about the actual media transport as GStreamer has had solid support for RTP for a very long time and has a very flexible and feature-rich RTP stack that includes support for many optional extensions to RTP and is successfully used for broadcasting scenarios, real-time communication (e.g. WebRTC and SIP) and live-video streaming as required by security cameras for example.

Over the last months and years, many new features have been added to GStreamer’s RTP stack for various use-cases and the code was further optimized, and thanks to all that the amount of work needed for new standards based on RTP, like the beforementioned ones, is rather limited. For AES67 no additional work was needed to support it, for example.

The biggest open issue for the broadcasting-related standards currently is the need of further optimizations for high-resolution, high-framerate streaming of video. In these cases we currently run into performance problems due to the high amount of packets per second, and some serious optimizations would be needed. However there are already various ideas how to improve this situation that are just waiting to be implemented.

Synchronization

I previously already wrote about PTP in GStreamer, which is supported in GStreamer for synchronizing media and that support is now merged and has been included since the 1.8 release. In addition to that NTP is also supported now since 1.8.

In theory other clocks could also be used in some scenarios, like clocks based on a GPS receiver, but that’s less common and not yet supported by GStreamer. Nonetheless all the infrastructure for supporting arbitrary clocks exists, so adding these when needed is not going to be much work.

Clock Signalling

One major new feature that was added in the last year, for the 1.10 release of GStreamer, was support for RFC7273. While support for PTP in theory allows you to synchronize media properly if both sender and receiver are using the same clock, what was missing before is a way to signal what this specific clock exactly is and what offsets have to be applied. This is where RFC7273 becomes useful, and why it is used as part of many of the standards mentioned before. It defines a common interface for specifying this information in the SDP, which commonly is used to describe how to set up an RTP session.

The support for that feature was merged for the 1.10 release and is readily available.

Help needed? Found bugs or missing features?

While the basics are all implemented in GStreamer, there are still various missing features for optional extensions of the before mentioned standards or even, in some cases, required parts of the standard. In addition to that some optimizations may still be required, depending on your use-case.

If you run into any problems with the existing code, or need further features for the various standards implemented, just drop me a mail.

GStreamer is already used in the broadcasting world in various areas, but let’s together make sure that GStreamer can easily be used as a batteries-included solution for broadcasting use-cases too.


          Andy Wingo: guile 2.2 omg!!!   

Oh, good evening my hackfriends! I am just chuffed to share a thing with yall: tomorrow we release Guile 2.2.0. Yaaaay!

I know in these days of version number inflation that this seems like a very incremental, point-release kind of a thing, but it's a big deal to me. This is a project I have been working on since soon after the release of Guile 2.0 some 6 years ago. It wasn't always clear that this project would work, but now it's here, going into production.

In that time I have worked on JavaScriptCore and V8 and SpiderMonkey and so I got a feel for what a state-of-the-art programming language implementation looks like. Also in that time I ate and breathed optimizing compilers, and really hit the wall until finally paging in what Fluet and Weeks were saying so many years ago about continuation-passing style and scope, and eventually came through with a solution that was still CPS: CPS soup. At this point Guile's "middle-end" is, I think, totally respectable. The backend targets a quite good virtual machine.

The virtual machine is still a bytecode interpreter for now; native code is a next step. Oddly my journey here has been precisely opposite, in a way, to An incremental approach to compiler construction; incremental, yes, but starting from the other end. But I am very happy with where things are. Guile remains very portable, bootstrappable from C, and the compiler is in a good shape to take us the rest of the way to register allocation and native code generation, and performance is pretty ok, even better than some natively-compiled Schemes.

For a "scripting" language (what does that mean?), I also think that Guile is breaking nice ground by using ELF as its object file format. Very cute. As this seems to be a "Andy mentions things he's proud of" segment, I was also pleased with how we were able to completely remove the stack size restriction.

high fives all around

As is often the case with these things, I got the idea for removing the stack limit after talking with Sam Tobin-Hochstadt from Racket and the PLT group. I admire Racket and its makers very much and look forward to stealing fromworking with them in the future.

Of course the ideas for the contification and closure optimization passes are in debt to Matthew Fluet and Stephen Weeks for the former, and Andy Keep and Kent Dybvig for the the latter. The intmap/intset representation of CPS soup itself is highly endebted to the late Phil Bagwell, to Rich Hickey, and to Clojure folk; persistent data structures were an amazing revelation to me.

Guile's virtual machine itself was initially heavily inspired by JavaScriptCore's VM. Thanks to WebKit folks for writing so much about the early days of Squirrelfish! As far as the actual optimizations in the compiler itself, I was inspired a lot by V8's Crankshaft in a weird way -- it was my first touch with fixed-point flow analysis. As most of yall know, I didn't study CS, for better and for worse; for worse, because I didn't know a lot of this stuff, and for better, as I had the joy of learning it as I needed it. Since starting with flow analysis, Carl Offner's Notes on graph algorithms used in optimizing compilers was invaluable. I still open it up from time to time.

While I'm high-fiving, large ups to two amazing support teams: firstly to my colleagues at Igalia for supporting me on this. Almost the whole time I've been at Igalia, I've been working on this, for about a day or two a week. Sometimes at work we get to take advantage of a Guile thing, but Igalia's Guile investment mainly pays out in the sense of keeping me happy, keeping me up to date with language implementation techniques, and attracting talent. At work we have a lot of language implementation people, in JS engines obviously but also in other niches like the networking group, and it helps to be able to transfer hackers from Scheme to these domains.

I put in my own time too, of course; but my time isn't really my own either. My wife Kate has been really supportive and understanding of my not-infrequent impulses to just nerd out and hack a thing. She probably won't read this (though maybe?), but it's important to acknowledge that many of us hackers are only able to do our work because of the support that we get from our families.

a digression on the nature of seeking and knowledge

I am jealous of my colleagues in academia sometimes; of course it must be this way, that we are jealous of each other. Greener grass and all that. But when you go through a doctoral program, you know that you push the boundaries of human knowledge. You know because you are acutely aware of the state of recorded knowledge in your field, and you know that your work expands that record. If you stay in academia, you use your honed skills to continue chipping away at the unknown. The papers that this process reifies have a huge impact on the flow of knowledge in the world. As just one example, I've read all of Dybvig's papers, with delight and pleasure and avarice and jealousy, and learned loads from them. (Incidentally, I am given to understand that all of these are proper academic reactions :)

But in my work on Guile I don't actually know that I've expanded knowledge in any way. I don't actually know that anything I did is new and suspect that nothing is. Maybe CPS soup? There have been some similar publications in the last couple years but you never know. Maybe some of the multicore Concurrent ML stuff I haven't written about yet. Really not sure. I am starting to see papers these days that are similar to what I do and I have the feeling that they have a bit more impact than my work because of their medium, and I wonder if I could be putting my work in a more useful form, or orienting it in a more newness-oriented way.

I also don't know how important new knowledge is. Simply being able to practice language implementation at a state-of-the-art level is a valuable skill in itself, and releasing a quality, stable free-software language implementation is valuable to the world. So it's not like I'm negative on where I'm at, but I do feel wonderful talking with folks at academic conferences and wonder how to pull some more of that into my life.

In the meantime, I feel like (my part of) Guile 2.2 is my master work in a way -- a savepoint in my hack career. It's fine work; see A Virtual Machine for Guile and Continuation-Passing Style for some high level documentation, or many of these bloggies for the nitties and the gritties. OKitties!

getting the goods

It's been a joy over the last two or three years to see the growth of Guix, a packaging system written in Guile and inspired by GNU stow and Nix. The laptop I'm writing this on runs GuixSD, and Guix is up to some 5000 packages at this point.

I've always wondered what the right solution for packaging Guile and Guile modules was. At one point I thought that we would have a Guile-specific packaging system, but one with stow-like characteristics. We had problems with C extensions though: how do you build one? Where do you get the compilers? Where do you get the libraries?

Guix solves this in a comprehensive way. From the four or five bootstrap binaries, Guix can download and build the world from source, for any of its supported architectures. The result is a farm of weirdly-named files in /gnu/store, but the transitive closure of a store item works on any distribution of that architecture.

This state of affairs was clear from the Guix binary installation instructions that just have you extract a tarball over your current distro, regardless of what's there. The process of building this weird tarball was always a bit ad-hoc though, geared to Guix's installation needs.

It turns out that we can use the same strategy to distribute reproducible binaries for any package that Guix includes. So if you download this tarball, and extract it as root in /, then it will extract some paths in /gnu/store and also add a /opt/guile-2.2.0. Run Guile as /opt/guile-2.2.0/bin/guile and you have Guile 2.2, before any of your friends! That pack was made using guix pack -C lzip -S /opt/guile-2.2.0=/ guile-next glibc-utf8-locales, at Guix git revision 80a725726d3b3a62c69c9f80d35a898dcea8ad90.

(If you run that Guile, it will complain about not being able to install the locale. Guix, like Scheme, is generally a statically scoped system; but locales are dynamically scoped. That is to say, you have to set GUIX_LOCPATH=/opt/guile-2.2.0/lib/locale in the environment, for locales to work. See the GUIX_LOCPATH docs for the gnarlies.)

Alternately of course you can install Guix and just guix package -i guile-next. Guix itself will migrate to 2.2 over the next week or so.

Welp, that's all for this evening. I'll be relieved to push the release tag and announcements tomorrow. In the meantime, happy hacking, and yes: this blog is served by Guile 2.2! :)


          Andy Wingo: encyclopedia snabb and the case of the foreign drivers   

Peoples of the blogosphere, welcome back to the solipsism! Happy 2017 and all that. Today's missive is about Snabb (formerly Snabb Switch), a high-speed networking project we've been working on at work for some years now.

What's Snabb all about you say? Good question and I have a nice answer for you in video and third-party textual form! This year I managed to make it to linux.conf.au in lovely Tasmania. Tasmania is amazing, with wild wombats and pademelons and devils and wallabies and all kinds of things, and they let me talk about Snabb.

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You can check that video on the youtube if the link above doesn't work; slides here.

Jonathan Corbet from LWN wrote up the talk in an article here, which besides being flattering is a real windfall as I don't have to write it up myself :)

In that talk I mentioned that Snabb uses its own drivers. We were recently approached by a customer with a simple and honest question: does this really make sense? Is it really a win? Why wouldn't we just use the work that the NIC vendors have already put into their drivers for the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK)? After all, part of the attraction of a switch to open source is that you will be able to take advantage of the work that others have produced.

Our answer is that while it is indeed possible to use drivers from DPDK, there are costs and benefits on both sides and we think that when we weigh it all up, it makes both technical and economic sense for Snabb to have its own driver implementations. It might sound counterintuitive on the face of things, so I wrote this long article to discuss some perhaps under-appreciated points about the tradeoff.

Technically speaking there are generally two ways you can imagine incorporating DPDK drivers into Snabb:

  1. Bundle a snapshot of the DPDK into Snabb itself.

  2. Somehow make it so that Snabb could (perhaps optionally) compile against a built DPDK SDK.

As part of a software-producing organization that ships solutions based on Snabb, I need to be able to ship a "known thing" to customers. When we ship the lwAFTR, we ship it in source and in binary form. For both of those deliverables, we need to know exactly what code we are shipping. We achieve that by having a minimal set of dependencies in Snabb -- only LuaJIT and three Lua libraries (DynASM, ljsyscall, and pflua) -- and we include those dependencies directly in the source tree. This requirement of ours rules out (2), so the option under consideration is only (1): importing the DPDK (or some part of it) directly into Snabb.

So let's start by looking at Snabb and the DPDK from the top down, comparing some metrics, seeing how we could make this combination.

snabbdpdk
Code lines 61K 583K
Contributors (all-time) 60 370
Contributors (since Jan 2016) 32 240
Non-merge commits (since Jan 2016) 1.4K 3.2K

These numbers aren't directly comparable, of course; in Snabb our unit of code change is the merge rather than the commit, and in Snabb we include a number of production-ready applications like the lwAFTR and the NFV, but they are fine enough numbers to start with. What seems clear is that the DPDK project is significantly larger than Snabb, so adding it to Snabb would fundamentally change the nature of the Snabb project.

So depending on the DPDK makes it so that suddenly Snabb jumps from being a project that compiles in a minute to being a much more heavy-weight thing. That could be OK if the benefits were high enough and if there weren't other costs, but there are indeed other costs to including the DPDK:

  • Data-plane control. Right now when I ship a product, I can be responsible for the whole data plane: everything that happens on the CPU when packets are being processed. This includes the driver, naturally; it's part of Snabb and if I need to change it or if I need to understand it in some deep way, I can do that. But if I switch to third-party drivers, this is now out of my domain; there's a wall between me and something that running on my CPU. And if there is a performance problem, I now have someone to blame that's not myself! From the customer perspective this is terrible, as you want the responsibility for software to rest in one entity.

  • Impedance-matching development costs. Snabb is written in Lua; the DPDK is written in C. I will have to build a bridge, and keep it up to date as both Snabb and the DPDK evolve. This impedance-matching layer is also another source of bugs; either we make a local impedance matcher in C or we bind everything using LuaJIT's FFI. In the former case, it's a lot of duplicate code, and in the latter we lose compile-time type checking, which is a no-go given that the DPDK can and does change API and ABI.

  • Communication costs. The DPDK development list had 3K messages in January. Keeping up with DPDK development would become necessary, as the DPDK is now in your dataplane, but it costs significant amounts of time.

  • Costs relating to mismatched goals. Snabb tries to win development and run-time speed by searching for simple solutions. The DPDK tries to be a showcase for NIC features from vendors, placing less of a priority on simplicity. This is a very real cost in the form of the way network packets are represented in the DPDK, with support for such features as scatter/gather and indirect buffers. In Snabb we were able to do away with this complexity by having simple linear buffers, and our speed did not suffer; adding the DPDK again would either force us to marshal and unmarshal these buffers into and out of the DPDK's format, or otherwise to reintroduce this particular complexity into Snabb.

  • Abstraction costs. A network function written against the DPDK typically uses at least three abstraction layers: the "EAL" environment abstraction layer, the "PMD" poll-mode driver layer, and often an internal hardware abstraction layer from the network card vendor. (And some of those abstraction layers are actually external dependencies of the DPDK, as with Mellanox's ConnectX-4 drivers!) Any discrepancy between the goals and/or implementation of these layers and the goals of a Snabb network function is a cost in developer time and in run-time. Note that those low-level HAL facilities aren't considered acceptable in upstream Linux kernels, for all of these reasons!

  • Stay-on-the-train costs. The DPDK is big and sometimes its abstractions change. As a minor player just riding the DPDK train, we would have to invest a continuous amount of effort into just staying aboard.

  • Fork costs. The Snabb project has a number of contributors but is really run by Luke Gorrie. Because Snabb is so small and understandable, if Luke decided to stop working on Snabb or take it in a radically different direction, I would feel comfortable continuing to maintain (a fork of) Snabb for as long as is necessary. If the DPDK changed goals for whatever reason, I don't think I would want to continue to maintain a stale fork.

  • Overkill costs. Drivers written against the DPDK have many considerations that simply aren't relevant in a Snabb world: kernel drivers (KNI), special NIC features that we don't use in Snabb (RDMA, offload), non-x86 architectures with different barrier semantics, threads, complicated buffer layouts (chained and indirect), interaction with specific kernel modules (uio-pci-generic / igb-uio / ...), and so on. We don't need all of that, but we would have to bring it along for the ride, and any changes we might want to make would have to take these use cases into account so that other users won't get mad.

So there are lots of costs if we were to try to hop on the DPDK train. But what about the benefits? The goal of relying on the DPDK would be that we "automatically" get drivers, and ultimately that a network function would be driver-agnostic. But this is not necessarily the case. Each driver has its own set of quirks and tuning parameters; in order for a software development team to be able to support a new platform, the team would need to validate the platform, discover the right tuning parameters, and modify the software to configure the platform for good performance. Sadly this is not a trivial amount of work.

Furthermore, using a different vendor's driver isn't always easy. Consider Mellanox's DPDK ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-5 support: the "Quick Start" guide has you first install MLNX_OFED in order to build the DPDK drivers. What is this thing exactly? You go to download the tarball and it's 55 megabytes. What's in it? 30 other tarballs! If you build it somehow from source instead of using the vendor binaries, then what do you get? All that code, running as root, with kernel modules, and implementing systemd/sysvinit services!!! And this is just step one!!!! Worse yet, this enormous amount of code powering a DPDK driver is mostly driver-specific; what we hear from colleagues whose organizations decided to bet on the DPDK is that you don't get to amortize much knowledge or validation when you switch between an Intel and a Mellanox card.

In the end when we ship a solution, it's going to be tested against a specific NIC or set of NICs. Each NIC will add to the validation effort. So if we were to rely on the DPDK's drivers, we would have payed all the costs but we wouldn't save very much in the end.

There is another way. Instead of relying on so much third-party code that it is impossible for any one person to grasp the entirety of a network function, much less be responsible for it, we can build systems small enough to understand. In Snabb we just read the data sheet and write a driver. (Of course we also benefit by looking at DPDK and other open source drivers as well to see how they structure things.) By only including what is needed, Snabb drivers are typically only a thousand or two thousand lines of Lua. With a driver of that size, it's possible for even a small ISV or in-house developer to "own" the entire data plane of whatever network function you need.

Of course Snabb drivers have costs too. What are they? Are customers going to be stuck forever paying for drivers for every new card that comes out? It's a very good question and one that I know is in the minds of many.

Obviously I don't have the whole answer, as my role in this market is a software developer, not an end user. But having talked with other people in the Snabb community, I see it like this: Snabb is still in relatively early days. What we need are about three good drivers. One of them should be for a standard workhorse commodity 10Gbps NIC, which we have in the Intel 82599 driver. That chipset has been out for a while so we probably need to update it to the current commodities being sold. Additionally we need a couple cards that are going to compete in the 100Gbps space. We have the Mellanox ConnectX-4 and presumably ConnectX-5 drivers on the way, but there's room for another one. We've found that it's hard to actually get good performance out of 100Gbps cards, so this is a space in which NIC vendors can differentiate their offerings.

We budget somewhere between 3 and 9 months of developer time to create a completely new Snabb driver. Of course it usually takes less time to develop Snabb support for a NIC that is only incrementally different from others in the same family that already have drivers.

We see this driver development work to be similar to the work needed to validate a new NIC for a network function, with the additional advantage that it gives us up-front knowledge instead of the best-effort testing later in the game that we would get with the DPDK. When you add all the additional costs of riding the DPDK train, we expect that the cost of Snabb-native drivers competes favorably against the cost of relying on third-party DPDK drivers.

In the beginning it's natural that early adopters of Snabb make investments in this base set of Snabb network drivers, as they would to validate a network function on a new platform. However over time as Snabb applications start to be deployed over more ports in the field, network vendors will also see that it's in their interests to have solid Snabb drivers, just as they now see with the Linux kernel and with the DPDK, and given that the investment is relatively low compared to their already existing efforts in Linux and the DPDK, it is quite feasible that we will see the NIC vendors of the world start to value Snabb for the performance that it can squeeze out of their cards.

So in summary, in Snabb we are convinced that writing minimal drivers that are adapted to our needs is an overall win compared to relying on third-party code. It lets us ship solutions that we can feel responsible for: both for their operational characteristics as well as their maintainability over time. Still, we are happy to learn and share with our colleagues all across the open source high-performance networking space, from the DPDK to VPP and beyond.


          Senior Project Manager - Data Center experience required   
TX-Austin, Job Description Job #: 762951 Senior Project Manager, Data Center Remote position. Minimal travel (0-20%). 6 month Contract Senior Project Manager must be able to clear a Drug screen, Credit check, and Background check, including Education and Employment verifications. The project will involve an entire data center transformation, large-scale migrations, and networking infrastructure upgrades. PM
          eGifter Exhibits at Pivotal Tech Conference   
eGifter is exhibiting alongside Launch Pad LI at the Pivotal Tech Conference which combines deep thought, tech talk, top of the line networking, performance and beverage service in one giant happening, May 9, 3 to 8 p.m held at the Space in Westbury. Details about the event are here.
          Telecom Technician - Arts Wired Electronics - Chicago, IL   
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT). Routine daily activities:.... $25,000 a year
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          Systems Administrator I - Raytheon - Burlington, MA   
Experience with the administration of Cisco switches, routers, firewalls and other branded networking devices....
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          Test Engineer - QSC - Boulder, CO   
Cisco networking certifications preferred. QSC is seeking electrical engineers looking for a challenging Test Engineer position in networked audio video...
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          Cisco Engineer - High Availability, Inc. - Audubon, PA   
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or Cisco Certified Internetworking Engineer (CCIE) R&amp;S. Cisco Routers 7x00, 4x00, 3600, 2600, 2500, 800....
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          Breakfast Producer, Heart Wiltshire   
The Breakfast Producer reports directly to the Managing Editor of The West Country (Wiltshire) Broadcast Centre and as part of the Programming team, you will be responsible for creating and managing all the output from the station?s breakfast show.  This role requires extraordinary levels of creativity, people management and strategic planning.   An experienced producer you?ll work as part of the Programming team and be responsible for creating and managing the Heart Wiltshire breakfast show with Ben and Mel. What will you be doing --------- * You?ll work closely with the Managing Editor, Station Producer and the on air talent to create compelling content that targets and grows the station?s core audience. * You?ll work in the live show environment on a daily basis, and drive planning and creative sessions post the show each day. * You?ll be obsessed with the finer details that go into making every piece of content succeed * You?ll assist in the co-ordination and administration of the relevant parts of all SPI activity which will include the writing and production of scripts and making sure the highest levels of compliance are adhered too. * You?ll assist in the implementation of plans and strategies of Heart programming. * You?ll oversee every channel the breakfast show uses, from online to social media including making and posting videos. What we expect of you  --------------------- * You?ll be full of ideas but also possess the ability to stimulate others to create great content.  You?ll always be thinking further ahead, and thinking strategically. * A natural problem solver, together with your creative flair and judgment you?ll choose the right programming solutions for Global. * You?ll know and respond positively to the needs and expectations of others to achieve the right outcome. * You?ll understand the target audience inside out and have a sound understanding on how to grow audiences  * You?ll be confident when working towards your own personal objectives as well as helping others in achieving business goals, regularly setting and stretching new standards and goals. * You?ll have loads of experience from working in a similar type role and will be confident using Genesys, Adobe, GUSTO online content management systems (or similar) and should be competent on social media including Twitter and Facebook. Who you will work with ---------------- * Managing Editor * Station Producer * Programming/Marketing Team * S&P Team * Engineering * Online and Social networking teams - visit media.info to find out how to apply
          Il marchio Overland-Tandberg™ è una garanzia contro le minacce alla sicurezza dei dati   
Il nuovo brand racchiude fiducia, servizio e una lunga storia nella protezione dei dati contro software malevoli come Ransomware e Cripto-virus SAN JOSE (Calif.) e Dortmund (Ger.) – 29 giugno 2017. Tandberg Data e Overland Storage, società controllate da Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY), entrambe da tempo leader nel settore dello storage, hanno annunciato il […]

          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Spirits Industry - Large Account - Business Development   

Neenah Paper

# of Openings 1
Job Locations US-TN-Chattanooga
Category Sales


Overview:



Neenah Paper is growing and we are actively searching for an individual with strong ties to the Spirits Industry for a high-profile Large Account - Business Development position. This is a B2B sales role with primary focus of developing new and existing relationships with key end users that could purchase multiple Neenah products in large accounts. This requires an individual with a proven track record of selling into large accounts with multiple customers. Individuals with a hunter mentality, can network within a matrixed environment and ability to identify client needs, will do well. Experience in the beauty/cosmetic or distilled spirit industry is highly preferred.



Neenah produces high-grade fine paper, packaging, filtration and performance materials that are recognized in the industry for their brand, image and performance; www.neenah.com.






Responsibilities:



Large Account + New business development- Developing new and existing relationships with key end users that could purchase or specify Neenah fine paper, packaging & wide format products.
  • Identify and target new business opportunities with end users & converters who understand the value of brand, image & performance.
  • Depending on circumstances be able to work independently, with design agencies or print representatives to develop new business.
  • Activate new business either directly or through merchant distribution.



Manage & Develop new and existing accounts within assigned territory.
  • Full time hunting!!! Identify, prospect, qualify and nurture end users accounts leading to new business for Neenah Paper.
  • Develop target list of accounts along with strategic plan to execute and attain results.
  • Utilize prospecting and networking resources such as Data.com, LinkedIn, Book of Lists, trade shows, etc.
  • Collaborate with in market colleagues on market planning activities, merchant meetings, and local events.



Qualifications:



  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university required.
  • Minimum 5 - 8 years B2B LARGE ACCOUNT sales experience; manufacturing, distribution or specialty accounts highly preferred.
  • Up to 50% travel with likelihood of International travel.
  • Ability to understand and to articulate premium products.
  • Public speaking and presentation skills required.
  • Hunter mentality with a proven track record to seek and develop new business.
  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment.
  • Utilize Salesforce.com for tracking and organization to lead develop and order.




Neenah Paper, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, veteran's status or on the basis of disability. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

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          Comment on Is Referral Marketing Right For Your Photography Business? by Ken Cavanagh   
Hi Rosh, Thanks for the timely article and thanks to Jim for sharing his experience! I also recently joined my local Chamber and have gone to a few networking breakfasts and other events. I’ve made a few contacts and a couple of good prospects which may turn out to be mutually beneficial. I’m a photographer as well. I’m considering BNI and have had more offers to join various chapters and off-shoots from my Chamber than anything else. Besides the early weekly meetings and fee, my main hesitation is being able to offer referrals on a weekly basis. I want to give as much, if not more, than I receive. My impression is the referral requirement differs for each chapter, but some are very strict about it. Can you share your thoughts on some aspects in considering which BNI to join and requirements for providing referrals?
          Comment on Is Referral Marketing Right For Your Photography Business? by Jim Whitesell   
Hi Rosh, I pretty much agree with everything you've said here. I belong to both the Chamber of Commerce and a local BNI chapter. I joined the Chamber first, and attended all their mixers and luncheons faithfully for a year with the goal of meeting prospective clients and getting business. As a marketing tool I didn't get rich from my Chamber connections. Yes I got a few clients, but not what I expected for the effort. I do think Chamber membership is important - they are well positioned to be the voice of small business to local, regional and federal governments. Yes I met a lot of people at the mixers, and we know each other. Are I getting business from them? Not so much. I realized there are lots of people who go to these business mixers, but everyone has the same goal - to sell their services to the others. When you have a room full of business people (including several direct competitors) all focused on selling but no one there to buy, how successful can one be? My experience in BNI has been different (thankfully). Yes, there is structure, and you point out why. The reason for the structure is because it makes members more money and allows them to grow their businesses more effectively. I'm a photographer, too, and I need structure in my business to keep it successful. For example, I follow a structured system during my headshot sessions - why? Do I light haphazardly? no. do I pose and direct the client without purpose? No. Do I edit the files randomly or do I use a structured system? I accomplish each of these tasks with structure because it produces the repeatable results my clients expect and pay me for. If I didn't follow the system I've developed that maximizes my clients value and my profitability, I wouldn't attain my goals. The same is true with my marketing. I've learned the marketing functions they train in BNI, put them in practice, and my business has thrived as a result. My BNI referrals account for 38% of my overall sales. I know of no other single marketing activity that produces that kind of result. Am I going to be at a 7am meeting once a week for that? It's a no-brainer. Wash, rinse, repeat. Money in the bank. One thing (and to me probably the most important thing) about BNI chapters is they only allow one business per occupation in a chapter. There is no other photographer allowed in my chapter, and there never will be another as long as I'm a member. That means I have 30 other professionals I train to bring me referrals week after week, and I have no competition in the group. One of the other things you touched on is training. I've taken advantage of the advanced marketing training they offer and it's helped me immensely both in and outside of BNI. They actually taught me how to be effective at those open business mixers like the Chamber! As you said, the networking meetings are weekly in order to build stronger relationships. BNI members become true friends who also do business with each other. By creating long lasting business relationships cemented by friendships, we ensure business growth and stability. Clients leave, friends don't. While I joined BNI to market my photography business and make more money, I never expected to make so many close friends and help them grow their businesses. It is very rewarding to be a part of a close knit business community that focuses on each others' success. I don't remember when I first discovered your podcast Rosh, but I've followed you for several years. I enjoy your posts and I'm not surprised you've been active in BNI - you focus on helping others succeed, a core principal of BNI.
          computer hardware and networking - Micro Bridge Computers - Shimla H O, Himachal Pradesh   
Computer Hardware Knowledge, Networking Knowledge, Should be dedicated and hard working. Knowledge of operating system installation etc should be there.... ₹84,000 a year
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          Hardware and Networking Trainer - Funfirst Global Skillers Pvt Ltd - Amethi, Uttar Pradesh   
Managing and maintaining Switch and Network equipment. Should have good hands on experience in teaching profession, on the below technologies:.... ₹20,000 a month
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          Network Engineer - suraj informatics privat limited - Mundra, Gujarat   
o obtain a challenging position where I can utilize my knowledge of networking and it should provide career growth. And I have comit for BCA in surastra ₹1,30,000 a year
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          Serviced Office for Rent   
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The highly sought-after St Jamess area of central London is home to high profile and high status businesses with these offices offering huge potential for networking. Pall Mall is famous for its exclusive gentlemens clubs and nearby firms include...
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          TechWell Releases Full Program Details for STARCANADA 2017   

Over 50 Learning & Networking Sessions Presented by TechWell Events

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Buscamos personas pro activas para trabajar en el rubro de Retail, para nuestro cliente, una importante marca de ropa interior masculina.Jornada parcial, con
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          Business Model vs. Revenue Model   

My column in the December issue of the Entrepreneur magazine:  Assuming that the term ‘Business Model’ is the same as ‘Revenue Model’ is assuming that the word ‘aspiration’ means ‘inspiration’. Then, you might as well assume that the surname Singh is the same as Kejriwal.  The terms Business Model and Revenue Model are as distinct as chalk and cheese. Yes, they do look white at times and that’s how close they ever get.  To explain their distinction, let’s first consider Twitter – a company we are all familiar with (errr… if you don’t have a twitter handle, then please ask your kids to get you one before reading further!).  Now, let’s ask: What is the “Business” of Twitter? The website says “Twitter helps you create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.”  To deploy its business, Twitter like any other business in the world, needs a Business Model. That Business Model is the ‘engine’ that creates, executes, delivers and services the business. As an exercise, let’s break down some of the engine-parts of Twitter:  Product – Clearly, Twitter is a product that you have to use ‘as is’. You cannot customize Twitter too much and create your own version  Rules – What is allowed, what isn’t; how do the checks and balances work? These change over time.  Usage & access – Who can use Twitter? Clearly, anyone. Usage defines the ‘market’ that the company is going after and sets the controls of access etc.  Availability – How and where will the product of Twitter be made available? Currently via the web, as a mobile app and as a mobile service.  I am sure you can list the rest of the engine parts. Do it! It will be a neat exercise.  The Business Model is the magical assembly that makes all these moving parts come together and actually creates a live, real business!  But engines can be pretty ineffective unless they are used for a real purpose! That is the real genius of a Business Model. Creating a ‘magical use’ of the Business Model that makes the company propel itself forward, like a rocket, shooting into the universe. The founding entrepreneurs, the core team and people in the company at the very early stage are usually the magicians! (This is also why startups are such fun!)  In the case of Twitter, the genius of allowing ‘followers’ &‘following’, trends, and the absolutely ubiquitous ‘#’ hashtag is what sprinkled magic on its Business Model and made it a household name. The ‘rule’ of 140 characters created an amazing reduction in reading clutter that today, allows us to read hundreds of tweets at a time, without getting tired or bored.  Was the need to add @ before every user name a good business idea? Surely not. It made Twitter a ‘techy’ product and intimidated a lot of people. Could the @ have been dropped just after the launch when the business began to show a strain in user adoption? I think so. This is one example of a defect design in Twitter’s Business Model with respect to usability (the simpler the product, the faster it scales).  Twitter really took off on gossip. And when Hollywood personalities began using it as their digital mouthpiece. The company’s Business Model was clearly proven out when tweets exploded and we saw twitter handles everywhere.  Twitter listed on the NYSE in the first week of November and was valued at 22 billion dollars at the time of writing this article.  Therefore, let’s park the point that the business of Twitter, propelled by a massively successful Business Model was proven massively successful by its IPO and 22 billion dollar market value. Now let’s tackle Revenue Model.  In the exercise of listing the engine parts of the Twitter engine, you may have listed ‘revenue’ as one of the items. Good going and good thinking!  For many years, no one really knew the Revenue Model of Twitter; if and how they made money; and if there was as a plan. I vaguely remember that when the co-founders of Twitter were once asked what their Revenue Model was, they shrugged and said, “We are trying to figure it out”. Evidently the Revenue Model of their massively explosive business was not top of their mind.  I applaud the Twitter co-founders for their unconventional and contrarian thinking; and for delaying the creation of its Revenue Model while they were perfecting its Business Model. Clearly placing the horse before the cart and not the other way around!  In the Twitter IPO listing, revenues of the company were pegged at about US$ 400 million (for 9 months). Let us assume that they will generate US$ 500 million by the year end.  Where does the money come from? Evidently, from advertising via ‘sponsored tweets’. Now, only a few ‘involved’ consumers even notice these sponsored tweets that appear interspersed while reading tweets on twitter walls.  So, is the Revenue Model of the almighty Twitter only advertisements, served via these chintu-mintu non-intrusive and elegant sponsored tweets?  Maybe, maybe not. But what is clear is that the Revenue Model halo isn’t eclipsing the Business Model of Twitter that is currently going gangbusters. Also, anyone who understands public markets will also tell you that stock investors do not value a company generating US$ 500 million in revenue for US$ 22 billion. Undoubtedly, investors are paying for Business Model vs. Revenue Model.  At this juncture, let me throw a spanner in the works and remind you of the Internet behemoth called Myspace that was launched in 2003. The site was a social networking platform for music rockstars and their fans.  By 2005, Myspace had boom, boom, boomed! It became the most popular social networking site in the world and was acquired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation for US$ 580 million. Myspace also became the launch pad for other big startups like RockYou and Zynga and dominated the traffic charts.  In June 2006 Myspace surpassed Google as the most visited website in the USA!  You will not refute me when I state that in 2006, the Business Model of Myspace was absolutely stellar! I mean have you ever heard of any website beating the traffic of Google in USA?!  Alas! Myspace sat on the wall. Myspace had a great fall. All of Murdoch’s finances and all of Murdoch’s men Couldn’t put Myspace together again. In a couple of years after its peak, Myspace crashed into oblivion. In June 2011, the once Herculean Myspace was acquired by Justin Timberlake and Specific Media Group for a measly, vada pav price of US$ 35 million! A site that had beaten Google in traffic was now a piece of scrap.  What went wrong? What made Myspace implode, crash and burn? A very badly implemented REVENUE MODEL!!  At its peak, Myspace entered into an advertising contract with Google that guaranteed Myspace US$ 900 million  in minimum revenue over a 3 year period. This deal badly compromised the user experience on the website that was anyway reeling under heavy advertising. To honor the Google deal, Myspace had to spray the site with ads. The Myspace CEO Chris DeWolfe reported that he had to push back against Fox Interactive Media’s sales team who monetized the site without regard to user experience (Source – Wikipedia).  Just like Diwali crakers, Myspace crackled, fizzled and burnt out. The company’s Revenue Model had destroyed the Business Model on which the entire business was built!  To put it metaphorically, the Revenue Model component in the Myspace engine was such a defective part, that it bust the engine itself. Considering the Twitter and the Myspace examples, let me summarize as: – The Business Model of any enterprise is unique, distinct and very, very sacred. It’s the soul of the business that needs to be cultivated, nourished, and preserved. The difference between failed, mediocre and spectacular companies is their Business Model and the magical genius that it comes wrapped in. – The Revenue Model is an offshoot of a sound Business Model and can wait. It’s a dangerous, volatile, elusive element that needs to be eased into a business like a foreign article entering a sacred body. With care and utmost caution. A successful combination of a great Business Model and Revenue Model results in a Google of today or a Facebook of tomorrow. But if you place your Revenue Model on the throne and crown it as king, with your Business Model as its slave, then you will land up with a Myspace of yesterday.  ****** Read ALL my other articles published in Entrepreneur mag HERE. ****** First Published on: Dec 3, 2013

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          PROMOTOR PARIS OESTE FULL - Networking Chile SPA - Santiago de Chile, Región Metropolitana   
Busca promotor (a) con experiencia mínima 1 año. Importante empresa dedica al rubro de ropa interior masculina....
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          More S.S.P.   

S.S.P. = Shameless Self Promotion


I have been ivited to present at the Critical Studies Graduate Student Conference
at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. The conference theme is Deaths of Cinema My title is "MyDeathSpace and Cinema: Reconfiguring Life Through Memorials." Here's my abstract:


    The popular social networking website MySpace contains over 100 million profiles, some of which belong to deceased users. In January of 2006, MyDeathSpace was launched. MyDeathSpace is a website which chronicles deceased MySpace users in conjunction with newspaper obituaries and stories submitted by friends and family; posts include links to users' MySpace profiles. When a MySpace user dies, friends and family members can submit requests to MySpace to have their late acquaintances profiles deleted from the site or to gain access to their profiles to maintain them as memorials.

    The use of MySpace profiles as memorials evokes the concepts of death and cinema on several levels: first, the memorials revolve around the deaths of individuals; second, the profiles represent the online and popular appropriation of sound and visual images by amateur content creators. This appropriation employs cinematic techniques in traditionally non-cinematic structures and spaces. Although it would seem that the death of cinema is revealed through these memorials, this paper argues that these memorials do not signify the deaths of persons or cinema, but rather the reconfiguration of the lives of each.


          Review: The 105th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association   

This was my first and hopefully not my last experience visiting and presenting at "The Triple As." I was happy to have presented early in the week as this left me relaxed to enjoy the rest of the conference. My favorite panel was “Exploring Activity as Culture, Community, and Identity” because it addressed issues relevant to my interests and presented new ways for thinking about old things; it is exactly the kind of anthropology that inspires and excites me. The papers in the panel would make a great reader for a mid-level, major and non-major, undergraduate course in Anthropology. That is not to say that they are not theoretically complex and worthy of more advanced consideration, however they have a certain mass appeal that makes them perfect for getting students inspired, excited, and generally interested in Anthropology and anthropological thinking (approaching things from the mindset of an anthropologist). I especially enjoyed the comments made by discussant Bradd Shore.


Dr. Shore used a term he coined "activity fetishism" in his response to the papers on topics such as Capoeira, Irish Folk Music, Ballroom and Salsa Dancing, and Tae Kwon Doe. In the Fall 2003 Newsletter from the Emory Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL), Shore elaborates on Max Weber's "Protestant ethic",

"In contemporary America, this old work ethic is still with us. However, in the context of middle-class consumer culture, it has become difficult to distinguish work from consumption activities. Work as a moral virtue has morphed into obsession with activities as status markers, much as if they were consumer items."

This "obsession with activities" is essentially the "activity fetishism" to which Shore refered in his discussion and which I find particularly relevant to my own research on the contemporary western practice of body piercing as well as my interest in, and proposed research on social networking websites. I haven't formulated any sort of argument relating activity fetishism to my work, but the gears are turning, expect to see a post about it shortly.


Although I found the conference as a whole to be very rewarding, I'd have to say, subject wise, I got the most out of the Exploring Activity panel. I also enjoyed the panel titled, "Anthropology at the Crossroads of Digital Society," Mike Wesch and Shelly Errington's panel on digital ethnography, Ken Anderson's panel on anthropology at Intel, Adam Fish's panel titled, "Cultures of Production in Film and Television," and of course, all the SVA presentations and films. The conference also went logistically well, with only a few minor (unimportant) issues:


1) No scheduled nap time. As one of my colleagues pointed out during an especially drowsy moment one afternoon, most of the world has some form of mid-day rest time (ex: siesta), yet the AAA, which of all organizations should be most "culturally sensitive," schedules panels straight through the day, from 8 am to 9 pm. Luckily there were several coffee shops inside, connected to, or very close by the convention center, and we were able to drug ourselves awake every morning and keep ourselves going every afternoon.


2) How about a workshop on "How to dance at contemporary western social events?" I'm joking, everyone was having a good time at the dance and that's all that matters, right?


3) Why can't Anthropologists clean up after themselves? I understand setting down a coffee cup or water bottle, forgetting about it, and walking away, but blatantly leaving trash on tables, chairs, and the floor . . . what's up with that?! I witnessed multiple instances, especially with the food served at the conference, of people getting up from their table and leaving their trash. This was not a table service situation, but a common area for people to eat, work, and talk, and it was not being taken care of by those who were sharing it, rather the conference center staff would routinely come by to clean up after those who couldn't clean up after themselves, it was quite a shame.


