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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)

Google Brings Down the Internet

The great and mighty Google screwed up royally Saturday morning plastering practically every one of its search results, even its own sites and services, with the warning, "This site may harm your computer," making every web site in its database unreachable and creating general mayhem. Anybody doing a Google search between 6:30am and 7:25am West Coast got the message. It took Google a couple of hours to chalk it up to "human error." After seeming to blame StopBadware.org, it ultimately explained that it works with the consortium on maintaining a list of sites known to install malicious software on visiting computers. It said it updated and released such a list Saturday morning except "the URL of '/' was mistakenly checked in as a value to the file and '/' expands to all URLs." Since Google pushes these updates out in a staggered and rolling fashion, it figures "the durat... (more)

Researchers Have Made a Google Glass-Like Contact Lens

For those who find Google Glass indiscreet, electronic contact lenses that outfit the user’s cornea with a display may one day provide an alternative. Built by researchers at several institutions, including two research arms of Samsung, the lenses use new nanomaterials to solve some of the problems that have made contact-lens displays less than practical. A group led by Jang-Ung Park, a chemical engineer at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, mounted a light-emitting diode on an off-the-shelf soft contact lens, using a material the researchers developed: a transparent, highly conductive, and stretchy mix of graphene and silver nanowires. The researchers tested these lenses in rabbits—whose eyes are similar in size to humans’—and found no ill effects after five hours. The animals didn’t rub their eyes or grow bloodshot, and the electronics kept wo... (more)

3 Pivotal Career Experiences and What You Should Have Learned

Learning experiences are not always pleasant. Learning requires acquiring new knowledge, skills, or behaviors by stepping outside of the comfort zone of current knowledge, skills, or behaviors. There... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase ... (more)

Heavyweights in Business - expanding eSellerPro Team to drive customer experience, product innovation and marketplace expansion

London, 14 April: eSellerPro, a leading eCommerce platform provider - whose customers include Superdry, Homebase, BMW and DABS - today announces that John Powell, Dan Burnham and Jonathan Tait have joined the eSellerPro management team. "With consumers' buying behaviour changing dynamically, retailers need to be selling on as many channels as possible to maximise their coverage. We are already seeing many of our customers ramping up their omni-channel activities, with Click and Collect, Cross Border Trade and other initiatives," explains Paul Watson, eSellerPro's CEO. "At eSellerPro, we're focussed on product innovation and sharing our marketplace experience and best practices. Our mission is to empower our customers to deliver a great multi-channel experience to the consumer. To support this goal, we've brought onboard three key hires to drive product innovation,... (more)

TGM Associates Launches New Website Platform

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 06/22/09 -- Zach Goldman, Director of Special Projects for TGM Associates, a full service, SEC-registered real estate investment advisory firm, announced today that the company launched its new suite of websites including its corporate website and 47 property sites. The new web site, www.tgmassociates.com, is designed to distinguish TGM from its competitors and to improve the overall user experience for its residents, employees, investors and vendors. "We are extremely pleased with the new site's top-line functionality and stunning aesthetics," stated Zach Goldman. "We invested in the new site design and development with the primary goal of having a platform that allows us to communicate more effectively with prospective and existing residents. Also, it provides our property employees with a valuable leasing and resident retention to... (more)

Himfr.com Analyzes Phosphate Ore Market

BEIJING, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com (http://www.himfr.com/ ), one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, analyzes the development of the phosphate ore market. The overall prices of China's domestic phosphate fertilizers are usually stable with low inventory. It is expected that late autumn ploughing manure storage will increase the demand for phosphate ore, and by the second half of the year the currently stable phosphate ore market in China will gradually warm up. It is reported that the recent tariff adjustment policies include: the abolition of special export tariffs for yellow phosphorus, phosphate ore, synthetic ammonia, phosphoric acid, ammonium chloride, re-superphosphate, and other fertilizers; maintaining a 20% export tariff on yellow phosphorus, and 10%-35% tariff on other phosphorus and phos... (more)

