Cloud Computing Is the next Business Platform: What This Means for Your Organization

first_imgFor IT organizations, cloud computing can dramatically impact not only technical infrastructure but also skill sets, processes and operations—often in unanticipated ways. In fact, cloud computing is fundamentally changing how both IT and businesses “get things done”.  More than just a technology, cloud is now THE core business platform for all digital enterprises.Most successful organizations today are leveraging multiple cloud solutions from multiple cloud providers. It’s now a multi-cloud world. The implications of the rapid and inexorable shift to a multi-cloud reality are still emerging. This creates potential for confusion and uncertainty over the best way to leverage various cloud environments to transform IT, to drive competitive differentiation, enhance customer satisfaction and unlock business value.In this paper we explore how multi-cloud is accelerating digital transformation and outline Dell EMC’s perspective on the implications cloud brings for three significant areas.Security strategies need to be evolved into new shared responsibility models, and new application security-as-a-service technologies can be implemented to apply contextual intelligence at the application level to continually monitor for changes that indicate a threat.“Cloud-native” application architectures are essential for creating innovative new software. Integrated cloud-native platforms create time-to-value and operational benefits, and when chosen carefully, a cloud-native platform can provide flexibility for deploying applications in various public or private clouds.Infrastructure-as-a-Service [IaaS] is a powerful tool to streamline the operation and management of existing applications so that resources saved can be reallocated to innovation. With hybrid cloud IaaS, existing data center and application investments can be protected and extended by creating bridges to public cloud when and where appropriate.You can download a personal copy of this paper here.Cloud computing is now an essential ingredient for every organizations’ business strategy—not just their IT operations. Cloud computing is the next business platform on which all businesses will execute rapid customized delivery of new digitally enabled products and services—all organizations will need to harness cloud to be successful.Your journey to a multi-cloud reality needs to be based on sound strategy and meticulous execution of tactics for enhancing security, building cloud-native applications with an integrated cloud-native platform, and optimizing traditional business applications with IaaS. Organizations that put these elements at the heart of their multi-cloud strategy can best take advantage of the robust benefits cloud technologies provide and achieve their most important business goals as they execute on their digital transformation.Learn more with these resourcesHow Cloud is Transforming Business (and What Your Organization Should Do About It)Dell EMC Cloud SolutionsPivotal Cloud FoundryDell EMC PowerEdge ServersDell EMC Converged and Hyper-converged solutionslast_img read more

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Raspberry Star Dessert.

first_img Share Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardens Share Raspberry Star DessertThis beautiful dessert will be the center of attention at any holiday party. A jiggly gelatin star is drizzled with sweet marshmallow-sour cream sauce to create a pretty treat that will surprise guests with its raspberry flavor and fancy appearance. You can also use this recipe to make a tasty salad.Ingredients:1 6-ounce package raspberry-flavored gelatin2 cups boiling water1 16-ounce jar applesauce1 10-ounce package frozen red raspberries in syrup, thawed1/2 cup tiny marshmallows1 to 2 tablespoons milk1/4 cup dairy sour cream5 cup star-shape gelatin mold Share Tweetcenter_img 44 Views   no discussions Food & DiningLifestyle Raspberry Star Dessert. by: – July 9, 2011 Directions:Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Let stand about 30 minutes to cool. Stir in the applesauce and raspberries with their syrup. Pour into a 5- to 6-cup mold. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours or until firm. Remove from mold.For drizzle, in a small saucepan combine marshmallows and milk. Cook and stir over low heat until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat; let stand about 10 minutes. Stir in the sour cream.Place mixture in a clear plastic bag. Snip off a corner of the bag and drizzle the mixture over the salad. Chill in refrigerator about 1 hour or until firm. Garnish the salad with the drizzle up to 4 hours before serving. Makes 8 servings.Frosted Raspberry Salad: Prepare salad as above, except pour gelatin mixture into an 8x8x2-inch pan. Cover and chill salad as directed. For topping, combine 2 cups tiny marshmallows and 1/3 cup milk. Cook and stir over low heat until the marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in one 8-ounce carton dairy sour cream. Spread over the gelatin. Chill at least 1 hour or until topping is firm. Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Senate honors local restaurateur

