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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)

Sun and Macromedia Bring Flash Content and Applications to Java Desktop System

At the SunNetwork 2003 Conference and Pavilion in Berlin this week, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Macromedia have announced an agreement to integrate and ship Macromedia Flash Player 7 with the Java Desktop System. As part of the agreement, Macromedia Flash Player will be pre-installed into the open source browser Mozilla, a key component of the Java Desktop System, allowing users to conveniently view Flash content "out of the box," without having to download and install the player separately. Flash Player offers Java Desktop System users the same experience of viewing rich, interactive multimedia content and applications currently enjoyed on an estimated 453 million personal computers worldwide. The Flash Player makes it possible to deliver consistent and effective digital experiences, ranging from brand-building Web sites to enterprise-class rich Internet applications.... (more)

"It's a Hit!" – Early Verdicts Come In on "Real-World Flex" One-Day Seminar

"Seems like a lot going on here," wrote John Dowdell; "The place is pretty packed. Geeks mingled with suits; some of the geeks IN suits," wrote Flash guru Jesse Randall Warden, "Loooots of demos. And that's exactly what I came for," wrote arpit. The blogosphere has been giving its early verdict on SYS-CON Events' "Real-World Flex" One-Day Seminar...and the overwhelming verdict would seem to be that it was a hit. What "Real-World Flex" aimed to do, in 12 intense hours of laser-focused presentations, discussion, and demos, was to give everyone the full picture of how Adobe Flex 2 is a complete, powerful application development solution for creating and delivering cross-platform RIAs, within the enterprise and across the Web. The historic Grand Ballroom of Roosevelt was the setting, in midtown Manhattan just a hop and a skip from Park Lane, and it proved the perfect ... (more)

Nice to get support from the Guardian

We're all on our own when a BigCo decides to throw its weight at us, but being a well-read blogger has its advantages, esp when a columnist at a big newspaper believes you. Thanks to Charles Arthur for the air cover. Contrast this to the NY Times piece that describes bloggers as "complaining" and makes Comcast out to be a hero. The Times didn't do their homework, giving them the benefit of the doubt. Eliason isn't empowered to circumvent Comcast's native hostility to its customers. Note: This time it wasn't about FlickrFan, as Arthur says, I had scaled down my home use of it. That was the cause of the first deliberate Comcast outage. This time it was probably because I was backing up lots of content from scripting.com on local hard drives and had made some mistakes and had to download stuff twice. Lots of gigabytes up there, I've done a fair amount of podcasting ove... (more)

Adobe CS4 Annouce Date made Public

Well, it's coming! Adobe has disclosed the the announce date for Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 on www.adobe.com.Details about Creative Suite 4 at will be made available at  12:01 A.M. Eastern Standard Time (USA) on September 23. You can register to hear the special launch webcasts at: www.adobe.com/go/somethingbrilliant ... ... (more)

Why you might not want to use Flex

Joshua Partogi compares Flex to some of the Java Frameworks, and tells us when Flex comes up short. ... (more)

Visual Studio Flex development: Amethyst update

Back in December I wrote about some new options for developers using Visual Studio for Flex development - one of the tools I highlighted was Amethyst from SapphireSteel, which is currently available in beta. As well as working on a free version, which will include Flex and ActionScript code colouring, code formatting and basic intellisense support, SapphireSteel are building a professional edition which will include an integrated drag-and-drop visual interface designer, as well as enhanced intellisense and visual debugging support. From the screen shots below you can see that development of the visual designer is coming along nicely - with application visual layout, drag-and-drop support for Flex controls, integration with the Visual Studio properties panel for the currently selected component and roundtrip support between design and code view. It’s interesting ... (more)

UPDATE: Adobe & IE Implicated as China’s Spy Holes

RIA Sessions at Cloud Expo [UPDATE: Since this story was published at 12:45AM on January 15, the source quoted by the author - iDefense - has in fact retracted its initial assessment by providing the following statement: "In iDefense's press announcement regarding the recently discovered Silicon Valley compromises, we stated that the attack vector was likely "malicious PDF file attachments delivered via email" and suggested that a vulnerability in Adobe Reader appeared to have been exploited in these attacks. Upon further review, we are retracting our initial assessment regarding the likely use of Adobe vulnerabilities. There are currently no confirmed instances of a vulnerability in Adobe technologies being used in these attacks. We continue to investigate this issue." --SYS-CON.com Editorial Team] A zero-day Acrobat security hole in the buggy Adobe Reader, software... (more)

New e-Miles Members Now Have Gift Card Reward Options

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- e-Miles®, a unique advertising channel that engages customers with relevant advertiser messages, today announced that new members can choose to redeem the e-Miles currency they earn for watching, reading and responding to targeted advertising for Amazon.com Gift Cards. The company, which awarded its one billionth e-Mile mile last year, is expanding the rewards options from which new members select beyond airline and hotel programs to include Amazon.com Gift Cards, which are redeemable for the purchase of millions of products in over 40 categories at Amazon.com. "We're excited about expanding the choices we offer new members," said Mark Drusch, President of e-Miles. "Since our founding in 2007, new members have been able to select from a range of leading airline and hotel points programs to redeem the e-Miles miles they earn w... (more)

VisiStat CEO Jim Bennette To Chair Web Analytics And Social Media Optimization Track At eTail Palm Springs 2012

VisiStat, a provider of cloud-based customer intelligence solutions that deliver key business insights for small/medium businesses and enterprises (SMB/SME), today announced that the company’s CEO Jim Bennette will serve as Chairman for the Web Analytics and Social Media Optimization track at eTail Palm Springs 2012 on Wednesday, February 29 beginning at 12:40 p.m. The session will feature speakers from companies such as Sony Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, GameStop, and Cinsay, among others. VisiStat will also be demonstrating the latest version of its customer intelligence solution on the show floor at Booth 133. “This session will highlight the critical role that measurement and analytics play in the ecommerce world, where so many key customer touch-points exist,” said Jim Bennette, CEO of VisiStat. “I’m looking forward to working with such an outstanding roster of... (more)

Agency BLITZ Names Cathy Saidiner President to Reinvent Digital Brand Leadership

SANTA MONICA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/09/12 -- In response to growing client demand to lead brand communication across all channels, digital agency BLITZ (www.blitzagency.com) has named former McCann Erickson Los Angeles president Cathy Saidiner (47) to the new position of president, announced co-founders Ivan Todorov, CEO, and Ken Martin, CCO. "Digital agencies are rapidly becoming the most powerful partner of progressive marketers. We recognize the opportunity for BLITZ to transform from a digital partner into a 21st century brand partner; one that is poised to lead all aspects of brand strategy and activation for our clients. We're pleased to have Cathy (Saidiner) join BLITZ," said Todorov. "She's going to evolve our client relationships, allowing us to lead strategically while fortifying our existing offerings in brand strategy, creative, technology, social, m... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...
@CloudEXPO and @ExpoDX, two of the most influential technology events in the world, have hosted hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors since our launch 10 years ago. @CloudEXPO and @ExpoDX New York and Silicon Valley provide a full year of face-to-face marketing opportunities for your company. Each sponsorship and exhibit package comes with pre and post-show marketing programs. By sponsoring and exhibiting in New York and Silicon Valley, you reach a full complement of decision makers and buyers in ...
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessio...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. 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 settl...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
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...
Rodrigo Coutinho is part of OutSystems' founders' team and currently the Head of Product Design. He provides a cross-functional role where he supports Product Management in defining the positioning and direction of the Agile Platform, while at the same time promoting model-based development and new techniques to deliver applications in the cloud.
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.
LogRocket helps product teams develop better experiences for users by recording videos of user sessions with logs and network data. It identifies UX problems and reveals the root cause of every bug. LogRocket presents impactful errors on a website, and how to reproduce it. With LogRocket, users can replay problems.
Data Theorem is a leading provider of modern application security. Its core mission is to analyze and secure any modern application anytime, anywhere. The Data Theorem Analyzer Engine continuously scans APIs and mobile applications in search of security flaws and data privacy gaps. Data Theorem products help organizations build safer applications that maximize data security and brand protection. The company has detected more than 300 million application eavesdropping incidents and currently secu...