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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)

Software Sales in the Cloud

Businesses live and die by their ability to sell. When it comes to cloud computing, this is no different. The benefits associated with selling in the cloud are shorter time to market, revenue streams that don't tend to fluctuate, and a shortened sales cycle. Despite common belief, the key to successful selling in the cloud doesn't rely on the technology infrastructure behind the scenes -- the real key is in billing. Monetizing the Agreement In essence, a cloud solution is an agreement between the vendor and the user. The ability to monetize that agreement is the heart of how to sell in the cloud. The more customers using your solution, the more revenue you create. To ensure a steady and predictable revenue stream the back end systems need to be able to support it. Function Before Form The temptation with any sales process is to sell the sizzle; however, in a cloud e... (more)

CipherPoint Named “Most Likely to Succeed” at Venture Capital in the Rockies

Denver, CO, March 11, 2013 --(PR.com)-- CipherPoint™ a leading provider of transparent content security for SharePoint, cloud collaboration, and other web-based applications, announced that it was named “most likely to succeed” by a panel of VC’s and investors at last weeks Venture Capital in the Rockies conference (VCIR), a leading showcase for technology companies in the Rocky Mountain Region. CipherPoint was one of 22 presenting companies at the event, which showcased companies from Arizona, Colorado and Utah. “Following our SINET and Rice Alliance top technology company awards, we’re pleased to have been selected as the “most likely to succeed” from among the 22 most promising technology companies in the Rocky Mountain region” said Mike Fleck, CEO, CipherPoint. “CipherPoint is experiencing strong growth in our customer base, we’re growing our team, and we are well... (more)

CPX Interactive is a Finalist for the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

New York, NY, May 17, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Digital media company, CPX Interactive, announced today it had been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 North America award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region. Red Herring has been selecting the most exciting and promising start-ups and "scale ups" since 1995. Finalists are still evaluated individually from a large pool of hundreds of candidates based across North America. Twenty major criteria underlie the scoring and process. They include, among others: the candidate company's addressable market size, its IP and patents, its financing, the proof of concept, trailing revenues and management's expertise. Each company goes through an individual interview after filling out a thorough submission, complemented by a due diligence. T... (more)

OpSec Study Shows the Effectiveness of Integrating Social Media and E-Commerce Monitoring in Combating Unauthorized and Counterfeit Online Sales

OpSec Security, Inc., the global leader in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection, conducted a study to identify the impact of Internet trading platforms and social media web forums on the market launch and distribution of consumer electronics products. By monitoring popular B2C auctions, B2B trade boards, blogs and forums, significant intelligence is gained about the emergence of grey and counterfeit markets surrounding the introduction of a product into the global marketplace. The study focused on Kindle e-readers and the market launch of Amazon’s DX model introduced on June 10, 2009. On launch day, Kindle DXs were already available for purchase on a major B2B trade board from a company located in China A sample of 8 seller listings on a popular trade board had an estimated 40,000 Kindles available within a few weeks after the DX launch Suspect Kindle knockoffs ... (more)

CA Announces 'Day One' Support for IBM's z/VM 6.1

ISLANDIA, N.Y., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CA (Nasdaq: CA) today announced "Day One" support for IBM's z/VM® 6.1 across its industry-leading mainframe systems, security, and storage management product lines -- continuing its record of immediate support for new releases of the VM operating system. This immediate support helps CA customers and business partners reap the full benefits of the new platform's features without delay. z/VM V6.1 is optimized for consolidating workloads on System z10 servers, allowing IT organizations to build dynamic data center infrastructures that are exceptionally resilient, cost-effective, and capable of being flexibly expanded and contracted as necessary to meet changing business needs. Organizations are increasingly consolidating workloads to the mainframe and relying on z/VM to provide the virtualization and resource-shari... (more)

ABSORB LMS gewinnt Gold für Global Training bei den Brandon Hall e-learning Awards

CALGARY, Alberta, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zum zweiten Mal in Folge gewinnt Absorb LMS (http://absorblms.com/ ) (Learning Management System), eines der führenden e-learning Softwareprogramme der Branche, zwei begehrte Preise bei den Brandon Hall Research Excellence in Learning Awards 2010. Absorb gewann Gold für Best Advance in Learning Management Technology für Global Training und Silber für Best Advance in Learning Management Technology für External Training. "Absorb LMS ist das perfekte Werkzeug für das erweiterte Unternehmen", so Peter Jurisic, Vice President of Business Development bei Absorb. "Unser flexibles LMS (Learning Management System, Lernplattform) ermöglicht es den Kunden, ihre globalen Kundenkanäle, Händler, Verkaufspersonal und Angestellte zu managen". Absorb wird weltweit schon (http://absorblms.com/about/clients.asp) fleissig in vertikalen Ka... (more)

