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News Article | December 2, 2016
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Avankia announced the appointment of Mr Muralidhar Koteshwar as the Managing Director for the group’s global operations. “We are very pleased to have Mr Muralidhar on board.” said CEO, Ms Reena Gupta. “His experience as a leader spanning industries and expertise in specialist technology areas would add immense value as Avankia readies itself to chart its next growth trajectory. His impeccable track record and value system make him the perfect choice to lead Avankia." Commenting on his appointment, Mr Koteshwar said, “I am excited to lead Avankia, a leading CRM & technology consulting company built by pioneers in the Salesforce arena. Computing technology is reshaping every industry and touching people across every walk of life. At Avankia, we have a unique opportunity to deliver breakthrough solutions that will bring greater value to our clients, employees, investors and other stakeholders. With an impressive client base across geographies and an enviable talent pool, I am confident, we are looking at an outstanding 2017.” With an illustrious career spanning 25 years, Mr Koteshwar has held leadership positions in multinational organizations like Tektronix, Tata Elxsi, Celstream, Trilogy & Mentor Cloud. Till recently he was heading India operations for Sonim, the world’s most rugged phones & Onya digital, web portal and a mobile app development company. One of the founding members of Advanced Computing Society, he was in the team that built India’s first Supercomputer. He commands deep expertise in Software & Usability Engineering, Mobile & User Experience Design, Data visualization & Technical leadership. Deeply passionate about education, Mr Koteshwar has led multiple initiatives training thousands of teachers and professors. He is a much sought after keynote speaker at International seminars. He holds a BTech from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. About Avankia LLC Avankia LLC is a global CRM consulting firm specializing in implementation, customization and application development. Avankia LLC uniquely positioned to implement the most scalable and efficient web-based Enterprise Solutions including TargetRecruit, DBSync, and AccountingBook. About TargetRecruit TargetRecruit is a fully integrated & customizable Workforce Management Solution built on Salesforce, created for managed services and Staffing Companies, especially Healthcare. With robust talent management features, flexible reporting options, leading cloud architecture and an innovative roadmap you can grow your business and keep ahead of competition. TargetRecruit featured in INC5000 as one of America’s fastest growing and most successful businesses. Gartner listed TargetRecruit as a representative vendor in the 2016 Market Guide For Service Procurement Solutions. About DBSync DBSync is a leading provider of data replication and application integration for the CRM, accounting and data integration markets. With easy to use pre-built maps and powerful Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) capabilities, DBSync enables users to easily link information between leading Cloud and On-premise based CRM, Hospital Asset and Case Management applications, accounting applications, along with support for on-premise applications running databases. DBSync provides support, training and consulting services for its integration solutions. DBSync focuses on providing integration solutions through its Integration Platform As A Service - iPaaS offering. Avankia is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee with offices in Dublin (CA) Bangalore (IN) Minsk (BY). For more on Avankia, visit http://www.avankia.com or call 1-877-739-2818.


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Unsaturated Soils - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils | Year: 2011

A method designed to measure the thermal dilatation coefficient of unsaturated soils is presented. It is based on the ASTM 4535-85 standard with some important considerations taken into account. A number of tests following this methodology were performed on unsaturated swelling clay. Thermal dilatation coefficients were measured over a temperature range from 25 to 65°C for material dry densities and saturation degrees varying between 16-17 kN/m 3 and 60-95%, respectively. The results are somewhat disperse, nevertheless, a clear trend with regard to temperature can be observed and thermal dilatation coefficient values can be extracted. © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, London.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: Fission-2011-1.1.1 | Award Amount: 5.09M | Year: 2012

Recent safety assessments nuclear waste repositories have shown that the formation and stability of colloids may have a direct impact on the overall performance of the repository. The main aim of the BELBaR project is increase the knowledge of the processes that controls clay colloid stability, generation and ability to transport radionuclides. The overall purpose of the project will be to suggest a treatment of the issues in long-term safety assessment. The key areas of research will be: erosion of bentonite buffers, the main objective of these studies will be to understand the main mechanisms of erosion from the bentonite surface and to quantify the extent of the possible erosion under different conditions clay colloid stability studies under different geochemical conditions. The colloids formed at the near/far field interface would be stable only if favourable conditions exist and therefore their relevance for radionuclide transport will be strongly dependent on the local geochemical conditions interaction between colloids and radionuclides and the host rock, how colloid mobility may be affected be the composition of the host rock and the mechanism of sorption and de-sorption of radionuclides on the colloids In these areas substantial laboratory studies will be undertaken. The modelling studies will support the laboratory studies through development of conceptual and mathematical descriptions of the observed phenomena. The final outcome is to consider how colloids and related phenomena can be considered in the long term safety case and to make recommendations on how the safety case could pursue to address this potentially very significant issue. The project will have strong focus on cooperation and integration. This will be achieved by exchange of staff between partners and arrangement of frequent seminars. The BELBaR consortium consists of research institutes, implementers and universities from within and outside the European Union.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: Fission-2012-1.1.1 | Award Amount: 15.74M | Year: 2012

