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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)

Cloud Expo Keynoter Undertakes New Role as CIO of NRO

GovIT at Cloud Expo Jill Tummler Singer has been appointed to serve as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), effective 1 January 2010. Ms. Singer previously served as the Deputy CIO (DCIO) at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in which capacity gave the keynote address at SYS-CON's 1st Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com). As NRO’s CIO, Ms. Singer will be responsible for ensuring the NRO Information and Information Technology Enterprise is provisioned in an effective and efficient manner. She will also be more engaged in external activities, to include serving on the Intelligence Community (IC) CIO council, fulfilling her duties as an Information Sharing Executive, and serving as the Privacy Officer. As CIA’s DCIO, Ms. Singer’s primary responsibilities centered on leading Enterprise Information Technolog... (more)

Tuxedo Money Solutions improves business processes with the help of MSM Software

04 March 2010 - Tuxedo Money Solutions (Tuxedo) is improving the efficiencies of its IT department and customer support operation, after outsourcing over 50 per cent of its IT function to MSM Software. MSM Software, which has traditionally specialised in application design and management, has extended its relationship with Tuxedo, following the successful design and support of its bespoke online banking platform. MSM will now be acting as an extension of Tuxedo's IT team: offering first line support to corporate customers, second line support to call centres, troubleshooting and co-ordination of all other tech suppliers to ensure more efficient and cost effective processes. David Monty, IT and Operations Director at Tuxedo comments, "We have been working with MSM for four years and have always been impressed with the company's commitment to our organisation. The tea... (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 Freecharge.in 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)

HP outs pricing on full Windows 8 PC lineup

HP A huge wave of Windows 8 PCs is coming, and HP is hoping to ride it to victory. Early on Wednesday, the company announced pricing and availability for its complete Windows 8 PC portfolio, which includes a broad range of  notebooks, hybrid ultrabook/tablet machines and all in-one desktops. “HP’s portfolio of ultrathin notebooks, sleek all-in-ones and high-performance business PCs is designed to meet the needs of customers anticipating the release of the Windows 8 OS,” said James Mouton, senior vice president and general manager, Personal Computer Global Business Unit, HP. Read the full story at The Next Web. ... (more)

Industry Analysts on Axway and Vordel

Gordon Smith in Silicon Republic has a nice article today on the analyst coverage of the recent Vordel-Axway news. He summarizes the responses from Gartner and Forrester analysts. He notes that: Industry analysts have welcomed the news last week that Ireland’s Vordel is to be acquired by the French software group Axway. Paolo Malinverno, a vice-president of research with Gartner, has been tracking both companies for several years. He classified the deal as the combination of a leader in the enterprise B2B space with a smaller, focused player specialising in API management and SOA governance. “This unites an industry leader with a much more innovative company and literally unifies the market and multiplies it, to some extent,” he said. “It’s a good match and it’s definitely a case where the total is greater than the sum of the elements.” Stefan Ried, principal analys... (more)

KeyMetric Announces Advertising Analytics & Call Tracking for the Yahoo! Bing Network & Bing Ads

Las Vegas, NV, September 25, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Delivering up-to-the-minute intelligence, KeyMetric “Smart Data” simplifies the process for improving advertising effectiveness on the Yahoo! Bing Network and Bing Ads by providing both online conversion analytics and offline call tracking in a single tool. Using KeyMetric, b2b marketers, b2c marketers and digital agencies easily track, measure, optimize and redistribute ad campaigns, ppc keywords, media and search content to dramatically increase return-on-investment. By eliminating the complexities of “big data,” KeyMetric makes it simple to identify which investments are generating engagements, leads and sales both online and offline, including over the telephone. “Compared to a platform like Google® AdWords™, Microsoft® and Yahoo® seemingly fail to provide suitable levels of data for clients to measure the effective... (more)

Sony Launches Its Smartwatch 2 in the U.S.

Technology giants such as Samsung, Microsoft, Google and maybe even Apple are just now realizing there may be a future in wearables, but other tech companies have already been dabbling in smartwatches for some time now. Sony is one example, having recently released its second-generation “SmartWatch 2″ in Europe and Asia, and Sony on Tuesday announced that its new wrist-worn computer is now available in the U.S. The SmartWatch 2 is the first smartwatch on the planet to include water resistance, dust resistance and NFC, and it also features a solid build thanks to its aluminum case and silicon strap. The device works with most moderns smartphones — unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, which only works with one for the time being — and it costs $199.95 from Sony’s online store. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report. ... (more)

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of February 9, 2014

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! India’s e-commerce business grew by 80 percent in 2013, according to Flipkart, one of the country’s leading e-commerce firms.  Read Original Content MasterCard and Weve have now come together in a partnership that is designed to hel... (more)

Xbox One Gets April Update, Adds Friend Notifications and More

The Xbox One April update has begun rolling out to systems and will continue over the next few days, according to an announcement on the Major Nelson blog. The latest update initially rolled out last month to users in Microsoft’s beta program, an initiative that lets console owners test system updates prior to their official launch, and includes friend notifications, Blu-ray 50 Hz support, Kinect voice and motion improvements and more. The friends notifications will allow users to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. According to Microsoft, friends notifications were made a priority in the April update as it was one of the most frequently requested features.The upcoming roll out will also identify friends in multiplayer games in the friends list and the ability to view friends’ most popular apps. Read the full story at Polygon. ... (more)

Global Private and Public Cloud Market in Financial Services Industry 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Accenture, IBM, Infosys Technologies and Fujitsu

DUBLIN, August 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dfd2gz/global_private) has announced the addition of the "Global Private and Public Cloud Market in Financial Services Industry 2014-2018" report to their offering.       (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Financial services are the services offered by the Financial sector that help credit companies, insurance companies, accounts companies banks, and investment funds, and certain finance firms manage capital. Changing technology assists in the growth of the Financial Services industry.  Cloud computing, for instance, when used in the industry, helps reduce ongoing operational costs. Other benefits of cloud computing also includes its ability to help financial industries gain better reach and customers in the market. Both private a... (more)