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Providing superior Internet browsing protection for over 2,000 staff Bloxx, the innovator in Web content filtering, today announced that Yorkshire Building Society is using Bloxx Web filtering to monitor and report on the Web browsing activity of over 2,000 staff, delivering superior protection from inappropriate or productivity impacting content and minimising network security risks. The Yorkshire is currently using an Impresa-3 appliance, powered by Bloxx Tru-View Technology, to analyse, categorise and filter Web content in real time, ensuring its users and networks are protected to the highest standard at all times. Bloxx Platinum Partner, information security specialists NTS (UK) Limited, facilitated this deal. Martin Webster, Senior Technical Analyst at Yorkshire Building Society said, "Our previous Web filtering solution was very unreliable and was difficult a... (more)

A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors: The flying robot video you absolutely must watch

As you watch the video below you can form your own conclusions about this natural evolution of robotics.  But I’ll give you some of my opinions below the video: http://youtu.be/YQIMGV5vtd4 Now some context: As a technologist I would like to remind you all that every future use case for incredibly capable systems like this will involve IT with moving parts, and all IT with moving parts requires IT guys to fix them when they break. So guess what CIOs, increasingly you are going to be the person that is turned to for robot repair. Most use cases for devices like this involve sensors. For example, swarms like this could be sent into disaster areas to look for survivors of a disaster, or could be sent into an area to sense the environment. There are so many other use cases involving sensors. Which means, this evolution of robotics will add even more data to overloaded ... (more)

TranSwitch Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ:TXCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions for the converging voice, data and video network, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009. Net revenues for the second quarter of 2009 were approximately $14.5 million, as compared to net revenues of $14.2 million in the first quarter of 2009 and $8.9 million for the second quarter of 2008. The GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2009 was ($1.3) million, or ($0.01) per basic and diluted common share as compared to a net income of $4.0 million, or $0.03 per basic and diluted common share, during the first quarter of 2009 and a net loss of ($4.3) million, or ($0.03) per basic and diluted common share during the second quarter of 2008. The non-GAAP gross margin for the second quarter was 59%. This is compared to the Company's non-GAAP gross margi... (more)

Genesis Worldwide Inc. Announces Closing of Non-Brokered Private Placement of Common Shares and Warrants

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/31/09 -- Genesis Worldwide Inc. ("Genesis" or the "Corporation"), (TSX: GWI), a leading provider of 'green' structural building products and technology in the light steel structural products industry, announces that it has completed a non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of 600,000 common shares at a price of $0.25 per common share raising aggregate gross proceeds of $150,000. In addition, each subscriber pursuant to the Private Placement received one half of a common share purchase warrant (a "Warrant") for each common share subscribed for. Each Warrant is exercisable to purchase one common share of the Corporation at a price of $0.35 per common share and will expire on July 31, 2013. The proceeds of the Private Placement will be used for working capital purposes. About Genesis Worldwide Inc. Genesis ... (more)

Vision Solutions Sets New Standards for AIX Disaster Recovery

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/03/09 -- Vision Solutions, the leading high availability and disaster recovery solutions provider in the IBM Power Systems markets (NYSE: IBM), today announced important enhancements to EchoStream, the company's AIX real-time disaster recovery solution. Vision Solutions is currently offering a popular trial program of the innovative software. "The EchoStream enhancements offer great value and peace of mind for AIX customers seeking an easy-to-use and affordable backup solution," says Henry Martinez, Vision Solutions senior vice president of engineering. "Version 3.5 is far more than a disaster recovery solution -- Vision RightTime CDP easily integrates into AIX environments, protects critical applications and allows real-time access to the backup data through Vision TimeView." Performance and automation enhancements are loaded into E... (more)

Lowry Computer Products Wins Department of Defense's Automatic Identification Technology IV Contract

BRIGHTON, Mich., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowry Computer Products, one of the nation's leading automatic identification/data capture (AIDC) solution providers, today announced that they have been selected by the U.S. Army's Information Technology, E-Commerce, and Commercial Contracting Center (ITEC4) to provide Automatic Identification Technology to the U.S Department of Defense (DoD), U.S Coast Guard (CG), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Coalition Partners and other Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The contract, which was awarded to Lowry Computer Products and other awardees, has a potential value in excess of $400 million based on this multiple award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. "The award of this contract continues to validate Lowry's ability to deliver the real value of leading edge AIDC solutions to a wide range of Government... (more)

Study on the State of Data Quality Reveals Businesses Still Face Significant Data Challenges

Pitney Bowes Business Insight, the leading global provider of data quality and location intelligence solutions, and Silver Creek Systems, the pioneer and leader in automated data mastering, today announced the findings of a co-sponsored report on “The State of Data Quality Today.” The report’s findings, which were based on a survey conducted by The Information Difference, a UK analyst firm focused on master data management (MDM), indicate that while the issue of business data quality has been prevalent for decades, companies still find it a major challenge to maintain accurate data and quantify the true business cost of poor data quality. The survey respondents were mainly from North America and Europe with annual revenues greater than $1 billion USD and represented a wide spectrum of industries. The findings of this report indicate that while more businesses are a... (more)

ParagonReport.com Complimentary Market Update on JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), PMI Group Inc. (NYSE: PMI), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK- A), and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP)

