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Dynatrace blog Want to know how SAP, Starbucks, Harrods, Virgin Money and other top organizations are shifting to the cloud, wow’ing customers, and triumphing in the face of hyperscale IT complexity?   We’ve got your ticket ready.   Perform is Dynatrace’s flagship event of 2018, with thousands of experts converging to share stories, benchmark, and look to the future of the cloud. You might not be able to make it to Las Vegas, but we’re excited to announce that this year’s killer main stage line-up will be streaming – live to you!   Register here for your virtual access on January 30 & 31, and get the inside track on the latest in AI, enterprise performance monitoring, DevOps and more. Register just once and you can watch both days, or you can jump in and out for your favorite sessions.   PERFORM STREAMING AGENDA  January 30 9:00 – 9:10a PST – John Van Siclen, CEO:... (more)

A Vacation Lesson: Mastering Logistics with Analytics | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

Okay, so my vacations don’t necessary seem like other folks’ vacations. Yes, we relax. Yes, we spend too much money. Yes, we eat too much food. But for some reason, unusual learning opportunities pop up during our vacations, and this year’s vacation was no different. This year’s vacation theme was… logistics. Our logistics foray started by watching the artsy-fartsy movie “The Lunchbox.” I hate artsy-fartsy movies, but my wife insists on watching them on vacation. The movie was excellent. However, I was totally mesmerized by the lunchbox delivery system that was a featured part of the movie. The lunchbox delivery system, called dabbawalas, delivers hot lunches from homes and restaurants to people at work in Mumbai, India. The lunchboxes are picked up mid morning, delivered to husbands at noon using bicycles and railway trains, and returned to the originating source ... (more)

Managed IT Enhances JetBlue Business Model

New York-based JetBlue Airways created an airline focused on value, service and style. They've proven to be a trailblazer in the U.S. airline industry. They're also a communication technology early-adopter. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on their aircraft -- a first among U.S. domestic airlines. However, their core competency is centered upon air travel. They out-task the rest to service providers, wherever possible. JetBlue signed a new, six-year strategic agreement with Verizon Business to manage the airline's information technology ( IT) data center and communications network needs, as well as provide security and IT consulting services. Built on an IP Network Foundation Verizon Business will design and manage the transition of JetBlue's existing systems to a new global IT network infrastructure. The newly built Int... (more)

How Testing Fits into DevOps, Because It’s Here to Stay By @JustinRohrman | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

How Testing Fits into DevOps, Because It's Here to Stay by Justin Rohrman When DevOps first appeared on the scene, no one really knew what it meant. Books were defining the term in completely different way; conference speakers were sending out conflicting messages about tools that you absolutely must use (or not) to do "real" DevOps. I distinctly remember seeing a job advertisement or two that were hiring a DevOps person to "dev all the ops." We all know better now. Or, at least, some of us know (a little) better now. Having some time to experiment taught us that DevOps is a lot like "agile". It describes a set of methods and tools that help programmers deliver software faster. This isn't something one person does, it is part of daily life as a programmer.  There is still one big question in all of this. How do testers fit into development groups? How can testers con... (more)

Nicaragua Vacation Rentals

Despite of the ongoing economic crisis the world is currently facing, many people are still looking forward for their escapade.  For sure, you want it to be perfect. First of all, you must find your desired destination of what you want to experience. The earth has many wonderful nature paradises to present. Nicaragua is one of the island paradises lies in the Caribbean Sea. In this island, you can find many varieties of Nicaragua Vacation Rentals available in different attractions area. Explore the exquisiteness of the Nicaragua wilderness at the Rio San Juan where you can stay at Sabalos Lodge for your adventure. Here, you can experience an exotic wildlife where you can bathe in the crystal clear water inside the rainforest. La Maquina welcomes tourists to experience hiking throughout the forest. It has a perfect atmosphere where you can have the pleasure to plunge in ... (more)

Is a Private Cloud Worthwhile?