DOPAS aims to improve the adequacy and consistency regarding industrial feasibility of plugs and seals, the measurement of their characteristics, the control of their behavior over time in repository conditions and also their hydraulic performance acceptable with respect to the safety objectives. This DOPAS project addresses the design basis, reference designs and strategies to demonstrate the compliance of the reference designs to the design basis, for plugs and seals in geological disposal facilities. The project focuses on shaft seals for salt rock (German repository concept), tunnel plugs for clay rock (French and Swiss repository concepts), and tunnel plugs for crystalline rock (Czech, Finnish and Swedish repository concepts). Five different demonstration experiments are part of the project and will take place in Sweden, France, Finland, Czech Republic and Germany. They are in different state-of-development. The Swedish demonstrator will be constructed prior to start of the DOPAS project and will basically provide experience on demonstration of compliance of reference design to the design basis. German demonstrator will be installed after the DOPAS project and will focus on demonstration of suitability by performance assessment. The French, Finnish, Swedish,German and the Czech experiments will address developments in all phases of design basis, reference designs and strategies to demonstrate compliance of reference designs to design basis. The studied concepts will be developed in the DOPASs five thematic scientific/technological work packages, which each integrate the results of the individual experiments. The DOPAS project is derived from the IGD-TPs Strategic Research Agenda that points out the topic of plug and seals as a first priority issue for joint European RTD projects.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.spie.org

