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.
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"Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies,
Industry Verticals & Forecasts"
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)
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)
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 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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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
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)
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.
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 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
Michael said he quickly passed because it was "overwhelmingly obvious" that
it was overpriced and that "any reasonable person" would have come to that
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
Of the $8.8 billion total, $5 billion was attributed to "improprieties" in
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 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
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)