Hyping Up Hybrid Making the Case

To fears over managing a “split” system, Korte suggested that enterprises assess their human capital before jumping into a hybrid model – making sure IT staff understands the new parts of the system and can easily manage a mixed prem-cloud environment. Are We Heading for Cloud in a Box? Tom Nolle September 26, 2019 As the cloud craze continues, enterprises are looking for simplified “in a box” cloud solutions to address their communication and collaboration needs. In terms of implementation, enterprises aren’t uniform in their approaches to hybrid, either – some are moving one application to the cloud at a time, while others are going site by site; for example, replacing on-prem PBXes with cloud voice services. “We are really seeing a mix. It’s based on the organization’s reason or reasons for making a change,” Korte said. Some enterprises might favor a site-by-site approach because it allows them to learn the system quirks and improve implementation on the next site, she added. In other cases, an enterprise might move an application to the cloud when its server license expires. Anytime you introduce complexity into a system, you’re inviting potential risks. However, Korte said she believes this complexity can be “easily managed” from an enterprise level — with a few caveats. “If you have a good understanding of your overall architecture, if you have the right monitoring in place, if you have the right partner or partners providing your cloud-based solution … I think it’s certainly manageable.” When these aren’t in place, a hybrid model can fall apart, Korte said. A hybrid deployment, which combines elements of cloud and traditional on-prem systems, can be a best-of-both-worlds approach – allowing an enterprise to move to the cloud gradually or complement what works on-premises with cloud services. With the Gartner Magic Quadrant report speculating that “40% of new enterprise telephony purchases will be based on a cloud office suite” by 2023, moving “partially” to the cloud through a hybrid solution can be a good way to introduce an enterprise to the benefits of a cloud system. Dedicated vs. Shared Cloud Voice Services Darin Ward October 03, 2019 When moving voice to the cloud, many service providers tout their dedicated solutions. But is “dedicated” all that it’s cracked up to be? A ‘Managed’ Complexity, CostProbably the biggest obstacles to adopting a hybrid deployment model come down to two Cs – complexity and cost. cloud-3998880_1920.jpg 5 Ways Cloud UCC Changed the Workforce Mark Roberts September 16, 2019 The UCC digital renaissance has come and stayed. Now, enterprises are fine tuning their networks to better engage employees and customers. For an enterprise used to treating a communications system as a capital expense – bought and paid for upfront —the idea of switching to the operational expense model that would come with an all-cloud or hybrid cloud deployment might be a barrier. However, enterprises need to think about “cost” holistically, Korte said. “It depends on what CapEx costs that they might already have and how they are configuring their new solution. If you take a pure-cloud solution, that can introduce huge cost savings. You don’t need the hardware anymore. You don’t need as much human capital,” she said. Despite costs associated with ongoing service costs, an OpEX solution will still provide savings, like in the case of human capital, according to Korte. In addition to transitioning to an OpEx cost model, enterprises might be leery about “throwing out” technology. However, Korte discussed two ways to address this concern. First, some UCaaS providers allow you to bring your own devices (telephones, etc.) rather than having to purchase new ones. This means you can leverage CapEx on existing equipment. Secondly, migrating to a new deployment model allows enterprises the opportunity to determine what hardware is really needed, Korte suggested. As an example, she shared how an anecdote about a clinic that wanted to get rid of telephones entirely because staff primarily used headsets – making the phones unnecessary. If phones have essentially become bricks on a desk carrying them forward into a new deployment doesn’t make sense, she said.Tags:News & Viewshybrid cloudcloud migrationCloud TelephonyCloud CommunicationsCCaaSContact Center & Customer ExperienceDeployment ModelsSystems Management & Network Design Articles You Might Like While UCaaS and other marketers make a cloud-based future for communications seem inevitable, we know that not all enterprises are approaching the cloud in the same way. Many enterprises still have concerns about a purely cloud-based communications system. Do I have to scrap my current on-prem system? What’s the cost? How do I manage a “split” deployment? Instead of looking up just at the cloud, some enterprises are moving forward with one eye on the ground and one on the cloud. Log in or register to post comments A Steppingstone to the CloudAs mentioned, one of the biggest advantages to a hybrid deployment over a purely on-prem system, or a private cloud, is scalability. Enterprises that want greater control over their services can easily turn them “on” or “off” with a hybrid solution, a “[luxury] not typically afforded to you when you are on a private cloud,” Korte said. Enterprises that are responding to an emergency, a weather event, or a seasonal boost in activity can scale up their communication services to meet the demand and scale down once it’s over. Similarly, hybrid deployments can be used as a “steppingstone” to a full-cloud platform. 5 Steps for A Seamless Contact Center Cloud Migration Elizabeth Magill September 09, 2019 Ensuring that IT and business teams are on the same page before, during, and after the process is key to a successful migration. In the last five years, UC&C consulting firm TetraVX has often seen clients turn to a hybrid deployment for the scalability and other advantages it affords, according to Kara Longo Korte, director of product management, TetraVX. See All in Cloud Communications » ‘UC’ a Container in Your Future? Beth Schultz September 03, 2019 As cloud comms providers continue to modernize, you’re going to want to know what containerization does and how you might benefit from it. read more

