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          Election 2019: Ellen McAlpine, Village of Cary trustee      Cache   Translate Page      
Northwest Herald Questionnaire

Name: Ellen McAlpine

Age: 57

Town: Cary

Office sought: Village trustee of Cary

Family: Married to Christopher: 5 Children and 5 Grandchildren

Occupation: Manager for residential mortgage banker, Envoy Mortgage

Education: Wm Rainer Harper – accounting and National College of Education: Business Management

Elected offices held: Current trustee for Village of Cary

Civic involvement: 20-plus year member of Cary-Grove Chamber of Commerce and past 8+ year Board Member, Co-Director of Miss Cary Grove Business Scholarship Pageant, Saints Peter and Paul Athletic Director, Religious Education Teacher, Youth Mentor Leader, volunteer for Little City Foundation as well as St. Coletta special needs programs, and volunteer for many other programs and charitable organizations.

Website: www.weunitecary.com

Social Media: Facebook – We Unite Cary along with You Tube Podcasts for We Unite Cary

Questions:

1. What is your largest priority for Cary if elected?

There are many pressing issues facing our village. These include the following: finding sustainable sources to increase revenue, pension reform, senior housing demands, and improving the quality of life for all of our current and future residents. It is imperative that we have sustainable and meaningful development so that we can continue to balance our budget, continue to deliver high level services, maintain excellent resources from our police so that we can retain our #1 rating as lowest crime rate in the county; all while keeping a watchful eye on our property taxes. We must address both short and long term solutions as the revenues to the Village have remained constant, however, our financial obligations continue and will continue to increase. Working together with the various taxing bodies as well as municipal partnering is an avenue we should continue implementing and take to a higher level. On a state level, the pension burden is unsustainable and it is time for everyone to work for the good of all residents in our state to have meaningful reform.

2. What changes should Cary make in the future?

One change that I believe will yield positive results is having a board that works collaboratively for the best interests of the residents. When residents elect their representatives they should expect and demand that they are serving them and not serving their own agendas or personal issues. Elected officials should always have an open mind and willingness to meet with residents, fellow board members, the mayor, and staff, as well as being open to business owners and developers. We also need to make sure that potential businesses and developers know that the Village of Cary is open for their business and that we want to optimize investment in Cary by bringing in sustainable businesses and developments that will add value to our Village. We have limited property left to develop and we need to insure that when something goes into the spaces that it meets the criteria of highest and best use of the property, will bring revenue to the Village, as well as enhance the character of Cary. There will be times when developments and businesses are not a good fit, but we are tasked with gathering and processing presented information prior to making a determination and decision. A board that puts the interests of all residents as its top priority can unify and our residents deserve and will benefit from their elected officials acting in this manner.

3. How do you feel about Cary’s video gambling and any potential expansion into places such as gas stations?

Currently the position that the village board has taken is that video gaming has been approved as an enhancement to a business that is serving food, has a required amount of seats, be out of direct access to customers, and not as a core profit center. This has slowed the pace by which video gaming has expanded within our village. Our current model has been working well for both the business owners and the village. However, video gaming is expanding throughout the state and surrounding towns at a rapid rate. I believe that we should continue to be open to the possibility of change, review the restrictions as they come before us so that we remain competitive with surrounding communities, as well as be careful not to change the character and charm of our town. If we elected to modify our current position then I would want to minimize the visibility of video gaming from the outside appearance of the establishment as well as the type of advertising to promote the activity. While I do not want to lose business to a neighboring community, I always want to remain true to what is best for our community as a whole and not negatively impact our Village.

4. How do you feel about Cary’s recent and upcoming senior housing projects?

I am very excited about our newest senior housing projects. I am proud that I voted in favor of both the PIHRL senior development as well as the Haber Oaks duplex project. This is in contrast to other board members who are also seeking re-election. This is a core principle of my campaign as the population in Cary is aging and we need to have options to meet the needs of this demographic. These are people who have lived in Cary for an extended time, raised their families, paid the taxes to build our schools and infrastructure, love their Churches, doctors, restaurants, and grocery stores, etc., and are in need of homes that will meet their needs so that they can age in place. I feel that these developments are a good start but that we still need a variety of options, such as single-family homes, town homes, condominiums, and rentals, as well as varying price points as we have a diverse sector of seniors and needs. This demographic is projected to continue growing and we need to have the forth sight to plan accordingly.

5. How do you feel about the way that Cary handled its harassment investigation of a village trustee?

I am disappointed on many levels but mainly because this happened and no one should be treated in such a manner. The village handled the complaint just as they have handled similar complaints in the past. They consulted with the village attorney and then hired out an independent investigator. Because I was the recipient of this behavior, I am able to articulate a unique perspective. After trying to resolve this directly with Trustee Cosler, then with the Village Administrator, and next with the Village Board, my options were filing a harassment claim or lawsuit, and I did not want to file suit. The claim was investigated, the parties were given an option to participate, the accused chose not to participate, and findings were rendered substantiating the claims. I am disappointed that there is not a policy that covers an elected official’s behavior as this type of conduct would not be acceptable in the private sector, public sector, classroom, or boardroom. My disappointment extends to the elected officials who then wanted to bury and destroy the findings, which certainly does not meet any standard of transparency. This was paid for by the taxpayers and, as such, is property of the taxpayers. When they were not successful in this attempt, they called a special board meeting, which cost the taxpayers in excess of $1500 to simply repudiate the report. In my humble opinion, the residents should not only expect but demand and deserve their elected officials to behave professionally and respectfully at all times.

6. How do you feel about Cary’s new social media policy?

I am thrilled that we were able to pass a social media policy, which has led to the Village of Cary instituting a Facebook page. I championed this effort beginning prior to me actually being sworn into office. It took almost four years but I am happy that all but one of the trustees voted to approve the policy. This is another tool to disseminate information to our residents, as I believe in true transparency. The previous village board wanted increased transparency as well and rewired the boardroom so that we would be able to tape our meetings. We now broadcast them on YouTube. In the future, we need to stay cognizant of other modes of relaying information to our residents and adapting as mediums adjust. While this is one way to communicate, we still need to be aware that this is not all encompassing. We have residents who do not use social media so we need to always be looking for additional ways, such as digital mailing and expanding our cell phone textcaster messaging, as methods to communicate with residents.

7. What else should we know about you?

I love Cary and serving the residents of our village. Cary exudes small town charm with a huge compassionate heart. I am proud of my time on the village board and believe that my record supports that I want what is best for the town and our residents. I have been an extremely active member of the community volunteering my time to various schools, Church, Chamber of Commerce, park district programs, and multiple civic organizations … as well as my husband, Christopher, and I, raising our five children and now being blessed with five grandchildren. I also manage a residential mortgage banking company. All of these experiences have prepared me to work collaboratively and respectfully with others and to critically analyze situations for long term implications prior to making decisions. I believe that working with and listening to others is a skill set that is necessary to achieve optimum results personally, professionally, and in a political forum. I have chosen to align myself with Dale Collier Jr, and Sean Wheeler under our banner of WE UNITE CARY as we are united in wanting to work together in an effective manner to improve the quality of life for all of our residents. Please feel free to check out our Facebook Page – We Unite Cary; our website – www.weunitecary.com; or check us out on YouTube as we have weekly podcasts on relevant topics.


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          Mobile Video Optimization Market Estimated to Grow at a CAGR of 8.8% During Forecast Period 2018-2026      Cache   Translate Page      

The global mobile video optimization market is projected to be driven by an increase in the use of smartphones and tablets. The rise of mobile video adoption has been driven by a significant increase in the usage of smartphones. Smartphones have allowed the new trend of video consumption via screens. They make a significant volume of video content available. Cameras in smartphones also facilitate the creation of video content. Mobile video use continues to rise with the widespread use of tablets. The devices have improved the video-watching experience through a larger screen size. They have encouraged the consumption of new forms of content, including long-form content such as movies.

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The global mobile video optimization market has been segmented based on technology, end- user, enterprise size, and region. In terms of technology, the market has been classified into source optimization, network optimization, and client/device optimization. Based on end-user, the market has been divided into content providers, service providers, and network infrastructure. In terms of enterprise size, the market has been classified into small-medium enterprises (SMEs) and large enterprises. Based on region, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. The report provides in-depth segment analysis of the global mobile video optimization market, thereby providing valuable insights at the macro as well as micro levels.

The report also includes competitive profiling of key players operating in the mobile video optimization market around the globe. The important strategies adopted by leading players, their overview, financials, business segments, and key developments have been identified in the research report. The competitive landscape section of the report provides an overview of the presence and activities of key players in regions/countries in order to strengthen their market position in the future.

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The research methodology is a perfect combination of primary research, secondary research, and expert panel reviews. Secondary sources such as annual reports, company websites, SEC filings investor presentations, internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases, relevant patent and regulatory databases, market reports, government publications, World Bank database, and industry white papers are usually referred to for developing preliminary market understanding. Further, for this report, we have specifically focused on data from various industry bodies.

Primary research involves telephonic interviews, e-mail interactions, and face-to-face interviews for detailed and unbiased reviews on the mobile video optimization market across geographies. Primary interviews are usually conducted on an ongoing basis with industry experts and participants in order to obtain the latest market insights and validate the existing data and analysis. Primary interviews offer new and fresh information on important factors such as market trends, market size, competitive landscape, growth trends, etc.. These factors help to validate and strengthen secondary research findings. Moreover, the data collected and analyzed from secondary and primary research is again discussed and examined by our expert panel.

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Key players profiled in this study include Akamai Technologies, Cisco systems Inc., Citrix Systems Inc., Ericsson (MediaKind), Flash Networks Ltd., Nokia Corporation, Openwave Mobility, Qwilt, Vantrix Corporation., and Virtual Graffiti Inc. Details such as overview, business segments, financials, and key developments pertaining to these players have been provided as a part of the company profiles.

Market Segmentation: Global Mobile Video Optimization Market

Global Mobile Video Optimization Market, by Technology

Source Optimization

Network Optimization

Client/Device Optimization

Global Mobile Video Optimization Market, by End-user

Content Providers

Service Providers

Network Infrastructure

Global Mobile Video Optimization Market, by Enterprise Size

Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Larger Enterprises

In addition, the report provides analysis of the mobile video optimization market with respect to the following geographic segments:

North America

The U.S.

Canada

Rest of North America

Europe

Germany

U.K.

France

Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific (APAC)

China

India

Japan

Australia

Rest of Asia Pacific

Middle East & Africa (MEA)

GCC

South Africa

Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Brazil

Rest of South America

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          Technical Illustration Software Market Assessment Covering Growth Factors and Upcoming Trends Till 2026 End      Cache   Translate Page      

The global technical illustration software market is expected to reach US$4,935.7 Mn by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2018 to 2026. North America held a prominent share of the technical illustration software market in 2017 and is projected to be at the forefront of global demand. The market in the region is expected to expand at a significant CAGR OF 4.4% during the forecast period, 2018-2026.

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The technical illustration software market is segmented on the basis of component, technology, and end-user. Based on component, the market is divided into software and services. The software segment is further bifurcated into on premise and cloud based. In terms of services,the market is further categorized into implementation, support & maintenance, and consulting services. Based on technology, the market is categorized in terms of 2D and 3D technology. On the basis of end-user, the market is divided into aerospace and defense, healthcare, energy & power, manufacturing, automotive, transportation, and others. The others subsegment includes media and entertainment and third party technical illustration service providers.Geographically, the report classifies the global technical illustration softwaremarketinto North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South America; the regions are analyzed in terms of revenue generation. Furthermore, region-wise prominent countries covered in the report include the U.S, Canada, U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China, India, GCC countries, South Africa, and Brazil.

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Global trends and drivers have been added in the technical illustration software study. Additionally, the report covers segment-wise market attractiveness analysis, and market share of key players for all regions covered in the scope of study. The report also includes historical trend analysis that provides market size of technical illustration software from the year 2012-2017. Furthermore, the report includes PESTLE analysis, technical illustration software analysis by various operating systems, pricing model analysis and concentration scenario, and trend analysis

Secondary research sources typically include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, and SEC filings, internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases, national government documents, vendorswhitepapers, statistical databases, and market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market.

Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews, and face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate the data and analysis. Primary interviews provide first-hand information on the market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, and outlook, etc. These help us to validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team's market expertise and understanding.

Furthermore, the report includes competition landscape which comprises competition matrix, market share analysis of major players in the technical illustration software market based on their 2017 revenues, and profiles of major players. Competition matrix benchmarks leading players on the basis of their capabilities and potential to grow. Factors including market position, offerings, and R&D focus are attributed to a company's capabilities. Factors including top line growth, market share, segment growth, infrastructure facilities, and future outlook are attributed to a company's potential to grow. This section also identifies and includes various recent developments carried out by the leading players of the technical illustration softwaremarket.

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Company profiling includes company overview, major business strategies adopted, and market revenues between 2016 and 2018. The global players profiled in the global technical illustration software market include Autodesk Inc. Dassault Systemes , PTC Inc.,  Canvas GFX, Inc., Corel Corporation, Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc., QuadriSpace Corporation, Auto-Trol Technology Corporation, and Cyient. 

Market Segmentation 

Technical Illustration Software Market Analysis, by Component 

Software

On-Premise

Cloud-Based

Services

Implementation

Support and Maintenance

Consulting

Technical Illustration Software Market Analysis, by End-user 

Aerospace and Defense

Healthcare

Energy and Power

Manufacturing

Automotive

Transportation

Others

Technical Illustration Software Market Analysis, by Technology 

2D

3D

The Technical Illustration Software Market Analysis, by Country/Region

North America

U.S.

Canada

Rest of North America

Europe

UK

Germany

France

Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

Japan

China

India

Rest of Asia Pacific

Middle East & Africa

GCC

South Africa

Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Brazil

Rest of South America

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          Residential Current Circuit Breaker Market: Novel Electricity Infrastructure Development to Augment Growth      Cache   Translate Page      

This study on the residual current circuit breakers market considers 2017 as the base year with market values estimated for 2018 and a forecast developed for the duration of 2018 to 2028.

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/11/2019 -- traction in adoption of smart grid and agile power infrastructure to offset latency, backed by a rapidly booming construction sector pertaining residential developments are accounted to stimulate growth in residual current circuit breaker market in the coming years.

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Investments towards building solar energy favoring sustainable energy consumption is likely to be a major catalyst for residual current circuit breaker market. These market highlights are in sync with Market Research Reports Search Engine's (MRRSE) recent business intelligence report titled, 'Residual Current Circuit Breaker Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2028' included in its fast expanding online repository.

Amidst stiffening competition outlook in residential current circuit breaker market, manufacturers are inclined towards product development endeavors with the addition of consumer convenience features as well as superlative operational efficiency to ensure surged adoption across regions, favoring lucrative global foothold aligning with their objectives of geographical expansion. To ensure competitive product line, manufacturers are also entering into long term contracts and collaborations with research institutes to ensure novelties. M&A initiatives and product innovations continue to therefore remain primary growth strategies embraced by leading players in residential current circuit breaker market.

Unbiased research postulates inked in the report allow readers to gain insightful details on RCCB market valuation forecasts based on which new as well as aspiring residual current circuit breaker market players can effectively deliver lucrative business decisions. The report assesses the market at both global as well as regional levels, in terms of present as well as historical valuations to derive future growth prospects.

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Further in the course of the report readers are also offered decisive and coherent understanding on prevailing segmentation on the basis of which RCCB market is diversified on the basis of product type, network type, power input, and end use. By product type RCCB market is diversified into Type AC, A, F, B, and B+. Based on network type the market is splintered into 2, 3, and 4 pole RCCB. In terms of power the market is demarcated into single and three phase. Residential, commercial, and industrial end-use applications are accounted as core end-use segments in residual current circuit breaker market.

RCCB market report in its trailing sections also enumerates regional scope and demand distribution based on which Eastern and Western Europe, North and Lain America, China, India, Japan, and SEAP are accounted as core regional belts.

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          Superconducting Fault Current Limiter Market Assessment and Key Insights Analyzed Till 2026      Cache   Translate Page      

The report provides analysis over the period 2016–2026, wherein2018 to 2026 is the forecast period and the base year is 2017.

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The superconducting fault current limiter market is poised to remain lucrative on the back of demand acceleration for uninterrupted power supply and growing population. Growing adoption by manufacturers to limit destructive fault currents that can have a devastating impact on the functionality of cost intensive electric components has manifested lucratively on the growth chart of SFCL market. A new business intelligence report titled, 'Superconducting Fault Current Limiter Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 – 2026' included in the fast expanding online data bank of Market Research reports Search Engine (MRRSE) evaluates recent market advances and gauges their reciprocal implications on holistic growth route of SFCL market.

Growing investments towards improving aging electricity infrastructure coupled with mindful adoption of renewable energy across various applications are likely to strike reasonable growth in SFCL market. Further, significant spike in industrialization and urbanization across developing economies besides developed ones further necessitate adoption of superconducting fault current limiter for seamless power supply across several industries. Factors as such are accounted to propel significant growth in SFCL market in forthcoming years.

Strategic M&A Deals continue to remain staple growth strategy adopted by core market players to harbor their lead amidst stiffening competition. Additionally end-use segment diversification and strategic coalitions with parallel companies also remain crucial amongst aspiring market players. Additionally, collaborations with regional and local market players to ensure seamless access to emerging markets is further anticipated to trigger reasonable growth in SFCL market.

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This elaborate research report on superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL)market commences with a detailed executive summary encompassing market definition and dynamics followed by an overview section and market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, threats, and challenges as well as other macro and micro economic factors that amplify growth in SFCL market.

The report also includes a detailed section on market segmentation on the basis of which superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) market is classified by type and end-use. Based on type superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) market is bifurcated into resistive, shielded-core, and saturable-core SFCL types. In terms of end-use the market is further stratified into oil and gas, power station, and Transmission and distribution grid.

Further in the course of the report readers are also presented with substantial insights on regional scope and diversification on the basis of which readers can effectively identify potential lucrative regions in superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) market. By region the market is demarcated into Europe, North and South America, Asia-Pacific, and MEA.

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          Prison Management Systems Market Investigation and Growth Forecasted Until the End of 2026      Cache   Translate Page      

Prison management systems help maintain the records of prisoners and the various cases registered against them. These solutions capture the details of inmates along with biometric details such as photographs, facial expressions, thumb impressions, and others. Nowadays, companies are offering prison management systems with advanced modules such as demographic data capture, scheduling, reporting, workflow control, case management, and medical facility management.

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This research report provides a detailed analysis of the prison management systems market and offers insights about the various factors driving the popularity of prison management systems technology and its advantages. The prison management systems market report includes an extensive analysis of key industry drivers, challenges, market trends, and market structure. The market study provides a comprehensive assessment of stakeholder strategies and imperatives for succeeding in the prison management systems business. The report segregates the market based on storage tier, user age, and different regions globally.

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The prison management systems market is expected to witness significant value growth during the forecast period owing to an increase in the demand for law enforcement equipment and increasing demand for the cloud-based prison management solutions.

The report starts with an overview of the prison management systems market in terms of value. In addition, this section includes an analysis of the key trends, drivers, and challenges from the supply, demand, and economy side, which are influencing the prison management systems market.

The prison management systems market is classified on the basis of component, application, and region. On the basis of component, the market is subsegmented into hardware infrastructure and software infrastructure. Furthermore, by application, the global prison management systems market is segmented as video surveillance, intrusion detection, access control, alarms & notification, prison administration, and prisoner information management. The video surveillance subsegment accounted for a relatively higher share because of an increase in the demand for advanced video surveillance equipment in various developed and developing nations.

A detailed analysis has been provided for every segment in terms of market size analysis for the prison management systems market across different regions. This section provides a detailed analysis that covers key trends.

The next section contains a detailed analysis of the prison management systems market across various countries in the region. It provides a market outlook for 2018–2026, and sets the forecast within the context of the prison management systems market, which includes the latest technological developments as well as offerings in the market. This study discusses the key trends in various countries, which contribute to the growth of the market, as well as analyses the degrees at which drivers are influencing this market in each region. Key regions and countries assessed in this report include North America (U.S., Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, & the rest of Latin America), Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Russia, and the rest of Europe), SEA & Others of APAC (India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Oceania, and the rest of SEA), China, Japan, and MEA (GCC Countries, Northern Africa, South Africa, Turkey, and the rest of MEA). This report evaluates the present scenario and the growth prospects of the prison management systems market across various regions globally for the period 2018 –2026. We have considered 2017 as the base year and provided data for the remaining eight months.

To offer an accurate forecast, we started by sizing the current market, which forms the basis of how the prison management systems market will grow in the future. Given the characteristics of the market, we have triangulated the outcome of different types of analysis based on technology trends.

As previously highlighted, the global prison management systems market is split into a number of segments. All segments in terms of component, application, and different regions are analyzed in terms of basis points to understand the relative contributions of individual segments to market growth. This detailed level of information is important for the identification of the various key trends in the global prison management systems market.

In addition, another key feature of this report is the analysis of all key segments in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. This is traditionally overlooked while forecasting the market. However, absolute dollar opportunity is critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve, as well as to identify potential resources from a sales and delivery perspective in the global prison management systems market.

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In the final section of the report, we have included a competitive landscape to provide clients a dashboard view based on the categories of providers in the value chain, their presence in the prison management systems market, and key differentiators. This section is primarily designed to provide clients an objective and detailed comparative assessment of the key providers specific to a market segment in the prison management systems supply chain and the potential players for the same. Report audiences can gain segment-specific vendor insights to identify and evaluate key competitors based on the in-depth assessment of their capabilities and success in the marketplace. Detailed profiles of providers are also included in the scope of the report to evaluate their long-term and short-term strategies, key offerings, and recent developments in the prison management systems market. Some of the key competitors covered in the prison management systems market report are Axis Communications AB; Bosch Security and Safety Systems; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Fujitsu; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; IBM Corporation; Montgomery Technology, Inc.; NEC Corporation; Thales Group; and Tyler Technologies Inc.

Key Segments

By Component

Hardware Infrastructure

IT Infrastructure

Server

Storage

Network Switch

Network Router

Others

Surveillance Infrastructure

Camera

Monitors

Access Control Infrastructure

Biometric Readers

Card-Based Readers

Electronic Locks

Alarms

Others

Security Lighting

Software Infrastructure

Software

Prisoner Information Management

Prison Document Management

Prisoner Movement Management

Prisoner Cash Management

Other Software

Services

Installation and Deployment Service

Training Services

Professional Service

By Application

Video Surveillance

Intrusion Detection

Access Control

Alarms & Notification

Prison Administration

Prisoner Information Management

Others

Key Regions

North America

U.S.

Canada

Latin America

Brazil

Mexico

Rest of Latin America

Europe

Germany

U.K.

France

Spain

Italy

Russia

Rest of Europe

SEA & Others of APAC

India

Indonesia

Philippines

Thailand

Malaysia

Oceania

Rest of SEA

China

Japan

MEA

GCC Countries

Turkey

South Africa

North Africa

Rest of MEA

Key Companies

Axis Communications AB

Bosch Security and Safety Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Fujitsu

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

IBM Corporation

Montgomery Technology, Inc.

NEC Corporation

Thales Group

Tyler Technologies Inc.

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There's an answer to "there's not enough money in the checkbook;" stop cutting taxes and reinvest now. While some are discussing a "basic income" for future generations that will be paid less and lack benefits, Vos is blissfully unaware of these concerns, all the while strapping our kids with even higher taxes. But then it's not his problem:



Note: Vos claims "I would prefer tax cut for everyone who pays taxes." Well, Gov. Evers' proposal to cut just the middle class tax bracket would also go to the wealthy, so Vos Republicans continue to mislead their constituents playing them for suckers. Remember when we found out rich Mitt Romney paid an effective tax rate of 14 percent tax.

I think someone can't get over his party losing the governors race. Wisconsinites now want to try it Evers' way. 

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Gurugram, March 12 (IANS) While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is striving to return to power at the Centre, it could not be that easy for it in Haryana as majority of poll promises, say political pundits, have not been kept in the state.

The voters of the Gurugram parliamentary constituency, which borders the national capital, express similar sentiments. The constituency is spread across three districts of Gurugram, Rewari and Nuh, with 23 lakh eligible voters.

This may allow the opposition Congress regain the political ground it lost in the 2014 elections.

"The Gurugram constituency, spread across three districts, could be a good example of this, where the minority-dominant Nuh district in the Mewat region tells a tale of neglect by the government," said Captain Ajay Singh Yadav of the Congress, former Power Minister and seven-time MLA from Rewari district.

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Mackinac Bridge in Michigan; bridge monitoring sensors

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Researchers in the state of Michigan are planning to install up to 2,000 infrastructure sensors on the Mackinac Bridge in order to explore the logistics of a large-scale deployment and provide useful monitoring data to the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA). 

 

According to a press release from the MBA, the first 20 prototype infrastructure sensors were installed a few years ago on the bridge and were powered solely by vibrations from traffic. These devices have proven their durability and performed as intended. Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) and Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) are ready to roll out the next phase of testing.

 

Beginning in 2016, MSU and WUSTL researchers started deploying prototype sensors beneath the bridge as part of a demonstration project sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Mackinac Bridge provided a high-profile testing ground for these self-powered sensors. Since then, the new and improved versions of the self-powered sensors have been developed as a part of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Cyber-physical Systems program and have been successfully deployed on the bridge.

 

The team of researchers view the sensing technology as a way to transform the process of bridge preservation and management, and to improve the serviceability of bridges. The aim of the large-scale deployment is to show that the system can autonomously monitor loading experienced on the bridge, and that the sensors can collect information without too much human intervention and at a lower cost.

 

Several of the sensors' features make them attractive to infrastructure managers. Because they have no external power source, the sensors eliminate the issue of requiring battery changes or wiring to power sources. They also do not need wires to access the data they collect, as staff can access that information wirelessly. 

 

MBA staff will assist with installation of the additional sensors, offering both equipment and access to the bridge. The MBA will retain ownership of the data gathered by the sensors, with WUSTL providing the sensor prototypes and MSU providing tools to analyze and interpret that data for bridge staff to use in guiding engineering and maintenance decisions. The research team can use the data for research publication with approval from the MBA. The team plans to start installation of the additional and improved sensors this summer. 

 

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Source: Mackinac Bridge Authority


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With over 1,200 staff operating in our 5 regions we are able to supports clients across the Built Environment, Financial, Industry, Infrastructure, Mining &... $100,000 - $120,000 a year
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          Egis crée sa bourse d’études aéronautiques      Cache   Translate Page      

A l’occasion du son cinquantième anniversaire, la société française d’ingénierie aéronautique Egis apporte son soutien à la nouvelle génération de professionnels qui seront demain les leaders du secteur de l’aviation. L’histoire d’Egis dans l’aviation remonte à 1969, année de la création de l’entreprise publique Sofréavia qui avait pour mission d’accompagner les projets de développement d’infrastructures […]

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          Texas Central High-Speed Rail Named One of World’s Top Infrastructure Projects      Cache   Translate Page      

Texas Central, the high-speed rail system that’s headquartered in Dallas, recently was honored as one of the top infrastructure projects in the world. 

The project has been named one of the best by infrastructure advocacy group CG/LA in its 2019 …

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          stoneridgesoftware: Breaking down the cost of Dynamics AX compared to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations      Cache   Translate Page      
Источник: https://stoneridgesoftware.com/breaking-down-the-cost-of-dynamics-ax-compared-to-dynamics-365-finance-and-operations/ ============== There are different advantages in the total cost of ownership between an on-premise software versus cloud hosted. While some may say that the cloud is less expensive, what we’ve seen is actually a shift in costs and where money is allocated for your ERP system. In this article, we’ll look at the different places where financial shifts are occurring for those moving from Dynamics AX on-premise to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. *Licensing Costs* Nearly all businesses are used to the traditional pricingmodel in which a small percentage of a software solutions total cost is spenton licensing and the large majority is spent on hardware and IT resources.While the up-front cost to purchase software was low, underlying costs couldeasily amount to nearly 75% of the total cost of ownership. With Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations, businesses canexpect to pay more for licensing and software fees, but considerably less ontraditional hardware and IT costs. If there’s one thing that remains consistent with licensing costs from Microsoft, it’s that they can be confusing to navigate. Make sure to have a good understanding of exactly how many and what type of licensing you need to avoid any unnecessary expenditures. A knowledgeable partner like Stoneridge Software can help you understand software licensing requirements before signing the check. *Infrastructure and Hardware* Dynamics 365 is hosted on Microsoft’s servers, cutting out your need to spend money purchasing, updating, and remaining compliant with your own internal servers and hardware. Companies will also see less capital infrastructure expenses with the reduction in physical space required to store large servers and other hardware. *IT Resources* Dynamics 365 brings a responsibility shift from in-house IT resources to Microsoft, reducing or eliminating maintenance, patches, security, and upgrades that need to be done in-house. With less requirements for your internal IT staff to maintain, they can focus on other business needs. *Training* Fewer resources will be spent on training Dynamics 365 usersdue to the user-friendly interface and built-in support services. The cloud software model of Dynamics 365 provides morevisibility into the hard costs or operating expenses of your solution and amore predictable cost over time. Less time spent on maintenance andinfrastructure frees up your workforce to do more. Outside of more predictable costs, there are major benefits to a true cloud ERP solution. Read more about the additional functionality and apps available (https://stoneridgesoftware.com/products/microsoft-dynamics-365/) in Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations and the Business Insights available. Источник: https://stoneridgesoftware.com/breaking-down-the-cost-of-dynamics-ax-compared-to-dynamics-365-finance-and-operations/
          Vox enhances IoT offering with Activate partnership      Cache   Translate Page      
Promoted | Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider Vox has entered into a strategic partnership with the Activate Group to expand its Internet of things product offering.
          Quand les robots sucent le cerveau des auteurs      Cache   Translate Page      

Pendant longtemps, « Don’t be evil » (qu’on pourrait traduire par « Ne faites pas le mal ») a été le mantra de Google – sa devise informelle. Remplacée en 2018 par « Do the right Thing » (« Faites ce qui est bien »), elle synthétise pourtant l’époque d’une manière aussi clairvoyante que concise : chaque innovation pourra être utilisée à bon ou à mauvais escient.


Par Julien Simon
de EPUBNerd


Love Robot
Alex Guibord, CC BY ND 2.0

 

On passera sur les implications philosophiques desdites devises – qu’est-ce que le Mal dans le domaine de l’ingénierie, d’ailleurs qu’est-ce que le Mal tout court ? – pour se concentrer sur l’ambivalence permanente dans laquelle nous flottons : la plupart des technologies que nous utilisons de façon quotidienne peuvent aussi bien être utilisée à notre avantage qu’en notre défaveur.
 

Prenons un exemple : une enceinte connectée type Alexa (Amazon) est capable, d’un simple ordre vocal, de lancer la lecture d’une playlist, d’allumer la lumière ou de lire une histoire à votre enfant. Mais cette même enceinte peut aussi poser de graves problèmes de sécurité (en étant hackée) ou de confidentialité (vous avez laissé Amazon poser un micro dans votre salon, tout de même).
 

Le cas du livre numérique


De la même manière, l’émergence du livre numérique et des plateformes d’autopublication a permis à des millions d’auteurs de diffuser leurs créations à grande échelle, de façon dématérialisée mais aussi imprimée (grâce à l’impression à la demande). Certains d’entre eux ont bâti de véritables notoriétés, et sans aller jusqu’à parler de fortune, à gagner plus d’argent que ne leur aurait permis un contrat d’édition « classique ».
 

Mais cette disponibilité a un coût, autant financier que moral : celui des infrastructures qui mettent ces livres à disposition. Aujourd’hui, Amazon et Google (Apple et Kobo également, dans une moindre mesure) assurent l’essentiel de ce trafic. Ces entreprises s’assurent que les livres dont vous leur confiez les fichiers soient disponibles à tout moment : vous bénéficiez de la puissance de leur infrastructure. En échange, ces distributeurs ponctionnent leur part sur chaque transaction effectuée – les petits ruisseaux faisant les grandes rivières.
 

Mais est-ce bien tout ce qu’ils ponctionnent ?


Car tout le monde pourrait être content… si Amazon, Google et consorts ne mettaient pas autant d’énergie à développer des programmes d’intelligence artificielle basés sur le machine learning. Et ils ne sont pas les seuls : il y a quelques semaines, la plateforme d'autopublication Wattpad présentait son algorithme destiné à aider sa future maison d’édition à dénicher les bestsellers.

Comme Amazon et Google (pourquoi croyez-vous d’ailleurs que Google se soit lancé dans un programme de numérisation massive des fonds de bibliothèques américaines), Wattpad est dans une position idéale pour cela, puisqu’elle dispose d’un grand nombre de manuscrits publiés sur sa plateforme gratuite et que le machine learning nécessite justement l’analyse d’un très grand nombre de documents afin d’y repérer des schémas.
 

En bref : les plateformes auxquelles les auteurs confient leurs précieux manuscrits sont aussi celles qui sont les plus actives dans le domaine de l’intelligence artificielle et du machine learning. Vous voyez où je veux en venir ?

 

Les algorithmes au clavier

 

Aujourd’hui, en salle de presse, il n’est plus tabou de parler d’algorithme rédacteur de contenu. Ainsi, le Los Angeles Times a conçu un quake-bot qui rédige et publie automatiquement un article à chaque tremblement de terre. D’autres quotidiens, papier et web, utilisent l’intelligence artificielle pour mettre en avant les résultats sportifs ou les bulletins météo. La France n’est pas en reste : en 2015, Le Monde utilisait déjà un programme chargé de publier une page web pour chacune des 36.000 municipalités afin d’afficher le résultat des élections (source : Le Devoir).

Et il n’y a pas que la presse à être touchée : en 2016, le programme Benjamin écrivait le scénario d’un court-métrage de science-fiction. Et même si le résultat était un peu… étonnant, il n’en demeurait pas moins impressionnant.



 

Le remplacement des auteurs n’est plus du domaine de la science-fiction

 

L’intelligence artificielle brûle de raconter des histoires. Et de là à toucher, d’ici à quelques années, aux domaines de la littérature, il n’y a qu’un pas. Mais pour cela, il faudra bien entendu que les machines s’entraînent. Et il leur faudra lire beaucoup, beaucoup, d’histoires, beaucoup, beaucoup, de manuscrits, analyser leurs ressorts narratifs, mais aussi étudier ce qui fonctionne ou pas, quel texte remporte les faveurs des utilisateurs, à quel moment la lectrice A cesse sa lecture et à quel moment le lecteur B l’interrompt, afin d’en dégager des « patterns » .

Et pour cela, le meilleur moyen est encore de posséder toutes les infrastructures d’une librairie en ligne et d’un service de lecture numérique.
 

On aboutit alors à une situation paradoxale qui, avouons-le, ne manque pas de piquant : ce sont les écrivains et les éditeurs d’aujourd’hui qui, en publiant leurs textes sur ces plateformes, nourrissent les machines qui, à terme, apprendront à les remplacer. Car plus on publiera sur Amazon, Google, Wattpad, etc, meilleurs deviendront leurs algorithmes, et plus vite on accélèrera l’avènement d’un tel futur.
 

Et pourtant, si l’on veut s’autopublier – et si l’on veut même simplement vendre des livres numériques, en tant qu’indépendant ou industriel –, ces plateformes demeurent les plus performantes. Elles sont aussi et surtout les plus riches du point de vue de la masse d’utilisateurs déjà captifs de leur écosystème. D’où le dilemme. Car dans les conditions d’utilisation de Kindle Direct Publishing, rien n’explicite clairement qu’un tel usage pourra être fait de nos histoires… mais rien ne l’interdit non plus (voir paragraphe 5.5 : Concession de droits).
 

Don’t be evil, do the right thing… Finalement tout cela dépend de nos propres notions de bien et de mal, et de notre propre tolérance à la servitude volontaire. Cela dépend aussi des calculs stratégiques que nous effectuons à l’échelle de l’industrie.
 

En attendant, les machines apprennent.


Dossier : L'intelligence artificielle au service du livre et de la lecture


          Senior Staff Systems Engineer-Azure - API Healthcare - Cheyenne, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
Contribute to the deployment of infrastructure solutions meeting standardization, consolidation, TCO, security, regulatory compliance and application system...
From API Healthcare - Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:19:47 GMT - View all Cheyenne, WY jobs
          Datanauts 137: Automating Infrastructure As Code With Terraform      Cache   Translate Page      

Our guest today is Ned Bellavance. We pick Ned's brain about infrastructure as code and his hands-on experience with HashiCorp's Terraform.

The post Datanauts 137: Automating Infrastructure As Code With Terraform appeared first on Packet Pushers.


          Datanauts 135: An Introduction To Edge Computing      Cache   Translate Page      

The Datanauts explore edge computing, including a working definition, use cases, issues of locality and latency, and the infrastructure that drives edge computing. Our guest is Alex Marcham.

The post Datanauts 135: An Introduction To Edge Computing appeared first on Packet Pushers.


          Datanauts 129: Automation And Security In AWS      Cache   Translate Page      

The Datanauts parse the meanings of automation, infrastructure as code, and DevOps; explore new AWS services; and talk security best practices on today's cloudy episode. Our guest in Ken Hui.

The post Datanauts 129: Automation And Security In AWS appeared first on Packet Pushers.


          Datanauts 123: Security Without Firewalls      Cache   Translate Page      

Can you run a secure infrastructure without firewalls? Today on Datanauts, we make the case for this idea with guests Nick Buraglio and Jon Zeolla.

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          Datanauts 119: Is The Full Stack Engineer A Myth?      Cache   Translate Page      

The Datanauts dive into the notion of the full stack engineer--an IT pro who can work across every layer of the infrastructure. Our guest is Tom Vachon.

The post Datanauts 119: Is The Full Stack Engineer A Myth? appeared first on Packet Pushers.


          Datanauts 117: Inside The World Of DBAs And SQL Server      Cache   Translate Page      

The Datanauts dive into SQL Server and database architectures, as well as how infrastructure ops and DBAs can work better together. Our guest is Mike Fal.

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          Datanauts 115: Secure Printing With HP (Sponsored)      Cache   Translate Page      

The Datanauts discuss securing print infrastructure with Michael Howard, Chief Security Advisor, and Jason O’Keeffe, Print Security Advisor, at HP.

The post Datanauts 115: Secure Printing With HP (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.


          Datanauts 103: Azure Infrastructure And PowerShell At Microsoft Ignite      Cache   Translate Page      

Chris Wahl records a live Datanauts at Microsoft Ignite to talk Azure, Azure Stack, PowerShell and more with Microsoft Technical Fellow Jeffrey Snover.

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          Datanauts 099: Understanding Microservices      Cache   Translate Page      

Microservices represent the new application architecture, but is it right for everyone? And what do microservices mean for infrastructure design? The Datanauts explore microservices with guest Bryan Boreham of Weaveworks.

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          Datanauts 096: The Fuss About IoT      Cache   Translate Page      

IoT presents interesting and exasperating challenges for IT infrastructure pros. The Datanauts delve into IoT issues including security & networking.

The post Datanauts 096: The Fuss About IoT appeared first on Packet Pushers.


          Datanauts 095: Exploring Azure IaaS with Jennelle Crothers      Cache   Translate Page      

The Datanauts are joined by Jennelle Crothers, IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft, to discuss infrastructure-as-a-service in the Microsoft public cloud, Azure.

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          Datanauts 094: Choosing Your Next Infrastructure      Cache   Translate Page      

The Datanauts talk about the pros and cons of alternative infrastructure options including converged, hyperconverged & composable infrastructures. Our guest is Fred Chagnon.

