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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)

Google Chrome: A First Look

Svetlana Gladkova on Profy Google Chrome is an open-source browser developed by Google using existing WebKit rendering engine (the one used in Apple’s Safari browser) and its own Google Gears technology for offline use of supported web applications. The browser developed by Google is described by the company as something of a new generation of browser - the one working mainly with rich interactive applications instead of simple text pages of the past. The browser has launched as a Windows-only beta version with versions for Mac and Linux claimed to be in the works. I spent all day yesterday constantly refreshing Google Chrome site hoping to be able to play with it before publishing my opinion about the browser. Unfortunately finally I fell asleep in hope to see it available in the morning. Now that the browser is finally available for download (it must have been wel... (more)

What kind of office do you work in?

This isn’t a rhetorical question. I was surprised at how few people asked this after the recent dust-up with Yahoo’s telecommuting ban. The real issue isn’t whether you can stay at home in your sweats but what happens when you come to work and set down your laptop. Having been in hundreds of different offices of many tech companies, I have noticed that there are some pretty major different working styles, both of the common folks and the executives. How the company treats both matters more than where they are doing the actual work. (Assuming that they are working from home and not just watching Downton reruns.) There are several office styles that I have seen over the years: – The bullpen. This is the current favorite, although it certainly isn’t new. I remember my first job out of college was working for Nameless Insurance in midtown Manhattan, where our desks were... (more)

Strategic Five Marketing Warns Small Businesses ‘Don’t be Completely Virtual’

Monday 21 July, 2014 With a new cyber security study revealing that 64% of companies expect to be the target of Cyber Attacks within the next year,  Strategic Five Marketing  are urging small businesses to take precautions with online security. The cyber security study revealed that nearly two-thirds (64%) of those surveyed expect their organisation to be the target of a cyber attack within the next 12 months. Nearly one in three (32%) of those confirmed that their business had already been hit by a cyber attack during the past year. Many organisations seem uncertain about their ability to detect a cyber attack, with almost half of those surveyed saying that they did not know if they had been compromised. 70% of organisations that use point-of-sale systems to process payments admitted they had no way of knowing if their systems had been targeted. Strategic Five Mark... (more)

Social Media Release: Micro Focus Live Kicks Off May 1 with On-Demand Sessions Featuring Industry Analysts and Experts

Micro Focus: Market Trends and Issues: Cloud computing - the cloud computing market continues to expand daily with new, niche cloud services being announced weekly. However, questions of the cloud’s viability continue to arise as seen in a recent McKinsey report. Extending the value of COBOL – as COBOL nears its 50th birthday, enterprise executives may be surprised to learn that 70-80 percent of all business transactions are based on COBOL. IT modernization – a survey of 450 respondents across the US and European markets showcased the lack of employees skilled in maintaining and modernizing core IT applications. Only 13 percent of CFOs said they were training or hiring new employees skilled in maintenance of core systems. Highlights / Key Facts: Micro Focus online user conference registration is now open. Attendees can watch on-demand sessions as of May 1 and post ... (more)

element14, patrocinador do projeto The BLOODHOUND, fornecendo uma valiosa colaboração on-line e recurso de projetos para engenheiros

element14, um novo recurso tecnológico e comunidade on-line para engenheiros de projetos eletrônicos, anuncia sua participação no projeto The BLOODHOUND, fornecendo patrocínio para a missão de três anos para criar um carro que vai alcançar um novo recorde de velocidade no solo de 1610 km/h. O objetivo principal do projeto The BLOODHOUND é inspirar as futuras gerações a assumir carreiras em ciências, tecnologia, engenharia e matemática. element14 é um parceiro natural para este projeto, pois cria um ambiente on-line exclusivo que suporta as necessidades de projeto de engenheiros globais de projetos de eletrônicos. “O projeto The BLOODHOUND não é somente sobre a busca da velocidade - proporciona a oportunidade perfeita para destacar matemática, ciência e engenharia aos jovens da maneira mais excitante possível”, disse Richard Noble, diretor de projetos do projeto The... (more)

