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People who want to take extra precautions against swine flu should look for masks with built-in filters, according to Dr Robin J Harman, a pharmaceutical and regulatory expert," There has been much debate about the benefits of wearing a mask to prevent infection with swine flu. Ordinary surgical masks provide some protection from airborne particles, but the UK Department of Health has stated that `basic face masks don't protect people from becoming infected'.(1) However, masks with built-in particle filters that are CE marked and meet the European Standard class FFP3 have efficiency of 99% or more." A filtering facepiece (FFP3) device is a mask that provides a high level of filtering capability and face fit, and generates an effective barrier to both droplets and fine aerosols. Swine flu virus is spread when miniscule droplets emitted by coughing and sneezing or dep... (more)

Cloud Expo New York: Goodbye PaaS 1.0, Hello PaaS 2.0

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! The Platform as a Service (PaaS) market grew out of the fact that no other cloud solution addressed the ever-increasing complexity of managing and writing modern applications: no frameworks, libraries or APIs alone could tackle the sticky application engineering challenges. Unfortunately, PaaS 1.0 is what people are now seeing as strictly a "tool" to easily deploy apps to the infrastructure in a self-service way with little or no differentiation among offerings. However, in order for PaaS to reach its full potential and become the modern da... (more)

New Release of Quest Toad for Oracle Offers Enhancements to Reduce Risk

Today's economy requires IT management to justify the cost of every purchase while ensuring their teams are more productive, agile and versatile than ever before. These pressures filter down to the individual developer, administrator and analyst, who often have to do the work of two or three people. And in the database world, a Big Data and Cloud revolution is changing the way database professionals develop access, manage, and analyze data. Amidst this sea of change, the majority of Fortune 500 companies and more than 2 million individual database professionals continue to rely o... (more)

IoT Keynote by @ChrisMatthieu | @ExpoDX @Citrix #AI #IoT #IIoT #API #WebRTC #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

From CloudEXPO TV Archives: In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu's platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu). Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio: Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allo... (more)

Cloud Expo New York: How to Use Google Apps Script

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! Google Apps Script is a cloud-based JavaScript environment that allows you to write powerful applications and workflows around Google Apps such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Sheets. The development is entirely within a browser and it's free and easy to get started. In his upcoming session at the 12th International Cloud Expo [June 10-13, New York City], Arun Nagarajan, Senior Developer Advocate at Google, will demonstrate all the capabilities of Google Apps Script. Delegates will walk away being able to write their first script. Explore Cloud ... (more)