Solving the IT Challenges that Keep You Up at Night

first_img“I need a system that I can afford and help me achieve my productivity goals at the same time”“I want the ability to increase compute and storage on demand”“I want to keep it simple – for my customers and employees”With the constant evolution of technology, these IT tasks can be daunting and can easily keep any business owner up at night, especially if they’re just starting out.Thankfully, Dell EMC can guide you through every step of your IT journey – from helping choose the right server to optimizing it to meet the needs of your business. For small and medium business who might be looking for their first rack server, Dell EMC offers the PowerEdge R240. For medium and large business looking for an entry-level server for their data center deployment, the  PowerEdge R340 is the ideal solution.The PowerEdge R240 is a 1U single-socket rack server designed with enterprise features at affordable prices. It’s easy to deploy and ideal for:File/print – offering the right level of performance and storage for transactions sent to the network to be printed or storedMail messaging – providing enough storage capacity to handle receiving and sending emailsCollaboration and sharing – ready to enable collaborative applications for sharing information and processes on-site or remotelyWeb hosting – with the right mix of performance, storage, and memory capacityTo give you a sense of what the PowerEdge R240 offers, here is what one our customer had to say regarding their experience with this server:“Our number one priority as a global service provider is to keep people connected anywhere, anytime, all of the time. For our web hosting requirements, we need a server that is efficient, reliable, and scalable. After long hours of rigorous testing, The Dell EMC PowerEdge R240 was able to handle our customer’s applications and multiple benchmarks without a hitch. In addition, this server offers the right mix of features based on our specific requirements at any given time. We trust Dell EMC to deliver technology leadership, product quality, and reliable support” Cindy Jordan-Ford, Vice President & General Manager, US & LATAM, Cogeco Peer 1The PowerEdge R340 is a 1U single-socket rack server designed to boost productivity, scale at your own pace, and help you simplify your IT infrastructure. The R340 is great for file and print, mail and messaging, and collaboration and sharing. In addition, this server can be your backup recovery solution with features like hot-plug drives and power supplies.The PowerEdge R240 and R340 are designed with customers in mind. They are built to grow with your business and offer leading-edge innovations that provide value today and protect your investment well into the future:Increase performance with up to 50% * higher core counts. Customers can choose a 4- or a 6-core Intel® Xeon® E-2100 processorHarness data growth with a choice of cabled or hot-plug storage. The PowerEdge R240 offers up to four 3.5″cabled hard drives and the PowerEdge R340 offers up to 8 x 2.5 and up to 4 x 3.5” hot-plug hard drivesAddress data sets with a maximum of 64GB of DDR4 memoryReduce operational costs with multi-vector cooling that automatically calculates and delivers the proper airflow needed for optimal coolingAnd speaking of simplicity, both servers can reduce time and effort on server management by leveraging the following features:iDRAC9 Group Manager, offers a built-in “one to many console” web-based console letting you deploy multiple servers at the same timeYou can access your servers anywhere, anytime from your mobile device with the Dell EMC OpenManage Mobile (with OpenManage Enterprise)Proactively resolve issues with up to 72% less effort by leveraging technology from ProSupport Plus and SupportAssistAffordability, productivity, and simplicity these are the cornerstone requirements for businesses worldwide. Dell EMC offers the breath of innovative product solutions and services to help you solve your IT challenges. Visit dellemc.com/servers to get started.last_img read more

Bloke denied from playing womens AFL – Correct decision (Aust)

