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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)

Oracle's Software Sales Accelerated at the Fastest Pace for Seven Years

Oracle earned $840M for the three months ended Aug. 31, a massive a 25% improvement from net income of $670M in the same period last year. That is the company's biggest increase in software sales since the dot-com bust. Oracle shares have risen almost 30% for the year to date, increasing CEO Larry Ellison's personal wealth to an estimated $26 billion. Ellison (pictured) takes the credit for having acquired some 30 companies as part and parcel of his strategy to put Oracle back in the front line of enterprise computing. Safra Catz, Oracle's CFO, predicted Oracle's momentum will continue in the current quarter. She forecast the company's software sales will rise 15% to 25% in the three months ending in November. "We reported new software license revenues up 35%, the strongest growth of any quarter in ten years," said Catz, "and that software sales growth is translating ni... (more)

Amazon CTO to Keynote at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels will deliver the opening keynote at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com), which will take place November 19-21, at the Fairmont Hotel at the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. The first International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will be colocated with the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.virtualizationconference.com).. Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment's notice can be a complicated and expensive task, but it's essential in today's business landscape. This applies to an enterprise trying to cut-costs, a young business unexpectedly saturated with customer demand, or a start-up looking to launch. There are many challenges when building a reliable, flexible architecture that can manage unpre... (more)

3Par + Netapp = Inserv Good Idea!

3Par's storage combined with Netapp's file serving functionality.  All managed as a single pool of storage resources. Yes, its easy to see how this would be attractive to customers. More efficiency for storage managers.  To me, this multi-vendor approach to unified storage makes a lot more sense than single sourced unified storage.  Unified storage should not be defined as single source, but as consolidated management. You want to take advantage of product synergies without limitations imposed by a single vendor. This move is similar to one that EqualLogic made a short time ago when it worked with Microsoft Partner AMS Storage to combine EqualLogic iSCSI storage in a solution sold by AMS featuring Microsoft's Storage Server, This solution features file and block storage all managed as a single pool of storage resources. Its not hyperbole, we have customers that are a... (more)

New Bersin & Associates Study Shows Growth in Talent Acquisition Systems Market, Despite Recession

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm focused solely on enterprise learning, talent management, and talent acquisition, today announced the release of its latest study, Talent Acquisition Systems 2010: Facts, Practical Analysis, Trends, and Provider Profiles. The study is the most comprehensive market review and buyers' guide for talent acquisition software systems. Bersin & Associates' research finds that the talent acquisition systems market has actually grown in the last year by approximately 9 percent, despite record lows in hiring. Based on market data and information provided by vendors, Bersin & Associates projects that the market will expand by another 9 to 10 percent over the coming year. Among those companies experiencing high levels of growth are Taleo, StepStone, HRsmart, and iCIMS. Vertic... (more)

FreeWheel's RPM Product Crosses the Pond to Streamline Advertising Business Operations for BSkyB

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/29/12 -- FreeWheel, the video technology company serving enterprise-class entertainment companies, today announced that British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), the UK's leading pay television provider, has deployed FreeWheel's Revenue & Payments Management (RPM) Advertiser system. The technology will enable the broadcaster to better manage orders, reconcile payment terms with delivery, and efficiently issue invoices to its advertisers and agencies across its various business units. In conjunction with this agreement, FreeWheel also announced integration of its RPM technology with ad server ADTECH and Oracle's enterprise resource planning software. "Over the past few years Sky has launched some of the UK's leading cross platform video and content services, which includes our Sky Go premium VOD and Linear offering running across PC, mob... (more)

Sonata Software Recognised as 'Most Innovative Partner of the Year' by hybris Software

