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Now Micro welcomes Robert Wakefield as the Director of Technical Services

– Now Micro, a leader in delivering cutting-edge technology solutions and services, is excited to announce and welcome Robert Wakefield as the Director of Technical Sales. Wakefield will support Now Micro’s sales and technical efforts at the design, planning and implementation level in the areas of storage, Virtualization and Enterprise Architecture.

Wakefield will be responsible for determining the overall direction and success of the Professional Services group to extend the already broad reach in our existing customer base, as well as identifying new and emerging markets.

Wakefield joins the Now Micro team from Minnetonka Public Schools where he served as the Network Security Specialist. In this role, he was responsible for creating and maintaining the district’s disaster recovery plan; implementing a VDI environment using VMware; handling corporate antivirus and incident response; and managing system security planning. Before serving as the Network Security Specialist, he was also the Network Systems Specialist, the Network Operations Specialist and the Field Technician.

With over 5 years of high level technical experience, Wakefield has extensive knowledge of numerous operating systems, networking and software services including VMware. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at ITT Tech teaching courses on Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems, Microsoft Network Operating Systems and WAN Technology.

“We are very excited to welcome Robert to our team at Now Micro,” said Pat Finn, President of Now Micro. “He will bring extensive technical knowledge of enterprise planning, Virtualization, system security and disaster recovery to our sales group, and broaden our offering to our customers.”

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About Now Micro

Now Micro delivers cutting- edge technology solutions & services to government, education, & corporate clients, as well as vertically focused OEMs. Now Micro offers design & configuration services for application-specific markets like video surveillance & digital signage.

Now Micro’s technology solutions include partnerships with the most recognized manufacturers of desktop, notebook, server, & storage systems like HP, Lenovo, Dell, Panasonic, & Toshiba. Now Micro also specializes in providing tailor-made solutions under the Frontier Systems brand name.

Now Micro is focused on supporting our clients with a full range of services including: consultation, integration, installation, break fix, disposal & managed services. With Now Micro’s help, organizations are able to streamline procurement, installation, support, & disposal of technology.

Get more Now Micro news and information by following @nowmicro on Twitter or become a fan of Now Micro on Facebook.

Type of security risks of Oracle database

– Database security is major issue in global market. OLTP database is needed to take care by expert and high experienced DBA.

Internet banking and online financial databases are having potential risk from hackers. Hackers are trying to steal or grab data from database if they know security black holes. Database vendor ships database software with bugs. Hackers are always exposing those bugs. These bugs are becoming back entrance of database. If we don’t care about those bugs and don’t know about security black holes of database then we can’t able to survive our database from hackers. Oracle database should be needed to protect by high expert Oracle DBA. The expert Oracle DBA who knows how to protect database from this kind of security holes and Advanced Exploitation & know very well how to hide those.

It is not single reason to secure Oracle database. But there are lot of another reason are affecting on security of Oracle database. Oracle database should need to protect from internal and company’s employees also. This risk level is also maximum when any employee or former employee or any other resource whose directly or indirectly connected to company’s access. This resource can be able to theft data from Oracle database because access is easy to get and they can able to touch database directly without using any internet.

Means tight security is most needing factor for Oracle database. Size of database is expanding due to high number of customers involving and accessing Oracle database using internet. Netbanking is biggest gift of high technical world. People can be access own data from anywhere and anytime. If database is containing more sensitive data and financial data then high security is definitely needed.

For maintaining security of Oracle database we need high qualify and experience technical staff. Especially Oracle database is being administrated and managed by Oracle DBAs. Then special expertise is needed to secure Oracle database for Oracle DBAs.

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Artist Looks to Elvis, Warhol for Help to Win World’s Largest Art Prize

– WHO: Barcode artist Scott Blake. His digital art, inspired by the Y2K computer crisis, started with circles, squares and tile patterns that morphed into lines and eventually became barcodes. Blake has created more than 30 large-scale digital portraits of cultural icons using actual UPC numbers connected to some aspect of their lives.