4) I love the Bay Area and I was born in San Jose . . . but it is so damn expensive!


All in all, the conference was good, I enjoyed myself, and it sure beat actually working!


          Photo: Networking Luncheon in Towson   

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          Un diplômé fait rayonner le Conseil québécois du patrimoine vivant   
Antoine Gauthier, diplômé depuis 2007, est  directeur général du Conseil québécois du patrimoine vivant (CPVQ). Il s’est distingué en 2011 grâce à son mémoire sur « Le patrimoine immatériel dans la législation québécoise ». Ce travail de recherche conçu et rédigé par Antoine a reçu le Prix Mnémo 2011, qui vise à récompenser et mettre en valeur une production jugée remarquable dans le domaine de la documentation ou de la recherche relative à la danse, la musique, la chanson et le conte traditionnels des francophones d’Amérique. De plus, en novembre 2011, le Comité intergouvernemental pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel, réuni à Bali, a accepté la demande d’accréditation faite par le CQPV pour agir comme ONG consultative auprès du Comité. L’organisme deviendra ainsi la première ONG canadienne à porter ce titre officiel. Enfin, Antoine a procédé le 3 décembre en Corée du Sud à la signature d’un protocole d’entente avec l'International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP), sous les auspices de l'UNESCO. Félicitations Antoine!
          The best Wi-Fi mesh networking kits for most people   
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          吉宝集团KEPPEL GROUP   
根据观察,新加坡吉宝集团KEPPEL GROUP旗下各大子公司都有很多工作机会,不妨了解多一些,以下只是一部分:

Keppel Corporation
Corporate Communications / Investor Relations
Executive / Senior Executive, Group Corporate Communications
Country : Singapore

Key Responsibilities
Handle media relations, publicity and advertising campaigns and corporate publications for the Group Plan, organise and implement corporate communication initiatives and activities.
Write press releases and produce newsletters and marketing collaterals
Manage local and overseas corporate, media and marketing events

Requirements
Degree in English, Business Administration, Mass Communication or related discipline
Good networking and media handling skills
Flair in writing, with strong command of English and Mandarin
Able to multi-task and work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines
Creative self-starter with an outgoing personality

其他子公司聘请的职位包括:
Assistant Engineer/Sales Coordinator -Cable ladder Keppel Seascan,(Singapore).
Assistant Marketing Executive Keppel FELS (Singapore)
Assistant Sales Engineers - Trading Keppel Seascan (Singapore)
Marketing Executive Keppel FELS (Singapore)
Marketing Executive Keppel Land (Vietnam)
Marketing Manager Keppel Land (China)
Marketing Manager Keppel Land (Vietnam)
Marketing Officer Keppel Shipyard (Singapore)
Retail Marketing Manager Keppel Land (Indonesia)
Sales Coordinator - Building Keppel Seascan (Singapore)
Sales Engineer Keppel Seascan (Singapore)
Sales Engineers - Equipment Keppel Seascan (Singapore)
Sales Executives - Building Keppel Seascan (Singapore)
Sales Manager / Executive Keppel Logistics (Singapore)
Showflat Assistants Keppel Land (Singapore)

正确资讯请上网查核, 以免谬误:
www.keppelcareers.com/job.asp
          New network launches for Vermont climate economy businesses   

The Vermont Climate Economy Business Network, a new initiative coordinated by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, launched this month with a networking event at Main Street Landing in Burlington. The organization is an effort to build community and collaboration among businesses whose products and services aim to reduce, mitigate or prepare for the impacts of climate change.


          Weekly Update #68   
Weekly Update #68
A new cinematic pre-rendered video shows off the command center for our military ground bases. The bases will populate planets in the system, and are a vital piece of how Infinity: Battlescape will play. Images of the latest station modules as they get materials applied, and some updates on networking code.
          UPCOMING: Today! "Farragut Fridays" in Farragut Square continue onFRI, June 30, Picnic in the Park from 12:00pm - 2:00pm + OutdoorOffice, Lounge Area and Free Wi-Fi from 9:00am - 5:00pm, Compliments ofthe Golden Triangle BID, every FRI through FRI, Sept 29   
Farragut Fridays & Outdoor Office in the Golden Triangle
Friday, June 30
9:00am - 5:00pm
Free
every Friday through September 29

Farragut Fridays is a free all-day, summer event that brings together area workers, local residents, and visitors to enjoy fun and innovative activities throughout the entire day. Hosted by the Golden Triangle BID on Fridays from May through September, this outdoor event is designed to inspire people in the area to get out and enjoy some fresh- air, relax, eat lunch oustide , and perhaps even get in some networking and collaboration or use the wifi to work in the park.

Farragut Fridays also features an outdoor office space for people to collaborate and innovate. Each Friday, a section of Farragut Park transforms into an outdoor office, which includes free Wi-Fi, tables, chairs and enough space to host your next meeting. The outdoor workspace allows area workers to enjoy the free space as an alternative to their traditional office by simply bringing their laptop, colleagues, and coffee to the park. Escape the indoors!

Plus Picnic in the Park every Friday
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Each Friday, Picnic in the Park serves as the perfect place to enjoy lunch, fun lawn games, table tennis competitions, and other activities. The park provides a space where people can gather together to relax and eat lunch at the bistro tables and chairs throughout Farragut Park. There will also be pop-up events from noon - 2:00pm on select Fridays such as meeting puppies available for adoption, enjoying some live jazz music, collaborative painting in the park, and more.

Note: In case of weather-related concerns, please check the Golden Triangle website or connect with them on twitter @GoldenTriDC or on the GoldenTriangleDC page on facebook.

Continuing on Fridays :
June 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 14, 22, 29

Farragut Square Park
Connecticut & K St NW (map)
Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West or take the Circulator or a bus along K or I St

          Celebrating 25 Years at CONNECT 2015   

We recently celebrated 25 years of our Authorized Dealer program at CONNECT 2015. It was great to see nearly 800 dealers from across the United States, Canada and Latin America networking in Scottsdale, AZ. The event kicked off with the first-ever community service at CONNECT. Over 100 dealers participated to build over 2,000 hygiene kits with […]

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          Join the CONNECT Tour   

One of the greatest benefits of being an authorized First Alert Professional or CSS dealer is the ability to draw upon the experiences of the group and use that information to enhance your own business. To ensure that we are giving our dealers as many networking opportunities as possible, we’ve created the CONNECT Tour 2014. […]

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          Congratulations to CSS Award Winners   

CONNECT 2012 was extremely successful for the Honeywell Authorized Dealers for Commercial Security Systems (CSS). We held the meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and I can honestly say that I have never seen such a strong networking event for CSS Authorized Dealers. One of the highlights was our awards dinner where we celebrated the accomplishments […]

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          Julie Alford   
For the last ten days, I’ve had the honor of attending the Summer Youth Institute at Ole Miss. This was such an honor and I feel so blessed to have been given the chance to make a difference in my community and learn about so much that I’d never known before. For ten days, I’ve learned about my home, learned to accept others as they are, learned what it really means to be a neighborly person, and learned that I can change things if I want. I want to change the image of Mississippi, starting with community; and the Summer Youth Institute has hellped me realize that that’s possible. For that and many other resasons, I am beyond greatful.

The students at SYI have become like a family to me. We’ve laughed together, cried together, and formed bonds that could last forever. Meeting all of these new people has also shown me that you really can’t judge other people. Everyone is an individulal person, and everyone has their own thoughts. The people at SYI have shown me that stereotypes don’t matter, and usually don’t apply. My fellow students are a group of amazing people who are unconcerned with race or gender; they don’t care what you look like or how you talk; they aren’t bothered with where you come from or where you want to go; these people care about who you are—not your parents or your grandparents, but you. This, I know, is an amazing thing. So many people in today’s society dwell on the past but can’t see the present or even comprehend the future. But these people that I’ve lived with and grown to love in the last ten days see reality. They see that it’s possible for everyone to be together and grow from each other, and that’s something that many people—especially in our state—can’t do.

Before SYI, I was unaware of so much. With every trip we took, I learned more about the place that I call home. Every time a story was shared, my mind was blown. Now, we’ll be leaving tomorrow, and I’m going to miss everyone dearly. But, although we won’t be able to share antics around the tables at JC or dance in the lobby, we’ll stay in touch, I’m sure. With all of the networking possibilities now, I feel sure that everyone will stay in contact, and that’s what gives me hope.
          Senior Network Engineer - AIG - Livingston, NJ   
Develop working knowledge as pertains to networking of mainframe, server, storage, telephony and other IT disciplines....
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          Greenplum data warehouse operations – Associate, EI - Morgan Stanley - New York, NY   
EI is responsible for driving the production, operations, and engineering of our data centers, voice and data networking solutions, mainframe servers and...
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          L3 Ops - Database Operations - Morgan Stanley - New York, NY   
EI is responsible for driving the production, operations, and engineering of our data centers, voice and data networking solutions, mainframe servers and...
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          Product Eng - Content Mgmt Eng - Morgan Stanley - New York, NY   
The team manages the production, operations, and engineering of our data centers, voice and data networking solutions, wireless technologies, server and...
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          Mobile Engineer - Morgan Stanley - New York, NY   
EI is responsible for driving the production, operations, and engineering of our data centers, voice and data networking solutions, mainframe servers and...
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           Information networking on men's practices in Europe    
Hearn, Jeff (2001) Information networking on men's practices in Europe. European Information:Journal of the European Information Association, 16. pp. 22-23.
          Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show, Pendleton to co-host silent auction benefiting American Indian College Fund   
Headlining the  full roster of promotions and cultural demonstrations surrounding the  2017 Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show’s Native American Pavilion debut at the Las Vegas Convention Center, a special Silent Auction Networking Event will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, September 14 to raise funds for the American Indian College Fund. Sponsored by Pendleton, the special gathering gives attendees the […]
          The 2017 PALU Annual Conference and Triennial General Assembly   
Sub-Title: 
Southern Sun Ehlangeni and Maharani Hotel Durban, Republic of South Africa

Last week to register at a discounted fee!

One more week to register at a discounted rate!

 Timeline

 Non-Member

 PALU Ordinary  Member

 Students and Young Lawyers

 (Less than 5 years on Roll of Advocates)

 Until 30 June  2017

 300

 200

 100

 From 1 July  2017

 350

 250

 350

We already have confirmed participants from all five regions of continental Africa, from our diaspora as well as law firms and lawyers’ associations from Europe and North America. Do not miss the opportunity to network, build business ties while also learning about the most topical issues in legal practice on the continent!

If you need any assistance with registration or payment, you are welcome to contact the PALU Secretariat at secretariat@lawyersofafrica.org, or via telephone +255 (27) 254-3192.

 

Programme

The Conference, the leading platform for lawyers on the continent, will have a continuous stream of activities along our 3 sections (Business Law, Legal Practice, and Public Interest and Development Law) that will satisfy the most demanding professionals. The programme can be found here. We will issue Certificates for purposes of Continuing Legal Education/ Continuing Professional Development (CLE/ CPD).

While we already have Panelists for the Sessions, any fully registered participant who is interested in speaking on any Panel, or in sponsoring a Conference Session, or any of the social activities, is welcome to contact the PALU Secretariat at secretariat@lawyersofafrica.org, or via telephone at +255 (27) 254-3192.

 

The Code of Ethics on Anti-Corruption and Professional Compliance Standards for Lawyers working in Africa.

PALU has developed a Code of Ethics on Anti-Corruption and Compliance Standards for African Lawyers (Code of Ethics) which aims at enhancing the level of transparency and accountability in business transactions in Africa. The Code of Ethics will be formally adopted, and opened for signatures, during the Conference and General Assembly. A number of African intergovernmental agencies as well as business corporations have indicated to us that they will use signatures to this Code as one of the criteria when procuring law firms to provide services to them.

We invite African Lawyers to pledge their support to the Code of Ethics by clicking on this link.

 

The Triennial General Assembly

Notice is hereby given, as set out in Article 7.4 of the PALU Constitution, to all Members, Advocates from Africa and the Diaspora, Presidents and Representatives of National and Regional Lawyers’ Associations that the Triennial General Assembly will be held on Friday 7th July 2017, at 16:00, at Southern Sun Ehlangeni and Maharani Hotel, Durban, Republic of South Africa. This will incorporate: -

  • Elections to the Executive Committee (Board) of PALU for the period 2017 – 2020. For anyone interested in serving on the PALU Board, the formal Nomination Form can be found here.
  • Roundtable discussion on, and appointments to, PALU Committees, Task Forces and fora. We encourage members to indicate interest in the wide range of  PALU Committees, Task Forces and fora, which can be found here.

Please find attached the official Notice, containing the proposed Agenda.

 

Membership Committee:

PALU Secretariat has established Members’ Committees (also called ‘Practice Committees’). These Committees enable us to involve many more of our members in the daily life of PALU. PALU has committed to providing African lawyers and law firms the ideal platform to coalesce with others from across the continent and the diaspora who practice in the same specialised areas of law.

This year we invite our members to express interest in the PALU Members’s Committees and specifically in those that will be aligned to the key sessions we will be having in our conference this year. This committees include:

  • The ICT Committee
  • Anti-corruption Task Force
  • The Anti-IFF Task Force
  • The Litigation Committee including the sub-committee on Litigation in African International Courts and Tribunals
  • The Committee on Law , Peace and Security 

 

Side Events

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), based in Washington D.C, USA has come on board as a partner of PALU, for the Annual Conference. PALU and CIMA are co-organizing  a Side-Event, which will take place on Wednesday 5 July 2017, at Southern Sun Ehlangeni & Maharani Hotel, titled “Sub-Saharan Africa Consultation: Building Coalitions for Media Reform - A consultative approach to improving local, regional, and global action.” 

The CIMA Sub-Saharan Africa regional consultation is the third in a series of regional consultations that CIMA and Deutsche Welle Akademie are helping to organize with media stakeholders to diagnose the problems facing independent media in the world today.

 

Tournaments & Tourism

We have planned a number of social activities for Saturday 8th July 2017, to provide the opportunities for members to unwind while networking.

For the Golf Tournament, the Team Captain, Mr. Nathans Browne, Advocate proposes 4-ball pairings. Please email secretariat@lawyersofafrica.org to sign up.

For the Soccer Tournament, the South Africa Indoor Football Association has organised for a tournament of consisting of teams of 7 players for exhibition matches of 30 minutes. Please email secretariat@lawyersofafrica.org to sign up.

For tourism excursions, be it for half-day, full-day or overnight tours, please click here for more information and discover the beautiful surroundings of Durban, including its amazing wildlife.

 

Accommodation

We have negotiated discounted rates with a variety of hotels to provide ample choice for your stay in Durban. As per South African Hospitality Industry Policy, an advance payment is normally required to secure booking, so we invite interested participants to communicate directly with your preferred option and book your accommodation. Available options are:

 

Visa

Citizens of SADC countries, and certain other countries, are visa exempt when entering South Africa. Should you require a visitor's visa to enter South Africa, PALU will provide both an invitation letter and a visa letter in support of your visa application. All visa applications should be submitted to the South African Embassy in your country of origin or residence.

For more information on visas, you can visit: https://www.passportindex.org/comparebyDestination.php?p1=za&fl=&s=yes

 

Airport Transfers

PALU will not provide airport transfers in Durban. However, the city is well served with a regular Shuttle Service, as well as taxis, to and from King Shaka International Airport to all the Hotels.

There are accredited Service Provider who have Shuttles departing from King Shaka International Airport in 30/45 minute intervals, between 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day.

No bookings required for this service. The cost is R80 (5$) per person to Durban and tickets are available on the bus. (https://shuttle.airportbustransport.co.za/)

We welcome you to the pre-eminent gathering of African lawyers, law firms and lawyers’ associations, in what is already certain to be a phenomenal event!

 

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          Cea mai mare densitate de antreprenori și top manageri la un singur eveniment dedicat afacerilor din Europa de Est va fi la Cluj Business Days 2017   
Cea de-a 27-a ediție a Business Days, care va avea loc pe 5-6 iulie, la Cluj-Napoca (în incinta Liberty Technology Center și Impact Hub) aduce cea mai mare densitate de antreprenori și top manageri la un singur eveniment dedicat afacerilor din România și din Europa de Est. În cadrul a 40 de manifestări, peste 100 de speakeri și experti români și străini, cu minim 20 de ani de experiență profesională în domeniile care dictează evoluția afacerilor în anul 2017 se pregătesc să împărtășească din experiența lor și să îi facă parteneri în experiențe viitoare pe cei 600 de participanți-antreprenori, directori generali, CEO, middle manageri (HR, marketing, comunicare, comercial, dezvoltare) înscriși la Business Days Cluj 2017. Conform statisticilor realizate de Business Days în cei 7 ani de activitate, peste 50% dintre participanti sunt factori de decizie (antreprenori, top manageri, membri de bord). La ora actuală, în România și Europa de Est nu există o ”aglomerație” mai mare de antreprenori și top manageri prezenți la un eveniment de business, pe durata a două zile. În medie, la un eveniment Business Days sunt participanți din aproximativ 20 de județe ale României, iar peste 4% dintre cei înscriși sunt din străinătate- Ungaria, Austria, Elvetia, Italia, Spania. Calitatea evenimentului este dictată de numele foarte mari, recunoscute pe plan internațional, care alcătuiesc lista de speakeri, de calitatea participanților ( CEO, antreprenori, General Manageri, Middle Manageri), a temelor abordate și a oportunităților de business networking. La ediția de la Cluj vor fi prezenți specialiști din toate industriile și domeniile, precum: Jim Bagnola, Efrat Avnor, Silviu Hotaran, Petre Nicolae, Wargha Enayati, Ion Sturza, Andreas Cser, Alexandru Iliescu, Sorin Faur, Eugen Potlog, Bogdan Colceriu, Dan Mocanu, Marius Ghenea, Florentin Banu, Sergiu Negut sau Virgil Zahan. Până acum, s-au înscris deja factori de decizie din industrii precum: IT, finaciar, bancar, retail, servicii, publicitate, consulatanță, comunicații, turism, energie, transport, industrie, producție, asigurări, etc. Mai multe detalii despre modalitatea de înscriere la Cluj Business Days, lista completă a speakerilor și alte informații, puteți afla pe site-ul evenimentului: https://www.businessdays.ro/Evenimente/Cluj-Business-Days- 2017/Inscriere Înscrierile pentru participarea la eveniment se mai pot face, în limita locurilor disponibile, până marți, 4 iulie, la ora 13.00. Șansă pentru producătorii locali și startup-uri de a-și dezvolta afacerile Unul dintre proiectele dedicate organizate în cadrul Cluj Business Days Business 2017 aduce oportunități de finanțare pentru antreprenorii din zona rurală și este un punct central de atracție atât pentru vizitatori, cât și pentru potențiali investitori. Este vorba de târgul ”Produs în Transilvania”, organizat în premieră pentru evenimentele Business Days la ediția de anul acesta de la Cluj. Proiectul are un triplu scop: 1-de a promova micii producători și meșteșugari locali prin toate mijloacele de publicitate și expunere de care dispune platforma Business Days, 2- de a găsi potențiali investitori, parteneri sau mentori pentru dezvoltarea afacerilor acestor antreprenori din zona rurală, 3-de a le oferi vizitatorilor o experiență culturală și culinară desăvârșită și garanția ca produsele sunt 100% naturale, din ingrediente locale (la „Produs in Transilvania” nu sunt acceptați distribuitori, ci doar  mici producători). Micii producători și meșteșugari se pot încă înscrie la eveniment în calitate de expozant prin completarea unui formular disponibil AICI. Târgul „Produs in Transilvania” poate fi vizitat GRATUIT, zilnic, în perioada 5-6 iulie, între orele 8:00 și 21:00. Fiecare seară se va încheia cu program artistic muzical. Antreprenorii au Talent, la Cluj Business Days 2017 O competiție antrenantă și extrem de motivantă pentru antreprenorii aflați la început de drum, concepută ca un mix inteligent și plin de adrenalină între două formate populare de concurs: Românii au Talent și Arena Leilor. Competiția poartă numele de BusinessDriveStartUP 2017 și este un program care combină dinamismul și suspansul unei sesiuni live de pitching de proiecte cu interactivitatea unei runde de simulare de business, într-un show ce îi are drept protagoniști pe antreprenorii în devenire sau la început de drum, care își vor sustine ideile/proiectele în fața juriului, în lupta pentru finanțare și mentorat. ”Prima parte a acestui concurs este ca la Românii au Talent: sunt 4 investitori în juriu, iar fiecare dintre ei își alege oamenii cu care trece în finală. Finala înseamnă un simulator de business într-un mediu economic virtual, în care se desfășoară mai multe cicluri economice, în care investitorul împreună cu echipa lui de antreprenori iau niște decizii. Antreprenorii învață să-și sintetizeze foarte bine business-urile, pentru că au la dispoziție două minute să-și prezinte afacerea în fața juriului de investitori. Iar aceștia, la rândul lor, le dau concurenților business feedback. Un mare avantaj este că toți concurenții își pot valida ideile, au ocazia să înțeleagă ce decizii trebuie sau pot să ia și încotro îi duc: la creșterea cotei de piață, a costurilor, a riscurilor, etc., a declarat László Pacsó, fondator & coordonator proiecte Business Days. Cei interesați să participe trebuie să completeze fișele de proiect disponibile online (aici) pana cel tarziu pe 29 iunie 2017, ora 17:00. Oportunități de networking și generare de soluții Pe lângă posibilitățile numeroase de dezvoltare a afacerilor prin intermediul networking-ului, participanții au șansa unică să plece de la acest eveniment cu soluții concrete de rezolvare a problemelor pe care le au în plan profesional. Programul și temele ediției Cluj Business Days au fost create în funcție de rezultatele cercetării regionale realizate în prealabil, prin care au fost identificate nevoile, problemele și provocările mediului de afaceri local. Iată doar câteva dintre concluziile acestei cercetări realizate de Business Days***: Atenția General Managerilor este centrată mai degrabă pe dezvoltarea abilităților de inovare, de creștere a eficienței, de îmbunătățire a productivității, de fluidizare a proceselor, pe când managerii de resurse umane sunt preocupați mai degrabă de dezvoltarea prioritară a abilităților de a crea și dezvolta echipe performante; În contrast, General Managerii și directorii executivi sunt mai degrabă preocupați de dezvoltarea abilităților de planificare, management, coordonare, luarea deciziilor, gândire critică, capacitatea de a rezolva probleme complexe, inclusiv abilități de business development, vânzare, negociere, probabil împinsi și de competiția acerbă și de piața dificilă; Există o lipsă de deschidere foarte mare din partea departamentelor strategice de HR, Marketing și Comercial în a investi în studii și cercetări de piață. Doar 45% dintre managerii de HR, 23% dintre managerii comerciali (cei mai puțin interesați) și 29% dintre managerii de marketing ar plăti pentru astfel de studii; 91% dintre managerii de HR, 54% dintre managerii comerciali și 86% dintre managerii de marketing s-ar implica în realizarea unor astfel de […]
          India Smart Cities Mission shows IoT potential for improving quality of life at vast scale   
The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer Internet-of-Things (IoT) transformation discussion examines the potential impact and improvement of low-power edge computing benefits on rapidly modernizing cities.

These so-called smart city initiatives are exploiting open, wide area networking (WAN) technologies to make urban life richer in services, safer, and far more responsive to residences’ needs. We will now learn how such pervasively connected and data-driven IoT architectures are helping cities in India vastly improve the quality of life there.

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Get the mobile app. Read a full transcript or download a copy.

Here to share how communication service providers have become agents of digital urban transformation are VS Shridhar, Senior Vice President and Head of the Internet-of-Things Business Unit at Tata Communications in Chennai area, India, and Nigel Upton, General Manager of the Universal IoT Platform and Global Connectivity Platform and Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

Here are some excerpts:

Gardner: Tell us about India’s Smart Cities mission. What are you up to and how are these new technologies coming to bear on improving urban quality of life?

Shridhar: The government is clearly focusing on Smart Cities as part of their urbanization plan, as they believe Smart Cities will not only improve the quality of living, but also generate employment, and take the whole country forward in terms of technologically embracing and improving the quality of life.

So with that in mind, the Government of India has launched 100 Smart Cities initiatives. It’s quite interesting because each of the cities that aspire to belong had to make a plan and their own strategy around how they are going to evolve and how they are going to execute it, present it, and get selected. There was a proper selection process.

Many of the cities made it, and of course some of them didn’t make it. Interestingly, some of the cities that didn’t make it are developing their own plans.
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There is lot of excitement and curiosity as well as action in the Smart Cities project. Admittedly, it’s a slow process, it’s not something that you can do at the blink of the eye, and Rome wasn’t built overnight, but I definitely see a lot of progress.

Gardner:Nigel, it seems that the timing for this is auspicious, given that there are some foundational technologies that are now available at very low cost compared to the past, and that have much more of a pervasive opportunity to gather information and make a two-way street, if you will, between the edge and central administration. How is the technology evolution synching up with these Smart Cities initiatives in India?

Upton:I am not sure whether it’s timing or luck, or whatever it happens to be, but adoption of the digitization of city infrastructure and services is to some extent driven by economics. While I like to tease my colleagues in India about their sensitivity to price, the truth of the matter is that the economics of digitization -- and therefore IoT in smart cities -- needs to be at the right price, depending on where it is in the world, and India has some very specific price points to hit. That will drive the rate of adoption.

And so, we're very encouraged that innovation is continuing to drive price points down to the point that mass adoption can then be taken up, and the benefits realized to a much more broad spectrum of the population. Working with Tata Communications has really helped HPE understand this and continue to evolve as technology and be part of the partner ecosystem because it does take a village to raise an IoT smart city. You need a lot of partners to make this happen, and that combination of partnership, willingness to work together and driving the economic price points to the point of adoption has been absolutely critical in getting us to where we are today.

Balanced Bandwidth

Gardner:Shridhar, we have some very important optimization opportunities around things like street lighting, waste removal, public safety, water quality; of course, the pervasive need for traffic and parking, monitoring and improvement.

How do things like a low-power specification Internet and network gateways and low-power WANs (LPWANs) create a new foundation technically to improve these services? How do we connect the services and the technology for an improved outcome?

Shridhar:If you look at human interaction to the Internet, we have a lot of technology coming our way. We used to have 2G, that has moved to 3G and to 4G, and that is a lot of bandwidth coming our way. We would like to have a tremendous amount of access and bandwidth speeds and so on, right?

Shridhar
So the human interaction and experience is improving vastly, given the networks that are growing. On the machine-to-machine (M2M) side, it’s going to be different. They don’t need oodles of bandwidth. About 80 to 90 percent of all machine interactions are going to be very, very low bandwidth – and, of course, low power. I will come to the low power in a moment, but it’s going to be very low bandwidth requirement.

In order to switch off a streetlight, how much bandwidth do you actually require? Or, in order to sense temperature or air quality or water and water quality, how much bandwidth do you actually require?

When you ask these questions, you get an answer that the machines don’t require that much bandwidth. More importantly, when there are millions -- or possibly billions -- of devices to be deployed in the years to come, how are you going to service a piece of equipment that is telling a streetlight to switch on and switch off if the battery runs out?

Machines are different from humans in terms of interactions. When we deploy machines that require low bandwidth and low power consumption, a battery can enable such a machine to communicate for years.

Aside from heavy video streaming applications or constant security monitoring, where low-bandwidth, low-power technology doesn’t work, the majority of the cases are all about low bandwidth and low power. And these machines can communicate with the quality of service that is required.

When it communicates, the network has to be available. You then need to establish a network that is highly available, which consumes very little power and provides the right amount of bandwidth. So studies show that less than 50 kbps connectivity should suffice for the majority of these requirements.

Now the machine interaction also means that you collect all of them into a platform and basically act on them. It's not about just sensing it, it's measuring it, analyzing it, and acting on it.

Low-power to the people

So the whole stack consists not just of connectivity alone. It’s LPWAN technology that is emerging now and is becoming a de facto standard as more-and-more countries start embracing it.

At Tata Communications we have embraced the LPWAN technology from the LoRa Alliance, a consortium of more than 400 partners who have gotten together and are driving standards. We are creating this network over the next 18 to 24 months across India. We have made these networks available right now in four cities. By the end of the year, it will be many more cities -- almost 60 cities across India by March 2018.

Gardner: Nigel, how do you see the opportunity, the market, for a standard architecture around this sort of low-power, low-bandwidth network? This is a proof of concept in India, but what's the potential here for taking this even further? Is this something that has global potential?
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Upton: The global potential is undoubtedly there, and there is an additional element that we didn't talk about which is that not all devices require the same amount of bandwidth. So we have talked about video surveillance requiring higher bandwidth, we have talked about devices that have low-power bandwidth and will essentially be created once and forgotten when expected to last 5 or 10 years.

Upton
We also need to add in the aspect of security, and that really gave HPE and Tata the common ground of understanding that the world is made up of a variety of network requirements, some of which will be met by LPWAN, some of which will require more bandwidth, maybe as high as 5G.

The real advantage of being able to use a common architecture to be able to take the data from these devices is the idea of having things like a common management, common security, and a common data model so that you really have the power of being able to take information, take data from all of these different types of devices and pull it into a common platform that is based on a standard.

In our case, we selected the oneM2M standard, it’s the best standard available to be able to build that common data model and that's the reason why we deployed the oneM2M model within the universal IoT platform to get that consistency no matter what type of device over no matter what type of network.

Gardner: It certainly sounds like this is an unprecedented opportunity to gather insight and analysis into areas that you just really couldn't have measured before. So going back to the economics of this, Shridhar, have you had any opportunity through these pilot projects in such cities as Jamshedpur to demonstrate a return on investment, perhaps on street lighting, perhaps on quality of utilization and efficiency? Is there a strong financial incentive to do this once the initial hurdle of upfront costs is met?

Data-driven cost reduction lights up India

Unless the customer sees that there is a scope for either reducing the cost or increasing the customer experience, they are not going to buy these kinds of solutions.
Shridhar: Unless the customer sees that there is a scope for either reducing the cost or increasing the customer experience, they are not going to buy these kinds of solutions. So if you look at how things have been progressing, I will give you a few examples of how the costs have started constructing and playing out. One of course is to have devices, meeting at certain price point, we talked about how in India -- we talked that Nigel was remarking how constant still this Indian market is, but it’s important, once we delivered to a certain cost, we believe we can now deliver globally to scale. That’s very important, so if we build something in India it would deliver to the global market as well.

The streetlight example, let’s take that specifically and see what kind of benefits it would give. When a streetlight operates for about 12 hours a day, it costs about Rs.12, which is about $0.15, but when you start optimizing it and say, okay, this is a streetlight that is supported currently on halogen and you move it to LED, it brings a little bit of cost saving, in some cases significant as well. India is going through an LED revolution as you may have read in the newspapers, those streetlights are being converted, and that’s one distinct cost advantage.

Now they are looking and driving, let’s say, the usage and the electricity bills even lower by optimizing it. Let’s say you sync it with the astronomical clock, that 6:30 in the evening it comes up and let’s say 6:30 in the morning it shuts down linking to the astronomical clock because now you are connecting this controller to the Internet.

The second thing that you would do is during busy hours keep it at the brightest, let’s say between 7:00 and 10:00, you keep it at the brightest and after that you start minimizing it. You can control it down in 10 percent increments.

The point I am making is, you basically deliver intensity of light to the kind of requirement that you have. If it is busy, or if there is nobody on the street, or if there is a safety requirement -- a sensor will trigger up a series of lights, and so on.

So your ability to play around with just having streetlight being delivered to the requirement is so high that it brings down total cost. While I was telling you about $0.15 that you would spend per streetlight, that could be brought down to $0.05. So that’s the kind of advantage by better controlling the streetlights. The business case builds up, and a customer can save 60 to 70 percent just by doing this. Obviously, then the business case stands out.

The question that you are asking is an interesting one because each of the applications has its own way of returning the investment back, while the optimization of resources is being done. There is also a collateral positive benefit by saving the environment. So not only do I gain a business savings and business optimization, but I also pass on a general, bigger message of a green environment. Environment and safety are the two biggest benefits of implementing this and it would really appeal to our customers.

Gardner:It’s always great to put hard economic metrics on these things, but Shridhar just mentioned safety. Even when you can't measure in direct economics, it's invaluable when you can bring a higher degree of safety to an urban environment.

It opens up for more foot traffic, which can lead to greater economic development, which can then provide more tax revenue. It seems to me that there is a multiplier effect when you have this sort of intelligent urban landscape that creates a cascading set of benefits: the more data, the more efficiency; the more efficiency, the more economic development; the more revenue, the more data and so on. So tell us a little bit about this ongoing multiplier and virtuous adoption benefit when you go to intelligent urban environments?

Quality of life, under control

Upton:Yes, also it’s important to note that it differs almost by country to country and almost within region to region within countries. The interesting challenge with smart cities is that often you're dealing with elected officials rather than hard-nosed businessman who are only interested in the financial return. And it's because you're dealing with politicians and they are therefore representing the citizens in their area, either their city or their town or their region, their priorities are not always the same.

There is quite a variation of one of the particular challenges, particular social challenges as well as the particular quality of life challenges in each of the areas that they work in. So things like personal safety are a very big deal in some regions. I am currently in Tokyo and here there is much more concern around quality of life and mobility with a rapidly aging population and their challenges are somewhat different.
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But in India, the set of opportunities and challenges that are set out, they are in that combination of economic as well as social, and if you solve them and you essentially give citizens more peace of mind, more ability to be able to move freely, to be able to take part in the economic interaction within that area, then undoubtedly that leads to greater growth, but it is worth bearing in mind that it does vary almost city by city and region by region.

Gardner:Shridhar, do you have any other input into a cascading ongoing set of benefits when you get more data, more network opportunity. I guess I am trying to understand for a longer-term objective that being intelligent and data-driven has an ongoing set of benefits, what might those be? How can this be a long-term data and analytics treasure trove when you think about it in terms of how to provide better urban experiences?

Home/work help

Shridhar:From our perspective, when we looked at the customer benefits there is a huge amount of focus around the smart cities and how smart cities are benefiting from a network. If you look at the enterprise customers, they are also looking at safety, which is an overlapping application that a smart city would have.

So the enterprise wants to provide safety to its workers, for example, in mines or in difficult terrains, environments where they are focusing on helping them. Or women’s safety, which is as you know in India is a big thing as well -- how do you provide a device which is not very obvious and it gives the women all the safety that is there.

So all this in some form is providing data. One of the things that comes to my mind when you ask about how data-driven resources can be and what kind of quality it would give is if you action your mind to some of the customer services devices, there could be applications or let’s say a housewife could have a multiple button kind of a device where she can order a service.

Depending on the service she presses and an aggregate of households across India, you would know the trends and direction of a certain service, and mind you, it could be as simple as a three-button device which says Service A, Service B, Service C, and it could be a consumer service that gets extended to a particular household that we sell it as a service.

So you could get lots of trends and patterns that are emerging from that, and we believe that the customer experience is going to change, because no longer is a customer going to retain in his mind what kind of phone numbers or your, let's say, apps and all to order, you give them the convenience of just a button-press service. That immediately comes to my mind.

Feedback fosters change

The second one is in terms of feedback. You use the same three-button service to say, how well have you used utility -- or rather how -- what kind of quality of service that you rate multiple utilities that you are using, and there is toilet revolution in India. For example, you put these buttons out there, they will tell you at any given point of time what’s the user satisfaction and so on.

So these are all data that is getting gathered and I believe that while it is early days for us to go on and put out analytics and give you distinct kind of benefits that are there, but some of the things that customers are already looking at is which geographies, which segment, who are my biggest -- profile of the customers using this and so on. That kind of information is going to come out very, very distinctly.

The Smart Cities is all about experience. The enterprises are now looking at the data that is coming out and seeing how they can use it to better segment, and provide better customer experience which would obviously mean both adding to their top line as well as helping them manage their bottom line. So it's beyond safety, it's getting into the customer experience – the realm of managing customer experience.

Gardner:From a go-to-market perspective, or a go-to-city’s perspective, these are very complex undertakings, lots of moving parts, lots of different technologies and standards. How are Tata and HPE are coming together -- along with other service providers, Pointnextfor example? How do you put this into a package that can then actually be managed and put in place? How do we make this appealing not only in terms of its potential but being actionable as well when it comes to different cities and regions?

Upton:The concept of Smart Cities has been around for a while and various governments around the world have pumped money into their cities over an extended period of time.
We now have the infrastructure in place, we have the price points and we have IoT becoming mainstream.

As usual, these things always take more time than you think, and I do not believe today that we have a technology challenge on our hands. We have much more of a business model challenge. Being able to deploy technology to be able to bring benefits to citizens, I think that is finally getting to the point where it is much better understood where innovation of the device level, whether it's streetlights, whether it's the ability to measure water quality, sound quality, humidity, all of these metrics that we have available to us now. There has been very rapid innovation at that device level and at the economics of how to produce them, at a price that will enable widespread deployment.

All that has been happening rapidly over the last few years getting us to the point where we now have the infrastructure in place, we have the price points in place, and we have IoT becoming mainstream enough that it is entering into the manufacturing process of all sorts of different devices, as I said, ranging from streetlights to personal security devices through to track and trace devices that are built into the manufacturing process of goods.
That is now reaching mainstream and we are now able to take advantage of this massive data that’s now being produced to be able to produce even more efficient and smarter cities, and make them safer places for our citizens.

Gardner:Last word to you, Shridhar. If people wanted to learn more about the pilot proof of concept (PoC) that you are doing there at Jamshedpur and other cities, through the Smart Cities Mission, where might they go, are there any resources, how would you provide more information to those interested in pursuing more of these technologies?

Pilot projects take flight

Shridhar:I would be very happy to help them look at the PoCs that we are doing. I would classify the PoCs that we are doing is as far as safety is concerned, we talked of energy management in one big bucket that is there, then the customer service I spoke about, the fourth one I would say is more on the utility side. Gas and water are two big applications where customers are looking at these PoCs very seriously.

And there is very one interesting application in that one customer wanted for pest control, where he wanted his mouse traps to have sensors so that they will at any point of time know if there is a rat trap at all, which I thought was a very interesting thing.
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There are multiple streams that we have, we have done multiple PoCs, we will be very happy as Tata Communications team [to provide more information], and the HPE folks are in touch with us.

You could write to us, to me in particular for some period of time. We are also putting information on our website. We have marketing collateral, which describes this. We will do some of the joint workshops with HPE as well.

So there are multiple ways to reach us, and one of the best ways obviously is through our website. We are always there to provide more important help, and we believe that we can’t do it all alone; it’s about the ecosystem getting to know and getting to work on it.

While we have partners like HPE on the platform level, we also have partners such as Semtech, who established Center of Excellence in Mumbai along with us. So the access to the ecosystem from HPE side as well as our other partners is available, and we are happy to work and co-create the solutions going forward.


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          How To Use Twitter For Job Hunting   
Twitter is one of the fastest-growing social networking sites, and it might be your key to finding a new job ASAP. Job hunting 140-characters at a time presents unique challenges, so make sure your Twitter account is ready before you begin your Twitter job hunt. Maintain an Online Presence If you’re looking for a job, Twitter provides [...] Related posts:
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          Price Drop: Pal Messenger (Social Networking)   

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Pal Messenger is a communications app that helps you send and receive Audio, Video and Text messages to any iPhone connected to the Pal Messenger's server.

Its a commercial messenger application to communicate with people (strangers or friends).

How to use:
User needs to register on Pal Messenger.
Add people from the list of users on server as well as your Phone contacts.
You can select multiple users to add into your contact list.
Now enjoy secure chatting with your friends.
You can also create groups and add people.

Salient Features:
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you can set profile picture, display name, status message and block user list.
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          Price Drop: SearchIn Hash (Social Networking)   

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Device: iOS iPhone
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          Tips facebook:--Cara NGeHack Facebook (FB)   

Facebook sekarang memang sudah menjadi social networking yang paling populer saat ini (udah ngalahin friendster), gak sedikit juga orang indonesia yang udah mulai beralih dari friendster ke facebook.

