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Why Ad Agencies Are Becoming Incubators « Agency Collaboration The lines continue to blur between advertising agencies and the world of high-tech startups. I suppose that once agencies started becoming venture capitalists, it was only a matter of time before agencies got into the incubator/accelerator game. Incubators, once discredited during the dot com bust, have made a major comeback in the Web 2.0/Social era, led by the recent success of programs such as YCombinator (which launched megahits Dropbox and AirBnB). In some ways, it’s easier for agencies to become incubators than venture capitalists. But as I noted for agencies becoming VCs, I believe that incubation is a smart marketing move that’s designed to help an agency’s business, rather than its investment returns. In his interview with Ad Age, Eric Johnson of Ignited provides a frank explanation for why Ignited decided to get into incubation: Here is why we started investing:Valuation/margin challenge: The ad agency business model has been under severe pricing pressure. Like this:

Top cloud candidates? Startups and non-critical apps It won't surprise anyone to hear that established companies aren't moving their most important apps and data to the cloud -- at least not yet -- but, we got confirmation on that from some of the leading cloud vendors and some of the most progressive cloud adopters, who all gathered this week at the Structure Conference in San Francisco to talk about the state of the cloud. On Wednesday, at a panel called The Future of Cloud Computing, a group of these cloud leaders were put on the spot to provide commentary on the unveiling of the 2011 Future of Cloud Computing Survey, a joint effort between North Bridge, GigaOM Pro, and 451 Group. The top three points I came away with from the survey and the panelists were: Cloud computing is still in the first inningMost companies aren't moving their mission critical systems to the cloudThe most enthusiastic cloud adopters are small businesses and startups The survey itself had over 400 respondents, mostly CEOs, C-level executives, and directors. 1. 2.

Recherche et développement Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La recherche et développement (parfois abrégée en « R et D », « R & D » ou « R&D ») est une catégorie statistique, économique et comptable englobant l'ensemble des activités entreprises « de façon systématique en vue d’accroître la somme des connaissances, y compris la connaissance de l’homme, de la culture et de la société, ainsi que l’utilisation de cette somme de connaissances pour de nouvelles applications. »[1] On distingue trois grandes composantes de la recherche et développement : la recherche fondamentale ;la recherche appliquée ;le développement expérimental[1]. Les entreprises mènent des activités de recherche et développement afin d’améliorer leurs capacités de production, la qualité, notamment environnementale, de leur production, ou afin de créer de nouveaux biens et services, si possible en accord avec les orientations du marketing et, entre autres, en matière de développement durable. Composantes[modifier | modifier le code] R.

The 10 Worst Cloud Outages: Lessons Learned Cloud computing is proven to be able to help businesses to increase productivity and cut costs – not mentioning to help them to be greener businesses. However, cloud computing also poses risks to businesses; those who are unaware about the risks will suffer from disrupted business operations, as well as damaged business reputation. One of the most notable cloud computing risks is cloud outages. Cloud service disruptions affect those whose applications and business operations are stored in the cloud – and the impact is not minimal. InfoWorld has compiled the 10 worst cloud outages for us to learn – so we will be ready when the next outage hits the cloud solutions we use: 1. A network update started off series of events that disrupt services to the Amazon cloud clients for four days. Lesson learned: Many businesses struggled, but some thrive, such as Netflix. 2. 3. Lesson learned: Set up a backup or offline access solution before it’s all too late. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Quelle R&D dans les industries créatives ? – le 19 mai à la Gaîté Lyrique, par l’Atelier Français Le jeudi 19 mai prochain à 19h00, l’Atelier Français, la plateforme des industries créatives, proposera un évènement à la Gaîté Lyrique : Quelle R&D dans les industries créatives ? Pour vous inscrire, cliquez ici ! Aujourd’hui, internet est devenu le canal de diffusion privilégié d’événements culturels live. La retransmission d’événements culturels online permet à la fois d’augmenter leur visibilité, d’élargir leur audience à l’international, tandis que la durée éphémère de l’événement crée un effet de rareté et d’inédit qui peut servir la logique marketing et communicationnelle d’acteurs nouveaux dans le champ culturel. Cette conférence de l’Atelier Français réunira les nouveaux acteurs de l’événementiel online- organismes de promotion culturelle, opérateurs téléphoniques, portails internet, blogueurs et artistes – pour analyser l’impact des nouveaux modes de diffusion d’événements culturels sur les modèles économiques et les modes de consommation. Intervenants :

New CloudyScript: Detect Port Ranges « Elastic Security Amazon EC2 uses the notion of Security Groups to let users define inbound firewall rules (called permissions) that are dynamically applied to all server instances that are part of the group. This concept is easy and very powerful at the same time, since permissions must be configured once only and are then applied like a template to all future server instances – contrarily to traditional firewalls, where rules are defined for every server. At the other hand, wrong configurations have a higher impact since all server instances of a misconfigured group are affected. Thus, the configuration of security groups and attribution to launched instances should be done very carefully. One very frequent misconfiguration is to open complete port-ranges for public IP addresses. It may also happen that third party EC2 tools use the API to create security groups with open port ranges to facilitate their own access and thereby exposing your infrastructure. Like this: Be the first to like this.

La Nouvelle alliance (essai) Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La Nouvelle alliance est un essai coécrit par Ilya Prigogine et Isabelle Stengers en 1978. Une des thèses essentielles du livre est que les sciences et la culture sont en interaction. Les auteurs s'opposent aux philosophies qui parlent des sciences en rupture avec la culture, ou aux préjugés selon lesquels la science doit être protégée de la politique, de l'économie, de la philosophie. Le sujet principal du livre est que nos idées sur la nature ont changé. L'ouvrage se divise en 3 parties: a) La Vérité globale est dans les mathématiques. b) Le langage est unique et il n'y a pas de place pour d'autres langages c) L'expérimentation locale mène à la vérité générale. Le Démon de Laplace est capable d'observer en un instant donné la position et la vitesse de chaque masse constitutive de l'Univers et il en déduit l'évolution -vers le passé ou l'avenir-. Aujourd'hui, cette séparation doit prendre fin : les conditions sont réunies.

