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SAN FRANCISCO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Datameer, the only end-to-end big data analytics application purpose-built for Hadoop, today announced that organizations across key verticals are rapidly adopting Datameer to quickly gain new insights from all of their data. Datameer now has 200 customers with over 240 deployments. Used by major brands across industries, Datameer empowers anyone to integrate, analyze and visualize all of their data regardless of type or source. Customers in retail, financial services, gaming, telecommunications and Internet of Things are using Datameer as an integral part of their big data strategy, achieving significant business results in as little as two to four weeks. "At Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers we see tremendous opportunity in the big data space as volume and complexity of data is exploding, but only 1 percent is current... (more)

MMA Announces Formation of Mobile Location Data Accuracy Group To Drive Trust and Scale in Location Marketing

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), the leading global trade association for the mobile marketing industry, today announced the formation of the first ever Mobile Location Data Accuracy Group. The focus of the group will be to eliminate any confusion around mobile location data and to improve the trust and confidence brand marketers and agencies have in mobile location advertising and the data that drives it.  Simultaneously, the MMA is forming a Location Leadership Council, that will be an industry "think tank" comprised of a merging ... (more)

Quebecor Inc. Reports Consolidated Results for Second Quarter 2014

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- Quebecor Inc. ("Quebecor" or the "Corporation") (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) today reported its consolidated financial results for the second quarter of 2014. Quebecor consolidates the financial results of its Quebecor Media Inc. ("Quebecor Media") subsidiary, in which it holds a 75.4% interest. Highlights Second quarter 2014 -- Revenues up $6.0 million (0.6%) to $1.07 billion. -- Adjusted operating income(1) up $13.6 million (3.7%) to $385.9 million despite the unfavourable impact on the comparative results of a one-time $5.8 million a... (more)

iConcept's mLiquidate Categorized by NASSCOM and Frost & Sullivan in Exemplar-Achiever Category in Supply Chain Management Products

HYDERABAD, India, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- mLiquidate, iConcept's distribution intelligence tool that helps track key inventory, sales & liquidation data of a product in the distribution channel, has been categorized in the Exemplar-Achiever category among leading supply chain management solution, in a joint survey, by NASSCOM and Frost & Sullivan, published in July 2014.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130918/639287) NASSCOM and Frost & Sullivan have assessed more than 250 Indian software products, over 30 of which were in the Supply Chain Management category... (more)

CRTC continuing its efforts to promote fair and sustainable competition in wireless services for Canadians

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it is prohibiting exclusivity provisions in roaming agreements between Canadian wireless service providers to further enhance sustainable competition in the wireless market. In December 2013, the CRTC initiated a formal public proceeding to examine whether certain wireless service providers were subjecting smaller Canadian competitors to unjustly discriminatory roaming rates, terms and conditions. The CRTC has found clear instances of unjust ... (more)

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IT organizations face a growing demand for faster innovation and new applications to support emerging opportunities in social, mobile, growth markets, Big Data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and more. This is great news because it shows that IT continues to be a key stakeholder in delivering business service innovation. However, it also means that IT must deliver new innovation despite flat budgets, while maintaining existing services that grow more complex every day.
Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today.
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 14th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 5th International Big Data Expo and 3rd International SDN Expo, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, N.Y. announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested topics below). Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded. Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud, Big Data and Software-Defined Networking: submit your speaking proposal today!
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Ulitzer.com announced "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, which 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.
It's a simple fact that the better sales reps understand their prospects' intentions, preferences and pain points during calls, the more business they'll close. Each day, as your prospects interact with websites and social media platforms, their behavioral data profile is expanding. It's now possible to gain unprecedented insight into prospects' content preferences, product needs and budget. We hear a lot about how valuable Big Data is to sales and marketing teams. But data itself is only valuable when it's part of a bigger story, made visible in the right context.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Larry Carvalho has been named Tech Chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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