Timothy Guardado

Timothy Guardado

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As the CIO of a company that serves many IT departments, he and his team have multiple programs that impact and influence product and service design, from being customer one to running the NetApp-on-NetApp program to helping evolve what the company refers to the Data Fabric, which is a set of solutions that allow NetApp's customers "to gracefully, securely, intelligently, and quickly move information across their on-prem and off-prem environments," as Miller notes in our interview.To read future articles in the series, please click the link above to follow me on Twitter @PeterAHigh.)The opportunity to help transform the company and its systems, particularly in the go-to- market space and how we bring those solutions to our customers, appealed to me because it would not be business as usual as a CIO.The second aspect of the position that intrigued me is that NetApp can utilize its own systems and run its own solutions in its own IT shop to leverage increased productivity, performance, uptime, and a variety of other desirable characteristics.The IT team then deploys the product or solution in our hand-crafted, exquisite, global data centers using the latest technologies and NetApp platforms.Then, we share what we have learned about best practices both within the company and with our customers through executive briefing visits, roadshows, and through collegial relationships with our peers.
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the Government's proposal to put in place a national medication list, where our medicines are collected in a single list, which will accompany us through the care, get rebuffed by the Swedish data Inspection board. The proposed law is planned to come into force in the middle of next year, after Sweden and the rest of Europe has begun to apply the new rules on data protection.the Investigation has not clarified if the bill is in compliance with the regulation, " says Suzanne Isberg, department director at the Swedish data Inspection board, in a comment.today, it is difficult to get a clear picture of what medications a patient uses, and has been printed.the Data is scattered in several different directions – as health records, the list of drugs and receptregister – it can be difficult to access the different sources and none of them contain information that is complete and accurate for all patients.It leads to risks for the patients and also carries great costs – tens of billions, there is talk in the government memorandum.
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Anyone who thinks paper books are dead has never been in a Barcelona bookshop the day before Sant Jordi.In the days leading up to the festival every bookshop in the Catalan capital is packed with people, tables piled high with shiny paperbacks perpetually ringed by shoppers seeking the perfect literary gift.Stop for a moment to thumb through a title and you’ll invariably be jostled aside by the sheer force of foot traffic as book buyers criss-cross each others’ alphabetic desires.This year the bone-white balconies of Gaudí’s Casa Batlló have been dressed in skirts of red roses to mark the occasion, catching the eyes of a smattering of tourists who stand in Passeig de Gracia taking what I imagine they believe to be romantic selfies.Casa del Libro is Spain’s largest bookstore chain, so I’m not too surprised to find it has an e-book section — where it sells its own e-reader (called the Tagus).The shop’s backroom has stacks of antique books right up to the rafters and is busy with browsers long into the evening.
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Below are five new or noteworthy skills chosen from the Most Enabled, New, and Customer Favorites This Week categories of the Alexa Skills Store.In Alexa news this week, Alexa skills makers got a new way to test their skills before they release them to the public, and Amazon barred developers from including ads in their skills.This simple and strikingly valuable Alexa skill calls your smartphone when you’ve lost it around the house.No extra review or thoughts here.There’s nothing else to add.Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a tingly sensation when people speak in a soft voice or certain sights or sounds like brushing, stretching, or petting.ASMR Sounds is only the second ASMR skill in the Alexa Skills Store, preceded by the well-named ASMR First skill, though there are a host of soft-spoken sleep or meditation skills out there.Ambient noise has become a kind of niche in Alexa skills, and ASMR has definitely grown popular on platforms such as YouTube.The same could someday be true for ASMR Alexa skills.New from Mercedes-Benz for U.S. customers is the Mercedes Me Alexa skill.Both this Alexa skill and the Mercedes Me Google Assistant action launched Friday.They can lock car doors, start the car, enter navigation instructions, and more.The Arsenal skill is designed to serve fans of the British football club.