The FireFly architecture features free-space optics communication links and represents an extreme design approach to meet the requirements of modern robust data center networks. Data centers (DCs)—facilities that are used to centralize the IT operations and equipment of an organization—represent a critical piece of modern networked applications, in both the private and public sectors. The trend toward DCs has been driven by a number of key factors, e.g., economies of scale, reduced management costs, better use of hardware (via statistical multiplexing), and the ability to elastically scale applications in response to changing workload patterns. In particular, a robust network fabric is fundamental for the success of DCs, i.e., to ensure that the network does not become a bottleneck for high-performance applications. In this context, the design of a DC network must satisfy several goals, including high performance (e.g., high throughput and low latency), low equipment and management costs, robustness to dynamic traffic patterns, incremental expandability to add new servers or racks, as well as other practical concerns (e.g., cabling complexity, and power and cooling costs). Currently available DC network architectures, however, do not provide satisfactory solutions to these requirements. There are two main problems with traditional static (wired) networks. They are either ‘overprovisioned’ to account for worst-case traffic patterns and thus incur high costs (e.g., with fat trees or Clos architectures), or they are ‘oversubscribed’ (such as with simple trees or leaf-spine architectures). Although the latter networks have low costs, they offer poor performance because of their congested links. In recent studies, attempts have been made to overcome these limitations by augmenting a static ‘core’ with some flexible links (radio-frequency or optical wireless). These augmented architectures do show some promise, but they provide only a small improvement in performance. Moreover, all these architectures involve high cabling costs and complexities. In our work,1 we envision an extreme design point to meet the requirements of modern DC networks rather than trying to incrementally improve the cost-performance tradeoffs, high cabling complexity, and rigidity of current DC architectures. In our architecture vision—known as FireFly—we use free-space optics (FSO) communication links to realize a fully flexible, all-wireless inter-rack fabric. FSO communication technology is particularly well suited to our aim because it offers very high data rates (tens of Gb/s) over longranges (more than 100m), while having low transmission power and a small interference footprint. A conceptual overview of our FireFly architecture vision is shown in Figure 1. In our design, each top-of-rack (ToR) switch has flexible (steerable) FSO links that can be dynamically reconfigured to connect to other ToRs. The controller reconfigures the topology to adapt to current traffic workloads. This vision provides several benefits over current DC architectures. For instance, our topological flexibility (if achieved correctly) provides a low-cost option (i.e., few switches and links) with performance comparable to more expensive overprovisioned networks. In addition, our all-wireless fabric eliminates cabling complexity and associated overheads (e.g., obstructed cooling). Our approach can also facilitate new and radical DC topology structures that would otherwise remain at the ‘paper design’ phase because of their cabling complexity. Lastly, our method of flexibly turning links on or off brings us closer to realizing the aim of energy-proportional DCs (and the flexibility enables easier incremental expansion of a DC). Figure 1. Schematic illustration of the FireFly architecture. FSO: Free-space optics. ToR: Top of rack. The unique characteristics of our approach (i.e., the FSO-based inter-rack links and the fully flexible topology) give rise to novel algorithmic, networking, and system-level challenges that need to be addressed before our vision can be made into a reality. First, we need to develop cost-effective and robust link technologies that have small form factors and that can be steered at short timescales to impart flexibility. Second, we require algorithmic techniques to design the efficient and flexible networks. Third, we need new network management solutions. These may include algorithms for the joint optimization problem of runtime topology selection and traffic engineering, as well as data-plane mechanisms to guarantee various consistency and performance requirements. In our recent work,1 we have demonstrated the viability of our FireFly architecture by building a proof-of-concept prototype (with commodity components) for a steerable, small-form-factor FSO device (see Figure 2). We have also developed practical heuristics to address the algorithmic and system-level challenges in the network design and management of our architecture. In addition, we have developed techniques to provide line-of-sight for FSO links in the FireFly architecture. For our steerable, small-form-factor FSO device, we have been exploring the use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) mirrors as a steering technology to steer the FSO beams with minimal latency. In this device, we use a collimated laser beam that is transmitted from the fiber collimator of an FSO terminal. The laser beam passes onto a gimbal-less two-axis MEMS micromirror (2mm diameter) and thus steers the beam in an ultrafast manner within a large optical deflection (10°) over the entire device bandwidth (1.2kHz). The MEMS mirror deflects the beam into a wide-angle lens that magnifies (about three times) the optical scan angles of the system. This magnification is linear and therefore results in an overall scan capability field of view of more than 30°. The power consumption of this system is less than 1mW and thus several orders of magnitude lower than that of galvanometer mirrors. The outgoing FSO beam from our MEMS beam-steering mechanism passes through autopoints and onto a receiving aperture (where it is efficiently coupled into a fiber collimator). With this fast and precise MEMS steering mechanism, we can switch the FSO from one rack to the next for reconfigurable networking. It also enables an autocorrection mechanism for fixing any misalignments (in real time). Figure 2. Photographs of the MEMS (microelectromechanical systems)-based proof-of-concept prototype assembly used to realize steerable FSO beams. In summary, we have designed the novel FireFly architecture for radically improving modern DC networks. Our vision includes unique characteristics, such as FSO-based inter-rack links and a fully flexible topology. Such features give rise to a number of algorithmic, networking, and system-level challenges that we are working to address. We have recently demonstrated the feasibility of our architecture with a proof-of-concept prototype for a MEMS-based steerable, small-form-factor FSO device. There are, however, various challenges that we need to address before we can realize commercialization of our architecture. In our current work we are thus building a small testbed for the FireFly architecture, which includes autoalignment through the use of galvanometers and MEMS steering technologies. We now plan to demonstrate the resilience of our FSO-link technologies against indoor effects, e.g., rack vibrations and temperature variations. This project was supported by the National Science Foundation award 1513866 (NeTS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Flexible All-Wireless Inter-Rack Fabric for Datacenters using Free-Space Optics) and represents a collaboration between faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, and graduate students at Pennsylvania State University, Stony Brook University, and Carnegie Mellon University. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Pennsylvania State University Mohsen Kavehrad has been the W. L. Weiss Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering since 1997, and is the founding director of the Center for Information and Communications Technology Research. He has previously worked for Bell Laboratories and is a fellow of the IEEE. He is the author of more than 400 papers, several books and book chapters, and holds several patents. Department of Computer Science Stony Brook University Samir Das received his PhD in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology. He previously studied at Jadavpur University, India, and the Indian Institute of Science. He has also worked briefly at the Indian Statistical Institute. He moved to Stony Brook in 2002 and was previously a faculty member at the University of Texas at San Antonio and then at the University of Cincinnati. Himanshu Gupta obtained his PhD in computer science from Stanford University in 1999 and his BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1992. In his recent research he focuses on theoretical issues associated with wireless networking. In particular, he is interested in sensor networks and databases. His other research interests include database systems and theory, e.g., materialized views, (multiple) query optimization, and data analysis. Jon Longtin joined the mechanical engineering faculty in 1996. He is the author of more than 130 technical research publications, including a number of book chapters. He also holds six issued and three pending US patents. His expertise is in the thermal sciences, with a focus on the development of laser-based optical techniques for the measurement of temperature, concentration, and thermal properties. He is also interested in the use of ultrafast lasers for precision material processing and micromachining, and the development of sensors for harsh environments (e.g., direct-write thermal spray technology). He has been the recipient of a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellowship, the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development award and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and the Stony Brook Excellence in Teaching award. He is a registered professional engineer in New York State. School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University Vyas Sekar is an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010 and earned his bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (during which he was awarded the President of India Gold Medal). His research interests lie at the intersection of networking, security, and systems. He has also received a number of best paper awards, e.g., at the Association for Computing Machinery's SIGCOMM, CoNext, and Multimedia conferences.


