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I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because they can only give you answers." Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered. From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed. What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX? Eric Miraglia of Yahoo! 1.  (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the iPhone SDK vs using AJAX? 2.  How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to make it faster?  3.  When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for my rich web apps?  Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)

Microsoft Launches HelpBridge App for iOS, Android, Windows Phone

When a disaster happens, chances are you want to get in touch with your loved ones as soon as possible, either to tell them that you’re fine or to make sure they are. To make this easier, Microsoft launched HelpBridge on Wednesday, a mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. HelpBridge, which is based on Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform, lets you notify your friends and family by SMS, email or a message to your Facebook wall that you are okay when a disaster happens. Those messages can include your location, too. For the time being, HelpBridge is only available in the U.S. “When disasters occur, the first thing people who were impacted want to do is to reach friends and family,” said James Rooney, program manager for Microsoft Citizenship’s Technology for Good program, in a statement. Read the full story at TechCrunch. ... (more)

SnoCountry Reports Latest Skiing Conditions Information

LEBANON, N.H., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Latest Skiing Conditions Information as Supplied by SnoCountry Mountain Reports. As of Monday, Feb. 28 2005, 6:30:34 PM EST. Snow conditions for resorts nationwide are available online through PR Newswire on CompuServe. To access, merely type, GO ENS (Executive News Service). From there you access PR Newswire which carries the full national report from SnoCountry Reports each day. SNOW CONDITION DEFINITIONS & TERMS This glossary of terms is used by all ski areas when they report to SCR. The code allows for communication with skiers in a universal language. NOTE: The standard abbreviations next to each definition reflect the way ski reports are communicated in print (newspapers). New Snow: Natural snowfall which has fallen in the past 24 hours or continuously for more than one day. An average accumulation from summit to base is ... (more)

Cowboys & Indians Gets Up-Close and Personal With Kevin Costner

DALLAS, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Being an acclaimed actor and an Oscar-winning filmmaker is no longer enough for Kevin Costner. In the October issue of Cowboys & Indians, The Premier Magazine of the West, the multitalented superstar discusses his budding career as lead singer and songwriter with his Country-rock band Modern West. Costner is eagerly awaiting the fall release of the group's debut CD. And he's not at all worried about being perceived as just another movie star who wants to moonlight as a musician. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080902/LATU082) "Oh, sure," Costner tells C&I, "I know I'll face that sometimes. But I haven't faced it yet because I've been too busy performing and writing. I've played around the world already. By the time people catch up to what I'm doing, I've already done it. So it's not like I need their endorsement to get s... (more)

One Million Strong Collaborating Online With Microsoft Office Live Workspace Beta

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that only six months after public availability, the beta release of Microsoft Office Live Workspace has reached the 1-million-customer sign-up milestone. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Office Live Workspace beta (http://workspace.officelive.com) is the free, Web-based extension of Microsoft Office that lets people access their documents online and share their work with others. The Workspace beta was among the first entries in the new wave of online services that embody Microsoft's software-plus-services vision previewed last fall. In just six months, it has achieved significant interest from consumers, schools and universities globally, and has added 11 languages and 20 new features such as multi-file upload, activity panels and improved Firefox support. ... (more)

Nevoro Inc. Announces Drilling Programs for Stillwater, Moonlight and Monarch Projects

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/03/08 -- Nevoro Inc. (TSX: NVR) (the "Company") is pleased to announce exploration plans for its Stillwater, Moonlight and Monarch projects. Stillwater Ni-Cu-Co-PGE-Cr Project, Montana At Stillwater Nevoro plans to test several targets including the "A" and "B" chromitite reefs in the Mountain View area, Ni-Cu-Co mineralization at the Mouat Mine, Ni-Cu-Co mineralization at the Nye Basin and the Volatile Enriched Zone ("VEZ") target. (See Stillwater Location Map). Nevoro anticipates drilling approximately 6,000 m, beginning the second week in September. In the Mountain View area, Nevoro will drill the PGE-bearing "A" and "B" chromitite reefs. These reefs were originally deposited beneath the PGE-rich J-M Reef, which hosts Stillwater Mining Company's East Boulder and Stillwater mines, which are currently one of the world's large... (more)

