Times Square bomb scare

New York was put into high security alert following a social media post and anonymous telephone call that there was a Times Square bomb threat. The threat was made against New York times online and while NYPD quickly identified the threat as non-credible, it once again highlights the resource committment even during non-credible threats. Governor Cuomo confirmed that NYPD units were joined by State Police alongside Federal partners to step up patrols in the area. So, be vigilant and check your venues and workplace environments and be aware of UK Gov advice:

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Walgreen migrates 100TB to Azure

Walgreen, the US giant in pharmaceutical retail, have chosen Microsoft Azure for their inventory management system. This project called for the migration of their 100TB retail inventory data to Azure. This project focused on over 9,000 stores and 20 distribution centres in the US and the migration was scheduled to take three months. The migration was a mission critical event that had all the potential to end in misery for both Walgreen as a the result of stock-outs and their clients not being able to buy what they came in to purchase. This means the migration occurs against an entire business process plan and risk mitigation strategy to ensure that the challenges posed by a migration are contained.

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