first_imgThe 2019 SAPPHIRE NOW theme, “Bringing the Intelligent Enterprise to Life” combined with a more detailed event description “this event delivers a practical path for companies to become an intelligent enterprise driving meaningful business outcomes that delight customers and support organization growth” is a perfect encapsulation of what Dell Technologies delivers for customers taking this journey with SAP.My comments reflect only a small, but important, discussion of the key areas where Dell Technologies can drive technology, performance and financial value for customers operating SAP landscapes today or those interested in the transformational value of SAP landscapes. To get the entire experience, please visit us at @DellTech booth #2230.The first step in the journey is reducing TCO and simplifying IT for SAP landscapes.Historically, IT has run SAP production and non-production systems on siloed infrastructure, whether by design — to protect production performance — or ad hoc as new projects get added. The result is well understood – higher TCO with strained IT budgets and valuable resources allocated to spending time maintaining, monitoring and managing SAP system landscapes.Dell EMC solutions provide a modern infrastructure foundation designed to invigorate legacy SAP ERP with reduced cost and ready to power the Intelligent Enterprise with S/4 HANA.An emerging area of great interest for simplifying IT operations is running SAP HANA on software defined infrastructure.Today we have great news! Our SAP HANA certified hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) portfolio has grown to include VxFlex to run SAP HANA in production.VxFlex creates a server-based SAN by combining virtualization software, known as VxFlex OS, with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers and unified management to deliver flexible, scalable performance, and capacity on demand for SAP HANA.Dell EMC VxFlex HCI System for SAP HANAThe SAP HANA certification encompasses the HCI architecture with VMware vSphere hypervisor and VxFlex OS software defined storage. The certification supports VxFlex systems configured with Intel Xeon SP (Skylake) CPU based PowerEdge servers, including the dual-socket R640 and R740xd and the four-socket R840.Now let’s take a turn and look at the business – it is all about fueling innovation with intelligence and visibility to actionable data.Emerging data-driven use cases mean combining SAP HANA business data with external big data, machine learning and AI to fuel intelligent application and business processes. This results in a proliferation of data being aggregated, pipelined, managed and stored from the edge to the core.Realizing a comprehensive IT framework to orchestrate data management across distributed complex IT landscapes on scale-out secure infrastructure is a key foundation, Dell EMC has partnered with SAP for one of the broadest portfolios of SAP certified infrastructure for SAP HANA and SAP Leonardo IoT.For managing diverse data sources and applications at the “core”We know that SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA  is foundational for intelligent enterprise applications at the core (check certified infrastructure here), but not all data is stored in SAP HANA. What about big data located outside SAP HANA?Dell EMC and SAP have you covered;SAP Data Hub provides governance and orchestration for data refinement and enrichment by pipelining complex data operations.For storing IoT and big data outside SAP HANA, Dell EMC Isilon scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) provides a secure scale-out platform to build a data lake and persist enterprise files of all sizes that scale from terabytes to petabytes in a single cluster.What about accelerating decision making at the edge?Not all IoT data will be processed at the core data center in SAP HANA. IoT edge computing will include SAP applications and use cases supporting decisions that need to be made locally with smaller subsets of aggregated data being transmitted to the core.Dell Technologies and SAP have you covered;SAP Edge Services extends the Intelligent Enterprise to the Edge with capabilities for uninterrupted high-performance business processes, optimized data processing – locally or at the digital core, and real-time decision-making and agile responses.Dell Technologies sharply reduces time to value with decreased TCO of these Edge capabilities through pre-installation on our SAP certified Edge gateways, bundled with VMware Pulse management for optimized operations. IT Framework to Orchestrate Data ManagementSo now that we have introduced Dell EMC’s IT foundation from the edge to the core, the next step in this journey is deploying compelling use cases with our partners!One of most recent use case studies was develop in cooperation with Camelot ITLab (booth #444) and Intel (booth #1700), showing how blockchain technology is solving a huge challenge in the consumer goods industry: constantly keeping compliant with legally required labeling of regulated compounds, while leveraging a complex, global supply chain.Again, this was a small sample of the value that Dell Technologies can bring to customers on their SAP journey.  Join us at @ DellTech Booth 2230 to see a theatre session with Dell EMC Global System Integrator (GSI) partners for Energy & Utilities, Retail and Energy Management.  Also check out the Dell EMC portfolio of solutions, meet with our experts and see just how Dell Technologies and SAP are “Bringing the Intelligent Enterprise to Life.”last_img read more