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DALLAS — Scott Pruitt has emerged as an unusually controversial Environmental Protection Agency administrator, a Cabinet-level position that historically hasn't held the name recognition thatAs Oklahoma's attorney general, Pruitt sued the agency he now leads 14 times, accusing President Barack Obama's EPA of overNearly 800 former EPA officials urged the Senate to block
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Well-connected security biz FireEye is claiming Chinese hackers are trying to break into South Korea's military to halt the deployment of an anti-ballistic weapons system in the country.In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, FireEye's director of cyber-espionage analysis John Hultquist said his organization – which is bankrolled by the CIA – has detected attacks targeting the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system, which is designed to shoot down incoming ICBMs – something it's very bad at.THAAD is, basically, the anti-ballistic-missile part of the Star Wars defense system.Hultquist claimed that two Chinese cracking teams were spotted carrying out the digital attack – which kicked off after South Korea agreed to host missile systems and radars that form the THAAD.China has long been in opposition to the deployment since it was announced, and now FireEye is claiming that the Middle Kingdom has gone on the cyber-offensive.FireEye has dubbed one group the Tonto team, and say the group is based in the north of China and has links to North Korean assaults.
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If it works for text-based chat, voice seems like a natural extension.They can circumvent government wiretaps, or criminal snooping.Even basic call quality issues, like delays and echoes, prove difficult to fix.Adding encryption on top of all of this takes additional resources and specialized developers.And when WhatsApp followed in 2016, bringing encrypted calls and video chat to more than a billion users, it helped shake off some longstanding inertia.Signal developer Open Whisper Systems open-sources its code, so that companies can borrow from it to build their own encrypted chat and calling features.
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Designed on a low center of gravity makes it stable.The extended hooks keep the phone in safety, and rubber cushions protect the phone from scratches and sliding.Suitable height, perfect angle of view when using Facetime and YouTube, makes it so easy to read message and emails.Compatible with iPhone and Android phones even when they have an added case.The doc averages 4.8 out of 5 stars from over 4,500 reviewers on Amazon (86% rate a full 5 stars: see reviews), where its typical list price of $36.99 has been reduced 19% to $29.99.See this deal on Amazon.
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Until recently, price cuts for cloud computing offerings have been mostly restricted to virtual machines, while other services provided constant or growing margins.But according to analysts, cuts have now moved beyond compute, into storage and databases.In an analysis of cloud pricing, 451 Research said the cloud price battlefield has shifted from virtual machines to object storage, and predicted that other services, starting with databases, will see similar downward pressure on pricing over the next 18 months.The analysts noted that object storage pricing has declined in every region, including a drop of 14 percent over the past 12 months.Virtual machine prices only dropped five percent in the same time period.Cloud storage price cuts started in the third quarter of last year, said 451 Research, with a reduction in IBM SoftLayer's object storage prices.
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Farpoint may be the Aim controller's launch vehicle, but its story could engage you as much as the action.Impulse Gear’s Farpoint has officially gone gold and to celebrate that fact, the developer has released a brand-new trailer explaining the PSVR exclusive’s story.Set on a hostile alien planet, players will take on the role of one of a few astronauts stranded far from home.Exploring the environment and battling its local inhabitants is the only way to make it back.Farpoint is not only a potentially exciting virtual reality shooter, it’s also Sony’s big launch vehicle for the Aim controller.With a built-in Move Motion tracker, thumbstick control, and trigger mechanism, the Aim is looking to bring the shooter crowd to PlayStation virtual reality and Farpoint is the big launch title for that technology.
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Verily Verily, the life sciences company owned by Alphabet, is finally launching its long-awaited study of 10,000 healthy people, calledAlmost three years later, the study is ready to get off the ground."What we are really aiming to do is figure out how do we identify people who have a change in their health early enough where we
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$236 might seem like a lot to spend on a set of dumbbells, but these Bowflex adjustable models take up way less room than a full rack of weights, and certainly cost less over time than a gym membership.These 4.7 star rated weights were on sale for an all-time low $229 over the weekend, but sold out relatively quickly.So if you missed out, this is still a great price.
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De nya bilarna går åt som aldrig förr.Mars blev en rekordmånad för bilindustrin i EU, med närmare 1,9 miljoner nyregistrerade bilar.I februari var efterfrågan något dämpad, men i mars fick bilsuget i EU en rejäl skjuts.Hela 11,2 procent fler personbilar registrerades i mars jämfört med motsvarande månad förra året, visar statistik från branschorganisationen Acea.Ökningen beror visserligen till stor del på att hur påsken inföll i fjol jämfört med i år.Totalt sett, med knappt 1,9 miljoner bilar, är det dock ändå en ny rekordsiffra för marsregistreringar i EU.
