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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)

VitalStream Reports Record Quarterly and Annual Revenues

VitalStream(R) Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSTH), the parent company of VitalStream, Inc., a global provider of integrated content delivery and streaming media services, today reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2004. Revenues for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2004 were $2,988,000, a 69 percent increase over revenues of $1,771,000 in the same period a year ago, and an 11 percent sequential increase over revenues of $2,691,000 in the third quarter of 2004.  Revenues for the full year 2004 were $9,972,000, a 42 percent increase over revenues of $7,001,000 in 2003.  The company ended 2004 with $10.3 million in cash versus $773,000 at the end of 2003. For the fourth quarter of 2004, VitalStream reported a net loss of $462,000, or ($0.01) per share, compared with a net loss of $456,000, or ($0.01) per share in the same... (more)

Flash 8

Flash is one of the great Internet technology stories. It began in 1995 at a small tech startup called FutureSplash, which developed a remarkably efficient solution for delivering rich animation over narrowband Internet connections. Macromedia acquired FutureSplash in 1997 and established Flash as the standard for creative and dynamic interactive web content. Flash quickly became synonymous with creating compelling experiences that attract and retain customers on the web. Its immersive content, featuring motion graphics and responsive interfaces, brought the web to life in a way that HTML could not. As the Flash player and authoring tool grew in popularity and distribution, a platform has emerged, taking advantage of the core client technology in the Flash Player. Today, the Flash Platform delivers the most effective experiences for rich content, applications, and c... (more)

Adobe-Macromedia Deal Gets Green Light From All Shareholders

Adobe Systems Incorporated and Macromedia, Inc. have announced that the stockholders of each company, in separate special stockholder meetings held August 24, voted in favor of Adobe's proposed acquisition of Macromedia. Of the 75.0% of outstanding Adobe shares voted, approximately 99.0 percent were cast in favor of the acquisition. Of the 73.2 percent of outstanding Macromedia shares voted, approximately 99.8% were cast in favor of the acquisition. Pursuant to the terms of the acquisition agreement, holders of Macromedia common stock will receive 1.38 shares of Adobe common stock for each share of Macromedia common stock they own at the closing of the acquisition. The companies anticipate that the transaction will close in Fall 2005, subject to appropriate regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other closing conditions. As noted by the San Francisco Chronicle,... (more)

Where Are RIA Technologies Headed in 2008?

I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because they can only give you answers." Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered. From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed. What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX? Eric Miraglia of Yahoo! 1.  (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the iPhone SDK vs using AJAX? 2.  How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to make it faster?  3.  When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for my rich web apps?  Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)

uvLayer Updates Its Enhanced Media Sharing Webtop

uvLayer, a startup that has built an intuitive webtop for sharing YouTube videos and other media, has launched the latest version of its site which introduces a host of new features, including support for more IM networks and Flickr search. uvLayer has slipped under our radar until now, but their product is impressive, allowing users to search for and organize media much as they would on their computer’s desktop. These ‘desktops in the cloud’ (called canvases by the service) can be made public, allowing users to browse through the media you’ve collected in an organized manner. These canvases are useful for purposes beyond pure entertainment - for example, teachers can organize videos into appropriate lessons folders for their students. uvLayer also includes support for sharing individual videos over IM. The site has integrated with major chat networks including AIM... (more)

How to UnFlex Your Flex – Making Flex applications look and feel unique

How to UnFlex Your Flex – Making Flex applications look and feel unique ... (more)

The Odd Couple Rides Again

Processor Magazine recently published an article on iSCSI implementations that I was quoted in.  That was OK, but the thing that really surprised me was that my old friend and comrade Jay Kramer from iSTOR was also quoted. Now Sixto (the author), you should have told me I was going to be partnered up with Jay because I would have insisted on a few perks, such as top billing and more quotes.  Jay and I have circled the same aspects of this industry for many years:  I was fabric and he was loop, he was SATA and I was SAS, but mostly he was Laurel and I was Hardy.  Our best stint was probably tag-team-teaching storage networking technology to the theme of family feud.  I'm not sure that Jay and I ever agree completely on anything, but I always enjoy getting together and arguing.  Truth be told, I was pleasantly surprised to find him sharing this article with me and we ... (more)

Flex: Using your Flash Preloader

Most of us casual Flex Developers end up leaving the default grim-looking Flex preloader as it is because of the daunting task of going through the preloader documentation. While you’ll find most Flash applications to have awesome preloaders, Flex developers tend not to get creative with preloaders. There are plenty of simple ways of using existing Flash preloaders in Flex. I’ll explain only the one I normally use. ... (more)

XenApp Fundamentals for SMB Now in Amazon EC2 Cloud

Citrix has released a public AMI ( Amazon Machine Image ) in the EC2 Cloud recently as part of the C3 Lab initiative with Amazon Web Services. XenApp Fundamentals is the new name for Access Essentials which is an ideal solution for SMB's looking for a simple way to administer and deliver Windows apps to office PC's, Thin Clients, Desktop Appliances, home PC's, Mac's, Laptops or mobile devices. Only a Receiver client is required on the endpoint, the applications get installed on a single XenApp server and are simply published to the users you want to access the app. The Admin console is wizard driven and easy to use, with the option for advanced features only if required. Putting XenApp Fundamentals in EC2 makes everything even easier, no servers to buy or configure, the image is pre-built and ready to run. The Amazon AWS plus Windows Server cost is only 12.5 cents pe... (more)

Thoughts for the CTO from 171 BC

I saw an interesting statement reportedly by Lucius Aemilius Paulus Macedonicus (229 BC-160 BC).  This two-time consul of the Roman Republic and noted general during the Third Macedonian War (171 BC – 168 BC) offered guidance prior to his involvement in the war, which may have contributed to his ability to achieve victory in what had previously been a messy stalemated theater.  His guidance on advice and the credible sources of advice follows: QUOTE: In every circle, and truly, at every table, there are people who lead armies into Macedonia; who know where the camp ought to be placed; what posts ought to be occupied by troops; when and through what pass that territory should be entered; where magazines should be formed; how provisions should be conveyed by land and sea; and when it is proper to engage the enemy, when to lie quiet and they not only determine what is ... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
DSR is a supplier of project management, consultancy services and IT solutions that increase effectiveness of a company's operations in the production sector. The company combines in-depth knowledge of international companies with expert knowledge utilising IT tools that support manufacturing and distribution processes. DSR ensures optimization and integration of internal processes which is necessary for companies to grow rapidly. The rapid growth is possible thanks, to specialized services an...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...