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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)

Beacon Podcast – Episode 020

Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .020 – PyCon Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Patrick Sayler (@psayler), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Steve McMaster (@iamthemcmaster PyCon recap - McMaster’s first “real” conference - Would have been cheaper to watch for free online - Cleveland was warmer than California - Dancing Robots Geotagged Facebook posts put soldiers at risk - Duh? - “If you don’t know that your posts are being geotagged and its putting you in danger, should we really trust you to be over there in the first place?” - Private governmental social network? Encyclopaedia Britannica online only - Internet resources are killing printed copies - Too much faith in technology? - With speed comes loss of accuracy - Somehow football came up Enterprise Data on iOS - Does Apple have any major problems with this? - We’ve never run into problems with Android devi... (more)

NextPerformance strengthens its partnership with Dailymotion and launches VIDEO RETARGETING

New personalised dynamic advertising format NextPerformance, Europe's 2nd largest dynamic (re)targeting platform, has announced the release of its Video Retargeting solution. The real-time on-line advertising platform developed by NextPerformance offers solutions for real-time display of banners whose content is personalised dynamically. Thanks to innovative algorithms, NextPerformance has expanded its product line with the release of its Video Retargeting solution. It is now possible to retarget users browsing Dailymotion's video network and display dynamic banners directly in videos. The opportunities offered by this new product are tremendous, as it is now possible to combine the power of dynamic retargeting with video, one of the most requested and liked media by Internet users and customers. "Offering a video retargeting solution is a plus for our advertising d... (more)

ApolloMD Announces Release of ER Express 3.0 to Enhance Patients' Experiences Before and After They Visit the Emergency Room

Atlanta, GA, April 03, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Atlanta-based clinical outsourcing group ApolloMD announced the newest release of ER Express, a new platform that allows patients with non-life/disability-threatening illnesses to reserve appointment times for visits to the emergency room. ER Express (www.erexpress.com), first released in October 2011, gives patients with non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries a simple, user-friendly web-based tool for reserving a time slot in the ER. Once a reservation is confirmed, the patient waits in the comfort of his or her home, and then arrives at the ER for treatment at the selected appointment time. The release of version 3.0 features the beta version of ER Aftercare Videos, a new module that allows patients to watch a short web-based video of a board-certified emergency medicine physician explaining basic care instructions. Th... (more)

Brocade Delivers 100 Gigabit Ethernet Solutions for Software-Defined Networks

Delivers First Phase of Roadmap with OpenFlow Support across the Brocade NetIron Router Family Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) today outlined its strategy for software-defined networking (SDN), a technology gaining broad support across network operators and enterprises on a global basis. In support of its SDN strategy, Brocade also announced that it has integrated hardware based OpenFlow support in the Brocade® MLX® Series of routers and related Brocade NetIron® platforms, enabling customers to deploy SDN at wire-speed 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) performance. OpenFlow is a protocol standardised by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and a key component of SDN. OpenFlow enables programmatic control of network infrastructures and rapid network service development and deployment. The strategy Brocade introduced today will guide the company's SDN investments, marketing and part... (more)

Panasonic Brings Rugged Computing To Field Workers In Vehicles With New Computer Docking Solutions

Panasonic Computer Product Solutions launches vehicle computer docking for its rugged Toughbook and Toughpad ranges in Europe Bracknell, UK 7 June 2012: Panasonic today announced its entry into the European vehicle computer docking market with the launch of a wide range of vehicle docks and services for its Toughbook and Toughpad rugged mobile computers. The docking stations are used to hold mobile computers in vehicles and can be used in many industries such as utilities, emergency services, and transportation. They can also be used for mounting devices on trolleys and work stations in the health, automotive and manufacturing sectors. It offers customers a pan-European single point of contact for their rugged computers and vehicle docks plus design, installation and support services. Giving drivers computer support in the vehicle can greatly enhance their productiv... (more)

SCTE Launches New Online Training Assessment Centre

The SCTE (Society for Broadband Professionals) has launched a new online training assessment centre, via the SCTE website www.thescte.eu. This now offers fully Internet-based training assessments for broadband installation technicians, enabling its global membership of engineers to complete their training more rapidly and to further their careers with fully accredited SCTE qualifications. The SCTE's training committee will be demonstrating the new online training assessment centre at SCTE's booth G039 (Hall 10.2) at the ANGA Cable Show in Cologne. "The ongoing evolution and development of our training courses is core to the principles of the Society and we firmly believe that our new online assessment tools will enhance and reinforce their validity," explained Mike Thornton, Chairman of the SCTE Training Committee. The SCTE (the Society for Broadband Professionals) ... (more)

How Vodafone is Building a Network for the New Normal

As many of you saw last week during our introduction of the new ASR 5000 Series, service providers worldwide are racing to deliver mobile networks that can keep up with exploding demand for advanced, high-bandwidth mobile services.  Vodafone Germany is leading that race in Europe, but they're also taking extraordinary steps to ensure those services are delivered with the highest possible levels of quality and reliability.   I had the privilege of visiting the Vodafone Testing and Innovation Centre in Dusseldorf, Germany recently and was treated to a tour of their massive network test labs, where everything from the latest smartphone to the newest application is tested and retested to ensure complete compatibility and interoperability.  The size and complexity of the extensive facility -- by far the largest lab I have ever seen (and cleanest, btw) -- spoke volumes ... (more)

Virgin Media Business celebrates a ‘procure once’ mentality with position on new PSN Services Framework

Virgin Media Business has been awarded a place on four lots, including the unified services lot, on the new Public Services Network (PSN) Services Framework announced by the Government Procurement Service today. Today's announcement follows on from Virgin Media Business being awarded a place on the recent PSN Connectivity Framework. As a result of both achievements, public sector organisations can now access all of Virgin Media Business' communications services and also choose to underpin them with the company's fast and secure nationwide fibre-optic network. So, public sector organisations looking to revolutionise the way they work and communicate can do so with Virgin Media Business all through PSN Frameworks, meaning better value and simple procurement. Lee Hull, director, public sector, Virgin Media Business, explains: "By being part of the PSN Services Framewor... (more)

NextiraOne and Cisco to build network for new site at Marseille’s School of Management (EMD)

Marseille School of Management to open new site in October 2012 on the Euroméditerrannée campus - NextiraOne and Cisco to build network and supply wide range of devices Paris, 26 June 2012 - The EMD School of Management, a non-profit organisation, is committed to training tomorrow's decision-makers in management skills and the practice of business ethics, based on human values. Established in 1964 it welcomes school-leavers (post-baccalaureat) and professionals in initial or continuing training. In order to meet its growth and be able to welcome new students, the EMD School of Management decided to construct a new building in Marseille on the Euroméditerrannée campus. These new premises will open in October 2012 and will accommodate 500 students, around 20 administrative staff and a number of teachers. On the recommendation of a number of higher education instituti... (more)

Clarite Solves Mass-Qual Conundrum For Multi-Channel Marketers

New online tool eliminates bias, reach and subjectivity challenges of wide-scale campaign insights London, 27 June 2012: Clarite Research has today announced the launch of the marketing industry's first 'Mass-Qual' research tool, at the Insight Show, part of Marketing Week Live! at Olympia, London. The online Clarite tool is built on proprietary technology to solve the challenge of quickly and cost-effectively delivering objective insight on all forms of marketing communications using a large, geographically dispersed research sample. The Clarite tool has been designed specifically to enable brand owners and agencies to optimise research on any form of communication which can be uploaded, including print, digital, video and call centre communications. It uses an online panel to quickly target large numbers of respondents and Clarite's proprietary STIKKY technology, ... (more)