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Health Care Tech Companies See Rise in Funding

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:30
According to Accenture’s research, one of the main forces driving interest and investment in on-demand health care is technology maturation.
Categories: Media

Payment Security Issues Worry Retailers

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:30
The ACI Worldwide survey found 75 percent of respondents prioritize payment security as the most important feature of a mobile wallet offering.
Categories: Media

New Oracle PartnerNetwork Program Drives Partner Success in the Cloud

Oracle Database News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:00
Press Release New Oracle PartnerNetwork Program Drives Partner Success in the Cloud

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 2, 2016

Today, Oracle unveiled a new Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Cloud Program to help partners accelerate the growth of their Oracle Cloud business by providing them with technical and go-to-market support. Through this new program, partners will be able to showcase their Oracle Cloud expertise, vertical market offerings, and success with customers through new tiers of recognition and progressive benefits.

“OPN now offers the most comprehensive portfolio of cloud programs available today,” said Shawn Price, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud. “Our rapid growth and extensive SaaS, PaaS and IaaS cloud portfolio presents an unparalleled opportunity for partners and customers alike. We can now equip our highly experienced partners with the tools they need to successfully move their customers to modern business models. This vast partner community includes tens of thousands of implementation experts with transferable skills who can help our customers navigate their transition to the cloud.”

Program qualifications will be based on critical Cloud performance metrics to include the partners’ Cloud Specializations, applications on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, Cloud Fixed Scope Offerings, successful go-live Cloud implementations, Cloud success stories, dedicated Cloud focused resources and expertise, as well as other metrics that demonstrate mastery in Oracle Cloud solutions.

The four tiers of the new OPN Cloud designations include:

  • Cloud Standard The first tier in the program helps Cloud partners begin to differentiate themselves in the market. These partners have developed skills and expertise in Oracle Cloud services and are typically focused on a specific or specialized solution within one of Oracle’s key product pillars.
  • Cloud Select These partners have achieved a Cloud specialization and/or are developing and selling Oracle Cloud technologies or services, and have proven success working with customers to launch their Oracle Cloud Services solutions.
  • Cloud Premier Reflects partners who have transformed their business to focus specifically on driving their Oracle Cloud solutions with successful and repeatable customer use cases. Benefits include enablement, go-to-market and engagement resources within their regions.
  • Cloud Elite The highest program designation, these highly skilled and committed partners have demonstrated full investment in a depth and breadth of Oracle Cloud solutions and dedication to delivering them to joint customers. They will be priority go-to-market partners that will benefit from the highest engagement and commitment from Oracle for joint focused Cloud business growth.
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+1.415.856.5145 About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit:

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Categories: Database, Vendor

VoltDB Adds Geospatial Query Support to Fast Data Platform

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:00
The update includes geospatial query support for applications reliant on location for social and commercial interactions, like real-time ride-sharing.
Categories: Media

TLS 1.2 support availability for SQL Server

Microsoft is ensuring that customers can remain compliant with the current changes in guidance for using strong cryptography for implementing security control. A number of known vulnerabilities has been reported against SSL and earlier versions of TLS which has changed the security guidance to move to TLS 1.2 for support secure communication.

There has been no known vulnerability that has been reported for Microsoft’s TDS implementation which is the communication protocol used between SQL Server clients and the SQL Server database engine.

As of January 29, Microsoft SQL Server supports TLS 1.2 for SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014 and major client drivers like Server Native Client, Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server, Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server and ADO.NET (SqlClient).

You can read more about the release here. The list of builds that support TLS 1.2 along with the client and server component download locations is available in KB3135244.

Categories: Database

It’s time! Registration is now open for Microsoft Ignite

It’s time — Register now for Microsoft Ignite and mark your calendar for September 26–30. Be there when top industry leaders talk about what’s next, get direct access to the people who built the products you use every day, and surround yourself with smart people talking tech.
Sharpen your ideas with the best in the business.

