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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)

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)

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)

24-7PressRelease.com Builds More Than Just Search Engine Optimization Success for Many Small Businesses

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- 24-7PressRelease.com, 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, 24-7PressRelease.com 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 24-7Pressrelease.com enabled me to attain tighter control over my PR and ascertain the impact on my website." ... (more)

Pennsylvania Launches New Slogan, Web Site and Brochure to Lead and Support Dairy Industry

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff today introduced a new slogan, Web site and brochure to provide support and resources for the state's dairy industry growth during a meeting with some 70 members of the Pennsylvania Dairy Task Force, elected officials and industry leaders. The group met to discuss state and national issues impacting the commonwealth's largest agricultural industry. The Center for Dairy Excellence is a 501 (c) (6) private, non-profit corporation initiated by Gov. Edward G. Rendell in January 2004. The organization provides guidance and insight to the dairy industry in Pennsylvania and the U.S. "Communicating the value of Pennsylvania's dairy industry is important to producers and the general public alike," said Wolff. "These communication tools will help tell the story of Pennsylvania's largest agricultural ... (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)

BioLargo Signs First National Distributor for Odor-No-More Products

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/01/09 -- BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO) today announced that The E.T. Horn Company, one of the nation's largest distributors, marketers and manufacturers of specialty chemicals, will distribute BioLargo's Odor-No-More(TM) family of animal health products. (www.OdorNoMore.com) "Odor-No-More(TM) products save time and money, control odor and moisture, reduce fly infestations and create safer, healthier animal facilities," stated Joe Provenzano, VP & Product Manager for BioLargo. Lisa Alley-Zarkades, E.T. Horn VP, commented: "These earth-friendly products truly outperform anything in the marketplace." BioLargo's President, Dennis Calvert stated: "E.T. Horn's national footprint and experienced team helps us serve our customers with useful products to solve real world problems." About BioLargo, Inc. BioLargo's business strategy is to harne... (more)

I Like Ants - Grand Masters of Business Opportunity

Since this is my first blog post I thought it should be memorable and so I will share a secret passion of mine. I like ants, I really do. Compared to Avega I might even like ants a little bit more. Compared to my wife, well, she’ll always win big, but only because I know my priorities in life – not because of the ants. Fastest path Even though I’ve first read about ants five, ten, fifteen years ago, I still enthusiastically teach others about the beautiful fastest path algorithm that ants use to optimize their harvest – and sometimes I also do this against people's will (like when they get stuck with me in front of a white board). I think it’s the emergent behavior that arises from doing simple things tens of thousand times or more that still amazes me. And so, true to my heart, I will tell you about this beautiful simple algorithm; suppose you have to travel back an... (more)

AspectDSC Brings Real Time Global Commodities Data To iPhone

iPhone Developer iPhone users can now tap into real time global market data and prices for oil, gas, metals, agriculture and other commodities with the launch of an iPhone compatible version of AspectDSC - the Web-based information and decision support system for traders from Aspect Enterprise Solutions. AspectDSC (Decision Support Center) is the world's first wholly Web-based markets information resource and gives commodity traders, buyers, sellers, analysts and end users a trusted single source for news and prices - together with advanced analytics - to support minute-by-minute financial decisions. The iPhone move marks a significant expansion for the Aspect solution according to the company's CEO Steve Hughes. "AspectDSC has consistently remained a first choice for energy and commodity professionals wanting to do business on the move through their PDAs and smartpho... (more)

Starting Out With Seeds and Seedlings

Whether you’ve got a lot of space to work with or you’re simply hoping for a few tomatoes in containers, it can be hard to know where to start with your vegetable garden. Just deciding what to grow can pose a challenge for some, but the best advice anyone could give you is, happily, simple: Grow mainly what you like to eat. Courgettes are easy to grow – as legends of neighbours of grow-your-owners hiding from yet another delivery of them can attest – but if you’re not that keen, having kilos of the beggars at your disposal is a waste of time. Keep things interesting by growing at least one thing that’s “exotic”/you’ve never tried and best of all, ignore the people who tell you to keep it simple and don’t grow too many different things: variety is half the fun of it. Some canny inter-cropping will see you getting more out of the same space too. Once you know what ... (more)

Organic Farming Can Tackle Climate Change

The UK’s Soil Association has announced that if all British farmland was converted to organic farming, at least 3.2 million tonnes of carbon would be absorbed by the soil each year – the equivalent of pulling almost 1 million cars off the roads. Research undertaken by the association (available for download here), further suggests that a worldwide switch to organic farming could offset 11% of all global greenhouse gases. Among the other findings: widespread adoption of organic farming methods in the UK would offset 23% of the country’s agricultural emissions through soil carbon sequestration alone – significantly better than the UK government’s current target of 6-11% by 2020. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that 89% of agriculture’s global greenhouse gas mitigation potential is from carbon sequestration. In addition to helping to counter clima... (more)