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Late last year I received a phone call from McKinsey & Co in regards to helping provide some insights into the cost benefits of moving to a cloud computing environment. For one reason or another we were not able to connect to complete the discussion, which after the last couple days seems like a shame because that very report has been generating a tonne of buzz.  The McKinsey & Co. report titled Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing was recently made public and has been causing quite the uproar. Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and others have all written pieces quote the report saying "clouds are NOT very cost-effective" According to the Forbes article, they (McKinsey & Co) conclude that outsourcing a typical corporate data center to a cloud service would more than double the cost. Its study uses Amazon.com’s Web service offering as the price of outs... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

TigerLogic annonce la disponibilité générale d'Omnis Studio 5

IRVINE, Californie, September 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Le soutien des dispositifs basés sur Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(R) et une compatibilité complète avec Unicode étendent la puissance et la souplesse de l'environnement du développement d'application d'Omnis Studio et ouvre de nouveaux marchés pour les développeurs d'applications. TigerLogic Corporation (Nasdaq : TIGR) est ravi d'annoncer la disponibilité générale d'Omnis Studio 5, qui introduit le nouveau client mobile Omnis révolutionnaire permettant aux développeurs de créer des applications pour la gamme croissante de dispositifs Windows basés sur les mobiles, y compris les smartphones, les assistants numériques personnels, les tablettes PC et les autres dispositifs portables. Les fonctionnalités améliorées de localisation et une compatibilité totale avec Unicode soutiennent des milliers de langages et de nombreuses... (more)

SalesQuest Announces the Release of CRUSH Alerts 2.0

ANDOVER, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/02/09 -- SalesQuest, the industry leader in deep dive company profile reports on Fortune 1000 and Fortune Global 500 companies, announces the release of the new and updated CRUSH Alerts service, version 2.0. CRUSH Alerts are highly customizable and configurable email-based 'sales lead' alerts. CRUSH Alerts 2.0 gives you a better way to track your strategic accounts; these customized leads help to eliminate research time and ensure that you don't miss out on sales opportunities. CRUSH Alerts can be customized to track any prospect, competitor, partner, industry or territory. CA, Inc., Citrix, RedHat, Hitachi and more than 300 other high-tech companies use CRUSH Reports and CRUSH Alerts to build a sales pipeline and drive new sales revenues in a tough selling economy. To learn more about SalesQuest, CRUSH Reports and how they can help,... (more)

EnterpriseDB CEO Selected to Speak at Open Source Business Conference 2010

WESTFORD, Mass., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Boyajian will deliver a presentation at the upcoming Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) 2010. During his session, Boyajian will discuss the open source revolution currently underway in the $19 billion database industry and the resulting pressures proprietary database vendors are facing. "From Oracle's newfound ownership of MySQL, to organizations' continued scrutiny of IT department budgets, the database has taken center stage as an area ripe for an open source uprising," said Boyajian. "That said, MySQL was never designed to be a general purpose enterprise-class database that could pose a real threat to the big proprietary database vendors. It's the true open source solutions like PostgreSQL that are built to... (more)

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: GroveWare Technologies Completes Its Business Combination and Launches an Aggressive Expansion Plan

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 08/06/12 -- On April 6, 2012, ePhoto Image, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the "Company"), entered into a Merger Agreement with GroveWare Technologies Ltd. (OTCQB:GROV), a privately held Delaware corporation ("GroveWare"). The Company subsequently changed its name to GroveWare Technologies Ltd. "Our company is pleased to have the merger process behind us and is now anxious to move ahead with its marketplace expansion," says Hrair Achkarian, its CEO. "We have spent the last three years developing, refining and testing our technology and establishing a host of channel partners including some of North America's largest wireless carriers and wireless device suppliers. As a public entity, we expect to be able to leverage the power of the market to properly capitalize our company and more effectively implement our growth plan." GroveWare... (more)

