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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)

Frost & Sullivan to Partner Companies in their Transformation into Lean Global Corporates with International Supply Chain Excellence Programme, Indonesia Edition 2014

-- A Global Best-in-Class Practices Assessment, Benchmarking, Development and Recognition Platform  JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) becoming a reality in 2015, economic scenarios and business dimensions are expected to change. Materials, skilled work force, services, capital, etc. will all freely move across the region without boundary constraints. This will provide more opportunities to companies and individuals, which is good news for ASEAN. At the same time, it will also require companies to be competitive at the ASEAN instead of country level. Existing manufacturing hubs like Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia will try to sustain their current manufacturing advantages and other countries like Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam amongst others will try to maximise the new economic environment and become ... (more)

Summertime in the Philippines and the Livin' Ain't Easy

El Nino in the Philippines means no rain and hot weather. Hotter weather, I should say. We're now into March, the first month of the Philippine summer. Schools will be letting out soon, and it's the height of the dry season in the western, monsoonal parts of the country. Each day feels a little warmer, a little more humid. The trend will continue until mid-April, when most days will be truly intolerable without air-conditioning, something that most people do without, intolerable or not. Yet even so, the Philippines needs about 6,700 megawatts of power, equal to that of, say, the State of Wisconsin and on a par with Chile and Portugal. Fish Are Dying, Not Jumping It is missing much of this power now, due to a fairly serious El Nino drought that has dried up the reservoirs that feed hydroelectric plants; reports of 80- to 90-percent cuts in power generation have circulated.... (more)

Virtualization Pitfalls Within Cloud Computing: Discuss!

Gloom and doom are the oxygen of journalism and conference presentations. After all, if everything worked just perfectly, there wouldn't be much to discuss, would there? Thus, you can find no end of great discussion about all the challenges facing Virtualization and Cloud Computing in all its forms at the upcoming Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York April 19-21. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Three good examples are provided here from the virtualization tracks at the event: * "Top 10 Private Cloud Pitfalls" is a presentation from Surgient VP Brian Wilson. In it, he promises to "provide a practical framework to assess principle private cloud requirements and map those to design elements including infrastructure pooling, resource allocation, and service policies." Brian is responsible "for Surgient customer success," he says... (more)

Frost & Sullivan to Partner Companies in their Transformation into Lean Global Corporates with International Supply Chain Excellence Programme, Indonesia Edition 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) becoming a reality in 2015, economic scenarios and business dimensions are expected to change. Materials, skilled work force, services, capital, etc. will all freely move across the region without boundary constraints. This will provide more opportunities to companies and individuals, which is good news for ASEAN. At the same time, it will also require companies to be competitive at the ASEAN instead of country level. Existing manufacturing hubs like Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia will try to sustain their current manufacturing advantages and other countries like Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam amongst others will try to maximise the new economic environment and become new sourcing hubs in the ASEAN community. With new opportunities and challenges knocking at the doors ... (more)

Software Development: The Potential for Outsourcing to the Philippines

Note: Ray Roxas-Chua is the Chairman of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), in the government of the Philippines. He is the youngest cabinet member in the administration of President Gloria Arroyo-Macapagal. I interviewed him in late 2008. The interview occurred before the Satyam scandal in India, which in my view threatens to disrupt all outsourcing growth in India, perhaps to the benefit of other countries, including the Philippines. Roger Strukhoff: Let’s start with some background information on the CICT. Ray Roxas-Chua: The CICT was formed in 2004, as a realization of the importance of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) to the development of the country. We are the lead agency responsible for the active development of ICT in the Philippines. In a nutshell, our mission is to leverage the benefits of ICT in all aspect... (more)

SOA in Tough Times: Dude, What About Open Source?

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This article originally appeared in NOW Magazine, which retains all rights. Follow the author at www.twitter.com/strukhoff or www.nowmagazineblog.blogspot.com   Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This reporter ran into counter-cultural techies early in his career, during his mid-80s stint as managing editor of UNIX Review. Trade shows were glorious fun in those days, with entrepreneurs in roller skates, companies with names like mt xinu (read it backwards) and the Canta Afforda Computer Lab, and a young Bill Joy cutting a hip figure in his black leather jacket and trademark genius-speak. It is from these roots that today’s forest of open-source advocates, idealists, and companies grew.   Discussions about open source revolve around the perception that open ... (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)

Election 2010, Philippines Style

Election season is in full swing here in Manila. The current president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (known as GMA) cannot be re-elected as president, even as it seems she wants to be. So several major names—and in the Philippines, you always run into the same major names—are competing for leverage and public affection in these months before the voters go to the polls in May 2010. The big news recently was the withdrawal of Sen. Mar Roxas from consideration. Roxas, who family names is among the most elite of the elite here, has been praised fulsomely for his principled decision. The praise is flowing because his decision has cleared the way for fellow Liberal Party Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to make his bid for the president’s office in Manila’s Malacanang Palace. The reality is that Roxas was running a poor fourth in the polls, with about 9 percent of voters sayin... (more)

Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) and Floods Hit the Philippines

I was lucky that Typhoon Ondoy did not affect my apartment. We are out in Pampanga two hours from Manila but we did not have a flood in my little neighborhood. But so many people died in this typhoon, and now the world knows what can happen in the Philippines. We get more than 20 typhoons each year and they cause many problems. Typhoon Feria back there in June damaged many houses in Samar Province where I am from. I was visiting then and it was very scary. You know we don't have a radio there or any way to know when a typhoon is coming. We just hope for the best and we know that no one will help us. Two other typhoons in August and September gave us rain for more than one week. A lot of floods and some people died then, too. But I think that nobody outside of the Philippines knows about these things unless they are very, very bad. As I said, my family and friends ... (more)

Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) Hits the Philippines (Part 2)

The Philippines on Ulitzer I have received so many visitors to my post about Ondoy. So I want to talk a little more about the calamities in the Philippines. First, here are places you can go to help: www.philippineaid.org - I mentioned this one before. www.inquirer.net - This is a newspaper website. They have a lot of information about the Ondoy Relief Drive. www.redcross.org.ph - Yes, they are very active here just like in the US and other places. I want to let everyone know again that this is not the only time that we have trouble in the Philippines. We have so many typhoons every year. Many people die each time we have a bad typhoon. Houses fall into the rivers. Children and old people drown. Little boats sink in the ocean. This happens so many times each year in the Philippines talaga. You can see in my blog here that I wrote a story about Typhoon Feria back in Ju... (more)