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          How To Network   
One of the most important skills to develop and use as a professional scientist is networking.  It is valuable for making important connections related to your research, learning about job opportunities or gathering information about graduate school applications.  This summer, the OITE will be holding several opportunities for you to meet the diverse group of […]
          Technical Analyst - Eagle Professional Resources - St. John, ON   
Knowledge of personal computers, open systems client server technologies including office automation application software, operating systems, networking...
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          Vosko ingelijfd door Deense Conscia   
Ict-dienstverlener Vosko Networking uit Gouda is overgenomen door het Deense Conscia, dat Cisco Gold-partner is in Denemarken, Zweden en Noorwegen. Het is de eerste stap van de Denen op Nederlandse bodem. Een overnamebedrag is niet bekendgemaakt.
          Case Manager – Employment Services Centre - Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC - British Columbia   
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          Twitter Productivity Tools & Processes   

I got a lot of feedback and comments on my post about Why I Was Ready To Quit Social Networking.  It seems I’m not alone in my feeling of overwhelm, angst and inefficiency. I received some great tips and advice too including: We use Hootsuite (hootsuite.com) at the ABN [Australian Businesswomen’s Network] to manager our weekly […]

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          Why I Was Ready to Quit Social Networking   

  How Many Social Networks Do You Use? Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Empire Avenue, Foursquare, Klout. These are the main social networking sites I’ve been using for both business and personal networking. Nothing unusual or special about that right?  In fact, some of you are probably thinking – is that all? What about Flickr, Instagram, FriendFeed, […]

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          Twitter's Monetization Issues Don't Appear To Be Going Away   
Twitter’s struggle to turn profitable is no secret for investors, but over recent quarters, the company’s path to profitability has become more difficult. This is primarily because advertiser interest in the social networking platform has been dwindling
          Trillian 6.0.0.60   

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          Law blog basics : Do not publicize launch of blog   
You don’t publicize the launch of a law blog the way you may announce other law firm news. Beginning a law blog is akin to beginning to network offline by going out and engaging your target audience to build a name and nurture relationships. You are just doing your networking on the Internet with a blog. Imagine sending out a press release that a lawyer or group of lawyers in your firm were going to start networking to get work. You know, going to chamber of commerce and industry events. We’re not sure if they’ll be any good at networking. We’re not sure they’ll continue the effort. But golly, they’re going to give it a whirl. You’d look like a darn fool. That’s pretty close to what law firms are doing when they send out press releases announcing the launch of a blog. And if press releases on blogs aren’t bad enough, the press releases often boast of the blog being a “go-to” or definitive resource on a subject.…
          EKN Radio Network Hits iTunes Podcasts   
The EKN Radio Network has expanded its reach this week, networking to a new station on iTunes Podcasts. The Podbean-based program is now available through iTunes by searching ‘EKN Radio Network’ or ‘Howden Media Group’. “Many of the members of the EKN community are iPhone users, and making sure our Podbean productions can be reached […]
          Find Email Information Using The Plethora Of Different Social Sites   
There is no question that social sites have made their voice heard on the internet over the past year. Entrepreneurs and internet surfers are using these social sites for a plethora of different reasons including social networking, advertising, and simply staying in contact with friends and family. One way that you can use these sites on the internet today is to find email information such as names, addresses and phone numbers.

It is common to lose contact with old college buddies or friends. Fortunately, social sites have made it easier than ever to stay connected to these friends or find out where they are. There are a number of different ways you can use sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter to find your old friends.

The easiest way to identify your old friends is to do a name search for them in the search browser. You can easily type in the name of your friend and see what results come up. If it is a fairly common name you will probably have several results come up. This can create a challenge for you as you try to find email information to get in contact with them.

Another thing social sites do a good job with to help you out is giving members the opportunity to post a profile picture. If the person you are trying to find has an account, chances are they have uploaded a picture of themselves. This can make it easy for you to identify the person and then get in contact with them.

If that fails, many social sites do have chat rooms now that you can take advantage of. What you can do is enter the chat rooms and make a post about the person you are trying to find and ask if anyone is familiar with the name or is friends with the person. While you may not have quite as good luck with this method, it is still a way that you can attempt to find email information about your friend or family member.
The last thing you may want to try out is typing in a specific hobby of your friend’s into the search bar if you can remember. This gives you the chance of taking a long-shot at finding your friend based on their interests and what they may have in their profile.
Social sites have changed the way people connect on the internet. It is a terrific way to stay in touch with friends, meet new people, and truly open up. It can also be a great way for you to find email information and find long-lost friends that you have been out of touch with for a good amount of time.
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          Man Faking Madness Forced to Eat His Sacrifice After Being Caught Attempting to Hypnotize School Pupils (Video)   

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An Instagram user identified as Lil Marvy (@officialchristybabs), has just shared a shocking video on social networking platform, Instagram. The video shows how a man faking mental imbalance was forced to eat his sacrifice after being caught while attempting to hypnotize some pupils earlier on Friday in the Badagary area of Lagos. She posted the […]


          Boring   
Back in 1995, our movie safely finished (4 years previously), and 'Scarless: The Unseen Bits' (the inevitable making of movie) finally finished and shown, Gary, Heino and myself found ourselves lacking an excuse to get together every Sunday.

As I'm the only drinker of the three that meant beer was out and, so far as I can tell, Heino's the only one of us interested in sport, so that was out as well. We certainly never went bowling!

So we invented other excuses. I remember one Sunday morning they arrived at my house, computers at the ready and we networked them and played Hearts. You have to remember that this was before the Internet was easily available and when the idea of networking a couple of home computers was quite the novelty. Indeed, Heino was asking me just the other week if I remembered why they kept bringing their computers over; he recalls going to the extent of making a crate with styrofoam cutouts for it but can't remember just what we did once they were at my place. Alas, I can't remember either. Surely we didn't play Hearts every weekend?

We *did* drive down to Williamstown frequently, to get fish and chips and wander down along the beach, even in winter. Since much of our movie had been shot in Williamstown there was much reminiscence which led to the idea of us hosting our own late night TV talk show, to be called 'Boring'. The premise was simple; there'd be a large couch or two, the show would run for three hours and there'd be a studio audience to hang on our every word!

As for those words? It would be unscripted and we'd just talk the same rubbish we talked every Sunday afternoon together!

Such hubris.

Needless to say it didn't happen. Just an idea to kick around of a Sunday afternoon.

You'll remember I mentioned a week or so ago[^] that I was planning to be in Australia in September 2010 for the 20th anniversary revival of our movie? (It'll actually be just short of the 19th anniversary but round numbers are so much better).

Heino and Gary have been, it seems, spending an inordinate amount of time on the project. Methinks Heino is much more the driving force; when we were making the 'making of' movie alluded to at the start of this entry Heino moved away briefly, to Sydney, for a job, leaving Gary and I to continue in his absence. Upon his return a quarter of a year or so later he was disgusted to learn that nothing had been done. I still have the 'Highly Commended Award for Sustained Inactivity' he presented Gary and I with hanging on my wall.

I foresee much chivvying about the soundtrack over the next 18 months. Indeed, Heino asked me just a week or so ago whether I'd started writing it. I had to answer no; I'm writing a Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra right now. But I'll make a start soon, I promise!

I hope to have most of it in at least rough sketch by September 2009 when I'm next to be in Australia, so we can argue about it.

Meanwhile, there are plans for the inevitable DVD release of the movie! Back in 1991, when we premiered it to an audience consisting entirely of cast, crew, friends and family, we ran off VHS copies (and a few Beta copies for luddites like myself). Those copies contained only the movie.

Not the DVD! Nope, this is to contain the movie aforesaid, also the 'making of' aforesaid, a gallery of stills we shot during production, a copy of the script and a directors commentary. Now in reality Heino was the director; Gary and I get a credit each and Gary's is probably deserved, mine really isn't.

When I heard these plans I couldn't resist commenting that it sounded rather like the directors commentary was going to be our only chance at making 'Boring'.
          Badan Pengatur Standar internet   

Badan Pengatur Standar Internet


Internet sebagai salah satu teknologi, tidak akan mungkin bisa berjalan dengan sendirinya kalau tidak ada badan yang mengaturnya. Badan pengatur internet ini adalah organisasi nirlaba yang dapat diikuti oleh siapa saja sebagai anggotanya. Berikut hirarki dari badan pengatur internet :

1. Internet Society (ISOC) merupakan organisasi paling teratas yang berfungsi untuk mempromosikan internet dan menyetujui protocol-protocol yang akan digunakan sebagai standard protocol di internet dan bertanggung jawab dalam teknologi internetworking beserta aplikasi-aplikasinya. ISOC berdiri pada tahun 1992 yang dikomandani oleh Vinton G. Cerf (penemu konsep TCP/IP dan Bapak Internet). Informasi lengkap tentang ISOC ini dapat diperoleh pada websitenya www.isoc.org

2. Internet Architecture Board (IAB) merupakan badan penasehat bagi ISOC dalam memutuskan suatu standard yang akan diterapkan di Internet. Informasi lengkapnya bisa diperoleh di www.iab.org

3. Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) adalah unit kerja yang berada di bawah IAB yang bertugas untuk mengatur masalah IP Address, DNS, dan registrasi protocol dan penomoran lainnya yang berlaku pada IP. IANA juga mendelegasikan beberapa wewenang ke beberapa unit kerja yang berada di bawahnya, seperti Internic, ICANN, Apnic, ARIN dan lain-lain. Anda dapat mengunjungi websitenya dengan alamat www.iana.org

4. Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) adalah unit kerja yang berada di bawah IAB yang bertugas untuk melalukan penelitian-penelitian terhadap protocol internet, aplikasi, arsitektur dan teknologi internet, baik untuk jangka pendek maupun jangka panjang serta mempromosikan hasil-hasil penelitian tersebut. Silahkan kunjungi websitenya dengan alamat www.irtf.org

5. Internet Engineering Task Force adalah unit kerja yang berada di bawah IAB yang terdiri dari orang-orang yang berkonsentrasi untuk mengembangkan aplikasi dan arsitektur internet kedepannya. Salah satu tugasnya adalah menerbitkan RFC (request for comment) atas suatu protocol atau standard yang diusulkan oleh seseorang untuk dikomentari oleh publik atas persetujuan dari IAB. Websitenya adalah www.ietf.org


soal badan pengatur internet

1. Apa kepanjangan dari ISOC ?
    a. Internet Society
    b. Internet Sosial
    c. Internet Sub
    d. Internet Scrub
2. Apakah yang dimaksud dengan IAB ?
    a. Badann hukum
    b. Badan Penasehat
    c. Badan Geologi
    d. Badan Usaha
3. Unit kerja yang berada dibawah IAB yang bertugas untuk melekukan penelitian adalah...
    a. IRTF
    b. IANA
    c. ISOC
    d. IBR
4. Salah satu tugasnya adalah untuk menerbitkan RFC,adalah tugas dari unit kerja...
    a. Internet Engineering Task Force
    b. ISOC
    c. IRTF
    d. IANA
5. ISOC berdiri pada tahun...
    a. 1992
    b. 1990
    c. 1997
    d. 1998
          Domain Name System (DNS)   

Domain Name System

Domain Name System (DNS) adalah sistem penamaan hirarkis didistribusikan untuk komputer, jasa, atau sumber daya apapun yang terhubung ke Internet atau jaringan pribadi. Ini asosiasi berbagai informasi dengan nama domain ditugaskan untuk masing-masing entitas yang berpartisipasi. Yang paling penting, menerjemahkan nama domain berarti bagi manusia ke dalam pengidentifikasi numerik yang terkait dengan peralatan jaringan untuk tujuan mencari dan menangani perangkat ini di seluruh dunia.
Sebuah analogi yang sering digunakan untuk menjelaskan Sistem Nama Domain adalah bahwa ia berfungsi sebagai buku telepon untuk Internet dengan menerjemahkan manusia-komputer ramah nama host menjadi alamat IP. Sebagai contoh, www.example.com menerjemahkan nama domain ke alamat 192.0.32.10 (IPv4) dan 2620:0:2 d0: 200:: 10 (IPv6).
Domain Name System memungkinkan untuk menetapkan nama domain untuk kelompok pengguna sumber daya Internet dan dalam cara yang berarti, independen dari lokasi fisik masing-masing entitas. Karena ini, World Wide Web (WWW) hyperlink Internet dan informasi kontak dapat tetap konsisten dan konstan bahkan jika saat ini Internet routing yang mengubah pengaturan atau peserta menggunakan perangkat mobile. Internet nama domain yang mudah untuk diingat daripada alamat IP seperti 208.77.188.166 (IPv4) atau 2001: DB8: 1f70:: 999: de8: 7648:6 e8 (IPv6). Pengguna mengambil keuntungan dari ini ketika mereka membacakan Uniform Resource Locators bermakna (URL) dan alamat e-mail tanpa harus mengetahui bagaimana komputer benar-benar menempatkan mereka.
Domain Name System mendistribusikan tanggung jawab menetapkan nama domain dan pemetaan nama-nama ke alamat IP dengan menunjuk server nama otoritatif untuk setiap domain. Server nama otoritatif yang ditugaskan bertanggung jawab untuk domain khusus mereka, dan pada gilirannya dapat menetapkan server lain nama otoritatif untuk sub-domain. Mekanisme ini telah membuat DNS terdistribusi dan fault tolerant dan telah membantu menghindari kebutuhan untuk mendaftar pusat tunggal untuk terus-menerus berkonsultasi dan diperbarui.
Secara umum, Sistem Nama Domain juga menyimpan informasi jenis lain, seperti daftar mail server yang menerima email untuk domain internet yang diberikan. Dengan menyediakan, di seluruh dunia didistribusikan kata kunci berbasis layanan redirection, Sistem Nama Domain adalah komponen penting dari fungsi Internet.
Pengenal lainnya seperti RFID tag, UPCs, karakter Internasional di alamat email dan nama host, dan berbagai pengenal lainnya semua bisa berpotensi menggunakan DNS. [1] [2]
Domain Name System juga menentukan fungsi teknis dari layanan database. Ini mendefinisikan DNS protokol, spesifikasi rinci dari struktur data dan pertukaran komunikasi yang digunakan dalam DNS, sebagai bagian dari Internet Protocol Suite.




Pertanyaan!!!


1. apa itu DNS?
a. sebuah sistem yang menyimpan informasi tentang nama host maupun nama domain dalam bentuk basis data tersebar (distributed database) di dalam jaringan komputer,
b. sekelompok protokol yang mengatur komunikasi data komputer pada jaringan komputer.
c. Keunggulan dari topologi tipe Star ini adalah bahwa dengan adanya kabel tersendiri untuk setiap workstation ke server
d. komputer yang menyediakan fasilitas bagi komputer-komputer lain didalam jaringan dan client adalah komputer-komputer yang menerima atau menggunakan fasilitas yang disediakan oleh server. Server dijaringan tipe client-server
2. siapakah yang menemukan DNS?
a. andi komarulaeli
b. sindy vera
c.laura basuki
d. Paul Mockapetri
3. teori apa saja yg dikemukakan para ahli tentang DNS? kecuali...
a. DNS resolver
b. top-level domain c. recursive DNS server
d.authoritative DNS server
4.sebutkan jenis jenis DNS? kecuali...
a. A record
b. PTR record
c. BIND
d. [MX record]]'5.Apa saja perangkat lunak DNS?kecuali...
a. djbdns (Daniel J. Bernstein's DNS) b. MaraDNS c. QIP (Lucent Technologies) d. abcqw

5. bagaimana dns bekerja
a. - arpa Reverse DNS
b. Fungsi dari DNS adalah menerjemahkan nama komputer ke IP address (memetakan). Client DNS disebut
dengan resolvers dan DNS server disebut dengan name servers. Resolvers atau client mengirimkan
permintaan ke name server berupa queries. Name server akan memproses dengan cara mencek ke local
database DNS, menghubungi name server lainnya atau akan mengirimkan message failure jika ternyata
permintaan dari client tidak ditemukan.
Proses tersebut disebut dengan Forward Lookup Query, yaitu permintaan dari client dengan cara
memetakan nama komputer (host) ke IP address.

c. DNS resolver
d. A record

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Experience with the administration of Cisco switches, routers, firewalls and other branded networking devices....
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          Test Engineer - QSC - Boulder, CO   
Cisco networking certifications preferred. QSC is seeking electrical engineers looking for a challenging Test Engineer position in networked audio video...
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          astTECS Launches Open Source CRM   
[:en] *astTECS Launches Open Source CRM Channel Infoline.com Ref: http://www.channelinfoline.com/networking/asttecs-launches-open-source-crm/ Date : March 16, 2017   “Leveraging expertise in open source, our objective is to provide customers with best-of-breed enterprise grade applications, while focusing mainly on the must-have features of a customer relationship management solution and major workflows” Mr. Manjunath R J, CEO, *astCRM’ *astTECS,...
          Cisco Engineer - High Availability, Inc. - Audubon, PA   
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or Cisco Certified Internetworking Engineer (CCIE) R&amp;S. Cisco Routers 7x00, 4x00, 3600, 2600, 2500, 800....
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          Regional emerging products security Expert - Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. - Sandton, Gauteng   
The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in networking, datacenter, virtualization, Threat prevention and security technologies and proven ability...
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          Account Manager / Inside Sales   
NC-Charlotte, All Logistics positions include providing exceptional customer service, networking and creating a productive yet enjoyable environment. Position Description: The Account Manager / Inside Sales will be responsible for reaching out to shared or assigned customers for various sales and service updates, relationship building, educating customers about our services, contacting customers to launch new p
          WHIR Chicago Networking Event Recap   
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          Relationship Mgr III - (Broward Cty) Fort Lauderdale, FL - TD Bank - Fort Lauderdale, FL   
Develop community relationships, through CRA initiatives and membership in civic and professional organizations, including active participation in networking...
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          Sr Relationship Mgr (Broward Cty) Fort Lauderdale, FL - TD Bank - Fort Lauderdale, FL   
Develop community relationships, through CRA initiatives and membership in civic and professional organizations, including active participation in networking...
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          The Impact of Analytics on Musicians’ Careers-How managers and DIY artists can utilize analytics to enhance the artist-fan relationship and focus marketing, promotional, and touring efforts more effectively.   
Introduction Over the past ten years the music industry has changed drastically. Major labels have lost substantial power in building, promoting, and sustaining artists’ careers. With the advent and popularity of social networking sites, blogs, internet radio stations, and podcasts, artists are now positioned in a way that their success relies solely on them. The … More The Impact of Analytics on Musicians’ Careers-How managers and DIY artists can utilize analytics to enhance the artist-fan relationship and focus marketing, promotional, and touring efforts more effectively.
          Practical Networking for Linux Admins: IPv6 and IPv6 LAN Addressing   
We're cruising now. We know important basics about TCP/IP and IPv6. Today we're learning about private and link-local addressing. Yes, I know, I promised routing. That comes next.
          Michelle Phillips-Trademan   
After marketing her own photography business for almost 20 years, Michelle used the marketing techniques and networking she had in place to catapult her face painting business almost 6 years ago. After earning the honor of Entrepreneur of the Year in the national DPWN organization in 2009-2010 & 2010-2011, she has discovered that marketing is […]
          Now Hiring: President of the Human Rights Campaign   
It was announced a few months ago that Joe Solmonese will be stepping down as the President of the Human Rights Campaign when his contract is up at the end of March. It is now up to the Board members of HRC to find suitable candidates. However, with this position seems to come with a tremendous amount of scrutiny from the LGBT community. I wonder if this will be looked at as one of the best jobs in the LGBT community or one of the worst. Can someone handle not only the pressure from the anti-gay groups but the constant second guessing and armchair quarterbacking that comes from our own community. While I believe in holding leaders accountable, you just have to wonder, who thinks they have what it takes.

Oh and by the way, it takes a lot. Let me share with you a portion of the job posting. You can see the full posting here. This is the portion that focuses on the role details and the competencies the Board is looking for. If you think you have what it takes I say go for it and apply! Just make sure you have skin as thick as an elephant.


The Role of the President

The President reports to the Boards of Directors of both the Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and is responsible for the overall management and leadership of HRC’s activities and programs. The President’s job is to develop and implement HRC’s strategic vision, its policies and programs to advance the interests of its membership and the LGBT community as a whole. The new President will be charged with leading this important organization during a time of great change and progress in the country. The President will be working every day to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by identifying and overcoming societal and legislative barriers to LGBT equality. At the same time, s/he will be working to engage, educate and empower millions of fair-minded Americans to advocate for equal rights for the LGBT community.

Specific responsibilities include:

Provide vision and focus for a dynamic organization. HRC is a large, diverse and highly motivated organization with activities occurring simultaneously in many locations and on a variety of issues, with a unique combination of professional staff, volunteers, allies, boards, donors, and members. The President must be able to inspire, motivate, coordinate and honor these multiple constituents in ways that advance the mission of HRC and maintain the highest standards of service and integrity.

Build, maintain and continually inspire a work environment to achieve the highest standards of performance and accountability. One of the hallmarks of HRC's mission is to assure workplace equality for all LGBT employees. HRC strives to attain those goals with its own employees by fostering a workplace that welcomes and embraces diversity and encourages industry, teamwork and mutual respect. The new President must not only embrace these values, but continually lead in creating an atmosphere that promotes teamwork, client responsiveness, diversity, accountability, professional development and succession planning – and helps the organization adapt to changing and disparate needs within the community.

Manage through change. The effectiveness of HRC as a civil rights organization will depend on how well it manages uncertain changes in the political environment and how nimble it can be in responding to external changes. Managing these changes in ways that keep HRC relevant and central to the movement will be critical for success.

Represent and lead HRC in the most positive manner, enhancing HRC’s visibility and influencing public opinion. The President of HRC has the ability to reach government and business decision-makers and influence public opinion on issues vital to HRC’s mission. It is essential that the new President be able to convey HRC’s activities (and those of the broader LGBT community) effectively and persuasively to thought leaders and the broader public through a wide variety of communication tool.

Lead the development and promotion of legislation and public policies that positively affect LGBT families and their children, as well as, oppose legislation and public policies that would adversely affect LGBT families and their children. HRC’s President also is the strategic visionary on how to elect candidates for public office who will sponsor and support HRC’s legislative agenda and the creation of equities for LGBTs throughout society, as well as oppose those candidates who have promoted policies and legislation adverse to LGBT families.

Attract new members, allies, strategic partners, advocates, donors and volunteers. HRC continues to grow and diversify its membership, which has helped to expand its impact. The new President must be able to lead HRC in building on its growth by effectively finding new ways to retain and attract a broader membership base. S/he must be skilled in coalition building, working in partnership with other LGBT and civil rights organizations to tackle legislative and policy needs on the state and federal level.

Engage diverse constituencies. Diversity and inclusion are strategic imperatives for HRC and necessary for the continued success of the organization. Diversity and inclusion have been embedded in HRC’s mission since it was founded in 1980. In the last several years however, HRC has provided diversity and inclusion objectives more sustained support internally by providing staff and resources to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment at every level of the organization. In addition, HRC has developed significant relationships externally to evidence its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The President must work to broaden public support for LGBT equality by engaging fair-minded people and partner organizations that represent the multiple dimensions of diversity, including ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientation, gender identity, beliefs, religions and faiths, geographies, experiences, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability.

Lead the development of educational programs that positively affect the societal and cultural condition, as well as shift public opinion. HRC’s next President will continue to build upon the dynamic educational programs and tools of the organization such as the Corporate Equality Index, Healthcare Equality Index, Family Project and Religion & Faith programs. S/he also will push for innovation and the creation of new programs consistent with HRC’s strategic plan that will educate and gain a broader understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by the LGBT community.

Candidate Profile 

HRC is seeking a charismatic, visionary, and strategic leader with public policy acumen. The President will be a poised, confident and energetic leader who is capable of leading an organization and movement during a time of great evolution and change. The President will be a force for constructive dialogue and relentless advocacy – passionate and productive in his/her pursuit for social justice.

The ideal candidate will have a sophisticated understanding of the policy environment and be a passionate ambassador for the organization whether it be in front of a camera giving an interview on national television or in someone’s living room. In addition, because its members are woven into the fabric of numerous local communities, the new President should be able to help HRC effectively build upon and leverage these critical and decentralized constituents.

While the President must be a decisive, visionary leader, this individual also must have outstanding interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will have a style that is collegial, approachable, affable, flexible, direct and diplomatic. The President must be skilled at building bridges and developing relationships in a variety of settings with diverse constituencies. The President must have the service-orientation necessary to lead a member-driven and supported organization.


Specific competencies include:

Strategic Vision: The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of setting priorities and leading organizations to success. S/he will be a strategic thinker who will work with HRC’s senior Staff and Board leadership team and Board of Directors to establish plans and methods to achieve its mission while providing the strategic direction necessary to evolve the organization. S/he will be capable of working with others to develop differentiated strategies with multifaceted approaches to address disparate audiences, cultures, and political contexts.

Communication and Development Skills: The successful candidate will be an inspiring and persuasive communicator who can articulate HRC’s vision and direction effectively through mass media, debate, lobbying, public speaking, writing, networking, fundraising and one-on-one discussions. S/he will have the ability to connect with and secure results from world leaders, government policy makers, corporate leaders, partners, donors, Board Members and staff.

Leadership: In addition to the critical, externally-focused competencies, the successful candidate must also possess outstanding leadership skills that will enable him/her to oversee the management of a complex, member-focused organization. S/he must be an involved and inclusive manager, who will ensure HRC functions in an orderly and fiscally responsible manner. The President will have a track record of recruiting, retaining and motivating a professional and highly performing staff. The successful candidate must be able to set strategic direction for the organization, prioritize and define clear goals for staff, and manage performance toward achievement of those goals. The candidate will be an inspirational leader to the staff, and encourage openness, transparence and mutual respect. Further, the candidate must have the executive skills to manage various Board and membership constituencies as well as leverage the energy of a dedicated, diverse, and growing membership.

Interpersonal Acumen: The successful candidate must be a person of the utmost personal and professional integrity with a high level of energy. Candidates must possess the right combination of self-confidence balanced with humility and a healthy sense of humor. The successful candidate needs to be gracious in manner and comfortable in any situation. S/he will be confident enough to hire and retain strong, smart people, and possess an understanding of his/her own strengths and weaknesses.

Judgment: The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to make timely and clearly communicated decisions and take appropriate risks to achieve results. Likewise, s/he will be thoughtful about deploying the organization’s budget in a way that maximizes outcomes aligned with HRC’s strategic plan and core institutional values while managing risk. S/he will listen to and learn from key stakeholders inside and outside of the organization and will be an inclusive and independent thinker, who can manage ambiguity and devise solutions even when a clear path is not evident.

Passion and Shared Values: The successful candidate will have a passion for ending discrimination against LGBT Americans and an absolute commitment towards realizing a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. At its heart, HRC is about making a difference in the lives of everyday people. The successful candidate will not only have earned the appropriate leadership credentials across their career, but be implicitly anchored by HRC’s core values.
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          Here are Three Great Canon Printers Worth Considering   
Canon printers are highly favored in the industry, and they have a long history of manufacturing valuable merchandise. When the company started in 1936, they were a camera company and it is highly likely that that is what they are still best known for. However, they have expanded with additional electronic products, such as copiers, scanners and obviously printers. The next are a few of the most stylish Canon printers, which you might want to take into consideration if you're keeping your eye out for a quality printer.

You can find the Canon Pixma MX330 multifunction inkjet printer for around $100. This impressive model has the ability to copy, scan, and produce high speed faxes. As a printer, it's suitable for printing both documents and photos at a resolution of up to 4800 x 1200 dpi. With the LCD screen, you can easily make adjustments to your documents and photos before printing. There's also an auto-document feeder to make it easier if you want to copy or scan multiple documents. If you want the printer mainly for photos, you should know that it doesn't include a multimedia card reader, but digital cameras can be connected to the unit through the PictBridge USB port. Overall, the Canon Pixma MX330 is an excellent value for a multifunction inkjet printer. High quality photo printing can be achieved with the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 priced under a whopping $500. With the maximum 4800 x 1200 color dpi resolution this patented FINE printhead technology is sure to give you extremely high quality photo prints every time without fail. Color and quality are what you will see with the 8 dye system in this unit. The efficient machine can print a high quality professional looking print in less than 90 seconds. Avoid paying the price the pros pay but still get those professional looking prints with the technology today we can make that happen for you. The PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II might not be the least expensive model for photo printers available on the market today but as for its quality you can't go wrong for the value.

Another option for getting the most out of its impressive features is the imageCLASS MF4370DN Laser All-in-One Printer. This unit has built in networking capabilities as well as the ability to fax, copy and scan. You may be surprised to find that this unit is also capable of double sided functions too! You will save money on paper using this duplexing function. Even with all of its features, this printer is quite energy efficient, and is Energy Star qualified. For the price of $300 this machine is a high performance laser printer useful for any printing related needs you could have. These are only a few of the many options in Canon Printers you can find at your local retailer. As you start looking around and researching the different models you will find that there is a vast array of models available these days. Online retailers are all competing for your business, so it's often possible to find prices that are lower than the suggested manufacturer's. Take some time to know what others are saying about the model you are considering to save yourself some headaches along the way. Canon printers can be a good choice if you're seeking a brand with a solid reputation.
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          Canon Pixma MX 850 All in One Printer Review   
I have always had a seriously bad time with printers and it was with some trepidation I bought the Canon Pixma MX850 All in one printer! I don't know why something like a printer should give me so much grief - it usually comes down to one of the following areas,

  • Annoying Printer Drivers and Software
  • Reliability (or complete lack of)
  • Toner Cartridge Life
  • Replacement costs of toners/ink
  • Rubbish print quality


Hmm that's a longer list than I thought but pretty fair, I have had so many printers and something is always wrong with them. The last printer I had before I bought the Canon Pixma MX850 All in one was a fairly pricey Lexmark Color laser printer. I'd basically assumed that my problems were with buying cheap inkjet printers so I reckoned buying a decent laser would solve all these.

I was very, very wrong - it wasn't so much a laser printer but an ATM machine for the Lexmark printer Corporation. I have never in my life seen a machine eat laser toner with such speed. The replacement toners were more expensive than the printer and it requested them every other day.

In all honestly I'd have found supporting a heavy cocaine habit and keeping a selection of aging 1970s sportscars on the road to be a much cheaper proposition than running that stupid lexmark laser printer. In the end I gave it away, hiding my smirk as the poor sap walked off with the big shiny expensive looking laser printer.

Canon MX850 All in one printer review



As per usual it comes in a box that is far too big, but one little tip watch out for leaving any bits in there - the printer tray was hidden away in mine. The Canon MX 850 is a fair size but does look rather modern and sleek. It doesn't take that long to set up and everything clicks into place fairly easily.

Then you get the first nice surprise - the software actually works. Now this was a little bit of a shock for me - I've had several multifunction printers and the one thing they all had in common was awful software, HP usually managed the best with software that rarely worked and had the ability to crash or freeze your computer as well - most of the Canon stuff seemed to what it's supposed to.

Connecting it up to the network was a doddle, the software found it and set it up and it well just worked. The canon mx850 drivers seem to be very well written in my opinion.

Print quality is good - I've printed photos, documents and presentations all were very good quality. I should add that I'm no expert in photography stuff but the printouts looked good enough for me. The printer is fairly quick although when doing duplex copies it does take quite a while to print on the second side.

Scanning on the Canon MX 850 all in one works very well, I usually use the software to scan from my PC but you can do it manually from the console as well. It's fairly fast scanning and the results seem fine.

Fax on the Canon MX850 seems to work well enough although I have't actually recieved anything yet just sent them.

The other excellent point of this printer are the ink cartridges, they seem to be very economical. I bought a complete set with the printer and have been using them for about 4 months now - I don't print out thousands of pages but the family use it a lot and the first set of ink cartridges are still going strong. They are also quite cheap as they don't have a printer head built into each catridge which cuts the cost significantly a new cartridge head for the Canon MX850 All in One only costs about £15 anyway.

Well that's about it I think - it's the first printer I've had for quite a while which has not made me angry. It just does what it is supposed to do , all the functions seem to work and it seems reliable and economical.

I'd thoroughly recommend this printer if your're after a decent multifunction printer that is economical to run - Check out the Canon Pixma MX850 All in One Printer Reviews at Amazon here most of them seem also very positive apart from some rumours about networking problems - mine worked fine.

Canon PIXMA MX850 Multi Function Printer
          An Interview with...Mary-Ann Lammers    



Once a week I post interviews with interesting people about their insights on their experience of working in the Knitting industry. I’ve noticed that every one of these individuals makes their living in a slightly different manner bringing their own unique presence to the knitting world.

You can find Mary-Ann here and here on Ravelry. 


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basel-on-the-rhine

Where do you find inspiration?
My inspiration comes mainly from colour and texture. The fluidity of both colour and the knitted fabric is what pulls my mind into the direction of experimenting with something new to me. I was recently attending a horse show in Rome and there was a woman walking past me who was wearing a blouse with such stunning drape that it has inspired me to try to bring it into one of my next designs The colours I will use come from the beauty of a horse that was in the arena, horse and rider as one, as if in flight. Inspiration finds me everywhere.
 

What is your favourite knitting technique?
I have many techniques I enjoy, to narrow it down to just one is not possible for me. I like to think and hope that there are many that have not even been developed yet and want to be open to trying new things all the time. A favourite technique might pigeonhole my creativity and artistic development so I prefer to be attracted to the appeal of something new, something unexplored by me and yet continuing with the techniques I know I already enjoy.



http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kiss-shawl-rhapsody

Do you look at other designers’ work or are you afraid that you will be influenced by their designs?
I love seeing the new designs when they enter the market and am always curious to see what other designers are designing. I suppose realistically we are all somewhat influenced by what we see whether we are directly aware of it or not. A creative mind is open to many areas of influence, not just visually but with all our senses.


How many sample/test knitters do you have working for you or do you do it all yourself?
I don't have sample knitters but I am fortunate to have some great test knitters who are very candid and supportive and will offer helpful criticism and suggestions if necessary. I love seeing their colour/yarn choices and value them greatly.


Did you do a formal business plan?
No, I didn't have a business plan because I wasn't planning to start a business. It simply began by chance. Having been a published quilt designer for many years, I am naturally drawn to colour and texture. I happened upon a lovely skein of hand dyed yarn in my LYS while knitting with the stitch group there. I took it home and spent many hours trying to tame it to create a pooling effect. I was excited to show it to the group when it was finished. I told them it was so much work to develop a way to pool it that I felt as if I had cracked the DaVinci Code. I decided to call it the DaVinci Cowl and set out to write the pattern and see if people on Ravelry liked it. They did and they do so I designed more. I haven't stopped.


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/davinci-cowl

Do you have a mentor?
No, I do not have a mentor but have been fortunate to have been able to speak with other designers and ask opinions on certain things. I belong to some designer groups and they have been wonderfully supportive and honest with their suggestions and advice.


Do you have a business model that you have emulated?
Although I do not have a specific business model I do have enough background in business to be able to go in the proper directions and to be able to handle some of the complexities involved with being a business person. I am also willing to be flexible and try different strategies. The world changes rapidly and what was successful yesterday is not the next day.


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kiss-scarf-delft-blue

Do you use a tech editor?

Yes, absolutely. It is important to have more than your own eyes and expertise looking at your written words.


How do you maintain your life/work balance?
Somehow I have always intuitively been able to manage the different areas of my life with success (for the most part). That may come from a strong sense of looking after myself as well as others/things/ responsibilities. We cannot do all we wish to do if we don't take care of our own needs as well.There are times where it is not possible to have true balance but in the big picture things will even out. I have been very busy with building my new design business and my pattern portfolio, also networking and expanding with ideas into future areas.


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kiss-shawl-regatta

How do you deal with criticism?
I remind myself that all criticism is ultimately going to teach me something in the end. Sometimes the painful criticisms have taught me the most.


How long did it take for you to be able to support yourself?
I'm not there yet, it has only been a little over one year. It is a self sustaining business already though, so for that I am grateful.


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kiss-cowl-simply-mosaic

What advice would you give someone who wants to pursue a career in knitting?
Don't design to fill a niche, design to create one. Start somewhere, don't be afraid and be willing to learn along the way.


What’s next for you?
Whichever design comes off the needles next. Ultimately though?....we'll just have to see where this takes me.


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/davinci-cowl



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          Hiring Tech Support Executives/Field Support ( Networking) For Ranchi (Jharkhand)   
Enterprise Software Solutions Lab Private Limited - Ranchi, Jharkhand - U Desired Candidate Profile Experience 0 - 1 Years Graduate/Diploma inCCNA/ CCNP/ N+ Good troubleshooting skills. Very good communication Skill Job Description: Hardware & Software Installations. Knowledge of Switch, Hub, Broadband routers, Cable Crimping. Troubleshooting LAN &...
          Administrator Networking Infrastructure   
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          Camera Day Shortbread   

PC hardware and computing

Intel SSD 545S Series 512GB review @ PC Perspective
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Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD review – 3D BiCS 64-layer flash shines @ The SS Review
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          Technical Support Specialist (Temp) - Nevro Corp - Redwood City, CA   
Strong computer skills (hardware, software and networking) Knowledge of the following applications a plus (Excel, Matlab, Master Controls, rbase, Pilgrim)....
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          InfiniBand And Proprietary Networks Still Rule Real HPC   

With the network comprising as much as a quarter of the cost of a high performance computing system and being absolutely central to the performance of applications running on parallel systems, it is fair to say that the choice of network is at least as important as the choice of compute engine and storage hierarchy. That’s why we like to take a deep dive into the networking trends present in each iteration of the Top 500 supercomputer rankings as they come out.

It has been a long time since the Top 500 gave a snapshot of pure HPC centers that

InfiniBand And Proprietary Networks Still Rule Real HPC was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.


          Establishment Intransigence Toward Trump   

Dennis Prager recently argued that America was in a state of civil war and urged conservative Trump critics to join the fight. “Trump, with all his flaws, is our general,” Prager wrote. “If this general is going to win, he needs the best fighters. But too many of them, some of the best minds of the conservative movement, are AWOL.”

Jonah Goldberg of National Review responded that the Never Trumpers “do not believe that America is engaged in a civil war, with the survival of America as we know it at stake.” And “Donald Trump is literally no one’s general.”

Clearly, the president is up against the kind of conservative that, as David Horowitz said in Big Agenda, fails to understand that they are in a battle, and that to prevail they must want to win. Trump also faces a dynamic that was not an issue in the 2016 election but helps explain the ongoing establishment animus, particularly from the “Never Trump” conservatives.

In Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power, Yale alum Alexandra Robbins charts the founding of the Order of Skull and Bones in the 1830s. More than 150 years later, Robbins explains. “This tiny club has set up networks that have thrust three members into the most powerful position in the world.”

President William Howard Taft, 1909-1914, who also put in a stint as Chief Justice, was a Bonesman. So was President George Herbert Walker Bush, 1988-1992, who was accused by Pat Buchanan of running a “Skull and Bones presidency.” The most recent Skull and Bones alum in the White House is George W. Bush, who in 2004 prevailed against fellow Bonesman John Kerry in 2004.

It was the first time two Bonesmen battled for the nation’s highest office. Prominent Bonesmen include Henry Luce, Archibald MacLeish, McGeorge Bundy, Averill Harriman, Henry Stimson, Potter Stewart, William Sloan Coffin, and National Review founder William F. Buckley.

As one Bonesman explained, “the biggest benefit of Skull and Bones is the networking,” and Robbins finds plenty of that. The Reagan-Bush administration, for example, appointed Bonesmen Winston Lord as ambassador to China, and James Buckley to the US. Court of Appeals.

President George H. W. Bush named Bonesman Richard Anthony Moore as ambassador to Ireland and Bonesman Paul Lambert, who had no diplomatic experience, as ambassador to Ecuador. The pick for secretary of labor was George Ball, with fellow Bonesmen James Hemphill in the department of the interior and Edwin Dale at management and budget. Head speechwriter was Christopher Buckley, son of William F. Buckley and like his daddy a Bonesman.

President George W. Bush chose fellow Bonesman William H. Donaldson to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Skull and Bones vet Edward McNally got the call as general counsel for Homeland Security, and senior associate counsel to the president for national security. Bonesman Robert D. McCallum was the pick for assistant attorney general in the civil-rights division of the DOJ, and Bonesman Evan G. Galbraith became a defense representative in Europe and adviser to NATO. 

Observers could be forgiven for thinking that the primary consideration for these selections was not competence and experience but membership in Skull and Bones. The ultimate old boys network also owns Deer Island in the St. Lawrence River, and Robbins helpfully provides a map.

The 44th president, formerly known as Barry Soetoro, is a Harvard man but duly chose Bonesman John Kerry as Secretary of State and Skull and Bones member Austan Goolsbee as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. Like everybody in that administration, Goolsbee is hardly a conservative but he did not become the target of choice for big guns on the right.

By contrast, in the run-up to the 2016 election, Donald Trump took some of his hardest shots from William F. Buckley’s National Review. The publication arrayed prominent writers “Against Trump” and called the candidate “a menace to American conservatism who would take the work of generations and trample it underfoot on behalf of a populism as heedless and crude as The Donald himself.”

For a perspective on crudity, the Never Trumpers might consult Robbins’ chapter on Skull and Bones initiation rites. But as the Bonesmen say of non-members, Trump is a “barbarian,” and not even a Yale or Harvard man.

Besides the Deep State reactionaries and fake media, Donald Trump is a target of elitist establishment types who look down their nose at working people. That is very much the style of Yale law school alum Hillary Clinton, the congenital liar and “vast right-wing conspiracy” theorist the Never Trumpers preferred in the 2016 contest. If Donald Trump, as Jeb Bush said, is “not a conservative,” then what is Crooked Hillary?

