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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)

Sage Software to Host Free Webcasts Featuring Nucleus Research Analysts and Advice for Maximizing Contact Management and CRM Investments

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/09/08 -- Sage Software today announced it will host free Webcasts featuring Nucleus Research analysts Rebecca Wettemann and Marc Songini. Wettemann will present "Maximizing ROI For Your CRM Solution" on January 15th at 11:00 a.m. PST, and Songini will present "Maximizing ROI For Your Contact And Customer Management Solution" on January 16th at 11:00 a.m. PST. Attendees can register at www.sagecrmsolutions.com/nucleus and www.act.com/nucleus, respectively. Attendees will receive a free Nucleus Research GuideBook at the conclusion of each session that examines Sage Software customer implementations and best practices. "There's no such thing as a bad CRM application, just a mismatched CRM application," said Rebecca Wettemann, Nucleus Research vice president. "Companies should evaluate their sales, marketing, service and support ... (more)

dynaTrace Launches Free AJAX Performance Diagnostic Tool to Combat New Class of Client-side Application Problems

dynaTrace software, the innovator and emerging leader in application performance management (APM), today announced the general availability of dynaTrace AJAX Edition, a free tool to diagnose and resolve complex AJAX performance problems. The release of the dynaTrace AJAX Edition extends the company’s industry-leading server-side transaction performance management technology to a rapidly expanding class of client-side performance challenges. Companies around the world are trying to deliver rich Internet applications that better meet the needs of business users and consumers alike. In an effort to deliver more interactive, engaging applications, developers are splitting segments of application logic away from the server-side to run in the browser – with AJAX being the dominant technology used in these new client-side application extensions. To support this migration... (more)

The Sant Corporation Named a Finalist for a Salesforce.com Appy Award

The Sant Corporation, the market leader in sales enablement and proposal automation solutions, was honored as a finalist for an Appy Award at Dreamforce ‘09, salesforce.com’s user and developer conference. Sant was one of four Sales Cloud Appy Award nominees recognized for transforming their business with the power of cloud computing. Appy Award recipients are nominated based on their innovative usage of Salesforce CRM or the Force.com platform in bringing new levels of customer success to their sales, marketing, partner, service, support or IT organizations. “Salesforce.com has transformed the way we run our business,” said Brian Vass, Vice President of Marketing for The Sant Corporation. “Since implementing Salesforce CRM we have increased revenue by 83%, improved customer satisfaction scores by 45%, and we resolve technical support cases 60% faster.” “We were h... (more)

Austin Ventures Promotes Thomas Ball to General Partner

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 05/07/12 -- Austin Ventures ("AV"), the most active and established early-stage venture capital firm in Texas, today announced the promotion of Thomas Ball to General Partner. "Having worked with Tom for several years on our portfolio companies, we know firsthand the domain expertise and dedication he brings to the AV team," said Chris Pacitti, General Partner at Austin Ventures. "Through his leadership at AV, Tom will continue to be an integral leader in the firm's venture capital practice." Mr. Ball joined AV in 2005 as a Venture Partner and was promoted to Partner at the closing of Fund X in 2008. Thomas' investment and transaction experience and focus are on early-stage information technology companies, with a primary focus on Internet, software and technology-enabled business and consumer services. Thomas has led recent investment... (more)

Appirio Introduces New Features to CloudFactor

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/08/12 -- Appirio, a technology-enabled services provider that helps enterprises power their business with the cloud, today announced the addition of new user experience and customization capabilities to CloudFactor. An application that brings relevant salesforce.com information into Google Apps, CloudFactor has doubled its customer base during the first four months of 2012. CloudFactor allows users to access Salesforce CRM information in Gmail without switching back and forth between applications, boosting user productivity and improving customer intelligence. Initially launched in 2010 as CloudWorks, CloudFactor is now being used by thousands and has expanded to include deeper integration with social media, improved search, customization and easier administration. CloudFactor has made it easier for users to access and manage rel... (more)

