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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)

New Social Media Marketing & Sales Channel

At the National Retail Federation (NRF) show being held today, First Insight, a company that is revolutionizing the way retailers make business decisions by connecting them to the voice of the consumer, unveiled the newest version of Virtual Customer Viewpoint (VCV). VCV is a solution that allows merchants and designers to improve product selections, forecast future item's sales, assess price points, and evaluate the strength and applicability of attributes of particular products. "First Insight is a company that encourages large groups of consumers to share their current thinking through online interactive forums, giving retailers the power to know better which products are going to be popular with consumers before they make their purchasing decisions. Even more valuable, consumers themselves are telling them," said Greg Petro, CEO of First Insight. VCV leverages... (more)

This Year's Volatile Market Offers a Golden Opportunity to "Harvest" Tax Losses, Brinton Eaton Says

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/17/07 -- This year's volatile market offers a golden opportunity to "harvest" tax losses, says Jerry Miccolis, a senior advisor with Brinton Eaton Wealth Advisors in Morristown, NJ. "It's a have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too strategy if you do it right." Suppose Jane Doe sells her entire $50,000 position in a mid-cap index ETF (Fund A) at, say, a $5,000 short-term loss and immediately invests the proceeds in another ETF (Fund B) that tracks the same index. "Jane made the right move. She has stockpiled tax losses while leaving her asset allocation unchanged," he says. Her loss can be used to offset any realized gains. So if Jane sells her shares in XYZ Technology for a $5,000 short-term gain this year, she won't pay additional tax. If she doesn't have any realized gains, she can offset up to $3,000 in ordinary income and carry over the... (more)

Whither Cloud Gateways?

Farm tractors and military tanks share an intertwined history that started when some smart person proposed the tracks on some farming equipment as the cross-country tool that tanks needed to get across a rubble and shell-hole strewn World War One battlefield. For the ensuing sixty years, improvements in one set of tracks spurred improvements in the other. Early on it was the farm vehicles developing improvements, but through World War Two and even some today, tanks did most of the developing. That is simply a case of experience. Farmers and farm tractor manufacturers had more experience when tanks were first invented, but the second world war and the variety of terrain, climate, and usage gave tanks the edge. After World War Two, the Cold War drove much more research money into tank improvements than commercial tractors received, so the trend continued. In fact, con... (more)

Orca Health, Haptique, mHealth Alliance and More

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Enterprise mobility is evolving so fast that I thought it prudent to conduct a mid-year enterprise mobility survey with 20 short questions and share that information with you.  For that purpose,  I would be most grateful if you would take a few minutes to answer these questions and share your insights.  I will compile the survey results into a report and share it FREE with all survey participants. Please take the survey here. Healthcare Finance News has outlined five ways telemedicine can play an important role in decreasing overall healthcare spending. Read Original Content Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile revolution. Doctors ... (more)

Revolution Newsletter: December 2012

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full December edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. Tell us what you're looking for in R training. 2013 is the International Year of Statistics, and the Revolution Analytics training department is seeking inputs on course topics in for 2013. What data science methods, R programming, Big Data, and Business Application training topics are you looking for? Let us know by taking our five-minute survey and enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!. Revolution R Enterprise 6.1 is now available. New features include big-data tree models, a Hadoop HDFS connection, and new security controls. Butler Analytics calls Revolution R Enterprise "the most powerful analytica... (more)

Cenex Tanks of Thanks™ Program Rewards Good Deeds with More than $130,000 in Free Fuel

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cenex® – the CHS Energy brand – today announced that the Tanks of Thanks™ program rewarded more than 2,600 people with nearly $132,000 in free fuel in 2012. This month kicks off the second year of the program, which recognizes and rewards people's good deeds with $50 Tanks of Thanks gift cards redeemable at any Cenex retail location. In the program's second year, CHS and Cenex retailers will continue sharing stories of people who are making a difference in their communities and rewarding their contributions with free fuel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120117/CG36399LOGO) "The Tanks of Thanks program is our way of saying thank you to the people who do their part to make the communities we serve just a little bit better." says Akhtar Hussain, CHS refined fuels brand marketing manager. "We have been overwhelm... (more)

RealtyJuggler Real Estate Software Upgraded with Valet Import

Windsor, CO, May 20, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Today, RealOrganized, Inc. announced another upgrade to their flagship RealtyJuggler Real Estate Software product. This upgrade includes a new Valet Importer, which can load data from almost any data source into RealtyJuggler with just a single click. "Loading fresh prospects into RealtyJuggler has never been easier. Send us a sample of the data you need imported and we can create a customized importer menu specifically designed for that data format. This is perfect for loading tax data, MLS data, or any other data source that you import on a regular basis into RealtyJuggler, said Scott Schmitz President/CEO of RealtyJuggler. A number of improvements have also been made to the RealtyJuggler Email Feed. The Email Feed loads prospects from any web site into RealtyJuggler automatically. Leads can be loaded from your web site, lead agg... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 5, 2013

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read M2M 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! AgDNA has introduced a new precision crop management tool for mobile devices. Since AgDNA was launched by founder Paul Turner less than six months ago, the cloud-based program has registered users in more than 80 countries with six million acres of farmland boundary mapped. Read Original Content Trimble Navigation Ltd. has released a ne... (more)

DigitalGlobe Teams with Cloudera to Accelerate Delivery of Geospatial Big Data Analytics

By Bob Gourley DigitalGlobe  is widely known as a leading provider of commercial high resolution imagery from space. Its constellation of 5 satellites has generated a 60PB archive of imagery that is approaching 5B square kilometers and is in a position to precisely document global change to meet the needs of defense, energy, agriculture, and NGO customers. Given all the data DigitalGlobe collects is unclassified it enables broad sharing across the community. I recently had an opportunity to learn about a less well known but very exciting part of DigitalGlobe– their Insight line of business. DigitalGlobe’s Insight business (based in Herndon, VA) is focused on delivering advanced geospatial analytic solutions that help its customers save lives, resources, and time. They have a long track record of developing novel approaches to geospatial predictive modeling that ha... (more)

YaSheng Group Is in Position to Benefit From the Abolishment of China's National Agriculture Tax

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/14/06 -- The YaSheng Group (OTC: YHGG) is in position to benefit from the abolishment of China's National Agriculture Tax. Premier Wen Jiabao of China pledged on March 5th, 2006, to spread prosperity to all in an address to the 10th National People's Congress as he laid out the next 11th 5 year that will last from 2006 to 2010. Part of this pledge is to abolish the national agricultural tax. YaSheng expects to see a yearly tax reduction of $3.5 Million USD starting in the year 2006. Further benefits for YaSheng are laid out in the Premier's plan to develop the industries which make up YaSheng Group's core business model "Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Chemicals." These remain the central long-term business model of the companies 5 and 10 year plan. Premier Wen Jiabao said the government "will make a major change" to shift its... (more)