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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)

Fujitsu and Salesforce.com Sign Partnership in Software-as-a-Service for CRM

Fujitsu and salesforce.com have announced that they have signed a sales and marketing agreement whereby Fujitsu will provide Salesforce CRM[1] cloud applications as well as application development and integration services on salesforce.com's Force.com platform. The partnership is designed to enable customers in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, and finance, to dramatically reduce IT costs and increase business competitiveness. Amid a global economic recession and intense industry reorganization, customers are seeking to accelerate their management processes and reduce costs. In managing their IT, customers are demanding solutions that lower operational costs in particular. In the areas of CRM and SFA[2], demand has increased significantly for Software-as-a-Service solutions which can minimize upfront deployment costs and eliminate ... (more)

Down-to-Earth Contracts that Keep the Cloud Aloft

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer In this article, we take a look at the basic interoperability requirements when communicating with the Cloud, and in particular at techniques and standards used to express and enforce wire-level contracts between communicating parties, as these parties are increasingly also contracting parties in a Cloud environment. Many standards already developed for Web services and service-oriented architectures provide to the communicating parties a good understanding and control of the expected quality of service at the most basic level of the interaction. Using Web Services in Cloud Computing is not a new idea. Some vendors of Cloud platforms, which provide services necessary to run Cloud applications, supply these as Web services, especially for management functions of the Cloud (on the provider side) and for storage, versioning, upgrades, migrati... (more)

Fujitsu Launches Cloud-Based Services to Support End-User ICT

Fujitsu Session at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - Fujitsu announced on Monday the launch in Japan of its Workplace LCM Service, which leverages a cloud-based platform to provide total outsourcing support over the lifecycle of customer ICT equipment, including personal computers, printers, multifunction copiers, and on-site departmental servers. Workplace LCM Service is designed to keep pace with the diverse work styles and multivendor ICT environment at customer offices. The outsourcing service is available for a monthly fee and covers all tasks involved in the ICT equipment lifecycle, ranging from planning and acquisition to deployment, day-to-day operations, equipment retirement, and disposal. Previously only available for PC management, the new service extends outsourcing to printers, multifunction copiers, servers, and other ICT equipment, while also adding a... (more)

ABBYY Europe Releases New Command Line Interface OCR Utility for Linux

New ABBYY FineReader Engine 8.0 CLI for Linux Enables Fast Access to Automated OCR and PDF Conversion in Linux Environments London, UK, (Monday 15th March, 2010) - ABBYY Europe, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced the release of ABBYY FineReader Engine 8.0 CLI for Linux, a new command line interface utility which enables quick and simple integration of ABBYY's award-winning optical character recognition (OCR) and PDF conversion technologies within Linux environments. ABBYY FineReader Engine 8.0 CLI for Linux is a turnkey utility which makes ABBYY's automated text recognition and document conversion processes easily accessible for Linux operating environments through the command line interface. ABBYY document recognition technologies offer high quality conversion of scans, PDFs and image files into editabl... (more)

UK’s Cloud First Policy, Big Data Best Practices, and More…

This Week in Cloud on the go! Download the This Week in Cloud iPhone app. Now it’s even easier to get your weekly cloud news and perspectives. Cloud News Close to a year has passed since the UK government published their Cloud Computing Strategy which included a ‘cloud first’ policy similar to the one implemented in the United States. In this ZDNet blog, Steve Ranger examines the government’s progress and concludes that while the plans are progressing in some areas, the cloud-first policy hasn’t been widely adopted. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Fujitsu, Verizon, and eBay are working together on developing best practices and standards for Big Data security and privacy, according to this FierceTelecom article. Analyst firm IDC predicts that as many as 30% of cloud providers in the cloud market today may not be around in 2015, according to this Channelnomics ar... (more)

ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac est maintenant disponible avec une interface utilisateur en français

FineReader Pro for Mac rationalise les tâches de numérisation et de conversion de documents Munich, Allemagne (10 juin 2014) ‒ ABBYY Europe, un fournisseur leader de reconnaissance de documents, de capture de données et de technologies et de services linguistiques, annonce aujourd'hui que FineReader Pro for Mac, un logiciel professionnel d'OCR (reconnaissance optique des caractères) de numérisation et de conversion efficaces de documents sur la plateforme Mac, dispose désormais d'une interface utilisateur en français. Immédiatement disponible à l'achat pour les clients européens de langue française, cette nouvelle application permet aux utilisateurs Mac d'éditer, partager, archiver et interroger en toute simplicité des documents en les convertissant en divers formats populaires de fichier électronique, tout en permettant de copier et coller facilement du texte depu... (more)

Fujitsu To Buy Out Siemens For Half a Billion Dollars

Fujitsu is going to buy out its antsy partner Siemens for 450 million euros (currently a bit over $575 million) and take control of Fujitsu Siemens Computers BV come next April 1 when the joint venture will be integrated into the greater Fujitsu Group. Fujitsu says it will then try to make the venture profitable again. The 50-50 joint venture managed to last nine years and it wasn't clear there for a while that Fujitsu would relieve its partner, which is now on a tear to save $1.5 billion by 2010 after it got caught bribing folks for contracts connected with other parts of its business. Meanwhile, Fujitsu Siemens president and CEO Bernd Bischoff has resigned – supposedly for “personal reasons” – and has been replaced by the company’s CFO Kai Flore. Fujitsu would of course be the most natural company to acquire Sun Microsystems given its long-standing Sparc interest... (more)

Fujitsu Network Communications Selects Callidus On-Demand

Callidus Software Inc. has announced that Fujitsu Network Communications has selected Callidus On-Demand to manage sales performance and incentive compensation programs for its direct sales force. Under the agreement, signed in the third quarter of 2009, Fujitsu Network Communications will use the new Callidus Monaco On-Demand platform for its direct channel sales representatives and managers in North America. In challenging economic times and faced with unprecedented competition, companies are pursuing new ways to drive revenue and optimize profitability. Sales performance management and pervasive performance management are the untapped levers to bring these strategies to life. Callidus' solutions help companies align corporate objectives with sales strategy. Callidus On-Demand is the market's leading on-demand SPM solution. Callidus On-Demand delivers a high ROI i... (more)

Oracle Budgets Remain Healthy Despite Economic Pressure

But research shows that managers are hesitant to commit to new ways of working London, 18 August 2009 - Research conducted by Fujitsu, a leading IT systems, services and products company, in conjunction with UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) reveals the effect that the recession is having on Oracle budgets. It also provides insight into the attitudes of Oracle users towards key technology trends and purchasing plans for 2009. The research canvassed the opinions of UKOUG members across the UK and Ireland. Key findings: 1. Budgets for Oracle projects have remained relatively balanced despite tough economic conditions • 56% of respondents indicated that their budgets have been maintained • 11% have seen a budget increase 2. Oracle users are sceptical as to the benefits of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) • The overwhelming majority (80%) do not consider SaaS important or are hap... (more)

NetApp to Deliver Infrastructures and Services for the Cloud

As part of NetApp's cloud computing news announcements, NetApp highlighted its close relationships with industry-leading Information Technology (IT) vendors and enterprise Value Added Resellers (VARs) to provide enterprise customers with the technology and solutions needed to build their cloud infrastructures, including global service providers and system integrators that are leveraging NetApp technology to create cloud service offerings for their own enterprise customers. "NetApp believes that because there are several elements that must come together to create a cloud infrastructure, no single vendor is able to adequately address each and every layer," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing, NetApp. "It's imperative that customers identify the right partners that can provide the services, technology, and integration necessary for their unique ... (more)