Vacancy – Senior Project Manager – Fixed Term Contract 6 Months

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Purpose of the Post:Go Ultra Low is a multi-channel consumer communications campaign, jointly funded by Government and five leading volume vehicle manufacturers, launched in January 2014 with the aim of taking ultra low emission vehicles from novel to normal. SMMT is looking for a senior project manager to provide the SMMT lead on the effective day-to-day management of the remaining campaign throughout 2014 whilst building a strong business case to encourage further investment in 2015.Qualifications/Skills/Attributes required:Project managementExperience in delivering projects on time and on budgetAbility to manage and co-ordinate teams in a multi-stakeholder environment‘Hands on’ approach in personally undertaking key project activities  (e.g. monthly reporting on project results) Stakeholder management & communicationAbility to manage a multi-stakeholder consortium which includes campaign investors and GovernmentExperience of managing multiple agencies across web, creative, PR and research to deliver effective campaignsAbility to effectively communicate and present campaign to other potential partners to increase engagement across the wider automotive and environmental community.PR agenciesExperience of effective management of PR agencies to deliver ‘high value for budget’ projectsPrevious experience of multi-stakeholder projects or government PR projects would be an advantageAbility to write/review articles, generate content ideas and liaise with media where requiredCampaign strategyExperience in developing communications strategies and preparing of business cases for future campaign investmentAbility to interpret campaign research, conduct PESTEL, build campaign themes in line with target audience needs, assess likely costs and compose budget with value impact statementsWebsiteAbility to manage/maintain existing campaign website, including managing updates, writing copy and maintaining/building content and detailAbility to review website to propose future developmentsBudget controlConfident and experienced in financial managementAbility to manage fixed campaign budget and control agency spend, liaising with agencies, OLEV and SMMT Accounts departmentMain duties include:Deliver effective SMMT project management of remaining Go Ultra Low campaign in 2014Manage multi-stakeholder consortium (Department for Transport – Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), vehicle manufacturers, SMMT) and liaison with PR and media agenciesProvide secretariat function for Go Ultra Low consortium (meetings, minutes, follow up)Deliver SMMT financial administration of 2014 campaign to budget and planDevelop strategic business case for 2015 campaign investmentEffectively work across teams (internal/external) and communicate across all stakeholdersSalary and benefits package:The package includes private medical insurance, company pension scheme, flexi time, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), childcare vouchers, interest free season ticket loan (after 6 months).Deadline for Applications:25 July 2014Method of Application:Prospective candidates should e-mail jobsweb@smmt.co.uk with a CV and covering letter quoting your salary expectations.Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place and the position offered before this date if a suitable candidate is found. read more

Qatar 2015 draw in Doha on July 20

← Previous Story STORM IS OVER: Jan Pytlick thinks about WCh 2015 Next Story → Milena Knezevic banned for two matches! IHF handballQatar 2015 All eyes on Doha: The draw for the 2015 Men’s World Championship in Qatar will be held on Sunday, 20 July 2014. The International Handball Federation confirmed the proposal of the Organizing Committee of the event, which will be staged in Doha.By now, eleven of 24 participants of the World Championship have been confirmed (see below), the qualification process will continue from 25 to 27 April in Auckland (New Zealand) with the Oceania Continental Championship at the ASB Stadium in Kohimarama. One spot for Qatar 2015 is allocated to Oceania. Nine spots will be decided during the European play-offs, played on 7/8 and 14/15 June. The final three spots will be decided in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo, hosting the Pan-American Championships from 22 to 29 June.Those teams have already qualified for Qatar 2015:Qatar (host and Asian Champion)Spain (defending World Champion)France (European Champion)Algeria (African Champion)Europe: Denmark, CroatiaAfrica: Tunisia, AlgeriaAsia: Bahrain, Iran, United Arab EmiratesTEXT: IHFPHOTO: QATAR 2015 read more

Minister Alcohol sponsorship of sport is complicated

first_imgMINISTER LEO VARADKAR has refused to comment publicly on whether the Department of Health will proceed with a blanket ban on alcohol companies sponsoring major sporting events.Speaking on RTÉ’s The Week in Politics, he said the issue with alcohol advertising and sponsorship in sport is “complicated”.Junior Minister Alex White has submitted his revised proposals to Varadkar, who said there are still discussions to be held.He acknowledged that while Ireland has a problem with alcohol, consumption is falling, as is drinking among the young.The Fine Gael TD supports the vast majority of White’s proposals, including the implementation of minimum pricing, further education and putting the current code of conduct on a statutory basis. He would not be drawn on whether he agrees with a ban on alcohol sponsors for big events.The Sunday Times reports today that arts and cultural festivals will be exempt from the ban, which will come into effect from 2020.Varadkar noted that any changes to current laws should be evidence-based, adding that France’s alcohol consumption is on the rise despite a ban on drinks sponsorship.He said the Cabinet have been asked to make their observations on White’s proposals later this week. An Oireachtas committee has previous heard that any ban would be a “major impediment” to Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid.Poll: Should sports sponsorship by alcohol companies be regulated?Column: Should there be alcohol advertising in sport?last_img read more

