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PHD Virtual Technologies, a pioneer in virtual backup and innovator of disaster recovery assurance solutions, announced today that the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), is using PHD’s Virtual Backup Appliance (VBA) with its unprecedented patent pending Rollback Recovery feature, for full VM data protection and disaster recovery of its 150 VMs. Because an upgrade of a previous vendor’s backup system caused UMES personnel to babysit backups for hours at a time, the university searched for a new partner. In a multi-vendor comparison, PHD Virtual Backup beat out several other leading virtual backup providers because of its ease of use and software GUI as well as better client support. Tweet This: NEWS: @PHDVirtual protects hundreds of VMs at @UMESNews & saves University thousands of dollars & man hours/year http://bit.ly/15iocPc PHD has allowed UMES to streaml... (more)

Eric-Yves Mahe Named Kodak Senior Vice President, Director of Sales Strategy and Operations

Eric-Yves Mahe has joined Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:KODK) as Senior Vice President and Director of Sales Strategy and Operations. The Board of Directors also has elected Mahe a corporate officer of Kodak, and he becomes a member of the company’s Executive Council. Eric-Yves Mahe, Senior Vice President and Director of Sales Strategy and Operations (Photo: Business Wire) In this newly created role, Mahe, 51, is responsible for formulating a strategy to drive and measure sales of Kodak’s unique and innovative portfolio of hardware, consumables, software and services. Mahe also will advise Kodak’s senior management team on software, OEM partnerships and the sale of complex solutions. “With more than 25 years’ experience in technology, software and services, Eric has an outstanding track record of building successful teams, leveraging direct and indirect sales models,... (more)

Blurb Adds MagCloud, an On-Demand Magazine and Digital Publishing Business, to Its Portfolio

Blurb, the indie book publishing platform, today announced that MagCloud, HP’s web-based publishing platform, will become part of Blurb under a licensing agreement between the companies. The move allows current MagCloud customers access to Blurb's full line of print and digital products for magazines and books, and shows Blurb’s commitment to taking indie publishing beyond the book into the burgeoning world of indie magazines. Under the agreement, all operational functions have been transitioned to Blurb, and MagCloud customers will see no change during a planned transition period expected to last approximately three months. During this time, customers will have the opportunity to integrate their magazines into the Blurb platform. Blurb expects to fully transition MagCloud customers and their supported projects to blurb.com within six months. This licensing agreemen... (more)

Why Do 'Cool Kids' Choose Ruby or PHP to Build Websites Instead of Java?

Coach Wei's Blog Here is a question that I have been pondering on and off for quite a while: Why do "cool kids" choose Ruby or PHP to build websites instead of Java? I have to admit that I do not have an answer. Why do I even care? Because I am a Java developer. Like many Java developers, I get along with Java well. Not only the language itself, but the development environments (Eclipse for example), step-by-step debugging helper, wide availability of libraries and code snippets, and the readily accessible information on almost any technical question I may have on Java via Google. Last but not least, I go to JavaOne and see 10,000 people that talk and walk just like me. The other reason that I ponder this question is that  the power of Java is a perfect fit for the areas where websites may need more than markups or scripting, such as middleware logic. PHP and Ruby etc ... (more)

i-Technology 2008 Predictions: Where's RIAs, AJAX, SOA and Virtualization Headed in 2008?

2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will '08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management System"? Or will it be the year of a giga-merger, to beat the mere mega-mergers of 2007? As usual at the end of each year, SYS-CON has been informally polling its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth of their answers is fascinating, throwing light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale. Enjoy! RIAs versus AJAX . Ruby on Rails . PHP . Facebook Competitors  TIM BRAY Director of Web Technologies, Sun Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary projec... (more)

Twenty-One Experts Define Cloud Computing

It is the infrastructural paradigm shift that is sweeping across the Enterprise IT world, but how is it best defined? I refer of course to 'Cloud Computing' - the phenomenon that currently has as many definitions as there are squares on a chess-board. To try and narrow it down we bring here a round-up of some recent attempts to bring welcome precision where there risks being unnecessary vagueness. Enjoy! "What is cloud computing all about? Amazon has coined the word “elasticity” which gives a good idea about the key features: you can scale your infrastructure on demand within minutes or even seconds, instead of days or weeks, thereby avoiding under-utilization (idle servers) and over-utilization (blue screen) of in-house resources. With monitoring and increasing automation of resource provisioning we might one day wake up in a world where we don’t have to care about... (more)

What's the Difference Between Cloud Computing and SaaS?