It was working people, not establishment elitists, who elected Donald Trump president. With all his faults, he is doing his best to fight their battles and win. The Never Trumpers would do well to “report for duty,” as Dennis Prager said, but right now, the president is on a winning streak without them.

 


          A Small Store Guide to Rocking Social Media: Instagram and Pinterest   

For part two of our Rocking Social Media Guide, let's talk about my personal favorite platforms- Instagram and Pinterest. Perhaps it's because I'm a visual person and these two platforms are arguably the most visual, but no matter the reason, spending time on Instagram and Pinterest never feels like a chore to me. I find personal enjoyment in the time that I invest into these apps and after this brief introduction, I hope you will too!

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Instagram

Introduction: Instagram is a primarily mobile app with over 400 million users who share photos and short videos with their followers. Now owned by Facebook, this rapidly growing app shows no signs of slowing down.

Instagram Tips for Small Stores:

  • Getting Started: Download the Instagram app on your smartphone for free and create an account. Make sure the name of your account is recognizable, preferably the name of your store, or your name if you plan to use this account personally and professionally.
  • Logged into your account, click on "Edit Profile" and first add a link to your website. (If your store doesn't have a website, link to another of your social media accounts or perhaps a link to an article you were featured in. Next write a brief description of your account using keywords that will help your target customers find you. (Example: Happy Alpacas Farm Store, Purveyor of High Quality Alpaca Goods in Gilroy, California.)
  • To find your first friends, hit the Settings button in the top right corner of your Instagram profile. Select "Find Facebook Friends" to connect with your existing Facebook friends and "Find Contacts" to connect with contacts already in your phone who are on Instagram.
  • Next think of a theme for your Instagram account. For a consistent feed, it's helpful for businesses to make a list of the types of content you want to post. Examples of the types of photos businesses typically post on Instagram: photos of products in your store, sneak peeks of products coming soon, behind the scenes photos of your life as a store owner, style inspiration photos, and announcements of sales and special events. 
  • Some Tips for a Successful Instagram Photo: 1. Use an editing app like VSCO or Afterlight and choose a filter or effect that you like the look of and apply it to every photo that you post. This extra step makes your Instagram feed appear more visually appealing and consistent. 2. Apply the "Rule of Thirds," a photography term meaning that placing the subject of your photo in just 1/3 or 2/3 of the frame creates a more aesthetically pleasing photo. 3. Statistics have shown that on Instagram, photos that include human faces receive more likes. So if you don't usually post images with people in them, try to switch it up once in a while- it doesn't have to be a closeup!
  • Captions: Photos with relevant captions attract more interaction from followers than those without captions. Try to include at least a sentence or two with interesting information or a question.
  • Hashtags: When used strategically, hashtags can be extremely effective on Instagram. Think of a few hashtags you can use in your posts that might attract the customers you're looking for. If you're looking to get more followers in general, and more people viewing your posts, try to use whichever hashtags are currently trending. (You can find these by clicking on the magnifying glass button at the bottom of the screen.) Some examples: #fall, #throwbackthursday, #christmasshopping, #nationalcoffeeday, #weekend. If you're looking to connect specifically with Instagram users who are potential customers, use hashtags more relevant to your store or once you imagine your ideal customer might also be using. Some examples: #alpacasocks, #Pittsburgh (or whatever city your store is located in), #sustainablymade, #sweaterweather. Remember-hashtags should never include spaces or punctuation. 
  • Once you select hashtags that your potential customers might be interested in, click on these hashtags and like photos, comment on posts, and follow accounts that seem relevant to you.
  • Interact! Instagram is a huge opportunity for networking and interacting with customers. Most people will respond to a comment directed at them. (To direct a comment toward a specific user and help ensure that they see it, use the @ symbol followed by the person's username.) Always make sure to reply to comments people leave on your post. It's amazing how many exciting connections are made on Instagram all the time!
  • Be genuine! When it comes down to it, authenticity wins on Instagram. Make sure your interactions are conversational rather than sales-driven. If you're friendly and helpful, the sales will follow!

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Pinterest

Introduction: Pinterest is an online collaging resource for sharing photos and information and bookmarking links. The site is like an online version of your inspiration pin board that can be viewed by its 100 million+ users. Pinterest is also a huge driver of traffic to websites, which is extremely important for stores because "Pinners" are proven shoppers.

Pinterest Tips For Small Stores

  • Getting Started: Create an account with a recognizable user name. Add a link to your website if you have one, and also link to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Write a short description of your business that uses relevant keywords. Then make sure to designate your account as a business account (free) so that you can take advantage of the helpful information provided by Pinterest Analytics and learn which posts are driving the most traffic and revenue.
  • Once you're all signed up, start following users and boards. The more people you follow, the more inspiration you will find on your feed.
  • Pinners are shoppers. You must incorporate Pinterest into your marketing strategy especially if your store has a webbsite. Pinterest generates over 400% more revenue per click than Twitter and 27% more than Facebook. The average amount spent per order is higher than any other social channel. Two million people post product pins each day and 93% of users use Pinterest to plan purchases.
  • Pinterest users have been overwhelmingly female since the site was first launched, but its male audience has more than doubled in the past two years.
  • When someone repines your Pin, their followers will continue to repine it. This way your Pin keeps going and going. The average Pin is repined 11 times. 
  • Two thirds of all Pins are from business websites. Make sure to add the Pin It button to your website if you have a website and have not added it already. This makes it easy for people to pin products from your store to their wish lists on Pinterest.
  • Boards: Create boards that are themed around different topics. Come up with a content strategy that is lifestyle-focused rather than me-focused. Try to avoid posting only about you and your products. Dive into your customers' hobbies, interests, and aspirations and create boards that appeal to them. Do they like to travel? Where are they going? Do they enjoy cooking? What kind of recipes are they looking for? Assuming you share some similar interests with their customers, this part should be fun!
  • Though the majority of your posts should't be focused on your products, they should definitely be carefully mies in with your other content. I recommend creating one board that is product focused. Pin products from your website using the Pin It button you installed. Or upload your own product photos, but edit the link to direct to your website. You can also create boards that subtly point to your store, like a board with pictures of your farm if you have one, or one with pictures of things to do in the area you're located in.
  • Successful Pins: 1. Unlike Instagram users, Pinterest users prefer photos that do not include faces. Images with no human faces are repined 23% more than those with faces. 2. Pinterest is not the place for white space. Pin photos that are focused on the subject, the background should take up less than 40% of the frame. 3. Pinterest users love color, especially reds and oranges. Images with dominant colors get 3x the amount of likes and repines. 4. Portrait-oriented photos, showing up larger and more easily viewable than landscape-oriented photos, dominate on Pinterest. Try to keep your Pins vertically oriented for more likes, rpeins, and click-throughs. 
  • Google loves Pinterest! Use relevant keywords like "alpaca sweater" in Pin descriptions, so that go oglers are led to your Pinterest page and then on to your website.
  • Make it beautiful! Pinterest is all about visually appealing, inspiring photos! Create and repine content that you find beautiful and you'll find that followers and customers will follow! 

So there you go- my best tips on how to make Instagram and Pinterest work for your small store! Sometimes social media can be overwhelming for small businesses, but actually they're a perfect fit. Most big companies spend big money trying to interact with their customers on social media as if they were a small store. Don't think too hard! Be authentic, positive, and let your social media accounts be a natural extension of your store!


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          Veterinarian (Doctor) - Up to $10,000 sign-on bonus - Banfield Pet Hospital - Cornelius, NC   
VIN Membership discounts and other Veterinary networking opportunities. Associate Veterinarian Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital....
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          Firmware Engineer   
CA-Sunnyvale, Senior Firmware Engineer Sunnyvale CA 6 months+ 7+ years engineering experience with 5+ years of embedded SW development in networking devices and applications. Preferred experience in Linux based networking operating systems, such as OpenWRT or RDK-B. 3+ years of experience managing small teams of developers Firmware Engineer Sunnyvale, CA 6 months+ 3+ years of embedded SW development in networki
          Chicago Has An Epic Co-Work Day!   

Co-Workers, freelancers, project do-ers, hobbyists, coffee drinkers, urban adventurers, weekday warriors and everyone else who just likes to get stuff done. Everyone came together for Chicago’s first Epic Co-Working Day at WeWork Kinzie. Not only was work done, coffee drank and networking had, but there was special treats, eats and fun throughout the entire day. It... Read more

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          Interconexiones cableadas internas para 25 Gbps   

Mouser Electronics ha anunciado la disponibilidad en stock de las interconexiones cableadas internas Sliver de TE Connectivity (TE). Ayudando a responder a la demanda de alta velocidad en aplicaciones de networking, las interconexiones Sliver ofrecen mejoras en rendimiento y alcance, al mismo tiempo que ahorran espacio y coste para señales de datos en una gran […]

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          Internet Users in india   
India had 30 million internet users in April 2007, six million more than it had a year ago, according to a survey released by Juxt Consult Pvt. Ltd, a Delhi-based Internet research firm. 20 million of these users are on the Net daily.

Juxt Consult’s study is based on a survey of 10,000 households across 31 cities while most other estimates are based on extrapolations that include assumptions regarding the number of people who share an Internet connection at work and home. The workplace is where most users still access the Internet (up 16% over the last year to 78%). Despite the growth in users, Internet penetration in India is a relatively low 9%. This survey found that 56% of all Internet users are part of social and professional networking forums.

The 25% growth in Internet users is on the back of an increased penetration of broadband. At least three out of four regular Internet users who accessed the net from home were found to be using broadband or high-speed connections. At least 74% of office-based usage was on similar connections.


(Source: livemint)

          Virgin mobile online marketing strategy   
Virgin mobile plans to for its site. The site will provide regular information such as tariffs, the different models of mobile phones on offer, and other features such as ringtones, wallpapers and game downloads exclusive to Virgin mobile handsets.

The website is targeting youth of india mostly. It will be best in its class and will appeal to youth.


They have launched banner ads across major portals such as Yahoo!, MSN, Rediff, Indiatimes, Sify and even social networking sites such as Facebook, which will take users to the Virgin site. Search marketing is also carried out with youth related keywords such as ‘music’ and ‘games’.”

Mindshare Interaction is working on a viral campaign for the brand and has plans to use social media as well.

(Via: Agencyfaqs)

          Network Bulls launches CCNA, CCNP & CCIE Data Center Certification Training in Delhi/NCR – Know the details!!!   
Network Bulls, Gurugram- India’s top networking training institute has recently launched a new networking training course. NB has launched Cisco Data Center (DC) courses to fast track the career growth of networking professionals and candidates looking forward to building their

          Comment on Using Social Media to Create a Balance Between Sales and Brand by Tina Thelen   
This is a great article!! Thanks for sharing. My goal is to bring social media awareness and benefits to my local business networking group! Many of them could benefit from the use of social media, but many of them don't have a clue what it is!!
          Google rolls out a new "Remove, report, and ban" option for G+ community moderators   

In light of the spam issue on its social networking platform, Google has announced that it's rolling out a new tool for community moderators. Dubbed "Remove, report, and ban," the company hopes that this will help to curb the swill problem on Google+.

Carter Gibson, the Program Manager for Google+, announced the new option for moderators. Accessed via the overflow menu in a post, selecting this option will remove the offending person and spam content, report said content for review, and prevent that person from rejoining the group.

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          12 Retech Corporation Completes Acquisition of 12 Hong Kong Limited Interactive Smart Retail Shopping Technology   

HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2017) - 12 Retech Corporation fka Devago, Inc. ("12 Retech" or the "Company") (OTC PINK: DVGGD) is pleased to announce that the Company has completed the acquisition of 12 Hong Kong Limited, a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region corporation. 12 Hong Kong Limited ("12RT") is the developer of the patented "12" next-gen retail shopping technology which seamlessly combines cutting-edge digital tech and social networking with real life for a fun and unique shopping experience.

          CRM 4.0 VPC 2009 Networking Fix   
On April 18th we released a new Dynamics CRM 4.0 VPC to our partners.  I love a lot about the new VPC including tons of data, dashboards, and pre-configured CRM Accelerators.  It took me several weeks to find the time to get to really work with the image.  I needed it last week to delve...
          Wealth Strategist - Bay Street Staffing - Burlington, ON   
Play an active role in the acquisition and retention of HNW clients through proactive networking. $80,000-$100,000 base salary + quarterly bonus.... $80,000 - $100,000 a year
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          (USA-DE-Dover) Senior Sales Executive - InAuth   
** *About the Company* InAuth is the leading digital device intelligence company for a mobile-first world. The InAuth Security Platform delivers the most advanced device identification, risk detection, and analysis capabilities possible to help organizations limit risk, remove friction and reduce fraud within their digital channels. With safer digital transactions, banks, payment networks, merchants, healthcare providers, governments and other organizations are better positioned to capture new revenue opportunities and compete more effectively in an “always-on” world. InAuth is headquartered in Boston, MA with offices in Santa Monica, CA and London, UK. Find out more at http://www.inauth.com/. *_Senior Sales Executive_* InAuth is experiencing rapid growth and are looking for the best of the best to join our outside sales team. We are hiring independent, self-motivated, and experienced sales professionals responsible for growing our customer base across our robust offerings. We are known for our integrity, honesty, and fast-paced environment and are interested in people who possess similar characteristics. As a Senior Sales Executive for InAuth, you will have access to the finest technology and resources in the mobile security industry. For your first 90 days, you will work closely with the team learning the product, prospecting, and closing sales within the financial and payments industry in North America. *Great opportunities don’t come without great responsibilities. Here’s some of what you’ll be doing:* * Prospect for new business through cold calling and networking * Practice our consultative sales approach to uncover clients’ needs * Present our value proposition and finalize sales using strong closing skills * Prospect / cold call to obtain new contacts within the financial and payments industry * Prepare proposals and negotiate terms of sales agreement and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) * Build pipeline consisting of multi-million size opportunities * Consistently manage and produce accurate sales forecast and pipeline using SalesForce * Manage multiple complex sales cycles * Meet required sales activities including presentations, proposals, and sales quotas * Meet required channel sales activities including presentations, proposals, channel partner sales quotas, and customer satisfaction results. *Are you up for a challenge? These are the qualifications we are looking for:* * Ability to work individually and as part of a team * 7 years outside sales experience either selling to financial institutions or like customers – enterprise software space. * Experience with Cyber Security Software Preferred. * Comfortable with face-to-face prospecting * Excellent presentation skills and executive presence * Proven record of success achieving and exceeding sales targets and goals * Excellent communication and negotiation skills with “hunter” like mentality * Excellent interpersonal skills, resourceful, and a positive attitude * Ability to develop long term business relationships * Solid rolodex within the financial and/or payment industry is a must * Strong Knowledge of Identity & Access Management * Experience with Mobile Device Management for a Software Company * Strong follow up skills * 50% travel * * *Compensation* * Attractive salary with progressive MBO opportunities * Opportunities for advancement based on production not tenure * * *Benefits * * Comprehensive Health Benefits * 401K Plan Participation * Paid time off for most federal holidays along with generous vacation, sick, and personal day allowances. * Life Insurance * Flexible Spending Account (FSA) * Disability Insurance * Startup environment and mentality, with potential to make a big impact. * * Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions. **Job** *Sales* **Title:** *Senior Sales Executive - InAuth* **Location:** *AL-Montgomery* **Other Locations:** *US-Texas, US-Georgia-Atlanta, US-Florida-Miami* **Requisition ID:** *17008284*
          Dentsu Aegis Network Internship - The Dentsu Aegis Network Canada - Toronto, ON   
And afterwards, in return for interning for us, you could be transitioned into one of our DAN media brands or the investment team at DAN – after all, networking...
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          Dentsu Aegis Network Internship - ICUC Moderation - Toronto, ON   
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          Cybersecurity in Distributed Power Systems   
This paper presents the application of cybersecurity to the operation and control of distributed electric power systems. In particular, the paper emphasizes the role of cybersecurity in the operation of microgrids and analyzes the dependencies of microgrid control and operation on information and communication technologies for cybersecurity. The paper discusses common cyber vulnerabilities in distributed electric power systems and presents the implications of cyber incidents on physical processes in microgrids. The paper examines the impacts of potential risks attributed to cyberattacks on microgrids and presents the affordable technologies for mitigating such risks. In addition, the paper presents a minimax-regret approach for minimizing the impending risks in managing microgrids. The paper also presents the opportunities provided by software-defined networking technologies to enhance the security of microgrid operations. It is concluded that cybersecurity could play a significant role in managing microgrid operations as microgrids strive for a higher degree of resilience as they supply power services to customers.
          Introducing IEEE Collabratec   
IEEE Collabratec is a new, integrated online community where IEEE members, researchers, authors, and technology professionals with similar fields of interest can network and collaborate, as well as create and manage content. Featuring a suite of powerful online networking and collaboration tools, IEEE Collabratec allows you to connect according to geographic location, technical interests, or career pursuits. You can also create and share a professional identity that showcases key accomplishments and participate in groups focused around mutual interests, actively learning from and contributing to knowledgeable communities. All in one place! Learn about IEEE Collabratec at ieeecollabratec.org.
          CCNA® & CCNP®: Routing & Switching Certification for $39   
Study to Become A Certified Network Engineer with Cisco Systems
Expires December 26, 2017 23:59 PST
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KEY FEATURES

Cisco systems are some of the most commonly used in enterprise around the world, and it's vital that aspiring network engineers become familiar with Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) protocols in order to make it in the industry. This training will help you maximize your foundational networking knowledge, all while preparing you to ace the CCNA® and CCNP® certification exams.

  • Access 55 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn to install, configure, operate, & troubleshoot medium-size routed & switched networks
  • Manage & optimize network systems & focus on network infrastructure
  • Coordinate collaboratively w/ network specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless, & video solutions
  • Understand how to design, apply, authenticate, & troubleshoot local & wide-area enterprise networks
  • Fortify your knowledge w/ 55 chapter-end quizzes, 2 CCNA® & CCNP® simulation exams, & a downloadable ebook

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  • Length of time users can access this course: 1 year
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming, download for offline viewing
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The online courses at Certs School give folks the chance to throw their careers into overdrive without ever leaving their cubicle. Designed to let students learn at their own pace, the courses give people the chance to learn everything from analyzing big data to using business tools such as Salesforce. Every course is designed by industry insiders with years of experience. For more details on this course and instructor, click here.

          The Ultimate Data Infrastructure Architect Bundle for $36   
From MongoDB to Apache Flume, This Comprehensive Bundle Will Have You Managing Data Like a Pro In No Time
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Learning ElasticSearch 5.0


KEY FEATURES

Learn how to use ElasticSearch in combination with the rest of the Elastic Stack to ship, parse, store, and analyze logs! You'll start by getting an understanding of what ElasticSearch is, what it's used for, and why it's important before being introduced to the new features of Elastic Search 5.0.

  • Access 35 lectures & 3 hours of content 24/7
  • Go through each of the fundamental concepts of ElasticSearch such as queries, indices, & aggregation
  • Add more power to your searches using filters, ranges, & more
  • See how ElasticSearch can be used w/ other components like LogStash, Kibana, & Beats
  • Build, test, & run your first LogStash pipeline to analyze Apache web logs

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Ethan Anthony is a San Francisco based Data Scientist who specializes in distributed data centric technologies. He is also the Founder of XResults, where the vision is to harness the power of data to innovate and deliver intuitive customer facing solutions, largely to non-technical professionals. Ethan has over 10 combined years of experience in cloud based technologies such as Amazon webservices and OpenStack, as well as the data centric technologies of Hadoop, Mahout, Spark and ElasticSearch. He began using ElasticSearch in 2011 and has since delivered solutions based on the Elastic Stack to a broad range of clientele. Ethan has also consulted worldwide, speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and is insanely curious about human cognition, as related to cognitive dissonance.

Apache Spark 2 for Beginners


KEY FEATURES

Apache Spark is one of the most widely-used large-scale data processing engines and runs at extremely high speeds. It's a framework that has tools that are equally useful for app developers and data scientists. This book starts with the fundamentals of Spark 2 and covers the core data processing framework and API, installation, and application development setup.

  • Access 45 lectures & 5.5 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn the Spark programming model through real-world examples
  • Explore Spark SQL programming w/ DataFrames
  • Cover the charting & plotting features of Python in conjunction w/ Spark data processing
  • Discuss Spark's stream processing, machine learning, & graph processing libraries
  • Develop a real-world Spark application

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Rajanarayanan Thottuvaikkatumana, Raj, is a seasoned technologist with more than 23 years of software development experience at various multinational companies. He has lived and worked in India, Singapore, and the USA, and is presently based out of the UK. His experience includes architecting, designing, and developing software applications. He has worked on various technologies including major databases, application development platforms, web technologies, and big data technologies. Since 2000, he has been working mainly in Java related technologies, and does heavy-duty server-side programming in Java and Scala. He has worked on very highly concurrent, highly distributed, and high transaction volume systems. Currently he is building a next generation Hadoop YARN-based data processing platform and an application suite built with Spark using Scala.

Raj holds one master's degree in Mathematics, one master's degree in Computer Information Systems and has many certifications in ITIL and cloud computing to his credit. Raj is the author of Cassandra Design Patterns - Second Edition, published by Packt.

When not working on the assignments his day job demands, Raj is an avid listener to classical music and watches a lot of tennis.

Designing AWS Environments


KEY FEATURES

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides trusted, cloud-based solutions to help businesses meet all of their needs. Running solutions in the AWS Cloud can help you (or your company) get applications up and running faster while providing the security needed to meet your compliance requirements. This course leaves no stone unturned in getting you up to speed with administering AWS.

  • Access 19 lectures & 2 hours of content 24/7
  • Familiarize yourself w/ the key capabilities to architect & host apps, websites, & services on AWS
  • Explore the available options for virtual instances & demonstrate launching & connecting to them
  • Design & deploy networking & hosting solutions for large deployments
  • Focus on security & important elements of scalability & high availability

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Wayde Gilchrist started moving customers of his IT consulting business into the cloud and away from traditional hosting environments in 2010. In addition to consulting, he delivers AWS training for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and international consulting firms. When he is not out visiting customers, he is delivering training virtually from his home in Florida.

Learning MongoDB


KEY FEATURES

Businesses today have access to more data than ever before, and a key challenge is ensuring that data can be easily accessed and used efficiently. MongoDB makes it possible to store and process large sets of data in a ways that drive up business value. Learning MongoDB will give you the flexibility of unstructured storage, combined with robust querying and post processing functionality, making you an asset to enterprise Big Data needs.

  • Access 64 lectures & 40 hours of content 24/7
  • Master data management, queries, post processing, & essential enterprise redundancy requirements
  • Explore advanced data analysis using both MapReduce & the MongoDB aggregation framework
  • Delve into SSL security & programmatic access using various languages
  • Learn about MongoDB's built-in redundancy & scale features, replica sets, & sharding

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
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Daniel Watrous is a 15-year veteran of designing web-enabled software. His focus on data store technologies spans relational databases, caching systems, and contemporary NoSQL stores. For the last six years, he has designed and deployed enterprise-scale MongoDB solutions in semiconductor manufacturing and information technology companies. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah, focusing on semiconductor physics and optoelectronics. He also completed an MBA from the Northwest Nazarene University. In his current position as senior cloud architect with Hewlett Packard, he focuses on highly scalable cloud-native software systems.

Learning Hadoop 2


KEY FEATURES

Hadoop emerged in response to the proliferation of masses and masses of data collected by organizations, offering a strong solution to store, process, and analyze what has commonly become known as Big Data. It comprises a comprehensive stack of components designed to enable these tasks on a distributed scale, across multiple servers and thousand of machines. In this course, you'll learn Hadoop 2, introducing yourself to the powerful system synonymous with Big Data.

  • Access 19 lectures & 1.5 hours of content 24/7
  • Get an overview of the Hadoop component ecosystem, including HDFS, Sqoop, Flume, YARN, MapReduce, Pig, & Hive
  • Install & configure a Hadoop environment
  • Explore Hue, the graphical user interface of Hadoop
  • Discover HDFS to import & export data, both manually & automatically
  • Run computations using MapReduce & get to grips working w/ Hadoop's scripting language, Pig
  • Siphon data from HDFS into Hive & demonstrate how it can be used to structure & query data sets

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
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  • Certification of completion not included
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THE EXPERT

Randal Scott King is the Managing Partner of Brilliant Data, a consulting firm specialized in data analytics. In his 16 years of consulting, Scott has amassed an impressive list of clientele from mid-market leaders to Fortune 500 household names. Scott lives just outside Atlanta, GA, with his children.

ElasticSearch 5.x Cookbook eBook


KEY FEATURES

ElasticSearch is a Lucene-based distributed search server that allows users to index and search unstructured content with petabytes of data. Through this ebook, you'll be guided through comprehensive recipes covering what's new in ElasticSearch 5.x as you create complex queries and analytics. By the end, you'll have an in-depth knowledge of how to implement the ElasticSearch architecture and be able to manage data efficiently and effectively.

  • Access 696 pages of content 24/7
  • Perform index mapping, aggregation, & scripting
  • Explore the modules of Cluster & Node monitoring
  • Understand how to install Kibana to monitor a cluster & extend Kibana for plugins
  • Integrate your Java, Scala, Python, & Big Data apps w/ ElasticSearch

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
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  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

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Alberto Paro is an engineer, project manager, and software developer. He currently works as freelance trainer/consultant on big data technologies and NoSQL solutions. He loves to study emerging solutions and applications mainly related to big data processing, NoSQL, natural language processing, and neural networks. He began programming in BASIC on a Sinclair Spectrum when he was eight years old, and to date, has collected a lot of experience using different operating systems, applications, and programming languages.

In 2000, he graduated in computer science engineering from Politecnico di Milano with a thesis on designing multiuser and multidevice web applications. He assisted professors at the university for about a year. He then came in contact with The Net Planet Company and loved their innovative ideas; he started working on knowledge management solutions and advanced data mining products. In summer 2014, his company was acquired by a big data technologies company, where he worked until the end of 2015 mainly using Scala and Python on state-of-the-art big data software (Spark, Akka, Cassandra, and YARN). In 2013, he started freelancing as a consultant for big data, machine learning, Elasticsearch and other NoSQL products. He has created or helped to develop big data solutions for business intelligence, financial, and banking companies all over the world. A lot of his time is spent teaching how to efficiently use big data solutions (mainly Apache Spark), NoSql datastores (Elasticsearch, HBase, and Accumulo) and related technologies (Scala, Akka, and Playframework). He is often called to present at big data or Scala events. He is an evangelist on Scala and Scala.js (the transcompiler from Scala to JavaScript).

In his spare time, when he is not playing with his children, he likes to work on open source projects. When he was in high school, he started contributing to projects related to the GNOME environment (gtkmm). One of his preferred programming languages is Python, and he wrote one of the first NoSQL backends on Django for MongoDB (Django-MongoDBengine). In 2010, he began using Elasticsearch to provide search capabilities to some Django e-commerce sites and developed PyES (a Pythonic client for Elasticsearch), as well as the initial part of the Elasticsearch MongoDB river. He is the author of Elasticsearch Cookbook as well as a technical reviewer of Elasticsearch Server-Second Edition, Learning Scala Web Development, and the video course, Building a Search Server with Elasticsearch, all of which are published by Packt Publishing.

Fast Data Processing with Spark 2 eBook


KEY FEATURES

Compared to Hadoop, Spark is a significantly more simple way to process Big Data at speed. It is increasing in popularity with data analysts and engineers everywhere, and in this course you'll learn how to use Spark with minimum fuss. Starting with the fundamentals, this ebook will help you take your Big Data analytical skills to the next level.

  • Access 274 pages of content 24/7
  • Get to grips w/ some simple APIs before investigating machine learning & graph processing
  • Learn how to use the Spark shell
  • Load data & build & run your own Spark applications
  • Discover how to manipulate RDD
  • Understand useful machine learning algorithms w/ the help of Spark MLlib & R

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
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  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
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Krishna Sankar is a Senior Specialist—AI Data Scientist with Volvo Cars focusing on Autonomous Vehicles. His earlier stints include Chief Data Scientist at http://cadenttech.tv/, Principal Architect/Data Scientist at Tata America Intl. Corp., Director of Data Science at a bioinformatics startup, and as a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco. He has been speaking at various conferences including ML tutorials at Strata SJC and London 2016, Spark Summit, Strata-Spark Camp, OSCON, PyCon, and PyData, writes about Robots Rules of Order, Big Data Analytics—Best of the Worst, predicting NFL, Spark, Data Science, Machine Learning, Social Media Analysis as well as has been a guest lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School. His occasional blogs can be found at https://doubleclix.wordpress.com/. His other passion is flying drones (working towards Drone Pilot License (FAA UAS Pilot) and Lego Robotics—you will find him at the St.Louis FLL World Competition as Robots Design Judge.

MongoDB Cookbook: Second Edition eBook


KEY FEATURES

MongoDB is a high-performance, feature-rich, NoSQL database that forms the backbone of the systems that power many organizations. Packed with easy-to-use features that have become essential for a variety of software professionals, MongoDB is a vital technology to learn for any aspiring data scientist or systems engineer. This cookbook contains many solutions to the everyday challenges of MongoDB, as well as guidance on effective techniques to extend your skills and capabilities.

  • Access 274 pages of content 24/7
  • Initialize the server in three different modes w/ various configurations
  • Get introduced to programming language drivers in Java & Python
  • Learn advanced query operations, monitoring, & backup using MMS
  • Find recipes on cloud deployment, including how to work w/ Docker containers along MongoDB

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
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  • Certification of completion not included
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Amol Nayak is a MongoDB certified developer and has been working as a developer for over 8 years. He is currently employed with a leading financial data provider, working on cutting-edge technologies. He has used MongoDB as a database for various systems at his current and previous workplaces to support enormous data volumes. He is an open source enthusiast and supports it by contributing to open source frameworks and promoting them. He has made contributions to the Spring Integration project, and his contributions are the adapters for JPA, XQuery, MongoDB, Push notifications to mobile devices, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). He has also made some contributions to the Spring Data MongoDB project. Apart from technology, he is passionate about motor sports and is a race official at Buddh International Circuit, India, for various motor sports events. Earlier, he was the author of Instant MongoDB, Packt Publishing.

Cyrus Dasadia always liked tinkering with open source projects since 1996. He has been working as a Linux system administrator and part-time programmer for over a decade. He works at InMobi, where he loves designing tools and platforms. His love for MongoDB started in 2013, when he was amazed by its ease of use and stability. Since then, almost all of his projects are written with MongoDB as the primary backend. Cyrus is also the creator of an open source alert management system called CitoEngine. He likes spending his spare time trying to reverse engineer software, playing computer games, or increasing his silliness quotient by watching reruns of Monty Python.

Learning Apache Kafka: Second Edition eBook


KEY FEATURES

Apache Kafka is simple describe at a high level bust has an immense amount of technical detail when you dig deeper. This step-by-step, practical guide will help you take advantage of the power of Kafka to handle hundreds of megabytes of messages per second from multiple clients.

  • Access 120 pages of content 24/7
  • Set up Kafka clusters
  • Understand basic blocks like producer, broker, & consumer blocks
  • Explore additional settings & configuration changes to achieve more complex goals
  • Learn how Kafka is designed internally & what configurations make it most effective
  • Discover how Kafka works w/ other tools like Hadoop, Storm, & more

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
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Nishant Garg has over 14 years of software architecture and development experience in various technologies, such as Java Enterprise Edition, SOA, Spring, Hadoop, Hive, Flume, Sqoop, Oozie, Spark, Shark, YARN, Impala, Kafka, Storm, Solr/Lucene, NoSQL databases (such as HBase, Cassandra, and MongoDB), and MPP databases (such as GreenPlum).

He received his MS in software systems from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, and is currently working as a technical architect for the Big Data R&D Group with Impetus Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Previously, Nishant has enjoyed working with some of the most recognizable names in IT services and financial industries, employing full software life cycle methodologies such as Agile and SCRUM.

Nishant has also undertaken many speaking engagements on big data technologies and is also the author of HBase Essestials, Packt Publishing.

Apache Flume: Distributed Log Collection for Hadoop: Second Edition eBook


KEY FEATURES

Apache Flume is a distributed, reliable, and available service used to efficiently collect, aggregate, and move large amounts of log data. It's used to stream logs from application servers to HDFS for ad hoc analysis. This ebook start with an architectural overview of Flume and its logical components, and pulls everything together into a real-world, end-to-end use case encompassing simple and advanced features.

  • Access 178 pages of content 24/7
  • Explore channels, sinks, & sink processors
  • Learn about sources & channels
  • Construct a series of Flume agents to dynamically transport your stream data & logs from your systems into Hadoop

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
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  • Experience level required: all levels

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Steve Hoffman has 32 years of experience in software development, ranging from embedded software development to the design and implementation of large-scale, service-oriented, object-oriented systems. For the last 5 years, he has focused on infrastructure as code, including automated Hadoop and HBase implementations and data ingestion using Apache Flume. Steve holds a BS in computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MS in computer science from DePaul University. He is currently a senior principal engineer at Orbitz Worldwide (http://orbitz.com/).

          Unreal Engine Developer: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group   
Deluxe VR currently has an opening for an Unreal Engine Developer Duties and Responsibilities Develop new and maintain existing blueprint "programs" for current and future projects. Contribute original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development Provide technical leadership in areas of specialization and assist with technical questions Work independently to complete assigned projects with limited supervision Educate other departments on technology and engine through either spoken or written format Keep up to date with the technological developments and advancements in the computer game industry Constantly analyze and optimizations solutions  Requirements Strong understanding of UE4 (all aspects) Keen interest in Virtual Reality Advanced working knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 and its visual programming graph (blueprints). Knowledge of shader programming languages (PSSL/HLSL/GLSL) a plus Strong linear algebray skills You are a gamer and entertainment enthusiast Experience with multiple core system tasks, such as graphics, networking, audio/video, and tools. Excellent performance optimization skills Hollywood, California-based Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies. We offer complete film and digital solutions for production, post-production, major studio and independent theatrical release, broadcast, home entertainment, archiving and asset management. Deluxe operates facilities in major film, video and digital production markets around the world.  
          Podcast386: Implementing 1:1 Classrooms in Grand View Schools, Oklahoma   
This podcast is a a recording of Cheryl Beaman and Michelle Barnes' presentation, "Implementing 1:1 Classrooms" at the 2011 Innovative Learning Institute in Norman, Oklahoma, on November 10th. This annual conference is hosted by the K-20 Center at the University of Oklahoma. Cheryl Beaman is the director of technology for Grandview Public Schools, and Michelle Barnes is a 6th grade reading teacher as well as technology integration specialist in Grandview Schools. Grandview school leaders not only have the RIGHT vision and focus for their 1:1 program, they also have the RIGHT policies (driven by administrative vision for learning) when it comes to school Internet content filtering and professional development. This was a fantastic session and you don't want to miss it! If only ALL our school leaders in Oklahoma could have the vision, passion, and understanding of digital learning like leaders of Grandview Public Schools do! The official session description was: "Our school has gone from two computer labs to interactive whiteboards to a 1:1 laptop project in a little over a year. What it takes... what to watch out for... what you can prepare for... and what you can expect." As you'll hear in their presentation, the network infrastructure and Internet bandwidth are key parts of the successful foundation built for digital learning in Grandview Schools. NewNet 66 has been and continues to be a key partner for the district when it comes to networking, connectivity, infrastructure, etc. Last year at the ILI Cheryl and Michelle's presentation was absolutely the BEST and most inspiring presentation I was able to attend. This year I was not able to attend in person because of my scheduled presentation, but Dawn Pearce DID make it and recorded this session with permission. MANY thanks to Cheryl, Michelle, and Dawn. Enjoy and be inspired by some of Oklahoma's finest, most creative and passionate educators! Please refer to the podcast shownotes for links to additional information and ways to connect further with Cheryl and Michelle.
          Podcast 367: Tags Are Ways to See Things (Kevin Honeycutt on Tag Teams & Art Snacks)   
In this podcast conversation from March 2010, Kevin Honeycutt discusses the importance of adding meta information (tags) to videos, photos, and other pieces of media uploaded to social networking sites like Ning networks. Kevin explains "tags are ways to see things." He explains how important it is to understand and use tags in today's networked, digital environment, and gives advice about how to balance the need to create rules or guidelines for tagging, but also leave the door wide enough so people are encouraged to contribute. Kevin also explains his passion for the FREE Art Snacks learning community, and how he has cultivated that vibrant learning community since 2007. If you know ANYONE interested in art, drawing, and/or creativity, they need to know about Art Snacks. Check out the podcast shownotes for links to referenced resources.
          Podcast323: R U In My Space? Y Have A Social Media Policy Guideline? (NECC09 Preso by Karen Montgomery and Wesley Fryer)   
This podcast is a recording of the presentation "R U In My Space? Y Have A Social Media Policy Guideline?" at the NECC 2009 conference in Washington D.C. on July 1, 2009. Karen Montgomery and Wesley Fryer shared this presentation, along with Gina Hartman who joined us via Skype. Gina and Karen collaborated with others to create social media guidelines in spring 2009 for the Francis Howell School District in Saint Louis, Missouri. The official session description at NECC was: As school districts explore the use of social computing throughout the school day and as an approach to extend instruction, many educators are making the decision to create a wiki, publish video online, or to participate in blogging, social networking or virtual worlds. Social media guidelines encourage educators to participate in social computing and strive to create an atmosphere of trust and individual accountability. Teachers who must hide their online activity because of nonexistent social media guidelines risk losing their jobs and reputations. A better approach is to collaboratively develop a policy that is acceptable to administrators, school board members, teachers and parents allowing for involvement in the global conversation in which many are contributing. (end of description) Please join our Facebook group, linked in the podcast shownotes. This is an important conversation which needs to take place with students, teachers, and parents in all our schools.
          Podcast310: All a Twitter about Twitter: Micro-Blogging as a Professional Networking Tool by Beth Knittle (MASSCUE 2008)   
This podcast is a recording of a presentation shared by Beth Knittle titled, "All a Twitter about Twitter: Micro-Blogging as a Professional Networking Tool." Beth shared this presentation on November 19, 2008, at the MASSCUE 2008 conference in Sturbridge, MA. I helped out a little bit sharing some ideas too. The official program description was: Twitter is a free social messaging service for staying connected in real- time, using the web, your phone, or IM. It is a cross between chat and micro-blogging. Twitter can play a key role in developing a learning environment. Participating in the network can provide just-in-time support and continued learning, and it facilitates a better understanding of the people you collaborate with. Come discover some tips and tricks to make Twitter work for you. (We’ll also examine Plurk, another Twitter- like tool.) Wesley Fryer, a world-class Twitterer, will join the discussion.
             

Hmm... do they smell money?

Publishers seek cash in social networks. Knight Ridder and the Washington Post Company are banking on social networking to be the future of online classifieds, having invested $6.3 million in a "six degrees" Web venture. [CNET News.com - Front Door]


          BlogSafety.com   
Forum for "where parents, teens, educators and experts discuss and learn about safe blogging and social networking."
          Benefit of Facebook Shares (Jaz Kundan)   
Facebook is social networking site where user's exchange messages, upload pictures like and share the posts. People like and share the posts if they find that content interesting and worth watching/reading. One can share that on their profile or can share on the newsfeed. Facebook likes and shares are good for business especially for those who have already monetized their...
          Increasing Demand for Secured Networking is Driving the Demand for Unified Network Management Solutions   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 21, 2017 ) Network traffic management solution has the largest market size among unified networking solutions in 2016 Network traffic management is also known as traffic shaping. Allowing access during high crowning times or restricting the traffic generated by internet services...
          Legal Staff Paralegal in Mumbai, Maharashtra - India-Mumbai   
Patent Paralegal The candidate will be scheduling meetings and fixing appointments; Drafting letters and maintaining files. Must be Graduate with good academic records. Previous experience of filing and prosecuting patent applications preferred. 1 year of work experience as 'Executive Assistant' preferred. Should have good command over the English language and good communication skills. Should have good computer skills (Windows, MS Office, Networking, Internet and Email), Must be capable of han....
             

The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Winners of this prestigious Award will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they will collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen. With this support, Award winners will be expected to contin

          Multiple salary surveys are a must for compensation management   

Multiple salary surveys are a must for compensation management

The HR and IT function should be collecting as much data from reputable sources as possible - that means typically three salary surveys that have good coverage of an industry or geography.  One way is to participate more salary surveys to qualify for discounts, increase networking with peers in other companies, and get a better range of results than  you can get with a single surve.

It is the CIOs and HR's responsibility to effectively manage the organization's investment in salary surveys. It is important to always have an idea of what products are out there. By gathering more data, you'll be equipped to establish whether a particular survey is consistently higher or lower than another for similarly defined jobs. Despite a constantly changing workplace where jobs rapidly change or don't exist at all, survey data continues to be a mainstay for effectively managing compensation.

