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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)

WebSphere Risk Management Part 1

In this article, the first part of a two-part series, I will present WASLED/WASMON, a WebSphere monitoring application, and show you how you can use it to monitor WebSphere Application Server and to plan a WebSphere risk management procedure. I will discuss some of the system resources that need to be made available to ensure the operability of WebSphere Application Server. You will learn how to configure WASMON to ensure that these resources are available and up and running. I will show you how to prepare the essential recovery scripts and make them available within the WASMON repository so you can trigger specific actions upon failure notification. You will then learn how to communicate with WASMON via the Internet to initialize an administrative action. In this article I use the example Web application WASDG, which was used throughout my book, IBM WebSphere Appli... (more)

Opinion: What if IBM Buys Sun For Real?

When Wall Street Journal writes, they have their reasons. A couple of days ago they wrote that IBM wants to buy Sun Microsystems for $6.5B. To me, this is sad news. I like Sun and don’t want them to die. Neither do I want to see thousands of Sun’s employees being laid off.  But if IBM will really purchase Sun such consequences are unavoidable. But if laid off people will be re-hired by other employers, some Sun’s software will die. I mean will cease to exist. IBM is a huge firm. It makes hardware, software and has an extensive consulting arm. While IBM has been always supporting Java and its derivatives like IDE and J2EE servers, they were always behind. Just look at the delays in implementing latest Java specs in WebSphere. RAD IDE is not as good as Eclipse either. So what software will die first? IMO, Glassfish won’t survive.  For years, Sun has been pushing this serve... (more)

Net-Centricity: SOA in Battle

ZapThink recently conducted our Licensed ZapThink Architect Bootcamp course for a branch of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). As it happens, an increasing proportion of our US-based business is for the DoD, which is perfectly logical, given the strategic nature Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) plays for the DoD. SOA is so strategic, in fact, that SOA underlies how the DoD expects to achieve its mission in the 21st century -- namely, defending US interests by presenting the most powerful military presence on the globe. Furthermore, the story of how SOA became so strategic for the DoD provides insight into the power of SOA for all organizations, both in the public and private sector. This story begins with the issue of complexity. The DoD, as you might imagine, is an organization of astounding complexity, perhaps the most complex organization in the w... (more)

IBM Exec Out on Bail as Galleon Sinks Below the Waves

CEOs in Technology Galleon Group, the $3.7 billion hedge fund at the center of the insider trading ring that the government, its wire taps and a reportedly secret SEC data-mining project exposed last Friday, is liquidating its funds and shutting down following what amounts to a run on the bank, according to a letter sent to its investors Wednesday. Buyers are reportedly at the ready. Galleon has big positions in Google among others and was one of the three biggest technology hedge funds. If it dumps its stock, it could bring prices down. Robert Moffat, the senior IBM executive responsible for the company’s $5.4 billion hardware business who personally transmitted an acquisition offer letter to Sun on IBM’s behalf earlier this year, was indicted last week along with five other conspirators in the scheme and is out on $2 million bail. Described in a Wall Street Jour... (more)

The Value of Workload-Aware Management

A couple of weeks ago, I dropped by the Intel Developer Forum to present a session and listen in on a few others. As always in these types of shows, I learned quite a bit. Most strikingly though, I was reminded of something that is probably quite obvious to many of you: Consumer interest in cloud computing will not be letting up any time soon. Based on this, and some of the other things I heard at the show, I decided to catch up with fellow IBMer Marc Haberkorn. Marc is an IBM Product Manager and is responsible for IBM Workload Deployer amongst other things. I asked him about IBM Workload Deployer, the competition, and cloud in general. Check out what Marc had to say below: Me: IBM Workload Deployer is one among many of a growing wave of cloud management solutions. How do you differentiate the focus and business value of it versus the myriad of other solutions out t... (more)

SearchBlox Simplifies Search Integration for ColdFusion Users

RICHMOND, Va., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- SearchBlox Software, Inc. has released the SearchBlox CFML Custom Tag which simplifies the integration of SearchBlox Content Search Software with ColdFusion. ColdFusion users can leverage the advanced search capabilities of SearchBlox directly using the CFML Custom Tag. SearchBlox offers CFML users significant benefits compared to existing search products: - Cross Platform: SearchBlox is 100% Java and can be deployed on any platform that supports Java. SearchBlox has been tested on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, UNIX, IBM AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, and z/OS - Remote Host Indexing: SearchBlox has built-in crawlers to index HTTP(S), File system and RSS/Atom content. SearchBlox also supports HTTP BASIC and form-based authentication for crawling - Administration: SearchBlox is entirely managed using a simple, browser- based Admin Console. Sea... (more)

