Cloud service boom will continue: Oracle

first_imgIn general, I think the cloud boom will continue. Customers will be on all different formats of the cloud, such as a public cloud, a dedicated region or a hybrid.One prediction is that by 2022, about 80 percent of businesses will be on the cloud in some form or another, including businesses in the Asia-Pacific and Indonesia. Whether their digitalization journey is with Oracle or not, I believe they will benefit from the disruption of digitalization. What industries have yet to adopt to cloud and what do you think is the challenge?There will be people in the economic strata who might not be able to reap the benefits of cloud technology. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) would love to have their own retail platform or put their supply chain information to the cloud. This means they have to digitalize but it invokes a cost.However, if SMEs do want to modernize, the cloud is still a better medium today compared to 10 years back when the digitalizing process was slower and more difficult.Today, the cost of digitalization has been reduced by one-fourth of what people would have to spend back then. But most importantly, the implementation time is faster.  How does Oracle plan to compete with other cloud service providers in Indonesia?We have been in the business for the last 40 years, so we understand the enterprise better than our competitors.Indonesia is a big market and it is one of the heavily invested markets for Oracle. Our footprint is also big here and right now our strategy is to introduce the Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer.It allows customers to bring cloud into their own infrastructure, expanding cloud adaptation opportunities for industries whose data is critical and highly regulated, such as banking, financial services, health care and the government.This is where Oracle finds a sweet spot because sometimes it is just the fundamentals of economics to not put some of that data outside of the customers’ premises or to the public cloud.It is also developed with second-generation cloud services, ensuring a high level of data security.Most importantly our entire architecture uses second-generation cloud services and is powered entirely by artificial intelligence, ensuring a high level of data security.What is Oracle’s plan on market expansion in Asia and how much investment are you going to commit in the region?Last year, we planned to add 20 new data centers, which means we would have 36 data centers available by the end of this year. The data centers will be available in new countries and dual regions in India, Japan and South Korea, among other places. With this expansion, we will be one of the largest public cloud providers globally, setting us apart from our competitors.We recently opened our second data center in India, and we expect to launch a new data center in Singapore. However, if our dedicated cloud region clients go up, then the number of public data centers is irrelevant because customers can just start to put their data in their own data center.As for investments, we have a solid business model and our investments have remained the same even in these trying times. We will continue our trajectory to invest in our people and continue building our business.Topics : The Jakarta Post’s Eisya A. Eloksari interviewed Oracle ASEAN regional managing director Cherian Varghese on July 9 to learn more about the company’s latest developments and the trajectory of cloud adaptation in the region. Question: What is Oracle’s view on the cloud market in Southeast Asia and Indonesia in particular?Answer: It is bullish with a quarter-to-quarter growth across the industry as customers are moving extremely fast on cloud adoption.Now people are also tapping into cloud technology because the pandemic has prevented us from engaging with customers directly and this prompted an era in which people can accentuate their businesses digitalization.  The government’s enforcement of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to contain COVID-19 transmission has led to a surge in demand for digital services among Indonesians, including in e-commerce, education and cloud services.Indonesia’s digital economy is also on track to dominate Southeast Asia as its market value is projected to triple to US$130 billion by 2025 from $40 billion in 2019, according to the latest e-Conomy Southeast Asia study.Meanwhile, American technology company Oracle recently announced the launch of its newest cloud service product, Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer. The product allows users to bring the company’s public cloud services into the customer’s on-premises data center, which reduces latency and keeps data intact.last_img read more

Joyner gem snapped up by NSW buyers for $950,000

first_imgThe home at 20 McIllwraith Rd, Joyner, sold for $950,000.INTERSTATE buyers have snapped up a Joyner property for $350,000 above the suburb median.Belle Property Cashmere estate agent Anna Lobley said about 60 groups viewed the 20 McIllwraith Rd home at open inspections and the vendors received six written offers before selling at $950,000. Outside is a pool surrounded by a deck.The agent said the market was performing strongly in Joyner, but there was a shortage of certain stock.“There’s a shortage of properties that don’t need a lot of work and have good flow,” she said.“They also need to have good, usable land.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02 The kitchen is sleek and modern.According to CoreLogic data the suburb’s median house sale price is $600,000.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“The home is in a really sought-after part of Joyner, it’s a Metricon home with a great layout, and you can walk in with nothing more to do,” Ms Lobley said.“There’s a huge shed on the property that was so amazing – it was a tradie’s heaven.”center_img There is open-plan living.Ms Lobley said the buyers were from NSW and saw the home online.“They loved it from the moments they saw it online, and felt the same when they walked through it in person,” she said.last_img read more