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A few weeks ago Blizzard announced the upcoming summertime release of StarCraft: Remastered, giving a facelift to the classic RTS and its beloved Brood War expansion.Alongside that announcement came other interesting news though: The original (not remastered) versions of both StarCraft and Brood War would be made free sometime in April, alongside a new 1.18 patch.Blizzard dropped the 1.18 patch late on Tuesday, adding in a borderless windowed mode, tweaking some back-end code, correcting some long-standing bugs, improving compatibility with Windows 10, and more.But more importantly, whether you never purchased the game or just lost the CDs a decade ago, you can now grab StarCraft and its expansion for free on both PC and Mac.Just head here, click on the corresponding link, and the game (or rather the installer) will automatically start downloading.Apparently the custom hotkey feature didn't make it in this 1.18 build—I don't know if that's being held back for the Remastered version over the summer or if we'll see another patch before then.
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Esther Afua Ocloo, also known as “Auntie Ocloo”, was a Ghanaian businesswoman who began her trade selling marmalade as a teenager, and ended it as the founder and chairman of the Women's World Banking initiative.The Google Doodle shows her at various stages of her life and business, sharing her knowledge with fellow Ghanaians.In a blog post, Google explains: "As both an entrepreneur and an advocate for microlending, Esther Afua Ocloo worked tirelessly to help others like her succeed.Today’s Doodle shows Esther empowering the women of Ghana with the tools to improve their lives and communities."Ocloo, born in 1919, began work as a street vendor in the early 1930s.She invested six out of ten shillings pocket money given to her by an aunt into oranges, sugar, firewood and used jam jars.
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Facebook announced a pledge to make the modern smart device camera what it claims is the first ubiquitous augmented reality (AR) platform during its F8 conference in San Francisco.CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed how the new camera functions will work in Facebook’s various apps on the conference stage.Without getting too into the technical jargon, Zuckerberg focused on the possibilities that such technology would bring about – a smart move.However, the Facebook chief did point out the three key ingredients in perfecting its new AR camera functions: precise location, augmented effects and object recognition.“There’s pretty involved AR work to make this all work,” Zuckerberg said on stage.Generally, AR on Facebook will allow you to add three dimensional elements and other special effects to your images and video shared across the social network.
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Docker will today release LinuxKit, an open-source toolbox for building fine-tuned Linux-based operating systems that run in containers.LinuxKit is just like Docker's other open-source container toolkits – such as InfraKit and VPNkit – in this respect.It's an underlying component that can be swapped out or tweaked as you wish for particular environments and tasks.More about LinuxKit DockerCon pic.twitter.com/TfRJ47yBdB— Stephen Foskett (@SFoskett) April 18, 2017This means you can optimize LinuxKit images for specific hardware platforms and host operating systems with just the drivers and other dependencies you need, and nothing more, rather than use a full-fat generic base.
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Efter det att en man i USA i söndags filmade när han mördade en annan man och sedan laddade upp den videon till Facebook ska företaget nu utreda hur videomaterial på tjänsten hanteras.Videon i fråga ska ha legat kvar på Facebook i över två timmar innan företaget raderade videon.Framför allt verkar Facebook vara inne på att det ska bli enklare att rapportera videomaterial som innehåller våldsamt material och liknande.Man ska även bli snabbare på att radera sådant material när det väl upptäckts uppger Facebook."We disabled the suspect's account within 23 minutes of receiving the first report about the murder video, and two hours after receiving a report of any kind.But we know we need to do better."
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NEW DELHI—India’s largest software exporter by revenue, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., on Tuesday reported a slight rise in profit for the first three months of 2017 amid fears President Donald Trump will clamp down on the visa program it uses to send its workers to the U.S.Mumbai-based TCS said profit in the fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31 stood at 66.08 billion rupees ($1.02 billion), up 4.2% from 63.41 billion rupees a year...
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Staring into the glare of a computer screen all day makes your eyes tired and sore.Applying a dark theme to whatever application you are working with can help, but not all software allows this.Thanks to this Reddit tip, we can now activate a dark theme to one of the web applications we spend the most time staring into, YouTube.Dark Mode has not yet been announced because it's still in testing along with several other new features to the website.I have tested it in Chrome, Opera and Firefox, and got it to work in all of them.If you would like to try it out, it is very simple to activate.
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