News Article | February 22, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

Santhosh Nair liderará la I+D del IoT. El producto se lanzará a finales de este año MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, 22 de febrero, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), la red troncal de  seguridad para la empresa digital, ha anunciado hoy la creación de una nueva  división dedicada al Internet de las Cosas, que se centrará en construir una cadena de confianza de extremo a extremo desde el sensor a la app, como paso hacia la nube.La compañía anunció también  la incorporación de Santhosh Nair  como vicepresidente de la nueva división de IoT Nair trabajará junto al cofundador y responsable de Tecnología de MobileIron, Suresh Batchu. MobileIron tiene como objetivo tener un producto IoT listo para su comercialización a finales de este año.Bain & Company estima que para 2020 los ingresos obtenidos por las ventas de IoT podrían superar los 470.000 millones de dólares. El anuncio se hizo público esta mañana, coincidiendo con el Día del Analista de MobileIron. Si desea acceder a un webcast de audio en directo de la presentación, puede hacerlo visitando la página de Inversores de la web corporativa de MobileIron en http://investors.mobileiron.com/. Una reproducción de la misma estará disponible durante un año tras la presentación. Muchos de los sistemas de IoT existentes en la actualidad presentan importantes limitaciones, debido a su extrema personalización y a su inflexibilidad, lo que dificulta su configuración y encarece su mantenimiento a lo largo del  ciclo de vida del sistema. La plataforma IoT de MobileIron estará diseñada para: "Se ha generado  mucho ruido en torno al  Internet de las Cosas, y en su mayoría ha sido sólo eso: ruido. El error que muchas empresas cometen con el IoT es que comienzan mirando el problema desde el sensor hacia arriba", afirmó Barry Mainz, director general y consejero  delegado de MobileIron. "Nuestro modelo centrado en el cliente es exactamente el opuesto. El año pasado trabajamos mano a mano con nuestros clientes y socios operadores globales, para saber cómo las compañías quieren utilizar el IoT y qué retos afrontan. Como resultado, hemos identificado casos de uso específicos en los sectores de salud,  energía, fabricación y automoción, donde podemos ayudar a nuestros clientes. Esto supone una enorme oportunidad para nosotros". Internet de las Cosas supone un siguiente paso en la  Era de la Información. El IoT automatiza los flujos de trabajo estratégicos de las empresas,digitalizando el proceso de  recogida de datos con el fin de obtener insights que  lleven a la acción. La informática empresarial se produce en el extremo de la red y en la nube para reducir la latencia. Las consecuencias de una información imprecisa o una acción inadecuada pueden costosas (interrupción de la cadena de suministro), peligrosas (una fuga de la línea de negocio), o mortales (errores médicos). En el IoT la escala y la seguridad son críticas. El objetivo de MobileIron es ofrecer una plataforma unificada y una sola lente para asegurar y gestionar los servicios de IoT Con el lanzamiento de su solución de IoT, MobileIron pone su contrastado liderazgo e innovación de su software a disposición de esta nueva  oportunidad de mercado. La arquitectura de tres puntos de motor de procedimientos, edge client  y gateway de red es directamente aplicable a los retos de los despliegues del IoT. Los administradores automatizan las normas usando el motor de procedimientos. El  edge client refuerza las acciones en la puerta de enlace IoT y controla las posiciones de seguridad. La gateway  de la red asegura que los datos de IoT se transmiten de forma segura y no son susceptibles de ataques humanos.. Y todas estas acciones se realizan a escala masiva. Para dirigir esta nueva división, MobileIron ha contado con Santhosh Nair.a Santhosh aporta más de 20 años de experiencia internacional en estrategia, ingeniería y gestión de producto. Se incorpora desde  Wind River, una compañía Intel, donde fue vicepresidente y director general de la unidad de negocio IoT, desde dónde gestionó las relaciones con clientes clave en grandes  mercados. Antes de Wind River, trabajó más de 15 años en GE Healthcare, dónde llego a ocupar el cargo de  director de Producto Mundial para el Negocio de Tomografía Computerizada (TC) valorado en 1.500 millones de dólares. Tiene un MBA en Estrategia y  Marketing por la Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management y un BTech en Electrónica y Telecomunicaciones por la Government College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India. "Cuando me reuní con el equipo en MobileIron, me impresionó su visión de Internet de las Cosas, y estoy impaciente por hacerlo realidad", dijo Santhosh Nair, vicepresidente de la IoT de MobileIron. "La seguridad empresarial es crítica para que la adopción de tecnologías de Internet de las Cosas se lleve a cabo con éxito, y muchas de las innovaciones de ingeniería de MobileIron son directamente aplicables al IoT. Creo que estamos ante una gran oportunidad y un inmenso  liderazgo de mercado". MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL) ofrece la base segura para que las compañías de todo el mundo se transformen en organizaciones móviles. Para más información, visite: http://www.mobileiron.com.