Mercy-killing plan’s net will widen – campaigner

first_imgNZ Herald 28 June 2012Permitting mercy-killing of people with terminal illnesses would inevitably lead to the killing of newborns with disabilities and the elderly, an anti-euthanasia campaigner says. The head of the Canada-based Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Alex Schadenberg, will speak in Auckland on Saturday at a conference organised by the Euthanasia Debate group. He arrives as Labour MP Maryan Street prepares to put her assisted-suicide bill in the ballot for private members’ bills. “It allows people who have a terminal illness or who are suffering from an irrecoverable condition to determine how and when they wish to die,” she said. “It’s not just for terminal illness. It is also for those who have a condition where their quality of life is so diminished they don’t want to live any longer.” In the Netherlands, doctors are permitted, under strict conditions and at a patient’s request, to end the person’s life or assist their suicide.….The Netherlands physicians federation says non-medical factors such as “loss of function, loneliness and loss of autonomy” can be part of the evaluation of suffering, and that the law can apply to patients with psychiatric conditions or dementia. Dutch paediatricians writing in a leading US medical journal in 2005 described the legal protocol under which euthanasia of newborns, typically those with severe forms of spina bifida, can be permitted. “When both the parents and the physicians are convinced that there is an extremely poor prognosis, they may concur that death would be more humane than continued life.” read more

DepEd-Sagay tops nationwide learner information tagging

first_imgLabangco said despite the low internet connectivity in the city, the teachers have found a way to encode the required data in the LIS, and they also did their best to contact the parents, guardians and learners through different online platforms of enrollment. “I provided constant technical assistance to the public schools’ district supervisors, school heads, advisers, and most especially to the information and communications technology coordinators,” she added. If a previous class adviser failed to contact and administer the LESF of the incoming Grade 7 and Grade 11 learners, the parents or guardians shall initiate contact with the former adviser of the learner. “That’s the secret of our accomplishment,” she stressed. The procedure requires all Grades 6 and 10 class advisers of the school year 2019-2020 to initiate contact with their former advisory class and facilitate the administration of LESF. These included the Facebook Messenger application, e-mail, text message, phone call, video call, and online enrollment link. Others included in the top 10, or also “almost done” are the schools’ divisions of Surigao del Norte, Guimaras, Siargao, Butuan City, Southern Leyte, Bayawan City Isabela Province, Batangas, and Baybay City. If the parents or guardians submitted LESF to the prospective Junior High School for Grade 7 and Senior High School for Grade 11, school administrators of these schools shall likewise initiate contact with the previous adviser of the learner and coordinate the administration of LESF, based on DepEd Memorandum DM-PHRODFO-2020-00192 issued by Undersecretary Jesus Mateo. (With a report from PNA/PN)center_img BACOLOD City – The Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of Sagay City in this province topped the nationwide ranking of the Learner Information System (LIS) Learner Enrollment and Survey Form (LESF) Tagging ahead of school year 2020-2021. DepEd-Sagay City garnered an average score of 89.8 percent to rank number one and be considered “almost done”, based on the LIS LESF Progress Updating Report on the accomplishments of all schools divisions as of the third week of July.Engr. Brenda Labangco, planning officer of DepEd-Sagay City, said on July 30 such achievement can be credited to the cooperation of the teachers themselves. The information they collect through the LESF are then encoded to the LIS. This includes class advisers who have learners intending to enroll in another school. This teacher of the Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of Sagay City, Negros Occidental enroll learners through phone and online platforms as part of the 2020 Oplan Balik Eskwela last June. The DepEd-Sagay City topped the nationwide ranking of the Learner Information System Learner Enrollment and Survey Form Tagging ahead of school year 2020-2021. DEPED TAYO SAGAY CITY FB Last month, the DepEd deployed the LESF module in the LIS to enable teachers to encode collected learners’ data. Labangco also acknowledged the support of Schools Division superintendent Arlene Bermejo in motivating the schools in expediting the encoding of learners’ information.last_img read more

