Wagenborg powers ahead

first_imgThe absorbers, each of which had the dimensions 13.5 m x 4.25 m x 4.12 m, were lifted using a 400-tonne capacity crawler crane and 500-tonne capacity mobile crane.In order to lift the columns onto their foundations the crawler crane was mobilised in a super lift configuration, with spreader beams and slings being used to hoist the absorbers.Recently, Wagenborg Towage also performed the transport of four monopiles via inland waterways from Emden in Germany to Schiedam, the Netherlands. The monopiles, each of which weighed 180 tonnes and measured 1.5 m wide and 98 m long, were destined for Shell’s Leman Uptime Compression project, which is located in the UK sector of the North Sea.The tug boat Waterlelie and pontoons, Wagenborg Barge 6 and DH4 were used for this inland transport. Both pontoons were outfitted with 24 transport saddles.The monopiles were transported on SPMTs under the hook of a 600-tonne capacity crawler crane, before the crane lifted each of the piles onto the pontoonsIn Schiedam, the cargo was discharged from the pontoons using two 400-tonne capacity sheerlegs.  www.wagenborg.comlast_img read more

Funds float the boat

first_imgBy Kyra Gillespie A small not-for-profit organisation is now $10,000 closer to its goal of helping children with disabilities thanks…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Weekly Galway Athletics report

