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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)

Why Security Matters for Big Data and Health Care

Data is quickly becoming one of those certainties in life, like death and taxes. It'll always be there, and like the Once-ler's Thneed factory from The Lorax (sorry, I have kids), data figures to keep on biggering, and biggering, and biggering and biggering. More data means more knowledge, greater insights, smarter ideas and expanded opportunities for organizations to harness and learn from their data. Banks, retailers and even government are embracing big data, but while IDC estimated the big data market at $2.2 billion in 2011, only 6% of that investment came from health care. On the flip side, a 2011 report from McKinsey Global Institute suggests if health care in the U.S. used big data to drive efficiency and quality, the potential could be more than $300 billion in value every year. So big data investment by health care is small and growing, but the potential ... (more)

Big Data Predictions for 2013

My prediction for 2013 is that competitive advantage will translate into enterprises using sophisticated Big Data analytics to create a new breed of applications - Intelligent Applications. "It's more than just insights from MapReduce", a CIO from a fortune 100 told me, "It's about using data to make our customer touch points more engaging, more interactive, more intelligent." So when you hear about "Big Data solutions," you need to translate that into a new category of "Intelligent Applications." At the end of the day, it's not about people pouring through petabytes of data. It's actually about how one turns the data into revenue (or profits). This means that you MUST: Start with the business problem first (preferably one with revenue upside versus cost savings) Determine which data elements you can leverage AFTER #1 Define an analytical three-tier architecture (a... (more)

The Verdict is In: Legal Industry Depends on Double-Take® Software for Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

Key Facts: Double-Take® Software protects critical data for 21 of the top 25 law firms in the United States (as ranked in American Lawyer Media’s 2008 AMLaw 100). As the leading provider of disaster recovery solutions for the legal industry, Double-Take Software offers its customers superior business continuity and disaster recovery solutions to provide application uptime, as well as data and system state protection. Double-Take Software will recognize Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP as the recipient of the company’s “Legal Customer of the Year” award at its ILTA customer appreciation event on Wednesday, August 26th. The award honors a firm using Double-Take Software’s solutions in an innovative and impactful way to benefit the firm and will be accepted by Eric Anderson, Director of Technical Services at Sonnenschein and ILTA’s Incoming Conference Liaison. Double... (more)

Harris Promoted to Executive Vice President of Apache HR

HOUSTON, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) today announced that its board of directors has elected Margery M. Harris as executive vice president of human resources. She joined Apache in 2007 as vice president of human resources and was promoted to senior vice president in 2011. "Margie has played a critical role in the development of Apache's global human resources program – including our talent development and training programs and improved capacity of our HR services and workforce integration processes – that contributed significantly to Apache's recent growth," said G. Steven Farris, Apache chairman and chief executive officer. "Margie also has built a responsive global team that is a strategic partner with our corporate groups and the regions."  Harris' extensive experience leading HR teams includes assignments as executive... (more)

Boeing Reports Strong Fourth-Quarter Results and Provides 2012 Guidance

CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fourth-Quarter 2011 Earnings per share rose to $1.84, driven by strong core performanceEPS includes favorable tax settlement of $0.52 compared with $0.50 in 2010Revenue rose to $19.6 billion on increased commercial airplane deliveries Full Year 2011 Earnings per share increased 20 percent to $5.34 on record revenue of $68.7 billionOperating cash flow increased 36 percent to $4.0 billionBacklog grew to a record $356 billion including $103 billion of orders during the year Outlook for 2012 EPS guidance of between $4.05 and $4.25 reflects strong operating performance offset by $0.83 of higher pension expenseRevenue guidance established at between $78 and $80 billionOperating cash flow guidance set at greater than $5.0 billion includes $1.5 billion of discretionary pension contributions Table 1.  Summary Financial Results Fo... (more)

Bomgar Introduces New Collaborative Browser Sharing for Remote Support of Web Applications and Portals

