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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)

Updating Key Business Practices and IT Systems

The insurance industry is facing pressures on its financial results that rival those challenging almost any other industry. On the expense side, there is increased loss - from man-made catastrophes, new environmental and liability issues, and inflation - and customer demands for better service. On the investment side, insurers' critical investment income has dropped. At the same time, many insurers need to modernize key business processes and IT systems. They need to transform isolated applications based on products into integrated capabilities based on comprehensive customer information. Given industry conditions, projected losses, and less-than-stellar investment income, this individual product or process focus is considered neither sustainable nor affordable. "Insurance companies need to make a cultural shift to look at their businesses from a customer view, allo... (more)

Intrexx enables leading system supplier to make SAP data mobile

Initiative results in earnings growth of 250,000 euros for Noelle & Nordhorn London, 6 February 2012 - United Planet (www.unitedplanet.com), one of the leading developers of enterprise portal software in Europe, is pleased to announce that its intranet and portal suite, Intrexx has played a pivotal role in a new sales initiative for Noelle & Nordhorn GmbH, a leading system supplier in the West of Germany. Intrexx enabled the company to create a mobile web application for its SAP ERP system in only four weeks. It provides sales staff and other field workers with real-time access to important customer information via an iPhone when they are out of the office or at an onsite meeting. The mobile SAP application is easy to use and has helped the sales team to be more flexible and responsive in all interactions with new and existing customers. It has helped the sales team... (more)

Frank Culkin Joins Razorsight as Vice President Client Services

FAIRFAX, Va., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Razorsight Corporation, the only Cloud Computing provider of profit analytics solutions for communications service providers (CSPs), today announced that Frank Culkin has joined its executive team. Mr. Culkin will lead the daily servicing and management of Razorsight's large and diverse customer base. He will play a key role in understanding customer needs and translating those into future product enhancements. Mr. Culkin's considerable experience and expertise will also accelerate Razorsight's leadership in supporting communications providers in their deployment of Next Generation Network (NGN) services to include broadband, 4G, WiMax, content and social media services. "Frank is an exceptional talent and addition to our team," said Charlie Thomas, CEO of Razorsight. "He's a well-respected expert in Cost and Revenue Manag... (more)

FlexPod[TM]Forum by Logicalis to Launch

SLOUGH, England, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Online Community and Inaugural Event to Provide Peer Platform for FlexPod™ Best Practice International solutions provider, Logicalis UK, today announced it is launching FlexPod[TM]Forum by Logicalis, a community where like-minded peers can share content, expertise and best practice on the development and deployment of compute, storage and network virtual data centre architectures. FlexPod[TM]Forum by Logicalis will officially launch at an inaugural event to be held at Cisco House, Olympic Park, London, on 15th June. Featured keynote speaker at the event is Gartner's Andrew Butler, VP & Distinguished Analyst.  Plenary sessions and interactive discussions will be hosted by Logicalis and industry leading vendor partners. For registration, visit http://www.uk.logicalis.com/flexpodforum. The community will bring together se... (more)

New IDC MarketScape Provides a Vendor Assessment of the Worldwide Customer Care BPO Market for 2013

International Data Corporation (IDC) has published a new vendor assessment profiling the leading providers in the worldwide customer care business process outsourcing (BPO) market. The MarketScape report found that Aegis, IBM, Teleperformance, and West Corporation are Leaders in the customer care BPO market for 2013. "The customer care BPO market has reached a high level of maturity, yet the dynamics of customer interactions are causing a fundamental shift in the demand for and delivery of these services," said Melissa O'Brien, research analyst, Customer Care BPO Services. "The dynamic changes in the way that customers connect with companies, in particular via mobile and social, combined with companies' newly focused look at customer experience are pushing customer care BPO providers to move deeper into their clients' operations and have a greater impact on their b... (more)

Frost & Sullivan: Connected and Intelligent Infrastructure, e-Government Services, and Smart Security Solutions to Drive Smart City Market

LONDON, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New analysis from Frost & Sullivan reveals a $3.3 trillion market potential in smart cities by 2025 with multiple opportunities to tap into infrastructure development, technology integration, and energy and security services. Frost & Sullivan will be organising a web conference providing an analysis of the smart city market discussing the market opportunity, growth areas, and new business models on Thursday, 5 September 2013, at 16.00 BST. Senior Partner, Sarwant Singh, Program Manager, Archana Amarnath, and Team Leader, Archana Vidyasekar, will facilitate the discussion along with IBM Vice, President Karen Parrish, and other key industry players. The briefing will provide insights into the competitive landscape highlighting the next game changers in the market throwing light on the growing complexity of the smart city value ch... (more)

Frost & Sullivan Leadership Award Names IBM Best-in-Class Global Smart City Integrator

ARMONK, N.Y., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan announced today that IBM (NYSE: IBM) received the 2014 Global Visionary Innovation Leadership Award as Best-in-Class Smart City Integrator. An independent analysis from the Visionary Innovation Research Group at Frost & Sullivan has named IBM the leading Smart City integrator, recognizing its deep expertise in working with thousands of cities of all sizes on Smart City initiatives. The award cites IBM for its innovative solutions designed to help cities better manage resources through the use of Big Data analytics and cloud computing. IBM provides cloud-based solutions to help cities transform all aspects of city operations, manage traffic, improve public safety and improve sustainability. "This Frost & Sullivan award acknowledges IBM's accomplishments in helping cities around the world become smarter," s... (more)

Java vs C++ "Shootout" Revisited

Keith Lea writes of the benchmark, on his results page, "I was sick of hearing people say Java was slow, when I know it's pretty fast, so I took the benchmark code for C++ and Java from the now outdated Great Computer Language Shootout and ran the tests myself." Lea used G++ (GCC) 3.3.1 20030930 (with glibc 2.3.2-98) for the C++, with the -O2 flag (for both i386 and i686). He compiled the Java code normally with the Sun Java 1.4.2_01 compiler, and ran it with the Sun 1.4.2_01 JVM. He ran the tests on Red Hat Linux 9 / Fedora Test1 with the 2.4.20-20.9 kernel on a T30 laptop. The laptop "has a Pentium 4 mobile chip, 512MB of memory, a sort of slow disk," he notes. The results he got were that Java is significantly faster than optimized C++ in many cases. "They also show that no one should ever run the client JVM when given the choice," Lea adds. ("Everyone has the c... (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)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

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