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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)

"The Beginning of the End of Middleware," Says PeopleSoft CEO

(May 8, 2003) - Speaking at PeopleSoft's own 2003 Leadership Summit this week in Las Vegas, the CEO of PeopleSoft Inc, Craig Conway, told his audience that the i-technology world has reached a historic phase that he characterized as "the beginning of the end of middleware." Since PeopleSoft is the world's leading provider of application software for real-time enterprises and claims that today more than 5,100 organizations in 140 contries currently run its software, Conway's comments have left people guessing what he might mean. . .especially since PeopleSoft has recently aligned itself with IBM's WebSphere family of Java-based middleware products. By making it possible to connect and draw data from its own proprietary applications to and from those of fellow giants like SAP and Oracle, Conway's point is, one assumes, that companies will no longer have to allocate res... (more)

This may be your last Windows upgrade, you better enjoy it!

Cloud Computing promises to move all functionality into the cloud. At the same time the consumerisation trend is driving the use of consumer electronics such as of the shelf laptops, iPhones, MacBooks and home entertainment centers as access devices. Typically these devices will be cool, flat, inexpensive and it’s doubtful they will have a physical keyboard. But more interestingly – at least from a service management perspective – is that it will no longer matter how these devices are configured and even whether they run Windows, Chrome, Linux or some kind of mobile derivative. Many organizations are planning their upcoming transition to Windows 7 as the first step towards such a new consumerised, cloud centric future. Through this approach they aim to achieve short term efficiencies while at the same time reaping some of the future benefits already. Putting the wor... (more)

'Choice in Linux Distros Is Healthy' Says Linus Torvalds at CA World 2003

One question on everybody’s mind when they are thinking about Linux and how it will fit into the enterprise mold is that of whether the number of known distributions — believed to have reached approximately 130 — is helping or hurting Linux. This week at “CA World” in Las Vegas, a handful of the Linux world’s most influential activists gave their viewpoints on that issue. Juergen Geck, CTO of SuSE Linux AG, agreed that the question of whether Linux was likely to fragment, until there are 50 flavors of Linux like there were 20 to 30 flavors of Unix is a very common one. “My take on the issue,” he said, “is that it won’t happen though because SuSE, for example, doesn’t own Linux, neither does Red Hat. Whereas Solaris exists because Sun Microsystems tries to produce a best of breed.” “SuSE doesn’t benefit from deviating from 2.6,” he added. “And that’s true for all the... (more)

Openwave Mobility Named Finalist in CTIA 2014 MobITs Awards

Openwave Mobility Recognized for Innovation in Mobile Customer Experience Management REDWOOD CITY, Calif. August 19, 2014 - Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, announced today it was named a finalist in the Mobile Customer Experience Management of CTIA's MobITs Awards competition for its MOTIFY solution. Enhancing performance, efficiency and productivity inside the enterprise, the MobITs Awards feature the most innovative IT solutions that help companies secure their operations and improve their customers' experience. MobITs Awards winners will be announced Wednesday, September 10 from 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the MobileCON Thought Leadership Stage 3. MOTIFY is a cloud-based context-aware mobile notification solution that enables operators to provide valuable real-time information to subscribers when it mat... (more)

TechWave 2007

This year TechWave 2007 took place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. For those of you who didn't make it, the following is a recap of the events, with a couple of thoughts and suggestions thrown in. Sunday Officially the only thing going on Sunday was conference registration. However, there is a private TeamSybase/Sybase reception on Sunday evening where, among other things, new TeamSybase members are inducted. This year we added one new member: Roland Smith. Photos of the reception - along with all the other photos I've taken at TechWave - are available at http://public.fotki.com/brucearmstrong/techwave/2007/. The quality is a little spotty. I just purchased a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 just for TechWave to get better shots (it's still a compact point and shoot, but it has 10x optical zoom), but it really chews up the battery and I didn't have a spare battery. So some of ... (more)

Survey Says Tech Spending to Increase

Interop released the results of a pre-show survey that indicates 42 percent of attendees at the upcoming Las Vegas intend to increase spending on technology within their organizations in 2009 as compared to last year. The Interop Las Vegas 2009 pre-show survey goes on to reveal that 95 percent of pre-registered attendees are active purchasers within their companies, interested in areas like virtualization, cloud computing, IT energy conservation, mobility & wireless, and network infrastructure and data center upgrades. Interop Las Vegas is happening May 17-21 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. For more information see http://www.interop.com. "Attendees at this year's Interop Las Vegas are anxious to learn about the incredible innovation in today's business technology market and have the buying power to invest in these solutions," said Lenny Heymann ... (more)

Mobile Application Stores: What's the Operator's Play

Mobile application uptake-it isn't only about iPhones.  Sure Apple's App Store now offers over 65,000 applications, and users have downloaded more than 1.5 billion iPhone and iPod touch applications in the 1st year since launch. But while getting a late start, other mobile application storefronts are trying to catch up.  In the 3 months since launch, RIM's BlackBerry App World has 2,000 applications ready for download. The Nokia Ovi Store is leveraging (and paying 70% revenue share to) the large Symbian developer community to create new applications for its user base. At the myTouch 3G launch, Google announced that there are more than 5,000 applications in the Android Marketplace. Recently joining the party is the LG Application Store, initially targeting markets in Asia.  But if mobile application uptake continues to center on smartphone application stores, how wi... (more)

Social Media Chatter for Entertainment Industry

Web 2.0 Journal Real-time social media feeds like Twitter and Facebook are allowing people in New York to comment on whether a movie is worth seeing before audiences even buy tickets in Los Angeles. And now there's a way to measure and track those conversations. Introducing Fizziology, the first and only chart to measure the world of entertainment using the world of online conversation. Fizziolo.gy's chart of everything entertainment -- the Weekly Fizz10 -- will be available at www.fizziolo.gy along with custom research, tracking and analysis for advertisers, studios, networks and content creators. There are millions of opinions about entertainment being expressed on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, message boards and other social networks. Fizziolo.gy turns these individual opinions into trackable, scored data. Mentions are measured by volume and analyzed to determine s... (more)

100 Things to Watch in 2010

New Media on Ulitzer JWT, the world's best-known marketing communications brand, today released its list of 100 Things to Watch in 2010. "Many of the items on our list reflect broader shifts we've been following, from growing awareness and action around health and wellness and the environment to warp-speed developments in technology," says Ann Mack, director of trendspotting at JWT. "Our list also shows how accelerating demographic, political and economic power shifts are manifesting in our everyday lives. And it points to the way industries are redefining or reinventing themselves to survive or to fully leverage these power shifts." This year, many of JWT's Things to Watch reflect repercussions of the Great Recession, from "energy dieting" to "luxury goes East" to "trip bundling." The people on the list -- from pop culture, sports, politics and other sectors -- h... (more)

Ulitzer - iPad for Business?

iPad For Business In case you did not hear, Apple announced the iTouch on steroids aka iPad last week. Apple iPad via www.apple.com Is it a phone? No, its not an iPhone Is it a PC? Well, not in the context of the traditional PC or Mac book What is the iPad or more importantly, what is the possible business angle? First as to what is it, it might be easier to describe what it is not. As mentioned above, it is not an iPhone, granted you can get an iPad with 3G or WiFi for data access (similar to how iTouch has WiFi). Likewise, the iPad is not a PC in the context of running applications traditionally found on Windows PCs or Mac devices. What is it? As far as what is the iPad, here is a link to its specifications, some of which have resulted in confusion. For example, I have seen many comments about how the iPad does not have a camera. Well, not built in however there i... (more)