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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)

Mid-Sized Companies in the Services Industry Switch From Microsoft Great Plains to NetSuite for CRM, Ecommerce and ERP / Accounting Software Suite

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), a leading vendor of on-demand, integrated business management software suites for mid-market enterprises and divisions of large companies, today announced the latest companies-all in the services industry-to switch from Microsoft Great Plains to NetSuite, largely to take advantage of NetSuite's unique integration of enterprise resource planning (ERP)/Accounting, customer relationship management (CRM), and Ecommerce capabilities in a single on-demand application. These new customers, which include CMC Energy Services, Symbiot, Safir Rosetti, LLC, and Advantage Sign Supply, also cited advanced functionality and ease of use as the other compelling reasons for moving to NetSuite and saying good-bye once and for all to Great Plains' antiquated architecture and bloated cost model. For more infor... (more)

UK Retailers' Christmas Gamble Fails as Stock-Outs Could Cost 1.87bn pounds Sterling in Lost Opportunities This Christmas

LONDON, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A research report sponsored by NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today revealed that UK retailers could lose an estimated £147 million of revenue this Christmas due to missed sales opportunities through out-of-stock products, and an additional £1.7 billion to their competitors, as consumers shop elsewhere for their Christmas gifts. The research is based on economic models provided by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) and primary research with UK retail businesses, and a nationally representative study of 2,000 UK consumers conducted by Vanson Bourne. The findings are available for free download as part of NetSuite's latest retail report The Christmas Gamble at www.thechristmasgamble.co.uk. The research found that the average retailer is lo... (more)

Swivel Secure lanza un nuevo programa del canal y se embarca en el reclutamiento de socios globales

Swivel Secure anuncia hoy un nuevo programa acreditado de socios y un agresivo movimiento de reclutamiento del canal que ampliará espectacularmente su red global de socios de ventas los próximos doce meses. Este impulso de reclutamiento es el siguiente paso acumulativo en el desarrollo corporativo de Swivel. Sigue a numerosas iniciativas recientes operativas y de producto diseñadas para reforzar tanto la solución Swivel como la agilidad operativa de la compañía. El aumento de la demanda global de la tecnología pionera multifactor de autentificación sin identificadores de Swivel ha sido promovido por la inclusión de Microsoft Office365, junto con soluciones en la nube como Salesforce.com y Google Cloud y servicios de redes privadas virtuales (VPN). “Este es un gran año para Swivel”, comenta Chris Russell, CTO de Swivel Secure. “En todos los lados se están moviendo lo... (more)

QualMetrix Acquires Healthcare Analytics Platform of Visual Intelligence

QualMetrix, a healthcare analytics company delivering actionable insights to payers, providers and employers to help them reduce cost while enhancing the quality of healthcare, has completed the acquisition of the healthcare analytics platform of Visual Intelligence LLC. Visual Intelligence is a progressive business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions provider that has focused on helping its customers implement the next generation of high impact, rapidly-deployed, and cost effective business intelligence capabilities. “We are very pleased to add the healthcare analytics platform and capabilities of Visual Intelligence to our already leading edge capabilities,” said Lawrence Schimmel, M.D., Chairman. A general and vascular surgeon and the former CEO of Allied Health Group, Schimmel co-founded QualMetrix in response to the uncertainty surrounding the imple... (more)

Turn Names Bryan Busse SVP of Customer Success

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/13/13 -- Turn (www.turn.com), the marketing software and analytics platform, announced the appointment of Bryan Busse to the newly created position of senior vice president, customer success. The former vice president in the Salesforce services division of Salesforce.com brings 20 years of software service experience in consulting, training, and support to Turn. Led by Busse, the new customer success organization will ensure that all customers receive maximum value to their business from their Turn software subscription. The team will oversee all post-sale activities that Turn provides to its customers, including software implementation, customer success management, training, user adoption, technical support, and custom services. Busse will report to Bill Demas, CEO of Turn. "Bryan has a deep SaaS background, and at Salesforce... (more)