first_imgConnacht Track and Field Championships U14 to Senior Day two of the Connacht Championships was held in Sligo IT held Saturday last and featured age group finalsforU14 to U19 at Juvenile level and a Senior events programme. At Juvenile level, Galway clubs impressed, with Emma Moore of GCH taking triple gold in the U14 80 metres, 200m, and her run in the 800m was a fantastic display of front running, clocking 2.18 for victory GCH took the U14 Boys relay title, and squad member Darragh Jennings then won three individual golds, as he claimed the U14 Boys 800m, as well as the Discus and Shot Putt titles in a hugely impressive display of multi eventing.GCH athletes impressed across the board. Highlights included Luke Dahler, who won the 200m U14 and took the silver medal in the Boys 80m sprint.At U15 level Eimear Rowe claimed the Girls 800m and silver in the 200m. Niall Breathnach won bronze in the U15 Boys 200m. Seren O’Toole won the 250m hurdles and 200m flat. Eoghan Jennings won the U16 Pole Vault and claimed silver in the U16 Boys 250 hurdles. Barry Murphy took bronze in the Boys U16 1500m.Robert McDonnell took 100m gold with GCH and added the 200m later,Jonathan McGrath won a bronze in the 100 hurdles and 200m, and silver in the 100m,Laoise Geraghty of GCH showed she is in top form winning double gold in both the U17 Girls 400m and 800m. Aaron Brennan won the U17 Boys 800m in a fast2.05, Dennis Onuoha won silver in the 200m and 400m bronze.In the U18 Girls, Aoife Sheehy won the 400m hurdles and silver in the 400m, which was won by clubmate Laura Nally. Nally also took silvers in both 100m and 200m events. Lydia Doyle impressed in doing the 100m flat and hurdles double. Rita Lahue won silver in the U18 Girls 100m hurdles.At U18 Boys level, Thomas McStay took double silver in the 800m and 1500m. Gary Martyn won bronze in the 2k Steeplechase. Diego Brule looks like a natural over the fences, as he claimed the 400m hurdles and took silver in the 110 hurdles. Kacper Poniatwoski won the 100m ahead of Darren Costello,with the same result in the 200m. Eanna Folan placed third in the 8000m in 2.04In the U19s Jack Dempsey showed his class storming home in both the 100 and 200 metre events to take double gold, as Luke O Shaughnessy also ran well with double bronze in both eventsAt Senior level GCH took home a huge haul of medals, with Kathryn Casserly claiming the Connacht 1500m title, Niamh Hennelly returned to action with victory in the 3000m senior, and Ronan O Conghaile won 1500 silver.Majella Loftus won both 100 and 200m Silver. Brendan Staunton excelled in the field, winning the Senior Discus, Shot and Hammer titles. Henrique Nvokolata won the Senior Triple Jump and took Long Jump silverCraughwell AC claimed gold and silver in the U18 Girls 4x100m relay with the team of Aoife Walsh, Arlene Earls, Shauna Tobin and Laura Cunningham taking the silver medals and the four of Caoilin Milton, Ciana Reidy, Lorraine Delaney and Siona Lawless taking the gold medals (all pictured above).Laura Cunningham won gold in the U18 triple jump with a best of 10.42m to take the Connacht title with Aoife Walsh in second place. Cunningham also took victory in the high jump in a new PB of 1.60m and added a silver medal in the long jump. Ciana Reidy claimed victory in the pole vault with a best of 2.65m to win the Connacht title.Arlene Earls took the Connacht Long Jump U18 title with a jump of 4.68m with Aoife Walsh taking the bronze medal. Lorraine Delaney jumped brilliantly to take the silver medal in the U18 high jump, an event where Ciana Reidy was third. Arlene Earls followed up her brilliant long jump title with a silver medal in the U18 800m.In the Senior grade for Craughwell, Sinead Treacy took a sprint double with Connacht titles in the 100m and 200m,while Gavin Cooney took the Connacht title in the Men’s 800m with a big PB in a time of 2.03.53. Ben Garrard had a similar storming performance to edge to victory in the U19 800m in 2.01.43. – he also won the U19 Long Jump and the 400m. Oisin Lyons ran an impressive gun to tape victory in the U18 taking the Connacht title in 2.03, while Kyle Moorhead put in an electric finish to take the silver medal in the U16 boys 800m race in a new PB time of 2.11. Jerry Keary took the High jump U18 Connacht title with a leap of 1.85m, and set a huge PB of 6.26m to take victory in the U18 boys long jump.In the U17 age group for Craughwell, Siona Lawless put in a fine performance to take the silver medal in the girl’s long jump. Chloe Casey dominated the U16 girls throwing events with victory in the shot putt with a best of 12.06 and in the discus. Garvin Surlis had a good day in the U16 jumps with victory in the triple jump and silver in the long jump. In the U15 grade, Sean Cotter had a fine run in the boys 1500m to take the Connacht title in an impressive 4.45. Ellie Cronin took victory in the U15 high jump,and won bronze in both the 250m hurdles and the long jump. Alisha Larkin claimed silver in the girls 100m with Ailbhe Folan taking the bronze, Annie Dehora took a bronze medal in the discus.Conor Trehy was impressive in the U15 Triple jump and won the Connacht title with a leap of 9.37m. James Furey took bronze in the javelin, In the U15 relays, both girls and boys raced to the silver medals with the girl’s team of Aoife Kelly, Ellie Cronin, Alisha Larkin and Ailbhe Folan taking their silver in a time of 54.06 and the boys team of Oisin Davis, Robert Urquhart, Lughaigh Morgan and James Furey likewise.  