Month: September 2018

Sony, McKinsey, & RBS Join RE100 In Commitment To 100% Renewable Energy

Clean Power Published on September 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill September 10th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill  Global corporate leadership initiative RE100 announced late last week that several big-name companies had joined in commitment to securing 100% of their energy needs from renewable sources, including entertainment and electronics giant Sony Corporation. RE100 — …

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Microsoft Azure Devops Services puts devops in the cloud

Microsoft has launched its Azure Devops platform, featuring a set of cloud-hosted services including CI/CD, testing, and kanban project boards. It is free for open source projects and for teams of five or fewer people; use by larger teams starts at $3 per user per month, with discounts. Azure Devops works with any language, targeting …

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Autolist Study Shows Environmental Concerns Have Little Impact On Car Buying Decisions

Cars Published on September 10th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley September 10th, 2018 by Steve Hanley  There is theory and then there is reality. In theory, most people today are aware that something is happening to the environment. Whether it is massive wildfires in the West, the crumbling of polar ice caps, the increasing risk …

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Firefox calls it quits on antiquated Windows XP, Vista

Mozilla last week shut down Firefox’s support for Windows XP and Windows Vista, ending browser security updates for the outdated operating systems. “It required effort, and it required devoting resources to supporting XP well after Microsoft stopped doing so,” Chris Hutten-Czapski, a Firefox engineer, said in a Sept. 5 post to his personal blog. “It …

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Amazon Thumbs Its Nose At Sustainability, Orders 20,000 Conventional Mercedes Sprinter Vans

September 10th, 2018 by Steve Hanley  Amazon this week became just the second corporation in history to attain a market value of more than one trillion dollars. Apple reached that lofty status last month. Amazon has grown from a lowly bookseller into the largest marketing company in history. For every dollar spent online by US …

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Sustainable Architecture: The Beauty Behind Energy

Buildings Published on September 10th, 2018 | by The Beam September 10th, 2018 by The Beam  Astana Expo City 2017 Astana, Kazakhstan As we enter a more environmentally-conscious age, we need to inevitably build more ecologically responsible and sustainable cities. Creating buildings with the lowest possible energy consumption and carbon emission production, while still being …

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Nagios Core monitoring software: lots of plugins, steep learning curve

The free and open-source network monitoring software Nagios Core has a long and strong reputation, providing the base for other monitoring suites – Icinga, Naemon and OP5 among them – and a history dating back to 2002 when it launched under the name NetSaint. For this review we tested Nagios Core version 4.4.2 for Linux, …

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Natural Cycles Facebook ad banned by Advertising Standards Agency

A Facebook advert for a “contraceptive app” has been banned after the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) ruled it to be misleading. The ruling, posted on 29 August, reveals the advert stated the Natural Cycles app “is a highly accurate, certified, contraceptive app that adapts to every woman’s unique menstrual cycle”. The paid-for social media ad …

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CMMI maturity levels: A guide to optimizing development processes

The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a development model designed in part with the U.S. Department of Defense to help objectively assess government contractors’ development processes. It helps measure the maturity of development processes in a business using a scale of one to five. Processes are measured against requirements in the CMMI, which helps …

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