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By Bob Gourley Editor’s note: This list first appeared on our site Analyst One. -bg In March 2011 Businessweek quoted Cloudera’s Mike Olson describing a “Cambrian explosion” of corporate analytical technology. Mike really nailed it with that one. With the continuous development of advanced infrastructure based around Apache Hadoop there has been an incredible amount of innovation around enterprise “Big Data” technologies, including in the analytical tool space. This is great for analysts! But it poses some challenges. How do you know which technologies deserve your time and energy? Which firms have something so important that you should push hard to get them into your enterprise? Those are questions we would like to help you address. We have produced The Analyst One Top Technologies List to help you address those questions. This is a short list of firms that can hel... (more)

Flexera Software Delivers Cloud Licensing Service - Ensuring Application Producers Get Paid While Simplifying Licensing for Customers

New FlexNet Producer Suite release simplifies subscription, cloud- and usage-based licensing while eliminating the risk of revenue leakage from non-compliant use in virtualised environments Maidenhead, UK - April 2, 2014 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, today announced an enhancement to FlexNet Producer Suite, the market-leading software licensing, entitlement management and delivery solution. FlexNet Producer suite now empowers application producers to explore new licensing models that simplify their customers' experience by reducing or even eliminating the complexity of managing a local licence server. It also provides a secure and "single source of truth" environment to address virtualisation cloning in an enterprise environment, helping minimise software piracy. "We kn... (more)

Shrink-Url - Use PowerShell To Shrink Your Urls

Shrinking your Url’s is all the rage nowadays.  If you are on Twitter, then odds are you have used one.  Despite CodingHorror’s distaste for them in his recent blog post on Url Shorteners: Destroying the Web since 2002, they are a fact of life when we live in a world of 140 character status updates. So what’s a URL shrinking service anyway?  Well, to put it simply, you supply them with a URL, they then supply you with a shorter URL containing a lookup “key”.  When future requests are made to this shorter URL, connections are routed to that services website where they convert the short URL to the original URL and issue a HTTP Redirect back to your browser to send you off to the original long url website. So, what’s a guy, or gal, to do if they want to set their status programmatically on Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, or the other gazillion social networking sites ... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

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)

Open Source Content Management Systems

A content management system (CMS) is a system facilitating efficient production of desired output by using managed content. The content may be text, images, graphics, documents, sound, video or other that can be managed in an electronic format. It is a software application used in uploading, editing and managing content on a website. CMS has been gaining popularity as it handles various tasks including when to display content, how many times to display content to specific users and how the content interacts with other elements of the website. Open source CMS systems are popular for their quality, lower cost, reliability and flexibility. This article is the first in a series that lists the advantages and disadvantages of the 18 most popular open source Content Management Systems. The first five are WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, and b2evolution. 1. WordPress Wo... (more)

Flexera Software Announces InstallAnywhere 2012

Helping Application Producers and Enterprise IT Developers Migrate Their Apps to the Cloud and Virtual Environments New release enables multi-platform installation development from a single project file across physical, cloud, and other virtual environments Maidenhead, UK - October 16, 2012 Flexera Software, the leading provider of Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced today the launch of InstallAnywhere 2012. This latest release streamlines the software deployment and installation process on-premises, in the cloud, and in enterprise virtual machine environments. "Customers access our products in increasingly complex environments - from physical, traditional environments to cloud and virtual environments - and we need to make it easy for them," said Paul French, Vice President, Strategy & Markets, Axway. "Flexera ... (more)

Cloud Player: Robert Scoble, Startup Liaison Officer Rackspace Part 1

We recently had the pleasure to sit down for an extended conversation with Robert Scoble, an all around tech guru and currently of Rackspace. Our conversation covered a range of topics, from his focus in technology, to how cloud computing has changed IT, to the way new innovation is occurring in the startup space. This is the first of 2 parts. Check out Part 2. Tech guru and Rackspace Startup Liason Officer Robert Scoble shares his thoughts on cloud and more. Gathering Clouds: You’ve been involved in the technology space for some time. What has led you to where you are now from a career perspective, and how has that paralleled the trends that you’ve been really interested in? Robert Scoble: I’ve always been interested in new things ever since getting an Apple II when I was in Junior High. My dad was an engineer and that got me into the technology world of Silicon Va... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of April 22, 2012

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Marketing News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly AT&T and T-Mobile won some praise from PCWorld after the publication released the results of a nationwide test to find the fastest cellular networks. AT&T’s 4G LTE network clocked the fastest averages, though Verizon’s LTE network edged out its rival for upload speeds. Read Original Content Collabera, a leading end-to-end information technology consulting, services and solutions company, has announced a strategic partnership with Verivo ... (more)

Facebook Takes on Google with ‘Graph Search’

Facebook's mystery announcement Tuesday turned out to be what it calls "Graph Search," a beta social search engine to find things on Facebook like "Friends of friends who are single men in San Francisco?" or "Friends of current employees," a good place to start for recruiting. It's supposed be a non-web search service geared to the people, photos, places and interests listed on Facebook that doesn't compete with Google. But it does and if Facebook successfully develops the widgetry, well, it could be extended now couldn't it and threaten Google's ad business. Even at this point it promises to replace some Internet searches with what is essentially custom content. No sense searching for a restaurant or a club if you can see where your friends have gone. Shares of Google and Yelp, the online directory service, were both depressed on the news. Graph Search is meant to... (more)

What Are The Seven Wonders of the Web?

A few years ago, a British newspaper speculated on what might be the Web equivalent of the Seven Wonders of the World, and received suggestions that were hardly surprising: Google search, the Amazon.com e-tail portal, the eBay auction mechanism, etc. But that was back in 1991, before Facebook, Google Earth, and YouTube had even seen the light of day. So what sites or applications would be on today's list? My own nominations would probably include The Wayback Machine - hosted by The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that's building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. My list of Web Wonders would also, for sure, feature Wikipedia. Now all I need to do is to figure out what other five to choose. Complete lists of seven or individual sites/apps welcome...all suggestions welcome!   ... (more)

ClickInsights: How to choose a white paper syndication partner?

ClickInsights is an Expert Interview Series brought to you by Connect the Docs (ClickDocuments blog). In ClickInsights Expert Interview Series we feature top notch industry experts and thought leaders and get their insights, opinions and predicitions. We also ask for their suggestions on what reports, whitepapers etc to read to keep abreast with latest trends in their industry. How do you market your white papers? Can syndication partners take your white paper to your prospects? Stephanie Tilton has published a timely 14-page report on White Paper Syndication Options for Technology Marketers. White Paper Syndication Options for Technology Marketers report has great information on the following: List of Syndication Partners Costs to syndicate your white papers What returns you can expect for dollars spent on syndication List of Syndication Partners in Stephanie Tilton... (more)