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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)

JavaScript Optimization Techniques Today

The wild popularity of Ajax fueled widespread usage of JavaScript. Almost every web 2.0 application relies on JavaScript to deliver front end interactivity. A growing list of JavaScript libraries (over 200+) are being created by various Ajax developers, some of which have gathered significant community adoption. Though the usage of JavaScript code can lead to significant better overall user experience, it can also bring problems if not used properly. Some of the common performance related problems are: Sluggish network and runtime performance. It is common to see web pages that load several hundred kilobytes of JavaScript. The size of JavaScript libraries ranges from kilobytes to several hundred kilobytes, or even megabytes. Big footprint introduces not only longer download/parsing time, but also bigger client side memory/CPU footprint. For some browsers, parsing/... (more)

Inevitably, Twitter Profile Pics Turned Into HotOrNot Game

Twit Or Fit launches today - effectively an idea borne of combining Twitter with a site like Hot Or Not, where you rate the appearance of people displayed. HotOrNot was recently sold for a rumored $20 million, but since TwitOrFit relies on Twitter and therefore has little inherent intellectual property, I somehow doubt it will attract a similar valuation. However, it is already doing a lot of traffic and the US - Twitter’s biggest market outside Japan - is only just waking up right now. (The site is coming out of the UK, where Twit is slang for fool and Fit means good-looking). Crunch Network: CrunchBase the free database of technology companies, people, and investors ... (more)

Ulitzer vs. Ning - a Quick Review

Having used both sites for about two weeks, there is still a great deal I am learning to do with both Ulitzer and Ning, but a reader asked if I would do a quick comparison, so I will. The obvious point for me is that the sites have two different objectives for the writers.  For Ning, the writer is trying to be involved in a niche social network from scratch.  For example, I have built my own social network for marketers and salespeople called BuyerSteps.  I created BuyerSteps as a way for other professionals to join in a conversation around the 21st century buyer.  So, Ning represents a way to build a community. In the case of Ulitzer, as a writer I am focused on getting readers from within an existing audience.  There are already thousands of readers coming to the Ulitzer site, so if they are interested in my topics such as marketing, they will find my articles as ... (more)

The Rise of the Government App Store

In a recent post to the CCIF mailing list, Bob Marcus outlined the coming opportunties and challenges facing what he described as "Government Cloud Storefronts". In the post he described Vivek Kundra's (US Federal CIO) vision for the creation of a government Cloud Storefront. This Storefront (run by GSA) which will be launched Sept 9th and will make Cloud resources (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) available to agencies with in the US federal Government. (an $80+ Billion a year IT organization). What's also interesting is the US isn't alone in the vision of centralized access points for procuring Cloud services and related applications. Several other governments including the United Kingdom G-Cloud app store and the Japanese Kasumigaseki Cloud are attempting to do the same with Japan spending upwards of 250 million dollars on their initiative. Kundra, speaking at a recent conference... (more)

Using Your Blog to Skip the First Meeting

I was speaking with a few colleagues the other day about the different benefits of social media as a whole, and blogging in particular.  The folks in the room had varying levels of social media involvement, from no involvement at all to heavy involvement.  Each of us discussed what we hope to get out of social media, why we blog or might consider it, and how businesses can benefit from blogging.  The discussion went on for some time, covering the wide ranging benefits from SEO opportunities to more frequent customer touch points and everything in between.  After a while, it quieted down a bit and somebody asked me if they had missed anything on the list. Skip the First Meeting While our blog serves many purposes, one of them I hadn’t heard mentioned by the group was one of the things that I find most useful.  Having a well planned blog and social media presence, with... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Analyst firm IDC released projections showing larger smartphones (those with screen from 5 to 7 inches) are beating the tablet and portable PC markets in Asian/Pacific territories, excluding Japan). Its numbers show phablet shipments have increased 620 percent since the second quarter of 2012, and have risen 100 percent over the previous quarter. Read Original Content Winjit Technologies, one of India's premier mobile apps development companies has been honored with the pre... (more)

Brian Solis Among Social Media Visionaries Participating in "Starting the Conversation"

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/07/07 -- Brian Solis, principal of FutureWorks PR (www.future-works.com) and one of the leaders in the social media movement, will be among the speakers at "Starting the Conversation" held on June 11 at SAP Labs in Palo Alto. The first in a series of social media workshops, "Starting the Conversation" is designed to help professional communicators understand new social media tools. The workshop is hosted by author/consultant Shel Israel. In this day-long, hands-on workshop, Solis and other social media visionaries will sit down for a highly intimate, interactive exchange on social media -- offering unique perspectives and practical insight on how companies can use blogs, social networks, and other social tools to improve their marketing, communications, recruiting and customer relationships. High-tech, green-tech and low-tech comp... (more)

oDesk's July Results: $65 Million Worth of Job Opportunities

MENLO PARK, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/13/09 -- oDesk, the leading marketplace for online workteams, today announced its July 2009 results, including a record-setting amount of work posted on the site and a sharp increase in the amount of verified work completed through oDesk's system. "Companies are seeing real value in -- and taking advantage of -- our promise of guaranteed work," said Gary Swart, oDesk's CEO. "At the same time, freelancers are flocking to oDesk's guaranteed payment and expansive marketplace of opportunities. Our explosive growth is the result of bringing the two together and creating an online work environment that enables them to build successful ongoing relationships." How much work is available on oDesk? Jobs with estimated value of $65 million posted in July - The oDesk marketplace has doubled in size over the last year, giving providers access... (more)

Innotas On-Demand IT Governance Sees Strong Growth in Healthcare Sector

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/23/09 -- Innotas (www.innotas.com), the exclusive provider of on-demand IT Governance, is seeing increasing demand by healthcare providers for its software that delivers an easy-to-use, rapid-to-deploy, and cost-effective way to manage resources and budgets across an IT department's entire inventory of projects, portfolios, applications, assets, and service requests. Recent healthcare customers include CHG Healthcare Services, Benedictine Health System, West Penn Allegheny Health System, WellStar Health Systems, Inc., and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, to name a few. Healthcare is a growth industry that is under intense pressure to embrace new technologies, such as electronic records, billing systems and CT scanning/imaging that can drive better care and increase bottom lines. With this brings the increased need by... (more)

Public Relations Society of America Silicon Valley Chapter Hosting "Social Media Experience" Networking Event

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/22/10 -- The Public Relations Society of America Silicon Valley Chapter (PRSA SV) is hosting a "Social Media Experience" networking event on March 24, 2010 at Lavanda Restaurant and Wine Bar in Palo Alto, CA. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the cost is $20. The cost of admission includes food and beverage for the evening. Public relations professionals, job seekers and recruiters are encouraged to attend and bring stories both of successes and failures regarding social media. Attire is casual. Potential topics for the evening include: measuring return on investment (ROI) for Facebook campaigns; speculating on the next generation of social media properties to emerge; and lessons learned from failed projects. The evening promises to be instructive and entertaining. PRSA SV networking events are designed to expand one's prof... (more)