BANGALORE, India, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonata Software, an IT consulting and software services provider, was recently recognised as the 'Most Innovative Partner of the Year' by hybris, the world's fastest-growing commerce platform provider ranked 'leader' by leading global analyst firms, at the hybris Annual Global Partner Summit 2013, held in Munich, Germany. The Partner Summit provides a forum for over 250 of hybris' solution partners from around the world to come together to share ideas, network with peers and meet hybris domain experts.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120608/537628 ) Frank Schoutissen, Vice President Channel at hybris, said on the occasion, "We recently joined hands with Sonata to support us as our implementation partner, with their extensive experience in e-commerce. Their innovative contribution to platform development ... (more)

KPMG LLP Completes Acquisition of The Hackett Group's Oracle ERP Practice

NEW YORK, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) practice of The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT), a global strategic advisory and business transformation consulting firm. The acquisition was announced Feb. 20, 2013.  Financial terms will not be disclosed. "The addition of the Oracle ERP practice of The Hackett Group immediately helps KPMG address the market's growing, broad-based demand for ERP capabilities," said Stephen Lis, KPMG's U.S. leader for Management Consulting.  "As we continue to build a world-class Oracle technology enablement business, we're very pleased to welcome these experienced ERP professionals to KPMG and look forward to their smooth transition into the firm." In addition to the acquisition, KPMG will bec... (more)

Looker Raises $16M in Series A Funding from Redpoint Ventures to Continue Pioneering the New Era of BI

Looker Data Sciences, Inc. today announced a Series A round of investment capital. The company raised $16 Million in venture funding in a round led by Redpoint Ventures, with contributions from First Round Capital and previous seed-round investors. In addition, Looker welcomed Tomasz Tunguz, a principal with Redpoint Ventures, to the company’s board of directors. Looker, which launched their Looker BI Platform™ in March 2013, has grown rapidly in the past five months. The company has since doubled its customer base to more than forty data-driven customers, and has seen its prospect opportunity pipeline grow well over 300%. Looker enables businesses to engage with data interactively and allows high-resolution drill-down on their data, leading to extremely high levels of engagement. On average, a Looker customer spends more than two hundred and fifty hours a month usin... (more)

Boston Scientific Elects David Roux To Its Board of Directors

NATICK, Mass., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has elected David Roux as a Director.  The appointment of Mr. Roux will fill a vacancy that will result from the Board's decision to increase the number of directors comprising the Board from ten to eleven.  The increase in the number of directors and Mr. Roux's appointment to the Board are both effective January 1, 2014.   Mr. Roux is a co-founder and Senior Director of Silver Lake, a private equity firm focused on technology investing.  He was formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Liberate Technologies, Executive Vice President at Oracle Corporation and Senior Vice President at Lotus Development.  Mr. Roux serves on the boards of directors of The National Audubon Society and The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of ... (more)

Groundbreaking Technologies, Strategies and Processes Recognized in Excellence.gov Finalists

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community, today announced the 31 finalists for its annual Excellence.gov Awards. The program, which recognizes the best practices in the government’s management and use of information technology, will announce the winners on March 24, 2014 at the Arena Stage in Washington DC. “The Excellence.Gov Awards recognizes government programs that use IT to fuel efficiency, collaboration and cost savings,” said Kimberly Hancher, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Government Chair for Excellence.Gov 2014. “This year’s finalists demonstrate creativity in the public sector and serve as a model for innovation across government.” Since 2001, Excellence.gov has recognized over 300 government programs and ... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
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DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed...
All in Mobile is a place where we continually maximize their impact by fostering understanding, empathy, insights, creativity and joy. They believe that a truly useful and desirable mobile app doesn't need the brightest idea or the most advanced technology. A great product begins with understanding people. It's easy to think that customers will love your app, but can you justify it? They make sure your final app is something that users truly want and need. The only way to do this is by ...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Cell networks have the advantage of long-range communications, reaching an estimated 90% of the world. But cell networks such as 2G, 3G and LTE consume lots of power and were designed for connecting people. They are not optimized for low- or battery-powered devices or for IoT applications with infrequently transmitted data. Cell IoT modules that support narrow-band IoT and 4G cell networks will enable cell connectivity, device management, and app enablement for low-power wide-area network IoT. B...
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
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...