U.S. Congressman Ed Towns Teams Up with Monster.com’s Nationwide Keep America Working Career Fair as it Rolls into Brooklyn

U.S. Representative Edolphus “Ed” Towns (NY-10) will be collaborating with Monster.com, the leading global online career and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), as the company’s national Keep America Working career fair tour travels to Brooklyn on August 5. Rep. Towns will be speaking to attendees at 11:00 a.m., and representatives from his office will be on hand, along with Monster.com experts, to speak with job seekers about local unemployment benefits and services, and offer career advice to help connect them with employers in this tough market. In addition to Brooklyn, the tour will stop in Vienna, Va., today, Whippany, N.J., on August 6 and Braintree, Mass. on August 7. “There is no denying how challenging the job market is during this economic downturn. It is encouraging for me to see companies like Monster put togethe... (more)

January 14: Young Adults Flu Vaccination Day

National Influenza Vaccination Week continues with a focus on the importance of young adults getting vaccinated against the H1N1 flu. Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will visit Hunter College in New York City for a roundtable discussion with students and faculty about the H1N1 flu. Secretary Sebelius will also announce a new Facebook application called, “I’m a Flu Fighter” that allows users to tell their friends that they received the flu vaccination and urge others to do the same. “Friends, family and neighbors can make the difference in whether or not someone gets vaccinated against the flu,” said Secretary Sebelius. “Social media has been an important tool to communicate with young people and all Americans about the importance of getting the H1N1 Flu vaccine throughout our vaccination program. This new Facebook app... (more)

Digitas Welcomes Ashley Swartz As Senior Vice President

BOSTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Seth Solomons, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Digitas, (www.digitas.com) today announced the hiring of Ashley Swartz as Senior Vice President for the agency's New York office. She will be leading key Samsung initiatives including all Samsung.com work and will report to Solomons. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100126/NY43767 ) "We are all excited to have Ashley join the team," Solomons said. "With more than 13 years of professional experience in the digital space, Ashley has tremendous experience dealing with both startup companies and multi-billion dollar global corporations." Swartz joins Digitas from Ag8, Ltd. where she was the North American Interim CEO. During her time in the London office, she led all commercial efforts and oversaw the strategic planning of the launch of the agency - the first digital, prem... (more)

WellnessPro's New Social Media Weightloss Challenge Takes Dieters to the Next Level

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/04/10 -- Luthier Society -- WellnessPro, already pioneers in the field of nutrition and longevity, have continued to innovate by launching a full scale viral marketing and social media campaign that taps the grass-roots marketing power of the digital landscape. Known for their forward thinking approach in dietology, WellnessPro has deployed a social network that digitally promotes healthy living. Along with the launch of their new product Infrusion, the company is once again raising the bar by launching the "LA Flyaway Weight Loss Challenge" on March 15th that will run for 2 months. The massive prize includes a flight to LA, three nights stay, a spa package, a free eclipse personal training day, and a health and wealth consultation. WellnessPro's commitment to using the tools of Social Media is one example of their industry-lea... (more)

Infonetics Research: Strong growth expected for security appliance and software markets; Cisco, Check Point surge

CAMPBELL, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/09/10 -- Market research firm Infonetics Research (http://twitter.com/infonetics) released the fourth quarter (4Q09) editions of its Content Security Appliances and Software and Network Security Appliances and Software market size, market share, and forecast reports. ANALYST NOTE "The 2010 year started off with a bang for security awareness overall, with major news headlines dominated by talk of the Google/China incident and mainstream publications reporting heavily on the iPhone and potential security risks in handheld devices and mobile networks. This increased awareness of security threats, combined with a return to spending in the branch office and the focus on cloud-based security services and security-as-a-service, will make 2010 a good year for the network and content security appliance and software markets," predicts Jeff Wi... (more)