Thomson Reuters Celebrates Ten Innovative Sites and Services Using OpenCalais

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/21/09 -- Web 2.0 Summit - Thomson Reuters today issued an update on its OpenCalais Initiative, and cited ten innovative sites and services that use OpenCalais to reduce costs, deliver compelling content experiences and mine the social web for insight. "Less than two years into the project, 18,000 developers have joined the OpenCalais community and we are now processing four million documents per day," said Tom Tague, OpenCalais Initiative lead, Thomson Reuters. "We are inspired and humbled by the creativity that today's Web 2.0 entrepreneurs and online publishers have brought to bear in putting OpenCalais to work, and we are thrilled to recognize ten new sites and services that are changing the way we engage with news and the social Web." The newest publishers to join CBS Interactive / CNET, Huffington Post, DailyMe and others... (more)

BLUETREK to Exhibit at CES, Jan 7-10, 2010 at Meeting Room 25532MP South 2

A world first – that could eliminate text messaging distractions while driving! Imagine a Bluetooth headset that can read your email messages to you and let you dictate your response – all without touching your cell phone! Or, one that lets you dictate and send text messages – and “tweets” – by voice, and will “take a memo” and send you a reminder by email, hands-free! That’s the new Bluetrek Concerto. The technology behind the Concerto is a proprietary hands-free, voice-activated messaging platform by Dial2Do that is accessed by dialing a network access number. To access the system, Concerto users simply touch a button on headset, and then they’ll hear, “Personal Assistant, what would you like to do?” From there, using only voice commands, users can send, listen and reply to emails, dictate and send text messages and access popular networking sites like Twitter, ... (more)

Continued eCommerce Industry Recovery in Q409 Reports Mercent; Mercent eCommerce Performance Index(TM) Indicates Strong Online Retail Growth in 2010

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/10 -- Mercent(TM), a leading provider of on-demand marketing solutions for retailers, today released results for the Mercent eCommerce Performance Index(TM) -- a quarterly report that measures year-over-year (YOY) aggregate same-seller gross merchandise value (GMV) across online sales channels supported by the Mercent Retail(TM) channel management platform. According to the Q409 Mercent eCommerce Performance Index, same-seller GMV for retailers selling online through Mercent Retail continued to accelerate through the end of FY2009, growing at a 31.9% record-breaking pace relative to the same period in 2008. Fourth quarter growth was significantly higher than the 11.4% growth reported in the Q309 Mercent eCommerce Performance Index. Mercent reported same-seller GMV for merchants participating in Amazon's "Selling on Amazon" progr... (more)

Philex Gold Shareholders Approve Plan of Arrangement With Philex Mining Corporation

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/15/10 -- Philex Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE: PGI) ("PGI" or "Company") announces that the previously announced acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of PGI, pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act, has been approved by the PGI shareholders. At the special meeting of PGI shareholders today, the resolutions put to the PGI shareholders were approved by a vote of over 95% in favour. In addition, the resolution approving the transaction was approved by a 57% majority of the minority PGI shareholders at the meeting. The completion of the transaction remains subject to final court approval which PGI will seek on April 23, 2010 with a view to completing the transaction before the end of April. Permission to use quotations from the RiskMetrics report was neither sought nor obtained. FORWARD-LOOKIN... (more)

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When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the massive amount of information associated with these devices. Ed presented sought out sessions at CloudEXPO Silicon Valley 2017 and CloudEXPO New York 2017. He is a regular contributor to Cloud Computing Journal.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Kevin Jackson joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert and Founder/Author of the award winning "Cloud Musings" blog. Mr. Jackson has also been recognized as a "Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencer and Brand" by Onalytica (2015), a Huffington Post "Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter" (2013) and a "Top 50 Cloud Computing Blogger for IT Integrators" by CRN (2015). Mr. Jackson's professional career includes service in the US Navy Space Systems Command, Vice President J.P. Morgan Chase, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and NJVC Vice President, Cloud Services. He is currently part of a team responsible for onboarding mission applications to the US Intelligence Community cloud computing environment (IC ...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
When applications are hosted on servers, they produce immense quantities of logging data. Quality engineers should verify that apps are producing log data that is existent, correct, consumable, and complete. Otherwise, apps in production are not easily monitored, have issues that are difficult to detect, and cannot be corrected quickly. Tom Chavez presents the four steps that quality engineers should include in every test plan for apps that produce log output or other machine data. Learn the steps so your team's apps not only function but also can be monitored and understood from their machine data when running in production.
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in this new hybrid and dynamic environment.