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Basics of IoT 3-Part Series: Part 1 Data Analytics Today, it seems like we’re reading about more advanced and intelligent kiosk implementations across every industry. Whether it is in healthcare with the medication disposal kiosks, Walgreens introduced last fall in 14 locations across Indiana, or it’s the new self-service devices at McDonald’s for automating ordering. Even sporting and entertainment venues are getting in the game by introducing kiosks and integrated mobile solutions to bring new levels of play and competition to sports such as golf and bowling. Managing data flowing to and from these devices back to the enterprise can be complicated, but very powerful when harnessed and channeled through an IoT platform. When it comes to data analytics, there are two common ways operators of large networks of smart vending machines traditionally look at data: Histo... (more)

Emerald Bay at Great Exuma Island

Discerning travelers who are seeking the flavor of The Bahamas but prefer their conch salad served to them in a private cabana by a secluded beach untouched by the masses may want to consider the newly developed Emerald Bay at Great Exuma Island. A destination unknown to the mainstream vacationer, hidden in the Bahamas Family Islands amid tranquil cays and powder-white virgin beaches, Emerald Bay awaits to delight guests whether their quest is for relaxation or adventure. The 470-acre Emerald Bay property encompasses the five-star Four Seasons resort, the exclusive Grand Isle Villas residences, a Greg Norman–designed oceanfront golf course, the newly opened Marina at Emerald Bay, and solely for members – The Club at Emerald Bay. The Four Seasons offers its guests a host of leisure and adventure options to fill a day. Guests can enjoy complimentary use of a variety of ... (more)

"Man With 27,000 Homes" Comes to the UK With Unique Way to See the World and to Stay for Free

LONDON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart travellers looking for recession-busting travel deals need look no further with the arrival of Ed Kushins - "the man with 27,000 homes" - to the UK. The "you stay at my home while I stay at yours" entrepreneur brings with him a unique way to see the world and to stay for free. It means that except for getting there, a holiday nearly anywhere in the world doesn't have to cost any more than staying at home. The home exchange concept - where two families agree to swap homes for holidays - means no hotel bills, the benefit of free accommodation, the ability to make meals at "home" and to exchange the use of everything from cars and golf buggies to boats and bicycles. With 27,000 homes to choose from Ed's new UK website - - is quickly becoming the best way to experience the world like a local and to ... (more)

PEER 1 Hosting to power up on people in 2012

Fast-growth global hosting provider to double UK staff in twelve months Southampton, UK, 23 January 2012: PEER 1 Hosting, one of the world's leading IT hosting companies, today unveiled a new recruitment drive to expand its UK team, taking its current headcount from 30 to 60 in twelve months. The company has had 100% year-on-year growth since it launched in the UK in 2009 and has recently opened a £45m custom-built flagship datacenter in Portsmouth. PEER 1 Hosting, based in Southampton, is going against the trend of cutbacks. During the recent recession it has purposely continued to recruit talented teams with a pathological commitment to outstanding service. The latest recruitment drive will see PEER 1 Hosting hire 30 of the UK's best graduates into IT sales and technical support roles and expand into new office space in 2012 to support the growth. The company, wel... (more)

TechViews: Amazon Can Read Your Mind, The Year of the Mobile Debit Card, The Cloud Can Help Your Golf Swing; and more!

TechViews: Amazon Can Read Your Mind, The Year of the Mobile Debit Card, The Cloud Can Help Your Golf Swing; and more! Featured Article Mars Rover Got an Upgrade: 3 Pieces of Advice for Success Here On Earth By Sid Kumar NASA recently reported that the Mars rover had received a software upgrade, its third upgrade since landing on Mars about 16 months ago. Engineers say that they upgraded due to the value of the enhanced capabilities in the new version. NASA reported that their first upgrade attempt caused a problem and resulted in an unintended reboot, but they tried again several weeks later and accomplished it smoothly in about a week. Amazing! In one week, it’s possible to upgrade a system as complex as the Mars rover…on Mars. Tech News DevOps is an exciting and far-reaching shift in IT delivery. The promises are tempting: radically higher productivity, lower cost... (more)

Golf Connoisseur Reports Strong Growth in Year One; Off to a Great Start, Announces Big Expansion Plans for 2006

