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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)

SOA Consortium and CIO Magazine Announce Second Annual SOA Case Study Competition

The SOA Consortium™ and CIO magazine are proud to announce the Second Annual Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Case Study Competition. The contest is open to organizations of all sizes, including government agencies, that have successfully delivered business or mission value using an SOA approach. For more information and to submit a case study, visit The goal of the SOA Case Study Contest is to highlight business success stories and lessons learned to provide proof points and insights for other organizations considering or pursuing SOA adoption. To qualify for the contest, the SOA project must be complete with demonstrated business results. “The 2008 SOA Case Study Competition was a great success, with many excellent entries and some truly innovative winners. The response to the first competition showed that SOA is nearin... (more)

CDC Corporation Generates Net Income Attributable to Controlling Interest(c), or Net Income, of (U.S.)$7.9 million in First Quarter of 2009

CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), a leading global enterprise software and new media company, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. For the first quarter of 2009, revenues and Adjusted EBITDA(a) from continuing operations(b) or Adjusted EBITDA were (U.S.)$79.0 million and (U.S.)$6.7 million, respectively. This compares to revenue and Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of (U.S.)$98.2 million and (U.S.)$0.9 million, respectively, for the first quarter of 2008. During the first quarter of 2009, the effects of currency exchange rate fluctuations had a negative impact on the company’s revenues of approximately (U.S.)$7.3 million. CDC Corporation reported net income(c) from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest, or Net Income, of (U.S.)$7.9 million for the first quarter of 2009, compared to a net loss from cont... (more)

ViewCast Reports 2009 First Quarter Results

PLANO, Texas, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViewCast Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VCST), a developer of industry-leading hardware and software for the transformation, delivery and management of professional quality video over broadband and mobile networks, today reported its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. Results for the first quarter included continued strategic and operational progress despite a soft economy that limited year-over-year revenue growth in the period as OEM customers and end-users delayed purchasing decisions. During the period, the Company continued to invest actively in its sales and marketing platform and channels as it prepares to launch a broader and more integrated range of products beginning this summer. Highlights of the Quarter Important progress made in the first quarter and subsequent weeks included: The game-chang... (more)

Ounce Labs Achieves Record Growth in Q1 2009

Outstanding Results Fueled by Strong Customer Demand, New Government Wins WALTHAM, Mass., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Ounce Labs, the industry leader in enterprise static application security testing (SAST), today announced record revenue growth for the first quarter of 2009. Year-over-year quarterly bookings grew 52 percent following the company's record growth in 2008. Ounce attributes its growth to new customers, expanded engagements with existing customers, momentum for its Assessment-as-a-Service (A3S) offering, its expanding network of worldwide service and technology partners, and increased reach into the government sector. "Application security has quickly become an executive-level priority as more businesses understand the link between secure software and data protection," said David Mitchell, senior vice president, IT Research, Ovum. "Businesses are feeling t... (more)

AMI-Partners: Government/Education Sector Appears to Be a Strong Potential Pocket in the India Server Space amidst Market Slowdown

Although the server market has dipped, especially in the second half of 2008, the government and education sectors have emerged as a strong opportunity pocket in 2008. The government and education sectors control over a fifth of total server spending, according to a new server report by AMI-Partners. “This proportion has every possibility to increase in 2009 as the government is showing keen interest in strengthening its defense mechanism in light of terror threats,” says Partha Sarathi Sengupta, Manager, Strategic Market Analysis at AMI. “There has been lot of e-governance-related activities happening in various cities, and government contributions to the server market were significant—especially in cities like Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, and among Tier II cities like Chandigarh, Jaipur and Cochin.” The bleak economic situation has led companies to re-evaluate their b... (more)

OMG Seeking Input on How UML Should Evolve

OMG™ today issued a Call for Participation in the UML® Futures Roadmap Workshop. Anyone who has or plans to respond to the Request for Information (RFI) on the Future Development of UML is invited to participate. Responses to the RFI are due on August 17, 2009. The Workshop to discuss these responses will be held immediately preceding the OMG Technical Meeting in San Antonio, TX on Sunday, September 13, 2009. The workshop will be a working, not informational, event. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for RFI responders and other interested parties to discuss and present their views on the future of UML. At the end of the workshop, a document capturing the major points of agreement on the direction of UML will be created to help guide OMG’s Analysis and Design Task Force in future UML development efforts. Interested participants who have not already r... (more)

CGS Named a Company on the Move in Worldwide Contact Center Services for 2009

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Generated Solutions ( has been recognized for its outsourced Customer Care Services (CCS) offering by industry analyst firm IDC. CGS appears as a "Company on the Move" in IDC's Worldwide Contact Center Services 2009* competitive analysis published in March. CGS and twelve other service providers were identified as industry leaders in the study based on an overall consideration of revenue, thought leadership, innovation, and potential at a time of great industry and economic change. In the report, IDC pointed to CGS's sophisticated leadership, strategic expansion, and its growth in Romania. In addition to its numerous long-term client relationships with global industry leaders, major service contracts with IBM, Lenovo, Dell, AOL, Vodafone and Orange were also identified as factors that position CGS wel... (more)

NSF Awards Anita Borg Institute $332,000 for Student Scholarship and Travel Grants for 2009-2011 Grace Hopper Celebrations

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) announced today it has received a $332,532 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant. This grant will fund scholarships for undergraduate and graduate level students to participate in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC). GHC addresses the barriers to the recruitment and retention of under-represented populations in computer science by breaking feelings of isolation, providing networking and mentoring opportunities, showcasing inspirational role models, and fostering professional development. Student attendance at GHC has grown the fastest of any target population, and the number of applications for scholarships has grown exponentially in the past 4 years. GHC will increase its outreach efforts to local communities in order to ensure that a significant proportion of the NS... (more)

Vivek Kundra, United States Federal CIO, Announced as Keynote Speaker for 2009 InformationWeek 500 Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek, the leading multimedia business technology brand, announced that Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO, will deliver the opening keynote address on Monday, September 14, at 8:15 a.m. PT at the 2009 InformationWeek 500 Conference and Gala Awards, to be held at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif. Kundra will share his unique perspectives on getting things done within the massive federal bureaucracy, ensuring that his $75 billion annual IT budget delivers maximum value and impact. Kundra was named by President Obama, on March 5, 2009, to the newly created post of Federal CIO. He is responsible for directing the policy and strategic planning of federal IT investments, as well as for overseeing federal technology spending. The Federal CIO establishes and oversees enterprise architecture to ensure system ... (more)

New Polycom Immersive Telepresence Service Program Ensures World-Class Service From Certified Partners

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/22/09 -- Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the global leader in telepresence, video and voice communication solutions, today announced a new certification program for partners that offer managed network services, also known as Video Network Operations Center (VNOC) services, for Polycom immersive telepresence solutions. The Polycom Immersive Telepresence VNOC Service Provider Certification Program features the industry's most stringent requirements to ensure quality and reliability of services and the best user experience for customers. The program features both "Certified" and "Advanced Certified" requirements. The "Certified" program provides partners with the knowledge and capabilities to deliver and support immersive telepresence VNOC service offerings. Certified TVP partners must attend intensive VNOC technical and best practice ... (more)