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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)

Ulitzer Live! New Media Conference & Expo

http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali I live 11 minutes away from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. Friday evening I took a Cessna Caravan for a short 45-minute flight to Martha's Vineyard. This was my first trip to the island. I didn't do any research and had false expectations based on my long-time love affair with the island of Cat Cay in the Bahamas. I found out that Martha's Vineyard was huge. Upon landing on the island, my pilot called a cab for me to take me to my hotel. According to the cab driver the island's population was around 30,000 off-season and well over 100,000 during its peak summer season. These numbers change drastically from driver to driver or whomever you ask, of course. As compared to a maximum three to six neighbors any time I go home to Cat Cay, this was an instant shock to me. I had a relaxing two-day weekend in Martha's Vineyard. As long as I ... (more)

Social Media on Ulitzer - Strategy Nets New AUM for RIA

Social Media on Ulitzer RIAbiz.com recently discussed the findings of an August 24-25, 2009 Investment News survey conducted on the Twitter habits of the financial-advisory community.  Not surprisingly the survey reveals that "a mere 14.9% of financial advisers say they communicate with clients or colleagues through Twitter.  Meanwhile, only 44.9% and 43.8% of advisers say they use LinkedIn and Facebook, respectively, the survey found". Have RIAbiz.com and Investment News missed the point?  It's not about Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn!  It's about communicating with one's customers and clients utilizing ALL the tools available! So, what's my point? Practical, functional, and sensible go a long way to enhancing the relationships financial advisors are trying to create between themselves and their customers and clients, with or without social media tools.  Social me... (more)

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Tide Turning on VC, Incubators for TV?

For about a decade, I’ve advocated that venture capitalists and angel investors doing a brilliant job making investments in Web and mobile start-ups do likewise for the next generation of TV content and technology. Think of how far a billion or two a year, from a community spending upwards of $30 billion annually on many industries, could go in forming new TV networks, programming, technology, video-on-demand and 3D services, interactive TV applications and such. The problem is, VCs and angels to a great extent don’t think that way. Most continue to blow off TV proposals in their face, and make incredible excuses why they don’t get involved. What’s more, they don’t pay attention to the few VCs who do see the possibilities. Example: VCs and angels jump into forming funds to stimulate iPhone or iPad apps, but go silent and don’t create an interactive app or Google TV ... (more)

Cloud Security – Implementing a Secure Cloud Backup Case Study

Secure cloud backup is a scenario which increasingly gains traction. It allows organizations to implement an off-site backup while maintaining costs at a minimum. In this blog post I would like to focus on a specific use case of secure cloud backup. The system we describe is comprised of an on-premise replication server, Porticor Cloud Security, and Amazon S3 as the final backup destination, all integrated by one of our fine cloud integrators. Secure Cloud Backup – The Business Need In this use case, an enterprise organization was struggling with an inefficient and costly offsite backup infrastructure that was meant to manage an incrementally expanding database.  An offsite server farm was costly to operate and maintain and the tape backup and recovery methods used were time consuming. Furthermore, the company failed to meet regulatory requirements with regard to da... (more)

Search Engine Gorillas, Startups to Face Off in First-Ever Vertical Search Conference

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- SDForum, the leading non-profit organization helping to connect and educate Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and technologists, and Simply Hired, the world's largest search engine for jobs, today announced "Vertical Leap," a technology conference focused exclusively on vertical search. The first-of-its-kind event will match leading search engines Google, Yahoo, and MSN against promising vertical search startups, and survey their potential for venture capital investment. Vertical Leap will take place at the Santa Clara Network Meeting Center on Tuesday, June 28, 2005. Session panels will include discussions on search engines for local search, shopping, travel, classifieds & jobs, and news & blogs. "Vertical search has been identified as the next evolution of search, but whether new search startups can differentiate from the Big Th... (more)

Redfin Raises a $10 Million Venture Capital Round Led by Greylock Partners

SEATTLE, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Online real estate broker Redfin today announced a $10 million series-D financing led by Greylock Partners. Existing Redfin investors Madrona Venture Group, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Vulcan Capital and The Hillman Company also participated in the round. This new investment brings the total capital raised by Redfin to $30.8 million. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070426/SFTH054LOGO) The financing caps a 12-month span during which the real estate market contracted but Redfin grew on several fronts: Revenue exceeded a $20 million yearly run-rate and Redfin generated its first profitsRedfin shipped the highest-rated iPhone application for real estateSite visits increased more than 200% Total dollar-value of Redfin transactions since inception exceeded $2 billionRedfin customer satisfaction remained at 97% James Slavet, ... (more)

