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07.28.2014 - Etherios Achieves Salesforce Fullforce Master Program Certification for Salesforce1 Service Cloud

View RealWire related news. Etherios taps into the power of's social, mobile and connected cloud technologies to help accelerate business transformation for companies using Service Cloud July 28, 2014 - Etherios, a division of Digi International and a Platinum Cloud Alliance Partner of, announced it is an inaugural member of the Salesforce Fullforce Masters Program which recognises partners with proven expertise delivering industry and cloud-specific services and solutions for customers. Etherios was selected to join this elite... Source: RealWire
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07.28.2014 - Final call for startup savings and chance to win part of $1million valued prize pot: Tech Trailblazers Awards early-bird deadline Thursday 31st July

View RealWire related news. Final deadline for all entries is August 29thLONDON, UK - July 28th 2014 - The Tech Trailblazers Awards early bird rates close at midnight Pacific time this Thursday, leaving enterprise tech startups with just a few days to make savings on their awards submissions fee. The discounted rate of $250 for the first entry and just $100 for any subsequent submissions means that entrants make attractive savings, especially when submitting multiple entries. With stacks of... Source: RealWire
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07.28.2014 - Microsoft expands program to offer transitioning service members training for tech jobs

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REDMOND, Wash. — July 28, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced that its Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA), a 16-week program that provides IT training to eligible U.S. active-duty transitioning service members, is now operating at Camp Pendleton in California and Fort Hood in Texas. The program was first launched in 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, where a third class is now benefiting from the program.

With the addition of Camp Pendleton and Fort Hood, the MSSA is now assisting transitioning service members at two of the five largest military installations in the country, as well as the major Marine Corps base on the West Coast. With the expansion, nearly 90 service members are benefiting from or have already completed the MSSA.

On the heels of Monday’s announcement, a ceremony will occur at Fort Hood where 10 service members who just completed the first MSSA class at the base will be recognized for their achievement. Officials from Fort Hood, Microsoft and Launch Consulting, a veteran-owned, veteran-operated technology consulting firm administering the program, will be on hand to congratulate them.

“These military bases are home to some of the most talented, dedicated professionals our country has to offer,” said Microsoft Vice President of Military Affairs Chris Cortez. “We’ve expanded our program because we want more transitioning service members to have the opportunity to pursue rewarding careers at Microsoft and other technology companies.”

In the 16-week course, participants are taught by professors from Saint Martin’s University in Washington and Central Texas College, using a customized Microsoft IT Academy curriculum. Microsoft employees volunteer as mentors by connecting to the class through Lync and Skype. Through interactive lessons and mock interviews, participants receive training to help prepare them for the final step: the opportunity to interview at Microsoft.

Microsoft is focused on providing service members with opportunities for training and employment as they seek new careers. It operates a careers website, We Still Serve, with tips and resources for job seekers, a list of Microsoft job opportunities, and connections with Microsoft employees who are veterans. Microsoft also participates in the 100,000 Jobs Mission, the Student Veterans of America Success Corps and Hire America’s Heroes.

“Training programs like the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy offer excellent opportunities for our transitioning service members,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas R. Gault, U.S. Garrison Fort Hood. “The beauty of programs like this is they develop the necessary skills that complement the talents of our service members while they are still in the Army — skills that translate into real job opportunities before they transition into civilian life. I would encourage any company that is looking for tough, hard-working, dedicated employees who demonstrate leadership to consider hiring our transitioning soldiers.”

“I applaud the leadership at bases in three states, including Texas, for supporting a program that prepares transitioning members of the Armed Forces to begin rewarding careers in the technology sector,” said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. “In the Senate, we share the desire to help these bright men and women translate their skills, aptitude and military experience into high-tech careers in the private sector.”

The MSSA is part of Microsoft YouthSpark, the company’s global initiative to help young people gain the critical technology skills required for today’s jobs. Microsoft’s establishment of the MSSA was made possible by the 2011 VOW to Hire Heroes Act. The bill allows service members to begin the employment process before their separation from the military to facilitate a seamless transition to other jobs.

“We supported the Vow to Hire Heroes Act because so many of America’s heroes are transitioning from the military due to the drawdown from our engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq,” said Congressman John Carter, R-Texas. “Many service members already have what major technology employers need — leadership experience and an aptitude for complex problem-solving — and simply need to sharpen their technical skills. We hope to see more technology companies support a model like MSSA to help transitioning service members apply their many skills to the private sector.”