Teenagers shoot 14yearold girl in the head and leave her in a

first_img Thursday 23 Feb 2017, 10:00 AM By Associated Press 38,186 Views Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3254207 Share16 Tweet Email1 Feb 23rd 2017, 10:00 AM RESIDENTS OF A small town in northern Utah are struggling to understand why two teenage boys plotted to rob and kill a 14-year-old girl before shooting her in the head and leaving her in a ditch, according to prosecutors.The 16-year-old suspects do not have any serious criminal history, and both had no known problems at Smithfield’s only high school, court and school officials have said. Police have not provided a motive for hurting Deserae Turner, who was in a medically induced coma, but one of the boys said they were driven by greed.They told police they lured Turner to the ditch last week by promising to sell her a knife. Instead, they shot her and then took her mobile, iPod and $55, prosecutors said in charging documents.“What’s hard for the community to process is why something like this would happen,” said Tim Smith, spokesman for the Cache County School District, where all the teens went to school. “These types of events aren’t typical for our valley.”Smithfield, with a population of nearly 11,000, is one of several small bedroom communities around Logan, the largest city in the northern part of the heavily Mormon state. Deserae attends the area’s only middle school.The teenage suspects have been charged with attempted aggravated murder, robbery and other counts.Shot in the headLawyer Shannon Demler, who represents one of the suspects, said he’s still trying to understand what happened but that the allegations caught the boy’s parents off-guard and has been very hard on them.“This case has torn apart three families,” Demler said. “And the community is shaken up that something like this could happen here.”A judge ordered the suspects to stay in juvenile detention after a brief court appearance with their parents, the Herald Journal of Logan reported.The Associated Press is not naming the boys because they are juveniles.Demler said he will argue to keep his client in juvenile court, after Cache County Attorney James Swink said he wants to try the teens as adults.Deserae was reported missing on Thursday evening when she didn’t return home from school. She was found early last Friday in a dry canal about 90 miles north of Salt Lake City with a gunshot to the back of her head.“She was a typical 14-year-old,” Smith said of Deserae, adding that her family has asked for background about the ninth-grader to be kept private. “A good student. Great family. Very supportive family.”Smith said he was not aware of any past problems with the two boys at school.Charging documents say the boys originally planned to stab Deserae with knives of their own. After they arrived, one boy decided instead to use a gun he had brought, prosecutors said .They took money, tossed her backpack in a trash bin and destroyed her cellphone and iPod, prosecutors said.MementoThe teen who brought the gun gave the spent shell casing to the other boy when he asked to keep it “as a memento,” the charges state. Officers later found it displayed on his bedroom windowsill.The teen who took the casing home told police that he saw his friend shoot a girl he didn’t know, though investigators say text messages between the boys indicate they planned the robbery and shooting together.The teen accused of pulling the trigger gave police a written note for Deserae’s family that said, “I am so so so sorry,” authorities said.Jill Parker, a county employee who is acting as a spokeswoman for Deserae’s family, said they are doing the best they can. She declined to say why the family might believe their daughter was targeted.Friends have set up a fundraising webpage that had brought in more than $30,000 as of Wednesday afternoon. The GoFundMe page says Turner is “fighting as hard as she can!” and adds that “every little bit will help their poor family with their ongoing family expenses as they go through this tough battle.”Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoingRead: Starving teenage boy rescued ‘by chance’ after nearly two weeks at sea without food No Comments Image: Deserae Turner/Go Fund Me Teenagers shoot 14-year-old girl in the head and leave her in a ditch for iPod and $55 The 16-year-old suspects do not have any serious criminal history. Image: Deserae Turner/Go Fund Me Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Loi Hadopi les internautes ont trouvé des moyens de contourner la loi

