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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)

Ford Reports First Quarter 2009 Net Loss of $1.4 Billion+; Strengthens Balance Sheet, Launches Key New Vehicles

DEARBORN, Mich., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Net loss of $1.4 billion, or $0.60 per share, for the first quarter of 2009; pre-tax operating loss of approximately $2 billion, excluding special items++ Results for total company operations improved as compared with the fourth quarter of 2008 Ended first quarter with Automotive gross cash of $21.3 billion. +++ Significantly reduced operating-related cash outflow compared with the third and fourth quarters of 2008 despite further declines in volume Launched new Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Mustang, Focus RS and four-door Fiesta as well as Lincoln MKZ, Mercury Milan and Milan Hybrid. Gained market share in Europe and South America. Executed actions to reduce Automotive debt obligations by $10.1 billion - which were completed and recognized in March and April - and lower annual cash interest payments by more than $50... (more)

Microsoft Releases BizTalk Server 2009; Customers Win With Cost-Effective, Simple Enterprise Application Integration

Integration server broadens connectivity and increases productivity. REDMOND, Wash., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009, the company's enterprise integration and connectivity server solution. In its sixth release, BizTalk Server is already being used by 90 percent of Global 100 customers to integrate systems and automate processes. BizTalk Server 2009 delivers new capabilities to help customers more effectively integrate disparate systems, enhance end-to-end enterprise connectivity and more quickly exchange data across multiple platforms, resulting in increased efficiency and lower costs. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) "In today's economy, it is more important than ever for Microsoft to deliver innovation that drives immediate customer value," said Dan ... (more)

Darkest of Days Launches TODAY on PC and Xbox 360

CEDAR FALLS, IA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/08/09 -- It's here! Phantom EFX, the world's leading developer and publisher of PC-based casual game titles, and independent game development studio 8monkey Labs announced today that their highly anticipated historically based first person shooter, Darkest of Days, launches today for both Windows-based PC and the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Beginning today, Darkest of Days is available for purchase for $49.99 on the Xbox 360 and $39.99 on PC at most major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Gamestop. Darkest of Days will also be available for purchase online from www.phantomefx.com as well as larger online retailers such as Amazon.com. Digitally distributed copies will be available as well from Steam, Direct2Drive, Digital River and other outlets. "For me and everyone else here at Pha... (more)

2K Games Announces its Next Big Shooter - Spec Ops®: The Line™

2K Games, the publisher of the critically acclaimed BioShock® and Borderlands™, announced today that Spec Ops®: The Line™ is currently in development at YAGER for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Spec Ops: The Line is a provocative and gripping third-person modern military shooter that challenges players’ morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable situations where unimaginable choices affecting human life must be made. “At the heart of the 2K DNA is the creation of intellectual properties that provide consumers with compelling narrative, heart-pounding action, and worlds that come to life around them,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Spec Ops: The Line is the epitome of a 2K Games title and incorporates all of our gameplay values: immersive experie... (more)

Turkcell Announces Support for Earthquake Victims in Haiti

ISTANBUL, January 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, in cooperation with the Turkish Red Crescent has launched a campaign to provide aid to the victims of the major earthquake that recently took place in Haiti. Turkcell subscribers can easily participate in the "Haiti Relief Campaign" initiated by the Turkish Red Crescent by typing the key code 2868 with no message or write the word HAITI to make a TRY 5 donation to earthquake victims. There will be no charge for sending the SMS. Turkish Red Crescent President Tekin Kucukali noted that "Launching this humanitarian aid campaign to preserve the dignity of the vulnerable earthquake victims in all circumstances, and where and when in need, supports the mission of the Turkish Red Crescent to manage Haitian donations. Turkey has given... (more)

Panasonic ouvre un théâtre full HD 3D, sur le site de diffusion en direct des Jeux Olympiques d’hiver 2010 de Vancouver

