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HOUSTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 NetFinance conference, taking place in Miami, Florida, is a three-day-long multi-channel marketing technology event that provides financial institutions with actionable strategies and relevant resources. Attendees can choose from fifty sessions and the conference is expected to equip participants with over 200 relevant takeaways. Over 85% of speakers come from c-suite roles and bring rich knowledge of the industry and vast experience from world-class organizations. This year, the conference will focus on topics in data innovation, mobile technology, and cross-channel customer experience. EarthIntegrate is proud to partner with the 2014 NetFinance conference and looks forward to benefiting from important roundtable discussions and sharing valuable tactics for overcoming multi-channel communication challenges. Ryan Far... (more)

TechTarget Named a Winner in 2014 Optie Awards for Website Optimization

Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTGT) today announced that it has been named a winner in the Most Advanced Use Case category in Optimizely’s annual Optie Awards for excellence in website optimization held April 17th in San Francisco. Optimizely, makers of one of the leading website optimization platforms in the world, holds the Optie Awards to “recognize and celebrate customers who create delightful online experiences for their own customers and empower their organizations to turn data into action.” The Most Advanced Use Case Award is awarded for pushing techn... (more)

Qumu Corporation Agrees to Sell Its Disc Publishing Assets to Equus Holdings Subsidiary for $23 Million

Qumu Corporation (NASDAQ: QUMU) and Equus Holdings, Inc. (www.equus-holdings.com) today announced they have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement under which Qumu will sell its Rimage disc publishing assets to Redwood Acquisition, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equus Holdings in an all cash transaction valued at $23 million, subject to certain adjustments. The transaction resulted from a comprehensive process implemented by Qumu’s Board of Directors to maximize the value of the disc publishing operations for shareholders while enabling Qumu management to focus ... (more)

Data Scientists Not Required: New Alteryx Release Puts Predictive and Customer Analytics in the Hands of Every Analyst

IRVINE, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alteryx, the leader in data blending and advanced analytics, today announced Alteryx Analytics 9.0 which puts the power of predictive and customer analytics into the hands of every analyst with the new version of the Alteryx analytics platform released today. With the introduction of easy access to and blending of all major and emerging sources of customer insight – from social sources to marketing automation to emerging customer data stores like Amazon Redshift – Alteryx is empowering deeper business insights that can be achieved wi... (more)

OpenText Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results, Raises Quarterly Cash Dividend by 15%

WATERLOO, Ontario, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) (TSX: OTC) announced today its financial results for the third quarter ended March 31, 2014. Financial Highlights for Q3 FY14 (1) Total revenue was $442.8 million, up 31% Y/Y License revenue was $73.1 million, up 6% Y/Y Customer Support revenue was $180.3 million, up 8% Y/Y Non-GAAP-based EPS, diluted was $0.84 compared to $0.63 Y/Y; GAAP-based EPS, diluted was $0.38 compared to $0.22 Y/Y, on a post stock-split basis.(2) Non-GAAP-based income from operations was $129.0 million and 29% of reven... (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.