The News Review:
- Office Depot Names Dodge City’s K&M Storage ”Offi…
- The State of Utility Computing
- Cramped kitchen? Think big buy small
- The viral video online revolution
- New industry bringing 40+ jobs to Hall
- Grid Meter | InfoWorld | Grid and Licensing | May 26 2006 08:38 AM |…
Office Depot Names Dodge City’s K&M Storage ”Offi…
Free with registration – Business Wire – AccessMyLibrary.com – May 26, 2006
– Office Depot (NYSE:ODP) a leading global provider of office products and services today announced that K&M Storage of Dodge City KS will become the “Official Small Business of NASCAR courtesy of Office Depot” for the remainder of the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race season. The winning company is being celebrated at Lowe’s Motor Speedway where K&M Storage owner Duane Nietling will join with NASCAR star Carl Edwards Roush Racing owner Jack Roush and Tony Ueber Senior Vice President of Marketing for Office Depot to unveil the No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion. The car features the new K&M Storage logo that will make its debut on track during the Coca-Cola 600 (Saturday May 27 5:00 p.
The State of Utility Computing
CTR – May 26, 2006
The demands vary radically from project to project and department to department and IT is trying to make everybody happy. Recently everything has grown so large that it?s increasingly difficult to manage separate little worlds of information ? rather like rowdy moons making ragged orbits around the central IT function. There are separate servers for separate applications separate storage separate service levels. Each system needs it own protection: backup and recovery provisioning replication. It?s easy to add more servers and storage to meet service levels during processing spikes but it gets harder and harder to manage and plan. Utility computing is a model that can go a long way towards taming the beast but only if it evolves to meet both technology and business needs demands. Utility computing is a model where computing resources are automatically assigned to a user on an as-needed basis… Given the impressive list of requirements utility computing is often consigned to a hosted model such as large-scale services provided by companies like HP and IBM. It?s not; companies can (and perhaps should) deploy internal utility computing. According to independent website Utility Computing ?The infrastructure required to deliver that reality is beginning to be put into place. IBM has been working on the idea for some time but the major technology vendors are now all jostling for position. At this early stage their offerings may be seen as IT outsourcing where large corporations allow dedicated service providers to take care of all their IT needs.
Cramped kitchen? Think big buy small
St. Petersburg Times – May 26, 2006
What to do? The National Kitchen and Bath Association measures a small kitchen with precise accuracy: 150 feet or less. But even a slightly larger but poorly designed space can seem cramped and inefficient. If you're just moving into a home with a Lilliputian kitchen take note of the fact that manufacturers are making appliances smaller than ever: Look for 24-inch deep refrigerators vs. A small but just-wide-enough kitchen allows for a portable island a storage boon that also offers more food preparation space. Tampa interior designer Jay Tenuta owner of La Bella Interiors recommends buying an inexpensive metal shelving unit – about three shelves high – at Home Depot or Lowe's and making it work for you. "Put it on wheel castors with locks and you can use it as a center storage island and wheel it out of the way when you have company" Tenuta said… A small but just-wide-enough kitchen allows for a portable island a storage boon that also offers more food preparation space. Tampa interior designer Jay Tenuta owner of La Bella Interiors recommends buying an inexpensive metal shelving unit – about three shelves high – at Home Depot or Lowe's and making it work for you. "Put it on wheel castors with locks and you can use it as a center storage island and wheel it out of the way when you have company" Tenuta said. If you have the money consider having a slab of butcher block cut for the top to give the cook in the family even more cooking space. Also consider adding glass-fronted doors to your cabinets to create the illusion of more space (plus they're a nice looking addition to any kitchen). Tenuta recommends removing the old cabinet doors entirely and opening up your kitchen cabinets even if you can't afford glass fronts. "Take the doors off completely" he advises.
The viral video online revolution
BBC News – May 26, 2006
“From the get-go we’ve been big believers in the democratisation of original user-created content” says Keith Richman from video site Break. “When we began the company we recognised that a new era was coming where broadband was proliferating so people were going to be able to access higher quality video content where technology was enabling the tools to create content to become cheaper and more accessible. “We saw that all the confluence of trends were going to lead to a new generation of content creators. com the best videos are voted to the top. But it is not all silly stunts and goofy clips; some of this stuff is pretty serious… com Video flooded in from every corner of America to Getdemocracy. com during the recent US immigration day strike. Cheap video cameras and convenient online storage along with broadband make this possible. David Moore from Getdemocracy. com says: “I think what’s happening is that there’s a genuine movement where TV and video is shifting from a top-down medium to a medium that’s entirely from the bottom up where everyone is able to say create a local news channel or to publish video of their family reunion online easily. “And more and more people are watching this kind of video online and taking their eyes away from the TV screen and moving towards the computer screen. Evolving technologiesThe website provides free editing and uploading tools.
New industry bringing 40+ jobs to Hall
Access North Georgia – May 26, 2006
“This company will contribute good jobs a significant investment and new business-to-business opportunities for area goods and services. We are very pleased the investors have committed to locate this business on 129 South in Gainesville-Hall County. ” Williams has over 20 years experience in the cold storage business and formerly served as the CEO of Georgia Freezer Company. Georgia Freezer was sold to Atlas Cold Storage in 1998. Williams will serve as President and CEO of Eskimo Cold Storage. “The poultry industry has been one of the foundations of the Northeast Georgia economy for decades" Williams noted. "I am excited about this opportunity to get back in the business and I look forward to working with some of my old friends again.
Grid Meter | InfoWorld | Grid and Licensing | May 26 2006 08:38 AM |…
InfoWorld – May 26, 2006
When grids start moving from small private quanta to larger wide-use grids and content and services from third parties start coming into play multi dimensional use licensing is going to become increasingly important. This is a topic we touch upon from time to time in the grid arena then those discussions seem to go quiet for periods of time. I believe that those of us in the grid space need to pop this issue up a bit higher in the stack as licensing and rights management issues in the entertainment industry could be the canary in the coal mine of things to come for grid. If it quacks like a duck it might just have the same licensing issues as a duck. Posted by Greg Nawrocki on May 26 2006 08:38 AM RATE THIS ARTICLE:.