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'OK, Mac': Using Automator's Dictation Commands, new in Yosemite

Oct. 20, 2014 | CHRISTOPHER BREEN

Over the past few years we've grown accustomed to using our voice to interact with Siri-enabled iOS devices. So why not expect a similar experience with our computers? While not the hoped-for "Siri for the Mac," use of the new Dictation Commands feature in Yosemite can deliver a powerful and personalized interactive experience in OS X.

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IBM FlashSystem Database Mirroring Best Practices

IBM

SQL Server’s Database Mirroring is a protection feature from Microsoft implemented in the SQL Server layer that delivers high availability for data and services. This whitepaper describes best practices approach to mirroring setup and failover.

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Optimize applications with IBM DB2 and IBM FlashSystem

IBM

This white paper explains why storage I/O performance is often the biggest bottleneck in data centers and discusses which database components can be targeted for migration to FlashSystem. It also provides potential improvement metrics with flash compared to HDDs based on several use cases.

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Flash Ahead - How To Improve Data Center Economics

IBM

In business timing is everything, especially for business-critical applications. Delays in delivering critical data and processing can significantly increase business and financial risks. This new IBM eBook FlashAhead discusses these challenges and offers the all-flash storage system as a solution.

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