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VICTORIA, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/29/07 -- FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (AMEX: FSI) (FRANKFURT: FXT), a developer and manufacturer of biodegradable and environmentally safe, water and energy conservation technology, as well as anti-scalant and crop nutrient enhancement products, today announces financial results for the full year (FY) ended Dec 31, 2006. Mr. Daniel B. O'Brien, CEO, states, "This was a great year for FSI, yielding a 25% growth in operating revenues and a substantial increase in operating cash flow when compared to FY, 2005." * GAAP sales for the full year (FY), 2006, of $8,373,597, were up 25% when compared to sales, of $6,709,394, in the corresponding period a year ago. The result was an accounting net loss of $1,164,369, or $0.09 per basic weighted average share for FY, 2006. * Included in FY, 2006 revenue was a "return of capital" or ... (more)


STAVANGER, NORWAY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/30/07 -- The general meeting of Statoil ASA (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) will be held on Tuesday 15 May 2007 at 17:00 at the Clarion Hotel Stavanger, Ny Olavskleiv 8, 4008 Stavanger, Norway. Agenda: 1. Opening of the general meeting by the chair of the corporate assembly 2. Registration of attending shareholders and proxies 3. Election of a chair of the meeting 4. Election of a person to co-sign the minutes together with the chair of the meeting 5. Approval of the notice and the agenda 6. Approval of the annual report and accounts for Statoil ASA and the Statoil group for 2006, including the board of directors' proposal for the distribution of the dividend The board proposes an ordinary dividend of NOK 4.00 per share and a special dividend of NOK 5.12 per share for 2006. 7. Determination of remuneration for the company's auditor 8. De... (more)

Benchmarking bigglm

By Joseph Rickert In a recent blog post, David Smith reported on a talk that Steve Yun and I gave at STRATA in NYC about building and benchmarking Poisson GLM models on various platforms. The results presented showed that the rxGlm function from Revolution Analytics’ RevoScaleR package running on a five node cluster outperformed a Map Reduce/ Hadoop implementation as well as an implementation of legacy software running on a large server. An alert R user posted the following comment on the blog: As a poisson regression was used, it would be nice to also see as a benchmark the computational speed when using the biglm package in open source R? Just import your csv in sqlite and run biglm to obtain your poisson regression. Biglm also loads in data in R in chunks in order to update the model so that looks more similar to the RevoScaleR setup then just running plain glm i... (more)

This Week in Website Performance

This Week in Website Performance is a weekly feature of the Monitis.com blog. It summarizes recent articles about website performance. Why? Because your friends at Monitis.com care. Localize External Resources Author: Website Optimization. Javascript widgets are an easy way to add useful functionality to a website. When these widgets are hosted as an external resource, they can produce slowdowns out of your control. This article demonstrates this problem and discusses the solution of locally hosting these widgets. Increase Website Performance: Useful Techniques for Professional Web Designers Author: Maria Shehar Bano. Techniques to increase website performance are outlined in this article. Anyone who has become focussed on a few aspects of performance might like a reminder of these basics. Includes tips to reduce size and load time using tools like front end optimi... (more)

OpenSource World, Next Generation Data Center and CloudWorld Close Successfully Today in San Francisco

The 2009 OpenSource World™, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) and CloudWorld™ conferences, held August 12-13 at the Moscone Center West, came to a successful close today, IDG World Expo, producer of the events, announced. The three conferences drew in more than 2,000 attendees over the two days, which included five keynote presentations and more than 85 sessions across 13 tracks, such as Virtualization, Cloud Infrastructure, Open Source in Mobile and Security. The Solutions Showcase featured more than 60 leading vendors, including Adaptive Computing, CA, Inc., DELL, GoGrid, HotLava Systems, IBM Corporation, ixSystems, Inc., OpSource, Rackspace Cloud, RagingWire, thawte, Inc. and Zmanda, Inc. Many of the exhibitors used the event to announce their latest product and service offerings, including Zmanda Inc.’s ZCloud,, an open API that will radically simplify the d... (more)

Hosted CMS Platform to Quickly Build Dynamic Websites Debuted by Webvanta

AUSTIN, Texas and SEBASTOPOL, Calif., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Webvanta, the powerful Software as a Service CMS that enables web designers to easily and quickly build hosted dynamic websites, today announced the preview of a new release of the Webvanta platform that gives designers even more control and flexibility to design and manage sophisticated, database-driven websites for their clients without needing a programmer. Webvanta 2.0 will provide more power and flexibility than other hosted CMS solutions, which typically do not support custom databases, and is a more reliable, easier-to-use alternative to open-source offerings such as Wordpress, Joomla! and Drupal. Webvanta is the first hosted CMS that enables professional designers to switch to a SaaS solution for high-end business sites. "As the web has evolved, building sophisticated, content-rich sites deman... (more)

