Full Video Of STS9’s Red Rocks Finale Has Emerged [Watch]

first_imgAfter celebrating their 20th show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, beloved jamtronica outfit STS9 returned to the famed Morrison, CO to dig in for show #21. The energy was beyond electric as the band brought tons of classic material to the Colorado crowd, as well as new songs from their recently-released The Universe Inside album and more.The show featured a number of debuts, including Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues,” Roy Ayers’ “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,” and original tune “Worry No More.” The band also brought out covers of Chic’s “Good Times” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” to close out the second set.Fortunately, thanks to YouTube user JMar, a full video of the STS9 show on the Rocks is available for your streaming pleasure. Sit back and enjoy!The full setlist can be seen below, courtesy of The Church of STS9.Setlist: STS9 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 9/10/16Set I: When the Dust Settles(*) > Inner City Blues(#!$), Aimlessly, Walk to the Light, Move My Peeps > Monkey Music, Oil & Water, Everybody Loves the Sunshine(&!$), Give & Take($), CircusSet II: Click Lang Echo ($), Hubble, EHM, Looking Back on Earth, 20-12, Get Loud($), Totem > Good Times([email protected]) > Get Lucky(%@)Encore I: Worry No More(!$), Common Descent([email protected]) > The Universe Inside([email protected])Encore II: Itzamana(***)(*) = Family Affair intro(#) = Marvin Gaye cover(&) = Roy Ayers Cover(!) = First time played($) = Maureen Murphy on vocals(+) = Chic cover(@) = featuring chorus(%) = Daft Punk cover(?) = Alana on stand-up bass(***) = w/ Led Zepplin Fool In The Rain Jam[Photo by Aaron Bradley taken on night one]last_img read more

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Driving Digital Business with Hybrid Cloud

first_imgCorporations today must digitize their processes, personalize the customer experience, and innovate at an unprecedented pace. Yet too few have implemented the technology platform needed to truly support those objectives.Fortunately, hybrid cloud is quickly emerging as the enabler of digital business, with adoption being driven by three key forces.One driver is the nature of digital business itself. Technology advances and information availability have altered customer expectations for good. Customers expect to be able to do what they want when they want on whatever device they want, quickly and easily and with personalized service. Companies serving them must meet those expectations with new generations of fast-changing applications.Another is the imperative to become and remain agile. Digital business is not a one-time initiative, not just a new set of apps. It’s a permanent commitment to work differently, adapt quickly, and iterate faster. It’s a commitment to be technology-enabled and data-driven top-to-bottom. Such agility demands an agile platform – hybrid cloud.The most immediate driver of many implementations is cost reduction. Both McKinsey and EMC analyses have found that enterprises moving to hybrid cloud can reduce their IT operating expense by 24%. That’s a significant number, and in essence can fund the people and process changes that yield the other benefits of hybrid cloud.Where does that 24% come from? Better management yields some reductions in hardware, telecom, and facilities expense. There are even bigger gains in software licenses and software maintenance as operations are integrated, simplified, and automated. Implementing hybrid cloud can be the catalyst for rationalizing your infrastructure management software and retiring what’s underutilized or unnecessary.But the biggest reduction is to OPEX budget. The automation of hybrid cloud dramatically reduces the amount of labor needed to deploy new application software, and to monitor, operate, and make adjustments to the infrastructure. Tasks that used to take days are performed in minutes or seconds. By automating manual work, hybrid cloud creates the opportunity for dramatic IT OPEX cost reduction, and the option to redirect those savings into newer and higher value IT initiatives.Let me introduce a caveat, however: installing hybrid cloud technology is necessary, but not sufficient, for realizing the cost reductions. IT has to operate in new ways—from infrastructure management to apps and services delivery. That’s where the real changes take place.Hybrid cloud is also an opportunity to secure IT at the heart of the business action – delivering apps and brokering cloud services. This will solidify IT’s value and relevance.CIOs make the call on what technologies to put in place today so that the business is where it needs to be in three years. Hybrid cloud drives digital business while lowering cost and raising agility. It is truly a strategic investment in a more flexible way to operate that enables our enterprises to change in the future as the digital marketplace continues evolving.Read more from David Goulden on this topic in Hybrid Cloud: Platform for Digital Business.last_img read more

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GAM forecasts CHF925m loss after rocky 2018

first_imgListed Swiss asset manager GAM expected to post a loss of CHF925m (€822m) for 2018 and proposed to cancel its dividend for this year, it said in an update yesterday.It also revealed that assets under management had fallen by CHF7bn in October and November, taking them to CHF146.1bn as at 30 November.This was mainly driven by net outflows of CHF4.2bn from its investment management division.The group has had a tough time this year, following the decision to halt dealing in its unconstrained and absolute return bond funds after a surge in redemption requests in the wake of the suspension of a senior fund manager in late July. In its statement yesterday GAM said it was expecting an underlying profit of around CHF125m for 2018, compared with CHF172.5m in 2017.It also expected next year’s financial results to be materially lower than those for 2018, because of “significantly lower levels” of assets under management and the phasing in of a cost reduction programme.As part of a group-wide restructuring programme to “enhance efficiency, support profitability and simplify the organisation”, the group expected to cut fixed personnel and general expenses by at least CHF40m by the end of 2019.A one-off charge of around CHF30m for 2018 was likely, the group said, in relation to the implementation of the restructuring programme and “professional costs” in connection with the absolute return and unconstrained fixed income strategy.Lead manager Tim Haywood was suspended on 31 July after an internal investigation identified problems with his risk management and record keeping. Dealing in the unconstrained and absolute return bond funds was subsequently halted after a large number of investors attempted to pull out of the strategies.GAM did not discover any “material client detriment” during its investigation, but nonetheless was forced to begin winding up funds in August.GAM aimed to complete the liquidation process for its absolute return bond funds in the first quarter of next year, subject to market conditions. As at 12 December, between 89% and 92% of Luxembourg and Irish-domiciled absolute return bond funds, and 66% to 72% of the assets in the Cayman and Australian feeder funds, had been returned to clients.Group CEO Alexander Friedman stepped down last month, with replacing him in the interim while a permanent new CEO was sought.last_img read more

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