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Scott’s office said it chose Zankou because it was looking for a small business that had left its mark on the district. “With six restaurants in Southern California – three of which are in the district – Zankou Chicken has been a leader in the local business community,” Scott said in a prepared statement. “Hers is an immigrant story of hard work and perseverance.” Iskenderian, who spends much of her time driving between the various Zankou locations handling day-to-day operations, took over the business after the violent 2003 death of her husband, Mardiros Iskenderian. He shot his mother and sister before taking his own life in an apparent dispute police say could have been aggravated by judgment-clouding cancer medication. Now, Rita Iskenderian, along with her four sons, runs six Zankou locations. A seventh in Hollywood, where the business started in 1984, belongs to her sister-in-law. Rita Iskenderian was born in Syria, married in Beirut during a civil war and started running a restaurant business as a widow. But she had never visited the capital of her adopted state – until this week. On Tuesday, Iskenderian flew to Sacramento to be honored for the success of her six Zankou Chicken restaurants, including locations in Glendale, Van Nuys and Burbank. State Sen. Jack Scott, D-Pasadena, chose Zankou for the 2006 Small Business Award for his 21st Senate District. Over the years, Iskenderian, 50, has dealt with tragedy. But being applauded on the Senate floor was almost enough to get her talking like a teenager. “I was stunned. They took me there and they stopped the meeting and all the senators clapped,” she said a day after the experience. “Can you believe that? I was going to die.” Speaking in Zankou’s 3-month-old Burbank location, Iskenderian said she knows about adversity. “Life itself is a challenge; every day is a challenge,” she said. “But you have to be strong to conquer everything.” On April 24, 2005, a vandal splashed red paint on Zankou’s Glendale location because the Armenian-American business happened to be open the day Armenians commemorate the 1915 genocide. That location was also robbed by the same man twice within a year – once in September 2004 and again the following July. The suspect has not been caught, Iskenderian said. But even as she has faced challenges, Iskenderian has been reinventing Zankou, named after a river in Armenia. The Burbank spot, with its stone and tile work and painted interior dome, is more in line with the way she wants any future restaurants she opens to look – upscale instead of just functional. Iskenderian’s son, Dikran, talks about opening a Zankou in New York City. She goes further, dreaming of having a Zankou in every big American city. But she also knows her limitations after having opened two locations recently. “I need to a little bit rest,” she said, “after those two stores in one year.” [email protected] (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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PSG beat Barcelona to signing of German starlet

first_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The defender was part of the Germany team that won the European Under-21 Championship in 2017 and caught the eye of several top clubs around Europe.Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel confirmed Kehrer, who was also a target for Barcelona, was due to sign a new deal before the big-money offer came in.He said: “In the end we decided to go for the transfer on financial grounds.“Particularly since the player’s contract is due to expire next year. impact How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? NEW ERA Kehrer impressed in the Bundesliga last season smart causal Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack gameday Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes center_img ALTERED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures highlights possible standings ✍️#WillkommenKehrer pic.twitter.com/QisVLl1uHs— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) August 16, 2018“A few weeks ago we had actually agreed a contract extension with Thilo.“If this offer from PSG were not to have come through, I’m sure he would have gone ahead with the extension.“Likewise if we had turned the offer down or in the unlikely event something was to stop this deal going ahead.” Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 1 Paris Saint-Germain have beaten Barcelona to the signing of German starlet Thilo Kehrer.The Ligue 1 champions confirmed the completion of a £33m deal for the Schalke academy star.Kehrer, 21, made 33 appearances for Schalke in all competitions last season and netted three times.last_img read more

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UFC rival Nate Diaz slams McGregor over boxing loss

first_imgDiaz won their first bout via rear-naked choke, while McGregor avenged that loss at UFC 202 via decision. /raRELATED STORIES:UFC: Trilogy bout with Nate Diaz should happen at 155 lbs, McGregor insistsUFC: Diaz not rushing McGregor trilogy, says he won both fights Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Read Next The 32-year-old lanky fighter reposted a photo from the UFC’s official Instagram page, which quoted McGregor as saying, “I Never Lose Either I Win Or I Learn.” Houston Rockets sold for $2.2 billion Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses In true Diaz fashion, he lashed out at his former adversary and described the “fight of the century” as “over promotion.”“He punched himself out the same way he lost in the Ufc there was no learning goin on..,” he wrote.“Bullsh** get off the nuts this the sh*t I’m talking about Bruce Lee would’ve never lost like that,” he added, along with another expletive hashtag and emoji.Diaz’s comments came after McGregor appeared to be winning the early rounds of the bout, before Mayweather picked up his rhythm en route to a TKO victory in the 10th round. The MMA fighter was visibly gassed mid-way to the fight—which Diaz knows all too well as McGregor’s cardio was also suspect the first time they fought at UFC 196 last year.Although Diaz’s smack talk is nothing new for MMA fans, it certainly sets up the stage for a a possible trilogy bout, when McGregor decides to return to the promotion.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Although he came up short against one of the best boxers to ever lace up a pair of gloves, Conor McGregor was widely praised by the mixed martial arts (MMA) community for his valiant effort against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut not everyone was pleased with the Irish superstar’s crossover from the octagon to the boxing ring, especially his rival Nate Diaz, who chastised the UFC Lightweight Champion in a recent social media post.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