The post Datanauts 094: Choosing Your Next Infrastructure appeared first on Packet Pushers.


          Datanauts 087: The Future Of Infrastructure Security      Cache   Translate Page      

The latest Datanauts episode explores how the cloud, virtualization, and automation are affecting infrastructure security and why the approaches you use today may not be the ones you use tomorrow. Our guests are James Holland and Aaron Miller.

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          Datanauts 083: Diving Deep Into vSphere Host Resources      Cache   Translate Page      

Today on the Datanauts we explore the depths of vSphere 6.5 host resources to help you maximum performance of your virtual infrastructure and provide a deeper understanding of essentials such as CPU, memory, storage, and Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA). Our guests are Frank Denneman and Niels Hagoort, authors of the forthcoming book "vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive."

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          Datanauts 081: Building Secure Email Infrastructure      Cache   Translate Page      

Today the Datanauts discuss the whys and hows of building secure in-house email infrastructure. Our guest is Jacob Evans.

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          Datanauts 080: The Current State Of Network Automation & Telemetry      Cache   Translate Page      

The Datanauts explore the current state of network automation and telemetry and discuss how network engineers can transition from the CLI to a more automated infrastructure. Our guest is Ryan Booth.

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          Datanauts 072: OpenStack, Kubernetes, Infrastructure & Automation      Cache   Translate Page      

The Datanauts explore the boundaries between the infrastructure underlay & the frameworks that ride on top, including OpenStack and Kubernetes, with Rob Hirschfeld

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          Datanauts 071: Everything As Code With Mitchell Hashimoto      Cache   Translate Page      

The Datanauts talk with HashiCorp co-founder and CTO Mitchell Hashimoto about infrastructure automation, why servers still matter, the growing role of APIs and more

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          Datanauts 068: System Management With Redfish      Cache   Translate Page      

The Datanauts go deep on Redfish, an emerging IPMI replacement aimed at out-of-band infrastructure management for lots and lots of devices. Our guest is Jeff Autor.

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          Datanauts 066: The Harsh Realities Of Scaling Out      Cache   Translate Page      

Sometimes your infrastructure isn’t able to handle a growing business. The Datanauts talk with Josh O’Brien about working through the challenge of massive scale-out while keeping the ship sailing.

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          ClassNK Names Sakashita Senior EVP      Cache   Translate Page      
Effective March 12, 2019, Mr. Hiroaki Sakashita has been appointed as Senior Executive Vice President as well as Executive Director of ClassNK.Sakashita began his career at Japan’s Ministry of Transport (now Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) in 1980.
          Mar 27: El Sueño Americano / The American Dream      Cache   Translate Page      

The Library Gallery presents El Sueño Americano / The American Dream, an exhibition of works by Arizona-based artist Tom Kiefer featuring 59 photographs of everyday objects carried by migrants across the United States border with Mexico that were subsequently confiscated or forfeited at a Customs and Border Control facility in southern Arizona. Considered non-essential and thus discarded, these personal belongings — from gloves to rosaries and wallets to water bottles — were valued by their owners for their utilitarian, personal, or sentimental value. In Kiefer’s graphically striking photographs, these personal items serve as traces of individual human stories. “My intent,” says the artist, “is to explore the humanity of the migrants who risk their lives crossing through the desert and to create a personal connection for the viewer to a migrant and their hope for a better life.”

Born in Wichita, Kansas, fine art photographer Tom Kiefer was raised primarily in the Seattle area and worked in Los Angeles as a graphic designer. Kiefer moved to Ajo, Arizona in December 2001 to fully develop and concentrate his efforts in studying and photographing the urban and rural landscape and the cultural infrastructure. In 2015, Kiefer was included in LensCulture‘s top 50 emerging photographers and Photolucida‘s top 50 Critical Mass. His ongoing photographic series El Sueño Americano (The American Dream) has been featured in news publications nationally and internationally.

Also on view: Migration Stories: Selections from the UMBC Photography Collections

Drawn from UMBC’s collections, Migration Stories features twenty photographs that address human migration from a variety of perspectives. The installation explores the role of photography in shaping the public image of this issue and in conveying individual narratives of translocation and displacement.

Both exhibitions will be on display in the Library Gallery through May 23.

The presentation of this exhibition is supported by an arts program grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Libby Kuhn Endowment Fund, as well as individual contributions.

Image: Tom Kiefer, Trail Markers. Archival inkjet print. ©Tom Kiefer. Used with permission of the artist.


          Mar 28: El Sueño Americano / The American Dream      Cache   Translate Page      

The Library Gallery presents El Sueño Americano / The American Dream, an exhibition of works by Arizona-based artist Tom Kiefer featuring 59 photographs of everyday objects carried by migrants across the United States border with Mexico that were subsequently confiscated or forfeited at a Customs and Border Control facility in southern Arizona. Considered non-essential and thus discarded, these personal belongings — from gloves to rosaries and wallets to water bottles — were valued by their owners for their utilitarian, personal, or sentimental value. In Kiefer’s graphically striking photographs, these personal items serve as traces of individual human stories. “My intent,” says the artist, “is to explore the humanity of the migrants who risk their lives crossing through the desert and to create a personal connection for the viewer to a migrant and their hope for a better life.”

Born in Wichita, Kansas, fine art photographer Tom Kiefer was raised primarily in the Seattle area and worked in Los Angeles as a graphic designer. Kiefer moved to Ajo, Arizona in December 2001 to fully develop and concentrate his efforts in studying and photographing the urban and rural landscape and the cultural infrastructure. In 2015, Kiefer was included in LensCulture‘s top 50 emerging photographers and Photolucida‘s top 50 Critical Mass. His ongoing photographic series El Sueño Americano (The American Dream) has been featured in news publications nationally and internationally.

Also on view: Migration Stories: Selections from the UMBC Photography Collections

Drawn from UMBC’s collections, Migration Stories features twenty photographs that address human migration from a variety of perspectives. The installation explores the role of photography in shaping the public image of this issue and in conveying individual narratives of translocation and displacement.

Both exhibitions will be on display in the Library Gallery through May 23.

The presentation of this exhibition is supported by an arts program grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Libby Kuhn Endowment Fund, as well as individual contributions.

Image: Tom Kiefer, Trail Markers. Archival inkjet print. ©Tom Kiefer. Used with permission of the artist.


          Contract Technical Lead, Infrastructure - Cenovus Energy - Calgary, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
Creating and/or reviewing solutions designs to ensure Cenovus IT infrastructure best practices and standards are adhered to....
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          Getting Started with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) | The Open Source Show      Cache   Translate Page      

Armon Dadgar (@armon), HashiCorp CTO and co-founder, and Aaron Schlesinger (@arschles) walk us through the core concepts of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and how it goes beyond what people typically think when they hear "Infrastructure." They break down the what, when, how, and why IaC makes developers' lives easier, whether you're running a simple application or have a complex, multi-node system. You'll learn how you can use HashiCorp Terraform to get up and running with IaC, going from nothing to a complete carbon copy of your production environment at the click of button (read: you focus on building, testing, and deploying, not spinning up test environments and hoping they're close to what's in production).

00:58 What do we mean by infrastructure as code?
02:45 Key value of infrastructure as code
04:07 How does Terraform work?
05:22 How do I get started with Terraform right now?

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          Business Systems Intern - Dolby - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Work with existing teams to define/refine design. IT Infrastructure Applications group seeking a talented individual to be involved in the design & support of...
From Dolby - Fri, 21 Dec 2018 02:24:27 GMT - View all San Francisco, CA jobs
          Technology for Social Impact      Cache   Translate Page      
When thinking about how infrastructure grows within the social impact framework, designing technology and spaces for those who are underrepresented in society is important. Particularly as it relates to social infrastructure and serving those who are below the poverty line.
          Electrical Design Engineer Infrastructure - Confidential - Sharjah      Cache   Translate Page      
Ensure provision of high quality electrical design services to clients and internal counterparts. The Electrical Design Engineer Infrastructure participates in...
From monstergulf - Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:40:44 GMT - View all Sharjah jobs
          Utilities Can Focus on Operational Gains with the Help of Clevest      Cache   Translate Page      

In this post, Pam Bernier discusses how Clevest’s mobile workforce management system helps utility companies improve crew management, inventory tracking, and time and expense data capture.


          Top 5 Emerging Technologies at HxGN LIVE 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Technology is ever-changing. If you don’t keep up, your organization risks falling behind and missing critical opportunities. Check out Gartner’s top five emerging technologies, all of which you can see at HxGN LIVE 2019.
          Technicien en informatique, Infrastructure TI (quart de nuit avec prime) - SherWeb - Sherbrooke, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Vous connaissez SherWeb? SherWeb est un chef de file mondial dans l’industrie des services infonuagiques (cloud computing). Notre équipe multidisciplinaire...
From SherWeb - Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:00:15 GMT - View all Sherbrooke, QC jobs
          Directeur TI, Infrastructure et Services Cloud - SherWeb - Sherbrooke, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Vous connaissez SherWeb? SherWeb est un chef de file mondial dans l’industrie des services infonuagiques (cloud computing). Notre équipe multidisciplinaire...
From SherWeb - Thu, 28 Feb 2019 23:00:40 GMT - View all Sherbrooke, QC jobs
          Projects Boiler maker / Welder (Altona, VIC, AU, 3018)      Cache   Translate Page      

Broadspectrum is an operations, maintenance and construction services organisation, operating globally in the resources, energy, industrial, infrastructure, rail, property and defence sectors. This is a diverse and growing business offering the training, opportunities and support you need to begin and build a successful career.  

About the role

 

Broadspectrum have a long and successful partnership with Mobil Australia. We are now seeking qualified and eager Boilermaker/Welders to join the Projects and Base teams for some upcoming work at their Altona Refinery.

 

Some of these roles will require an immediate start whereas some will be helping with the build up to their major shutdown so will be starting over the next few months. There will be opportunities to transition over to the Shutdown team in September.

 

Highly desirable skills would include:

 

  • Certificate III Engineering / Heavy Metal Fabrication
  • Experience on Oil and Gas projects
  • Understanding of industry legislation and compliances
  • Demonstrated ability to read engineering drawings and manufacture to tolerance
  • Knowledge and understanding of quality assurance and workplace health and safety
  • Confined Space ticket -Valid within 2 years required
  • Working at Heights ticket -Valid within 2 years required
 
 
This is a great opportunity to work in a high performing team and be a part of their continual success.
 
 
 

 

 


          IT Operations Manager - Federated Co-operatives Limited - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
Lastly, central operations functions, such as the Enterprise IT scheduler, application performance and infrastructure monitoring tools, and backup testing...
From Federated Co-operatives Limited - Thu, 28 Feb 2019 16:57:11 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Infrastructure Materials Corp. (Re), 2019 ABASC 49 (CanLII)      Cache   Translate Page      
securities legislation — interim — issuer — jurisdiction — foreign organized regulated market
          Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. (IEA) CEO JP Roehm on Q4 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript      Cache   Translate Page      
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           Comment on Nicaraguans Try Talking: Venezuela, Not So Much by Paul Haeder       Cache   Translate Page      
James Petras: https://dissidentvoice.org/2019/03/us-negotiations-masters-of-defeats/ Conclusion Washington has succeeded in securing non-reciprocal agreements with weak countries. This was the case in post-war Europe, post-Gorbachev Russia and among Latin America’s current colonized regimes. In contrast, Washington’s rejection of reciprocal agreements with Russia, China, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela has been a failure. US trade wars with China have led to the loss of markets and allowed China to pursue global agreements through its massive billion-dollar ‘Belt and Road’ infrastructure projects. US one-sided hostile policies toward Russia have increased ties between the Kremlin and Beijing. Washington has lost opportunities to work with neo-liberal oligarchs in Russia in order to undermine President Putin. Washington has failed to negotiate reciprocal ties with North Korea which would ‘de-nuclearize’ the peninsula in exchange for lifting economic sanctions and opening the door for a capitalist restoration. Demanding unilateral concession and submission has led to uniform failures; whereas negotiated compromises could have led to greater market opportunities and long-term political advances. President Trump and his top policy makers and negotiators have failed to secure any agreements. The Democratic Congress has been as ineffective and even more bellicose – demanding greater military pressures on Russia, expanded trade wars with China and fewer negotiations with North Korea, Iran and Venezuela. In a word, failed negotiations and non-reciprocal diplomacy has become the hallmark of US foreign policy.
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          The United City-States Of America, Mapped - An Experiment In Redividing The Country      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Nolan Gray via Medium.com,

From ancient Greece to Renaissance Italy to the Four Asian Tigers, city-states have always punched above their weight. They’ve driven culture forward, facilitated global commerce, and charged ahead of their nation-bound peers.

Indeed, cities  - and the metropolitan regions that orbit around them  -  make sense as a political and economic unit. The key services we depend on government to do, from building infrastructure to ensuring public safety, are mostly handled by cities. And contrary to earlier predictions, the forces of globalization and the rise of the information economy have only made cities more important as economic engines and innovation hubs. It’s no surprise, then, that cities — and their mayors — are increasingly finding their voices in a world previously dominated by nations and international entities.

Unfortunately, the way the United States is structured today undermines this trend by privileging states as the key political entity. State boundaries in these modern times are typically arbitrary and often no longer reflect any meaningful political, cultural, or economic reality. Some U.S. cities, both big and small, manage to straddle state borders (think Texarkana or Bristol) while others run right up to the state edge but sharply hug the border (think Cincinnati or St. Louis). And a number of states are inexplicably fragmented because their seat of government is very different from their most populous town (think New York City/Albany and Chicago/Springfield). This often results in excessive fragmentationunproductive competition, and a near total lack of regional land-use and transportation planning. We all suffer as a result.

Both to satisfy my own curiosity and set out a vision for what a city-oriented United States might look like, I decided to make a map that dispensed with the continental 48 states and instead divvied up the land into 100 city-states.

As a process-obsessed city planner, I started by listing the top 150 metropolitan statistical areas in the continental United States. This seemed like the natural base for any potential city-states as MSAs reflect economic integration. Next, I mixed in combined statistical areas, which factor together adjacent metro- and micropolitan areas. I cut the list to the top 100 units by population. (Congratulations to Lancaster, Pennsylvania — the smallest unit to make the cut!)

Then came the mapping. I used shapefiles provided by the Census to make “city-state cores” on a single map using GIS, a tool used for map making and spatial analysis. By using more data and selecting certain attributes, I assigned each county to a city-state core. To finish it up, I cleaned up awkward and nonsensical boundaries with some manual adjustment.

The final product was this map, and it led me to several takeaways:

The eastern United States is like medieval Europe.

As of 2010, the population center of the United States is somewhere in the middle of Missouri. It’s been moving westward, needless to say, but also south over time. This mostly jives with this map: The United States east of the Kansas-Missouri line is a dynamic hodgepodge of small, densely populated city-states. The economies and cultures of places like New York and Philadelphia, Charlotte and Greensboro, and Fort Wayne and South Bend will likely always be intimately intermingled. West of this line, excluding California and Texas, the United States is largely underpopulated, with cities like Denver, Omaha, and Boise playing an outsized role — economically and culturally — in their respective regions.

My home state of Kentucky is shattered.

Let’s face it: Kentucky is incoherent as a cultural-political entity. The Louisville metropolitan area and the northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati are essentially southern reaches of the Rust Belt. The state’s east and southeast have more in common with West Virginia, including a shared Appalachian heritage. Western and southwestern Kentucky feel much more conventionally Southern. All of this is largely captured by how the state is divided up. Not accidentally, the only purely Kentucky city-state produced — Lexington — captures most of what Kentucky is best known for: University of Kentucky basketball, the first Kentucky Fried Chicken, most of the major bourbon distilleries, the Daniel Boone National Forest, and the state’s famous Bluegrass horse farm region.

Maine and Minnesota are basically already city-states.

Only two city-states capture the entirety of a current U.S. state: Portland, which captures Maine and parts of New Hampshire, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, which captures Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin, South Dakota, and three-quarters of North Dakota. Portland barely made the cut; in an actual fragmentation scenario, I could see most of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine falling under a Boston city-state. Minneapolis-St. Paul, however, makes sense. Its influence sweeps across the northern Midwest, as evidenced in films like Fargo. Some western metro areas in New Mexico and Utah nearly made the cut, but their southern regions were nipped by El Paso and Las Vegas, respectively.

Some states would disappear entirely.

A handful of states in this new map are completely covered by the city-states of their former neighboring states. Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Vermont would all basically be gone. Delaware and Rhode Island both have great cities — Wilmington and Providence — but both would be unambiguously absorbed by their monolithic neighbors — Philadelphia and Boston, respectively. The upper Mountain West as well as New Hampshire and Vermont simply lack large cities.

City-states of tomorrow may boom at any time.

As states like Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota continue to experience explosive population growth, they will inevitably give rise to their own great cities. For all we know, Billings, Fargo, and Sioux Falls could emerge as urban powerhouses in the 21st century, not unlike nearby Minneapolis, Denver, and Salt Lake City did in the 20th century.

An odd oversight in our federal system is that it’s basically impossible for states to split, join, or shift around their borders. Outside of a few weird cases — such as West Virginia — basically all new states have come from newly settled land. As new city-states emerge in places like the Mountain West, how would they be incorporated into this system? Would the arrangement be capped at 100 city-states? Alternatively, could states combine as their economies and development slowly blends, as could very well happen with small city-states like Lancaster, Toledo, and Fresno? It’s a fun thought experiment.

*  *  *

In a time when we aren’t often drawing up new borders for established countries like the U.S., it’s interesting to think “what if.” What might be the political implications of a system like this? At the outset, a system of city-states could help to achieve economies of scale in providing local services like libraries and parks, saving taxpayers money while improving service quality.

But they could also overcome some of the prisoner’s dilemma problems associated with policies like housing, schools, and subsidies. In our current system of municipal fragmentation, it’s easy for NIMBYs (“Not in My Back Yard” campaigns) to block the construction of new housing in prospering areas and keep low- and moderate-income students out of high-quality schools districts. A unified city-state could overcome some of these issues, taking the broader perspective and equitably distributing the burdens and benefits of growth.

A city-state restructuring could also have deep implications for national politics. One of the key takeaways of the 2016 presidential election is the mounting urban-rural political divide, with voters in cities and the countryside growing increasingly disconnected and antagonistic toward one another. (At the bottom of this piece is a map of how the city-states likely would have voted.) Insomuch as a city-state scenario would bundle Americans based on broadly similar economic, social, cultural backgrounds, it could encourage both sides to seriously contend with with the needs and preferences of their neighbors.

Of course, at this stage, it’s all speculation. How would you have drawn city-state boundaries differently? What do you think would be the political implications?


          Canada East Operations Infrastructure Sector Lead - WorleyParsons - Markham, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
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NY-White Plains, Power the economic growth and competitiveness of New York State by providing customers with low-cost, reliable power and the innovative energy infrastructure and services they value. Job description: This select 12-week paid internship program begins June 2019 and ends August 2019. Summary As part of its strategic vision, NYPA seeks to become the first end-to-end digital utility, and that includes
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The U.S. ambassador sent a letter to Germany's economy minister reportedly saying that if Chinese tech companies such as Huawei help build Germany's new 5G telecom infrastructure, things might change.
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Amit Shah denied the opposition’s charge that unemployment had worsened, saying that claims that jobs were not generated at a time of rapid expansion of infrastructure did not make sense. Available data did not fully capture job creation, he added.
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          A qualcuno non è piaciuta la torta del ponte di Genova      Cache   Translate Page      

Sul ponte Morandi c'è poco da festeggiare. Un brindisi che prevede una torta a forma di viadotto con, chiamato a tagliarla, il presidente del Consiglio in persona, poi, non poteva piacere a tutti.

Così, all'indomani del primo taglio della prima lamiera destinata alla costruzione del nuovo viadotto sul Polcevera nello stabilimento di Valeggio sul Mincio di Fincantieri, si è scatenata la solita bufera sui soliti social. Ma, soprattutto, è arrivata la rabbia dei parenti delle vittime (in 43 persero la vita lo scorso 14 agosto).

Nella foto si vede Giuseppe Conte, sorridente, mentre taglia la torta a forma di ponte insieme a Giuseppe Bono, amministratore delegato di Fincantieri e ad Angelo Tosoni, sindaco Valeggio sul Mincio, il Comune veronese che ospita la nuova fabbrica. All'inaugurazione dello stabilimento, fa sapere TPI, era presente anche il ministro delle Infrastrutture, Danilo Toninelli, che nei mesi scorsi era finito al centro di una polemica analoga per aver posato sorridente, insieme a Bruno Vespa, davanti a un plastico del ponte Morandi.

Nel mondo che vorrei, si rifarebbe un ponte, in silenzio, e basta.
Qui a qualcuno viene in mente di fare una torta e non c'è uno che pensi che lì sotto ci sono 43 vittime.
Nessuno che dica “Ma come stracazzo vi è venuto in mente?”
Non c'è nessuno. pic.twitter.com/rhGmdRA3Jd

— Luca Bizzarri (@LucaBizzarri) 12 marzo 2019

"Prima il plastico di Toninelli, ora la torta: c'è poco da festeggiare, una scena davvero di cattivo gusto visto che ci sono stati 43 morti, centinaia di persone che hanno perso la casa”, ha dichiarato Franco Ravera, portavoce del Comitato Sfollati di via Porro. “Una brutta scena perché va a toccare i sentimenti della gente che ha sofferto e che tra pochi giorni dovrà ricordare il settimo mese dalla tragedia: i politici spesso si dimenticano cosa è la sensibilità".

Indignata è anche Paola Vicini, mamma di Mirko, una delle 43 vittime. “Complimenti davvero. Preferisco non commentare, preferirei tacere davanti a cose di così cattivo gusto, si fa solo una figura migliore. Niente di nuovo, in realtà, dopo tutte le cose di cattivo gusto, le passerelle, la tragedia trasformata in show di questi mesi. Ogni volta che vediamo le immagini del ponte ci vengono i brividi, potete immaginare come ci sentiamo ora”.

Nel mirino c'è soprattutto la scelta di Fincantieri di allestire in questo modo "fuori luogo" la cerimonia  ancora prima del premier Conte. Tra gli utenti social più infuriati, c'è Luca Bizzarri del duo Luca e Paolo, genovese, che ha pubblicato un durissimo post sul suo profilo Twitter, rilanciato anche da Matteo Renzi: "Nel mondo che vorrei, si rifarebbe un ponte, in silenzio, e basta. Qui a qualcuno viene in mente di fare una torta e non c'è uno che pensi che lì sotto ci sono 43 vittime. Nessuno che dica 'Ma come strac***o vi è venuto in mente?' Non c'è nessuno". 

Dallo staff del presidente del Consiglio - riporta  Repubblica - si minimizza. "Ovviamente quello che si vede riproposto sulla torta non si tratta del ponte Morandi, è invece il ponte nuovo, quello che si sta già ricostruendo e il cui profilo è stato inciso anche sulla prima lamiera dell'impalcato del nuovo viadotto. Sette mesi dopo la tragedia, stiamo parlando di ricostruzione. La torta ce la siamo trovata davanti, dopo la cerimonia del taglio della lamiera, ma il profilo di quel ponte vuole essere solo un segno di rinascita".

Mentre da Fincantieri arriva un'altra precisazione: "la torta tagliata al termine della cerimonia di inaugurazione del nuovo stabilimento di Valeggio sul Mincio, avvenuta ieri, non rappresentava altro che il logo della propria controllata Fincantieri Infrastructure. Ogni altra chiave di lettura che si vuole dare alla vicenda risulta totalmente priva di fondamento. La società, inoltre, esprime il proprio sdegno per interpretazioni assolutamente strumentali che offuscano il significato dell'evento di ieri, vale a dire la riapertura di un sito produttivo che dà e darà lavoro a chi lo aveva perso".


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          Conte taglia la torta a forma di ponte. L'ira dei genovesi: "Scena di cattivo gusto"      Cache   Translate Page      

Dopo Toninelli, anche Conte fa una gaffe sul ponte Morandi. Il premier, in occasione del primo taglio della prima lamiera destinata alla costruzione del nuovo viadotto nello stabilimento di Valeggio sul Mincio di Fincantieri, nel veronese, è stato immortalato mentre taglia una torta a forma di ponte. Lo scatto non è passato inosservato e ha provocato l'ira dei cittadini di Genova. "Prima il plastico di Toninelli, ora la torta: c'è poco da festeggiare, una scena davvero di cattivo gusto visto che ci sono stati 43 morti, centinaia di persone che hanno perso la casa - ha commentato Franco Ravera, portavoce del Comitato Sfollati di via Porro - . Una brutta scena perché va a toccare i sentimenti della gente che ha sofferto e che tra pochi giorni dovrà ricordare il settimo mese dalla tragedia: i politici spesso si dimenticano cosa è la sensibilità".

"Nessuno che dica 'Ma come straca.. vi è venuto in mente", ha rincarato la dose il conduttore tv Luca Bizzarri, genoano doc.

Il taglio della torta ha sancito l'inizio della costruzione del nuovo viadotto nello stabilimento di Valeggio sul Mincio. Nella foto Conte è ritratto insieme al sindaco di Valeggio sul Mincio, Angelo Tosoni, e l'ad di Fincantieri. Lo staff del premier minimizza: "Ovviamente quello che si vede riproposto sulla torta non è il ponte Morandi. Si tratta del logo di Fincantieri Infrastructure, il cui stabilimento veniva inaugurato per l'occasione, sette mesi dopo la tragedia stiamo parlando di ricostruzione. La torta ce la siamo trovata davanti, il profilo di quel ponte vuole essere solo un segno di rinascita".

In una nota, Fincantieri precisa che "la torta tagliata al termine della cerimonia di inaugurazione del nuovo stabilimento di Valeggio sul Mincio non rappresenta altro che il logo della propria controllata Fincantieri Infrastructure". "Ogni altra chiave di lettura che si vuole dare alla vicenda risulta totalmente priva di fondamento. La società - si legge - inoltre esprime il proprio sdegno per interpretazioni assolutamente strumentali che offuscano il significato dell'evento di ieri, vale a dire la riapertura di un sito prodottivo che dà e darà lavoro a chi lo aveva perso".


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          The ATLAS EventIndex and its evolution towards Run 3      Cache   Translate Page      
The ATLAS experiment produced so far hundreds of petabytes of data and expects to have one order of magnitude more in the future. This data are spread among hundreds of computing Grid sites around the world. The EventIndex is the complete catalogue of all ATLAS events, real and simulated, keeping the references to all permanent files that contain a given event in any processing stage. It provides the means to select and access event data in the ATLAS distributed storage system, and provides support for completeness and consistency checks and trigger and offline selection overlap studies. The EventIndex employs various data handling technologies like Hadoop and Oracle databases, and is integrated with other systems of the ATLAS distributed computing infrastructure, including those for data, metadata, and production management. The project is in operation since the start of LHC Run 2 in 2015, and is in permanent development in order to fit the production and analysis demands and follow technology evolutions. The main data store in Hadoop, based on MapFiles and HBase, has worked well during Run 2 but new solutions are explored for the future. This paper reports on the current system performance and on the studies of a new data storage prototype that can carry the EventIndex through Run 3.
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          Foreign Secretary Gokahle meets US under Secretary of State Hale      Cache   Translate Page      

[USA], Mar 13 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and the United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hale on Tuesday held Foreign Office Consultations and reaffirmed their commitment to the Indo-US Strategic Partnership.

The two officials held Foreign Office Consultations to review the progress made since the Ministerial 2+2 meeting and discussed ways to further expand cooperation.

Furthermore, the two officials exchanged views on building convergences in the Indo-Pacific and agreed to work with each other and regional partners to promote inclusivity, stability, peace and prosperity in the region.

Both sides also called on Pakistan to meaningfully address the concerns of the international community on terrorism, including cross-border terrorism.

Foreign Secretary invited Under Secretary Hale to visit New Delhi for the next round of consultations.

On Monday, Gokhale also met US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo.

Pompeo reaffirmed US support to India in its fight against terrorism. The two officials discussed the importance of bringing those responsible for the Pulwama terror attack to justice and the urgency of Pakistan taking meaningful action against terrorist groups operating on its soil. 

The two officials also discussed Washington’s complementary visions for the Indo-Pacific, US-India defence cooperation and the growing US-India economic partnership, including joint efforts to expand bilateral trade in a balanced and reciprocal manner.

According to a statement released by the Indian Embassy in Washington, Pompeo expressed his understanding of India's concerns regarding cross -border terrorism.

"They (US) agreed that Pakistan needs to take concerted action to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure and to deny safe haven to all terrorist groups in its territory," said the statement.

"They also agreed that those who support or abet terrorism in any form should be held accountable," added the statement.

It is worth noting that Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) suicide bomber attacked CRPF convoy in Pulwama on February 14 in which 40 jawans were killed. In retaliation, Indian Air Force (IAF) targeted JeM's largest training centre at Balakot in Pakistan on February 26 wee hours.  

Gokhale also expressed satisfaction over the significant progress and the quality of India-US Strategic Partnership since Secretary Pompeo's visit to India in September last year for the first-ever Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue, the statement said.

Gokhale and Pompeo also discussed other issues of mutual interest including Afghanistan and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and agreed to closely work together in this regard.

In response to Pompeo's reference to bilateral trade matters, Gokhale underscored the significant reduction in the trade deficit in the last three years and conveyed India's willingness to remain engaged with the US for a meaningful and mutually acceptable package on trade issues. (ANI)


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          Infrastructure Expert: Pipeline Protesters Damaging Environment, Raising Energy Costs      Cache   Translate Page      
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From ancient Greece to Renaissance Italy to the Four Asian Tigers, city-states have always punched above their weight. They’ve driven culture forward, facilitated global commerce, and charged ahead of their nation-bound peers.Indeed, cities  - and the metropolitan regions that orbit around them  -  make sense as a political and economic unit. The key services we depend on government to do, from building infrastructure to ensuring public safety, are mostly handled by cities. And contrary to earlier predictions, the forces of globalization and the rise of the information economy have only made cities more important as economic engines and innovation hubs. It’s no surprise,...
          Citrix Discloses Data Breach By International Cyber Criminals      Cache   Translate Page      

An enormous data breach by "international cyber criminals" of the famous enterprise software company Citrix was unveiled a weekend ago, reporting the breach of its internal network.

The software company which is known to provide its services, especially to the U.S. military, the FBI, numerous U.S. organizations, and different U.S. government offices was cautioned by the FBI of foreign hackers compromising its IT systems and sneak "business documents," likewise including that the company did not know exactly which records and documents the hackers acquired nor how they even got in, in the first place.

In a blog post Citrix says that, “While not confirmed, the FBI has advised that the hackers likely used a tactic known as password spraying, a technique that exploits weak passwords. Once they gained a foothold with limited access, they worked to circumvent additional layers of security...”
"Password spraying” is an attack where the attackers surmise weak passwords to pick up an early toehold in the company's system in order to launch more extensive attacks.

The enormous data breach at Citrix has been distinguished as a part of "a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign supported by nation-state due to strong targeting on government, military-industrial complex, energy companies, financial institutions and large enterprises involved in critical areas of the economy," said Rescurity, an infosec firm in a blog post.

The researchers at Resecurity shed all the more light on the episode when Citrix refused to disclose the numerous insights regarding the breach, guaranteeing that it had prior cautioned the Feds and Citrix about the "targeted attack and data breach."

In spite of the fact that Resecurity says that the Iranian-backed IRIDIUM hacker group hit Citrix in December a year ago and yet again on Monday i.e. the 4th of March and purportedly stole approximately 6 terabytes of sensitive internal files including messages, emails, blueprints and various other documents as well.

While this Florida-based company focused on the fact that there was no sign that the hackers bargained any Citrix product or service, and that it propelled a "forensic investigation," procured the best cyber security company, and took "actions" to skilfully secure its internal network.


Since the consequences of the Citrix 'security incident' are grave and they could influence a more extensive scope of targets, as the company holds sensitive data on other companies as well, including critical infrastructure, government and enterprises, therefore,  strict measures will be thusly taken to secure it inside-out.


          Twyford to let law allowing for Special Housing Areas expire, as he focuses on beefing up central government's ability to cut through local planning rules       Cache   Translate Page      

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford won’t extend the former government’s Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act beyond its expiry in September.

The legislation was introduced by Nick Smith in 2013 as an interim measure to improve housing affordability until changes to the Resource Management Act were made, and in Auckland’s case, the Unitary Plan became operative.

It allowed central government and councils to sign accords creating Special Housing Areas, where developments could be streamlined.

Twyford said that although the law increased housing supply in some areas, it hadn’t led to more affordable housing.

“Research found that in some cases houses were 5% more expensive inside Special Housing Areas than outside them,” he said.

“Our Government recently considered extending this legislation, but on balance, the benefits did not outweigh the costs.

“Therefore no new Special Housing Areas will be able to be established after 16 September this year.

“Those being set up before this time will have two years to have their consents fast-tracked. There will be no change to the consenting process for those Special Housing Areas which are already established.”

Twyford said his focus was on setting up a Housing and Urban Development Authority to give central government the power to override local planning rules to build houses fast in designated areas.

The key difference between the Authority and Special Housing Areas, is that the former will see the Government take responsibility for building homes, while the latter leaves this to the free market.

The Authority will have access to a wide range of statutory powers to do the following:

  • Override, add to, or suspend provisions in Resource Management Act (RMA) planning documents;
  • Issue resource consents;
  • Buy, sell and lease land and buildings;
  • Compulsorily buy private land;
  • Build, alter or remove any building or infrastructure;
  • Have the same powers as Auckland Transport in relation to land transport, and the same powers as territorial authorities in relation to waters and drainage infrastructure and services;
  • Seek approval from the Minister of Conservation and the Housing and Urban Development Minister to use government, local purpose, recreational, scenic and historic reserves (but not natural or scientific reserves) for development purposes;
  • Suspend, make or amend bylaws.

New legislation to establish a Housing and Urban Development Authority will be introduced to Parliament this year, with the first projects expected to be up and running in early 2020. These will be in Mangere, Mt Roskill and Porirua.


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          2019 Sir Robert Menzies Lecture      Cache   Translate Page      

PRIME MINISTER: Well thank you very much for that very kind introduction. I want to come back to Josh in a sec, but first let me begin by also acknowledging our traditional owners the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation here in Melbourne. Can I also particularly acknowledge the servicemen and women who are here with us today and any veterans today. I simply say to you, thank you for your service. There are few things that I have greater pride in than saying to an ex serviceman or woman or veteran around the country, to simply offer them appreciation for their services wherever they happen to be and I know those in this room certainly share that view, as many do and I’d say all Australians do around the country. Can I start particularly by welcoming Michael McCormack the Deputy Prime Minister here today.

[Applause]

Is there anyone who knew better than Sir Robert Menzies the importance of a Coalition partnership to deliver good government to Australia? No one knew that better than Sir Robert Menzies and in fact when he went to Albury and to other places when he would speak, he’d say that was the key to good government in Australia and the partnership that we have with our colleagues in what was then the Country Party, today is the National Party. And can I tell you, the relationship I enjoy with Michael is a strong one, but importantly it’s one based on our shared values and our shared passion for our country and our absolute commitment to ensure that Bill Shorten never sets foot in the Prime Minister’s shoes in this country.

In the same way that Ming and Black Jack worked so well together over all of those years, I can tell you that ScoMo and Big Mac over here –

[Laughter]

We’re doing exactly the same thing today. It’s a strong bond and it’s a partnership that is important for our nation and for the things that we hold dear as Liberals. To Josh, yes, you will get to deliver that surplus Josh and you deserve to, the way you’ve applied yourself as Treasurer, the way you’ve gone about the task. I know what that task involves and I know that you’ll deliver in just under a month’s time, what will be the first time this country has seen a surplus Budget in a decade and more.

To all my other colleagues who are here, there are too many to mention so I won’t do that today. But I do want to acknowledge all the tremendous work that you are doing as we prepare for what will be the battle of battles, that is the next election. It will be just that, it will be just that. I know it, I’ve known it from the day I stepped into this job just over six months ago. I knew what was riding on it, I know what is at stake and I never take on a task that I don’t believe I can accomplish. I’ve had experience in politics where there have been people telling me that; “This can’t be achieved and that can’t be achieved.” I go quietly about the business and on the other side, I remind them of what they’ve said before.

To Ron Wilson and Members of the Sir Robert Menzies Lecture Trust thank you very much for what is a very humbling invitation to come and to join you all here today as Prime Minister, to deliver what is an important address in the history of our movement and in the life of our movement. Feel free to book me in for next year so I can match John’s two in a row.

[Applause]

I’m sorry John can’t be here because I suppose between Josh and I we bring together the finest of the Menzies and Howard traditions as a partnership as we look to our heroes in the Party. It’s great to have Menzies family members represented here today and one of the finest and loveliest moments I’ve had as a Prime Minister is one day when I was with my daughter Abbey at the Federal Secretariat in Canberra, Heather was there and they got to meet each other. They told wonderful stories to each other about her time when she was the Prime Minister’s daughter the first time around, because they were about the same age at that time. They talked about the room they stayed in and things like that, it was a beautiful moment for a father and daughters bring tremendous joy to fathers. My daughter’s name is Abigail which mean’s ‘father’s joy’ and that’s certainly the case, as is Lily.

To Gerard, thank you very much for hosting us here at EY today. You’re a great partner in these events and we thank you for it. To Nick Cater of course and the Menzies Research Centre, I congratulate you on your announcement today about the establishment of the Robert Menzies Institute located at Melbourne University. That’s a tremendous step forward and well done. So thank you again for the invitation to give this lecture during what is the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Liberal Party and the 70th Anniversary of Sir Robert Menzies’ historic win in 1949. I intend to repeat that in the true Liberal tradition.

In the history of nations there are always giants. They are the handful of men and women who through their courage, their perseverance, their intellect, passion and will, they change the course of their nation. In the life of Australia, Sir Robert Gordon Menzies certainly fits that bill. He is one of our greatest, if not our greatest giant when it comes to the history of modern Australia.

For those interested in records; thirty years on the front bench. Almost twenty five years as a party leader. Eighteen and a half years as Prime Minister of Australia. These are records that will never be broken.

But for others and I suspect all of us here, myself included, the significance of Sir Robert is not the records he broke – because that’s not what it was about, I believe for him – it’s the Party he built, the movement he founded and the values he championed that we have inherited and now have the privilege to steward and I do, as the party leader today and as Prime Minister.

Menzies did not name the Party after himself, that’s for populists, that’s for those who don’t look out into the future. Instead, he reached out and built a Party based on enduring truths; the truths of liberalism and liberal democracy that outlive any one individual or the fashion of any one time, truths that unite a rich breadth of thought across our community. He understood, as Margaret Thatcher said in her Menzies Lecture almost forty years ago that; “Pragmatism is not enough”. Unlike Labor, we are not the party of shallow deals, transacted by vested interests to favour some, in order to punish others. That’s not how we roll, that’s not what we are about. Our Party is based on the individual beliefs that guide the decisions that we make in our own lives, that we make in our own families and our communities. Our values and our beliefs come from the ground up, they are proven in our own individual experience, they’re not appropriated from above. They come from in here and then they come together with others.

Our foundation is the personal responsibility and unique worth of the individual, drawing meaning, purpose and strength for life, for our families and for our participation in the community.

Our families and the homes we live in are the scaffolding of our character and the values that will sustain our lives. It’s why Menzies spoke of; “Homes material, homes human and homes spiritual”.

