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By now you’ve probably heard the term, “Cloud Wars”, though with so many fronts sometimes it’s difficult to ascertain which Cloud battles are being referenced. In The Battle for the Enterprise the reference is to cloud computing leaders making their way into the enterprise segment taking market share from the legacy IT providers. Others may be referring to the Oracle and SAP acquisition shootout or the CRM Cloud Wars. For our purposes, the “Cloud War” discussion will revolve around storage. There has been a lot of news coverage around the battle being played out between Microsoft SkyDrive and iCloud, and news of Google entering the fray with it’s Google Drive (aka G-Drive) competing with a Dropbox like file service. Other players include Box.net, Sugar Sync, Syncplicity, and iFolder to name but a few. This battlefield is rich and complex, so last week, I called upon... (more)

TEOCO pioneers Big Data in Service Assurance with Netrac 8

Latest Release of TEOCO's Service Assurance Suite Processes Ten Times More Alarms in Real Time and Leverages Hadoop for Detailed Subscribers' Data Fairfax, Va, 3 APRIL 2014 - TEOCO, the leading provider of assurance and analytics solutions to Communications Service Providers (CSPs) worldwide, announced the release of Netrac 8.0. The latest version of TEOCO's flagship Service Assurance solution includes major data processing and storage enhancements to boost operators' efficiency and Quality of Service (QoS). TEOCO's service assurance has successfully completed the puzzle of monitoring and storing long term subscriber level information, by leveraging its processing assets which look at all types of data in near real-time, and by using the Hadoop framework. Netrac 8 service management solutions can use and store exponential amounts of information from multiple sources, ... (more)

TEOCO appoints new leadership team for MENA

Rob Roy and Andrew Miceli to build on TEOCO's international success FAIRFAX, VA, USA AND LEATHERHEAD, UK - 18 AUGUST 2014 - TEOCO, the leading provider of assurance, analytics and optimization solutions to communications service providers (CSPs), today announced the appointment of Rob Roy and Andrew Miceli to lead its business in the Middle East and North Africa. Rob Roy assumes the roles of Executive VP and General Manager for both Asia Pacific and MENA regions. Andrew Miceli takes on the position of Vice President of Sales for the MENA and Central Asia regions. Prior to this new role, Miceli was VP of Worldwide Business Development for RAN Solutions, while Roy is moving from a Business Development role. The new roles will be based out of TEOCO's offices in the USA. The goal of the new team is to build on TEOCO's current market-leading position in the Middle East, No... (more)

Tremor Video Expands Entertainment Team To Serve Major TV and Film Brands

Tremor Video, the largest independent online video technology company, today announced that it is expanding its entertainment business team to provide powerful and engaging online video advertising solutions for major film and TV brands. Based in Los Angeles and New York, Tremor Video’s entertainment marketing experts are helping major entertainment brands deliver the lean-forward, engaging experience of digital video. As part of the increased focus on the entertainment vertical, National Director of Entertainment Abbey Thomas has been promoted to Vice President of National Entertainment Sales, where she continues to oversee all of Tremor Video’s entertainment sales efforts. The company also announced that it has added three additional members to its entertainment team. Stacey Wisnom has been hired as Entertainment Category Director. Wisnom, the former VP, Digital ... (more)

Wachstum von Couchbase im 2. Quartal durch Lancierung der weltweit ersten mobilen NoSQL-Datenbank und Siege über die Konkurrenten MongoDB und Oracle befeuert

Couchbase, Inc., der Anbieter der vollständigsten NoSQL-Datenbank, berichtete heute für das 2. Quartal 2014 kontinuierliches Wachstum, das auf die Markteinführung neuer Produkte und die Gewinnung wichtiger Kunden zurückzuführen ist, da mehrere große Firmen im Bereich betriebsnotwendiger Anwendungen den Couchbase-Server den Konkurrenten Oracle und MongoDB vorgezogen haben. Zu den Kundengeschäften des 2. Quartals gehörten erfolgreiche Abschlüsse mit einigen der weltweit bekanntesten Marken, darunter AT&T, Blizzard Entertainment, BSKYB, Cisco, Electronic Arts, Factset, FICO, Leclerc, Nikkei, Ntelos, Orange, PMU, Symantec, Tesco, Tixr, Unique Vacations, Verizon, vente-privee.com und WebMD. Bob Wiederhold, CEO von Couchbase: „Der Markt bewegt sich eindeutig in die Richtung, dass für das „Big Data“-Management und betriebsnotwendige Anwendungen zunehmend NoSQL eingesetzt ... (more)