first_imgHannah Mouncey knocked back from playing AFLWNews.com.au 17 October 2017Family First Comment: Of course a ‘bloke’ shouldn’t be playing such a physical sport with the ‘sheilas’. Common sense. But the international Olympic Committee have confused things with decisions on weightlifters, for examples – so expect this problem to continue.THE AFL has blocked transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey from participating in the AFLW’s 2018 season.‘IT COULD GET QUITE MESSY’A leading Australian media lawyer says the AFL is in danger of being accused of discrimination for the polarising decision to deny Mouncey a spot in the league.The 190cm, 100kg ruck played eight games for Ainslie in Canberra’s women’s competition this season and kicked 17 goals — but AFLW clubs are still unsure if they will be able to recruit her through the AFLW draft.Having previously played for Australia’s men’s handball team, Mouncey began taking gender transition hormones in 2015.Melbourne-based lawyer Justin Quill on Tuesday warned the AFL it will leave itself open to a “messy” legal challenge if it denies Mouncey accreditation as a sanctioned AFLW footballer.“If they don’t it could get quite messy and quite complicated if they go the other route,” Quill told SEN’s Breakfast on Tuesday.“I think they will allow her to play. I think her levels that she’s tested at, as I understand it, you guys just talked about the IOC guidelines, she’s well, well within the testosterone levels that the IOC will allow and I think they (The AFL) will rely on that.“They will use that. I also think they will develop a policy for future cases.”He said the IOC precedent means there is little scope for the AFL to try to block her inclusion if they decide Mouncey should not be allowed to compete.“That’s going to be very difficult for them to do and that’s why I think they will allow her to play,” Quill said.“They could say, ‘She’s too big. She’s too strong. Her strength and stamina et cetera is greater’. They could try and say that, but I don’t think there really is much of a basis because if they don’t allow her to play I think there is a reasonable chance that they could be facing a legal challenge and I’m sure there are bodies out there that would support her to make such a challenge.“She would say, ‘I’ve been discriminated against because of my gender’. In the eyes of the law, she would say, ‘I’m a female and I should be allowed to play and you’re not allowing me to play and therefore I’m being discriminated against’.“That will be very much in the minds of the AFL when they make their decision.”The AFL follows International Olympic Committee rules which state an athlete must prove their testosterone count is below a certain level.It is understood Mouncey meets those requirements.Inspired by the success of the inaugural AFL Women’s season, Mouncey has previously spoken of her desire to test herself at the highest level. But she took to Twitter on Monday to decline further comment. “At the moment I am not in a position to make any comment surrounding my availability for the draft,” Mouncey wrote.“(I) will not be doing any interviews or making comment on the situation.”READ MORE: http://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/afl-playing-with-fire-over-transgender-player-hannah-mouncey/news-story/a21ec2bd491a38a5fd378e388e501c0flast_img read more

Football News Real Madrid beat Valencia, win sixth game out of seven to close gap on Barcelona in La Liga

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Madrid: Real Madrid’s revival under Santiago Solari appears to be back on track after they moved up to fifth in La Liga with a 2-0 win over Valencia. An own-goal from Valencia’s Daniel Wass gave Madrid an early lead before Lucas Vazquez added a late second to wrap up their sixth win in seven games under their new coach on Saturday. The 3-0 thrashing by Eibar last weekend, in Solari’s first official game in charge, had placed the depth of the recovery in doubt but this was another assured display to back up an impressive Champions League win over Roma in midweek.Read More | Manchester City extend lead, Manchester United held to a draw”We did not play well against Eibar but we were good in Rome, and we were really good today,” Solari said. Madrid move two points behind Barcelona and only three adrift of leaders Sevilla, albeit with both still to play on Sunday. Valencia stay 13th.Read More |  Cristiano Ronaldo extends Juventus’ domination in Serie AMarcelino’s side, attempting a comeback of sorts themselves after a poor start to the season, offered disappointingly little, save for a 20-minute spell at the start of the second half.     “We deserved to equalise,” Marcelino said. “For a long time in the second half we were better than Real Madrid.”      Otherwise, their opponents controlled the contest and while Gareth Bale’s league drought stretched to 10 games, his longest ever, the Welshman played a lead role in an energetic performance before coming off in the second half. He appeared to signal some discomfort with his right thigh when sitting on the bench, with Solari confirming afterwards that Bale had “felt a problem”.     The Santiago Bernabeu was almost packed out, eight days before Boca Juniors and River Plate are due to play here in the postponed second leg of the Copa Libertadores final.     With La Liga still pushing for Barcelona’s game against Girona to be staged in Miami, there was perhaps something to be savoured in two Spanish teams, in a Spanish competition, playing in a Spanish stadium.     Isco is one of Spain’s primary talents but is still to be picked in a starting line-up by Solari.     This was the midfielder’s seventh consecutive game out of the side and while he came on to cheers, 10 minutes with Madrid already ahead were only crumbs for comfort.     Bale seemed more pinned to the left wing than he has been for a long time and he rolled back the years with a straight run down the line before whipping in an early cross. Karim Benzema’s ambitious volley sailed just wide.     Madrid had made much the better start and in the eighth minute, took the lead.     Wass headed into his own net but Dani Carvajal led the celebrations. He kept the ball alive before rummaging past Gabriel Paulista and Jose Gaya. The flicked cross gave Wass too little time to react.     Valencia made hardly any impact on the half, pressed and harried into submission. Neto skewed a clearance under pressure but then made up for his error by denying Bale from close range.     Fortunate only to be one behind, Valencia improved after the break. Santi Mina blazed over with only Thibaut Courtois to beat. Gaya’s cutback was slightly misplaced. Paulista volleyed over on the stretch from three yards.     Bale was replaced by Marco Asensio, who should have given Madrid breathing space but his finish was blocked by Ezequiel Garay.     Isco came off the bench in the 80th minute and played a part in the second goal. The excellent Carvajal was again the instigator, setting off on a barnstorming break forward before exchanging with Isco and crossing.     In the rush, Benzema did well to pick out Vazquez, who poked home to complete a convincing win. last_img read more

