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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)

Worldwide Indoor Location Market Growing at 46.0% CAGR to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com

DALLAS, Aug. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Indoor Location Market has seen substantial demand in recent years for indoor positioning and navigation equipment in the market place across verticals. The demand is surging in those industries that were early indoor location adopters. With potential opportunities in emerging verticals, there is a good investment that is being done in the indoor location research, development, and innovation by the majority of the market players. Absence of satellite signals inside the indoor spaces clearly indicated the need for indoor technologies. Hence, indoor location devices came into existence. The device manufacturers and other members in the ecosystem made tremendous efforts to build a culmination point for the proximity electronics, surveying systems, and the informatics. They still strive to bring greater possibilities in the ... (more)

Dell + (EMC+VMW) = A $67B Gamble | @CloudExpo #BigData #Microservices

Yesterday, Dell announced the largest technology M&A in history with a proposed $67B buyout of EMC and VMware (via EMC’s 80% ownership of VMW). The combined company will have over $80B in revenue, employ tens of thousands of people around the world and sell everything from PCs, servers & storage to security software and virtualization software. Not to be overlooked is the fact that Dell and EMC will be private companies and free from the scrutiny of activist investors. Dell has to borrow a ton of money to make this deal, like $40B debt. The annual interest payment will be $2.5B! This deal has three entities – Michael Dell’s own investment, Silverlake Partners, and Singapore based Tomasek. On paper this seems like the two companies bring complimentary values – Dell sells to small to medium size companies and EMC addresses the larger enterprise needs. The big attract... (more)

Citrix & Dell Partner on Server Virtualization

Citrix announced the availability of Citrix XenServer software factory integrated on Dell PowerEdge servers. Citrix and Dell have partnered to make integrated server virtualization technology a reality for customers of all sizes. The initial products now available to Dell customers worldwide include the Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition and Citrix XenServer Dell Enterprise Edition as part of factory-integrated solutions designed to make it even easier for customers to begin implementing their virtualization strategies. The Citrix XenServer Dell products are virtualization solutions that feature integrated Dell management agent technology. As a result, customers can use the same familiar Dell OpenManage System Management software on their existing Dell servers to help increase server and storage utilization. By coupling Citrix XenServer with Dell’s PowerEdge serv... (more)

Dell Does Not "Own" Cloud Computing

Although no final determination as to the registrability of the mark has been made, Dell's attempt to register "Cloud Computing" as a trademark has resulted in the US Patent & Trademark Office mailing the company last week what it calls "a non-final action" - namely, a letter from the examining attorney "requesting additional information and/or making an initial refusal." The news has been spreading across the Cloud blogosphere all weekend. In a characteristically analytical and useful post Sam Johnson (pictured) explains the refusal as follows: "First they've argued that 'the applied-for mark merely describes a feature and characteristic of applicant’s services'. A mark is merely descriptive if it describes an ingredient, quality, characteristic, function, feature, purpose or use of the specified services. That is, 'cloud computing' simply describes a type of comp... (more)

Dell Claims To Make Hay with Sun’s Fate Unclear

Michael Dell claimed Tuesday that simply the talk of a Sun-IBM tie-up is an "enormous opportunity" for Dell servers since it creates an air of uncertainty around the future of Sun's Solaris-based boxes and accelerates the move to x86 Linux machines. According to reports Dell's CEO said in Tokyo that "Just the rumor of IBM potentially purchasing Sun creates an enormous opportunity because all of the Sun accounts are very concerned about what will happen to the Solaris platform and Sparc microprocessor." Dell of course is in a pickle because both IBM and HP are ahead of Dell in servers with Cisco now bringing up the rear. He also overstates the case on migration since x86 platforms, as powerful as they've become, can't always replace a high-end Sun machine and Dell's focus has been on low- and mid-range x86 servers where it's second to HP. Of course it's equally true tha... (more)