Bomgar, a leading provider of secure remote support solutions, announced today Collaborative Browser Sharing, a new feature that gives support organizations the option to conduct browser-only remote support sessions. Ideal for support representatives who assist customers with web sites, portals and applications, this new type of session allows the rep to remotely view the browser, make annotations on the screen, push URLs and chat with the end-user, without being granted full access to and control of the end-user’s computer. Traditional remote support sessions involve full screen-sharing capabilities, allowing the support rep to view and control all of the end-user’s applications on the remote desktop. “This level of access isn’t necessary for support organizations that are only helping customers with a specific web site or application. For example, a bank may need... (more)

UN Secretary-General Calls on World to Mobilise Beyond the Hour as Extreme Weather Increasingly Harms Families, Communities and Economies

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/22/13 -- In a message to the world on the eve of the seventh Earth Hour, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has set the agenda for this year's hour of inspiration. "We participate with an undimmed determination to take action on climate change," he said. "Everyone has a role to play. Governments need to provide the political will, businesses can contribute solutions, and civil society, especially young people, can mobilise global action. Together, let's do our part and shed light on common sense answers for a cleaner, greener world." With the impact of climate change and environmental damage being palpably felt in people's lives in cities and homes across the planet - from major flooding in Jakarta, fires in Australia, smog in China's cities, to Hurricane Sandy in the USA - the recognition that increasingly extreme weather is ha... (more)

Commonwealth Silver and Gold Completes Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Commonwealth Project, Cochise County, Arizona

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/13/14 -- Commonwealth Silver and Gold Mining Inc. ("Commonwealth Silver and Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to provide the results that will be reported in its Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") for the 98% controlled Commonwealth gold and silver project in Cochise County, Arizona, approximately 120 km (75 miles) southeast of Tucson. The PEA was completed in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") by Hard Rock Consulting, LLC ("HRC") of Lakewood, Colorado. All dollar amounts are in United States dollars unless otherwise stated. All NPV amounts, IRR and payback period are based on the Company's 98% share of Project economics. All mining statistics, production, capital and closure amounts are to 100%. Highlights from the base case study at $1,350 per ounce gold, $22.50 per ounce silver and based solely ... (more)

Big Data Partnership Expands Hadoop Offerings for EMEA Enterprises

LONDON, February 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Europe's Leading Big Data Systems Integrator aims to Accelerate Adoption of Next-Gen Analytics Big Data Partnership, EMEA's leading Big Data specialists, today announced it will deliver and implement the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop (Intel® Distribution) to European enterprise customers. Big Data Partnership has industry expertise and a proven track record at deploying and managing big data systems across a wide range of enterprise customers. The company will use its in-depth experience and knowledge of the entire big data ecosystem to support the rollout of the Intel Distribution in next-generation analytics solutions across Intel® Xeon® processors and supporting customer's big data deployments. "We are thrilled to be Intel's integration partner for its Hadoop distribution across EMEA," said Mike Merritt-Holmes, CE... (more)

Personal Cloud Server App Tonido Allows Unlimited Camera Uploads to Apple Devices

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CodeLathe, the leader in personal cloud products, has launched a new app update that will allow users to automatically backup their photos and videos from iDevices to their computers running Tonido Personal Cloud software. This new feature is offered completely free to customers and there is no storage limits or subscription fees. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140220/PH68516-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140220/PH68516-b ) The self-hosted cloud solution allows users to view documents, play music, browse photos, watch videos and share files without ever sending personal data through unsecured mediums like email, social media platforms or storing in Public Online services. Individuals begin by downloading the free Tonido server app on their desktop and the free mobile app onto their iOS device... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Silicon India has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Published in Silicon Valley, Silicon India magazine is the premiere platform for CIOs to discuss their innovative enterprise solutions and allows IT vendors to learn about new solutions that can help grow their business.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "IoT Now" was named media sponsor of CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DatacenterDynamics has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named "Media Sponsor" of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER gives detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected] Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPOalso offers sp...