For eligibility requirements, service members should contact the education centers at participating bases or visit for general guidelines. About Microsoft Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About Launch Consulting Group Launch CG is a division of Direct Technology, a leading veteran-owned and operated technology consulting firm that fulfills the promise of technology. Veteran owned and operated since 1996, they are on a mission to employ 1000 veterans in high-tech, high-skill, and high-trajectory careers. Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Media Relations team or other appropriate contacts listed at

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07.28.2014 - HGI Sets Out Business Requirements for Media Gateway

View RealWire related news. Landmark document looks at five use cases which demonstrate vision of interoperable smart home28 July 2014 HGI, a leading organisation which is shaping the way IP services are delivered, has today set out new high-level Broadband Service Provider (BSP) business requirements for a Media Gateway as it continues in its quest to build a technology-agnostic smart home ecosystem. The Media Gateway builds on the Home Gateway, adding functions that are traditionally located in a set-top... Source: RealWire
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07.28.2014 - Xytron warns of DIY data recovery, opening hard drives in non clean room conditions

View RealWire related news. Hereford, 28 July 2014 - Xytron Ltd, a leading data recovery services company, reports today that many consumers and businesses are attempting DIY retrieval of their data to failed media and physically opening the disk enclosure in non clean room conditions, thus compounding any potential recovery. Further to this it has been noted that the PCBs (Printed Circuit Board) are also being replaced in an attempt to gain access to data.All magnetic storage media are... Source: RealWire
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07.28.2014 - Information Builders Wins Best in Biz International Award 2014

View RealWire related news. BI Provider Honoured for Exemplary Worldwide Customer Support Services New York, NY - July 28, 2014 - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that the company has been honoured with a silver Best in Biz International Award in the Support Department of the Year category. This recognition speaks to Information Builders' dedication to providing top-level support services to complement its advanced BI and analytics... Source: RealWire
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07.25.2014 - Autologic Drives Growth With Appointment Of First Chief Technology Officer And New European Sales Director

View RealWire related news. David Walters joins as CTO of leading automotive diagnostics provider to help shape delivery of its multi-channel, multi-device strategy.James Bagan comes onboard to accelerate European Sales growth. 25 JULY 2014 - Wheatley, Oxfordshire. Autologic Diagnostics today announced the appointment of David Walters as its first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and James Bagan as its European Sales Director. Walters joins Autologic to steer the technical development of the company's next generation of multi-channel automotive diagnostic software... Source: RealWire
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07.25.2014 - European ISV Convention 2015 announced by IT Europa

View RealWire related news. Leading European ISVs and Solution Providers to meet in London - March 2015(London, 25 July 2014) IT Europa announced today that it will be staging the eighth annual European ISV Convention on 25 March 2015 in London. The event will bring together leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with hardware, software and service organisations to explore and address the issues affecting the development of the IT Industry in Europe and to develop and strengthen partnerships aimed... Source: RealWire
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07.24.2014 - Replify are Moving!

View Replify related news. With more and more small to medium businesses (SMB) moving to the cloud (and Replify is no different), it means moving is much easier - no hardware to lug around - your applications are always on. The only disadvantage of the cloud can be slower access as your applications might be in a different continent!
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07.24.2014 - NYU Explores Frontier of Data Science, Joins More Than a Dozen New CUDA Centers

View NVIDIA related news. The amount of data in the world is growing exponentially. Hard-drive and cloud storage capacity is on a similar trajectory. Internet speeds keep increasing. There’s only one problem: the human brain can hardly keep up. That’s where “deep learning” comes in. Soon, most of the world’s knowledge will live in machines. And these machines –… Read More
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07.24.2014 - PostgreSQL 9.4 Beta 2 Released

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The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has made available the second beta release of PostgreSQL 9.4. This beta contains previews of all of the features which will be available in version 9.4, plus corrections for many of the issues discovered by users who tested 9.4 Beta 1. Please download, test, and report what you find.

Among the changes made since 9.4 Beta 1 are:

  • Fix handling of two-phase commit and prepared statements for logical decoding
  • Multiple fixes for bugs in pg_recvlogical
  • Change slot handling logic for replication slots
  • Add support for BSD and e2fsprogs UUID libraries.
  • Multiple jsonb bug fixes
  • Remove use_json_as_text options from json functions
  • Make json_build_* functions STABLE instead of IMMUTABLE
  • Prevent ALTER SYSTEM from changing the data directory
  • Prevent autovacuum-related crash
  • Many documentation improvements and changes

Beta 2 includes changes to pg_control and to the system catalogs. As such, users who have been testing Beta 1 will need to upgrade in order to test Beta 2. We suggest using pg_upgrade for this upgrade in order to test that as well.

For a full listing of the features in version 9.4 Beta, please see the release notes. Additional descriptions and notes on the new features are available on the 9.4 Features Wiki Page.

We depend on our community to help test the next version in order to guarantee that it is high-performance and bug-free. Please download PostgreSQL 9.4 Beta 2 and try it with your workloads and applications as soon as you can, and give feedback to the PostgreSQL developers. Features and APIs in Beta 2 will not change substantially before final release, so it is now safe to start building applications against the new features. More information on how to test and report issues

Get the PostgreSQL 9.4 Beta 2, including binaries and installers for Windows, Linux and Mac from our download page.