HP, Sun, Dell, and Microsoft Are Among Cloud Computing's Losers -Stanek

Roman Stanek, during his opening keynote at the Cloud Expo Europe in Prague today, said "Big server vendors such as HP, Sun, Dell, Microsoft, as well as monolithic app providers will be among the losers of the Cloud Computing revolution, while innovation, SMBs, and the little guys will be the winners of the Cloud." VIEW STANEK'S KEYNOTE HERE In his presentation, titled: "Building Great Companies in the Cloud," Stanek - a technology visionary who has spent the past fifteen years building world-class technology companies - talked about what it means to be 'born on the cloud.' Specifically he shared with delegates his thoughts on how to use cloud computing as a technical design center; how to take advantage of the economics of cloud computing in building and operating cloud services; how to dramatically change customer adoption; and how to plan for the technical and ... (more)

Server Sales Up

Worldwide server sales were up 14.2% in Q3 and vendor revenue spiked 15.3% to $10.66 billion, according to Gartner, which credited data center and cloud buildouts. HP retained pride of place with 32.1% of the revenues, up 1.9%. All of the top five global vendors except Oracle had year-on-year revenue increases. IBM was number two (30.2%, off 1.5%), Dell third (14.6%, up 1.2%), and Fujitsu fourth (4.7%, down a half a point). Oracle lost 1.2% of revenue share, a lot when you're only left with 6.2%. Gartner said Dell grew its shipments 22.6% and was the only top five vendor to grow above the average. It benefited in part from a weak compare and an increased focus on its enterprise business, which the researcher says "is starting to pay dividends." x86 servers were the market's main growth engine, up 14.9% in units and 29.5% in revenues. Gartner attributed the tickled... (more)

Great Content Marketing Ideas for Using Google Plus

When Google+ was unveiled last year, a lot of content marketers wondered if they really needed another social media platform to develop and maintain. But, with the more recent introduction of Search Plus Your World, Google+ is getting harder to ignore. So if you’re still figuring out how to make Google+ part of your content strategy, it might be helpful to take a look at a couple of examples of popular and engaging Google+ pages. I’ve chosen Dell — which has embraced Google+ and is doing some really interesting stuff with its profile — and also “Wired” magazine. Unlike Dell, “Wired” produces content as its core business; but like Dell, it has invested time and resources in its Google+ brand page and has quickly built a large following. +Dell Regular updates. One of the first things you’ll notice about Dell’s Google+ page is the regular updates, with one or two new... (more)

Autonomy Was Shopped to Dell As Well As Oracle

Autonomy is more shopworn than we knew. Michael Dell confided to a reporter from Britain's Sunday Telegraph this weekend that, like Oracle, he was offered the UK software company before HP bought it. Michael said he quickly passed because it was "overwhelmingly obvious" that it was overpriced and that "any reasonable person" would have come to that conclusion. HP wound up buying the joint for $11.3 billion late last year and writing off $8.8 billion last month when it charged Autonomy's old management team with cooking the books and called in the FBI, the SEC and the UK's Serious Fraud Office. Of the $8.8 billion total, $5 billion was attributed to "improprieties" in Autonomy's accounting. Dell said he was very surprised at the size of the premium HP was willing to pay. "The premium that you pay is in some way a measurement of the risk that you're willing to tak... (more)

Skyera Gets Better than $51M in Funding

Skyera has gotten $51.6 million in series B financing led by Dell Ventures and a syndicate of other strategic investors to accelerate its next-generation enterprise solid-state storage solutions. Skyera is supposed to be positioned at the forefront of the hyper-growth solid-state storage sector and is supposed to enable a large class of applications with "extraordinarily fast performance, exceptionally lower power consumption, high density and cost effectiveness relative to existing enterprise storage systems." Naturally it supports the cloud, Big Data, increased mobility and social networking. The general availability of Skyera's skyHawk series of enterprise solid-state storage systems is supposed to mark the first time that the new-generation 19/20nm solid-state technology can be used to replace the traditional hard disk-based system, at a system price of less t... (more)