Dell EMC IT ProvenDell IT Proven allows customers to leverage Dell IT’s first-hand experience to accelerate their own IT transformation journeys.As the IT organization for a global tech company, we have an intimate view of the challenges IT faces and the opportunities ahead. Through IT Proven, we share our experiences and best practices to help you embrace cloud computing, IT as a service, and big data to further your company’s objectives.I sat down with Ajaz Munsiff, Sr Director IT Proven; we talked about the beginning of the program, over 7 years ago, how the journey has progressed and what the future holds. For more, visit the Dell IT Blog and the IT Proven landing page. Thanks for listening.The Source Podcast: Episode #71: Dell IT Proven Audio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_71_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)
The USC Department of Health sent out a memo Sunday informing students about recent developments regarding the coronavirus outbreaks. Despite the two cases confirmed in Los Angeles and Orange counties Sunday, there is no indication that the virus will affect the USC community, according to Chief Health Officer Dr. Sarah Van Orman. There is no quarantine in place for those returning from affected areas in China. Individuals can continue normal activities but are asked to monitor for flu-like symptoms. If experiencing symptoms, individuals are urged to seek immediate medical care. Van Orman said the University has been working closely with the Los Angeles Public Health Department to monitor developments closely. According to Sunday’s memo, there has been no evidence of person-to-person transmission in the California cases. Van Orman also urged students to keep in mind that the situation in China is more serious than in the United States and to be aware of how the situation may affect students, staff and faculty members who may have family in the affected areas. “If it were a student that [was] affected we would … [make] sure that [they have] appropriate medical care,” Van Orman said. “[We would use] contact tracing, where we identify who might have had contact with that individual during the potentially infectious period and those people are put under monitoring … They wouldn’t be restricted or quarantined.” “If I were to tell people to be worried about any communicable disease right now, it would be influenza,” Van Orman said. “The things that we’re recommending for influenza are also things that would protect against any other virus.” According to the provost’s letter, influenza shots cannot be administered to treat the coronavirus. However, Van Orman said the odds of a member of the USC community acquiring the virus are low and urges students to instead shift concerns to the flu. More than 2,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide, with 56 deaths occurring in and near Wuhan, China. Five U.S. cases have been confirmed, including the two incidents in California as well as three in Seattle, Chicago and Arizona. The Arizona case involves a student at Arizona State University who did not live in university housing. “We know that there are many members of the Trojan [Family] from that area,” Van Orman said. “[We want] to remind everybody to offer support to people and that there are a lot of students who are very worried about their loved ones.” Although officials are not worried that the virus will spread, the University is ready to work with the L.A. County of Public Health should a community member contract the virus.
Mays, 31, was originally drafted in the second round by the 49ers in 2010 before he played for four years with the Bengals and another with the Raiders.He was then re-signed before 2016 by the Bengals, but was suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.He has been out of the NFL since, but played one game for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2017. Mays tallied 107 tackles, two forced fumbles and a sack in 80 games (15 starts) in his NFL career.The 6-3, 231-pound defensive back won the state title in the 100- and 200-meter dash in high school in Washington and ran a 4.43 40-yard dash at the NFL combine in 2010.It is unclear how much of that athleticism he has remaining, but he is the type of safety/rover Carroll likes, somewhat along the lines of a Kam Chancellor, so he could fit into the Seahawks’ system. Russell Wilson gives Seahawks deadline for new deal, report says Pete Carroll could be close to reuniting with one of his former stars at USC.The Seahawks are working out former Trojans safety Taylor Mays, who played for Carroll at USC from 2006-09, according to NFL Network. A potential reunion 10 years in the making: Free agent S Taylor Mays is working out for the #Seahawks tomorrow, source said. The former #USC All-American, who is flying there now, could rejoin his old coach, Pete Carroll.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 2, 2019Mays was an All-American at USC under Carroll, tallying 276 tackles and five interceptions in his four-year career.He was predicted to be taken in the first round of the NFL draft after his junior season, but returned for one more year and saw his stock drop a bit. Related News
Tanya Jean Williams WilsonTanya Jean Williams Wilson, 59, was born June 17, 1955 to James Kenneth Williams and Kathryn Lorene Carter Williams in Caldwell Kansas. Tanya was the middle child born after Steve and Kirk, followed by Jim and Lori.Tanya had many fond memories of growing up on the farm west of Caldwell, one of her favorites was drawing play houses in the dirt in the grove of trees across the road south of the house. Having laid the walls and doors out she would then have little brother Jim come into the house to play, according to Tanya she would always get upset with Jim because he refused to use the doors she had laid out, instead he would walk through the imaginary walls.Tanya met her future husband Steve the summer of her sophomore year and they were married on July 2nd 1972. Tanya completed high school after they were married graduating with the CHS class of 1973.Tanya and Steve started their life together in Medicine Lodge KS where she worked in the various cafes and clubs in Medicine Lodge. In 1974 they moved to Dodge City where Tanya began her career working for Centel as a receptionist in the Dodge City office. Through the 16 year career with Centel she was promoted to cashier, assistant to the division manager and finally the management position of New Business Rep were she was responsible for collections and arrangements of non-pay customers.In 1990 Tanya and Steve moved to Harper, she gave up her career with Centel and went to work for KGS in Attica. At KGS, Tanya was responsible for all the DOT compliance procedures associated with the plant at Attica. In 1999 Tanya went to work for the City of Harper as the City Clerk, she retired in 2010 as the City Administrator of Harper, a position she took great pride in. Upon her retirement Tanya and Steve moved to the little farm north of Caldwell where they lived at the time of her death, June 13, 2015.Tanya felt her greatest accomplishment though, was the birth of her daughter Chelsi Linn on October 16, 1987 and then the birth of her granddaughter Avi Kathryn Atkins on July 24, 2009. Tanya loved the time spent with Avi Kathryn on the little farm, watching her take care of the catâ€™s and exploring in the forest around the farm. Tanya was named YaYa by Avi Kathryn, a name she loved and held dear to her heart.Tanya was preceded in death by both parents, Jim and Katie Williams, brother Steve, uncle Kelly LaVern Carter and his wife Renie, uncle Ronnie Frazier, grandparents Clifford and Addie Williams and Kelly and Neva Carter, mother-in-law Donna Kathryn Wilson.Tanya is survived by husband Steve of the home, daughter Chelsi and granddaughter Avi Kathryn of Wellington, brother Kirk of Wellington, brother Jim (Belinda) of Okeene, OK, sister Lori of Wellington, sister Kelly Shoffner (Jeff) of Wichita, sister Jan Wencel (Robbie) of Caldwell, aunt Betty Frazier of Caldwell, father Jerry Wilson of Wellington, many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and classmates.A memorial service for Tanya will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Corbin, Kansas. Pastor Jacob Maforo will officiate.