WHAT: Blake is entering his work into the second annual ArtPrize competition, which bestows the world’s largest art prize. He will be looking to edge out 1,712 other artists in competition, which begins September 22 at 6 p.m. at 192 venues throughout Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

At ArtPrize, Blake will be exhibiting four of his barcode portraits at the Stache Gallery http://www.artprize.org/venues/public-profile/235, 120 South Division Ave., Studio 124. His Barcode Elvis http://www.barcodeart.com/Barcode_Elvis.html, Barcode Bruce Lee http://www.barcodeart.com/Bruce_Lee.html, Barcode Andy Warhol http://www.barcodeart.com/Andy_Warhol.html and Barcode Marilyn Monroe http://www.barcodeart.com/Marilyn_Monroe.html All will have barcode scanning interfaces that will allow patrons to interact with the portraits, including hearing music and viewing movies.

The “Barcode Elvis” portrait is made from barcodes from the singer’s music CDs. “Barcode Bruce Lee” and “Barcode Marilyn Monroe” are comprised of barcodes from DVDs of their movies. “Barcode Andy Warhol” features 2,160 barcodes from Campbell’s Soup cans, measures 8′ x 8′ and contains 829.4 megapixels.

In addition to international exhibitions, Blake’s art has been featured on ABC’s “World News Tonight,” Tech TV, Boing Boing TV, WFLA-TV (NBC), WFTS-TV (ABC), msnbc.com, Wired.com, and in Art Papers Magazine. His studio is located in Omaha, Nebraska; his art, a wide range of barcode art products and additional information can be found at

WHEN: Blake will be installing his portraits and will be available for interviews tomorrow, Sept. 21, beginning around noon and also on Sept. 22.

WHERE: Blake’s ArtPrize venue is the Stache Gallery , 120 South Division Ave., Studio 124, in Grand Rapids.

CONTACT: Scott Blake (402) 321-3485;  or Jim Swope, (727) 744-4556;


Special Offers on Winter Wedding Packages for 2011 at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa

– A wedding is an important commitment, and one of the happiest days of your life, so it’s imperative that everything goes perfectly. Here at Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa, one of the finest luxury hotels in Chester, we can help reduce the stress of planning your big day with our comprehensive Winter Wedding Package, available now for January 2011.

The Winter Wedding Package covers every aspect of your wedding day, including some of the little details that can sometimes be forgotten in the hectic build-up to the day; from a base and knife for the wedding cake, and chair covers, centrepieces and table cloths, to personalised table plans and menus, and a red carpet arrival for the bride and groom.

The full package covers reception drinks, a three-course wedding breakfast, complimentary room hire for the ceremony itself, a full buffet for the evening reception, a residential disco, and a complimentary bridal suite for the happy couple to round off their perfect day in comfort.

As well as offering a comprehensive wedding package, Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa has also secured a number of special discount deals for our customers with a range of additional wedding services, including wedding cars, florists, photography, wedding cakes, hair stylists, and more.

The Complete Winter Wedding Package from Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa is available for a range of dates throughout January 2011. A package based on 60 guests for the ceremony and 100 guests for the evening reception, is priced at £3995, but these prices can be adjusted according to alternative guest numbers.

For those who are planning a little further ahead, the Complete Wedding Winter Package is also available for 2012 dates, with prices only increasing from 2011 prices in line with inflation.

For more information about the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa, and to view their range of 2011 Wedding services and special offers, visit the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel website at http://www.grosvenorpulfordhotel.co.uk/.

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This privately owned hotel & spa is ideally located just a 5 minute drive south of the Chester city centre in Cheshire, yet a stone’s throw from Wrexham and the border of North Wales. The 4 star Grosvenor Pulford Hotels & Spa is set in its own grounds and is the perfect base from which to explore the many exciting attractions and great days out that Chester, Cheshire, Wrexham and North Wales have to offer.