PatientsLikeMe Contributes Free Open-Source Parser to Blue Button Initiative

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/23/12 -- Today, PatientsLikeMe (www.patientslikeme.com) announces the contribution of a free open-source parser to better translate the heath data shared through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' My HealtheVet, a result of the Obama Administration's "Blue Button" initiative. Launched in 2010, Blue Button helps patients easily download their health information and share it with providers, caregivers and others. To help increase participation in the initiative and make the data shared more meaningful, the PatientsLikeMe parser will translate free-text files into structured data that computer programs can read and use. "This is just one of the ways we plan to contribute to the Administration's initiative to help patients, like the half million veterans using My HealtheVet," says Jamie Heywood, co-founder and chairman of Patients... (more)

AccuRev Announces Industry's First Seamless Platform to Integrate Git Into Enterprise-Level Software Configuration Management Systems

AccuRev, Inc., the leading provider of advanced tools for managing the software development process, today broke new ground with the release of the first Git integration that seamlessly bridges the world of open source and commercial tools for enterprise-class software configuration management. AccuRev’s new Kando, an enterprise security and compliance platform for Git, complements the open source SCM tool with its own functionality, allowing organizations using Git to simultaneously leverage the enterprise-level security and traceability within AccuRev SCM. Kando is the first software development solution that enables Git development shops to unleash the most powerful features of AccuRev SCM, adding workflow, issue tracking, security, change requirements and other capabilities to the software development process, all while maintaining the flexibility and familiarit... (more)

VTI führt "intelligente" dynamische Signalanalysatoren der 4. Generation ein

IRVINE, Kalifornien, January 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VTI Instruments Corporation freut sich, die Markteinführung der SentinelEX-Serie von "intelligenten" dynamischen Signalanalysatoren (Dynamic Signal Analyzers, DSA) bekannt zu geben. SentinelEX, die 4. Generation von "intelligenten" dynamischen Signalanalysatoren von VTI Instruments, baut auf eine stolze auf 1980 zurückgehende Geschichte auf und stellt nach wie vor die meist bewährte Lösung für den Marktsektor "Noise, Vibration und Harshness" (NVH) dar.  (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120131/LA43462LOGO) Die Messleistung erreicht ein neues Niveau mit Datenraten von 625 k Messwerten / Sekunde / Kanal, genauen Differentialeingaben mit überragender Common Mode Performance (CMRR von -120 dB), um unerwünschte Geräusche und Störungen zu reduzieren, einem branchenführenden verzerrungsfreien Dynamikbereich (... (more)

Engine Yard Affirms PaaS Leadership With $28M in Revenue and Largest Number of Paying Customers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/12 -- Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), today announced it has achieved record growth in 2011, doubling revenue year over year. Empowering enterprises and developers to innovate faster, Engine Yard delivers a commercially hardened and secure solution that thousands of companies depend on for their production applications. Engine Yard serves customers across a wide range of industries including high-tech, consumer electronics, telecommunications and media. Concurrently, Engine Yard Orchestra PHP Cloud will debut its second major release this month. New enhancements include greater configurability through APIs as well as higher performance derived from more highly optimized stack images. Auto-scaling in the elastic configuration is now better tuned to track variations in load, and numerous additional per... (more)

Introducing TI's WiLink™ 8.0 family: Five-in-one wireless connectivity solutions for next-generation mobile experiences

DALLAS, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Achieving another wireless connectivity milestone, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the WiLink™ 8.0 product family: a collection of 45-nanometer single-chip solutions that integrate up to five different radios, and set the stage for next-generation mobile Wi-Fi®, GNSS, NFC, Bluetooth® and FM transmit/receive applications. The WiLink 8.0 architecture supports various combinations of these technologies, allowing for customized solutions to address the unique needs and price points of all mobile markets. Each chip variant comes in a compact WSP package that can be mounted directly on a PCB, and includes all required RF front ends, a complete power management system, and comprehensive coexistence mechanisms. At the system level, the five-radio WiLink 8.0 chip offers a 60 percent cost reduction, 45 ... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Contextual Analytics of various threat data provides a deeper understanding of a given threat and enables identification of unknown threat vectors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David Dufour, Head of Security Architecture, IoT, Webroot, Inc., discussed how through the use of Big Data analytics and deep data correlation across different threat types, it is possible to gain a better understanding of where, how and to what level of danger a malicious actor poses to an organization, and to determin...
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
As IoT continues to increase momentum, so does the associated risk. Secure Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) is ranked as one of the most important technology areas of IoT. Driving this trend is the realization that secure support for IoT devices provides companies the ability to deliver high-quality, reliable, secure offerings faster, create new revenue streams, and reduce support costs, all while building a competitive advantage in their markets. In this session, we will use customer use cases...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.