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Userful Network Video Wall

Digital-display software provider Userful boasts that its new Network Video Wall, which is able to support up to 25 displays from a single Core i7 PC, will be the new benchmark for flexibility, affordability and simplicity in the sector. Userful also calls this the first solution with the capability to run multiple video walls throughout a building from a single PC or server. The Userful Network Video Wall can be arranged in artistic, angled designs or in a standard grid configuration. Typical installations include lobbies, museums, restaurants, stadiums, transportation hubs, retail stores, college campuses, control rooms, meeting rooms and briefing and broadcast centers.


JFrog's Artifactory Binary Repository Management Solution

Because today's software development and distribution is a wholly continuous process that demands speed and agility, the need to make flexible, precise and lightning-fast queries across the entire development environment continues to grow. To enable this high-performance search capability, JFrog announced a significantly enhanced Artifactory Binary Repository Management Solution version 3.5, which features the company's new Artifactory Query Language (AQL). AQL, proffers JFrog, is the industry's first and only search tool to help developers, DevOps and QA teams locate binaries based on any set of criteria, independent of repository type or packaging format. Examples of AQL's “exceedingly specific searches” include things like find all Docker images marked as deployed in production, get the latest Web application binaries produced by a certain build branch, retrieve all artifacts that have been downloaded more than 1,000 times but have a newer improved version and so on.


Rob Thomas and Patrick McSharry's Big Data Revolution (Wiley)

The new Wiley book Big Data Revolution is a guide to improving performance, making better decisions and transforming business through the effective use of Big Data. In this collaborative work by Rob Thomas, IBM Vice President of Big Data Products, and Patrick McSharry, an Oxford Research Fellow, this book presents inside stories from varied industries that demonstrate the power and potential of Big Data within the business realm. As implied by its subtitle, What farmers, doctors and insurance agents teach us about discovering big data patterns, the book focuses on how to uncover patterns and insights. Readers are guided through tried-and-true methodologies for getting more out of data and using it to the utmost advantage. This book describes the major trends emerging in the field, the pitfalls and triumphs being experienced, and the many considerations surrounding Big Data, all while guiding readers toward better decision making from the perspective of a data scientist. Companies are generating data faster than ever before, and managing that data has become a major challenge. With the right strategy, Big Data can be a powerful tool for creating effective business solutions, but deep understanding is key when applying it to individual business needs.


David Cuartiells Ruiz and Andreas Goransson's Professional Android Wearables (Wrox)

The the next transformative wave of smart mobile devices will be wearables. To help Android developers surf into the Pope's living room without getting axed with wearables is the new Wrox book Professional Android Wearables by David Cuartielles Ruiz and Andreas Goransson. The veteran developers demonstrate how to use the Android Wear platform and other techniques to build real-world apps for a variety of wearables including smart bands, smart watches and smart glasses. In no time, readers will grasp how wearables can connect them to the Internet in more pervasive ways than with PCs, tablets or mobile devices; how to build code using Google's Wear SDK for Android-enabled hardware devices; how Android Wear and other Android development techniques are capable of building several presented example projects; and much more.


The Document Foundation's LibreOffice

The Document Foundation is proud of the ninth major iteration of LibreOffice, describing the new 4.4 release of its office suite as possessing “a lot of UX and design love” and representing its “most beautiful” version to date. Most notably, the user interface has been improved significantly, and interoperability with OOXML file formats has been extended. A sampling of other notable improvements includes support of OpenGL transitions in Windows and improved implementation of the new OpenGL, digital signing of PDF files during the export process, installation of myriad free fonts, several new default templates, visual editing of Impress master pages, better Track Changes function in Writer, improved import filters and greatly expanded support for media capabilities on each platform.


SUSE Enterprise Storage

The move from expensive, proprietary systems to more affordable, open-source solutions is a well-worn path in our disruptive sector of the IT world. The disruption team at SUSE widens that path nicely with SUSE Enterprise Storage, a self-managing, self-healing, distributed software-based storage solution for enterprise customers. Powered by the Ceph open-source distributed storage solution, SUSE Enterprise Storage leverages commodity, off-the-shelf servers and disk drives to build highly scalable storage at a drastically reduced cost per unit. Based on the Firefly version of Ceph, the fully featured SUSE Enterprise Storage is well suited for object, archival and bulk storage, with features including cache tiering, thin provisioning, copy-on-write cloning and erasure coding. SUSE's solution is available as an option with SUSE OpenStack Cloud or as a standalone storage solution.


Zato Source s.r.o.'s Zato

Zato Source self-describes its open-source ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) and application server Zato 2.0 as written “by pragmatists for pragmatists”. Written in Python to guarantee usability and productivity and “not yet another system quickly stitched together by a vendor on the wave of ESB/SOA hype”, Zato can be used for building middleware and back-end systems. Zato facilitates intercommunication across applications and data sources spanning an organization's business or technical boundaries and beyond, enabling users to access, design, develop or discover new opportunities and processes. The new Zato 2.0 adds dozens of new features, a few of which include a Dockerfile to install a fully operational cluster of two servers, load-balancer and Web-admin in ten minutes; a wealth of new connection types; Redis-based REST publish/subscribe; and new security mechanisms. Commercial support and training for Zato are available.


Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH's Proxmox Mail Gateway

One reason the Proxmox Mail Gateway from Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH has experienced great success over its ten-year history is the application of two—and an optional three—antivirus weapons. These engines include ClamAV, Cyren's Zero-Hour Virus Outbreak Protection and the optional Avira. Proxmox Mail Gateway 4.0 is the new version of Proxmox's e-mail security system that, either on bare-metal or as a virtual appliance, protects e-mail servers from spam, viruses, trojans and phishing e-mails and is managed through an intuitive, Web-based interface. Version 4.0 features a complete package update and is now based on Debian Wheezy 7.8.


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