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Canonical meldete heute die Einführung von Ubuntu 14.04 LTS für den 17. April 2014. Die neue Version bietet ein neues Niveau an Zuverlässigkeit, Leistungsfähigkeit und Kompatibilität in Cloud- und Scale-Out-Umgebungen. Die Gewährleistung von Support und Wartung gilt für einen Zeitraum von 5 Jahren. „Ubuntu ist die Basis-Plattform für Cloud-Systeme - öffentlich, privat oder in Hybrid-Form. Mit dieser Version (unsere dritte LTS, tief verankert in der Cloud) steigern wir abermals das Niveau in puncto Effizienz und Skalierung. Daher ist Ubuntu äußerst gefragt bei Unternehmen auf ihrem Weg, den Übergang zu Cloud-Computing-Umgebungen erfolgreich zu gestalten”, so Mark Shuttleworth, Gründer von Ubuntu und Canonical. Globale Unternehmen wie AT&T, Bharti, Bouygues Telecom, British Telecom, China Telecom, China Unicom, Cogent Communications, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, Korea... (more)

Freelancer.com acquires Warrior Forum, the world's largest Internet marketing marketplace & community

SYDNEY, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Freelancer.com today announced that it has acquired Warrior Forum, the world's largest Internet marketing marketplace and community with over 732,000 members and ranked 225 in Alexa globally[1]. Founded in 1997 by Allen Says, Warrior Forum is the pre-eminent marketplace and community for Internet marketing professionals across the globe. Ranked by Alexa as the 225th most visited website in the world, the site also ranks in the top 150 websites in the United States and United Kingdom, and top 100 in Australia by traffic1. With over 732,000 ... (more)

ECI Telecom, with the Tera Santa Consortium, Performs Successful Trial of 1Tb/s Optical Transmission over DFN’s Network

ECI Telecom, a global provider of next-generation network solutions, Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR), a world leader in flexible optical technology, MultiPhy, a leader in DSP-based CMOS communications semiconductors, and the Technion Israel Institute of Technology have successfully demonstrated 1Tb/s transceiver transmission with the Tera Santa Consortium. In the trial, the consortium transported non-regenerated 1Tb/s coherent super channel signal through the German Research Network - Deutsches Forschungsnetz e.V. (DFN-Verein) optical network. ECI deployed its Apollo family of packet-opt... (more)

PDC and GUARDIAN RFID(R) to Exhibit New Clincher(R) Extra Wide Inmate ID Wristbands at the 2014 American Jail Association Conference and Expo

VALENCIA, CA--(Marketwired - April 16, 2014) - PDC, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, in partnership with GUARDIAN RFID®, the global leader in inmate management systems and solutions, announced today it will exhibit its Clincher® RFID wristband solutions for jail detainee identification and management at the 2014 American Jail Association (AJA) Conference and Exposition, from April 27 to 30, in Dallas, TX. Upon registration, show attendees will be given a Clincher Extra Wide RFID wristband. Attendees can then visit PDC in booth #307 or GUARDIAN RFID in bo... (more)

NHS Selects Conduit for a Major Patient Support Contract

LONDON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Conduit's success as a leading provider of specialised managed services for patient care is boosted by a major contract for the provision of the NHS The Appointment Line (TAL) service. The Appointment Line service supports patient management of appointments once their GP has referred them for treatment through Choose and Book. The service currently handles about 65,000 telephone calls a week from patients who can confirm, change or cancel their appointment and is a core element of the Choose and Book service. The announcement follows the cl... (more)

Best Recent Articles on Cloud Computing & Big Data Topics
As we enter a new year, it is time to look back over the past year and resolve to improve upon it. In 2014, we will see more service providers resolve to add more personalization in enterprise technology. Below are seven predictions about what will drive this trend toward personalization.
IT organizations face a growing demand for faster innovation and new applications to support emerging opportunities in social, mobile, growth markets, Big Data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and more. This is great news because it shows that IT continues to be a key stakeholder in delivering business service innovation. However, it also means that IT must deliver new innovation despite flat budgets, while maintaining existing services that grow more complex every day.
Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today.
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 14th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 5th International Big Data Expo and 3rd International SDN Expo, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, N.Y. announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested topics below). Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded. Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud, Big Data and Software-Defined Networking: submit your speaking proposal today!
What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig? No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse.” In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing, NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined real-time, ad-hoc, and batch analytics. This concept of combining the best-in-breed Big Data technologies will continue to advance across the industry until the entire legacy (and proprietary) data infrastructure stack will be replaced with a new (and open) one.
While unprecedented technological advances have been made in healthcare in areas such as genomics, digital imaging and Health Information Systems, access to this information has been not been easy for both the healthcare provider and the patient themselves. Regulatory compliance and controls, information lock-in in proprietary Electronic Health Record systems and security concerns have made it difficult to share data across health care providers.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
12th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
It's a simple fact that the better sales reps understand their prospects' intentions, preferences and pain points during calls, the more business they'll close. Each day, as your prospects interact with websites and social media platforms, their behavioral data profile is expanding. It's now possible to gain unprecedented insight into prospects' content preferences, product needs and budget. We hear a lot about how valuable Big Data is to sales and marketing teams. But data itself is only valuable when it's part of a bigger story, made visible in the right context.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Larry Carvalho has been named Tech Chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Everyone talks about a cloud-first or mobile-first strategy. It's the trend du jour, and for good reason as these innovative technologies have revolutionized an industry and made savvy companies a lot of money. But consider for a minute what's emerging with the Age of Context and the Internet of Things. Devices, interfaces, everyday objects are becoming endowed with computing smarts. This is creating an unprecedented focus on the Application Programming Interface (API) as developers seek to connect these devices and interfaces to create new supporting services and hybrids. I call this trend the move toward an API-first business model and strategy.
We live in a world that requires us to compete on our differential use of time and information, yet only a fraction of information workers today have access to the analytical capabilities they need to make better decisions. Now, with the advent of a new generation of embedded business intelligence (BI) platforms, cloud developers are disrupting the world of analytics. They are using these new BI platforms to inject more intelligence into the applications business people use every day. As a result, data-driven decision-making is finally on track to become the rule, not the exception.