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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)

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)

RE: JDOM XSLT TransformerConfigurationException

Nevertheless, I now encountered another issue this time:   java.io.UTFDataFormatException: Invalid byte 1 of 1-byte UTF-8 sequence.    There's only one explanation of that: the parser is expecting the document to be encoded in UTF-8 but it isn't. To understand why it isn't, you need to examine how the document was created and any transcodings that might have taken place before it reached the parser.             at org.apache.xerces.impl.io.UTF8Reader.invalidByte(Unknown Source)         at org.apache.xerces.impl.io.UTF8Reader.read(Unknown Source)         at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLEntityScanner.load(Unknown Source)         at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLEntityScanner.skipChar(Unknown Source)         at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl$FragmentContentDispatcher.dispatch(Unknown Source)         at org.apache..xerces.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerI... (more)

CIA's Jill Tummler Singer Newest Ulitzer Author

Jill Tummler Singer, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), is now a Ulitzer author. Appointed in November 2006, Ms Singer is responsible for ensuring CIA has the information, technology, and infrastructure necessary to effectively execute its missions. Prior to her appointment as Deputy CIO, she served as the Director of the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service (DTS), United States Department of State, and was responsible for global network services to US foreign missions. Speaking at the recent GovIT Expo in Washington DC, Ms Singer highlighted cloud computing as an important CIO tool for quick and rapid provisioning of infrastructure to support business needs. "Cloud computing makes all of this possible through inexpensive, commodity-based components that you can daisy chain together with a few clicks on the keyboard. You ne... (more)

A Swift Kick to the IPv6 Backside

The institutional horror stories continue, the old Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) address space is nearly gone, and if we do not transition to IPv6 with its nearly unlimited address space the Internet will grind to a halt. A recent survey in Europe by the European Commission concludes that even in technology-progressive European countries "few companies are prepared for the switch from the current naming protocol, IPv4, to the new regime (protocol), IPv6." ARIN (the US-based Internet Registry) agrees, reminding us that "with less than 15% of IPv4 address space remaining, ARIN is now compelled to advise the Internet community that migration to IPv6 is necessary for any applications that require ongoing availability of contiguous IP number resources." OK, so what the heck? Why aren't we listening to those who understand the sense of urgency to migrate to IPv6, and... (more)

Oracle Claims Victory Over EC; Says Sun Will Sell Clouds

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - Oracle expects the European Commission to wave its acquisition of Sun through next month MySQL and all without any annoying conditions. Oracle president Safra Catz, who’s been wrestling with the EC, said so when the company posted its fiscal second-quarter results Thursday, another reason Oracle’s going to have a Merry Christmas. Catz took a bunch of Oracle users to an EC hearing a week ago to buttress the company’s claims that the EC had put words in users’ mouths to support the theory of harm it manufactured to try to stop Oracle from getting MySQL. Oracle Named Exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010 The meeting was backed by a write-in campaign from hundreds of users as well as a letter from the US Senate and a public statement from the Justice Department. A grateful Catz said, “I want to thank all of our... (more)

Windows Server 2012 Installation Options

New and flexible ways to make changes of a Windows Server 2012 installation after the fact are available. And IT pros can now convert a server from and to Server Core, and change the availability of server components that are previously committed at an installation time. This introduces new dynamics and exciting scenarios for improving supportability, efficiency, and security. This article highlights the three available installation options and some key operations based on the Release Candidate, Build 8400. There is additional information of Windows Server 2012 including: a free eBook, available editions, and a reference table summarizing the available features in each installation option available elsewhere. Server Core This is the default and preferred configuration for deploying Windows Server 2012. Server Core was introduced in Windows Server 2008 as a minimal ... (more)

Ipedo Launches New BEA Liquid Data Switch Program

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ipedo, a leading provider of enterprise information integration software, today announced a new "Switch and Save" migration program designed to help BEA Liquid Data for WebLogic customers move to the new Ipedo XIP 4.0 platform. Ipedo XIP 4.0 offers the industry's first dual SQL/XQuery engine, giving it the broadest span of information integration available. Created in response to BEA's announced shift away from Liquid Data for WebLogic, the new migration program enables BEA customers to directly exchange enterprise licenses of BEA Liquid Data for WebLogic for an equal number of licenses of Ipedo XIP, free of charge. The new migration program meets the growing demand for a more powerful and open EII solution. Ipedo XIP is the logical choice for customers who need J2EE and are currently using XQuery in their applications. I... (more)

EPIC Ventures and Zions Bank Venture Funds Name Christopher Stone Managing Director

EPIC Ventures, the Salt Lake City based venture capital firm and Zions Bank affiliate, today announced it has added seasoned technology executive Christopher Stone as a Managing Director of the firm. Along with Kent Madsen and Nick Efstratis, Stone will join the Intermountain region’s premier venture investment firm focused on creating and funding early stage entrepreneurs in the software and technology sector. Stone is best known for creating the organization and specification for the industry software standard called CORBA; he was an advocate and leader in the open source software movement, as well as Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman/Office of the CEO of Novell. His career also involved early SaaS development and high performance computing. “Chris has been an active participant on our Advisory Board for nine years. We began discussing the possibility of... (more)

Convey Computer™ Corporation Unveils New Financial Analytics Personality

Convey Computer™ Corporation, the pioneer of hybrid-core computing, today introduced its Financial Analytics Personality (FAP) for the Convey HC-1™ servers. The new personality will be demonstrated at SC09 in the Convey booth, #2589, and will be available in December. According to industry sources, more than 73 percent of U.S. equity trading volume is the product of advanced algorithmic strategies. Convey’s Financial Analytics Personality will meet the analytical needs of quantitative analysts, data center IT professionals, and financial-services executives. As Wall Street steps up its algorithmic arms race, Convey is poised to help institutions extract the most power and efficiency from their high-performance computing environments. “One of the major problems facing developers of financial applications is that the instruction set of commodity processors doesn’t map... (more)

Juniper Patent Infringement Lawsuit against GraphOn Corp. Dismissed

GraphOn Corporation (OTCBB: GOJO), a leading worldwide developer of server-based application publishing and Web-enabling software solutions, announced today that it has prevailed in a lawsuit wherein Juniper alleged that GraphOn infringed one of Juniper’s patents. The lawsuit, filed by Juniper in March 2009, alleged that GraphOn and one of GraphOn’s resellers infringed Juniper’s recently acquired U.S. Patent No. 6,243,752 (“the ‘752 Patent”). On October 9, 2009, GraphOn filed a motion for summary judgment providing clear evidence that GraphOn does not infringe the ‘752 patent or that the ‘752 patent is invalid. After Juniper’s second request for additional time to respond was denied by the court, Juniper failed to oppose GraphOn’s motion for summary judgment. Instead, on November 18, 2009, Juniper unilaterally moved to dismiss the lawsuit and issued a covenant not ... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
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...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
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.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
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...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...