first_imgLoi Hadopi : les internautes ont trouvé des moyens de contourner la loiFrance – Hadopi a rencontré bien des difficultés d’application tout au long de son élaboration. Et pour couronner le tout, il s’avère que la loi peut être contournée grâce à différents sites et outils en ligne.La loi Hadopi (Haute autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur Internet) n’a pas changé grand chose semble-t-il. La part de Français téléchargeant illégalement a augmenté de 3% depuis son adoption, selon une étude citée par Les Echos. De plus, la petite portion ayant “abandonné” le téléchargement illégal classique a trouvé des méthodes pour contourner la loi. Car si Hadopi interdit de télécharger illégalement des contenus dont on n’a pas les droits d’auteur, via des sites de peer-to-peer, d’autres méthodes de téléchargement illégal existent, payantes ou non. À lire aussiKim Dotcom dévoile les caractéristiques de Mega, le futur Megaupload 2Tout d’abord, le streaming. Utilisé par 3 millions de Français, il ne repose pas sur des sites de téléchargement à proprement parler, mais permet d’écouter des fichiers audio ou de regarder des vidéos directement sur le Net. Or, même si les sites les plus connus (YouTube, Dailymotion, Deezer, Spotify…) sont légaux, d’autres permettent de visionner des films en entier, films dont le site ne possède pas les droits d’auteur. Megavideo par exemple, permet de regarder des milliers de films illégalement mais sans risquer d’être poursuivi judiciairement. On peut y accéder gratuitement mais avec de nombreux inconvénients (durée de visionnage limitée) ou payer un forfait (9,99 euros par mois ou 59,99 à l’année) pour un confort de visionnage amélioré. En plus de bénéficier de l’accès libre aux films en streaming, l’internaute peut également télécharger (illégalement) des films avec Megaupload. Le site est accessible, que l’on paye ou non.De même, Rapidshare propose du téléchargement “direct” de fichiers protégés par des droits d’auteur. Sur ce site, l’abonnement s’élève à 6,99 euros par mois (ou 54,99 euros par an) et permet de ne pas attendre pour télécharger le fichier, d’effectuer plusieurs téléchargements en même temps, et de bénéficier d’une quantité illimitée de données. On peut également faire le choix, plus technique, de continuer à télécharger via du peer-to-peer, mais de le faire incognito. Grâce aux VPN (réseaux privés virtuels), il est possible de sécuriser sa connexion, et ainsi, de télécharger anonymement grâce à un système de cryptage. Comme les sites de téléchargement direct, les VPN peuvent être payants ou non. Par exemple, Itshidden et Arethusa sont gratuits alors que Ipodah (Hadopi en verlan, il fallait y penser) et Torrent Freedom coûtent au maximum 15 euros par mois, soit le prix d’un album en grande surface.Le 12 mars 2010 à 14:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Be Kind Rewind With Mixxtape Bluetooth Cassette

first_img “The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem,” Rob Gordon, melancholy narrator of High Fidelity, explained in the 2000 film.That principle, however, doesn’t seem to apply to Mixxtape, the Bluetooth music player that looks (and plays) like a cassette.Since launching on Kickstarter last month, the project quickly surpassed its $10,000 funding goal, now boasting more than $100,000 with four days left.Nostalgia is at an all-time high, what with choker necklaces, vinyl records, denim jackets, and Polaroid cameras back en vogue.via MixximSo it comes as little surprise that Dallas-based Mixxim has caught the attention of music-loving hipsters and sentimental Gen Xers looking to relive the glory days of magnetic tape and analog signals.Modeled after the compact cassettes we all knew and loved, Mixxtape comes with some modern amenities—touch navigation, LCD display, Bluetooth, rechargeable battery, USB port, and headphone jack.Simply connect the cartridge to a PC or Mac to transfer your favorite tunes. Then jam out at home or on the go with wired and wireless headphones or speakers. Or, dust off that Walkman, boombox, or tape deck for a classic experience.via MixximThere is still time to snag a Mixxtape, available as a single $40 cassette (50 percent off the retail price), or in packs of two ($70), three ($90), five ($125), and 25 ($625).Buyers get the Mixxtape, 8GB MicroSD card (expandable up to 64GB), micro USB charging cable, and jewel carrying case. Each cassette also comes preloaded with the “Mountain Sounds” album by Texas duo Danni & Kris, as well as a “various indie artists” playlist.Choose between a traditional black finish or the stretch-goal white edition just begging to be personalized.via MixximOther rewards include a Mixxtape necklace and limited-edition T-shirt. Those folks looking to catch a break in the music industry can pledge $350 to get one track featured on all Mixxtapes that ship in 2017 (an estimated 2,000 to 5,000 units). For $2,000, meanwhile, you can promote an entire album (up to 25 songs).The first batch of Mixxtape cassettes are expected to ship this November. Keto Turns Your Smartphone Into Your Car KeysCovert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your Pocket Stay on targetlast_img read more

