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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)

Google's Browser Security Handbook Released

Google recently released its Browser Security Handbook to the general public. The 60-page document provides a comprehensive comparison of a broad set of security features and characteristics in commonly used browsers, along with commentary and implementation tips for application developers who need to rely on these mechanisms, as well as engineering teams working on future browser-side security enhancements. The Browser Security Handbook, Google hopes, will help make the Web a safer place.alewski, of the company's Security team, comments: "Many people view the task of writing secure web applications as a very complex challenge - in part because of the inherent shortcomings of technologies such as HTTP, HTML, or Javascript, and in part because of the subtle differences and unexpected interactions between various browser security mechanisms. Through the years, we found... (more)

Zultys Announces MXmobile(TM) Unified Communications Client for Mobile Phones

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/01/09 -- ITEXPO -- Zultys Inc., an award-winning IP telephony solution provider for SMB and Enterprises, today announced its new MXmobile(TM) Unified Communications client for BlackBerry devices at the ITEXPO West 2009 show in Los Angeles. MXmobile delivers a complete Unified Communications experience to mobile workers allowing them to stay fully connected to their entire company, and provides critical productivity-enhancing tools like presence, displayed voice mail, internal extension dialing and corporate directory access. MXmobile also provides Least Cost Routing for mobile devices, which significantly cuts costs. "Demand for UC mobility is on the rise, especially as mobile devices become more ubiquitous and companies across the spectrum grapple with the strict demands placed on them in the current business climate. The Zultys... (more)

World's Leading Service Providers Build New Cloud Services on the VMware Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/01/09 -- Today at VMworld 2009, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, announced significant advancements in the VMware vCloud(TM) Initiative -- designed to help customers safely tap compute capacity for internal and external clouds -- how they want, when they want and as much as they want. VMware and its more than 1,000 VMware Virtualized(TM) service provider partners including AT&T, SAVVIS, Terremark and Verizon Business are giving customers improved flexibility and agility to respond to business needs while saving both capital and operational costs. VMware Virtualized(TM) is a new program within the VMware vCloud(TM) Initiative for service provider cloud solutions that are interoperable and optimized for the VMware platform, designed... (more)

Double-Take® Software to Host Live Webinar on How to Protect Microsoft Exchange Environments

Microsoft Exchange 2010 has new features and functionality that can help users decrease their IT costs while enhancing their business outcomes. To share how users can take advantage of these benefits while protecting their Microsoft Exchange environments with a secure disaster recovery and business continuity plan, Double-Take® Software (NASDAQ: DBTK) will present a live webinar with a Microsoft guest speaker on Wednesday, September 9, 2009. The webinar will provide participants with an in-depth look at: High availability of your messaging infrastructure, SQL, SharePoint, unified messaging and edge servers for overall business continuity planning Ecosystem protection and failover Rapid recovery for lost servers Microsoft’s new Database Availability Groups in Exchange 2010 and new integrated features Webinar Details What:     Live webinar from Double-Take Software on p... (more)

CodeWeavers Releases CrossOver Games 8.0 for Mac and Linux; Adds Support for Snow Leopard OS

CodeWeavers, Inc., a leading developer of software products that turn Mac OS X and Linux into Windows-compatible operating systems, today announced the release of CrossOver Games 8.0 for both Mac and Linux, available immediately. CrossOver Games allows Windows games to be played on Mac and Linux PCs without the need for a Windows operating system license. CrossOver Games 8.0 is also designed to run on the latest Snow Leopard OS for Mac PCs. CrossOver Games 8.0 adds support for Left4Dead and Tales of Monkey Island (Steam version only). Other titles include Perfect World International’s games Perfect World, Jade Empire, and Ether Saga, as well as Aeria Games’ Dragon Sky, Shaiya (English versions only), and unofficial support for their Last Chaos title on Linux. In addition, numerous fixes and enhancements for Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, Spore, Guild Wars, Civilizatio... (more)