Morgan also took Long jump silver.In the U14 grade, the Craughwell U14 boys raced to bronze medals with their team of Liam McDonagh, Lukas Schukat, Kieran O’Connor and Conor Hoade. Schukat then won the High jump and bronze in the long jump. Conor Hoade had a fine victory in the 75m hurdles in 12.44 with Robert Urquhart third. Rebecca Lynch was very impressive when taking the Connacht U14 girls Long jump title with a winning leap of 4.38m and added a bronze in the javelin. Liam McDonagh had a brilliant day of throws with gold in the U14 hammer, silver in the U14 and bronze in the javelin, Saoirse Pierce took the Connacht title with a leap of 1.4m in the High JumpBallinasloe and District AC walker Veronica Burke impressed in winning the Senior Ladies 3k Walk in 14.18, and she now heads to compete in the UK 20k championships this weekend in Leeds.Loughrea athletes Aoibheann Farrell won Gold in the U 15 Long Jump and silver in the U15 hurdles, Conor Leahy won the Triple Jump and Long Jump and 100m silver at U17 level, and Darragh Leahy took Long Jump bronze,while at U18 Daniel Callanan Forde won U18 Triple Jump gold and Long Jump Silverat Senior level, Mary Barrett won Discus and Shot gold.Sean McDermott of Castlegar is in top format present and won 800m silver in the Senior Men’s race Roisin Geaney of South Galway won silver in the 2k U14 Walk, while clubmate Caoimhe Kelleher won bronze in the U16 girls 800mCorrib ACs Maebh Walsh won bronze at the U14 Girls 800m, Maebh Keoghwon Shot Bronze at U15, with Laura Keogh taking Senior silver in the Shot. Athenry AC athletes Calum Healy won silver at the Boys hurdles U14 and bronze in the 80m and 200m, and Aoibhe Deeley won the 80m huddles and took bronze in the 250m hurdles. Aine O Farrell won both the 1500m and 3000m U 18 Connacht titles. Sarah Gilhooley Gold in the 2k steeplechase and took both 800m and 1500m silver at U17. Ryan McNelis won silver at 400m hurdles and 400 flat as well as taking hurdles bronze. Saoirse Healy won silver in theU15 High JumpTuam AC fielded a big squad in the field events, and Shane O Rourke won Long Jump gold for Tuam at Senior level with 6.10 m, and also won Long Jump silver.Justin Lane competed at Senior level and won Javelin and Hammer silver, Discus bronze and Long Jump bronze. Ella Rafferty won silver at the U14 Hammer,Discus and Shot Putt silver. Barry Rafferty won silver in the Shot and Discus and Hammer bronze at Senior level. Jack Hession won silver in the U 14 Long Jump, while Jack Mannion won U15 High Jump gold and Long Jump bronze.Irish cap for Breathnach.Sean Breathnach of GCH competes for Ireland in the Shot Putt next weekend, as part of the squad for the in the European Team Cup which will be held in Finland from June 23rd to 25th. The GCH athlete competes alongside the likes of Mark English and Paul Robinson in a strong Irish squad.European StandardGalway athlete Alanna Lally ran a European U23 B qualifying standard at the BMC Grand Prix in Watford last week, as she clocked a time of 2.06.45 over 800 metres.Killeeneen 5KMMichael O Connor of GCH put his younger rivals to the sword at the Killeeneen 5km held Thursday, 15th June last. O Connor, the former National marathon champion, is back training hard, and won the 5km in a time of 15.54, ahead of local star Damien O Boyle of Craughwell AC, and David Gonzales Montes, a Spanish visitor in third. Sinead Brody of GCH claimed the ladies honours in 19.22, with Edel Kelly second and Linda Porter third.Bullaun 8kmStuart Moloney of Moore Abbey Milers sped home to take victory in the  Bullaun 8KM held last Saturday night , with Rob Lennon of Castlegar second and Feargal Walsh of Athenry third. Jane Ann Meehan of Athenry won the Ladies section.Annaghdown 10KMMichael O Connor of GCH made it two wins in a week at the annual Annaghdown 10k held Sunday last in scorching conditions, O Connor clocked 33.13 to take victory ahead of Matt Bidwell of GCH, second in 34.44, and Conor Dolan third in 35.48.  Barbara Dunne of GCH made a winning return to the roads with a fast 39.17 to be first lady home, ahead of Deirdre Brophy of Athenry and Sinead Brody of GCH.FixturesAthenry Half MarathonThe Athenry AC Half Marathon & 5K takes place this Saturday, and starts and finishes in the village of Monivea, Co. Galway, the half marathon starts at 11am and the 5K starts at 11:15am. The half marathon incorporates the Galway half marathon championships for 2017.National Track and Field LeagueThe National Track and Field League returns this weekend with Round One being held in Athlone IT. Galway will have three teams competing this year, with GCH men’s squad and Galway Ladies both in the Premier Division, and a newly formed Galway County Men’s team comprised of all club’s bar GCH starting off in Division One. The GCH Squad is managed by GCH sprints supremo Brendan Glynn, with Sarah Finnegan in charge of the Galway Ladies, while Sean McDermott of Castlegar AC and Michael Tobin of Craughwell AC have taken the reins at the Galway Men’s team.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Southeastern Louisiana Completes Season Sweep of New Orleans

