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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)

Otto Office kiest voor Stibo Systems

Postorderbedrijf voor kantoorartikelen gaat voor volledig geïntegreerd datamanagement Aarhus, Denemarken, maart 2012 - OTTO Office, het postorderbedrijf voor kantoorartikelen uit Duitsland, heeft gekozen voor het PIM/MDM-platform STEP van Stibo Systems. Daarmee moet binnenkort het hele assortiment in alle landen centraal worden beheerd. OTTO Office is een van de grootste postorderbedrijven voor kantoorartikelen en -meubelen in Duitsland. Met ruim 17.000 artikelen van meer dan 150 toonaangevende merken op kantoorgebied dekt OTTO Office de behoeften van kleine en middelgrote ondernemingen. Vanaf het voorjaar van 2012 zal OTTO Office zijn artikelbasisgegevens met het PIM/MDM-platform STEP van Stibo Systems beheren. Ulli Sachse, divisiemanager IT & Organisation van OTTO Office, licht de keuze toe: "Met STEP willen wij een centrale en mediumneutrale gegevensbasis creëren... (more)

Infonetics Research: China Props Up IP Router/Switch Market in Q2; Huawei Takes #2 Spot in Routers

Market research firm Infonetics Research today released vendor market share standings and preliminary analysis from its 2nd quarter 2012 (2Q12) Service Provider Routers and Switches report. (Full report with forecasts and detailed analysis will be published August 24.) ANALYST NOTE “A nearly 50% increase in revenue in China propped up the global service provider router and switch market in the 2nd quarter,” notes Michael Howard, Infonetics Research’s co-founder and principal analyst for carrier networks. “China was the differentiating factor between a positive worldwide quarter and one that otherwise would have been down.” Howard adds: “While Cisco has long led the global IP edge and core router market by very comfortable margins (and whose share is steady from this time last year), Alcatel-Lucent, Juniper and Huawei have been fighting it out every quarter for the ... (more)

Fujitsu Laboratories of America Hosts Sixth Annual Fujitsu North America Technology Forum

Fujitsu Laboratories of America announced that it is hosting the Sixth Annual Fujitsu North America Technology Forum in Mountain View, Calif. today. The theme for this year’s event is “Powering a Sustainable Future with Next Generation Technologies”. The invitation only event will feature breakout sessions and a technology showcase featuring the latest Fujitsu research and solution offerings from around the world. Keynotes will be delivered by leading luminaries in academia and industry, including John Hennessy, president of Stanford University, Nicholas Negroponte, chairman emeritus of MIT Media Lab and founder of One Laptop per Child Association, Alan Kay president and founder, Viewpoints Research Institute and Tatsuo Tomita, president of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. The event will showcase how Fujitsu’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is leading the ... (more)

New Era for Open Source Xen Begins

"By widening the scope of collaboration under The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community can set the bar even higher for innovation," said Peder Ulander, VP of Open Source Solutions at Citrix, as Citrix and The Linux Foundation today announced that open source community development for the Xen virtualization platform will become a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Leveraging its proven model of collaborative development for the new Xen Project initiative, The Linux Foundation will provide infrastructure, guidance and a collaborative network. Peter Ulander brought Cloud.com to Cloud Expo...and was soon afterwards acquired by Citrix "Citrix remains committed to the project," Ulander (pictured above in his Cloud.com days) added, "and advancing the technology for Xen Project-based products across the industry, including its own Citrix XenServer. Industry inte... (more)

Cloud Computing Instrumental in IT Recovery for 2010

New Year 2010 on Ulitzer IDC, the tech industry analysts, have come out with their predictions for 2010 – and it’s a model that heavily involves the development and growth of the Cloud. First some general IT industry forecasts: - growth is expected to return to the IT industry, and IDC is forecasting a more than 3% expansion for the year; the industry will see spending levels rise once again (but to 2008 levels) to $1.5 trillion; - emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil will lead IT recovery, growing 8-13%, while mature markets like the U.S. and Europe are to remain relatively weak and vulnerable to risk factors; - small and medium-sized businesses, another important form of “emerging market” for the IT industry, declined by about 3.5% this year…but expect this sector to grow in 2010 by 3.5%. Growth among SMBs will be higher than large enterprises. What ro... (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)

Cloud Business Solutions, Social Media, and Platform Systems of Engagement Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019

NEW YORK, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Cloud Business Solutions, Social Media, and Platform Systems of Engagement Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01171942/Cloud-Business-Solutions-Social-Media-and-Platform-Systems-of-Engagement-Market-Shares-Strategies-and-Forecasts-Worldwide-2013-to-2019.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=IT_Hosting LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (May 1, 2013) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Cloud Business Solutions, Social Media, and Platform Systems of Engagement: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2018. The 2013 study has 673 pages, 165 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve continuing growth as the cloud com... (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)

Fujitsu and Mindtouch Partner Up to Offer Enterprise Cloud Collaboration

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Microsoft SharePoint's open source clone, MindTouch, is integrating its platform with Fujitsu's ScanSnap family of scanners to help clients upload, store and share business documents on the web. The companies say that through this partnership, they have removed one of the biggest adoption barriers to scanning. The scanned images can be accessed by different team members in an enterprise who will be able to edit the piece within a MindTouch page irrespective of physical location. Complete IT governance and security is maintained during the process which eliminates cumbersome procedures like sending faxes or making physical copies. MindTouch has been carving a niche for itself in enterprise collaboration market that is a necessity in today's business environment comprising of geographically dispersed teams and complex outsourced structures r... (more)

NetSuite Hosts Online Event 'SAP for the Rest of Us' To Demonstrate Cost Savings and Superior Capabilities Of Cloud Computing Business Suites

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, today announced the details of a special online event demonstrating the business case for cloud computing in modern enterprise, particularly mid-sized enterprises and divisions of large corporations. The event, SAP for the Rest of Us: Why ERP Needn't Cost an Arm and a Leg, will be presented by Bruce Richardson, Chief Research Officer at AMR Research and Zach Nelson, NetSuite CEO, and will be joined by Franklin Christopher, President and CEO of major millwork manufacturer Commco. The trio will explain how NetSuite's next-generation solution has revolutionized enterprise software, enabling eye-popping cost savings and business benefits beyond those of conventional on-premise ERP systems. This eye-opening one-hour ... (more)