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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)

Canaccord Adams hosts 29th Annual Global Growth Conference: August 11-13, 2009: Boston

- Investor conference features 240 small and mid-cap companies in six sectors - - 50+ next-generation companies will present at the Private Company Showcase - - Knowledge sessions will feature key topics in targeted coverage areas - BOSTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ - Canaccord Adams is pleased to announce the line-up for its 29th Annual Global Growth Conference, a premier forum for innovative small and mid-cap growth companies from the US, Canada, and the UK. The Boston-based conference demonstrates Canaccord Adams' focus on bringing institutional investors some of the most interesting and actionable ideas from a growing, global universe of small and mid-cap companies. "We are pleased to present one of the largest and longest-running programs that showcases both publicly traded and privately held growth companies," said Paul Reynolds, President and CEO of Canaccord Capit... (more)

The Verdict is In: Legal Industry Depends on Double-Take® Software for Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

Key Facts: Double-Take® Software protects critical data for 21 of the top 25 law firms in the United States (as ranked in American Lawyer Media’s 2008 AMLaw 100). As the leading provider of disaster recovery solutions for the legal industry, Double-Take Software offers its customers superior business continuity and disaster recovery solutions to provide application uptime, as well as data and system state protection. Double-Take Software will recognize Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP as the recipient of the company’s “Legal Customer of the Year” award at its ILTA customer appreciation event on Wednesday, August 26th. The award honors a firm using Double-Take Software’s solutions in an innovative and impactful way to benefit the firm and will be accepted by Eric Anderson, Director of Technical Services at Sonnenschein and ILTA’s Incoming Conference Liaison. Double... (more)

SouthPeak Interactive's 'Section 8™' Now Available for Xbox 360 in North America

SouthPeak Interactive Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board:SOPK), announced today that its massive sci-fi shooter, Section 8™, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft has shipped to all North American retailers, with the Games for Windows LIVE version available this Friday. Section 8 casts players as futuristic, armor-clad soldiers who perform meteoric dives onto the battlefield, where they battle with up to 40 players on Windows PC or 32 on Xbox 360 for control of the immense cosmic landscapes. Developed by TimeGate Studios, Section 8 opens up the tactical possibilities of team-based shooters by placing players in vast, open battlefields, and giving them the ability to Burn-In anywhere they choose from 15,000 feet above the map. In addition, every player in the game is equipped with a jetpack and an overdrive sprint ability, which they can us... (more)

Reportlinker Adds RFID and Internet of Things - 2009 Edition

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds RFID and Internet of Things - 2009 Edition http://www.reportlinker.com/p0147073/Reportlinker-Adds-RFID-and-Internet-of-Things---2009-Edition.html Emerging Opportunities in Vertical Markets From a clear definition of the so called Internet of things, this report proposes an in depth analysis of a market in constant development even in a crisis context. It also analyses the current RFID technologies and market situation relying on the main players' involvement. Based on case studies and direct interviews, this report details the different vertical markets, crucial for the development of the RFID during the coming years. Key Questions: • Why RFID technology is not more widespread beyond a few applications? • What is really behind the concept of the Internet of th... (more)

Microsoft Reveals the Power of Dynamic Business at Convergence Europe

LONDON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at Convergence 2009 Europe, thousands of customers and partners gather to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Dynamic Business vision, and hear more about the bold development road map Microsoft Corp. is introducing for delivering on that vision. Over the course of a sold-out, four-city tour in London, Vienna, Frankfurt and Rotterdam from Oct. 27 to Nov. 5, Microsoft will showcase how it is enabling customers and partners to use modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software for competitive advantage. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) In his keynote address, Kirill Tatarinov, corporate vice president of Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), will reinforce that businesses can implement Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM to help their people ... (more)

Chitika Study: Bing Losing Users Faster than Impressions

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Less and less individuals are trying out Bing, according to a study released today by online ad network Chitika. In looking at network traffic from August through the first half of October, it appears that although Bing's share of search impressions has declined at a steady rate, the number of users coming through Microsoft's decision engine has declined much more quickly. In August, over 8% of search engine users and 6.7% of search traffic came from Bing. Since then, however, Microsoft's impressions share has dropped to 5.44%, and the user share has decreased even more significantly, to 6.28%. Search Share: Impressions August September October Google 81.80% 84.19% 84.99% Yahoo! 9.08% 7.73% 7.26% Bing 6.76% 5.76% 5.44% (Based on a sample of 579,555,134 impressions across the Chitika network) Search Share: Unique Users A... (more)

New Belgium Brewing Company Selects Blue Horseshoe for Dynamics AX Implementation

CARMEL, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 01/26/12 -- Based in Fort Collins, Colo., New Belgium Brewing Company is a regional craft brewer that has experienced consistent growth in sales volume and SKU's since its inception in 1991. Now, as the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium is nearing capacity at its current manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities, and has selected software development and solutions firm, Blue Horseshoe for a comprehensive operational review and implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Blue Horseshoe's strategy group, TransTech Consulting will evaluate the company's business requirements to engineer efficient, ergonomic and economical processes throughout the operations including the distribution center and manufacturing environments and generate a long-term strategic plan. Blue Horseshoe will then im... (more)

Verizon Invested More Than $373 Million in Florida's Wireline Communications, IT Infrastructure in 2011

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Annually one of the largest investors in Florida's economy and infrastructure, Verizon continued to bring communications and computing innovation to the state's consumers and businesses in 2011.  Verizon invested more than $373 million in its Florida wireline communications networks and IT infrastructure last year.  "A strong and vibrant Verizon in the Tampa Bay region is crucial to the economic well-being of Florida and its residents," said Jeanmarie Milla, Verizon's Florida region president for operations.  "Verizon's advanced networks enable commerce to thrive, businesses to open new markets, students to learn and parents to stay in touch with their children. "No other company is as interwoven with daily life in the Tampa Bay region.  And few other companies invest in Florida like Verizon, providing an engine for economi... (more)

XO Communications' Converged Enterprise Voice, Data and Network Security Solution Selected by Horizon Lines

HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/08/12 -- XO Communications announced today that it has been selected by Horizon Lines, Inc. to provide a converged enterprise-wide voice, data and network security solution designed to simplify the management of network infrastructure and reduce costs. XO Communications, together with XO business partners, Intelisys and Richardson Communications and Consulting (RCC), designed the solution for Horizon Lines, one of the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics companies. According to the three-year agreement, XO Communications will deliver a converged enterprise network solution that includes XO MPLS IP-VPN, XO Enterprise SIP trunking, and XO Hosted Security. The XO solution will support all Horizon Lines' communications and securely connect more than 20 domestic and international locations. This will consoli... (more)

Concurrent Expands eFactor Content Protection with AuthenTec

ATLANTA, Sept. 6, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a global leader in video solutions and media data intelligence announced it has teamed with AuthenTec to enable service and content providers to protect their high value content from piracy when consumers view it using Android and Apple iOS tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices. The collaboration combines AuthenTec's digital rights management (DRM) technology with Concurrent's eFactor protection solution in order to provide support for Microsoft's market-leading PlayReady DRM. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110317/CL67141LOGO ) "Concurrent's integration with AuthenTec simplifies the process for service providers, content providers and CDNs to deliver premium content to a wider range of popular connected devices," said Jim Denenny, Concurrent's vice president of strategic marke... (more)