Weather Eye Liquid sunshine in our forecast

first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. Ready for some of that wet stuff falling from the sky? If not, you’ll get wet anyway, as our sunshine has migrated to liquid sunshine for the next several days.It is doubtful we’ll see 70 degrees again until next week some time, too. So cloudy, rain or showers, maybe a thunderstorm and hail. Did I leave something out? Oh yes, snow in the Cascades. That’s about it.Parade weather for Saturday could be wet or might be dry. Scattered showers are unpredictable at best, so plan accordingly. The same forecast goes for the coast, as well, but I think they will have better weather over the weekend than here locally.I see things are growing nicely in the gardens, so now nature will be watering your plants and garden for free. Sit back and enjoy. The past several weeks of dry and warm weather have helped local strawberries become available. Much better than out-of-state berries.Looking at forecast models late Wednesday, we might stand a chance of drying out and warming up nicely about the middle of next week. We’ll see if they flip-flop as they tend to do. June is off to a good start weather-wise; I hear no complaints although I might by the next time I write this column. The forecast high for Friday is 62 degrees — 10 degrees below average.last_img read more

Man escapes injury following I205 rollover crash

first_imgA man escaped serious injury following a rollover crash that shut down part of Interstate 205 on Sunday night.Edward Wellenkamp, 41, of Castle Rock was driving a Ford Explorer south on the highway at about 10 p.m. Sunday when he lost control, struck snow and rolled, with the vehicle coming to rest in the median near the Northeast Padden Parkway exit, according to Washington State Patrol.The northbound lanes of the highway were closed while emergency crews responded. Wellenkamp was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where he was treated and released.Wellenkamp was cited for traveling too fast for the conditions.last_img read more

Dolphins AARP team up for meal packing in Davie

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – The Miami Dolphins took action this weekend to help senior citizens in South Florida who are living in poverty.The football team teamed up with the AARP Foundation for the 5th Annual Million Meal Pack. The event took place Sunday at the Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University in Davie.Dolphins players and volunteers came together to package a million meals to be distributed to elderly residents across South Florida.The team’s main message here is that they’re committed to just what happens on the field.“We’re about making good happen in the community, and occasionally we’ll take a step back, like today,” said Jennifer Jehn, executive director of the Miami Dolphins Foundation, “and see all the volunteers who are coming out and fully engaged and working in their community and making an impact by partnering up with us at the Miami Dolphins Foundation.” Participants were also able to learn about additional volunteer opportunities to continue the fight against hunger.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. We did it, hunger heroes! Today, we packed one million meals to help feed hungry older adults in the Miami area. Thank you @MiamiDolpins for being our partner to #EndHunger! pic.twitter.com/f3MxA5RgWY— AARP Foundation (@AARPFoundation) April 29, 2018 center_img Keeping with the “team” theme, volunteers worked together to prepare a jambalaya dish. Each member of the team added an ingredient and one member sealed up the entire package.“What happens with one million meals? I can tell you they will be distributed quickly,” said Lisa Marsh Ryerson, president of the AARP Foundation, “and so we’re partnering with a variety of food banks: Feeding South Florida, Joseph’s Storehouse and San Bernardino Food Bank as well. They stay right here feeding older adults in need.”Once the meals are all packed up, they’ll be distributed across South Florida to fight senior hunger.Those who participated said it’s a humbling experience.“We’ve been in the community since the day I got here,” said Dolphins offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James. “I remember in 2014 we built a house in my first week here, and now five years later we’re doing this meal packing every year. It’s pretty cool.”The result at the end of the day: almost 1,020,000 meals packed and put away to help fight hunger in South Florida.After the meal packing was done, volunteers were invited to take part in a community fair as a thank you for their service. It featured live music, football activities, performances by the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders and chances to win prizes. last_img read more

