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Building Cities of Tomorrow with Ford

first_imgThe promise of continued advancement of technology is a massive opportunity for our world’s cities. As we sit in traffic, circle a block for parking, or brake for a pedestrian, we long for new and smarter ways for mobility in cities to become more livable and sustainable. We at Dell Technologies believe that the scale and complexity of mobility in cities – where over half the world’s population now lives – is matched only by its absolute importance to everyday lives.We are proud to work with Ford and other corporate partners to help deliver on this promise through the City of Tomorrow Challenge. This program looks at three cities: Pittsburgh, Miami, and Grand Rapids, Michigan and provides a platform for collaboration between citizens, corporations like us, and nonprofits to propose and pilot solutions to improve mobility. This design-led approach from Ford puts an emphasis on listening to the community through qualitative and quantitative research, co-creation from a wide range of stakeholders, and landing on a real, tangible pilot.The ideas coming into the platform or through the community workshops reflect the unique characteristics of the three communities. In Pittsburgh, one contributed idea is to build new affordable light rail over the old industrial rail infrastructure. Another idea is a call for wayfinding for walking paths that avoid hills and construction. Another idea points out the lack of public transportation for the city’s east side.In Miami, with the 10th worst traffic on the planet,  conversation on the site is dominated with ideas to reduce time on the road. Contributors point out specific choke points, ask for new public transit solutions or, my favorite, recommend that everyone re-take a driver’s test. In Grand Rapids, however, people have an average of a 20-minute commute. Traffic is simply not an issue. This city has an opportunity to, say, rethink parking in the downtown area, or enhance bike paths or walkability.What ideas do you have? Please check out the Challenge website to share your experiences, sign up for community working sessions, and offer insight into the variety of ways people move around the targeted cities today. In early July, the application period will open and participants can submit their ideas for a chance to win up to $100K in pilot funding to test their solutions.In September, semi-finalists will be selected to attend a prototyping session and receive mentoring support to refine their ideas before submitting a final pilot proposal. During the Challenge’s concluding stage, a prize of $100,000 will be awarded to the winner, who will be given the opportunity to use those funds to conduct pilot programs in partnership with their city, Ford, and other corporate partners.This type of challenge perfectly aligns with our purpose, which is to create technologies that drive human progress. We are participating in the challenge alongside the cities and Ford and look forward to sharing ideas and learnings from experiences we’ve had in digital cities projects from around the world.  We will learn from this project as well – and use this knowledge to better support our customers.We believe we can play a key role in making Ford’s vision real. We have built our unique family of companies on the idea that progress lives at the intersection of technology and humanity. Where better to further this idea than in some of the world’s great cities?last_img read more

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Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Series Appliances and DDOS 7.4

first_imgExpanded Data Protection Capacity OptionsThese past few months have been busy at Dell Technologies for our data protection division. In November we announced the DP series of our PowerProtect appliances, the next generation of the Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance.Today, we are happy to announce the next rev of DDOS for our PowerProtect appliances, DDOS 7.4. DDOS 7.4 is packed with enhancements ranging from our physical appliances to our virtual appliance, PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition (DDVE). Not only did we make updates to our products, but we are offering a new way to consume them with Dell Technologies on Demand.PowerProtect DD6900In our last release we lowered the entry level capacity point of the DD6900 to 24TB usable, down from the original 48TB. In this release we are allowing for grow in place capacity expansions in 12TB increments, making the DD series more affordable when it’s time for growth.PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition and Cloud TierThis year we announced the availability of DDVE at 256TB for AWS and Google Cloud. With DDOS 7.4, we will be shipping DDVE for Azure at 256TB, completing our support of the three major cloud providers. DDVE will also support premium BLOB storage in Azure at the 96TB capacity point. Learn more about DDVE in our overview video. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:50Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning 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 CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. On the topic of Cloud, Dell EMC Cloud Tier with DDOS 7.4 has expanded AWS region support for China, Canada and the EMEA.Dell Technologies on Demand and PowerProtect AppliancesWe are happy to announce that both the DD and DP series appliances will be available to purchase via the Dell Technologies on Demand program. PowerProtect appliances provide workload consolidation, a reduced storage footprint and increased performance to deliver a low total cost-to-protect. You can leverage Dell Technologies On Demand for payment solutions that span traditional financing, flexible consumption and as-a-Service options. We recently launched the Payment Flexibility Program with low rates, payment deferrals, and short term options.If you want to learn more about the Dell EMC Data Protection Portfolio check out the on-demand content from the recent Dell Technologies World presented this past October. If you have any questions about this release, make sure to follow up with your account rep to learn more. If you would like to learn more about PowerProtect DD Series Appliances check us out online. Make sure to follow us on Twitter for up to date information on the Dell Technologies Data Protection Portfolio.last_img read more

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AFCON 2019: Ghana line up friendlies against Namibia and South Africa

first_img Source: Footy Ghana Two high-profile preparatory games against Namibia and South Africa have been firmed up for the Black Stars ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals.The Ghana FA Normalization reached the agreements for both games to be played during the team’s training camp in the United Arab Emirates.Footy-Ghana.com sources say the games have been tentatively set to be played on June 6 and 9.There are also considerations for one more game against a local side during the Dubai training camp.Head coach Kwasi Appiah is expected to announce his provisional squad next week.The Black Stars will be heading for the UAE on June 1 where they will hold a comprehensive three-week camping before making a short trip into Egypt for the Afcon.Ghana, who will be seeking to end a 37-year wait for a Nations Cup trophy, are in Group F where they are billed to face defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau.last_img read more