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The Art of the Possible

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first_imgAs IT professionals, we have never been strangers to change.  New technologies have come and gone…some minor, some quite disruptive.  However, the Third Platform is upon us and has opened the door to new opportunities to drive performance, agility and value for our businesses.While I’ve been a part of each platform throughout my 30+ years in the industry, this is the first time that so many trends – cloud, Big Data, analytics, mobile, social, digital and security – have converged simultaneously.  This presents some challenges for CIOs and IT professionals.For instance, a recent Economist Intelligence Unit Survey cited that while 92% of those surveyed are familiar with these emerging technologies and trends, only 50% know how to integrate them into their business.That said, forever the optimist, I am excited about exploring the “art of the possible” to disrupt not only how we deliver IT, but how our users consume and drive value in this third platform.  So where do we start?In my opinion, we start with the business.  Our first priority should be engaging more closely with the business; conversing in their language; understanding their expectations; and demonstrating how IT can quickly unlock agility and revenue opportunities.Within EMC IT, we built an industry-leading cloud infrastructure, which is the foundation for our third platform approach.  We are delving deeper into Big Data and offering business analytics as a service; we’re building mobile apps; and we’re starting to offer a more convenient and contemporary experience for employees.  For example, we recently began rolling out an enterprise version of Syncplicity to encourage sharing and collaboration.  But we have a long way to go.For years, we have clamored for a seat at the table.  If we want to be a contemporary IT organization, we need to partner even closer with the business and explore how we can unlock the art of the possible to make our business users more agile and productive.  The third platform has given us our seat at the table…and it is ours to lose.How are you embracing the third platform?last_img read more

Delores A. Litzinger

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first_imgDelores A. Litzinger (nee Glaub), 79 died Thursday May 28th, 2020 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati after a long illness. She was the first born child of John and Bertha (Wilhelm) Glaub on October 8th, 1940 in Morris, Indiana. She attended St. Anthony Catholic School in Morris and graduated from Oldenburg Academy. Following graduation she worked as a secretary for William (Bill) Hillenbrand. She married Emil Litzinger, Hamburg, on April 8, 1961 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Morris, and he survives. After a few years she left her work life for family life. She is survived by two sons, Roger Litzinger (Tricia), Batesville and Robert Litzinger (Sherry Foreman), Versailles. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Stephanie Litzinger, Oldenburg; Timothy Litzinger, Avon; Allison Litzinger, Franklin; Hannah Litzinger, Versailles; Bradley Litzinger, West Layfayette and five great-grandchildren Aaliyah, Aiden, Clara, Kaeden, Hoyt and a sixth great grandchild due soon to Hannah.She is also survived by brothers John Glaub (Aggie), James Glaub (Rita), Martin Glaub (Merita), and Robert Glaub, She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers Jerry Glaub (Barbara), Joseph Glaub (Linda), and Jack Glaub.Delores was a devout catholic and very active in St. Anthony of Padua in Morris. She served on many committees over the years including working on a bingo team over 30 years, anchoring a booth for the church’s Labor Day picnic with her family members for decades, serving in the angelic church choir and live nativity every Christmas season. In addition she worked with the Ladies Sodality hosting luncheons, and she was a Eucharistic minister. More than anything else Delores loved her family and friends. She loved to play bingo and cards. She enjoyed cruising and traveling with Croswell tours. She loved to cook and bake and her deviled eggs were highly sought after at every family gathering. Above all else she treasured spending time with her nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was deeply loved by all who knew her.Visitation will be Tuesday, June 2nd, from 9 a.m. until Noon at the Weigel Funeral Home. Attendees will need to observe social distancing while in the funeral home. The family requests no physical contact (hugging, handshakes, etc.) and would prefer you wear a mask to protect those members most at risk. Due to the Governor’s current mandate limiting capacity of churches, funeral services will be private. The family requests memorials to the St. Anthony’s Capital Improvement Fund.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 RCB vs RR highlights: Match abandoned; Bangalore officially out of tournament

