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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)

Big Data Skills – Opportunities and Threats

Big Data. There are few conversations in the IT community which do not start, address, or end on the topic.  Some conversations are visionary in nature, some critical, and many considering the challenges we’ll need to overcome in the process of understanding how to deal with Big Data. Definitions of Big Data almost parallel the 3 V's of Big Data, which are velocity, volume, and variety.  We may call it a byproduct of massive data growth, cheap technology, and our ability to save everything.  We may address the enormous volumes of data generated by social media, smart grids, and other online transactions. However we also need to compress those ideas into a form we can understand and use as a basis for our discussions.  For simplicity, we'll use Gartner's definition that "big data are high volume, high velocity, and/or high variety information assets that require new... (more)

YaSheng Group Announces Expansion of Three Products for China's "Grain for Green Project"

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/24/06 -- The YaSheng Group (OTC: YHGG) announced today expansion of three products for China's "Grain for Green Project." Gansu Province, which is located in western China, is a main source of sandstorms in the country. The percentage of forest coverage is only 9.04%. Ecological problems arise as wind erosion, desertification, water and soil erosion, are very serious. In order to restore and improve the environment of the province, YaSheng Group, in coordination with the government, is taking advantage of the "develop-the-west" strategy. This national strategy is to plant forests and grass of 13 million acres from 2000 to 2010. By integrating the "Grain for Green Project" and accelerating the expansion of vegetation, this will create a sustainable environment and modernize the structure of agriculture as well as improve the ec... (more) Builds More Than Just Search Engine Optimization Success for Many Small Businesses

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ --, a leader in press release distribution for small to medium sized businesses, announced today that small businesses are recognizing the benefits of using their Mass Media Distribution press release package to help with Search Engine Optimization and more. "When budgets are tight for marketing dollars and writers are looking for a way to promote their websites, books, events and news, offers a cost effective solution," says Cheryl Kaye Tardif, a bestselling Canadian author. "Their Mass Media Distribution package has successfully assisted in my search engine rankings and in delivering targeted traffic--including media and filmmakers-- to my website. Creating an SEO strategy using enabled me to attain tighter control over my PR and ascertain the impact on my website." ... (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)

Are You Confident Your FTP Credentials Are Secure?

Nesting Dolls to Wormholes Do You Know Where Your FTP Credentials Are? A security researcher named Chris Larson happened onto a curious website last September that had been serving some malicious-looking exe files. While poking around, he wrote in his blog, “I came across an ‘unlocked door’ on the malicious Web site and took a look inside.” Treading like an adventurer in Alice’s Wonderland, Larson discovered that this little doorway opened into a world of potential hurt for companies around the world. There was a strange, oddly-sized GIF file that, with further poking, revealed a hidden payload. The GIF, when poked, revealed four text files. Little by little, their contents spilled out, until, finally it revealed a dark criminal archive. The files contained the login credentials of more than 100,000 FTP sites. It was an unbelievable discovery, like a Russian nesting d... (more)

Telco Cloud Services – Cloud Service Innovation Platform

Our Telco Cloud Services initiative is a product innovation program for telcos and web hosting companies, intended to develop a Cloud solutions portfolio for them to adopt based on best practices developed from real-world projects. As the Cisco white paper highlights, the primary value of Cloud computing to telcos is that it offers a platform for product innovation, and so our objective is exactly this, to link a Cloud Services Roadmap to the development of a Cloud Service Innovation Platform. To achieve this I was inspired by the UK Governments concept of “Forward Commitment Procurement“, utilizing Government spending as the source of innovation, and have spent the last year intensively reviewing the procurement RFPs of the Canadian Government, using them as the requirements specifications to define the Cloud Services Roadmap. Cloud Services Roadmap The overall en... (more)

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of April 8, 2012

The Field Mobility and M2M 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 Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Marketing News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly M2M solutions and services are a way for telecommunications companies to offer value to their customers.  While much of the focus in M2M has traditionally been in industries such as energy, transportation, healthcare, and security, consumer products present a strong area of potential. Read Original Content There is a high growth opportunity in India for M2M modules. According to a study conducted by 6Wresearch the M2M modules market in India ... (more)

Federal Cybersecurity and IT News Round-Up

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: U.S. Cyber Command recently conducted a tactical-level exercise called Cyber Guard where it collaborated with subject matter experts from the National Security Agency, the National Guard, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. More here. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency demonstrated silicone-molded robots capable of camouflaging themselves funded by their Maximum Mobility and Manipulation program. More here. Chief Software Architect for Chris Musialek announced that the platform would add machine-readable tags to the metadata readable by major search engines. More here. The Department of Commerce is preparing to move to cloud email and collaboration infrastructure starting with the  National Institute for Standards and Technology. More ... (more)

Digital Transformation, Code Halos, Analytics and Mobility

A retailers' mantra throughout history has been location, location location.  This is always important, but perhaps of less value than other innovations caused by digital transformations today. The ongoing digital transformation of many industries has created new competitive playing fields that are increasingly related to data.  The winners are those that can more quickly collect, analyze, report, make data driven decisions and capture value from the data. The data that surrounds customers, partners, companies and individuals is called "code halos™" by my colleagues at the Center for the Future of Work in their new whitepaper Code Rules.  It is their analysis that companies that understand and manage code halos most effectively will be the winners in their industries. Let me paint two scenes for you. 1) A brick and mortar retail operation is located on Main street, ad... (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)