Million Dollar Round Table Uses Internap Content Delivery Network to Power Multimedia site for Exclusive Community of World's Top Financial Services Professionals

Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ:INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, announced today its Content Delivery Network (CDN) and professional services are delivering customized streaming media services for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the premier association of financial professionals. With more than 39,000 members, MDRT selected Internap to develop a specialized media player for a secured, community Web site that offers members exclusive content for their personal and professional development. The MDRT is a member-driven, international network of the world’s best insurance and investment services professionals / advisors who deliver to their clients the highest standards of ethics, knowledge, service and productivity. With membership from 479 companies in 78 countries, MDRT represents the top 1% of financial profes... (more)

iStreamPlanet Enables Fans to View Live Events in Brand New Way as Company Continues Impressive Growth

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- iStreamPlanet, a provider of digital media strategy, services and software applications, today announced several achievements underscoring the company's impressive momentum. iStreamPlanet is providing the technology behind live streaming video webcasts of some of the nation's most popular music festivals seen on AT&T blue room (http://www.attblueroom.com). In addition to adding a new executive to an already impressive roster of top digital media experts, iStreamPlanet has just moved into a state-of-the-art facility that enables HD and SD acquisition and web delivery. "I am thrilled by iStreamPlanet's continued growth in the digital media industry," said Mio Babic, founder and CEO of iStreamPlanet. "When companies choose to work with us, they not only get a trusted partner, but one that will continue to innovate as the industry gro... (more)

Infragistics Introduces NetAdvantage ICONS

PRINCETON, N.J. and ELSTREE, United Kingdom, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Infragistics, the world leader in user interface development tools, today introduced NetAdvantage ICONS. Packaged by theme, NetAdvantage ICONS are easy-to-use plug-in icons that developers can use to rapidly add thematic graphics to user interfaces across all platforms including Windows Forms, ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF and JSF. "NetAdvantage ICONS are a natural complement to our existing, award-winning NetAdvantage family of products," said Dean Guida, CEO and president of Infragistics. "With these professionally designed icons, developers can now add another element to their 'toolbox' to make it even easier to create high-fidelity, state-of-the-art user interfaces." NetAdvantage ICONS are available in standard, interoperable file formats that can be used in any type of application and come in a va... (more)

SmarterTools Products Support Google's Chrome Browser

SmarterTools, Inc. announced that the entire suite of SmarterTools’ Web-based software products, SmarterMail mail server, SmarterTrack customer service software, and SmarterStats Web log analytics, support and operate within Google’s new Chrome browser platform. Future versions of all three products will be optimized to take full advantage of Chrome’s unique features. Customer’s Rely on Portability and Cross Browser Compatibility “More than 15,000,000 end users worldwide count on our software to communicate and collaborate, manage customer interactions, and report on their online marketing performance,” said Tim Uzzanti, CEO of SmarterTools. “SmarterTools is committed to fully support Google’s Chrome browser because we believe that end users should not have their Web application options limited by their choice of browser platform.” Worldwide Access SmarterTools pr... (more)

Upcoming Web 2.0 Expo New York to Feature Cynergy Executive

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 09/10/08 -- WHO: Dave Wolf, vice president for Cynergy Systems, Inc., a global leader in Rich Internet application (RIA) design and development WHAT: Will present "Why Do Web Sites All Look Alike? Escaping Web 2.0 Design Conformity" WHERE: The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 W. 34th Street New York, N.Y. WHEN: Web 2.0 Expo will be held Tuesday, September 16 through Friday, September 19, 2008 "Why Do Web Sites All Look Alike? Escaping Web 2.0 Design Conformity" will be held Thursday, September 18, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. EDT DETAILS: With a countless number of bite size applications that exist with open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), end-users still see applications that rely on form pushing and list generation interaction models. Delivering experiences beyond forms and lists requires new thinking, design... (more)

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Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...