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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)

SYS-CON.TV Exclusive: Jeremy Geelan Interviews Adobe's Kevin Lynch

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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)

Sun: a 3-Letter Word Meaning (Says McNealy) "Low-Cost Computing"

Opening COMDEX 2003 this morning in Las Vegas, Scott McNealy - chairman, president, and CEO of Sun Microsystems - had one thing to say above all about the future of technology: "The network is still the computer." "Through all of the noise and the stock meltdown," McNealy said, "the network remains. The network is everywhere. Those who think it's not happening are missing the bet." Considered by many to be potentially one of the most important addresses he has given since the incorporation of the company in February 1982, McNealy then went on to describe Sun's three-pronged attack on IT - with something for those running data centers, something for developers, and something for the end user. Scott McNealy in action on the keynote stage at the first day of COMDEX 2003 with John Loiacono, head of Sun's operating systems products. Photo Copyright SYS-CON Media Re-Stati... (more)

Has the Technology Bounceback Begun?

2004 was the year that saw the iPod blaze its trail through the technology heaven, saw Google Inc. go public and double its share price from $100 to $200, and watched the fortune of RIM (of Blackberry fame) founder Mike Lazaridis's fortunes grow still further as wireless e-mail became more and more the rule and not the exception. But what of 2005? Has a wider technology bounceback begun? At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2005 last week, the answer seemed to be a resounding: "Yes!" As everyone who has not been living in a cave for the past 29 years knows, Microsoft is 100% devoted to changing the world. "Most people are still not in the digital realm," said Bill Gates in his opening keynote at CES. But it is far from being the only onion in the stew. The industry-wide 'return of technology' has begun. Even Gates himself acknowledged we stand at the threshhold of ... (more)

SYS-CON i-Technology Podcast: Google and Microsoft May Clash at CES

Will Google be subverting Microsoft’s market dominance? This is the question of the hour within the entire technology industry, large parts of which are gathered in Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Larry Page is expected to make an announcement of a $200 PC that may run an operating system developed by Google, at his keynote speech on Friday, January 6. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates spoke at the CES show earlier, touting some new photo-editing tools, a retooled media player, and features of the upcoming, long-awaited Microsoft Windows Vista, formerly known as Longhorn. He also metaphorically boxed company CEO Steve Ballmer in an Xbox game that featured heavyweight greats Muhammad Ali and Smokin’ Joe Frazier. This and other highlights featured on the podcast. Enjoy! ... (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)

MAATS Continues Successful Run During Eighth Annual Event

  The 2008 Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show (MAATS), held July 16-18, wrapped up another productive event, attracting 1,833 attendees to the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel & Convention Center. This represents a slight decrease in attendance from the previous year. This year, 293 exhibitors (down from 317 in 2007) and nearly 400 total qualified buyers attended MAATS. A total of 245 international participants representing 29 different countries were also on hand for the event. “This year, we saw all the same companies return to exhibit at MAATS and more; the slight attendance decrease can be attributed to the fact that returning companies brought less people to the show,” explains MAATS show manager Kathleen Clickett. “In fact, we had a larger number of buyers attend this years’ show than last year. The 400 total buyers doesn’t take into account the buyer cross-over... (more)

Zen and the Art of Network Architecture

"...I'll have one with everything."  That is the possibly recognizable punch-line to an old joke about the Zen master ordering a hot dog.  I am borrowing this as a theme for the on-going transformation of network architecture. Any successful design must follow the functionality required by the end-user. People want to be able to access information, entertainment, work, and all their friends whenever and wherever they happen to be at the time.  While we love to talk about Triple-Play, Quad-Play, and Any-Play, we still see (for the most part) operators building on from a foundation of either Fixed-line, or Cable, or Mobile-wireless. With the pending arrival of  the fourth generation of cellular radio technology, the Mobile Operator will be able to provide bandwidth and service experiences on par with their Fixed/Cable brethren.  But we still have not seen the real sh... (more)

Why A Neutral Internet Is Crucial

In the most high-profile case on net neutrality, last year the FCC ruled Comcast illegally placed limits on broadband customers using peer-to-peer services. Comcast is appealing the ruling, but this is exactly what open Internet advocates and the FCC want to prevent. Why ? Because it would adversely impact innovation and impede the potential an open and neutral internet can create. To illustrate the importance of net neutrality consider this: if you had a choice between a large, established Internet company with deep pockets to pay for faster access; you'd be more likely to use their service over a small start-up that might have a more innovative services but lacked the money to pay for similar speeds. What the major players want is to eliminate competition and use their present advantages to snuff out future competitive threats. Remember when you had to buy your t... (more)

Apple Approves First Official Porn Star App for iPhone

GrindHouse Mobile Inc., the premier technical provider for adult mobile application development, including iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Symbian OS, Palm, Windows Mobile and others, has just launched "Version 1.0" of the first and only official pornstar iPhone® application for Sunny Leone and the official application for adult nude super star Aria Giovanni. Both of these brand new sexy apps are available now in the Apple iTunes® store. Adult super star Sunny Leone's first app, the free "lite version" that offers exclusive pictures, a blog and video clips, is now available. Version 2.0, a premium version with more features, photo sets and videos is currently awaiting approval. Version 2.0 is packed with all new interactive features, games, blogs and ways to contact Sunny right from your phone, plus tons of additional high quality exclusive content. When asked about her... (more)