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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)

How to Get a Professional Corporate Blogging Job

The Secrets of Corporate Blogging I would like to begin with defining what corporate blogging is. There are actually four types of blogs that can be considered corporate blogs; I will list these definitions later. For now, suffice to say that I am most interested in corporate blogging as “professional blogging on behalf of a company”. So first I have to explain: what is professional blogging? And to do that, I first have to explain: what is blogging? What is Blogging? A casual definition of blogging is writing articles and then posting them online so that they can be accessed chronologically. Blogging can be writing personal anecdotes about your cat or life - online. Or posting periodic professional articles - online. Or informal posts about a topic that raise questions. Or links to funny videos or new articles. All of these are blogging. They require a free online pl... (more)

Why Microsoft Should Finally Buy Citrix

DISCLAIMER: This is long and the opinions are mine. I’ve written a good bit here about the various ways Microsoft and Citrix overlap in the hypervisor space, ranging from topics like shared code base through competition for the desktop space. To me, these two players have always been the underdogs battling for the right to go head-to-head against VMware in the main enterprise (and now cloud) virtual data center event. I’ve long said here that I think Microsoft is in the best position to make that move, but to be honest, Citrix currently has better technology. In other words, Microsoft has a better strategic play, Citrix a better tactical play. The announcements that came of out Synergy last week prove that. Citrix knows what it’s doing and they know how to build virtualization products to compete with VMware. As has been asked many times before, here and elsewhere:... (more)

Openness, Relevance and Cost Cited as Top Factors for the Success of Mobile App Stores

BURLINGTON, MA and READING, UK -- (Marketwire) -- 04/23/09 -- Airwide Solutions, the leading provider of next-generation mobile messaging and mobile internet infrastructure, applications and solutions, today revealed the results of an independent survey into the rise of mobile applications and services which shows that despite consumer enthusiasm for mobile applications, operators could risk failure if they try to replicate the model pioneered by Apple. The study, which was conducted by the independent analyst house mobileSQUARED on behalf of Airwide Solutions, revealed overwhelming enthusiasm for the App Store concept with all operators questioned planning to keep a degree of control in their own app store environments. The survey demonstrated a split between those who expect to directly control less than 10 percent of the apps and services launched (45 percent), a... (more)

Spread Betting Tips for Mobile Trading with City Index

LONDON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following guide is aimed at new traders looking to enter the markets through City Index. Spread betting is an alternative to more traditional forms of trading; allowing easier access to over 12,000 financial markets for just a small initial deposit - normally between 1% and 10% with spread betting provider City Index. Spread Betting Provider City Index Traders choosing to spread bet with City Index have the potential to benefit from trading with one of the world leaders in providing spread betting, CFD trading and forex trading accounts for nearly 30 years. With offices in the UK, US, Poland, Singapore, China and Australia; the City Index Group as a whole, transacts millions of trades every month for individual traders in over 50 countries worldwide. Traders, such as you and me, can access the trading platform across prof... (more)

Zebra Technologies Adds "Made for iPhone®" Certified Printers to Robust Mobile Printer Portfolio

BOURNE END, England, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New Offerings Help Retail and Mobile Workers Improve Productivity and Enhance Customer Service Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a recognised global leader in solutions that extend real-time visibility into business operations, announced today the addition of iMZ220™ and iMZ320™ to its portfolio of mobile printers. A growing trend for organisations in industries such as retail and hospitality is to use mobile point of sale (POS) solutions to provide a more streamlined customer experience and make transactions more efficient, all to increase customer satisfaction and improve the retailer's productivity. "Made for iPod®/iPhone®/iPad®" certified, the iMZ products can print payment receipts, tickets, proof of delivery, invoices and other documentation from Apple® devices. In addition to supporting Apple... (more)

Snowbirds Auto Connection Helps Raise Funds for Children's Charity

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/01/13 -- Editors Note: There is a photo and a video associated with this press release. Snowbirds Auto Connection, a Canadian transport company based out of Toronto, Ontario, will be donating a portion of their profits to Aaron's Apple, a charity dedicated to raising funds for chronically ill children whose families are unable to afford medical treatment. The company will be donating 50 cents to the charity for every invoice processed beginning March 2. Snowbirds Auto Connection Owner and CEO, Ron Ohayon said he initially became involved with the charity through connections with a close family acquaintance. "My wife Lisa and I became involved when we discovered our friend's son, Aaron had been diagnosed with Crohn's disease," said Ohayon. "It's really important to us that we help in any way we can. We have been actively invol... (more)

Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies to Open 4 New Stores this Week

PHOENIX, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leslie's Poolmart, Inc. (Leslie's), the nation's leading retailer of swimming pool supplies and related products, announces its plans to grand open 4 new retail locations throughout the U.S. on March 22nd. The stores will celebrate the grand openings March 22 – 25, with specials and festivities throughout the weekend, including 20 percent off everything in the store. The March 22nd Grand Opening stores are in the following cities/states: Apple Valley, Calif. Evans, Ga. Ardmore, Okla. Waxahachie, Tex. For store details, visit In total, Leslie's plans to open 48 new stores this year between March and May. With these new stores and its recent acquisition of 24 Warehouse Pool Supply stores in the Houston area, Leslie's will bring its total store count to more than 800 stores nationwide. T... (more)

NOCO Energy Corporation Wins Anyplace Workspace(R) Extreme Tech Transformation Contest

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - May 03, 2013) -  NOCO Energy Corporation was selected as the winner of the anyplace workspace® Extreme Tech Transformation contest by a panel of judges from MCPc and its manufacturer partners. Launched in the spring of 2012, the anyplace workspace Extreme Tech Transformation contest challenged information technology leaders from across the country to make the case for how their organization could be transformed with $100,000 in technology and services from Cisco, VMware, Hewlett-Packard, Eaton and MCPc. More than 200 organizations submitted their stories, and, after a series of review rounds, the judges chose NOCO Energy as the winner. NOCO Energy is a distributor of energy products including commercial and residential fuels, natural gas, electricity and lubricants. It's a third-generation family-owned company based in Tonawanda, New Yo... (more)

Global Digital Media - Online and Mobile Entertainment are Key Drivers

NEW YORK, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Global Digital Media - Online and Mobile Entertainment are Key Drivers   This annual report offers a wealth of information on the global digital media sector with a focus on the highly popular entertainment services which are a key driver to digital media development. This report provides a valuable resource of insights, examples, statistics and trends. It provides information on the key market segments and is supported by analysis and cases studies. It also includes unique insights into regional developments in North America, Europe, Middle East, La... (more)

Huntington Learning Center Launches Free Vocabulary for College-Bound Students Practice App for iPhone/iPad

ORADELL, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 -- Huntington Learning Center, the nation's longest running tutoring services provider, announced today the launch of its first iPhone/iPad app, Huntington TopWords, a vocabulary practice tool to help students prepare for the SAT*, ACT* and other college entrance exams. The app is downloadable for free in the Apple iTunes Store. Huntington's TopWords app enables students to quiz themselves on vocabulary words that have appeared on the SAT, ACT and other college entrance exams. Students can build their vocabulary skills by using three modes: Flash cards - Tap the screen to "flip over" the flash card for the vocabulary word's definition, pronunciation and an example of the word being used in a sentence. Multiple choice - Read a sentence and then choose one of four words to fill in the blank in order to make the sentence make sens... (more)