Praising Gaw's Blog Every time I log into Facebook, or search for flights online, I am taking advantage of cloud computing. However, neither of these examples would be considered SaaS. According to Gartner, cloud computing is not just a buzzword; it does have a distinct meaning separate from SaaS. | Recently, I’ve noticed that a lot of vendors have started talking about “cloud computing” in their marketing materials. In many cases they’re referring to solutions that were previously called Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), which begs the question – what is the difference between these two terms, anyway? Is “cloud computing” simply a new industry buzzword with no real meaning? Or is there actually a difference between the two? Fortunately, the analysts at Gartner helped to answer my question with a recent report that clearly addressed just this issue. According to them, cl... (more)

The Future of Cloud Computing

As new offerings like Amazon's CloudFront, Microsoft's Azure, Hosting.com's CloudNine and VMware's vCloud are rolled out week in, week out, the worldwide cloud computing momentum continues to grow. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal surveys a globe-girdling network of leading infrastructure experts, IT industry executives and technology commentators for their views on The Shape of Cloud Computing To Come. Contributors include Salesforce.com's Peter Coffee, Geve Perry of GigaSpaces, Ben Rushlo from Keynote Systems, Cloud Computing Journal editor-in-chief Alan Williamson, Enomaly founder Reuven Cohen, open source entrepreneur Krishnan Subramanian and Markus Klems of the FZI Research Center for Information Technology in Germany. PETER COFFEE Director, Platform Research - Salesforce.com Peter Coffee was Technology Editor for industry journals PC Week and eWEEK from 1... (more)

Mdhuset Announces Real Estate Listings on Telefonkatalogen.biz Website

OSLO, Norway, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mdhuset, an industry leader in the field of marketing, has announced that it will be adding real estate listings to its telefonkatalogen.biz website. (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140103/MN40143) The announcement is of significant interest to both buyers and sellers of homes, as the company boasts the largest marketing platform in all of Norway. In business since 2004, Mdhuset is known for its outstanding products and services, and clients particularly value their focus on customer support. In fact, many of their customers have taken the time to express their gratitude toward the company on social media outlets and also on the company's website. "We are always in search of opportunities that will allow us to broaden the amount of people that we are able to help," said a representative with Mdhuset. "Addi... (more)

Shrink-Url - Use PowerShell To Shrink Your Urls

Shrinking your Url’s is all the rage nowadays.  If you are on Twitter, then odds are you have used one.  Despite CodingHorror’s distaste for them in his recent blog post on Url Shorteners: Destroying the Web since 2002, they are a fact of life when we live in a world of 140 character status updates. So what’s a URL shrinking service anyway?  Well, to put it simply, you supply them with a URL, they then supply you with a shorter URL containing a lookup “key”.  When future requests are made to this shorter URL, connections are routed to that services website where they convert the short URL to the original URL and issue a HTTP Redirect back to your browser to send you off to the original long url website. So, what’s a guy, or gal, to do if they want to set their status programmatically on Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, or the other gazillion social networking sites ... (more)

Google's OpenSocial: A Technical Overview and Critique

Dare Obasanjo's Carnage4Life Blog One of the Google folks working on OpenSocial sent me a message via Facebook asking what I thought about the technical details of the recent announcements. Since my day job is working on social networking platforms for Web properties at Microsoft and I'm deeply interested in RESTful protocols, this is something I definitely have some thoughts about. Below is what started off as a private message but ended up being long enough to be its own article. First Impressions In reading the OpenSocial API documentation it seems clear that is intended to be the functional equivalent of the Facebook platform. Instead of the Facebook users and friends APIs, we get the OpenSocial People and Friends Data API. Instead of the Facebook feed API, we get the OpenSocial Activities API. Instead of the Facebook Data Store API, we get the OpenSocial Pers... (more)