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Microsoft Office 365
The City of San Jose has selected Microsoft Office 365, Windows Azure and StorSimple to expand productivity of its more than
5,000 city employees, reduce operational costs, and deliver improved services to over 984,000 residents in the Capital of
"The combination of these services supports both our long-term technology strategy and the immediate needs of our employees
and residents," said Vijay Sammeta, San Jose chief information officer. "We turned to Office 365 for secured cloud
manageability, which in turn will help us lower our total cost of ownership and support a more mobile and connected workforce
of the future. The combination of Windows Azure and StorSimple will enable us to streamline storage infrastructure support,
which enables our people to make the shift from basic backend operations to citizen engagement and service delivery."
Sammeta cited the specific benefits of Office 365 that include:
Universal access to data virtually anytime, anyplace, and on virtually any platform
Capability for mobile communications and remote collaboration, including videoconferencing
Consolidation of "big data" into a single platform
Improved data visualization tools
Seamless integration with third-party applications
Automatic software updates, lowering support and management costs
Easy staff adaptation to cloud-based platform
Master Of Science In Analytics Program,
The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies is launching a Master of Science in
Analytics program (MSc Analytics) to meet the increasing marketplace demand for expertise in all aspects of data management
and business intelligence. More than ever, organizations emphasize the value of data-driven decision making, and the School
is responding with a program that cultivates leadership in this growing field. The flexible evening and weekend format makes
the curriculum available to students and working professionals in a face-to-face classroom environment conveniently located
in downtown Chicago. Students can apply to the program now, with classes beginning in winter 2014.
Cloud Business Intelligence Product
Tableau Software announced the general availability of its new cloud-based product, Tableau Online. Tableau Online is a SaaS or hosted version of Tableau Server. It brings the power of rapid-fire business intelligence to the cloud, making analytics easier than ever. People can share, author and edit dashboards and reports with their company, customers and partners in just minutes.
Software-Defined Networking on the Modern Datacenter
UBM's Transformed Datacenter Community Hosts First Live, Interactive Facebook Video Chat on the Impact of Software-Defined Networking on the Modern Datacenter, With Virtualization Solutions Architect Bill Kleyman
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