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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)

Is Cloud Right for you? Eduserv Launches Professional Services ‘Consultancy Suite’ to Help Advise Public Sector

Bath, UK February 2013: Eduserv, a not-for-profit IT services provider to the public sector today announces the launch of its Public Sector Professional Services consultancy suite. The dedicated team has been developed to advise charities and government agencies on how they can best deliver IT services and what the best technologies are to explore, including moving to the cloud. "We are thrilled to be able to launch this service to the public sector", says Andrew Hawkins, Business Development Director, Eduserv. "The IT sector is changing at such a rapid rate that for many public sector organisations the idea of transforming their IT and the way they work is a very daunting prospect. "Through our Professional Services suite organisations will be able to identify whether cloud is the right solution for them and if so how best to use it. From there the user would be ab... (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)

CloudCamp Haiti Fundraiser Jan 20, 2010

About CloudCamp Haiti (virtual unconference): CloudCamp Haiti is a virtual unconference held as a public webinar. CloudCamp-in-the-Cloud builds upon the popular CloudCamp format by providing a free and open place for the introduction and advancement of cloud computing. For this event, we are raising funds to donate to the aid effort in Haiti. Using an online meeting format attendees can exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a creative and supporting environment, advancing the current state of cloud computing and related technologies. Please help us spread the word, twitter, facebook, IM, tell your neighbours and friends. Hashtag #CloudCampHaiti or copy and paste this post on to your blog. Registration: http://cloudcamp-haiti-2010.eventbrite.com/ Date/Time: - Jan 20th 11:00am - 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) Location: - Online (GotoMeeting) Get involved: If you ... (more)

Life Without Internet in Ethiopia

For the first time in over ten years, I spent the night without Internet access. Ten years of working in remote parts of Mongolia, Vietnam, Palestine, Indonesia, and other small and developing countries, and in March 2010 I finally hit the access wall. My hotel in Addis Ababa does not have Internet access. And not a single WiFi or wireless connection available nearby. Maybe it is just not realistic to believe that in the year 2010 travelers or residents of a major city like Addis Ababa would enjoy the same sense of Internet entitlement we enjoy in other parts of the world.  It is probably more realistic to think fresh water is a higher priority than Facebook.  Probably a higher priority to think that basic nutrition is a higher priority to some people in the world than Twitter. Having been plucked up from the opulence of Burbank, California, where Friday afternoon b... (more)

L’Europe face aux défis des infrastructures Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Europe La décennie 2010 - 2020 sera celle du Cloud Computing ; c’est un message que je répète sur ce blog depuis longtemps et il est maintenant bien accepté par tous les fournisseurs, y compris les «historiques», par la grande majorité des responsables informatiques. Les deux composantes techniques majeures de cette révolution Cloud Computing sont les infrastructures et les usages, en mode SaaS, Software as a Service. Pour ces deux composantes, les conditions de la réussite sont très différentes. Je suis extrêmement pessimiste sur la capacité de l’Europe à réussir dans les infrastructures Cloud, et ... raisonnablement optimiste dans les usages. Je vais me concentrer, dans ce texte, sur les infrastructures, les fondations du Tsunami Cloud Computing. Infrastructures Cloud : les conditions de la réussite Amazon et Google ont montré la voie ; d’autres acteurs, c... (more)

Kevin's Mobility News Weekly - July 8, 2010

Kevin's Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter that is made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week. I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article. I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around enterprise mobility. You can read archived newsletters here - http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/p/kevins-mobility-news-weekly.html You may also find Kevin’s M2M News Weekly on the subjects of M2M (machine-to-machine) and the mobile embedded device market of interest. http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/p/m2m.html ******** Microsoft discontinued its Kin cell phone effort just weeks after launching a pair of Kin-branded gadgets with Verizon Wireless. "We have made the decision to focus exclusively... (more)

The Networked Nonprofit

Beth Kanter and Allison Fine are giving a Berkman lunchtime talk on their book The Networked Nonprofit. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people.   Allison says that over the past few years, the question has emerged: What can nonprofits do with the new tools? The number of non-profits has grown over the past year. Non-profits now the tenth largest employer in the country. But the complexity of social problems is outpacing the capacity of any single organization to solve them. How could non-profits working through networks solve these problems? Non-networked non-profits work in silos, behind non-porous firewalls. Networked non-profits work up th... (more)

Lessons from Unmaking Urban Mistakes

This is a guest post from John Tovla which draws some very interesting connections between Systems behavior and the oldest form of human-created complex systems: Cities. Over there, a woman’s walking down a city sidewalk. [source: flickr.com] She’s doing all kinds of things at once: walking, texting, presumably not being hit by a biker, even perhaps being stalked. Framing this in terms of interaction design, we might think of it as a moment of simultaneous navigation of multiple information interfaces. One of these interfaces is rarely thought of as such; it is the skin of the built world: the sidewalk, curbs, building entrances, shop windows, signage, and welter of moving elements (human and machine) that cross her path. Another is digital: the menus of an iPod, or an application on a smartphone, a GPS map, an SMS keyboard. Thinking more deeply about only these ... (more)

IPv6 Crosses a New Line of Urgency

In an event passing nearly un-noticed, with the potential impact of a virtual asteroid slamming into the heart of Manhattan, the Internet Assigned Number Authority (IANA)  without fanfare, and without understanding by most of the global Internet, allocated the final blocks of IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4) addresses to regional Internet registries (RIRs) during the first week of February. While the “Internet” is not in danger of an imminent meltdown, the message is clear, “get ready to adopt IPv6, the accepted successor to IPv4, or accept the reality your business is on a countdown timer.” Exhaustion of IPv4 Let’s consider a couple analogies to help visualize what IPv4 exhaustion means. Fossil Fuels.  We know there is a limit to the amount of oil and coal available to our planet.  Once the oil and coal are gone, those sources of energy are also gone.  We are n... (more)

This Week in Cloud

Download our iPhone app New: Download the This Week in Cloud iPhone app. Now it’s even easier to get your weekly cloud news and perspectives. Cloud News HP is planning to launch a mega cloud service to rival Amazon Web Services offerings. The new offerings will combine PaaS, IaaS and SaaS and will provide a full array of platforms, infrastructure and applications along with professional services, according to this Channelnomics article. This blog in the New York Times offers more detail on the service offerings, which are scheduled to launch within 2 months. Microsoft’s post mortem into the recent Azure outage was caused by a security mechanism that didn’t recognize Leap Day, which set off a series of false hardware failure notices, according to this Information Week article. This eWeek article shares lessons learned from the glitch. Net net: Each enterprise needs to... (more)