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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)

Facebook, Google, and the Near-Term Future of the USA

On the day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 12,000 for the first time since June 2008, it was impossible not to correlate the eloquence and optimism of President Obama's "State of the Union" speech on Tuesday night with the restoration of a sense of perspective and hope in the USA about the future. Obama grasped the nettle full-on. "We are poised for progress," he declared, adding: "Two years after the worst recession most of us have ever known, the stock market has come roaring back. Corporate profits are up. The economy is growing." As one blogger expressed it, though - and he is a former Goldman Sachs trader called Tyler Durden, so he ought to know wheref he speaks: "There was a massive pink elephant in the room called reality though." Durden's gripe is with what he deems to be the unreality of Obama's praising Google and Facebook so highly in an Ameri... (more)

Financing Challenges Make Renewable Energy in India More Expensive than in the U.S., Europe; Without Policy Solutions, Challenges Could Limit Future Growth in this Sector

Climate Policy Initiative and the Indian School of Business release findings from two studies on renewable energy financing in India HYDERABAD, India, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and the Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions (CEMS) at the Indian School of Business (ISB) have found that high interest rates and relatively short term loans for renewable energy projects in India add 24-32% to the cost of renewable energy in India compared to similar projects in the U.S. and Europe. The national government has a goal to reach 4,000-10,000 MW of renewable energy by 2017 and 20,000 MW by 2022. Debt market issues make it more expensive for India to meet these goals. The CPI-ISB Energy and Environment Program report, "Meeting India's Renewable Energy Targets: The Financing Challenge," finds that even if the cost of debt goes down, ... (more)

LSI Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) today reported results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120222/SF57952LOGO) First Quarter 2013 Highlights First quarter 2013 revenues of $569 million First quarter 2013 GAAP* net income of $0.03 per diluted share First quarter 2013 non-GAAP** net income of $0.17 per diluted share First quarter 2013 operating cash flows of $63 million Second Quarter 2013 Business Outlook Projected revenues of $560 million to $600 million GAAP* net income in the range of ($0.02) to $0.07 per share Non-GAAP** net income in the range of $0.10 to $0.16 per share * Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. ** Excludes stock-based compensation, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, purchase accounting effect on inventory, restructuring of operations ... (more)

Indonesia’s Telin Joins the SwiftServe CDN Federation

SwiftServe (www.swiftserve.com), the content delivery specialist, its parent company Conversant and system integrator Graha Fatta, announced today that PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) is now offering content delivery network (CDN) services, based on the CDN they built using SwiftServe technology. Telin is also generating revenue by delivering content on behalf of the SwiftServe CDN Federation, which it has joined. Telin’s has deployed SwiftServe appliances at a number of PoPs (points of presence) in Indonesia, which are live and generating revenue. Recently for example, their SwiftServe-based network was used successfully to deliver live-streaming of popular European Champions League football games to tens of thousands of concurrent viewers in Indonesia. Telin’s aggressive roll-out plan means its SwiftServe-based CDN will soon serve 14 main cities ... (more)

WANdisco Launches Git MultiSite to Add Enterprise Performance for Distributed Version Control Users

SAN RAMON, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/13 -- WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, announced Git MultiSite, a software solution based on its unique patented replication technology that provides 100% uptime and dramatically improved global performance for users of the popular distributed version control system. Distributed teams using Git can now collaborate seamlessly as if they were all in one office. Git MultiSite applies WANdisco's patented Continuous Availability™ replication technology to remove the single point of failure, performance bottleneck and WAN latency issues associated with a central Git master server. With Git MultiSite, the central Git master server becomes a system of distributed peer servers that are fully readable and writea... (more)

SAS® Risk Software Advances Regulatory Compliance, Risk-Based Decisions

Banks facing intensifying regulations, including BCBS 239, and market volatility are struggling to speed quantitative risk assessment processes, improve risk data and access critical data on demand. The challenge of making improvements in risk data aggregation capabilities and risk reporting practices was even recently noted by supervisors from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision who cited the need for more industry progress. Smart banks are implementing comprehensive enterprise risk management that integrates data management, analytics and visualization. The latest versions of key SAS® risk solutions help banks juggle the varied demands through an integrated risk platform powered by high-performance analytics. A modern risk management framework harnessing today’s high-performance technologies is more cost-effective and generates quick investment payoffs. “Ba... (more)

Splunk Turns to Ping Identity for Simple and Secure Customer Portal Access

Ping Identity®, The Identity Security Company™, today announced that Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, has selected Ping Identity to provide its customers with simple and secure access to the Splunk customer portal. Customer service is a priority at Splunk. To better serve Splunk’s more than 6,000 customers, the company launched a single sign-on initiative to simplify access to all of its web properties and cloud-based apps, including a support portal on Salesforce.com Service Cloud. To eliminate multiple login requests from the individual applications inside the portal, Splunk selected Ping Identity to provide secure, standards-based single sign-on and identity federation. Now every Splunk customer has one-click access to the portal without ever exposing their identities or passwords to third-par... (more)

LUG 2014 Agenda Announced

BEAVERTON, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 03/06/14 -- Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS), the premier non-profit organization advancing and coordinating the Lustre® file system community, has announced the agenda for the 12th Annual Lustre User Group (LUG) conference in Miami, Florida. LUG 2014 will provide sessions and panels led by the world's leading developers, administrators, solution providers, and users of Lustre. Attendees will be able to actively participate in discussing new Lustre features and best practices, helping to build the future of Lustre. "We expect this 12th annual LUG to have the largest attendance ever, but we are treating it like the very first. We've structured the event to allow more time for discussion and collaboration while maintaining an incredibly strong list of topics. This means LUG 2014 will be squarely focused on the community," said Ga... (more)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers Now Open

Early Bird Savings Cloud Expo Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength. The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is fast approaching. Topics on which submission are welcome include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested examples below). Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud: submit your speaking propos... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
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 Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
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 ...
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 D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...