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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)

Virtualization and Storage: Overview, Vendor Solutions

There’s no denying that virtualization platforms such as VMware and Hyper-V have revolutionized the way in which computing resources are deployed. Physical servers were usually under-utilized and took time and effort to deploy. These servers also consumed data center space, power and cooling. Virtualization reduced hardware costs, reduced the environmental requirements by saving on power and cooling and improved the utilization of physical hardware in comparison to dedicated server environments. Read the rest of this article at Datamation. sr_adspace_id = 1000004213707; sr_adspace_width = 468; sr_adspace_height = 60; sr_ad_new_window = true; sr_adspace_type = "graphic"; ... (more)

What retailer BCBGMAXAZRIA learned about cloud security, SIEM

The following is an excerpt of the recently released case study on how a major retailer, BCBG, migrated to a cloud security platform and discovered how SIEM and Log Management capabilities enhanced their abilities for enterprise security. For the entire case study, you may download a PDF version here. (direct; no forms to fill out!) There was a time the only security issues retailers needed to be concerned with was theft. Put a guard in the store and a couple of video cameras and prevent as much loss as possible. Those days are long gone. The overall security of a retail organization has grown increasingly complex. The smash and grab has been supplanted by the hack and breach.   A retailer’s IT environment is at as much risk as the product on the retail shelf. Every year hundreds of retailers fall victim to electronic intrusion. Ask Raley’s, Zaxby’... (more)

Pulling Your Hair Out On The Last Day of The Quarter?

Assuming you have any hair left, there’s a good chance you are sick and tired of scrambling to close deals on the last day of the quarter. Well, it is your lucky day because business deals just got a whole lot easier to close with a trifecta we can all but guarantee you success with.   Cloud computing, Digital Transaction Management (DTM), mobile devices… oh my! In today’s rapidly changing world of technology and mobile transactions, business is changing right before our very eyes. The moment we see a trend emerge and begin to adjust accordingly, it seems another avenue materializes and we are even more impressed than before. And that’s the beauty of DTM— it is rapid, efficient, and successful, and who wouldn’t want that list to be attached to their business? Cloud computing within the Sales and Sales Operational vertical takes deep root in three pressing trends as ... (more)

Silver Peak Systems Awarded Patent for Network Memory(TM) WAN Deduplication Technology

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/24/09 -- Silver Peak Systems, the leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization, today announced that the company has been issued U.S. Patent 7,571,344 for "Ensuring Data Integrity in Network Memory." Network Memory is a core part of Silver Peak's technology architecture, using real time deduplication to improve WAN performance while lowering ongoing operational costs. "Silver Peak has differentiated itself by delivering a WAN optimization solution that benefits all IP enterprise applications," said David Hughes, Silver Peak founder and CTO. "This patent highlights Silver Peak's unique value proposition, and underscores our commitment to develop and protect core intellectual property that furthers our leadership in data center class WAN optimization." Silver Peak employs real-time network optimization techniqu... (more)

QlikView Partners Deliver On-Demand, Interactive Analytics in the Cloud

QlikTech, the world’s fastest-growing Business Intelligence (BI) software company, today announced that Axis Group, Centerstance and Sports Data Hub are among the partners leveraging QlikView’s recently released Cloud offering to deliver dynamic data with interactive dashboards and visual analysis. A cost-effective solution that can deployed to users in 15 minutes, QlikView in the Cloud offers customers elastic scalability and platform neutrality with zero infrastructure cost. Partners report that in today’s economy, companies are looking for access to powerful and intuitive BI solutions without the burden and expense of managing the underlying infrastructure. “Deployments of the dashboard are completed in weeks and clients are thrilled with the newfound freedom to see and navigate their information,” said Mike Mahaney, Project & Portfolio Solutions Director, AXIS ... (more)

Two-Year Results From CLARITY Study With Cladribine Tablets in Multiple Sclerosis Published in The New England Journal of Medicine