From this sure foundation, comes civic mindedness, mutual respect, personal responsibility and a people that understand that the most satisfying thing is to contribute in life, rather than take.

As my parents taught me, they said; “Scott, life is not about what you accumulate, it’s about what you contribute.”

This is the wonderful, civilising tension that Sir Robert understood - that people need incentive, reward and opportunity to carve out their own path. But equally, that nations are not just the sum of individual efforts, they are also the result of the ties that collect us all up together. It is these ties that responsible political parties always seek to strengthen.

It’s why, Liberal and National Coalition Governments govern - in the words of John Howard - not for some of us, but for all of us. Our nation is named after that very pact, known as the ‘common wealth’ of Australia. A Commonwealth is a shared future, it’s a commitment to each other.

When individuals grow and prosper, we all benefit.

When one excels, we all cheer, because it lifts all of us.

We know that effort, work, drive, enthusiasm and risk-taking is the foundation for all human progress and when individuals face lifes’ trials, we support each other. Because lending a hand is the foundation of what it means to be genuinely human.

We understand that a strong economy is the foundation by which we can provide Australians with the essential services they rely on and they need. That the prosperity we are creating lifts all and we keep faith with each other and with future generations by focusing on this.

Under our Government, over 1.2 million new jobs have been created in the last five and a half years. These demonstrate the values that Sir Robert gifted to us. The women’s workforce participation rate is at an all time high. Women are in 712,500 jobs that they weren’t in when we came to Government, that’s how many jobs for women have been created under our Government. That’s over 55 per cent of all the jobs created under the term of our Government.

Participation by Australians over the age of 65 is also at a record high. Australians are living longer and healthier and this is also a positive sign reflecting a better view of ageing in our workplaces. As we remember Menzies today, it’s worth recalling that when he retired at 71, he handed the reins to a man he called “young Harold” who was 57. Seeing more older workers remain in the workforce, because they choose to, is a trend that will continue. As well, young people - a lot younger than “young Harold” and me - are benefiting absolutely from this jobs growth. Nothing brings me greater joy, previously as a Treasurer and now as Prime Minister, than seeing a young person get a job, because it transforms a life and indeed can transform a generation.

Last financial year, young people aged 15 to 24 filled more than 100,000 jobs in this country, which is the strongest level of youth jobs growth in Australia’s economic history. Of all the things our Government has achieved, I can’t nominate one of greater importance than that.

Because we have the right settings on taxes, trade, skills, small business and infrastructure, we can confidently set a target based on our track record of performance, of delivering 1.25 million new jobs over the next five years, by sticking to the economic plan that has delivered so handsomely for Australia over the last five and a half years.

“The strivers, the planners and the ambitious ones”; this is what Menzies described when he referred to the mums and dads, the small business people and workers that our country relies on. That’s why we are against Labor’s taxes – higher taxes on your electricity, taxes on your property, taxes on your retirement and more taxes on your income. Because it’s an attack on the true strength of Australia; ordinary Australians having a go, who should be able to keep more of what they earn.

A fair go for those who have a go, I’ve described it as. We do understand these “strivers, planners and ambitious ones,” as Sir Robert described them, that they are standing beside millions of small businesses that are propelling Australia forward and providing these jobs and they’ll continue to under the policies of our Government. But it’s at great risk under the polices of the alternative in Labor.

We are a great nation of entrepreneurs and may it always be. Under this Government, 230,000 additional small businesses have been created. In coming years, our country’s 3.3 million small and medium businesses, employing around seven million people – that’s more than half the workforce in Australia - will benefit from tax cuts that we’ve introduced and have brought forward recently by five years.

Tens of thousands of Australian businesses export overseas and they are being strengthened by export agreements with countries such as China, Japan, Korea and the 10 other nations of the Trans Pacific Partnership. As of last week, you can add Indonesia to that, with an export agreement signed by the Minsters for Trade both in Australia and Indonesia just last week. A deal that Labor are threatening even as we speak, on their hit list for their abuse of power should they ever be elected to government. Under this Government, the coverage of our trade agreements has increased from 26 per cent of our two-way trade, to nearly 70 per cent. That is transformational. That has taken place in only five and a half years.

With more jobs, more businesses and more trade, we are bringing the Budget back into balance. We have maintained our AAA credit rating under extreme international pressure and we are providing much needed tax relief to Australian households - legislated - and Australian small businesses. In addition to tax cuts for Australia’s small businesses, our Personal Tax Plan will see 94 per cent of taxpayers pay no more tax than 32.5 cents in the dollar, by 2024/25. We are abolishing an entire schedule in the tax system. There are Australians who will enter a decade under this plan, who will never face bracket creep throughout their entire working life, because of our reform to the tax system.

Now, this is not a goal that Labor shares. They have actually rejected it. They have taken a $144 billion plan and they say they will reverse, that they will abolish, they will rescind this plan if they are elected to Government. They’ll strip out $70 billion in tax relief to hard-working Australians. They don’t share our views and that’s what they will do. 

Unlike the false promises of higher taxes, the prosperity of a stronger economy is what guarantees the essential services that Australians rely on. That’s what enabling us to keep our Commonwealth compact to look after each other. Labor thinks higher taxes deliver hospitals. No, it just slows your economy down so you can’t afford hospitals. Under our plan for a stronger economy, we have the highest level of hospital funding in Australia’s history.

Under our Government, our pharmaceutical benefits scheme has listed 2,000 new life-changing medicines worth over $10 billion, helping countless Australians who are facing illnesses and sicknesses of almost every kind. And it was under Labor that they didn’t list medicines, because their Budget couldn’t support it. That is the cost of the alternative set of values which drives our opponents.

Bulk billing rates are at record levels and we’ve committed to a new hospitals agreement, providing around $30 billion in additional funding over five years. Medicare has never been stronger than under this Government, quite contrary to the lies Labor told at the last election.            

We’ve fully funded the National Disability Insurance Scheme, without an increase in the Medicare levy. We’ve backed in the system because we know the NDIS is all about enabling people living with disabilities, for them to realise their potential.

We are keeping our compact with future generations of Australians with $37.6 billion in additional funding for schools.

And we are supporting Australians suffering from drought and flood all around the country - I’ve met with them, I’ve walked with them and I’ve held them - with record funding and urgent action, most recently up in far north Queensland where the livestock industry has been almost literally washed away.

We are providing over $5.7 billion – and I acknowledge Michael McCormack – from day 1, as a team, $5.7 billion to help combat the unrelenting pressures of drought. That includes the $5 billion drought future fund, which we passed through the House of Representatives - and the Labor Party, amazingly, voted against - for the formation of a future drought fund.

We have kept faith with what it means to be a Commonwealth, by reforming the GST distribution system that was corroding our federation, to ensure a fair go for all States and Territories. We did what other governments hadn’t dared to do. We got in there and we fixed it.

I have said many times in recent months that this Government will keep our economy strong, keep Australians safe and keep Australians together.

The strength of Australia is in our economy, it’s in our security and it’s in our cohesion as a society well. Sir Robert understood this; the social fabric of a country matters. It’s a foundation as much as our economy and our security. It is real and we understand the role that schools, sporting clubs, environmental groups, service clubs and suburban churches play in strengthening the bonds between us all. Keeping Australians together is about the values and beliefs we hold, together as a community.

Ensuring older Australians are treated with dignity and respect and can maintain their independence and choices in retirement, including accessing the care they need – which is why I initiated the Royal Commission into Aged Care soon after becoming Prime Minister.

Raiding their savings, the savings of retirees and pensioners, through Labor’s retirees tax, defiles these principles.

Keeping Australians together is also about listening to and encouraging young Australians. Now, having a Budget under control and that won’t rack up debt in into the future, that means future generations are not saddled with maintaining our way of life, maintaining our services and dealing with our cost of living. Keeping our intergenerational compact with a cleaner environment, meeting our responsible commitments – not the reckless targets of others - but the responsible commitments to reduce our carbon emissions by 2030, without denying future generations the economic opportunities we have enjoyed. That’s really what Labor’s 45 per cent emissions target does; it steals the opportunities of future generations that we ourselves have enjoyed. How is that fair? That we have been able to enjoy our prosperity and opportunity in life, but they want to deny to future generations? This is why we have responsible targets and we’re not drawn to extremes.

Our liberalism is about strengthening the bonds between all of us and in lifting all Australians, no matter their age, their gender, their religion, class or sexuality. Our approach is not to pitch one Australian against another, to punish one in order to reward another. We do not believe one Australian has to fail for another Australian to succeed.

This is a fundamental difference between the movement that Sir Robert Menzies started in the Liberal Party and our opponents in the Labor Party - that is the politics of envy, to see one Australian fail, so another can succeed.

Our Party, the Party that Sir Robert started, is the Party of aspiration, not the Party of envy.

Our Party understands that mums and dads who are investing in property are not rorting the system, but providing for their future out of their own hard work and effort.

Labor will deny them this opportunity at the next election if given the chance. It’s another one of their envy taxes. They aren’t wealthy these Australians who are doing this, they’ve paid their own way and their investments support the supply of much-needed rental accommodation without which rents – as the Treasurer, as Josh will tell you – will only rise.

As Liberals we see a champion in every Australian, regardless of their abilities and regardless of their life’s circumstances.

By contrast, Labor sees only victims and oppressors, ensnaring Australians in a prison of want and envy, unable to see their true potential and worth.

That’s why I say under our movement, which I know is shared in the National Party, we see a champion in very single Australian regardless of what age they are, whatever level of ability they are, whatever challenges they face. There is a champion in every single Australian and it’s our job as custodians of the movement which Sir Robert started, to ensure those champions are realised.

Labor thrives on conflict, with policies designed to turn Australian against Australian. Menzies called this the class war, a false war. It’s why he warned us against those who focus on sectional interests, rather than national interests. So we aren’t about turning retirees against pensioners; or setting parents of students at state schools against those at independent schools; or Catholic schools against other schools; or small businesses against large businesses, or people from one suburb against someone from another. Unless it’s about AFL, same as the NRL I assume.

[Laughter]

Or the city against the bush, which our great partnership with the Nationals demonstrates, that this is a common project.

The class war has no place in Australia Bill Shorten, no place whatsoever and we stand here to defy that thinking, as Menzies did. It was not right in Menzies time and it is not right today. To extend, as Labor seek to do – Margaret Thatcher had that great saying about socialists; eventually, their problem is they run out of other people’s money. I’ll extend that; under this politics of envy, you run out of other people to blame. That’s  what it means; Labor will run down this hole, they’ll want to blame anyone for people’s life circumstances. Our tradition is different. Our tradition begins with the personal responsibility of every single Australian. That’s where you start and when you set Australian against Australian, as Labor propose, all you do is make our country weaker.

I’d like to finish today and I appreciate your patience, by sharing my experience during my most recent annual summer break which is a wonderful time I get to spend with Jenny and the girls. We’ve been going down the south coast of New South Wales for many, many years to different places. There we were, locals, holiday-makers staying at local caravan parks, small business people from western Sydney – we were staying at a house just outside of town - members of the local surf and fishing clubs were there, as well as the rural fire service. There were professionals, kids, mums, retirees, pensioners. You find yourself at these little village communities on the coast of New South Wales, as I know you do across Victoria. There we all were, enjoying the flathead and chips at the Heads Hotel overlooking the wonderful Shoalhaven River, raising money for a whole bunch of charities and organisations. All of those people, Sir Robert called the forgotten people, I call them quiet Australians.

You won’t find them among the angry, shouty voices on the fringes, pretending to speak for all Australians. You won’t find them there, those shouty voices telling us all what we’re supposed to be angry and outraged about every single day. They haven’t got time for that. They’re too busy paying taxes, raising kids, helping with homework, running their businesses, going to work, paying power bills, caring for their parents, looking after their grandkids, putting out the soccer nets on a Saturday morning, doing their patrols for the local surf club or working at the roster at the RSF, or working at the school canteen, the list goes on. That’s what they’re busy doing. They haven’t got time for armbands and all the rest of it, trolling people on Twitter and all of that nonsense. They’re too busy creating a very strong Australia.

And you know, while confronting their own challenges in life, those I met, that wonderful group of people, they all had their challenges, but they maintain a refreshing and positive outlook on life, thankful that whatever they’re facing, they know they are ahead because they’re facing it as an Australian in Australia, which is what gives them the advantage. As I have travelled this country, not just in my role as Prime Minister but as I have in other roles, I have listened to and I’ve heard the stories of quiet Australians all around this country. 

Here’s what they’ve been telling me.     

They say; “We want secure jobs and to be treated fairly and with respect at work.

We want our economy to be strong.

We want our incomes to keep up with the cost of living and even better, allow us to get ahead. But we know that money doesn’t just fall from the sky and governments can’t just produce money from nowhere for people’s wages.”

They understand that the company they work for has to actually do well in order for them to do well. That’s why they work so hard, they know someone has to pay for it.”

“We get,” they say to me, “that we have to pay taxes, but you know, politicians should be keeping their spending under control and not waste money, so those taxes can be as low as possible.”

They say; “We want the services we rely on like Medicare and affordable medicines through the PBS taken care of, no excuses, full stop. That’s your job.” 

They’re more than happy to pay for a welfare system. Australians are generous, but they’re not mugs. They know they need a system that looks after those who are less fortunate and they’re always quick to recognise those who are doing it tough. But welfare should never be a free ride, there’s a mutual obligation. There should rules and obligations at the end of the day, because they know the best form of welfare is a job.

They say; “We reckon small and family businesses and farmers deserve a fair go,” because they know how hard they work, the risk they take and the sacrifices they make.

“We want to take care of our environment” they say, “especially locally.” That’s where they play and live with their families. “So we’re sympathetic to the big global environmental challenges, because we owe that to our kids. But we also know the need to get the balance right.” So let’s just have a sensible plan and get on with it. “But please, can we do it without being asked to pay higher and higher and higher taxes, or shell out unaffordable taxpayer funded subsidies for the privilege?”

“Of course we want our schools and hospitals to be well-funded. That’s what the Government is supposed to do”, they say, and fair enough. But they also say; “Surely we can do this without having to raise taxes all the time to do it, that just makes it harder on all of us. Get the spending under control and make sure the economy is running well and we can have the schools we need.”

“And we’ve been around long enough,” they say, “to know that it’s not only about the money in education. Give me a good teacher for my kids over a new school hall any day of the week. We want our kids to be safe and not get bullied at school and to spend time with them as a family as often as possible. We just want to see a smile on their face.” Gold.

That said, I’m a parent, Josh is a parent, we talk about this a fair bit – we really worry about the world our kids are going to live in. It’s all much more complicated now. Of course we worry about their education, the skills they need and jobs that will be there for them, but we have all know kids and families who haven’t been able to cope - eating disorders, depression and the tragic and devastating impact this has on families - it scares the hell out of us.

“And we have nothing at all,” they say, “against migrants. We understand that migrants helped build this country. Seriously, just because we are frustrated with traffic jams or crowded trains, does not mean we want to shut the place down or insult our neighbours. Just get the migration settings right,” they say, “make sure we build the houses and roads we need and get migrants into jobs and not onto welfare.”

Sounds like a plan. That done, how good is it in Australia, that we all get along as well as we do? With so many people from so many different backgrounds, starting with our Indigenous Australians who were here first and we deeply respect.

“And we want to be kept safe. Whether it’s our kids at school or predators online, women and older Australians from the cowards who abuse them, or when we’re out and about at the beach, the local park or mall with our families, to be kept safe from terrorists.”

This is the Government’s most important job.

“We expect all those we ask to do the job of protecting us, our police and our defence forces, to get the resources they need and the respect they deserve.” That includes our veterans. Thank you for your service.

“We know,” they say, “that Australia is not perfect. But we’d rather be here than anywhere else in  the world. Sure, there are things we could have done better,” we are an honest people, “but we’d rather be here than anywhere else in the world. There are things we must do better in the future, but there is no place like Australia and we want to keep it that way.”

That’s what they’ve told me. That’s what I believe, that’s what my team believes. I said it in my maiden speech to Parliament eleven years ago:

“My vision for Australia is for a nation that is strong, prosperous and generous. Strong in our values and our freedoms, strong in our family and community life, strong in our sense of nationhood and in the institutions that protect and preserve our democracy. Prosperous in our enterprise and the careful stewardship of our opportunities, our natural environment and our resources. And above all, generous in spirit, to share our good fortune with others, both at home and overseas, out of a compassionate heart and a desire for justice.” I think Sir Robert would have approved of those words.

There will be a clear choice at this election, between aspiration and envy.

Between a stronger economy with lower taxes under our Government, or a weaker one with higher taxes under Bill Shorten and Labor.

A safer Australia under the Coalition, or a nation with weak borders under Bill Shorten and Labor.

A Party that understands that the strength of our country is best found in a united people, or a Labor Party under Bill Shorten that thrives on conflict and division, setting Australians against each other.

It’s a choice between a stronger Australia and a weaker Australia.

Our Government has the record and the plans to keep our economy growing, to keep Australians secure, to keep Australians together.

To keep Australia strong, staying true to our Menzian tradition.

Thank you so much.

[Applause]


          Airport Rail Link closer to takeoff as joint agreement signed      Cache   Translate Page      

Melbourne Airport Rail Link (MARL) is set to become a reality, with the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments formally signing off on the project.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the signing of the Heads of Agreement today, which sets out the strategic objectives, governance arrangements and information sharing processes for the $10 billion joint commitment.

Mr Morrison said the people of Melbourne and Victoria had been waiting far too long for the rail link to become a reality.

“For decades Victorians have talked about a train line to the airport. We are delivering it. In last year’s Budget we made a $5 billion investment in the Melbourne Airport Rail Link, it was the biggest infrastructure commitment in the Budget.

“Melbourne is truly a global city that deserves world class infrastructure. The Rail Link is part of our plan to bust congestion across the city, and get people home faster and safer.

“I’d like to thank the Premier and Minister Tudge who have worked constructively with me to land this agreement and bring the project closer to fruition.”

A project team will be established to drive the development of a full Business Case for the project, which will not only connect Melbourne Airport to the rail network for the first time, but also integrate it with the Metro Tunnel and the future Suburban Rail Loop, and pave the way for fast rail to the regions.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the Victorian Government is not wasting a minute leading the planning work for an Airport Rail Link that delivers for all Victorians.

“The Melbourne Airport Rail Link has been talked about for far too long – we’re doing the detailed planning and development work to make it a reality,” Mr Andrews said.

“By choosing the Sunshine route, we are ensuring all Victorians can benefit from the rail link, including people living in Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo. As we complete the business case, we’re also doing the work needed to deliver fast rail to the regions.”

Melbourne Airport is a key part of Victoria and Australia’s economic growth. In 2016/17, it handled more than 35 million passenger movements and by 2038, it is expected to almost double to more than 67 million, as Victoria’s population continues to grow and demand increases.

Melbourne Airport Rail Link will alleviate congestion on the main road connection to the airport, the Tullamarine Freeway, and unlock capacity for the growing population in Melbourne’s north-west.

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said following the successful widening of the Tullamarine Freeway, the airport link would bust congestion for generations to come.

“This is a critical project for Melbourne. It will make it easier for residents and make our city more attractive to visitors,” Mr Tudge said.

“When complete, someone in Pakenham, Frankston or Ringwood will be able to get onto the train and be at the airport in the time it would have taken to drive, but without having to worry about parking.”

Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan said this is part of the Victorian Government’s unprecedented pipeline of major transport projects.

“We’re building the Metro Tunnel, removing dangerous level crossings and getting on with the Melbourne Airport Rail Link.”

“This is not just about getting from the airport to the city – it’s about better connecting our suburbs and regions, so people have better services wherever they live.”

Planning and development of the MARL Business Case is already well underway. Rail Projects Victoria has engaged expert technical and commercial advisers for the project and ecological, traffic and geotechnical investigations have begun.

Early market engagement on the MARL attracted submissions from more than 100 local and global organisations. Further market sounding will be undertaken to assess equity partners, private sector involvement, financing arrangements and other matters.

A reference group including community, industry and local government representatives will be established to provide guidance and feedback to the project team as the Business Case is developed.

The State and Federal Governments have committed up to $5 billion each to deliver MARL. The total cost of the project is estimated to be in the range of $8-13 billion, with construction to take up to nine years and due to commence in 2022.

The Business Case will be delivered by 2020 and will assess station and procurement options, value capture and creation opportunities, and economic analysis of the recommended solution.


          Parliament passes Civilian Intelligence Act      Cache   Translate Page      

Parliament passes Civilian Intelligence Act

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DF Report

The Parliament on Monday approved a government proposal for a Civilian Intelligence Act, said an official press release.

The new law will help to improve the capabilities to protect against serious threats to national security. Such threats include terrorism, espionage by foreign states or disruption of critical infrastructure.

The new civilian intelligence powers may only be used by the Finnish Security Intelligence Service and they can also be exercised abroad. In future, the basis for information gathering by the Finnish Security Intelligence Service will be not only the prevention and detection of crime but also national security.

The focus of information gathering by the Finnish Security Intelligence Service will be on detecting threats and responding to them at an earlier stage than has been previously possible.

The purpose of the intelligence gathering methods will be to provide state leaders with essential information on operations that pose a serious threat to national security for the purpose of supporting their decision making and safeguarding national security. The security environment in Finland is changing rapidly, and new threats demand a new kind of preparedness and contingency planning.

The intelligence gathering methods detailed in the Act are partly based on the methods already laid down in the Police Act.

Entirely new powers granted by the Act are intelligence gathering on specific locations, copying of a message, interruption of the delivery of a message for copying and network traffic intelligence. Network traffic intelligence enables technical gathering and processing of information on data communications crossing the Finnish border.

Oversight of intelligence gathering will be carried out by the Intelligence Ombudsman and Parliament’s Intelligence Committee.

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          There is a pushback on women's rights, UN chief warns      Cache   Translate Page      

There is a pushback on women's rights, UN chief warns

DF-Xinhua Report

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned that there is a "pushback" on women's rights globally.

   "Around the world, there is a pushback on women's rights," the UN chief said while addressing the opening of the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63), noting "that pushback is deep, pervasive and relentless."

   "We witness increased violence against women, especially human rights defenders and women running for political office," he added.

   "We see online harassment and abuse of women who speak out," said the UN chief, adding that "in some countries, homicide rates are going down - but murders of women are going up."

   "In others, we see a rollback of legal protection against domestic violence or even female genital mutilation," said Guterres.

   The UN chief noted that all people know women's participation makes peace agreements more durable, "but we still struggle to make sure women are included in negotiating teams."

   "Even governments that are vocal supporters of this agenda fail to back their words with action where it counts," he said.

   The secretary-general also condemned "terrible endemic sexual and gender-based violence" against women, adding that "nationalist, populist and even austerity agendas are tearing the social fabric - aggravating inequality, splintering communities, curtailing women's rights and cutting vital services."

   He called on the international community to "push back against the pushback" and fight for gender parity.

   Guterres said the UN has set a good example for the world as there are more women than men in the Senior Management Group of the organization, which he said is "a first in United Nations history."

   "When we exclude women, everyone pays the price," warned the secretary-general.

   "When we include women, the whole world wins," he stressed.

   CSW63 kicked off at UN headquarters in New York on Monday and will last until March 22. Its theme is: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

   Representatives of UN member states, UN entities, and the Economic and Social Council accredited non-governmental organizations from all regions of the world will attend the session.

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          Receptionist (Infrastructure and Property - Office Services - Administrative) - PwC - Gatineau, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The Receptionist / Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting the day-to-day business activities of the office....
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          Receptionist (Infrastructure and Property - Office Services - Administrative) - PwC - Gatineau, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Operate the switchboard, process mail and couriers, receive and distribute faxes, handle meeting room bookings and catering requests as needed, ensure cheques...
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          Lubuntu Blog: Statement Regarding Infrastructure Data Loss      Cache   Translate Page      
At 2:15 AM Central US Time, the Lubuntu Team was informed by our hosting provider, Altispeed Technologies, that there had been a problem with the server we use for Lubuntu’s infrastructure, including Phabricator, Weblate, Jenkins, the IRC bridge and other services. This resulted in complete data loss for all of the aforementioned services. Below is […]
          Maintenance Worker II - Government of Canada - Haines Junction, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
Knowledge of basic maintenance skills and traits for outdoor infrastructure ie:. Parks Canada - Kluane National Park and Reserve.... $22.78 - $24.77 an hour
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          Lessons Learned From Building a Culture and Infrastructure for Continuous Quality Improvement at Cabarrus Health Alliance      Cache   Translate Page      
imageThis case study describes a local public health agency's multiyear effort to establish an infrastructure and organizational culture for continuous quality improvement, using data from interviews with the agency's senior leaders, managers, and frontline staff. Lessons learned include the importance of setting stretch goals, engaging leaders at all levels of the organization, empowering frontline staff to make changes, providing quality improvement training for staff and leaders, starting with small projects first, spreading quality improvement efforts to involve all parts of the agency, and sustaining momentum by creating a supporting infrastructure for continuous quality improvement and continually initiating new projects.
          The ATLAS EventIndex and its evolution towards Run 3      Cache   Translate Page      
The ATLAS experiment produced so far hundreds of petabytes of data and expects to have one order of magnitude more in the future. This data are spread among hundreds of computing Grid sites around the world. The EventIndex is the complete catalogue of all ATLAS events, real and simulated, keeping the references to all permanent files that contain a given event in any processing stage. It provides the means to select and access event data in the ATLAS distributed storage system, and provides support for completeness and consistency checks and trigger and offline selection overlap studies. The EventIndex employs various data handling technologies like Hadoop and Oracle databases, and is integrated with other systems of the ATLAS distributed computing infrastructure, including those for data, metadata, and production management. The project is in operation since the start of LHC Run 2 in 2015, and is in permanent development in order to fit the production and analysis demands and follow technology evolutions. The main data store in Hadoop, based on MapFiles and HBase, has worked well during Run 2 but new solutions are explored for the future. This paper reports on the current system performance and on the studies of a new data storage prototype that can carry the EventIndex through Run 3.
          This is What Happens When You Exceed Customer Expectations      Cache   Translate Page      

For the third straight year, Rackspace has been placed in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services. Our trajectory remains strong: we moved materially to the right this year, based on our Completeness of Vision and with only a single vendor edging above us along the Ability […]

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          Rackspace a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure      Cache   Translate Page      

SAN ANTONIO – March 12, 2019 – Rackspace has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Service Providers, Worldwide for the third year in a row. Gartner’s assessment, performed by the firm’s IT industry analysts, evaluates service providers based on the completeness of […]

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          Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Viamo - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
Offered in partnership with content providers and a national telecom operator, 3-2-1 is serving millions of people monthly across Africa and Asia with quality...
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          Cloud Analyst - Saskatchewan Blue Cross - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
Support all cloud infrastructures and services including server and OS level support, networking and operational support in a multi-site environment....
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          Transportation Discipline Manager - ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
We are engineers, technologists, planners, landscape architects, scientists, and their support teams that work together to deliver infrastructure, minimizing...
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          Intern- Product Development- VM Monitor Group - VMware - Boston, MA      Cache   Translate Page      
VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Excellent knowledge of OS kernel internals, including memory management, resource...
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          Applications are invited for Project Assistant at Research and Development Section at IIT      Cache   Translate Page      

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. The academic programme of IIT Guwahati commenced in 1995. At present the Institute has eleven departments and three inter-disciplinary academic centres covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines, offering BTech, BDes, MA, MDes, MTech, MSc and PhD programmes. Within a short period of time, IIT Guwahati has been able to build up world class infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments.

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          Entry-Level Customer Service Representative - Choice Home Warranty - Sunrise, FL      Cache   Translate Page      
This is a great way for recent college graduates to get their foot in the door with a dynamic company that has room to grow and the infrastructure to help our...
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          Senior Geotechnical Engineer – Infrastructure - Wood - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including...
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          Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer & Infrastructure - Wood - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including...
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           Comment on What I Did to Prep This Week – Week 34 – Mar 3rd – Mar 9th 2019 by The Ohio Prepper       Cache   Translate Page      
Thor1 & all, To answer the question in the video: <strong>“Are you prepared for the blackout”</strong> I would say “yes”. We could provide our own power for months at full operation and longer than that in austerity mode, which has already been tested numerous times. The only things left to accomplish would be some blackout curtains or materials for covering some of the windows and to bring some firewood into the house in cold weather; but, the later can be accomplished this upcoming summer. The answer to your question: <strong>“Is this a trial run by the dark state for the USA ???”</strong> is an emphatic NO. The “Dark State” or “Deep State” will not tear down the infrastructure that we all count on, including them, when they can simply loot the treasury and line their pockets. The blackouts in Venezuela are not the diavolical USA cutting their power to steal their oil and minerals; but, simply the result of poor maintenance of the infrastructure by the socialist dictatorship, which historically is always the end point of those regimes. North Korea & Cuba are perfect examples, as were / are large portions of the USSR / Russia. I find it interesting that the video narrator calls Juan Guaidó a puppet, even though he has been recognized as the interim president of Venezuela by dozens of countries including the United States and European Union member states, and including numerous Central and South American countries in the OAS (Organization of American States) who border that once wealthy socialist wasteland. He also makes the assertion that our defense infrastructure cannot operate without the internet; but, fails to understand the “other” internet, known as MILNET and then makes the assertion that in Middle America, “The conversation has ceased and people are no longer willing to talk to each other” and has become a hostile environment. His research has determined that after 8 hours of no power, we will see aggressive looting and fires. If I recall, some on this forum have mentioned having their power out for days, and they got along with no looting. How can this be? To the narrator, the assertion that Marco Rubio tweeted about the grid down in Venezuela before the Venezuelan officials knew about it, is somehow proof of a conspiracy, or could it be proof that our surveillance and communications infrastructure is fast and efficient. While not real-time like the Keyholes and Aquacades (previously called Rhyolite), any of us can look at a rather interesting birds eye view of our property on Google or with Google maps and street view. I had to laugh out loud when he mentioned the “The Pyramid of Preparedness”, like It was something he created. FEMA has used this phrase for a long time, and there is a good guides here: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1549-20490-4325/why_prepare.pdf I went through the steps to get his pdf & it’s quite honestly not as good as the one above from FEMA. Just the typical list of Food, Water, Shelter, Defense and power; but, at least at first glance, it doesn’t appear to be trying to sell me something. Since I had to supply an email address that could of course come later, LOL. He does BTW mention “fear’ numerous times in his presentation, to get the point across that we should all be scared into prepping and if that doesn’t work, there is that time tested bogy man, <strong>“The illuminati”</strong> who of course orchestrated “9/11”. I have worked with GPS systems since the early days, and this idiot also thinks that taking down the internet stops the GPS system from operating; but, I suspect the uneducated will believe I also have to wonder if Christopher Greene is the narrators real name, since Christopher was an American legislator and soldier who is best known for leading the spirited defense of Fort Mercer in the 1777 Battle of Red Bank, and for leading the African American 1st Rhode
          Chin State Investment Fair Starts Saturday      Cache   Translate Page      

The government hopes to use the two-day event in Yangon to draw foreign investment to infrastructure, agribusiness, tourism and power projects in one of Myanmar's poorest states.

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          Rajkummar Rao encourages youth to vote in #PowerOf18 Twitter video      Cache   Translate Page      

MUMBAI: As part of the #PowerOf18 initiative, Twitter is collaborating with renowned Indian personalities to encourage the youth of India to vote in the upcoming general elections.

Bollywood star Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) is the latest addition to be featured as part of the #PowerOf18 online video series on @TwitterIndia, joining young personalities across India to talk about what inspires them and their view of #PowerOf18. Saluting the young energy of India, in this special video on Twitter Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) is seen speaking about change, empowerment and youth, asking people to Tweet the change they want to see with #PowerOf18.

Commenting on the importance of voting,  Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao)  said, "It is not only about us. It is about our generations to come. So question, ask for your rights, if you see a horrible infrastructure around you take a picture and put it out, ask your politicians why? Only you have the power to bring in that change and that change will come through vote.”

Past participants of the #PowerOf18 video series include singer Jassie Gill (@JassieGill), boxer Nikhat Zareen (@Nikhat_Zareen), and writer, poet and #MeTooIndia activist Mahima Kukreja (@AGirlOfHerWords).

The #PowerOf18 campaign is aimed at encouraging more youth in India to participate in civic engagement, understand the significance of their right to vote and contribute to public debate on Twitter. The campaign launch is marked by an emoji activated by the hashtag #PowerOf18 available now until June 2019.

Follow #PowerOf18 and @TwitterIndia to be a part of the conversation and community.

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          Yemen Humanitarian Update Covering 1 - 13 December 2018 | Issue 34      Cache   Translate Page      
Key Issues Recent IPC analysis indicates that over 20 million face severe food insecurity in Yemen. The upsurge in Yemen’s migrant arrivals exceeds 2018 arrivals to Europe via the Mediterranean Seaw. Polio campaign reaches 4.6 million children, 84 per cent of target. The trend of suspected cholera cases remains stable. UN URGES ACTION TO AVERT HUMANITARIAN CATASTROPHE IN YEMEN On 7 December, the preliminary results of the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) Food Security Analysis were released, indicating that without humanitarian food assistance over 20 million people in Yemen, representing two thirds of the population, would face severe food insecurity (IPC Phase 3+, that is people in crisis and above on the IPC five phase scale). Alarmingly, for the first time during the conflict in Yemen IPC Phase 5 (people in catastrophe) is observed, meaning that 63,500 people currently in this phase and are barely surviving. However, without large-scale food assistance, the number would be 238 000, three times higher. Only one other country in the world - South Sudan - has people suffering catastrophic food insecurity and even then, the number of people at Phase 5, at 47,000, is much smaller. Overall, 17 per cent of the Yemeni population (about 5 million people) are in IPC Phase 4 (Emergency) and 36 per cent (about 10.8 million people) are in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis). Ongoing hostilities remain the main driver of worsening food security, IDPs and those hosting them are the most vulnerable. The people most at risk of starvation are in Hajjah, Al Hudaydah, Sa’ada ad Taizz governorates. The economic crisis and resulting high food prices, disrupted livelihoods and high levels of unemployment also affects those not in conflict areas - the cost of the minimum/survival food basket is 150 per cent higher than before the conflict. As a result, large numbers of households in most districts across the country are forced to engage in negative coping strategies, including reducing the number of meals or size of food portions, consuming less preferred foods and prioritizing children’s consumption. In addition, households have also resorted to practices that will undermine their longer-term food security, such as selling animals and household items. In response to the situation, WFP is scaling up its food aid operation to target 12 million people per month with food and nutrition assistance next year, up 50 per cent from the 8 million targeted every month this year. The 12 million figure represents 10 million people severely food insecure and 2 million displaced people in acute need. Food aid alone will not be sufficient to end hunger. To do this, much more is needed. The five priorities to prevent more people sliding into IPC Phase 5 and possible famine are: Stop attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure; Allow all imports of food, fuel and medicine; Provide more foreign exchange and pay civil servants; Support the scale up of the humanitarian response; and Support the UN Special Envoy’s efforts to end the conflict. UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.  
          RussiaGate As Organised Distraction      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Prof. Oliver Boyd-Barrett, via Organisation for Propaganda Studies,

For over two years RussiaGate has accounted for a substantial proportion of all mainstream US media political journalism and, because US media have significant agenda-setting propulsion, of global media coverage as well. The timing has been catastrophic.

The Trump Administration has shredded environmental protections, jettisoned nuclear agreements, exacerbated tensions with US rivals, and pandered to the rich.

In place of sustained media attention to the end of the human species from global warming, its even more imminent demise in nuclear warfare, or the further evisceration of democratic discourse in a society riven by historically unprecedented wealth inequalities and unbridled capitalistic greed, corporate media suffocate their publics with a puerile narrative of alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

The RussiaGate discourse is profoundly mendacious and hypocritical. It presumes that the US is a State whose electoral system enjoys a high degree of public trust and security. Nothing could be further from the truth. The US democratic system is deeply entrenched in a dystopian two-party system dominated by the rich and largely answerable to corporate oligopolies; it is ideologically beholden to the values of extreme capitalism and imperialist domination. Problems with the US electoral system and media are extensive and well documented.

US electoral procedures are profoundly compromised by an electoral college that detaches votes counted from votes that count. The composition of electoral districts have been gerrymandered to minimize the possibility of electoral surprises. Voting is dependent on easily hackable corporate-manufactured electronic voting systems.

Right-wing administrations reach into a tool-box of voter-suppression tactics that run the gamut from minimizing available voting centers and voting machines through to excessive voter identification requirements and the elimination of swathes of the voting lists (e.g. groups such as people who have committed felonies or people whose names are similar to those of felons, or people who have not voted in previous elections).

Even the results of campaigns are corrupted when outgoing regimes abuse their remaining weeks in power to push through regulations or legislation that will scuttle the efforts of their successors.

Democratic theory presupposes the formal equivalence of voice in the battlefield of ideas. Nothing could be further from the reality of the US “democratic” system in which a small number of powerful interests enjoy ear-splitting megaphonic advantage on the basis of often anonymous “dark” money donations filtered through SuperPacs and their ilk, operating outside the confines of (the somewhat more transparently monitored) ten-week electoral campaigns.

Regarding media, democratic theory presupposes a public communications infrastructure that facilities the free and open exchange of ideas. No such infrastructure exists.  Mainstream media are owned and controlled by a small number of large, multi-media and multi-industrial conglomerates that lie at the very heart of US oligopoly capitalism and much of whose advertising revenue and content is furnished from other conglomerates.

The inability of mainstream media to sustain an information environment that can encompass histories, perspectives and vocabularies that are free of the shackles of US plutocratic self-regard is also well documented.

Current US media coverage of the US-gestated crisis in Venezuela is a case in point. The much celebrated revolutionary potential of social media is illusory. The principal suppliers of social media architecture are even more corporatized than their legacy predecessors. They depend not just on corporate advertising but on the sale of big data that they pilfer from users and sell to corporate and political propagandists often for non-transparent AI-assisted micro-targeting during ‘persuasion’ campaigns.

Like their legacy counterparts, social media are imbricated within, collaborate with, and are vulnerable to the machinations of the military-industry-surveillance establishment. So-called election meddling across the world has been an outstanding feature of the exploitation of social and legacy media by companies linked to political, defense and intelligence such as – but by no means limited to – the former Cambridge Analytica and its British parent SCL.

Against this backdrop of electoral and media failures, it makes little sense to elevate discussion of and attention to the alleged social media activities of, say, Russia’s Internet Research Agency. Attention is being directed away from substantial, and substantiated, problems and onto trivial, and unsubstantiated, problems.

Moreover, in a climate of manufactured McCarthyite hysteria, RussiaGate further presupposes that any communication between a presidential campaign and Russia is in itself a deplorable thing. Even if one were to confine this conversation only to communication between ruling oligarchs of both the US and Russia, however, the opposite would surely be the case. This is not simply because of the benefits that accrue from a broader understanding of the world, identification of shared interests and opportunities, and their promise for peaceful relations.

real politik analysis might advise the insertion of wedges between China and Russia so as to head off the perceived threat to the USA of a hybrid big-power control over a region of the world that has long been considered indispensable for truly global hegemony.

Even if we address RussiaGate as a problem worthy of our attention, the evidentiary basis for the major claims is weak. The ultimate unfolding of RussiaGate discourse now awaits the much-anticipated report of Special Counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller. Mueller’s indictments and investigations have to date implicated several individuals for activities that in some cases have no connection whatsoever to the 2016 Presidential campaign.  In some other instances they appear to have been more about lies and obstructions to his investigation rather than material illegal acts, or amount to charges that are unlikely ever to be contested in a court of law.

The investigation itself is traceable back to two significant but extremely problematic reports made public in January 2017. One was the “Steele dossier” by former MI6 officer Christopher Steele. This is principally of interest for its largely unsupported allegations that in some sense or another Trump was in cahoots with Russia. Steele’s company, Orbis, was commissioned to write the report by Fusion GPS which in turn was contracted by attorneys working for the Democratic National Campaign.

Passage of earlier drafts of the Steele report through sources close to British intelligence, and accounts by Trump adviser George Papadopoulos concerning conversations he had concerning possible Russian possession of Clinton emails with a character who may as likely have been a British as a Russian spy, were instrumental in stimulating FBI interest in and spying on the Trump campaign.

There are indirect links between Christopher Steele, another former MI6 agent, Pablo Miller (who also worked for Orbis) and Sergei Skripal, a Russian agent who had been recruited as informer to MI6 by Miller and who was the target of an attempted assassination in 2018. This event has occasioned controversial, not to say highly implausible and mischievous British government claims and accusations against Russia.

The  most significant matter raised by a second report, issued by the Intelligence Community Assessment and representing the conclusions of a small team picked from the Director of Intelligence office, CIA, FBI and NSA, was its claim that Russian intelligence was responsible for the hacking of the computer systems of the DNC and its chairman John Podesta in summer 2016 and that the hacked documents had been passed to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. No evidence for this was supplied.

Although the hacking allegations have become largely uncontested articles of faith in the RussiaGate discourse they are significantly reliant on the problematic findings of a small private company hired by the DNC. There is also robust evidence that the documents may have been leaked rather than hacked, and by US-based sources.

The fact that the documents revealed that the DNC, a supposedly neutral agent in the primary campaign, had in fact been biased in favor of the candidature of Hillary Clinton, and that Clinton’s private statements to industry were not in keeping with her public positions, has long been obscured in media memory in favor a preferred narrative of Russian villainy.

Why then does the RussiaGate discourse have so much traction? Who benefits?

First, RussiaGate serves the interest of a (1)corrupted Democratic Party, whose biased and arguably incompetent campaign management lost it the 2016 election, in alliance with with (2)powerful factions of the US industrial-military-surveillance establishment that for the past 19 years, through NATO and other malleable international agencies, has sought to undermine Putin’s leadership, dismember Russia and the Russian Federation (undoubtedly for the benefit of western capital) and, more latterly, further contain China in a perpetual and titanic struggle for the heart of EurAsia.

In so far as Trump had indicated (for whatever reasons) in the course of his campaign that he disagreed with at least some aspects of this long-term strategy, he came to be viewed as unreliable by the US security state. While serving the immediate purpose of containing Trump, US accusations of Russian meddling in US elections were farcical in the context of a well-chronicled history of US “meddling” in the elections and politics of nations for over 100 years. This meddling across  all hemispheres has included the staging of coups, invasions and occupations on false pretext in addition to numerous instances of “color revolution” strategies involving the financing of opposition parties and provoking uprisings, frequently coupled with economic warfare (sanctions).

A further beneficiary (3)is the sum of all those interests that favor a narrowing of public expression to a framework supportive of neoliberal imperialism. Paradoxically exploiting the moral panic associated with both Trump’s plaintive wailing about “fake news” whenever mainstream media coverage is critical of him, and social media embarrassment over exposure of their big data sales to powerful corporate customers, these interests have called for more regulation of, as well as self-censorship by, social media.

Social media responses increasingly involve more restrictive algorithms and what are often partisan “fact-checkers” (illustrated by Facebook financial support for and dependence on the pro-NATO “think tank,” the Atlantic Council). The net impact has been devastating for many information organizations in the arena of social media whose only “sin” is analysis and opinion that runs counter to elite neoliberal propaganda. The standard justification of such attacks on free expression is to insinuate ties to Russia and/or to terrorism.

Given these heavy handed and censorious responses by powerful actors, it would appear perhaps that the RussiaGate narrative is increasingly implausible to many and the only hope now for its proponents is to stifle questioning. These are dark days indeed for democracy.


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Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13, EBSCO, one of PCDL's digital product vendors, will be upgrading a key part of product infrastructure, which will bring improved stability to PCDL’s ordering and content delivery systems. During the upgrade, the EBSCO eBooks, EBSCO Audiobooks, and Flipster digital magazines will be unavailable.

Library users will not be able to check out, download, or place holds on any EBSCO eBooks, audiobooks, or read Flipster digital magazine titles in both the desktop and mobile formats during this upgrade period. Unfortunately, PCDL does not know how long this upgrade period will last, so we apologize in advance for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


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          11 wildly successful people who never went to college      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • Do you need to attend college to be successful?
  • The FBI recently charged dozens of people for paying a college-admissions consultant to help their kids get into elite universities.
  • But the 11 people below — including Michele Ferrero and Li Ka-Shing — never pursued higher education.

The FBI has charged dozens of people — including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin — in a college-admissions scheme. Thirty-three parents are accused of paying a college-admissions consultant to help their kids get into elite universities.

The idea that these parents may have committed a crime to help their kids succeed got us thinking: Is a college education even necessary to achieve success?

Ask the 11 people below — which include billionaires and real-estate moguls — and they might say no. As it turns out, none of them ever enrolled in a college course.

Check out the list and see if your perspective on the value of higher education changes.

Leonardo Del Vecchio

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At age 25, Leonardo Del Vecchio founded eyewear maker Luxottica, which recently merged with French ophthalmic optics company Essilor.

The multibillionaire octogenarian paid his way through design school by apprenticing at a car and eyewear-parts factory in his teens, according to Forbes.



Savitri Jindal

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Jindal is the chairperson of the Jindal Group and the widow of Om Prakash Jindal, the conglomerate company's founder. The businesses in its portfolio include JSW Steel, JSW Energy, JSW Infrastructure, and Jindal Steel & Power.



Michele Ferrero

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Before the Italian chocolate manufacturer passed away in 2015, he was listed on Forbes' billionaires list as the 30th richest person in the world, Business Insider's Tanza Loudenback reported.

Ferrero left his fortune to his family; his son, Giovanni, is now CEO of the Ferrero Group.




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          Montana Gets a 'C' Grade for Infrastructure, Better Than National Rating      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Global climate projections help civil engineers plan      Cache   Translate Page      
From:  The Guardian 

NOTE:  Relevant to the use of Geopolymers

 Spaghetti Junction near Birmingham, England. Photograph: Jason Hawkes/Getty Images

A new study helps civil engineers account for ongoing climate change in infrastructure design

People who work on building infrastructure understand the risks of climate change. As the Earth warms, new stresses are applied to our buildings, bridges, roads, houses, and other structures. Some of the obvious threats to infrastructure are from extreme weather including heat waves, storms, and intense rainfalls. There are some other less obvious threats, and many of the threats vary by location.
Regardless, the planning for infrastructure relies upon a reasonable estimation of future climate changes. To help quantify such an estimate for the civil engineering community, a recent paper was published by the Institution of Civil Engineering Journal of Forensic Engineering (I was fortunate to be a coauthor). The article was prepared with the collaboration of Dr. Michael Mann from Penn State University and Dr. Lijing Cheng from the Chinese Institute of Atmospheric Physics
The paper in question does not uncover new facts. We didn’t discover past warming that wasn’t known. We didn’t create new predictions that were previously uncreated. Rather, we assembled available information to provide a solid basis that can be used for future plans involving infrastructure.  MORE



          Should House Impeach Trump If He Launches Unconstitutional Wars?      Cache   Translate Page      

by Andrew Kreig


Posted: 09 Jan 2017 02:26 AM PST


U.S. House members should pledge to impeach the incoming President Trump if he starts any new wars in office without first comply with the U.S. Constitution’s requirement of a congressional declaration of war, according a non-partisan civic group that announced its plan last week.

Charles W. "Chas" Freeman
Committee for the Republic leaders identified Virginia, Ohio and Iowa as the first three states where organizers plan to rally public opinion behind a pledge by their representatives to impeach if the Executive Branch launches new "wars," which would be narrowly defined to include covert advisors and major arms supply creating new conflicts defined as war.

“Thirteen years ago,” said former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Charles “Chas” Freeman, Jr. as he announced the grassroots campaign in Washington, DC on Jan. 5, “George W. Bush invaded Iraq without a congressional declaration of war.”
“Our nation is now mired in nine ongoing presidential wars,” continued Freeman, the chairman and a co-founder of the committee in 2003. “They have cost nearly ten trillion dollars; starved our infrastructure; crippled our liberties; and multiplied and united our enemies.”
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“They have also enabled,” said Freeman (shown in a file photo), “the growth of apparently limitless presidential power to play prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner to kill any American the President decrees is an imminent national security danger based on secret, unsubstantiated evidence.

Speakers at the campaign launch at the Metropolitan Club, located a little more than a block from the White House, stressed that their initiative was not an attempt to thwart Trump (shown on a campaign button) but was intended instead to stop a long-term erosion of Constitutional checks-and-balances on Executive Branch power. 
Freeman, whose three decades of defense and diplomacy posts included high-level positions under both Republicans and Democrats, was the first of committee board members voicing strong support. Most provided compelling personal biographical reasons about why they had reached such a momentous decision as to push for a pledge.
The other speakers included constitutional law expert, attorney and former Reagan administration FCC counsel Bruce Fein; Washington, DC Tea Party Founder Tom Whitmore; and lawyer and former Reagan Administration Defense Department Assistant Secretary for Manpower Delbert Spurlock; and investment adviser John Henry.
U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) also spoke passionately about a need for constituents to hold House members and for limits on Executive Power, including to declare war. But Massie said he would have to study the impeachment pledge for agreeing to it.U.S. House members should pledge to impeach the incoming President Trump if he starts any new wars without following the U.S. Constitution’s requirement of seeking a congressional declaration of war, according a non-partisan civic group that announced its plan last week.
Since 2003, the Committee for the Republic has held 130 conferences (termed "salons") said the group, whose board of directors is shown below.
Committee for the Republic Board
“The time for talk alone has expired,” the committee’s announcement said. “Unconstitutional wars continue to feed dysfunction in government and to corrode liberty in the United States. They turn children into orphans, wives into widows, husbands into widowers, and families into refugees, while provoking terrorist blowback.
The Committee's Board of Directors believes that patriotism demands making the Constitution in general and the warfare state in particular the battleground of national politics. It proposes to devote the Committee's January 5 salon to elaborating a proposal to do this and to encourage past and future participants in Committee activities to attend this salon and to contribute as best you can to realizing the resulting proposal.
It is past time to restore a decent respect for the Constitution and the opinions of humankind to the conduct of US foreign relations.

          (USA-UT-West Valley City) Information System Security Analyst - Network & Cloud Security Architect - Consultant level      Cache   Translate Page      
#### Job ID:229099 #### Greater Salt Lake area #### Details: **About Us** Being a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining a world\-class team of over 37,500 employees and caregivers while embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment\. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible\. Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver\. To find out more about us, head to our career site here \. **Job Description** I\.S\. Security Analyst \- Consultant is responsible for providing analysis and support for the development, implementation, and maintenance of Intermountain's I\.S\. Security & Assurance \(ISSA\), I\.S\. Security policies, procedures, guidelines, processes, technologies, and solutions ensuring the confidentiality, availability and integrity of Intermountain's electronic information and information systems infrastructure\. Leads the operational analysis and support of the prevention, detection and response to I\.S security threats, vulnerabilities, and incidents\. Recognized as a technical expert in one or more information systems/security technologies and systems\. Responsible for developing and implementing new products and/or approaches in conjunction with implementing new/existing technologies\. Incumbents typically serve as technical consultants/specialists both inside Intermountain Healthcare and to outside organizations\. Primary assignment involves Intermountain's most complex and critical technical issues\. **Essential Job Duties** + 1\. Leads in the planning and design of enterprise security architecture, under the direction of the I\.S\. Security Management \(CISO, Director, Manager, Supervisor, or Team Lead\), where appropriate\. + 2\. Leads in the creation of enterprise security documents \(policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures\) under the direction of the I\.S\. Security Management, where appropriate\. + 3\. Leads in the planning and design of an enterprise Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan, under the direction of the I\.S\. Security Manager, where appropriate\. + 4\. Maintains up\-to\-date detailed knowledge of the IT security industry including awareness of new or revised security solutions, improved security processes and the development of new attacks and threat vectors\. + 5\. Recommends additional security solutions or enhancements to existing security solutions to improve overall enterprise security\. + 6\. Performs the deployment, integration, and initial configuration of all new security solutions and of any enhancements to existing security solutions in accordance with standard best operating procedures generically and the enterprise's security documents specifically\. + 7\. Maintains up\-to\-date baselines for the secure configuration and operations of all in\-place devices, whether they be under direct control \(i\.e\., security tools\) or not \(i\.e\., workstations, servers, network devices, etc\.\)\. + 8\. Maintains operational configurations of all in\-place security solutions as per the established baselines\. + 9\. Monitors all in\-place security solutions for efficient and appropriate operations\. + 10\. Reviews logs and reports of all in\-place devices, whether they be under direct control \(i\.e\., security tools\) or not \(i\.e\., workstations, servers, network devices, etc\.\)\. Interprets the implications of that activity and devises plans for appropriate resolution\. + 11\. Leads in the design and execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, and security audits\. + 12\. Leads in incident investigations into suspicious or problematic activity\. + 13\. Provides on\-call support for end users for all in\-place security solutions\. **Posting Specifics** + Benefits Eligible: Yes + Shift Details: Full time, exempt + Department: Data Security + Office location: West Valley City, Utah + Additional Details: List any other position Details desired **Minimum Requirements** + Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or Information Systems\. Degree must be obtained through an accredited institution\. Education is verified\. + Possess CISA, CISSP or CISM industry certification\. + Eight years of related experience in information systems/security technologies and systems\. + Demonstrated understanding of the 10 Information System Security domains in the Common Body of Knowledge for CISSP and the 5 Information Security Practice areas and tasks for CISM\. + Demonstrated understanding of I\.S\. security methods and techniques of information systems\. **Physical Requirements** + Interact with others requiring the employee to communicate information\. + Operate computers and other IT equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands\. + See and read computer monitors and documents\. + Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment\. **Preferred Qualifications** + Master's degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security, or Information Systems\. Degree must be obtained through an accredited institution\. Education is verified\. + Ten years of related experience in information systems/security technologies and systems\. + Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of information security related regulations \(e\.g\. HIPAA / HITECH I\.S\. Security and Privacy regulations, and the I\.S\. Security aspects of other regulations including: PCI DSS, SOX \(MAR FRC\), FRCP, JCAHO and JCAHO Alert 42, GLBA, State Breach, FERPA, and FCRA, etc\.\) + Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of I\.S\. security vulnerability assessment tools and techniques\. + Demonstrated strong analysis and attention to detail, problem resolution, judgment, and decision\-making skills\. + Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high\-pressure environment\. + Demonstrated effective leadership and communication skills\. + Demonstrated presentation skills and the ability to work well with others\. + Results oriented, self motivated and self directed professional\. + Demonstrated strong customer service orientation\. **Please Note** All positions subject to close without notice\. Intermountain Healthcare prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, disability and/or genetic information\. #### Additional Details: Working Hours 40 Primary Work Location Lake Park Campus Expertise Information Technology Job Type Full Time Location US\-UT\-West Valley City
          (CZE-Brno) Infrastructure Migration Consultant - Delivery Excellence Center      Cache   Translate Page      
**Company Description** At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies. **Job summary** The Red Hat Consulting team is looking for an Infrastructure Migration Consultant to join us in Brno, Czech Republic. In this role, you will help a wide range of enterprise organizations as part of their digital transformation journeys. To that end, you’ll work as part of a Delivery Excellence Centre (DEC) that we’re developing, which is designed to bring the latest technology and development approaches to organization quickly and effectively. As an Infrastructure Migration Consultant, you will primarily focus on infrastructure migrations and related solutions (IMS). You’ll need to have good technical and business skills and be able to work with customers and Red Hat’s account teams to tackle large problems. **Primary job responsibilities** + Work within a team of consultants to tackle a range of technical problems + Develop, manage, and deliver solutions to customers as part of billable consulting projects, especially in technology areas spanning across Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, plus Red Hat cloud management platform (Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat CloudForms, and Red Hat Ansible Automation) + Communicate with customer teams directly, understand their requirements, and work together to build solutions; represent Red Hat in front of the customers + Solve problems through development and requirements analysis + Work well as part of a fast-paced team, both within the DEC and with the regional consulting teams in the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region; travel time up to 50% is expected **Required skills** + 3+ years of experience with enterprise technology, e.g., infrastructure software, operating systems, security, cloud infrastructure and management, virtualization, containerization, system integration (SI), or application development + 1+ year(s) of experience in a consulting-related roleLinux system administration experience; Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA1) certification or similar experience is a plus + Scripting skills in languages like Bash, Perl, or Python + Automation skills, preferably in Red Hat Ansible Automation or Puppet + Knowledge of DevOps and site reliability engineering (SRE) practices + Experience working in technical teams; good technical understanding + Understanding of the core elements of application migration and infrastructure setup and datacenter migration, cloud practices and open source emerging technologies, and everything-as-code + Practical, pragmatic approach to problem-solving and business growth while evaluating and improving our service offerings + Good communication and technical skills that enable customer relationship development at engineering, commercial, and executive levels + Ability to understand customer business challenges and map these to technology solutions requirements + Ability to produce a narrative for customers around infrastructure and application migration that meet business objectives and lead digital transformation discussions within the existing frameworks positioned by Red Hat’s business and engineering teams + Ability and willingness to travel to customer sites for engagements up to 50% Red Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, uniformed services, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Red Hat does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract between Red Hat and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee. **Job ID** _68476_ **Category** _Consulting_
          (USA-Remote) Transformation Architect      Cache   Translate Page      
**Company description** At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies. **Job summary** The Red Hat Consulting team is looking for a Transformation Architect to join us. In this role, you will become part of a team that develops strategy for digital transformation through DevOps adoption at an organizational scale. To achieve this goal, you and your associates will use a variety of modern application development practices, along with emerging technologies from the communities of open source. You will join a team of subject matter experts who co-create innovative software solutions using emerging technology and modern software design methods. You will be responsible for teaming with customers and partners to accelerate their application development project or infrastructure deployment and to teach them new ways of working together to deliver business value and new capabilities. As you do so, you will create infectious enthusiasm for building great software using the principles of an open source culture. This is a remote position; successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business. **Primary job responsibilities** + Team with our customers to lead the design and implementation of application prototypes, using modern application development practices and open source emerging technologies, covering domains like microservices, API management, web-scale architectures, DevOps engineering and application delivery, agile methodologies and ceremonies, container-based continuous integration (CI) and delivery (CD), cloud automation, hybrid cloud adoption, and everything-as-code, including infrastructure, configuration, and documentation + Create measurable hypotheses tied to business value, and design a solution that tests these hypotheses to help our customers quickly realize their business goals + Constantly learn about new technologies and innovations + Become a trusted advisor to our customers, helping them achieve business success in an ever-changing technology landscape + Use your critical thinking skills to tackle tough problems in an innovative way + Travel to customer locations (25% to 75%) **Required skills** + Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, or other container tools + Experience working with automation tools like Ansible, Puppet, or Chef + Experience leading successful modern software development projects or infrastructure deployments in public sector settings + Experience and comfort facilitating software design or infrastructure architecture ideation sessions to C-level executives and chief architects + Ability to perform customer-facing activities in a fast-paced environment with short timeframes + Working knowledge of design patterns applicable to modern software development + Applied knowledge of working in agile, scrum, and DevOps teams + Comfortable working with highly distributed teams, including interaction with open source communities + Significant development and delivery experience with multiple programming languages like Java, Python, C++ or JavaScript frameworks + Experience with the design, development, testing and deployment of large, distributed applications + Solid object-oriented skills and applied knowledge of software design patterns + Applied knowledge of modern software delivery methods like TDD, BDD, continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) + Excellent verbal, writing, and presentation skills + Ability to study on your own and quickly learn and put into practice new topics + Passion for open source software + Willingness to travel from 25% up to 75% + Cleared up to Top Secret, or clearable Red Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Red Hat does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract between Red Hat and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee. **Job ID** _68680_ **Category** _Consulting_
          (USA-CO-Boulder) Lead System Administrator      Cache   Translate Page      
LRS Consulting Services has been delivering the highest quality consultants to our clients since 1979. We've built a solid reputation for dealing with our clients and our consultants with honesty, integrity, and respect. We work hard every day to maintain that reputation, and we're very interested in candidates who can help us. If you're that candidate, this opportunity is made for you! Our client is in need of an experienced Lead System Administrator. This is a long-term contract opportunity in Boulder, CO. If you’re that person, submit your resume now! **Responsibilities:** + Act as the primary contractor for TAP Lab and OBAC leadership feedback + Create standard operating procedures that ensure all system administrators provide consistent and coordinated system support + Coordinate and schedule downtime to incorporate new TAP Lab and Sensor Exploitation Ground Architecture (SEGA) capabilities with limited user impacts + Develop, revise, and maintain TAP Lab operations and processes for technical support and maintenance actions for SEGA in order to meet new requirements or technology advancements + Oversee and provide system maintenance and assistance functions to researchers and other users of the TAP Lab + Oversee and lead the development, implementation, and testing of a backup and recovery strategy for both TAP Lab and OBAC facilities + Provide a secure environment for applications to reside + Ensure that computing environments for vendors utilizing the TAP Lab are available for use + Support installation, maintenance, repair, and upgrades of all hardware, firmware, software, and associated equipment on the network + Provide identify management for network access + Oversee and maintain storage systems to enable both a static archive of relevant data and events as well as a 30-day rolling archive of raw data + Recommend system administration courses of action that will help systems achieve efficiently achieve their objectives and goals + Recommend technology refresh actions to keep technology environments at the forefront of technological advancements + Create and maintain a systems administration objectives and goals + Act as the single source of system administration knowledge and single accountable point-of-contact for all assigned work + Travel as needed to meet with stakeholders to identify requirements, share information, and conduct coordination and planning **Requirements:** + Bachelor’s degree in a computer science, information technology, or a business-related discipline is preferred + Candidate must be a US Citizen with an active Top-Secret Level Clearance + Candidate must be able to effectively communicate in English (written & verbal) + Must be SCI eligible + Must have Five (5) years of system administrator experience + Must have Three (3) or more years of experience with agile software development methodologies + Must have an in-depth knowledge of VMware, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, software defined networking, software defined storage, and public and private cloud infrastructure + Experience supporting Federal IT and Engineering initiatives and operations in a classified government environment + Experience routinely communicating and working with Executive level government and non-government leadership and personnel + Must be fully fluent in MS Office applications, including Outlook, Word and Excel + Experience in the following: + Managing the onsite efforts of all subcontractors aligned to the contract + Leading the team’s completion of system administration objectives and goals + Organizing, directing, and managing contract operation support functions, involving multiple, complex and inter-related project tasks + Maintaining and managing the client interface at the senior levels of the client organization + Meeting with customer and contractor personnel to formulate and review plans and deliverable items + Ensuring conformance with program task schedules and costs + Managing risks and issues while taking corrective measurements + Coordinating the projects and their interdependencies + Managing and utilizing resources across projects + Managing stakeholders' communication + Managing quality control of the contract deliverables + Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) experience and knowledge of the Air Force’s Tools and Applications and Processing (TAP) Lab and Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Battlespace Awareness Center (OBAC) LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.
          (IND-BANGALORE) Software Development Test & Automation Engineer_IBM Cloud      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** **About IBM:** IBM is a global technology and innovation company. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with presence in 170 countries. The diversity and breadth of the entire IBM portfolio of research, consulting, solutions, services, systems and software rarely distinguishes IBM from other companies in the industry. Over the past 100 years, a lot has changed at IBM, in this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to craft industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, banking, travel, manufacturing, and many more, by building together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We like to say, “be essential.” We are changing how we craft. How we collaborate. How we analyze. How we engage. Join the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who are crafting the very way the world works. We want the brightest minds doing work that inspires, in an environment where growth is encouraged. IBM’ers get to discover their potential, so they’re supported to build breakthroughs that help our clients succeed. We’re building diverse teams with people who want their ideas to matter. Join us — you’ll be proud to call yourself an IBM’er. **Our Culture:** IBM is committed to crafting a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to your race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. **Business Unit Introduction** IBM Cloud Computing is a one-stop shop which provides all the cloud solutions & cloud tools the industries need. IBM Cloud portfolio includes IaaS, SaaS and PaaS offered through public, private and hybrid cloud delivery models, in addition to the components that make up those clouds. IBM Cloud ensures flawless integration into public and private cloud environments. The infrastructure is secure, scalable, and flexible, providing customized enterprise solutions that have made IBM Cloud the Hybrid Cloud Market leader. Ready to help drive IBM's success in the Cloud market? This is your chance to research and learn new Cloud related technology products and services, as well as to design and implement quick Cloud based prototypes while advancing your career in leading edge technology. **Who you are:** + You are a Software Developer with flair for Test Automation of Cloud services. + You are a talented, innovative and enthusiastic Software engineering professional who will build the next generation cloud and security services to make our customers succeed. + You have passion for software test automation and interest in learning emerging technologies **What you’ll do:** **You’ll will be** + Part of the Cloud Fabric Service Engineering team. + Responsible for delivering infrastructure services with top-notch performance, first-rate security, fail-safe reliability and exceptional quality. + The key individual responsible for development of new cloud services on the IBM Cloud Platform. + Working with Fortune 100 Enterprise clients and build hyperscale cloud services for the largest companies in the world. + Part of global team, so communication skills (both verbal and written) are critical as well as flexibility to work with team members in other time zones. **How we’ll help you grow:** + You will get an opportunity to understand future marketplace trends, influence business strategies to address future customer requirements and influence industry standards. + You’ll have access to all the technical and management training courses you love to become the authority you want to be. + You’ll learn directly from guide Architects in the field. + You have the opportunity to work in many different areas to determine what really excites you. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + 4 to 8 years of experience in the role of Software Test & Automation Engineer. + Proven experience with unit testing (E.g., PHPUnit, NoseTest, PyTest, Junit). + Proven experience with integration and functional testing. + Proven experience using an ORM (E.g., Doctrine, Propel, Hibernate). + Experience developing or building tests API layers web services such as SOAP, Rest, or JSon. + Experience configuring and administrating Linux(or other Unix-like) systems. + Experience with relational databases and SQL (One of: Oracle, MySQL, MSSql, or PostgreSQL) + Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and other networking fundamentals + Strong understanding of object oriented design principles and patterns + Strong knowledge of MVC architecture and implementation **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Significant Experience building a truly distributed architecture based system, especially involving large data volumes and real-time distribution will be huge plus. + Up to date on the latest development frameworks. + Experience implementing distributed applications in a container environment (Docker/Kubernetes/OpenShift). + Experience using RabbitMQ or other AMQP message queues (Kafka, ZeroMQ, etc). + Experience with NoSQL data stores (E.g., Redis, etcd, MongoDB). + Experience with Big Data systems (E.g., Hadoop/HBase, Cassandra, InfluxDB, Druid). **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-MD-Bethesda) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (NZL-AUCKLAND) Account Solution Architect - Auckland      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** **Account Solution Architect - Auckland** + Thrive in an agile environment + Be at the forefront of change + Permanent opportunity in our Auckland office + Utilise your subject-matter expertise We are the trusted partner for Australia and New Zealand’s businesses and governments as they reinvent using cloud, AI and blockchain within a secure environment. Our clients succeed because of our world-leading researchers, engineers and designers and our deep industry expertise. We celebrate our diversity and unite in our passion for IBM. We are #anewIBM As the Account Solution Architect (ASA) you will be a key member of the Account Architecture team. You will be the Chief Architect’s delegate for an account, a group of accounts within a cluster or a business unit. **What Will You Be Responsible For:** + providing knowledge and access to IBM delivery capability in support of new solutions for the account. + working directly with the assigned accounts or business unit as the owner of the solution process from requirements definition to proposal presentation. + preparing and promoting the architectural vision for the account which will enable opportunities for base Growth and coherence for solution architects and delivery competencies As the lead Architect for an Account, you will be the primary point of contact for the Client and Account Team for architectural questions, advice, strategy and outcomes/work products. You will provide leadership and guidance to the Client ensuring proposals and new solutions comply with the Client’s architectural standards and strategic direction. **Your deliverables will be:** + Statements of Work + Development of proposals for major infrastructure initiatives. + Validation and definition of Client requirements for new business proposals + Technology plans and roadmaps. **Your role will encompass:** + Understanding and documenting the customer’s existing architecture. + Participation in Client IT Strategy reviews and Enterprise Architecture projects. + Preparation of the IBM Technology plan and ensures architecture for new solutions fits. + Architectural governance at the Account Level. + Overall responsibility for Solution Design outcomes – from requirements qualification and agreement to when the Project is delivered. + Coordinates stakeholders, Architects, Designers, Pricing, C&N, Legal, PE, to deliver outputs to schedules. + Manage the Client Relationship during the technical solution process. + Work with the Base Growth Seller to propose and sell new solutions to the Customer. + Lead a team possibly made up of several disciplines and delivery towers to develop solutions. + Work with the Account Team at a Commercial level – GP, PTI, Revenue. + Work with DPE and Delivery teams to ensure a stable environment and platform for the Client’s business. + Participate in CritSits as required to assist in problem determination and resolution. Work with DPE and Delivery teams to assist and guide in problem resolution. + Involvement in the Management systems for RFS quality, cycle time, success rate. + Weekly (minimum) meetings with the Customer to discuss proposals, pipeline, RFSes under development, and projects being implemented. + Weekly (minimum) meeting with Account PE, DPE and Project Director/Manager to ensure and discuss RFS proposals and ongoing projects. **Your skills and experience will include:** + A strong track record in the Banking and/or Finance space + Hands on experience in the new world of Cloud Orchestration and Automation + Ability to work in a matrix organisation + Sound experience – Enterprise level of business **Sign me up!** If you tick these boxes, and are ready to start your next challenge with a career at IBM – click “Apply” today. To find out more, head to www.ibm.com.au/careers **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** As per Job Description **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** As per Job Description. **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-NC-Raleigh) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-PA-Philadelphia) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (IND-BANGALORE) Software Development Test & Automation Engineer_IBM Cloud      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** **About IBM:** IBM is a global technology and innovation company. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with presence in 170 countries. The diversity and breadth of the entire IBM portfolio of research, consulting, solutions, services, systems and software rarely distinguishes IBM from other companies in the industry. Over the past 100 years, a lot has changed at IBM, in this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to craft industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, banking, travel, manufacturing, and many more, by building together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We like to say, “be essential.” We are changing how we craft. How we collaborate. How we analyze. How we engage. Join the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who are crafting the very way the world works. We want the brightest minds doing work that inspires, in an environment where growth is encouraged. IBM’ers get to discover their potential, so they’re supported to build breakthroughs that help our clients succeed. We’re building diverse teams with people who want their ideas to matter. Join us — you’ll be proud to call yourself an IBM’er. **Our Culture:** IBM is committed to crafting a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to your race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. **Business Unit Introduction** IBM Cloud Computing is a one-stop shop which provides all the cloud solutions & cloud tools the industries need. IBM Cloud portfolio includes IaaS, SaaS and PaaS offered through public, private and hybrid cloud delivery models, in addition to the components that make up those clouds. IBM Cloud ensures flawless integration into public and private cloud environments. The infrastructure is secure, scalable, and flexible, providing customized enterprise solutions that have made IBM Cloud the Hybrid Cloud Market leader. Ready to help drive IBM's success in the Cloud market? This is your chance to research and learn new Cloud related technology products and services, as well as to design and implement quick Cloud based prototypes while advancing your career in leading edge technology. **Who you are:** + You are a Software Developer with flair for Test Automation of Cloud services. + You are a talented, innovative and enthusiastic Software engineering professional who will build the next generation cloud and security services to make our customers succeed. + You have passion for software test automation and interest in learning emerging technologies **What you’ll do:** **You’ll will be** + Part of the Cloud Fabric Service Engineering team. + Responsible for delivering infrastructure services with top-notch performance, first-rate security, fail-safe reliability and exceptional quality. + The key individual responsible for development of new cloud services on the IBM Cloud Platform. + Working with Fortune 100 Enterprise clients and build hyperscale cloud services for the largest companies in the world. + Part of global team, so communication skills (both verbal and written) are critical as well as flexibility to work with team members in other time zones. **How we’ll help you grow:** + You will get an opportunity to understand future marketplace trends, influence business strategies to address future customer requirements and influence industry standards. + You’ll have access to all the technical and management training courses you love to become the authority you want to be. + You’ll learn directly from guide Architects in the field. + You have the opportunity to work in many different areas to determine what really excites you. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + 4 to 8 years of experience in the role of Software Test & Automation Engineer. + Proven experience with unit testing (E.g., PHPUnit, NoseTest, PyTest, Junit). + Proven experience with integration and functional testing. + Proven experience using an ORM (E.g., Doctrine, Propel, Hibernate). + Experience developing or building tests API layers web services such as SOAP, Rest, or JSon. + Experience configuring and administrating Linux(or other Unix-like) systems. + Experience with relational databases and SQL (One of: Oracle, MySQL, MSSql, or PostgreSQL) + Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and other networking fundamentals + Strong understanding of object oriented design principles and patterns + Strong knowledge of MVC architecture and implementation **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Significant Experience building a truly distributed architecture based system, especially involving large data volumes and real-time distribution will be huge plus. + Up to date on the latest development frameworks. + Experience implementing distributed applications in a container environment (Docker/Kubernetes/OpenShift). + Experience using RabbitMQ or other AMQP message queues (Kafka, ZeroMQ, etc). + Experience with NoSQL data stores (E.g., Redis, etcd, MongoDB). + Experience with Big Data systems (E.g., Hadoop/HBase, Cassandra, InfluxDB, Druid). **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-NC-Research Triangle Park) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-TX-Austin) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-CA-San Jose) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-GA-Atlanta) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (IND-BANGALORE) Senior Software Development Engineer_IBM Cloud      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** **About IBM:** IBM is a global technology and innovation company. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with presence in 170 countries. The diversity and breadth of the entire IBM portfolio of research, consulting, solutions, services, systems and software rarely distinguishes IBM from other companies in the industry. Over the past 100 years, a lot has changed at IBM, in this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to craft industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, banking, travel, manufacturing, and many more, by building together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We like to say, “be essential.” We are changing how we craft. How we collaborate. How we analyze. How we engage. Join the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who are crafting the very way the world works. We want the brightest minds doing work that inspires, in an environment where growth is encouraged. IBM’ers get to discover their potential, so they’re supported to build breakthroughs that help our clients succeed. We’re building diverse teams with people who want their ideas to matter. Join us — you’ll be proud to call yourself an IBM’er. **Our Culture:** IBM is committed to crafting a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to your race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. **Business Unit Introduction** IBM Cloud Computing is a one-stop shop which provides all the cloud solutions & cloud tools the industries need. IBM Cloud portfolio includes IaaS, SaaS and PaaS offered through public, private and hybrid cloud delivery models, in addition to the components that make up those clouds. IBM Cloud ensures flawless integration into public and private cloud environments. The infrastructure is secure, scalable, and flexible, providing customized enterprise solutions that have made IBM Cloud the Hybrid Cloud Market leader with our Softlayer and BlueMix Platforms. Ready to help drive IBM's success in the Cloud market? This is your chance to research and learn new Cloud related technology products and services, as well as to design and implement quick Cloud based prototypes while advancing your career in leading edge technology. **Who you are:** + You are an Senior Software Development Engineer. + You are talented, innovative and enthusiastic Software engineering professional who will build the next generation cloud and security services to make our customers succeed. **What you’ll do:** + You are part of Cloud Fabric Service Engineering team. + You are responsible for delivering infrastructure services with top-notch performance, first-rate security, fail-safe reliability and exceptional quality. + You will be the key individual responsible for development of new cloud services on the IBM Cloud Platform. + You will get to work with Fortune 100 Enterprise clients and build hyperscale cloud services for the largest companies in the world. + We are a global team, so communication skills (both verbal and written) are critical as well as flexibility to work with team members in other time zones. **How we’ll help you grow:** + You will get an opportunity to understand future marketplace trends, influence business strategies to address future customer requirements and influence industry standards. + You’ll have access to all the technical and management training courses you love to become the authority you want to be. + You’ll learn directly from guide Architects in the field. + You have the opportunity to work in many different areas to determine what really excites you. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + 7 to 10 years of experience in the role of software engineer. + Proven experience with full ELK stack implementation (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) + Experience using Kafka message queuing along with working on Graphana /creating dashboards. + Programming experience in object oriented design principles and patterns. With knowledge of SOA web services – REST, SOAP, XML-RPC, XML, JSON. + Proven Experience implementing distributed applications in a container environment (Docker/Kubernetes/OpenShift) along with considerable experience configuring and administrating Linux(or other Unix-like) systems. + Experience in developing building tests API layers web services such as SOAP, Rest, or JSon. + Strong analytical and problem solving skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Significant Experience building a truly distributed architecture based system, especially involving large data volumes and real-time distribution will be huge plus. + At least a BS degree in Computer Science from a reputed university/college. MS or PhD in Computer Science preferred. Can consider non-CS degrees if there is strong relevant experience. + Experience with Icinga + Experience with load balancing technology / GLB / Netscaler VPX + Experience with NetApp Storage + Experience with Ansible **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-MA-Boston) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-NY-New York) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-MN-Minneapolis) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-TX-Houston) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-AZ-Phoenix) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-NC-Charlotte) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (AUS) Sales Executive, State Government (Infrastructure Services)      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** + **Have the freedom to develop and own your Customer relationships** + **Leverage globally leading innovations to bring solutions for real world problems to life** + **Be accountable for your own success while working within a supportive and expert extended team** We’re the new IBM, come and join us. Experience what IBM is doing in the areas of AI that goes beyond search and reply, Robotics and Automation across business process, and Blockchain initiatives that are revolutionising supply chain. We apply design thinking, we enable start-ups to grow, and we’re transforming healthcare & life sciences, we’re even curing disease! We have defined the cognitive era, and now with your help, we are going to lead it. IBM Services provides multi cloud hybrid solutions, business resiliency, digital workplace, network solutions, cloud managed services and security services to many large Australian organisations. We are looking to build our business development / hunting sales team within our technical services team across Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Perth. With your ‘knock down the door’ attitude, and your use of innovative ways to attract new business to our fast-paced and changing environment, we are going to win with YOU. IBM will support you with the industry credentials in multi cloud, technical certifications and a wealth of global alliances and partner network. **What will I be doing?** Building your territory with new and win back prospects Working with a creative solution design/ technical team to build out what your customers need Closing out engagements & celebrating success **What skills will I need?** Exceptional customer relationship and communication skills High motivation levels and a driver personality An ability to take initiative A desire to learn and broaden expertise to close gaps for your customer’s benefit Desire to WIN **What experience do I need?** 8+ Years Sales experience preferred Experience in the Technology industry preferred but not essential Proven ability to learn new concepts Ability to mentor your peers _You must hold full unrestricted working rights within Australia at the time of application. Sponsorship is not available for this position._ **Sign me up!** If you are ready to begin an amazing career journey with **click “Apply”** **today** . To find out more, head to www.ibm.com.au/careers **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** 8+ years in technology sales. **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** As above **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (IND-BANGALORE) Software Development Test & Automation Engineer_IBM Cloud      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** **About IBM:** IBM is a global technology and innovation company. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with presence in 170 countries. The diversity and breadth of the entire IBM portfolio of research, consulting, solutions, services, systems and software rarely distinguishes IBM from other companies in the industry. Over the past 100 years, a lot has changed at IBM, in this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to craft industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, banking, travel, manufacturing, and many more, by building together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We like to say, “be essential.” We are changing how we craft. How we collaborate. How we analyze. How we engage. Join the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who are crafting the very way the world works. We want the brightest minds doing work that inspires, in an environment where growth is encouraged. IBM’ers get to discover their potential, so they’re supported to build breakthroughs that help our clients succeed. We’re building diverse teams with people who want their ideas to matter. Join us — you’ll be proud to call yourself an IBM’er. **Our Culture:** IBM is committed to crafting a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to your race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. **Business Unit Introduction** IBM Cloud Computing is a one-stop shop which provides all the cloud solutions & cloud tools the industries need. IBM Cloud portfolio includes IaaS, SaaS and PaaS offered through public, private and hybrid cloud delivery models, in addition to the components that make up those clouds. IBM Cloud ensures flawless integration into public and private cloud environments. The infrastructure is secure, scalable, and flexible, providing customized enterprise solutions that have made IBM Cloud the Hybrid Cloud Market leader. Ready to help drive IBM's success in the Cloud market? This is your chance to research and learn new Cloud related technology products and services, as well as to design and implement quick Cloud based prototypes while advancing your career in leading edge technology. **Who you are:** + You are a Software Developer with flair for Test Automation of Cloud services. + You are a talented, innovative and enthusiastic Software engineering professional who will build the next generation cloud and security services to make our customers succeed. + You have passion for software test automation and interest in learning emerging technologies **What you’ll do:** **You’ll will be** + Part of the Cloud Fabric Service Engineering team. + Responsible for delivering infrastructure services with top-notch performance, first-rate security, fail-safe reliability and exceptional quality. + The key individual responsible for development of new cloud services on the IBM Cloud Platform. + Working with Fortune 100 Enterprise clients and build hyperscale cloud services for the largest companies in the world. + Part of global team, so communication skills (both verbal and written) are critical as well as flexibility to work with team members in other time zones. **How we’ll help you grow:** + You will get an opportunity to understand future marketplace trends, influence business strategies to address future customer requirements and influence industry standards. + You’ll have access to all the technical and management training courses you love to become the authority you want to be. + You’ll learn directly from guide Architects in the field. + You have the opportunity to work in many different areas to determine what really excites you. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + 4 to 8 years of experience in the role of Software Test & Automation Engineer. + Proven experience with unit testing (E.g., PHPUnit, NoseTest, PyTest, Junit). + Proven experience with integration and functional testing. + Proven experience using an ORM (E.g., Doctrine, Propel, Hibernate). + Experience developing or building tests API layers web services such as SOAP, Rest, or JSon. + Experience configuring and administrating Linux(or other Unix-like) systems. + Experience with relational databases and SQL (One of: Oracle, MySQL, MSSql, or PostgreSQL) + Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and other networking fundamentals + Strong understanding of object oriented design principles and patterns + Strong knowledge of MVC architecture and implementation **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Significant Experience building a truly distributed architecture based system, especially involving large data volumes and real-time distribution will be huge plus. + Up to date on the latest development frameworks. + Experience implementing distributed applications in a container environment (Docker/Kubernetes/OpenShift). + Experience using RabbitMQ or other AMQP message queues (Kafka, ZeroMQ, etc). + Experience with NoSQL data stores (E.g., Redis, etcd, MongoDB). + Experience with Big Data systems (E.g., Hadoop/HBase, Cassandra, InfluxDB, Druid). **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (AUS) Technical Sales Specialist, Cloud Managed Application Services      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** We are the trusted partner for Australia and New Zealand’s businesses and governments as they reinvent using cloud, AI and blockchain within a secure environment. Our clients succeed because of our world-leading researchers, engineers and designers and our deep industry expertise. We celebrate our diversity and unite in our passion for IBM. We are **\#anewIBM** IBM Services provides multi cloud hybrid solutions, business resiliency, digital workplace, network solutions, cloud managed services and security services to many large Australian organisations. IBM Cloud Managed Application Services (CMAS) is a division under IBM Services responsible for Managed Cloud deployment of Enterprise applications (SAP, Oracle and Commerce applications). You will be responsible architecting and solutioning IBM CMAS as the Cloud Solution of choice for customers with Enterprise applications. You'll work with the CMAS Sales team, IBM GBS Technical team as well as SAP partner community. **Who you are** + As an IBM Technical Solution Architect, you will be working with some of the best minds in the industry to create innovative high quality solutions focused on client's business needs using IBM Cloud Offerings. It will cultivate and use in-depth knowledge of leading edge products and technology, coupled with his/her industry and business skills, to influence clients + You will be responsible for creating solution design/architecture and corresponding bill of material based on client’s requirements and using various IBM Cloud Offerings, while helping to identify (and avoid) potential problems, to ultimately ensure the success of solution construction, implementation and system integration. + As a technical expert, it will be required to provide guidance on implementation of proposed solution/architecture. This would include guidance on infrastructure sizing, deployment considerations and glue code for systems integration. **What you’ll do:** The CMAS Solution Specialist is a sales support role focused on SAP Applications for Cloud, Infrastructure Services and CMS Core, and is responsible for reviewing customer requirements, researching possible solutions, documenting the solution that best meets the customer requirements, and developing cost cases which includes hardware, software and labour to transition from current environment to the proposed solution and deliver the solution in steady state. The CMAS Solution Specialist must have the ability to work closely with clients in consultative selling mode, collaborating with clients to understand the client's business requirements, issues, and priorities and develop a solution that advances the client's business strategy and goals. **How we’ll help you grow:** + You’ll have access to all the technical training to become the expert you want to be + You’ll learn directly from expert peers and developers in the field; our team leads love to mentor + You’ll have the opportunity to work in many different areas to figure out what really excites you **Required Professional and Technical Expertise** + Applicants typically have SAP Consulting or Project background and must have the following skills: SAP Architecture and global landscape expertise, Sizing and scoping of core SAP platforms (HANA, ECC, NetWeaver, SCM, BI/BW, Portal, XI/PI, Solution Manager, etc). + Understanding of bolt-on functionality (BI Accelerator, TREX, SAP Web Dispatcher, etc) + Disaster Recovery and High Availability expertise specific to architecture components and landscape recommendations - Working knowledge of ABAP and Java stack requirements + Familiar with IBM pSeries and xSeries environments running SAP + Up to date on current platform releases from SAP and trending solutions recommended by SAP - Familiarity with compliance models such as HIPAA, Safe Harbor, and FDA compliance for SAP + Understanding of cloud solutions, virtual platforms, and future roadmap of SAP support of cloud. Ability to craft custom solutions that may be innovative offerings in the marketplace by IBM. + Knowledge of midrange hardware, including CPU's, disks, cards, storage + Knowledge of the midrange operating systems, i.e. AIX, Win, Linux + Knowledge of midrange networking connectivity + Knowledge of infrastructures and middleware (active directory, WAS, databases) This is a customer facing role and the candidate must be comfortable and confident working with Client Line of Business Executives and be able to work effectively in a collaborative role with IBM sales teams and business partners. _You must hold full unrestricted working rights within Australia at the time of application. Sponsorship is not available for this position._ As the world's biggest IT services and Consultancy Company IBM has your professional life in mind. With an extensive range of business areas, award winning professional development and training programs and attractive flexible working options, at IBM we give you the power to design your career according to your unique style and needs. **Sign me up!** If you are ready to begin an amazing career journey with **click “Apply”** **today** . To find out more, head to www.ibm.com.au/careers **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** **Additional required skills include:** + Ability to present material and clearly communicate between executives and technical staff; + Experience developing customer proposals, technical presentations, and landscape diagrams; + Experience working in a Sales Support/Consulting position and solution selling; Ability to lead multi-department teams for solution designs & delivery. **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** . **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-MO-St Louis) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-DC-Washington) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-NY-Armonk) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-TX-Dallas) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (IND-BANGALORE) Software Development Test & Automation Engineer_IBM Cloud      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** **About IBM:** IBM is a global technology and innovation company. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with presence in 170 countries. The diversity and breadth of the entire IBM portfolio of research, consulting, solutions, services, systems and software rarely distinguishes IBM from other companies in the industry. Over the past 100 years, a lot has changed at IBM, in this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to craft industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, banking, travel, manufacturing, and many more, by building together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We like to say, “be essential.” We are changing how we craft. How we collaborate. How we analyze. How we engage. Join the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who are crafting the very way the world works. We want the brightest minds doing work that inspires, in an environment where growth is encouraged. IBM’ers get to discover their potential, so they’re supported to build breakthroughs that help our clients succeed. We’re building diverse teams with people who want their ideas to matter. Join us — you’ll be proud to call yourself an IBM’er. **Our Culture:** IBM is committed to crafting a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to your race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. **Business Unit Introduction** IBM Cloud Computing is a one-stop shop which provides all the cloud solutions & cloud tools the industries need. IBM Cloud portfolio includes IaaS, SaaS and PaaS offered through public, private and hybrid cloud delivery models, in addition to the components that make up those clouds. IBM Cloud ensures flawless integration into public and private cloud environments. The infrastructure is secure, scalable, and flexible, providing customized enterprise solutions that have made IBM Cloud the Hybrid Cloud Market leader. Ready to help drive IBM's success in the Cloud market? This is your chance to research and learn new Cloud related technology products and services, as well as to design and implement quick Cloud based prototypes while advancing your career in leading edge technology. **Who you are:** + You are a Software Developer with flair for Test Automation of Cloud services. + You are a talented, innovative and enthusiastic Software engineering professional who will build the next generation cloud and security services to make our customers succeed. + You have passion for software test automation and interest in learning emerging technologies **What you’ll do:** **You’ll will be** + Part of the Cloud Fabric Service Engineering team. + Responsible for delivering infrastructure services with top-notch performance, first-rate security, fail-safe reliability and exceptional quality. + The key individual responsible for development of new cloud services on the IBM Cloud Platform. + Working with Fortune 100 Enterprise clients and build hyperscale cloud services for the largest companies in the world. + Part of global team, so communication skills (both verbal and written) are critical as well as flexibility to work with team members in other time zones. **How we’ll help you grow:** + You will get an opportunity to understand future marketplace trends, influence business strategies to address future customer requirements and influence industry standards. + You’ll have access to all the technical and management training courses you love to become the authority you want to be. + You’ll learn directly from guide Architects in the field. + You have the opportunity to work in many different areas to determine what really excites you. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + 4 to 8 years of experience in the role of Software Test & Automation Engineer. + Proven experience with unit testing (E.g., PHPUnit, NoseTest, PyTest, Junit). + Proven experience with integration and functional testing. + Proven experience using an ORM (E.g., Doctrine, Propel, Hibernate). + Experience developing or building tests API layers web services such as SOAP, Rest, or JSon. + Experience configuring and administrating Linux(or other Unix-like) systems. + Experience with relational databases and SQL (One of: Oracle, MySQL, MSSql, or PostgreSQL) + Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and other networking fundamentals + Strong understanding of object oriented design principles and patterns + Strong knowledge of MVC architecture and implementation **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Significant Experience building a truly distributed architecture based system, especially involving large data volumes and real-time distribution will be huge plus. + Up to date on the latest development frameworks. + Experience implementing distributed applications in a container environment (Docker/Kubernetes/OpenShift). + Experience using RabbitMQ or other AMQP message queues (Kafka, ZeroMQ, etc). + Experience with NoSQL data stores (E.g., Redis, etcd, MongoDB). + Experience with Big Data systems (E.g., Hadoop/HBase, Cassandra, InfluxDB, Druid). **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (IND-BANGALORE) Software Development Engineer_IBM Cloud      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** **About IBM:** IBM is a global technology and innovation company. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with presence in 170 countries. The diversity and breadth of the entire IBM portfolio of research, consulting, solutions, services, systems and software rarely distinguishes IBM from other companies in the industry. Over the past 100 years, a lot has changed at IBM, in this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to craft industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, banking, travel, manufacturing, and many more, by building together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We like to say, “be essential.” We are changing how we craft. How we collaborate. How we analyze. How we engage. Join the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who are crafting the very way the world works. We want the brightest minds doing work that inspires, in an environment where growth is encouraged. IBM’ers get to discover their potential, so they’re supported to build breakthroughs that help our clients succeed. We’re building diverse teams with people who want their ideas to matter. Join us — you’ll be proud to call yourself an IBM’er. **Our Culture:** IBM is committed to crafting a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to your race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. **Business Unit Introduction** IBM Cloud Computing is a one-stop shop which provides all the cloud solutions & cloud tools the industries need. IBM Cloud portfolio includes IaaS, SaaS and PaaS offered through public, private and hybrid cloud delivery models, in addition to the components that make up those clouds. IBM Cloud ensures flawless integration into public and private cloud environments. The infrastructure is secure, scalable, and flexible, providing customized enterprise solutions that have made IBM Cloud the Hybrid Cloud Market leader with our Softlayer and BlueMix Platforms. Ready to help drive IBM's success in the Cloud market? This is your chance to research and learn new Cloud related technology products and services, as well as to design and implement quick Cloud based prototypes while advancing your career in leading edge technology. **Who you are:** + You are an IBM Cloud Software Development Engineer. + You are talented, innovative and enthusiastic Software engineering professional who will build the next generation cloud and security services to make our customers succeed. **What you’ll do:** + You are part of Cloud Fabric Service Engineering team. + You are responsible for delivering infrastructure services with top-notch performance, first-rate security, fail-safe reliability and exceptional quality. + You will be the key individual responsible for development of new cloud services on the IBM Cloud Platform. + You will get to work with Fortune 100 Enterprise clients and build hyperscale cloud services for the largest companies in the world. + We are a global team, so communication skills (both verbal and written) are critical as well as flexibility to work with team members in other time zones. **How we’ll help you grow:** + You will get an opportunity to understand future marketplace trends, influence business strategies to address future customer requirements and influence industry standards. + You’ll have access to all the technical and management training courses you love to become the authority you want to be. + You’ll learn directly from guide Architects in the field. + You have the opportunity to work in many different areas to determine what really excites you. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + 4 to 7 years of experience in the role of software engineer. + Proven experience with full ELK stack implementation (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) + Experience using Kafka message queuing along with working on Graphana /creating dashboards. + Programming experience in object oriented design principles and patterns. With knowledge of SOA web services – REST, SOAP, XML-RPC, XML, JSON. + Proven Experience implementing distributed applications in a container environment (Docker/Kubernetes/OpenShift) along with considerable experience configuring and administrating Linux(or other Unix-like) systems. + Experience in developing building tests API layers web services such as SOAP, Rest, or JSon. + Strong analytical and problem solving skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Significant Experience building a truly distributed architecture based system, especially involving large data volumes and real-time distribution will be huge plus. + At least a BS degree in Computer Science from a reputed university/college. MS or PhD in Computer Science preferred. Can consider non-CS degrees if there is strong relevant experience. + Experience with Icinga + Experience with load balancing technology / GLB / Netscaler VPX + Experience with NetApp Storage + Experience with Ansible **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (IND-BANGALORE) Senior Software Development Engineer_IBM Cloud      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** **About IBM:** IBM is a global technology and innovation company. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with presence in 170 countries. The diversity and breadth of the entire IBM portfolio of research, consulting, solutions, services, systems and software rarely distinguishes IBM from other companies in the industry. Over the past 100 years, a lot has changed at IBM, in this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to craft industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, banking, travel, manufacturing, and many more, by building together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We like to say, “be essential.” We are changing how we craft. How we collaborate. How we analyze. How we engage. Join the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who are crafting the very way the world works. We want the brightest minds doing work that inspires, in an environment where growth is encouraged. IBM’ers get to discover their potential, so they’re supported to build breakthroughs that help our clients succeed. We’re building diverse teams with people who want their ideas to matter. Join us — you’ll be proud to call yourself an IBM’er. **Our Culture:** IBM is committed to crafting a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to your race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. **Business Unit Introduction** IBM Cloud Computing is a one-stop shop which provides all the cloud solutions & cloud tools the industries need. IBM Cloud portfolio includes IaaS, SaaS and PaaS offered through public, private and hybrid cloud delivery models, in addition to the components that make up those clouds. IBM Cloud ensures flawless integration into public and private cloud environments. The infrastructure is secure, scalable, and flexible, providing customized enterprise solutions that have made IBM Cloud the Hybrid Cloud Market leader with our Softlayer and BlueMix Platforms. Ready to help drive IBM's success in the Cloud market? This is your chance to research and learn new Cloud related technology products and services, as well as to design and implement quick Cloud based prototypes while advancing your career in leading edge technology. **Who you are:** + You are an Senior Software Development Engineer. + You are talented, innovative and enthusiastic Software engineering professional who will build the next generation cloud and security services to make our customers succeed. **What you’ll do:** + You are part of Cloud Fabric Service Engineering team. + You are responsible for delivering infrastructure services with top-notch performance, first-rate security, fail-safe reliability and exceptional quality. + You will be the key individual responsible for development of new cloud services on the IBM Cloud Platform. + You will get to work with Fortune 100 Enterprise clients and build hyperscale cloud services for the largest companies in the world. + We are a global team, so communication skills (both verbal and written) are critical as well as flexibility to work with team members in other time zones. **How we’ll help you grow:** + You will get an opportunity to understand future marketplace trends, influence business strategies to address future customer requirements and influence industry standards. + You’ll have access to all the technical and management training courses you love to become the authority you want to be. + You’ll learn directly from guide Architects in the field. + You have the opportunity to work in many different areas to determine what really excites you. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + 7 to 10 years of experience in the role of software engineer. + Proven experience with full ELK stack implementation (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) + Experience using Kafka message queuing along with working on Graphana /creating dashboards. + Programming experience in object oriented design principles and patterns. With knowledge of SOA web services – REST, SOAP, XML-RPC, XML, JSON. + Proven Experience implementing distributed applications in a container environment (Docker/Kubernetes/OpenShift) along with considerable experience configuring and administrating Linux(or other Unix-like) systems. + Experience in developing building tests API layers web services such as SOAP, Rest, or JSon. + Strong analytical and problem solving skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Significant Experience building a truly distributed architecture based system, especially involving large data volumes and real-time distribution will be huge plus. + At least a BS degree in Computer Science from a reputed university/college. MS or PhD in Computer Science preferred. Can consider non-CS degrees if there is strong relevant experience. + Experience with Icinga + Experience with load balancing technology / GLB / Netscaler VPX + Experience with NetApp Storage + Experience with Ansible **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-NC-RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK) Product Marketing Manager - DevOps and Hybrid Cloud      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** The Hybrid cloud and DevOps Product Marketing Manager for IBM Z exhibits a deep understanding of markets and buyers to devise and lead a product’s marketing strategy that drives pipeline and revenue. As such, the Product Marketing Manager must have an expert understanding of the enterprise hybrid cloud and DevOps market, the product, the product’s buyers and needs, the competition, and collaborate with offering management, sales, business partners, other business units, and various marketing disciplines to ensure success. Their expertise is at such a level that they could demo the product to customers and sellers, as well as position the product with analysts, influencers, and agencies. As businesses continue to digitally transform to accelerate time to market for differentiated and efficient digital services, they will seek hybrid cloud/multi- cloud and DevOps solutions. The right hybrid cloud approach will provide a means to transform with agility and deliver with confidence and certainty including + A consistent, open approach across the application lifecycle with seamless integration of workloads across the enterprise. + Integrating analytics and AI into workloads and operations. + Available on or off premises with new consumption models aligned to value. DevOps brings development, operations, and testing to improve agility and reduce the time needed to address customer feedback. With continuous delivery, continuous deployment and continuous monitoring of applications, you can: Respond to the market faster and build engaging user experiences. Scale DevOps successfully without disrupting your business. Build a startup culture that brings business, development and operations together. Responsibilities include: + Define the marketing route plan for the segment, and identify specific targets with the highest propensity to buy + Build and share a deep understanding of the buyer and influencers their acute needs and what is the best way to reach them using face-to-face interactions, secondary research, social listening, win /loss reviews with other channels and actively utilizing Net Promoter Score (NPS) to gain a real-time pulse. This includes marketing in/to a complex value chain, including understanding the needs of the prospects’ clients. + Write and socialize key documents for the segment including the Marketing Business Plan launch plans, as well as content briefs + Craft inspiring and forward–looking value propositions and messaging that resonate with the buying audience and produce the source messaging blueprint. + Provide market and buyer insights to drive the development of campaign strategies including demand creation and reputation building + Collaborate with marketing peers and resources to produce relevant content for target buyers with focus on customer references, testimonials and case studies. + Serve as market-facing SME/thought leader for the product/segment. + Analyze all aspects of marketing performance to develop insights and actions and communicate the results of related marketing efforts through regular business reviews. + Work with agencies and content marketing resources to build content that drives care, concern and consideration, delivered at the right time in the buyers’ journey. MC18 **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** 3+ years of Product Marketing expertise for IT infrastructure, preferred expertise within Cloud with global reach including B2B industry marketing experience **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** N/A **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (IND-BANGALORE) Software Development Engineer_IBM Cloud      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** **About IBM:** IBM is a global technology and innovation company. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with presence in 170 countries. The diversity and breadth of the entire IBM portfolio of research, consulting, solutions, services, systems and software rarely distinguishes IBM from other companies in the industry. Over the past 100 years, a lot has changed at IBM, in this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to craft industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, banking, travel, manufacturing, and many more, by building together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We like to say, “be essential.” We are changing how we craft. How we collaborate. How we analyze. How we engage. Join the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who are crafting the very way the world works. We want the brightest minds doing work that inspires, in an environment where growth is encouraged. IBM’ers get to discover their potential, so they’re supported to build breakthroughs that help our clients succeed. We’re building diverse teams with people who want their ideas to matter. Join us — you’ll be proud to call yourself an IBM’er. **Our Culture:** IBM is committed to crafting a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to your race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. **Business Unit Introduction** IBM Cloud Computing is a one-stop shop which provides all the cloud solutions & cloud tools the industries need. IBM Cloud portfolio includes IaaS, SaaS and PaaS offered through public, private and hybrid cloud delivery models, in addition to the components that make up those clouds. IBM Cloud ensures flawless integration into public and private cloud environments. The infrastructure is secure, scalable, and flexible, providing customized enterprise solutions that have made IBM Cloud the Hybrid Cloud Market leader with our Softlayer and BlueMix Platforms. Ready to help drive IBM's success in the Cloud market? This is your chance to research and learn new Cloud related technology products and services, as well as to design and implement quick Cloud based prototypes while advancing your career in leading edge technology. **Who you are:** + You are an IBM Cloud Software Development Engineer. + You are talented, innovative and enthusiastic Software engineering professional who will build the next generation cloud and security services to make our customers succeed. **What you’ll do:** + You are part of Cloud Fabric Service Engineering team. + You are responsible for delivering infrastructure services with top-notch performance, first-rate security, fail-safe reliability and exceptional quality. + You will be the key individual responsible for development of new cloud services on the IBM Cloud Platform. + You will get to work with Fortune 100 Enterprise clients and build hyperscale cloud services for the largest companies in the world. + We are a global team, so communication skills (both verbal and written) are critical as well as flexibility to work with team members in other time zones. **How we’ll help you grow:** + You will get an opportunity to understand future marketplace trends, influence business strategies to address future customer requirements and influence industry standards. + You’ll have access to all the technical and management training courses you love to become the authority you want to be. + You’ll learn directly from guide Architects in the field. + You have the opportunity to work in many different areas to determine what really excites you. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + 4 to 7 years of experience in the role of software engineer. + Proven experience with full ELK stack implementation (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) + Experience using Kafka message queuing along with working on Graphana /creating dashboards. + Programming experience in object oriented design principles and patterns. With knowledge of SOA web services – REST, SOAP, XML-RPC, XML, JSON. + Proven Experience implementing distributed applications in a container environment (Docker/Kubernetes/OpenShift) along with considerable experience configuring and administrating Linux(or other Unix-like) systems. + Experience in developing building tests API layers web services such as SOAP, Rest, or JSon. + Strong analytical and problem solving skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Significant Experience building a truly distributed architecture based system, especially involving large data volumes and real-time distribution will be huge plus. + At least a BS degree in Computer Science from a reputed university/college. MS or PhD in Computer Science preferred. Can consider non-CS degrees if there is strong relevant experience. + Experience with Icinga + Experience with load balancing technology / GLB / Netscaler VPX + Experience with NetApp Storage + Experience with Ansible **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-CA-FOSTER CITY) Software Developer      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM we know technology. But technology is only as good as the results it delivers. As an IBM software developer, the candidate will help develop, validate, automate and create innovative quality solutions focused on clients' business needs. The Software Developer’s primary focus is on developing prototypes and examples of solutions from the customer’s perspective that will be tested at scale and in an automated fashion. The ability to understand customer pain points as a new solution is developed and tested is required. This role will assist customers remotely or on-site with onboarding to the IBM Cloud including developing scripts, plugins, tools and other code to assist in migration, accelerate delivery or improve ease-of-use. In some cases, this position will work with partners to implement initial capabilities to meet customer requirements. This role also performs a variety of responsibilities including supporting system integration in a technology/industry specialty. It is helpful for this role to have an understanding of cloud architecture, social, mobile, analytics and security. Understanding of Enterprise Architecture and/or Integration Architecture including Event-Driven architecture, middleware, systems/infrastructure, applications, databases, and performance tuning will also be helpful. This role demonstrates an understanding of a broad set of information technology tools, methods and architectures, architecture expertise in multiple application platforms, and an understanding of current or future technical applications and architectures being driven by an industry. The role will require an understanding of cloud architectural models and it's desirable for the candidate to come with a background of practical application and understanding of a variety of skills such as Java development, Python development, micro-services, container-based models, Linux understanding, event-based architectures, Cassandra, relational databases, etc. Strong development skills, agile CI/CD knowledge, experience in development of micro-services with pluggability into multiple environments for testing purposes, and the ability to solve problems will be helpful to be effective in the role. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Bachelor's Degree + Development skills and agile CI/CD knowledge + Education or development experience in Java, Javascript, or Python and well as other languages + A positive attitude and willingness drive projects to completion in a fast-moving environment. **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Master’s Degree + Up-to 3 years professional programming experience + Experience in or knowledge of Cloud Architecture, Social, Mobile, Analytics and Security + Scripting experience + GitHub experience + Customer facing experience **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          QFC forges new partnerships in France      Cache   Translate Page      

