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ANTIOCH, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 11 Signs It Might Be Time for Assisted Living Part One The decision to help an aging adult move out of a current home is a complex one -- both emotionally and practically. Above all, you want the person to be safe and well. How can you all feel more confident about whether circumstances suggest that your loved one should no longer be living alone? Photo -  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140828/140820 Although every situation is different, looking at the following 11 signs will give you valuable information to help make the decision. Here are a few things that Dr. Vincent Malfitano thinks you ought to look out for. 1. Big-picture signs it might be time for assisted living Keep these big red flags in mind. Certain situations make it more obvious that it's wise to start thinking about alternate living arrangements.... (more)

Haiti Needs You

Haiti Earthquake on Ulitzer The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday has left the island nation in complete and utterdevastation with death tolls rising to a predicted 100,000.  One of the worst disasters ever seen. Haiti needs help from everyone and the Red Cross backed by the US State Department have launched a simple viral text message based fundraising initiative to allow everybody to deliver some help to Haiti.   Simply text “Haiti” to 90999 from your phone to donate $10 to the relief effort underway. The initiative has already raised over $1,000,000 from individuals but is still massively under equipped against the stagering harm. Your $10 donation is a true testament to the human spirit and will go a long way in providing food, water and shelter to innocent men, women and children displaced by this catastrophe.   ... (more)

Response to Haiti Earthquake Relief Via Mobile Giving at All-Time High Reaching $7 Million in Donations

Haiti Earthquake on Ulitzer In 36 hours, donations made via mobile phones for Haiti Earthquake Relief have surpassed $7 million across all the short codes managed by the Mobile Giving Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping other non-profits raise funds through mobile. This amount represents a mobile-giving record for funds raised for a single cause. But there is a long way to go. As more organizations support relief efforts in Haiti, additional short codes are available for making monetary donations to help those affected by the recent earthquake. By texting a keyword to a designated short code via a mobile phone, a micro-donation of $5 or $10 can be made to aid the millions of people affected by this tragedy.  100% of your donation goes to the recipient charity, and the donation appears as a charge on your carrier bill, standard rates may apply... (more)

Immersive Video Available on iPhone 4 or iPad

XS2TheWorld, a mobile marketing and mobile application building specialist, has partnered with Transmission TX to launch 360° Video, a mobile app which puts the user at the centre of moving video, creating interactive, immersive worlds on the iPhone 4 and iPad. The app goes further than ever before in creating branded moving worlds that users can enter, control and explore. Working in a similar way to online 360° images, and using the accelerometer on the iPhone 4 and iPad, the mobile app places the viewer at the centre of moving footage so they can look around the environment and even interact with elements such as text, images or links. A brand could, for example, use this mobile marketing tool to create an immersive world from a skiing video, allowing the viewer to look up, down to the side and behind during a slalom run as if they were within the video ... (more)

Announcing Rapid Protect - A Comprehensive Mobile Application Geared to Address the Safety and Security Needs of the Families Worldwide

Princeton Jct, NJ, October 21, 2011 --(PR.com)-- In a rapidly changing security environment with all kinds of natural and manmade threats around us, the well being of family members is a major concern for all of us. To address this growing need of family safety, Rapidsoft Systems announces the launch of RapidProtect - a comprehensive mobile application suite geared to address the safety and security needs of the families around the world. The application is currently available on iPhone with Android, Blackberry, Brew and J2ME applications to be released shortly. Many families rely on the Rapid Protect application to help them stay connected to their children or elderly family members wherever they go. Moreover, there are many features available in this application which helps parents to get a better sense of their children's whereabouts when they're away. The applic... (more)

Oracle Disaster Recovery Site Hosted by Amazon Cloud

DR sites are typically built as an exact replica of the primary site. Application and database software is installed on DR site and sits there mostly unused, waiting for a disaster to happen. DR site is very expensive proposition than only large companies are able to afford. Amazon AWS is an interesting alternative to having your own DR site. Oracle databases on DR side are in Data Guard configuration with a primary site and actively apply archive log files shipped from there. Pay per use, scalable Amazon Cloud model makes it an attractive alternative to creating and maintaining your own DR site. During normal usage you will use only as many resources  CPU, memory) as is required to keep Oracle Data Guard active. Once disaster strikes you can switch over to DR site, add CPU and memory to your database and make it able to withstand regular load until primary site be... (more)