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          Webinar: Pen Testing Your Active Directory   

The reality of external attacks today is simple: Attackers have made it their business to know more about the networking environment you work in every day than you do – and they’ll use that knowledge to systematically gain entrance, and laterally move within your network. At the core of their attacks is Active Directory – the ultimate repository of credentials that, if compromised, gives them the keys to the kingdom.

So how can you leverage the same detail hackers exploit to “pen test” your AD?

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Honolulu's East-West Center hosted its 3rd annual #galswithLEI Forum on Thursday to celebrate female business and social entrepreneurs in generating jobs and strengthening communities. This year's forum offered six interactive workshops focused on leadership, entrepreneurship and inspiration throughout the afternoon, the East-West center said on its website. The workshops were followed by an open space and a networking reception, featuring local female chefs. Workshop panelists and special guests…

          Social Networking 4.0 – Meta Social Networks   

Social Networking has gone through three phases so far and I firmly believe that we are at the beginning of the fourth phase. I refer to these first three phrases from Dave Hornik’s seminal blog entry “Social Networks 3.0” written in December 2005. I accept his interpretation of the first three phrases as follows: Social …

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          Sven Vermeulen: Structuring infrastructural deployments   

Many organizations struggle with the all-time increase in IP address allocation and the accompanying need for segmentation. In the past, governing the segments within the organization means keeping close control over the service deployments, firewall rules, etc.

Lately, the idea of micro-segmentation, supported through software-defined networking solutions, seems to defy the need for a segmentation governance. However, I think that that is a very short-sighted sales proposition. Even with micro-segmentation, or even pure point-to-point / peer2peer communication flow control, you'll still be needing a high level overview of the services within your scope.

In this blog post, I'll give some insights in how we are approaching this in the company I work for. In short, it starts with requirements gathering, creating labels to assign to deployments, creating groups based on one or two labels in a layered approach, and finally fixating the resulting schema and start mapping guidance documents (policies) toward the presented architecture.

As always, start with the requirements

From an infrastructure architect point of view, creating structure is one way of dealing with the onslaught in complexity that is prevalent within the wider organizational architecture. By creating a framework in which infrastructural services can be positioned, architects and other stakeholders (such as information security officers, process managers, service delivery owners, project and team leaders ...) can support the wide organization in its endeavor of becoming or remaining competitive.

Structure can be provided through various viewpoints. As such, while creating such framework, the initial intention is not to start drawing borders or creating a complex graph. Instead, look at attributes that one would assign to an infrastructural service, and treat those as labels. Create a nice portfolio of attributes which will help guide the development of such framework.

The following list gives some ideas in labels or attributes that one can use. But be creative, and use experienced people in devising the "true" list of attributes that fits the needs of your organization. Be sure to describe them properly and unambiguously - the list here is just an example, as are the descriptions.

  • tenant identifies the organizational aggregation of business units which are sufficiently similar in areas such as policies (same policies in use), governance (decision bodies or approval structure), charging, etc. It could be a hierarchical aspect (such as organization) as well.
  • location provides insight in the physical (if applicable) location of the service. This could be an actual building name, but can also be structured depending on the size of the environment. If it is structured, make sure to devise a structure up front. Consider things such as regions, countries, cities, data centers, etc. A special case location value could be the jurisdiction, if that is something that concerns the organization.
  • service type tells you what kind of service an asset is. It can be a workstation, a server/host, server/guest, network device, virtual or physical appliance, sensor, tablet, etc.
  • trust level provides information on how controlled and trusted the service is. Consider the differences between unmanaged (no patching, no users doing any maintenance), open (one or more admins, but no active controlled maintenance), controlled (basic maintenance and monitoring, but with still administrative access by others), managed (actively maintained, no privileged access without strict control), hardened (actively maintained, additional security measures taken) and kiosk (actively maintained, additional security measures taken and limited, well-known interfacing).
  • compliance set identifies specific compliance-related attributes, such as the PCI-DSS compliancy level that a system has to adhere to.
  • consumer group informs about the main consumer group, active on the service. This could be an identification of the relationship that consumer group has with the organization (anonymous, customer, provider, partner, employee, ...) or the actual name of the consumer group.
  • architectural purpose gives insight in the purpose of the service in infrastructural terms. Is it a client system, a gateway, a mid-tier system, a processing system, a data management system, a batch server, a reporting system, etc.
  • domain could be interpreted as to the company purpose of the system. Is it for commercial purposes (such as customer-facing software), corporate functions (company management), development, infrastructure/operations ...
  • production status provides information about the production state of a service. Is it a production service, or a pre-production (final testing before going to production), staging (aggregation of multiple changes) or development environment?

Given the final set of labels, the next step is to aggregate results to create a high-level view of the environment.

Creating a layered structure

Chances are high that you'll end up with several attributes, and many of these will have multiple possible values. What we don't want is to end in an N-dimensional infrastructure architecture overview. Sure, it sounds sexy to do so, but you want to show the infrastructure architecture to several stakeholders in your organization. And projecting an N-dimensional structure on a 2-dimensional slide is not only challenging - you'll possibly create a projection which leaves out important details or make it hard to interpret.

Instead, we looked at a layered approach, with each layer handling one or two requirements. The top layer represents the requirement which the organization seems to see as the most defining attribute. It is the attribute where, if its value changes, most of its architecture changes (and thus the impact of a service relocation is the largest).

Suppose for instance that the domain attribute is seen as the most defining one: the organization has strict rules about placing corporate services and commercial services in separate environments, or the security officers want to see the commercial services, which are well exposed to many end users, be in a separate environment from corporate services. Or perhaps the company offers commercial services for multiple tenants, and as such wants several separate "commercial services" environments while having a single corporate service domain.

In this case, part of the infrastructure architecture overview on the top level could look like so (hypothetical example):

Top level view

This also shows that, next to the corporate and commercial interests of the organization, a strong development support focus is prevalent as well. This of course depends on the type of organization or company and how significant in-house development is, but in this example it is seen as a major decisive factor for service positioning.

These top-level blocks (depicted as locations, for those of you using Archimate) are what we call "zones". These are not networks, but clearly bounded areas in which multiple services are positioned, and for which particular handling rules exist. These rules are generally written down in policies and standards - more about that later.

Inside each of these zones, a substructure is made available as well, based on another attribute. For instance, let's assume that this is the architectural purpose. This could be because the company has a requirement on segregating workstations and other client-oriented zones from the application hosting related ones. Security-wise, the company might have a principle where mid-tier services (API and presentation layer exposures) are separate from processing services, and where data is located in a separate zone to ensure specific data access or more optimal infrastructure services.

This zoning result could then be depicted as follows:

Detailed top-level view

From this viewpoint, we can also deduce that this company provides separate workstation services: corporate workstation services (most likely managed workstations with focus on application disclosure, end user computing, etc.) and development workstations (most likely controlled workstations but with more open privileged access for the developer).

By making this separation explicit, the organization makes it clear that the development workstations will have a different position, and even a different access profile toward other services within the company.

We're not done yet. For instance, on the mid-tier level, we could look at the consumer group of the services:

Mid-tier explained

This separation can be established due to security reasons (isolating services that are exposed to anonymous users from customer services or even partner services), but one can also envision this to be from a management point of view (availability requirements can differ, capacity management is more uncertain for anonymous-facing services than authenticated, etc.)

Going one layer down, we use a production status attribute as the defining requirement:

Anonymous user detail

At this point, our company decided that the defined layers are sufficiently established and make for a good overview. We used different defining properties than the ones displayed above (again, find a good balance that fits the company or organization that you're focusing on), but found that the ones we used were mostly involved in existing policies and principles, while the other ones are not that decisive for infrastructure architectural purposes.

For instance, the tenant might not be selected as a deciding attribute, because there will be larger tenants and smaller tenants (which could make the resulting zone set very convoluted) or because some commercial services are offered toward multiple tenants and the organizations' strategy would be to move toward multi-tenant services rather than multiple deployments.

Now, in the zoning structure there is still another layer, which from an infrastructure architecture point is less about rules and guidelines and more about manageability from an organizational point of view. For instance, in the above example, a SAP deployment for HR purposes (which is obviously a corporate service) might have its Enterprise Portal service in the Corporate Services > Mid-tier > Group Employees > Production zone. However, another service such as an on-premise SharePoint deployment for group collaboration might be in Corporate Services > Mid-tier > Group Employees > Production zone as well. Yet both services are supported through different teams.

This "final" layer thus enables grouping of services based on the supporting team (again, this is an example), which is organizationally aligned with the business units of the company, and potentially further isolation of services based on other attributes which are not defining for all services. For instance, the company might have a policy that services with a certain business impact assessment score must be in isolated segments with no other deployments within the same segment.

What about management services

Now, the above picture is missing some of the (in my opinion) most important services: infrastructure support and management services. These services do not shine in functional offerings (which many non-IT people generally look at) but are needed for non-functional requirements: manageability, cost control, security (if security can be defined as a non-functional - let's not discuss that right now).

Let's first consider interfaces - gateways and other services which are positioned between zones or the "outside world". In the past, we would speak of a demilitarized zone (DMZ). In more recent publications, one can find this as an interface zone, or a set of Zone Interface Points (ZIPs) for accessing and interacting with the services within a zone.

In many cases, several of these interface points and gateways are used in the organization to support a number of non-functional requirements. They can be used for intelligent load balancing, providing virtual patching capabilities, validating content against malware before passing it on to the actual services, etc.

Depending on the top level zone, different gateways might be needed (i.e. different requirements). Interfaces for commercial services will have a strong focus on security and manageability. Those for the corporate services might be more integration-oriented, and have different data leakage requirements than those for commercial services.

Also, inside such an interface zone, one can imagine a substructure to take place as well: egress interfaces (for communication that is exiting the zone), ingress interfaces (for communication that is entering the zone) and internal interfaces (used for routing between the subzones within the zone).

Yet, there will also be requirements which are company-wide. Hence, one could envision a structure where there is a company-wide interface zone (with mandatory requirements regardless of the zone that they support) as well as a zone-specific interface zone (with the mandatory requirements specific to that zone).

Before I show a picture of this, let's consider management services. Unlike interfaces, these services are more oriented toward the operational management of the infrastructure. Software deployment, configuration management, identity & access management services, etc. Are services one can put under management services.

And like with interfaces, one can envision the need for both company-wide management services, as well as zone-specific management services.

This information brings us to a final picture, one that assists the organization in providing a more manageable view on its deployment landscape. It does not show the 3rd layer (i.e. production versus non-production deployments) and only displays the second layer through specialization information, which I've quickly made a few examples for (you don't want to make such decisions in a few hours, like I did for this post).

General overview

If the organization took an alternative approach for structuring (different requirements and grouping) the resulting diagram could look quite different:

Alternative general overview

Flows, flows and more flows

With the high-level picture ready, it is not a bad idea to look at how flows are handled in such an architecture. As the interface layer is available on both company-wide level as well as the next, flows will cross multiple zones.

Consider the case of a corporate workstation connecting to a reporting server (like a Cognos or PowerBI or whatever fancy tool is used), and this reporting server is pulling data from a database system. Now, this database system is positioned in the Commercial zone, while the reporting server is in the Corporate zone. The flows could then look like so:

Flow example

Note for the Archimate people: I'm sorry that I'm abusing the flow relation here. I didn't want to create abstract services in the locations and then use the "serves" or "used by" relation and then explaining readers that the arrows are then inverse from what they imagine.

In this picture, the corporate workstation does not connect to the reporting server directly. It goes through the internal interface layer for the corporate zone. This internal interface layer can offer services such as reverse proxies or intelligent load balancers. The idea here is that, if the organization wants, it can introduce additional controls or supporting services in this internal interface layer without impacting the system deployments themselves much.

But the true flow challenge is in the next one, where a processing system connects to a data layer. Here, the processing server will first connect to the egress interface for corporate, then through the company-wide internal interface, toward the ingress interface of the commercial and then to the data layer.

Now, why three different interfaces, and what would be inside it?

On the corporate level, the egress interface could be focusing on privacy controls or data leakage controls. On the company-wide internal interface more functional routing capabilities could be provided, while on the commercial level the ingress could be a database activity monitoring (DAM) system such as a database firewall to provide enhanced auditing and access controls.

Does that mean that all flows need to have at least three gateways? No, this is a functional picture. If the organization agrees, then one or more of these interface levels can have a simple pass-through setup. It is well possible that database connections only connect directly to a DAM service and that such flows are allowed to immediately go through other interfaces.

The importance thus is not to make flows more difficult to provide, but to provide several areas where the organization can introduce controls.

Making policies and standards more visible

One of the effects of having a better structure of the company-wide deployments (i.e. a good zoning solution) is that one can start making policies more clear, and potentially even simple to implement with supporting tools (such as software defined network solutions).

For instance, a company might want to protect its production data and establish that it cannot be used for non-production use, but that there are no restrictions for the other data environments. Another rule could be that web-based access toward the mid-tier is only allowed through an interface.

These are simple statements which, if a company has a good IP plan, are easy to implement - one doesn't need zoning, although it helps. But it goes further than access controls.

For instance, the company might require corporate workstations to be under heavy data leakage prevention and protection measures, while developer workstations are more open (but don't have any production data access). This not only reveals an access control, but also implies particular minimal requirements (for the Corporate > Workstation zone) and services (for the Corporate interfaces).

This zoning structure does not necessarily make any statements about the location (assuming it isn't picked as one of the requirements in the beginning). One can easily extend this to include cloud-based services or services offered by third parties.

Finally, it also supports making policies and standards more realistic. I often see policies that make bold statements such as "all software deployments must be done through the company software distribution tool", but the policies don't consider development environments (production status) or unmanaged, open or controlled deployments (trust level). When challenged, the policy owner might shrug away the comment with "it's obvious that this policy does not apply to our sandbox environment" or so.

With a proper zoning structure, policies can establish the rules for the right set of zones, and actually pin-point which zones are affected by a statement. This is also important if a company has many, many policies. With a good zoning structure, the policies can be assigned with meta-data so that affected roles (such as project leaders, architects, solution engineers, etc.) can easily get an overview of the policies that influence a given zone.

For instance, if I want to position a new management service, I am less concerned about workstation-specific policies. And if the management service is specific for the development environment (such as a new version control system) many corporate or commercially oriented policies don't apply either.

Conclusion

The above approach for structuring an organization is documented here in a high-level manner. It takes many assumptions or hypothetical decisions which are to be tailored toward the company itself. In my company, a different zoning structure is selected, taking into account that it is a financial service provider with entities in multiple countries, handling several thousand of systems and with an ongoing effort to include cloud providers within its infrastructure architecture.

Yet the approach itself is followed in an equal fashion. We looked at requirements, created a layered structure, and finished the zoning schema. Once the schema was established, the requirements for all the zones were written out further, and a mapping of existing deployments (as-is) toward the new zoning picture is on-going. For those thinking that it is just slideware right now - it isn't. Some of the structures that come out of the zoning exercise are already prevalent in the organization, and new environments (due to mergers and acquisitions) are directed to this new situation.

Still, we know we have a large exercise ahead before it is finished, but I believe that it will benefit us greatly, not only from a security point of view, but also clarity and manageability of the environment.


          What is the Best Format for Your Resume?   

You have many aspects of your resume to figure out before submitting it for consideration. You have to get your previous employers lined up, list all of your relevant skills and select your most relevant top-level accomplishments. Then, you have to scan the document for errors and typos. Once you finish all of this, you have to decide the best format for your document.

PDF Versus Microsoft Word

The two main formats that companies prefer are PDF and Microsoft Word. That's because most computers can these types of files very easily due to the ubiquity of the programs. A PDF is often considered more secure than Microsoft Word, because no one can alter the document. When you send your resume in Microsoft Word, someone can edit the document before sending it to the right person. Using a PDF format ensures that the actual document you created gets to the hiring manager.

There are additional reasons why many consider a PDF to be the best format for a resume. PDFs usually arrive in an email free of computer viruses and malware. Plus, these documents retain formatting no matter what type of email system sends them or what type of operating system the recipient's computer has installed. PDFs work on Windows and Mac computers.

If you send a Microsoft Word file and the person uses Google Drive to upload it, there could be issues with formatting. Some words and programming may not translate between the formats. Images, spacing, bullets and other in-text formatting may not come across clearly from one format to the next.

ATS

The one problem that PDFs have is that applicant tracking systems may read Word documents better. Consider sending your resume in both formats if you submit it through a direct email, LinkedIn or a company's website. When you have a choice of only one download through an online job board, you have to decide which format to use. You might follow up with a LinkedIn submission after going through the preferred channel.

Solving the Problem

Rather than rely on a traditional job application, submit your resume after making a network connection. Your contact can give you the email address of the person responsible for hiring you. In the email, use the text as your cover letter and then attach both formats at the bottom of the correspondence. Mention in your cover letter that you also applied through official channels, but you wanted to reach out since your networking contact felt you were a good candidate for the job. Having a vital network proves more valuable than having a dynamite resume when it comes landing a job interview.

Your resume provides a snapshot of your career. The format of your submission does matter to some extent, but mitigate any concerns by submitting a PDF and MS Word file directly to the hiring manager. Remember to review your resume thoroughly before sending it along.


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          Local Students Represent Four County EMC in Washington, D.C.   
Students Celebrate 50 years of N.C. Youth in D.C. This year, Four County EMC combined with other North Carolina electric cooperatives sent its largest delegate class to represent the electric co-op community during a weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., called the Youth Tour. Forty-five ambitious and driven high school students visited the Capitol, continuing a co-op tradition now 50 years strong in North Carolina. They joined 1,800 students from across the country to meet federal elected officials, participate in networking events and learn about our nation’s history and the importance of civic engagement. Molly Johnson, a rising senior at Topsail High School and Ethan Cannady, a rising senior at East .....
          NEWS For Small Businesses Across the @SBASoutheast   

@SBASoutheast News to Share

June 2017


Summer Biz

--- In This Issue ---

Learn About:

  • Resources available for entrepreneurs
  • Events for small business happening across the Southeast Region
  • SBA Blogs 
  • SBA Tutorials
  • Contracting opportunities
4 ideas to help you create an inclusive work environment

SBA is proud to celebrate another year of serving small businesses. Learn how we support you!

  • Learn more about SBA loan programs
  • Get started as a contractor 
  • Find an SBA District Office
  • Manage your staff and employees
  • Choose your business location and equipment

 Resources of Interest:

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About The SBA Region IV Office

Mark S. Hayward is the Acting Regional Administrator for Region IV of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Region IV includes the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee. Nearly $6.1 billion in SBA-backed loans were approved to small businesses across the Southeast in fiscal year 2016. Learn more about the SBA Region IV Office: https://www.sba.gov/offices/regional/iv or contact the office: region_4@sba.gov. 

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Small Business Development Centers


Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are located in every state. These centers offer no-cost counseling for existing small business owners. Over 75,000 small business owners were counseled just last year in the Southeast Region. Locate your local SBDC here

SCORE

SCORE counselors provide no-cost small business mentoring, advice, and seminars to help you better operate your small business. SCORE is a great resource to utilize when starting your own small business. Over 57,000 entrepreneurs in Region IV were assisted by SCORE volunteers this past year. Find your local SCORE Chapter here.

Women's Business Centers

The Women's Business Centers (WBC) offer mentoring services as well as educational programs and networking events for women who own small businesses (as well as all entrepreneurs).  Over 18,000 women entrepreneurs were trained and counseled through WBC's in the Southeast last year. Locate your local WBC here

 

VBOC

Veteran's Business Outreach Centers (VBOC's), are located strategically across the Southeast to service Veteran entrepreneurs every step of the way. VBOC's located in the Southeast have counseled and trained nearly 6,000 veteran entrepreneurs; assisting them in reaching and surpassing their entrepreneurial goals.  Be sure to find a VBOC near you: Click HERE for a list of VBOC's that service the Southeast. 


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8 Easy Businesses to Start

Sam Walton was an ex-retail employee who got the idea to buy a little five and dime store in a small town in Arkansas. That small beginning eventually became Walmart, a global giant that today has over 11,000 stores.

Sometimes entrepreneurs dream about an aha, world-changing tech business. They struggle to come up with a unique idea.

But the most enduring businesses often begin as simple ideas.


The Top 3 Things That Infuriate Today’s Franchise Buyers

Do you remember the last major purchase you made?

If so, would you describe it as being a smooth, easy process, or a difficult, frustrating one that infuriated you to no end?

If it was a smooth transaction, congratulations!

But if it wasn’t, and you happen to be thinking about buying a franchise-which is a major purchase, this article is for you.


Writing YOUR Success Story

It’s the classic opening to our favorite fairy tales. As children we dream of magic potions and knights in shining armor that will provide our happily ever after. How were we to know that our own hard work, skill and determination could be far more effective?


5 Mid-Year Tax Planning Strategies

For many small business owners, thinking about taxes occurs only twice a year … when returns are being prepared and perhaps at the end of the year. This is a mistake. With half of 2017 over, now is a great time to assess where you stand and to take action that will be helpful to your 2017 tax bill.


How To Overcome The Fear Of Being Your Own Boss

I’d like to start out by telling you that it’s perfectly normal to be fearful about owning a franchise business-or any business. As a matter of fact, if you weren’t afraid, it would cause me worry.

But if you’d really like to be your own boss, there are ways to overcome some of the fears you’re feeling. I’ll go over a few of them in this post.


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Small businesses do big business with the federal government. Think about the possibilities of generating sales and revenue with the government.

Did you know the federal government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year? Government contracts can offer significant opportunities for small businesses, but selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector. 

Understand how to:

  • Qualify as a small business
  • Determine your NAICS code
  • Register for government contracting

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Start Your Journey of Government Contracting This Summer With the SBA Step By Step

By Mark S. Hayward,

Regional Administrator (A),

Region 4

Mark S. Hayward

Are you looking to grow and diversify your small business?  This summer may be the perfect time to strategically place your business on the global playing field.  How do you begin the journey to find work with local, state or federal governments? The below checklist provides information on general requirements that need to be addressed by businesses entering the government contracting arena; a perfect starting place for you.  And please remember: you are never alone on this journey. The SBA is here to assist you every step of the way.

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Here's What's Happening State By State.....


SBA Alabama District Office

Tom Todt


Thomas A. Todt, 

District Director

SBA Alabama District Office staff and resource partners worked together at a recent networking and matchmaker event to help small businesses do business with the State of Alabama. Approximately 100 attendees participated in the event, hearing from representatives of more than a dozen state procurement representatives.

 The event, at the Jackson Centre in Huntsville, was sponsored by TechRich for companies wanting to learn more about doing business with the State of Alabama.  TechRich, the Technology Regional Innovation Cluster-Huntsville, is a contractual operating unit of the Catalyst. The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship (formerly the Women’s Business Center of North Alabama) is a key District Office resource partner that provides outreach and assistance to small businesses in the entire Tennessee Valley area.

Alabama District Staff

Above from left to right: Susan Gray-Administrative Data Entry Clerk for The Catalyst; Joanne Randolph-President and CEO of The Catalyst; Carol Ann House, Lead Business Opportunity Specialist, Alabama District Office; Jennifer Brinkley-TechRich Project Manager;  L. D. Ralph, Lead Lender Relations Specialist, Alabama District Office;  Meagan Reeves-Client Relations Manager, The Catalyst. 


North Florida District Office

Wilfredo J. Gonzalez


Wilfredo J. Gonzalez, 
District Director

SBA & Police Athletic League Team Up For Scholarship Fund For At-risk Youth: The SBA North Florida District Office recently participated in a tour of the University of North Florida (UNF). Wilfredo Gonzalez, District Director is a Board of Trustee Member at the University of North Florida and also on the Sherriff’s Advisory Council of the Jacksonville Police Athletic League. He recently worked with both organizations to help create a scholarship fund for at-risk youth through PAL. Last week, 25+ students toured UNF and learned about programs available through the College of Engineering and other campus colleges. Mr. Gonzalez was accompanied by Gilbert Colón, Deputy District Director and Nayana Sen, Public Affairs Specialist. The team also provided information to the students and faculty on starting a business. The event was covered by local media (pictured below).

Willie at UNF with media

Government Contracting Summit:  The SBA North Florida District Office recently hosted a government contracting summit attracting 110 attendees to hear from various panelists and presenters. The Small Business Summit included workshops, panels discussions, networking, and a matchmaker session where over 105 attendees were matched to 13 agencies. The event was facilitated by Thaddeus Hammond, SBA Business Opportunity Specialist; Rosalind Bryant, SBA Lender Relations Specialist; and Natalie Hall, SBA Economic Development Specialist.

Willie Gonzalez at UNF

Pictured Above:  Front Row L to R: Derrick Willoughby, Business Opportunity Specialist; Donna Padgug, Economic Development Specialist; Jackie Gardner, Administrative Officer/ Business Opportunity Specialist; Natalie Hall, Economic Development Specialist; and Carmen Gonzalez, Business Opportunity Specialist.

Back Row L to R: Thaddeus Hammond, Business Opportunity Specialist; Rosalind Bryant, Lender Relations Specialist; and Jay Choi, Business Opportunity Specialist.


South Florida District Office

Pancho Marrero



Francisco A. Marrero,

District Director

At the mid-point in our calendar year, our district would like to congratulate our lender partners that have recently received Preferred Lender, Certified Lender and Express Lender statuses:

lenders to congratulate

We’d also like to congratulate Neighborhood Lending Partners of West Florida on their approval as our newest Community Advantage Lender.  Our Agency is dedicated to providing diverse access points for capital through our guaranteed loan programs. Through the relationships we have with our lending partners, our District is on pace to exceed $1B in lending for the third year in a row.

 Also this month, the 2017 Atlantic Coast Hurricane season kicked off on June 1 and this year marks the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew.  I, like many others, may not have lived in South Florida when this unfortunate devastation rocked the community to the core. Recovery efforts from Andrew spanned over many years for residential and business owners, and unfortunately, many were unable to return to life as they knew it before the event. Some businesses closed temporarily and many never recovered. For those who sought SBA assistance, the agency approved 23,387 loans for a total of $656M in disaster funds.

 The "return to whole" motto is something I hold near and dear which is why I've charged my team with an all-out education effort to ensure our communities are aware of the top-notch services available from the SBA's Disaster Team.  I also ask that you make a concerted effort to brief your respective small businesses on disaster preparedness steps they should take to ensure their families and employees are ready to operate with minimal delay, in the event a disaster strikes.


Georgia District Office

由春入夏,似乎只隔了一场雨的距离。
时间过得真快啊,
眨眼间2017年已走过半程。
是时候和过去道个别,
也是时候和将来问个好。

六月的最后一天
再见六月!
你好七月!
每日一练(6月30日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


每日一练(6月30日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


 
每日一练(6月30日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客




这两天天气闷热。来杯西瓜汁解解暑。
每日一练(6月30日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客

 
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每日一练(6月30日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客
 


西瓜皮也不能浪费,去掉绿皮榨汁一级棒。
加入点蜂蜜,喝起来味道不还不错。
每日一练(6月30日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


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每日一练(6月30日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客
 



          希腊之旅(11)---圣托里尼岛伊亚小镇   
        我们从费拉小镇乘坐巴士又来到伊亚小镇。昨天时间紧,没看够,没拍够。这么美的小镇怎么可以匆匆而过。
希腊之旅(11)---圣托里尼岛伊亚小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客
 

广场上的小教堂
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希腊之旅(11)---圣托里尼岛伊亚小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


 蓝色爱琴海
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希腊之旅(11)---圣托里尼岛伊亚小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


品尝希腊美食
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终于拍到经典蓝顶教堂 
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希腊之旅(11)---圣托里尼岛伊亚小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


 悠闲的狗狗
希腊之旅(11)---圣托里尼岛伊亚小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客



希腊之旅(11)---圣托里尼岛伊亚小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


 有新人在拍婚纱照
希腊之旅(11)---圣托里尼岛伊亚小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


希腊之旅(11)---圣托里尼岛伊亚小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客
 
 
 
 
 

          希腊之旅(10)---圣托里尼费拉小镇   
        5月1日是全天自由活动时间。我们三个人没有参加导游组织的自费项目,而是决定享受浪漫的自由海岛时光。
        吃过简单的早饭,我们出发了。临走前拍一张酒店的名字,悬崖酒店的白色房子大同小异,早上出去转一圈回来我竟然找不到房间了,很怕晚上回来时迷路。
希腊之旅(10)---圣托里尼费拉小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


走出一段路,回望我们住的酒店
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沿着开满鲜花的小路一直走就到了圣托里尼岛的首府费拉小镇
希腊之旅(10)---圣托里尼费拉小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


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希腊之旅(10)---圣托里尼费拉小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


 墙上、桌上、地上,到处都是鲜花
希腊之旅(10)---圣托里尼费拉小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


希腊之旅(10)---圣托里尼费拉小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


面朝大海,春暖花开 
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希腊之旅(10)---圣托里尼费拉小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客

 

 看到了国家地理杂志上经典的蓝顶教堂
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费拉小镇 
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希腊之旅(10)---圣托里尼费拉小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


这家餐厅有一个维纳斯雕像,听说很有名。 
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希腊之旅(10)---圣托里尼费拉小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


看我全副武装,因为太晒了!
希腊之旅(10)---圣托里尼费拉小镇 - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


准备离开费拉小镇 
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          每日一练(6月28日)   


微距镜头下的松果菊,真是一个奇妙而美丽的世界。
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每日一练(6月28日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


 一只蚂蚁
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每日一练(6月28日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


一只肉虫子
每日一练(6月28日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客



虫子和蚂蚁打起来了
每日一练(6月28日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


对峙 
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每日一练(6月28日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客



你看出来四句话了吗?
每日一练(6月28日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客

人海之中,我在地铁遇见你,若岁月不能慢点,至少回家能快点。





 
每日一练(6月28日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


【X8是什么?】它是K.show颜思丽2017的一款新品,名叫X8净透洁面仪,医用级别硅胶,柔软舒适,不伤害角质层也可以彻底清洁肌肤,告别痘痘,黑头,油光,毛孔粗大,敏感,激素残留,化妆品色素沉着等等……素颜女神王丽坤代言的,可媲美国际大牌的国产好洁面仪。 我用了感觉不错,洗完脸又干净又光滑。
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每日一练(6月28日) - 似水流年 - 我是你生命中的过客


出师未捷身先死,长使英雄泪满襟。
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          Comment on New Site. New Strategies. New Lessons for YOU! by Manish Kumar   
Hi Lisa Irby, Awesome Post! I like your practical approach.The benefits of building an email list aren't confined to developing a stronger sense of trust with your clients. Rather, what most of us like to hear is that building a strong, consistent relationship with your audience tends to result in something pretty spectacular: a stronger income and loyal clients. Podcasts make information personal.Podcasts are convenient and easy to consume. It's an on demand technology. Podcasts are one way to deliver on a social networking strategy. Simplicity is the key to success as mentioned by you. I will share your post on twitter. Thanks a lot for sharing.
          Day 3 (AM): IP Address V4 – 200-125 CCNA v3.0   
In this video lecture Imran explains the fundamentals of Networking. He goes on to simplify the whole process of why we need network and explains how they all work together in harmony. My Notes: Imran has some of the best Networking videos I’ve seen on Youtube. This video listed here is just one video of […]
          Day 2: OSI – TCP/IP Model – 200-125 CCNA v3.0   
In this video lecture Imran explains the fundamentals of Networking. He goes on to simplify the whole process of why we need network and explains how they all work together in harmony. My Notes: Imran has some of the best Networking videos I’ve seen on Youtube. This video listed here is just one video of […]
          VPS Hardware Node Issue   
Our engineers are currently investigating a networking issue on one of our virtual machine hardware nodes. No more information is available at this time, but we will update this status again at 14:00 or sooner as soon as we have more information. Update 13:55: The hardware node has been rebooted and we expect virtual machines to start to come back online within the next 15-20 minutes. We will update this status again at 14:30. Apologies for any disruption this may cause. We are investigating this as our top priority right now. Update 14:24: All servers are now back online. Our engineers are still investigating the root cause of this issue. Again, apologies for any disruption this may have caused.
          Microsite Pastor   

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The primary focus of this position is to work with the In Community Team, Outreach Team and other VCC teams to develop a thriving and multiplying microsite ministry throughout the Bay Area. This person will be responsible to create teams of volunteers and mobilize them to missional engagement. This position requires strong leadership, team building/recruiting volunteers, administration, excellent people skills and an ability to cast vision in a fast paced environment. This is a highly innovative and vital role to the implementation of the vision of Venture Christian Church.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Responsible for strategic planning, setting goals and objectives for a comprehensive Microsite Ministry
  • Develop teams to launch microsites throughout the Bay Area
  • Recruit and train people for each role in launching and supporting a microsite
  • Oversee the development and distribution of video resources for microsites
  • Invest in the ongoing discipleship and development of the microsite ministry leaders
  • Collaborate with small group ministries in launching microsites from groups and in launching groups out of microsites
  • Collaborate with the On Mission Team to strategically develop new microsite locations and engage in need-meeting ministry in those locations
  • Collaborate with the Online Church, In Community and Creative Teams in the development of excellent video resources for microsite services and discipleship resources
  • Collaborate with the Innovation and Technology team at Venture CC in development of technology solutions to increase discipleship engagement
  • Network with other churches and ministries throughout the Bay Area to develop the microsite movement
  • Function as a member of the church’s pastoral staff performing baptism services, weddings, funerals, etc. as part of a rotation schedule
  • Assist in the development of an annual budget and manage spending to budget
  • Manage team members by leading in a positive and professional manner by providing spiritual support, leadership, on-going communication regarding performance, organization/church updates and continuous training to improve overall team and individual performance
  • Lead and support overall Church’s policy and procedures to meet employment requirements
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Work closely with the In Community pastor, key staff, project managers, and administrative support to accomplish strategic plan
  • Set goals, clear objectives with timelines and metrics that support VCC’s strategic plan
  • Responsible for the development and the stewardship of an annual budget
  • Partner with Communication and Innovation Teams to develop technology, website and branding to support the Microsite Ministry
  • Participates with Minister On-Call/Crisis calls
  • Manage team members by leading in a positive and professional manner by providing spiritual support, leadership, on-going communication regarding performance, organization/church updates and continuous training to improve overall team and individual performance
  • Lead and support overall VCC policies and procedures to meet employment requirements
  • Conduct annual performance reviews for direct reports to ensure meeting the accounting staff including establishing staff objectives that align to the church and school overall objectives, goals and policies
  • Oversee daily compliance of department policies and procedures for direct reports including communication to other departments
  • Perform some pastoral functions and other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:   EDUCATION-KNOWLEDGE-SKILLS-EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree preferred or equivalent experience in biblical studies or related field (Extensive ministry experience, in some cases, can be substituted)
  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years experience as a staff member in a ministry leadership capacity
  • Experience in event-planning and leading special events
  • Experience in team-building and leadership
  • Proven technical awareness and ability with a willingness and enthusiasm to learn about new products and technology
  • Proficiency in video production and technology as the primary content delivery for microsites
  • Ability to understand and apply analytical and statistics tools and approaches to work
  • Ability to manage projects/teams and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in conflict resolution using good judgment
  • Ability to recruit, train and develop a strong team and volunteer leaders
  • Natural relationship and team leadership ability
  • Strong written and leadership communication skills
  • Positive, inspiring, team work attitude
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong knowledge of database and social networking web applications is preferred

 

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES:

  • Articulates and models a Christ Centered Life consistent with scripture
  • Ability to embrace the vision and be a member of Venture Christian
  • Leading or involved in a small group with commitment to R12 Discipleship
  • Actively engaging in the life of the church and ministry outside the daily time at work. B.I.O. = Before God | In Community | On Mission… for the Glory of God
  • Entrepreneurial skill, self-motivated and creative
  • Good communication skills in person, on the phone, and in written formats
  • Possess excellent time management and organizational skills and the ability to execute multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to analyze and resolve specific problems

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk;; and reach with hands and arms. The ability to lift 20 lbs., open filing cabinets and bend or stand or climb on step ladders as necessary.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:  Saturday  - Thursday / 40+ hours per week… expectation of being in the field at microsites on the weekend

 


          Northern BC District Manager - E.B. Horsman & Son - Dawson Creek, BC   
Decision making, Leadership, Networking &amp; Relationship Building, Resource &amp; Fiscal Management, Risk Management, and Strategic Thinking....
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          10 Most Important Open Source Networking Projects   

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          (IT) Solution Architect - Telco Mobile Networks   

Location: Melbourne, Victoria   

Urgent Contract role with attractive rates 6 months + extensions Innovative excellent contract for Telco Architect (Mobile Networks) My client a leading global Telecommunications company require an Architect who must have several years of experience (10+) with mobile networks if possible in different areas: radio, core, IP, planning, solution architecture, software. You will be helping a small team to deliver an end to end solution for one of the largest operators in Australia. The solution is innovative and brand new, and has not been used in Australia before. Required strengths for this position: Requires the attention of an end-to-end Solution Architect to confirm all matters including the integrity of the Bill Of Material. This position will not only confirm functionality but also the Bill of Material - cables, terminators, power components and all. This is especially important as the solution is a combination of multi-domain components (radio, core, software, IP, etc). Accountable for the successes of Telco Business Solutions from Pre-Sales to Delivery to Operations, providing End-to-End technical leadership and creation of One Team Attitude across different Domains & Product Units. Experience providing solution architecture consulting services to technical planning and engineering leaders within customer organizations. Assist operators' business and technical teams in preparing for new technologies such as VoLTE, VoWiFi, and Cloud Transformation and guiding them on key decisions related to complex network planning & operations. Cross-domain knowledge of the end-to-end architecture, including UE, RAN, Transport, IMS Core, OSS/BSS. Sense of ownership for end-to-end behavior of solution, across all domains, drawing on domain level expertise of domain solution architects. Breadth and depth of experience applied to develop and validate solution strengths and weaknesses. Understanding of 3GPP, GSMA, OMA architecture and related interfaces. IP Networking and routing expertise. Please APPLY NOW or contact Tom Christie for more infromation.
 
Type: Contract
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Country: Australia
Contact: Tom Christie
Advertiser: Finite IT Recruitment Solutions
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          3 Job and Internship Search Strategies You Won’t Want to Miss   
by Casey Brown ’14 So you’ve got the nuts and bolts down pat. Well, I have some strategies that will make your job search tool box that much shinier. Thank You Note Networking. Cold emails to an alumn on the … Continue reading
          Networking Sucks, But You Can Make It Bearable. Here’s How   

Not everyone likes talking to strangers, but you can implement some tactics to get rid of the stress and anxiety.

If there’s one word in the working world that makes introverts cringe most, it’s probably “networking.” Though some find the task of talking to new people for career purposes to be enjoyable and enlightening, for others, it’s a major source of stress and anxiety. On the one hand, they know it’s something they should be doing to help themselves get ahead, and on the other, they can’t think of anything they’d like to do less than talk to complete strangers. The benefits of networking are well-documented: mentorship relationships, finding out about new job leads, and developing new client prospects. At the same time, even the most profound benefits are not always enough to get introverts onboard.

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          Park Arrested, Sewol Arrives At Port, Seoul Air Worst Ever [Korean News Update]   

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been arrested, the salvaged Sewol ferry has arrived at port, Seoul’s air quality is the worst ever recorded, & the monthly pay gap between Korean workers has reached an all time high. All that & more on the latest Korean News Update podcast episode from Korea FM.

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          Seoul "Asia's Unlikely Expat Haven"   

Seoul-based reporter Jason Strother recently wrote for the BBC that "while not an obvious choice for the jet-setting expat, South Korea’s high-energy capital has a lot to offer foreign professionals." Strother joins Korea FM reporter Chance Dorland to discuss the pros & cons of Seoul's expat lifestyle & how that differs from typical expat favorites in the region such as Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo. Check out his BBC article at http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170326-seoul-power-asias-unlikely-expat-haven

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          Korean News Update - Wednesday, March 29   

Bones found on the Sewol ferry are not those of missing victims, the European Parliament says South Korea hasn’t abided by standards related to freedom of association, five kilometers of Gangnam road & streets will soon be a no smoking zone, & the body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s assassinated half brother is heading to Pyongyang. All that & more on the latest Korean News Update podcast episode from Korea FM.

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          Korean News Update - Monday, March  27   

The Sewol Ferry has been raised and will arrive at a port on the South Korean mainland later this week, satellite images have captured vehicle movement at a North Korean nuclear test site, despite the Chinese boycott of Korean tourism one popular travel destination is seeing a boom, and the number of South Korean marriages has reached its lowest point in several decades. All that & more on the latest Korean News Update podcast episode from Korea FM.