first_imgSoutheastern Louisiana Recap  |  New Orleans Recap Southeastern will return home to host Northwestern State on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the University Center. The game will be part of the Southland Television Network’s package and will air live on ESPN3. Things didn’t get any better for UNO in the second half. A three-pointer by LaVern gave Southeastern its largest lead of the game at 60-32 with 13:53 left in the contest. The Lady Lion lead would consistently remain over 20 until UNO pulled to as close as 15 in the waning minutes. Junior guard Elizabeth Styles was the lone Lady Lion starter to fall short of double figures, but she did dish out a game-high seven assists. Junior forward Adrina LaVern was the top performer off the bench for Southeastern, tying a career-high with nine points to go with a career-best six rebounds. Gibson, who put up her game-high numbers in just 18 minutes of action, was one of four Lady Lions in double figures, as Southeastern shot 49.2 percent (30-for-61) from the field. The Somerville, Tenn. native became the ninth player in school history to reach 1,200 career points. In addition to her top 10 ranking in scoring, Gibson is among the program’s all-time leaders in rebounding (657, 7th) and blocked shots (67, 7th). “We came out with great energy and were fortunate to be able to rest most of our starters tonight, as we have a stretch of five games in 10 days starting next Thursday,” Jones commented. “If we can play the type of defense going forward that we did in the first half, we have an opportunity to get hot at the right time.” “What has stood out about Aja in her senior year is her unwavering toughness,” Jones commented. “Earlier in her career, she would make a mistake, get flustered and not be able to put it behind her. Now, she has the attitude that allows her to play the next play and live in the moment. That evolution in her mental toughness is the key to her success and has been vital for our team.”center_img Southeastern Louisiana 76, New Orleans 59NEW ORLEANS, La. – Southeastern Louisiana senior forward Aja Gibson was a perfect 8-for-8 from the field and scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Lady Lions to a 76-59 Southland Conference victory over New Orleans in women’s basketball action Thursday evening at Lakefront Arena. UNO held tight for the first 15 minutes of the first half, as a jumper by junior forward Melissa Jensen cut the Lady Lion lead to 27-18 with 5:46 remaining. However, Southeastern dominated the remainder of the half, closing the period with 16-6 run to take a commanding 43-24 lead at the break. Gibson was joined in double figures by junior guard Symone Miller (15 points), sophomore forward Nanna Pool (11 points) and sophomore guard Erica Hernandez (10 points). Pool maintained her spot atop the league’s rebounding list, narrowly missing her 11th double-double of the season with a team-high nine rebounds. Southeastern (8-17, 7-6 Southland) completed the season sweep of UNO and moved into a tie for sixth in the league standings. The top eight teams will compete in next month’s Southland Tournament in Katy, Texas. UNO remained winless in 2013-14, falling to 0-25 overall and 0-14 in its first season as a league member. The Lady Lions limited UNO to 31.1 percent (23-for-74) from the field. Freshman guard Octavia Wilson led the Privateers with 13 points, while sophomore guard Danielle Davis added 10. Sophomore guard Yasmin Taylor pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds for UNO, though Southeastern had a comfortable 49-38 rebounding advantage.last_img read more