Full documentation of the new version is available online, and also installs with PostgreSQL.

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07.24.2014 - PostgreSQL updates 9.3.5, 9.2.9, 9.1.14, 9.0.18, and 8.4.22 released

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The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported version of the database system, including versions 9.3.5, 9.2.9, 9.1.14, 9.0.18, and 8.4.22. This minor release fixes a number of issues discovered and reported by users over the last four months, including some data corruption issues, and is the last update of version 8.4. Users of version 9.3 will want to update at the earliest opportunity; users of version 8.4 will want to schedule an upgrade to a supported PostgreSQL version.

Among the notable issues fixed in this release are:

PostgreSQL 9.3 and pg_upgrade: Users who upgraded to version 9.3 using pg_upgrade may have an issue with transaction information which causes VACUUM to eventually fail. These users should run the script provided in the release notes to determine if their installation is affected, and then take the remedy steps outlined there.

PostgreSQL 9.3 crash recovery: Three issues which could compromise data integrity during crash recovery on master or standby servers in PostgreSQL 9.3 have been fixed.

GIN and GiST indexes: Three issues with GIN and GiST indexes, used for PostGIS and full text indexing, can cause corruption or incorrect query responses. Any indexes on bit or bit varying columns should be rebuilt following the instructions in the release notes.

Security during make check: The insecure socket permissions during "make check", reported in a previous security announcement, have now been fixed.

With this release, version 8.4 is now End-of-Life (EOL), per our Versioning Policy. This means that no additional updates will be released for version 8.4, and users should plan to upgrade to a later version very soon.

In addition the above, this update release includes the following fixes which affect multiple PostgreSQL versions:

  • Fix race condition with concurrent tuple updating
  • Prevent "could not find pathkey item to sort" planner error
  • Properly optimize subqueries with set-returning functions
  • Repair planner regression in optimizing AND/OR NULL
  • Fix planner handling of VARIADIC functions
  • Make json_populate_recordset handle nested JSON properly
  • Prevent corruption of TOAST values when creating complex types
  • Prevent "record type has not been registered" query error
  • Fix a possible crash condition with functions and rewinding cursors
  • Patch three memory leaks
  • Fix row checks for rows deleted by subtransactions
  • Change how pg_stat_activity displays sessions during PREPARE TRANSACTION
  • Prevent multixact ID corruption during VACUUM FULL
  • Fix indentation when displaying complex view definitions
  • Fix client hostname lookup in pg_hba.conf
  • Fix libpython linking on OSX
  • Avoid buffer bloat in libpq
  • Fix an issue with dumping materialized views
  • Fix pg_upgrade's handling of multixact IDs
  • Make sure that pgcrypto clears sensitive information from memory
  • Time zone updates for Crimea, Egypt, and Morocco

Four Windows-specific fixes are included in this release:

  • Prevent tablespace creation recovery errors
  • Fix detection of socket failures
  • Allow users to change parameters after startup
  • Properly quote executable names so they don't fail

A few of the issues above require post-update steps to be carried out by affected users. Please see the release notes for details.

As with other minor releases, users are not required to dump and reload their database or use pg_upgrade in order to apply this update release; you may simply shut down PostgreSQL and update its binaries. Users who have skipped multiple update releases may need to perform additional post-update steps; see the Release Notes for details.


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07.24.2014 - European Leaders appoints former Google global director to lead talent development team

View RealWire related news. 24th July 2014, London: Part of an expansion drive by the tech executive search and development specialist that includes more major hires, the opening of a Germany base and a new global headquarters.Stephan Thoma has joined European Leaders from Google to lead the talent development division that will further improve the performance of Europe's tech companies.Thoma was previously Global Director of Learning & Development at Google, where he led the team that developed Google's talent... Source: RealWire
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07.24.2014 - Microsoft announces winners and finalists of 2014 Sales Achievement program

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REDMOND, Wash. — July 29, 2014 Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced the winners and finalists of the Sales Achievement program. Winners and finalists were recognized at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014, the company’s annual event for industry partners, July 13–17 in Washington, D.C. The Sales Achievement program recognizes global Microsoft partners for achieving exceptional sales results in fiscal year 2014.

“Partners that won this year’s Sales Achievement recognition have demonstrated extraordinary commitment in transforming their businesses to support customers worldwide with Microsoft technology,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft. “As customers’ needs evolved, these partners made the right investments to grow their businesses with Microsoft and are now well-positioned to take advantage of new opportunities in fiscal year 2015 and beyond.”

Categories, winners and finalists appear below:

Azure Sales Achievement
Winner: Softbank
Finalists: ATEA and NEC Corp.