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          Boost your Instagram game with these top tips   
We get it - social media networking seems like it changes almost daily. What's in, what's out - up or down: it is hard to keep up. Although being on social media may seem a tad overwhelming, it can be a very powerful online marketing tool - if used correctly. instagram is the second most popular social network after Facebook with over 400 million active users, and over 60% of those users log in daily. Brand engagement on Instagram is 10 times higher than on Facebook, 54 times higher than Pinterest, and 84 times higher than Twitter. Maybe it's time to get your business on...
          Junior IT Engineer - Office & Onsite - Microsoft, Mac OS, Linux   
Salary: £18,000 - £21,000. Location: . Junior IT Engineer - Office & Onsite - Microsoft, Mac OS, Linux Liverpool £18,000 - £21,000 ABOUT US: We are a dynamic and rapidly growing managed IT and cloud services provider based in Liverpool with nationwide clients and we leverage some of the latest technologies to bring the most innovative products to our customers throughout the UK. Due to continued success and growth we are on the lookout for a talented field engineer to join our organisation. We already have an experienced and innovative team and we are looking to add another passionate and committed individual to work with new and existing clients. ABOUT YOU: Ideally you will be an enthusiastic IT engineer with a strong technical background, experience of a helpdesk environment and have a passion for technology. You will be comfortable working with Microsoft Server systems including Active Directory, Exchange, SQL Server and possess a thorough understanding of TCP/IP and networking technologies such as DNS and DHCP. Experience of both Mac OS and Linux is also something you possess and you are able come up with innovative ideas and intelligent solutions to complex problems. THE ROLE: This is a role that requires flexibility and the ability to work well under pressure. The successful candidate will have the aptitude to grow and shape the role, as the business grows, and you will have a strong technical background. You will primarily focus on delivering onsite support to our clients base. Great communication skills are a must along with a real passion for high-levels of customer service. ROLE REQUIREMENTS + In depth knowledge of Windows 2003/2008/2012/2016 and associated technologies + Experience with Citrix and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services + Thorough understanding of Microsoft Exchange and SMTP communication + Comfortable with fundamental network technologies such as TCP/IP, DNS and DHCP + Understanding of firewalls and technologies such as NAT, IP filtering and routing + Great communications skills and able to maintain high levels of customer service + Promote effective and efficient resolution of IT issues for the entire customer base. + A problem-solving mindset and approach + Experience in a relevant technical role + Ability to work alone and as part of a team. NICE TO HAVE + VLAN experience + VOIP/SIP experience + Cisco Routers and Firewalls WHAT YOU’LL GET If you’re successful in your application, you can look forward to being part of a fun, close-knit and hard-working team, along with a fantastic work environment. Interested? Just Apply Below... In 2005 we ripped up the rule book to deliver a recruitment agency experience that makes everyone feel just that little bit happier. By applying you consent to us processing & passing your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. If your skills match the role you will hear back from us within 2 business days. Good luck, Team RR.
          Infotainment Diagnostics Engineer - Tesla Motors - Fremont, CA   
Experience with CAN, LIN, Ethernet/High Speed Digital, USB, audio/DSP, Bluetooth, power management, 3G/4G LTE wireless connectivity, WiFi/networking, and or...
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          Trainer - Networking - UTL Technologies Ltd - Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu   
We will call you as soon as possible. Greetings from UTL Technologies Ltd! Glad to inform that we have job openings for the position “Technical Trainer...
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          Christina Beardsley   
It's been a while since I considered religion as a topic, but it's been in my mind a lot lately. I was raised in a strongly Christian family, but have been increasingly critical and questioning of much of that for many years now. I have nonetheless experienced quite a considerable amount of existential guilt about exploring my gender identity. Not all of that relates, of course, to religion, but it all fitted together: religious views of sex as dirty, impure and shameful featured large in my upbringing, and there was no tolerance whatever of any idea of homosexuality or transgenderism.

The Old Testament contains stern and forbidding passages like this one:
He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD. --Deuteronomy 23:1.
Ouch! Make sure you look after your stones! Some people view transgender behaviour as inherently sinful. As you know, I don't agree. I believe that this is the way I was created: a man with a generous spoonful of woman in the mixture. In addition, I think that Jesus went out of his way to befriend the marginalised people in his society: lepers and prostitutes and tax collectors and whatnot. These days, if Jesus were among us, I think he would (among others) be befriending transgender people--and no doubt attracting the same scorn and criticism for doing so, as he did back then.

Christina Beardsley
We seem to be in the midst of a landslide in transgender acceptance, where transgender people seem to be everywhere: in the media, in sports, in politics, in the military, in entertainment, in the arts, and so on. So what of deeply religious people, those in ministry? Are there any transgender clerics out there? The answer turns out to be yes, although they are not easy to track down. I wanted to talk to them: to ask them about their own journeys; how their gender conflicted (or perhaps not) with their faith; about how they face up to those disapproving biblical passages. And I was delighted when I was able to make contact with the Rev. Dr. Christina "Tina" Beardsley, an ordained woman priest in the Church of England, who happened to be born a boy. Tina has been in ministry for nearly four decades, and worked as a hospital chaplain in the UK for the last 15 years, and has recently retired. She is the author of several books, and a blog (see the end of this article for details).

Not only did she kindly agree to submit to my battery of interview questions, she provided detailed answers. I hope you will find those answers as interesting and enlightening as I did. She taught me that priest can be used as a verb, and she can spell mediaeval, and I learned a whole new (and somewhat wonderful) word: transcestors.

Can you tell us a bit about your trans journey? (A potted life story, if you will).

It’s tempting to compartmentalise our lives, and when communicating to others one might have to focus on the trans aspects of the journey, but I see my life as a whole, and am glad that you reframe this question by asking for a potted life story.

I’m 65 years old now so that’s a fairly long life history. I was born in West Yorkshire, in the north of England, near an industrial town, but grew up in a small town on the edge of the Peak District. I am the eldest of two, and my brother was born when I was 6. My family was working class – I come from a long line of miners on my father’s side (though my dad did not work down the pit) and country house (the home of industrialists) gardeners on my mother’s side. I was the first person from my family to go to university.

My childhood was relatively happy but my gender presentation was problematic to my father in particular. I once overheard him complaining to my maternal grandmother how unhappy he was that I was ‘so effeminate’ which came as something of a shock, though it shouldn’t have, as I can recall many occasions from my earliest childhood when he expressed disapproval with my gendered behaviour. My grandmother’s response was that he should not worry and that it was something that I would ‘grow out of’. Through therapy I have learnt to appreciate that I was feminine rather than effeminate and that my femininity is something that I have ‘grown into’, though not without a struggle because there were many years of denial and suppression before I was able to accept myself.

You said that you were "feminine rather than effeminate". Can you unpack what that means exactly?

Effeminate is a pejorative term arising from the hierarchy in which the male is considered superior to the female and feminine boys/men whether or not they turn out to be trans are taunted with all sorts of unpleasant names. To see oneself instead as feminine reclaims and owns one's behaviours or gender expression as fitting, appropriate and nothing to be ashamed of.

Like many people who are not understood within their family I found escape in study, and when it was time to go to university I went to Sussex University in Brighton, a city that has always had a liberal, even naughty reputation. That was 1970-73 and while at university I met the man who would become my husband. In my mid-teens I had begun to realise that I was attracted to males, but there was also ‘something else’ going on--cross dressing--which I was not able to talk about, and which I also associated with the childhood shame of being ‘effeminate’. I was very fortunate in my partner because he preferred feminine men and told me that was one reason that he found me attractive. We certainly talked about drag, and one of my fantasies while preparing for university, had been to join a drag entertainment collective (like Bloolips) and maybe not change back into male clothes, but I knew it was a fantasy.

Courtesy of the State I was receiving a wonderful education in the study of religion, mediaeval philosophy and church history, and when I graduated I had the opportunity to go to Cambridge to do doctoral research. That kept me occupied for the next three years, and even though I was vaguely aware of another student who was in transition in Cambridge, and was intrigued, I didn’t see that as being for me at that time. Despite being in a loving relationship I think my self-awareness about being transgender (though that wouldn’t have been the term used then) was poor and my emotional intelligence still fairly limited.

I had experienced a call to ordained ministry when I was about twelve years old (in a small wood near the church) though I also had a strong sense that I should teach, and it wasn’t clear which of the two would have priority – today I realise that one could do both! I was accepted for ordination training and went to theological college, which meant another two years of study, followed by three years as an assistant curate (assistant minister) in a city parish in Portsmouth. My college principal, the bishop who ordained me, my training incumbent and the parish leadership were all aware that Rob was my partner and very affirming of us both. Sexuality was the dominating issue in my life at that point, rather than gender identity, though of course that had not gone away but, hey, there were plenty of other things to think about and to do.

When it was time to move on my training incumbent asked me to stay on in the parish to look after one of the daughter churches, which I did for another four years before leaving the city to become the vicar of two rural/suburban parishes, where I was even busier, but it was here that the Holy Spirit broke in and ministered the divine love to my heart.

By the late 1980s I had been vicar of the two parishes for four years. It was just as the AIDS epidemic struck the UK and was a very bad time for gay people in the Church, especially gay clergy. Remember that gay and trans were still blurred in the 1970s and 80s; this was 1989. I woke in the night knowing I must include these words in my sermon the next day: ‘God loves me, including the fact that I’m gay.’ It wasn’t a good career move, but I felt an imperative and as if this was ‘meant to be’.

A few days later the Sunday School leader came to see me about something else. ‘It’s wonderful that you came out’ she said as she left, ‘It’s such a good role model to see a gay man in a caring profession.’ And I thought to myself, ‘But I never said that I was a man!’ That was when I knew, definitely, who I was, and that, however I might have appeared on the outside--and by this time testosterone had begun to masculinise my features--I was, as I began to express it at the time, ‘90% to 100% female on the inside’, though I can appreciate that may sound strange to some people; nor was I clear what it would mean for me at that stage. I’m aware that this is becoming a long answer, so let me say more about this episode and about what happened next as I try to answer the next question.

How did that overlap with your spiritual life? I know that you were ordained before you transitioned. Did you think that ordination would somehow prevent you transitioning? Or did you consider that you might pursue transition at some point post-ordination?


photo by Christa Holka
In terms of gender awareness I had always been intellectually committed to the ordination of women, and after ordination became a member of Priests for the Ordination of Women. It was apparent to those around me that I was a feminist. The ordination of women as priests in the Church of England proved a much longer struggle than any of us had anticipated, but when it eventually happened (the successful vote was in 1992) I was not as elated as I had expected to be.


When I was ordained in 1978 Church of England priests had all been male, and later, in therapy, by which time women were being priested, one of my dreams suggested that this dynamic had been going on in my mind: ‘priests are male; I am a priest; therefore I am male.’ Once women were ordained though, this stasis was undermined and I was forced to reframe it: ‘priests are male and female, I am a priest, therefore I am … female’. So, although it occasionally occurred to me that I might transition post-ordination, especially after seeing the landmark BBC programme about Julia Grant in 1980, I always found reasons why this was not appropriate – some of them to do with natural law and living with one’s given body – and just hoped this was something that would ‘go away’. The green light for women’s ordination made me face up to my gender identity.
 
Did you pray to God not to be transgender? (I know I have, many times).

Once I began to recognise that I had ‘a problem’, yes, I did pray that God would take it away permanently – on one memorable occasion I was driving along a dual carriage making this my earnest prayer… and one of the tyres punctured! It was a dramatic sign, but what did it mean?

It took time to sink in, but it looked as if God was not going to magically remove this aspect of my personality, and that, just as with my sexual attraction, my gender identity was also loved by God, and I would need to learn to love it too. You see, those words about God’s love that had formed during the night in 1989 had come out of considerable pain, following the death of my training incumbent, and had set in motion a train of events during which, as a friend remarked, I appeared to have faced my demons. I had certainly felt as if I was experiencing death and resurrection and I knew, just knew, that Paul’s words were true, that nothing, nothing in all creation can separate us from the love of God. This was to give greater depth to my work as a priest and prepared me for the intensely pastoral role I would begin a few years later as a hospital chaplain.

A new spiritual practice that developed from that ‘coming out’ in 1989 was that I immediately began to dance – circle dance with friends, then movement classes in Skinner Releasing Technique, and later still contemporary dance classes at the Brighton Natural Health Centre on my days off. This practice helped me to relate to my body – I seemed to have spent so much of my life in my head avoiding the body – and alongside other women. Occasionally there would be men in the class but more often the other participants were women and I felt wholly at ease. Eventually my dance CV was extensive enough to gain me an interview as a part-time research supervisor at the Laban Centre of Contemporary Dance, but I was not appointed. This was in the late 1990s, by which time I knew that I needed to transition and that I might not be able to work for the Church, but I am a priest and it seems I was not meant to be anything else.

How did knowledge of your transition go down with your parishioners? And what about fellow priests and bishops? Did you meet any hostility or rejection? Is that still going on sometimes?

In 1997, roughly seven years after the ‘coming out’, I was planning a long overdue sabbatical from the parishes, and given my interest in dance, I assumed that I would be attending a dance academy, but when I applied not one was able to take me during the months I was available. Again, it was in the night that it came to me that I must use the sabbatical to address various ‘unfinished business’, one of which was my gender identity. Just prior to the sabbatical I took part in Diane Torr’s five day workshop ‘Gender in Performance’ at the Chisenhale Dance Space in London’s East End, and I knew after that that I did not want to be sometimes male and sometimes female – like Diane who is a Drag King – but that I needed to integrate my gender identity, though how I would do that as a parish priest was not at all clear.

photo by Christa Holka
I was not aware of any transgender role models for clergy: the one clergy person who transitioned at this time did so on retirement, nor did I think it was fair to the parishes where I worked to land them with another coming out! They had been affirming in 1989 but I did not want to impose ‘my stuff’ on them again; and in any case, after fifteen years in post, I was ready for a move. In my annual ministerial reviews it emerged that I ought to work part-time (in my mind to deal with the rigours of transition), that I should work in a non-parochial role (to establish better boundaries between work and home) and that, ideally, I should live in our own home. This would happen in 2000 when I was appointed to a very part-time post as a chaplain at a hospital ten minutes’ drive from our house.

By this time I’d been on hormones about six months, was living as a female, and working as an androgynous male. Five months later, in November 2000, I met with my manager to raise the possibility of transition at work, and was on the point of discussing this with the acting bishop when the press began to track me down – I had been outed to a journalist by another trans person who was also a Christian. (This seemed a catastrophe at the time, but in retrospect it was a blessing as it would open up many opportunities for me, but I was unaware of this then and it was all rather terrifying.)

Although I was not named in the press at that stage it made my discussions with the bishop extremely strained as there were huge anxieties surrounding possible press exposure. I’d like to think that the bishop might have been more understanding had we not been meeting in this fraught context, but his opinion was that he could not support me and that I should surrender my licence, which I needed to continue as a chaplain in that particular hospital. This was one of the most painful episodes of my life, but transgender people were not well understood at that date, and with the support of the human rights organisation Liberty, I held my ground.

I also began to look for work elsewhere because it was apparent that, whatever the outcome, I was not being supported and I didn’t feel safe. I was now presenting as female all the time and had three job interviews in a row, and it was after the last one that I was appointed to the hospital where I have worked for the past fifteen years and from which I’ve just retired. My new bishop was cautious about my status to begin with and I was under his direct supervision, but after three or four years it was obvious to him that there had been no ‘issues’ and that I was in my element as a chaplain – well of course, because I was now at last able to be myself.

Prior to taking up my new post the press did try to ‘expose’ me but my former hospital’s press officer was ready for that, and my story in my own words was sent off to the Press Association to prevent the newspaper concerned claiming an exclusive. Prior to transition at work I wrote to friends, former parishioners, and the priest who had succeeded me in the parishes, explaining what I was about to do. Most people were supportive.

Do you know other transgender clerics? Perhaps even those of other faiths? How do they get along?

In 2000, while I was working towards transition, my clinician informed me that another priest was transitioning. He could not tell me who it was of course. When the news broke in the media it turned out to be Carol Stone with whom I had been at theological college. Carol was supported by her bishop and her parishioners, remaining as parish priest until her untimely death last year. Later I would meet the priest who transitioned on retirement. I was next in line to transition after Carol.

Some of those who followed me were less fortunate. One was given an ultimatum – give this up or resign: she chose to resign and is no longer in public ministry. Another was told to withdraw from her parish until her transition was complete: it would be a decade before she returned to ministry. Those who were ordained after transition – I am aware of two such clergy and of others currently in training – seem to have a better time. Another friend lost her public ministry because of transition.

My impression is that trans clergy and ordinands are better supported now than when I transitioned although the Church of England still lacks a policy for clergy who transition – something that I and other Changing Attitude, England trustees have urged the Church to do.

I have networked with trans clergy and laity in the US and attended the Episcopal Church’s General Convention in Indianapolis in 2012 when three trans inclusive resolutions were passed. Yes, I do know of trans clergy from other faith traditions – one of my friends is a rabbi – not least through Twilight People: Stories of Faith and Gender Beyond the Binary.

I am sorry to nail you down to this, but I am curious about your interpretation of some Biblical passages, which are sometimes used to justify trans-exclusionary views. The first is obviously Deuteronomy 22:5. Can you let us know what your thoughts are about that passage? (You might say that you are now a woman, and I would agree with you, but other people, as you know, might disagree, and say that you were born a male and therefore remain one).
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.
The Deuteronomy verse troubled me a little as a child but even then I realised that the New Covenant was more gracious than the Old, and studying biblical criticism soon clarified that this verse was not about twentieth century cross dressing. Indeed, the text begins with a prohibition on women wearing men’s clothes, in particular armour, so it appears to be about prescribing gender roles and avoiding a mixing of categories that is completely broken down by the ministry of Jesus and the work of Christ.

And my second passage is Matthew 19:12. What do you suppose Matthew was talking about here when he was talking about "eunuchs"? Do you think he meant intersex people when he talked about "people born eunuchs"? Can you give us your interpretation of that passage? (As you know, some people interpret scripture very literally, so I am trying hard to get a scholarly viewpoint).
For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of [by] men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
It’s a fascinating passage. Just as St Paul thinks that it is better not to marry, because the end times have begun (1Corinthians 7:25-31), here Jesus seems to be saying that the arrival of the kingdom means that some people (his apostles) are to be entirely focussed on its concerns rather than procreation, marriage and family, which were strongly emphasised under the Old Covenant, and, one could add, are once more in modern Christianity.  The early Christian tradition too favoured virginity over marriage.

In this passage it seems likely that Jesus was referring to those we would describe as intersex people, and also to the eunuchs who played such an important mediating role in ancient societies, and who do appear to have represented a third gender. I can relate to a theological essay like Lewis Reay’s chapter ‘Towards a Transgender Theology: Que(e)rying the Eunuchs’ in Trans/formations (SCM 2009) which regards the biblical eunuchs as our ‘transcestors’, but can also appreciate the criticism that this could imply undue focus on surgery, and that other biblical frameworks might be more appropriate – my current collaborator Chris Dowd is working on this.

Like the virgins and infertile women of the Old Testament, the eunuchs were ‘barren’ but God seems to choose these unlikely people to demonstrate that God alone is the arbiter of fruitfulness, as Isaiah prophesied (Isaiah 56) and as the baptism of the Ethiopian eunuch in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 8:26-end) illustrates.
    
 Are there any Biblical passages which you consider supportive to trans people? I guess I am asking which are your personal favourites?

I have learned of many such passages from my friend Peterson Toscano, especially his show Transfigurations –Transgressing Gender in the Bible and by reading some of the scholarship that lies behind it. The gender variant people in the Bible he performs or refers to in this show are the Judge Deborah (Judges 4 & 5), Joseph in the Genesis (Chapters 37 onward) narrative (whose supposedly colourful coat is probably ‘a princess dress’), the eunuchs in the Book of Esther, the ‘man’ (though the Greek word used is for human being rather than for a male) carrying the jar of water, a woman’s role, (Mark 14:13, Luke 22:10), and a female disciple interpreted in the light of verses from the Gospel of Thomas.

In the Old Testament my favourite passage is the Joseph narrative in Genesis, not least because there God turns disaster into blessing, as God seemed to do for me following the attempted outing during my transition. My New Testament favourite is Galatians3:28:
There is not Jew nor Greek, there is not slave nor free, there is not male and female, for all of you are one in Christ Jesus
...and my favourite New Testament book is the Gospel of John which is astonishing, powerful, utterly beautiful, and yet profoundly earthed in first century culture, the Word made flesh indeed. In this gospel Jesus sits at the well with the Samaritan woman, and we observe his affection for the family at Bethany: Martha, Mary and their brother Lazarus.

What do you think about the Biblical role of women? It certainly seems to me that the Bible seems to regard women as being subservient to men, and many female figures (I am thinking about, say Eve, or Delilah, or Salome, or Jezebel, or the Whore of Babylon) are depicted as temptresses, adulteresses, and moral corruptors of men; while all the heroic figures (Moses, Abraham, David, Solomon, Jesus, the Apostles) are all men. (Of course there are exceptions on both sides).

The Bible could be read as highly misogynist were we to focus on the women mentioned here, although feminist and queer readings are questioning such interpretations by examining the way editors and redactors have shaped the material. These readings highlight the strength of biblical women, and let’s be clear, there are plenty of examples of men – even those chosen by God – behaving badly!

I love the way it is now common to name the matriarchs as well as the patriarchs: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Leah are constrained by patriarchal conventions but also subvert them. When my chaplaincy role was based mainly in the women and children’s division, including maternity, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Anita Diamant’s take on Jacob’s wives and midwifery in her novel The Red Tent. The early church’s emphasis on virginity has affected traditional interpretations of Mother Mary and Mary Magdalen but there are plenty of feminist readings of both, and I loved Carlo Caretto’s Blessed are you who believed (Burns & Oates 1982) which locates Mother Mary in her middle eastern setting, and the deconstructive reflections and  poetry of Nicola Slee’s The Book of Mary (SPCK 2007).

Can you talk more about the Sibyls? Are they an international organisation? What other organisations exist which are supportive of transgender Christians?

Sibyls, Christian Spirituality for transgender people, is a UK organisation, but it has had members from further afield, including as far away as Hong Kong.

It was founded as a support network by Jay Walmsley in 1996, at a time when trans people were being turned away from their churches if they came out or transitioned. Churches are much more inclusive today, but in those days Holy Communion was celebrated at every meeting as people were being denied this sacrament in their own churches then.  Sibyls has always held meetings in both the north and the south of England (and in Wales) and the pattern has been two retreat weekends a year, plus social gatherings. People talk to one another on the retreats – conversations with other transgender Christians being vitally important – and there are prayer times morning and evening, free time, and a film or home-made entertainment (the latter was usual in the past, and intended to help people gain self-confidence). There is now a London meeting every two months, which begins with Evening Prayer at St Anne’s, Soho, and then members go out dinner together. Sibyls’ members are involved in educating the churches about transgender people through workshops, research, speaking engagements and writing.

photo by Christa Holka
The Sibyls is the main organisation for transgender Christians, but LGBTI Christian organisations like Changing Attitude, England (which had three trans trustees at one point) and the Lesbian & Gay Christian Movement (LGCM), whose former CEO identified as genderqueer, (these two organisations are about to merge) are supportive of gender variant people and campaign on their behalf, as does the LGBTI Anglican Mission, Inclusive Church, Accepting Evangelicals, Diverse Church (aimed at younger people) and others beside.

What is your relationship status currently?

I was married in 2006, following Gender Recognition and the issue of an amended birth certificate thanks to the passing of the UK Gender Recognition Act 2004.

Your husband presumably fell in love with you when he thought you were a gay man. How did he handle you becoming a woman?

Well, as I've said in the narrative I never fully saw myself as a gay man - gay yes but not really male and on reflection Rob has said that he can see now that I always was a woman looking back, for example, at the times that we were n holiday, sitting each side of a table, and irrespective of how we may have been perceived by others.

Which famous person would you most like to meet, and why?

A fun question and one I rarely get chance to think about. Recently, though, I was sad to discover that my dance heroine, Gabrielle Roth, had died five years ago and that I had left it too late to try to visit her in New York. The Five Rhythms practice she developed has been important for me and I would have loved to have heard about it directly from her rather than from her books and videos though her ‘voice’ is strong in both. I’m a big fan of the BBC television programme Call the Midwife, and as a chaplain have tended to see my better self as the rather wonderful sister superior, Sister Julienne, while knowing deep down that I am probably more like the ancient Sister Monica Joan, who is sadly teetering on the brink of dementia, but remains profound and wise, and is always raiding the biscuit tin. Tea with the two actresses who play these characters – Jenny Agutter and Judy Parfitt – would be lovely!

May I ask one last question? What advice would you personally give to people who feel a powerful conflict between what they feel their gender to be, and what their religion teaches them?

That's a big question in that it could cover so many varied experiences and, as I said in another interview, I'm not supposed to give advice, but since you ask ... I think it's wonderful that we have the internet which we didn't when I was exploring these things, so, researching via the internet, reading books on the subject and networking with other gender variant people of faith would be my initial advice.

===

With all my interviews, I like to reflect on a few points. Clearly there is a lot to talk about, and since this article is already very long, I might save some of it for the next time.

First, this interview only reinforces my idea that transgender people are everywhere: in every walk of life. You need only look, and there they are; and in fact, as has often happened before when I talk to someone, I realise that not only are there transgender Christians (including some in ministry and the religious life), there are a lot more of them, being a lot more active, than I had previously thought!

It doesn't surprise me that transgender clerics exist: Jesus chose only male apostles (which has long been used as justification for keeping women out of ministry). But a lot of Jesus' behaviour is what we might associate with femininity: nurturing, avoiding conflict, kindness to the sick, the elderly and children. Therefore men who (like me) relate strongly to that aspect of Jesus' work might easily possess a strong feminine side.

I had hoped that Tina might provide some resources to those of you who might be struggling with a conflict between what your own heart tells you is your gender, and what your religion tells you is your gender. And I am delighted that she has provided several resources to consider. As someone who has been a priest for many years, she clearly has reliable credentials to draw upon. If you are questioning, or worried, or ashamed, or guilty, it's clear that you are not alone; others have walked the same path, and there is plenty out there to inform, support and guide you.

In terms of what Deuteronomy forbids and permits, I must say I don't put much store in any of that. The same chapter describes that you must build a parapet on your roof in case someone falls off it; that you must not plough your field with a donkey and an ox together; that you must not wear a garment woven of two different fibres (such as wool and linen); and that you must make tassels for the four corners of the cloak you cover yourself with.

Many of the old Testament books contain prohibitions against all kinds of things. It makes sense (to me) to advise people to build a parapet on the roof to stop somebody falling off. It makes sense if you see one of your brother's sheep straying, for you to bring it back if he is not around. It doesn't make sense (to me, at least), to prohibit wearing of garments made of two or more fibres (this practice is in any case nearly ubiquitous these days). Deuteronomy 21:15 warns of the scenario where a man has two wives, one loved and the other unloved: a man must treat his first-born son with honour, even if he is born to the unloved wife. Bigamy is illegal in the Western world, though Deuteronomy talks about it as if it's not unusual. So Deuteronomy discusses activities which are now illegal on the one hand, and near-ubiquitous on the other (for a humorous and powerful discussion along these lines, take a look here). Therefore I cannot use it, in isolation, as any sort of useful rulebook to live by.

The wonderful BBC programme The Why Factor has an episode devoted to cross-dressing. The presenter, Mike Williams, talks to consultant psychiatrist Dr. James Barrett, from London. Barrett points out that this is evidence that cross-dressing probably happened even in Old Testament times: why bother to prohibit something if nobody is doing it anyway?

To those who would argue that being transgender is inherently wrong or sinful, I would point to Tina, who has shown that one can be transgender and live a life in Christian ministry at the same time.

I hope that this article provokes more conversation on the topic of transgenderism and religion. Comments from other faiths apart from Christianity are especially welcome (though I propose to talk further about other faiths in a future article).

My thanks to Tina, for taking time to answer my questions so fully, and for providing the photos which I have used to illustrate this article.

===

Tina is co-editor, with her long-time collaborator, Michelle O’Brien, of ‘the Sibyls’ book’ This is My Body: hearing the theology of transgender Christians. She also wrote, The Transsexual Person is My Neighbour: Pastoral Guidelines for Clergy, Ministers and Congregations, to which Michelle contributed an Appendix on Intersex people. Published by the Gender Trust, it is now out of print but is available online here or here or here. Tina is now working with Chris Dowd on a transgender pastoral care manual, which is due for publication in 2018 by Darton, Longman & Todd, and is based on Chris’s research into transpeople’s spirituality.

Tina is sole author of a biography of a notable Victorian preacher, Unutterable Love: the Passionate Life and Preaching of FW Robertson (Lutterworth 2009). Robertson was preoccupied, both personally and theologically, with the relations between the sexes, or as we would describe it today, ‘gender’. Follow this link for the book’s contents and free access to its Preface, Introduction and the 2nd Chapter.

Tina has also blogged for some time about transgender people and faith here. You can also read her interview with the Cambridge Festival of Ideas here.

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          Wireless Technical Architect - Verizon - Basking Ridge, NJ   
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          Real Estate 2.0 and XML - I See Little Progress Towards True Web 2.0 Services   
I hear alot of noise about "Real Estate 2.0", but I don't see any significant progress concerning the infrastructure necessary to participate in the Web 2.0 world as a web service.If we can assume that Real Estate 2.0 is an extension of Web 2.0, and if we can agree that this video exemplifies the complete mix of business and technical requirements on the path to become a "Web 2.0" business, why aren't we seeing more discussions and progress along the XML infrastructure axis?One explanation that we don't see the progress could be that when properly implemented, you'll never know when an application is truly XML compliant. This is plausible, but I have to ask -Is your website designed in a way that anyone can integrate your content into other use cases without asking you to write code?Is your content designed in a way that would allow it to be easily moved to another domain without making any changes to the content itself?With each new web site feature you add, do you build agility into it in a way that eliminates future code rewrites?If a social networking platform asked you for a list of your employees in FOAF format, would you be able to provide it?If a tagging/indexing service provided immediate integration of all your blog tags through XML, could you provide that?These are just a few of the questions that are best resolved with an XML infrastructure. Another requirement of Web 2.0 is social data agility through XML protocols such as FOAF and microformats. Most indexing services are starting to require content in XML format - Trulia and GoogleBase come to mind. Are your sites prepared to expose content in these formats?I have a hunch that we're all talking a good RE2.0 game and mimicking web 2.0 services, but few of us are actually building out our web applications with true Web 2.0 compliance in mind. I think that companies that actually undertake the task of building truly XML-based services will achieve a competitive advantage.What do you think? I'd love to see examples where you've created XML agility in your online content services.
          How To Apply For Government Business Grants   
There are online guides which are provided to you and you may get qualified for free fund for your company. For those who are applying for government business grants can benefit from such small business grants in US.





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          Intervention Teacher Blackpool   
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          8 Avenues to Expand Your Supply Chain Network   

Looking to experience new ways of thinking? Build beneficial business relationships? Find career opportunities available nowhere else? Network! Networking is one the most valuable career development strategies for any professional at any stage in their career. Job seekers and employers alike constantly ask: “How did you build your supply chain network? Where are some of [...]

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          Dante network for the new audio engine room at Bristol Motor Speedway   
Dante network for the new audio engine room at Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol Motor Speedway – a prominent NASCAR raceway in Bristol, Tennessee – recently upgraded to Dante audio over IP networking by Audinate, making it ‘one of the most extensive and complex live audio installations in the world.’

During major events, such as NASCAR, Monster Trucks, or a college football game, the 2.5-square mile stadium typically hosts up to 165,000 spectators that expect big audio to enhance the excitement of their racing or game day experience.

“Given the unique operational demands of this high-pressured, live event environment, and the great distances that sound has to travel, there was only one digital audio networking platform that was up to this challenge: Dante audio-over-IP networking by Audinate,” said Josh Thompson, co-founder of Point Source, a Phoenix-based consulting firm that was contracted for systems integration on the audio and acoustics systems.

The facility’s PA system, which is comprised of more than 500 loudspeakers, delivers live sound including announcements, music, the national anthem, and the traditional command, “Gentlemen start your engines,” throughout the grandstands, concession areas, and private suites. Since the network is IP-addressable, multiple channels of audio can be sent simultaneously along point-to-point paths. The audio can target individual loudspeakers, groups of loudspeakers, or all loudspeakers on the premises, and these destinations can be modified on the fly.

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          Fund / Marketing Director - Camarillo, CA   
A nationally recognized family support organization located in Camarillo, CA has an immediate need for a Director of Fund Development and Marketing.

JOB OVERVIEW:

The Director of Fund Development and Marketing is responsible for achieving the Fund Development goals of the organization. This role will successfully develop and execute corporate and individual fund-raising strategy, brand marketing and public relations goals including Major Gift, Planned Giving, Marketing Campaigns, including but not limited to events, community and donor outreach campaigns, social networking, etc. With the Executive Director and the appropriate Board member(s), develops strategies to increase financial resources of the organization.

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Under the direction of the Executive Director, collaborates with and advises the Board of Directors, Advisory Council and others, as appropriate, in the cultivation and the solicitation strategy of donors, bringing gifts and pledges to a successful conclusion.
Cultivates donors and recognizes their gifts through frequent and appropriate donor relations activities, including regular social media engagement strategies.
Maintains all prospect records via the eTapestry database. Oversees the donor database and manages direct mail campaigns to past and potential donors.
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Supervise, recruit and train staff members, as needed.
Maintains close contact with Program Directors and stays current with program initiatives and goals.
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For immediate consideration for this opportunity, please reply with your most updated resume. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status.
          Information Technology Graduate Job (Sydney, NSW, AU)   
  • Embrace Diversity and enjoy a Collaborative Culture
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When selecting our #SpectrumGrads, we are looking for graduates who have:

  • An innovative mindset
  • Drive for results 
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Business acumen 
  • Motivation to always find a solution to new challenges
  • Collaborative attitude
  • Ability to recognise and utilise the strength that comes from diversity
  • Belief in change and adaptability
  • Confidence and an optimistic attitude
  • Ability to influence and motivate others

Key Requirements
To be eligible for the #SpectrumGrad program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed relevant undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Infomation Technology or similar) in the last two years, or be in your final year of study.
  • Hold an Australian/New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

Benefits
This is a great opportunity to join a global organisation and develop practical skills in several areas before transitioning into a role in your area of expertise.

Click here to find out more about the #SpectrumGrad program.
To submit your application, please apply to the relevant position making sure to supply your cover letter, resume and academic transcripts.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion is a key component of our Talent Management Strategy. The creation of a Diverse and Inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success, creating a high-performance business.
 
Position Reference Number: 82483 
 
 
 

 

 


          Marketing & Communications Graduate Job (Sydney/Melbourne, NSW, AU)   
  • Embrace Diversity and enjoy a Collaborative Culture
  • Gain Valuable Experience to begin your Career
  • One of the World’s Leading Infrastructure and Municipal Services Organisations!

Broadspectrum is part of Ferrovial, one of the world’s leading infrastructure and municipal services organisations, and is a leading supplier of asset services and integrated solutions, helping our clients to deliver real business outcomes, safely and responsibly. Utilising 60 years of experience, we provide services to vast industries, including Resources, Energy, Industrial, Infrastructure, Property, Social and Defence Sectors in Australia and New Zealand, providing Logistics, Facilities Management, Consulting, Construction, Care, Welfare, Operations, Maintenance, Well Servicing, and Business Support Services. This is a diverse and growing business enabled to offer the training, opportunities and support you need to begin and build a successful career.  
We are now looking for Marketing & Communications Graduates to join our two year graduate program, commencing in January 2018. A #SpectrumGrad is a future leader of Broadspectrum, whether it be as a manager or as a thought leader within your field. You are joining us because you believe in our vision and values. You are able to see the wide range of opportunities Broadspectrum has to offer in terms of responsibilities, disciplines, projects, progression and locations – national and international.

About the role
The #SpectrumGrad program consists of 2 x 6 month rotations and 1 x 12 month rotation, which will provide you with extensive learning and development opportunities through face-to-face training, workshops, team building exercises, case studies, seminars, online modules, networking events and more. You will be provided with many opportunities to establish relationships with clients and senior stakeholders of the business and, above all, gain hands-on experience within your field of expertise. In addition to this, your rotations will take you out of your comfort zone by giving you the chance to work in both corporate and field-work environments.
Graduate rotations will vary depending on location, current projects and personal preference. Areas you could be working in include: 

  • Bid Development: Work within our bids team and learn how we use creative marketing & communications techniques to win new contracts which underpin Broadspectrum’s success
  • Proposal Multimedia: Have the opportunity to share new ways to transfer complex knowledge ideas, problems and arguments to specialist and non-specialist audiences using creative multimedia techniques
  • B2B Marketing: Opportunity to develop your marketing, social media, networking and organisational skills
  • Corporate Affairs: Provide high-level counsel to the business regarding internal and external communications, stakeholder strategy, planning and implementation

The Successful Candidate
When selecting our #SpectrumGrads, we are looking for graduates who have:

  • An innovative mindset
  • Drive for results 
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Business acumen 
  • Motivation to always find a solution to new challenges
  • Collaborative attitude
  • Ability to recognise and utilise the strength that comes from diversity
  • Belief in change and adaptability
  • Confidence and an optimistic attitude
  • Ability to influence and motivate others

Key Requirements
To be eligible for the #SpectrumGrad program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed relevant undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Marketing, Communications or similar) in the last two years, or be in your final year of study.
  • Hold an Australian/New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

Benefits
This is a great opportunity to join a global organisation and develop practical skills in several areas before transitioning into a role in your area of expertise.

Click here to find out more about the #SpectrumGrad program.
To submit your application, please apply to the relevant position making sure to supply your cover letter, resume and academic transcripts.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion is a key component of our Talent Management Strategy. The creation of a Diverse and Inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success, creating a high-performance business.
 
Position Reference Number: 82480 
 
 
 

 

 


          Health Safety & Environment Graduate Job (Syd/Bris/Melb/Perth/Adel, NSW, AU)   
  • Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne/Perth/Adelaide
  • Embrace Diversity and enjoy a Collaborative Culture
  • One of the World’s Leading Infrastructure and Municipal Services Organisations!

Broadspectrum is part of Ferrovial, one of the world’s leading infrastructure and municipal services organisations, and is a leading supplier of asset services and integrated solutions, helping our clients to deliver real business outcomes, safely and responsibly. Utilising 60 years of experience, we provide services to vast industries, including Resources, Energy, Industrial, Infrastructure, Property, Social and Defence Sectors in Australia and New Zealand, providing Logistics, Facilities Management, Consulting, Construction, Care, Welfare, Operations, Maintenance, Well Servicing, and Business Support Services. This is a diverse and growing business enabled to offer the training, opportunities and support you need to begin and build a successful career.  
We are now looking for HSE Graduates to join our two year graduate program, commencing in January 2018. A #SpectrumGrad is a future leader of Broadspectrum, whether it be as a manager or as a thought leader within your field. You are joining us because you believe in our vision and values. You are able to see the wide range of opportunities Broadspectrum has to offer in terms of responsibilities, disciplines, projects, progression and locations – national and international.

About the role
The #SpectrumGrad program consists of 2 x 6 month rotations and 1 x 12 month rotation, which will provide you with extensive learning and development opportunities through face-to-face training, workshops, team building exercises, case studies, seminars, online modules, networking events and more. You will be provided with many opportunities to establish relationships with clients and senior stakeholders of the business and, above all, gain hands-on experience within your field of expertise. In addition to this, your rotations will take you out of your comfort zone by giving you the chance to work in both corporate and field-work environments.
Graduate rotations will vary depending on location, current projects and personal preference. Areas you could be working in include: 

Best Practice: Implement and support the Broadspectrum HSE strategy, and expand its scope to bring us in line with best industry practice 
Advisory Roles: Visit various sites to better understand the importance and scope of HSE advisory roles 
Reporting and Stakeholder Engagement: Streamline monthly HSE reporting, while working alongside contract management teams and other key stakeholders on various projects
Safety Focus: Coach, lead and influence others to improve their attitude, awareness and willingness towards safety

The Successful Candidate
When selecting our #SpectrumGrads, we are looking for graduates who have:

  • An innovative mindset
  • Drive for results 
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Business acumen 
  • Motivation to always find a solution to new challenges
  • Collaborative attitude
  • Ability to recognise and utilise the strength that comes from diversity
  • Belief in change and adaptability
  • Confidence and an optimistic attitude
  • Ability to influence and motivate others

Key Requirements
To be eligible for the #SpectrumGrad program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed relevant undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety, environmental or similar) in the last two years, or be in your final year of study.
  • Hold an Australian/New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

Benefits
This is a great opportunity to join a global organisation and develop practical skills in several areas before transitioning into a role in your area of expertise.

Click here to find out more about the #SpectrumGrad program.
To submit your application, please apply to the relevant position making sure to supply your cover letter, resume and academic transcripts.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion is a key component of our Talent Management Strategy. The creation of a Diverse and Inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success, creating a high-performance business.
 
Position Reference Number: 82481 
 
 
 

 

 


          Business Graduate Job (Auckland/Wellington/Christchur, AUK, NZ)   
  • Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch
  • Embrace Diversity and enjoy a Collaborative Culture
  • One of the World’s Leading Infrastructure and Municipal Services Organisations!