IEEE ICC 2012 Opens Registration for Leading Wireless Networking Conference to be Held June 10 – 15 in Ottawa, Canada

New York, NY, January 25, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The IEEE International Communications Conference (ICC), the premier venue dedicated to the advancement of wireless and wireline communications worldwide, has begun the registration process for its annual event to be held June 10 – 15 at the Ottawa Convention Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Themed “CONNECT – COMMUNICATE – COLLABORATE,” IEEE ICC 2012 is expected to host more than 2,000 industry professionals, scientists, academics and government officials attending nearly 1,500 presentations highlighting the latest research, innovations and business policies surrounding the entire range of global voice, data, image and multimedia technologies. “Ottawa is the ideal location for stimulating the scientific exchange of ideas, identifying future trends and illuminating new business opportunities,” says the IEEE ICC 2012 General Chair I... (more)

ADF Takeaways from Oracle Open World 2011

With the huge amount of sessions at Oracle Open World, it’s often hard to find the little gems of information amongst all the marketing. This is true of ADF like all other technologies at the conference, there’s simply a lot of information to digest and filter. Luckily Oracle publishes the presentations PPTs afterwards and it’s possible to find a jewel or two in all the content with some careful searching. For the ADF developers among us, this blog post attempts to summarize some of the main ADF takeaways from Oracle Open World 2011. Please remember this is my summary, not Oracle’s (I am not an Oracle employee), and Oracle publishes all of this content under the Safe Harbor statement which means they cannot be held to anything they published. All the links in this post are not guaranteed to be up forever as Oracle may remove them in the near future. I suggest if you'r... (more)

AppFlood's RTB reach into China is a perfect fit for latest partner Bidstalk

Bidstalk's global footprint gives significant boost to AppFlood's mobile ad inventoryAppFlood integration boosts Bidstalk's global reach, particularly across China and Asia London & Beijing, 3 July 2014 - AppFlood (www.appflood.com), the China-based global mobile real time bidding (RTB) exchange, today announced it had added Bidstalk, the mobile advertising and app monetization platform, to its growing list of mobile advertising partners. The deal brings together AppFlood's existing ad network and Bidstalk's white-label DSP solution, which is already processing more than 10 billion advertising bids each day. Launched in April, AppFlood's mobile RTB is the first to overcome the technical challenges that until now have prevented RTB exchanges from effectively delivering mobile ad inventory in China. Several of the mobile industry's leading DSPs, SSPs and advertising ex... (more)

XATA Releases XATANET 4.0 for Optimizing Fleet Operations

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XATA Corporation on October 6, 2007 will release version 4.0 of its web-based XATANET(R) fleet operations optimization tools. Fleets implementing XATANET 4.0 will benefit from streamlined system management, instant notification of critical events, an enhanced view of day-to-day operations performance, increased security and an accelerated return on investment. XATANET 4.0 also offers enhanced support for third-party in-cab displays and handheld devices. By extension, XATANET 4.0 will support third-party navigation services, future technology innovations and an even higher level of back-office application integration. XATANET 4.0's ability to interface with non-proprietary devices gives fleet managers greater flexibility when choosing in-cab displays and third-party navigation services. XATANET 4.0 fills a gap in fleet ... (more)

Aircel Goes Live on Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper

News Facts Aircel Limited (Aircel), a leading communications company in India, has teamed with Oracle to deploy Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper and Oracle Fusion Middleware to provide a highly scalable and personalized content delivery platform for new revenue generation. With more than 31 million customers in 18 circles (states) and plans to grow to more than 50 million customers this year, Aircel once again collaborated with Oracle Communications to help with Aircel's business expansion, having previously deployed Oracle Communications service fulfillment software, Oracle's Siebel CRM, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Database. Aircel's newest Oracle deployment is enabling the operator to: Offer a new personalized multi-channel content portal where customers can access a large catalog of messaging, images, music, videos, games, news and regional serv... (more)

REST Security at JavaOne

I'm speaking with Vikas Jain from Oracle at JavaOne (co-located with Oracle Open World this year) on the topic of REST Security. The session link is below: http://www.eventreg.com/cc250/sessionDetail.jsp?SID=314100 (or go to the main catalog page and paste the Session ID 314100 into the search form). We'll be talking about threats and countermeasures for REST Web Services. We will also discuss the various REST authentication schemes being used by Cloud service providers today. Some of these authentication schemes (in particular that used by Amazon Web Services) is as close to an "industry standard" for REST authentication as we have now. Saw what you like about the WS-Security bloat, but at least it is an open standard, whereas for REST authentication there isn't one yet (unless you count HTTP Auth). But organizations realize that they can gain an advantage by providing ... (more)