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first_img 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Do you aspire to own a vacation home… or to own a second mortgage? Was your dream in life to drive a red sports car… or to have a low-interest car loan? Too many credit unions focus marketing dollars on discussing the features and product details of their credit union member services, rather than focusing on the benefits these features will provide. Yet, members aren’t looking for a skip-a-payment option, they are looking for the ability to take a summer vacation. Members will act on emotion, not logic. Your credit union can paint an emotional picture for members that speaks of the hopes, dreams and financial freedom. If done correctly, this will lead them directly to your products and services that will help them live their dreams. Consider these ideas in your next marketing campaign:Old way: “We offer wedding accounts.”New way: Picture of a father looking into the eyes of his daughter with the caption: “Give your little girl the wedding she has always dreamed of.”Old way: “Check out our great interest rates on car loans”New way: Present images of a shiny sports car and a brand new minivan turning different ways on a road: “No matter which way your life turns, we can get you there in style.”Old way: “Need a loan for your next vacation?”New way: Images of sightseeing in Rome, hiking a glacier in Alaska, laying on a beach in Mexico, and exploring Hong Kong: “Dreaming of a getaway? We can take you there.” continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgTags:#cloud#cloud computing#Data Centers#news Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud It is inevitable for any considerable enterprise to consider how the cloud and the data center can be combined in the most dynamic, efficient and secure way as possible.It’s a decision making process that gets even more complex when considering the dizzying terminology that makes sense only after considerable conversation.I kept thinking about these customers when listening to Hewlett-Packard (HP) discuss its new hybrid cloud service.HP is announcing today that it is offering:A public cloud environment for customers that want all of its IT services in the cloud.An extended data center environment that leverages the security of the data center with the distributed network of a cloud environment.An automated cloud management system for managing multiple cloud and data center environments.Workshops to help IT managers and executives better understand the complexities of what’s available and better define what they need in order to create a network that meets their needs.It gets complicated when Hewlett-Packard starts getting into the details of what they are offering. It’s not the first time we have heard a company call what they are offering a hosted and private cloud environment. That’s how HP describes its offering for what amounts to an extended data center that uses a virtualized environment to create a network that leverages the cloud and its core, on-premise environment.But this is the nature of the market. Customers believe they need private clouds. What they really needs are flat networks to move resources in a virtual environment. The network needs to be able to manage any variety of applications that between thousands of virtual machines.To do that, HP offers a converged infrastructure that includes the storage, servers that can be provisioned in clusters, the network, power and cooling and the management software.My colleague Klint Finley spent a few days with HP and learned a lot about these infrastructures:HP claims that not only can it do all the work of setting up racks, wiring, optimizing power consumption and building out the full data center for you – it claims it can do so at the fraction of the cost of doing it yourself. HP takes advantage of assembly line productivity to industrialize the process of creating data centers.The management software is a critical component of the offering. It may also be on of the most important aspects of what is required to manage a virtualized infrastructure. It’s the automation component. It orchestrates the process so virtual machines can be managed effectively.The team at HP realizes that there is an inherent complexity in the language associated with today’s complicated array of data center offerings. So we can see why workshops make sense. In the end, though, we find the language a bit of a folly. The hardware and software that HP is selling costs millions of dollars. What it provides is a network, albeit different from previous generations, it is still a network. Not to say the technology is unnecessary, it’s just more what we think of as networked data centers rather than cloud computing. Related Posts center_img alex williams Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

first_imgThe activities of the School Feeding Modernisation Programme have been boosted with an allocation of $18.1 million.This is set out in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives.Being implemented by the Ministry of Education, the programme seeks to improve the operations of the School Feeding Programme by modernising and upgrading its institutional capacity and organisational structure; and informing on ways to improve the nutritional quality and efficiency of its snack component.Up to February 2013, an institutional assessment of the School Feeding Programme had been conducted; and a Management and Monitoring Information System (MMIS) had been developed with specifications and requirements for database and the decentralising of some management and monitoring functions.In addition, two studies had been conducted: Independent Operational Assessment of the Feeding Subsidy for students in Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) households; and Study and Operation Design to expand targeted School Feeding Programme subsidy to PATH students at the pre-primary level.Further, a Technical Co-ordinator, Business Management and Institutional Organisation Consultant and Management Information Systems Consultant had been contracted.For the 2013/14 period, it is anticipated that a web-based MMIS will be developed; the study on ‘Independent Operational Assessment of Feeding Subsidy for students in PATH households (Part 2)’ will be finalised; a draft National School Feeding concept paper will be developed; stakeholder consultations on draft National School Feeding policy will be conducted; and National School Feeding Policy will be developed.Also, for this fiscal year, it is expected that a study will be conducted to determine the perception of the stakeholders on the nutribun snacks, and a proposal developed for the implementation of a National Breakfast programme; and field trials will be conducted to test proposed monitoring and evaluation procedures, after which a seminar will be hosted to disseminate the findings.The programme is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It was originally slated to run from July 2010 to July 2012. However it has been further extended to conclude in January 2014.By Aleica Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporterlast_img read more