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.
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"Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies,
Industry Verticals & Forecasts"
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)
Over the past several weeks I’ve been working on some content I’m excited
to finally share with you through a series of blog posts. This series will
introduce you to Windows 8 development from an Android developer’s
perspective. Through the course of the series you’ll create your first app.
It won’t be anything pretty, but you’ll learn the ins and outs of the
development environment, how to create a simple user interface, and how to
perform navigation. Along the way you’ll see some Android Hints that will
help make it easier for you to transition your existing skills to the Windows
platform. You’ll also see some Visual Studio Tips to make you more
productive in your development environment. Good luck!
Your first task when it comes to Windows 8 development is getting your
development environment up and running. It’s a three step process:
Install Windows 8
You can’t c... (more)
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Changing Environments, a startup based in Massachusetts, has announced its
invention of a public bench that acts as a solar powered smartphone battery
charger that can be used to recharge mobile devices. Read Original Content
Although reporting illegal fishing using smartphone apps will not eliminate
the problem of overfishing entirely, certain mobile technology, s... (more)
ARMONK, N.Y., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today
introduced new IBM PowerLinux Systems and Solutions to help customers exploit
the cost efficiency of Linux and virtualization for business-critical
workloads. IBM PowerLinux Solutions offer deep integration of new
Linux-specific POWER7 processor-based hardware with industry-standard Linux
software from Red Hat and SUSE for analyzing Big Data, managing
industry-specific applications and delivering open source infrastructure
The new IBM PowerLinux Solutions are more affordable for businesses of all
sizes with the introduction of two new Linux-specific servers: a system for
the recently announced IBM PureFlex System, part of the new IBM PureSystems
family of systems with integrated expertise; as well as a standalone
In "Final Parameters and Local Variables", Dr. Heinz M. Kabutz rants against
the generalized used of the final keyword in Java code. For him, this is a
"trend' and an "idiotic coding standard".
I'm a firm believer of the complete opposite.
As a software developer, I spend most of my time reasoning about code.
Anything that can make this reasoning easier is welcome. Good practices like
short methods and descriptive names fall in this category. I believe
immutable variables do too.
Immutable variables simplify reasoning because they ensure a stable state
within a scope, whether it's a whole class or a single method. Having
established invariants is a tremendous help in understanding code.
Whether it is with my own code or not, I've experienced time and again that
my mental load was way lower with immutable variables than mutable ones.
Maybe it's just a limitation of m... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
"The merger with Friendster will continue to transform the social networking
industry, combining a highly intuitive and successful social media site and
online marketing channel with an integrated payment platform and content
network which includes games, goods, gifts, music and video," said Ganesh
Kumar Bangah, president and chief executive officer of MOL Global Pte. Ltd,
as it was announced this week that his company has entered into a
definitive agreement under which it will acquire 100% of Friendster.
The principal shareholder of MOL is Tan Sri Vincent Tan, the Chairman and CEO
of Berjaya Corporation Berhad, a leading, diversified Malaysian conglomerate
that has annual revenues in excess of US$1.8 billion. Following the
acquisition, the operations of MOL and Friendster will be combined to create
Asia's largest end-to-end content, distribution ... (more)
SAP AG on Tuesday announced its preliminary financial results for the second
quarter ended June 30, 2010.
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS - Second Quarter 2010
Second Quarter 2010(1)
EUR million, unless Q2 2010 Q2 2009 change
otherwise stated ------- ------- -------
Software revenue 637 543 17%
---------------- --- --- ---
service revenue 2,258 1,953 16%
----------------- ----- ----- ---
Total revenue 2,894 2,576 12%
------------- ----- ----- ---
expenses -2,120 -1,935 10%
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restructuring -1 -17 -94%
-------------- --- --- ---
Operating profit 774 641 21%
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Operating margin (%) 26.7 24.9 1.8pp
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Profit after tax 491 426 15%
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Want to feel old? Sixteen years ago, in 1993, The Late Show with David
Letterman premiered on CBS. Where has the time gone?
Letterman, for most people, is synonymous with his 'Top Ten List.' It's such
a part of our culture that The Top Ten List even has its own Wikipedia entry.
Fun trivia, you're thinking, but how does this relate to executives?
Executives and lists have a long history together. Business leaders love to
make lists, they hand out lists, they read lists. Lists are popular with
everybody. You can't pick up a leading newspaper without finding a list of
something. Everybody does lists: Business Week, Newsweek and dozens of other
business journals, and Forbes has lists that go far beyond the top ten. They
trump everybody with their list of the Top 100.
So, in honor of Letterman's anniversary, here is The CXO Mindset's List of
the Top Ten Ways to Get Kicked Ou... (more)
Funambol, a provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push email for
billions of phones, today announced it has acquired Zapatec, Inc., a leader
of AJAX web 2.0 frameworks. The acquisition enables Funambol to uniquely
address the industry pervasive device fragmentation challenge that plagues
developers and requires building native apps for too many platforms. The
combination of Funambol's open source mobile sync and push server, with
Zapatec's AJAX web 2.0 technology, will foster a new generation of open, rich
mobile browser native apps for billions of smart- and feature phones. This
provides the best of both worlds -- rich mobile web native apps that 'sync
and push' and that work on all devices.
"Future mobile apps will resemble PC AJAX apps, they will be web-based yet
will sync data with mobile devices and have push notifications," said
Fabrizio Capobianco, F... (more)
MySQL Session at Cloud Expo
Oracle’s reaching out to customers to defend its acquisition of Sun and its
MySQL open source database has spooked alienated MySQL creator Monty Widenius
and his spokesman Florian Mueller, both of them enriched by Sun’s billion
dollar purchase of MySQL last year, into calling for “open war” between
the MySQL community and Oracle.
Oracle has accused the European Commission, which is blocking its acquisition
of Sun because of MySQL, of twisting the results of its antitrust
investigation to suit its own MySQL bias by misrepresenting, cherry-picking
or ignoring what users said about the market and the competitive scene and so
Oracle brought a string of large accounts to its closed-door hearing before
the regulator on Thursday and Friday to support its contention that the
“great majority of customers” do not oppose the deal.
According to the W... (more)
Economics for Investors
SAP AG announced its preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter and
full-year ended December 31, 2009.
U.S. GAAP software and software-related service revenues were euro 8.20
billion (2008: euro 8.46 billion), a decrease of 3%. Non-GAAP software and
software-related service revenues were euro 8.21 billion (2008: euro 8.62
billion), a decrease of 5% (5% at constant currencies). U.S. GAAP total
revenues were euro 10.67 billion (2008: euro 11.57 billion), a decrease of
8%. Non-GAAP total revenues were euro 10.68 billion (2008: euro 11.73
billion), a decrease of 9% (9% at constant currencies). U.S. GAAP software
revenues were euro 2.61 billion (2008: euro 3.61 billion), a decrease of 28%
(27% at constant currencies).
Full Year 2009 Non-GAAP revenue figures exclude an acquisition-related
deferred support revenue write-down of euro 11 mil... (more)