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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)

Cloud Computing and Big Data in 2013: What's Coming Next?

What changes in the cloud computing and big data landscape should we be expecting in 2013? In this article we offer a round-up of industry experts' opinions as they were asked by Cloud Expo / BigDataExpo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan to preview the fast-approaching year ahead. 2013 Will Be The Year of Big Data  | The Internet of Things | Cloud To The Rescue (DR) | SSD John Engates | @jengates CTO of Rackspace Hosting Now its CTO, John joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the company was founded, as VP of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new services for larger enterprise customers, he created and helped develop the Intensive Hosting business unit. Most recently, he has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace's cloud computing strategy an... (more)

Cloudistics “Bronze Sponsor” of @CloudExpo | @Cloudistics #AI #DX #DevOps

SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a single platform to drive unprecedented simplicity in the data center. Customers can start with a base infrastructure and scale to multi-site and multi-geo infrastructures with predictable economics and performance. With open and secure virtual networking, elastic storage, application orchestration and SaaS management, Cloudistics is the blueprint for ap... (more)

PowerBuilder 11.1 / DataWindow.Net 2.5

Sybase announced new Microsoft .NET Framework-based enhancements to Sybase PowerBuilder 11, the premier 4GL rapid application development (RAD) tool and DataWindow.NET 2.5, a powerful component for .NET Framework-based environments that simplifies an ... (more)

Sunbelt Announces Version 2.0 of Network Security Inspector

Sunbelt Software, a provider of Windows security software, today announced the release of a major upgrade to Sunbelt Network Security Inspector. The new version of this network vulnerability scanner delivers enhancements such as a new scanning engine for faster scan times, a more intuitive user interface, and gives administrators the ability to schedule scans. SNSI features scanning by IP, port, machine, and service that delivers robust commercial-grade vulnerability scanning that detects a broad range of vulnerabilities in Windows operating system platforms and systems running Sun Solaris, MAC, HP-UX, Red Hat Linux and Mandriva Linux, SUSE Linux, Cisco routers, and HP printers. The new network vulnerability scanning engine now runs as a service to provide faster scanning times and accuracy. This provides a significant boost in performance by reducing scan times up ... (more)

Google News - XBRL: REMINDER: XBRL Canada Webinar: Regulatory Filing for Canadian ... - PR-CANADA.net (press release)

REMINDER: XBRL Canada Webinar: Regulatory Filing for Canadian ... PR-CANADA.net (press release), Montenegro XBRL Canada will host an interactive webinar April 15 to discuss the impact of XBRL and IFRS adoption on the regulatory environment for Canadian companies as seen by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Canadian Securities ... ... (more)

SYS-CON.TV Virtualization Expo Power Panel

Virtualization is changing IT and making it more efficient, more dynamic, and more streamlined. But why exactly has it proven itself to be so crucial a technology for Enterprise IT in particular and what is its trajectory in the future? Jeremy Geelan leads a high-level SYS-CON.TV Virtualization Power Panel discussion with the CTO of Rackspace, John Engates, the CEO of appzero, Greg O'Connor, and Sun's Chief Security Architect, Glenn Brunette. View SYS-CON.TV's very latest Virtualization Power Panel Live from Times Square here. The participants (right to left): GREG O'CONNOR - appzero Greg O'Connor is President & CEO of appzero (formerly Trigence) which develops software tools to help organizations move applications to Cloud computing environments. With more than 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry, he was founder and president of So... (more)

Cautionary tale: generate piles of revenue and still run a loss

  Chinese DOOH company AirMedia Group Inc., listed on NASDAQ, issued its quarterly report yesterday, detailing numbers that show there's real money to be made in digital place-based advertising, but also that securing the rights to those places can kill a company. Total revenues for the second quarter of 2009 reached US$36.8 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 23.7% from US$29.8 million and a quarter-over-quarter increase of 12.3% from US$32.8 million. The year-over-year increase was due to increases in revenues from digital frames in airports, traditional media in airports and other displays. The quarter-over-quarter increase was due to increases in revenues from digital frames in airports, traditional media in airports and digital TV screens on airplanes. Revenues from digital frames in airports Revenues from digital frames in airports for the sec... (more)

VI's Archie Hendryx Chinwags with Mike Laverick

If you've ever been involved with VMware it's more than likely that you've heard of Mike Laverick. As well as being a VM Guru, vExpert, all-round cool guy and author of great books such as "Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0", Mike also has a popular site of blogs, info and videos, namely RTFM. Occasionally Mike invites certain vendors or tech folk for a "chinwag"and publishes this on his site and this week I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to discuss Virtual Instruments' solution and how it enables the successful virtualization of Mission Critical Apps. Here's a link to the video: I hope you enjoy it!   ... (more)

Cloud Encryption – a Fundamental First Step in Cloud Security

Exposing a virtualization weakness for data theft, Snapshotting your data, and the internal threat, are new cloud risks that didn’t exist when the data was stored between the four walls of your datacenter.   Data encryption is a critical first step for any organization considering the cloud. In Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) clouds, protecting data at rest is your responsibility. To meet privacy obligations to your customers and employees, and to comply with regulatory standards such as PCI DSS, HIPAA and SOX, businesses must securely encrypt cloud-based data, while keeping operational overhead to a minimum. New Cloud Security risks to your data: Gaining access from a different virtual server within the same physical hardware: Cloud computing is all about virtualization. Multiple customers will share a single physical server an... (more)

Search Engine Optimization – Part 4

QUALITY CONTENT A solid network of trustworthy links, combined with carefully chosen keywords is a great start.  But as we stated earlier – a user and search engine friendly website with a sound design is an absolute must. First, what does your website look like to the search engines?  Search engines can only see HTML text.  Despite advancements in web crawler technology, generally speaking, search engines cannot see Java, Flash and images.  While some of this can be remedied in CSS or alt attributes – an easy solution is repeating or describing in text what is depicted in images and videos.  There are several tools that show what your site looks like to the search engines.  Most possibly the simplest way to see that they see is Google Cache – text only.  There are no pictures, no gifs, no fancy fonts or videos.  It is a text only version, and it gives you a good id... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and Big Data teams at Autodesk. He is a contributing author of book on Azure and Big Data published by SAMS.
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also received the prestigious Outstanding Technical Achievement Award three times - an accomplishment befitting only the most innovative thinkers. Shankar Kalyana is among the most respected strategists in the global technology industry. As CTO, with over 32 years of IT experience, Mr. Kalyana has architected, designed, developed, and implemented custom and packaged software solutions across a vast spectrum o...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to advisory roles at startups. He has worked extensively on monetization, SAAS, IoT, ecosystems, partnerships and accelerating growth in new business initiatives.
Traditional IT, great for stable systems of record, is struggling to cope with newer, agile systems of engagement requirements coming straight from the business. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, William Morrish, General Manager of Product Sales at Interoute, will outline ways of exploiting new architectures to enable both systems and building them to support your existing platforms, with an eye for the future. Technologies such as Docker and the hyper-convergence of computing, networking and storage creates a platform for consolidation, migration and enabling digital transformation.