Olisipo Learning in Portugal has a culture that is based on the constant
search for new challenges. Recognized by their clients as the “Best HR
Supplier”, they have placed more than 450 specialists into some of the
country's most attractive and innovative IT projects. As a leading Portuguese
IT sourcing partner, they also take the responsibility of managing and
developing consultant skills very seriously. Olisipo's diversified and
differentiating training experience accelerates professional success and
enhances talent. As the only Portuguese IT company listed as a Top 500 Growth
Company in Europe, they also contribute directly to the creation of jobs in
the European Union. These are just a few of the reason why Olisipo has
prioritize NCTA CloudMASTER® Certification in 2017 for their candidates,
consultants and clients.
The current European Cloud Computing Policy is ... (more)
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cumulus Global, the
innovative cloud solutions provider to small and midsize businesses, local
governments, and K-12 schools announced today that it has been named to the
2014 Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the fastest growing private
companies in America. Landing at #349 overall, Cumulus Global was honored
for its unique ability to help small and mid-size organizations gain more
value from cloud computing and hosted IT solutions, including Google Apps for
Business, Education, and Government. As a Google Apps Premier SMB Reseller,
Cumulus Global offers a wide range of communication, collaboration,
productivity, security, and compliance solutions, that leverage the security,
accessibility, and scalability of cloud computing.
"We are incredibly honored to be recognized as part of the Inc. 500|5000,"
stated ... (more)
…all this and more in this week’s compendium of open source news!
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Sounds like a Strauss Waltz? Almost. After 10 years the city of Munich’s
love affair with open source may be coming to an end. Despite saving $16
million by using the custom Linux distribution LiMux, the city is considering
switching back to Windows due to user complaints. Read more about the
motives surrounding the discussion at Network World.
Governments on GitHub
Governments across the globe have long been dabbling with open source
software. Use of Open Source products like OpenOffice, Linux and Drupal are
becoming commonplace. To further this trend, many governments are beginning
to open source their own code as illustrated by the 10,000 active government
users on GitHub. You could argue that since it is our taxes, then the code
should be open. Read more abo... (more)
Box today announced that leading pharmaceutical and life sciences
organizations Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Boston Scientific Corporation have
recently chosen Box as their primary platform for managing and collaborating
on content. These companies join Box’s growing pharmaceutical and life
sciences customer base, which includes AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly and Company,
Edwards Lifesciences and others.
"Pharmaceutical and life sciences companies have a tremendous opportunity to
move critical business content like research materials and findings to the
cloud, dramatically improving internal and external processes and increasing
the speed and flow of information,” said Whitney Bouck, general manager of
enterprise at Box. “For companies like Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Boston
Scientific, Box provides the platform that powers secure global collaboration
and drives productivity comp... (more)
LONDON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market
Global e-Learning Industry
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for e-Learning in US$ Million by
the following Product Segments: Academic eLearning, and Corporate eLearning.
The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are
provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic
analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived
from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on
public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 384
companies including many key and niche players such as -
Adobe Systems Inc.
Apollo ... (more)
COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Inc. magazine today
ranked Unleashed Technologies NO. 2327 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an
exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list
represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the
economy—America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp,
Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other
well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
(Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138373)
"Being recognized for our explosive growth for two years running is a
tremendous achievement for our team," commented Unleashed Technologies CEO,
Michael Spinosa. "Our dedication to building superior web and hosting
solutions, and a relentless pursuit of client satisfaction has been a major
Coach Wei's Blog
Here is a question that I have been pondering on and off for quite a while:
Why do "cool kids" choose Ruby or PHP to build websites instead of Java?
I have to admit that I do not have an answer.
Why do I even care? Because I am a Java developer. Like many Java developers,
I get along with Java well. Not only the language itself, but the development
environments (Eclipse for example), step-by-step debugging helper, wide
availability of libraries and code snippets, and the readily accessible
information on almost any technical question I may have on Java via Google.
Last but not least, I go to JavaOne and see 10,000 people that talk and walk
just like me.
The other reason that I ponder this question is that the power of Java is a
perfect fit for the areas where websites may need more than markups or
scripting, such as middleware logic. PHP and Ruby etc ... (more)
Zuora, the Marc Benioff-backed on-demand billing and payments start-up, has
announced what it calls the Z-Commerce Platform, a development platform
dedicated to monetizing cloud computing services.
Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo describes the widgetry as the start-up’s most important
product announcement to date, “a big step towards our vision of being the
de facto commerce engine for the cloud.”
With Z-Billing, Z-Payments, and Z-Force, its existing products, the
company’s supposed to have a suite of business cloud solutions focused on
driving revenue from cloud computing.
It figures there’s huge market potential for a provider of cloud-based
commerce capabilities such as subscription billing and payments given
predictions like Merrill Lynch’s that puts the addressable market for cloud
computing at $160 billion, including $95 billion in business and productivity
Despite the rapid growth of new programming languages and platforms, PHP
continues to be a stable workforce that powers much of the web. More than 82
percent of the internet is powered with server-side programming apps using
PHP — more than ASP.NET, Java, and ColdFusion. For a while, it looked like
other stacks might surpass PHP. However, with the release of the first major
update in more than ten years, PHP 7 has silenced many critics.
PHP conferences continue to offer attendees the opportunity to learn new
skills, keep up on PHP developments, discover recent trends, view the latest
technologies offered by exhibitors, and meet new friends and contacts in the
industry. Here are five of the top PHP conferences around the world you
should consider attending to broaden your horizons, update your skill set,
and build relationships with key developers and decision makers.... (more)
MMIS, Inc., the leading provider of compliance solutions for pharmaceutical
and medical device manufacturers, announces today that its MediSpend Validate
tool will be available for free to manufacturers to help them validate their
data against just-announced revisions to CMS’ Open Payments reporting
MediSpend Validate allows organizations to upload Open Payments reports to a
software-as-a-service (SaaS) validation system and receive detailed reports
for all records. MMIS is currently seeking clarification from CMS to ensure
that MediSpend Validate utilizes the revised matching algorithms.
“At the just concluded 8th Annual Forum on Transparency and Aggregate Spend
in Washington DC, everyone expressed frustration and wanted to understand why
CMS modified the matching algorithms which caused a significant number of
transactions to be removed from manufact... (more)
Top Five Content Management Challenges You Need to Solve Now
This is a guest post from Cloudinary, a cloud-based image and video
management solution. We are always looking for ways to help companies deliver
digital experiences that will meet customers expectations in terms of content
and performance. Tackling these 5 challenges is a good step towards
delivering a top-notch digital experience.
We are in the midst of a great evolution when it comes to website design.
Formerly text-heavy sites now rely on eye-catching images and video to draw
in visitors, improve engagement rates and drive readership. These results are
proven. Articles with relevant images get 94 percent more total views,
according to digital marketing expert Jeff Bullas. And images are vital to
websites influencing page views and user engagement for news articles, press
material, local search, eCommer... (more)