From high-level strategy to deep product insights, you’ll hear about new technologies and explore real-world solutions to today’s challenges. Customize your schedule to go deep on the topics that matter most to you and your organization including: cloud infrastructure and management, big data, analytics, productivity, communications, operating systems, mobile devices, and more.

  • 1,000+ hours of content, 700+ sessions, and a multitude of networking opportunities
  • Insights and roadmaps from industry leaders
  • Deep dives and live demos on the products you use every day
  • Direct access to Microsoft product experts
  • Hands-on learning in digital labs
Connect with techies like yourself.

After last year’s conference, an attendee wrote, “Networking at #MSIgnite is like coming home.” We make it easy to connect, with dozens of opportunities including networking lounges, mealtime mashups, and meetups. You’ll expand your contact list—and meet people who can challenge your thinking and inspire you to take your ideas further.

Join us. Register for Microsoft Ignite 2016.

Categories: Database

Spotting Insecure Websites Requires More Than Google's Red X

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:19
NEWS ANALYSIS: Google’s plan to flag Websites as insecure depending on if it supports the HTTPS protocol is well intentioned. But it misses the mark in terms of flagging what’s secure and what’s not.
Categories: Media

UC Berkeley Students Sue Google for Scanning Emails Without Consent

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:18
The complaint alleges that Google violated a federal email privacy statute and seeks damages of $10,000 for each student.
Categories: Media

NSA Gives Advice on Defending Against Nation-State Attackers

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:15
The head of NSA's offensive operations division explained how it uses vulnerabilities and how organizations can defend themselves.
Categories: Media

Yahoo Reportedly to Explain Cost-Cutting Plan on Earnings Call

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:15
Verizon is one large corporation that has said it is interested in acquiring Yahoo if it were up for sale.
Categories: Media

Veritone Politics Captures New Data for Campaign Strategists

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 02:22
Cloud-based cognitive media platform extracts real-time intelligence from audio, video content to influence strategic decision-making.
Categories: Media

Xerox Decides to Split Into Separate Document, BPO Operations

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:30
Xerox to split into independent document, BPO companies; Google's Chrome browser may soon mark HTTP sites unsafe; Microsoft releases Cordova Tools Extension for Visual Studio Code; and there's more.
Categories: Media

Veritas Celebrates Feb. 1 as Independence Day From Symantec

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:38
Veritas plays in market segments that in aggregate will be worth $24 billion by 2018, according to IDC and Gartner researchers.
Categories: Media

IBM Updates Social Business Software Portfolio

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:30
IBM builds on social business momentum with new clients, including Lufthansa Group, TruTrade and others using IBM Verse and Connections.
Categories: Media

Microsoft's Project Natick Takes Cloud Computing Underwater

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 22:10
Clouds in the ocean? Microsoft is testing the feasibility of locating cloud data centers on the ocean floor.
Categories: Media

Windows 10 Surpasses Its Predecessor in Six Months

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 21:44
Microsoft's Windows 10 beats Windows 8.1 after being on the market just over six months, but catching up to Windows 7 may take some time.
Categories: Media

Apple Jumping Into Virtual Reality Marketplace

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 21:31
Faced with flat iPhone sales, Apple is reportedly looking at expanding into virtual reality gear to bolster its product sales and revenue.
Categories: Media

FCC Okays Limited Testing of LTE-U by Qualcomm, Verizon

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 21:05
The testing will focus on whether cellular devices can co-exist easily with WiFi and other services on the unlicensed LTE spectrum.
Categories: Media

Editor's Note - MEAN Streak

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:54
For the past several months, Working Programmer columnist Ted Neward has been writing about MongoDB, Express, AngularJS and Node.js—collectively known as the MEAN stack. Is it time for your development to get MEAN?
Categories: .NET

Upstart - Loyalty Test

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:53
It's easy to confuse gratitude with loyalty, says Krishnan Rangachari, who urges developers to consider why they are staying with an organization. As it turns out, the best thing you can do for your company might be to leave it.
Categories: .NET