Report: Invigorated Growth in Portals Fueled by Web 2.0 Technologies; IBM Ranked #1

ARMONK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/20/07 -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announces it is leading the fast-growing Enterprise Portal market in license and maintenance revenue for the fifth consecutive year as dynamic Web 2.0 functionality takes root in portals, according to an annual report by IDC. Building on the next generation of the Internet, known as Web 2.0, IBM is integrating its WebSphere Portal software with advanced Web 2.0 expertise to create a more dynamic, personalized version of a portal. This allows users to access the right information at the right time, whether it's on the Web, on their desktop or in a colleague's mind. IBM's commitment to Web 2.0 and SOA-based architecture will continue to make its collaboration software more flexible, and ultimately, more useful. IDC projects that the Enterprise Portal Software market will expand over 50 percent to $1.4 bi... (more)

NewMarket Technology, Inc. Features Anticipated Contract in China Valued at More Than $100 Million in Webcast Presentation on 2010 $150 Million Profitable Revenue Forecast

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 02/02/10 -- NewMarket Technology, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NWMT) CEO Bruce Noller today announced a $150 million profitable revenue forecast for 2010 in an exclusive on-demand Webcast presentation available on the Company's corporate website. The presentation also includes an overview of NewMarket's $300 million revenue outlook for 2011 and plan to move to the OTCBB. NewMarket currently files annual audited financial reports and other reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as required by the OTCBB and has recently engaged legal counsel to manage the OTCBB application process. Mr. Noller finishes the presentation with a review of the Company's strategy to list its systems integration operations on a national exchange. A link to the Webcast titled 'NewMarket Forecast 2010 Webcast' is available here: http://www.newmarkettechnol... (more)

Polycom to Showcase Polycom® RealPresence® Video and Voice Solutions Along with Partners’ Solutions and Services at Enterprise Connect 2012

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq:PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC), will exhibit at Enterprise Connect 2012 in Orlando, Fla., in many partner booths including AT&T, Avaya, HP, Microsoft, NEC, Siemens Enterprise Connections, Verizon, and 10 others (booth details below). In addition, Polycom executives are participating in several industry panels and Polycom® RealPresence® Video Solutions will be highlighted in various partner presentations. During Enterprise Connect, Polycom will demo RealPresence video and voice offerings, which enable customers to connect and collaborate from anywhere, whether: on the go with Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile software solution for tablets and smartphones, in the home with Polycom® RealPresence® Desktop, at the office with RealPresence Desktop and Polycom® RealPresence® Room Systems, or in immersive the... (more)

Independent Software Vendor Gradatim Migrates to Windows Azure, Helping Reduce Deployment Time by 84 Percent While Saving $2 Million

NEW DELHI, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent software vendor Gradatim, a specialist in creating technology solutions for businesses that offer microfinance products and services, migrated to the Windows Azure cloud platform to simplify its service configuration and gain global scalability, achieving an 84 percent decrease in project deployment time and saving an estimated $2 million (U.S.). (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) In 2011, Gradatim evaluated a number of shared services platforms, including IBM SmartCloud, and selected Windows Azure, the Microsoft cloud services development, hosting and management environment. "We wanted a platform-as-a-service solution, not just cloud infrastructure," said CV Prakash, founder and CEO of Gradatim. "We concluded that Windows Azure offered the best long-term value and the most reliable cloud... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
Historically, some banking activities such as trading have been relying heavily on analytics and cutting edge algorithmic tools. The coming of age of powerful data analytics solutions combined with the development of intelligent algorithms have created new opportunities for financial institutions. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sebastien Meunier, Head of Digital for North America at Chappuis Halder & Co., discussed how these tools can be leveraged to develop a lasting competitive advantage in priority areas: customer analytics, financial crime prevention, regulatory compliance and risk management.
"We were founded in 2003 and the way we were founded was about good backup and good disaster recovery for our clients, and for the last 20 years we've been pretty consistent with that," noted Marc Malafronte, Territory Manager at StorageCraft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
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 Strategic Alliances at Kentik, discussed tactics and tools to bridge the gap between IoT project teams and the network planning and operations functions that play a significant role in project success.
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In their Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, and Mark Lavi, a Nutanix DevOps Solution Architect, explored the ways that Nutanix technologies empower teams to react faster than ever before and connect teams in ways that were either too complex or simply impossible with traditional infrastructures.
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided 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 settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereum.