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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)

Icahn Lashes Out at Dell Board & Dell Himself

After joining with Southeastern Asset Management in signing an open letter to Dell’s special board committee – which is wrestling with Michael Dell’s offer to pay $13.75 a share, 10 cents more a share, to change how the stockholders vote on his leverage buy-out offer is counted – telling the special committee he expected them to tell Michael Dell “no” – activist investor Carl Icahn wrote another open letter to Dell shareholders characterizing Michael Dell as a “whining” “sore loser” and major corporate “liability” and castigating the Dell board for “making a mockery of what lit... (more)

They Say "Dell" On The Side Instead Of "Sun"

Kiss Dr. Dobbs Good-bye! Unsubscribe Me From MXDJ ! [The following is an unedited transcript of an internal email exchange yesterday afternoon at SYS-CON Media offices. Disclaimer: We did not have any conversation with any of the hardware vendors regarding the selection of the hardware to install and use for the new "SYS-CON.TV" and "blog-n-play" Web sites. SYS-CON paid full price for the Dell hardware through Strukhoff did not know the online editor would publish his comment on the Web site.] From: "Roger Strukhoff" To: "Fuat Kircaali" more)

Behind the Scenes, SANta Claus Global Cloud Story

Cloud Expo New York There is a ton of discussion, stories, articles, videos, conferences and blogs about the benefits and value proposition of cloud computing. Not to mention, discussion or debates about what is or what is not a cloud or cloud product, service or architecture including some perspectives and polls from me. [Santa Photo Via ABC news] Now SANta does not really care about these and other similar debates I have learned. However he is concerned with who has been naughty and nice as well watching out for impersonators or members of his crew who misbehave. In the spir... (more)

Dell Buys Mainframe Modernizer in Cloud Push

For the second day in a row Dell Tuesday bought a company and left everybody to wonder what it paid. This time it said it bought Chicago-based Clerity Solutions. It's kinda amusing for a PC maker to be buying a mainframe company. To IBM's irritation, Clerity, which has been around almost 20 years, migrates mainframe users' applications off the beasts and over to more modern x86-based widgetry. Dell will put Clerity's applications re-hosting UniKix automation widgetry and other soothing tricks with its services operation, which will get to rub elbows with the high-class set of co... (more)

Six Things I Think I Think for IaaS in 2013

Another year, another dollar… or something like that.  It’s time for an update on the 6 things I think I think for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) in the coming year! 1. Hybrid Cloud Computing 2012 Perspective: Hybridization WAS key in 2011 and I’m doubling down in 2012.  If you’ve paid attention to the consolidation in the industry, you’d best do the same.  The big boys are snapping up anything that smells like bridging the enterprise to the multi-tenant host.  Look for this trend to intensify. 2013 Perspective: VMware buys DynamicOps.  Red Hat buys ManageIQ.  Cisco buys C... (more)