Broadspectrum is part of Ferrovial, one of the world’s leading infrastructure and municipal services organisations, and is a leading supplier of asset services and integrated solutions, helping our clients to deliver real business outcomes, safely and responsibly. Utilising 60 years of experience, we provide services to vast industries, including Resources, Energy, Industrial, Infrastructure, Property, Social and Defence Sectors in Australia and New Zealand, providing Logistics, Facilities Management, Consulting, Construction, Care, Welfare, Operations, Maintenance, Well Servicing, and Business Support Services. This is a diverse and growing business enabled to offer the training, opportunities and support you need to begin and build a successful career.  
We are now looking for Business Graduates to join our two year graduate program, commencing in January 2018. A #SpectrumGrad is a future leader of Broadspectrum, whether it be as a manager or as a thought leader within your field. You are joining us because you believe in our vision and values. You are able to see the wide range of opportunities Broadspectrum has to offer in terms of responsibilities, disciplines, projects, progression and locations – national and international.

About the role
The #SpectrumGrad program consists of 2 x 6 month rotations and 1 x 12 month rotation, which will provide you with extensive learning and development opportunities through face-to-face training, workshops, team building exercises, case studies, seminars, online modules, networking events and more. You will be provided with many opportunities to establish relationships with clients and senior stakeholders of the business and, above all, gain hands-on experience within your field of expertise. In addition to this, your rotations will take you out of your comfort zone by giving you the chance to work in both corporate and field-work environments.
Graduate rotations will vary depending on location, current projects and personal preference. Areas you could be working in include: 

  • Commercial: Gain an understanding of the life-cycle of a contract from a commercial perspective; from proposal development through to contract closure or transition out
  • Procurement: Contribute to the development of a whole-of-Broadspectrum procurement strategy to enable the business to meet its strategic priorities and drive us towards best practice for today and the future. 
  • Business Analysis & Improvement: Understanding of data and the utilisation of the data to help us identify areas for improvement within process, systems and people to drive us towards the largest commercial return
  • General Business: Gain exposure to a multi-faceted business division within Broadspectrum, gaining an insight and experience in remote area management, food services, human resource management and health & safety
  • Audit & Risk: Review and analyse systems and processes at an enterprise level and operational contract level, to assist in the identification of risks and controls 

The Successful Candidate
When selecting our #SpectrumGrads, we are looking for graduates who have:

  • An innovative mindset
  • Drive for results 
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Business acumen 
  • Motivation to always find a solution to new challenges
  • Collaborative attitude
  • Ability to recognise and utilise the strength that comes from diversity
  • Belief in change and adaptability
  • Confidence and an optimistic attitude
  • Ability to influence and motivate others

Key Requirements
To be eligible for the #SpectrumGrad program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed relevant undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Commerce or similar) in the last two years, or be in your final year of study.
  • Hold an Australian/New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

Benefits
This is a great opportunity to join a global organisation and develop practical skills in several areas before transitioning into a role in your area of expertise.

Click here to find out more about the #SpectrumGrad program.
To submit your application, please apply to the relevant position making sure to supply your cover letter, resume and academic transcripts.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion is a key component of our Talent Management Strategy. The creation of a Diverse and Inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success, creating a high-performance business.
 
Position Reference Number: 82477 
 
 
 

 

 


          Legal Graduate Job (Sydney, NSW, AU)   
  • Embrace Diversity and enjoy a Collaborative Culture
  • Gain Valuable Experience to begin your Career
  • One of the World’s Leading Infrastructure and Municipal Services Organisations!

Broadspectrum is part of Ferrovial, one of the world’s leading infrastructure and municipal services organisations, and is a leading supplier of asset services and integrated solutions, helping our clients to deliver real business outcomes, safely and responsibly. Utilising 60 years of experience, we provide services to vast industries, including Resources, Energy, Industrial, Infrastructure, Property, Social and Defence Sectors in Australia and New Zealand, providing Logistics, Facilities Management, Consulting, Construction, Care, Welfare, Operations, Maintenance, Well Servicing, and Business Support Services. This is a diverse and growing business enabled to offer the training, opportunities and support you need to begin and build a successful career.  
We are now looking for Legal Graduates to join our two year graduate program, commencing in January 2018. A #SpectrumGrad is a future leader of Broadspectrum, whether it be as a manager or as a thought leader within your field. You are joining us because you believe in our vision and values. You are able to see the wide range of opportunities Broadspectrum has to offer in terms of responsibilities, disciplines, projects, progression and locations – national and international.

About the role
The #SpectrumGrad program consists of 2 x 6 month rotations and 1 x 12 month rotation, which will provide you with extensive learning and development opportunities through face-to-face training, workshops, team building exercises, case studies, seminars, online modules, networking events and more. You will be provided with many opportunities to establish relationships with clients and senior stakeholders of the business and, above all, gain hands-on experience within your field of expertise. In addition to this, your rotations will take you out of your comfort zone by giving you the chance to work in both corporate and field-work environments.
Graduate rotations will vary depending on location, current projects and personal preference. Areas you could be working in include: 

  • Legal and Governance: Gain an understanding of Legal, Compliance and Governance services. In particular, there is opportunity to gain legal experience in all facets of the Company’s business 
  • Human Resources: Gain exposure to all facets of employment law and employee relations in a unionised environment

 

The Successful Candidate
When selecting our #SpectrumGrads, we are looking for graduates who have:

  • An innovative mindset
  • Drive for results 
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Business acumen 
  • Motivation to always find a solution to new challenges
  • Collaborative attitude
  • Ability to recognise and utilise the strength that comes from diversity
  • Belief in change and adaptability
  • Confidence and an optimistic attitude
  • Ability to influence and motivate others

Key Requirements
To be eligible for the #SpectrumGrad program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed relevant undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Laws or similar) in the last two years, or be in your final year of study.
  • Hold an Australian/New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

Benefits
This is a great opportunity to join a global organisation and develop practical skills in several areas before transitioning into a role in your area of expertise.

Click here to find out more about the #SpectrumGrad program.
To submit your application, please apply to the relevant position making sure to supply your cover letter, resume and academic transcripts.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion is a key component of our Talent Management Strategy. The creation of a Diverse and Inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success, creating a high-performance business.
 
Position Reference Number: 82479 
 
 
 

 

 


          Business Graduate Job (Syd/Bris/Melb/Perth/Adel, NSW, AU)   
  • Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne/Perth/Adelaide
  • Embrace Diversity and enjoy a Collaborative Culture
  • One of the World’s Leading Infrastructure and Municipal Services Organisations!

Broadspectrum is part of Ferrovial, one of the world’s leading infrastructure and municipal services organisations, and is a leading supplier of asset services and integrated solutions, helping our clients to deliver real business outcomes, safely and responsibly. Utilising 60 years of experience, we provide services to vast industries, including Resources, Energy, Industrial, Infrastructure, Property, Social and Defence Sectors in Australia and New Zealand, providing Logistics, Facilities Management, Consulting, Construction, Care, Welfare, Operations, Maintenance, Well Servicing, and Business Support Services. This is a diverse and growing business enabled to offer the training, opportunities and support you need to begin and build a successful career.  
We are now looking for Business Graduates to join our two year graduate program, commencing in January 2018. A #SpectrumGrad is a future leader of Broadspectrum, whether it be as a manager or as a thought leader within your field. You are joining us because you believe in our vision and values. You are able to see the wide range of opportunities Broadspectrum has to offer in terms of responsibilities, disciplines, projects, progression and locations – national and international.

About the role
The #SpectrumGrad program consists of 2 x 6 month rotations and 1 x 12 month rotation, which will provide you with extensive learning and development opportunities through face-to-face training, workshops, team building exercises, case studies, seminars, online modules, networking events and more. You will be provided with many opportunities to establish relationships with clients and senior stakeholders of the business and, above all, gain hands-on experience within your field of expertise. In addition to this, your rotations will take you out of your comfort zone by giving you the chance to work in both corporate and field-work environments.
Graduate rotations will vary depending on location, current projects and personal preference. Areas you could be working in include: 

  • Commercial: Gain an understanding of the life-cycle of a contract from a commercial perspective; from proposal development through to contract closure or transition out
  • Procurement: Contribute to the development of a whole-of-Broadspectrum procurement strategy to enable the business to meet its strategic priorities and drive us towards best practice for today and the future. 
  • Business Analysis & Improvement: Understanding of data and the utilisation of the data to help us identify areas for improvement within process, systems and people to drive us towards the largest commercial return
  • General Business: Gain exposure to a multi-faceted business division within Broadspectrum, gaining an insight and experience in remote area management, food services, human resource management and health & safety
  • Audit & Risk: Review and analyse systems and processes at an enterprise level and operational contract level, to assist in the identification of risks and controls 

The Successful Candidate
When selecting our #SpectrumGrads, we are looking for graduates who have:

  • An innovative mindset
  • Drive for results 
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Business acumen 
  • Motivation to always find a solution to new challenges
  • Collaborative attitude
  • Ability to recognise and utilise the strength that comes from diversity
  • Belief in change and adaptability
  • Confidence and an optimistic attitude
  • Ability to influence and motivate others

Key Requirements
To be eligible for the #SpectrumGrad program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed relevant undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Commerce or similar) in the last two years, or be in your final year of study.
  • Hold an Australian/New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

Benefits
This is a great opportunity to join a global organisation and develop practical skills in several areas before transitioning into a role in your area of expertise.

Click here to find out more about the #SpectrumGrad program.
To submit your application, please apply to the relevant position making sure to supply your cover letter, resume and academic transcripts.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion is a key component of our Talent Management Strategy. The creation of a Diverse and Inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success, creating a high-performance business.
 
Position Reference Number: 82475 
 
 
 

 

 


          Engineering Graduate Job (Auckland/Wellington/Christchur, AUK, NZ)   
  • Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch
  • Embrace Diversity and enjoy a Collaborative Culture
  • One of the World’s Leading Infrastructure and Municipal Services Organisations!

Broadspectrum is part of Ferrovial, one of the world’s leading infrastructure and municipal services organisations, and is a leading supplier of asset services and integrated solutions, helping our clients to deliver real business outcomes, safely and responsibly. Utilising 60 years of experience, we provide services to vast industries, including Resources, Energy, Industrial, Infrastructure, Property, Social and Defence Sectors in Australia and New Zealand, providing Logistics, Facilities Management, Consulting, Construction, Care, Welfare, Operations, Maintenance, Well Servicing, and Business Support Services. This is a diverse and growing business enabled to offer the training, opportunities and support you need to begin and build a successful career.  
We are now looking for Engineering Graduates to join our two year graduate program, commencing in January 2018. A #SpectrumGrad is a future leader of Broadspectrum, whether it be as a manager or as a thought leader within your field. You are joining us because you believe in our vision and values. You are able to see the wide range of opportunities Broadspectrum has to offer in terms of responsibilities, disciplines, projects, progression and locations – national and international.

About the role
The #SpectrumGrad program consists of 2 x 6 month rotations and 1 x 12 month rotation, which will provide you with extensive learning and development opportunities through face-to-face training, workshops, team building exercises, case studies, seminars, online modules, networking events and more. You will be provided with many opportunities to establish relationships with clients and senior stakeholders of the business and, above all, gain hands-on experience within your field of expertise. In addition to this, your rotations will take you out of your comfort zone by giving you the chance to work in both corporate and field-work environments.
Graduate rotations will vary depending on location, current projects and personal preference. Areas you could be working in include: 

  • Broad Opportunities: Gain experience in estimation and proposal writing, workpack development, contract/project management fundamentals, variation and change management, project controls and reporting, and document control and materials traceability
  • Full Project Lifecycle: Support the delivery of construction projects across the full project lifecycle. Work directly with the bids team on a number of upcoming projects, with the opportunity to see the progression from initial bid to construction and maintenance of projects
  • Operations: Gain experience in the field of operations, a dynamic and responsive role 
  • Asset Management: Work with industry leaders, helping our clients get the best from their assets
  • Multidiscipline: Electrical, mechanical, civil and structural engineering

The Successful Candidate
When selecting our #SpectrumGrads, we are looking for graduates who have:

  • An innovative mindset
  • Drive for results 
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Business acumen 
  • Motivation to always find a solution to new challenges
  • Collaborative attitude
  • Ability to recognise and utilise the strength that comes from diversity
  • Belief in change and adaptability
  • Confidence and an optimistic attitude
  • Ability to influence and motivate others

Key Requirements
To be eligible for the #SpectrumGrad program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed relevant undergraduate degree (Bachelor of engineering or similar) in the last two years, or be in your final year of study.
  • Hold an Australian/New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

Benefits
This is a great opportunity to join a global organisation and develop practical skills in several areas before transitioning into a role in your area of expertise.

Click here to find out more about the #SpectrumGrad program.
To submit your application, please apply to the relevant position making sure to supply your cover letter, resume and academic transcripts.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion is a key component of our Talent Management Strategy. The creation of a Diverse and Inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success, creating a high-performance business.
 
Position Reference Number: 82476 
 
 
 

 

 


          Engineering Graduate Job (Syd/Bris/Melb/Perth/Adel/Dar, NSW, AU)   
  • Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne/Perth/Adelaide/Darwin
  • Embrace Diversity and enjoy a Collaborative Culture
  • One of the World’s Leading Infrastructure and Municipal Services Organisations!

Broadspectrum is part of Ferrovial, one of the world’s leading infrastructure and municipal services organisations, and is a leading supplier of asset services and integrated solutions, helping our clients to deliver real business outcomes, safely and responsibly. Utilising 60 years of experience, we provide services to vast industries, including Resources, Energy, Industrial, Infrastructure, Property, Social and Defence Sectors in Australia and New Zealand, providing Logistics, Facilities Management, Consulting, Construction, Care, Welfare, Operations, Maintenance, Well Servicing, and Business Support Services. This is a diverse and growing business enabled to offer the training, opportunities and support you need to begin and build a successful career.  
We are now looking for Engineering Graduates to join our two year graduate program, commencing in January 2018. A #SpectrumGrad is a future leader of Broadspectrum, whether it be as a manager or as a thought leader within your field. You are joining us because you believe in our vision and values. You are able to see the wide range of opportunities Broadspectrum has to offer in terms of responsibilities, disciplines, projects, progression and locations – national and international.

About the role
The #SpectrumGrad program consists of 2 x 6 month rotations and 1 x 12 month rotation, which will provide you with extensive learning and development opportunities through face-to-face training, workshops, team building exercises, case studies, seminars, online modules, networking events and more. You will be provided with many opportunities to establish relationships with clients and senior stakeholders of the business and, above all, gain hands-on experience within your field of expertise. In addition to this, your rotations will take you out of your comfort zone by giving you the chance to work in both corporate and field-work environments.
Graduate rotations will vary depending on location, current projects and personal preference. Areas you could be working in include: 

  • Broad Opportunities: Gain experience in estimation and proposal writing, workpack development, contract/project management fundamentals, variation and change management, project controls and reporting, and document control and materials traceability
  • Full Project Lifecycle: Support the delivery of construction projects across the full project lifecycle. Work directly with the bids team on a number of upcoming projects, with the opportunity to see the progression from initial bid to construction and maintenance of projects
  • Operations: Gain experience in the field of operations, a dynamic and responsive role 
  • Asset Management: Work with industry leaders, helping our clients get the best from their assets
  • Multidiscipline: Electrical, mechanical, civil and structural engineering

The Successful Candidate
When selecting our #SpectrumGrads, we are looking for graduates who have:

  • An innovative mindset
  • Drive for results 
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Business acumen 
  • Motivation to always find a solution to new challenges
  • Collaborative attitude
  • Ability to recognise and utilise the strength that comes from diversity
  • Belief in change and adaptability
  • Confidence and an optimistic attitude
  • Ability to influence and motivate others

Key Requirements
To be eligible for the #SpectrumGrad program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed relevant undergraduate degree (Bachelor of engineering or similar) in the last two years, or be in your final year of study.
  • Hold an Australian/New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

Benefits
This is a great opportunity to join a global organisation and develop practical skills in several areas before transitioning into a role in your area of expertise.

Click here to find out more about the #SpectrumGrad program.
To submit your application, please apply to the relevant position making sure to supply your cover letter, resume and academic transcripts.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion is a key component of our Talent Management Strategy. The creation of a Diverse and Inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success, creating a high-performance business.
 
Position Reference Number: 82452 
 
 
 

 

 


          Accounting & Finance Graduate Job (Syd/Bris/Melb/Perth/Adel, NSW, AU)   
  • Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne/Perth/Adelaide
  • Embrace Diversity and enjoy a Collaborative Culture
  • One of the World’s Leading Infrastructure and Municipal Services Organisations!

Broadspectrum is part of Ferrovial, one of the world’s leading infrastructure and municipal services organisations, and is a leading supplier of asset services and integrated solutions, helping our clients to deliver real business outcomes, safely and responsibly. Utilising 60 years of experience, we provide services to vast industries, including Resources, Energy, Industrial, Infrastructure, Property, Social and Defence Sectors in Australia and New Zealand, providing Logistics, Facilities Management, Consulting, Construction, Care, Welfare, Operations, Maintenance, Well Servicing, and Business Support Services. This is a diverse and growing business enabled to offer the training, opportunities and support you need to begin and build a successful career.  
We are now looking for Accounting and Finance Graduates to join our two year graduate program, commencing in January 2018. A #SpectrumGrad is a future leader of Broadspectrum, whether it be as a manager or as a thought leader within your field. You are joining us because you believe in our vision and values. You are able to see the wide range of opportunities Broadspectrum has to offer in terms of responsibilities, disciplines, projects, progression and locations – national and international.

About the role
The #SpectrumGrad program consists of 2 x 6 month rotations and 1 x 12 month rotation, which will provide you with extensive learning and development opportunities through face-to-face training, workshops, team building exercises, case studies, seminars, online modules, networking events and more. You will be provided with many opportunities to establish relationships with clients and senior stakeholders of the business and, above all, gain hands-on experience within your field of expertise. In addition to this, your rotations will take you out of your comfort zone by giving you the chance to work in both corporate and field-work environments.
Graduate rotations will vary depending on location, current projects and personal preference. Areas you could be working in include: 

  • Finance Business Improvement: Conduct contract health checks, documentation of processes, systems training and developing the finance management system
  • Performance Reporting: preparing monthly management reports and working with various Finance Managers on weekly value add reporting based on contract drivers
  • Financial Analysis: Gain exposure in analysing data to extract market and business trends to increase profit and performance, especially in relation to information technology systems
  • Compliance, Technical & Management Accounting: Gain exposure to a variety of contracts across the business and develop your knowledge on the company’s accounting standards

The Successful Candidate
When selecting our #SpectrumGrads, we are looking for graduates who have:

  • An innovative mindset
  • Drive for results 
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Business acumen 
  • Motivation to always find a solution to new challenges
  • Collaborative attitude
  • Ability to recognise and utilise the strength that comes from diversity
  • Belief in change and adaptability
  • Confidence and an optimistic attitude
  • Ability to influence and motivate others

Key Requirements
To be eligible for the #SpectrumGrad program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed relevant undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Commerce with Accounting or Finance Major, or similar) in the last two years, or be in your final year of study.
  • Hold an Australian/New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

Benefits
This is a great opportunity to join a global organisation and develop practical skills in several areas before transitioning into a role in your area of expertise.

Click here to find out more about the #SpectrumGrad program.
To submit your application, please apply to the relevant position making sure to supply your cover letter, resume and academic transcripts.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion is a key component of our Talent Management Strategy. The creation of a Diverse and Inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success, creating a high-performance business.
 
Position Reference Number: 82478 
 
 
 

 

 


          Human Resources Graduate Job (Syd/Bris/Melb/Perth/Adel, NSW, AU)   
  • Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne/Perth/Adelaide
  • Embrace Diversity and enjoy a Collaborative Culture
  • One of the World’s Leading Infrastructure and Municipal Services Organisations!

Broadspectrum is part of Ferrovial, one of the world’s leading infrastructure and municipal services organisations, and is a leading supplier of asset services and integrated solutions, helping our clients to deliver real business outcomes, safely and responsibly. Utilising 60 years of experience, we provide services to vast industries, including Resources, Energy, Industrial, Infrastructure, Property, Social and Defence Sectors in Australia and New Zealand, providing Logistics, Facilities Management, Consulting, Construction, Care, Welfare, Operations, Maintenance, Well Servicing, and Business Support Services. This is a diverse and growing business enabled to offer the training, opportunities and support you need to begin and build a successful career.  
We are now looking for Human Resources Graduates to join our two year graduate program, commencing in January 2018. A #SpectrumGrad is a future leader of Broadspectrum, whether it be as a manager or as a thought leader within your field. You are joining us because you believe in our vision and values. You are able to see the wide range of opportunities Broadspectrum has to offer in terms of responsibilities, disciplines, projects, progression and locations – national and international.

About the role
The #SpectrumGrad program consists of 2 x 6 month rotations and 1 x 12 month rotation, which will provide you with extensive learning and development opportunities through face-to-face training, workshops, team building exercises, case studies, seminars, online modules, networking events and more. You will be provided with many opportunities to establish relationships with clients and senior stakeholders of the business and, above all, gain hands-on experience within your field of expertise. In addition to this, your rotations will take you out of your comfort zone by giving you the chance to work in both corporate and field-work environments.
Graduate rotations will vary depending on location, current projects and personal preference. Areas you could be working in include: 

  • Transactional: Spend time in our HR Service Centre to get exposure to contracts, pre-employment checks, general HR/ER advisory & payroll 
  • Capability & Projects: Deliver policy reviews and improvement, work on diversity & inclusion initiatives and support talent reviews, performance & development
  • Systems: Get exposure to various HR systems including SAP and SuccessFactors
  • Generalist HR: Gain generalist HR advisory and partnering knowledge through exposure to our business operations 
  • Specialist HR: Have the opportunity to work in specialist areas including bids & transitions, Rem & Ben, employee relations and recruitment

The Successful Candidate
When selecting our #SpectrumGrads, we are looking for graduates who have:

  • An innovative mindset
  • Drive for results 
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Business acumen 
  • Motivation to always find a solution to new challenges
  • Collaborative attitude
  • Ability to recognise and utilise the strength that comes from diversity
  • Belief in change and adaptability
  • Confidence and an optimistic attitude
  • Ability to influence and motivate others

Key Requirements
To be eligible for the #SpectrumGrad program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed relevant undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Human Resources, psychology or similar) in the last two years, or be in your final year of study.
  • Hold an Australian/New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

Benefits
This is a great opportunity to join a global organisation and develop practical skills in several areas before transitioning into a role in your area of expertise.

Click here to find out more about the #SpectrumGrad program.
To submit your application, please apply to the relevant position making sure to supply your cover letter, resume and academic transcripts.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion is a key component of our Talent Management Strategy. The creation of a Diverse and Inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success, creating a high-performance business.
 
Position Reference Number: 82482 
 
 
 

 

 


          How will IoT change your life?   



An IoT (Internet of Things) setup has devices connected to the internet catering to multiple use case scenarios. These can be monitoring of assets, executing tasks and services to support day to day human requirements, ensuring life & safety through alerts and responses, city infrastructure management through command control centers for emergency response, enabling efficient governance through process automation, provisioning healthcare and enabling sustainable energy management thereby addressing environment conservation concerns.

A platform which caters to all above use cases from devices and sensors to management functionalities qualifies to be a Smart city platform.

Cloud computing is a popular service that comes with many characteristics and advantages. Basically, cloud computing is like DIY (Do It Yourself) service wherein a user/consumer can subscribe to computing resources based on demand/requirement whilst the services are delivered entirely over the Internet.

IoT and Cloud computing go hand-in-hand though they are two different technologies which are already part of our life. Both being pervasive qualifies them as the internet of future. Cloud merged with IoT together is foreseen as new and disruptive paradigm.

Just like cloud is available as a service, whether it is infrastructure, platform or software .Similarly IoT is seen as every(thing) as a service for future since it also fulfills the smart city initiative. First and foremost requirements of any IoT platform for smart city is on demand self-service which enables usage based subscription to computing resources(hardware) that manage and run automation , platform functions, software features and algorithms that form part of city management infrastructure.

Characteristics of such an IoT on Cloud scenario are …

·     Broad network access- to enable any device connectivity whether it is laptop, tablet, nano/micro/pico gateways or actuators or sensors.
       Resource pooling - for on demand access of compute resources like assign identity to device in pool.
      Rapid elasticity - to enable quickly edit software features providing elastic computing- storage & networking demands.
      Measured service - pay for only resources and or services used based on duration/volume/quantity of usage.   

Advantage of any IoT Cloud setup is that it doesn’t involve upfront CAPEX from a service consumer point of view in terms of building entire infrastructure from ground zero. Rather it is based on subscribe-operate-scale-pay model. This enables stakeholders and decision maker’s instant access to actual environment which helps them gauge prospective investment and expenditure at the same time technology teams are geared up to anticipate which component of the IoT setup needs to be scaled rather than replicating entire setup to fulfill growing demands.

Dockers (which are basically containers having associated compute, storage and software module with runtime environments required to run software module of overall software) and Micro services (are independent services having own data persistence and dependency software elements which can run independently or provide service to monolithic systems) are some of the features that help manage scalability aspect of IoT platform on cloud catering to smart city use case. Individual modules and components within IoT platform can be preconfigured as Dockers and Micro services.  Once there is traction on the platform, respective Docker or Micro services gets provisioned to handle surge in data traffic thus individual functionality of the platform becomes horizontally scalable. Hence to address such ad-hoc scalability requirements, unlike monolithic systems wherein entire platform needs replication, here only individual module of the platform can be scaled which saves substantial resources and OPEX for stakeholders.

This platform architecture can be implemented on a cloud infrastructure reusing legacy hardware or over commodity computing infrastructure.

Any smart city deployment of IoT platform demands fail safe high availability setup. As a result computing infrastructure has to be clustered (grouping of similar functional units/modules within software system).With the surge in number of clusters and Dockers of each functional modules, managing such disparate clustered environments becomes a challenge. Technologies such as Kubernetes and Mesos address these challenges.

Mesos and Kubernetes enable efficient management, scalability and optimization of Dockers micro services and APIs which are exposed as PaaS or SaaS over cloud infrastructure, thereby fulfilling on- the- fly auto scaling demands from service consumers.

Pacific controlsGalaxy2021 platform built using open source technologies has adopted most of the above mentioned technologies and best practices. This forms a unique value proposition enabling early adoption to latest technology innovations in the open source world that is either related to IoT or cloud computing. Galaxy2021 platform is horizontally scalable and is capable to manage disparate IoT applications of various stakeholders. It can handle high volume data communication originating at a high frequency from various sensors devices and gateways installed across various smart city assets.

Galaxy2021 Platformhas been deployed and available on different cloud infrastructures in public, private and hybrid models catering to customers ranging from Government, Utility companies to OEMs across Middle-East, US and Oceana.




          Digital Transformation Berater munkakörbe keresünk munkatársat. | Feladatok: Was dich erwartet...   
Digital Transformation Berater munkakörbe keresünk munkatársat. | Feladatok: Was dich erwartet Begleitung unserer Klienten durch die digitale Transformation mit einer einzigartigen Kombination von Wissen an der Schnittstelle von Business und Technologie Beratung unserer Klienten durch den Einsatz moderner Informations-und Kommunikationstechnologien Entwicklung von Strategieoptionen, Handlungsempfehlungen und Unterstützung unserer Klienten bei der Umsetzung von IT-Strategien, digitalen Geschäftsmodellen und Unternehmensarchitekturen auf jeder Managementebene Beratungsschwerpunkte können dabei sein: Big Data Analytics Strategieentwicklung und Umsetzung, Data-Science und Datenvisualisierung vom Proof-of-Concept bis in die Produktion Auf-und Ausbau von Internet-of-Things-Plattformen, Robotics und Digitalisierung von Prozessen, Data Center Management und Network Infrastructure IT-Security, IT-Governance, IT-Service-Management, IT-Prozess-Management, IT-Architektur Management, IT-Projekt-, Programm-und Portfolio-Management . | Mit ajánlunk: Was wir dir bieten Arbeiten in hochmotivierten, dynamischen und interdisziplinären Teams mit flachen Hierarchien Ein flexibles, modernes und wertschätzendes Arbeitsumfeld Exzellente Trainings & Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten | Elvárások: Was wir uns wünschen Master-, Diplom-oder Promotionsstudium in Wirtschafts- Informatik, Wirtschafts- Ingenieurwesen, Wirtschaftswissenschaften mit IT Schwerpunkt oder Naturwissenschaften mit wirtschaftsrelevanten Kenntnissen Hohes Interesse an Digitalisierungs-und Technologietrends, wie z.B. IoT, Big Data, Cloud Management, EAM, Virtualisierung und Mobility Sehr gute analytische und konzeptionelle Fähigkeiten Sehr gute Kommunikation Fähigkeiten und Networking Hohe projektbezogene Reisebereitschaft je nach Präferenz national oder international Fließende Deutsch-und Englischkenntnisse Begeisterung von dem Zusammenwirken von Technologie & Wirtschaft | További infó és jelentkezés itt: www.profession.hu/allas/1033186
          Order Management Specialist Debrecen munkakörbe keresünk munkatársat. | Feladatok: Internationa...   
Order Management Specialist Debrecen munkakörbe keresünk munkatársat. | Feladatok: International order management for NGENA services provided to other service providers • Order verification, order fulfillment process monitoring • Co-ordination of the comparatively small share of manual provisioning and test tasks • Communication with NGENA's service provider customers and delivering 3rd parties mainly via NGENA fulfillment tools or phone • Interfacing with NGENA customers' service desks and and sub-providers • Support of continuous process and tools improvement. | Elvárások: At least higher education, college or university degree is advantageous • Fluent in English, German knowledge is advantageous, but not mandatory • Two years of ICT or related experience, order-management or provisioning area is an advantage • ITIL foundations knowledge or certificate is advantageous, but not mandatory • The job requires the willingness and ability to collaborate in an international team, and to understand NGENA's technical infrastructure and process • The candidate is affine to innovations, result and customer oriented • Confident communication skills, towards customer and sub-providers • Willingness to travel occasionally to project- and team meetings • Understanding of networking basics • Quick learning and confident use of various IT tools and processes, with improvement potential • At least intermediate user of MS Office products • Good overall sense for IT businesses | További infó és jelentkezés itt: www.profession.hu/allas/1033162
          Network Administrator NGENA Debrecen munkakörbe keresünk munkatársat. | Feladatok: The team car...   
Network Administrator NGENA Debrecen munkakörbe keresünk munkatársat. | Feladatok: The team cares about:incident management tasks by NGENA service • infrastructure event monitoring • supervision of automated event to service correlation • automated fault analysis • task dispatching to sub-providers and sub-provider co-ordination • customer status information • incident resolution tracking • incident ticket creation and updating • deficiency pattern detection • support of continuous process and tools improvement • supporting NGENA professional service provider customers' requests by phone or NGENA tools.. | Elvárások: Networking knowledge or work experience cisco • Intermediate english knowledge • Willingness to work in shifts 24/7 • Confident use of MS Office Outlook, Excel, etc. • Problem solving abilities • Good communication skills • Being calm under pressure • Analytical and methodical thinking / having an eye for details • Opened and innovative attitude • ITIL knowledge is an advantage • Previous work in incident management / network operation management is an advantage • Certificate of good-conduct | További infó és jelentkezés itt: www.profession.hu/allas/1033160
          DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24TH JUNE 2017   
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24TH JUNE 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.INSS

1. INDIA’S BIGGEST MUNICIPAL BONDS PROGRAMME LAUNCHED IN MAHARASHTRA
i. Pune Municipal Corporation launched India’s biggest municipal bonds  programme. The project looks to raise Rs 2,264 cr in five years. Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu launched the programme at Bombay Stock Exchange.
ii. In its first tranche, the Pune Municipal Corporation raised Rs.200 cr through the Bombay Stock Exchange’s bond trading platform at a coupon rate of 7.59% for 10 years.
iii. The issue received a good response with bonds being over-subscribed by six times.


2. A COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMP RELEASED ON COMPLETION OF 50 YEARS OF PASSPORT ACT
i. A commemorative postage stamp has released on completion of 50 years of Passport Act on 23rd of June.
ii. 1967 the President gave assent to the Passports Act 1967 and it marked an important milestone in the history of passport issuance in India.
iii. The Passports Act provided a robust legal framework for the issue of passports and travel documents and regulation of the departure from India of Indian citizens.
iv. It has been decided to set up 235 POPSK in two phases 86 in Phase-I and 149 in Phase-II. 52 POPSK of Phase-I have been operationalized.

3. WORLD BANK, AIIB TO GRANT $380 MILLION TO ANDHRA PRADESH POWER PROJECT
i. The World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank have granted $380 million of loan to Andhra Pradesh for Power Project.
ii. It aims towards helping the southern state and will build a reliable, quality and affordable power supply to citizens. AIIB has signed a $140 million loan, which is considered the first such project in India to be co-financed by it.
iii. The World Bank and AIIB will provide loans in a 60:40 ratio for all the components of the  Navratna Company Power Grid Corporation of India has commissioned a record Rs 30 project.
iv. The agreement was signed by the union finance ministry’s joint secretary of economic affairs Raj Kumar and Andhra’s energy department advisor K Ranganathan.

4. COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER NIRMALA SITHARAMAN LAUNCHES THE STARTUP INDIA VIRTUAL HUB
i. Nirmala Sitharaman, the Commerce & Industry Minister has launched the Startup India Virtual Hub. It is an online platform for all stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India to discover, connect and engage with each other.
ii. Nirmala Sitharaman has mentioned that Startup India Virtual Hub aims to create a marketplace where all the stakeholders can interact, exchange knowledge, and enable each other to grow.
iii. It is to bring the entire ecosystem together on one platform and it will provide potential startups, helping them access the right resources at the right time.
iv. The portal will host startups, investors, funds, mentors, academia, incubators, accelerators, corporate, Government bodies and more.
v. The Virtual Hub is a dynamic & interactive platform that will facilitate learning & development, networking, mentorship, funding,for startups.

5. AMAZON TIES-UP WITH CLEARTAX TO MAKE E-SELLERS GST READY
i. E-commerce giant Amazon has tied up with ClearTax to help sellers on their platform. It can make a seamless transition to the GST regime and also help them file their tax returns with ease.
ii. ClearTax Biz and Cleartax Biz+ are the two software launched by the ClearTax. It will be available to the sellers free of cost for the 1st two months after sign-up.
iii. After that it will be provided at a 30% discount for sellers registered with Amazon India. The product aims to be a one-stop GST solution for sellers on Amazon’s marketplace.

6. ISRO LAUNCHES EARTH-OBSERVATION CARTOSAT-2E AND 30 NANO SATELLITES
i. Indian Space Research Organisation’s launched Cartosat-2E satellite and 30 nano satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre located at Srihrikota in Andhra Pradesh.
ii. 712 kg Cartosat-2E satellite and 30 nano satellites together, weighing about 243 kg were launched using ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
iii. Cartosat-2E is a remote sensing satellite and is similar in configuration to earlier satellites in the series. Its objective is to provide high-resolution scene specific spot imagery.

7. WORLD PUBLIC SERVICE DAY:  JUNE 23, 2017
i. World Public Service day is observed on June 23. This day is dedicated by the United Nations to “celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community”.
ii. The Theme of World Public Service Day 2017 was ‘The Future is Now’.
iii. Since 2003, this day is marked with UN Public Service Awards Ceremony wherein works of public servants are recognized and they are awarded for their contributions in the field.

8. INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC DAY: JUNE 23, 2017
i. The International Olympic day is celebrated on June 23. This day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris.
ii. The goal of this day is to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.


OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH AMONG THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPAL CORPORATION LAUNCHED INDIA’S BIGGEST MUNICIPAL BONDS PROGRAMME?
a)  New Delhi Municipal Corporation
b)  Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
c)  Pune Municipal Corporation
d)  Indore Municipal Corporation
Q2. CENTRAL GOVERNMENT RELEASED A COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMP ON COMPLETION OF 50 YEARS OF?
a)  The Passports Act, 1967
b)  The Finance Act, 1967
c)  The Voters Card Act, 1967
d)  The Banking Act, 1967
Q3. THE WORLD BANK AND ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK HAVE TOGETHER AGREED TO EXTEND THE LOAN TO WHICH INDIAN STATE TOWARDS HELPING IT BUILD A RELIABLE, QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE POWER SUPPLY TO CITIZENS?
a)  Jharkhand
b)  Andhra Pradesh
c)  Kerala
d)  Telangana
Q4. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING LAUNCHED THE STARTUP INDIA VIRTUAL HUB AT NEW DELHI?
a)  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
b)  President Pranab Mukherjee
c)  Vice-President Hamid Ansari
d)  Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Q5. WHAT WAS THE THEME OF ‘UN PUBLIC SERVICE DAY’ CELEBRATED?
a)  The Future is Now
b)  Public Service for Inclusive Growth
c)  Public Service as a Career
d)  Public Service and Use of Technology

ANSWERS: 
1 - C    2 - A    3 - B    4 - D    5 - A






          Logistics Planner german speaking munkakörbe keresünk munkatársat. | Feladatok: Responsibility ...   
Logistics Planner german speaking munkakörbe keresünk munkatársat. | Feladatok: Responsibility for organizing transport of shipments in accordance with given requirements and existing network structure; • Planning and optimization of transport orders; • Ensuring high utilization and punctual arrival of trucks; • Organization of equipment; • Monitoring of shipments; • Provide inputs and ideas to Network opimization; • Center point of contact to the LSP, Suppliers and Plants.. | Mit ajánlunk: Flexible worktime options, benefits and services, childcare offers, medical services, employee discounts, various sports and health opportunities, on-site parking, catering facilities, access to local public transport, room for creativity, urban infrastructures, rural surroundings. | Elvárások: University degree in economics or logistics; • Fluent German knowledge, English or other foreign language knowledge is beneficial; • Operational logistics experience plant, distribution centre, manufacturing, logistic, purchasing etc.; • Experience in forwarding and transportation; • Networking and cooperation skills; • High customer orientation. | További infó és jelentkezés itt: www.profession.hu/allas/1033562
          Sea/Airfreight Transportation Specialist German Speaking munkakörbe keresünk munkatársat. | Fel...   
Sea/Airfreight Transportation Specialist German Speaking munkakörbe keresünk munkatársat. | Feladatok: Responsibility for organizing transport of shipments in accordance with given requirements and existing network structure; • Planning and optimization of transport orders; • Ensuring high utilization and punctual arrival of shipments; • Organization of equipment; • Monitoring of shipments; • Provide inputs and ideas to network opimization; • Center point of contact to the LSP, Suppliers and Plants.. | Mit ajánlunk: Flexible worktime options, benefits and services, childcare offers, medical services, employee discounts, various sports and health opportunities, on-site parking, catering facilities, access to local public transport, room for creativity, urban infrastructures, rural surroundings | Elvárások: University degree in economics or industrial engineering; • Fluent German and Hungarian language knowledge, English or other European language knowledge is an advantage; • Minimum 3 years of experience in sea/air transportation operations; • Transport Management know-how; • Networking and cooperation skills; • High customer orientation. | További infó és jelentkezés itt: www.profession.hu/allas/1033571
          English speaking customer support engineer night shift AK munkakörbe keresünk munkatársat. | Fe...   
English speaking customer support engineer night shift AK munkakörbe keresünk munkatársat. | Feladatok: Triage level response to all technical support questions mainly for our US customers within 48 hours • Log Support Cases with Jira • Work as part of the Global Support Team • Work closely and collaborate with the other teams including Quality Management Team, Research & Development Team, including product testing • Assist with Workshops, on-site installation • Additional duties as required. | Elvárások: Bachelors or Masters degree in IT - Bio-IT field molecular biology, genomics or similar will be advantageous • 3+ years in a Technical Support role at a company with a scientific focus • Fluent English is a must • Experience with networking and command line tools • Technical/analytical mindset - strong troubleshooting skills • Ability to prioritize and work under pressure • Self-motivated, works well under minimal supervision • Confident strong communicator • High energy level; positive attitude; works well in a rapidly evolving business environment | További elvárások: Familiarity with Salesforce, MS Office products, Google-Docs, Jira, Java, SQL • Experience with remote support e.g. TeamViewer, GoToMeeting, Skype • Experience with configuration and troubleshooting on Windows or Linux or OS X the rest can be learned on the job • Active collaboration with key stakeholders in the Europe and US offices • Willingness to learn in all fields connected to the role. | További infó és jelentkezés itt: www.profession.hu/allas/1036303
           VS - Versus (Social Networking)   

VS - Versus 1.1


Device: iOS iPhone
Category: Social Networking
Price: Free, Version: 1.1 (iTunes)

Description:

VS app will help you make better decisions.
Just published two choices and get what friends and users think it's better.
Don't you know what a shoe is more beautiful? Who is the better singer? What better to do? Just go up vs...

