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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)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

Merrill Lynch: Cloud Computing a $100 Billion + Market!

Merrill Lynch recently issued a research note: “The Cloud Wars: $100+ billion at stake” (07 May 2008). The analysts write that by 2011 the volume of cloud computing market opportunity would amount to $160bn, including $95bn in business and productivity apps (email, office, CRM, etc.) and $65bn in online advertising. The authors identify 10 companies + 2 “unconventional plays” with exposure to Cloud Computing growth. Source ... (more)

OrangeHRM Releases Version 2.4.2 of Open Source HRM

SEACAUCUS, NJ (June 18, 2009) - OrangeHRM, a leading provider of open-source HR Management solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises worldwide, is delighted to announce the newest stable version of its product: OrangeHRM 2.4.2. The new version comes to make the installation easier for the all range of users. In the past, when installing OrangeHRM, its installer creates the required MySQL database. For this, OrangeHRM requires MySQL administrator user details. But you don't get MySQL administrator user details from shared web hosts. So, if you wanted to install OrangeHRM in your shared web hosting account, you have to install it manually which can be a tedious task if you are not tech savvy. "We got many requests regarding this issue and we addressed it in version 2.4.2 to make the user life easier", says Sujee Saparamadu, Co-Founder and CEO of OrangeHRM, addi... (more)

Visual 2000 Launches New Mobile Sales App with ThinkPad Tablet Promotion

Montreal, Canada, March 01, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Visual 2000 International Inc. (http://www.visual-2000.com) is launching a new Visual SFA.net™ Tablet app for the iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, Surface™ and other Windows®-based tablets and smartphones. The powerful yet simple-to-use mobile salesforce automation (SFA) solution empowers fashion brands and wholesalers to make visually-rich sales presentations, drill down on product details, check available inventory levels, and automatically post orders to the Visual ERP.net™ business system from any location with an internet connection. For a limited time, Visual 2000 is leveraging its partnership with Lenovo® to give away a free ThinkPad® Tablet 2 with all orders of 5 or more Visual SFA.net Tablet licenses. “This widely supported HTML5 mobile app is designed to enable sales teams to collaborate with customers on new orders a... (more)

Allin Corporation and TrueFit Solutions Announce Allin's Acquisition of TrueFit's CRM Practice

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Information technology companies Allin Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: ALLN) and TrueFit Solutions, Inc. announced that Allin has acquired the client base of TrueFit Solutions' Microsoft Customer Relationship Management ("CRM") Practice. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, no employees or assets other than the client list will be included with the acquisition of the practice. TrueFit's existing CRM clients will be serviced by Allin's Business Process Practice Area. Allin's Business Process Practice Area delivers technology solutions focused on Microsoft business management software such as Great Plains and Solomon financial software, as well as Microsoft CRM. Allin's Business Process solutions involve implementing and customizing these Microsoft software packages to help organizations automate processes, make mor... (more)

CDC Software Acquires computility, a Cloud-Based SaaS Solution to Be Added to Its CDC gomembers Platform for the Not-for Profit Market

CDC Software Corporation (NASDAQ: CDCS), a global provider of enterprise software applications and services, today announced it completed the acquisition of computility, a software as a service (SaaS) web-based association and membership management software solution, from privately held Alliance Technologies Inc., as part of its previously announced strategy to expand CDC Software’s offerings in the growing on-demand software market. The computility solution will be integrated into the CDC gomembers enterprise product line and will add new functionality to that platform with an association management software solution featuring integrated web modules and web collaboration tools for Not-For-Profit (NFP) organizations. This solution, used by more than 100 NFP customers throughout the U.S., automates processes including membership, events services, communications and ... (more)

CDC Software to Hold First Quarter 2010 Earnings Call on April 28, 2010 at 9:00 A.M. EDT

CDC Software (NASDAQ: CDCS) will hold a conference call to discuss the company's first quarter ended March 31, 2010 earnings and operating results on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 9:00 A.M. EDT. An earnings release will precede the call that morning posting to wires about 7:30 A.M. EDT. To listen, call the access number a few minutes before the scheduled start time of the call. Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Time: 9:00 A.M. EDT USA and Canada Toll Free Number:     (888) 603-6873 Int’l/Local Dial-In #: (973) 582-2706 The conference ID number is # 68535478 and the call leader is Mr. Monish Bahl. Webcast Link: Investors are invited to listen to a live webcast of the conference call which can be accessed through the investor section of the CDC Software website at www.cdcsoftware.com. The call can also be accessed through www.streetevents.com. To listen to the call, ple... (more)

CHR Solutions Goes “Beyond the Horizon” at Annual User Meeting and Strategic Summit

CHR Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of engineering, managed services, BSS/OSS and cloud technology to tier 3 communications service providers (CSPs), held its annual User Meeting and Strategic Summit March 13-15 at the JW Marriott at the Galleria in Houston, Texas. The event hosted approximately 250 attendees and helped CSPs uncover solutions to generate new revenue streams, partnership opportunities and improve their operational efficiencies. “Our rural communities are very important to the future of America and bringing together hundreds of industry leaders each year provides a forum where together we can discuss the key issues we’re facing each and every day,” said James Taylor, Chairman and CEO, CHR Solutions. “Once again, this year’s event was a great success which validated our belief that businesses and local and regional carriers need to work together... (more)

Research Finds Supply Chain Vendors Slow to Adopt Use of Social Media to Engage With Customers for CRM

PORTLAND, ME and FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/04/12 -- The use of social media by B-to-B suppliers and vendors for customer relationship management (CRM) is limited, but those who are using social media for CRM are creating better experiences for their customers and are earning benefits as a result, according to a recent social CRM study released today by Kemp Goldberg Partners and IDG Research Services. The survey of 150 participants was conducted during September and October 2011. Respondents came from more than a dozen B-to-B industries and the research aimed to better understand how B-to-B customers perceive social media usage when dealing with their suppliers and vendors. More than half (58 percent) of the participants were either totally unaware of how their primary supply chain providers are using social media or thought suppliers and vendors were no... (more)

Zuora Partners With Citrix to Power Metering, Pricing and Billing for Citrix CloudPortal Services Manager(TM)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/07/12 -- Citrix Summit News Zuora, the billing and commerce leader for the Subscription Economy, today announced a partnership with Citrix to extend the capabilities of CloudPortal Services Manager. Together, Zuora and Citrix empower today's cloud providers with an integrated ability to build, deliver and monetize new cloud app and desktop services. Every cloud provider must be able to streamline the front-end provisioning of their entire portfolio of services, and accurately meter and bill for those services on the backend. This requires a smooth hand-off between business operations systems. The partnership between Zuora and Citrix enables this frictionless integration so cloud providers can easily deliver and monetize their services. Citrix CloudPortal allows cloud providers and their customers to quickly and easily provisio... (more)

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Moroccanoil®, the global leader in oil-infused beauty, is thrilled to announce the NEW Moroccanoil Color Depositing Masks, a collection of dual-benefit hair masks that deposit pure pigments while providing the treatment benefits of a deep conditioning mask. The collection consists of seven curated shades for commitment-free, beautifully-colored hair that looks and feels healthy.
The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
We all love the many benefits of natural plant oils, used as a deap treatment before shampooing, at home or at the beach, but is there an all-in-one solution for everyday intensive nutrition and modern styling?I am passionate about the benefits of natural extracts with tried-and-tested results, which I have used to develop my own brand (lemon for its acid ph, wheat germ for its fortifying action…). I wanted a product which combined caring and styling effects, and which could be used after shampo...
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.