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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)

Getting the best performance out of Hyper-V (So many questions. So little time. Part 34)

Bryan W. asked a big question at a TechNet Event a couple of weeks ago: This question brings up a pretty big topic: Hyper-V performance.  And even more fundamentally it’s also a question of VHDs (Virtual Hard Disks) and how they perform based on their type or configuration.  The quick answer to your question, Bryan, is YES.  Whenever you can get more spindles working on a problem you’re likely to get better performance.  When I’m using differencing disks, I like to keep a parent disk on a different disk than the child disk.  And this also applies if you’re deciding where you want to put virtual machine snapshots.  Personally I like to keep my machine hard disks along with the machine configuration, but if I really wanted to squeeze out the best performance, I’d do things differently. “Are there any documents or pages out there that describe good performance practi... (more)

Always On Canadian Cloud Computing

Our next Canada Cloud Seminar is now scheduled. On March 13th, at the downtown Toronto Business Development Centre, we will introduce ‘Always On Cloud Computing’. Keynote speakers will include Craig McLellan, previously the CTO for Hosting.com and author of the best practice program the ‘Always On Framework’. Read more and register here. ... (more)

A Roadmap for Advanced Cloud Technologies under H2020

This is the title of the last report prepared by the EC Cloud Expert Group that proposes a concrete roadmap to help Europe overcome existing technological challenges and reach a key position in the global Cloud market. The previous reports on Advances in Clouds - Research in Future Cloud Computing evaluated the state-of-the-art and developed future research directions in cloud computing. This report is the main result of our last meeting in October 2012 to analyze the expected market development in which Europe can participate and which technological challenges will have to be faced in order to reach these scenarios. So, enjoy the report. I think it is a must-read for people defining Cloud Computing strategies, developing innovative research lines, or exploring emerging market opportunities beyond today’s Clouds. ... (more)

Slashdot: Game Studios at the Forefront of Big Data

If you want to see the future of Big Data, look no further than the nearest gaming-development studio. It isn’t all fun and first-person-shooting. Game developers are the sentinels of a variety of advanced IT techniques, placing them in front of the general IT population with regard to using real-time analytics and cloud computing, among other areas. You can read the rest of my article on Slashdot published here today where I interview some of the leading game developers and what they are doing with BI tools. ... (more)

March Blog Series - 20+ Days of Server Virtualization….

First of all, YOU have made our blog series from January and February very successful!  We often wonder if what we write will get read and you have proven to us that it is a fruitful endeavor. Thank you very much for taking the time to read and provide...(read more ) ... (more)

Part III Until the focus expands to data protection - Taking action

Part III Until the focus expands to data protection - Taking action By Greg Schulz Part III - Until the focus expands to data protection - Taking action This is the thrid of a three-part series (read part II here) about how vendors are keeping backup alive, however what they can and should do to shift and expand the conversation to data protection and related themes. Modernizing is more than simply swapping one technology for another As I have said for a couple of years now, modernizing data protection, or data protection modernization if you prefer is more than simply deduping or swapping out media, mediums, tape, disk, clouds, software or services like a recurring flat tire on an automobile. If you keep getting flat tires, instead of treating the symptom, find and fix the problem which means for backup, taking a step back and realizing that what is really being done i... (more)

Tangoe to Participate in Three Diverse Industry Events in May

Tangoe, Inc., the leading global provider of enterprise communications lifecycle management software and technology-enabled services, today announced it will be participating in three of the IT and telecom industry’s largest events during the month of May: the Gartner Outsourcing & Vendor Management Summit, May 4-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) 2009, May 5-7 in Orlando, Florida, and the Forrester IT Forum 2009, May 19-22, also in Las Vegas. “Tangoe’s participation in these three diverse industry events is a tangible illustration of the depth of the company’s communications lifecycle management solutions across both the fixed and mobile markets as well as our firm position within the outsourcing and IT communities,” said Tangoe chief marketing officer Craig Gosselin. “In light of today’s economy, global enterprises are being challenge... (more)

Tata Consultancy Services Launches New Business Intelligence Solution for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

Provider Performance Insight built on SAP(R) BusinessObjects(TM) software MUMBAI, India and NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS), a leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm, has launched Provider Performance Insight, a business intelligence (BI) solution built on SAP(R) BusinessObjects(TM) software for hospitals and other healthcare providers. Using its proprietary BI framework, TCS has developed an out-of-the-box dashboard that will simplify projects, reduce costs and dramatically shorten time to value related to both hospital administration and patient care. Hospitals have traditionally not embarked on end-to-end data warehousing and analysis due to perceived high costs, high complexity and long gestation period. Typical business intelligence projects in other industries can take 12 mont... (more)

Vivek Kundra, United States Federal CIO, Announced as Keynote Speaker for 2009 InformationWeek 500 Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek, the leading multimedia business technology brand, announced that Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO, will deliver the opening keynote address on Monday, September 14, at 8:15 a.m. PT at the 2009 InformationWeek 500 Conference and Gala Awards, to be held at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif. Kundra will share his unique perspectives on getting things done within the massive federal bureaucracy, ensuring that his $75 billion annual IT budget delivers maximum value and impact. Kundra was named by President Obama, on March 5, 2009, to the newly created post of Federal CIO. He is responsible for directing the policy and strategic planning of federal IT investments, as well as for overseeing federal technology spending. The Federal CIO establishes and oversees enterprise architecture to ensure system ... (more)

The Quantum Group Issues Guidance on 3rd Quarter Revenues and Comments on Healthcare Reform Initiatives

The Quantum Group (NYSE Amex:QGP), in anticipation of eminent discussions with financial analysts, announced preliminary expectations for third quarter revenues of $9.75 million for fiscal year 2009. This figure would represent a 17% sequential increase in revenues over the first quarter of 2009 and a 113% increase over the same quarter of fiscal year 2008. Further, the Company notes that these expected revenues represent the 11th consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth. The final figures are subject to adjustment as we reconcile with our payer partners. “We anticipate a continued ramp-up in operations as our services continue to grow in addition to the new revenues anticipated from PWeR™ (Personal Wellness electronic Record™), our dynamic healthcare technology platform,” commented Noel J. Guillama, Quantum President & CEO. “It is a true credit to the de... (more)

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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...
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DatacenterDynamics has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, Synametrics Technologies has provided IT professionals and computer systems developers since 1997. Based on the success of their initial product offerings (WinSQL and DeltaCopy), the company continues to create and hone innovative products that help its customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business or per...
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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.
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...