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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)

IBM Readies Cloud for Business

IBM (NYSE: IBM) introduced the industry's first set of commercial "cloud" services and integrated products for the enterprise. This will give clients a reliable way to standardize IT functions that are rapidly becoming too costly or difficult to use. Based on nearly two years of research and hundreds of client engagements, the IBM Smart Business cloud portfolio is meant to help clients turn complex business processes into simple services. To accomplish this, Smart Business brings sophisticated automation technology and self-service to specific digital tasks as diverse as software development and testing; desktop and device management; and collaboration. From utility grids to roadways, water systems and financial instruments, the world's physical infrastructure is rapidly becoming more instrumented and IT-enabled, and corporate data centers will have to deal with a ne... (more)

Penn Foster Names Frank F. Britt as New CEO

SCRANTON, Pa., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Penn Foster, Inc., a global leader in online education, today announced the appointment of its new chief executive officer, Frank F. Britt, and its plans to open a Boston office in 2012. The news coincides with Penn Foster's parent company announcing the sale of The Princeton Review business, assets and brand name. Britt, who most recently was an Executive-in-Residence at Bain Capital Ventures and the former CEO of Pri-Med, brings over 20 years of experience helping to build and lead tier-one solutions-based business services firms in the technology, education and consumer services industries. He has held a variety of senior executive level sales, marketing and operations positions, including at IBM Global Services, where he led a $400 million division and directed the consumer products business-consulting group in the U.... (more)

NimbleCommerce Announces Significant Expansion Across Europe and Middle East

LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 06/14/12 -- NimbleCommerce, a leading enterprise local marketing and e-commerce platform, announced significant expansion across Europe and the Middle East, supported by two new hires and recently expanded offices in the U.K. and new offices in Lille, France. The company also signed on to power deals for Picarîsimo in Spain and YallaBanana.com in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. "We are now fueling daily deals marketing and e-commerce for publishers in two additional countries for a total of 14, significantly expanding our international operations," said Prashant Nedungadi, founder and CEO of NimbleCommerce. "In support of our rapid growth, we are bringing on board two exceptional new executives: Peter Bøgh, a leader in the European daily deal industry who will help spearhead UK and Scandinavian expansion, and Shakeel Itoola, a daily deal and ... (more)

IT Services - Europe

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: IT Services - Europe http://www.reportlinker.com/p0963402/IT-Services---Europe.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=IT_Services Services are one of the three major segments of the IT industry, together with hardware and software. IT companies operate in one or more of these segments depending on their degree of vertical integration. The services they provide are related to four main categories: maintenance and support, consulting, business process outsourcing (BPO) and systems integration. […] The competitive landscape of the European IT services market includes a great variety of players ranging from small and independent IT service providers to consulting firms and large technology conglomerates. While non-European com... (more)

Thomson Reuters nennt die 100 innovativsten Organisationen der Welt im Jahr 2012

- Die führenden 100 Organisationen übertreffen den S&P 500 gemessen an den nach der Marktkapitalisierung gewichteten Umsätzen um 3 Prozent und schaffen fast 125.000 neue Arbeitsplätze PHILADELPHIA, 4. Dezember 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Der Unternehmensbereich IP & Science [Urheberrecht und Wissenschaft] von Thomson Reuters, der weltweit führenden Quelle intelligenter Informationen für Unternehmen und Fachleute, veröffentlichte heute seine 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators Liste [Liste der 100 weltweit führenden Innovatoren im Jahr 2012], mit der 100 Unternehmen und Institutionen aus der gesamten Welt geehrt werden, die das Herzstück von Innovation darstellen, und die an einer Reihe von Messgrößen in Zusammenhang mit Urheberrecht und Patenten gemessen werden. Den vollständigen Bericht finden Sie auf http://www.top100innovators.com. Eine Finanzanalyse der aufgenommenen Untern... (more)

Global Thin Layer Deposition Equipment Industry

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Thin Layer Deposition Equipment Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p098256/Global-Thin-Layer-Deposition-Equipment-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Paint_and_Coating This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Thin Layer Deposition Equipment in US$ Million. Analytics provided in the report are for equipment incorporating two major deposition techniques - Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD), and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). Market analysis is also provided for each of these equipment types by their respective end-use sectors - Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Equipment (Microelectronics, Cutting Tools, Industrial, Specialty Packaging, Storage, Optics, & Medical), and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Equipm... (more)

