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Customer service: The next challenge for cloud providers

Public cloud providers are not new, but their interactions with enterprises are still in the early stages. Not long ago, few public cloud providers picked up the phone. Today, public cloud providers must respond to users. Moreover, as an enterprise that works with a public cloud, you must learn how to effectively communicate with cloud providers, on both sales and operational issues.

Keep in mind: For major IaaS providers — AWS, Google, Microsoft, IBM — cloud support is an emerging science. They are still in learning mode, especially the ones that have built a public cloud, such as IBM and Microsoft.

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This airplane’s wings fold up so you can take it on your next camping trip

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The ICON A5 bills itself as a plane for anyone and everyone: perfect for weekend camping trips, impressing a date, or just flying around New York City.

The experimental personal aviation market is not new: There’s the miniscule Flynano, the Terrafugia flying car and the eco-friendly Synergy. But the ICON A5 is unique in that its main selling point is its safety.

Instead of relying on “perfect pilots who can recover from emergency situations,” the ICON A5 developed “spin resistance.” This summer the aircraft earned received a Light Sport Aircraft airworthiness certificate from the FAA. Read more…

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Nerd chic is what’s next in fashion

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Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele sent a troop of nerdy models down his spring 2016 runway on Wednesday, during Milan Fashion Week

Button-up blouses and delightfully tacky neck ties stole the show. In minimal makeup, the model’s faces were instead accessorized with oversized wire glasses and sparkly plastic frames.

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The look was a mashup of snazzy, power-women from the ’70s and the cast of Freaks and Geeks

When she wasn’t kicking ass and saving the world, actress Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman character killed it in the style game as alias Diana Prince. Read more…

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Week in Review: DAM’s Next Steps + Shift Happens

Be a Customer Experience Champion According to recent research, 75 percent of business executives say they want their companies to become customer experience (CX) leaders. That should come as no surprise, given the mounting evidence that CX drives revenue growth in most industries.

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