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – Officials from Fletcher Elementary School physical education students were moving and grooving to Earth, Wind & Fire’s September during a recent class with teachers Greg Jackson and Kevin Emley. The students were using “Dance Dance Revolution” borrowed from the Lending Locker program through Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES.Officials say Dance Dance Revolution is a great physical education activity for the students as it combines physical components such as: coordination, increased heart rate, cardiorespiratory endurance and muscular endurance with the video gaming technology using the XBox 360.Additionally, the school says that this unit has also been a great activity to maintain the social distance guidelines that have impacted the entire school community. The teachers will be using Dance Dance Revolution for about two and a half weeks allowing the kids to compete against each other to get the highest score. The teachers will keep leaderboards to inspire friendly competition and work harder.“This unit has been wonderful as it gives kids an alternative way to be physically active, especially as cold weather approaches,” said Jackson. “The students really love doing the activity and we love seeing them enjoy physical activity.”last_img read more

first_img Rock of Ages Zakrin was a finalist on the MTV reality show Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods and makes her Broadway debut in Rock of Ages. She was previously seen off-Broadway in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Featuring a score of such classic rock hits as “Here I Go Again,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, an aspiring rock star who moves to Los Angeles to make his dreams come true. The current cast also includes Mitchell Jarvis, Genson Blimline, Adam Dannheisser, Josephine Rose Roberts, Paul Schoeffler and Teresa Stanley. Frankie J. Grande is set to play the role of Franz in Rock of Ages on Broadway. He will step in for Cody Scott Lancaster and play a limited engagement November 10 through January 18, 2015 at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Meanwhile, Constantine Maroulis, who was nominated for a Tony for the role of Drew in 2009 and returned to the jukebox hit on August 4, will now extend his stay in the show, also through January 18, 2015. Additionally, Lauren Zakrin is to join the company in the lead role of Sherrie beginning November 3, taking over from Carrie St. Louis. In addition to Rock of Ages on Broadway, Maroulis also starred in the tuner off-Broadway and headlined the national tour. He most recently appeared on the Great White Way in Jekyll & Hyde. A finalist on the fourth season of American Idol, Maroulis’ other stage credits include Broadway’s The Wedding Singer, off-Broadway’s Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and the national tour of Rent. Related Shows Grande has appeared on the Broadway stage in Mamma Mia!, and served as a producer for the revivals of Hamlet, La Bete and Born Yesterday. He also played a drag queen pageant hopeful in the benefit production of Pageant: The Musical. He was originally scheduled to star in the tuner’s recent off-Broadway production, but instead appeared on Big Brother. Speaking of older siblings, he’s Ariana Grande’s half-brother. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015last_img read more