Global Graphics Launches Enterprise-Level FREE PDF Creation Software

CAMBRIDGE, England, December 1 /PRNewswire/ -- GLOBAL GRAPHICS (NYSE-Euronext: GLOG): Global Graphics, a developer of edocument and printing software, today announces the launch of the most comprehensive enterprise-level free PDF creation software; gDoc Creator - http://www.globalgraphics.com/gdoc The easy to use free PDF software will be available for download by individual office workers and consumers, and be available under a corporate licensing scheme for the enterprise. Global Graphics - which develops software for a variety of OEMs including Agfa, Quark, Fuji Xerox, Kodak, HP - is fighting for a place on the corporate desktop alongside Adobe, Google and Microsoft by providing an enterprise-level productivity application that enables: - Creation of PDF, PDF/a (for long-term archiving of electronic documents) or XPS documents from any Windows application that ... (more)

The Simon Law Firm Files Trademark Infringement Suit Against Microsoft on Behalf of Bing!

Bing! Interactive Design has sued Microsoft Corp. (NYSE: MSFT), alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition over Microsoft’s use of Bing for its search engine. The suit, Bing! Information Design LLC v. Microsoft Corporation, cause no. 0922-AC18341, was filed Dec. 16 in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis and asserts claims for trademark infringement, unfair competition and tortious interference with business expectancy. Bing! Information Design is an Internet-related company that creates interactive and computer-related illustrations, designs, interactive graphics, animations, technical diagrams and related services. The St. Louis-based company has used the mark Bing! since at least 2000 and has applications pending to register the mark . Bing! uses the Internet, search engines and its Web page as its primary sources of advertising and promotion. ... (more)

Handmark Launches New, Feature-Rich Twitter Application for Android Smartphones

Handmark®, a leading global developer and distributor of mobile applications and services, today released TweetCaster, the most advanced, feature-rich Twitter application available for Android™ smartphone customers. TweetCaster makes “tweeting” from Android-based smartphones fast, easy, and fun, delivering a simple, yet comprehensive Twitter experience. In addition to all the standard features needed to enjoy a complete mobile Twitter experience, TweetCaster offers: Multiple Twitter account support Integrated retweets Integrated Twitter lists Push notifications for tweets, mentions and direct messages Offline tweet caching URL shortening (and previews) Photo attachment Threaded direct messages Font/Theme customization “Handmark continues to enhance the mobile experience for customers around the world with the best connected applications,” said Evan Conway, EVP of Ma... (more)

Geoff Ramsey Most Popular Speaker at I-COM Global Summit

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/25/10 -- According to the feedback that I-COM chairman Andreas Cohen received, as well as social media measurement data from Brandwatch, Geoff Ramsey, eMarketer CEO, was the talk of the conference, with a 63% positive rating, the strongest showing -- ahead of Microsoft and Unilever. In his keynote, Mr. Ramsey said, "digital marketers need to get over measuring branding by clicks." Rather, the focus should be on tried-and-true methods like GRPs. He predicted that in the next few years online measurement will grow from targeting audiences to targeting outcomes. He added that by 2013 the industry will be able to prove display advertising can result in sales offline and that the industry will improve the measurement of consumer intent online by serving up relevant ads through behavioral targeting. Brandwatch CEO Giles Palmer did the so... (more)

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DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that the upcoming DXWorldEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | CloudEXPO New York will feature 10 companies from Poland to participate at the "Poland Digital Transformation Pavilion" on November 12-13, 2018. Polish Digital Transformation companies which will exhibit at CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO include All in Mobile, dhosting, Cryptomage, Perfect Gym, Polcom, Apius Technologies, Aplisens, ELZAB SA, TELDAT, and Rebug.io.
"Calligo is a cloud service provider with data privacy at the heart of what we do. We are a typical Infrastructure as a Service cloud provider but it's been designed around data privacy," explained Julian Box, CEO and co-founder of Calligo, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments that frequently get lost in the hype. The panel will discuss their perspective on what they see as they key challenges and/or impediments to adoption, and how they see those issues could be resolved or mitigated.
There's no doubt that blockchain technology is a powerful tool for the enterprise, but bringing it mainstream has not been without challenges. As VP of Technology at 8base, Andrei is working to make developing a blockchain application accessible to anyone. With better tools, entrepreneurs and developers can work together to quickly and effectively launch applications that integrate smart contracts and blockchain technology. This will ultimately accelerate blockchain adoption on a global scale.