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http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali I see Simon Hradecky, the site editor of The Aviation Herald (www.avherald.com) reported this a few hours ago, about our JetBlue emergency landing experience on Saturday, November 21. "A JetBlue Embraer ERJ-190, registration N279JB performing flight B6-904 from Chicago O'Hare, IL to New York JFK, NY (USA) with 64 passengers and 4 crew, was on final visual approach to JFK's runway 31R descending through 2000 feet, when the crew reported they needed to abort the approach due to a slat/flap indication. The airplane climbed back up to 3000 feet and was vectored to allow the crew troubleshoot the problem. The crew requested the longer runway 31L and advised, their approach speed would be "a little bit higher" and requested the emergency services on standby and subsequently declared emergency due to an abnormal flaps indication. The airpla... (more)

Cutting Through Chaos in the Age of Mobile Me - New Report

Supporting real-time enterprise mobility that is personalized and contextually relevant takes a lot of work. In fact, it takes digital transformation. We have all grown accustomed to using personal consumer apps that know and understand us (think airline apps and Netflix), our preferences and provide contextually relevant content. Today, we expect the same from all of our apps both consumer and enterprise. Download the full report here "Cutting Through Chaos in the Age of Mobile Me". Ninety percent of mobile users highly value personalized mobile experiences. In order to deliver these experiences one must have real-time data collection, analytics, personalization engines and mobile applications capable of supporting real-time personalization. One must also have an operational tempo within their IT systems and business processes capable of supporting real-time. These... (more)

Why Tiger Woods, Companies and Governors Can't Hide Anymore

Social CRM on Ulitzer I don’t know if Tiger Woods cheated on Elin with Rachel Uchitel, is a reckless operator, was having an argument, was in a hurry to get out of his house around 2 a.m. or just wanted a new SUV. And I really don’t care. What bugs me in what I thought was an era of growing transparency for all brands (companies, organizations, governments, people) is a still remarkably frequent hesitancy to come clean publicly. At the time of this writing, Tiger still hasn’t spoken with law enforcement authorities, choosing instead to post a statement on his Web site saying, “This is a private matter and I want to keep it that way.” When you’re a billion dollar brand, this course gets a little dicey. Tiger isn’t the first case of failing to come clean fast in 2009; we’ve seen this many times this year. South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has denied doing anything w... (more)

High Security of TeamDrive Cloud Data Storage Validated by The Data Protection Commissioner’s Office (ULD)

Fraunhofer SIT's criticism of the security of TeamDrive's cloud data storage is unjustified Hamburg - June 12th 2012 - The ULD (Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein) has issued a statement confirming it upholds TeamDrive's privacy seal certification, an opinion validated by other independent technical and legal experts. According to the ULD, TeamDrive continues to fulfill the stringent security requirements necessary for the privacy seal to be issued. The ULD and other experts welcomed Fraunhofer SIT's detailed study. It gives valuable information about security weaknesses of cloud services. However, with respect to TeamDrive 2.4, the ULD accredited experts - lawyer Stefan Hansen-Oest and IT specialist Andrew Bethke - reject the Fraunhofer SIT's criticisms. In their opinion, the transport and encryption standards used by TeamDrive constitu... (more)

TeamDrive Helps Award Winning Hamburg-Cloud Deliver Secure File-Sharing

Hamburg-Cloud and TeamDrive scoop coveted IT security awards and offer template for how cloud service providers can deliver value added synchronization services Hamburg, October 16, 2012 - Enterprise cloud synchronization provider TeamDrive has announced successful implementation on the Hamburg-Cloud allowing the innovative service provider IT works! to deliver secure data synchronization and win a prestigious German IT award. Hamburg-Cloud is operated from three professional data centers in Hamburg to ensure that all mission-critical data and applications are held within German jurisdiction and adhere to the strict German data protection regulations. With the increasing demand for secure data sharing between clouds, smartphones and tablets, Hamburg-Cloud needed a cost effective, yet secure, option and turned to its partner IT works! Consulting for advice. The resul... (more)

Bans Fail To Prevent Potential Enterprise Data Leakage Through Insecure File Sharing Cloud Services