Research and Markets: Analysis of the Global Virtualized IP Testing Market 2014

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7268c9/analysis_of_the) has announced the addition of the "Analysis of the Global Virtualized IP Testing Market 2014" report to their offering. This research service provides the key findings of the global virtualized IP testing market. The virtualized IP test equipment market covered in this study consists of scalable and fully virtualized test solutions that are suitable for testing both physical devices under test (pDUT) and virtual devices under test (vDUT). This study features revenue forecasts from 2012 to 2020 and provides pricing, end user, and geographic forecasts. The study also provides a list of market drivers and restraints and their impact on the market. A competitive analysis is also a part of this study to highlight the key participants in this market along with detailed market share a... (more)

DataRPM Secures $5.1 Million in Series A to Advance Cognitive BI Platform

DataRPM, the industry pioneer in cognitive business intelligence, today announced that it has closed a $5.1 million Series A funding round. Led by InterWest Partners and joined by CIT GAP Funds, the round will be used to accelerate DataRPM’s global go-to-market strategy. DataRPM changes the way individuals work with data, making analytics more accessible and easier to use by solving the two main barriers to the adoption of data analysis – time consuming data modeling and usability. The DataRPM business intelligence (BI) platform removes those barriers, automating the data modeling process and employing a natural language question-and-answer interface to simplify data analysis and visualization. “By lowering the cost of ownership and emphasizing usability, DataRPM is making business intelligence a no-brainer,” said Khaled Nasr, partner at InterWest. “Until now, BI s... (more)

SEQUEL Software Exhibits Integration With Oracle JD Edwards at Collaborate 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - April 04, 2014) - SEQUEL Software, a division of HelpSystems, will be exhibiting its integration with Oracle JD Edwards at Collaborate 2014 on April 7-11 in Las Vegas, NV. SEQUEL Software data access specialists will be on-hand to demonstrate how seamlessly SEQUEL integrates with JDE software installed on IBM i servers and provides business intelligence for both technical and non-technical users. "With SEQUEL, JD Edwards users can build business information reports, displays, and dashboards in a way that other tools don't," stated Mike Stegeman, SEQUEL Sr. Data Access Specialist. "SEQUEL has the advanced functionality to handle JDE's complex data sets, such user-defined fields, decimal points, and dates in a user friendly way." SEQUEL simplifies access to JD Edwards database information by converting data and link field attribute infor... (more)

Detour Gold Announces New Director Appointment

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/23/14 -- Detour Gold Corporation (TSX: DGC) ("Detour Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Colnett to its Board of Directors effective today. Ms. Colnett is a human resources executive with over 20 years of experience in a variety of industries ranging from mining to information technology. Ms. Colnett began her career at IBM Canada and was a founding executive of Celestica Inc. Since 1991, Ms. Colnett has held senior roles in human resources, information technology and strategy including Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Celestica Inc., Senior Vice President, Human Resources, also of Celestica Inc. and Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, of Kinross Gold Corporation. She is currently an independent director of TSX listed Parkland Fuel Corporation. ... (more)

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Daniel Jones is CTO of EngineerBetter, helping enterprises deliver value faster. Previously he was an IT consultant, indie video games developer, head of web development in the finance sector, and an award-winning martial artist. Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit findings of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to increase the productivity and happiness of our teams.
Machine learning provides predictive models which a business can apply in countless ways to better understand its customers and operations. Since machine learning was first developed with flat, tabular data in mind, it is still not widely understood: when does it make sense to use graph databases and machine learning in combination? This talk tackles the question from two ends: classifying predictive analytics methods and assessing graph database attributes. It also examines the ongoing lifecycle for machine learning in production. From this analysis it builds a framework for seeing where machine learning on a graph can be advantageous.'
Transformation Abstract Encryption and privacy in the cloud is a daunting yet essential task for both security practitioners and application developers, especially as applications continue moving to the cloud at an exponential rate. What are some best practices and processes for enterprises to follow that balance both security and ease of use requirements? What technologies are available to empower enterprises with code, data and key protection from cloud providers, system administrators, insiders, government compulsion, and network hackers? Join Ambuj Kumar (CEO, Fortanix) to discuss best practices and technologies for enterprises to securely transition to a multi-cloud hybrid world.
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in this new hybrid and dynamic environment.
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-centric compute for the most data-intensive applications. Hyperconverged systems already in place can be revitalized with vendor-agnostic, PCIe-deployed, disaggregated approach to composable, maximizing the value of previous investments.