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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)

Where Are RIA Technologies Headed in 2008?

I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because they can only give you answers." Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered. From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed. What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX? Eric Miraglia of Yahoo! 1.  (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the iPhone SDK vs using AJAX? 2.  How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to make it faster?  3.  When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for my rich web apps?  Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)

IBM Puts Systems Chief on Leave of Absence

Robert Moffat (pictured below) ain’t running IBM’s systems business, its chips or its supply chain and he ain’t serving as an officer of the company following his arrest Friday on criminal charges that he disclosed confidential inside information on AMD, Sun and IBM itself to a hedge fund ring that was trading on the secrets. He has been temporarily placed on a leave of absence while he sorts his life out. IBM has moved Rodney Adkins, senior VP in change of development and manufacturing into Moffat’s job as acting head of its Systems and Technology Group. Adkins will report to IBM CEO Sam Palmisano. Adkins, who become IBM’s highest ranking black executive ever, will also keep his current job. The handwriting was on wall that IBM would take this course of action when it disappeared Moffat’s bio from its web site over the weekend. Moffat has been described as a conf... (more)

Ex-IBM Big Shot Pleads Guilty in Insider Trading Case

Robert Moffat, who headed both IBM’s server unit and IBM Microelectronics until he was arrested last October, pleaded guilty to twin counts of securities fraud and conspiracy Monday morning in a Manhattan courtroom. He was one of the highest-ranking industry executives that the Galleon Group and its playmates used to get inside information from. Another is ex-AMD CEO Hector Ruiz who has not been charged. The authorities, who taped thousands of hours of telephone calls between the various culprits, say the ring realized $50 million on such tips. It is supposed to be the biggest hedge fund insider trading case ever in America. According to most accounts, Moffat, 53, admitted in court to giving ex-beauty queen-turned-trader Danielle Chiesi confidential information about AMD’s restructuring, Lenovo’s weak earnings and IBM’s troubled server sales. Apparently no mention was... (more)

Quebec the First Province to Use IBM Digital Medical Images Solution

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec and MARKHAM, Ontario, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Agence de la sante et des services sociaux de Montreal has signed a five-year, C$3.6 million deal with Artefact Informatique, the health division of LGS Group Inc., an IBM (NYSE: IBM) company - the first of its kind in Canada - to build a registry for digital medical images based on the Canada-wide Cross-enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) standard. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) With the new tool, Quebec physicians will have quick electronic access to the millions of X-rays, MRIs and other medical images stored annually in three secure digital imaging repositories across the province. "The registry will enable Quebec family doctors to better serve their patients," said Raymond Carrier, project manager, ministere de la Sante et des Services sociaux ... (more)

China Crescent Enterprises, Inc. 2010 $100 Million Technology Product and Services Business Objective Reviewed in Greenfield Webcast Today

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 12/30/09 -- China Crescent Enterprises, Inc.'s (OTCBB: CCTR) $100 million technology product and services business objective has been featured in a 2010 strategy and Greenfield program Webcast hosted by NewMarket Technology, Inc. today. China Crescent is expected to play a key role in NewMarket's plan to build a $1 billion emerging market systems integration operation. NewMarket started the Greenfield partnership program to accelerate the introduction of new technologies into emerging markets around the world where technology buying is on the rise, while improving return on investment (ROI) potential. Greenfield program participant companies, like China Crescent, have been chosen to participate in the partnership program based on their technology and service offerings in conjunction with the emerging geographic markets in which they op... (more)

Panasas Grows 25 Percent in 2009 With Storage Solutions for Data-Intensive Applications, Storage Consolidation, and Archiving

FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/19/10 -- Panasas, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance storage for the world's most performance-intensive applications, today announced that the company increased sales by 25 percent in a year of economic decline for the rest of the storage industry. With widespread adoption of its products across many industries, Panasas doubled the number of new customers in 2009 compared to the same period in 2008. In Q4 Panasas also achieved the highest revenue quarter in company history. Panasas attributes its significant growth in 2009 to new products offering high ROI and broader customer appeal, as well as expanded partnerships. New Products In Q2 2009 the company launched a new family of Panasas ActiveStor solutions with a comprehensive range of attractive price/performance options that can fit any IT budget while doubling the d... (more)

JustSystems Partners Get XMetaL Tips and Tricks in Just 37 Minutes

JustSystems, the largest independent software vendor in Japan and a worldwide leader in XML and information management technologies, today announced “XMetaL in 37 Minutes,” a new tips and tricks webinar series designed specifically for JustSystems partners who sell and deploy the XMetaL product line. Each webinar in the series will highlight different technical and application-related features or details of XMetaL products that will help partners gain added expertise and ultimately enable them to boost their bottom lines through XMetaL sales. XMetaL, the XML-based software for structured authoring and content collaboration, helps organizations get to market faster with information products by bringing structure and automation to managing high volumes of valuable content. Using industry standards including the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) standard, ... (more)

nViso and IBM Help the Swiss LINK Institute Measure Consumer Sentiment in the Cloud

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- nViso, a leading provider of  emotion recognition software, today announced they are working with IBM to help the Swiss LINK Institute gauge emotional reactions of consumers to online advertisements and media. The first cloud service of its kind, the technology is based on proprietary  3D Facial Imaging  technology that analyzes facial micro-expressions and eye movements with unprecedented accuracy and scale. The reactions are then analyzed against a library of reaction patterns giving businesses a scientific measurement of people's reaction to branding and messaging. For example, using the nViso software running on the IBM SmartCloud, a consumer packaged goods company could determine the impact of a potential advertising campaign, and the emotions it would evoke for their brand.  To begin, a group of people would... (more)

Wireless Health Market (WLAN, WMAN, WPAN, Sensors, Smartphone, Tablet, PC, Mobile APPS) - Global Trends, Opportunities, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2016

NEW YORK, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Wireless Health Market (WLAN, WMAN, WPAN, Sensors, Smartphone, Tablet, PC, Mobile APPS) - Global Trends, Opportunities, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2016 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0806182/Wireless-Health-Market-WLAN-WMAN-WPAN-Sensors-Smartphone-Tablet-PC-Mobile-APPS---Global-Trends-Opportunities-Competitive-Landscape-and-Forecasts-to-2016.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Wireless_Technology   According to the West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI), wireless health may be defined as "the use of wireless technologies for personal health management and health care delivery. Encompasses solutions that facilitate continuous access to health care information, expert advice, or therapeutic intervention enabled by ... (more)

Vitamin T Nominated for Best Employment Website in the 16th Annual Webby Awards

BOSTON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vitamin T announced today that it has been nominated for Best Employment website in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, SHFT.com co-founder Adrian Grenier, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio, which created the Webby Award-winning game app Angry Birds. Vitamin T provides its clients carefully screened freelance designers, developers and copywriters on a freelance and Talent Brid... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
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 Dice, he takes a metrics-driven approach to management. His experience in building and managing high performance teams was built throughout his experience at Oracle, Sun Microsystems and SocialEkwity.
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups. As a result, many firms employ new business models that place enormous importance on software-based innovations. They require not only skilled occupations, such as data analysts and DevOps professionals, with more technical skills, but also middle-level employees with more software and computing acumen. Both large and small firms operate differently.
Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes. We are offering early bird savings on all ticket types where you can save significant amount of money by purchasing your conference tickets today.
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San Francisco which creates an "Outcomes-Centric Business Analytics" degree." Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science" is responsible for guiding the technology strategy within Hitachi Vantara for IoT and Analytics. Bill brings a balanced business-technology approach that focuses on business ou...
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 massive amount of information associated with these devices. Ed presented sought out sessions at CloudEXPO Silicon Valley 2017 and CloudEXPO New York 2017. He is a regular contributor to Cloud Computing Journal.