Durban Temples Increase Security After Robbery Incidents

first_imgSecurity personnel are increasingly being deployed at places of worship in Durban, South Africa, following a series of robberies at Hindu temples in the city this month. While heavily armed guards were keeping a watch at temples on August 25 on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, security arrangements are likely to be put in place at mosques in view of the Eid Al Adha celebration on September 1.Temples are taking measures such as installing fences and alarm systems, sponsored by devotees. Increased security, free of charge, was provided to temples across Reservoir Hills on August 25 night, Rodney Moodley, of Inkosi Security, was quoted as saying by Daily News. “Whether it’s a temple, mosque or church, my guys are equipped and ready for any situation. We are willing to assist any religious organisation at no cost,” Moodley said, adding that they were also providing security at three weddings at temples during the weekend.The safety measures have been prompted by two robbery attacks Hindu temples in the last 10 days. Devotees at the Luxmi Narayan Temple in Mobeni Heights were cornered by a gang of armed men who stole their cellphones, wallets and handbags on August 23. They also stole three vehicles, which were later found in Lamontville. The incident is said to have taken place while language classes were being held at the temple. Police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane told the media that five men walked into the temple at night and robbed people present inside the premises at gunpoint.A temple official, who wanted to remain anonymous, said about 20 students belonging to different age groups were attending Sanskrit classes when the attackers entered the temple, according to media reports. “They told learners to sit on the floor and not to look up at them. The robbery was quick and nobody was injured. However, everybody is in a state of shock,” he was quoted as saying. A guard on duty was also shoved into a corner near the entrance and a woollen hat was pulled over his face.Local resident Parthap Haripersadh, who was at the temple on the night of the attack, said, “This guy came in with a gun with about five or six other guys behind him. All of us were shocked. He told us to keep quiet and said, ‘If you look at us, we will shoot you’,” the Independent reported. Temple treasurer Dhiraj Gordhan, who was in a different room, pressed the panic button on hearing the commotion, it added.The incident came on the heels of another robbery on August 14 at the Maha Shiv Mandir on Hippo Road in Sea Cow Lake. A gathering of about 50 worshippers was attacked during the Krishna Janmashtami celebrations when a group of robbers held them at gunpoint. The criminals asked everybody to lie down on the floor, and robbed people of cellphones and wallets, while women’s jewellery was taken away. An undisclosed amount of cash was also stolen from the donation box.Vish Singh, public relations officer of the Isipingo Hindi Sabha, told the Independent that he was in touch with several concerned religious organisations. “It’s not acceptable that we come to a place to pray and we get attacked. We are soft targets,” he said. “Apart from normal security measures, we have devotees who will stand watch while prayers or other events go on. We pray for peace.”“Religious institutions are soft targets for robbers,” Ashwin Trikamjee, president of the South African Hindu Maha Sabha, told Daily News. “Nobody attends services with any kind of threat in mind, security is non-existent for all the right reasons.  The robbers clearly see them as soft targets.”Churches and mosques are also taking looking at measures to prevent such incidents, Daily News reported. Related ItemsDurban Hindus robbedDurban temples robbedLittle IndiaLuxmi Narayan Temple Mobeni Heights DurbanMaha Shiv Mandir Sea Cow Lake DurbanSouth Africa Hinduslast_img read more