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Open Atrium: team collaboration Open Atrium is an intranet in a box that has group spaces to allow different teams to have their own conversations and collaboration. Open Atrium 2.x for Drupal 7 A new architecture for Drupal 7 that is built upon Panopoly and intended as an extensible collaboration framework. Adds the ability to have private "sections" within a collaboration space with granular access control. Drag/drop layout control with dozens of widgets that can be placed on dashboards and landing pages. Comes with Discussions, Events, Issue tracking, and Document Wiki out of the box, along with the dashboards to manage it all. Please use the Issue Queue to post bug reports and patches for OA2 only (not OA1). Demos The following webinar videos for Open Atrium 2 are available: Open Atrium 2.x Projects These modules are part of the official Open Atrium project and are actively maintained and approved. Other Modules that work with Open Atrium 2.x System Requirements Open Atrium 1.x for Drupal 6

Building an Effective Data Warehouse Architecture An Introduction to Fast Track Data Warehouse Architectures SQL Server Technical Article Writer: Erik Veerman, Solid Quality Mentors Technical Reviewer: Mark Theissen, Scotty Moran, Val Fontama Published: February 2009 Applies to: SQL Server 2008 Summary: This paper provides an overview and guide to SQL Server® Fast Track Data Warehouse, a new set of reference architectures created for scale-up (SMP) SQL Server based data warehouse solutions. The performance and stability of any application solution—whether line of business, transactional, or business intelligence (BI)—hinges on the integration between solution design and hardware platform. This paper is a companion resource for Microsoft’s new SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse reference architectures , which provide tested, pre-configured architectures and architectural guidance for a BI solution’s database components and hardware systems. The intended audience for this paper includes IT executives and managers, solution architects, IT infrastructure planners, and project managers. Overview

Snowflake schema The snowflake schema is a variation of the star schema, featuring normalization of dimension tables. Common uses[edit] Star and snowflake schemas are most commonly found in dimensional data warehouses and data marts where speed of data retrieval is more important than the efficiency of data manipulations. As such, the tables in these schemas are not normalized much, and are frequently designed at a level of normalization short of third normal form.[citation needed] Deciding whether to employ a star schema or a snowflake schema should involve considering the relative strengths of the database platform in question and the query tool to be employed. Data normalization and storage[edit] Normalization splits up data to avoid redundancy (duplication) by moving commonly repeating groups of data into new tables. From a space storage point of view, the dimensional tables are typically small compared to the fact tables. Benefits[edit] Disadvantages[edit] Examples[edit] See also[edit] References[edit]

Qrafter - QR Code Reader for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store Project Initiation Documents - Project Management Tools from MindTools Getting Your Project Off to a Great Start © iStockphoto/kzenon Have you ever been part of a project where not everyone has the same view of where the project is heading? This lack of clarity can breed confusion: People start pulling in different directions, building up unrealistic expectations, and harboring unnecessary worries and fears. While it's normal as part of a project to put the detailed plans, controls and reporting mechanisms into place, how do you get everyone on the same page to start with? This is accomplished by creating a Project Initiation Document (PID) – the top-level project planning document. Your Project Initiation Document does the following: Defines your project and its scope.Justifies your project.Secures funding for the project, if necessary.Defines the roles and responsibilities of project participants.Gives people the information they need to be productive and effective right from the start. By creating a PID, you'll answer the questions: What? Tip: Note: Background

Help for writing a project brief It's bigger than an outline but smaller than a proposal. What is it? It's a project brief. Find out the ingredients for creating a successful project brief. The project brief might be described as the bird’s-eye view of the IT project. TechRepublic member Jimmy has been asked to write a project brief and doesn’t know where to begin. What is a project brief? The parts of a project briefCornerstone’s site recommends that any project brief contain these five main sections: Send us your samples and templates Do you have a sample project brief or project brief template you’d like to share with the TechRepublic audience? How to configure ODBC logging in IIS In Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0, in Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0, and in Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0, you can configure the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) logging feature to allow logging to local Microsoft Access databases or local or remote Microsoft SQL Server databases. Create a Table Create a table in the Microsoft Access or SQL Server database. To do this, either follow the steps in the Run a SQL Script to Automate Creating the Table section, or create a table manually by using the fields in the Table - Field Format section. The default table name is InternetLog on the ODBC Logging Properties page in the Internet Services Manager (ISM) Microsoft Management Console (MMC). NOTE: These steps work for World Wide Web (WWW) or File Transfer Protocol (FTP) logging on the Web server. Run a SQL Script to Automate Creating the Table Table - Field Format FieldName: ClientHostData Source/Type: Varchar(255)Explanations: Client IP address. Create a System DSN

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Predator takes visual object tracking to new heights – Computer Chips & Hardware Technology Cameras have slowly made their way into the portable gadgets we all carry around with us and not having a camera in a new device is viewed as a missing feature. It’s got to the point now where the latest smartphones even have two cameras so as to make for better video chat. But while the prevalence and quality of the cameras has gone up, the software still lags behind in terms of being able to identify and track objects in any real-time or captured footage. That is about to change due to the work of Czech student Zdeneki Kalai. This algorithm not only tracks, it learns the more it gets used. Kalai believes what he has created, a combination of tracking, learning, and detection is completely unique and allows for a whole new set of functionality to be applied when looking at video feeds. In the video he gives examples of a new interface that can detect your fingers and use them to draw, learning to get better at trakcing those fingers as it is used more. Read more at GottaBeMobile