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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)

Red Hat Named "Platinum Sponsor" of Virtualization Conference & Expo

Red Hat is a  trusted open source provider.  Red Hat offers enterprise customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures on the quality and innovation of open source. Combining open source operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management, and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training, and consulting services worldwide to help enterprises take full advantage of the value of open source technology. For more information, please visit www.redhat.com/                   Red Hat CTO Delivers Virtualization Keynote Brian Stevens, the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering of Red Hat, delivered his Virtualization Keynote entitled "The Future of the Virtual Enterprise" at SYS-CON's  Virtualization Conferenc... (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)

Nora Goodman: New Guest VODCaster and Contributor

1.      How long have you been in Telecom? What excites you the most about mobility? What disappoints you the most about mobility?   I have been in telecom production since 2005.  What excites me the most is the creativity and connection that comes from this screen. I view the platform as its own venue with its own production needs and its own audience.  It is the fourth screen; the first is the film screen, the second is the television, the third is the computer, and the fourth is the mobile – tablet or phone. The mobile has its own needs for telling a story and engaging the audience whether it is for entertainment or an advertising agency for marketing a product, or for the benefit of connecting people with information as an addendum screen. Mobile, anytime, anywhere, one viewer at a time; yeah, it’s personal, it’s emotional, it’s an ext... (more)

AgilePoint Releases AgilePoint Express(TM) for SharePoint

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/20/09 -- AgilePoint, Inc. (formerly Ascentn) (www.agilepoint.com), the leader in .NET based Business Process Management System (BPMS) solutions, today announced the general availability of AgilePoint Express for SharePoint. The feature-rich software brings a new paradigm of powerful metadata-based, model-driven, SOA-aligned workflow solution to SharePoint. AgilePoint Express allows non-developers to quickly and easily build workflow solutions for Windows SharePoint Services, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and 2010. Using familiar Microsoft software, business users will be able to visually map out a process in Microsoft Visio, and create directly executable process model from Visio without burdening IT, within the matter of a few minutes or hours -- not days, weeks, or even months as most workflow and BPMS providers ... (more)

Kia Motors Unveils Four New Rides at New York International Auto Show

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on momentum established in 2009 with three new products, record U.S. market share and the opening of Kia Motors' first automotive assembly plant on U.S. soil(1), Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled four all-new vehicles during a press conference at the New York International Auto Show: the 2011 Optima midsize sedan, Forte five-door compact, and the Sportage and Sorento SX compact CUVs. Following the successful launches of the Soul, Forte and Forte Koup, Kia Motors' slate of New York introductions continue the brand's design-led transformation and each combine new and compelling design traits with the latest technology and convenience features while delivering efficient and fun-to-drive performance characteristics. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.... (more)

New Hosted Call Centre Solution a Game-Changer for Small to Mid-Sized Business

TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/09/12 -- Canadian national voice and data solutions provider Primus Business Services officially launched a new Hosted PBX suite of call centre services today, delivering big solutions for small businesses by eliminating capital costs, cutting operating expenditures and greatly reducing the technical complexity of implementing and supporting a full-service contact centre. Primus Business Services is a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., a subsidiary of PTGi (NYSE: PTGI). Starting and managing a call centre typically requires significant capital outlay -- costing businesses thousands of dollars per month in addition to monthly connectivity costs between the customer and third party. With Primus' new Hosted Call Centre service, small to mid-sized businesses can start a call centre with as few as two agents from $29.95 a mont... (more)

Twilio Client for Android: Now Every Android Developer Can Add VoIP to Their Apps

Twilio (http://www.twilio.com), the market leader in cloud communications, is announcing the launch of Twilio Client for Android. The product, which is a software development kit (SDK), makes it incredibly easy for mobile developers to integrate voice over IP (VoIP) capabilities into their Android applications, essentially turning any part of an app into a fully functional VoIP phone. In addition to the recently announced iOS SDK, the release of the Android SDK means that Twilio Client is now available for 75% of worldwide smartphones, according to recent data from Gartner. “With the launch of Twilio Client for Android, we now support the vast majority of smartphones globally,” said Thomas Schiavone, Director of Product Management for Twilio. “With this many developers and our proven success on iOS, we know we’ll see some incredible and innovative cross-platform co... (more)

ZTE, CSL Sign LTE Network Expansion Contract

ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced it signed an LTE network expansion contract with CSL Limited (CSL), Hong Kong's leading mobile operator. As part of the contract, ZTE will construct an extensive network of new base stations for CSL. In addition, ZTE will deploy its newest Uni-RAN-based, LTE-A-scalable R8884 base station for the first time. This is a significant step for CSL’s LTE network roadmap for the evolution of next-generation networking. CSL launched Hong Kong’s first LTE network in 2010, which currently spans over 90% of Hong Kong. The deployment of the R8884 will help CSL manage the increasing demand for network capacity due to the continuing growth in mobile broadband customers. It will allow the company to ... (more)

Smartphones and Rapid Uptake of Data Changing the World, Says Ericsson

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 06/05/12 -- * 170 million new mobile subscribers in Q1 2012 -- ubiquity of mobility and connectivity has great implications on the way we live and work * Complexity of tasks places greater demands on network * Network quality, consumer experience, billing and charging models as well as services offerings need to adapt At a briefing for journalists in San Francisco, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) President and CEO Hans Vestberg discussed how the rapid increases in subscribers and data-usage impact the entire Information and Communications (ICT) industry. Network quality, user experience, billing and charging models and services offerings all need to be adapted to the rapid development. "In 2008, there were four billion mobile subscriptions. By 2017 there will be close to nine billion subscriptions. With this kind of mobility and connec... (more)

MIND CTI Reports Cash Flow From Operating Activities of $1.6 Million for the Second Quarter of 2012

YOQNEAM, ISRAEL -- (Marketwire) -- 08/01/12 -- MIND C.T.I. LTD. (NASDAQ: MNDO), a leading provider of convergent end-to-end billing and customer care product based solutions for service providers as well as telecom expense management (enterprise call accounting) solutions, today announced results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2012. The following will summarize our business in the second quarter of 2012 and provide a more detailed review of the financial results for the quarter. Full financial results can be found in the Investors section www.mindcti.com/investor/PressReleases.asp and in our Form 6-K. Financial Highlights Revenues were $5.29 million, compared with $4.55 million in the second quarter of 2011 and with $5.26 million in the first quarter of 2012. Gross profit was $2.51 million, or 47% of revenue, compared with $2.88 million, or 63% of revenue, i... (more)

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