It’s official! Table Mountain is part of the new Seven Wonders

first_imgCelebrations erupted at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront on Friday night as Table Mountain was provisionally named a New 7 Wonder of Nature following a three-year global race to choose the world’s seven most wonderful natural sites.Table Mountain, Cape Town. One of the new seven wonders of the world. (Image: Cape Tourism)The Swiss-based New7Wonders Foundation announced the initial results of the competition, in which hundreds of millions of votes were cast worldwide via mobile and internet platforms, in Zurich, Switzerland shortly after 9pm South African time on Friday.The seven provisional winners, in alphabetical order, are: the Amazon in South America; Halong Bay in Vietnam; Iguazu Falls in Argentina; Jeju Island in South Korea; Komodo in Indonesia; Puerto Princesa Underground River in the Philippines; and Table Mountain.“The results will now be checked, validated and independently verified,” the New7Wonders Foundation said in a statement. “Once the voting validation process is completed, in early 2012, New7Wonders will then work with the confirmed winners to organise the official inauguration events.”Nail-biting finishIt was a nail-biting finish for South Africa’s landmark mountain after the organisers announced, just five days before the end of the race, that the site was not in the top 10 and would need to wrestle for one of the seven places.After three years of intense campaigning, an unprecedented number of votes and support from South Africans and visitors alike, Table Mountain will now – pending final verification – take its place in the history books for the wonder that it is.“This is an incredible moment for us,” Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille told the euphoric crowd gathered at the V&A Waterfront. “Our mountain, which we all cherish, is now officially recognized as one of the marvels of the environment.‘Symbol of permanence in a world of change’De Lille described Table Mountain as “a symbol of permanence in a world that is full of change. It is a symbol of the heritage that we are privileged to have. And it is a symbol that reminds us that we are privileged enough to live in an incredible country with incredible assets, giving us hope for the future.”After hosting a successful 2010 Fifa World Cup, and Cape Town having recently been declared World Design Capital 2014, South Africans can be proud of yet another incredible achievement.“What an amazing feat for South Africa,” said Table Mountain Cableway CEO Sabine Lehmann. “I would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for Table Mountain, and the celebrity ambassadors – from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Springbok rugby team to all the journalists, musicians, comedians, actors, politicians and sports stars who campaigned on our behalf.“Your voices were heard, and it is because of you that Table Mountain’s natural assets have been acknowledged in this popular election,” Lehmann said.Man-made WondersThe New 7 (man-made) Wonders of the World, announced by the New7Wonders Foundation after its first competition in 2007, are the Colosseum in Italy; the Great Wall of China; India’s Taj Mahal; Jordan’s Petra; Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer Statue; Machu Picchu in Peru; and the Pyramid at Chichen Itza in Mexico.A number of similar lists have been compiled over the ages, the best known being the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the first known list of the most remarkable man-made creations of classical antiquity – of which only the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is still in existence.See Wikipedia: Wonders of the WorldTable Mountain: in case you didn’t know …Whichever way you look at it, Table Mountain is simply stunning. If you don’t believe us, take a look at the gallery on www.votefortablemountain.comTable Mountain forms part of Table Mountain National Park, one of few conservation areas in the world that is entirely surrounded by a city.Table Mountain forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a Unesco World Heritage Site that is one of the richest areas for plants in the world. Table Mountain National Park has more plant species within its 25 000 hectares than the whole British Isles or New Zealand.For visitors, the trip up the Table Mountain Cableway to the plateau one kilometre above Cape Town is not to be missed. To the north you’ve got views overlooking the city, Table Bay and Robben Island, and to the west and south you’re looking out on the Atlantic seaboard. Yes, there are panoramas in the world to beat this, but they’re strictly reserved for high-end rock climbers.Speaking of rock climbers – and hikers, paragliders and casual adrenaline junkies (check out the world’s highest commercial abseil) – Table Mountain offers an amazing yet accessible fix.Table Mountain, Wikipedia notes, is the only terrestrial feature to give its name to a constellation. The constellation Mensa – meaning The Table – is seen in the Southern Hemisphere, below Orion, around midnight in mid-July. According to Wikipedia, it was named by the French astronomer Nicolas de Lacaille during his stay at the Cape in the mid-eighteenth century.Source: Cape Tourism, News24, Table Mountain website, WikipediaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Amazon S3: Hundreds of Billions Served, Now with Encryption