Much discussion in the cloud computing world has focused on a simple question: Is a private cloud infrastructure worthy of the name? It's been posed in many ways, with some going so far as claiming that there is no such thing as a private cloud. Although discussions like these are all too common in many areas, the question really amounts to little more than counting angels dancing on pin heads. The key issue is whether private cloud-style infrastructure can deliver real benefits like public clouds can. First, let's set out some definitions: The draft NIST definition, perhaps the best we have at this point, states that "Cloud computing is a pay-per-use model for enabling available, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, services) that can be rapidly provisioned and rel... (more)

British Airways Selects Progress Software SOA Solutions

Progress Software Corporation has announced that British Airways (BA) will use its portfolio of SOA solutions as a key part of its travel program to upgrade its IT systems. This will extend to the end of 2014 and will revolutionize travel by integrating over 600 different electronic systems and processes involved in getting BA passengers in the air. “With 300 locations around the globe, 25,000 users and more than 250 key applications, BA's goal is to transform the travel experience. The flexibility of the Progress SOA portfolio allows BA to extend the features of its e-commerce site right through to its airports, by allowing greater self-service functionality and 'plug and play' capability,” explained Gordon Penfold, CTO, BA. The result, according to Penfold, is to drive an agile business where rollout is easier, and cost and time are reduced. “The airport environme... (more)

Crystal's 2011 World Cruise Now Open for Booking

Books are now open for Crystal Cruises' 16th annual, 110-day 2011 World Cruise. I have been on Crystal Serenity and other ships three times and I can assure you for the best crusie experience. Fares for the "Grand Exotic Expedition" World Cruise aboard Crystal Serenity are now available online, along with Full World Cruise and segment itinerary details, and attractive promotional and savings information including: 2-for-1 World Cruise Fares if booked by April 30, 2010; Free Air on all segments; Up to $10,000 per couple 'All-Inclusive. As You Wish' spending credits; Price Guarantee, assuring guests will receive the best applicable fare, lowest minimum deposits and a flexible cancellation policy, no matter when they book; Up to $20,000 savings per couple for Crystal Society members; up to $8,000 savings per couple for new-to-Crystal guests; and Additional 2.5% saving... (more)

CES 2010 and Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas

I arrived in Las Vegas two weeks before CES's opening date of January 7th to research venue options for Cloud Computing Expo 2011. During my first cab ride from the airport to the Venetian, I asked my driver how "Shelly" was doing. He replied, "You mean Sheldon Adelson?" I said, "Yes." The driver said, "He is not doing well. I heard he has started suffering from amnesia. They say he is forgetting things. I hope he gets better. He lost a ton of money too." If you visit Las Vegas, you get the latest news and gossip from cab drivers. Adelson is the luckiest man in Las Vegas history in my humble opinion. He built Comdex from scratch, then sold it to Softbank for a billion dollars, or close to it anyway. My second cab driver said, "The town will never see another Comdex again." If you look at the Las Vegas skyline you see more unfinished high rises than you will see in M... (more)

New Ad Model by Facebook

Facebook continues to be on the mind.  I took a quick read of Michael Wolff’s piece which suggests that Facebook lacks big ideas to justify their valuation.  I am not sure I agree with that.  The folks that I have met at Facebook have plenty of ideas.  Outward appearances seem to indicate that they are lacking a bit of focus around their revenue model. Their currently executed ad model is the same as what we have had on the Internet for the last 15 years, though they could argue that they have better data.  Data is not the asset they think it is.  It’s scarce, so it appears to have value. What Google has, which Facebook does not, is intent.  Customers are searching for something, and, in some cases, their intent is to purchase something, whether now or soon.  People go to Facebook to socialize.  I’m not generating any new ideas here. What Facebook does have is load... (more)

Interesting links (weekly)

The 11 best street foods worth blowing your diet over – travel tips and articles – Lonely Planet The 11 best street foods worth blowing your diet over http://t.co/EvBxwez3 #lp #travel tags: lp travel twitterfav Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here. Filed under: bookmarks ... (more)