Haiti EarthQuake Relief Live Breaking News From Major News Wires

Haiti EarthQuake

Subscribe to Haiti EarthQuake: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts newslettersWeekly Newsletters
Get Haiti EarthQuake: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn

Top Stories

Shelly Palmer talks with Jennifer Lahmers and Sukanya Krishnan about the communication crisis in Puerto Rico following the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Shelly explains how you can reach loved ones using the Safe and Well List on the American Red Cross website. Original Airdate: September 26, 2017 https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php http://prfaa.pr.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Oficinas-Regionales.pdf The post The Communication Crisis in Puerto Rico | Fox 5 originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer ... (more)

Hurricane Irene: GIS, Social Media, and Big Data Shine

As Katherine Maher pointed out on Twitter, no one gets credit when contingency plans work. And it is truly amazing how much government-citizen information collaboration has evolved–not to mention the growth of data journalism even in the most traditional news outlets. The average citizen had a wealth of accurate (and useful) hurricane information to choose from. There was also plenty of data to be used for those seeking to tinker, and very useful Twitter/Flickr/YouTube overlays on Google Earth interfaces. Anyone unlucky enough to turn on their television was assaulted by an overwhelming wave of hysteria and action shots of news anchors bravely intoning into the camera that it was windy and raining–an astonishing revelation, undoubtedly, to the millions told to evacuate. Alex Howard of O’Reilly Radar has a very helpful list of Hurricane Irene tracking links from bo... (more)

Oracle Database Backups to the Amazon Cloud

The traditional way of performing backups includes using Oracle RMAN in combination with media management layer software ( typically Netbackup, Tivoli or similar ), which writes backup data to remote robotic tape unit. Tapes are then stored offsite to a secure location. It is well known fact that tape media poses certain challenges in reliability and physical manipulation areas. Cloud-based backups’ main attraction is that they are inherently disk based, always accessible, offsite and there are no capex expenditures. All tape related costs are thus eliminated. On the other hand new costs will be incurred for Cloud backups storage and service. Data is transferred over the public network i.e. Internet. Cloud based backups can be used for quick database refresh or duplication of source databases to any target environment. Practically you have an unlimited amount of s... (more)

Mobility News Weekly

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Marketing News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Thanks to the growth of smartphones and tablets, entertainment consumption on mobile devices has grown 82 percent from 2010 to 2011.  Read Original Content As of the three months ended July, Google's mobile OS held a 52.2 percent share of the market, a gain of 1.4 points from the prior three months, ComScore said today. In second place, Apple's iOS grabbed 33.4 percent of the market, up 2 points from the prior period.  ... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of October 27, 2013

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Addressing yet another critical issue faced by the U.S. healthcare system, Verizon Enterprise Solutions announced the immediate availability of Converged Health Management, a remote patient-monitoring medical platform designed to help clinicians and patients manage patients' health in between doctor visits.  Read Original Content A bipartisan group of U.S. House of representatives have introduced a bill that would clarify regulations for mobile medical applications, electronic health rec... (more)

Citizen Journalism and Tweets Bring Haiti’s Horror to the World

CNN has people on the ground in Port Au Prince. They use high performance satellite phones and transmission equipment to bring a few shots from Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta to world viewers. That is what we expect from CNN. Then CNN begins the roll call of tweets from people within Haiti bringing real time news. Continuing with interviews using Skype with video direct from Haiti. And the innovative ideas on how to get the word out continue. Fox news, MSNBC, all the major US news sources quote the information they are getting from the ground, or show videos received via Titter and other social media tools. Most of the news we are getting via twitter and social media is raw, simply passing on a snapshot in time. Then the news casters, with their back office of analysts and experts, are able to translate the news into a consumable item for American and internation... (more)

San Francisco Charity A GOOD IDEA to Give $100,000 to Haiti Victims Upon Winning Nationwide Charity Program

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A Good Idea, a volunteer organization which is a vehicle for positive social change ideas in San Francisco, plans to give $100,000 to Haiti earthquake victims if the organization is selected as the winner of the Chase Community Giving contest sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. "While A Good Idea focuses on homelessness within the Bay Area, we feel that it is of the utmost importance to contribute to the people of Haiti," said Jared Paul, Founder and Executive Director of A Good Idea. A Good Idea was among 100 small charities out of 500,000 eligible nationwide to garner enough Facebook votes to receive a $25,000 grant as part of the Chase contest. Entering the second round of voting on Friday, January 15, A Good Idea will give $100,000 of their winnings if they are able to earn enough Facebook votes to propel them to the t... (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)

Beacon Podcast – Episode 016

Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .016 – Somebody’s Watching Me Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick Sayler (@psayler), Josh Evans (@jsevans59) Facebook Holds “Deleted Photos - Why put it up if you want to delete it? - Is anyone surprised? Amazon Prime Streaming Viacom - Brings more content - Closer to Netflix-level streams - Matt likes prison shows - RANDOM CRIME DRAMAS Trustwave Issues DECRYPT ALL THE THINGS Super Cert - “Not common practice” - Then how did it happen!? Mandatory Disclosure for IT Security Companies - A novel idea - Bill believes in absolute full disclosure - Adobe guy is full of it Do You Password Protect Your Gadgets - DO IT - Matt loses things, but we’ve all heard this story before - Encrypt the gadgets! - Mobile devices are location aware, so you can recover them - Education is required Hack of the Week G... (more)

IT Chaos Theory: The PeopleSoft Effect

#cloud #devops A robust integration ecosystem is critical to prevent the PeopleSoft effect within the network In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions, where a small change at one place in a nonlinear system can result in large differences to a later state. The name of the effect, coined by Edward Lorenz, is derived from the theoretical example of a hurricane's formation being contingent on whether or not a distant butterfly had flapped its wings several weeks before. -- Wikipedia, Butterfly Effect Many may not recognize the field of IT chaos theory (because technically I made it up for this post) but its premise is similar in nature to that of chaos theory. The big difference is that while Chaos Theory has a butterfly effect, IT Chaos Theory has a PeopleSoft effect. In IT Chaos Theory, the PeopleSoft effect is the sen... (more)

Improve Your Disaster Recovery Preparedness for Hurricane Season With New Advice From Acronis

WOBURN, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/26/12 -- Acronis, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today released five tips to help companies improve their disaster recovery preparedness for 2012's looming hurricane season. With this year's hurricane predictions forecasting 11 named storms, six hurricanes and two major, category-three hurricanes or higher, it's becoming more important than ever for businesses to have a strong disaster recovery plan in place. However, according to Acronis' 2012 Disaster Recovery Index, nearly 50 percent of the 600 U.S. companies surveyed still fear substantial downtime in the event of a disaster. With almost 20 major storms anticipated this hurricane season, combined with Acronis' findings that businesses worldwide lose average of $366,363 a year due to IT downtime, c... (more)