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L’uso eccessivo della tecnologia (fun)

September 8, 2011 by Roberto Grossi   Comments (0)

Pur essendo un appassionato amante della tecnologia sono consapevole che qualche volta non ne facciamo buon uso. Ecco quindi qualche vignetta per scherzare sugli eccessi a cui ci porta la tecnologia e per ricordarci che non dobbiamo mai smettere di utilizzare la nostra mente…

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Attune Part II: Productivity Built on Semantics

September 7, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

“Attune is my favorite kind of semantic app: the kind where users can’t see the semtech, but it’s making life easier and better for them, and the developers, by being smart and flexible. We’re proud that Pancake has built Attune using Stardog as its RDF database.” – Kendall Clark, Clark & Parsia

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Semantic Web Jobs: O’Reilly Media

September 7, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

O’Reilly Media is looking for a Publishing Technology Engineer in Cambridge, MA. The post states, “The Publishing Technology Engineer is responsible for O’Reilly Media’s complete print and digital publishing stack. The PTE maintains the various pieces of this technology stack, and identifies and implements improvements. The PTE acts as a liaison between the publishing division and O’Reilly’s central information technology group and leads technology-related integration efforts between the two groups. The PTE architects and directs Publishing Tools staff in software development for enhancements and additions to existing infrastructure.” continued…

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The Importance of Business Process Maturity and Automation

September 7, 2011 by bluegrey   Comments (0)

Over the past two years, Merlin has published several white papers that are designed to highlight and help managers implement industry best practices – from shoring up their business model to identifying their target investors based on the development stage of their fund.

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Banque du Canada Holds Target for Overnight Rate at 1.00%

September 7, 2011 by CentralBankNews   Comments (0)

The Bank of Canada maintained its target for the overnight rate unchanged at 1.00%; also holding the Bank Rate at 1.25% and the deposit rate at 0.75%.  The Bank noted: "In light of slowing global economic momentum and heightened financial uncertainty, the need to withdraw monetary policy stimulus has diminished.  The Bank will continue to monitor carefully economic and financial developments in the Canadian and global economies, together with the evolution of risks, and set monetary policy consistent with achieving the 2 per cent inflation target over the medium term."

Previously the Bank of Canada also held the target interest rate unchanged at its July meeting; it's last move was a 25 basis point increase to 1.00% in September last year.  Canada reported annual CPI inflation of 2.7% in July, compared to 3.1% in June, 3.7% in May, and 3.3% in April, the same as March, according to Statistics Canada.  The Bank of Canada has an inflation target of 2 percent.  The Bank next meets to review monetary policy settings on the 25th of October 2011.  The Canadian dollar (CAD) last traded around 0.985 against the US dollar, having strengthened about 5% against its counterpart this year.

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