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf Connoisseur, published by Riggs Heinrich Media, Inc., reports strong growth in its inaugural year. "We are very pleased with the results of our first year," says R. Chris Riggs, Chairman and CEO. "Our advertising revenue showed double-digit growth from our premiere issue. We had nearly a 50% sell-through rate at newsstands with our first three issues. Our circulation averaged more than 260,000 copies -- a 10% bonus over our guaranteed rate base -- through new paid subscriptions and direct requests from the country's top private golf clubs, hotels, resorts, casinos, and spas." Plans for 2006 are to continue building on that success. Says Riggs: "As of May, Golf Connoisseur will go bi-monthly, and we plan to increase our newsstand presence in major airports. Most of all, I am proud of the reader response to our first four iss... (more)

Casa Insular Magnífica na República Dominicana Será Vendida em Leilão a 19 de Janeiro

CHICAGO, November 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A Lion's Gate, uma obra-prima arquitectónica de 2.137 m2, situada num ambiente de lazer extraordinário, dentro do cobiçado condomínio privado Sea Horse Ranch, na costa norte da República Dominicana, será vendida num leilão público pela Sheldon Good & Company, a empresa leiloeira norte-americana de imóveis, com sede em Nova Iorque. O leilão foi marcado para terça-feira, 19 de Janeiro de 2010. O imóvel teve um preço inicial de 33,5 milhões de dólares. (Imagem: Situada no paraíso tropical de Cabarete e a apenas 20 minutos de carro do Aeroporto Internacional de Puerto Plata, conhecido por muitos como a capital mundial de windsurfing, a Lion's Gate na Sea Horse Ranch é um santuário totalmente auto-suficiente de quatro hectares, construída como uma vila mediterrânica e que oferece a... (more)

Boca Raton Country Clubs Step Up to Fill Gap for 25th Annual Feed the Needy Thanksgiving Dinner

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Andrews Country Club, Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club and Addison Reserve Country Club joined together to aid Congregation B'nai Israel of Boca Raton and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in their 25th consecutive Feed the Needy Program that provides Thanksgiving dinner to over 2,500 area residents on November 24. The partnership abruptly found themselves without their annual donation from Mario's, a Bova Restaurant, as a result of the Scott Rothstein investigation. (Logo: On November 4, Janyce Speier contacted her country club to see if they could help provide much needed prepared dishes. Craig Martin, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of St. Andrews Country Club, stated, "I am humbled by the generosity of the St. Andrews Country Club Board... (more)

Cascade Bancorp (Oregon) Announces Filing of Form 10-K Annual Report, Proxy Statement and Announcement of Annual Shareholders Meeting

BEND, Ore., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cascade Bancorp ("Cascade") (Nasdaq: CACB) reported the filing of its Form 10-K for 2009. The Company has also filed its Proxy Statement and Notice of Annual Shareholder's meeting scheduled for April 26, 2010 at 5:30PM PDT at Bend Golf and Country Club in Bend, Oregon. Patricia L. Moss, President & CEO commented, "As we move toward the end of the first quarter of 2010, I am encouraged with our progress as we continue to implement our plan to improve the Company's financial condition and manage through this adverse economic cycle. Our priorities and actions have been centered on 1) continuing our determined efforts to raise capital; 2) mitigating credit risk and conserving capital; 3) maintaining and expanding our core deposits and funding sources; 4) reducing controllable non-interest expenses; and 5) retaining our... (more)

The "All Inclusive Collection" Launches as the Sales and Marketing Arm of the World's First All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels, Located in Mexico and Dominican Republic

MIAMI, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Palace Resorts announces the launch of the new All-Inclusive Collection, which will act as the sales and marketing arm of the world's first-ever all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels. Properties include Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and three Mexico properties set to launch in 2012 and 2013 -- Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta and Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Led by Chief Operating Officer Rafael Chapur, son of Roberto Chapur who created the Palace Resorts brand in Mexico more than 25 years ago, the family's longtime success in luxury all-inclusive hotels has set a standard of excellence that will come to life in an even greater way with this new business model. "When Hard Rock International and Palace Resorts joined together to form a business partnership and create the world's first a... (more)

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC Announced as Title Sponsor of the Scottish Open

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 30, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- The European Tour is delighted to announce that global investment management group, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, is the new title sponsor of the Scottish Open. European Tour Chief Executive George O'Grady CBE, Aberdeen Asset Management Chief Executive Martin Gilbert and the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP, Scotland's First Minister, revealed details of the three year agreement at a press conference held in the historic setting of the Queen Anne Room in Edinburgh Castle. As well as Aberdeen Asset Management's title sponsorship, the package includes Scottish Government funding to ensure the tournament continues to bring economic and sporting benefits to the whole of Scotland and helps nurture the next generation of golfing talent by linking the event to a programme of junior golf activities. This funding will also help th... (more)