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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)

Business Transformation through Enterprise Cloud Computing – A Reference Architecture

Enterprise Cloud Computing refers to best practices for larger organizations to adopt Cloud Computing, and how it can be applied to achieve business transformation. Business agility and the Cloud CIO The primary benefit is enhanced business agility. Improving the ability of a complex organization to react more quickly to market opportunity, like launching a new product, is where the impact of new Cloud technologies will be seen more effectively rather than one about a debate over in-house versus outsourcing, public vs private Clouds. These sentiments are reflected by industry experts, and coincides with the evolution of the role of the CIO to become more strategic, closing the gap between business and IT that ZDNet describes here. How this increased acumen can be achieved is explained through examples such as this one on how the role of the CIO can expand to include ... (more)

Cochlear Selects @AppZero_Inc for WS2003 Migrations [#Cloud]

Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, has selected AppZero for easy migration of its Microsoft Windows Server 2003 applications, a major priority for IT organizations before Microsoft ends support on July 14, 2015.  AppZero software enables server application migration from old operating systems to new platforms or clouds and has been proven to be ten times faster, more reliable and efficient than alternative approaches.  Organizations that fail to upgrade their Windows 2003 servers increase cybersecurity risks because Microsoft will no longer issue security updates after the end of support period, making business and other applications more vulnerable to attack. AppZero's Windows Server 2003 endeavor with Cochlear follows announcement of a major pharmaceutical AppZero migration project last month. Many healthcare companies are unde... (more)

Affinity Solutions Unveils Coupon-on-a-Card™at FinovateSpring 2012, Leveraging the First DataSM OfferWiseSM Solution

Affinity Solutions (www.affinitysolutions.com), the leading provider of retailer-funded rewards programs in the U.S., today unveiled Coupon-on-a-Card, which utilizes real-time offer redemption technology provided by First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing. Coupon-on-a-Card allows financial institutions to deliver payment card-linked offers from merchants for seamless consumer redemption securely at the point of sale. Coupon-on-a-Card will be demonstrated for the first time today by Affinity Solutions at FinovateSpring 2012 in San Francisco – an industry conference that features innovative financial service and banking technology providers and their products. Affinity Solutions’ Coupon-on-a-Card is a next-generation marketing system for financial institutions that delivers and electronically links offers directly to con... (more)

SEC, FBI and PCAOB Investigators to Keynote Fraud Conference

ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/13 -- Some of the nation's top forensic accountants will share critical information at the upcoming Fraud & Forensic Accounting Education Conference May 16 to 18 in Atlanta. Attendees will get the chance to hear investigators for the Securities and Exchange Commission, FBI and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board share new information on topics critical to white collar crime investigations. Confirmed keynote speakers include: Howard Scheck, Chief Accountant for the SEC's Enforcement Division Vic Hartman, Chief Division Counsel, of the FBI's Atlanta bureau Jerry Decker, Deputy Director of Enforcement & Investigations for the PCAOB Other influential speakers who will share knowledge and insights include Barry Hensley, Vice President of SecureWorks' Counter Threat Unit; Guy Gebhardt, Acting U. S. Bankruptcy Trustee for the Northe... (more)

VoltDB-S Discounted Pricing Program Helps Startups Speed Application Development

BILLERICA, Mass., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VoltDB, the world's fastest high-velocity database, today announced that Auvik Networks, Koupon Media and Ten Penny Auctions are taking advantage of VoltDB's startup pricing to bring game-changing solutions to market faster in their respective industries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121204/MM24267LOGO) Designed specifically for early stage companies with $250,000 or less in total annual revenue, the VoltDB-S program offers affordable access to the industry's most advanced and specialized high-velocity, in-memory database. The intent of the program is to accelerate the development of disruptive solutions that deliver on the initial promise of Big Data applications—enabling real-time, more informed decision making that directly benefits an organization's bottom line. VoltDB's in-memory database is built to ... (more)

Inovalon Drives Quality and HEDIS® Analytics Improvements Through Big Data Processing

BOWIE, Md., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced analytics and data-driven solutions to the healthcare industry, today announced the acceleration of big data processing empowering Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) measurement and reporting through parallel processing, responsive scalability, and seamless data integration. As a result, Inovalon clients will see dramatically reduced cycle times allowing for complex measure calculations at speeds not seen before by the industry. In partnership with leading health plans across the United States and Puerto Rico, Inovalon covers more than 950 National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Interactive Data Submission System (IDSS) and regulatory submissions, encompassing more than 60% of the nation's outsourced quality measurement and repo... (more)

Cloud Computing Expo 2009 West: Call for Papers Now Closed

With an ever-increasing number of companies now buying computing, storage, and networking power as they need it from the cloud, it is hardly surprising that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is going from strength to strength. Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging the Cloud, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the scalability of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 4th International Cloud Computing... (more)

Ulitzer Names the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Computing Bloggers

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer Ulitzer.com announced today "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo 2009 West, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, California. Cloud Expo 2009 West drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend. Detailed information on how to become a Ulitzer blogger can be obtained  here. Ulitzer New Media Power Panel at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, during Cloud Expo 2009 West. "Ulitzer New Media ... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)