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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)

A word about Comcast

Technology is fragile. Systems go down all the time because someone forgot to maintain something, or someone deleted a file or a variable that they thought no one was using. In other words with Murphy's Law there are plenty of opportunities to put all the pieces together again after all hell breaks loose. Just ask the Twitter folk, who are doing the best they can to hold it together. But there's a special place in hell for vendors who deliberately knock their customers off the air, without warning, just to get them to call. The thought is as abhorrent to a computer professional as it would be for a surgeon to leave a scalpel in a patient to be sure they pay their bill. Comcast is going to get sued some day for what they do, and they're going to lose billions because of it. I tend to be an outlier on the leading edge. If they're shitting on me today, you can bet they'l... (more)

CACI Awarded $85 Million U.S. Air Force Contract to Provide Contingency Medical Logistics Worldwide

ARLINGTON, Va., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CACI International Inc announced today that it has been awarded an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) prime contract with a ceiling value of $85 million (one nine-month base period, four option years) by the U.S. Air Force under the Manpower and Equipment Force Packaging (MEFPAK) and Medical Logistics Support Services contract vehicle. The contract continues work performed under other contract vehicles in support of medical logistics services in the U.S. at all levels of the Air Force Medical Service and for some Army units and now opens this support to overseas Air Force units as well as the Air National Guard. This expands CACI's growth in the logistics and material readiness arena. MEFPAK and Medical Logistics Support Services are responsible for identifying and communicating manpower and equipment plan... (more)

Advent Software Appoints Rob Tarkoff to Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/16/12 -- Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced the appointment of Rob Tarkoff to its Board of Directors to be effective on September 25, 2012. Mr. Tarkoff brings vast experience from the technology industry, specifically in SaaS solutions and digital media, to Advent's board. "I am honored to be joining Advent's Board of Directors. As a proven industry leader, Advent has developed trusted technology solutions that have transformed the investment management industry since 1983," said Mr. Tarkoff. "I'm looking forward to working with the team and my Board colleagues to help Advent capitalize on disruptive technologies to continue to expand its market leadership." Mr. Tarkoff is the President and Chief Executive Officer of L... (more)

BinaryNow, Inc. Announces PDF Impress 2013, New Generation of PDF Conversion Solution for Organizations

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/12 -- BinaryNow, Inc. released PDF Impress 2013, a new generation of PDF conversion software. New Windows 8 Modern style user interface allows users to drag & drop files directly to PDF or PDF/A profile. This new Windows 8 style experience is available also on the older Windows XP/VISTA/7 systems. Now, users can have full control of their favorite software by defining their own color theme or pick one of the 22 professional color themes already available. When creating their own conversion profiles or watchers, they can use any of 27 pre-setup icons, load their own icon and define the color on the fly. PDF Impress 2013 uses print output for conversion into an Adobe Acrobat compatible PDF file. Choose from multiple page sizes, orientations, watermark / stamp insertion, metadata access and file resolutions (up to 2400 DPI). S... (more)

IBC a dévoilé la liste des finalistes pour les IBC2013 Innovation Awards

- Une étendue d'innovation reflétée dans les IBC2013 Awards LONDRES, 4 juin 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- La liste des finalistes pour les IBC2013 Innovation Awards a été annoncée. Avec plus de nominations qu'auparavant, la liste des finalistes reflète les changements dynamiques qui sont en train de se produire dans l'industrie et qui, à terme, entraîneront les consommateurs vers une expérience encore plus enrichissante et captivante. Les dix finalistes sont issus de neuf pays différents, certains aussi éloignés que la Slovénie ou la Nouvelle-Zélande. Leurs réalisations vont de la nouvelle manière de se rapprocher du sport par une gestion dynamique de processus, aux dernières tendances en matière d'interactivité. Tous ont en commun la qualité principale des IBC Innovation Awards : ils honorent l'utilisateur final et leur engagement d'améliorer l'expérience du public. « Cett... (more)