At 2012 Pacific Crest Emerging Technology Summit, uSamp CTO Steve Sobolevsky to Discuss Shift in Consumer Attitudes on Online and Mobile Research

uSamp (www.uSamp.com), a leader in providing targeted audiences and SaaS technologies for business intelligence, announced today that Steve Sobolevsky, the company’s Chief Technology Officer, will present on the topic, "Opinion Economy: Social Web and the Market Research Renaissance" at Pacific Crest’s 2012 Emerging Technology Summit in San Francisco, a two-day event for investors and companies at the leading edge of technology. WHO:   Steve Sobolevsky, Chief Technology Officer of uSamp, (www.uSamp.com), a leader in online research since 2008 and one of the world’s fastest growing technology and online sample companies.   WHAT: Sobolevsky will be speaking at the Pacific Crest 2012 Emerging Technology Summit session: Global Internet: Everyone, Everything, Everywhere. He will address how the social media revolution is causing a shift in consumer attitudes toward onl... (more)

Industry Leaders Join Benefitfocus at One Place Event

CHARLESTON, S.C., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology, benefits and human resources experts are invited to register now for One Place and learn how the latest cloud-based technology is revolutionizing healthcare and benefits. Hosted by Benefitfocus, One Place will be held Wednesday, April 25 – Friday, April 27 in Charleston, SC. Guest speakers include HR, technology and benefits experts from Benefitfocus customers and partners, including Brooks Brothers, Aetna, Glen Raven, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Mayo Clinic, Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and The Wet Seal.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/CL12553LOGO ) One Place kicks off with a keynote address at the Charleston Music Hall at 10:00 a.m. on April 25. Benefitfocus President and CEO Shawn Jenkins will reveal cutting-edge mobile technology, social tools and ap... (more)

Erickson Living-Produced Video Reflects Today's Changing Face of Retirement

BALTIMORE, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/12 -- As more and more baby boomers are entering retirement age, their impact continues at an unyielding pace and is changing society's age-old notions about retirement...where people are leading a sedentary lifestyle. To showcase the new-reality and how people are living differently in retirement communities today, Erickson Living has recently produced a refreshing and inspirational YouTube video of a Fox Run retirement community resident taking to the ice -- Diane Pieknik. "We're thrilled to see that so many people have gravitated to Diane's amazing story," said John Makowski, Erickson Living's Creative Director. "Her idea of measuring success by getting up just one more time than she falls down is something everyone can admire. More than ever, she reflects the outlook and actions of the type of people who choose to live in an... (more)

Constant Contact to Host “Get Down to Business” Events in Washington and Oregon to Celebrate Small Business Week

To celebrate Small Business Week (May 16-25, 2012), Constant Contact®, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTCT), the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide, will host Get Down to Business: Helping You Reach Your Next Great Customer, a nationwide series of free business-building events focused on how small businesses can use email marketing and social media marketing to engage with customers and drive business success. Over the course of the week, more than 50 events will take place across the United States. Washington and Oregon Get Down to Business events will teach local businesses proven tips and tactics to easily and effectively practice engagement marketing, a topic covered in-depth by Gail Goodman, CEO of Constant Contact, in the new book Engagement Marketing: How Small Business Wins in a Socially Connected World. Sessions will focus on ... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get tailored market studies; and more.
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Atmosera delivers modern cloud services that maximize the advantages of cloud-based infrastructures. Offering private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions, Atmosera works closely with customers to engineer, deploy, and operate cloud architectures with advanced services that deliver strategic business outcomes. Atmosera's expertise simplifies the process of cloud transformation and our 20+ years of experience managing complex IT environments provides our customers with the confidence and trust tha...
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, discussed some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and related how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material was delivered interac...
Intel is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley. It is the world's second largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip maker based on revenue after being overtaken by Samsung, and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs). Intel supplies processors for computer system manufacturers such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Intel also manufactu...
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understa...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Apptio fuels digital business transformation. Technology leaders use Apptio's machine learning to analyze and plan their technology spend so they can invest in products that increase the speed of business and deliver innovation. With Apptio, they translate raw costs, utilization, and billing data into business-centric views that help their organization optimize spending, plan strategically, and drive digital strategy that funds growth of the business. Technology leaders can gather instant recomm...