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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 - "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)

ActiveState Launches Business Edition

Open Source Journal on Ultizer ActiveState, the dynamic languages experts, today launched ActiveState Business Edition, commercial-grade language distributions for Perl, Python and Tcl, providing organizations open source compliance, commercial support, and cross-platform access. "ActiveState has been a leading contributor in the open source community for years," said Bart Copeland, President and CEO, ActiveState. "With the launch of Business Edition, we can help companies deploying Perl, Python and Tcl in their business-critical applications, ensure open source policy compliance, minimize downtime and accelerate productivity cost-effectively. ActiveState's deep technical expertise is focused on keeping client systems, powered by dynamic languages, running smoothly, and making sure clients are in compliance with their open source policies." ActiveState Business Edi... (more)

Shake-up at Ford Motor Co. Asks Whether There's More to Come.

DETROIT, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Ford is out -- sort of -- and Alan Mulally is in as the new President and CEO of Ford Motor Co. Can Mulally work the same turnaround magic that helped him save aerospace giant Boeing? Find out more on, << >>. Then see what the shake-up in the executive suite might mean for Ford's efforts to sell its foreign brands and find a possible alliance partner. What do you say when you're stopped for speeding? It's a situation nearly everyone has faced at one time or another, but some folks just come up with the right line that gets them off with no more than a warning. asked its readers to come up with the best lines they've ever used, and you can find the results of the third Speeders' Excuses Contest on the site this week. It'll do 0-60 in four seconds, hit a to... (more)

TIBCO to Merge SOA and Cloud Computing

TIBCO Software (NASDAQ: TIBX) announced alliances with HCL Technologies and VMware to facilitate adoption and help enterprise customers realize the benefits of cloud computing with TIBCO Silver -- the industry's first platform designed from the ground up for the rapid delivery of cloud applications inside the enterprise. HCL Technologies, one of India's leading global IT Services companies, will leverage TIBCO Silver to help its customers pursue and deploy their cloud strategy through outsourcing, consulting services, solutions labs and bundled services. Vikram Duvvoori, senior vice president and global head, enterprise transformation services, HCL Technologies stated, "At HCL, we believe that cloud computing could create an impact beyond IT and open up Blue Ocean opportunities for business transformation. We are long standing strategic partners with TIBCO and shar... (more)

Oracle Enhances Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

Extending the enterprise-wide Project Portfolio Management (PPM) capabilities of Oracle's Primavera product suite, Oracle today announced new releases of Oracle's Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management and Oracle's Primavera Contract Management. The new Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 7.0 and Primavera Contract Management 13 releases provide significant usability, integration and collaboration enhancements. New Web accessibility for Oracle's Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 7.0 and Contract Management 13 deliver professional project management on the Web, providing access to anyone, anywhere working on a project or program. New features in the latest release of Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management help organizations successfully manage and deliver portfolios, programs and projects of any size and... (more)

PrismTech and Nextel to Provide Real-Time Data and Messaging Solutions

Innovations Software Technology on Ulitzer PrismTech is joining forces with Nextel Engineering Systems to deliver much-needed, highly-reliable and Real-Time data management solutions. As part of its software and services offerings, Nextel Engineering will now deliver and support PrismTech’s best-in-class suite of middleware products. The key focus of this alliance will be around OpenSplice DDS, a high-performance, Real-Time publish/subscribe middleware, which enables Quality-of-Service (QoS) enabled Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and net-centric applications. OpenSplice DDS’s basic kernel is available under Open Source licensing but optional subscription bundles are available from PrismTech that include both professional support and value-adding features and tools. OpenSplice DDS offers a unique ability to provide low-latency, high-throughput and yet predictabl... (more)

Plex Systems Announces Record 2009 Growth, Including 31% Growth in Recurring Revenue

Plex Systems, Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated manufacturing ERP software, Plex Online, today announced that its 2009 recurring revenue grew 31 percent over 2008, and its total revenue grew 14 percent. The industry-leading software as a service (SaaS) solution provider also improved its EBITDA profitability by 21 percent year-over-year. Note that as a private company, Plex Systems does not release dollar values for its revenue and profitability figures. Robust Customer Growth The company also announced that 29 new customers chose Plex Online, the leading software as a service ERP package for manufacturers, during 2009. “These new customers, along with expanded business from existing customers, led to our impressive revenue increases,” said Plex Systems President and CEO Mark Symonds. “The SaaS technology and business model that Plex Systems has pioneered is excepti... (more)

Fujitsu Accelerates Exhaustive Verification of Java Software Through Parallel Processing

Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. on Friday announced the development of technology enabling high-speed exhaustive verification of Java software using parallel processing. In order to ensure the quality of ICT systems, it is critical that software programs be sufficiently tested. By employing this new technology that leverages the power of cloud computing, on previous technologies enabling exhaustive verification of programs developed by Fujitsu Laboratories, time required for verification can be dramatically shortened, leading to expectations that the technology will result in enhancement of program quality. About Program Verification Ensuring the quality of ICT systems that are at the heart of businesses today requires thorough testing to verify whether the programs that provide the system's functionality work as expected. Testing t... (more)

SUSE Linux: more popular than Red Hat in China

The SUSE enterprise Linux distribution project is 20 years old. Pronounced "Sooz-Seh", or in the original German: Gesellschaft für Software und System Entwicklung mbH, the SUSE team are celebrating by holding the first SUSECon 2012 conference in Orlando later this year. SUSE president Nils Brauckmann has said that, "SUSE today is the recognised market leader in several important segments and is well positioned to take advantage of an ever expanding market for commercial Linux and open source technologies." Although that sounds at first like an idle marketing manager's claim, it is in fact the case that 80 per cent of the US Fortune 500 aerospace and defence companies use SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Milestones in SUSE history include: • In 1994 SUSE shipped its first Linux distribution - S.u.S.E Linux 1.0. • In 1999 it forged a partnership with IBM, which led to join... (more)

OSSI Shares Its Open Source Vision Across Government Technology Systems

“Our common interest in open source solutions has enabled OSSI to put together an all-star team of Government, commercial and community partners,” said John Farrell of HP/Fortify, OSSI's volunteer chairman and Chief Information Security Officer, as OSSI named several new members to its Industry Advisory Board. “OSSI was founded in 2001 based on the idea that one day, the technological strength and efficiencies of the open source model would find its ideal fit within Government systems," Farrell continued. For more than a decade, said Farrell, OSSI has been sharing the vision of open source across government technology systems. He added: "I believe that time has come. It is truly exciting to be a part of the open source experience.”  New Board members include: Bill Bacci of HP Federal; Dr. William Grossmann of Global Projects Design; AJ Jaghori , former CTO of L-3 Stra... (more)

Cyber attacks on trust expose UK organizations to £247 million in losses reveals Ponemon and Venafi research

Mismanagement of millions of cryptographic keys and digital certificates threatens security and operations of UK businesses London, UK - 24 April, 2013: Venafi, the inventor of and market leader in enterprise key and certificate management (EKCM) and the Ponemon Institute today reveal that every large UK business is open to £247million in possible threat exposure due to a lack of control over cryptographic keys and certificates, the foundation of trust in the modern world of secure communications, smartphones, cloud computing and almost every digital and electronic asset. Organisations face ever-increasing challenges with trust exploits. With advanced persistent threats (APTs), bad actors are taking advantage of every exploit and look for the weakest link in security systems. Common, well-known vulnerabilities like digitally signed malware, poor key and certificate ... (more)