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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 - "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)

Ulitzer Aid Campaign for the Typhoon Ondoy Victims Yesterday morning I checked the Ulitzer home page on my iPhone on my way to the office and I realized two of the top three stories were about "Typhoon Ondoy" in Philippines. Thirty-six hours later we still have three stories filed from Manila on Ulitzer's home page. Top Ulitzer stories on Ulitzer from around the 25 distinct subject categories it covers are processed every 60 minutes and displayed by an algorithm which we believe is more sophisticated than, say, Google News algorithms. Early this year, seasoned news man Roger Strukhoff, whose family owned and published their town newspaper in Wisconsin, launched the Ulitzer topic Philippines Online Journal. Strukhoff logged close to three million Ulitzer page views with his articles. Inday Vinas is a struggling young writer who grew up in a very poor area of the Philippines. She sta... (more)

Christmas (Pasko) Approaches in the Philippines; But First, Undas!

Christmas lights have been up in the Philippines since early October. Commercials for Pasko, as the holiday is called, have appeared on TV, and the malls are full of people getting a head start on their shopping. There's a particular form of lighted star (known as a parol) that's ubiquitous, in many variations, and for sale at innumerable roadside stands along the major roads here in Pampanga. The large Christmas trees found in most American homes are a luxury here, and not as critical to the tradition as the parols and the creches (called belens) and, as always with the Philippines, the family. Pasko is also centered around the Catholic Church, a series of Masses and feasts in the days leading to Christmas Day; the celebration continues through the Epiphany (you know, The Three Magi) in early January. Verily, the Twelve Days of Christmas (and more) are celebrated h... (more)

From Inday: Happy New Year from the Philippines!

It is many weeks since the time I posted at my blog, kasi I was very lazy to write :-) I looked at my blogstats and I see that the number of visitors is reduced because I have not been writing. Yay, so it is time for more stories! Thanks to everyone who enjoys my blog and thanks to everyone who makes comments here. I did not have confidence to write one year ago, when I started this blog. But now I know I have the capacity to write stories that people enjoy. Maraming salamat! I have many stories to tell you. So my plan is to post these stories more often now that we are in the year 2010. I had a very nice Undas holiday (editor's note: November 1, similar to the Days of the Dead celebrations in Mexico).  I could not be back in province to visit my grandmother in the semetario for Undas. But I did make a nice meal for her and for my other relatives.  You can see in ... (more)

"Avoid Big Consulting" for Cloud Computing Initiatives

Virtualization Track at Cloud Expo My appreciation of David Linthicum's writing increased yet again when I found a piece on the Intertubes that he wrote about some Big Rules for cloud computing. One of his basic premises is to avoid the big consultant shops. To wit, he writes: "Most big consulting firms lead with well-polished presentations and, perhaps, some pretty smart people. However, when it comes time to do the real work, you're staring across the table at very inexperienced individuals whose knowledge of cloud computing is limited by the number of article printouts they could read on the plane flight out." My experience is that this is the approach these thieves, er, firms use in every project they've ever undertaken. I have now forgotten more screwed-up, vastly over-spent installations than most people remember about grand plans from grand consultants that... (more)

Cloud Expo, Inc. Registers Worldwide Cloud Expo (TM) Trademark

As the Fifth International Cloud Expo (TM) approaches, word has come that its producer, Cloud Expo, Inc., based in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, has received serial number 85009040 from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term "cloud computing" was coined, according to its producers. "That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates," the company reports. Now, coming soon, April 19-21 at the Javits Center in New York, Cloud Expo, Inc. expects more than 5,000 delegates to accompany more than 100 exhibitors at what will be the largest Cloud Computing event ever produced. Cloud Expo, Inc. Names Carmen Gonzalez President and CEO Cloud Expo was also held in Prague last summer, and will return to that city June 21-22 of this year. In November, Cloud Expo returns to Santa Cl... (more)

Chinese Government Sets Friendly Benchmark with Cloud Computing

Upon arrival at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, I marched through the gleaming international terminal; first stop, immigration. I was there to chair a Cloud Computing conference. I had procured my visa with a week to spare, and anticipated no problems when it became my turn to face the immigration clerk, on my way to retrieve my bag. I dutifully got into the "Foreigners" line, and heard German being spoken for the first time since I'd arrived in Asia a couple of years ago. I live in Manila, and am continually perturbed at the lack of international business people in a place that should be full of them (more on that in a different story). I snapped out of my Teutonic daydream as I approached the yellow line. Only a few more people in front of me. At that point, I noticed that most people were slapping a button on a small device next to the window, just as th... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Round-up

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Despite a push for mobile business, China’s Baidu only has 35 percent of the mobile search volume.  The company is pushing for pre-installation of its search engine in mobile devices.  Read Original Content According to a recent survey by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, over 50 percent of full-time employees prefer mobility and employing mobile technology into the workplace.  Read Original Content Indian e-commerce site offers a unique customer service plan in which customers can simply recharge their prepaid mobiles online and in return receive gift coupons of the same ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 3, 2013

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly E-commerce and the development of mobile Internet are growing and improving in China.  Retailers are finding success through a stronger focus on mobile commerce as consumers are becoming more likely to participate in mobile commerce as they gain access to better Internet connections.  Read Original Content The New Zealand government will allocate the digital dividend radio spec... (more)

LiveNation CIO Talks SOA, Virtualization, and Rock'n'Roll

Joe Manna is CIO of Live Nation, based in Beverly Hills, CA. A native of southern California, he double majored in math and computer science at Cal State-Fullerton before starting his career in technology. He’s spent many years as a CTO, but now finds himself interacting more closely with the business as the CIO of a fast-growing company in a major consumer market. Our people called his people, and we were recently able to grab a few minutes of his time… This is the Company NOW Magazine: Let’s start by talking company branding a little bit. Joe Manna: Sure. Live Nation started as a roll-up of a number of regional promoters and venues by Clear Channel Communication, which originally called the company Clear Channel Entertainment. Then two years ago, Clear Channel Entertainment was spun out on its own to a publicly-traded company called Live Nation. Then last ye... (more)

PCGAUX Aids Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) Victims in the Philippines

The Philippines on Ulitzer There's been an outpouring of concern and aid from many people in the US and elsewhere to help victims of the flooding caused by Typhoon Ondoy in the Philippines. One place to send aid--an organization that's not as well-known as it should be--is the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Auxiliary is not part of the Philippine government. Rather, it is a group of seaworthy, dedicated volunteers who assist the Philippine Coast Guard in many areas: search and rescue, public education, environmental protection, and several other civic-minded functions. I spent several years with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and got to know many people around the world who volunteer for similar organizations in their countries. One of the great people I met along the way is Commodore Harold Wolf of the Philippine auxiliary. I've just been... (more)