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first_img 00:21 (IST) 00:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In That’s it from us. Sad end to the day. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for the next game as Chennai host Delhi Capitals at Chepauk. Till then, tada.  If you were planning to go off to sleep early today, don’t. We are having a 5 over per side game which is scheduled to start at 11:26 pm. Don’t leave this page folks. We are all set to witness some power-hitting.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:19 (IST) 22:55 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:21 (IST) TOSS: Rajasthan opt to bowl 23:11 (IST) 00:16 (IST) Live visuals in – Still raining. The overs will start getting deducted post 9pm local time which is roughly about 40 minutes from now.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Oh dear! It has started to pour at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. It doesn’t seem like too heavy, just a faint drizzle but good enough to hold up play. So, looks like we are in for a delayed start here. We’ll keep you posted, stay tuned. The toss is scheduled to happen in 30 minutes from now and team winning the toss will look to have a bowl first and restrict the opposition for a low score and chasing has been easy at Bangalore wicket. However, this remains to be seen what toss-winning captain goes with.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:44 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:57 (IST) 23:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In New Rules: 5 over per side. 5 bowlers can bowl an over each. 10 minutes break. 2 over powerplay.  Seven down! Wickets falling faster than updates.  Rajasthan Royals hasn’t lost a wicket in first two overs but haven’t been able to up the scoring rate. As of now, they are scoring 11 runs per over. In last three overs, they need 41 runs. Equation getting tough now.  23:53 (IST) Two ball two sixes! What a start from Royal Challengers Bangalore and skipper Kohli.  Alright then, the covers are coming off now. Fingers crossed 🤞🤞— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:56 (IST) Another wicket. Wickets are falling like pack of cards for Bangalore!  23:24 (IST) 20:21 (IST) First ball DOT. Second ball SIX. That’s sanju Samson for you! So Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are out in the middle. Rajasthan Royals are in the middle too. We are set! It’s game time.  A brilliant over from Jaydev Unadkat. Under pressure, bowling second last over of the innings, he gave just 9 runs and picked all-important wicket of Parthiv Patel. Half-side back to pavilion in space of four overs. After 4 overs, it’s 54/5.  23:38 (IST) 23:45 (IST) Bangalore 62/7 in 5 overs vs Rajasthan (Virat Kohli 25, Shreyas Gopal 3/12) WICKET: Yuzvendra Chahal tossed the ball up and Samson just couldn’t time it to perfection. Falls in 30 yard circle. First wicket DOWN!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 20:34 (IST) Here are the playing XI for two sides: Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane ThomasRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Good news! 5-overs game confirmed. 11:26pm start. We are set for the second innings!  23:47 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Just 10 runs off the first over. Bangalore are back in the game.  WICKET: Shreyas Gopal provides all-important breakthrough. Gopal tossed the ball up and Virat couldn’t time it to perfection. Straight into the hands of long on fielder.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:23 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:10 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:50 (IST) The match has been abandoned. An anti-climactic finish. So, RCB are officially out of the tournament. A smiling Kohli shakes hands with the RR players and the players walk back to the dressing room. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Bangalore is currently placed at eight positions in the points table, but as we know, things in the shortest format of the game change quickly. Rajasthan, on the other hand, will look to continue their winning run and move up on the points table.  23:26 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:11 (IST) 19:33 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:51 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:03 (IST) A look at the Playing XI for #RCBvRR pic.twitter.com/3ieDzXWOPp— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:51 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:13 (IST) 23:58 (IST) First over went for 23 runs! That’s some serious hitting!  50 up for Royal Challengers Bangalore!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18 runs off the third over. Just 23 runs needed in last two overs. Still NO WICKET.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:23 (IST) 19:39 (IST) We have more news coming in. There will be an offical inspection at 10:40 PM Hello and a warm a welcome. We are all set to witness another crackerjack of an encounter as Virat kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore hosts Rajasthan Royals at M. Chinnaswamy in Bengaluru. It is a must-win game for two sides, which makes the encounter all the more interesting.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:31 (IST) 23:41 (IST) New Delhi: We are left with just six more league-stage games in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and still two playoffs spots is yet to be occupied. With all six franchises well in the tournament, the encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals will be one to watch out for. Bangalore is currently placed at eight positions in the points table, but as we know, things in the shortest format of the game change quickly. Rajasthan, on the other hand, will look to continue their winning run and move up on the points table. LIVE SCORECARD Getting heavier now. Proper rain Both team have made changes. The host have made two changes, and visitors have made one. This remains to be seen if this will help these two sides.  🌧️🌧️🌧️#RCBvRR pic.twitter.com/ksHkwk6cQW— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 30, 2019 Well, well. Bad news folks, the rain is back and so are the covers. What a bummer! The umbrellas are up..  After 3 overs, it’s 45/4.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:12 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In First ball and Virat kohli deposited into the stands! SIX! 18:52 (IST) 00:09 (IST) 4.6 – These are the first two ball for Liam Livingstone Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In MILESTONE ALERT: Shreyas Gopal picks second hat-trick of the season 23:37 (IST) 00:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In DROPPED! Full marks for try! Livingstone SURVIVES!  22:51 (IST) 19:31 (IST) 23:32 (IST) It’s still drizzling at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. After 26 minutes, the overs will start to reduce.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The umpires are in the middle and looking at the problem areas. Spectators wait for the final call as the clock ticks near 11.  20:20 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In We are left with just six more league-stage games in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and still two playoffs spots is yet to be occupied. With all six franchises well in the tournament, the encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals will be one to watch out for. 23:59 (IST) The next inspection is at 23:05, which is 21 mins before the cut-off time WICKET: Gopal flighted the ball, bat turns and AB de Villiers follows his counterpart to pavilion.  18:51 (IST) SIXTH wicket. My word what is happening here. Klaasen couldn’t stay at the wicket for long.  19:58 (IST) 21:27 (IST)last_img read more

CSA to make decision on Windies tour next month

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first_imgJOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CMC) — Cricket South Africa (CSA) is expected to make a decision on the future of the tour of West Indies next month, after Monday announcing the cancellation of the limited overs series against Sri Lanka.South Africa are scheduled to face West Indies in two Tests and five Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) from July 15 to August 16, but that tour now seems likely to fall victim to the novel coronavirus pandemic which has already resulted in 2.4 million infections and 166,000 deaths globally.Media reports here said CSA officials would decide on the Windies series in “mid-May”.Cricket West Indies has already scrapped some of its domestic tournaments, but said recently it was continuing to monitor developments, and would liaise with the partner boards before making any determination on upcoming series.In announcing the cancellation of the tour of Sri Lanka set for June, CSA’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Jacques Faul said decisions regarding tours would be made in the players’ best interests.“It is very sad that we have been forced to take this step and we will reschedule the tour as soon as cricket returns to a sense of normality and our international fixture list allows,” Faul said.The English-speaking Caribbean has recorded over 800 infections from the virus known as COVID-19, with 49 deaths reported.last_img read more

Build-up continues to World Cup qualifiers

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first_imgThe Republic of Ireland squad will continue their preparations for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Georgia and Serbia today.Concern remains over the fitness of Jon Walters, despite his inclusion in Martin O’Neill’s trimmed-down squad yesterday.The Burnley striker is nursing an ankle ligament problem.last_img