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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)

Dolphin Announces Open API With Over 50 Add-ons Including Dropbox and Wikipedia

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/12 -- GOOGLE I/O -- Dolphin Browser, the most popular third-party browser on Android and iOS and only Gesture and Voice enabled browser, today announced the launch of Dolphin Garage, which opens the Dolphin Browser API to allow for third-party development. Dolphin also announced four new Add-ons from Dropbox, Pocket, Evernote and Wikipedia that show off Dolphin Garage's powerful capabilities. In addition, Dolphin Garage also supports Web apps based on Adobe's PhoneGap, which enable faster HTML5 Web app deployment. Dolphin Garage gives developers access to more than 150 Dolphin internal APIs including various browser user interface interactions, while also providing a runtime sandbox environment to allow developers to create their own experiences within Dolphin Browser. Powered by Dolphin Garage, users can now seamlessly exp... (more)

New #IoT Ad Campaign By @Splunk at @ThingsExpo | #M2M #API #DevOps

SYS-CON Media announced that Splunk, a provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, has launched an ad campaign on Big Data Journal. Splunk software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated Big Data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. The ads focus on delivering ROI - how improved uptime delivered $6M in annual ROI, improving customer operations by mining large volumes of unstructured data, and how data tracking delivers uptime when it matters most. Forbes Blog Post: How Splunk Caught Wall Street's Eye By Taming The Messy World Of IoT Data "The world of the IOT, especially in an industrial context, is not one that is comprised of clean computer abstractions of the forest, but rather a mass of equipment with individual variat... (more)

8 Tips for Going Paperless In Your Small Business

8 Tips for Going Paperless In Your Small Business Ray Coleman is a small business owner who writes about money management, green living, and sustainability.   One of the great benefits of the modern age is the ability of small businesses to conduct a majority of their operations in the digital realm. Eliminating the need for bulky file cabinets, storage facilities, photocopiers, printers, and scanners can reduce overhead dramatically. Replacing costly courier services with emails, and swapping out newsletters and solicitations for social media and web-based marketing programs means serious cost savings, as well. Essentially, all of this comes down to replacing paper with pixels. By taking your business green, you're not only helping the environment, you're freeing up a ton of working capital for your venture – and often creating a better and preferred experience f... (more)

Why Shutting Down TechNet Is Not a Problem for IT Pros

While reading the news yesterday I stumbled upon the following article in Puget Sound Business Journal - Why is Microsoft alienating its biggest customers? IT pros want TechNet back. Everybody has the right to complain and sign a petition but more important is to understand the message Microsoft sends. Some think of it as "Microsoft doesn't care about IT Pros anymore", and they may be right; but the message sounds to me more like "Hey, IT Pros - the world is changing!" Although I think Microsoft could be a little bit more responsive to the complaints, I don't think IT Pros should be so worried. Here is why. The Problem With The Downloads While $349 annually for the whole collection of Microsoft software is a very attractive price I think free software is a better option. Although slow, Microsoft showed its commitment to change in the last few years. Although I don... (more)

Global 3D Printing Market will Reach $8.6 Billion by 2020; 3D Printing Stocks Directory Update

NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Washington, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Investorideas.com, (http://www.investorideas.com ) a global news source covering leading sectors including tech, issues an updated directory for 3D Printing stocks for investors following the sector. According to a recent report titled "3D Printing Market (Technologies, Materials, Applications and Geography) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Forecast-2013-2020", the global 3D printing market will reach $8.6 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 20.6% from 2014 to 2020. The surge in growth is primarily due to rising demand for faster and more efficient ways to manufacture complex design objects using a wide array of materials. Source:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140819005541/en/Research-Markets-Global-3D-Printing-Market-Technology#.U_S5DNhMvcs 3-D Printer Stocks - August 2014  Arcam AB h... (more)

Cloud Computing Expo 2010 East Will Take Place April 19-21 at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/09 -- SYS-CON Events announced today that the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo  will take place April 19-20-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 200 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. The three-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 80 sponsors and exhibitors on the 70,000 sq. ft. show floor and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different cou... (more)

Strategies for Winning Cloud Storage Wars: Google, Microsoft & Dropbox

It looks like Google wants to have the cloud to itself. In March, the company decreased prices for Google Drive and it is hoping to annihilate its main competitors, namely Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive. The battle for cloud supremacy has just started, and Google has once again turned the market upside down. The company slashed prices by 80%; users have 15 GB at their disposal in Google Drive Cloud Storage, which they can use for free. If you subscribe for 100 GB, you will be paying $1.99 rather than $4.99, and for 1 TB the price is $9.99/month instead of $49.99. OneDrive vs. Dropbox vs. Google Drive As opposite to OneDrive and Dropbox, Google’s storage services are incredibly inexpensive. Many users agree that the company is absolutely crazy for reducing the prices, yet they’re certainly not complaining. Surprisingly, Dropbox has higher fees than OneDrive; it charges... (more)

NoSQL Azure Service DocumentDB as a service announced

Azure platform is going all out and it is burgeoning. "Microsoft Azure DocumentDB is a document-oriented, NoSQL database service designed for modern mobile and web applications" The above from Microsoft site. Microsoft beefs its Azure Services portfolio with yet another service. Azure DocementDB service is which also serves as a search tool. Searching stuff that goes into NoSQL should be very useful. It is presently available as a technology preview product and developers will be able to run SQLesque queries on  JSON data and supports transactional consistency. Under the hoods it uses the in-memory technology and includes important libraries like .NET, Node.js, JavaScript and Python. DocumentDB is presently strictly Microsoft but it intends to make it Open source. All this enhancements / additions are going to provide a tough challenge to AWS and which has also seen strong ch... (more)

Cirruspath Announces Cirrus Files: Google Drive Integration for CRM!

Cirruspath (www.cirruspath.com), makers of Cirrus Insight – the #1 app for integrating CRM with Gmail and Google Apps – announced the launch of a new cloud collaboration application called Cirrus Files (http://www.cirrusfiles.net). Now you can seamlessly manage and sync your files between Salesforce and Google Drive and always know where to find them. Cirrus Files combines collaboration and low-cost storage of Google Drive with the ability to connect all your folders and files to your customers in Salesforce. “At Cirrus Insight we couldn’t be more excited about extending the depth of our integration between Salesforce and Google Apps. As organizations increasingly move our file storage and management into the cloud, organizing those files in an easily accessible and immediately understandable system is becoming crucial. With Cirrus Files we continue to make our use... (more)

Monetizing Twitter

This is perhaps on everybody's mind including those at Twitter.com. A whole lot of programs have sprouted to get into this anticipated market although monetizing model itself has not materialized. Some of the more popular programs that I have come across are TweetDeck,Tweetie, Seesmic, Twitpic, Hootsuite etc. While some run on browsers others are using Adobe Air. This site gives a list of Twitter programs (Jan 2009) that you can find on the internet. With the popularity of twitter rising the security concerns have been increasingly talked about. Some believe it brings in serious security problems (see for example, InformationWeek.com, Jun 22, 2009, Page 56) to quote" Twitter presents a perfect vector for malicious code....". Most of the above mentioned programs are relying on the Twitter API in one way or another and recently I published an article on SSWUG.ORG wher... (more)