News Article | February 22, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Kalifornien, 22. Februar 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), das Sicherheitsbackbone für modernes Computing, gibt heute die Gründung einer Division für das Internet der Dinge (IoT) bekannt; die neue Division hat die Aufgabe, die Prozesskette vom Sensor über die App, das Gateway und die Cloud bis hin zum Netzwerk durchgängig abzusichern. Zudem gibt MobileIron bekannt, dass man Santhosh Nair als VP IoT hat gewinnen können.  Er wird eng mit Suresh Batchu, dem Mitgründer und Chief Technology Officer von MobileIron, zusammenarbeiten. MobileIron plant, im Verlauf diesen Jahres ein IoT-Produkt auf den Markt zu bringen. Bain & Company schätzt, dass der Umsatz von IoT-Anbietern bis 2020 den Betrag von $ 470 Milliarden überschreiten wird. Die Ankündigung erfolgte heute Morgen am Analystentag von MobileIron. Ein live Audio-Webcast der Präsentation steht auf der Investorenrubrik der Unternehmenswebsite von MobileIron unter http://investors.mobileiron.com/ zur Verfügung. Ein Mitschnitt der Präsentation kann danach ein Jahr lang abgerufen werden. Zahlreiche der bestehenden IoT-Systeme sind durch starke Einschränkungen gekennzeichnet, da sie sehr kundenspezifisch und unflexibel angelegt sind. Dadurch sind sie schwer konfigurierbar und über den gesamten Lebenszyklus hinweg gesehen teuer in der Wartung. Die IoT-Plattform von MobileIron wird so konzipiert sein, dass sie: „Das Thema Internet der Dinge ist bekanntlich in letzter Zeit in aller Munde, aber das meiste, was gesagt wird, ist eher Dampfplauderei. Der Fehler, den viele Unternehmen in Zusammenhang mit IoT begehen, besteht darin, dass sie das Problem vom Sensor aus betrachten", sagt Barry Mainz, President und CEO von MobileIron. „Unser kundenzentrischer Ansatz läuft genau in die andere Richtung. Im vergangenen Jahr haben wir Hand in Hand mit Kunden und weltweiten Partnern, die im Bereich IoT tätig sind, zusammengearbeitet, um genau zu verstehen, wie Unternehmen IoT verwenden wollen und mit welchen Herausforderungen sie konfrontiert sind. Darauf aufbauend haben wir spezifische Anwendungsfälle für das Gesundheitswesen, Energie, Produktion und die Fahrzeugbranche entwickelt, mit denen wir unseren Kunden helfen können. Dies bietet uns enorme Chancen." Das Internet der Dinge ist das nächste „große Ding"  des Informationszeitalters. IoT automatisiert die Arbeitsflüsse von Kerngeschäftsbereichen durch die Digitalisierung der Datenerfassung, um Erkenntnisse über Abläufe auf der maschinennahen Ebene zu gewinnen. Enterprise Computing findet am Netzwerkrand und in der Cloud statt, um Verzögerungen gering zu halten. Die Folgen ungenauer Informationen oder nicht sehr zielgenau ausgerichteter Aktionen können sehr teuer (Unterbrechung der Lieferkette), gefährlich (leckende Pipeline) oder sogar tödlich (medizinische Fehler) sein. Im IoT sind Skalierungsfähigkeit und Sicherheit besonders kritisch. MobileIron hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, eine einheitliche Plattform und ein einziges Kontroll-Fenster für die Sicherheit und Verwaltung von IoT-Dienstleistungen bereitzustellen. MobileIron sieht IoT als große Marktchance und bringt in seine Lösung das ganze Gewicht seiner Kompetenz in puncto Software und Innovation ein. Die Dreipunktearchitektur von MobileIron, nämlich Richtlinienverwaltung, Edge Client und Netzwerk-Gateway ist direkt auf die Herausforderungen von IoT-Einführungen anwendbar. Administratoren automatisieren die Regeln mithilfe der Richtlinienverwaltung. Der Edge Client setzt die Aktivitäten im IoT-Gateway um und überwacht die Sicherheitssituation. Das Netzwerk-Gateway stellt sicher, dass die IoT-Daten sicher übertragen werden und keinen Man-in-the-Middle-Angriffen ausgesetzt sind. Und alle diese Aktivitäten sind hochskalierbar. Santhosh Nair kommt als Leiter der neuen Division IoT zu MobileIron. Santhosh verfügt über mehr als 20 Jahre internationale Erfahrung in Strategie, im Ingenieurwesen und im Produktmanagement. Zuvor war er bei Wind River, einem Unternehmen von Intel, als Vice President und General Manager der IoT-Geschäftseinheit tätig und für die Beziehungen zu Schlüsselkunden in einem breiten Marktspektrum verantwortlich. Vor Wind River arbeitete er 15 Jahre lang bei GE Healthcare, zuletzt als Worldwide Product Manager des mit $ 1,5 Milliarden bezifferten Computertomografiegeschäfts (CT). Er besitzt einen MBA in Strategie und Marketing der Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management und einen BTech in Elektronik und Telekommunikation des Government College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Indien. „Als ich das Team von MobileIron traf, war ich von dessen Fachwissen in puncto Internet der Dinge beeindruckt und ich bin stolz, dass ich diese Expertise nun in entsprechende Produkte umsetzen kann", sagt Santhosh Nair, VP, IoT von MobileIron. „Die Endpunktsicherheit von Unternehmen ist für die erfolgreiche Umsetzung von IoT-Technologien besonders wichtig und zahlreiche der technischen Innovationen von MobileIron können direkt auf IoT angewandt werden. Ich bin überzeugt, dass wir hier eine große Chance und einen enormen Marktvorsprung haben." MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL) bietet Unternehmen in der ganzen Welt die sichere Basis für ihre Verwandlung in Mobile First Organisationen. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter: http://www.mobileiron.com


