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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)

Bernie Borges' Marketing 2.0 Social Media Book

Social Media on Ulitzer Bernie Borges' new book: Marketing 2.0: Bridging the Gap between Seller and Buyers through Social Media Marketing. Bernie's book aims to give a macro view of social media marketing with a focus on "what it is" and "how" small and medium size businesses (SMB) can develop a strategy, implement it and measure results. Marketing 2.0: Bridging the Gap between Seller and Buyers through Social Media Marketing covers these topics: Marketing 2.0 What is Web 2.0 and Social Media? Think Like a Publisher: Content Marketing The Lifecycle of Interaction in Social Media Marketing Measuring Results in Social Media Marketing Risks in Social Media Marketing Benefits of Social Media Marketing Case Studies - SMBs Succeding with Social Media We have invited Bernie Borges, the author of Marketing 2.0: Bridging the Gap between Seller and Buyers through Social Media Marketi... (more)

Jonathan Kranz's The eBook eBook

Jonathan Kranz's has published his latest eBook on, well eBooks! The eBook eBook: How to turn your expertise into magnetic marketing material. Jonathan Kranz's The eBook eBook covers these topics Real-life examples of marketing successes you can emulate Guidelines for identifying compelling content The secrets to telling unforgettable stories Hints, tips and secrets for organizing your ebook How to supplement your ideas with stats, graphs, quotes, anecdotes and more The right way introduce your ebook An even better way to conclude your ebook to encourage reader action Practical pointers on tone, theme and style Suggestions for promoting your ebook We have invited Jonathan Kranz to discuss his eBook.Today, Jonathan Kranz enjoys the confidence of numerous clients and agencies. After completing his MFA in Creative Writing in 1995 (and publishing a number of short stories... (more)

Top Sales Executive to Share His Insights on Ulitzer

Lee Novak, one of the top sales executives in the country, launched his Ulitzer blog to share his experience, insights, and sales coaching tips. Lee Novak, a Sales Management Executive for 25 years, uses a proven people-first, client-first philosophy. Lee has a reputation for building teams that not only are high-performance groups but also that do business the right way, at the right time and for the right reasons. Novak publishes his Ulitzer blog posts on his two topic sites: Lee Novak on Ulitzer (http://leenovak.ulitzer.com) Team Building (http://teambuilding.ulitzer.com) Sales Coaching (http://salescoaching.ulitzer.com) He received numerous awards for his sales leadership, innovativeness and measured performance while working in various executive roles at ADP Dealer Services (a Fortune 500 company in the technology and service sector) for 21 years - where he was... (more)

Receiving SalesForce Web API outage information on your Blackberry

Recently there were some well-documented problems with major sites, due to a major Register.com outage caused by a DoS attack. One interesting aspect of these attacks is that the sites themselves stayed up, although they seemed to be down to anyone who used Register.com's DNS servers. If you used OpenDNS, for example, all seemed fine. Or if you connected via IP address (bypassing the need for DNS) then you were unaffected. The consequence of this is that if a provider of a Web API is simply monitoring their own server uptime, they will not detect an outage like this. The servers stay up. However, from many clients' points of view, the outage is very apparent. This can result in confusion and finger-pointing ("our service is not down - it works from here - the problem is your Internet connection!" / "But other sites are responding fine for me!", etc etc). Increasingl... (more)

SugarCRM on Windows Azure Cloud Computing Platform

SugarCRM today announced that it will offer its CRM applications on Windows Azure to enable its customers and value-added resellers to benefit from the real-time scalability, high availability and on-demand infrastructure of Microsoft Corp.'s cloud platform for web applications and services. "With Windows Azure, Microsoft has built a true cloud computing platform going well beyond the simple hosted infrastructure that most service providers offer today," said Larry Augustin, CEO of SugarCRM. "Windows Azure enables SugarCRM value-added resellers to create and deploy unique solutions for customers around the globe. This new service is another key component of the Sugar Open Cloud, the SugarCRM cloud strategy for delivering simple, affordable CRM anywhere based on customer need. Sugar on Windows Azure combines the most user-friendly CRM application on the market with a ... (more)

Cloud Computing Made Easy

With over 50,000 clients, Salesforce.com is the poster child for Software-as-a-Service. Without a doubt it has more flexibility than many other SaaS providers targeting marketing and sales departments out there, which is all the more reason to remember that it has taken this company a decade to get to where it is today. It makes a difference, believe me, because in attempting to integrate a less mature SaaS solutions to Salesforce.com recently, I've had to admit that, despite SaaS solutions not being as customizable as packaged enterprise applications, yet Salesforce.com does offer greater room to play when you try to set it up to match your idealized business process. It doesn't fit like a glove. But it's better than a catcher's mitt. That's why this video from Salesforce.com explaining cloud computing carries weight. But don't kid yourself. We're still a long way ... (more)