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today the online publication of the results from the CLARITY(1) Phase III trial using Cladribine Tablets (Merck Serono's proprietary investigational oral formulation of cladribine) in The New England Journal of Medicine(2). The CLARITY study was a two-year (96-week), randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III trial of Cladribine Tablets in 1,326 people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). "The CLARITY trial represents an important step forward in multiple sclerosis research, and we are pleased that the results have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine," says Dr. Gavin Giovannoni, principal investigator of the CLARITY study and lead author on the publication, from Queen Mary University London, Blizard Institu... (more)

Ping Identity Shares Best Practices for Protecting Internet Identities at SecureWorld Expo Boston

Ping Identity®, the leader in Internet Identity Security, will share best practices for safely managing Identities in the Cloud at SecureWorld Expo Boston, March 23-24, 2010. Ping Identity security and federated identity management experts will be on hand with product demos and insights into how new technologies and third-party services are meeting critical requirements around Single Sign-On in the Cloud. Business and government are faced with the challenge of simultaneously promoting openness and protecting their enterprise. Communicating across the enterprise between departments, across boundaries and to customers is critical. Bridging that communication with government is essential in developing a secure world. SecureWorld Expo is a regional conference formed to promote the ideals of fostering communication between security professionals and technology leaders, ... (more)

Telx Expands Footprint at 111 8th Avenue New York, NY Colocation Facility to Meet Rising Demand for Financial and Cloud Provider Data Center Services

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/25/10 -- Key Highlights: Telx expands its data center capacity by 21,500 square feet at its 111 8th Avenue facility, considered the premier Financial Services location in the NY Metro area. This data center expansion is driven by Telx's commitment to meeting the requirements of the financial services industry in need of proximity-based colocation services, as well as cloud infrastructure as a service (IAAS) or software as a service (SAAS) providers seeking collocation services to support high performing production applications. Telx, a leading interconnection and colocation provider in strategic North American markets, today announced that it has expanded its data center at the 111 8th Avenue facility in New York City. The 50 percent increase in space and new state-of-the-art data center facilities add 21,500 additional square feet... (more)

Arcot and Sumisho Computer Systems Forge Strategic Partnership to Deliver Cloud Security Solutions in Japan

Arcot Systems, Inc., a global leader in delivering cloud-based authentication and fraud- and risk-management solutions, and Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS), one of Japan's largest providers of IT solutions and services, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver Arcot A-OK On Demand solutions to the Japanese market. The agreement, which marks Arcot’s entry into the fast-growing Japanese market, includes commitments by both companies to deliver sales, marketing, support, training and services to enterprise customers across Japan. "Japan is the second-largest IT market in the world and our strategic partnership with SCS demonstrates our commitment to deliver cloud-based security solutions to Japanese enterprises," said Arcot CEO Ram Varadarajan. "We're pleased to partner with SCS, leaders in their market in designing and delivering on-demand authen... (more)

Gemalto to Present at Smart Card Alliance 2012 Payments Summit

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, will present at the Smart Card Alliance (SCA) 5th Annual Payments Summit this week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Topics and Gemalto participants include: EMV Universe Workshop (pre-conference), Feb. 7, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Winning and Losing Strategies of EMV Migration panel: Philippe Benitez, VP Marketing, Secure Transactions, Gemalto Lessons Learned from the Canadian EMV Migration panel: Jeff Stroud, EMV Business Development Manager, Gemalto Keynote Plenary Panel Session Industry vs Analysts Debate – Can Industry Stakeholders Find a Pathway for Mobile Payments Adoption When There are So Many Options?, Feb. 8, 11:00 a.m. – Moderator Jack Jania, VP Secure Transactions, Gemalto EMV State of the Industry panel, Feb 9, 8:45 a.m. – Philippe Benitez, Moderator EMV Card Issuance & Terminalization panel, Feb. 9, 10:45 a.m. – Jeff ... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
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...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
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...
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 ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
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...