Emulex Partners with Myricom to Enter High Performance Networking Market for Low Latency Applications

COSTA MESA, Calif, May 8, 2012 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced the introduction of a family of new OneConnect® Network Xceleration™ solutions for the High Performance Networking (HPN) market. Emulex is bringing its new family of OneConnect (OC)e12000 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) Network Xceleration solutions to market in partnership with Myricom, an industry leader in delivering high performance, latency optimised Ethernet solutions for vertical market applications. This multi-generational marketing and development partnership leverages Myricom's deep expertise in HPN, specifically low latency, high packet-rate, vertical application optimisations, and Emulex's broad enterprise reach, high volume, enterprise-hardened hardware roadmap, and global go-to-market channels. "By partnering with Myricom, Emulex is offering I/O connectivity solutions that broaden our... (more)

Apple’s Magical Lie

By: Ian Gillespie Warning: I am not an Information Security expert – I am the Lead Designer at Hurricane Labs. I do not know the detailed best practices of securing a network or how to set up a SIEM such as Splunk. You may be asking yourself, “Why the heck is this guy even writing an article on a blog about Information Security?!” Hold on a second – what I propose is an outsider’s perspective on the idea of information security as a whole. My perspective may not be the same as that of an information security specialist, but that’s the point. The purpose of this article is to hopefully be entertaining, but to also allow me to rant, or vent my frustrations with things having to do with security – whether it be company practices, or even just the way we share our information on social networks. I hope to write a few blog posts in the coming weeks. Hopefully you will g... (more)

Creating a Self-Defending Network Using Open Source Software

By: Steve McMaster This past weekend, I presented the idea of a self-defending network at Ohio LinuxFest 2012. The accompanying slides are now available here. So let’s talk about network security. You’ve got a firewall and a DMZ, you’re all set, right? Not so fast slugger. We preach a theory called “defense in depth” here at Hurricane Labs. And that means you need something to defend you when your firewall admins make a mistake. And something to protect you when that layer fails. And so on. So what are these other layers? Well one of them is having a good IDS/IPS system. An IDS/IPS listens to network traffic, generally the traffic inside your firewall, and either alerts on (IDS) or drops/blocks altogether (IPS) traffic that meets specific rules defining “bad traffic”. But what else can you do? A coworker and I put a couple pieces of open source software (OSSEC and ... (more)

Evolve IP Helps Customers Avoid Downtime During Hurricane Sandy

A few weeks ago, Superstorm Sandy ravaged the East Coast, leaving devastation in its wake. Thousands of people were without power, food, and water. It quickly became clear that Sandy’s aftermath would bring life on the East Coast to a standstill for days as the region began to rebuild. Early estimates of the damage put the business loss associated with the storm as high as $30 billion. But Grudi Associates, The John M. Glover Agency, and many others weren’t a part of that group. Evolve IP’s redundant cloud platform allowed them to run their businesses remotely as the storm raged on. For example, InformationWeek Cloud picked up the story of how we helped Apria Health Care stay functional during the storm so that they could continue to provide their vital health services to customers in the days after the storm. Thanks to Evolve IP, Apria was able to deliver essential p... (more)

Staying Dry With Office 365: How the Cloud Beat Sandy

We have a saying here at ‘wichcraft: Make people happy while being proud of what you do. We’re in the retail food business. Our job is to feed our customers, and our customers are at the core of everything we do. As Director of Technology for a sandwich company spanning 15 locations and three states, it can be easy to forget this simple fact. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the daily grind of maintaining servers and networks just so we can keep our business humming along. When we made the jump to Office 365 earlier this year, we were able to take our existing on-premise servers and move them to the cloud. As a result, we eliminated layers of complexity, and I no longer needed to spend valuable time and resources administering legacy systems. This has allowed me to shift my focus toward new and exciting ways to better serve our guests, like launching a new lo... (more)