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When a San Francisco web development company was on February 14 assigned a US patent covering the use of rich-media applications on the Internet, it was always going to be only a matter of time before the self-same Internet exploded with concern and astonishment. The company in question is Balthaser Online, Inc. of Lafayette, CA, and the patent in question is US 7,000,180 - a patent for "Methods, systems, and processes for the design and creation of rich-media applications via the internet." The astonishment in question is near-universal. But first let me just back up and recount the facts. Neil Balthaser, a San Francisco resident, filed his application for this patent on February 9, 2001 (Application No. 9/779,831) as a continuation in part of application No. 09/716460, filed on Nov. 21, 2000, which he abandoned. The abstract, publicly available at the USPTO, summari... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

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)

Need help on parsing XSD files

Hi, I'm new to XML and need some help on parsing large XSD files which include namespaces and references to other XSD files. Which parser is best for this purpose, SAX or DOM? I started with SAX parser but I'm facing some difficulties with it. When I try to parse this: I do not get the data in this element. Since, this element does not have a proper ending tag like: will the ' endElement(String uri, String localName, String qName) ' end element method detect the end of element? How to extract the ref and minOccurs values from the above element? The xsd that I'm using has several of the following elements: more)

30+ Fresh & Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials & Neat Tips

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool for illustrating various elements one can use for web pages and print design. However, it’s important to know what to do in order to powerfully use its tools and achieve certain effects. Let’s take a look at some of the best and Fresh Adobe Illustrator tutorials we’ve found in the Web so far. ... (more)

Details Brings New Focus to Monitor Support with Eyesite Debut

Research uncovers need for new flat panel support system. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Showroom #3-107 -- Details, a Steelcase company, will debut Eyesite(TM), an innovative monitor arm that supports multiple flat panel displays, during NeoCon 2009 in Chicago, June 15-17. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090615/DE31953 ) "The Eyesite monitor arm provides one solution for all needs with up to three monitors from one arm, also known as a single architecture," says Ken Suttorp, a product manager with Details. "Publicly available research reports indicate that office workers can increase their efficiency by up to 50 percent through the use of multiple flat panel displays. In addition, the Eyesite monitor arm features address one of the most significant repetitive stress injuries among knowledge workers -- eyestrain." Over the past two ye... (more)

Acromate Licenses SPIRIT’s Voice and Video Engine

SPIRIT DSP, the world's leading provider of carrier-grade voice and video software engines, announced today that Acromate Inc., a recognized Korean provider of solutions for multimedia communications in converged networks, has licensed SPIRIT‘s Voice&Video Engine PC to provide video over IP communications support to handicapped (deaf-mute) people in a project financed by Korea Agency for Digital Opportunities and Promotion (KADO). A specialized government subsidiary, KADO, is devoted to provide disabled people with seamless and affordable access to information and communication services to significantly improve the quality of their everyday life. Specifically engaged in assisting the hearing impaired or speech disordered groups, which cannot communicate over a standard phone, KADO provides them with video over IP communications, where those members of society can n... (more)

Certiport reconoce mundialmente a institución educativa peruana líder en programas de habilidades técnicas premiándola en el Salón de la Fama de Champions of Digital Literacy

Certiport anunció hoy que Peter Schreier Reck, Director Nacional del Servicio Nacional de Adiestramiento en Trabajo Industrial o SENATI, será reconocido por sus esfuerzos para promover la alfabetización digital en jóvenes de escasos recursos, a través del Programa Nacional de Informática. Mr. Schreier, ha sido seleccionado para su admisión en el Salón de la Fama del Programa de Alfabetización Digital Champions of Digital Literacy de este año y representa a una de las 5 instituciones de mayor alcance en temas de alfabetización digital basada en estándares internacionales para Latinoamérica. “El trabajo ejemplar de cada una de las personas admitidas en el Salón de la Fama nos recuerda que los individuos pueden marcar una diferencia acortando la brecha digital en sus comunidades y países”, comentó Ray Kelly, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de Certiport. Mr. Schreier c... (more)

Pearson Launches First iPhone/iPad Applications for Home & Office Computer Users and IT Professionals

Pearson Education releases its first iPhone®/iPad Reader Apps for the home and office and technical and professional communities. The apps, which are available as single or multi-book libraries, are a new learning format for Pearson and complement the suite of product types already available, such as traditional print books, online reference libraries, e-books, video, simulation and more. The first App to launch, The iPhone Developer’s Library, combines three #1 best selling books on Mac programming and iPhone app development. The Pearson reader App contains standard eBook features such as easy navigation, search, highlighting, and hyperlinking; along with features specifically designed to benefit the technical audience such as scrolling vertically and horizontally through long program code listings using the “Code View” feature and the ability to access and reuse ... (more)

Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) Launches CX Innovation Awards

The Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA), an international non-profit organization created to guide and enhance the growing field of customer experience management, today announced the CX Innovation Awards, a new program that will recognize successful and innovative work in the customer experience space. The CXPA encourages all customer experience practitioners to submit a nomination describing an actual initiative in any of four categories: 1) Voice of the Customer: Generating and acting upon customer insights 2) Employee Engagement: Embedding a customer experience mindset throughout an organization 3) Business Case/ROI: Developing a compelling connection between CX and business results 4) Wild Card: Customer experience work not included in other categories The CXPA is accepting nominations through May 11, 2012. A panel of expert judges will review ... (more)

TRACE Launches 'TRAC' - First And Only Global Online Marketing And Supply Chain Compliance Tool

**Inaugural Members of TRAC Leadership Group Introduced** ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Who:              Alexandra Wrage, President, TRACE Representatives from among the TRAC Leadership Companies including ABB, Adobe, American Airlines, Barrick Gold Corporation and Home Depot What:             Teleconference call and Demo of TRAC (TRACE Registered Access Code) online due diligence and compliance platform Where:           Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4490 Global call-in numbers:      https://traceevents.webex.com/traceevents/globalcallin.php?serviceType=EC&ED=103843117&tollFree=1  URL    FOR REGISTRATION FOR WEBEX https://traceevents.webex.com/traceevents/onstage/g.php?d=662228713&t=a When:                        September 11, 2012 Time:  US 10:00am ET/UK 3:00pm Why:             TRACE will host a media teleconference to unvei... (more)

ForgeRock Expands Senior Management Team With New CFO, SVP Sales, Americas and SVP Sales, International

ForgeRock Inc., the leading open platform provider of identity and access management (IAM) solutions, today announced the expansion of the company’s senior management team with the appointment of chief financial officer, John Fernandez, senior vice president of sales, Americas, Jamie Dudley and senior vice president of sales, International, Neil Weston. Following the company’s Series B funding and large customer announcements, such as GEICO, these new senior executives will drive ForgeRock’s increasing sales and finance efforts. “As enterprises continue to expand their mobile, social and cloud environments, there is an increasing need for a flexible and lightweight IAM product that addresses quickly evolving security needs. ForgeRock’s flexible, open source, IAM solution is in a unique position to take advantage of this evolution,” said Mike Ellis, CEO, ForgeRock. ... (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...