Iran extends postponement of sporting activities till May 20 due to Coronavirus

first_imgTehran: Sporting activities in Iran will remain further suspended till May 20 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic which has claimed more than 4,000 lives in the country.According to official IRNA news agency, the announcement was made on Tuesday by Iran’s National Headquarters for Managing and Fighting the Coronavirus.After the first cases of illness were reported in mid-February, Iran Sports Medicine Federation and Ministry of Sport and Youth had already called off all sports activities until April 18.Meanwhile, Fereshteh Karimi, the Iranian national women’s futsal player, has joined the AFC’s BreakTheChain campaign to help fight novel coronavirus pandemic.“It is the first time that the people of the entire world have faced such a challenge,” she said in a video.Karimi expressed the hope that the virus will sooner be defeated so that the people could live in peace again. “The virus has made everyone anxious,” she added.Among the latest athletes that joined the campaign are South Korea’s Lee Chung-yong and Bahrain’s Mahdi Al Humaidan.The campaign seeks to publicise the health protocols of the World Health Organisation (WHO).Around 75,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported so far in Iran. (IANS)Also Read: All sporting activities suspended in Italy due to coronavirus Also Watch: COVID-19 prevention: Kamrup(M) district administration selling vegetableslast_img read more

Macorp 10th annual golf tournament a success

first_imgTHE Lusignan Golf Club was the place to be for fans of golf when the Macorp Annual Classic Golf Tournament was contested last Saturday.The tournament,which was played in the Flights format,gave golfers who did not perform well in the Guyana Open,the opportunity to redeem themselves.The tournament was played in the 19-36 handicap, 10-18 and the Championship Flight 0-9 categories. In the 19-36 category,Pastor Balgobin Ragnauth continued his fine form winning 67/26. Maurice Solomon came second with 70/24 while Carlos Adams and Laksmana Ramroop finished with 70/26 and 71/23 respectively.In the 10-18 handicap, Parmanand ‘Max’ Persaud and his brother Patanjalee ‘Pur’ Persaud finished first and second with 66/13 and 66/16 respectively. Finishing behind them were Richard Haniff with 69/15, Roy Cummins with 70/13 and Hilbet Shields with 71/15.The Championship Flight 0-9 handicap saw Lusignan Golf Club Vice President Patrick Prashad edging out former Guyana Open champion Mohanlall ‘Santo’ Dinanauth with a score of 67-9 to Santo’s 69/7.Balgobin Ragnauth (67) finished fourth, Patrick Prashad finished third with 67. In second was ‘Pur’ Persaud with (66) while his brother ‘Max’ Persaud (66) finished first.Prizes were also awarded for best net scores from first to fourth overall.According to Max, “I played one of my best games today. I did so well I had several birdie plays, missed a few but did get some. I made a few mistakes but I recovered quickly from them, kept focus, and so I brought it home.”Nearest to The Pin (6’) was ‘Max’ Persaud, while Best Gross was a challenge between Prashad and Dinanauth, with Dinanauth winning on the back-nine count.Club President Oncar Ramroop expressed gratitude to Macorp for their continued support of golf in Guyana.last_img read more

McKoy strikes Gold

first_img– Bronze for TyrellClaudrice McKoy ran a personal best a personal best in the 1500 metres to win Guyana’s first and only gold medal, while Shaquka Tyrell won bronze on a bitter-sweet opening day of this year’s CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands.McKoy’s time of four minutes, 39.46 seconds (4:39.46) saw her winning the Girls U20 event ahead of the Jamaican pair of Kelly-Ann Beckford (4:40.49) and Aneisha Lawrence (4:41.19), in a race that saw the Monroe College student running smart from the sound of the starter’s gun.Joanna Archer, who is also a freshman at Monroe College, competing in the race with McKoy, did good enough to finish fifth, clocking 4:46.03.Meanwhile, Tyrell, running in the Girls U17 1500 metres, crossed the line in a time of 4:52.52 to finish behind Jamaicans Samantha Pryce (4:47.34) and JodyAnn Mitchell (4:49.49) to win the country’s first medal on day one of the prestigious regional track and field meet.Guyana’s Matthew Gordon looked destined for a spot on the podium in the Boys U17 1500 metres, but he was tripped during his dying stages of the race but recovered to finish fifth, running 4:12.77.The race was won by Bahamas’ Curtis Mitchell (4:09.34), with J’Voughn Blake of Jamaica placing second (4:10.52) and Bermuda’s Nathan Armstrong third (4:11.464). Guyana’s Cordell Charles (4:17.83) finished finish 9th.Deshana Skeete failed to make it on to the podium in the Girls U20 400 metres, finishing 8th.Daniel Williams, the world U18 400 metres silver medallist, didn’t look his usual self when he competed in the Boys U20 400 metres final, where he finished 7th with a time of 48.65 seconds; a far cry from his personal best (46.72 seconds) in the distance.NOTE: Up to press time, Chantoba Bright was on course to repeat as Gold medallist in the Girls U20 Long Jump.last_img read more

BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 shortlist to be announced

first_imgThe five nominees for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 will be unveiled on Saturday, 11 November.The names will be revealed during a star-studded special live show – on BBC World News, BBC World Service and BBC Sport Online – starting at 18:00 GMT.The list of former winners reads like a roll call of African football royalty, with Ivorian duo Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure, Jay-Jay Okocha of Nigeria and Liberian legend George Weah having all been voted the continent’s best.A panel including Emmanuel Amuneke, an African and 1996 Olympic champion, Arnaud Djoum, a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winner with Cameroon, and Jean Sseninde, of Uganda and Crystal Palace Ladies, will discuss this year’s nominees.The five will all be seeking to follow the footsteps of reigning winner Riyad Mahrez, who starred for both Premier League champions Leicester City and Algeria in 2016.Winning last year’s award, Mahrez said: “It means a lot; it’s something big for African players so I am very happy, I am very proud. For African players, it’s a huge honour.” Peter Okwoche and Mimi Fawaz will present Saturday’s show in front of a live audience in London, while fans will also be able to keep up with the proceedings via social media.Fans can vote for their favourite via the BBC African football website from 19:00 GMT on Saturday, 11 November until the vote closes at 18:00 GMT on Monday, 27 November.The winner will be announced live at 17:30 GMT on Monday, 11 December.last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Mavericks finalizing deal to send Harrison Barnes to Kings

first_img NBA trade rumors: Wizards have inquired about Grizzlies’ Mike Conley, Marc Gasol Jackson, who was taken 15th overall by the Kings in the 2017 draft, is in the second year of his rookie contract. He is averaging 6.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game this season for Sacramento. The Kings are trading Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph to the Mavericks for Harrison Barnes, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019Barnes is averaging 17.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game this season. He holds a $25 million player option for 2019-20. Randolph is in the final season of a two-year, $24 million deal he signed with the Kings in July 2017.  Related Newscenter_img NBA trade rumors: Pacers will explore moving rookie Aaron Holiday before deadline The Mavericks are making another big trade.Dallas is finalizing a deal that would send forward Harrison Barnes to the Kings, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources. The Mavericks will receive Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph in the trade.last_img read more

Some corn will be knee-high by 4th of July, some won’t

first_imgDES MOINES — It’s been a week of catching up on the growing front after a wet spring put corn planting about two weeks behind. I-S-U Extension field specialist Rebecca Vittetoe the heat will help — but not all the corn will hit the mark in the old adage: “knee-high by the Fourth of July.” She says some of the earlier planted corn will make it — but the later planted corn will be lucky to be knee-high.The corn height is measured by the amount of vegetative growth or leaf collars as it extends upward, starting with V-1. “This week we’ve really seen the crops move along, you can almost see them grow with the heat we’ve been having,” Vittetoe says. “Corn, it probably ranges anywhere from V-2 or V-3 with the later planted corn. To probably, some of that corn is probably V-11, V-12.”The corn can grow to the V-19 or V-20 stage before it tassels out and starts the process of developing the ears. Vittetoe says she doesn’t like being out in this heat, but likes what it does to the corn. “The heat will definitely help it grow. And if we’re going to have hotter temperatures I’d like it — especially on the corn side right now. I don’t want it when the corn is going to be pollinating and tassling and forming that ear,” Vittetoe says. “Having the heat now is going to help push it along and once we reach tassel and grain fill, I’d like it to cool off so we can have a longer grain-fill period.”The corn is normally ready to start the tassling phase around mid-July, but she says that could be the end of July or early August this year. Vittetoe has talked with her colleagues and is hearing there’s a large variance across the state in corn development. “Some cases, I know like northern Iowa, especially northwest Iowa, they had really delayed planting. Other parts of the state, like southwest Iowa were not as delayed,” according to Vittetoe. “It does vary, and even varies within the county too, depending on who got the rain and if if was river bottom too,” she says.Getting the seed in the ground helps ease some of the concern for farmers. “Earlier in May there was definitely a lot of anxiousness. You could sense the stress just talking to people,” Vittetoe says. “You can still feel some of that anxiousness….it hasn’t been an easy growing season by any means. It’ doesn’t seem quite as much, you don’t feel it quite as much — but it’s still there.”The last U-S-D-A crop report listed 62 percent of the corn crop in good to excellent condition. Sixty-three percent of the beans were rated in good to excellent condition. The next report is due out Monday.last_img read more