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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)

EC Holds Up Oracle-Sun Merger

The worst fears of Sun’s long-suffering shareholders have come to pass. The European Commission has opened up a full-blown antitrust investigation of Oracle’s proposed $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun, throwing a monkey wrench into plans to close the deal now. A decision on whether the acquisition gets a pass or a fail, or gets loaded down with conditions could take until January 19, another four-and-a-half months. The regulators are fretting over the competitive implications of Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL concerned that Oracle may starve the rival database of resources. The Commission said in a statement Thursday that it wasn’t sure that “the world’s leading proprietary database company” taking over “the world’s leading open source database company” wasn’t anti-competitive. Antitrust czarina Neelie Kroes, herself an open source advocate, was quoted as saying, “Th... (more)

SEO is Just Marketing. Deal With It. via TopRankBlog

Written by Lee Odden I’ve had people learn that I’ve recently written a book called Optimize and they ask what it’s about. I say it’s about optimizing customer discovery and engagement with content. The response I usually get is something like, “Oh, cool. I thought it was about SEO.” Well, in a way optimizing content and customer experiences is SEO. That’s because what most of the better SEOs practice today is really more about the promise of marketing: attracting, engaging and inspiring customers to buy. Whether it’s Google, Social Networks, Online News Media, Digital Assets or any other channel/format for content – best practices optimization is in effect for smart companies that want an advantage.  2005 Called, It Wants Its SEO Back. If your SEO is still overwhelmingly focused on massive keyword lists, ranking reports and directory/social bookmarking style link ... (more)

Immediate Programs For Non-Notification Factoring Simplified

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Greg Thompson on Security: Interview with the VP of Enterprise Security at Scotiabank

By Ian Palmer Greg Thompson has his work cut out for him as Scotiabank’s highest level security professional. Thompson, vice president of enterprise security services at the Toronto, Ontario-based entity, oversees a team responsible for ensuring that hackers, cyber terrorists and hacktivists don’t get bragging rights at company’s expense. Thompson earned his CISSP accreditation from (ISC)² in December 2001 and received the Financial Services CISO of the Year award from SC Magazine readers in 2011. The InfoSec Institute recently touched base with Thompson to get his take on a number of issues of interest to the industry. We had a chance to interview Greg. The interview is as follows: What positions in the IS space are currently in demand? (Thompson) From a banking security perspective, we have a very global presence and we have a global footprint in terms of our secu... (more)

Expedia, Inc. Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Europe-Based

SEATTLE and ROME, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Expedia, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Italy-based Venere Net ApA ( from Advent International and the founding partners. has established relationships with approximately 29,000 hotels and bed and breakfast properties throughout Europe and the U.S. The transaction will result in the addition of more than 10,000 incremental hotel properties in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to Expedia, Inc.'s global hotel offering. Terms of the pending acquisition were not disclosed. Closing of the transaction is subject to competition approval in Germany. is focused on offering hotel reservations to European consumers and provides hoteliers with geographically diverse sources of demand. The company has direct relationships with approximately 29,0... (more)

Liquidware Labs Demonstrates Enterprise-Class VDI Assessment, Diagnostics and Profile Management at VMworld 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Liquidware Labs Inc. (LWL), the market leader in virtual desktop and application assessment and diagnostics, today demonstrated advanced patented technology to assist enterprises to migrate from a physical desktop environment to a virtual one, including new profile solutions* that provision, manage, and migrate user-level settings and data files within and among differing Windows OSs. "As desktop virtualization continues to gain traction, organizations such as Liquidware Labs that provide solutions to accelerate the adoption of desktop virtualization are important to the success of VMware View deployments across companies of all sizes," said Carl Eschenbach, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations, VMware. LWL's Stratusphere(TM) Assessment and Diagnostics solution provides: VDI and Physical Machine, Network, Inf... (more)

Chairman of Pan American Silver, Ross Beaty, Receives Viola MacMillan Award During PDAC

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/09/10 -- Pan American Silver Corp. (TSX: PAA)(NASDAQ: PAAS) ("Pan American" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Ross Beaty, the Company's founder and Chairman, was presented with the prestigious Viola MacMillan Award at last night's Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada ("PDAC") gala awards dinner, in Toronto. The Viola MacMillan Award, named in honour of the PDAC's longest serving President, recognizes members of the Canadian mining community that have demonstrated leadership in the management and financing of the exploration for, and development of mineral resources throughout the world. Mr. Beaty, a geologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, founded Pan American in 1994 and serves as our Chairman of the Board. Pan American, the second-largest publically traded primary silver producer in t... (more)

Research and Markets: Smart Grid Market and Technology Outlook - Industry Trends and Competitive Analysis

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "Smart Grid Market and Technology Outlook - Industry Trends and Competitive Analysis" to their offering. Smart Grid Market and Technology Outlook - Industry Trends and Competitive Analysis, that provides a detailed account of the developments in global smart grid markets in 2010 and their implications for the market in 2011-2016. The report provides information on the current scenario and an outlook on smart grid markets, investments, revenues and the competitive landscape. The report explains the current state of the global smart grid industry in terms of various upcoming technologies such as Vehicle to Grid (V2G), cloud computing, Outage Management Systems (OMS), microgrid and more. The report also discusses various pr... (more)

Venture-Backed IPOs Have Strongest Opening Quarter in Five Years

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 04/02/12 -- Venture-backed initial public offering (IPO) activity marked its strongest opening quarter, by number of issues and dollars raised, since the first quarter of 2007. Bolstered by increased stability in the broader U.S. stock market indices, 19 venture-backed companies went public in the United States during the first quarter of 2012, raising $1.5 billion, according to the Exit Poll report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). By dollars, the quarter registered a 10 percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2011, when 14 venture backed companies raised $1.4 billion. For the first quarter of 2012, 86 venture-backed M&A deals were reported, 24 of which had an aggregate deal value of $2.7 billion. "As we close the first quarter of 2012, venture-backed companies are extremely well posit... (more)

Juniper Networks Reports Preliminary First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/24/12 -- Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) Q1 Financial Highlights: Revenue: $1,032.5 million, down 6% from Q1'11 and down 8% from Q4'11 Operating Margin: 4.6% GAAP; 12.0% non-GAAP GAAP Net Income Per Share: $0.03 diluted Non-GAAP Net Income Per Share: $0.16 diluted, down $0.16 from Q1'11 and down $0.12 from Q4'11 Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today reported preliminary financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2012, which were above the Company's first quarter outlook. The Company also provided its outlook for the three months ending June 30, 2012. Net revenues for the first quarter of 2012 decreased 6% on a year-over-year basis, and decreased 8% sequentially, to $1,032.5 million. The Company posted GAAP net income of $16.3 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, and non-GAAP net in... (more)