Cloud LSP Sales Achievement
Co-Winners: Insight Enterprises and SoftwareONE
Finalist: Bytes Technology Group

Corporate Accounts LSP Sales Achievement
Winner: Crayon
Finalists: Comparex and PC Connection

EPG Global ISV Sales Achievement
Winner: Redknee
Finalist: Jeppesen, A Boeing Company

EPG System Integrators Sales Achievement
Winner: Hewlett-Packard Company
Finalist: Dimension Data

Office 365 Sales Achievement
Winner: CDW LLC
Finalists: Adelior France and Phoenix Software Ltd.

OEM MNA Sales Achievement
Winner: Fujitsu
Finalists: Dell and Panasonic

OEM Named Sales Achievement
Winner: Trigem
Finalists: Seiko Epson and Wortmann

SMB Distribution Sales Achievement
Winner: Tech Data Europe
Finalists: ComPortal and Synnex, US

SMB RESELLER Sales Achievement
Finalists: CCB and Palmetto Technology Group

About the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference provides Microsoft’s partner community the opportunity to interact with leaders from around the globe: innovative partners, Microsoft team members and tech visionaries. Partners have access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Worldwide Partner Conference is an ideal setting for to network with thousands of partners from across the world. Attendees come from over 150 countries and represent many of the most successful, top-tier Microsoft partners. More information can be found at

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at

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07.24.2014 - Eptica accelerates growth in Q2 with largest ever quarterly revenues

View RealWire related news. Software company positioned as sole European vendor in Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Customer Engagement Center during successful Q2 2014Reading and Singapore, 24th July 2014, Global multichannel customer interaction software company Eptica today announced record revenues, with Q2 revenue up 30% on the same period in 2013 at $3.3 million (£1.97m). This accelerates the success of Q1 2014, bringing total revenues for H1 2014 to $6.48 million (£3.8m), 24% higher than in H1 2013.Eptica's innovative,... Source: RealWire
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07.24.2014 - Criteo unlocks global revenue potential for digital marketers in more than 130 markets

View RealWire related news. Advertisers now able to drive performance advertising campaigns in new territories with Criteo's expanded operationsNew York - 24 July, 2014 - Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO), the performance advertising technology company, today announced that it has enhanced its operational capabilities enabling advertisers to target consumers with individually personalized ads in over 130 countries worldwide. Criteo's performance advertising solution is now able to deliver and rapidly scale multi-region campaigns for advertisers, significantly reduce time to market and help... Source: RealWire
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07.24.2014 - Demand Revs Up Avaya Fast-Track to the Cloud Initiative

View RealWire related news. Company is re-engineering solutions and processes to optimise for cloud-based deliveryExpanding scale and reach of cloud-based applications and partners to meet growing demand Commits to greater simplification for faster provisioning and reduced resource requirements Guildford, UK - July 24, 2014 - Avaya today escalated its efforts to get customers to fast-track to the cloud with the first of several sweeping initiatives that will optimise solutions and processes for delivery of collaboration as a service (CaaS)... Source: RealWire
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07.24.2014 - telent boosts cyber security with major investment in CNS Group

View RealWire related news. 24 July 2014 - Pioneering technology services company, telent Technology Services Ltd, has increased its IT security capability by acquiring a 25% stake in CNS Group, the London-based information assurance and cyber security specialists.IT Security is an increasingly critical component of services provided across the telent portfolio of service solutions, including Blue Light, Rail, Business and Traffic. CNS will continue to be run and managed as a separate entity but the two organisations will work... Source: RealWire
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07.24.2014 - Logitech Raises Profitability Outlook for Fiscal Year 2015 Following Strong Q1 Results

View Logitech-Press related news. Dateline City: NEWARK, Calif. & LAUSANNE, Switzerland Company Reports Sales Growth, Improved Profitability and Increased Cash Flow NEWARK, Calif. & LAUSANNE, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Logitech International (SIX:LOGN)(Nasdaq:LOGI) today announced preliminary unaudited and unreviewed financial results for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2015. Language: English Contact: Logitech InternationalJoe GreenhalghVice President, Investor Relations - USA510-713-4430orKrista ToddSr. Director, External Communications - USA510-713-5834orBen StarkieCorporate Communications - Europe+41-(0) 79-292-3499 Ticker Slug: Ticker: LOGN Exchange: SWX Ticker: LOGI Exchange: NASDAQ read more
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07.23.2014 - Why We’re Rolling Out the SHIELD Family of Devices

View NVIDIA related news. Quicker than most anyone had thought possible, Android is becoming the largest computing platform in history. There are more than a billion active Android users. And it’s being built into all types of devices. Smartphones, tablets, TVs and cars are just a start. It’s clear that folks love to play games on Android. The Google… Read More
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