Actiance Expands Sales Management Team to Drive Growth in the Social Enterprise

BELMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/12 -- Actiance, the leader in helping organizations unleash the social enterprise, today announced the appointment of Matt McLaughlin as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Prior to joining Actiance Mr. McLaughlin held several senior sales positions with leading Silicon Valley technology companies including BEA Systems and StrongMail. At BEA Mr. McLaughlin was instrumental for driving global sales with 144% year-over-year (YOY) license growth, in significantly expanding sales in EMEA, and in transforming Asia Pacific into BEA's most profitable region with growth in excess of 300%. Appointed to the role of Vice President of Sales East Region, Mr. Fucci is charged with growing the enterprise sales team to sell the award-winning Actiance governance platform that helps companies leverage social business applications and real-t... (more)

DocAuto Announces Two Exciting New Hires

ATLANTA, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DocAuto has begun the 4th quarter by further expanding our talented team.  We are thrilled to have the experience and expertise of David Pilling and Eileen Campbell aboard to strengthen the development and maintenance of the DocAuto product and brand experience. We are very excited to have David as DocAuto's VP of Operations and Strategy.  David brings with him over 25 years of information technology experience, and spent over 7 years as the Director of Technology at Jenner and Block LLP, a prestigious AMLaw 100 firm based in Chicago, Illinois.  For the past 6 years Mr. Pilling has leveraged his expertise to provide consulting services through thought leadership to several AMLaw 100 law firms by working closely with senior firm management to identify and improve upon the strategic value of their technology.  Mr. Pilling's intern... (more)

GDS International Announces an Unprecedented Delegation to Attend June's Next Generation Telecoms Summit in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GDS International today announced it will host its seventh Next Generation Telecoms US Summit on 3rd - 5th June 2013 at The Island Hotel; Newport Beach, California. The renowned event series - which takes place over two and a half days - boasts 65 senior level telecoms executives from across North America engaging in peer-led panel discussions, content-rich workshops and thought-provoking keynote speaker presentations. This year's event will focus on a range of exciting topics, including Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network function virtualization; the integration of small cell / Wi-Fi offload; and coping with the Over-The-Top content explosion. Delegates will also be looking at broader issues, including key consideration in deploying LTE networks, telecom renovation and technology innovation and 'the cloud era.' ... (more)

Actuate Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today announced financial results for the second quarter 2013. Second Quarter 2013 Financial and Operational Highlights: Total license revenue of $16.2 million; Total revenue of $34.9 million; Non-GAAP operating income of $6.3 million and non-GAAP operating margin of 18%; Non-GAAP fully diluted EPS of $0.09; Booked 3 transactions with a license component in excess of $1.0 million; Booked 71 deals greater than $100,000; Total cash and short-term investments of $74.0 million on June 30, 2013; The Company replaced its $50.0 million line of credit with more favorable terms than the prior line of credit; Operating cash flow of $4.5 million for the second quarter and $14.1 million for the first six months of 2013. “Continued solid double digit gr... (more)

Grenzenloses e-Invoicing: Basware schließt Partnerschaft mit CEDEX in China

Basware Automotive und das chinesische Automotive Supplier-Netzwerk CEDEX e-Autohub haben eine strategische Partnerschaft geschlossen: Ab sofort können Anwender der beiden Plattformen schnell und einfach elektronische Rechnungen mit Zulieferern und Kunden des jeweils anderen Anbieters austauschen. So treiben das Basware Commerce Network – weltweit das stärkste mit 54 Millionen Transaktionen jährlich – und das größte chinesische Automotive-Netzwerk den elektronischen Rechnungsaustausch in der Branche voran. Mit dieser Vereinbarung können die e-Invoicing-Plattformen beider Anbieter uneingeschränkt miteinander kommunizieren – und darüber hinaus sowohl einkaufsbezogene Prozesse, als auch Kreditorenbuchhaltung und Rechnungsstellung vereinfachen. Das verschafft den Firmen mehr Kontrolle und Effizienz in den Prozessen sowie einen verbesserten Cash Flow. From left to righ... (more)

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The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
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BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.