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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)

Mobilizing Enterprise Data to Apple's iOS devices

During the second half of 2010 I was lucky enough to have been given access to an internal engineering build of the Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP) that supported iOS devices in addition to Blackberry and Windows Mobile. Check out SUP here SUP is a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP), which in my opinion and also of folks like Gartner, is the only way forward in multiple application mobilization and multiple device support. SUP abstracts the data access and Business Logic into Mobile Business Objects (MBO's) that take care of accessing, updating and deleting back end data. That data could be from files, corporate RDMS and other 3rd party systems such as SAP. At that time I already had been using SUP for over a year and had experience of building MBO's and using SUP's fantastic Device Application Designer (DAD) to build apps for Blackberry in a very RAD point... (more)

Got a new iPad, iPod or iPhone? Get These Apps First

It’s Christmas morning and the sound of pitter patter can be heard around the home as children and even adults scurry towards the Christmas tree in order to get started opening their presents. What did you get? An iPad? An iPhone? Power it on and let’s take a look at some of the apps that you’re really going to want to download onto that brand new device first. There are over a million apps have have been submitted to Apple’s App Store since July 2008, of which 493,289 were paid and 158,848 were games. Naturally, browsing through a million apps can be incredibly time-consuming, especially if you don’t know where to start. We took a look at some of the most popular and useful apps and listed them here. Read the full story at The Next Web. ... (more)

Consumer Directed Healthcare Goes Mobile

SAN FRANCISCO CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/13/09 -- Canopy Financial, a pioneer in innovative healthcare banking technology solutions that connect healthcare and financial services, announced today the release of their Mobile Consumer Directed Healthcare (CDH) Software Application for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. The new software, initially available for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch, makes CDH significantly more accessible to consumers with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Canopy's Mobile CDH Application enables consumers to search medical procedures using keywords to determine if they are eligible to be paid using tax advantaged CDH spending accounts. Having sourced eligible procedures, Canopy's Mobile CDH Application then maps local providers, and provides the customary cost of the proced... (more)

Harmonic to Demonstrate New Solutions for Multi-Screen Video at IBC 2009

At IBC 2009, stand #1.C61, Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) will showcase its comprehensive solution portfolio for video delivery to a variety of devices, including the TV, PC, iPhone and other mobile devices. Harmonic will introduce enhancements to its ProStream™ stream processing platform, Carbon Server™ transcoding software and MediaPrism™ software suite for multi-screen video delivery. Key demonstrations will also include Harmonic’s market-leading systems for broadcast contribution/distribution, encoding, and stream processing, as well as cable IPTV, universal edgeQAM and HFC access solutions. Taking place in Amsterdam from September 11-15, IBC is the leading television industry exhibition in Europe. Deployed in mobile video service trials with multiple operators, Harmonic’s MediaPrism suite encompasses a much wider range of functionality than other multi-screen sol... (more)

Reciva Connect Plus impulsa 3 nuevas aplicaciones para iPhone

Reciva (www.reciva.com) anunció hoy el lanzamiento de 3 aplicaciones para radio por Internet en el AppStore de iTunes. Reciva iRadio¹, Radiostar y Grace Digital Radio se encuentran ahora disponibles para su iPhone o iPod Touch. Las 3 aplicaciones tienen diferentes características y precios pero todas ofrecen una sorprendente variedad de opciones de radios, desde transmisiones tradicionales como FM y AM hasta emisoras de radio DAB (radiodifusión de audio digital), HD e Internet únicamente. Reciva iRadio Si bien la aplicación Reciva iRadio puede usarse exclusivamente en el iPhone (disponible para su descarga en http://tinyurl.com/recivairadio), también ofrece una integración en tiempo real con su cuenta web de Reciva y con las radios basadas en Internet de Reciva. Esta característica agrega el menú «My Stuff» (Mis cosas) (My Stations [Mis emisoras], My Podcasts [Mi ... (more)