The MongoDB NoSQL Database Blog - Getting started with VMware CloudFoundry, MongoDB and Node.js Listen to the recording of the Node.js Panel Discussion webinar. Overview Following up from our previous post we’re posting up a quick how-to for using Node.JS, CloudFoundry and MongoDB together. Our end goal here is to build a simple web app that records visits and provides a reporting screen for the last 10 visits. Getting Started Start the mongod process on your local computer. mongo@ubuntu:~$ sudo gem install vmc mongo@ubuntu:~$ vmc target api.cloudfoundry.com Succesfully targeted to [ mongo@ubuntu:~$ vmc login Email: gates@10gen.com Password: ******** Successfully logged into [ Step 1: Hello world In your directory create a file called app.js. Test our file locally: $ node app.js $ curl localhost:3000 Hello World # kill node with CTRL+C Push our file to CloudFoundry and test. The commands & output: $ vmc push Would you like to deploy from the current directory? At this point you should have a simple working web app. Step 4

Le pouvoir du prototype Trop souvent cantonné à un outil de communication marketing, le prototype peut être un excellent outil de conception de produits innovants et de qualité. Le prototypage a toujours fait partie intégrante du processus de conception et d’ingénierie ; mais les professionnels lui trouvent aujourd’hui de nouvelles applications, et mettent au point des méthodologies nouvelles pour profiter pleinement du potentiel des prototypes. Voici le premier volet d’une série sur le “design thinking” par les membres du groupe d.thinking Ponts Paris Tech. A l’évocation du mot « prototype », se bousculent dans notre esprit les images de concept cars à l’allure racée dans un salon automobile, ou celles d’un gadget à une conférence de démonstration trois mois avant sa sortie. Communiquer à chaque étape Les salons commerciaux sont pleins de prototypes et de démonstrations destinées à aiguiser l’intérêt du client et à faire monter son excitation. Prototype basique, Ideo Diego Powered Dissector System, Ideo

CE V3.0 - Amazon Cloudfront Guide This guide is applicable for Kaltura CE version 3.0.x installations The Kaltura Community Edition is a free, open-source, self-hosted video platform. It is developed through the combined efforts of Kaltura and the community and is available under the GNU Affero General Public License v3 This guide helps you understand how to add a CDN to your Kaltura CE or on-prem systems using Amazon Cloudfront's custom origin capability. Cloudfront with custom origins Cloudfront is Amazon's content delivery network (CDN) technology. Note: Cloudfront does not yet support streaming distributions when using a custom origin. Creating a Custom Origin Distribution Amazon has not yet added the ability to create custom origin distributions using their AWS Management Console, so you must create your distribution using a 3rd party tool or by using the Amazon API directly. A list of 3rd party tools that support creating Cloudfront distributions using custom origins are in this blog post. You're all done.

Sci-Tech / Technology : Tirupur garment-makers to tap ERP on cloud computing A cluster of garment-making units in Tirupur, pre-dominantly small and medium-scale, will soon go in for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) offered on cloud computing. An initiative of the TEA E-Readiness centre, the project looks at bringing vendors, manufacturers and buyers under a common system. “We are planning to offer the core ERP solutions on the cloud platform. Best cost advantage “Cloud offers the best cost advantage, and everyone has access to the latest and upgraded versions of the software in production planning, accounting and human resource,” he says. According to Venkat Mangudi, founder and chief executive officer of Venkat Mangudi Consulting, the IT team in a small or medium-scale unit (SME) is usually small. Viable alternative In such a scenario, cloud computing is a viable alternative at a cheaper investment. The SMEs use IT for accounting, production planning, order management, and inventory management, among other tasks.

10 disruptive cloud companies we’re excited about There is so much happening right now in emerging cloud computing — the entire economy is being disrupted by the trend. With publicly-traded giants like Amazon, Google, VMWare, Microsoft, Cisco and Salesforce lurching around with new and improved services that can help businesses with cost and efficiency gains, sometimes it’s easy to miss the hot players that are up-and-coming. We’ve assembled a list of ten private cloud companies that we think are particularly intriguing — they’re focused on massive opportunities and leading the disruption in the sector they’re targeting. Any venture capitalist would be psyched to have invested early into this portfolio of ten. Frankly, there are hundreds of exciting companies that could have made this list — we’ve seen and like a lot of them — but as editors, we’ve forced ourselves to winnow it down to ten. Seven companies on the list improve the way things work in the enterprise. Here are the top ten cloud companies: Box.net Dropbox Evernote Marketo OnLive

The Legal Issues Around Cloud Computing Here are some important legal issues that must be taken care of before you sign-up with any of the cloud providers for your business. Cloud Computing can help your business reduce costs as you don’t have to invest in hardware and other physical infrastructure, your data is stored on a secure location and you only pay for what you use – there are no licensing fees associated with cloud computing. That said, there are some important legal issues that must be taken care of before you sign-up with any of the cloud vendors for your business. These issues, discussed below, are more relevant for business owners who are planning to shift to the cloud and may not really matter if you are a consumer who merely uses the cloud for storing emails or office documents. 1. 1a. 1b. Say you are a business owner in China and your cloud service provider is based in the US. 2. 2a. The question is whether you are indemnified by the insurance company for loss of your business or not? 2b. 2c. 3. 3a. 3b. 3c.

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