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… If developers want to use the server-side encryption, Amazon does it transparently when you copy or store an object in S3. Here’s how it describes the process:When you PUT an object and request encryption (in an HTTP header supplied as part of the PUT), we generate a unique key, encrypt your data with the key, and then encrypt the key with a master key. For added protection, keys are stored in hosts that are separate and distinct from those used to store your data.Amazon is using AES-256 encryption, and says that the process for encryption, key management and decryption is audited regularly. Customers have always been free to encrypt data before storing in S3, of course. Amazon’s server-side encryption seems like a good solution for some use cases, but the standard disclaimers should apply. If Amazon can decrypt the data on your request, it can decrypt the data at the government’s request too. Only use server-side encryption for data that you’re comfortable with Amazon being able to decrypt. Do you think that server-side encryption is something that will encourage enterprise customers to make (more) use of S3? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market If you ever wondered whether Amazon S3 would be successful, I think we have the answer. Yesterday, Amazon provided an update on S3 growth, stating that S3 now stores 566 billion objects. To make S3 even more appealing, the company announced today that they’re adding server-side encryption to S3.Amazon isn’t just hanging on to a lot of data, they’re also serving it at a breakneck pace. According to the post by Jeff Barr, Amazon handles up to 370,000 S3 requests per second.EncryptionThat’s a lot of data, but Amazon wants to store more. To that end, they’re introducing server side encryption, which Barr says is an often-requested feature that will be “welcomed by our enterprise customers, perhaps as an overall strategy to encrypt sensitive data for regulatory or compliance reasons.” Tags:#cloud#news Related Posts joe brockmeier 1 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Storify Update Feels Like a Cleaner Social News Experience

first_imgalicia eler With the new interface, searching for content is incredibly easy. The drag-and-drop feature makes it even simpler to add social media to the curation stream. Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… This radically shifts the way stories are being found and created on the web. Facebook and Twitter users may be content creators, but their content doesn’t go anywhere outside of the social network. With Storify, the ability to instantly gather Tweets and Facebook posts into one longer story make the new version of Storify even more powerful.How Storify is Trying to Make the News More SocialLast month, The Guardian and The Washington Post went social with Facebook apps. Anything you read will be automatically sent into Facebook, with the intention of making the news you’re reading more social.In today’s Storify announcement, they note that their goal is to “make Storify a great place to read the news in a social way.”Whereas Facebook is feeding news you’re reading on outside sites into the network itself, Storify encourages users to grab news and manually bring it into the network. The frictionless sharing element does not exist on Storify, making users feel in control of their content – whereas Facebook elicits the opposite feeling from its users.This new update comes on the heels of the SoundCloud integration into Storify, which gave users an easier way to drop audio into their streams.Storify logo via jeffthechimp. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Blogging#social networks#Social Web#web Today Storify launched its new editor interface, featuring slicker, easier-to-use tools for fast content curation. The new foundation flip-flops the search and editor sides of the interface, and places a higher priority on each content curator writing their own text for the story. Photo searches are big and bright, and the results are displayed in a handy gallery format that mimics a slick, white cube art space. The drag-and-drop functionality makes story curation more user-friendly. Previously, Storify didn’t have a logo – now it does. Storify has its own login system now, too. Storify’s previous user interface made searching for social media content feel more difficult than it should. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Why Does Storify Want To Be More Blog-Like?In July of this year, Storify “grew up”, becoming blog and SEO-friendly. Our own Marshall Kirkpatrick writes: “…social media curation is becoming a first class citizen of the open Web, just like blogging.” The new Storify makes it feel like you’re writing a blog post and adding social media to it, rather than dropping a ton of social media into a stream. Installing the Storify bookmarklet into your other social media lets you Storify anything you find on the web, including stuff you find on Facebook. It’s even more ubiquitous feeling than the Like button. Try installing the Storify bookmarklet, then mouse over a post on your Facebook news feed. The Storify button will come up. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Cloud Conversations: 4 ways to rate the maturity of your power infrastructure