Apples clash with Facebook and Google What you need to know

first_img 19 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See All Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple Tags Internet Services Tech Industry Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 reading • Apple’s clash with Facebook and Google: What you need to know Share your voice Facebook Twitter Apple Comments Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • Apple CEO Tim Cook Justin Sullivan/Getty Images If you want a sense of how much power Apple holds over Silicon Valley, take a look at what the iPhone maker did to Google and Facebook this week.On Wednesday, Apple yanked enterprise certificates — digital signatures that both the tech giants used to run software on iPhones and iPads. That shut down internal apps employees at Google and Facebook used to communicate with their co-workers, find shuttle buses and test new features that could eventually be released to the public. It proved to be more a show of power than long-term punishment. Apple, which didn’t respond to a request for comment, had restored both companies’ certificates by Thursday. Google said its internal apps are back up and running. Facebook confirmed that Apple restored its certificates but said it didn’t have any new information to share. Here’s what you need to know.What’s going on?The spat started after TechCrunch reported that Facebook had taken advantage of an Apple program that lets companies design apps for private corporate use, as well as test apps before they’re available to you. Using a certificate from Apple’s Developer Enterprise Program, Facebook distributed a market research app that offered people as much as $20 a month to give the social network access to their phone and web activity. The data Facebook could view included web searches, location data and even private messages.The situation got worse when Google revealed that it also used an enterprise certificate for a market research app, called Screenwise Meter, that gave the company access to a person’s phone activity. The search giant offered gift cards to people to download the app.Apple determined that both companies had violated the rules of its Developer Enterprise Program because they distributed the apps to consumers instead of just employees. Apple blocked the apps by revoking the companies’ enterprise certificates — a move that shut down apps that Google and Facebook employees rely on at their campuses.What’s an enterprise certificate anyway?An iPhone won’t run an app unless the app has been signed using a cryptographic stamp of approval called a digital certificate. The certificate lets the iOS operating system verify that an app was written by an authorized party and hasn’t been tampered with. Apple signs software downloaded from the App Store with its own certificate. Apps distributed to consumers don’t get that certificate until it’s been vetted by Apple’s staff and made available through the App Store.Companies have another way to get certificates, though. The Apple Developer Enterprise Program lets them apply for an Apple-supplied certificate for their software. To qualify, companies have to jump through some hoops, as well as pay $299 a year. Once they’ve qualified, they can use the certificate to approve and distribute software to iPhones and iPads for employee use.If this certificate isn’t installed, “these apps would show up as completely untrusted,” said Navin Kumar, lead engineer at Insight Engines. “You wouldn’t be able to install or run them. Period.”So how did Facebook and Google misuse their certificates?They used them to let people outside their companies install apps on their iPhones without going through Apple’s app store and its approval process. That’s a big no-no.Apple lays down rules in no uncertain terms: “Enroll in the Apple Developer Enterprise Program only if you intend to distribute proprietary apps to employees within your organization.” Obviously, ordinary Facebook users don’t qualify as employees even if you’re paying them $20 a month to see how they use their phones.What happens when an enterprise certificate is revoked?iOS won’t run the corporate app. Apple supplies companies with enterprise certificates, and it can withdraw them too. When you try to run an an app signed with a revoked certificate, iOS will discover that it’s been revoked and refuse to run the software.That means Apple was able to block the Facebook and Google market research apps from working for consumers. But the decision also meant that apps used by Google and Facebook employees stopped working. OK, but how does this affect me?The good news is that Apple’s move didn’t affect other Facebook and Google apps that consumers use. Those apps, which include Facebook, Instagram, Gmail and others, were still available in the App Store and running as usual.”This didn’t have an impact on our consumer-facing services,” a Facebook spokesperson said. Internally, though, the move disrupted the daily lives of Facebook and Google employees who test new products and features before they’re released to the public — a process known as “dogfooding.” When Apple yanked the companies’ enterprise certificates, it could also have slowed down the tech giants’ product development. As it turned out, though, the disruption lasted only about a day.Best Super Bowl TV deals: Buying a new TV for the big game? These are your best choices.How to watch the Super Bowl: Watch the game in the US for free, on TV or online.last_img read more

TRS membership drive held in NGOs Colony

first_imgBN Reddy Nagar: TRS membership drive was held at NGOs Colony on Tuesday. MLC Egge Mallesham, MLA Devireddy Sudheer Reddy and local corporator Lakshmi Prasanna graced the occasion and distributed receipts to those who took membership. G Vinay Netha organised the drive.LB Nagar membership in-charge Puttam Purusotham, B Ashok Goud, K Venkatesh Goud, Vazeer Prakash Goud, Madhavaram Narasimha Rao, Colony president Chander Rao and others were present on the occasion.last_img

EO of Annavaram temple assures Hasslefree darshan for devotees

first_imgRajamahendravaram: Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy temple-Annavaram executive officer Vendra Trinadh Rao has said first priority will be given to devotees coming to the sacred shrine for the darshan of the Lord. Speaking to The Hans India, after assuming charge Trinadh Rao said steps will be taken to provide hassle-free darshan to the lord, providing accommodation without difficulty etc will be taken care. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us Hereafter annadanam will be commenced from 10 AM for the convenience of devotees as many are staying for taking anna prasadam though they have completed darshan and vratams. A plan was devised to serve anna prasadam to 600 devotees at a time, he told. Four dormitories also are constructed on the four sides of the temple. Special care also be taken to combat problems of devotees who perform Satyanarayana vratams Also Read – Quarry checks bring down granite production Advertise With Us Plans are afoot to construct a three-storied building for performing 600 Satyabarayana vratans (Rs 300 vratams) at a time. Traffic problems on both ghat roads also are addressed by Kartika Masam. Sulabh complexes also are arranged at important points. Steps will be taken to complete vajra kireetam for the Lord in consultation with TTD and appealed to the people to donate liberally for vajra kireetam. The temple management will extend the necessary facilities to the donors, Trinadh Rao averred.last_img read more

