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This is a checklist of items you need for an all-encompassing personal branding strategy. Personal branding is the process of marketing and selling yourself as a brand in order to gain success in business. Personal branding is a continual process just as knowing yourself is a continual process. As you grow, so does your brand. The need for personal branding arises from the fact that globalization has increased competition in the workplace. As the wheat is separated from the chaff, if you are left standing, you are left standing with others of good caliber. The playing field is now that much more challenging since your competition is as good as, or better, than you. To paraphrase David Samuel, the bloke who got me into personal branding after I saw him speak a few years ago; he spoke about of why you need personal branding. His audience was a group from a large teleco... (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)

Adobe/Macromedia - Microsoft, Look Out!

On April 18, 2005, as we all know, Adobe Systems Incorporated announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion. This is a look back, sideways, and forwards, based on what's been happening since then. After the inevitable wave of early name speculation subsided...would the company be renamed Adobomedia? Macrodobedia? AcroMacrobe?...both Macromedia's Chief Software Architect Kevin Lynch and Adobe's CEO Bruce Chizen made it clear to MXDJ (http://mxdj.sys-con.com/read/49240.htm) and the San Francisco Chronicle respectively that the name of the combined company after Adobe had purchased Macromedia was going to be Adobe pure and simple. Or, as the FAQ promptly displayed on the web phrased it (www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/ adobeandmacromedia_faq.html#q6): What Will Be The Name of the Combined C... (more)

MAX 2005 – Visual Programming in Macromedia Flash & SOAP Web Services

If you are a visual programmer working in environments like Visual Basic, Delphi, REAL basic, or PowerBuilder, you may hesitate to take advantage of the benefits of Flash because of concerns about learning a new, unfamiliar environment. To show how easily you can transfer your existing knowledge to Flash MX Professional, in this article I will explain how you can create a simple web search application that queries the Google web API using SOAP web services: Visual Programming in Macromedia Flash As a visual programmer, you may have already tried your hand at a previous version of Flash - and been you were likely confused and overwhelmed by it. Flash has never been more inherently complex than Visual Basic 6, Visual Studio .NET, or Delphi, but it comes from a lineage of animation tools, not programming tools. This fundamental difference made Flash an impractical tool ... (more)

Vene, Vidi, Adobe!

Adobe staged its MAX 2006 developer and customer conference under the theme "Beyond Boundaries" to showcase the company's emerging technologies and provide a glimpse of future innovations. Adrian Bridgwater attended to drink it all in. Adobe's MAX 2006 event was held at The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from the 23rd to the 26th of October - the company's first event of this kind since joining forces with Macromedia. Adobe's focus was directed at highlighting the newest breed of rich applications and what it likes to call "engaging content and experiences" under the banner of its next-generation technology. Described by Adobe as a chance for its community of developers and customers to reinvent the future of the Internet and design in virtually every medium, MAX 2006 was billed as both a milestone in the integration of Adobe and Macromedia and a reflectio... (more)

Alert Thingy Looks To Be All-In-One Social Desktop Tool

For those nuts out there like us that use just about every social website there is, the upcoming version 2 of Alert Thingy’s AIR desktop application may be just what you need. The current version of the service supports Twitter, Flickr and Friendfeed. But version 2, which will be released this month, adds support for Digg, YouTube, Facebook, Jaiku, Pownce and Tumblr as well. Creator Jeremy Baines hasn’t let us test the new version yet, but he did send us the teaser screen shot below. Can’t wait to try it out. Alert Thingy 2.0 should be released sometime this month. Get the current version here. Crunch Network: MobileCrunch Mobile Gadgets and Applications, Delivered Daily. ... (more)

LiveCycle DS Developer Express via Amazon Web Services

This is a fresh news : Adobe Announces LiveCycle Developer Express via Amazon Web Services "Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® LiveCycle® ES Developer Express software, a full version of Adobe LiveCycle ES hosted in the Amazon Web Services cloud computing environment. Using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) technologies, Adobe’s offering provides a virtual, self-contained development environment where enterprise developers can prototype, develop, and test Adobe LiveCycle ES applications without needing to install and configure Adobe LiveCycle ES themselves. With Adobe LiveCycle ES Developer Express, Adobe LiveCycle ES applications are pre-configured as ready to run server instances on the Amazon EC2 server. This can help reduce the time required to boot new server ... (more)

Oracle Earnings Up 15%

Oracle on Thursday announced fiscal 2010 Q2 GAAP earnings per share of $0.29, up 15% compared to last year. Second quarter GAAP total revenues were up 4% to $5.9 billion, while quarterly GAAP net income was up 12% to $1.5 billion. GAAP new software license revenues were up 2% to $1.7 billion. GAAP software license updates and product support revenues were up 14% to $3.2 billion. GAAP operating income was up 10% to $2.2 billion and GAAP operating margin was up 200 basis points to 37%. Oracle also intends to build and sell complete systems for private cloud computing platforms, combining Sun hardware and storage with Oracle's. Oracle Named Exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010 GAAP operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was $8.7 billion, up 7%. Second quarter non-GAAP earnings per share were up 15% to $0.39. Non-GAAP total revenues were up 3% to ... (more)

AhnLab Cautions Against Increasing Financial Information Threat

AhnLab, Inc. (www.ahnlab.com), a leading provider of integrated security solutions, recently cautioned against the increasing ZeuS bot threat that attempts to steal personal banking information. Lately, the AhnLab Security Emergency Response (ASEC) identified the distribution of email with a malicious URL and attachment which leads victims to malicious webpage that distributes ZeuS bot. Recently, the email subject states ‘FWD: I’m in trouble’, and within the email body a user can click on a link that states ‘here is the photo.’ Upon clicking on this link the user is connected to a webpage that installs ZeuS malware by exploiting the vulnerabilities of applications including Java and Adobe flash. AhnLab’s research also identified that the number of the ZeuS bot in Korea jumped from 44,619 in the last quarter in 2011 to 43,637 in January 2012 alone. According to Ahn... (more)

Foxit(R) Delivers Enhanced Support for Microsoft(R) AD RMS 2.0 and Sharepoint(R) Environments

FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/06/12 -- Foxit® Corporation, an Amazon-invested leading software provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced the releases of Foxit Reader 5.4 and PhantomPDF 5.4. Foxit Reader 5.4 provides support for Microsoft® Active Directory® Rights Management Service (AD RMS) SDK 2.0 and AD RMS Client 2.0. It also complies with Microsoft's IRM Protection for PDF Specification Supplement for ISO 32000. Foxit Reader 5.4 and PhantomPDF 5.4 also provide enhanced integration with Microsoft SharePoint®. AD RMS is Microsoft's Information Rights Management (IRM) solution which protects sensitive information from unauthorized access through technologies such as encryption and rights policy enforcement. AD RMS SDK 2.0 provides a simple mechanism for developers to create applications and so... (more)

Industry Luminary Erick Schonfeld Joins DEMO Conference as Executive Producer

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/19/12 -- The DEMO Conference, world-renowned for launching the most innovative technology products in the industry, today announced technology media veteran Erick Schonfeld will take the helm as DEMO executive producer. Schonfeld begins the role after DEMO Fall on October 1 - 3, and will immediately begin preparations for DEMO's 2013 conference lineup. Over the past three years, the conference has expanded both domestically and internationally, and Schonfeld will continue to drive this growth and evolution as well as take over responsibilities of sourcing, vetting, and selecting the companies that will present at each DEMO conference in North America. "It's never been easier to start a company or create a new product," said Schonfeld. "I want to find the ones that will define the way we will live and work in the years to come, ... (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...