/ CORRECTION - Lucid Imagination Hosts San Francisco Bay Area Lucene/Solr Meetup

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/02/09 -- In the news release, "Lucid Imagination Hosts San Francisco Bay Area Lucene/Solr Meetup," issued earlier today by Lucid Imagination, we are advised by the company that Andrzej Bialecki's title in the first bullet point should read "Lucene PMC Member and Nutch Committer" rather than "Lucene/Solr Committer" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows. Lucid Imagination Hosts San Francisco Bay Area Lucene/Solr Meetup Event to Include Discussions by Digg and Netflix Search Experts, as Well as Several Lucene/Solr Committers SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(September 02, 2009) - Lucid Imagination, the commercial company dedicated to the popular and widely installed open source Apache Lucene and Apache Solr search technologies, today announced that it will be sponsoring the next San Francisco Bay Area Apache Lucene/Solr Meetup e... (more)

Brightcove Introduces Turn-key Video Distribution to Boxee Social Media Center

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 8, /PRNewswire/ -- Brightcove Inc., the leading online video platform, today announced a partnership with Boxee, the first "social" media center, to provide Brightcove media customers with turn-key distribution options to the living room television via Boxee's interface. The partnership gives Brightcove customers new opportunities to expand audience reach and advertising inventory, while bringing online video from some of the biggest names in news and entertainment programming to Boxee users. The first Brightcove customers to take advantage of the distribution partnership include Conde Nast Digital, Qubo, and TheStreet.com. "Boxee's unique and powerful platform enables media publishers to provide consumers with a lean-back, TV experience for online video, while maintaining control over monetization, analytics, and other important aspects ... (more)

Trusted Computer Solutions Announces September 9 Webcast “Maintaining OS Security in Complex IT Environments”

Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc. (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain and cyber security solutions, today announced it will host a complimentary webcast titled “Maintaining OS Security in Complex IT Environments.” Taking place on Wednesday, September 9, this webcast will cover ways to effectively retain compliance across an enterprise while remaining flexible in order to repurpose systems and reverse changes that impact productivity. Topics covered in this session will include: Determining the mission impact of your data on organizational operations, assets or individuals Operational, technical and management security controls Updating security posture as guidelines change Best practices for maintaining enterprise-wide OS security Security compliance auditing and validation In addition, TCS will discuss how using Security Blanket, an automated system lock down ... (more)

Eurotech Adds Wind River Linux 3.0 Support to Products Based on Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor

COLUMBIA, Md., Sept 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurotech Group, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, announces today the support of the Wind River Linux 3.0 operating system on several Eurotech hardware platforms. Eurotech has added support of Wind River Linux 3.0 to meet demand in medical, industrial control, transportation and other applications where precision and responsiveness are vital to customer success. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/PH75840LOGO ) "Our decisive move and quick action to add Wind River Linux 3.0 support to our popular Catalyst Module and other Intel Atom-based hardware platforms complete the next logical step to delivering what the embedded and pervasive computing market is demanding," explains Arlen Nipper, President and CTO of Eurotech Inc. "We were increasingly hearing from customers that Wind Ri... (more)

Eurotech Launches Helios(TM) Platform, Industry's First Programmable Edge Controller

COLUMBIA, Md., Sept 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurotech Group, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, announces today that it is launching the highly configurable Helios(TM) edge controller platform. The Helios platform offers data access and control on the edge of the cloud, to aggregate and deliver data from edge devices, pervasive sensors, and distributed monitors to the network core for further analysis and action. The Helios platform offers the greatest possible flexibility: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/PH75840LOGO ) Flexible hardware: Select an Intel Atom(R) Series Z5xx processor-based configuration, at up to 1.6 GHz with memory and video display optionsSoftware options: Choose Windows Embedded Standard, Windows CE 6.0 or Wind River Linux 3.0 for the operating system.Programmable: Programmable: Quickly go-to-market ... (more)

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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...