VS can upload images and text.

VS is a social network where users can post VS about anything they want.
After the publication of the VS users can vote for what they are.
Simply you get what Hadar.

Enjoy with Happy VS!

What's New

- Minor bug fixes.
- User can check the count of their posts in my profile tab

VS - Versus


          I owe Optus an apology   
We just switched our Optus Cable service across to their "speed pack" which supposedly gives us 10x the bandwidth.  To do so, we needed to upgrade the modem from the old Motorola Surfboard 3100 to a Netgear CG3000 which has a built-in router and does Wifi.

Our home network is more complicated than normal but I copied across all the appropriate config, rebooted all the computers and it all just worked.  Well, almost all.

For some reason, Pauline's email would not connect.  Nor would Catriona's.  It didn't matter how I tried, it just wouldn't work.  When I tried configuring new accounts, they wouldn't work either.

I probably spent half an hour (over a few nights) ranting to the guy on support that "I do networking for a living, I can see that its your mail server not responding to POP/SMTP when I use TELNET to the appropriate servers and do the protocol by hand".

Today, sheepishly, I realise that "hmmm, the IP address we are using is a class-B, but the subnet mask we have configured is a class-C".  Surely that couldn't cause this symptom, it didn't upset the old modem.  Hmmm, this is a modem *and* a router.  Oh dear...

So, I fixed our network config to use legitimate class C IP addresses, Pauline pushed the Get Mail button and down came her mail.  Problem solved.

My only excuse is that my old router allowed me to configure a proper class-B subnet mask - the Netgear has the subnet mask locked at class C, but I didn't pay attention when I was entering the numbers. Tomorrow, when Optus Support rings me back, I have to take hat in hand and admit my error.

The moral: if you want to use anything other than the default 192.168.1.* network that your modem manufacturer, or your ISP expects you to use, make triply sure that you have configured it right.  Because getting it wrong is hellishly difficult to debug, especially for the poor bastard at the other end of the phone that doesn't know how clever you think you've been.
          Buddha.fm   
karma-meets-social networking site with live streaming radio
          CrownCloud - Los Angeles, CA - SSD KVM - 2GB RAM - 30 GB SSD - 1 free snapshot - $5/month   

Hello,
We've been around for 5+ years and own & colocate our hardware and networking gear and have our own ARIN issued IPs for our US based locations. We've recently added in new hardware to our Los Angeles, CA location and would like to share an offer with you.

Our Site: https://crowncloud.net/

Node Spec:
Dual E5-2660
128 GB RAM
8 x SSD + HW RAID

Datacenter
Quadranet, Los Angeles, California
Test IPv4: 198.55.111.5

The plan
2 GB RAM
30 GB SSD
4 core fair-share access include
1 Snapshot (User can restore/create/destroy snapshot from the panel)
KVM based
2 TB bandwidth per month
1 Gbit/sec upink
1 IPv4
/64 IPv6

Price
$5/month or $25/semi-annually

Order Link
https://crowncloud.net/clients/cart.php?a=add&pid=285


Operating systems
We've got templates for CentOS 6/7, Debian 8/9, various Ubuntu(s) upto 16.04, Windows 2008, 2012.
Custom ISOs can be requested to be mounted onto your VPS for free as well via ticket.
Also do note, We do not provide licenses for Windows, the customer is responsible for the license on the machine.


          Dental Networking – Get Out There!   

– by Sarah Woods Networking is a necessary evil in all business and for dentists and dental employees, it is important whether it be with colleagues or in your local community. Here are just a few tips for successful networking: If you’re attending a networking event, it is important to avoid putting pressure on yourself to meet everyone attending. Focus ...

The post Dental Networking – Get Out There! appeared first on Dentrepreneur Solutions, LLC.


          Update: 有酒 (Social Networking)   

有酒 2.0.1


Device: iOS iPhone
Category: Social Networking
Price: Free, Version: 2.0 -> 2.0.1 (iTunes)

Description:

您是否有酒局中找不到话题的尴尬,是否有被恶意灌酒的无奈,是否有主导整个酒局的梦想,《有酒》来解决!
娱:段子、视频、图片,只有您想不到的,没有您找不到的!
转盘游戏:
自定义转盘,玩法多样!
玩家可随时进出游戏,操作简单!
随时,随地修改内容,刺激新颖!
无需注册,微信直接进行游戏!
所有玩家可通过自己的手机同步进行游戏!

What's New

1、修复已知bug,优化用户体验。

有酒


          Update: CAPTIVATE! (Social Networking)   

CAPTIVATE! 1.21


Device: iOS iPhone
Category: Social Networking
Price: Free, Version: 1.20 -> 1.21 (iTunes)

Description:

CAPTIVATE! powered by Community Rewards, is a loyalty program exclusively for residents at Gables apartment communities.

Complete challenges and earn points towards rewards like gift cards to Amazon, Target, Nike, and so much more!

Challenges include sharing about your apartment on social media, referring friends, renewing your lease, filling out surveys, sharing feedback, paying rent online, etc.

Download and search for your apartment and start earning points today!

What's New

This release fixes bugs on:
- initial app load after having logged in previously
- sharing a post to Facebook
- copying your referral URL
- clicking on a mail-to link

CAPTIVATE!


          Rev. Pinkney, free at last, is already back in action   

June 29, 2017

by Philip A. Bassett 
In these days of tremendous change and social upheaval, it’s good to know that a man of impeccable integrity is back in the public arena. After two and a half years in various Michigan prisons, Rev. Edward Pinkney has returned to his home in Benton Harbor, Mich. A bulldog for social justice, the reverend, who turns 69 this year, shows no sign of slowing.
Free at last, Rev. Edward Pinkney is welcomed home by his loving wife, Dorothy Pinkney.
His wife, Dorothy, had hoped to put him on “lockdown” for at least a week to ease his adjustment to life out of prison, but he left me a voice mail just five days after his release and the next day he attended a public event in his honor in Ann Arbor. I caught up with him the following day and he spoke about how he coped with being locked up.
“There is drama every day in prison,” he told me. “Even among friends.” He said there were more than a few times where he was on the phone with Dorothy and a fight would break out somewhere nearby.
For some reason, his first placement after the customary quarantine at Jackson Prison was in a high-security facility in Coldwater, Mich. He humorously describes his roommate situation there as “four killers and me” and says it distressed him that much of their conversation centered on bragging about murders they had committed.
His next move to a prison in Marquette, Mich., was like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. At Marquette, he says, the atmosphere was so hostile and the guards so aggressive he had to press himself “flat against the wall” to avoid touching the guard when he came down the hall – a sure assault charge.
It was here, too, that he was accused of “smoogling” because a friend had interviewed him and was leaving with some notes. The guard’s spelling error helped the reverend win the case, but his phone privileges were revoked for six months anyway. The sentence was doubly harsh because he was now nearly 500 miles away from his wife, with no hope for a visit.

After two and a half years in various Michigan prisons, Rev. Edward Pinkney has returned to his home in Benton Harbor, Mich. A bulldog for social justice, the reverend, who turns 69 this year, shows no sign of slowing.

Luckily, a few activists in the area became aware of his plight and started to visit him regularly. That the reverend had any support in this all-white community far from his home was probably a surprise to the authorities there.
After some time, he was moved again, this time to a facility in Muskegon, Mich. Here things were more relaxed, he says, and, after they got to know him, even he and the guards seemed to get along. On top of that, he was now only a two-hour drive away from Dorothy.
Philip Bassett’s highly acclaimed book about Rev. Pinkney is available at Marcus Books and other local book stories and on Amazon.
Nonetheless, even here there was a situation that was irritating. Television viewing is first come, first served and he found himself in competition with inmates who liked to listen to rap, while he preferred religious programs. The way he worked through the conflict, strangely enough, was by offering to teach basic math skills.
A class of one grew to 16, and by that time there was no longer any competition. In fact, they began watching out for the reverend and giving him his preference, even when he arrived late to the TV room.
There were other, more mundane complaints, probably familiar to most inmates: rotten, disgusting, worm-ridden food, so bad his wife had to send care packages so he could fix one meal a day; a moldy room that made him so ill he couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks; a fall off the top bunk that injured his shoulder enough that it still hurts two years later. The latter incident happened because the only way to get down from the bed was a rickety stool that toppled easily.
Despite these challenges and more, Rev. Pinkney appears to have emerged with his character intact, though he vows that moving forward, he’ll be “doing things differently.” For now, he is planning a protest in his town of Benton Harbor on July 11 and is attending a dinner and fundraiser in his honor on July 8 in Detroit. Both of these events can be referenced at bhbanco.organd anyone who is planning to be in the area on either of those days is encouraged to participate.
For those abreast of social issues, supporting Pinkney is a no-brainer, but if you’re attending one of his events for the first time it’s easy to miss the essence of the man. Since he is a Baptist preacher, Rev. Pinkney tends to speak in that style, repeating sentences he feels are important. That doesn’t appeal to everybody.
He sometimes humorously puts himself in the place of his oppressors to make a point and ends up talking about himself in the third person, which could sound egotistical to some. He jokes constantly with his audience, which might seem disrespectful or give the impression that he takes these things lightly. He has a very direct manner, which some could find off-putting, and he possesses an unearthly amount of confidence.

For those abreast of social issues, supporting Pinkney is a no-brainer.

However, those who take a closer look soon discover a deeply spiritual man with a wicked sense of humor and the manners of a Boy Scout, who treats his persecutors more like peers than adversaries and is not afraid of a political fight. And his confidence is not the fickle kind. Planted early and fed by countless successes, it is the confidence of a man who is consistently faithful to the promptings of his heart.
As a fighter for justice, Rev. Pinkney brings many gifts to the table. He has the discipline of a Gandhi and a nose for networking and politics. But the greatest gift he brings is his own patented brand of love – the strongest kind of love – the kind that can pierce prison walls and touch the hardest men’s hearts, even prison guards, and make anyone within range more hopeful, confident and willing to work together.
Philip A. Bassett is the author of “Soldier of Truth: The Trials of Rev. Edward Pinkney.” He can be reached at philliamb@outlook.com
Editor’s note: Rev. Pinkney hosts a radio show on Sundays, 5 p.m. ET, on Blogtalkradio.com or call 323-642-1559.
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Job Opportunities at East Africa Television EATV
SALES MANAGER, MARKETING EXECUTIVE, FREELANCE AND SALES EXECUTIVE – EAST AFRICA TELEVISION

East Africa Television is the number one youth channel that has grows to regional with vigor content of educations and entertaining programs. EATV has looking for the suitable and qualified people to fill the following vacancies

SALES MANAGER

JOB PURPOSE
The sales manager is responsible for the selling TV & radio advertising sports and maintaining relations with advertising clients to acts as the link between EATV and its clients

RESPONSIBILITIES
i.    In charge  of all sales activities and sales personnel involved in marketing department
ii.    To provides  leadership to the day to day operations of the sales team while maintaining focus company  strategic goals
iii.    To analyze sales statistics  to determine business growth potential
iv.    To develop and implement an effective strategic sales plan
v.    To develop and maintain a strong work relationship  with key opinion leaders and  contacts  with other relevant agents
vi.    To lead and influence a successful team of sales executives

SKILLS
Excellent communications, networking and interpersonal skills

QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in sales MBA
4 years experienced working in sales and marketing preferably in media industry

MARKETING EXECUTIVE

JOb PURPOSE
Response to lease and building relationship with external, externally this could be with customer and suppliers internally this could mead different related and supporting department

RESPONSIBILITIES
a)    To building and maintain the  contacts with the media
b)    To manage  the productions of marketing materials including leafiest posters and fliers this can involve writing and proofreading copy  and liaising with designer and printers
c)    To arrange the  effective distributions of marketing materials
d)    Organize and attend  events  and exhibitions
e)    Carry out market research and customer surveys to asset demand brand position and marketing projects
f)    To evaluate marketing campaigns

SKILLS
Excellent communications, networking and interpersonal skills

QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in marketing, 3 years experience in sales and marketing preferably in the media industry

FREELANCE EXECUTIVES
JOB PURPOSE
Is responsible for sell advertising airtime of EATV stations current to new potential customers, freelance sales executives reach towards the customers directly

RESPONSIBILITIES
-    The ability to develop and increase clients by selling airtime collections of dues, development of effective services to new and existing customers
-    Self driven initiatives result oriented and ability to recognized and monitor operations
-    Ability to work long hours and able to met set targets

SKILLS
Excellent communications, networking and interpersonal skills

Qualifications
Diploma/degree in sales, 2 years working experience in sales marketing preferably in the media industry

Interested candidates who meets the above criteria should send their applications enclosing a detailed CV to the

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT,
EAST AFRICA TELEVISION LTD,
P.O. BOX 4374,
DAR ES SALAAM – TANZANIA
EMAIL jobs@eatv.tv 

Or deliver to EATV Studios at Mikochen light industries Area Mwenge – DSM

Deadline is 15 July 2017
Source the Guardian June 29, 2017
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          Ofcom's social networking report   
There have been many developments in social networks recently. It all started with the likes of Friendster and Friends Reunited. Now we have Facebook and many more people hoping to mimic or eclipse the success of Facebook's creator, Mark Zuckerberg. The positives and negatives of this variety of website were looked at in Ofcom's recent report called Social Networking: A quantitative and qualitative research report into attitudes, behaviours and use. This blog post is an analysis of that report.

What were the objectives?
  • to set social networking sites in the wider media literacy, online and communications context
  • to profile the use of sites
  • to understand people’s use of sites
  • to investigate concerns about privacy and safety
Looking at these makes me think that Ofcom didn't make any large assumptions before conducting the research. They will also be looking into one of the most important issues that has been talked about recently - security, which makes the report relevant. One concern I do have is that they are using significance testing. There is an argument against this as it can require a lot of benefit for very little benefit. You could quite easily create this report and ignore statistical signifcance.

Research methodologies
This is an area of the report where I have major concerns. It is absolutely vital to get the methodology right. If you don't, there's a risk of the data being misinterpreted and it being unrepresentative. This social networking report makes use of multiple methodologies.

The work that was done especially for this report has a sample size that is far too small (52). That means that the outcomes are likely to be unrepresentative of the UK's opinion. There is also an unfair weighting given to the users of social networks (39 of of that 52 are users). It would be much better if the ratio was 1:1. People who have used social networks before also had to complete a small task beforehand. We have no idea of what that task was, or if there was a time limit. Another thing is that we don't know if the experience of those who are users is equal. Finally, the observation is done using pairs, groups of three and groups of four. I see no point in having anything other than the pairs.

For complete descriptions of the methodologies in the other sources, look at Annex 1 of the report. Here are some of the problems I have with those sources:
  • In the report Ofcom Media Literacy Adult Audit research, they class adults as 16+, which is completely wrong of courses and means that an inappropriate group of people are used in the results. The sample size is bigger (2905), but it's not necessarily representative. There is also no specifics of the weightings used on the old census data and we don't know the diversity of the sample.
  • In the Ofcom Communications Tracking Survey, adults are incorrectly defined as 15+ and we don't know the specific of the weighting system that they state is used to make the data representative.
  • The Ofcom Young People and Media Tracking Survey is used, but we aren't told about the weighting and data is used from 2001 (the census).
  • Third party research is also used and I don't know about the methdologoies used there. I wonder if they're up to standard!
Engaging with social networks
This section looks at internet usage and rules imposed regarding the use of social networking. It therefore means that the reader will have a better idea about how popular social networking is at what it's limits are.

An early part of this section uses this article as a reference. The article is about Trasport for London stopping it's employees from using Facebook.
"UK users spend an average three hours 11 minutes on the site each month, according to data from web monitoring firm comScore, slightly lower than the global average of three hours 41 minutes."
This might be true, but what if the employees complete their work to the required standard, despite their usage of the site. 11 minutes isn't a lot. Also, how much of that 11 minutes of use was during work hours? You also have to remember that this decision was based on "concerns", rather than 'evidence'.

It's interesting that the people who noted this used F.W. Taylor's Scientific Management model. That's the one that states money is the most important thing and determines whether an employee works hard. Elton Mayo performed the more recent Hawthorne Studies and found it's not necessarily the most important factor. He found that a pleasant work environment that has the occasional break is important to. Maslow discovered (using his hierarchy of needs research) that both structure and socialising are crucial. Surely these two studies prove that employees shouldn't be banned from using social networks and providing that they don't use them 24 hours a day, that break from work could actally improve overall performance.

Other rules are generally imposed on children as some parents feel that too much internet usage can have negative effects. Section 4.6 of the report states that rules include not being allowed to meet someone in person after you have befriended them online and revealing personal details. I can understand the one about befriending people online though because some children may not realise that some of those people could be paedophiles.

Attitudes and usage of social networks
Sections 5 and 6 concentrate on these areas. Section 5 focuses on the types of people who use social networks and the reasone why some sections of the public don't use them. Apparently, the categories that the users tend to fall into include "Alpha socialisers" (those who like making new friends at every opportunity), "Attention seekers", "Followers", "Faithfuls" (those use use the sites to strengthen existing relationships) and "Functionals" (these are the people who use a site for a specific purpose, such as finding out information about a potential employee, or looking at upcoming events for a local band).

The report states that those who don't use social networks are people who think they're a "waste of time", think there are too many security issues or are people who don't have enough IT expertise. This information is both interesting and useful.

The report mentions that these benefits include being "a tool to build confidence", "an easy way to link up with old friends" and being "an efficient way to manage existing relationships". It also points out some negatives though. For instance:
"Some younger respondents who were committed users of these sites reported using them ‘to get back at people they had fallen out with’, by posting rude or abusive message on their sites or even going so far as to set up a fake site in the person’s name and posting obscene messages about them."
I don't think that section 6 tells society anything new at all - it simply confirms what we already know.

Privacy and safety
Section 7.3 of the report lists the following risks:
  • Leaving the privacy settings ‘open’ as default
  • Giving out personal information
  • Posting personal photographs
  • Becoming online friends with people they did not know
  • Meeting people they didn’t know
The report (correctly) states that these problems often arise due to a lack of expertise, lack of reasoned judgement or a feeling of invincibility (particularly relevant with young children and teenagers). It is also true that registration procedures for some websites are totally ineffective. For instance, without an image of a randomised code for the user to enter during the signup process, it easy easy for 'bots' to enter a site. It is also easy to work out what birth dates would mean you are above the minimum age to use a social network.

However, not everything is the fault of the social network. Many make great efforts to provide help systems, technical support and customisable privacy settings. It's up to the users to take notice of these before they consider using a service - it's common sense.

Conclusion
This report gives the reader plenty of interesting information in a well structured document. There are plenty of fairly useful facts and statistics, but I don't think it tells us many new things (e.g. we already know there are privacy concerns). I am also really worried that they haven't taken care with the research methodologies, which risks making a lot of the work useless.

So, what do you think?

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          5 ways the private sector assesses potential employees   

From Military.com

By Lida Citroën

For many of you, the transition from a military to civilian career will reveal significant cultural and tactical differences. Resumes, job interviews, career wardrobe, networking, relationship-building, and assessment of value are important factors when readying to enter the civilian workforce.

Here, let’s uncover the common ways civilian (private sector) companies assess value when recruiting, hiring and engaging employees:

1. Profit

By their nature, private companies are for profit, meaning the financial solvency and viability of the company is driven by earning more than it spends. Profit is a strong motivator of companies looking to stay in business, grow the business, and leverage the existing business to create new channels of revenue.

“Value” to the private sector is directly tied to profitability and Net Promoter Score (NPS)—a management tool that evaluates the loyalty of customer relationships. NPS is a type of customer satisfaction index and claims to be closely aligned with revenue growth.

Tip: When positioning yourself to private employers, clearly articulate how you can add value to their profitability, brand, and customer experience. In advance of an interview or meeting, do your research to understand their business model, revenue streams, and competitive positioning.

2. Culture

The way the company operates from a human standpoint is often referred to as their “culture.” Culture is the personality of the company and drives whether employees are social, promote integrity and ethics, work well as teams, drive innovation, or feel isolated and work in fear of losing their jobs. The ability to fit into the existing company culture (or, in some cases lead them towards a better culture) is a huge component of the hiring process. Recruiters and hiring managers evaluate job candidates for their skills, talents, experience, and their ability to fit into the company.

The value in a strong company culture is the employee experience (“I know why I work here”) and the customer experience (“I like the way this company treats me.”) When deciding on a new hire, companies evaluate candidates on how quickly the new employee will be able to talk like them, work like them, add value to their existing culture, and help them solidify customer relationships.

Tip: Use online tools (social media, company website, Glassdoor, Google, etc.) to assess the company culture for yourself. Do people that work there appear to have fun? Or, is the culture more stoic and conservative? It’s important that you feel good about the culture of the company if you are going to position yourself as a valuable addition.

3. Flash-to-bang speed

While a private sector employer likely won’t refer to your ramp up time as “flash-to-bang” speed, they perceive value in employees who learn quickly, can implement and produce rapidly. When an employer perceives a long training period to onboard a new hire, they see this as a negative.

The cost of a new hire is measured in return on investment: How quickly will this person add value to the bottom line, to the goals of the team, to the output of the organization?

Tip: Veterans are uniquely qualified to demonstrate value here! Highlight experiences you’ve had where you had to get up to speed quickly, make decisions in high-stress situations, and produce results against mission.

4. Potential growth

Many employers see great value in hiring someone they know they can grow into a leadership role. It is less expensive to hire from within the company as current employees bring loyalty, institutional knowledge and well-developed relationships to their jobs as they grow up the “corporate ladder.”

Training is also costly for employers, but often they are willing to invest in employees who demonstrate a long-term vision for themselves at the company.

Tip: If your skills don’t match up perfectly with the job description, highlight your ability to learn quickly. Remind your employer that you weren’t trained for the work you did in the military until you were trained. Also, highlight your loyalty traits. Emphasize that you are looking for a position to grow and prosper while benefitting your employer.

5. Innovation around mission

While private sector employers certainly care about profitability and culture, they also care about mission. A company’s mission is the heart of their identity, who they serve, and what problems they solve.

Employers recognize that innovation is what keeps their skills and service sharp, it empowers them to think ahead of the competition, and makes people want to work there (recruitment). Being able to innovate and add value to the mission of the company is highly sought after.

Tip: Are you a person who sees solutions where others see problems? Can you deploy creative strategies to anticipate change? Emphasize your ability to innovate, improvise and solve complex issues when meeting with private employers.

Many of the skills veterans develop in the military translate well to private sector employers. The challenge often comes when the veteran hasn’t articulated how their background aligns with the business drivers of the company, and the employer isn’t clear about the value of military training and experience. Check out Military.com’s Skills Translator to help you find careers where your military skills closely align.


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          “Wanton Murder,” the Jurors and Facebook   
This post examines an older opinion from the Supreme Court of Kentucky: Sluss v. Commonwealth, 381 S.W.3d 215 (2012). I decided to do a post on this case because it raises some interesting issues about jurors and social networking. The Supreme Court begins the opinion by explaining that[a]fter a jury trial, Appellant Ross Brandon Sluss was convicted of murder, assault in the first degree, two counts of assault in the fourth degree, driving under the influence of intoxicants, and tampering with physical evidence. Appellant was sentenced to life imprisonment. He raises sixteen issues on appeal. This Court concludes that the trial court erred in not giving full consideration to Appellant's claim of juror misconduct, which is founded on a question of first impression alleging that jurors may have lied during voir dire and juror bias through the use of social media websites, namely Facebook. This case is therefore remanded to the Martin Circuit Court to hold a…
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          What is the Best Format for Your Resume?   

You have many aspects of your resume to figure out before submitting it for consideration. You have to get your previous employers lined up, list all of your relevant skills and select your most relevant top-level accomplishments. Then, you have to scan the document for errors and typos. Once you finish all of this, you have to decide the best format for your document.

PDF Versus Microsoft Word

The two main formats that companies prefer are PDF and Microsoft Word. That's because most computers can these types of files very easily due to the ubiquity of the programs. A PDF is often considered more secure than Microsoft Word, because no one can alter the document. When you send your resume in Microsoft Word, someone can edit the document before sending it to the right person. Using a PDF format ensures that the actual document you created gets to the hiring manager.

There are additional reasons why many consider a PDF to be the best format for a resume. PDFs usually arrive in an email free of computer viruses and malware. Plus, these documents retain formatting no matter what type of email system sends them or what type of operating system the recipient's computer has installed. PDFs work on Windows and Mac computers.

If you send a Microsoft Word file and the person uses Google Drive to upload it, there could be issues with formatting. Some words and programming may not translate between the formats. Images, spacing, bullets and other in-text formatting may not come across clearly from one format to the next.

ATS

The one problem that PDFs have is that applicant tracking systems may read Word documents better. Consider sending your resume in both formats if you submit it through a direct email, LinkedIn or a company's website. When you have a choice of only one download through an online job board, you have to decide which format to use. You might follow up with a LinkedIn submission after going through the preferred channel.

Solving the Problem

Rather than rely on a traditional job application, submit your resume after making a network connection. Your contact can give you the email address of the person responsible for hiring you. In the email, use the text as your cover letter and then attach both formats at the bottom of the correspondence. Mention in your cover letter that you also applied through official channels, but you wanted to reach out since your networking contact felt you were a good candidate for the job. Having a vital network proves more valuable than having a dynamite resume when it comes landing a job interview.

Your resume provides a snapshot of your career. The format of your submission does matter to some extent, but mitigate any concerns by submitting a PDF and MS Word file directly to the hiring manager. Remember to review your resume thoroughly before sending it along.


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          ONLINE INTERNET POLICE   
Internet police is a generic term for police and secret police departments and other organizations in charge of policing Internet in a number of countries. The major purposes of Internet police, depending on the state, are fighting cybercrime, as well as censorship, propaganda, and monitoring and manipulating the online public opinion.

It has been reported that in 2005, departments of provincial and municipal governments in mainland China began creating teams of Internet commentators from propaganda and police departments and offering them classes in Marxism, propaganda techniques, and the Internet. They are reported to guide discussion on public bulletin boards away from politically sensitive topics by posting opinions anonymously or under false names. "They are actually hiring staff to curse online", said Liu Di, a Chinese student who was arrested for posting her comments in blogs.
Chinese Internet police also erase anti-Communist comments and posts pro-government messages. Chinese Communist Party leader Hu Jintao has declared the party's intent to strengthen administration of the online environment and maintain the initiative in online opinion.

The Computer Emergency Response Team of Estonia (CERT Estonia), established in 2006, is an organisation responsible for the management of security incidents in .ee computer networks. Its task is to assist Estonian Internet users in the implementation of preventive measures in order to reduce possible damage from security incidents and to help them in responding to security threats. CERT Estonia deals with security incidents that occur in Estonian networks, are started there, or have been notified of by citizens or institutions either in Estonia or abroad.
Cyber Crime Investigation Cell is a wing of Mumbai Police, India, to deal with Cyber crimes, and to enforce provisions of India's Information Technology Law, namely, Information Technology Act 2000, and various cyber crime related provisions of criminal laws, including the Indian Penal Code. Cyber Crime Investigation Cell is a part of Crime Branch, Criminal Investigation Department of the Mumbai Police.
Andhra Pradesh Cyber Crime Investigation Cell is a wing of Hyderabad Police, India, to deal with Cyber crimes.

Dutch police were reported to have set up an Internet Brigade to fight cybercrime. It will be allowed to infiltrate Internet newsgroups and discussion forums for intelligence gathering, to make pseudo-purchase and to provide services
After the 2006 coup in Thailand, the Thai police has been active in monitoring and silencing dissidents online. Censorship of the Internet is carried out by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology of Thailand and the Royal Thai Police, in collaboration with the Communications Authority of Thailand and the Telecommunication Authority of Thailand.

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is the only recognised organisation in the United Kingdom operating an Internet ‘Hotline’ for the public and IT professionals to report their exposure to potentially illegal content online. It works in partnership with the police, Government, the public, Internet service providers and the wider online industry.

The Internet Crime Complaint Center, also known as IC3, is a multi-agency task force made up by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

IC3's purpose is to serve as a central hub to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding occurrences of cyber-crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cybercrime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations on the internet. IC3 develops leads and notifies law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, IC3 act as a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.

Criminal threatening is the crime of intentionally or knowingly putting another person in fear of imminent bodily injury.

There is no legal definition in English law as to what constitutes criminal threatening behaviour, so it is up to the courts to decide on a case by case basis. However, if somebody threatens violence against somebody, then this may be a criminal offence. In most countries it is only an offence if it can be proven the person had the intention and equipment to carry out the threat. However if the threat involves the mention of a bomb it is automatically a crime.
In most U.S. jurisdictions, the crime remains a misdemeanor unless a deadly weapon is involved or actual violence is committed, in which case it is usually considered a felony.

Criminal threatening can be the result of verbal threats of violence, physical conduct (such as hand gestures or raised fists), actual physical contact, or even simply the placing of an object or graffiti on the property of another person with the purpose of coercing or terrorizing.

Criminal threatening is also defined by arson, vandalism, the delivery of noxious biological or chemical substances (or any substance that appears to be a toxic substance), or any other crime against the property of another person with the purpose of coercing or terrorizing any person in reckless disregard for causing fear, terror or inconvenience.

"Terrorizing" generally means to cause alarm, fright, or dread in another person or inducing apprehension of violence from a hostile or threatening event, person or object.

Crimint is a database run by the Metropolitan Police Service of Greater London which stores information on criminals, suspected criminals and protestors. It was created in 1994 and supplied by Memex Technology Limited. It supports the recording and searching of items of intelligence by both police officers and back office staff. As of 2005 it contained seven million information reports and 250,000 intelligence records. The database makes it much easier for police officers to find information on people, as one officer who used the system stated in 1996:

"With Crimint we are in a new world. I was recently asked if I knew something about a certain car. In the old days I would have had to hunt through my cards. I would probably have said, 'Yes, I do, but . . . '. With Crimint I was able to answer the question in about fifteen seconds. And with Crimint things just don't go missing.
People are able to request their information from the database under data protection laws. Requests have shown that the database holds large amounts of information on protesters who have not committed any crimes. Information is stored for at least seven years. Holding information on people who have never committed any offence may be against people's human rights. A police officer, Amerdeep Johal, used the database to contact sex offenders and threatened to disclose information about them from the database unless they paid him thousands of pounds.

Along with development of the Internet, state authorities in many parts of the world are moving forward to install mass surveillance of the electronic communications, establish Internet censorship to limit the flow of information, and persecute individuals and groups who express “inconvenient” political views in the Internet. Many cyber-dissidents have found themselves persecuted for attempts to bypass state controlled news media. Reporters Without Borders has released a Handbook For Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents and maintains a roster of currently imprisoned cyber-dissidents

Chinese Communist Party leader Hu Jintao ordered to "maintain the initiative in opinion on the Internet and raise the level of guidance online, An internet police force - reportedly numbering 30,000 - trawls websites and chat rooms, erasing anti-Communist comments and posting pro-government messages." However, the number of Internet police personnel was challenged by Chinese authorities Amnesty International blamed several companies, including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo!, of collusion with the Chinese authorities to restrict access to information over the Internet and identify cyber-dissidents by hiring "big mamas" .
It was reported that departments of provincial and municipal governments in mainland China began creating "teams of internet commentators, whose job is to guide discussion on public bulletin boards away from politically sensitive topics by posting opinions anonymously or under false names" in 2005 Applicants for the job were drawn mostly from the propaganda and police departments. Successful candidates have been offered classes in Marxism, propaganda techniques, and the Internet. "They are actually hiring staff to curse online," said Liu Di, a Chinese student who was arrested for posting her comments in blogs

Internet censorship is control or suppression of the publishing or accessing of information on the Internet. The legal issues are similar to offline censorship.
One difference is that national borders are more permeable online: residents of a country that bans certain information can find it on websites hosted outside the country. A government can try to prevent its citizens from viewing these even if it has no control over the websites themselves. Filtering can be based on a blacklist or be dynamic. In the case of a blacklist, that list is usually not published. The list may be produced manually or automatically.

Barring total control over Internet-connected computers, such as in North Korea, total censorship of information on the Internet is very difficult (or impossible) to achieve due to the underlying distributed technology of the Internet. Pseudonymity and data havens (such as Freenet) allow unconditional free speech, as the technology guarantees that material cannot be removed and the author of any information is impossible to link to a physical identity or organization.

In some cases, Internet censorship may involve deceit. In such cases the censoring authority may block content while leading the public to believe that censorship has not been applied. This may be done by having the ISP provide a fake "Not Found" error message upon the request of an Internet page that is actually found but blocked (see 404 error for details).

In November 2007, "Father of the Internet" Vint Cerf stated that he sees Government-led control of the Internet failing due to private ownership. Many internet experts use the term "splinternet" to describe some of the effects of national firewalls.

Some commonly used methods for censoring content are:

IP blocking. Access to a certain IP address is denied. If the target Web site is hosted in a shared hosting server, all websites on the same server will be blocked. This affects IP-based protocols such as HTTP, FTP and POP. A typical circumvention method is to find proxies that have access to the target websites, but proxies may be jammed or blocked, and some Web sites, such as Wikipedia (when editing), also block proxies. Some large websites like Google have allocated additional IP addresses to circumvent the block, but later the block was extended to cover the new IPs.

DNS filtering and redirection. Don't resolve domain names, or return incorrect IP addresses. This affects all IP-based protocols such as HTTP, FTP and POP. A typical circumvention method is to find a domain name server that resolves domain names correctly, but domain name servers are subject to blockage as well, especially IP blocking. Another workaround is to bypass DNS if the IP address is obtainable from other sources and is not blocked. Examples are modifying the Hosts file or typing the IP address instead of the domain name in a Web browser.

Uniform Resource Locator (URL) filtering. Scan the requested URL string for target keywords regardless of the domain name specified in the URL. This affects the HTTP protocol. Typical circumvention methods are to use escaped characters in the URL, or to use encrypted protocols such as VPN and TLS/SSL.

Packet filtering. Terminate TCP packet transmissions when a certain number of controversial keywords are detected. This affects all TCP-based protocols such as HTTP, FTP and POP, but Search engine results pages are more likely to be censored. Typical circumvention methods are to use encrypted connections - such as VPN and TLS/SSL - to escape the HTML content, or by reducing the TCP/IP stack's MTU/MSS to reduce the amount of text contained in a given packet.

Connection reset. If a previous TCP connection is blocked by the filter, future connection attempts from both sides will also be blocked for up to 30 minutes. Depending on the location of the block, other users or websites may also be blocked if the communication is routed to the location of the block. A circumvention method is to ignore the reset packet sent by the firewall.

Reverse surveillance. Computers accessing certain websites including Google are automatically exposed to reverse scanning from the ISP in an apparent attempt to extract further information from the "offending" system.

One of the most popular filtering software programmes is SmartFilter, owned by Secure Computing in California, which has recently been bought by McAfee. SmartFilter has been used by Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Sudan, as well as in the US and the UK.

There are a number of resources that allow users to bypass the technical aspects of Internet censorship. Each solution has differing ease of use, speed, and security from other options. Most, however, rely on gaining access to an internet connection that is not subject to filtering, often in a different jurisdiction not subject to the same censorship laws. This is an inherent problem in internet censorship in that so long as there is one publicly accessible system in the world without censorship, it will still be possible to have access to censored material.

Proxy websites are often the simplest and fastest way to access banned websites in censored nations. Such websites work by being themselves un-banned but capable of displaying banned material within them. This is usually accomplished by entering a URL address which the proxy website will fetch and display. They recommend using the https protocol since it is encrypted and harder to block.

Java Anon Proxy is primarily a strong, free and open source anonymizer software available for all operating systems. As of 2004, it also includes a blocking resistance functionality that allows users to circumvent the blocking of the underlying anonymity service AN.ON by accessing it via other users of the software (forwarding client).

The addresses of JAP users that provide a forwarding server can be retrieved by getting contact to AN.ON's InfoService network, either automatically or, if this network is blocked, too, by writing an e-mail to one of these InfoServices. The JAP software automatically decrypts the answer after the user completes a CAPTCHA. The developers are currently planning to integrate additional and even stronger blocking resistance functions.

Using Virtual Private Networks, a user who experiences internet censorship can create a secure connection to a more permissive country, and browse the internet as if they were situated in that country. Some services are offered for a monthly fee, others are ad-supported.

Psiphon software allows users in nations with censored Internet such as China to access banned websites like Wikipedia. The service requires that the software be installed on a computer with uncensored access to the Internet so that the computer can act as a proxy for users in censored environments

In 1996, the United States enacted the Communications Decency Act, which severely restricted online speech that could potentially be seen by a minor – which, it was argued, was most of online speech. Free speech advocates, however, managed to have most of the act overturned by the courts. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act criminalizes the discussion and dissemination of technology that could be used to circumvent copyright protection mechanisms, and makes it easier to act against alleged copyright infringement on the Internet. Many school districts in the United States frequently censor material deemed inappropriate for the school setting. In 2000, the U.S. Congress passed the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which requires schools and public libraries receiving federal funding to install internet filters or blocking software.[104] Congress is also considering legislation to require schools, some businesses and libraries to block access to social networking websites, The Deleting Online Predators Act. Opponents of Internet censorship argue that the free speech provisions of the First Amendment bars the government from any law or regulation that censors the Internet.

A 4 January 2007 restraining order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Jack B. Weinstein forbade a large number of activists in the psychiatric survivors movement from posting links on their websites to ostensibly leaked documents which purportedly show that Eli Lilly and Company intentionally withheld information as to the lethal side-effects of Zyprexa. The Electronic Frontier Foundation appealed this as prior restraint on the right to link to and post documents, saying that citizen-journalists should have the same First Amendment rights as major media outlets. It was later held that the judgment was unenforcable, though First Amendment claims were rejected.

In January 2010, a lawsuit was filed against an online forum, Scubaboard.com, by a Maldives diving charter company (see scubaboard lawsuit). The owner of the company claimed $10 million in damages caused by users of scubaboard, scubaboard.com, and the owner of scubaboard.com. Individual forum members were named in the lawsuit as "employees" of the forum, despite their identity being anonymous except for their IP address to the moderators and owners of scubaboard.com. This lawsuit demonstrates the vulnerability of internet websites and internet forums to local and regional lawsuits for libel and damages.
          Working with Visual Studio Web Development Server and IE6 in XP Mode on Windows 7   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/imilovanovic/archive/2010/04/26/working-with-visual-studio-web-development-server-and-ie6-in.aspx

 

(Brian Reiter from  thoughtful computing has described this setup in this StackOverflow thread. The credit for the idea is entirely his, I have just extended it with some step by step descriptions and added some links and screenhots.)

 

If you are forced  to still support Internet Explorer 6, you can setup following combination on your machine to make the development for it less painful. A common problem when developing on Windows 7 is that you can’t install IE6 on your machine. (Not that you want that anyway). You will probably end up working locally with IE8 and FF, and test your IE6 compatibility on a separate machine. This can get quite annoying, because you will have to maintain two different development environments where you might not have all needed tools available etc. If you have Windows 7, you can help yourself by installing IE6 in a Windows 7 XP Mode, which is basically just a Windows XP running in a virtual machine.

 

[1] Windows XP Mode installation

 

After you have installed and configured the XP mode (remember the security settings like Windows Update and antivirus software)  you should add the shortcut to the IE6 in the virtual machine to the “all users” start menu. This shortcut will be replicated to your windows 7 XP mode start menu, and you will be able to seamlessly start your IE 6 as a normal window on your Windows 7 desktop.

 

[2] Configure IE6 for the Windows 7 installation

 

If you configure your XP – Mode to use Shared Networking (NAT), you can now use IE6 to browse the sites on the internet. (add proxy settings to IE6 if necessary).

 

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The next problem you will confront now is that you can’t connect to the webdev server which is running on your local machine. This is because web development server is crippled to allow only local connections for security reasons. In order to trick webdev in believing that the requests are coming from local machine itself you can use a light weight proxy like privoxy on your host (windows 7) machine and configure the IE6 running in the virtual host.

 
The first step is to make the host machine (running windows 7) reachable from the virtual machine (running XP). In order to do that install the loopback adapter and configure it to use an IP which is routable from the virtual machine. 
 

[3] How to install loopback adapter in Windows 7

 

After installation, assign a static IP which is routable from the virtual machine (in example 192.168.1.66)

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The next step is to configure privoxy to listen on that IP address (using some not used port) .Change following line in config.txt:

 

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#      Suppose you are running Privoxy on an IPv6-capable machine and
#      you want it to listen on the IPv6 address of the loopback device:
#
#        listen-address [::1]:8118
#
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listen-address  192.168.1.66:8118

 

The last step is to configure the IE6 to use Privoxy which is running on your Windows 7 host machine as proxy for all addresses (including localhost)

 

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And now you can use your Windows7 XP Mode IE6 to connect to your Visual Studio’s webdev web server.

 

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[4] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/683151/connect-remotely-to-webdev-webserver-exe


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