Oracle Storage Summit – Free event in San Antonio, TX on 8/19/2010

Oracle Storage SummitFind Out What Oracle Can Do for Your Information Management and Storage Needs.

If you’re looking for ways to bring your storage infrastructure under control, and you want to cut storage costs, increase efficiencies, and simplify what has become an extremely complicated component of your enterprise data center. Come to Oracle’s Storage Summit for answers.

Oracle is now the storage industry leader, with the most complete and trusted portfolio of storage infrastructure solutions available—from disk to tape to software.

Attend Oracle’s Storage Summit and learn how to:

  • Increase the performance of your Oracle Database while lowering the total cost of ownership with a tiered storage solution that leverages flash, disk, and tape
  • Tackle business continuity, disaster recovery, and compliance issues more effectively with Oracle’s storage portfolio
  • Get unsurpassed storage speed, simplicity, and savings from Oracle’s innovative unified storage platforms
  • Reduce your reliance on high-priced storage systems from other vendors

Register online now for this FREE event or call 1.800.820.5592 ext. 7798.

Event Details

Thursday, August 19, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Westin Riverwalk
420 W Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
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The Dell Streak Tablet missed the July 2010 release date

It looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer for the Dell Streak. In the past few days, information about the Dell Streak arriving in July, 2010 was removed from Dell’s website. A Dell spokesman confirmed last Wednesday that the device will not arrive in July, but it is still on schedule to be released “later” this summer.

Dell confirmed that the Dell Streak will be shipped soon and that it will in fact still launch with Android 1.6 as the operating system.

The Dell Streak is a tablet PC and has a five-inch touch screen and doubles an Android smart phone. Some reports have estimated the cost between $300 if you get it with an ATT plan and $550 without it.

Click here to see a Dell Streak Tablet video

Dell Streak Tablet

Conjunctured. Coworking Austin style, creative, friendly and affordable.

Conjunctured opened its doors back in July, 2008. After two years of operation, this coworking space in East Austin is thriving. The guys at Conjunctured keep it real with a great and inspirational space, great people and great coffee.

The place is inspirational and functional. There is a conference room, a kitchen, a nice lounge, a coworking space and something very cool, a “quiet” room. This is useful for times when you need to do some serious heads down coding, or whatever else it is that you do.

Conjunctured’s members are a unique and creative bunch. Members are usually solo-entrepreneurs and small teams. In this group you’ll find people with different skills such as web designers, software developers, marketing, social media, copywriting, search engine optimization, etc… This is one of the cool things about a coworking space, you can throw a question about your site’s design and chances are you’ll get almost immediate feedback, how can you beat that!

Coworking is very similar to working at a coffee shop, but better, way better. In a coworking space such as Conjunctured, you get all the things you get at a local coffee shop such as a table to work on, great coffee, tea and snacks but the advantage is that at Conjunctured you have a reliable WiFi, plenty of power outlets (Yes!) and it is safe. If you need to walk out for lunch or whatever, you can leave your laptop, it is OK. Your stuff will be there when you get back. If that is not enough, you have the option to store your stuff in a locker.

Another unique thing of this coworking space is the community, the members are a true community that shares ideas and help each other out. In fact, they just launched a new roundtable discussion called “Help a Coworker Out”. Every Friday for 45 minutes, one Conjunctured member’s company is put on the spotlight and all alumni and current members are invited to brainstorm and help that member succeed in their current endeavors.

If you are an entrepreneur and are tired of coffee shops or bored about working at home, check out Conjunctured. It is coworking Austin style, creative, friendly and affordable. Conjunctured has both daily and monthly rates, offering discounts for a multiple month contract. If you are interested, you can always stop by and they’ll give you the tour, you can also check out their website for more details.


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Company Contact Information

1309 E. 7th Street Austin, TX 78702

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S3 Ventures-backed 30 Second Software raises $2M in its $3M equity offering

According to a SEC filing, Austin-based tech firm 30 Second Software Inc. which does business as Digby has raised $2 million from four investors in a $3 million equity offering.

Digby was founded in 2006 by David Sikora, with a goal to accelerate the convergence of mobility and electronic commerce.
He is a veteran of the software industry, having been CEO of several successful public and venture-backed private companies during his 25 year business career.

Digby builds compelling mobile commerce solutions for leading retailers around the world. Their solution Digby Mobile Commerce Suite is a fully managed, SaaS solution giving retailers the ability to engage and sell to customers on the go.

The robust, secure and simple way to use WordPress, WPEngine

A new Austin, TX startup company is born today. WP Engine opens its waiting list to the world. This is the only way to request an invitation to use WP Engine and experience this premium WordPress hosting platform.wpengine

What is it?

WP Engine is the right way to host your WordPress blog. This new Austin startup offers a robust and secure way to host your WordPress blog and it also takes care of the maintenance of it for you.

What else could you wish for? There are other solutions out there that offer WordPress hosting. However their offerings are not as flexible as WP Engine. Most of these providers have strict “rules” about the use of plugins, JavaScript, etc… WP Engine gives you complete control over customization and it also takes care of all the IT stuff, such as backups, security, scaling, performance, upgrades, etc.

The Features

  1. Fast
    You get all the goodies, caching, file minification, image compression, and the use of a content delivery network for your media… in the end what’s important is that WP Engine makes your blog fast.
  2. Secure
    Hardware-based intrusion detection that protects your site from Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks and rogue scanning. On the internal level, WP Engine protect everyone’s sites by limiting access to secure protocols and isolating each account from each other.
  3. Scalable
    WP Engine treats your blog like a web application rather than “just a blog”. You can get that TechCrunch coverage without fear of your site being taken down for a traffic spike.
  4. Plugins and Theme recommendations
    WP Engine’s team are WordPress experts, they will suggest the best themes and plugins based on their own experiences.
  5. One-Click Staging
    WP Engine keeps it simple. They will make a complete copy of your blog and save it in a separate area. This allows you to “experiment” with new plugins, new css, etc without worrying about messing up your blog. To use this feature, you’ll just have to click a button labeled “snapshot”, then the magic happens.
  6. SFTP Access
    Secure FTP access to your wp-content directory, you’ll be able to use your favorite tool to modify your HTML, PHP and CSS files. How convenient is that!
  7. Power Users Rejoice
    If you are a developer you’ll love this feature. While you are developing/testing a new plugin, you’ll have access to PHP error logs and web server activity logs.
  8. Easy to Try, Easy to Leave
    WP Engine does the right thing, they will lock you in a contract, they believe in their service. Here are some details about this from their site:
  • Complete backups of your blog (both database and files) are available right from your admin screen, so you can walk away with everything, any time.
  • Month-to-month contracts with no penalties for leaving.
  • No sign-up fees.
  • Move a copy of your blog to our service and try it before you switch.

The Team

Co-Founder: Jason Cohen
Co-Founder: Cullen Wilson
WordPress Shogun: Aaron Brazell
Advisor: Ben Metcalfe

I just recently switched to WordPress for my blogs, it is a great platform and I am excited to know that a robust, secure and scalable hosting solution is now available to host my blogs.

Would you like to try it? view details here.