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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)

Field Mobility News Weekly

Kevin’s Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Mobile Money News Weekly Also read Mobile Retailing News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Monthly An Indiana man has developed a smartphone application that may make the war effort safer and more efficient.  Capt. Jonathan Springer created Tactical NAV last year with the help of his wife to provide soldiers with more precise logistics for delivering mortar strikes and artillery fire. http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/9a3b94a4c9ea4da386e7bd3ae8ee02e6/IN--Soldier-Smartphone-App/ ******** The total market for finished barcode scanners (dedicated handheld and fixed position devices) reached an estimate... (more)

Mobile Expert Video Series: Latecia Mills

I must confessed to rarely having a female mobility expert included in my Mobile Expert Video Series, so today I am particularly happy to publish a video interview that I conducted a couple of weeks ago with a 20-year veteran of enterprise mobility Latecia Mills, VP of Global Services and Support with DSI. DSI has been in business for over 30 years, and they have been implementing mobile solutions for over 20 years.  It is not every day that I get to interview someone with that much real-world experience.  DSI grew out of the heavy duty warehouse management and manufacturing industries, and this year they made it onto Gartner's Magic Quadrant for MADPs (mobile application development platforms). ************************************************************* Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant Read The Future of Work Vi... (more)

360° Answers: Dealing with a Micromanaging Peer

Each of our workplace experts has weighed in on the following question from a reader to give you four points of view.  For other editions of our 360°... Follow us! Twitter: @IntuitQuickBase & Google+: +QuickBase ... (more)

3 Hacks to Boost Your Productivity

When we can’t get our work done in 40 hours, too often we start working harder and longer rather than smarter and more efficiently. This solution is unsustainable and has a tendency to spiral out of... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase ... (more)

IRS Expands Electronic SIgnature Form Acceptance

The IRS announced this week that it’s taking more positive steps towards making a painful process – paying taxes – a little less so for everyone involved.  In a March 12 alert, the IRS informed us that it is expanding its acceptance of electronic signatures on Forms 8878 and 8879, making it simpler than ever for tax preparers to serve clients quickly by minimizing printing and signing of documents.   This follows on the IRS’s announcement last year that it would accept eSignatures on Form 4506-T, slowly but surely getting up to speed on standards established in the ESIGN Act of 2000. Form 8879 is the declaration document and signature authorization for an e-filed return filed by an electronic return originator (ERO). The new guidance replaces guidance from 2007 which limited the ways in which the forms could be signed..  This is great news for DocuSign customers for... (more)

Twitter’s ‘Whisper Mode’ Could Prompt More DM Conversations

Twitter is looking to encourage more private discussions on its service. CEO Dick Costolo would like to have a “whisper mode” that allows users to take public conversations and discuss them solely with friends, according to a video interview with Bloomberg. While the social network is public-first, meaning content is shared with everyone by default (unlike Facebook, where friends are the default), it does have a direct message (DM) feature for one-on-one chats. This potential new feature isn’t likely to replace that, but rather allow users to pick a tweet or set of tweets and use them as a jumping-off point to start a DM conversation with one of their followers. Interviewer Emily Chang got the CEO talking by asking about messaging apps, and noting that Costolo has previous discussed enhancing the ability to move between public and private conversations. Read the f... (more)

CRMGuru.com Announces New Customer Management Web Site With Web 2.0 Capabilities

BURLINGAME, Calif., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- CRMGuru.com, the global thought leader in customer-centric business, has launched a completely redesigned web site, using Web 2.0 principles and a new content strategy. CRMGuru also announces the additions of new members to its prestigious guru panel. The customer management portal (http://www.crmguru.com/) continues CRMGuru's focus on thought-leadership aimed at C-level executives but with a number of important improvements: a fresh new look and feel; the overhaul of the content system to improve navigation and interactivity; and the introduction of blogs and news. "We're excited about the new design, which has been enthusiastically received by our audience," said Bob Thompson, founder of CRMGuru and CEO of CustomerThink Corp., the owner of CRMGuru.com. The cutting-edge content system takes CRMGuru into Web 2.0. "The new ... (more)

4D Web 2.0 Pack v1.1 Released

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- 4D Inc., maker of an integrated development platform for building and deploying business applications, announced today the release of version 1.1 of the 4D Web 2.0 Pack, an extensive toolset that lets 4D developers create rich Internet applications and integrate browser technology into 4D applications. Version 1.1 includes significant new feature additions, plus performance improvements and numerous bug fixes. Version 1.1 of the 4D Ajax Framework contains two new "matrix" objects that integrate data and graphics in more intuitive ways, as well as new tools to help query, filter, display, and search data. It also implements compression technology to make applications run as much as 10 times faster. Version 1.1 of 4D Live Window includes new callback functions to drive dynamic forms, and enhanced JavaScript support. "The 4D Web... (more)

TypeAMom.net on Disinfecting Your Home

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Type-A Mom Housekeeping Editor Rhonda Unruh shares tips on disinfecting your home to remove most of the harmful germs and microscopic organisms that can potentially make you sick. With the recent outbreak of swine flu and its H1N1 form, people are increasingly concerned about the germs that could infect them with a virus or disease. While most people right now fear the human-to-human transmission of swine flu, research proves that there are other, less direct modes of disease transmission. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu virus not only survives on everyday surfaces but has the potential to infect a person for up to 2-8 hours after landing on that surface. Unruh's post features specific instructions and tips on disinfecting the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, kid zones and other areas of th... (more)

Virident Expands Leadership Team with Focus on Growing Web 2.0 Data Center Presence

Virident Systems, the architect of the GreenCloud™ server platform based on Storage Class Memory and a pioneer in SmartScalingTM, today announced that it has hired industry veteran Bob DeMartino to help support the growth of GreenCloud in Web 2.0 data centers. DeMartino joins Virident from Sun Microsystems bringing over twenty years of sales and market development experience with both large, established enterprise and start-up technology firms. In the mid-‘90s, DeMartino managed Sun’s enterprise business in the Central US region to well over half-a-billion dollars in revenue, and helped develop Sun’s channel strategy including reseller incentive programs and coverage models. DeMartino left Sun for several successful startups, yet returned to Sun in 2008 to lead their Web 2.0 effort, including managing the Web 2.0 Customer Executive Advisory Council, composed of 30 ... (more)