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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)

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of February 16, 2014

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! A revolution is taking place in the way consumers shop online, with overall mobile sales doubling over the last year to a whopping $60 billion in value, and the tablet exploding on the scene as the payment device of choice... (more)

Industry Trends and Perspectives Blog Series

This is the first in a series of ongoing short industry trends and perspectives blog post briefs. These short posts compliment other longer posts along with traditional industry trends and perspective white papers, research reports, solution brief content found at www.storageio.com/reports. I often get asked by people what Im seeing or hearing new (aka what is the Buzz). Sometimes when I tell those who ask about new things or what they have not read or heard about yet, I get interesting as well as varied sometimes even funny reactions. In most cases unless the person does not agree or like the trend, the reaction shifts to one of wanting to know more including what is driving or causing the activity, its impact along with what can be done. As some are new or emerging they may not yet be being covered in other venues, research, surveys, studies or reports. Thus do not... (more)

info360 Conference & Expo Co-locates with [email protected]

Newton, MA, May 30, 2012 --(PR.com)-- As consumers increasingly move between different media channels for information and entertainment, it is critical for businesses to reach their audiences by leveraging social, mobile and local (SoMoLo) platforms. Professionals in branding, marketing, IT, web development, SEO management and other industries will gain insight into effective and profitable strategies for using these platforms at [email protected], co-locating with info360 (June 13-14, Jacob Javits Convention Center), the longest-running event focused on information management. Debuting this year, [email protected] will consist of a series of conference sessions that address the increasingly complex supply chain needs and hurdles that companies face as they try to ensure security, profitability and manage information across multiple channels. A focused Social Business track will offe... (more)

Conference at ON DEMAND Addresses the Evolution of Marketing

Newton, MA, June 05, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Across today’s media landscape, consumers are bombarded by content, making it difficult for marketers to cut through the clutter and connect with key audiences. The most successful campaigns leverage a strategic mix of media platforms and personalization strategies to ensure messages resonate with consumers and reach members of a target market segment at multiple touch points. Marketers from a wide range of industries can learn how to create and execute personalized, multimedia campaigns by attending the conference at ON DEMAND (June 13-14, 2012; Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City). “Customer acquisition, retention and reactivation are becoming increasingly more difficult,” said Ben Dyon, President of DME Studios. “With the technology landscape rapidly changing, marketers have to come up with ‘outside the box’ solution... (more)

Where Do You Start with Business Continuity?

We have all been in those meetings where we have had to explain to executives - ‘what happened?' Inevitably, the consensus of the post-disaster meeting is that ‘we need to do a better job protecting the business' and ‘draft proposals in a week'.  As you walk away, you play through your mind the various options you could investigate, vendors you could call, or web sites you could surf. You soon realize that you can propose anything but the reality is -what will the executives sign off on, what will they question, do they understand how vulnerable the business is, and will this be an endless game of back and forth?   How does one embark on a protection and recovery strategy? How does someone engage and obtain executive buy-in? The real key to executive engagement is to move them from an awareness phase (‘Yes, we need to do a better job at this'.) to consideration phas... (more)

The Social Media Bullies: Individuals and Corporations

What’s up with the rise of the social media bullies?  We’ve all seen and/or experienced  poor  behavior from individuals and corporations alike. And if you haven’t consider yourself blessed! The more I see and experience this poor behavior, the more I shake my head.  Talk about the de-evolution of humanity. I think we’re here to lift each other up, to communicate and evolve.  These bullies seem to get their power out of attacking others to justify their own behaviors, beliefs and supposed expertise. The thing is, we ALL have different perspectives. It’s part of being human. So here’s my question. Why do you think that  some people  use social media to be just plain mean, rude, condescending or nasty?  What about the big brands that basically deny or avoid any conversations about poor customer service, poor products and more. Many times they even attempt to  bully sol... (more)

Informative Graphics Corporation Launches Latest Integrated SharePoint Editions of Its Brava and Redact-It Products

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/19/09 -- Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), a leader in viewing, collaboration and redaction technology, today announced launch of both Brava!® Enterprise and Redact-It® Enterprise for Microsoft® SharePoint® 2007. SharePoint users now can access Brava's viewing and annotation capability, including integrated Term-Hit Highlighting which allows Brava to pick up search terms used in SharePoint and apply them to the document being viewed. SharePoint users will also benefit from Redact-It's automated intelligent electronic redaction functionality. Both editions facilitate quick, secure conversion of virtually any file, including Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect, AutoCAD DWG and more, to Adobe® PDF format. According to IGC's VP of Sales Jeff Herding, "Microsoft SharePoint is a great content management and collaboration tool whic... (more)

Mad Catz® to Report Fiscal 2012 Third Quarter Results, Host Conference Call and Webcast on February 8

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today it will release its fiscal 2012 third quarter results for the period ended December 31, 2011, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, after the market closes, and will host a conference call and webcast that same day at 5:00 p.m. ET.     Conference Call:     Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. ET Dial-in Number: (212) 231-2901 (U.S. & International) Webcast: www.madcatz.com, select “Investors” Web Replay: 30 days Call Replay Until: Friday, March 9, 2012, at 11:00 p.m. ET Replay Number: (800) 633-8284 or (402) 977-9140 (International) Access Code:     21575698   For the conference call, please call five minutes in advance to ensure that you are connected. Questions and answers will be taken only from participants on the conference call. For the webcast, please allow 15 minutes to register and downl... (more)

WaterFurnace Introduces 5 Series High Temperature Hydronic Heat Pump

FORT WAYNE, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/16/12 -- WaterFurnace International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial geothermal and water source heat pumps, introduces the 5 Series 502W12 high temperature hydronic heat pump. Capable of 150°F water output, the 5 Series 502W12 makes upgrading to a WaterFurnace geothermal system easy, particularly where the replacement system must work with existing cast iron or baseboard radiators. In a building with a radiant floor heating system, the unit's higher water temperature means the 502W12 can be installed between joists under the floor, removing the need to alter existing flooring. The 502W12 uses two high-efficiency Copeland Scroll™ compressors for reliable, low-cost operation. Compressor blankets, double-isolation mounting plates and a discharge muffler ensure a quiet system. In addition, two brazed pla... (more)

The Future of Technology Disruption in Business

LONDON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Europe  and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) are launching an in-depth  report  to provide business leaders with a unique insight into the  ways technology will change organisations  between now and 2020.  The EIU report, which was sponsored by Ricoh, reveals that the development of existing technologies will continue to significantly influence business models and practices over the next decade.   Businesses will have nowhere to hide from the disrupting yet energising effects of technology change.  Those with flexible processes, agile structures, and the right tools for their people and customers, will be able to adjust quickly and will find technology-led change invigorating and laden with opportunity. The need for change, as a result of technology, is largely attributed to an increase of low cost computing power,... (more)

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Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...