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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)

Ulitzer.com Named Exclusive "New Media" Sponsor of Cloud Computing Conference & Expo

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer SYS-CON Events (http://events.sys-con.com) announced today that Ulitzer (www.Ulitzer.com) was named exclusive “new media” sponsor of the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com) which will take place November 2 – 3 – 4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo is the leading global Cloud event in its third year. Over 200 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals participated in Cloud Computing Expo during the past two years, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. This year’s West Coast conference theme is “Bringing the Economics of the Web to Enterprise IT Through Cloud Computing." The organizing principle of the 4th International Cloud Expo is that through an intensive 3-day schedule of keynotes, general... (more)

Little Infinite Poem

To take the wrong road is to arrive at the snow, and to arrive at the snow is to get down on all fours for centuries and eat the cemetery grass. To take the wrong road is to arrive at woman woman who isn't afraid of light, woman who murders two roosters in one second, light which isn't afraid of roosters, and roosters who don't know how to sing on top of the snow. But if the snow chooses the wrong heart then it might meet the wind from the south, and since the air cares nothing for groans, we will have to get down on all fours again and eat the cemetery grass. ... Since women fear light, and light trembles before roosters, and roosters only fly above the snow -- we will have to eat the cemetery grass forever. -- Federico Garcia Lorca ... (more)


"iPhoneDevCamp 2 is an upcoming gathering to develop applications for iPhone and iPod Touch using both the native SDK and web standards. This follows the first iPhoneDevCamp held at Adobe Systems in San Francisco, July 2007. ... (more)

Flypaper Raises $3.5 Million For Interactive Presentations

Flypaper Studio, a startup that allows users to create flash-based web presentations without any programming experience, has closed a $3.5 million round of funding. The round was led by Sierra Ventures and SCF Arizona, and brings the company’s total funding to around $6.5 million. Flypaper behaves like a mix between Microsoft’s PowerPoint and Adobe Flash. Using a simple drag-and-drop interface, users can create interactive Flash-based presentations that are typically more engaging than standard PowerPoint slides. The company also offers a paid version that allows companies to monitor which users are watching the presentations and how they are interacting with them. The company plans to use the funding to expand on these professional offerings and to enhance its marketing campaign. Given the ubiquity of Flash, it’s no surprise that startups are trying to offer an al... (more)

War of the RIA Worlds

With the recent release of JavaFX, a four player battle is brewing in the RIA world. Seeing that Applets are outdated, Sun launched itself into the brouhaha with a new scripting language in the hopes of getting a piece of the Web 2.0 pie. The competition? Adobe Flex, Microsoft Silverlight, and AJAX. Here’s a brief rundown on how they stack up. ... (more)

Nitro PDF Software Announces the All-New Nitro PDF Professional v6.0, the Adobe Acrobat Alternative

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/16/09 -- Nitro PDF Software, the company that revolutionized the PDF space with its launch of the first true alternative to Adobe® Acrobat®, today announced the highly-anticipated release of Nitro PDF Professional 6.0. The new release comprises several brand-new features and enhancements, including the world's most accurate PDF-to-Word conversion and major improvements to the underlying PDF creation library for much faster, high-quality processing of all files. New Features -- World's best, most accurate PDF-to-Word conversion -- 50% faster PDF creation and file processing -- PDF/A compliance support -- Higher-quality conversion to PDF -- Document management system (DMS) integration support -- Full control over PDF creation output -- Option to summarize comments for paper-based viewing -- Major user interface, performance, and ... (more)

BroadSoft Bolsters Xtended Program With eCommerce-Enabled Marketplace for Communications Applications

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/27/09 -- BroadSoft Connections 2009 -- BroadSoft, Inc., the worldwide leader of VoIP applications to the telecommunications industry, today introduced a new eCommerce-enabled marketplace that allows end-users to directly browse and easily purchase communications applications online. BroadSoft-powered operators can now offer a custom-branded application store populated with their selection of market ready, third-party applications sourced through the BroadSoft® Xtended program. BroadSoft Marketplace creates new recurring revenue opportunities for telecommunications operators and application developers, while fulfilling the growing demand for services and applications that seamlessly integrate voice with Web 2.0, mobility and social networking -- the key drivers influencing communication interactions today. Currently in beta phas... (more)

Scottsdale Community College Teams with Citrix to Bring Virtual Desktops to 12,000 Students and Faculty

Citrix Systems, Inc. announced today that Scottsdale Community College (SCC), in Scottsdale, Ariz., has launched “mySCC,” a Web-based portal that gives nearly 12,000 students and staff free, anytime access to virtual desktops, applications, personal files and network resources from any computer with Internet access. Citrix® XenDesktop™, with FlexCast™ delivery technology, makes mySCC possible by delivering virtual desktops and applications to every student from any PC, Mac, laptop or smartphone of their choice. Moving to desktop virtualization and mySCC allowed SCC to realized an annual IT savings of $250,000 by enabling easy centralized management of desktops and applications and reducing the need to refresh expensive hardware. Faced with a growing need to enable a more virtual work style for students and staff, combined with rising IT costs, SCC decided to try a ... (more)

"Global Tablet Market Will Break the 100 Million Units Barrier in 2012 Reaching a Market Value of 31.86 Billion Dollars," Says Latest Visiongain Report

LONDON, January 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Visiongain's analysis indicates that the global tablet market will reach a value of 31.86 billion dollars in 2012, as vendors contend vigorously over a market share that has been dominated by Apple since the greatly successful launch of its iPad in April 2010.   Over a five-year forecast period, visiongain calculates that the tablet market will undergo significant grown and change as this newly popularised technology begins to rival PC shipments on an international scale. This examination details which regional markets will be the most enthusiastic tablet adopters, which vendors are poised to take significant market share, and which product design and marketing strategies will prove the most effective from 2012-2017. The Visiongain author of The Tablet Market Report 2012-2017 noted that 'In a matter of two years, the tablet ... (more)

New Extensis Suitcase Fusion 4 Brings Font Browsing and Control Directly Into Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop Applications

Extensis® today announced that Suitcase Fusion™ 4, the newest version of the professional-grade font manager for Macintosh® and Windows® operating systems, is now available for purchase or upgrade. Suitcase Fusion 4 continues to lead the way in font management technology by bringing intuitive font handling tools directly into the creative workflow, allowing designers to access them wherever and whenever they are needed. From design concept to project completion, Suitcase Fusion 4 has designers covered. Features of Suitcase Fusion 4 include: New Extensis Font Panels: The new Extensis Font Panels extend font browsing and control directly into Adobe® InDesign®, Illustrator® and Photoshop® applications. Designers can preview, organize and activate fonts from their font collection directly from Adobe applications, thereby eliminating the endless search for the right fon... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
As IoT continues to increase momentum, so does the associated risk. Secure Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) is ranked as one of the most important technology areas of IoT. Driving this trend is the realization that secure support for IoT devices provides companies the ability to deliver high-quality, reliable, secure offerings faster, create new revenue streams, and reduce support costs, all while building a competitive advantage in their markets. In this session, we will use customer use cases...
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...
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...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
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...
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...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
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...
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@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...