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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)

To Help Oracle vs SAP, Is Siebel Next in the Oracle Crosshairs?

Oracle Corporation has announced that it now controls approximately 94 percent of the outstanding stock of Retek Inc. The company plans to complete its acquisition of Retek "immediately." The merger became official today. "With our acquisition of Retek complete, Oracle is poised to provide retailers with an unparalleled partner for information technology solutions," said Charles Phillips, Oracle's President in an official statement. Oracle will form a separate Retail Global Business Unit "to maintain the specialization of Retek's employee base and quickly go to market in the retail sector," stated Phillips. To address any concerns, the company said it will hold a "Customer Town Hall" meeting on Friday, April 15, 11am Pacific time. The webcast will be available through the Oracle website. The Oracle/Retek acquisition, with a final valuation of $670 million, is neither... (more)

Is a Private Cloud Worthwhile?

Much discussion in the cloud computing world has focused on a simple question: Is a private cloud infrastructure worthy of the name? It's been posed in many ways, with some going so far as claiming that there is no such thing as a private cloud. Although discussions like these are all too common in many areas, the question really amounts to little more than counting angels dancing on pin heads. The key issue is whether private cloud-style infrastructure can deliver real benefits like public clouds can. First, let's set out some definitions: The draft NIST definition, perhaps the best we have at this point, states that "Cloud computing is a pay-per-use model for enabling available, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, services) that can be rapidly provisioned and rel... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 9, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Archelon Enclosures, a leading manufacturer of iPad® and tablet enclosures for the retail, hospitality and healthcare industries, has announced it will introduce the new iPad Air solution to the healthcare industry at HIMSS14, the HIMSS Annual Conference and Convention.  Read Original Content Remote patient care just got a new friendly face with Honeywell HomMed's recently unvei... (more)

The Lung Association: Federal Injection of Funds is a 'Shot in the Arm' to Lung Health

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/23/09 -- Canada's fight against lung disease took a big step forward today as Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced a federal investment of $10 million towards the National Lung Health Framework - Canada's first-ever action plan on lung health. "Today's funding means we can launch the action plan on lung health - a plan that will improve access to care, lower wait times and hospitalizations and reduce health care costs," said Nora Sobolov, President and CEO of The Lung Association and Chair of the National Lung Health Framework Steering Committee, "Whether you are a parent of a child with asthma, an individual living with COPD or someone who has trouble breathing on smog days, the National Lung Health Framework is a prescription for better respiratory health that will help you breathe easier". "This investment is a shot in th... (more)

PaymentCycle Ushers in a New Era of Referral Management and Cloud Computing for the Payments Sector

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Lending Cycle, Inc. (LCI) announced the launch of its newest cloud computing solution, PaymentCycle. This solution provides easy collaboration between organizations for referrals and the specific workflow management needs of payment companies. PaymentCycle marks a new era of easy and efficient interaction between companies in this sector. PaymentCycle is a collaborative web based software application that tracks and analyzes referrals and applications through all phases of the workflow environment. Account conversion and help desk tools are also integrated into the workflow management suite. This application is the only mass market solution that performs these tasks while also providing collaboration between companies. PaymentCycle gains some of its uniqueness from the fact that it covers the entire referral and applicat... (more)

Cisco to Showcase Data Center Customer Deployments

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/27/09 -- One month after Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) began shipping its evolutionary new Unified Computing System and one quarter after the Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch began shipping, Cisco will host a live Internet TV broadcast and Q&A session to discuss customer traction and data center virtualization deployments. Cisco will be joined by special guests: James McGibney, lead data center manager, and Jason Morgan, senior network manager at Tutor Perini Corporation, the very first customer to deploy the Cisco Unified Computing System, and CEO Joel Schleicher and CTO Dave Hart of Presidio Networked Solutions, one of the first Cisco UCS Advanced Technology Partners. Soni Jiandani, vice president of the Cisco Server Access and Virtualization Group, will give an update on customer reception and market traction with the Unified Computing System... (more)