The attractions of document sharing services are overriding security concerns in the rush to embrace BYOD strategies Hamburg, 18th December, 2012 - Enterprise cloud synchronization provider TeamDrive is warning about the serious security risks being run by companies that ban document and file sharing services, such as Google Drive and Dropbox, without providing an encryption-based alternative. According to the 1,300 respondents to a survey conducted by storage firm Nasuni, one in five employees is using Dropbox. What is more worrying is that 49 percent of users ignore corporate policies and use the service regardless, according to the Shadow IT in the Enterprise report. This implies that the perceived benefits of having an unmanaged, unmonitored and unsupported element in business IT overrides any sense of responsibility. TeamDrive recommends accepting the irresistib... (more)

TeamDrive “Sync & Share” launches enterprise-class notification and VDI support

TeamDrive v3.1 enhances enterprise capabilities with Microsoft and Citrix VDI support Hamburg, Germany, April 22 2013 - Enterprise cloud synchronization provider TeamDrive has launched a new 3.1 version of its "Sync & Share" application, which delivers the first true enterprise-grade notification and enhanced support for VDI. The new TeamDrive Notification Centre is a policy-driven engine that generates either desktop pop-ups or email messages based on a granular set of triggers and administrator-defined parameters. "Unlike consumer products, our notification center provides a method of defining more rigorous notification policies based on keywords and other workflow parameters," explains Volker Oboda, CEO of TeamDrive. "This allows individuals and administrators to design proper workflows instead of users becoming bombarded with email messages or other unnecessary... (more)

R: Free, Popular, Powerful, Flexible and Supported

Francis Smart offers five excellent reasons to use R, in a well-researched post ideal for sharing with anyone thinking about making the switch to R. (You might also share this YouTube video for a quick 90-second introduction to R.) The post also includes a novel analysis of interest in R, as tracked by Google Trends. Given its single-letter name, comparitive metrics for R can be tricky to come by, but Google Trends lets you focus on interest in R the programming language (and not, say, the R Kelly album), and compare it to SAS the statistical software (not the airline) and other similar products. Google Trends also includes forecasts, and shows that not only does interest in R eclipse all others in Google searches, it's set to continue to grow: (That's a static screenshot -- click to see an updated Google Trends analysis.) Econometrics by Simulation: Why use R? Five... (more)

Internet of Things – IoT

Cisco would like to use the phrase IoE – Internet of Everything. But the common term is IoT (Internet of Things) these days. It refers to any device that has an IP address, and can communicate. I will be speaking at an IoT Expo in San Francisco on May 5th. and my session is called – Big Data, the oxygen of the Internet of Things. The term IoT is nebulous and involves all kinds of players – device suppliers (wearables, sensors, home appliances, monitors, etc.), backend players with network gears such as routers, hubs, load balancers, and then computing resources, storage, plus a large number of software players. From consumers to enterprises, the impact of IoT will be pervasive. Some new companies such as Kaazing claims to enable the Internet for the IoT. What does that mean? They offer a product called  The Kaazing WebSocket Gateway, an enterprise solution for full-... (more)

LA/Palmdale Regional Airport Opens to United Airlines Service to San Francisco and Points Beyond

PALMDALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/07/07 -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford welcomed United Airlines' first passenger flight to LA/Palmdale Regional Airport (PMD). Today's history-making arrival and departure marks the first time that commercial jet service has operated out of PMD. Over 200 travel agents and local business leaders attended the inaugural event which showcased PMD's newly refurbished terminal, United's CRJ200 jet, and a presentation to Betty Moore of Lancaster, widow of the late Clifton Albert "Mr. Airport" Moore, a world-renown leader in civil aviation who served for 25 years as executive director of Los Angeles' vast four-airport system. "The opening of LA/Palmdale is a major step toward realizing our city's goal of a truly regional approach to meeting the growing demand for air travel in Southern California,... (more)

AirMedia and Shanghai Media Group Announce Strategic Partnership to Provide TV Programs to Air Travelers

BEIJING and SHANGHAI, China, March 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirMedia Group Inc. , the operator of the largest digital media network in China dedicated to air travel advertising, and Shanghai Media Group (SMG), the second largest comprehensive media group in China, today announced that they have established a strategic partnership to provide TV programs to air travelers. According to the agreement with WingsMedia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMG, AirMedia obtained the exclusive right to show its selected news, theme programs and documentary clips provided by SMG in airports and on airplanes of AirMedia's network from March 2008 to February 2010. "I am very excited about our partnership with SMG, one of the world's most powerful and influential Chinese-language media and entertainment groups, which will further strengthen our position as the largest digita... (more)