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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)

Web 2.0 Is Dead and Web 3.0 Is Five Years Away

http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali Do you remember our Y2K problem eight years ago? On January 1, 2000, all of a sudden, there was no Y2K problem. For many years every software company collectively made billions of dollars on Y2K projects. Y2K became an industry inside the software industry. I recall meeting a computer consultant who claimed to be fixing the Y2K problem on QuickBooks on a local PC used by a local mom and pop shop, a "hire a nurse" small business. Unfortunately Web 2.0 was not so lucky. Forget about the IBMs, Microsofts, Oracles of the industry for a moment that forayed into the Web 2.0 craze simply because of the buzz that started a couple of years ago. For the rest of the software vendors and the VC-based start-ups who bet their entire business on Web 2.0, the season is unfortunately over for now. The new game is played a little differently now in the... (more)

Web Service API and the Semantic Web

As the Semantic Web gains momentum, it's important for Web service developers to keep abreast of its technologies and prepare for a change in their industry. This article looks at how the Semantic Web applies to Web services, including what specifications are under development and how you might prepare for integration with future semantic applications. What Is the Semantic Web and How Does It Impact Web Services? The current World Wide Web presents large volumes of information in a format tailored for viewing by people. A person can surf from link to link, query search engines, or attempt to reach sites by domain name. While the pages retrieved are appealing to humans, to the software that processes the contents they are no more than a string of random characters. Software programs cannot load a random document, Web page, or file and understand the contents of that d... (more)

Which Cloud Services Providers Are Gaining Mind Share?

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining your mind share?  Amazon, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com, have been in the news recently with a number of announcements.  So many that I've been attempting to track them by creating specific journals for each. Our experiences are likely to be different, and barring actual surveys and research, is subjective and based largely on our own impressions and perceptions of which companies are in the news or making news in this segment. There are several lists that are excellent points of reference - The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing, 85 Cloud Computing Vendors Shaping the Emerging Cloud, and The VAR Guy's SaaS 20 Index. Large technology companies like AT&T, EMC / VMware, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Unisys, and others that come to mind have not been included below in the top 20... (more)

Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) and Floods Hit the Philippines

I was lucky that Typhoon Ondoy did not affect my apartment. We are out in Pampanga two hours from Manila but we did not have a flood in my little neighborhood. But so many people died in this typhoon, and now the world knows what can happen in the Philippines. We get more than 20 typhoons each year and they cause many problems. Typhoon Feria back there in June damaged many houses in Samar Province where I am from. I was visiting then and it was very scary. You know we don't have a radio there or any way to know when a typhoon is coming. We just hope for the best and we know that no one will help us. Two other typhoons in August and September gave us rain for more than one week. A lot of floods and some people died then, too. But I think that nobody outside of the Philippines knows about these things unless they are very, very bad. As I said, my family and friends ... (more)

Cloud Talent Flocks to The Rackspace Cloud

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer ”We’re very proud that Rackspace’s reputation for innovation, opportunity and growth are attracting top technical and business talent from industry players that have been there, and done that,” said Emil Sayegh (pictured below), General Manager of The Rackspace Cloud, as it was announced today that six new key personnel have joined the company to spearhead strategic technology efforts aimed to position the company for continued growth and technology leadership. “We’re continuing investment to deepen our leadership product development bench to support our growth while expanding, and scaling our services,” Sayegh continued. The CTO &-Founder of The Rackspace Cloud, Jonathan Bryce, is joining a very special "CTO "Power Panel" at SYS-CON's 4th Cloud Computing Expo, being held November 2-1, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara... (more)

Big Data and Politics: Influencing Both Sides of the Aisle

Data has always had a place in politics. Politicians have relied on polls, voter interests and demographics for years. In 2008, the Obama campaign was recognized for its data-driven campaign, but it wasn’t until the 2012 election, when the tools became available, that big data was used to target voters and win a presidential election using methods that had never been used before. Much like businesses, political parties have collected a lot of data over the years, but that data has been siloed into various categories: donations, website visits, social media comments. While each of these categories are useful, the ability to combine and analyze all of this data together creates new opportunities to target each individual voter, but until recently it was much too costly to do so. Now with the creation of Hadoop and Hadoop as a Service vendors, big data is being used b... (more)

Endemol Launches Pointless BBC Game Show App

Wednesday 26 February, 2014 Endemol UK today announced the launch of an official app based on the hit BBC One game show Pointless. For the first time ever, fans and friends can now play their favourite quiz show on iOS and Android anytime and anywhere. Pointless hosts Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman will guide players as they challenge friends or participate in their own game. Just like the TV show, obscure knowledge is the key to success and competitors must score fewer points than their opponent by giving an answer no-one else thought of. Alexander Armstrong says; "For ages people have been asking me why there isn't a Pointless app and I always had to make up some sort of answer ("because of non-alignment of data across territories" - that one always worked better than "it's because of the beavers") anyway now I don't have to make stuff up anymore because the Po... (more)

Lilly and Transport Media get men across the UK on their feet for Colin Jackson's Go Dad Run race

Monday 2 June, 2014 Transport Media has been appointed to promote the Sanlam ‘Go Dad Run’ race which is being held in three UK cities over this year’s Father’s Day weekend. Lilly – one of the event’s sponsors, has enlisted Media Agency Group’s outdoor division to coordinate bus superside advertising which will be used in London, Cardiff and Birmingham from June the 2nd, in the two week run up to the June 14th event. The 5K race has been organised by British sporting legend Colin Jackson, and will raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. The streetliner adverts display the race locations, a brief description and the Go Dad Run web address, where audiences can find out more and register online. An image of a man wearing yellow underpants is also featured, as each adult entrant will be sent a pair of bright yellow Y-Fronts to help generate social media interest. The adverts ... (more)

Mirror Image Internet Taps Wowza Media Systems for Multi-Protocol Streaming Capabilities

Mirror Image® Internet, a leading provider of content delivery solutions powered by a patented global network, today announced its partnership with Wowza Media Systems®, an emerging leader in streaming media software, to deliver high-performance streaming via Wowza Media Server® Pro Advanced. Wowza Media Server Pro Advanced is a high-performance, extensible and a fully interactive multi-protocol media server for live and on-demand streaming, chat, and recording. The product enables companies to use streaming protocols that work with Microsoft Corporation’s Silverlight™, Apple Incorporated’s iPhone™, RTMP for Flash®, RTSP/RTP for QuickTime™, and MPEG-TS for IPTV set-top boxes. “Wowza gives us the ability to support our customers’ streaming needs in a number of ways, regardless of budget, bandwidth, protocol, or future content plans,” said James G. Hart, Vice Preside... (more)

New Xerox DocuMate® 742 Delivers High Quality Production Scanning at an Affordable Price

Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today announced the Xerox DocuMate® 742, a high quality production sheetfed scanner that scans documents at 50 ppm (simplex) and 100 ipm (duplex) and includes a 100-page capacity Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). It has the ability to scan a wide range of mixed document sizes (up to A3 / 11” x 17”) and supports long document scanning up to 38” (965 mm) making it an effective way to index a large volume of mixed documents, such as medical forms or real estate contracts. “The DocuMate 742 is well-equipped for use in a wide range of business applications, even in high-speed, volume-oriented environments,” said John Capurso, vice president of marketing for Visioneer, Xerox’s authorized trademark licensee. “It’s fast; scanning color at the same rapid rate it processes black and white. It’s versatile, capable of handling mixed-sized documents... (more)

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