New Force.com VAR Program Gives Resellers a Path to Success in the Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced the new Force.com value-added reseller (VAR) program. The new program enables VARs to resell Force.com, the industry-leading cloud computing platform for custom application development. The first cloud program of its kind, the Force.com VAR program will help resellers build a business developing and delivering custom applications in the cloud for their clients. The program is free to join, and gives partners the opportunity to create recurring revenue as well as manage contract renewals. Initial partners that have joined the program include American Data Company, Appiphony, Aptaria, Centerstance, Echo Lane, EDL Consulting, ForceBrain.com, Lexnet Consulting Group, MK Partners, Red Sky Solutions, Reside, Silvertree Systems, Stone C... (more)

Cloud Reality Check: Vendors Will Grow Mindshare, not Market Share in 2010

Forty-three percent of enterprises cite cost savings as their top reason for moving their infrastructure to cloud computing. Does today’s tight economy mean 2010 will be the year enterprises fully embrace the cloud? Probably not. As Yankee Group finds in its new report, “Clouds in 2010: Vendor Optimism Meets Enterprise Realities,” fully 75 percent of enterprises are earmarking no more than a third of their 2010 IT budget to the cloud. While the 26 thought leaders Yankee Group interviewed for the report—including executives from AT&T, Akamai, Cisco, Citrix, IBM, Salesforce.com and Verizon—all have high hopes for cloud computing this year, enterprises cite key stumbling blocks, including security, performance, standards and interoperability issues. And Yankee Group sees those issues festering well into 2010 and beyond. “Although most vendors emphasize their commitment... (more)

Intacct Helps ASP Global Services Streamline Its Financial Processes and Increase Business Insight

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/29/10 -- Intacct, the leader in cloud financial management and accounting applications, today announced that Warehouse Management Solutions provider ASP Global Services (ASPGS) has modernized and streamlined its finance department with Intacct. Using Intacct's cloud financial management system has enabled ASGPS to automate financial processes, improve financial controls and reduce its monthly close process from 15 days to just minutes. In addition, by better utilizing its finance staff, the company can realize more than $100,000 in annual salary savings. ASP Global Services helps third-party logistics providers to operate and manage multi-client and multi-site warehouse operations by providing warehouse management solutions designed specifically for the way they work. Over the years, ASPGS had built a financial system in addition ... (more)

Leading Multi-National Software Company Selects inContact to Unify Service Processes

SALT LAKE CITY, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- inContact (NASDAQ: SAAS), the leading provider of cloud-based contact center software and contact center agent optimization tools, announced that a leading multi-national software company selected the inContact contact routing and workforce management solutions to unify its global customer service operations. The company has plans to ramp its usage of the inContact platform to nearly 250 agents in the coming months. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120216/LA54560LOGO) The software company supports thousands of product lines through multiple contact centers around the globe and, prior to moving to the cloud, was using several different legacy premise-based systems to link these centers. The contact center management conducted an extensive search for a single vendor system to replace and harmonize the multiple s... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessio...
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...
CloudEXPO has been the M&A capital for Cloud companies for more than a decade with memorable acquisition news stories which came out of CloudEXPO expo floor. DevOpsSUMMIT New York faculty member Greg Bledsoe shared his views on IBM's Red Hat acquisition live from NASDAQ floor. Acquisition news was announced during CloudEXPO New York which took place November 12-13, 2019 in New York City.
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.
Apptio fuels digital business transformation. Technology leaders use Apptio's machine learning to analyze and plan their technology spend so they can invest in products that increase the speed of business and deliver innovation. With Apptio, they translate raw costs, utilization, and billing data into business-centric views that help their organization optimize spending, plan strategically, and drive digital strategy that funds growth of the business. Technology leaders can gather instant recomm...
In an age of borderless networks, security for the cloud and security for the corporate network can no longer be separated. Security teams are now presented with the challenge of monitoring and controlling access to these cloud environments, at the same time that developers quickly spin up new cloud instances and executives push forwards new initiatives. The vulnerabilities created by migration to the cloud, such as misconfigurations and compromised credentials, require that security teams t...
AI and machine learning disruption for Enterprises started happening in the areas such as IT operations management (ITOPs) and Cloud management and SaaS apps. In 2019 CIOs will see disruptive solutions for Cloud & Devops, AI/ML driven IT Ops and Cloud Ops. Customers want AI-driven multi-cloud operations for monitoring, detection, prevention of disruptions. Disruptions cause revenue loss, unhappy users, impacts brand reputation etc.
As you know, enterprise IT conversation over the past year have often centered upon the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In fact, Kubernetes has emerged as the key technology -- and even primary platform -- of cloud migrations for a wide variety of organizations. Kubernetes is critical to forward-looking enterprises that continue to push their IT infrastructures toward maximum functionality, scalability, and flexibility. As they do so, IT professionals are also embr...
@CloudEXPO and @ExpoDX, two of the most influential technology events in the world, have hosted hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors since our launch 10 years ago. @CloudEXPO and @ExpoDX New York and Silicon Valley provide a full year of face-to-face marketing opportunities for your company. Each sponsorship and exhibit package comes with pre and post-show marketing programs. By sponsoring and exhibiting in New York and Silicon Valley, you reach a full complement of decision makers and buyers in ...
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...