We are engaged in a war of algorithms; a battle fought in cyber space that also plays out across air, land, and sea every day. Digital transformation is the key to winning because it gives us a critical advantage: the ability to execute before the adversary can.This “decision advantage” comes, in part, from embedding technology into the mission at the service of the warfighter. Technology transformation at the kinetic level, for example, makes efforts at the tip of the spear more successful. Imagine real-time AI-processed reconnaissance information optimizing ordinance activity on-target. Or turning our ships at sea into floating data centers: optimizing communication, battlefield insights, ship defenses, onboard maintenance, and medical care for our wounded warriors.Today, across the department and in all branches of the U.S. military, IT leaders are looking for solutions to turn their legacy IT footprint into a modern multi-cloud environment. This transformation will also bring sweeping changes to our workforce. Tomorrow’s pilot will need to be as good at multi-mode IT systems management as actually flying an aircraft.Technology transformation with the Department of Defense (DoD) means looking at where computer activity needs to take place. This could include activity in a data center, or on a sensor, drone, mobile device, aircraft, and even an office-based workstation. Where this processing activity, called a ‘workload’ takes place should be optimized for the mission – and not optimized for the convenience of the IT purchasing process. Mission-optimized IT includes Domestic DOD-managed cloud environments and data centers, ad hoc IT networks in forward operating positions with disadvantaged communication, or on the battlefield itself.In support of this transformation, a multi-cloud approach allows the military to deploy infrastructure that is secure and flexible for mission-critical projects. One such example is a recent Defense Department effort to build out a secure, on-premise cloud solution within its existing data center footprint. Outdated and unsupported legacy IT systems were eating up already-scarce funding and leaving our warfighters and their mission exposed to the adversary.Dell EMC is honored to have partnered with DoD in this effort, known as the On-Site Managed Services (OMS) program. It provides high-availability, high-performance, mission-critical compute services. This cutting-edge IT transformation program allows the DoD to manage their most sensitive workloads and provide compute and processing wherever the mission requires.OMS illustrates the point that mission success is all about operation and accessibility, requiring different approaches for each unique workload. With a complex map of challenges and mission-critical considerations, the DoD must continue to approach cloud on a workload-by-workload basis for IT modernization success, appreciating cloud as an operating model.If you want to learn more about how OMS can drive DoD IT transformation, visit: https://www.smartronix.com/services/Cloud-Computing/Pages/On-Site-Managed-Services-(OMS).html
Associated Press TEAM LEADERS: Garrison Brooks has averaged 15.5 points and 8.4 rebounds to lead the charge for the Tar Heels. Complementing Brooks is Cole Anthony, who is accounting for 12.2 points per game. The Demon Deacons are led by Olivier Sarr, who is averaging 13.1 points and 8.5 rebounds.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Anthony has had his hand in 45 percent of all North Carolina field goals over the last five games. The freshman guard has 36 field goals and 25 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: North Carolina is 0-10 when its offense scores 65 points or fewer. Wake Forest is a perfect 6-0 when it holds opponents to 64 or fewer points.UNBEATEN WHEN: Wake Forest is a perfect 6-0 when it holds an opponent to 64 points or fewer. The Demon Deacons are 7-15 when opponents score more than 64.DID YOU KNOW: Wake Forest has attempted the sixth-most free throws in all of Division I. The Demon Deacons have averaged 24.4 free throws per game and 29 per game over their last five games. March 2, 2020 UNC looks for home win vs Wake Forest Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWake Forest (13-15, 6-12) vs. North Carolina (12-17, 5-13)Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: North Carolina looks for its fifth straight win over Wake Forest at Dean E. Smith Center. The last victory for the Demon Deacons at North Carolina was an 82-69 win on Jan. 20, 2010. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
By Elroy StephneyTREMENDOUS potential is how you would describe these two teenagers from Waramuri in Region One. Bruce 13 and Nicko Vincent 15, of Amerindian descent, are genuine all-rounders and they have all the qualities to become international cricketers.They both have tremendous pace and bat high in the order as well. In an exclusive interview with Chronicle Sport, the quiet-spoken brothers expressed delight at gaining the opportunity to play competitive cricket on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two.They have recently joined Bacchus Bulls Youth Club of Affiance and travel every weekend to play. They contended that they were forced to make the sacrifice to improve their game since there have very little scope in their region given limited resources.‘There are no competitions for us and the pitch that we actually play on is not of a proper quality, hence we cannot strive in that way, they both admitted. “We love cricket to the highest and our parents have decided that they would give us the support in a big way. We will make them proud since we have the talent to compete with anyone,” they stated with confidence.At first glance, Nicko Vincent is top class with a smooth run-up, strong follow-through and releases with genuine pace. He is slimly built but muscular and will create even more pace as he matures. His batting too is quite impressive with a good technique and power.His brother Bruce, on the other hand, is similar in both departments and will now get the chance to impress the selectors in the upcoming Essequibo Cricket Board’s Under-15 trials in an effort to gain selection for the inter-county tournament. Their presence in Essequibo has already raised eye-brows with theie amazing display in just a short period of time. They both attend the Waramuri Secondary School with Nicko Vincent preparing to sit CXC in June, 2020. They both admitted to being a sport-oriented family since their sister Annalisa Vincent in a National Under-20 footballer. Their parents Marcel and Gregory Vincent are also sports enthusiasts and have been travelling with their sons wherever they play. It will be no surprise therefore to witness Bruce and Nicko Vincent in national colours in the near future as Nicko will also be vying for selection at the Under-17 level shortly.They have since thanked Harrischan Ramballi, manager of Bacchus Bulls for providing an avenue to enhance their careers. They were honoured at the Club’s Awards ceremony held on Saturday at the Imam Bacchus ground in Affiance.
Share this storyLoblaw profit beats expectations as more people shop at its food and drug stores Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Comment Sponsored By: Facebook Recommended For YouOman urges Iran to release seized tankerDavid Rosenberg: Deflation is still the No. 1 threat to global economic stability — and central banks know itTrans Mountain construction work can go ahead as National Energy Board re-validates permitsBank of Canada drops mortgage stress test rate for first time since 2016The storm is coming and investors need a financial ark to see them through Loblaw Cos Ltd said retail same-store sales, both in the food and drug segments, grew 1.7 per cent in the quarter.Canadian Press Reddit Twitter Loblaw profit beats expectations as more people shop at its food and drug stores Canada’s largest grocer expands home delivery to compete with Amazon.com Reuters February 21, 20197:24 AM EST Filed under News Retail & Marketing advertisement Loblaw Cos Ltd reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, as more people shopped at the Canadian retailer’s food and drug stores.In the face of stiff competition from Amazon.com Inc , Loblaw has been expanding its home delivery services in Canada, through its partnership with San Francisco-based online grocery chain, Instacart.Adjusted gross profit in the retail segment, the company’s biggest, rose 2.6 per cent to $3.25 billion.The company said retail same-store sales, both in the food and drug segments, grew 1.7 per cent in the quarter.Excluding items, the company earned $1.07 per share, beating analysts’ average estimate of $1.04 per share, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.Net profit available to shareholders rose to $221 million, or 59 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec.31, from $31 million, or 8 cents per share, a year earlier.Revenue rose to $11.22 billion from $10.99 billion.© Thomson Reuters 2019 Featured Stories More Email What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation Join the conversation → 0 Comments ← Previous Next →