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This blog was written with the thoughtful assistance of David Leibowitz, Dell EMC Director of Business Intelligence, Analytics & Big Data So data warehousing may not be cool anymore, you say? It’s yesterday’s technology (or 1990’s technology if you’re as old as me) that served yesterday’s business needs. And while it’s true that recent big data and data science technologies, architectures and methodologies seems to have rendered data warehousing to the back burner, it is entirely false that there is not a critical role for the data warehouse and Business Intelligence in digitally transformed organizations. Maybe the best way to understand today’s role of the data warehouse is with a bit of history. And please excuse us if we take a bit of liberty with history (since we were there for most of this!). Phase 1: The Data Warehouse Era Phase 1: In the beginning, Gods (Ral... (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)

Blog Post: All work and no play? Ok, how about an education half day?

This past week in between keynote talks and moderating panel discussions pertaining to IT infrastructure optimization (server, storage, networks, hardware, software, services, virtualization, etc.) in Seattle and Portland, I was able to take a rare couple of hours break and go on a non work related tour. ... (more)

TCS Teams with SAP on the Launch of the 'Perfect Plant' Center of Excellence

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Consultancy Services , a global IT services, business solutions and outsourcing company, today announced it has teamed with SAP AG , the world's leading provider of business software, on the launch of the 'Perfect Plant' center of excellence at SAP's facility located here. The Perfect Plant center of excellence is operated by a global "virtual team" from TCS and SAP and will showcase SAP(R) manufacturing applications and partner composite applications working together in a simulated plant environment. Customers can leverage TCS' experience and expertise in cutting-edge solutions along with SAP manufacturing solutions to help them improve their plant efficiencies while lowering the total cost of ownership of their manufacturing infrastructure. TCS, with its Global Network Delivery Model(TM), delivers 'one-stop' doma... (more)

CORRECTING and REPLACING Mobile Meets the Enterprise Cloud: MobileIron’s Innovative Virtual Smartphone Platform Increases Smartphone Security and Reduces Mobile Bills for the Enterprise

The phone number for Ojas Rege is 650-228-4748 (sted 650-228-44748) The corrected release reads: MOBILE MEETS THE ENTERPRISE CLOUD: MOBILEIRON’S INNOVATIVE VIRTUAL SMARTPHONE PLATFORM INCREASES SMARTPHONE SECURITY AND REDUCES MOBILE BILLS FOR THE ENTERPRISE MobileIron, a company dedicated to making smartphones enterprise-ready, today announced the launch of the MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform, the first solution to combine data-driven smartphone management with real-time wireless cost control. The company also announced new customer wins and partnerships. Enterprise data is moving to the smartphone. Wireless costs are skyrocketing. Smartphones have become a risky blind spot for many organizations. MobileIron’s patent-pending data virtualization technology is a fundamentally new approach to enterprise mobility. The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform create... (more)

Microsoft and Partners Optimize Midsize Business IT With Virtualization and Systems Management

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced a new solution for midsize organizations with limited IT resources that are looking to efficiently deploy and manage server and desktop technology. Microsoft and its participating original equipment manufacturer (OEM) channel partners will offer customers a new software license, Microsoft System Center Essentials Management Suite, that includes Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. The suite includes a technology upgrade program in the OEM channel, which ensures that customers who purchase the suite will have rights to Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 when it is released next year. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Midsize organizations, which typically have 50 to 249 computers and five to... (more)

Quest Software Hosts 24-Hour Virtual Trade Show: Quest Connect 2009

Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT): News Facts: Quest Software, Inc. hosts the second annual virtual trade show, Quest Connect 2009 (register here), Oct. 21 – 22. The event will run for 24 hours as it circles the globe, kicking off in Europe at 08:00 GMT (4 a.m. EDT) Oct. 21. Keynote address on managing virtual environments delivered by Quest executives Doug Garn, president and CEO, and Carol Fawcett, vice president of Information Systems (03:00 GMT, 11 a.m. EDT) 18 virtual booths with a broad range of topics including virtualization, application monitoring, identity and access management, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, migration, Oracle databases and compliance 17 live webcasts running hourly during the 24-hour event Q&As featuring Quest experts in identity and access management, SQL Server, SharePoint, Exchange, applications, and end-user m... (more)

ScaleMP Enhances Its Virtualization Offering to Lower the Cost of 8-Socket SMP Systems

ScaleMP™, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced an enhancement to its vSMP Foundation for SMP product with the introduction of Direct Connect 2 (DC2) technology. The new capability targets entry-level symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) customers and creates virtual SMP systems by aggregating up to four Intel Architecture systems using point-to-point InfiniBand connectivity. By eliminating the need to purchase and install an InfiniBand switch, DC2 technology lowers the cost of virtual SMP implementations by as much as 20 percent. “Using the computational power of Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 series, virtual SMP solutions based on ScaleMP technology deliver high performance dedicated SMP solutions at dramatically lower cost than comparable offerings,” said Dylan Larson, Data Center Technology Initiatives at Intel Corporati... (more)

Datotel Starts 2010 Strong, Adds Four New Customers

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of a successful 2009, Datotel, LLC, a state-of-the-art cloud computing and colocation provider based in St. Louis, is pleased to announce the addition of four new customers to kick off 2010. Datotel will provide cloud computing services for Accelerated Health Systems, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Missouri Venture Forum and Bakers Pride, totaling more than $1 million in new business. The addition of these four new companies to Datotel's roster of customers comes on the heels of a notable 2009. In 2009, Datotel gained more than 20 new customers, while adding employees to its downtown St. Louis data center and headquarters. Additionally, Datotel bucked larger business trends and saw 2009 revenue increase 20 percent from 2008. "Our four newest customers are taking part in the growing movement toward cloud computin... (more)

Pivot3 Selects CallidusCloud's Sales Performance Management Suite to Boost Sales Effectiveness

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/12 -- Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in sales effectiveness and cloud computing, announced today that Pivot3, a leading provider of converged infrastructure for data and security applications, has selected CallidusCloud's Sales Performance Management (SPM) suite to drive increased sales effectiveness across its sales organization in North America. The agreement was signed in the first quarter of 2012. Pivot3 will implement the TrueComp® Manager Commissions and Communicator modules to design, model, and deploy targeted incentive programs that will drive increased productivity and boost revenues across its internal sales organization. The Sales Performance Management suite, part of the CallidusCloud™ Sales Effectiveness Cloud, delivers a 100% multi-tenant SaaS solution that helps companies maximize their sal... (more)

Department of Veterans Affairs Awards Systems Made Simple Major Data Center Acquisition Project under T4 Contract

Systems Made Simple, Inc. (SMS), a leading provider of IT systems and services to support critical architecture, data, and application challenges in the healthcare industry, today announced that it has been awarded the Data Center Acquisition (DCAT4) contract from Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as part of the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) contract vehicle. At $715 million, the contract consists of an eight month base period and four 12-month option periods. “As a service-disabled veteran, I’m honored to be able to support VA and contribute to the improved welfare of our Veterans,” said Al Nardslico, President of SMS. As part of the contract, SMS and its teaming partners are supporting VA’s Enterprise Operations (EO) data centers, which include more than 2,000 servers and 200 IT applications. Through DCAT4, SMS will help EO’s data centers att... (more)

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DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Telecom Reseller has been named "Media Sponsor" of CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
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We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "IoT Now" was named media sponsor of CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Silicon India has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Published in Silicon Valley, Silicon India magazine is the premiere platform for CIOs to discuss their innovative enterprise solutions and allows IT vendors to learn about new solutions that can help grow their business.