News Article | February 22, 2017
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Santhosh Nair to Lead IoT R&D; Product to Launch Later This Year MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the security backbone for the digital enterprise, today announced that it has formed an Internet of Things (IoT) division which will focus on building an end-to-end chain of trust from sensor to app to gateway to cloud to network. The company also announced that Santhosh Nair has joined MobileIron as VP IoT to lead the division. He will work closely with MobileIron co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Suresh Batchu. MobileIron is targeting having an IoT product ready for sale later this year. Bain & Company estimates that by 2020 IoT vendor revenue could exceed $470 billion. The announcement was made this morning at MobileIron's Analyst Day. A live audio webcast of the presentation may be accessed by visiting the Investors page of the MobileIron corporate website at http://investors.mobileiron.com/. A replay of the presentation will be available for one year following the presentation. Many existing IoT systems have significant limitations because they are highly customized and inflexible, which makes them hard to configure and expensive to maintain over the system's lifecycle. MobileIron's IoT platform will be designed to: "There's been a lot of hype around the Internet of Things and most of it is just that: hype. The mistake that a lot of companies make with IoT is that they start by looking at the problem from the sensor up," said Barry Mainz, President and CEO, MobileIron. "Our customer-focused approach is exactly the opposite. Over the last year, we have worked hand-in-hand with our customers and global operator partners to understand how companies want to use IoT and what challenges they face. As a result, we have defined specific use cases in healthcare, energy, manufacturing, and automotive where we can help our customers. This creates a tremendous opportunity for us." The Internet of Things is the next frontier of the Information Age. IoT automates core business workflows by digitizing the collection of data in order to gather insights that drive physical action. Enterprise computing happens at the network edge and in the cloud to reduce latency. The consequences of inaccurate information or inappropriate action can be costly (supply chain disruption), dangerous (a pipeline leak), or deadly (medical errors). In IoT, scale and security are critical. MobileIron's goal is to provide a unified platform and a single pane of glass to secure and manage IoT services. MobileIron's IoT solution applies the company's software leadership and innovation to this new market opportunity. MobileIron's three-point architecture of policy engine, edge client, and network gateway is directly applicable to the challenges of IoT deployments. Administrators automate rules using the policy engine. The edge client enforces actions on the IoT gateway and monitors security posture. The network gateway ensures that IoT data is transmitted securely and not susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks. And all these actions are done at massive scale. Joining MobileIron to lead the new division is Santhosh Nair. Santhosh brings more than 20 years of international experience in strategy, engineering and product management. He joins from Wind River, an Intel company, where he was the Vice President & General Manager of the IoT business unit and managed key customer relationships across broad markets. Prior to Wind River, he spent over 15 years at GE Healthcare culminating in his role as Worldwide Product Manager for the $1.5B Computed Tomography (CT) business. He holds an MBA in Strategy & Marketing from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and a BTech in electronics and telecommunications from Government College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India. "When I met with the team at MobileIron, I was impressed with their insights on the Internet of Things and I'm excited to turn these insights into execution," said Santhosh Nair, VP, IoT, MobileIron. "Enterprise endpoint security is critical to the successful adoption of technologies for the Internet of Things and many of MobileIron's engineering innovations are directly applicable to IoT. I believe we have a big opportunity and a huge market lead." MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL) provides the secure foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations. For more information, please visit: http://www.mobileiron.com.


