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  • Q&A session with Marie Wallace, IBM

    Marie Wallace is currently Analytics Product Manager & Strategist for IBM having spent the last decade working across software, hardware, and research divisions on analytics innovation. She is advisor to IBM's Global Consulting organization where she helps IBM's clients craft strategies that will allow them to realize the benefits of social, collaboration, and analytics. Prior to this Marie led research of IBM's LanguageWare technology which is now integrated into dozens of IBM products, including IBM's Watson.

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  • The Release of Samba 4.0 - First Free Software Active Directory Compatible

    On Tuesday 11th December 2012 the Samba team announced the release of Samba 4.0 containing the first compatible Free Software implementation of Microsoft’s Active Directory protocols. This is great news as it is sure to be the beginnings of bridging the gap between the Open Source world and the Microsoft World. Containing an admirable quote from Director of Development at Microsoft; Thomas Pfenning this could be a remarkable start to further development in other areas. Sirius has implemented Samba for many of their projects and long term clients, including Specsavers.

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  • A Day At The Canonical Enterprise Summit

    Running alongside the bi-annual Ubuntu Developer Summit in Denmark this autumn, Canonical organised a one day Enterprise Summit.

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  • The Advantages of Partnering in Business

    Partnering within business carries many advantages for both the business and its clients. It's a great opportunity to build working relationships with other businesses in a similar field. It is always an advantage to partner with a business that has a similar work ethic to yours and is innovative and inspired to create new ideas. This is extremely useful when they can provide you with a set of skills or services which you do not have and vice versa. This will:

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  • An Introduction to PostgreSQL - Part 2 of 3

    In our first article we looked at vacuums and clustering. In this article we review FREEZE.

    What is a FREEZE?

    A freeze is an essential system maintenance task. If you do not run it when it is due, your system will shut down and you will be forced to run a freeze in single user maintenance mode. Because of this FREEZE is included in the VACUUM set, though it is actually dealing with logical consistency, not freeing any physical space.

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