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Ind vs WI: Clinical WI crush India by 103 runs

first_imgWest Indies bowlers produced a clinical performance after Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons laid the foundation with fluent fifties, as they crushed India by 103 runs in the fourth One-day International, here on Monday. Score | PhotosWest Indies batsman Kieron Pollard on way to hi 70 against India during the fourth ODI in St. John’s, Antigua, on Monday. APSent into bat after Suresh Raina won the toss, Pollard top-scored with a typically aggressive 70 off 72 balls while opener Simmons notched up a fluent 67 off 78 deliveries, to lift the hosts to 249 for eight, their highest total of the series, after the Indian bowlers had them in a spot of bother at 89 for four.In reply, India crumbled in the face of some disciplined work from the host bowlers, especially Anthony Martins and Andre Russell, who shared seven wickets between them to bundle out the visitors for 146 in 39 overs.The victory not only broke a sequence of three successive defeats but also restored some pride for the hosts.India made three changes to the squad bringing in Ravichandran Aswin, Manoj Tiwary and Ishant Sharma.Tiwary, playing in place of Shikhar Dhawan, failed to capitalise on the opportunity edging Darren Sammy to Carlton Baugh, but Parthiv Patel picked up a few useful boundaries to set it up for India.However, after getting his eye in, Patel drove one uppishly for Sammy to complete a fine left-handed catch off his own bowling.So was the case with Virat Kohli (22 off 33 balls), who got out, courtesy a smart piece of work by Baugh off the bowling of leg-spinner Martin.advertisementAs far as Subramaniam Badrinath was concerned, he looked out of sorts from the word go and the West Indian bowlers, especially Russell, troubled him with the short stuffs, before the all-rounder had the Chennai batsman caught behind.Though the top order was the back in the pavilion with not much on the board, there was still hope for India as long as the in-form Rohit Sharma and skipper Suresh Raina were at the crease.But Martin had other ideas as he lured Raina with a fuller length delivery which the batsman hit straight to Pollard at midwicket.Yusuf Pathan, who has the reputation of throwing away his wicket, lived upto the billing by playing an unnecessary shot against Simmons that could not clear long off.When Sharma top-edged a Martin delivery to give Darren Bravo a simple catch in the circle, it was as good as over for India.Russell added to his kitty by dismissing Kumar who gave a simple catch to Sammy.Ashwin crossed the double figures but the rest of the batting folded up all too easily for the hosts to earn a consolation win.Earlier, despite some early setbacks, Simmons looked in total command at the other end, finding the fence with ease.After his dismissal, Pollard took over and in the company of Carlton Baugh, did the repair work with a solid half-century partnership at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.But just when the hosts threatened to pile up a huge score, Pollard went for an expansive shot against Ravichandran Ashwin that found Ishant at long-off.The lanky Ishant gave India a perfect start, removing Danza Hyatt as early as in the second over of the match. Kumar then had the experienced Ramnaresh Sarwan caught at point by Sharma.Simmons rebuilt the innings, and in the company of Darren Bravo, put together a fifty partnership for the third wicket, but Mishra cut short what seemed like a flourishing partnership, by having Bravo caught at deep midwicket in the 16th over.The leg-spinner, who has been having a good series, struck again eight overs later when he trapped Marlon Samuels in front of the wicket to leave the hosts reeling at 89 for four.West Indies were dealt a body blow when Simmons, who looked in good touch during his stay at crease, was run out by an agile Tiwary.But before falling victim to Tiwary’s acrobatic act, Simmons played some effective shots to prop up his team.There was a pull over backward point and a heave over wide long-on for another boundary off Ishant.After a late cut against Pathan, Simmons came into his own, unleashing three sixes, two off Mishra and one against Ishant, before getting out.Pollard’s first boundary was a streaky one over point but thereafter he showed his power in no uncertain terms by producing some stunning shots.The burly Trinidadian took his time to settle but cut loose by hitting Mishra down the ground and then flicked Kumar over midwicket fence in the next over.advertisementOpting for batting powerplay in the 44th over, Pollard smacked Mishra over midwicket and a delivery later, glanced him past fine-leg for a four.Russell, having hit a sparkling 92 in the last match, was in his stride straightaway, hitting Ashwin back over his head for a four.In the next over, he collected a four and a six offMishra. But Kumar came back to take the wickets of Carlton Baugh (39 off 57) and Russell off successive deliveries.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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The Top 10 Colleges With The Most Ashley Madison Accounts