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), one of the world’s leading and fastest growing onshore business and financial centres, signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Paris EUROPLACE and Finance Innovation, to support the growth of Qatar’s booming digital industry.

Paris EUROPLACE is responsible for promoting and developing the Paris financial marketplace. Finance Innovation was launched by the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance in 2007 to stimulate the Paris financial centre, and encompasses 480 member organisations and companies.

The agreements aim to support the development of the digital industry in Qatar, the exchange of expertise in innovation trends, cross-promoting start-ups in France and Qatar, as well as developing appropriate incentive packages to attract international and local companies operating in the digital and technology industry to establish a long-term presence in Qatar. The signing ceremonies were attended by H.E. Sheikh Ali bin Jassem Al Thani, Ambassador for the State of Qatar to France, Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, CEO, QFC Authority, Sheikha Alanoud Bint Hamad Al-Thani, Managing Director, Business Development, QFC Authority, as well as other QFC officials and high-level executives of Paris EUROPLACE and Finance Innovation.

Additionally, QFC officials addressed the audience of the WISE@Paris Summit, which is a Qatar Foundation Initiative. The event gathered 800 French, European and international stakeholders, among them political decision makers, social entrepreneurs, innovators, NGOs and students, to discuss and collaborate on actionable and innovative solutions in education, and was sponsored by the QFC. The QFC’s attending delegation was led by Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, Chief Executive Officer, QFC Authority who provided a keynote speech at the WISE Summit reception, and included Sheikha Alanoud Bint Hamad Al-Thani, Managing Director of Business Development, QFC Authority – who provided the keynote speech to a UNESCO panel titled “A Future of Work For All”, which was held in Station F - the world’s largest business incubator.

On his part, H.E Ambassador Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al-Thani, made a special reference to the Strategic Dialogue declaration of intent which has been signed earlier this month in Doha between the State of Qatar and France. He stressed that signing this MOU, between QFC and Paris EUROPLACE and Finance Innovation, is in line with the letter and spirit of the said Agreement, and considered that signing the MOU is a testimony to the strategic relations between the State of Qatar and France. H.E the Ambassador talked also about the importance of the MOU, in consolidating the strategic relations between the State of Qatar and France.

He expressed his confidence that signing the MOU will further improve the economic relations between the two countries. He added that relations between our two countries will see further progress in the near future not only in the economic field but in other fields as well and especially in culture. In this regard, H.E Al-Thani said that we will soon celebrate the Qatar-France cultural year 2020 where the two countries will hold and share various cultural activities. He concluded by saying that these cultural activities will send a clear message that relations between Qatar and France are not limited to economic interests but much deeper and more diversified.

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Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, Chief Executive Officer, QFC Authority said: “The digitalisation of the economy is a key component of Qatar’s ambitious national initiatives and the Qatar Financial Centre’s mandate, both of which aim to enable further economic diversification. We are confident that by partnering with Paris EUROPLACE and Finance Innovation we can jointly contribute towards the continued success of the digital industry in Qatar. We have also recently announced our new strategy which emphasises key sectors including the digital industry, and these new partnerships follow agreements with key local stakeholders including the Ministry of Transport and Communication as well as the Communication Regulatory Authority.”

Sheikha Alanoud Bint Hamad Al-Thani, Managing Director, Business Development QFC Authority said: “Our agreements with Paris EUROPLACE and Finance Innovation are yet another indication of the Qatar Financial Centre’s commitment to the important European and French markets. By leveraging the expertise of these institutions, particularly in the FinTech industry, we are confident that we can contribute significantly to the growth of the sector in Qatar.”

Arnaud de Bresson, CEO, Paris EUROPLACE expressed: “The Paris financial center and its stakeholders have developed close relations with Qatar financial market players since more than 10 years. The signature of the MOU is an important step to accelerate our cooperation in different sectors such as investment banking, infrastructure financing, asset management but also, in financial innovation, based on a strong support to the Fintechs, particularly in the most innovative fields, Blockchain, AI, new payment solutions…”

Joelle Durieux, CEO, Finance Innovation said: “We are excited about our partnership with QFC and the ample opportunities it will provide to our local startups. Doha is one of the fastest growing FinTech markets and Qatar Financial Centre Authority has paved the way for SMEs to develop and test their products within an internationally-recognised regulatory framework and a robust financial ecosystem. This will ultimately allow French startups to expand their presence into the MENA region and explore further prospects for growth.”

Omran Al-Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Foundation International, said: “WISE is a response to the necessity of revitalizing education and providing a global platform for the development of new ideas and solutions. It has evolved into a thriving global, multi-sectoral community, which continues to generate fruitful dialogue and productive partnerships.” Stavros Yiannouka, CEO, WISE, said: “We believe that our ideas about the future matter in education. Through these ideas we can proactively address the challenges and opportunities posed by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation in the workplace. And we need to seize this moment to rethink what it means to be human.”

Qatar’s digital infrastructure has already achieved significant international rankings including the first globally in Internet Penetration in 2017, as well as ninth globally in ICT adoption according to the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2018, as well as many others. Qatar also recently pledged USD $50 million to Kuwait’s investment fund in technology and digital economy across the region, reiterating its continued commitment to developing the digital industry. The QFC’s new MoU agreements are amongst several initiatives to have been launched to spur the growth of the digital industry in Qatar, such as agreements with the Ministry of Transport and Communications, as well as the Communications Regulatory Authority.

The QFC is an onshore jurisdiction that allows registered companies to enjoy competitive benefits, such as working within a legal environment based on English common law, the right to trade in any currency, up to 100% foreign ownership, 100% repatriation of profits, 10% corporate tax on locally sourced profits, and an extensive double taxation avoidance agreement network with 70+ countries.

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          Pompeo, Gokhale Hold Talks, Say Pak Must Act Against Terror Groups      Cache   Translate Page      

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          US warns Germany a Huawei deal could hurt intelligence sharing      Cache   Translate Page      
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The United States on Monday warned Germany about future "information sharing" if it uses "untrusted vendors" in its 5G telecom infrastructure amid debate over whether Chinese IT giant Huawei is an espionage risk. The Wall Street Journal reported that US Ambassador Richard Grenell sent a letter to German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Friday warning that in such a case the US could scale
          Comment on Palm Coast’s Illusion of Affordable Housing by Will      Cache   Translate Page      
Zoning in the current neighborhoods should remain the same. Impact fees are necessary to provide infrastructure expansion to keep up with new growth and to minimize the cost of that expansion being put on current home owners. Town Center was designed just is its name implies. Shops, offices, other commercial, apartments ( multiple dwellings). Walkways, etc. The ability to walk to shop or eat out. The single, adult generation does not need three bedroom houses with two car garages. Palm Coast is still a great place to live.
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The extension of the building that houses the Guyana Court of Appeal has been further pushed back due to a dispute over land which extends to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. The Court currently houses one main courtroom. These delays have seen the Chancellor of the Judiciary, take decisions to move towards the construction of […]
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Interview
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Via Teleconference
March 12, 2019


QUESTION: San Antonio’s First News with Charlie Parker, Charity McCurdy in the 24-hour news center. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Houston, Texas today for the CERAWeek conference all about energy, in particular America.

Mr. Secretary, appreciate the visit this morning, but before we talk about what’s going on here in Texas, in particular Houston today, have to ask you about last night and what’s currently going on in Venezuela. Back in January, the decision to withdraw all dependence and reduce embassy staff to a minimum, and then your announcement last night that it’s time for everybody to get out.

SECRETARY POMPEO: Charlie, thanks for having me on the show. It’s great to be in Texas. We did in fact make the decision last night that we needed to remove the remaining folks we had on the ground there in Caracas. The situation is continuing to deteriorate. We’ve all seen the power outages – food, water all becoming more and more difficult – and we wanted to make sure we kept all the Americans working for the United States Government safe and get them back home.

QUESTION: Yeah, and the international effort to get Maduro out – well, I say international, not counting China, Russia, and Cuba – if things are to this point, if things are this bad and probably looking like they could get worse, what are the options? What do we do in Venezuela?

SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, the Venezuelan people have set the direction very clearly. They want Maduro gone. The Interim President Juan Guaido is leading an effort to get humanitarian assistance and the American taxpayers have been incredibly generous. Over 200 metric tons of food and hygiene kits and medicine on the ground, we haven’t been able to get them in. The Maduro regime has denied food to starving people and medicine to the sick. It’s really, really evil. And we need to continue to work to deliver. The Venezuelan people deserve it. This is a once-proud, resource-rich nation, and I’m confident. One of the reasons I’m here in Texas is to talk about energy, and Venezuela has it. We need to return the capacity of Venezuela to produce and create wealth for the Venezuelan people, and we’re working diligently with all of our partners in South and Central America and Europe to hopefully achieve that here as quickly as possible. The time is drawing short.

QUESTION: Secretary Pompeo, good morning. This is Charity McCurdy. As you mentioned, you’re in Houston to talk about America’s energy revolution, and the U.S. is on pace to overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s biggest oil producer. As you know, Texas’s Permian Basin is a major player in that. What’s being done by the Trump administration to address pipeline capacity to ensure this production growth continues?

SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, Charity, great question, and incredibly important. First, I think the administration’s done an awful lot to get us where we are today, to reduce regulation, to make permitting faster. I was in this business for a bunch of years before I entered government service. I ran a company that made pumping units. I’ve spent a lot of time in Midland, Odessa, East Texas. I know the industry well. We now need to take all this product that we’ve got in the Permian Basin, and frankly in other places in America too, and make sure that we can get it to markets not only through pipelines here, but my task as America’s most senior diplomat is to make sure that there are markets available around the world, that the Europeans and Asia – they’re prepared to buy not only our crude oil, but our natural gas so that we can continue to create wealth here in America. And importantly, it has deep national security implications as well if we’re successful at this.

QUESTION: We’re talking to the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. Obviously when it comes to energy, you got to be strong, you got to grow, you got to integrate, diversify, and advance energy security. Just exactly what does that mean, Mr. Secretary, to advance energy security?

SECRETARY POMPEO: Everywhere I travel – I was in the Philippines last week and in Vietnam, I’ll be in the Middle East next week, then I’ll be back on to Europe – no matter which country I go to, they’re very focused on their own energy security. What does that mean? It means they have the capacity to deliver the energy that their citizens need to heat and cool their homes, that they have what they need for their infrastructure, for their businesses. And they want to get it from friends and allies and partners, and they don’t want to have to rely on adversaries who, when times get tough, can cut them off or raise prices or make their life difficult or, frankly, use energy to coerce them.

And so this American boom, this skyrocketing of energy production – you talked about us being number one in the world in crude oil exports. We’re going to approach that and natural gas before too long. Our ability to deliver that to our friends and partners around the world creates enormous security for people here in Texas and all across America.

QUESTION: We appreciate what you do and I guess on a light note, I’d like – I wish you got frequent flyer miles.

SECRETARY POMPEO: (Laughter.) Doesn’t quite work that way, but it is an incredible privilege to represent America around the world.

QUESTION: And we are glad that you do, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you very much. You all have a good day.


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          Press Releases: Interview With Hal Jay and Brian Estridge of WBAP Morning News      Cache   Translate Page      
Interview
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Via Teleconference
March 12, 2019


QUESTION: Yes, and Secretary Mike Pompeo joins us (inaudible) Secretary of State, kind enough to carve out a couple of moments for us. He’s headed to Houston for a – to deliver a keynote to – at a big energy conference, Hal.

QUESTION: All right.

QUESTION: And we’ve got a lot to get into. Secretary, thanks for the time this morning. Let’s dive right into the news that came out this week that all of the sudden, the U.S. is the number one exporter of energy in the world, and this really strengthens our standing internationally, doesn’t it?

SECRETATRY POMPEO: Well great, it’s thanks to be with you. And it does, that’s why I’m down here. I wanted to talk about what U.S. energy production does for American national security, how it keeps people from Dallas and San Antonio and Houston and all across Texas safer, lets us work more closely with our friends and puts real pressure on those who want to do harm to the United States. So this energy production really matters. I wanted to come down here and talk about how, as American’s most senior diplomat, we use that to advantage to keep America safe.

QUESTION: Yeah, is that leverage for you when it comes to negotiating around the world?

SECRETATRY POMPEO: There are very few countries I travel to – I was in the Philippines last week and Vietnam, I’ll be in Europe in a couple of days and the Middle East. Everywhere I go, energy is at the top of the list. Demand for energy is only growing, and those who can produce and provide it have an enormous advantage when it comes to security around the world.

QUESTION: Are we at the point now where America can say we don’t have to worry about other countries anymore, Middle East oil, anything like that, we’re – we are on our own?

SECRETATRY POMPEO: So we’re getting close to where we’ll have true American energy dominance. It’s a global market; it’s a complicated market. But the more energy that we produce here in America, so the more we can do – and the Trump administration’s done a lot of this, reduce regulations, create opportunities for jobs and wealth creation in the energy industry in America – the safer Americans will be around the world as well.

