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Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Arca: CML) today announced support for Oracle(R) VM server virtualization software. Compellent's advanced... Read more at VMblog.com. ... (more)

Oracle to Buy Sun - View from the Virtual World

If Oracle’s acquisition of Sun actually becomes a market reality, it will most certainly change the dynamics of the market for servers, operating systems, development tools, database management systems, applications and, of course, virtualization technology. Let’s take a dark view of the possibilities in each area. Market for servers. Oracle will move from being a hardware [...] ... (more)

So Oracle Thinks It’s Buying MySQL, Huh

Larry Ellison has bought himself a revolt. MySQL refuses to go gentle into Oracle’s uncertain arms. Monty Widenius, principal author of the original version of the open source database and a founder of the MySQL company that Sun bought last year for a billion dollars, is proposing to wrest control of the widgetry from Oracle. He has kicked off a “vendor-neutral” consortium called the Open Database Alliance that he envisions being the hub of MySQL development, binaries, derivative code, tools, enhancements as well as training and support provided by a collection of open source companies like Percona, a MySQL services and support firm and co-founder of the consortium. He has sucked out of Sun all but three of the key MySQL developers who, he says, “understand the whole system,” for his own start-up Monty Program Ab and expects the missing three to join him soon too. He... (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)

Stratavia Announces Public Beta for Data Palette Express

Stratavia (www.stratavia.com), the leading provider of application stack automation, announced today the public beta of Data Palette Express, a downloadable version of their data center automation software that can be deployed for free on up to 10 servers. Data Palette Express includes many of the features offered by Data Palette Enterprise including point-and-click application provisioning, code deployments, and maintenance for enterprise-class application servers and databases. The beta release of Data Palette Express will be available on March 15th. Registration begins today at: http://www.stratavia.com/express. “As companies increasingly adopt cloud computing infrastructures, many are struggling to realize the economies of scale they had hoped for. IT administrators are unable to keep up with the dynamic nature of cloud environments, particularly with the mass ... (more)

Netfira to Exhibit at International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit

Netfira, a B2B software solutions provider with operations in Australia, Europe and the United States, will exhibit for the first time at the 95th Annual International Supply Management (ISM) Conference and Educational Exhibit, April 25 to April 28, in San Diego, CA. (They will be in Booth 628) The event combines four days of professional development, training and networking with a chance to meet the best and the brightest in supply management. Learning tracks include: risk management; Best Practices in Supply Management; logistics; leadership, management and talent; services procurement; as well as general supply management workshops. According to Alf Goebel, Chief Marketing Officer of Netfira, “We’re very excited to attend our first ISM Conference, both to spread the word about our products – the first solutions that allow electronic trading between any number of ... (more)

Thinxtream™ Technologies Partners with Corent Technology to Enable Channel-ready SaaS Offering

PORTLAND, Ore. and ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinxtream Technologies Pte. Ltd., a global software company with innovative products and professional services for media, print and device management applications, has partnered with Corent Technology, Inc. , a leader in innovative SaaS enablement software solutions, to support a new product offering via an efficient, off-the-shelf SaaS delivery model. "We wanted ready access to a global audience at a very economical price point, and delivering our offerings in a SaaS model certainly allows us to fulfil those goals," said Anil Thakkar, Director of Product Management at Thinxtream. "However, we realized that there are a number of issues that companies need to deal with when they decide to become a SaaS provider; such as customer provisioning, subscription management and billing services. We foun... (more)

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg versnelt innovatie en lanceert nieuwe bankdiensten met CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) heeft vandaag aangekondigd dat Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) de innovatie en introductie van nieuwe diensten op het gebied van retail banking, private banking, corporate banking en financiële markten zal versnellen met CA Technologies. Dankzij de standardisatie van een uitgebreide Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) oplossing van CA Technologies, introduceert de Luxemburgse bank een samenhangende aanpak voor haar portfolio- en middelenbeheer, de planningen van alle projecten en het bijhorende kostenbeheer, haar applicaties, programma’s en producten. Dit zal een vlottere besluitvorming en verhoogde financiële visibiliteit in de bank en , een snelle lancering van innovatieve producten en diensten, en een business transformatie met zich meebrengen. “Dankzij deze PPM-oplossing van CA Technologies zullen wekosten kunnen bespare... (more)

PrismTech Launches the Spectra Virtual Appliance, a Complete Pre-Configured SCA 2.2.2 Development System and Operating Environment

PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced the general availability (GA) of the Spectra™ Virtual Appliance, a pre-configured Software Communications Architecture (SCA) 2.2.2 Development System and Operating Environment (OE). PrismTech’s Spectra Virtual Appliance consists of an Ubuntu Linux 12.04 Operating System and a pre-configured bundle of the latest versions of the Spectra CX graphical SCA modeling tool, Spectra Core Framework (CF) radio management framework and Spectra Common Data Bus (CDB) middleware. A number of sample SCA waveform application examples that showcase the Spectra software stack are also included. It is also an excellent way to help understand key SCA concepts. The key benefits of the Spectra Virtual Appliance include: Complete bundle of the market leading SCA development and deployment techn... (more)

Huddle Named to KMWorld's List of 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/13 -- Huddle, the enterprise content collaboration platform, today announced that it has been named one of KMWorld's 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management. The list, which is compiled by knowledge management practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors, and their customers and colleagues, is the latest in a series of accolades that Huddle's collaboration software has received and builds on a number of key developments for the company over the last 12 months. "Criteria for inclusion vary, but all winning companies have things in common. Each has either helped to create a market, redefine one or enhance one, and they all share two things -- the velocity of innovation and the agility to serve their customers," says Hugh McKellar, KMWorld Editor-in-Chief. Key milestones for Huddle in the last year: Record performanc... (more)

OneNeck(R) IT Services Achieves Net Promoter Score of 79

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/13 -- OneNeck® IT Services announces its Application Management Division has earned a Net Promoter Score (NPS®) of 79 based on a recent customer satisfaction survey conducted internally. OneNeck specializes in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), hosted application management, managed hosting services, cloud services, and infrastructure services. OneNeck's 2012 Net Promoter Score of 79 puts them in the World Class Service ranking according to Frederick Reichheld, widely recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on business loyalty, the co-developer of the NPS, and a member of the Advisory Team at Satmetrix. According to Reichheld, world class companies score between 75-80 percent. The Net Promoter Score is an industry-standard metric used to gauge the loyalty of a company's customer relationships by asking a simple ... (more)

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René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
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Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
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When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
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