Research and Markets: Trusted Cloud - Market Size Estimates - Market Estimated to Reach over $2 Billion in 2016

Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d6kfpl/trusted_cloud_ma) has announced the addition of the "Trusted Cloud - Market Size Estimates" report to their offering. MGI Research estimate the size of the Trusted Cloud services market at slightly over $2 Billion in 2016 up from less than $500 Million in 2012. They see it as a specialized, high-growth opportunity significantly shaped by demand for cloud computing services from US federal, state and local government. In a cloud computing context, Information Security is consistently one of the top concerns of business and IT executives. Despite vendor assurances of tight security controls within the cloud and statistically a relatively low rate of security incidents, most potential and actual cloud services buyers see the cloud as essentially a black box and its security as something ... (more)

Leading Specialty Pharmaceutical Company to Implement Ross Enterprise

CDC Software, an enterprise software provider of on-premise and cloud technologies, today announced that Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, plans to implement Ross Enterprise to manage its growth, while helping to improve efficiency, reduce costs, facilitate compliance and mitigate risk. Pernix develops, markets and sells branded prescription and generic pharmaceutical products. Ross Enterprise is expected to help Pernix automate and integrate key business processes. Specifically, Pernix expects Ross will help automate certain validation processes to improve data quality and provide audit trails to meet regulatory requirements. In addition, Ross’s Contracts and Chargeback module will minimize the potential of overpayments, and Ross’s TraceExpress module will help facilitate compliance, while mitigating risk and exposure. “We a... (more)

Dell Cloud Business Applications Portfolio Expands with New Affordable Integration Packs for Leading Software Packages

Dell is expanding its Dell Cloud Business Applications portfolio by introducing Dell Integration Packs–a cost-effective point-to-point integration solution for growing businesses that enables automatic synchronization of critical data between popular software applications. The first offering integrates data between popular accounting and CRM systems to help improve order accuracy, eliminate manual data re-entry between systems, and accelerate quote-to-cash cycles. Developed using Dell Boomi integration technology, Dell Integration Packs synchronize critical data between leading financial applications such as Intuit QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics GP with Salesforce CRM. The pre-configured Integration Packs are quick to install with a user-friendly wizard that allows customers to easily deploy them by simply checking a few selection boxes, completely eliminating t... (more)

Cetrom to Bring Custom Cloud Solutions to CPAs at Upcoming AICPA Conferences

Cetrom Information Technology, Inc. (Cetrom), a leader in providing comprehensive Cloud Computing solutions, announces it will be exhibiting its custom Cloud Computing solutions at booth #406 during the upcoming AICPA Practitioners Symposium in Las Vegas, Nev., June 11-13, 2012; and booth #404 at the AICPA Not for Profit Conference in Washington, D.C., June 21-22, 2012. While exhibiting, Cetrom will showcase how its custom Cloud Computing solutions for CPAs offer a cost-effective technology alternative to help CPA and accounting firms focus on providing excellent customer service by outsourcing day-to-day IT maintenance and upkeep. The AICPA Practitioners and TECH+ Conference: held at the Aria in Las Vegas, Nev., this event provides CPAs with knowledge of the latest learning, tools and technological information to keep their firm ahead of the competition. With the ... (more)

Xerox Expands Electronic Discovery Services Offerings with Acquisition of Lateral Data

Xerox (NYSE: XRX), today announced the acquisition of Lateral Data, a leading e-discovery technology provider, for $30 million. Lateral Data’s flagship software, Viewpoint™, brings simplicity and affordability to e-discovery by enabling corporate legal departments and law firms to manage the entire e-discovery lifecycle using a single, in-house solution. E-discovery is the process where electronic data is sought, located, searched and secured for potential use as evidence in legal and regulatory matters. The acquisition solidifies Xerox’s position in the e-discovery market by complementing the services, technology and consulting offerings of Xerox Litigation Services. Xerox estimates the enterprise e-discovery market will be approximately $1.6 billion by 2013. Viewpoint helps legal and IT departments and law firms to lower the total cost of e-discovery by streamlini... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
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 ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...