QUESTION: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is with us right now. That leverage that we talk about when it comes to energy doesn’t just play in the Middle East. Does it factor into the negotiations that are ongoing with North Korea at all?

SECRETATRY POMPEO: North Korea presents a special situation for sure, but nobody can escape the truth. The truth is to grow an economy you need energy. Their electrical infrastructure needs work. They need refined petroleum products. One of the ways that we’ve convinced North Korea to move towards denuclearization is to reduce the amount of energy that they can import, and those sanctions that the United Nations put in place alongside of us have made a material difference. It’s made it harder for the North Koreans to do the things they need to do, and I think that’s at least in part why Chairman Kim made the commitment to denuclearize, and we’re hopeful that even though we didn’t get as far as we would have liked when the President and I were in Hanoi last week, we still have a path forward there.

QUESTION: Is North Korea – are we paying too much attention to it? Is there – is there a real true threat?

SECRETATRY POMPEO: So the – any time you have a nation that has nuclear weapons and the capacity to either sell those weapons to those that would want to present risk to the United States or the capacity to use a missile system for delivery, there’s a threat to the United States. Nuclear weapons are unique and especially risky, as you all well know, so I think it’s important, important that we get this right, important that we take down that threat to the United States.

QUESTION: A different kind of threat in South America with Venezuela that I know has your attention as well.

SECRETATRY POMPEO: It does. Last night we made the decision that we would withdraw the last of our diplomats from Caracas, so they’ll all be coming home. The calamity, the chaos that is engulfing Venezuela today is a direct result of socialism, of the Maduro regime and the Cubans and the Russians all destroying a once proud economy. The United States, the neighboring regions in South America, Central America, they want to have a better life, democracy restored in Venezuela. And America is prepared to play its part, an important part I believe, in helping that happen.

QUESTION: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is with us. What keeps you up at night?

SECRETATRY POMPEO: Oh goodness. Lots of things to focus on in the world, but just like you all, right, you just keep focused, you set priorities. I work for a President that understands the incredible importance of American national security, and you get up each day, put your helmet on, and get to work.

QUESTION: Just so you’ll know, I voted for Donald Trump, so I’ll ask you this: Fill in the blank. I wish the President would stop --

SECRETATRY POMPEO: I’m not going to answer that one for you this morning. (Laughter.)

QUESTION: How about this one then: I wish the President would start --

SECRETATRY POMPEO: (Laughter.) You’re not going to draw me into that.

QUESTION: Okay.

SECRETATRY POMPEO: I think --

QUESTION: That’s why --

SECRETATRY POMPEO: I think we’re getting it right most days.

QUESTION: That’s why I said I voted for him, and I didn’t mind asking those questions, so – well, thanks for playing along.

QUESTION: Yeah, and your timing is perfect. You’re there for the last week of the Houston radio – rodeo. The Kings of Leon are playing tonight. Enjoy the concert.

SECRETATRY POMPEO: I would love to get to that, and Susan and I – my wife – we’re from Kansas. We love rodeo too.

QUESTION: Yeah. Mike Pompeo --

QUESTION: There you go.

QUESTION: -- the Secretary of State, thanks for the time today.

SECRETATRY POMPEO: Thank you very much. You all have a good day.

QUESTION: Yeah, you too.

QUESTION: And keep up the good work by the way, too.

QUESTION: Yeah.

QUESTION: Thanks for serving us.

SECRETATRY POMPEO: Thank you very much. Very nice, thank you.


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          VERBATIM: Impeaching Trump 'not worth it' -Pelosi      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are focused on an agenda of lowering healthcare costs and building infrastructure and that trying to impeach Republican President Donald Trump would be a distraction.
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  厦门的世界最长自行车桥开放一年之际,丹麦建筑公司Dissing+Weitling又在中国赢得了一个大型基础设施项目。项目将建成一个20公里长的步道网络和不少于7座壮观的行人天桥,行人们将在繁华的城市生活中体验与自然的交流。去年,在媒体铺天盖地的报道下,厦门市开通了世界上最长的自行车桥——厦门自行车高速公路。政府雄心勃勃,希望能借此改善拥挤的交通中骑自行车人们的环境。如今厦门再一次选择改善人们的出行环境,这一次是针对行人。厦门希望建立一个大型的步道网络,建设高架行人道路和行人天桥。这个网络系统将带领居民和游客在穿梭在厦门的山区景观中,连接城市与自然。

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世界领先的桥梁建筑公司在中国赢得了大规模的行人项目
World-leading bridge architects win large-scale pedestrian project in China
A year after the opening of the world’s longest bicycle bridge in Xiamen, the Danish architecture firm Dissing+Weitling has won yet another large-scale infrastructure project in the Chinese city. A 20-kilometre network of footpaths and no less than seven spectacular footbridges will create outstanding experiences for the city’s pedestrians in the exchange between bustling urban life and luscious nature. Last year, under extensive media coverage, the City of Xiamen opened the world’s longest bicycle bridge – Xiamen Bicycle Skyway – with the ambition to improve conditions for cyclists in the hectic Chinese traffic. Once again, Xiamen has chosen to focus on improving conditions for soft road users – this time the pedestrians. The city’s vision is to create a large-scale network of footpaths, elevated footpaths and footbridges, which will lead residents and visitors through the mountainous landscape of Xiamen and connect city and nature. The proposal from world-leading Danish bridge architects Dissing+Weitling was recently chosen as the winner in an international design competition to envision the ambitious project.

▼大跨度弧形桥使用悬索结构,让桥梁的结构之美展露无遗;arc-shaped bridge with large span uses cable structure,revealing the beauty of bridge structure
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风景优美的人行道外加7座壮观的人行天桥
Scenic footpaths with seven spectacular footbridges

厦门是一个现代化的大都市,城市生活节奏快速,工业港口繁忙。城市坐落在一个多山的岛屿上,气候温和,植被繁茂。通过步道网络,城市的居民和游客可以便捷的出入山区,将充满活力的城市景观与宁静的自然风景连接起来。因此在设计这个项目时,Dissing+Weitling面临的最大挑战是创建一种连贯而灵活的设计语言,从而使项目适应不同的环境。
Xiamen is a modern metropolis with a pulsating city-life and a hectic industrial port situated on a mountainous island with a luscious vegetation supported by a mild climate. The network of footpaths will bring the city’s residents and visitors into the mountains and connect the vibrant cityscape with the peaceful landscape. For this reason, one of Dissing+Weitling’s biggest challenges in designing the project was to create a coherent yet flexible design language that would be able to adapt to the different contexts.

▼七座天桥之一,one of the seven bridges
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“这条长达20公里的线路在城市与自然之间建立了一种新的联系——高架的人行道和人行天桥贯穿整个城市和岛屿,成为厦门的风景优美的休闲动脉。它将成为这座城市的主要景点,并可能成为厦门的标志,吸引世界各地的游客,”Dissing+Weitling的合伙人兼首席执行官Steen Savery Trojaborg继续说道,“七个独特的行人天桥成为景观中的灯塔,在公园、森林和视线之间建立联系。这是一条悠闲的路线,自然风光优美,让人们置身于大自然之中。同时设计中尽可能少地影响着当地独特的动植物。使用者们将在树顶漫步,从一个新的视角看城市和风景。这将会是一段迷人的经历。”
”The 20-kilometre route creates a new connection between city and nature – a system of elevated footpaths and footbridges that run through the city and across the island as a scenic, recreational artery. It will be a major attraction for the city and possibly become an icon for Xiamen that can attract tourists from all over the world,” says Steen Savery Trojaborg, partner and CEO at Dissing+Weitling, and continues: “Seven unique footbridges appear as beacons in the landscape and create a link between parks, forests and viewpoints. A leisurely route filled with scenic experiences that brings people out into the nature while affecting the unique flora and fauna as little as possible. It will be a fascinating experience to walk among the treetops and see the city and landscape unfold from a new perspective”.

▼滨水的天桥设计了特别的观景台,the bridge near water has a special designed platform for the view
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▼行人天桥将城市景观与自然景观连接起来,the footpaths will connect the urban landscape with the nature
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在厦门的丹麦设计力量
Danish momentum in Xiamen
2017年厦门市自行车高速道路开通后,丹麦公司Dissing+Weitling又赢得了这个步道项目,标志着该公司在中国强劲的发展势头。在与地方当局的密切合作下,中标方案目前正在进一步发展,以适应城市的要求。该项目已命名为厦门人行路,预计将明年完工。“厦门再一次展示了它在可持续基础设施建设方面的雄心壮志,这是一个令人难以置信的雄心勃勃的项目,在功能上和美学上都将为世界各地城市的绿色出行和娱乐体的新标准,”Steen Savery Trojaborg说道。
Winning yet another infrastructure project in Xiamen, Dissing+Weitling continues their momentum in the Chinese city after the opening of Xiamen Bicycle Skyway in 2017. In close cooperation with local authorities, the winning proposal is currently being further developed and adapted to the city’s wishes. The comprehensive project has been named Xiamen Footpaths, and is expected to be completed already next year. “Once again, Xiamen manifests its ambitions in regards to sustainable infrastructure with an incredibly ambitious project, which both functionally and aesthetically will set new standards for green mobility and recreational experiences in cities all over the world,” ends Steen Savery Trojaborg.

▼夜景,the bridge at night
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【延伸阅读】厦门空中自行车道Xiamen Bicycle Skyway
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厦门空中自行车道Xiamen Bicycle Skyway示范段(BRT洪文站——BRT县后站),全长约7.6公里,2016年09月14日开工建设,2017年01月20日竣工。厦门云顶路自行车专用道示范段是全国首条、世界最长的空中自行车道,主要沿BRT高架桥下两侧布置,单侧单向两车道,净宽2.5米,总宽2.8米;合并段净宽4.5米,总宽4.8米,采用钢箱梁结构。作为专属的自行车道,形成一个独立的骑行系统。全线设11个出入口,其中与BRT衔接6处,与人行过街天桥衔接3处,与建筑物衔接4处。空中自行车道定位为“自行车专属”,不允许机动车、电动车、行人等进入。设计峰值流量单向2023辆/小时,设计时速25 km/h。采用智能化闸机“鉴别”进入车道的车辆,并采用多重传感监测技术、可见光及红外图像采集处理等技术实现对自行车、电动车和摩托车的快速通过式检测识别。车道每隔50米便有一处监控摄像头,应急中心调度员可通过监控发现违规者,并通过广播予以警告。此外,摄像头还可智能分析骑行流量,及时启动应急预案。

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问题反馈:1)车道狭窄,两车并行就满了;2)栏杆是很密的竖状铁杆,车把手很容易卡住;3)站点衔接处有落差,有的搞了上下小坡,有的只有跟马路牙子一样高的坎,车道一小段地上就会有几条沟不知道是不是排水用的,也没有任何遮盖;4)空中停车平台停不了几辆车;5)明文规定违规的事情,车道上随便都能见到,10左右的速度并排骑车摇摇晃晃的,骑车S型的,一手骑车一手打电话还骑在中间的,共享单车骑上去随便停路边然后一路散步的,不会骑车上去学车的,12岁以下小屁孩结伴飙车随意窜来窜去的;6)有一段道路是半开放式的,双向车道一半成了共享单车停车场也;7)沿途太多有停车拍照发朋友圈的,金山跨仙岳路天桥、湖边公园最多。

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这是厦门市湖里区云顶中路和仙岳路交叉口的空中自行车道
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丹麦建筑师Steen Savery Trojaborg的事务所因为2014年夏天在哥本哈根完成的蛇桥Bicycle Snake项目而名声大噪。现在他尝试把设计蛇桥时的一些经验用在了厦门的项目上。比如,在材质上,他仍然采用钢,因为钢结构会让桥身看上去既轻盈又优雅,减少建筑本身对人的视觉冲击——想想那些讨人厌的高架桥就知道这一点多么重要。但厦门的项目带给Trojaborg更多是挑战。考虑到和周边交通及环境的联系,这条自行车道需要设置11个出入口,以便通往公交站台、人行天桥、自行车停放台。而为了保证骑行不间断,这些出入口需要尽量设计成坡道——毕竟没人喜欢搬着车爬楼梯上上下下。而在厦门的城市规划下,要找到放置足够坡道的空间非常困难。Trojaborg最终决定将这些坡道设计成螺旋形状。鉴于厦门的城市人口密度以及城市规划系统,Trojaborg还注意到设计上的一些细节:比如车道应该设计得更宽(4.8米),允许多辆自行车并行,使这条自行车道能被最大化利用以缓解市中心的交通拥堵问题。护栏的高度也从1.2米调整到了1.4米,尽管这可能会影响人们俯瞰城市的体验,但他认为只有让骑行者感到更安全,他们才会更多地使用自行车。但值得提出的是,“自行车高速路”的可复制性值得怀疑,而且城市也可以用其他方式让城市对自行车更加友好。 要避免自行车道被占用,铺装是一个办法,不管是通过颜色,还是材质,只要在设计上能体现出地缘边界。比如设计师Daan Roosegaarde就用特殊材料在荷兰小镇尼厄嫩设计了一条在夜晚“会发光”的自行车道。

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上图:《美丽的空中自行车道》,陈嘉欣摄;下图:《空中彩带》,杨金木摄
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下图:《空中自行车道-瑞景商业广场段》,李储全摄
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Xiamen Bicycle Skyway
As in most Chinese cities, Xiamen’s infrastructure is solely focused on cars and buses, which makes it very difficult and hazardous to bicycle along the city’s main arterial routes. To encourage bicycling, The City of Xiamen - located in southeastern China - has set out to develop a better bicycle environment in the central part of the city. As part of this long time bicycle strategy, together with the City we developed the idea of establishing an 8-kilometre long bicycle skyway on raised platforms running along and underneath the city’s existing overhead BRT skyway in the central part of the city. The vision for the new skyway is to inspire people to prioritize the green alternative, the bicycle, instead of the car.
The result is China’s first suspended bicycle path and the world’s longest aerial bicycle lane. The aerial cycle way is a 4.8-metre wide four-lane carriageway stretching for 7.6 kilometres. It covers the city’s five major residential and three business centers. There are 11 entries on the path, which will connect with 11 bus stations and two subway stations.
During the past decade, DISSING+WEITLING has worked on a number of projects that focused particularly on bicycle strategies, green initiatives and urban development. Bearing on the success of former projects, such as “The Bicycle Snake” in Copenhagen, DISSING+WEITLING has been much sought after internationally, today having on-going projects functioning as expert consultants on bicycle strategies all over the world.
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          Q&A: Veeam Software's Ratmir Timashev Details the 5 Stages of Data Management      Cache   Translate Page      
Q&A: Veeam Software's Ratmir Timashev Details the 5 Stages of Data Management juliet.vanwage… Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:04

As data explodes within businesses, Veeam Software Co-Founder Ratmir Timashev has ideas on how they can manage it intelligently.

No challenge is more vital to modern business than that presented by data management. As data grows exponentially within organizations and more businesses realize the power of ­analytics, they need intelligent solutions to store and protect their data.

BizTech discussed these issues with Ratmir Timashev, co-founder and executive vice president of Veeam Software, one of the leading providers of storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions.

SEE MORE: Check out how small businesses can use the cloud as a strategic business driver.

BIZTECH: You speak often about businesses’ data management journey. What does that journey entail, and how far along on it are most ­businesses today?

TIMASHEV: We think there are five stages in that journey. The basic stage is backup, and most businesses today — about 60 percent — say they have to update their legacy backup in the next 24 months. They will either completely replace or augment their existing backup process, tools and practices.

The next stage is what we call ­aggregation, and that’s when you use your data for additional business purposes. For example, you might want to use the same backup data to create a sandbox environment for testing and development, or for security to test software updates for compliance. Or for analytics.

The third stage is when you get full visibility about where your data is in a multicloud world, and you understand how your data is changing.

The fourth stage, orchestration, is where you actually want to coordinate data movement and recovery. When you have more systems and more data, the process has to be orchestrated. In case of a disaster, you want to restore your systems by following certain steps. For example, when you restore your mail server, first you have to restore your Active Directory servers, the DNS servers, and then your Exchange Server.

The final stage is automation. This is the ultimate stage, where everything is done without human intervention: The system understands what’s happening and acts automatically. Even in a well-orchestrated system that isn’t fully a­utomated, a human still has to act — someone has to push the “restore” button. When you reach the automation stage, the system understands that, for example, I have ransomware in the network. It takes the backup and then it deletes the ransomware and restores the system automatically.

BIZTECH: If most businesses today are still at the first stage of this process, what does it take to make it all the way through?

TIMASHEV: Some of them are implementing different components from different stages at various times. It’s not necessarily a linear journey, where a business moves in a straight line from one stage to the next. They’re adding components from different stages along the way, as the needs of the business demand.


          All-Cloud vs. On-Premises vs. Hybrid: How 3 Businesses Chose the Right Infrastructure      Cache   Translate Page      
All-Cloud vs. On-Premises vs. Hybrid: How 3 Businesses Chose the Right Infrastructure juliet.vanwage… Mon, 03/11/2019 - 10:21

Carvana is not a run-of-the-mill ­ used-car dealership: Its unique method of selling and distributing vehicles nationwide is disrupting the industry. So it should come as no surprise that the company deploys cutting-edge technology and IT infrastructure.

Shoppers can peruse cars online, see a 360-degree view of vehicles through special camera technology, arrange financing and finalize the sale — all within a few minutes and without a salesperson’s help. Buyers can receive their cars at home or visit one of Carvana’s signature, fully automated car vending machines, where they plop in giant coins and watch the machine dispense their new ride.

To provide the best customer service possible and ensure 24/7 uptime, Imran Kazi, Carvana’s senior director of technology services, has taken a hybrid approach. He’s deployed a small footprint of Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure at the company’s headquarters in Tempe, Ariz., for testing and ­development and at car inspection ­centers for local compute and storage needs. But the company’s website, ­applications and data are all hosted in the public cloud.

“We don’t want to reinvent the wheel by building a big data center infrastructure, then worrying about depreciating and failing hardware,” Kazi says. “We can focus on implementing and supporting the right software solutions and tools for our employees, which helps create better experiences for our customers.”

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Carvana's waiting room at their Tempe, Ariz., facility. Photo: Jim David.

More businesses and nonprofits are moving their infrastructure to the cloud, now that it’s proven to be secure, reliable and cost-effective. But while cloud service providers can improve efficiencies and provide benefits such as redundancy and the ability to scale up and down quickly, the cloud is not always the best choice or necessarily the least expensive.

In some cases, it’s less costly to retain applications and data in-house, particularly if organizations have legacy or custom applications that are not easily migrated to the cloud. And companies concerned about latency or that have to comply with data regulations may need to keep workloads on-premises.

Some organizations have gone all-in on the public cloud. Some are sticking with traditional on-premises infrastructure or a private cloud, while others are using a mix. Analysts say companies and nonprofits have to decide what’s right for their unique requirements.

“Some see hybrid as a step on the way to the cloud,” says Frank Della Rosa, IDC’s research director for SaaS and Cloud. “Workloads sitting on-premises can eventually be moved, but some ­businesses still deal with latency and bandwidth concerns or data sovereignty and privacy issues. Those factors ­determine whether a workload is suitable for the public cloud, on-premises or private cloud.”

SEE MORE: Get help sorting through the dizzying array of cloud and on-premises computing options.

1. Hybrid Infrastructure Delivers Flexibility for Carvana

When Kazi joined Carvana in 2016, he had the opportunity to build the company’s IT infrastructure from scratch. At the time, the online auto retailer had spun off from its former parent company, but its applications and data still resided in the former parent’s data centers.

Kazi migrated customer-facing and business applications, such as customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning software, across several cloud providers, including Microsoft Azure. He also adopted Software as a Service offerings: RingCentral for unified communications and Google G Suite for email and collaboration.

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Cars stacked in Carvana's vending machine at the Tempe, Ariz., facility. Photo: Jim David.

He chose the commercial cloud for three primary benefits: It saves money. It provides the company the agility it needs for growth. And instead of having to manage infrastructure in the production environment, the cloud frees up IT staff for more strategic needs.

Kazi also built a private cloud across two data centers using Nutanix’s HCI appliances, which combine servers, storage, networking and virtualization into a small-footprint appliance.

These unified systems, which run on Nutanix’s license-free AHV hypervisor, are more energy efficient, easier to ­manage and easier to scale than traditional hardware. If the environment reaches capacity, Kazi can purchase new appliances and quickly configure them with Nutanix’s management software.

“We can easily expand as we grow and have more projects,” he says.

Since Kazi’s arrival, Carvana has grown rapidly nationwide, expanding from 11 cities to 96. It runs about 350 virtual machines across 25 clusters of Nutanix appliances. Data scientists, ­analysts and developers use them as a test and staging area for new applications and algorithms. The company uses analytics to understand customer preferences, discover new markets to enter and drive logistical efficiencies.

Through the private cloud, employees can fully test out applications and algorithms before deploying them in production in the public cloud. Having full control of in-house infrastructure aids that effort.

“We can understand every nuance of the software and what resources it takes, and then we figure out the best cloud platform to put it into production,” Kazi says.

The company also installs a Nutanix appliance in each of its car inspection centers, where 360-degree photo ­technology takes data-intensive pictures of the cars. “We need the infrastructure locally to upload the photos to the cloud,” Kazi says.

Carvana car vending machine coin slot

At Carvana’s unique vending machines, buyers deposit special coins to retrieve the cars they purchase. Photo: Jim David.

2. The Cloud Saves BARBRI Time and Money

The BARBRI Group, a Dallas-based legal education company that provides online prep courses for bar exams, has saved hundreds of thousands of ­dollars annually by shutting down its data centers and moving fully to Microsoft Azure.

About three years ago, the company had two redundant data centers in colocation facilities, but the IT infrastructure was reaching its end of life. Faced with a massive IT investment, the company went with the cloud because it was more cost-effective and efficient, says IT Director Mark Kaplan.

One reason is the scalability that the cloud offers to a seasonal business like BARBRI, which has its busy seasons in summer and winter. Instead of internal data centers running full-throttle year-round, Azure allows the company to spin up more resources during the demanding months and scale down during slow periods, Kaplan says.

It’s a huge financial savings,” he says. “We didn’t have to do a huge capital outlay, and then we ended up finding out that it’s just easier to manage.”

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Source: RightScale, “2018 State of the Cloud Report,” February 2018

BARBRI migrated to the cloud gradually. In 2016, Kaplan shut down one data center and operated half on-prem and half in the cloud. The company migrated to Azure’s Database as a Service offering, then it moved 250 applications.

“It allowed us to get used to working in the cloud, and if it failed, we could cut back to on-premises,” he explains.

The cloud effort was a success, however. So, in January 2017, Kaplan shut down the remaining data center and went all-cloud. The company uses Azure Backup for its virtual machines and changed from an expensive multiprotocol label-switching network to a ­software-defined WAN using Cisco Meraki switches. Microsoft manages the infrastructure and databases, while the BARBRI IT staff manages its own ­software and handles OS upgrades. The freed-up time allows the IT staff to pursue new projects, such as using machine learning to build online courses that adapt to students’ needs in real time.

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3. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Sees the Advantages of HCI

At the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Jody Harper knew the organization’s three aging servers were near the end of life, but as a nonprofit with a tight budget, it hoped to prolong their life span as much as possible. In late 2017, however, the servers crashed, knocking out the symphony’s website and preventing its 75 full-time employees from working for a full day.

Harper got the 8-year-old servers running again, but it was just a temporary fix. He needed a long-term solution — and fast.

“If no one can buy tickets from our website, that’s money lost,” says Harper, senior director of technology and infrastructure.

Fortunately, he had done his homework and researched his options. Moving to the cloud was not realistic because it would require too much time and money to redesign the custom integration that exists between the symphony’s two most critical applications — its website and CRM software — for the cloud.

Instead, Harper wanted hyperconverged equipment. In the ensuing four weeks, he purchased and deployed three Scale Computing hyperconverged appliances because of their affordability and ease of use.

“For a nonprofit, cost is, hands-down, a major factor,” he says. “It’s also simple and easy. I can spin up a new server in 10 clicks.”

Today, 25 virtual servers run on the Scale equipment, including financial and event management software, databases and file and print servers.

A hybrid cloud approach is still a future option, however. To improve disaster recovery, Harper is considering using the public cloud as a backup site. In the meantime, he recently purchased a fourth Scale appliance to replicate data in a separate location.

“It’s a reliable product. It’s made our lives easier, and now we have a fourth one for disaster purposes,” he says.


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           Gov Tech Giant CentralSquare Announces New Leadership Team       Cache   Translate Page      

Eight months after the merger of three companies created CentralSquare, the gov tech giant has finalized its new executive leadership team, including five Superion alumni and one each from Ellucian, CA Technologies and TriTech Software Systems.

Superion and TriTech no longer exist as separate entities, as they were two of three cornerstone companies that merged in July 2018 to create CentralSquare, along with Aptean’s public-sector and health-care business. A fourth brand associated with CentralSquare, Zuercher Technologies, was a subsidiary of TriTech prior to the merger. CentralSquare also acquired Lucity, a company that makes asset management software, in January.

The announcement of former Superion CEO Simon Angove as chief executive officer of CentralSquare came with news about the merger last year, before the new company had a name. Earlier in his career, Angove was a senior executive at cybersecurity software company Verint and started a number of companies involved with video analytics and cloud computing.

According to a news release last week, seven executive leadership positions around Angove have now been filled to include:

Chief Financial Officer Brad Surminski, who previously held that title at Superion, D+H and ADP Canada Chief Operating Officer Jeff Davison, who has experience with cloud software deployment as former vice president of professional services at Ellucian Tom Amburgey, senior VP and general manager of CentralSquare’s Public Administration business unit, who held similar titles at Superion and has been CIO of the Florida municipalities of Wellington and Hallandale Beach Steve Seoane, executive VP and general manager of CentralSquare’s Public Safety business unit, who previously led product development at TriTech Chief Technology Officer John Pulling, who held the same title at Superion and previously led technology operations at Lanyon and BigMachines, and product management for strategic applications at Infor Chief Marketing Officer Jatin Atre, who held that title at Superion and was senior VP of marketing at Applied Predictive Technologies, a business analytics software company in Washington, D.C. Chief Revenue Officer Chris Schwartz, who helped built the market strategy for CA Technologies’ major SaaS platform for agile management

“The skills and expertise of this leadership team exemplify the core values that define our company culture,” Angove said in the statement. “Driven by a passion for innovation, growth, community and agility, the team will ensure we take the lead in innovating and delivering truly compelling technology solutions for building safer and smarter communities.”

Since it announced the foundational merger last year, CentralSquare has been one of the largest companies in the gov tech space, serving more than 7,500 agencies large and small across the U.S. and Canada — agencies that purportedly cover three-quarters of the population of those nations. The scope of its software products includes public safety, finance, human capital management, payroll, utility billing, citizen engagement, asset management, regulatory compliance, community development and hospital recordkeeping and compliance.

The company recently announced a push to hire 400 new employees at centers of excellence across the U.S. and Canada.


           SXSW 2019: Can Facebook Handle Its Election Security Role?       Cache   Translate Page      

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The discussion around securing elections broke away from the standard cybersecurity fare and turned to the ill effects of social media and misinformation during a panel at South by Southwest on March 11. 

The panelists, who included representatives from the New York Times, Facebook, the Atlantic Council and BlueDot Strategies, discussed the damaging and largely unforeseen role platforms like Facebook and Twitter have had on elections around the globe.

From the perspective of Katie Harbath, Facebook’s public policy director for global elections, concerning activity started months before many in the U.S. were talking about misinformation and political ads flowing through the platform.

“For me, where I really started to see things shift was not November 2016, but May 9, 2016,” Harbath said. “That was the date of the Philippines [general] election.”

That election was followed in short order by the Brexit vote June 23 and highlighted the need for attention on the part of the company and the social media ecosystem as a whole. Misinformation campaigns, fake accounts and what Harbath refers to as “false news” were showing signs of traction in those elections. 

Harbath said the company’s “new normal” consists of a handful of priorities: taking down fake accounts; dealing with false news; improving transparency around political ads; and countering foreign and domestic bad actors.

“This is our new normal,” she said. “What we are doing now, (and) we are putting a ton of resources in, is — how do we get to a point where we can mitigate as much of the bad as possible, make sure we have the team set up to handle anything that might come our way that we weren’t expecting?”

As examples in the Philippines and U.K. starkly illustrate, the problem stretches far beyond the borders of the United States. Moira Whelan, founding partner of BlueDot Strategies, said the tools once seen as a great democratizing force are now being turned against democratic efforts.

What initially was seen as an opportunity to have robust debates in countries with only state-run media outlets quickly showed the potential for misuse in the global political arena.

“My old job was as the deputy assistant secretary for digital strategy with the U.S. State Department … where I got to, one, convince a bunch of world leaders that social media was a good idea, and then watch as ISIS and Russian trolls tried to tear it all down,” Whelan said anecdotally. 

Now that the proverbial cat is out of the bag and those with an agenda and the ability have platforms to spread their message, what’s to be done? As it turns out, the answer is nothing short of costly and labor-intensive. 

For the Facebook network, which also includes Instagram and WhatsApp, Harbath points to 40 or so teams dedicated to looking at content for signs of foul play. But even with the resources and money that Facebook has, issues arise like context of political commentary, native language translations and a host of other considerations.

“The United States is the exception, not the rule generally in most anything that has to do with an election,” Harbath said.

Partnerships with the likes of the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation help the company to coordinate on issues regarding U.S. elections, but Harbath said the problem is multifaceted and often spills off of the pages of Facebook and onto smaller networks that may not have the ability or skill to take action.

“This activity isn’t just happening on our platforms, it can get pushed out to other, smaller platforms that may not have as much money and resources and stuff that we do in which to do this,” Harbath said. “We’re trying to look at, how can we help the overall ecosystem get better at this?”

Graham Brookie, director and managing editor of the Digital Forensic Research Lab within the Atlantic Council, said building up “digital resilience” across the social media and Internet environment is essential to mitigating many of the issues platforms and governments are grappling with.

Before any of that can happen, though, Brookie said understanding the spread and digestion of information in these countries needs to be a priority.

“If you’re going to look at disinformation and how it spreads in that particular community, you need to know how people actually consume information in that community,” Brookie said.

In Macedonia’s naming referendum, for example, Brookie pointed to the fact that much of the information consumed in the country comes from television — to the tune of 92 percent — and social media, specifically Facebook. That's an important factor in determining where to focus efforts that target the spread of disinformation.

The global nature of the problem does not lend itself well to policy creation and simple fixes, but Brookie says a first step in any legislation would be having lawmakers who understand the space.

“First and foremost, I think the bottom line is that you need policymakers that know what the Internet is,” he quipped.

New York Times technology columnist Kevin Roose pointed out the almost surreal nature of the situation and how the sanctity of elections across the globe relies so heavily on private companies in other parts of the world.

“The fact that … the integrity of global elections relies on a few people in California and D.C. and New York is just incredibly strange, and I don’t think we should accept that as status quo because that is the product of intentional decisions that platforms have made to expand into countries where they don’t have enough infrastructure to support safe elections,” he said. “That’s one of the things that I will be sort of looking for in the years ahead — not only can we play a more effective game of whack-a-mole, (but whether) the places that distribute news, whether it’s the cable news channels in the local Macedonian market or the big global platforms, whether they are actually willing to make changes to their products or just sort of beefing up their policy staff.”


           After Upheaval, Alaska Names Acting CIO, Permanent CISO       Cache   Translate Page      
Alaska's state capitol building

John Boucher is the third person to hold the title of chief information officer in Alaska — whether in an acting or permanent capacity — since December 2018, but he may hold the title for some time.

After months of apparent upheaval in the Alaska Office of Information Technology, Boucher confirmed for Government Technology last week that he has been acting CIO since Feb. 14, and the state has also named a new chief information security officer.

Boucher said he was not aware of any search for a permanent replacement for his position.

“I’m here as long as Commissioner (Kelly) Tshibaka would like me to serve in this capacity,” he said, referring to the head of the Alaska Department of Administration that supervises OIT. “If the path that she chooses to take is to openly compete it, I will put my hat in the ring.”

Boucher was also Alaska’s acting CIO for about three months toward the end of 2018, after Bill Vajda resigned in August.

A career economist with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame, Boucher has had roles in several Alaska state departments over the course of nearly 36 years in public service. According to his LinkedIn profile, he started with more than 17 years as an economic analyst for labor market statistics for the Alaska Department of Labor. For five years he was the project manager of an agency-wide information systems replacement and integration project, Online Resource for the Children of Alaska, for the state’s Office of Children’s Services; for nine years he was a senior analyst/legislative liaison for the state Office of Management and Budget; and for two years he was the deputy commissioner of the state Department of Administration. Boucher returned to the Office of Management and Budget in 2017, where he spent 18 months as a senior policy analyst, then moved to OIT in September 2018 as the state’s acting CIO in Vajda’s stead.

That’s where the recent shakeups started. In December 2018, without a formal announcement, newly elected Gov. Michael Dunleavy appointed a new CIO — Peter Zuyus, whose resume reflects a career at telecommunications companies around the country and ownership of a political consulting firm in Alaska, but who declined to answer calls and emails from the press. The office of the governor also declined to return calls requesting comment on Zuyus’ hire.

By mid-February, also without announcement or explanation, Zuyus was out. His contact information on the state website was temporarily replaced by that of Paula Vrana as acting CIO, who did not respond to a request for comment at the time.

Zuyus’ departure followed a series of leadership changes in the Department of Administration. The department’s head commissioner, Jonathan Quick, resigned Jan. 24 amid reports that he had lied on his resume. Vrana replaced Quick as acting commissioner for a week until Jan. 31, when Dunleavy chose a full-time replacement in Kelly Tshibaka, a former chief data officer for the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General and former counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice. Vrana then took over for Zuyus as acting CIO until Feb. 14, when Boucher stepped in.

Boucher declined to comment on Zuyus’ hire, departure or press shyness. A political blog, The Alaska Landmine, connected Zuyus’ departure in mid-February to missed payments on an $11.6 million contract for cybersecurity services awarded by the state in fall 2018 to California-based Evotek. Boucher would not comment on the Evotek contract, which The Alaska Landmine said has been terminated, or what the state is doing to meet cybersecurity needs for which state officials assigned more than $11 million last year.

“We’re trying to increase and harden our security profile within the resource constraints that we have,” he said. “Security is a priority for us, so we’re definitely trying to move forward to the best of our ability.”

Boucher also confirmed that Alaska has had a new chief information security officer, Mark Breunig, since January. According to his LinkedIn profile, Breunig has also been a project manager at Accenture, a senior manager of IT security at NANA Development Corporation, an IT manager for the municipality of Anchorage and the owner of his own IT security consulting business.

As someone who has had a hand in many state departments over three-plus decades, Boucher felt comfortable saying IT in Alaska, in general, is in a “challenged state.” More specifically he pointed to Administrative Order 284, an order from then-Gov. Bill Walker in April 2017 consolidating Alaska's IT assets to a standalone agency under the leadership of a state CIO. He said the state is working toward IT services and infrastructure being shared between all its departments, and that process is still ongoing.

“We’re attempting to execute a consolidation to a shared services model where it works and is appropriate, which many of the other states are going through some iteration of the same exercise,” he said. “Since the beginning of (AO 284), we’ve moved 140-some positions into the central IT organization from the agencies, the individual departments … We’ve used the phrase ‘commodity services,’ such as the delivery of endpoint support, data centers, that kind of stuff. Those are the first moves that we are making in terms of consolidation.”

Despite AO 284 and recent turnover in OIT, Boucher said he sees no significant difference between the structure of the department now and in 2018.

Talking to GT last week, he said he would be speaking to the state House finance subcommittee this week on IT projects or initiatives underway, but he declined to elaborate.

Alaska’s CIO under Walker’s administration, Bill Vajda, started a new job on March 4 as CIO of the U.S. Department of the Interior.


           RSA Conference 2019: What You Need to Know       Cache   Translate Page      

As the rain fell outside on the Moscone Center this past week in downtown San Francisco, the 2019 RSA Conference inside was full of cybersolutions.

The RSA Conference is the largest, and probably most significant, single ongoing global cybersecurity event on the planet. It brings together people, companies and ideas from all over the world — and serves as a smorgasbord of security ideas new and old.

And yes, the expectations for such an event are very high. These are some of the top questions I use to analyze and evaluate the RSA Conference (RSAC) every year:

Where’s the WOW? Did I learn anything new (or different that changed my mind) on an important security topic? Who are the new and persevering cyberindustry thought leaders that I need to continue follow? How will emerging technology features and security tools change the world (for better or worse)? What will we (still) be talking about (from this show) five or 10 years from now?

As I have said in past years, it is amazing, overwhelming, intimidating and exhausting for attendees. With formal and informal sessions, a huge show floor full of company products and demonstrations, breakfasts, lunches and dinners, vendor parties, and numerous side events (and full competing conferences) happening at the same time, it is physically impossible to do it all.

RSAC Details for 2019

This year’s RSA Conference website is full of materials that you can use, even if you didn’t attend the event. The information is organized in easy-to-use categories such as speakers, tracks and spotlights. The reported attendance was more than 42,500, although it seemed larger than last year due to the expanded show floor.

You can also watch numerous RSA Conference video presentations here.  

The mainline media coverage of the conference appeared to be down as compared to other years that offered front-page articles from many major newspapers. However, much of that coverage in 2018 was related to a lack of women keynotes and presenters, which did not happen this year. In fact, it appeared that RSAC organizers went out of their way to have numerous all-women sessions and dozens of top women presenters in every track and in most panel sessions.

Business Wire offered these main RSA Conference talking points describing the 2019 event details:

"An expanded keynote program with 31 keynote presentations on two stages. West Stage keynotes featured sponsor keynotes, panels and esteemed guest speakers, and South Stage keynotes utilized the newly opened Moscone Center South to bring highly coveted sessions from industry experts to a broader audience. 740 speakers across 621 sessions and more than 700 companies on the expo floors. Key session and seminar presentations included: Building Security In — DevSecOps; Noopur Davis, SVP, Chief Product and Information Security Officer, Comcast Building Identity for an Open Perimeter; Tejas Dharamshi, Senior Security Software Engineer, Netflix, Inc. Cybersecurity Tips, Tools and Techniques for Your Professional Toolbag; Ronald Woerner, IT Risk and Compliance Consultant, DirectDefense How to Eliminate a Major Vulnerability in the Cybersecurity Workforce; Laura Bate, Policy Analyst, New America; Danielle Santos, Program Manager, NIST The Fine Art of Creating a Transformational Cybersecurity Strategy; Jinan Budge, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research; Andrew Rose, Chief Security Officer, Vocalink, a Mastercard Company Threat Hunting Using 16th-Century Math and Sesame Street; Vernon Habersetzer Sr., Enterprise Technical Expert, Walmart Axonius was named “RSA Conference 2019’s Most Innovative Startup” by the Innovation Sandbox’s judges’ panel comprised of technology, venture and security industry thought leaders. The Award for Excellence in the field of Mathematics was given to Tal Rabin, manager of cryptographic research, Thomas J. Watson Research Center. …”

Threat Post offered this good recap of the 2019 RSA Conference.  

CRN.com provided these 30 hot new cybersecurity products announced at RSA.

And Bank Info Security offered their interviews and highlights from RSAC.