first_imgHow do you rate the maturity level of your power infrastructure?As data centers grow in size and density, they take an ever-larger bite out of the energy pie. Today, data centers eat up 1.2 percent of the electricity produced in the United States. This suggests that IT organizations need to take a hard look at the things they are doing to operate more efficiently.How do you get started down this path? Consider the following four steps toward a more energy-efficient data center. The degree to which you are doing these things is an indication of your power management maturity.1. Power usage effectiveness (PUE) measurements: Are you using PUE measurements to determine the energy efficiency of your data center? PUE is a measure of how much power is coming into your data center versus the power that is used by your IT equipment. You can watch your PUE ratio to evaluate your progress toward a more energy-efficient data center. To learn more about PUE, see The Green Grid.2. Equipment efficiency: Are you buying the most efficient equipment? Deploying more efficient equipment is one of the most direct paths to power savings. One example: You can realize significant power savings by using solid-state drives instead of power-hungry, spinning hard-disk drives. For general guidance in the U.S., look for Energy Star ratings for servers.3. Instrumentation: Are your systems instrumented to give you the information you need? The foundation of more intelligent power management is advanced instrumentation. This is a pretty simple concept. To understand your power issues and opportunities, you have to have the right information at your fingertips. For a good example, see Intel Data Center Manager.4. Policy-based power management: Have you implemented policy-based power management? This approach uses automated tools and policies that you set to drive power efficiencies across your data center. A few examples: You can shift loads to underutilized servers, throttle servers and racks that are idle, and cap the power that is allocated to certain workloads.If you can answer yes to all of these questions, you’re ahead of the power-management maturity curve. But even then, don’t rest on your laurels. Ask yourself this one additional question: Could we save more by doing all of these things to a greater degree?For a closer look at your power management maturity level, check out our Data Center Power Management Maturity Model. You can find it on the Innovation Value Institute site at http://ivi.nuim.ie/.last_img read more

The Shocking Secret Behind Google Caffeine [cartoon]

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Order the book now on Amazon.com Get the Inbound Marketing Book .center_img Originally published Sep 1, 2009 3:31:00 AM, updated July 03 2013 Like this cartoon? Find many more in the Inbound Marketing book.last_img

Top 5 Inbound Marketing Stories of the Week: B2B Search Marketing Tips

center_img Originally published Dec 11, 2009 7:02:00 AM, updated July 18 2013 Notice what people like/dislike about your blog, repeat the good things and discontinue the bad. “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” Be confident in your posts and show you’re an authority on the topic, but avoid smugness and arrogance. Lesson: Author: 4. Image from Shutterstock Josh Warner “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” Social media is affecting our lives in more ways than one. Mashable My favorite video on Josh’s list?  business blogging Michelle Bowles Negative blog comments are inevitable. Respond rationally and carefully. Michael Aagaard Lesson: list of this week’s top stories on Copyblogger She expands upon the following five points: 2. As Rohit highlights, it’s easy for businesses to think twice — or even ten times — when it comes to the decision to start using social media.  And with all the stories out there of companies who have done wrong and been scrutinized for it, it’s even easier to wonder what is the 5 Must-Read Tips for B2B Search Marketing There are plenty of ways to dip your toe in and test the social media waters.  search engine optimization for lead generation kit Lesson: of search marketing Influential Marketing Blog . Top Rank Online Marketing Blog way to get started.  If your company is one of these reluctant brands, Rohit has a few ideas to help get you to Learn more about how you can optimize your site to get found online in search engines to generate more leads for your business. tools: When it comes to link building, think outside the box. Experiment with content aggregation, which means gathering already-existing, valuable content rather than creating your own. Lesson: Post videos you might already have (e.g. training videos) on YouTube and disable the comments function. If you give away your knowledge for free, people will read your blog. Tune in to what keywords people are using to talk about your industry. InboundMarketing.com our 5. begin engaging with social media What did Confucius know about Author: Confucius probably would’ve made a great blogger. 3. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more