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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)

Platform as a Service: New Offerings from IBM and Oracle

PaaS Booming After an initial sluggish start, where Microsoft Windows Azure was the only player, we started to see increased support for Platform as a Service from major vendors starting with VMware vFabric and Red Hat OpenShift. However, there was still a void in the PaaS space as the major players IBM and Oracle initially did not announce any PaaS offering. Now the recent announcements from both Oracle and IBM have shown complete support for PaaS as the way to go for future enterprise application development. This is great news for enterprises to move forward. Let's analyze the developer-friendly features of both the IBM and Oracle PaaS offerings. Feature Comparison of IBM vs Oracle PaaS Oracle Cloud - PaaS IBM Cloud -  PaaS As part of platform services, Oracle Database Service is available. It is built on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2. It has got the full supp... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: The Five Dimensions of Blogs

The value of blogging continues to surface as a naval-gazing exercise within the technology community. Does blogging matter? Does anyone care whether or not it matters? Should it matter? These and other meta-questions continue to be posed by those who a.) aren't getting enough hits on their blogs, b.) have too much time on their hands, or c.) are onto one of the seminal transformations in history of humans' communications with one another. My view has always been that blogging serves two major purposes: it acts as an arbitraging agent within the calcified traditional media world, and it keeps a lot of people off the streets and at their keyboards where they belong. The first, and obviously more serious, point relates to the self-correcting mechanism that blogging has become, whether in debunking the George W. Bush "sugarcoating memo" story, finding flaws in the late... (more)

IBM Introduces Telecom Security for the Digital World

IBM has unveiled security hardware, software and services to help meet the security needs of the user, enterprise systems and the core of large-scale Internet Protocol (IP) carrier networks. The Telecom Core Infrastructure Security Solution monitors and manages not only the health of network but the traffic itself, through a single, integrated system. As the telecom industry re-directs efforts toward launching and delivering IP-based services -- telephone services over the Internet, Internet TV, push to talk and instant messaging -- they have become particularly vulnerable to a new breed of attack, designed to cripple the key components and networks that deliver these new services. Through this solution, carriers can offer enterprises higher levels of security and reliability. "We believe security represents a tremendous revenue opportunity for carriers and we are wel... (more)

Cisco's Server Fallout

Goldman Sachs expects Cisco's advance into servers to have no impact on HP or IBM in the intermediate term. The broker reckons Cisco's ramp will be slow and user trials of its high-end systems long. It also figures that the fact that its server seems to be compatible only with its own switches will "dampen the rate of adoption." Goldman expects the relationship between Cisco and VMware/EMC to continue to deepen as their cloud technologies develop. Brocade, it says, should benefit from Cisco's move. It figures server OEMs will "move away from Cisco and closer to Brocade for storage, and possibly, Ethernet switching." ... (more)

Who Stands to Benefit Most Quickly?

The shift to cloud computing is underway, and to some degree I can understand the concerns of organizations with tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of employees, though they too can benefit from this shift to cloud computing through an on premise approach. What interests me are the reasons why companies with less than 1,000 employees are not aggressively investigating or pursuing cloud computing. Given their size, flexibility, entrepreneurial spirit, and their agility, they stand to benefit long before larger organizations. If you’re a small to medium size business owner, what are your main concerns shifting to cloud computing?  Is it a lack of understanding of its benefits or other concerns? From a benefits perspective, I would surmise that the ones below would be an attractive starting point for SMB / SME companies. Pay for what you use.  No need to ... (more)

VIP Invitation For the GovIT Panel October 6, Washington DC

Tactical Cloud Computing is a technology branch referring to the use of cloud computing technology and techniques for the support of localized and short-lived information access and processing requirements. Register Now For This Panel FREE with Coupon Code (First 50 registrations): VIPguest At SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo in Washington DC on October 6, 2009, there will be a "Tactical Cloud Computing" Panel, to be simulcast on SYS-CON.TV, in which speakers from Unisys, SAIC and Lockheed Martin will be discussing possible and already existing use cases with GovIT Expo technical chair Kevin L. Jackson, who will be moderating. "Defense, homeland security and law enforcement organizations are looking to leverage this new and exciting IT capability," says Jackson, who explains that possible use cases might include any or all of the following: “Cloudb... (more)

Reference Architecture for Cloud Computing

Admittedly, when I was heads-down in code earlier in my career, I did not pay much attention to reference architectures. We had our own internal architectures that served as ‘the way and the truth', and reference architectures for our product or solution domain were simply out of scope.  Anyway, reference architectures are, by design, not detailed enough to steer someone implementing one out of hundreds of components that will fall under said architectures. So, for the most part I ignored them, even though I could hear rumblings coming from rooms full of folks arguing over revision 25 of the reference architecture for some problem domain or another. Fast forward a few years to a change of professional venue, and my outlook on reference architectures is a good deal different. If I were still developing, I'm sure my outlook would be much the same. However, talking with... (more)

OB10 appoints Luke McKeever as CEO

Former Portrait Software CEO joins OB10 London, 05th May 2011 - OB10 (www.ob10.com), the global e-Invoicing network, today announces the appointment of Luke McKeever as Chief Executive Officer. Luke's appointment is at a time of significant growth for OB10 as well as international expansion. Commenting on his appointment, Luke McKeever said: "OB10 has consistently led the field in electronic invoice processing, delivering large scale projects on a global level. I am delighted to lead the company and look forward to helping perpetuate this growth. More and more firms are acknowledging the gains that can be made through electronic invoicing and I am excited to be part of this." Having lived and worked in Europe as well as the United States, Luke has a strong background in international sales and marketing, holding senior positions in a wide variety of companies that i... (more)

OpenXava 4.6: Open Source Rapid Development for WebSphere

OpenXava is an open source framework for Rapid Development of WebSphere and WebSphere Portal applications, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. OpenXava 4.6 has some new interesting features such as: Custom reports generation from list. It's possible to customize the list mode defining your own editor. You can assign a model object (an entity or a transient object) directly to a View to populate it. In the jUnit tests you can assert the content of generated PDFs New @RowAction annotation for collections. Labels and messages available in Russian. The file name for generated reports includes model name and time. And many other useful new features and bug fixes. Cust... (more)

Tiny Toon: IBM Makes a Movie Out of Atoms

Reblogged from Tech: A Boy and His Atom is less than 90 seconds long. It doesn't have much of a plot, or any big laughs. And the animation is rudimentary — it's monochromatic, blocky and generally reminiscent of the graphics I programmed on my Radio Shack TRS-80 computer in 1978, only not quite as fancy. And yet IBM’s new cartoon — yes, IBM made a cartoon — is remarkable. Read more… 452 more words Thinking inside the box in a way... ... (more)

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