Bunchball and Blue Iron Network Unleash the Power of Gamification to Help Companies Achieve Widespread Adoption and Sustained Engagement of IBM Connections

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/05/13 -- Bunchball, the pioneer and market leader in gamification, and Blue Iron Network, which provides the ultimate cloud infrastructure for IBM applications, today announced plans to help Blue Iron Network customers achieve widespread adoption and sustained engagement of IBM Connections via the motivational power of gamification. Through a new partnership, Blue Iron Network will add Bunchball Nitro for IBM Connections to its array of cloud-based solutions. Nitro for IBM Connections puts the industry's most advanced gamification engine inside IBM's social software platform and motivates employees to join, learn and contribute to IBM Connections communities in meaningful ways. The alliance also gives Bunchball access to an ecosystem of 25 other IBM resellers who rely on Blue Iron Network's infrastructure to deliver their IBM ... (more)

Ricoh Unveils New Award-Winning Solutions at PRINT 13, Providing Superior Control for Personalized Documents

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 09/09/13 -- Ricoh (PRINT 13, Booth #1931) -- Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced new enhancements to its MUST SEE 'EMS award-winning Critical Communications solutions suite. The simple, vendor-neutral and reliable portfolio empowers companies of all sizes with the ability to confidently produce jobs that require perfection, compliance or customization. The latest versions of RICOH ProcessDirector and RICOH ProcessDirector Express add a new capability for automating workflow across different hardware for shop-wide integrity. For the first time ever, Ricoh is demonstrating integration of the industry-first Critical Communications solution suite together with solutions from both Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of print Management Information Systems (MIS) and PTI Marketing Technologies, a leading provider of w... (more)

LookLabs(TM) Announces a Licensing and Development Agreement with Adobe

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/10/13 -- LookLabs(TM) is pleased to announce a licensing and development agreement with Adobe. As part of this agreement, SpeedLooks, LookLabs' proprietary color grading preset software, will now be available within SpeedGrade® CC -- part of Adobe® Creative Cloud(TM) -- and fully compatible with Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, Photoshop® CC and After Effects® CC, SpeedLooks helps SpeedGrade CC users to produce beautiful results with material shot on a wide range of modern digital cinema cameras. SpeedLooks will be included in Creative Cloud membership at no additional cost. SpeedLooks was created by the team at LookLabs and is based on years of color science research and development. LookLabs is an industry leader specializing in the creation and marketing of color grading pre-set looks using universal 3D LUTs and digital camera prof... (more)

Alberto Guardiani 3.0: The New Digital Face is Online With a 360° Restyling

MILAN, Italy, September 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the digital expansion begun seasons ago, Alberto Guardiani launches the Fall Winter 2013-2014 collection with an entirely new website and web store.      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130911/638595 ) Aesthetics and the digital experience are key priorities as clean lines and contemporary design are the key elements of the restyling. "Alberto Guardiani has always paid great attention to brand image and values.  In the last few years with the explosion of the digital era, it has become essential to express our brand DNA in the online world," explains Rubina Guardiani, the company's digital marketing manager.   The website and store homepages are graphically coordinated and are designed with a "responsive" structure, thus completely adaptable to any browser, screen resolution and mobile device, re... (more)

AMD-Adobe Collaboration Unlocks Outstanding Creative Workflows, Enhances Quality and Speed for Video Pros Everywhere

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 09/12/13 -- IBC 2013 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that its collaboration with Adobe has reached a new milestone in the drive to deliver faster and more sophisticated professional video workflows. The two companies' leadership in OpenCL™ acceleration means that video and film professionals, as well as enthusiasts, can take full advantage of the massively parallel compute power of AMD APUs, Radeon™ graphics, and AMD FirePro™ professional graphics in their everyday and more compute-intense workloads. New breakthrough features and efficient workflows announced by Adobe for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe SpeedGrade® CC, and Adobe Media Encoder CC exploit AMD App Acceleration via OpenCL and deliver streamlined, leading edge support for Blackmagic Design and Vision Research Phantom® cameras. "AMD and Adobe are answering... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
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...