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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 - "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)

Life Without Internet in Ethiopia

For the first time in over ten years, I spent the night without Internet access. Ten years of working in remote parts of Mongolia, Vietnam, Palestine, Indonesia, and other small and developing countries, and in March 2010 I finally hit the access wall. My hotel in Addis Ababa does not have Internet access. And not a single WiFi or wireless connection available nearby. Maybe it is just not realistic to believe that in the year 2010 travelers or residents of a major city like Addis Ababa would enjoy the same sense of Internet entitlement we enjoy in other parts of the world.  It is probably more realistic to think fresh water is a higher priority than Facebook.  Probably a higher priority to think that basic nutrition is a higher priority to some people in the world than Twitter. Having been plucked up from the opulence of Burbank, California, where Friday afternoon b... (more)

Mobile-Forms Software Company Executive Joins Enterprise Mobility Network

DURHAM, NC -- (Marketwired) -- 12/19/13 -- Mi-Corporation is pleased to announce that our Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Gautham Pandiyan, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Enterprise Mobility Network, as an industry thought leader and contributor. Launched in March 2012 to provide an information and networking resource for professionals working in or around the area of Mobile and Wireless Technology, the Enterprise Mobility Network, and its LinkedIn community, enables professionals to access and leverage the collective knowledge of a global audience of like-minded people with experience in mobility. As a member of the six person Editorial Board, Gautham Pandiyan will harness his expertise to pick featured mobility content in the industry on an ongoing basis, and offer expert opinions on these case studies. According to Emma Mitchener, Commun... (more)

Service Classification

Introduction Interoperating services in many ways resemble distributed OO systems so many of the lessons learned from more then twenty years of evolution of object technologies might be directly applicable to the SOA domain. In the beginning when OO was rapidly gaining momentum many systems and languages that did not meet the full set of criteria declared themselves to be object-based by implementing some of the required traits. None of those solutions gained significant traction and success and they quickly sank into well-deserved obscurity. Although they differed in the set of OO features their creators chose to implement, they all had left out the one which was difficult to implement and retrofit: organization of objects into hierarchies of semantic classes. Similarly the success or failure of services as the next paradigm of enterprise and global computing depe... (more)

Oracle Develops Trimble GeoManager Extension

Trimble announced today that Oracle has developed an extension which allows Oracle Field Service Applications (part of Oracle® E-Business Suite) users to add Trimble's GeoManager solution to create an enterprise-level intelligent scheduling and dispatching platform for field service organizations. The on-demand location-based features of GeoManager will allow organizations to improve fleet performance and the management of mobile workers and distributed assets. "By developing an extension for Trimble GeoManager, Oracle E-Business Suite Field Service can now take advantage of real-time location information to increase field workforce productivity and streamline call dispatch operations," said Steve Tonas, vice president of Oracle's EBS CRM Applications. "Working with Oracle allows Trimble to provide an integrated global solution across many industries for businesse... (more)

SXPad, Psion EP10, Harris RF-3590 and More

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. Geneq Inc. has released the SXPad, a full-featured, rugged handheld computer for GPS/GIS data collection that is built for mobile GIS users in applications ranging from Federal/State/Local government, water/electric/gas utilities, and transportation to mining, agriculture, and forestry. Read Original Content Magic Software Enterprises Ltd., a global provider of mobile and cloud-enabled application and business integration platforms, announced its mobile offering has been successfully implemented by UK-based Cape to develop an integrated business solution that can run natively on any mobile device. Read Original Content The BlackBer... (more)

Seven Hot Security Companies to Watch

There’s a rush in security startups looking to tackle everything from identity management to encrypting cloud data. Here are some of the latest companies worth keeping an eye on. OneID Headquarters: San Jose, Calif. Founded: March 2011 Funding: Not disclosed Leader: Steve Kirsch, co-founder and CEO Fun fact: Kirsch is a wealthy serial entrepreneur whose lineup of startups have included Mouse Systems, Frame Technology, Infoseek and other firms. Why we’re following it: This week Kirsch is launching OneID for what he calls the “next-generation PayPal” for digital identities. Kirsch says the basic technology, developed with engineers Jim Fenton, Adam Back and Bobby Beckman, is integrated into websites to let users create their own digital identities and hold payment information securely and use it as a form-filling capability. Kirsch also says the firm in the future int... (more)

Are you ready for the transition from Hardware-Centric to Software-Centric?

Forceworks Are you ready for the transition from Hardware-Centric to Software-Centric? Do you ever talk to an “Old” IT person? You know, like 40ish. Man, do they have some stories about how IT used to be back in the day. Things sure have changed a lot. You probably think to yourself “Man, they have no idea how things are now”. How about a “Middle-Aged” IT person? You know like 30ish. They have stories too, and things have changed a lot since then as well. You may be thinking “That guy is really losing touch”. It seems to come in waves… change that is. Well another wave is crashing the beach, and if you are not paying attention, you too could soon be “that guy” who has lost touch, maybe you feel you are already slipping. If you are not on the side that knows that “Cloud is Inevitable”, you are on the wrong side… or living in denial. Don’t believe me? Click the link ... (more)

AppDynamics and MongoDB Work Together to Scale Databases [VIDEO]

If you haven’t noticed, enterprise IT is going through a generational inversion. Not necessarily in people (although that seems to be starting too) but in technology. There is a move from on-premise to cloud. From difficult to use enterprise applications with extended training required, to consumer-grade, intuitive interfaces that are nearly as easy to use as your mobile phone. From the legacy databases that dominated enterprise technology in the 90s and early 2000s for managing relational data types to agile, scalable NoSQL data stores for managing semi-structured, polymorphic, object-style, evolving structured data, and other data shapes. AppDynamics is leading and learning from this generational shift and our partner, MongoDB, is too. We have seen enterprise IT developers across nearly all verticals — agriculture, financial services, government – leverage MongoD... (more)

Skyway SOA Platform Adds Southern States to Client Base

TAMPA, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/27/06 -- Skyway Software, the award winning SOA solution for developing and delivering custom applications and services, is pleased to announce a new addition to its client base. Southern States, a $1.2 billion leader in the farming and agriculture industry, is raising the bar on implementing applications by adopting a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Using SOA, Southern States will not only be implementing revenue-producing applications, but they will also be meeting the needs of their members even faster. Thomas R. Scribner, President & CEO, related that the Southern States team wasn't looking to hop on any buzzword bandwagon, they were simply looking to deliver integrated applications faster. Scribner states, "We are looking forward to using the Skyway SOA Platform to build systems that improve business processes and customer... (more)

Digital Angel's Visual, Electronic Livestock Tags Approved for Sale in Chile

SO. ST. PAUL, Minn., April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Angel Corporation , an advanced technology company in the field of rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets, announced today that both its visual and electronic RFID (radiofrequency identification) livestock tags have now been approved for sale in Chile. President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin N. McGrath stated: "Chile is an important part of our overall strategy of expanding our business in Latin America and we will be launching a strong push with both visual and electronic RFID tags to gain a significant share of this growing market. Chile and other parts of South America such as Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have joined the European Union, Japan and the United States in recognizing the value of traceable beef. We are excited about this o... (more)