Smectite-rich clays are to be used in nuclear repositories for sealing in the radioactive waste. As the radioactive decay produces heat it may affect the chemical, physical and hydromechanical properties of the clay components in the repository. An 'alternative buffer material' (ABM) experiment is a Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB)-led in situ heating test placed in boreholes in the Äspö tunnel (Sweden). The 2nd ABM package was dismantled in April 2013, after 6.5 y of equilibration with Äspö groundwater and 5 y of heating. The objective was to investigate the long-term effects of the iron heater and Äspö groundwater on four of 31 compacted blocks made of MX-80, Deponit CaN and Friedland clays. Compared to the starting materials, major changes in the exchangeable cation populations were observed. Within horizontal profiles, water-soluble sulfate, Ca, K and Mg increased; poorly crystalline Fe oxide contents decreased; total Mg, Ca and S increased; and a decrease in the amounts of total Na and K away from the host rock towards the heater was observed. At the boundary with the heater, an increase in the total Fe content, decreases in total Si and Al contents, precipitation of gypsum and anhydrite, dissolution of cristobalite and feldspars, and indications of the formation of trioctahedral clay minerals were observed. A decrease in swelling pressure for the Friedland clay (in drill-cored samples) was recorded which was recovered after grinding and recompaction. No effects of hydraulic conductivity were found, after 6.5 y of reaction time, in the subsurface of any of materials studied. © 2016 Mineralogical Society 2016.


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Applied Clay Science | Year: 2015

One scenario of interest for the long-term safety assessment of a spent nuclear fuel repository involves the loss of bentonite barrier material through contact with dilute groundwater at a transmissive fracture interface. Small-scale, flow-through, artificial fracture experiments demonstrated that the quasi-free swelling of compacted montmorillonite into thin, horizontal fractures in the presence of dilute aqueous solutions leads to the formation of an inner, rigid gel-like phase and an outer, sol phase, with a distinct interface separating these two phases. The mechanical strength of the solid phase at this interface was assessed through a set of rheological measurements performed at various salt and montmorillonite solids concentrations. "Sol/gel" phase transformations were identified in suspensions containing between 2 and 4. vol.% solids content with electrolyte concentrations below 17. mM NaCl. At 4. vol.% solids content all of the examined suspensions displayed gel-like properties. The results and analysis further revealed that it can be considered highly unlikely that mechanical forces due to groundwater flow in natural rock fractures would be sufficiently strong to remove any clay material at the solid/solution interface. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.

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