Dan Lohrmann’s Top Presentations from RSAC 2019

From my perspective, here are a few of the presentations that grabbed my attention. This list is a diverse mix of different formats, styles and ideas. (Side Note: My criteria for a WOW is an unexpected talk that has unique, new materials. Or, a presenter who has a track record of success over many years who continues to deliver new insights and perspectives that are intriguing, helpful and useful.)

1. Tales of a Teenage Security Supergirl — This presentation by Kyla Guru was simply amazing for a 16-year-old girl still in high school. Definitely a WOW to remember. It is empowering for Gen Z, and a brief talk you should show to your teenage relatives and friends for a ton of reasons — if for nothing else to inspire them in public communications. The nonprofit BitsnBytes cybersecurity platform has a very bright future, as does this young lady.

2. A View from the Front Lines of Cybersecurity by FireEye — This session includes Sandra Joyce, Vice President and Head of Global Intelligence Operations, FireEye and Kevin Mandia, Chief Executive Officer, FireEye. I am almost always impressed with Kevin Mandia, and he brought some good and bad news — with detailed industry trends to watch.

He discussed a few nation-states cyberattacks and trends:

North Korea financially motivated group that also uses destructive malware for distraction. Iranian threat actors — going after individuals. China — military actions in cyber. Russia targeted safety systems at an ICS plant — shut down a plant.

What’s next? Brazen actions, and people will get hurt — secondary and tertiary effects are out of control.

Also, more compartmentalizing is happening with Balkanization and new rules. Kevin warned that those who fail to abide by them with have a very different Internet experience.

 

3. The Five Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques and How to Counter Them — with Alan Paller from SANS and Heather Mahalik, the Director of Forensics Engineering at ManTech. Great session, and always good to hear from Alan and Heather as well as the others on this panel.  

 

  

4. RSA Sandbox — Here was one of several excellent sessions from this Sandbox series of panels and presentations.

  5. In the Wake of an Attack: Thoughts from a Seasoned CISO with Dr. Hugh Thompson, Program Committee Chair, RSA Conference, and Bob Lord, Chief Security Officer, DNC.

Hugh also did very nice job in the closing interview with Tina Fey, which is described here in an article by Dark Reading.

 

6. And last, but certainly not least, I really like the RSAC Launch Pad, which highlights companies such as NulD in the popular Shark Tank format.

Watch Ethan Landow, Head of Strategy and Operations and the NulD Judges, including Theresia Gouw, Founding Partner, Aspect Ventures.

Closing Thoughts on RSA 2019

One big early buzz at this year’s RSA Conference was the announcement about Adi Shamir’s visa snub from the U.S. government.

“Adi Shamir, the S in the renowned RSA encryption system, didn't take his usual place on the Cryptographers' Panel at this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco — because he couldn't get a visa from the U.S. government. And he's not alone.

Shamir — the 2002 Turing Award co-winner and a member of the U.S., French, and Israeli Academy of Sciences and Britain's Royal Society — lives in Israel, and applied for a U.S. visa two months ago to attend the information security conference, the largest of its type in the world, which is being held this week in California. Shamir, along with Ron Rivest and Leonard Adleman, invented the widely used RSA cryptosystem, and cofounded RSA Security, which has been running the RSA Conference since 1991. …”

On a personal level, I always enjoy the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) luncheon on Thursday for networking and important updates from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It was wonderful news to hear that Kelvin Coleman is the new NCSA executive director, and he is the perfect person for that role in my opinion. The update on DHS' new cyberagency was also excellent from Jeanette Manfra who is the assistant director of cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).     

The RSA Conference will remain in San Francisco for (at least) one more year, so we'll plan to be back for another cyberextravaganza in 2020.   


          New alternative to Trump's wall would create jobs, renewable energy, and increase border security      Cache   Translate Page      


  • The proposal was recently presented to several U.S. members of Congress.
  • The plan still calls for border security, considering all of the facilities along the border would be guarded and connected by physical barriers.
  • It's undoubtedly an expensive and complicated proposal, but the team argues that border regions are ideal spots for wind and solar energy, and that they could use the jobs and fresh water the energy park would create.

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"What should the U.S. do about The Wall?" is a question that's destined to divide many Americans. But there's one proposal for the U.S.-Mexico border that, at least in theory, seems agreeable to everyone.

A consortium of 28 engineers and scientists has proposed that – instead of building a simple barrier along the approximately 2,000-mile border – the U.S. and Mexico could work together to build an industrial park along the divide that would include desalination facilities, solar energy panels, wind turbines and natural gas pipelines. The plan would not only provide the region with border security – considering it'd be a continuous train of heavily guarded industrial facilities – but also energy, water and jobs.

In a white paper, the team called it a "future energy, water, industry and education park" that "will create massive opportunities for employment and prosperity."

"Just like the transcontinental railroad transformed the United States in the 19th century, or the Interstate system transformed the 20th century, this would be a national infrastructure project for the 21st century," Luciano Castillo, Purdue University's Kenninger Professor of Renewable Energy and Power Systems and lead of the consortium, told Phys.org. "It would do for the Southwest what the Tennessee Valley Authority has done for the Southeast over the last several decades."

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Building such a park would undoubtedly be a complicated, expensive undertaking. The team estimates the solar energy arm of the project alone would require 8 million solar panels and cost $4.5 billion. Still, many parts of the border region are ideal for generating renewable energy. The white paper describes how the areas of strong winds in the Gulf and Baja California regions "are ideal for wind farms."

Similarly, the desalination part of the proposal would bring water to California, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona – areas "in the grip of severe to exceptional drought conditions," the paper states. The team added that these efforts, which would include an "interconnected super-pipe system" along the entirety of the border, could help make the U.S. a global leader in the industry.

"At first blush the idea seems too big, too aggressive, but consider the Roman aqueducts or the transcontinental railroads—enormous undertakings that gave enormous benefits. The cost of providing basic, essential infrastructure to the border lands is tiny compared to the opportunities it creates," Ronald Adrian, Regent's Professor at Arizona State University, told Phys.org. "I view this project as a means of creating wealth by turning unused land of little value along the border into valuable land that has power, water access and ultimately agriculture, industry, jobs, workers and communities. With only a wall, you still have unused land of little value."

So far, the team has presented their proposal to three U.S. representatives and one senator. It's a plan that they say will help reduce illegal immigration while providing more jobs and cleaner energy to both U.S. and Mexico.

"Democrats want a Green New Deal. Republicans want border security," Castillo told Scientific American. "Both parties could win. It could be a win–win for the U.S. and Mexico, too. This idea could spark a completely new conversation about the border. And we need that."


          Human Resources Manager - Page Personnel México - Zacatecas, Zac.      Cache   Translate Page      
Solid knowledge of all HR processes and labor legislation. Company of leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources...
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          Sales Executive Job at eCLAT Healthcare Limited      Cache   Translate Page      

eCLAT Healthcare Limited is a provider of technology driven healthcare support services. Our transformational products and services focus on health records, workflows automation, facility management, and purpose-built hardware/infrastructure. We engage by crafting business partnerships that produce brilliantly symbiotic successes.

We are looking for a competitive and trustworthy candidate to help us build up our business activities to fill the position below:

          Business Development Manager at Contec Global Infotech Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
Contec Global Group - Established in 1984 and headquartered in London, the Contec Global Group has a worldwide presence, with operations in Asia, Africa and Europe. As a company established on the platform of e-Governance and smart technologies, Contec Global is amongst the most experienced independent technology and systems organizations operating in developing countries. Today, the Group is engaged, globally, in providing integrated, systems-based solutions in the fields of Secure Technologies, Infrastructure and Hospitality.Job Description Manage business development opportunities for telecom VAS (Value-added-service) to expand the business footprint and volume. Provide leadership and strategy for content development and acquisition. Find prospective customers and generate new leads (B2B & B2C) through the Internet or any other medias. Provide Liaison with Top Management of Telcos and customers in respect of SMS, Voice, IVR, Long/Short Code Based & other IT & VAS services we provide. Achievement of monthly, quarterly and annual sales targets by generating revenue. Act as a sales engagement adviser to management, and develop compelling business solutions. Own the overall responsibility of market trends analysis to identify potential threats, areas of opportunity, competitors' strategy to decide the next logical move(s) in business expansion. Communicate with service end-user, manage the interface between the service and end-user, examine necessary information coming from end-user, and provide constructive advice to management to improve the user experience. Qualification and Experience Qualification: Bachelor's Degree in any reputable institution Experience: Minimum 3-4 years' working with VAS companies Competencies Required: Mandatory Experience working with a VAS service provider Good Understanding and Contacts with Telcos in Nigeria and other regions. Sound Knowledge in coordinating for contract signing, integration and other activities. Proficient in MS office Problem solving skills Interpersonal Skills with team spirit Knowledge of the company brand, products and its business. Excellent Leadership, Communication, Selling Skills, Negotiation Skills & Presentation Skills. Positive attitude Attention to detail (listening skill). Ability to multi-tasking with time management. Ability to think strategically.
          Business Operations Manager at EM-ONE Energy Solutions Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
EM-ONE Energy Solutions Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of EM-ONE Energy Solutions Canada Inc. focused on sustainable energy and electricity infrastructure in Africa. We are driven by the fundamental belief that technology and innovation lie at the heart of providing economically and environmentally sustainable power solutions to the world's emerging markets.Job Descriptions EM-ONE's Business Operations Team leads the day to day operations and delivers on strategy and operational plans from the planning process against the strategic vision of EM-ONE. They are responsible for building the framework for the analysis behind company-wide strategic decisions related to all functions. They are also responsible for managing the centralized repository of processes and improving processes to minimize complexities and optimize them to promote effective operations. They design, manage and deliver executive level reporting, including status reports to manage risks and issues and improve cross-functional team communication and collaboration, among other things. Reporting to the CEO, the Business Operations Manager is responsible for leading the execution of EM-ONE's strategic and operational priorities; developing and implementing processes that are consistent with the EM-ONE's mission, objectives, and policies. EM-ONE is a dynamic company undergoing a period of positive growth. The ideal candidate is one who demonstrates effective leadership, understanding of process development and implementation, fiscal discipline, compliance and controls, real-time business performance monitoring and attainment of cross-functional synergies. The position is based in Abuja, Nigeria. Responsibilities and Duties Develop, evaluate and ensure that operational systems, processes, infrastructure, and policies for the company are effective, efficient and fit-for-purpose Work with functional teams and other members of the business operations team to identify strategic opportunities or gaps in the business using real-time business metrics and data Oversee the implementation of the company's HR strategy to ensure the effective recruitment, retention and continuing development of an engaged and high performing workforce - evaluating staff KPIs Provide financial input for all business decisions, completing financial analysis and modeling to a high standard with a focus on decision support Manage the project/portfolio cash flow, working closely with project finances to meet milestones to draw on construction financing Consolidate financial performance and budgets from all business lines and corresponding presentation format Developing business cases, conducting feasibility studies and completing cost benefit analysis reports on a project by project basis Actively participating and leading the roll-out of systems and technology to enhance the team's effectiveness and improve overall efficiency; Participate in contract management activities including contracts review sessions and contributing to contract evaluation Work closely with the CEO in longer-term planning; recommending business workflow and resource improvement as it relates to operational efficiencies and implementing these initiatives Basic Qualifications University degree from a reputable educational institution An advanced business degree such as an MBA is preferred Prior experience working in an engineering or technology firm is preferred 5 years of relevant work experience (e.g. Strategy & business process management, financial management, operations management, business analytics etc.) Advance MS Excel and PowerPoint skills Competencies Required (Knowledge, Skills and Attributes): Excellent leadership skills with the ability to communicate the vision of the company across all levels Passionate about technology and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment Demonstrated strategic leadership, planning and change management skills Demonstrated ability to develop and implement processes across an organizations' business units Expert analytical and problem-solving skills Business planning and performance measurement Corporate financial management Project management Risk management Operations and strategy management Networking and relationship building Excellent oral & written communication skills Interpersonal Skills Remuneration Competitive.
          I.T Officer at Intuivar      Cache   Translate Page      
Intuivar Limited - Our client is a terminal operator with the mandate to provide integrated maritime and logistics solutions to both inbound and outbound traffic for the South South, South East and North Central markets of Nigeria. Investments in equipment and terminal capital development has led to improved port infrastructural development, port logistics and services in terms of berthing of vessels, cargo discharge, storage and delivery. The organization has gone through restructuring and is strategically positioned to become the premier terminal operator in Africa. We have been engaged to search for and identify exceptional talents to join the organization and help fulfill its vision within the capacity below: Location: Calabar, Cross River Job Level: Supervisory Type: Permanent Duties and Responsibilities Technical Support - this includes the helpdesk administration i.e. providing support to the users within the organization and Local Area Network support. System support - monitor system license and patch update I.T operations - this includes the timely weekly backup of systems within the organization and recovery operations when necessary and required. Analyzes the business requirements of all departments to determine their technological needs. Performs troubleshooting on WAN, WLAN and LAN Administration of Microsoft Dynamics (Navision) Administration of SQL database infrastructure and Windows server Management of the technical functionalities of organizational intercom and CCTv systems Management of the organization's website and other web applications Assists in the management of the ICT development and deployment plan within the organization Preserve all IT assets and maintain proper documentations for regular system operation,purchases, approvals, changes, incident etc. Qualification and Experience Good HND/University Degree in Computer Science or any other degree Minimum of 3 - 5 years relevant work experience relevant ICT work experience Excellent programming knowledge (HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3) Relevant I.T certification preferably in SQL, various Microsoft certification including Microsoft Dynamics (Navision) Knowledge of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code Working Knowledge of port and shipping industry is of critical advantage Key Competences: Applications Support Network Administration and Help Desk Support Infrastructure and Hardware Support Database Design and Management IT Project Management
          Enterprise Network Engineer at Access Solutions      Cache   Translate Page      
At Access Solutions we believe in offering much more than just a job; we strive to give you a full-fledged career. Towards this end we provide you with superior training and the opportunity to work in different industry and service practices on the latest technology platforms. What we offer you is an accelerated career path that you can yourself design as you go along. We also offer a host of other tangible and intangible benefits that will transform you into a world class techy professional.Responsibilities In charge of the Day to day running, troubleshooting and maintenance of enterprise networks infrastructure. Select and implement security tools, policies and procedures in conjunction with the company's network team and policy. Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information, network engineering and application trends. Occasionally work with external clients as the need arises. Configure and install various network devices and services (routers, switches, firewall, load balancers, VPN, QoS) Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations Install and configure wired and wireless network devices. Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability Monitor system resource utilization, trending and capacity planning Design and implement network infrastructure for clients. Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, awareness and success of changes made to the network infrastructure Other duties as assigned. Requirements Minimum of 2 year work experience preferably in a Network support role. Minimum of HND or 2:2 Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering or a related Technical discipline. Prior CCNA, Comptia N+ or any other networking training / certification will be an advantage. Knowledge of PBX telephony system particularly Asterix Good communication skills and ability to show initiative Excellent knowledge of corporate security networks Excellent use of Enterprise productivity software solutions Expected Key Results (Detailed KPIs): Application development Network Monitoring Escalation Network Operations Server/Application Administration Network Device backup Dashboard development Reporting Expected Operation System Knowledge: Windows: Server - Intermediate Client - Advanced Linux: Server - Intermediate Client - Advance Mac: Server - Intermediate Client - Intermediate
          Office Administrator at Manifold Computers      Cache   Translate Page      
Manifold Computers offers end-to-end IT solutions including hardware, software, network infrastructure, systems integration and provision of mission-critical IT solutions.By taking advantage of best practices across the industry, we are able to provide best-in-class services. Manifold has turnkey capabilities through expert network of strategic foreign technical partners. We also have established affiliations with reputable Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), thereby ensuring that all our products are sourced directly from the manufacturers.Details: We are currently seeking to enaged a young and vibrant individual who will man our Abuja office. Success candidate will be: In charge of ensuring proper housekeeping, monitor and ensure the timely pickup and delivery of items Expected to attend to customers and clients when they visit the office In charge of ensuring that all jobs assisgned to him/her will be done within the stipulated timeline. Interested candidates should possess OND/NCE in any course of study, with at least one year experience. Should also possess good written and spoken communication skills. Should have the can-do spirit and should be able to use a computer system. This role is located in Abuja, hence only applicants from Abuja will be considered.
          Business Development Manager at Sunrose Consulting      Cache   Translate Page      
Sunrose Consulting Limited is a Human Resource Consulting and Training firm committed to providing leading edge HR infrastructure support and exemplary customer service leading to improved performance of our client organisations. Our firm provides a wide range of human resource services including Executive Selection (Recruitment), HR outsourcing, performance management, organisational development and policy and procedure development. We also offer specialised training programmes tailored to the peculiar needs of our clients. Our consulting services can be provided on-site or off-site or a combination that best suits our client's needs.Responsibilities: Identifying new sales leads Pitching for products Maintaining fruitful relationships with existing customers Researching organizations and individuals online (especially on social media) to identify new leads and potential new markets Researching the needs of other companies and learning who makes decision about purchasing Locate and propose potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities Contacting potential clients via email or phone to establish rapport and set up meetings Develop business and marketing plans in coordination with Group Director to achieve revenue goals Eager to expand company with new sales, clients and territories Able to analyze data and sales statistics and translate results into better solutions Keep healthy relationships with clients , this mostly requires socialization new products from idea to ready to use Planning and overseeing new market initiatives Attending conferences, meetings and industry events Preparing power point presentations and sales displays Contacting clients to inform them about new developments in the company's product and services Developing quotes and proposals Negotiating and renegotiating by phone, email and in person Developing sales goals for the team and ensuring they are met Training sales team members and helping them develop their skills Prepare end day reports Acquire in depth knowledge of our applications and solutions REQUIREMENTS: B.Sc/HND Graduate Have flair for Sales & Marketing Minimum 4 years relevant experience Female candidates preferred
          Project Analyst at Sunrose Consulting      Cache   Translate Page      
Sunrose Consulting Limited is a Human Resource Consulting and Training firm committed to providing leading edge HR infrastructure support and exemplary customer service leading to improved performance of our client organisations. Our firm provides a wide range of human resource services including Executive Selection (Recruitment), HR outsourcing, performance management, organisational development and policy and procedure development. We also offer specialised training programmes tailored to the peculiar needs of our clients. Our consulting services can be provided on-site or off-site or a combination that best suits our client's needs.Responsibilities: Creating, managing and disbursing reports related to the project Maintaining project assets, communications and related database(s) Evaluating and monitoring the overall project Reviewing and reporting the project's budget and finances Routinely performing complete or component analysis Notifying the entire project team about abnormalities or variances Manage project financials such as invoice tracking, forecasting and project budget. Prepare project documents and status reports. Support project management phases such as planning, execution and result monitoring. Coordinate project activity and facilitate staff and matrix partners' meetings. Develop and maintain policies relating to department operations. Offer technical assistance to associates and represent director in task committees. Review project analysts' work for accuracy and completeness. Manage project aspects such as work plan guidance to project team and monitor quality assurance of project implementation REQUIREMENTS: B.SC/ HND Minimum 2 years relevant experience Female candidates preffered
          Network Support Engineer Job at IpNX Nigeria Limited      Cache   Translate Page      

ipNX is an integrated info-communications company focused on providing every person, every home and every business in Nigeria with world-class information, communication and entertainment services.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Position: Network Support Engineer 
Job ID: 44
Job Location: Garki, Abuja
Department: Group Infrastructure Unit
Function: N

          IpNX Nigeria Limited NYSC, Pre-Service & I.T Internship Program 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

ipNX is an integrated info-communications company focused on providing every person, every home and every business in Nigeria with world-class information, communication and entertainment services.

Applications are invited for:

Job Position: NYSC, Pre-Service & I.T Intern
Job ID: 18
Job Location: Any City, Nigeria
Department: Human Resource, Finance, Wifi and Voice, Network Infrastructure uni, Inform

          IpNX Nigeria Limited Recruitment for Network Management Engineer      Cache   Translate Page      

ipNX is an integrated info-communications company focused on providing every person, every home and every business in Nigeria with world-class information, communication and entertainment services.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Position: Network Management Engineer 
Job ID: 17
Job Location: Isaac John, Ikeja GRA, Lagos
Department:Group Infrastructure Unit
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          Export index for states on anvil to boost competition      Cache   Translate Page      
States to be ranked on criteria like infrastructure, policies to determine their readiness for exports.
          Temporary Port of Entry Officer-Frannie - State of Wyoming - Frannie, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
The Wyoming Highway Patrol Ports of Entry enhance highway safety and help preserve the highway infrastructure while providing a variety of services essential to... $13.94 - $14.73 an hour
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          For a better cloud strategy, look to data      Cache   Translate Page      

Enterprise cloud strategy is undergoing revolutionary changes. While initial deployments focused largely on back-office support functions and migrating workloads to off-site infrastructure, the modern cloud has become a go-to solution for top-tier workloads and forward-looking initiatives, such as mobile data and the Internet of Things (IoT). While most people have traditionally viewed the cloud as […]

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          Cleaning Attendant - Yukon Government - Old Crow, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity,... $26.05 an hour
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          Building Maintenance Engineer - Yukon Government - Dawson City, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity,... $33.78 an hour
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          Customer Service Representative - CIBC - Dawson, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
You find meaning in relationships, and surround yourself with a diverse network of partners. Work in a place where the right technology and infrastructure...
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          Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown on American Buddhism      Cache   Translate Page      
The ever intrepid Buddhist Geeks have the interview:

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Good stuff.

This week, we're joined by Shambhala acharya and Naropa University professor, Judith Simmer-Brown. She joins us today to discuss four areas, which she learned about while at Colombia University in the late 60's, that help determine whether or not Buddhism will take root in a new country. These four are:

  1. The translation of core Buddhist texts into English
  2. The development of a monastic lineage w/ American lineage holders
  3. The training and appointment of dharma transmission holders
  4. Royal patronage, or financial support from within the country

After describing each area of focus, Judith goes into depth as to how we're doing with the first three areas, today in America. She shares her reflections, while also raising some provocative questions, as to how we're doing with building a sustainable infrastructure for Buddhism to prosper in the West.

Next week, we'll finish the conversation by exploring the 4th area in depth, and speaking about how we can best invest in the future of American Buddhism.


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According to a group of mathematics researchers, the probability in the following decade of the sun causing a storm strong enough to affect electrical and communication infrastructures around the globe 'only' reaches 1.9 percent maximum. Nevertheless, the event would produce severe consequences and governments should be prepared, researchers warn.
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Sampling quality supervision bureau: Shanghai’s whitening cream was found by excessive packaging – Shanghai channel — people.com.cn original title: sampling Shanghai Quality Supervision Bureau: its whitening cream was found by excessive packaging (commissioning editor: Tang Xiaoli, Xuan Zhao strong) 沪质监局抽检:百雀羚旗下美白霜被判过度包装–上海频道–人民网 原标题:沪质监局抽检:百雀羚旗下美白霜被判过度包装 (责编:唐小丽、轩召强)相关的主题文章: Shaanxi rural non-point source pollution three serious infrastructure construction lagging behind-www.s9797s.com Samsung made […]
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Thank you both. I understand and accept that there is a higher-than-average chance that the developer is the one passing the buck - I have explained this to Openreach and apologised to them that I am putting so much pressure on them to deliver my privately funded cabinet (although I wouldn't say that after 14 months since contract signing starting to apply pressure is unreasonable). I also appreciate that the actual cost is a lot higher than the gap I have paid. However, it doesn't make it any easier for the residents caught in an "ADSL" island for the past 3.5 years and counting - with FTTP deployed by default on old (not new build) properties on one side as part of BDUK, and newer-new-build properties the other FTTPed as part of OR Fibre First. I believe OR/BDUK/SFC etc should finish one job (FTTC) prior to starting another FTTP/G.FAST etc.
          Wireless Tower Market Report 2025 covers Best Manufacturer with Forecast Analysis- Indus Towers, Reliance Infotel, Viom Networks, American Tower Company, Eaton Towers, BSNL, GTL Infrastructure, Aster Pvt., Bharti Infratel, China Tower      Cache   Translate Page      
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          The City Of Dallas Needs A Homebuilding Boom To Ensure Economic Success      Cache   Translate Page      

While the North Texas economy is booming, the core city of Dallas faces challenges bedeviling other cities: a dwindling middle class, bifurcation into neighborhoods of haves and have-nots, and an emerging home affordability problem.

Dallas urgently needs to shift to a more inclusive and sustainable pattern of growth. This demands a homebuilding boom focused on middle- and lower-income families, especially in southern Dallas.

Middle-income families increasingly can't afford to live in the city's thriving neighborhoods and don't want to live in its struggling ones. For lower-income families, rising housing costs are eating up people's income and putting upward mobility out of reach.

These challenges are partly a side effect of the city's boom. But they're also the product of underinvestment in schools, infrastructure and modern amenities, as well as policies preventing housing supply from keeping up with demand.

The median price for a single-family home in Dallas County is up 73 percent since 2007. And the median price is now, based on federal standards, 86 percent above affordable levels for median families. One-third of homeowners and more than half of renters are housing cost-burdened.

The housing price challenge reflects inadequate growth and reinvestment in the housing stock. Construction has lagged far behind the pace of the late 20th century. Virtually all multifamily development since 2016 has been in the luxury segment.

Dallas also remains among America's most economically segregated cities. According to a 2015 study by University of Toronto professor Richard Florida, North Texas is the seventh most economically segregated of the 53 metro areas with more than a million people. And 37 percent of Dallas children live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty, higher than all but a handful of cities.

The growing separation of Dallas into thriving and struggling neighborhoods has huge economic implications. A city should be an engine of opportunity for its citizens, but vast zones of concentrated poverty block upward mobility for the families who live there.

Harvard University economist Raj Chetty has shown that an individual's prospects depend heavily on where he or she lives. One factor: Social capital varies enormously across neighborhoods. People living in areas with low poverty, high civic engagement, and high home-ownership rates also have better life outcomes.

Also, the nearby quality of life strongly influences where employers locate jobs. Bringing job-creating businesses to areas where few skilled workers wish to live is a near-impossible task.

Dallas also needs to address the rising costs these patterns impose on the regional economy. Growing physical separation between workers and jobs causes severe market inefficiencies, with labor shortages in high-opportunity areas, as businesses in fast-growing cities north of Dallas can attest.

And Dallas must ask itself what it means for social cohesion if most police officers, teachers, chefs, plumbers, and other middle-income professionals live far outside the central city, as is increasingly the case.

What's needed is a massive building boom to redress Dallas' supply-demand imbalance. City hall's new housing policy is a good start, but it's not enough.

The city's policy scope should be broadened to include neighborhoods with abundant land and proximity to downtown and Uptown job markets, such as Fair Park and the Bottom area near the Trinity River, as detailed in a new report by the George W. Bush Institute. In 2018, these neighborhoods didn't qualify as redevelopment areas for city resources aimed at lower-income housing. But the revitalization of the city's central neighborhoods will likely reach them before long because of their location, and the city's housing policy should nudge this process along.

City hall should overhaul its decades-old zoning law for multifamily neighborhoods, as Detroit has done, to permit greater height and density and reduce or scrap minimum parking spot requirements. Accelerating approval times and deregulating over-restrictive provisions should also be a focus. Lighter-touch regulation would induce more developers to build walkable neighborhoods with mixed-use, mixed-income housing, making the city more attractive to families that might otherwise choose the suburbs, while addressing the supply gap.

New voluntary "inclusionary zoning" rules, currently under review, should be passed to offer multifamily developers breaks on density restrictions in exchange for including affordable units in new developments.

Public authorities and nonprofits should partner to create deeper land bank resources, securing cheap land for future construction. Land banks should have greater opportunities to set aside parts of the vast land stocks held by the city and Dallas ISD for new housing development aimed at working-class families. And the city should aggressively incentivize rehab work, as small investments can make all the difference in stabilizing neighborhoods.

While markets generally work well in allocating land to its best use and adapting to fast-changing realities, wise government has an irreplaceable role in promoting more inclusive urban prosperity. Above all, this means getting the basics right - K-12 education, public safety and quality-of-life amenities.

Public policy should also regulate the much-needed inflow of private capital to disadvantaged areas to contain displacement. But Dallas needs smart regulation, creating better incentives for developers. The cure for gentrification might be worse than the disease, if it means continued disinvestment in southern Dallas.

The good news: The city has greater opportunities to address these issues than most big U.S. cities, thanks to its vibrancy and relatively cheap, abundant land. With a better policy mix and concerted action, Dallas just might become a model for inclusive growth in the 2020s and beyond.

This piece originally appeared in the Dallas Morning News.

Cullum Clark is Director of the George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative and Adjunct Professor of Economics at SMU in Dallas. As Director, he leads the Bush Institute’s work on domestic economic policy, including programs focused on Opportunity and Ownership and on Fiscal Reform. Cullum worked for 25 years in the investment industry, at two Wall Street firms and then as founder and president of a Dallas family office. He has served on the board or investment committee of numerous non-profits and early-stage businesses. He earned his PhD in Economics at SMU in 2017. His research and policy interests include fiscal policy, monetary policy, economic geography and urban economics, and economic growth. He also earned his undergraduate degree at Yale and a Master’s degree at Harvard. Cullum and his wife Nita live in Dallas and have three daughters.

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"Vacant" low-income housing should calculate livelihood account   not as strictly accountability — Finance — people.com.cn audit released 2015 affordable housing project tracking audit results show that recently, there are 190 thousand sets of affordable housing for supporting infrastructure lag and other reasons, and not when delivered or idle. Public opinion analysis, the local government […]
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News-and-Society In our initial report on the Ecobuild conference we touched on a seminar given by Duncan Baker-Brown representing BBM design and titled ‘Searching for an eco vernacular’ wherein he described briefly the imminent need for change in our architectural infrastructures. That due to the global distribution of wealth, we’ve entered into a temporary bargain […]
          Speeches: Stability Engagement With Nuclear "Third Parties": Regional Risk Reduction Diplomacy      Cache   Translate Page      
Remarks
Dr. Christopher Ashley Ford
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
2019 Deterrence and Assurance Workshop and Conference
University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE
March 8, 2019


Good day, and thank you for inviting me.

This is a conference on deterrence, and I am glad to see so many bright people coming together in order to explore its challenges. Deterring large-scale aggression against the United States and its allies has always been the core function of our armed services, and this is no less true for our nuclear forces. But in this nuclear age, doing deterrence right presents special risks and challenges.

It is critical to ensure that a potential adversary sees no viable path to getting his way by force, certainly. At the same time, however, the potential costs of getting things wrong could be so catastrophically high that it is also very important to be continually aware of the sometimes-overlooked stability dynamics of nuclear posture choices.

But let me back up a bit, and offer some background about why I am myself so focused upon such questions. One of our areas of specialization in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the State Department is regional security. This includes working with other countries not just to help them be better partners in preventing the further proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, but also to help them develop better — that is, safer and more stable — relationships with each other.

Such diplomatic efforts involve encouraging approaches to regional security that minimize incentives for proliferation, but — where past nonproliferation efforts have been unsuccessful and countries unfortunately have come to possess nuclear weapons — it can also involve working with partners to encourage wiser choices and practices in managing their nuclear status. Let me be clear, this is not to condone proliferation once it occurs; nor am I referring to stability-focused engagements with irresponsible states that have a track record of illegal nuclear weapons work that it is our objective to roll back, such as North Korea or Iran. I mean only to make the point that, in some cases, if proliferation does occur and cannot be reversed, we want states to exercise restraint and make choices regarding nuclear technology, doctrine, and posture that maximize regional — and global — security and stability. This is nuclear risk reduction in the highest sense.

This means, for instance, that while others in the Department handle diplomatic engagements related to America’s own nuclear forces and posture, we in ISN work to encourage other possessor states to make prudent, stabilizing choices in order to avoid catastrophic outcomes. So let’s take a brief trip together down the strategic posture theory rabbit hole.

I. Diplomatic Engagement for Crisis and Arms Race Stability

I should preface these comments, I suppose, by making clear that I make no claim that we are bearers and purveyors of infallible wisdom in these regards; deterrence and escalation theory remain, as they have always been, controversial and contested in many ways. It is also true that every deterrent relationship and every arms competition has its own idiosyncrasies, and that for this reason, it may not necessarily be the case that lessons learned in one arena make sense mutatis mutandis in nuclear weapons relationships that emerge in different contexts.

However, given what is at stake, i.e., the preservation of geopolitical stability and the prevention of nuclear war, we should not shrink from using diplomatic levers to encourage constructive learning wherever possible. One side effect of our long and anxious national history of living in a strategic nuclear dyad of our own — striving to deter aggression, prevent a breakdown in deterrence, extend deterrence to allies, defuse proliferation pressures, limit proliferation opportunities, and preserve crisis stability and unwanted escalation, all at the same time — is that these challenges contributed to the development of a rich ecosystem of strategic thinking about how to walk the deterrence tight rope entailed by trying to do all of these things at at the same time.

At least in the West, where we prized and preserved freedom of thought and expression, there developed over time competing schools of public discourse on strategic issues, a rich academic literature, a diverse infrastructure of competing faculties, think tanks, and academic programs, and a bestiary of inside-the-bureaucracy governmental elements devoted to managing a nuclear relationship without catastrophe. Conferences like this one today, and associative groups such as the Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance, make people like you the inheritors of this tradition. This does not mean we got all the answers right, but we certainly have a long history of examining the issues very carefully from multiple perspectives.

So there is surely room for useful engagement and reciprocal learning with our diplomatic partners as they struggle with modern stability challenges. To my eye, perhaps one of the most useful things we must all vigilantly pursue is how to minimize and manage the risk of unwanted escalation – recognizing, of course, that the capability to manipulate risk to achieve political objectives can be a major reason why states acquire nuclear weapons in the first place.

II. Thinking about Stability: Less “How Many?” Than “What? And How?”

In meeting this challenge of minimizing and managing the risk of unwanted escalation, it seems to me that raw numbers may sometimes matter much less than the types of systems each rival possesses and how they are postured against each other. With respect to any other countries’ arms competitions, therefore, there is clearly much room for thoughtful engagement on the complex crisis stability dynamics created by the interplay of possessors’ choices about equipment, posture, and doctrine.

To help such engagements be as productive as they can be and enable those partners to reduce nuclear risks as much as possible for so long as they feel compelled to remain in nuclear weapons relationships, we owe ourselves and our diplomatic partners as much clear thinking and thoughtful consideration as possible about whether, and the degree to which, particular weapons systems, force postures, and doctrinal choices are stabilizing or destabilizing.

So let me give a few examples of how one might think through such stability questions from the perspective of national choices about particular weapons systems. I do not offer these as any kind of Holy Writ, of course, nor with the claim that they are absolutely the only conclusions a reasonable person could reach, nor that these suggested conclusions would necessarily follow in all imaginable arms-competitive contexts. However, I do think these examples have value as illustrations of how one might develop a stability-focused discourse to inform choices between nuclear possessor states.

III. Illustrative Examples

A. Heavy, Many-Warhead, Fixed ICBMs

First, how might one think about the stability impact of traditional, fixed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) carrying extremely large numbers of warheads? It became clear during the late Cold War that it was possible to develop very large missiles with as many as 10 or 12 separate warheads, each capable of hitting a different target. Over time, however, people began to have some second thoughts about such monsters, informed by game-theoretical thinking about nuclear crisis stability.

Let’s explore this. If Country X has a large number of warheads co-located in individual missiles, each of which is subject to being destroyed by only one or two of Country Y’s warheads, this could, in a crisis, create a dangerous incentive for a first strike. That unfavorable exchange ratio — several of X’s warheads lost in exchange for perhaps only one of Y’s warheads expended — means that Y has some reason to err on the side of pre-emptive attack, trying to destroy X’s heavy fixed ICBMs before he can use them. If this works, Y might not only have destroyed X’s land-based force rather efficiently, but might indeed also still have plenty of warheads left over for other targets.

At the same time, and for precisely analogous reasons, X himself might have a dangerous incentive in a crisis to launch his missiles first — perhaps even preemptively, or upon the slightest hint of attack warning — not just to go after Y’s own heavy missile silos (if it has them) and thus seize a similar “exchange-ratio bonus” for himself, but also simply because the unfavorable ratio of incoming warheads to target warheads makes it especially dangerous for X to risk “riding out” a possible incoming salvo. Hence traditional, Cold War-style heavy, many-warhead fixed ICBMs are now generally thought to be destabilizing: they seem to maximize incentives for pre-emption and automatic, unthinking launch on warning.

We ourselves used to have heavy, many-warhead silo-based systems, of course, but in U.S. strategic posture across the last few administrations we have moved away from such choices. Although the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review has made clear that a portion of our ICBM force could again be uploaded if there were a need to do so, but we have successfully transitioned our own ICBMs from multi-warhead to single-warhead systems and we have long since abandoned very large, mega-MIRV’d systems such as the Peacekeeper.

If one were to take this game-theoretical insight to heart, it would presumably follow that developing heavy, mega-MIRV’d silo-based ICBMs — such as Russia’s forthcoming Sarmat ICBM — would be a poor strategic choice almost tailor-made to promote crisis instability. Sound and thoughtful diplomacy with countries having their own nuclear arsenals should thus encourage better, more stability-focused approaches.

B. Forward-deployed Battlefield Weapons

As a second example, consider the challenges potentially presented by large numbers of and diversity in small, battlefield nuclear weapons. Such things were deployed in some numbers during much of the Cold War — including some notoriously small, portable systems such as the “Davy Crockett” battlefield rocket that could be mounted on a Jeep, a nuclear artillery shell for an 8-inch Army howitzer, and a man-portable atomic demolition mine. The stability impact of such very short-range (or zero-range!) systems — and the degree to which their use could be reliably controlled in a conflict — has long been questioned, and after careful consideration we ourselves moved emphatically away from them years ago. Many observers fear that such devices deployed close to the anticipated front line in a conflict between nuclear rivals — particularly if authorization for their use is devolved to battlefield commanders, since reliable, centralized command-and-control is usually thought to be essential to crisis management — might lead to inadvertent or dangerously precipitous escalation and early nuclear use.

These dangers arise because such easily-usable weapons deployed very far forward could be targeted preemptively or quickly overrun, the imminence of which might lead to precipitous use. In that case, the result could have strategic consequences (in the form of nuclear combat) triggered by strategically unimportant minor or inconclusive fluctuations in the contours of that front line. Some observers might speculate this could strengthen deterrence, on the theory that such amazing dangers might make an invasion less attractive to an aggressor in the first place.

However, even if such worrying brinksmanship did have value, there would still be huge dangers of losing control. To the degree that control of easily-portable devices were delegated far down the chain of command, this would greatly challenge crisis management and warfighting command and control by national-level authorities. Catastrophically consequential decisions being made under stress by ill-informed junior battlefield commanders who lack the big picture does not bode well for crisis stability.

Stability considerations thus make large numbers of and diversity in small, easily-portable battlefield devices such as nuclear artillery shells or demolition mines seem highly problematic. Such reasoning contributed to decisions by both of the nuclear superpowers to pull non-strategic weapons significantly back from the control of unit commands. This is a compelling logic that other nuclear possessors might also wish to consider.

I would also urge other possessing states to follow the U.S. model of highly centralized and rigorous command and control practices, which promote stability and predictability even in times of crisis — and to avoid either devolved, uncontrollable use controls or mindlessly automated release procedures such as the Dr. Strangelove-style “Perimeter” system for automatically initiating nuclear war. Methods of dispersion in a crisis should also be scrutinized, since such small, portable devices a susceptible to threats from guerrilla or terrorist groups within one’s borders. The implications of deployment modalities and command-and-control questions are not the sort of “sexy” nuclear weapons matters that get much attention from armchair strategists, but they are critical questions for the real professionals, and we should encourage countries with nuclear weapons to think these things through carefully.