first_imgIt’s been a big year for the Big Ten. The conference took home its first college football national championship in more than a decade, saw its top basketball team defeat then-undefeated Kentucky in the Final Four and, now, it’s dominating the cheat-on-your-spouse game. According to data gathered by Inside Higher Ed, the Big Ten dominates a top 10 list of Ashley Madison profiles by college. Ashley Madison, the site that makes it easy to cheat on your significant other, had a significant data leak earlier this week. Inside Higher Ed searched the leaked data by .edu email addresses. The Big Ten does cheating better than every other conference. Michigan State, Penn State, Ohio State, Minnesota and Michigan all have spots in the top 10.  Inside Higher EdInside Higher EdThese Big Ten schools have massive enrollments and a huge alumni base, so this really isn’t that surprising. Alabama, meanwhile, topped the state list. [The Big Lead]last_img read more

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Parents Of Texas A&M’s Admon Gilder Left Game Early, Missed His Game-Tying Layup vs. Northern Iowa

first_imgAdmon Gilder shoots a lay up against Northern Iowa.Twitter/@marchmadnessTexas A&M’s epic comeback against Northern Iowa, in which the Aggies made up a 12 point deficit in 44 seconds, is statistically the greatest last-minute comeback in college basketball history. Unfortunately, the parents of Admon Gilder, the Aggie who capped off the comeback with the game-tying layup before the buzzer, weren’t in the arena to see it. The Gilders left the game minutes earlier, assuming that the Aggies were about to lose, to head back to Dallas with work the next morning. Of course, because of it they missed their son being part of basketball history.Admon Gilder says his parents left Northern Iowa game early to get back to Dallas for work. Watched end in car on phone.— Kate Hairopoulos (@khairopoulos) March 23, 2016Yahoo Sports‘ Jeff Eisenberg has more:“They left the game with probably about a minute to go,” the younger Gilder said Wednesday. “They were at the gas station on the way back and someone came out and told them that I’d just hit the game-tying shot.”Paula and Admon Sr. both had to be at work early the next morning in their hometown of Dallas, a roughly four-hour drive from Oklahoma City. They decided they were already too far from the arena to turn around, so they followed overtime and double overtime on their phones instead.Gilder, now an Aggie hero, doesn’t hold it against his parents.“I probably would have left too,” Gilder said.Don’t expect to see the Gilders leaving Thursday’s game in Anaheim against Oklahoma early…unless they think they’re bringing the team a bit of luck.[Yahoo Sports]More: Vote In Our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” Bracket >>>last_img read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (up 3.74 points to 16,029.33, a record high):Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up 31 cents, or 1.92 per cent, to $16.49 on 9.7 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up 33 cents, or 1.27 per cent, to $26.27 on 6.9 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up five cents, or 1.83 per cent, to $2.78 on 6.5 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 16 cents, or 4.51 per cent, to $3.71 on 6.05 million shares.Crescent Point Energy (TSX:CPG). Oil and gas. Down nine cents, or 0.85 per cent, to $10.52 on 5.3 million shares.Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Oil and gas. Up 15 cents, or 3.09 per cent, to $5.00 on 5.1 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Horizons ETFs Management Inc. (TSX:MIND). Financial services. Down one cent, or 0.04 per cent, to $24.99 on 54,779 shares. The company says it has launched the first exchange-traded fund in Canada to use artificial intelligence for all security selection decisions. The Horizons Active A.I. Global Equity ETF began trading today on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The ETF, sub-advised by Mirae Asset Global Investments, uses an investment strategy run by an AI system that analyzes data and extracts patterns.Hudson’s Bay Company (TSX:HBC). Retailer. Up $1.02, or 9.05 per cent, to $12.29 on 2.1 million shares. The national retailer says it has received an unsolicited offer from European retail competitor SIGNA Holding for its German department store chain Kaufhof and other real estate assets. HBC acquired Kaufhof in 2015 as part of a $3.2-billion deal that included Belgium retailer Galeria Inno and other real estate assets.Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP). Consumer packaged goods. Down 14 cents, or 0.30 per cent, to $46.44 on 411,228 shares. The Canadian dairy giant signed a deal to buy Betin Inc., the company behind the Montchevre brand of goat cheese in the United States. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.last_img read more

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