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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)

PEER 1 Hosting's Newest and Largest Data Centre is Open for Business in Canada

New Toronto location offers state-of-the-art facilities to benefit small- and mid-sized businesses Toronto, ON - January 28, 2010 -PEER 1 Hosting, Inc. (TSX:PIX), a global online IT hosting provider, today announced the opening of its US$40 million data centre, located in Toronto, Ontario. At more than 40,000 square feet, this new data centre is more than twice the size of a professional hockey rink and marks the first time PEER 1 Hosting is offering all three hosting solutions - colocation, dedicated hosting and managed hosting - in Canada. The opening of the flagship data centre is also the first time PEER 1 is offering all three hosting solutions under one roof, enabling small- and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) to conveniently choose the right solution for their business. "The Internet is a vital platform for our customers, and it continues to grow," said Fabio B... (more)

Artic Connect Selects Paradial's RealTunnel NAT Traversal for Hosted Videoconferencing Services

Service to work for enterprise users with room systems and soft-phones from multiple vendors Arctic Connect Ltd has strengthened it's service platform with Paradial's RealTunnel Firewall/NAT traversal solution. The enhanced service enables users to communicate across organizations with high definition video and audio calls - even when located behind strict corporate firewalls. The service is interoperable with equipment from a range of videoconferencing vendors - including LifeSize, Polycom, and Tandberg and also includes a high definition soft-phone provided by Arctic Connect Ltd. Arctic Connect's www.videotunneli.com™ service provides customers with the best communication and support services and makes it easy for multinational organizations to interact via videoconferencing meetings. The advanced network design and easy-to-use service platform enables customers t... (more)

Social CRM - Organizations Need to Reconsider How They Relate to Customers

Consider these statistics from the socialnomics web site: By 2010 Gen Y will outnumber Baby Boomers….96% of them have joined a social network; Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the Web; and 1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met via social media. There can be no doubt that social media is becoming a significant method of communicaiton and connection for people across the globe. But what does that mean for organizations ? What are some of the implications ? Dion Hinchcliffe's recent post Social CRM, Ground Zero for Enterprise 2.0 in 2010 does a good job of sharing some forward looking thinking about how organizations must reassess their methods of interacting with customers, partners and employees based on social media trends. For more details on these trends watch the video below. Social CRM: Enterprise 2.0 At its core busine... (more)

If it Looks like a Duck....

The freedom to share has increased our debates. I used to think some people took a contrarian point of view just to feel important.  We all know those types. But thanks to social media  that behavior has expanded to include all of us. That's one of the powers of our connected world - we can all voice an opinion, share our perspective, debate an issue. Whether it's on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or the host of other social media sites. It's human nature - when we're empowered with new capabilities - we take advantage of them through lots and lots of practice.  We revel in our new power. That's especially true with the freedom to speak  - now available through social media. Yet I have to wonder if some of this freedom is counter-productive. Are we debating for the sake of the debate? Sometimes the fact is the fact. I watched a debate on FaceBook the other day. It rea... (more)

Conferenza sui nuovi media ed il Microstock, CEPIC Dublino

CEPIC “New Media Conference”, Dublino, Irlanda, 9 Giugno 2010, Aviva Stadium, dalle 9 alle 18 Il 9 Giugno prossimo si terrà in Europa, a Dublino, un importante evento per il mondo del Microstock: Cepic New Media Conference. L’organizzazione è a cura del CEPIC, Centro dell’Industria dell’Immagine, ed il gran manovratore sarà Lee Torrens, che molti dei miei lettori sicuramente conoscono come una delle voci più significative in ambito microstock con il suo microstockdiaries. Introduzione al CEPIC Il CEPIC, Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage, è un’organizzazione fondamentalmente orientata alle agenzie ed all’industria della fotografia, ma ultimamente, ribattezzandosi come Centro dell’Industria dell’Immagine (“Center of the Picture Industry“) ha lanciato questa conferenza allargando l’attenzione ai professionisti dei nuovi media e dell’i... (more)

