|By Marketwired .||
|July 14, 2014 11:00 AM EDT||
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN -- (Marketwired) -- 07/14/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage
The Government of Canada is providing the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) with $78,006 in funding for its project "Applying X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF) Technology to Saskatchewan Museum Collections: Improving Safety and Expanding Research." This support is provided through the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, which provides funding to Canadian museums and related institutions for projects that foster excellence in museum activities and that facilitate access to the treasures of our collective heritage.
Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser), announced this support today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
-- X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) is used to identify chemical elements on the surface of an object. Testing is non-destructive and the portable XRF device is small enough to be brought to the object, eliminating the need to move fragile objects long distances. -- Through this project, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum will: -- facilitate a workshop to museum professionals and researchers on portable XRF technology; -- conduct XRF testing on RSM collections and select objects from participating museums to identify potentially harmful pesticide residues; and -- develop a protocol for off-site testing for use by the RSM, as well as a guide for small Saskatchewan museums on how to handle pesticide-contaminated objects. -- The RSM is dedicated to preserving Saskatchewan's natural history and Aboriginal cultures past and present. Its mandate is to educate communities through its programs, exhibits, and research.
"Our Government is ensuring Canada's museums are making informed decisions on how to treat, share, and store their valuable collections. We are proud to support the Royal Saskatchewan Museum's efforts to preserve our country's heritage for all Canadians to enjoy."
-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"Thanks to today's investment, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum will use new technology to improve its collection management and will share best practices with partnering museums. I am pleased that our Government is investing in a project that will benefit multiple organizations in the province and will ensure Saskatchewan's history is preserved for many years."
-Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser)
"We appreciate this investment from the federal government. Improving our collection management through the use of this technology will contribute to the preservation and care of Saskatchewan's irreplaceable heritage collections. These collections are the heart of the museum, and the knowledge gained from them contributes to the exhibits and educational programs through which we share that information with the people of Saskatchewan and visitors to the RSM."
-Harold Bryant, Director, Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
Francine D. Lefebvre
Regional Manager, Communications
Prairies and Northern Region
204-983-4367 Cell: 204-899-8611
Feb. 28, 2015 01:15 PM EST Reads: 2,360
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, it is now feasible to create a rich desktop and tuned mobile experience with a single codebase, without compromising performance or usability.
Feb. 28, 2015 01:15 PM EST Reads: 949
SYS-CON Events announced today Arista Networks will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Arista Networks was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price-performance, with over 3,000 customers and more than three million cloud networking ports depl...
Feb. 28, 2015 01:00 PM EST Reads: 1,413
Application metrics, logs, and business KPIs are a goldmine. It’s easy to get started with the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) – you can see lots of people coming up with impressive dashboards, in less than a day, with no previous experience. Going from proof-of-concept to production tends to be a bit more difficult, unfortunately, and it tends to gobble up our attention, time, and money. In his session at DevOps Summit, Otis Gospodnetić, co-author of Lucene in Action and founder...
Feb. 28, 2015 01:00 PM EST Reads: 1,188
The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, will explain the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is r...
Feb. 28, 2015 01:00 PM EST Reads: 1,036
Feb. 28, 2015 12:30 PM EST Reads: 3,797
Feb. 28, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 864
Feb. 28, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 1,807
Feb. 28, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 1,224
Feb. 28, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 2,454
Feb. 28, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 2,268
Feb. 28, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 1,105
Feb. 28, 2015 11:00 AM EST Reads: 989
Even as cloud and managed services grow increasingly central to business strategy and performance, challenges remain. The biggest sticking point for companies seeking to capitalize on the cloud is data security. Keeping data safe is an issue in any computing environment, and it has been a focus since the earliest days of the cloud revolution. Understandably so: a lot can go wrong when you allow valuable information to live outside the firewall. Recent revelations about government snooping, along...
Feb. 28, 2015 11:00 AM EST Reads: 6,878
In his session at DevOps Summit, Tapabrata Pal, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Capital One, will tell a story about how Capital One has embraced Agile and DevOps Security practices across the Enterprise – driven by Enterprise Architecture; bringing in Development, Operations and Information Security organizations together. Capital Ones DevOpsSec practice is based upon three "pillars" – Shift-Left, Automate Everything, Dashboard Everything. Within about three years, from 100% waterfall, C...
Feb. 28, 2015 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,631