IPNETZONE Doubles Capacity and Increases Network Footprint

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- IPNETZONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC., today announced the doubling of its bandwidth capacity in New York City and an increase in its network footprint from New York, New York and Secaucus, New Jersey to Austin, Texas. These latest developments enable IPNETZONE to stay ahead of their growing market demands in the New York and Austin metropolitan areas. "This is such an important development for us, as we've seen a growing demand in network monitoring and management services bundled with connectivity and bandwidth requirements from the small- to medium-sized market in the New York and Austin areas," says Joon Shin, President and CEO of IPNETZONE. Shin continues, "For SMBs, the combination of the credit crunch and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) has changed their IT investment behavior to rather delay investments or reduce them altoge... (more)

Host Analytics Completes Impressive Third Quarter as Finance Professionals Prepare for Economic Recovery

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/22/09 -- Host Analytics, the leading provider of cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) solutions, today announced the completion of another successful quarter. For its fiscal year third quarter ended September 30, Host Analytics increased top-line revenue 160% over the previous quarter and displaced its primary competitor -- Microsoft Excel -- at a number of large and mid-market firms. Host Analytics' strong Q3 comes amid economists' analysis that the global economy is showing signs of recovery and even growth in 2010. Finance professionals are responding by upgrading their budgeting and financial planning tools. Host Analytics' fiscal third quarter continued a pattern of growth for the cloud CPM leader. New users span a wide variety of industries including distribution, consumer packaged goods, aviation, energy, me... (more)

F5 Expands ARX Solution Portfolio, Delivers Enterprise-Class File Virtualization to Mid-Range Storage Environments

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced immediate availability of the ARX2000, a new hardware platform that rounds out the industry-leading F5® ARX® family of file virtualization solutions. Designed especially to meet the scalability and performance needs of mid-to-large size storage environments, the ARX2000 enables these organizations to more effectively address rapid data growth while reducing the cost and complexity of data management. F5 is also introducing a new version of its Data Management Operating System, which provides ARX solutions with enhanced support for Microsoft/CIFS storage environments, and enables greater scalability for tier 2 deduplication platforms. A new version of the F5® Data Manager software management tool is also being announced today, featuring added functionality tha... (more)

SunGard Availability Services Expands Secure2Disk Backup and Recovery Portfolio

WAYNE, Pa., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Availability Services' new Secure2Disk backup and recovery solution, powered by EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems, provides organizations with on-site operational restart capabilities and rapid, off-site recovery that seamlessly integrates with a customer's existing backup software. Expanding SunGard's portfolio of backup and recovery solutions, Secure2Disk powered by Data Domain helps organizations improve business recovery time. The service supports production operations with onsite backup that provides quick retrieval of recently updated files, e-mails and other documents accidentally deleted or damaged. The SunGard service also helps speed up remote recovery by storing backup data at a secure SunGard recovery center, where it is available for restoration. The SunGard offering includes Data Domain dedu... (more)

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LogRocket helps product teams develop better experiences for users by recording videos of user sessions with logs and network data. It identifies UX problems and reveals the root cause of every bug. LogRocket presents impactful errors on a website, and how to reproduce it. With LogRocket, users can replay problems.
Data Theorem is a leading provider of modern application security. Its core mission is to analyze and secure any modern application anytime, anywhere. The Data Theorem Analyzer Engine continuously scans APIs and mobile applications in search of security flaws and data privacy gaps. Data Theorem products help organizations build safer applications that maximize data security and brand protection. The company has detected more than 300 million application eavesdropping incidents and currently secu...
Rafay enables developers to automate the distribution, operations, cross-region scaling and lifecycle management of containerized microservices across public and private clouds, and service provider networks. Rafay's platform is built around foundational elements that together deliver an optimal abstraction layer across disparate infrastructure, making it easy for developers to scale and operate applications across any number of locations or regions. Consumed as a service, Rafay's platform elimi...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
In today's enterprise, digital transformation represents organizational change even more so than technology change, as customer preferences and behavior drive end-to-end transformation across lines of business as well as IT. To capitalize on the ubiquitous disruption driving this transformation, companies must be able to innovate at an increasingly rapid pace.
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Day 2 Keynote at 17th Cloud Expo, Sandy Ca...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists examined how DevOps helps to meet the de...
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, will provide an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. 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 ...
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...