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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)

JustSystems Launches Beta Program for xfy XBRL Report

JustSystems, the largest independent software vendor in Japan and a worldwide leader in XML and information management technologies, today announced the launch of its beta program for xfy XBRL Report. Government and corporate users are invited to test the first and only application that enables users to view, explore and report on multi-dimensional XBRL data; combine it with other content; then publish the results as richly rendered reports to HTML, PDF and other target outputs. In related news, JustSystems also announced that Diane Mueller, vice president, XBRL development for the company, has been appointed to the Board of Directors (BOD) of XBRL International, Inc. and that Dave Raggett, JustSystems-sponsored W3C Fellow, has been appointed to the XBRL International Standards Board (see press release titled, “JustSystems Continues to Drive XBRL Standard Forward”)... (more)

Securian Financial Group, Inc. Accelerates Speed to Market for New Products Across Multiple Lines with Oracle(R) Insurance Solutions

ACORD Presents Achievement Award to Insurer for Integrated, Standards-based System LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum -- News Facts Securian Financial Group, Inc., is one of the United States' largest providers of financial security for individuals and businesses in the form of insurance, retirement plans and investments. Its life insurance subsidiary, Minnesota Life, is using Oracle Insurance Illustration and Oracle Policy Administration, in conjunction with ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) standards, to reduce the time required to introduce new products to market and quickly execute changes to existing product lines.Securian received an ACORD Achievement Award for its use of ACORD messaging standards in conjunction with its Oracle Insurance implementation. The awar... (more)

Samsung SDS Presents Mobile CRM Service Powered by Oracle

Samsung SDS and Oracle have co-developed a native mobile CRM application, based on Oracle’s Siebel CRM, for use on smartphone devices. Samsung SDS demonstrated various Siebel CRM features in the latest Samsung smartphone, Omnia. The first CRM application was developed for the Pharmaceutical industry. Samsung SDS will offer this application using Samsung Mobile Cloud Center (SMCC). Additionally, Samsung SDS will develop other mobile applications for various industry verticals. Samsung SDS has also independently developed its own Push E-mail service, which seamlessly synchronizes enterprise email with mobile email client. Other mobile applications are being developed, such as Mobile Device Management, Cloud Disk, and Anti-Virus Management. Product demonstrations are being held at the Samsung SDS booth, #435, at the South Exhibition Hall, Level 1 in the Moscone Center.... (more)

Open Solutions Inc. Signs Five New Clients on Orbograph's Automation 08 Recognition Service

BILLERICA, Mass., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbograph Ltd., a leading developer of recognition solutions for the U.S. check processing market, announced today that Open Solutions Inc.® has signed five contracts for the Automation 08 recognition service, including Old Fort Banking Company in Old Fort, OH; Farmers Bank of Victor, MT; WesBanco Bank, Inc. in Wheeling, WV; First Keystone National Bank in Berwick, PA; and Yukon National Bank of Yukon, OK. Using the Automation 08 software as a service business model will enable Open Solutions' financial institution clients to approach straight-through-processing (STP) levels of efficiency. By targeting the industry's leading automation levels of 98% with 99% accuracy, Automation 08 nearly eliminates data entry in check processing, streamlines balancing, and incrementally reduces costs in proportion to check volume decline... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)

OneLogin Raises $13M to Power Expansion

OneLogin, the innovator in enterprise identity management, today announced it has secured a $13 million round of Series B venture capital from lead investor The Social+Capital Partnership alongside returning investor Charles River Ventures. OneLogin will use the funds to continue its expansion in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific and to accelerate talent acquisition in these markets. OneLogin provides a modern identity and access management (IAM) solution, which enables enterprises to easily manage employee and external user identities and control their access to applications in the cloud and behind the firewall. OneLogin’s comprehensive turnkey solution includes strong authentication, single sign-on, federation, directory integration, user provisioning and reporting. OneLogin has seen rapid adoption among companies, ranging from fast-growing start-ups li... (more)

New Release of Quest Toad for Oracle Offers Enhancements to Reduce Risk

Today's economy requires IT management to justify the cost of every purchase while ensuring their teams are more productive, agile and versatile than ever before. These pressures filter down to the individual developer, administrator and analyst, who often have to do the work of two or three people. And in the database world, a Big Data and Cloud revolution is changing the way database professionals develop access, manage, and analyze data. Amidst this sea of change, the majority of Fortune 500 companies and more than 2 million individual database professionals continue to rely on one tool as they have for nearly 15 years. With the release of version 11, Toad for Oracle again proves why it is the most popular, most comprehensive tool for Oracle database management on the market today. Toad for Oracle 11 gives developers a far more flexible and intuitive way to per... (more)

Twelve New Programming Languages: Is Cloud Responsible?

Do we need programming languages? You may think that the answer is no. But, if you go by the recent trend you may need to change your mind. Consider for example the following questions: Why is Google working two (GO, DART) new programming languages? Why has IBM (X10), Cray (Chapel) and Red Hat (Ceylon) working on creating a new programming language of its own? Why did the attendees of a recent conference in London select 5 (HTML5, DART, Scala, Clojure, Node.js) new languages as the most important software development trends for 2012? What does Neil McAllister mean when he says that these 10 (DART, Ceylon, GO, F#, OPA, Fantom, Zimbu, X10, Haxe, Chapel) programming languages that could shake up IT? Why did Anders Hejlsberg of Microsoft, the creator of Turbo Pascal, Delphi and C# launch TypeScript? Are new programming languages getting created just to satisfy the creativ... (more)

The Future of Cloud Computing: Industry Predictions for 2012

With 9th Cloud Expo - Cloud Expo Silicon Valley - still in full swing at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California, what is being said about the future landscape of cloud computing? In this round-up we asked a variety of members of the cloud computing ecosystem, from CIOs to independent consultants to marketeers. We asked in each case for their top five predictions. Here are their views on what's in store in 2012: Santa Clara Convention Center is getting ready for Cloud Expo Silicon Valley DIY Service Provision | Cloud of Devices | Security Breach Looms | Personalized SPs | African Growth Lauren C. States | @lauren_states VP & CTO, Cloud Computing & Growth Initiatives, IBM Lauren is responsible at IBM for the technology strategy for the company's growth initiatives, including cloud computing, Smarter Planet, business analytics and emerging markets. Previously she... (more)