Valery Kovalska – Magic, Mystery and Dark powers during London Fashion Week

– Ukrainian designer Valery Kovalska presented her Spring/Summer 2011 collection ‘Professional Suicides’ at the La Geneve North ‘A La Mode’ catwalk show on 18 September 2010.  

Valery Kovalska who usually specialises in designing costumes for dance and music performances devoted this collection to reflect the powers of nature and their impact on mankind.  

The colours used for ‘Professional Suicides’ perfectly fit the style and the mood of this theme red, blue, black and a little bit of beige these colors symbolised unknown magic, mystery and dark powers of nature.   Valery Kovalska always works with natural fabrics such as cotton, wool, denim, leather but the two distinguishing features showcased on the catwalk through the geometry and the clearness of lines.

The spirit and the mood of the ‘Professional Suicides’ collection was complimented by the rock music that played as the models took to the catwalk.

Recently showcased at Russia Fashion Week, Valery Kovalska has been highly praised for her contemporary, punk rock edge.  When asked why she chose to showcase at A La Mode Valery said: “It was a great opportunity that I wanted to be a part of” and that she hopes to showcase the collection in Moscow and Kiev.

With an air of mystery and magic about herself and her work, Valery’s collection creates illusions, which are further supported with edgy promotional videos.

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Endangered No More: Zero Risks with the New Tarsier Closed Circuit Thermal Imager

– Several thousands of miles across the sea is the beautiful island of Bohol, home to the famous Philippine Tarsier considered to be one among thousands of endangered species in the world today. What’s so interesting about this small animal is its unique ability to rotate its head 180 degrees. Add up the tarsier’s very large eyes, reputed to be the only animal to have such big eye to body ratio, and you have an animal that is able to see exceptionally well at night. And with those exceptional night vision eyes and movable ears that can almost hear any movement, the result is an animal that perfectly embodies the kind of security we must have today.

You have probably heard the news about the Philippine hostage situation wherein some Hong Kong Chinese nationals were carelessly held hostage on the bus for almost 12 hours. Ironically, with today’s CCTV technology, we find that there is still more to learn out there. Simply put, we need more security innovations and advancements for the merciless threats of today. This is why a new kind of closed circuit thermal imager or CCTI is being developed by Manifest Marketing Limited.

Inspired by the Tarsier’s astounding abilities, the promising Tarsier Closed Circuit Thermal Imager is definitely something to look out for. First things first; one of the best features of the Tarsier CCTI is its 24-hour 7 days a week functionality. This means that this great tool will immerse its extra-sensitive eyes for you every single minute, so you won’t have to worry about getting breached by those pesky thieves at night. The tarsier CCTI works at its best at night. Even the shadow is no excuse and the various light conditions brought about by fog and smoke will not affect the efficiency of the tarsier at all. Now that’s really something worthy of a second look.

If you are questioning the Tarsier’s durability and life expectancy, it helps to know that the International Electrotechnical Commission or IEC through the International Protection Rating Code has rated the Tarsier to be IP66 certified. This means that the Tarsier CCTI is highly effective against solid and liquid intrusion. Talk about maximum durability and resistance! Also built for the extremes, the Tarsier has a maximum temperature threshold of +80 degree Celsius and a minimum threshold of -40 degrees Celsius. The whole product is also metal-coated with aluminum for ensured life expectancy.

Another interesting factor to check out is the Tarsier’s lenses that are both adaptable and flexible to various ranges and distances. Equipped with features such as the zoom feature and control over brightness and contrast, you have the perfect surveillance and protection for your business and home. Use the Tarsier CCTI anywhere you want. With a very easy set-up and installation procedure, you will be on your way to finally getting the good night’s sleep you have been longing to have for many days now.

To start using the new Tarsier CCTI surveillance system, you can visit the Hong Kong based company Manifest Marketing Limited, the premier security solutions expert in Asia. You can visit their site at http://manifest-hk.com/.

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