Panasonic Corporation, partenaire olympique mondial officiel dans la catégorie Équipements audio et vidéo des Jeux d’hiver 2010, a aujourd’hui ouvert les portes de son pavillon olympique « THÉÂTRE Panasonic FULL HD 3D », constitué de deux théâtres full HD 3D de 103 pouces (environ 2,60 mètres) à LiveCity Yaletown, site de célébration officiel des Jeux Olympiques d’hiver 2010. Ouverts tous les jours du 12 au 28 février de 11 h 00 à 23 h 00, ces théâtres projetteront des images tridimensionnelles en haute définition de la cérémonie d’ouverture, un métrage des grands moments des Jeux d’hiver 2010, et la vidéo de Sarah Brightman interprétant la chanson de Panasonic, « Shall Be Done ». L’entrée du pavillon olympique de Panasonic sur le site LiveCity Yaletown du David Lam Park est gratuite. « Ce théâtre est notre façon de faire participer à la passion des Jeux Olympique... (more)

Neocase Software Selected as Finalist for 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/11/10 -- Neocase Software, a leading provider of customer service solutions for shared service centers and customer support operations, announced today that its customer service contact center solution, Neocase CS, has been named a 2010 CODiE Award finalist in the "Best Business Software Solution" category. Solutions in this best-of-breed category exemplify the value that software provides to business operations. Winners will be announced in late May 2010 after SIIA member voting takes place in March and April. Neocase CS empowers large global corporations to manage and optimize their customer service operations performance and processes through its uniquely adaptive and award-winning customer service technology platform. The solution brings efficiency and productivity to customer service operations through: collaborative cas... (more)

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop Mutant Mudds™ – Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon, Max must vanquish his nemeses, the Mutant Mudds, by blasting and hovering his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. (For Nintendo 3DS™) Nintendo eShop Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ (demo version) – Join Mario and Sonic in the world’s greatest sporting competition. With more than 50 playable events, the Olympic Games have never been so much fun. This demo is now available on Nintendo eShop. (For Nintendo 3DS) WiiWare™ Newton vs. The Horde – Scientists are being attacked by a horde of vicious monsters. Use physics to squash, skewer and explode those nasty creatures and do whatever you can to help our scientist friends survive. (Wii™) Also new this week: Lola’s Alphabet Train (Ninte... (more)

Gartner Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, today reported results for fourth quarter and full year 2011, and provided its preliminary financial outlook for full year 2012. For fourth quarter 2011, total revenue was $427.7 million, up 12% year-over-year. Foreign exchange had only a negligible impact. Net income increased 23% while Normalized EBITDA increased 17% to $84.8 million (see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for a discussion of Normalized EBITDA). Diluted earnings per share was $0.46 in fourth quarter 2011 compared to $0.37 for fourth quarter 2010. Diluted earnings for fourth quarter 2010 included acquisition related charges, net of tax, of $(0.02) per share compared to zero in the fourth quarter of 2011. For full year 2011, total revenue was $1,468.6 million, an increase of 14%, and n... (more)

Hertz on Demand Partners With Move About To Provide EV Corporate Car Sharing in Germany

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), has announced the launch of the new "Hertz on Demand/MoveAbout partnership to provide Electric Vehicle car sharing services to corporations, utilities and municipalities in Germany (www.moveabout.net). The companies will also explore further European market opportunities together. The move follows the five year strategic partnership agreement signing by Hertz International and Move About A/S, a pioneering electric vehicle car sharing company from Scandinavia, to jointly develop their European mobility-on-demand business. The service will complement Hertz on Demand's Berlin car sharing operation launched in 2008. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110810/NY50373LOGO ) "Hertz believes that electric cars and mobility-on-demand services go hand-in-hand as the public and private se... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and innovate at scale. Cloud and cognitive technologies can help them leverage hidden data in SAP/ERP systems to fuel their businesses to accelerate digital transformation success.
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
In this presentation, you will learn first hand what works and what doesn't while architecting and deploying OpenStack. Some of the topics will include:- best practices for creating repeatable deployments of OpenStack- multi-site considerations- how to customize OpenStack to integrate with your existing systems and security best practices.
Most DevOps journeys involve several phases of maturity. Research shows that the inflection point where organizations begin to see maximum value is when they implement tight integration deploying their code to their infrastructure. Success at this level is the last barrier to at-will deployment. Storage, for instance, is more capable than where we read and write data. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Atwell, a Developer Advocate for NetApp, will discuss the role and value extensible storage infrastructure has in accelerating software development activities, improve code quality, reveal multiple deployment options through automated testing, and support continuous integration efforts. All this will be described using tools common in DevOps organizations.