first_img 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Remember 1988? That’s the year General Motors released its slogan, “Not your father’s Oldsmobile”—a campaign meant to refresh the luxury car’s brand and show how fresh it was. The campaign failed and so did Oldsmobile, proving that a new campaign with old thinking doesn’t work. About 10 years later, Apple was struggling; then Steve Jobs returned to the helm, encouraging everyone—from designers to decision makers—to step back and rethink their processes, systems, structure and purpose. Soon after, Apple launched its “Think Different” campaign, with Jobs famously saying, “Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do.” Today, Forbes Global 2000 places Apple at the top of its global list of most profitable companies.Lately, I’ve been wondering…is our process of choosing credit unions’ boards of directors stuck in 1988? Do we need to think differently?I have the privilege of serving credit unions in both professional and volunteer roles. For the past seven years, I’ve served on the board of $1.1 billion Firefly Credit Union in Minneapolis/St. Paul, currently as board chair. And since 2005, I’ve been a member of the executive team of MEMBERS Development Company, a collaborative research and development credit union service organization owned by many of the nation’s top-tier credit unions.Serving on Firefly CU’s board has helped me understand the financial, technological and competitive issues with which MDC’s owners struggle and has given me a better understanding of the company’s R&D needs. At MDC, working with credit unions that share many common concerns gives context to the issues my own credit union faces. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgTopics : Globally, there were more than 1.25 million cases of coronavirus and 68,400 deaths across 211 countries and territories, as of Monday morning, according to a Reuters tally.Although Germany’s Geisel said on Friday the consignment had been “confiscated” in Bangkok, his office rowed back a day later, saying it was still trying to clarify the circumstances of how the masks, which were ordered from a German wholesaler, and not from US manufacturer 3M, had been diverted.A spokeswoman for 3M had told Reuters the company had no evidence that its products had been seized.US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that “there has been no act of piracy”.  “We remain concerned about pervasive attempts to divide international efforts through unsourced, unattributed disinformation campaigns.”Thai authorities were not reachable on Monday as the country was observing a public holiday.The accusation that masks were diverted came at a time when countries are scrambling to secure protective gear to battle the coronavirus pandemic.Allies of the United States from Europe to South America have complained about “Wild West” tactics they say Washington has employed to outbid or block shipments of medical supplies to original buyers.center_img The United States had no knowledge of a shipment of face masks bound for Germany that officials in Berlin have accused it of diverting from an airport in Bangkok, a spokeswoman for the US embassy in Thailand said.The comment came after Berlin Secretary of Interior Andreas Geisel said on Friday that an order of 200,000 masks bound for Germany had been “confiscated” in Bangkok and diverted to the United States, calling it an “act of modern piracy”.”The United States Government did not take any action to divert any 3M supplies that were destined to Germany nor did we have any knowledge of such a shipment,” Jillian Bonnardeaux, the spokeswoman for the US embassy in Bangkok, told Reuters.last_img read more

first_img Share 19 Views   no discussions This Southern-style cake is festive enough to serve at a party and certain to please all the children present.Coca Cola is added to both the cake and the frosting.The cake can be topped with white or pastel-colored marshmallows and chopped pecans. Serve with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream.Ingredients2 cups all-purpose flour2 cups granulated sugar1 cup butter1 cup cola2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder2 eggs, slightly beaten1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. vanilla2 cups tiny marshmallowsCocoa-Cola Frosting1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted1/2 cup pastel-color tiny marshmallows (optional) Tweet Share Food & DiningLifestyle Cocoa-Cola Cake. by: – April 5, 2011center_img DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. In large bowl, stir together flour and granulated sugar. Set aside.In medium saucepan, combine butter, cola, and cocoa powder. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter melts.Pour over flour mixture. Add eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla; mix well. Stir in marshmallows. Pour into prepared baking pan.Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack.Spread Cocoa-Cola Frosting over cake. Sprinkle with pecans and marshmallows, if desired.Cocoa-Cola Frosting: In medium bowl, beat 1/3 cup butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Slowly add 2 cups powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, beating until combined. Add 1/4 cup cola, beating until combined. Gradually beat in 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar until combined. If necessary, beat in enough additional cola, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make frosting easy to spread. Share Sharing is caring! Recipe source: Better Homes & Gardenslast_img read more

first_img “But we’ve done amazing things before at this club and with these players and the PSG game is for me a very good example how you can make a two-goal deficit work in your favour because we need the first goal.” Paul Pogba will also be absent at Etihad Stadium and fellow United midfielder Nemanja Matic is also doubtful after picking up a knock in Sunday’s 6-0 win over Tranmere in the FA Cup fourth round. Read Also: Solskjaer demands spirit of PSG as Man Utd prepare to tackle Man City City’s main concern is over defender Aymeric Laporte, who returned from a long-term injury in their Premier League win at Sheffield United on 21 January. The Frenchman played 75 minutes at Bramall Lane but was not involved in the FA Cup victory over Fulham on Sunday. Claudio Bravo is set to start in goal for the Blues, having played in all their domestic cup matches this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…center_img Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is wary of the threat that Manchester United will pose in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg. City dominated the first leg at Old Trafford on 7 January and will take a 3-1 lead into the encounter. Pep Guardiola has progressed from 23 of the previous 24 knockout ties as a manager when winning the first leg However, United won the Premier League meeting between the sides 2-1 on 7 December. “It’s Manchester United. They can do it, they have done it,” said Guardiola. “In these kind of games against incredible teams with incredible history, they have pride and I know how difficult it will be to reach the final.” United advanced against Paris St-Germain in similar circumstances in the Champions League last term but will travel across Manchester without several key players, including forward Marcus Rashford and midfielder Scott McTominay. “We’re a little bit lighter but we can’t just defend we have to go out there, try and keep the ball as well which isn’t too easy because they’re good at pressing so it needs to be perfect,” said United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.last_img read more