Top Free Apps Publisher Calls on Fans to Redesign Brand: Mobile Deluxe

SANTA MONICA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/12 -- Mobile Deluxe, publisher of top free games Solitaire Deluxe® and Big Win Slots™, unveiled a new logo and website inspired and voted upon by its players. The loyal following of fans contributed significantly in the rebranding effort to capture what they love about games made by Mobile Deluxe. "There isn't a better time to revitalize our brand as hundreds of thousands of new smartphone customers enter Apple's iTunes App Store and Google's Android Market daily," said Josh Hartwell, CEO of Mobile Deluxe. "We've always stressed premium quality and fun gameplay in our casual mobile games, and we simply wanted our brand to reflect those characteristics." Using social networks like Facebook and Twitter as well as in-app messaging, the group called on their loyal fans in October. "Our players contributed artwork, answered poll... (more)

Forward Launches New Growth Fund With Long/Short Equity Strategy Focused on Disruptive Technologies

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Forward Management, LLC ("Forward") has announced the launch of the Forward Endurance Fund (FENIX), an equity mutual fund that seeks growth and positive absolute returns by investing both long and short in companies affected by disruptive technologies.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110927/PH75286LOGO ) The fund invests with a strategy similar to that employed by the Forward Endurance limited partnership launched in March of 2011.  The fund focuses on transformative, global growth opportunities, identifying what we believe to be 'winners' and 'losers' across a variety of industry sectors.  Currently, these sectors include:   technologies across mobile, Internet and cloud computing; energy and related areas such as clean tech and energy efficiency; and international emerging markets.  The fund is authorized t... (more)

Auto Insurance Companies Can Now Use BodyShopBids to Speed Up Cycle Time, Reduce Costs and Improve Customer Experience

BodyShopBids, a website and mobile application that lets consumers receive custom auto repair estimates by photo, announced today the public launch of its Insurance Partner Program. BodyShopBids currently has five insurance carriers participating in pilot programs across several states. Accessible for free via iPhone, Android and the Web, BodyShopBids connects consumers in need of car repair with body shops with available capacity. After uploading a few photos of their damaged vehicle, consumers receive a selection of nearby body shops to choose from within 24 hours. By partnering with BodyShopBids, insurance providers speed up cycle time, reduce costs and improve the overall customer experience. Through the BodyShopBids system, customers select a body shop based on location, price, reviews and other convenience factors, all from a computer, tablet or smartphone. F... (more)

Thousands to Receive Free Safe Rides Home From Diageo and NYC Department of Transportation

NEW YORK, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today three iconic brands – GUINNESS®, BAILEYS® and BUSHMILLS® – joined New York City's Department of Transportation (DOT) to announce a month-long "Safe Rides Home" campaign to promote responsible consumption of alcohol throughout the bracket-busting playoff season, on St. Patrick's Day and for other festivities throughout the month of March. Now through the end of the month thousands of free taxi, livery car and public transit rides will be given away to legal drinking-age adult consumers, encouraging New Yorkers and visitors to the city to always plan for a designated driver. Diageo and the DOT launched its first Safe Rides Home program in December 2010 where 78 percent of all debit card transactions from the giveaway took place during a prime celebratory window – between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. – validating Diageo and DOT's e... (more)

Nuance Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search Apps Now Available in Greece

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced the availability of its Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search applications for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad in the Greece App Store. Supporting the Greek language, the launch follows quickly on the heels of the Apps’ successful debut in Turkey, providing iOS consumers to quickly and easily dictate SMS text messages, emails, social media updates, mobile Web searches and more, up to five times faster than typing. “We’re incredibly excited to see the Dragon Apps hit Greece, marking the 35th country and 29 languages we’ve rolled out,” said Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “The Dragon Apps continue to showcase incredible momentum in every region launched, taking the top spots in nearly every regional App Store to date.” Dragon Dictation is iOS-5 compatible and feature... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
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.
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.
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.