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Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tch8xs/cloud_computing) has announced the addition of the "Cloud Computing Market in Canada 2014-2018" report to their offering. The Cloud Computing market in Canada will grow at a CAGR of 17.8 percent over the period 2013-2018. The growth of the Cloud Computing market in Canada is driven by several factors, one of which is increasing adoption of cloud-based solutions in SMEs. To deliver better services and achieve greater operational efficiency, SMEs are adopting cloud solutions. This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Cloud Computing market in Canada for the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS. The report, the Cloud Computing Market in Canada 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth... (more)

Percolate LMS™ Ranked #2 as Best of the Best in Small Business Market

Scottsdale, AZ, July 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- According to the Top 50 LMS Mid-Year 2014 Rankings Report, the Percolate LMS™, still ranked as a Top 50 learning management system (LMS), received additional recognition this month as the second best LMS in the Small Business Market (1-499) category. LMSs in this Best of the Best by Markets category are perfect for small businesses with fewer than 500 learners. Out of a directory list of 610 LMS/LCMS and other learning platform vendors, Percolate is seen as "an entrant into the LMS market that will surprise clients especially those seeki... (more)

PTC to Acquire Axeda to Expand Internet of Things Technology Portfolio

PTC has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire  Axeda Corporation, a pioneer in the development of solutions to securely connect machines and sensors to the cloud, for approximately $170 million in cash. “The world we live in is changing around us, and the pace of that change is accelerating as more and more machines, sensors, and products connect via the Internet to their makers, to their operators, and to each other,” said PTC president and CEO Jim Heppelmann. “In recent years, products have become tremendous sources of intelligence as they have been increasin... (more)

Actiance First-to-Market With Integrated Monitoring and Archiving for Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online and Lync Online

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/24/14 -- Actiance, the leading provider of compliance, security, archiving and eDiscovery for all critical business communications, today announced the general availability of its governance solution for Microsoft Office 365, including Exchange Online and Lync Online. Actiance now allows organizations to capture, monitor, archive and review Exchange Online emails and Lync Online instant messaging. "We continue to meet the needs of our customers to mitigate risks as they move their applications and data to the cloud," said Scott Whitney, Vice... (more)

Dell Software Launches Fully Localized Chinese Release of Toad for Oracle

Dell Software today announced the release of a fully localized Simplified Chinese version of Toad for Oracle. The new release marks the latest milestone for Dell Software’s flagship database development and management solution. Already used by more than 2 million database professionals across the globe, the release of version 12.5 streamlines and simplifies adoption for customers in China’s growing database management market. Toad for Oracle 12.5 includes complete localization of the product installer, user interface and documentation into Simplified Chinese. Also translated int... (more)

Best Recent Articles on Cloud Computing & Big Data Topics
As we enter a new year, it is time to look back over the past year and resolve to improve upon it. In 2014, we will see more service providers resolve to add more personalization in enterprise technology. Below are seven predictions about what will drive this trend toward personalization.
IT organizations face a growing demand for faster innovation and new applications to support emerging opportunities in social, mobile, growth markets, Big Data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and more. This is great news because it shows that IT continues to be a key stakeholder in delivering business service innovation. However, it also means that IT must deliver new innovation despite flat budgets, while maintaining existing services that grow more complex every day.
Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today.
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 14th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 5th International Big Data Expo and 3rd International SDN Expo, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, N.Y. announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested topics below). Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded. Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud, Big Data and Software-Defined Networking: submit your speaking proposal today!
What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig? No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse.” In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing, NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined real-time, ad-hoc, and batch analytics. This concept of combining the best-in-breed Big Data technologies will continue to advance across the industry until the entire legacy (and proprietary) data infrastructure stack will be replaced with a new (and open) one.
While unprecedented technological advances have been made in healthcare in areas such as genomics, digital imaging and Health Information Systems, access to this information has been not been easy for both the healthcare provider and the patient themselves. Regulatory compliance and controls, information lock-in in proprietary Electronic Health Record systems and security concerns have made it difficult to share data across health care providers.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
12th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
It's a simple fact that the better sales reps understand their prospects' intentions, preferences and pain points during calls, the more business they'll close. Each day, as your prospects interact with websites and social media platforms, their behavioral data profile is expanding. It's now possible to gain unprecedented insight into prospects' content preferences, product needs and budget. We hear a lot about how valuable Big Data is to sales and marketing teams. But data itself is only valuable when it's part of a bigger story, made visible in the right context.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Larry Carvalho has been named Tech Chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Everyone talks about a cloud-first or mobile-first strategy. It's the trend du jour, and for good reason as these innovative technologies have revolutionized an industry and made savvy companies a lot of money. But consider for a minute what's emerging with the Age of Context and the Internet of Things. Devices, interfaces, everyday objects are becoming endowed with computing smarts. This is creating an unprecedented focus on the Application Programming Interface (API) as developers seek to connect these devices and interfaces to create new supporting services and hybrids. I call this trend the move toward an API-first business model and strategy.
We live in a world that requires us to compete on our differential use of time and information, yet only a fraction of information workers today have access to the analytical capabilities they need to make better decisions. Now, with the advent of a new generation of embedded business intelligence (BI) platforms, cloud developers are disrupting the world of analytics. They are using these new BI platforms to inject more intelligence into the applications business people use every day. As a result, data-driven decision-making is finally on track to become the rule, not the exception.