C. Context Matters

Third, nuclear powers might also bear in mind that what makes sense in one nuclear context may not make sense in another. I have noted how the risks associated with large numbers of or diversity in small, forward-deployed weapons increase tremendously if they are deployed where guerrillas or terrorists might seize them in the field – which is, if you ask me, a pretty important context-specific factor – but difficulties can also arise with other systems.

If you are a nuclear power engaged in a nuclear weapons relationship with an adversary many thousands of miles away, there’s obviously some logic in acquiring delivery systems with intercontinental range. Participants in a regional dyad, however, should carefully consider limiting the range of their systems to avoid having too much range, which could end up drawing them into deeply problematic provocation dynamics with nuclear powers outside the core deterrence dyad. Such a dynamic would carry with it potentially catastrophic risks of inadvertent escalation, miscalculation, or unlooked-for intervention or pre-emption.

These various challenges are difficult and problematic enough when a relationship remains dyadic, so stumbling into escalatory problems with extra-regional players could be notably unwise, especially if those additional players are very powerful and one does not actually have any particular antecedent strategic-level problem with them in the first place. Nuclear possessors need to think through such dynamics, for it matters whether, and how, one’s own regional nuclear dynamics are connected to, or entangled with, broader ones.

D. Unlimited-range Cruise Missiles

Fourth, I would suggest that exotic new technologies and methods need careful attention as well — because what might initially seem to be an attractive “feature” of a new weapons system could turn out to be, from a stability perspective, very much a dangerous “bug.” As an example, take something as seemingly simple as a weapon system’s range. More range seems like it would always be better, right? Well, not always.

It is at least theoretically possible to develop a nuclear-powered cruise missile that could have an essentially unlimited range. In the late 1950s, for example, U.S. and Soviet researchers both worked on designs for a nuclear-powered airplane, the advantage of which was thought to be its ability to remain “continuously airborne.” The U.S. program was rather sensibly terminated in 1961, and the Soviet concept apparently never even got off the drawing board, but one could at least imagine a cruise missile loosely based upon such technology today. To say that such a thing might be possible, however, is not to say that it would be in any way wise.

For one thing, there might be alarming technical, safety, and humanitarian issues associated with a nuclear reactor flying through the air across intercontinental distances — especially a reactor running hot enough to superheat ingested atmospheric gases for propulsion and probably of necessity lacking much by way of radiation shielding. What would the implications be if it were to crash or be shot down, moreover, especially if its flight route took it for thousands of miles through the airspace of any number of countries? Yet even leaving those obvious concerns aside, it is far from clear that such a system would make any sense whatsoever from a stability perspective. Quite the contrary.

Some strategists might perhaps value such a missile as a strategic delivery system because of its potential ability to arrive over enemy territory at low level and from an unexpected or even unwatched point of the compass after a long and craftily circuitous transit. The extreme range that could make this possible might indeed make defending against such a missile difficult, but that’s hardly the end of the story, and such an apparent advantage would likely be offset by other problems. The possibility of an “infinite-range” cruise device might well be quite destabilizing, and could create a major risk of inadvertent nuclear war — not least because of the weird, but hardly hypothetical, possibility that such a missile could be launched into indefinite-duration “holding pattern” flight paths that might be intended to maximize perceptions of imminent threat in order to facilitate an aggressor’s coercive diplomacy, but that in fact would likely elicit unpredictably escalatory responses and escalation dynamics.

I would think that the moral of this story about the stability externalities of unlimited range is simple: it is foolish to plunge forward in nuclear weapons and delivery system development rashly. Considerations of stability cannot be ignored, and the fact that one can build something does not always mean that one should. Some choices are just bad ones.

E. Transparency and Clarity

Sixth, and finally, I believe there is intrinsic value in offering the kind of transparency that helps provide one’s potential clarity about how one thinks about nuclear weapons. I don’t mean the kind of “transparency” that relates to exactly how many one has, specific details about exactly when one would (or would not) actually use a nuclear weapon, or sensitive details about their deployment. Instead, I’m referring to insight into the basic concepts that underlie one’s nuclear posture and doctrine. Providing reasonable clarity about posture and doctrine can serve the interests both of deterrence and of crisis stability and escalation management, by helping increase predictability and reducing the kinds of uncertainty that may fuel dangerously mistaken assumptions.

This is a kind of transparency that we in the United States provide very publicly with every edition of our Nuclear Posture Review, as well as in periodic public statements, reports, and documents of various varieties. We are, in fact, by far the most transparent of any nuclear weapons possessor in this respect. We make such information public, we explain it to adversaries and onlookers alike, and we defend it in public so that we are as clear as we can be about the role that nuclear weapons play in our defense planning and the reasons for the posture choices we have made.

Nobody else does it like this, but I would argue that they should: the more transparency of this sort, the better. As I noted last year in an event at the Preparatory Committee meeting for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in Geneva — at which two of us from the U.S. State Department joined representatives from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in explaining the latest Nuclear Posture Review — we Americans are deeply transparent about these fundamental conceptual and doctrinal issues, and we challenge other possessors to follow our lead in being that way too.

IV. Conclusion

As I said earlier, I hope no one takes the arguments I have suggested as entirely conclusive. I offer them not as hard and fast conclusions, but as illustrations of a stability-focused thought process. We in the United States engaged in a good deal of such thinking for decades, and we must not forget how to do it. Such ways of thinking may also be worth fostering with and among nuclear powers engaged in their own nuclear weapons relationships.

 

At any rate, I hope this gets you thinking. To that end, I hope the scholarly and think tank communities can work with us to encourage the development of stability-mindful strategic thinking — and hence real nuclear risk reduction — wherever national leaders find themselves in enduring nuclear weapons relationships. We must all endeavor to prevent our relationships from collapsing into conflict during the presumably still lengthy era still ahead of humanity until – in the phrasing of Article VI of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty – we can ease international tension and strengthen trust between states enough to permit the stable and sustainable elimination of all such weapons.

Thank you.


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          Amphitheatre 悔婚拒返彩礼被拘 天津酒店发生火灾      Cache   Translate Page      
Real-Estate DLF with 60 years of experience and 100% client satisfaction presents well developed infrastructures matching up with the living needs of all individuals. One of the very latest project of the company is known to be Sky Court positioned strategically in Gurgaon. This iconic residential complex is equipped with all modern amenities followed by […]
          CTG, Global Switch, Daily-Tech open Singapore data center      Cache   Translate Page      

China Telecom Global, Chinese data center infrastructure developer and operator Daily-Tech and the UK-based Global Switch have jointly open a data center in Singapore's Woodlands district as part of their three-way partnership.

The S$280 million ($206.4 million) Global Switch Singapore Woodlands data center spans 25,000 square meters and has been constructed to operate to Tier III+ standards.

The Singapore data center is the second to be built under the three-way partnership after the HK$5 billion data center in Tseung Kwan O that opened in December 2017.

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          Finance Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
CA-COSTA MESA, About REIG The Renewable Energy Infrastructure Group (REIG) is a portfolio company of Oaktree Capital, owning companies servicing Solar, Wind, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles assets through Analytics and Field Service. http://www.reigroup.com/ MaxGen Energy Services World Wind & Solar Power Factors Ekhosoft Summary We are seeking a highly-skilled, strategic, experienced financial manager to j
          Cleaning Attendant - Yukon Government - Old Crow, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity,... $26.05 an hour
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          Building Maintenance Engineer - Yukon Government - Dawson City, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity,... $33.78 an hour
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Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity,... $26.05 an hour
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          Windows Engineer - European Institutions - Luxembourg      Cache   Translate Page      
Windows Engineer - European Institutions - Luxembourg - Altele

CTG IT Solutions is the CTG subsidiary exclusively dedicated to European Institutions. In the frame of new contracts with prestigious European Institutions in Luxembourg, we are currently hiring a Windows Engineer.

ROLE PURPOSE

Windows Engineers are part of the second/third level support for the end user services infrastructure.
Engineers must demonstrate technical competence, maintain and manage critical infrastructure/systems and ensure the highest level of availability, performance and security.
This role will also be called upon to assist application developers and all operational teams.

YOUR MISSIONS

- Focus on continuous improvement, automation and keeping systems running with optimal effectiveness and efficiency;
- Manage the resolution of IT incidents and fulfilment of service requests as applicable;
- Provide assistance for other processes such as release management, change management support etc.;
- Play a key role in troubleshooting incidents (including indicators or precursors) in a timely manner, and coordinate changes between internal infrastructure teams and development teams;
- Document processes and procedures and keep relevant infrastructure documentation up-to-date;
- Provide assistance in guiding users in formulating requirements, provide advice on alternative courses of action and conduct feasibility studies;
- Provide technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology;
- Conduct evaluations, testing and integration of new operating systems, drivers and patches;

YOUR PROFILE

- You are able to work in a stressful work environment;
- Experience in installing configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows based environments;
- Experience image creation on Windows;
- Experience with virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V, etc);
- Experience with SCCM;
- Experience in installing configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows based environments;
- Problem solving skills;
- Knowledge of ITIL processes, ticketing systems and CMDB;
- Experience with multiple Scripting languages (as a minimum good level of Microsoft Windows PowerShell is required);
- Experience developing and maintaining documentation;
- Spoken and written interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, and very good level in English;
- One or more vendor domain certifications: eg MCSE.

OUR OFFER

- An attractive salary package with or without a company car
- 5 additional vacation days each year
- A dedicated training program with personal development plans
- Extra-legal advantages (IT material, banks)
- Regular events with the CTG team: learning lunchs, team buildings, fun events, Xmas, Marathons

If you like multicultural teams and want to join a company with open communication, then apply right now !

Please note that a criminal record will be asked for this position and European citizenship .

    Companie: Computer Task Group (Luxembourg)
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          Engineer in Training - Yukon Government - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity,... $69,577 - $80,216 a year
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          Re: Video: The State Of Nintendo Switch Two Years After Its Release      Cache   Translate Page      

I love the Switch. Honestly, it's Nintendo's best console since the Super NES (and I love the NES, N64 and Wii U for the record, plus the Classic Editions). So much better than First Person Shooter Station Box One, I mean PS4 and Xbox One

Pros:

  • Excellent lineup of first party titles. Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are two top ten games of all time.
  • Awesome number of indie title games
  • The 3rd Party Support keeps getting better and better
  • Portability!
  • Tetris 99
  • I think the graphics are just fine.
  • Does an excellent job as a main console when docked.

Cons:

  • Battery Life is still an issue
  • Needs an iTunes style Virtual Console with a wide variety of games across a multitude of systems
  • 3rd Party Support is definitely growing, but can be even better
  • Online infrastructure. Ditch friend codes, make voice chat easier, track scores and achievements, etc.

Nintendo is back and the video game industry is better because of it.

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          Cloud Native Associate Architect - Accenture - Cheyenne, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
Cloud Native Associate Architect. Certification as an AWS Solution Architect (Associate or Pro), Microsoft MCSA or MCSE for Cloud Platform and Infrastructure,...
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          Apprentice Street Lighting Electrician      Cache   Translate Page      
Department: Development and Infrastructure Services Closing Date: Wednesday 13th March 2019 Apprentice Street Lighting Electrician required to be based within the Lochgilphead or Oban area but expected to travel across all 4 of the geographical areas. This is a permanent post for the duration of the apprenticeship, working 37 hours per week Monday to Friday.  Please be advised alternative work patterns are currently being considered. Applicants should note that:- This post is not suitable for job share To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page. If you would like clarification on any information contained within the vacancy advert and/or the job description you will require to speak with the recruiting manager, who is John Sutcliffe, Consulting Lighting Engineer. Please note that you cannot apply for this vacancy by contacting the recruiting manager, applications must be made by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top of this page. Please also note that we do not accept CV's, only applications completed and submitted via the Apply Now button on this page.
          EU sets out 10-point plan to rebalance China ties      Cache   Translate Page      
BRUSSELS: The EU on Tuesday (Mar 12) set out a 10-point plan aimed at rebalancing relations with Beijing as fears grow about Chinese investment and influence on critical infrastructure, including new communication technology. European leaders will be asked to sign off on the proposals at when they ...
          Chaos, Gridlock a Daily Ordeal for Manila's Long-suffering Commuters      Cache   Translate Page      
It's 3.30 a.m. in the Philippines and much of San Jose Del Monte is fast asleep. Flashlight in hand, street sweeper Alejandro Galasao, 58, navigates a labyrinth of alleys to a main road to catch a bus to the capital Manila 30 km (18.6 miles) away. He has to wake up in the middle of the night for a job that doesn't start until 6 a.m. Traffic is so bad in Manila that if he leaves any later, there's no way he will clock in on time. "If I go to work at rush hour, it would take me three hours," Galasao told Reuters. "This is the only job I know. Even if I find something else, I doubt I would earn any better." Metro Manila, a sprawl of 16 cities fused together by outdated infrastructure, is creaking under the weight of millions of vehicles, owing largely to economic growth of more than six percent a year since 2012. Urban rail coverage is limited, trains are prone to breakdowns and queues spill onto streets where exhaust fumes are intoxicating. Quality of life is poor for many urban Filipinos, who spend a chunk of their day commuting. Janice Sarad works at a bank head office and leaves home four hours before work starts in Bonifacio Global City, a Manila business hub. On a typical day, Sarad, 22, takes a train, a bus and two passenger jeeps to get to work. "In the morning, it's even more difficult to commute because the pressure not to be late is there. You really have to fight your way in," she said. Heavy Toll A 2015 survey by GPS-based navigation app Waze found that Manila had the world's worst traffic congestion, partly due to a tripling of annual car sales from a decade ago. Oliver Emocling, 23, rides the train, but queues are so long that he arrives late often, and has been docked wages as punishment. "When I get home, it's already 10 p.m.," said Emocling, who works at a magazine. "I could be using that time to sleep more, rest more. Instead, my time gets wasted." The daily loss of business in Manila due to traffic woes has risen to 3.5 billion pesos ($67.2 million) in 2017 from 2.4 billion pesos ($46.1 million) in 2012, according to the Japan International Cooperation Agency. President Rodrigo Duterte has said that fixing Manila's traffic wasn't easy, adding that it was the only campaign promise he had failed to deliver. He recently approved a law that encourages companies to support more employees to work from home. The government is making some headway on an $180 billion program to modernize roads, railways and airports, including a subway system which was set to begin construction at the end of February. However, the building works are exacerbating snarl-ups. Ferdinand Tan, a 53-year-old wealth coach, lets his staff work from home and has modified his van to cope with traffic, turning it into a mobile office with a power supply, computer and even a foot massager. "No one can really solve the traffic. So instead of complaining about it, I try to maximize (the time)," he said. "I use unproductive time to be productive."
          Putin Now Thinks Western Elites Are "Swine"      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Dmitry Orlov via Russia Insider,

An article I published close to five years ago, “Putin to Western elites: Play-time is over”, turned out to be the most popular thing I’ve written so far, having garnered over 200,000 reads over the intervening years. In it I wrote about Putin’s speech at the 2014 Valdai Club conference. In that speech he defined the new rules by which Russia conducts its foreign policy: out in the open, in full public view, as a sovereign nation among other sovereign nations, asserting its national interests and demanding to be treated as an equal. Yet again, Western elites failed to listen to him.

Instead of mutually beneficial cooperation they continued to speak the language of empty accusations and counterproductive yet toothless sanctions.

And so, in last month’s address to Russia’s National Assembly Putin sounded note of complete and utter disdain and contempt for his “Western partners,” as he has usually called them. This time he called them “swine.”

The president’s annual address to the National Assembly is a rather big deal. Russia’s National Assembly is quite unlike that of, say, Venezuela, which really just consists of some obscure nonentity named Juan recording Youtube videos in his apartment. In Russia, the gathering is a who’s-who of Russian politics, including cabinet ministers, Kremlin staffers, the parliament (State Duma), regional governors, business leaders and political experts, along with a huge crowd of journalists. One thing that stood out at this year’s address was the very high level of tension in the hall: the atmosphere seemed charged with electricity.

It quickly became obvious why the upper echelon of Russia’s state bureaucracy was nervous: Putin’s speech was part marching orders part harangue. His plans for the next couple of years are extremely ambitious, as he himself admitted. The plank is set very high, he said, and those who are not up to the challenge have no business going near it. Very hard work lies ahead for almost everyone who was gathered in that hall, and those of them who fail at their tasks are unlikely to be in attendance the next time around because their careers will have ended in disgrace.

The address contained almost no bad news and quite a lot of very good news. Russia’s financial reserves are more than sufficient to cover its entire external debt, both public and private. Non-energy-resource exports are booming to such an extent that Russia no longer needs oil and gas exports to maintain a positive balance of trade. It has become largely immune to Western sanctions. Eurasian integration projects are going extremely well. Russian government’s investments in industry are paying dividends.

The government has amassed vast amounts of capital which it will now spend on domestic programs designed to benefit the people, to help Russians live longer, healthier lives and have more children. “More children—lower taxes” was one of the catchier slogans.

This was what most of the address was about: eradication of remaining poverty; low, subsidized mortgage rates for families with two or more children; pensions indexed to inflation above and beyond the official minimal income levels (corrected and paid out retroactively); high-speed internet for each and every school; universal access to health care through a network of rural clinics; several new world-class oncology clinics; support for tech start-ups; a “social contract” program that helps people start small businesses; another program called “ticket to the future” that allows sixth-graders to choose a career path that includes directed study programs, mentorships and apprenticeships; lots of new infrastructure projects such as the soon-to-be-opened Autobahn between Moscow and St. Petersburg, revamped trash collection and recycling and major air pollution reductions in a dozen major cities; the list goes on and on.

No opposition to these proposals worth mentioning was voiced in any of the commentary that followed on news programs and talk shows; after all, who could possibly be against spending amassed capital on projects that help the population?

Perhaps the most ambitious goal set by Putin was to redo the entire system of Russia’s government regulations, both federal and regional, in every sphere of public life and commerce. Over the next two years every bit of regulation will be examined in order to determine whether it is necessary and whether it responds to contemporary needs and if it isn’t or doesn’t it will be eliminated. This will significantly ease the burden of regulatory compliance, lowering the cost of doing business.

Another goal was to continue growing the already booming agricultural export sector. Last year Russia achieved self-sufficiency in wheat seed stock, but the overall goal is to achieve complete self-sufficiency in food and to become the world’s provider of ecologically clean foodstuffs. (As Putin pointed out, Russia remains the only major agricultural producer in the world that hasn’t been contaminated by American-made GMO poisons.) Yet another goal is to further grow Russia’s tourism industry, which is already booming, by introducing electronic tourist visas that will be much easier to obtain.

Last year’s address surprised the world with its second part, in which Putin unveiled a whole set of new Russian weapons systems that effectively negate every last bit of US military superiority. This year, he added just one new system: a supersonic cruise missile called “Zirkon” with a 1000 km range that flies at Mach 9. But he also provided a progress report on all the others: everything is going according to plan; some new armaments have already been delivered, others are going into mass production, the rest are being tested. He spoke in favor of normalized relations with the EU, but accused the US of “hostility,” adding that Russia does not threaten anyone and is not interested in confrontation.

Putin’s sharpest words were reserved for the US decision to abandon the INF treaty. He said that the US acted in bad faith, accusing Russia of violating the treaty while they themselves violated it, specifically articles 5 and 6, by deploying dual-use launch systems in Romania and Poland which can be used for both air defense and for offensive nuclear weapons which the treaty specifically prohibits. Nuclear-tipped Tomahawk cruise missiles, which the US could deploy in Poland and Romania, would of course pose a risk, but would not provide the US with anything like a first-strike advantage, since these cruise missiles are obsolete to the point where even Syria’s Soviet-era air defenses were able to shoot down most of the ones the US lobbed at them as punishment for the fake chemical weapons attack in Douma.

Speaking of the American dream of a global air defense system, Putin called on the US to “abandon these illusions.” The Americans can think whatever they want, he said, but the question is, “can they do math?” This needs unfolding.

First, the Americans can think whatever they want because... they are Americans. Russians do not allow themselves the luxury of thinking complete and utter nonsense. Those who are not grounded in fact and logic tend to get the Russian term “likbez” thrown in their faces rather promptly. It literally decodes as “liquidation of illiteracy” and is generally used to shut down ignoramuses. But in the US shocking displays of ignorance are quite acceptable. For an example, you need to look no further than the astonishingly idiotic “Green New Deal” being touted by the freshman congresstwit (how’s that for a gender-neutral appellation?) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. If she were Russian she’d have been laughed right out of town by now.

“But can they do math?” Apparently not! There is another Russian term—“matchast”—which literally decodes as “material part” but stands for the understanding that can only be achieved through the knowledge of mathematics, the hard sciences and engineering. In Russia, ignoramuses like Ocasio-Cortez, who think that transportation needs can be provided by electric vehicles powered by wind and solar, get shut down by being told to go and study “matchast” while in the US they are allowed to run wild in the halls of congress.

In this case, if Americans could “do math,” they would quickly figure out that there is no conceivable defensive system that would be effective against the new Russian weapons, that there are no conceivable offensive weapons that would prevent Russia from launching an unstoppable retaliatory strike, and that therefore the “new arms race” (which some Americans have been daft enough to announce) is effectively over and Russia has won. See above: Russia is not spending its money on weapons; it is spending it on helping its people. The US can squander arbitrary amounts of money on weapons but this won’t make an iota of difference: an attack on Russia will be the last thing it ever does.

Russia does not plan to be the first to violate the ABM treaty, but if the US deploys intermediate-range nuclear weapons against Russia, then Russia will respond in kind, by targeting not just the territories from which it is threatened but the locations where the decisions to threaten it are taken. Washington, Brussels and other NATO capitals would, clearly, be on that list. This shouldn’t be news; Russia has already announced that in the next war, should there be one, will not be fought on Russian soil. Russia plans to take the fight to the enemy immediately. Of course, there won’t be a war—provided the Americans are sane enough to realize that attacking Russia is functionally equivalent to blowing themselves up with nuclear weapons. Are they sane enough? That is the question that is holding the world hostage.

It is in speaking of them that Putin used the most withering word in his entire address. Speaking of Americans’ dishonesty and bad faith in accusing Russia of violating the ABM treaty while it was they themselves who were violating it, he added: “…and the American satellites oink along with them.” It is rather difficult to come up with an adequate translation for the Russian verb “подхрюкивать”; “oink along with” is as close as I am able to get. The mental image is of a chorus of little pigs accompanying a big swine. The implication is obvious: Putin thinks that the Americans are swine, and that their NATO satellites are swine too.

Therefore, they shouldn’t expect Putin to scatter any pearls before them and, in any case, he’ll be too busy helping Russians live better lives to pay any attention to them.


          Democrats go Country      Cache   Translate Page      
Timothy Birdnow The Democrats appear to have realized that they can't simply surrender the countryside without a fight. The associated Press details a plan by Democrats to make inroads into the heartland of America. They are going to have their work cut out for them; Middle America doesn't like the direction the party is taking. It appears the Democrats are going to use things like infrastructure spending to appeal to the farmers and country vote. Can this overcome the slobbering fawning of the Democrats to the urban identity politics vote? I doubt it. But after the last few elections they...
          We can live without more pipelines      Cache   Translate Page      

To the editor:

I applaud Matthew Flamm's trenchant analysis of the conflict over whether to extend the Williams Transco natural-gas pipeline 17 miles across lower New York Bay ("

The choice is not to build a gas pipeline or to build nothing. The question should be, What is a more environmentally sustainable infrastructure to build in order to dial back and ultimately replace gas with renewable energy sources?

It is a myth that natural gas is a bridge to decreasing global warming. Burning it still releases carbon dioxide.

In addition, extracting natural gas via fracking releases methane and can poison local water. Fracking is banned in New York, yet we harm our neighbors by using natural gas.

If the concern is that new development is at risk, build it green—with electric heating and cooling delivered by heat pumps.

Depending on size and age, buildings can even be retrofitted with heat pumps to reduce emissions. And retrofit buildings now for energy efficiency to reduce demand, instead of adding more gas capacity and infrastructure.

Ultimately, electricity from wind turbines, solar arrays and other renewable sources will provide power for the city's heating and cooling.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to get New York off fossil fuels and on to 70% renewable power by 2030. It is a sensible goal, given the costs of the severe weather brought on by climate change. It also is achievable. More infrastructure to supply natural gas runs contrary to that mission.

Andrea Truppin

Upper West Side


          When opportunity knocks, answer: Wireless mega-merger good for NY      Cache   Translate Page      

Over the last few years, officials across New York have taken a harder look at how best to promote investment, innovation and job creation by firms looking to do business in the state. The pending merger of T-Mobile and Sprint offers an intriguing case study in striking the right policy balance while bolstering inclusive economic development.

The proposed combination will allow T-Mobile to be even more disruptive in the wireless market and beyond. To date, its “Un-Carrier” approach has shaken up just about every aspect of mobile service. Indeed, many of the offerings that consumers can’t live without, be it unlimited streaming video or greater pricing flexibility, can be traced in some manner back to T-Mobile. Arguments that the merger might alter this approach are speculative at best and fail to account for the fact that, even after combining, the new firm will remain smaller than its two larger rivals.

The new T-Mobile will also accelerate the nation’s push to deploy the next generation of wireless infrastructure, bringing 5G networks to New York's urban and rural areas alike. These systems promise to compete head-on with cable and fiber networks, further enhancing consumer choice and providing users with the faster mobile broadband speeds they crave. Upstate, where In New York City and other urban areas, 5G networks like the one to be deployed by T-Mobile will support millions of new jobs as this innovative technology seeps into and disrupts sectors as disparate as transportation, education, and healthcare. Many agree that advanced wireless systems will serve as the foundation for the 21st century “smart city,” which promises to be more responsive to and accessible by residents. Moreover, the myriad benefits expected to flow from these networks will accrue most immediately among those who have come to rely on mobile for internet access, a cohort that continues to grow.

Fortunately for New Yorkers, the merger is gaining momentum toward final approval by federal authorities. To that end, state regulators at the New York Public Service Commission recently signed off on it, concluding that it will “advance the public interest.” While the PSC’s scope of review was limited, it made a point of highlighting the positive impact that the merger will have on jobs.

T-Mobile has promised to not cut its workforce in the state post-merger. In addition, it recently announced that it will bring 1,000 new call-center jobs to upstate. These are legally enforceable commitments that will add to the thousands of additional jobs likely to be created indirectly by the deployment of 5G networks. Accenture has estimated that these systems will create upwards of 3 million new jobs across the country over the next few years. It is reasonable to assume that tens of thousands of these jobs will be in New York.

Among the remaining hurdles for the merger is a review by federal and state antitrust officials, a group that includes New York Attorney General Letitia James. These inquiries revolve around whether the transaction might raise prices and reduce competition in the wireless market. These are important concerns, especially given the central role that wireless plays in everyday life. T-Mobile has committed to offering “the same or better rate plans at current or lower prices as those offered by T-Mobile or Sprint" for at least three years post-merger. Once again, these are binding commitments that suggest T-Mobile will remain the rebel competitor it has been for years. It's great news for consumers.

To unleash these benefits and jumpstart the deployment of 5G, federal and state policymakers should act as expeditiously as possible to approve the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint.

Michael J. Santorelli is the director of the Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute at New York Law School.


          System Administrator - PeopleSoft      Cache   Translate Page      
TX-Fort Worth, Job Summary Administers the PeopleSoft application to support the application, database and hosts. Performance tune, troubleshoot and mitigate issues to the application and infrastructure as they arise. Works with multiple teams to develop and test solutions for complex business problems and systems. Principal Accountabilities Day-to-day system administrator for PeopleSoft HCM environment Administ
          Lead Architect - Colibrium - Tyler, TX      Cache   Translate Page      
§ Virtual Machine Resources. § Virtual Machine Scale Sets. O Oversight and management of internal corporate infrastructure....
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          Temporary Port of Entry Officer-Frannie - State of Wyoming - Frannie, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
The Wyoming Highway Patrol Ports of Entry enhance highway safety and help preserve the highway infrastructure while providing a variety of services essential to... $13.94 - $14.73 an hour
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          Town of La Ronge – Water & Sewer Operator Public Works - Operator Certification Board - La Ronge, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
Water and sewer facilities including wastewater plant, water reservoirs, and sewer lifts. Manager of Infrastructure, this position will assist with the basic... $53,884 - $67,357 a year
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Andrew Yang

  • Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, author, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
  • He's passionate about providing every American with a universal basic income of $1,000 a month, saying that would help the working class adjust to an increasingly automated economy.
  • Yang recently spoke with INSIDER's politics editor, Anthony Fisher, about universal basic income, foreign policy, and his plans to support local journalism and battle "fake news," remake America's healthcare system, and overcome his low name recognition and get on the nationally televised debate stages starting in June.

Andrew Yang is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president on a platform built on giving every American a universal basic income — which he called a "freedom dividend" — of $1,000 a month. His website outlines an unusually robust and specific set of policies on everything from healthcare to marijuana legalization to paying NCAA athletes.

Yang, 44, is an entrepreneur most notable for founding Venture for America, a fellowship program that matches recent college graduates with startups across the country. He's also the author of "The War on Normal People: The Truth about America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income is Our Future."

Yang recently spoke with INSIDER's politics editor, Anthony Fisher, about universal basic income, foreign policy, and his plans to support local journalism and battle "fake news," remake America's healthcare system, and overcome low name recognition and get on the nationally televised debate stages starting in June.

Editor's note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. You can watch a portion of it on "Business Insider Today."

Anthony Fisher: There's a number of high-profile Democratic candidates who are getting immediate, widespread media attention. How do you plan to compete with them?

Andrew Yang: The truth is most Americans are not paying any attention to the 2020 election right now. If they see anything, they just see a graphic with a whole crowd of faces on the TV screen. So people are going to start tuning in in earnest when the debates start, and I'm going to be there. And the great thing is this campaign's growing organically all the time, and we're going to peak when it's most important.

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Fisher: How do you plan on getting on the debate stage?

Yang: The Democratic National Committee has already announced that criteria to make the debate stage. We're going to meet both of them, and you only need to meet one.

The first criteria is polling at 1% either nationally or in the early states, and we're already polling at 1% nationally, according to Monmouth. And the second criteria is getting 65,000 individual contributors by May 15. We're at about 46,000. We're getting another 1,500 a day and should be past the 65,000-donor threshold in about a month.

So I'm going to be on the debate stage in June and July.

Andrew Yang 2020

Fisher: What's the one issue that you'd like to be known for?

Yang: We're in the midst of automating away the most common jobs in our economy. And the reason why Donald Trump's our president today is that we automated away 4 million manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, all the swing states. And we're about to do the same thing to millions of retail jobs, call-center jobs, fast-food jobs, truck-driving jobs, and on and on.

So my signature policy proposal's that every American should receive $1,000 a month in a freedom dividend to be able to make adjustments for the future and manage this transition.

Fisher: So that's universal basic income. Why do you think that would be better than, say, a jobs guarantee?

Yang: Well, a universal basic income is much, much easier to administer and much more powerful and effective to getting resources into people's hands.

Let's say tomorrow the federal government said, "We're going to administer a jobs guarantee." Does that mean millions of Americans will wake up and say, "Oh, I know where I'm going: I'm going to go to that job." Of course not. You'd have to set up this massive bureaucracy and infrastructure. What are the jobs? What if someone doesn't like their job? What if someone's not working out? Is this really the way we want Americans to have to be able to feed themselves?

So if you're going to make a move and you're going to make it actually work on a reasonable timeframe, a universal basic income is a much more powerful and effective way to go.

Read more: Meet the Democratic businessman who wants to beat Trump in 2020 and give every American a basic income: 'Donald Trump gives entrepreneurs a bad name'

Fisher: You've proposed several initiatives built around massive cash infusions for journalism, especially local journalism. Can you talk a little bit about that?

Yang: Over 1,200 local newspapers have gone out of business in the past number of years because they relied upon classified ads that now no longer exist in the age of Craigslist. So the local papers die and then democracy does not function as well, because if you have no idea what's happening in your town, how can you vote? Studies have shown that in those situations voters tend to go more towards extremes, and democracy suffers. So if you believe in democracy, then you have to believe in local journalism.

Local journalism does not have any market support right now. We as a country should come together and say, "We need to find a new business model" — let's say a public-private partnership that's operating in conjunction with local organizations, perhaps the local library, perhaps some of the local businesses or the municipal government.

If we think journalism is important — if we think democracy's important — we should come up with a new sustainable runway for these newspapers.

Fisher: You've also proposed the creation of a Federal Communications Commission ombudsman that would punish news outlets for running "fake news." Can you talk a little bit about that?

Yang: If you look at the threats to our democracy, one of them is rampant misinformation.

It's one thing to make a mistake — we all make mistakes — but it's another thing to purposely try and misinform a segment of the American public to undermine our democracy. And right now, foreign actors are doing that. We know that the Russians have tens of thousands of bots that are just spreading various rumors.

We can't just throw up our hands and say, "Well, I guess that's just the way it's going to be." You need to have some sort of penalty for purposely spreading false information. The British already do this: They already have an ombudsman who comes and says, "This stuff was untrue, and you knew it was untrue," and then there's some sort of penalty associated with that.

Fisher: The FCC inherently has a political tilt. It has five commissioners, and whichever party the president is in, three will be from that party. What would you say to someone concerned about the idea of an FCC ombudsman being subject to political interests and biases?

Yang: You have to gauge various risk-reward scenarios. What's the greater risk at this point: that we just aren't sure what's true, or that there's going to be some government agency that somehow becomes overly politicized to a point where it somehow washes out all objective journalism? I suggest the first one is a much more real concern right now. And at this point with the internet, it'd be very, very hard for any government agency to do more than just nibble at the edges of a particular set of political viewpoints.

Fisher: Even under a Trump administration which regularly disparages legitimate news outlets as fake news? If Trump had an ombudsman available to him, would there be the possibility of abusing that authority?

Yang: I struggle to see it. Let's say that this ombudsman then went and said, "Hey, New York Times, you reported on this," and The New York Times was like, "It's actually true." It's not that there's no process involved — as long as you can present the facts and say, "Our reporting is objective," then it's not like you're just going to be arbitrarily punished. As you said, it's not perfect.

Fisher: There was a BuzzFeed News story earlier this year that seemed to implicate the president in impeachable crimes. Then Robert Mueller's office took the extraordinary step of saying the story is not accurate. If Trump had the power to say that is fake news, again, could an FCC ombudsman for fake news be something that could be abused by a bad actor in office?

Yang: I think that the potential for that sort of abuse is much lower than people imagine. This is not an age where there are three or four TV networks — at this point, there are tens of thousands of news outlets, and it would be virtually impossible for the government to meaningfully suppress journalism.

Fisher: You've proposed sunsetting old laws. Can you talk a little bit about why this issue is important to you?

Yang: America's legal code is filled with laws that are written and then never go away. Some of these laws stopped making sense years ago, but there's just no mechanism to reexamine them and say, "Does this regulation still make sense? Does it still serve a useful public purpose?"

So if laws are important, then they would be renewed. But if a law has outlived its usefulness, then there should be some kind of mechanism for us to examine it and say, "This law shouldn't be on the books anymore because it doesn't make any sense."

Fisher: You're for "Medicare for All," but you've also described the ideal system as one that provides "holistic care." Can you explain what that is?

Yang: We're in the worst of all situations, where we're spending twice as much as other countries on healthcare for the worst results.

As a CEO and business owner, I know our healthcare system makes it harder to hire. It makes it harder to treat people as full-time employees, because you always want to just treat them as contractors. It makes it harder to start a business. It makes it harder for people to switch jobs.

Right now it's this massive impediment on our economy, and it's immoral, the fact that if we get sick or injured we're more stressed out about trying to navigate the system than we are with getting well. We need to move to a single-payer system, particularly because right now 94% of new jobs are temporary gig or contract jobs — they don't have healthcare benefits. So tying healthcare to employment makes less and less sense.

In terms of holistic medicine, there are different approaches to getting well. And it's not that there's any one discipline that has all the answers. So if someone wants to seek care from a practitioner or a discipline that may work for them, they should have the freedom to do so.

Fisher: To touch on foreign policy: We still have a military presence in Afghanistan, Iraq, as well as a small presence in Syria. As president, how would you manage the military in these hotspots?

Yang: I think we have to examine each of them, and if we have forces there, we ask, "What are they accomplishing? What is the timeframe? How does it improve upon our ability to achieve certain goals?" And then if you reach a conclusion that we are not actually going to further our goals, then you pull them out to the extent possible.

In the big picture, the US has deluded itself into thinking it could get things done in various parts of the world that have ended up costing hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of American lives and tens of thousands of civilian lives, sometimes to very unclear benefits. So one of my big ideas is going to try to be more restrained and judicious in our foreign policy.

I think our foreign policy actually reflects how we're doing at home, and we're not doing well at home. If you look at our numbers domestically, our life expectancy is declining for the last three years because of a surge in suicides and drug overdoses — like, the depths of despair, mental-health crises. We're falling apart and disintegrating at home. And so our foreign policy ends up seeming unreliable and erratic to many of our long-standing allies, and those things are very much connected.

To me, the way we become stronger abroad and have a more sustained foreign-policy agenda is if we're more strong and whole at home.

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Fisher: Another foreign-policy hotspot that is becoming an issue for quite a few 2020 candidates is the crisis in Venezuela. As president, would you recognize Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president?

Yang: My goal as president would be to help assist the Venezuelan people in any way we can — any sort of humanitarian intervention that would help ease the suffering.

I do not think it's the US's place to engage in regime change. Our track record on making decisions for other countries is very, very uneven at best. So certainly if there's anything we can do to support on a humanitarian level, I'd be eager to do it, but I don't think we should be choosing other nations' leaders.

Fisher: To be clear, the National Assembly, which is basically the last legitimately democratically elected body in Venezuela, decided that Guaidó is the legitimate leader of the country. And the United States, along with about 50 other countries, have agreed to recognize him as such. As US president, would you recognize Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president?

Yang: Yes, I'd recognize him. I just wouldn't militarily intervene to depose Nicolás Maduro and insert him.

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Fisher: Most Americans aren't familiar with you at this point. What do you want them to know about you as a person?

Yang: I think the main thing is that I'm a parent. I'm running for office because I see what's happening to our country in terms of artificial intelligence's near-term impact on American workers, and I don't want to raise my kids in a country that is falling apart — I want to raise them in a country that I'm still excited about and proud of, that resembles the country I grew up in myself and the country my parents came here to form a better life for myself and my brother.

The big theme of this era is that if we continue to see ourselves as inputs into a machine of capital efficiency, we're going to lose on an epic, historic, catastrophic scale to artificial intelligence, software, robots, and things that can do things much more cheaply and efficiently than any of us can. It's not that a radiologist was somehow bad at school; it's just that artificial intelligence can see shades of gray that human eyes cannot and can reference millions of films.

So we're in a race right now that we cannot win, and our only path forward is to start reshaping our economy around us — make it so that the economy serves us instead of us being inputs into the machine.

If we succeed in this, then we can give rise to a human-centered economy, a trickle-up economy, from people, families, and communities up. It would be an immense catalyst to entrepreneurship and arts and creativity and service and humanities and nurturing and everything else — if we were just to start valuing ourselves intrinsically and declare a dividend for all Americans of $1,000 a month.

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