Post Maharshi success Mahesh Babu appears as an Army Major in Sarileru

first_imgMahesh Babu, Allari Naresh and Pooja Hegde in MaharshiTwitterMahesh Babu’s upcoming movie titled Sarileru Neekevvaru featuring him as an Army officer for the first time in his career is slated to hit the silver screen in 2020.The actor has been riding high on the success of his latest film, Maharshi. After a vacation in Europe with his family, the superstar has come back to India and has immediately started working on his next movie.Pictures of Mahesh Babu were released recently where his army badge is visible and it shows that his name in the movie is Major Ajay Krishna. The movie is being shot in Jammu and Kashmir.Fans of Mahesh Babu are beyond excited as they eagerly wait to see their favourite superstar back in action after the thunderous success of his recent release, Maharshi.Mahesh Babu celebrated the success of Maharshi with his family and what better than a vacation! The actor celebrated the grand success of his 25th film by taking a break with his loved ones and was recently spotted at the Oval stadium in London, as well.With the journey that the superstar has shared with his fans, the audience is surely waiting even more for his upcoming projects. Mahesh Babu’s 26th film Sarileru Neekevvaru will probably hit the theatres during Sankranti 2020.last_img read more

Time up for Ravi Shastri BCCI releases guidelines to select new India

The Indian team management is set for a revamp and the BCCI has invited fresh applications for the post of the head coach and the various other support staff. The contract of the existing coaching staff will expire after the tour of West Indies, which begins on August 3. India play the West Indies in the 3-match T20I, 3-match ODI series and a 2-match Test series.The BCCI has also released a bunch of strict guidelines which will determine who gets the most high-profile job in the world of cricket.Head Coach of a full member Test Playing Nation for a minimum period of 2 years OR;Head Coach of an Associate member /IPL or Equivalent InternationalLeagues/First Class Teams/ National A teams, for a minimum period of 3 yearsShould have played a minimum of 30 Test Matches OR 50 ODIS OR;Should have BCCI Level 3 Certification or equivalentBelow 60 years of age.New constitution was drafted as per Lodha Committee  Ravi ShastriLINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty ImagesAlso, as per the Committee of Administrators, the selection of the new coaching staff and the support crew will be done in accordance with the new Board constitution, which was drafted as per the recommendations of the Lodha Committee.”There is the constitution. It (selection method) is given there. We will have someone selecting them, the appropriate authorities. It is all under process. I can’t give you the names (who will select). Of course, the CoA will not select. The process will be legal, as per the constitution,” said Lt Gen (retd) Ravi Thodge, a CoA member.Going by the new BCCI BCCI constitution, the Cricket Advisory Committee will select the head coach while the support staff will be picked by the BCCI CEO (Rahul Johri). As per rule number 24(5), which speaks about the CEO’s functions, says: “to appoint team officials for the Indian teams which shall compulsorily include qualified coaches, managers, physiotherapists, nutritionists, trainers, analysts, counsellors, and medics. However, the head coach of each of the national teams shall be appointed by the Cricket Advisory Committee.” Ganguly, Tendulkar, LaxmanHowever, in a separate development, members of the CAC—Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, and Sourav Ganguly—are facing conflict of interest allegations. VVS Laxman has even offered to put in his resignation. They have had hearings before the BCCI Ethics Officer, Justice (retd) DK Jain. read more

Rain Cant Stop Light City

first_imgLight City Baltimore began on March 31 and continues until April 8. This dancer from the Sankofa Dance Theater put on a show despite the light rain. Other attractions included musicians, fire performers and light installations.Light City Baltimore began on March 31 and continues until April 8. This dancer from the Sankofa Dance Theater put on a show despite the light rain. Other attractions included musicians, fire performers and light installations. (Photo by Anderson Ward)last_img

Musthave summer products for your little one

first_imgIn summer, the soaring temperatures can increase the risk of dehydration and irritation for your little one. Make sure you’re using the right products to provide extra care for the baby’s skin. Experts have listed few essentials for your kids: 4Nappy cream: It helps to protect a nappy area of the babies while preserving the hydrolipidic balance of their skin. With specific natural ingredients for every stage of baby’s change, it protects and soothe baby’s delicate skin. Nappy cream creates a breathable protective layer to guard against irritation caused by the nappy and water wash outs. Ingredients like panthenol help to regenerate baby’s skin and keep it healthy. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf4Perfume: The scent of a baby is the best in this world. A perfume for babies adds a calming and fresh aroma to the baby’s skin. With daily use, its sweet and delicate fragrance envelops baby in a soft and scented embrace. Always make sure that all fragrances are dermatology tested and contains skin-friendly natural ingredients.4Gentle body wash and shampoo: For baby’s daily bath, a mild body wash and shampoo enriched with goodness of oats is ideal to nourish your baby’s delicate skin from the very first days. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4Talcum Powder: This is an essential part of a baby’s skincare routine during summer season. The mild fragrance of it can add oodles of charm to your little one. It is suggested to use talcum powder with rice starch instead of regular talc for babies. It refreshes and protects baby’s skin, leaving it soft, cool and supple while allowing it to breathe naturally without clogging pores.4Sun spray and cream: It is always important to protect your baby’s skin from sun exposure. Sun spray and cream are easy to apply and protect baby’s sensitive skin against all type of sun rays. Normal sun creams protect against only UVA and UVB. Therefore, please check that the sun cream you choose for your baby should protects not only against UVA and UVB but also IR (Infrared) and should be water resistant. Some sun protection cream comes with Vitamin E and Physalis extracts that nourish the skin deeply while protecting it. 4Sunglasses: You cannot restrict the little ones indoors all throughout summer. What you can ensure is to shield their eyes from UV rays. Add colours and style to his/her eyes, and do look out for big-sized sunglasses that offer extra shade. Do not buy roadside plastic shades which do not offer UV protection.4Hats: These provide protection to the newborn’s face and neck. Opt for hats that are not too heavy, wide-brimmed and are made out of natural fabric.For the naughty little ones you may tie it under his/her chin.last_img read more

