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Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player (3rd Generation)

Google just launched the third generation Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player with a new look, some new features and the same price tag as before.  It comes in white and charcoal

Image:Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player (3rd Generation)


What does this new Google Chromecast version bring? In full 1080p you can stream 60fps which in previous versions was only available in 720p.  Google also reports a 15% hardware speed improvement which should help with the new video capability. They also slightly changed the look of the Chromecast but since it sits behind the TV at most houses you never notice.

See It. Stream It.
The idea behind Chromecast   Continue Reading here" Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player (3rd Generation)" »
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    On Monday, October 15th, 2018   by Chris Miller        

Statiistics 101 using IBM SPSS achieved

In my earlier blog post I stated more variance in content would be coming. Well variance fits right in with statistics and analyzing data. So I used SPSS and the OpenBadge course from IBM to further my learning.
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    On Friday, September 28th, 2018   by Chris Miller        

IBM Domino 10 and Sametime #domino2025

IBM and HCL had a webcast/chat about IBM Sametime and the futures of the product. Overall, it seems the feedback they have received is based around simplifying the product deployment, keep most every feature and simply make it easier to use meetings, video and tuning.
IBM Sametime logo

In Sametime 9.01 for Notes 10 IBM will allow the use of the mobile client (some limitations) with the entitlement.  There that summarizes the initial license change.  One simple line.

In the first half of 2019 IBM will add some other things to Sametime 10    Continue Reading here" IBM Domino 10 and Sametime #domino2025" »
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    On Thursday, September 20th, 2018   by Chris Miller        

IBM Cloud Application Business Insights updates to compete with Microsoft Power BI

IBM has updated IBM Cloud Application Business Insights to version 1.1.0 and is a string competitor to Microsoft Power Business Insights.  I will do a full comparison later when I get the code up and running and not in web test mode.
 IBM Cloud Application Business Insights Dashboard

IBM Cloud™ Application Business Insights is an on-premises dashboard designer tool that:

  • Enables users to build custom dashboards quickly with an interactive, modern user interface (UI). Its drag-and-drop, easy-to-use features provide effective data visualization and analysis capabilities.
  • Empowers users with end-to-end visibility into the operational performance of their business application, by gathering actionable intelligence through consolidation of multiple data sources, including IBM® and third-party products.
  • Helps accelerate response and drastically lower mean time to repair (MTTR) on performance degradation of any business application, through advanced UI capabilities, such as data filters, correlations, and drill downs.
  • Provides the capability to export custom dashboards and share as a PDF.
This version runs on Linux and on premises connecting to your data sources.  The drill-down capabilities are easy to understand and the filters and widgets are drag and drop making it easy toi use the built in or custom ones over and over.

You can see the available packages for IBM Cloud Application Business Insights right here.


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    On Thursday, August 30th, 2018   by Chris Miller        

IBM Domino Applications on Cloud - pricing and licenses

My previous post on IBM Domino Applications on Cloud - Explained ended up generating more interest in emails and tweets. So here is the announced pricing and licensing.  See the previous posting for size limits and architecture

IBM Domino Applications on Cloud license
Above is the current availability for the free trail or Bring Your Own License Edition (BYOL) for Domino Applications on Cloud. Note that the free trial has some restrictions to get you interested.  From the  Continue Reading here" IBM Domino Applications on Cloud - pricing and licenses" »
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    On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018   by Chris Miller