HONG KONG -- (Marketwire) -- 08/07/09 -- Paragon is pleased to announce that its latest Market Update release analyzing major events and commentary on: -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM): JP Morgan retained its top position in syndicated loan markets and also took over the top positions for global debt and equity underwriting. -- PMI Group Inc. (NYSE: PMI): PMI Group posted quarterly losses again on rising mortgage defaults coupled and declines in policy sales. -- Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A): Expectations of earnings released after today's market close. -- American Express Company (NYSE: AXP): Best performing stock on the Dow this past year which has more than tripled since March. Go to http://paragonreport.com/Market-News-Updates.php for the full story and analysis on each of the companies above. www.ParagonReport.com is a leading online financial newsle... (more)

WebTView Announces Marvell SheevaPlug Based Solution to Enable Consumers With Easy-to-Access, Quality Web TV

TEL-AVIV, Israel, August 10 /PRNewswire/ -- WebTView, a leader in Internet-based video search and classification, today announced that its WebTVPlug(TM), based on the SheevaPlug(TM), powered by Marvell(R) Sheeva(TM) CPU technology is now available for purchase around the globe through http://www.webtview.com. Connected to the cloud-based WebTView platform, WebTVPlug(TM) is designed to enable Internet TV on any DLNA/UPnP-enabled home device. WebTView has developed a software platform that specializes in automatic scanning of the Internet to build a normalized and unified Internet video catalog. This video catalog is verified on an on- going basis. The solution also maps and transforms the original video formats into required video formats that can be played on any consumer electronic device. "With more people shifting to the Internet to watch their favorite TV shows ... (more)

Dr. Manfred Beilharz, Co-Investigator in Australian Influenza Phase 2 Clinical Trial, Interviewed on 6PR Nightline Program Regarding Interferon and Influenza

AMARILLO, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 08/17/09 -- Amarillo Biosciences, Inc. (ABI) (OTCBB: AMAR) today announced that Dr. Manfred Beilharz, Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences at the University of Western Australia, was recently interviewed by Graham Mabury on 6PR Nightline, a radio program in Australia. Dr. Beilharz is a co-investigator of the ongoing Phase 2, 200-subject clinical trial that is testing the efficacy of ABI's oral interferon alpha in preventing influenza and winter colds. Dr. Beilharz discusses the development history and mechanism of action of oral interferon as well as the ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial in Perth, Australia in which 200 healthy volunteers are taking oral interferon lozenges provided by Amarillo Biosciences, Inc. or a matching placebo once a day for 16 weeks a... (more)

Balboa Park December Nights: 32 Magical Years of San Diego's Favorite Holiday Event

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/17/09 -- Balboa Park December Nights, San Diego's favorite kick-off to the holiday season, will take place for the 32nd consecutive year on Friday, December 4, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 5, noon to 10:00 p.m. In the spirit of the holidays, participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. both evenings. The largest free community festival in San Diego, December Nights is expected to attract more than 325,000 visitors over two days. Entertainment, wonderful food and holiday cheer are all part of this classic and elaborate San Diego celebration. Long-standing traditions -- including food from around the globe at the International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages; the charming Santa Lucia Procession at the San Diego Museum of Man; unique gift shopping a... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
In an age of borderless networks, security for the cloud and security for the corporate network can no longer be separated. Security teams are now presented with the challenge of monitoring and controlling access to these cloud environments, as they represent yet another frontier for cyber-attacks. Complete visibility has never been more important-or more difficult. Powered by AI, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System technology is the only solution to offer real-time visibility and insight into all parts of a network, regardless of its configuration. By learning a ‘pattern of life' for all networks, devices, and users, Darktrace can detect threats as they arise and autonomously respond in real time - all without impacting server performance.
After years of investments and acquisitions, CloudBlue was created with the goal of building the world's only hyperscale digital platform with an increasingly infinite ecosystem and proven go-to-market services. The result? An unmatched platform that helps customers streamline cloud operations, save time and money, and revolutionize their businesses overnight. Today, the platform operates in more than 45 countries and powers more than 200 of the world's largest cloud marketplaces, managing more than 27 million enterprise cloud subscriptions valued at more than $1 billion in revenue.
Containerized software is riding a wave of growth, according to latest RightScale survey. At Sematext we see this growth trend via our Docker monitoring adoption and via Sematext Docker Agent popularity on Docker Hub, where it crossed 1M+ pulls line. This rapid rise of containers now makes Docker the top DevOps tool among those included in RightScale survey. Overall Docker adoption surged to 35 percent, while Kubernetes adoption doubled, going from 7% in 2016 to 14% percent.
Blockchain has shifted from hype to reality across many industries including Financial Services, Supply Chain, Retail, Healthcare and Government. While traditional tech and crypto organizations are generally male dominated, women have embraced blockchain technology from its inception. This is no more evident than at companies where women occupy many of the blockchain roles and leadership positions. Join this panel to hear three women in blockchain share their experience and their POV on the future of blockchain.
Technology has changed tremendously in the last 20 years. From onion architectures to APIs to microservices to cloud and containers, the technology artifacts shipped by teams has changed. And that's not all - roles have changed too. Functional silos have been replaced by cross-functional teams, the skill sets people need to have has been redefined and the tools and approaches for how software is developed and delivered has transformed. When we move from highly defined rigid roles and systems to more fluid ones, we gain agility at the cost of control. But where do we want to keep control? How do we take advantage of all these new changes without losing the ability to efficiently develop and ship great software? And how should program and project managers adapt?