Leading Companies in Salesforce Ecosystem Standardize on DocuSign

DocuSign announced exponential growth in salesforce.com customers and partners standardizing on the DocuSign eSignature Global Network. DocuSign’s deep integration with Salesforce helps companies automate business processes to accelerate revenue, reduce costs, and enhance client experiences. “DocuSign has made it easier to sell and buy HP products,” said John Hinshaw, executive vice president of Technology & Operations, HP. “Through our work with DocuSign, we can get new partner and customer contracts processed faster, sometimes in just hours where it used to be weeks. It is probably the fastest ROI of any software we’ve rolled out.” “Salesforce.com is the cloud computing leader driving the Customer Company revolution by championing technologies and partners that prioritize customers above everything,” said Keith Krach, chairman and CEO, DocuSign. “Together we lev... (more)

Sociomantic Labs Introduces Streaming CRM for Travel: The First Online Advertising Solution That Combines Audience, Customer and Inventory Data to Dynamically Deliver Highly Personalized Offers

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - November 20, 2013) -  Sociomantic Labs, the leader in programmatic advertising solutions for eCommerce marketers, today announced the availability of Sociomantic Streaming CRM for Travel. Streaming CRM for Travel dynamically delivers personalized ads based on audience data, customer insights and inventory data, including CRM, loyalty and revenue management systems. The introduction of Streaming CRM for Travel follows the recently announced strategic partnership between Sociomantic and Revenue Management Systems. Sociomantic demonstrated and announced further details on Streaming CRM for Travel as part of the PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit this week in Fort Lauderdale. Sociomantic is also a finalist for the Travel Innovation Summit's awards in both the established company and business to business categories. The combination ... (more)

RetailNext Announces Enterprise APIs & Expanded Partner Ecosystem

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RetailNext, Inc., the in-store analytics market leader, announced today the release of a set of enterprise application programming interfaces (APIs) for application integration by retailers, shopping centers, and business partners, including business intelligence tools, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, marketing automation systems, and other service providers. RetailNext also announced that its hardware-agnostic solutions are now available for third-party computing hardware, enabling retailers worldwide to leverage existing hardware investments. In conjunction with these developments, RetailNext announces integration of its platform with industry partners, including Motorola, Silverpop, Clutch, and many others. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140113/CL44102LOGO ) RetailNext made the announcement from ... (more)

World Class Big Data-Driven Marketing & CRM Company Rebrands To Zeta Interactive

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zeta Interactive, a global Big Data-driven marketing company, announced today the launch and rollout of its new corporate identity and redesigned corporate website. The rebranding of XL Marketing as Zeta Interactive accentuates the Company's focus on, and commitment to Big Data, Customer Acquisition, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions.  The Company is adopting its name from its Zeta Interactive division, a Forrester-rated, Enterprise-grade Marketing Technology platform and the catalyst for the Company's successful entry into Big Data & CRM.  The rebrand comes in the wake of a very successful 2013, during which the company launched several innovative products, won new business from Fortune 500 and Middle Market brands, and grew revenue and EBITDA by more than 30%. "We are a fast-growing, ever-evolving company. ... (more)

Cloudera Announces Third Annual HBaseCon

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/14/14 -- What: Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced that it will be hosting HBaseCon 2014. Call for Speakers and Early Bird registration are now open at hbasecon.com. HBaseCon is the premier industry conference for Apache HBase users, contributors, administrators, and application developers to learn and network with Apache HBase™ committers and other enthusiasts. The annual event hosts numerous technical talks across four tracks and facilitates networking amongst attendees. Who: The HBaseCon Program Committee includes HBase contributors representing companies from across the community, including Cloudera, Continuuity, Facebook, Hortonworks, Intel, Salesforce.com, and Taobao. Current HBaseCon 2014 event sponsors include community sponsor Apache Software Foundation and... (more)

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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...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed...
All in Mobile is a place where we continually maximize their impact by fostering understanding, empathy, insights, creativity and joy. They believe that a truly useful and desirable mobile app doesn't need the brightest idea or the most advanced technology. A great product begins with understanding people. It's easy to think that customers will love your app, but can you justify it? They make sure your final app is something that users truly want and need. The only way to do this is by ...
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
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Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Cell networks have the advantage of long-range communications, reaching an estimated 90% of the world. But cell networks such as 2G, 3G and LTE consume lots of power and were designed for connecting people. They are not optimized for low- or battery-powered devices or for IoT applications with infrequently transmitted data. Cell IoT modules that support narrow-band IoT and 4G cell networks will enable cell connectivity, device management, and app enablement for low-power wide-area network IoT. B...
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
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...