Starwood hotels to offer mobile event apps at properties worldwide

first_imgStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. recently announced its referral partnership with Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform and PSAV, a technology service provider, to offer CrowdCompass by Cvent mobile apps to planners who are booking meetings and events at its properties worldwide.“We are always looking for new ways to enhance the meetings and event experience at our properties,” said Jonathan Kaplan, Starwood’s Director of Sales, New Business and Digital Programming. “With the option of having a customisable app with CrowdCompass by Cvent, attendees can go paperless and view real-time content like event agendas, speaker bios, presentations and property information right from their mobile device.”Kaplan added, “Meeting attendees also may be able to use the app to create personalised schedules, share contact information with other attendees, connect with others via social media and receive push message communications instantly from onsite meeting planners.”Since 2013, Cvent and PSAV have partnered to bring CrowdCompass mobile apps to corporate meeting and event planners and hoteliers. “Starwood often leverages technology to enhance their guests’ experience, from using innovative tools such as a Smartphone app for checking in and Apple Watch for keyless room entry,” said Matthew Donegan-Ryan, Director of mobile strategy at CrowdCompass by Cvent. “Providing CrowdCompass mobile apps is one more way for Starwood to transform the experience and engagement level of meeting attendees at Starwood hotels and resorts across the globe.”“Mobile apps for events have become an essential tool for bringing content and attendee engagement directly to an individual’s personal device. PSAV is thrilled to be combining our strategic partnerships with both Starwood and CrowdCompass by Cvent to continue offering a best-in-class mobile app to our customers,” said Stewart Young, Vice President, Strategic Accounts at PSAV Presentation Services.The app, which is expected to fully roll out in 2016, is currently in pilot at several Starwood hotels around the world, including W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, The Westin Singapore, Sheraton Atlanta Airport, W Atlanta Midtown, and The Westin Charlotte.last_img read more

The California Supreme Court has upheld an earlier

first_img The California Supreme Court has upheld an earlier decision by the 5th District Court of Appeals ordering the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) to count the employee ballots cast in their 2013 decertification election.California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA) president George Radanovich praised the decision.“Today we welcomed this long overdue decision,” he said.”We are pleased and encouraged by the recent decision by the California Supreme Court, which affirms that the most important opinion in this entire matter, the prerogative of the employees will be heard.” September 13 , 2018 Spain’s El Ciruelo acquires leading Brazilian tabl … Gerawan employees voted in a decertification election in November of 2013 to decide whether or not to decertify from the United Farm Workers Union.The CFFA said that despite the fact the ALRB ordered and oversaw the decertification election, they impounded the ballots, denying recognition and acceptance of their decision.“Today’s court action would not have occurred without the determined effort of Gerawan Farming, Inc., the Gerawan family, and in particular, company President Dan Gerawan for defending his company and his employees’ right to choose,” Radanovich said.”This fight has been long and arduous, but we are happy to see that light has been cast onto this injustice and the farmworkers voice will be heard.” Terra Exports opens LatAm tropical fruit division … center_img Diamond Fruit Growers and UNITEC, an assessment on … You might also be interested in U.S. avocado market remains strong following price …last_img read more

Paphos carnival moved to Sunday

first_imgPAPHOS carnival parade slated to take place in the town on Saturday afternoon has been postponed until Sunday, according to the mayor.Phedonas Phedonos announced on social media that the popular parade will be held at 3pm on Sunday, due to the bad weather conditions.A municipality spokesman confirmed to the Cyprus Mail that the parade is to be held on Sunday instead.“The met forecast is for heavy rain on Saturday afternoon, so it will be on Sunday, same time, same place,” he said.The parade will take place along Poseidonos Avenue in Kato Paphos.Paphos is currently experiencing bad weather conditions with pollutant levels high, rated at 3.Due to the small size of the particles and the negative effect on health, authorities are advising vulnerable groups such as, children, the elderly and patients to avoid going outside and exercising in open spaces while levels are high.According to the Met service spokesman, the dust, which is from Africa, will remain in the affected areas until Friday evening when it will be cleared by rain.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more