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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)

Cumulus Global Named to Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies

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)

Governments Waltzing on OSS, Trusting Your Search Engine for Privacy, GPL Houses and Apache Cars

…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 Powers Cloud Collaboration for Leading Life Sciences Organizations

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)

Global e-Learning Industry

LONDON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global e-Learning Industry https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/315760/Global-e-Learning-Industry.html 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)

Unleashed Technologies Included in Inc. Magazine's Annual Inc. 500|5000 List for Second Year

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 contrib... (more)

Why Do 'Cool Kids' Choose Ruby or PHP to Build Websites Instead of Java?

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 Seeks Cloud's Silver Lining

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 applications.... (more)

The Top 5 Worldwide PHP Conferences

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 Offers its MediSpend Validate Tool for Free in Response to Industry Frustration with CMS Sudden Changes to Data Matching Algorithms

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 requirements. 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 | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DevOps #DigitalTransformation

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)