first_imgPaddy McNair has revealed his Manchester United team-mates were cheering on Northern Ireland’s push for Euro 2016. McNair made his first competitive start in Thursday’s 3-1 win over Greece, a result that guaranteed Michael O’Neill’s men would be heading to France. And there were some big names from the Old Trafford dressing room who were glad to see McNair and company succeed. Press Associationcenter_img “Yeah, they wanted us to qualify. Everybody wanted us to qualify,” he said. “Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick were rooting for us and I’m sure if we get them (England) in the draw there will be a few words exchanged. “We’ll get them in the later stages maybe and knock them out,” he added, with a laugh. “Ander Herrera texted me (after the match) and I put a few pictures on Instagram and a few of them liked it.” McNair was pencilled in to play a holding midfield role against Greece but was shifted to right-back when Aaron Hughes pulled out with a calf injury. He prefers playing centrally, in midfield or defence, but was happy just to have the chance to make his Windsor Park bow in such a high-profile fixture. “It was a crazy night,” he said. “We just wanted to get the job done but I don’t think it has sunk in that we have qualified. It is a brilliant feeling. “It was my very first game at Windsor Park and it was a great game to make my debut there. When Michael said I was starting I was really looking forward to it. “It was our biggest game in 30 years and for it to be my first game at Windsor it was a good one.” last_img read more

first_img Ulster were 23-0 down at half-time against Oyonnax at Stade Charles Mathon and seemingly on their way out of the running for a Champions Cup quarter-final place in Pool 1. But then up popped McCall to score his side’s third try to cut the gap to two points and allow Paddy Jackson to grab the glory with his 77th-minute penalty. “We were pretty disappointed with our first-half display. We needed to front up and we didn’t, but fair play to Oyonnax, they did,” said McCall. Kyle McCall thanked his team-mates for paving the way for his first Ulster try as the Ireland Under 20 loosehead prop picked up the plaudits for playing his part in an amazing second-half fightback. “We wanted to restart the game in the second half and really go at them. It was about getting our heads right at the scrum, working on our technique and going at them because we had to get everything right in that area. “It was my first try for Ulster, which I am very happy with, but it was a team effort really. We really had to dig deep to overhaul Oyonnax. “I was off the field when Paddy Jackson kicked the winning penalty and after that it was just a question of not giving away any penalties and staying strong.” The win cut the gap at the top of Pool 1 to six points and Ulster get the chance to gain revenge for their home defeat against table-toppers Saracens in the return leg at Allianz Park in round five. “We are still in a good position and we can take confidence from our second-half performance. We can take it into next week and hopefully show what we can do for two halves,” added McCall. The defeat for Oyonnax was their fourth in a row in their first season in the Champions Cup and their eighth in their last nine matches in all tournaments. “It was a classic game of two halves and credit to Ulster for nicking it in the end,” said Oyonnax second row George Robson. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgA Florida man wants Disney World to return to their former policy of allowing those with autism to skip the lines, suing them in federal court.After reports of unscrupulous guests hiring disabled people to help them jump upfront, the theme park cancelled the practice in 2014.Currently, only disabled persons who possess a Disability Access Service Card are able to reserve a spot for the rides.The lawsuit, which will go to court in February, wants Disney to treat all disabilities in a similar fashion, rather than decide which are worthy of special treatment.last_img read more