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)
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)
Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management sent Dell's special board
committee an open letter first thing Monday morning urging its members, who
are supposed to be watching out for the interests of Dell shareholders, not
to change the rules governing the upcoming shareholder vote on whether to
accept Michael Dell's offer to buy the company.
Icahn and Southeastern claimed that Michael and private equity house Silver
Lake Partners are trying to subvert the rules they had agreed in writing
could not be waived by demanding that shares that aren't voted not be
counted. The rules agreed on would count abstentions as "no." In exchange
Dell and Silver Lake would raise their bid from $13.65 a share to $13.75.
According to the letter, Dell and Silver Lake "have been unable to achieve
the required stockholder approval and have now offered to pay a dime for a
new method of vo... (more)
Dell on Thursday announced it is expanding the Dell Cloud Partner Program to
include CenturyLink and its new CenturyLink Cloud, giving customers added
choice and flexibility in their cloud computing pursuits. Through the
Dell-CenturyLink alliance, Dell customers globally now have access to a slate
of public cloud services, including Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), which can be deployed across CenturyLink's
global data center footprint. In addition, customers gain the added benefit
of having Dell serve as the single-source supplier through the Dell Cloud
Partner Program, providing centralized solution integration, control and
Jeremy Ford, executive director and general manager, Dell Cloud Services,
noted that "CenturyLink's best-in-class public cloud offerings combined with
Dell's leading end-to-end, scalable sol... (more)
Cloud Expo® New York Early Bird Savings here!
IT leaders and practitioners need to know how to embrace shifting business
and end-user expectations, and the cloud is a vital part of everyone's
strategy to address this challenge. But how do you go about selecting the
right cloud services? How do you manage them without adding new management
tools for every platform? Since almost all organizations will end up with a
hybrid cloud, it is imperative to know how to manage such an environment
seamlessly, allowing for the efficiency and agility promises of the cloud to
In their session at 14th Cloud Expo, James Urquhart, Technologist & Director
of Cloud Management Solutions at Dell, and Jeremy Ford, General Manager of
Cloud Services at Dell, will examine the role of IT, the critical decision
checkpoints, and approaches to managing hybrid cloud computing environm... (more)
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SADA Systems, a global leader in
providing cloud computing and strategic IT solutions, today announced that
Inc. magazine has ranked SADA Systems NO. 1506 on its 33rd annual Inc.
500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private
companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most
important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs.
Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn,
Zillow and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of
the Inc. 500|5000.
SADA Systems makes the Inc. 500|5000 for the 7th year, reporting a 3-year
growth of 285% while adding 59 new positions over the course of those 3
years. SADA Systems' increased its revenue from $7.3 million in 2010 to $28.4
million in 2013. This growth can be directly att... (more)
NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Opus Group, LLC (Opus Group)
has been named to the 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the
nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company's impressive
three-year sales growth of 199% earned it the ranking of #2034 on the 2014
list. As an Inc. 500|5000 honoree, Opus Group now shares a pedigree with
companies like Intuit, Zappos, LinkedIn, Under Armour, Microsoft, Dell,
Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle and other well-known names that gained early
exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
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"We are honored to be recognized as one of the country's fastest growing
companies," said Alex Guo, Managing Member of Opus Group. "During our eight
years in business, we have seen steady revenue growth and, within the past
three years alone, Opus Group has tripled... (more)
According to an Associated Press report, Dell has just launched a Desktop
Linux offering in Europe, a new line called the Dell Optiplex desktop.
Targeted to businesses, educational institutions, and general computer users,
the computers will be shipped by Dell pre-installed with the English or
Italian version of the Linspire 4.5 OS and will include Dell's gold technical
support, says the report.
"All Dell computers sold by Questar will be equipped with word processing,
spreadsheet, and presentation software and file compatibility with Microsoft
Office," the report continues - adding that customers "will also receive a
one-year free membership to the Linspire software download warehouse."
One early commentator summed up his reaction as follows:
"In an office environment where the servers and workstations are Linux (as
they are in increasing numbers throughout Europe) th... (more)
Project MegaGrid, launched in December 2004 by Dell Inc., EMC Corporation,
Intel Corporation, and Oracle, announced that Phase II of the multi-year
initiative has produced dynamic provisioning best practices to manage heavy
workloads in a grid computing environment. The four sponsors have combined
certain core technologies and technical resources to ease the burden of
integration for their customers, and to develop a complete enterprise grid
computing solution that outperforms traditional SMP offerings at a fraction
of the cost.
Project MegaGrid also announced that Cisco Systems, Inc. has joined the
initiative to lend its considerable networking expertise and technical
resources to the practice of building enterprise grid computing environments.
While Phase I of the initiative focused on the scalability and performance of
a comprehensive database, server and networked... (more)
Dell wheeled out its Intel heartbreakers at Oracle OpenWorld, touting the
price/performance, performance per watt and simplicity of its first two
Opteron servers. The one-time Intel loyalist started selling AMD PCs in
Dell calls these servers the PowerEdge 6950, a four-socket model, and the
PowerEdge SC1435, a two-socket rack-dense unit. And it says it's integrated
Dell OpenManage with Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Intel basically said it would try to block and tackle further AMD additions
to the Dell line.
The 6950, which starts at $6,499, is billed as 20% more power efficient than
Dell's previous-generation four-socket Intel boxes and "eclipsing"
conventional performance levels. It includes four 2.6GHs Opterons and is
aimed at database, server consolidation, virtualization and RISC migration
The Dell-Oracle team are promising simplified mana... (more)
Dell has gotten another one of those delisting warnings from the Nasdaq, this
one telling it that it hasn't filed its 10-K for the year ending February 2
and so it's out of compliance with the rules. Dell has matching notices
covering Q2, Q3 and Q4. There's still no indication when it might have its
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Dell Retail Experiment Called Off
Dell has reportedly pulled the plug on that retail store it was going to put
in West Nyack, New York as an experiment.
Remember the Polar Bears
With polar bears wondering where their next ice floe will be coming from, HP
has vowed to cut its energy use worldwide by 20% by 2010 and IBM has pledged
to reduce its greenhouse emissions by 7% by 2012 primarily through
Disney calculates that Pixar's Jobs-era backdating adventure could cost it