Released Free Edition of the Sci-Fi Ebook "The Alpha Centauri Project – Thinking Worlds"

Milan, Italy, March 09, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Mr. Santini declares: "I have always dreamt to share the contents of The Alpha Centauri Project with the largest audience. I believe this is the kind of work that can make people reflect on great themes and even change their perspectives." Diego Della Palma, a distinguished opinion leader and writer, states in his foreword to the Italian edition: "The Alpha Centauri project has made me "feel" a quivering. I could draw these situations in perspective and appreciate these themes unthinkable for me." Marco Santini explains: "This cyberpunk science fiction novel portrays the effects of emerging technologies on human life. Mind digitalization and artificial intelligences, topics belonging to science fiction, turn out to be instruments to investigate human existence, means to evaluate our values and weaknesses. But what attracts me ... (more)

Okoro Media Adds USB 3.0 and Bitstreaming to Media PC Line

Rosemont, IL, March 11, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Okoro Media Systems, manufacturer of Digital Entertainment Systems for the high end audio/video market, is pleased to announce the addition of Intel’s new i3 and i5 technology to it's line of 2010 media center PCs. Keeping with the mission of bringing the latest in cutting edge technology to their customers, these machines will bring a new level of performance for streaming movies to multiple rooms, full 1080p playback, and the recording of multiple HD TV shows. In addition to enhanced performance, these new media center PCs now offer bitstreaming of TrueHD and DTS-HD Master audio during Blu-ray playback. Customers will now be able to enjoy full uncompressed HD audio when the machines are connected to compatible AV receivers via HDMI. All OMS systems, with the exception of the Q100, now offer bitstream audio capabilities... (more)

Don’t Miss This Social Media Event

Get the Flash Player to see this banner. var s1 = new SWFObject("http://www.whitepapersource.com/images/SocialMedia-300x300.swf","mediaplayer","300","300","8"); s1.addVariable("myURL", "http://www.socialmediasummit10.com/"); s1.write("confbanner");   A few months ago, Michael Stelzner (the guy who wrote the book on white papers) approached me about being a contributor to a new site he was founding, Social Media Examiner. Since then, I’ve had the chance to feature social media case studies on companies like IBM, Domino’s Pizza and Avaya. But the Social Media Examiner site itself is one of the best case studies I’ve seen in social media. Michael relied 100% on social media tactics to drive traffic to his site.  In less than 5 months, he was declared the #1 small business blog in the world by Technorati, added more than 13,000 email subscribers, brought nearly 100,000... (more)

Interoute extends its reach to Istanbul, making Turkey part of the European Union's largest fibre optic network

Interoute provides customers high capacity connectivity to Istanbul London, 30 March 2010, - Interoute, owner of Europe's largest next generation network, today announced that it has extended its pan-European fibre optic network into Istanbul, connecting Turkey to the heart of the EU. Despite the large numbers of European companies operating in Turkey, only a small number of providers cross the border into the EU, making options extremely limited for carriers and businesses. With Interoute's fibre investment in Turkey, the provider becomes the only European operator to be able to provide high capacity connectivity direct from 26 European countries into Turkey's dynamic business centre. Uniquely positioned between Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Turkey is a strategic global hub for multinational businesses. The country attracted more than $11 billion in foreign dir... (more)

Award-Winning, Patent-Pending Digital Signage Enclosure

Christiansburg, VA, March 30, 2010 --(PR.com)-- In January 2010, CCS-Inc. released the Envirosealed® e4100 Digital Signage Enclosure, a cold rolled steel enclosure with a polycarbonate window designed to protect large format displays and media players used for digital signage in harsh environments. The e4100 made its public debut at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) in Las Vegas, February 23-25. The patent-pending enclosure recently received attention from rAVe DS [Digital Signage], an AV e-newsletter for digital signage professionals, as the “Best DS Kiosk” on display at DSE. As a cost-effective solution, it was deemed “perfect for … applications where you need outdoor signage but you don’t want to pay a fortune for the display.” The e4100 accommodates most commercial 42” to 46” flat screen monitors in a vandal- and wea... (more)