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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)

Announcing Rapid Protect - A Comprehensive Mobile Application Geared to Address the Safety and Security Needs of the Families Worldwide

Princeton Jct, NJ, October 21, 2011 --(PR.com)-- In a rapidly changing security environment with all kinds of natural and manmade threats around us, the well being of family members is a major concern for all of us. To address this growing need of family safety, Rapidsoft Systems announces the launch of RapidProtect - a comprehensive mobile application suite geared to address the safety and security needs of the families around the world. The application is currently available on iPhone with Android, Blackberry, Brew and J2ME applications to be released shortly. Many families rely on the Rapid Protect application to help them stay connected to their children or elderly family members wherever they go. Moreover, there are many features available in this application which helps parents to get a better sense of their children's whereabouts when they're away. The applic... (more)

Flexera Software Announces InstallAnywhere 2012

Helping Application Producers and Enterprise IT Developers Migrate Their Apps to the Cloud and Virtual Environments New release enables multi-platform installation development from a single project file across physical, cloud, and other virtual environments Maidenhead, UK - October 16, 2012 Flexera Software, the leading provider of Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced today the launch of InstallAnywhere 2012. This latest release streamlines the software deployment and installation process on-premises, in the cloud, and in enterprise virtual machine environments. "Customers access our products in increasingly complex environments - from physical, traditional environments to cloud and virtual environments - and we need to make it easy for them," said Paul French, Vice President, Strategy & Markets, Axway. "Flexera ... (more)

Five Technology Trends That Require Scrutiny

No individual can really track and understand the impact of change in all the emerging technologies like Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Media, Agile Methodology and Big Data … You can realistically aim to have an in depth understanding of only a small subset. By in depth understanding I mean you know significantly more about the subset than a person who has spent about an hour Googling the topic. Let me talk about the subset that I have been exploring in depth and why. Cloud Computing: How is the cloud value proposition changing over time? Mobile Computing: What are the options to handle multi-platform application development challenge? Social Media: How is Hyper-connectivity changing out life? Agile Methodology: How Agile can co-exist with Outsourcing? Changing Value Proposition of Cloud Computing Cloud computing has high potential to change the way we work ... (more)

A Complex Password May Not Be a Strong Password

(This content was originally posted on JasonPalmer.com.) Just because your password meets complexity requirements does not necessarily make it a strong password. It is a given that many sites require you to have a password of a minimum length of at least six or eight characters, and some go so far as to require the addition of a number and at least one upper case letter. At first glance, this gives the appearance of a complex password that, in theory, should be harder to crack. If we consider a blind brute force attack that starts at six characters with “000000” and cycles through every combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers through “zzzzzz”, this is essentially true. The problem is that automated password attacks have become intelligent in the sense that hackers have added “Pattern Matching” and LEET algorithms. (LEET refers to the substitution of ... (more)

TIBCO Named a Leader in Big Data

TIBCO Software Inc. has announced that TIBCO StreamBase®, the company's streaming data analytics platform, has been recognized as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Streaming Analytics Platforms, Q3 2014 from Forrester Research, Inc. Big Data Streaming Analytics allow a business to process and act on massive amounts of information while it's still moving, as opposed to waiting for data to come to rest in a data warehouse or Hadoop. The technology is being used increasingly as new sources of data become common, such as streaming sensor data from the Internet of Things, streaming social media data like Twitter, and streaming mobile information from apps. According to Forrester, "The velocity of business demands streaming analytics", with a 66% increase in the use of streaming analytics in the past two years. Products in the report were rated on a number of cri... (more)

Citizen Journalism as a Catalyst for Transforming Media

New Media on Ulitzer Another incident on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) hits YouTube, and the world is once again asking the question if BART Police are using too much force, the police acted appropriately, or if BART passengers simply recorded a snapshot in time that could be interpreted at a later date. In the recent past, to find out what happened during an incident such as the most recent BART scuffle, you would be dependent on a newspaper's beat journalist to hang around a police station. He'd get a copy of the official police report, perhaps talk with one of his friends on the force, and transcribe what he gathered. Now news and media are real time. You can get Twitter tweets and video feeds from mobile phones, laptop computers, and reporters on the scene with CNN (or other international news sources). In many cases even established news outlets are starti... (more)

Adobe to Discusses Social Media and Government

Loni Stark, group manager for Government Solutions at Adobe Systems Incorporated, recently interviewed with Focus Washington TechView to discuss the emergence of social media in government and how agencies are leveraging newer technologies, such as Twitter and Facebook, with positive returns. Social media has illustrated government agencies can interact with citizens in a more engaging manner versus the traditional perception of "cold," impersonal processes, Stark explained.   A significant opportunity for agencies, she continued, is learning how to take lessons from social media technologies, such as their ease-of-use and intuitive nature, and apply them to core services like benefits enrollment and delivery. The interview also included conversation on related challenges, such as ensuring proper policies and governance are in place, as well as appropriate securit... (more)

Microsoft Angles for a Serious Comeback in the Mobile Game

Microsoft Session at Cloud Expo Many people have wondered what has taken Microsoft so long to update its lackluster Windows Mobile platform. It finally did it! At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft introduced the Windows Phone 7 Series, its latest operating system for phones. The Software giant’s Windows Mobile has been getting the short end of the stick and stood no chance to compete with the likes of iPhones, Blackberries and Android devices. It was also embarrassingly ignored by apps developers who spearheaded the success of Apple’s devices and now are bestowing their undivided attention on Android. Microsoft's mobile system appeared in 13.1 percent of smart phones sold in the U.S. last year, according to research firm In-Stat making it No. 3 after Research in Motion’s BlackBerry and the iPhone. But Microsoft has been fast losing its relevance in ... (more)

March Metrics and Measuring Social Media

What metrics matter for social media and networking? Of course the answer should be it depends. For example, would that be number of followers or how many posts, tweets or videos you post? How about the number of page hits, pages read or unique visitors to a site, perhaps time on site? Or, how about the number of times a visitor returns to a site or shares the link or information with others? What about click through rates, page impressions, revenue per page and related metrics? Maybe the metric is your blog ranking or number of points on your favorite community site such as Storage Monkeys or Wikibon among others? Another metrics could be number of comments received particularly if your venue is more interactive for debate or discussion purposes compared to a site with many viewers who prefer to read (lurk). Almost forgot number of LinkedIn contacts or face book... (more)

Copious Publishing Author, Kijana Martin, Fills the Teen/Parent Communication Gap in the Unparalleled Young Adult Life Reference Book, "Real Life, Real Choices"

Irving, TX, April 08, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Kijana Martin, a Chicago native, now residing in Irving, Texas felt it important after growing up in the ghetto, to write a book giving teens/young adults a point of reference to sensitive subjects that are plaguing today’s youth. She candidly uses her life as an example to provide support, advice, and options to let teens/young adults know that they are not the only one to have a particular experience and no matter what, you can instantly change your life by making an educated choice. With over 100 chapters, “Real Life, Real Choices,” a unique power-packed life reference book targets teens/young adults and parents, providing real life examples of the impact of the breakdown or lack of communication in families, parental presence, positive influences, and the “Baby’s Daddy, Baby’s Mama Syndrom... (more)