Posts Tagged ‘cloud based data’

Bringing the Power of the Cloud to Research Libraries

5810163712_ac8a7f249e_zResearch Information recently wrote, “There are several potential benefits to libraries of using cloud-based resources and services. These include increased efficiencies, opportunities for collaboration, decreased need for in-house technical expertise, cost savings, and more timely access to the latest IT functionality. The cloud also promises improved workflow, automated software updates, redundancy, and back-ups. ‘Libraries have a real need for efficiency in processing operations, notably combining maintenance of print and electronic content in a single set of workflows,’ said [Jane] Burke [VP of Market Development at ProQuest]. ‘The new model systems offer unified workflows for all types of content within a single solution.  They also offer the platform to provide qualitative benefits, such as a centralised knowledgebase.  A robust knowledgebase is critical to delivering unified collection management.’” Read more

IBM Checks off Its 2014 Big Data in Education Prediction


Barb Darrow of GigaOM reports, “On Monday, IBM, as part of its annual 5 in 5  extravaganza, predicted that cloud-based cognitive technology would personalize education for students within five years. Fast forward three days, and voila! IBM unveiled a research project to bring machine learning, predictive modeling and deep content analytics to deliver on that promise. Talk about gaming the system. IBM is working with Georgia’s Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) system to test out the technology and its thesis that the application of big data analytics and deep learning — which looks at connections and context in different types of data- – can help students learn better. The 12-month project kicked off in September and focuses on 5th and 6th grade math students, said an IBM spokesman.” Read more

Disaster Simulation Shows Benefits of Cloud-Based Geospatial Data


Rutrell Yasin of recently reported, “A government/industry consortium has demonstrated how to rapidly assemble and manage a cloud-based disaster response infrastructure that will let emergency responders share geospatial and other critical data despite having disparate IT systems. On Sept. 12, the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium led a real-time demonstration for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in McLean, Va., where 150 government and business leaders watched a disaster-response simulation based on the 2010 Haiti earthquake. In an effort to improve communication in  disaster response, NGA wanted to see how industry can deliver open standards-based geospatial data to first responders via multiple, interoperable cloud infrastructures that would let NGA share nonclassified information with mission partners but protect access to its sensitive information, said David Bottom, director of NGA Information Technology Services.” Read more

Lucena Research Launches QuantDesk™ Back Tester

Lucena Research, a leading provider of investment decision support technology, today announced the launch of QuantDesk™ Back Tester, the trading strategy simulator component of QuantDesk™. QuantDesk™ Back Tester is a realistic market simulator that allows investors to test trading strategies over critical market periods. Back Tester represents a fourth component of Lucena’s flagship QuantDesk™ cloud-based platform, which allows users to build a strategy using Lucena’s modular algorithms such as scanning, forecasting, optimizing and hedging to help investment professionals validate and refine quantitative investment strategies. Read more

Flybits Ranked #1 Context-Aware Tool by Forrester Research

TORONTO, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Forrester Research Inc. has highlighted Flybits, a Toronto-based startup company, as the number one context-aware tool for its emerging cloud and context-aware middleware solution.

Anthony Mullen’s report, “Emerging Touchpoints Require a Marketing Mind Shift,” encourages marketing professionals to increase corporate investments in innovative practices and procedures in areas such as customer experience, analytics, IT and product design — all of which the Flybits framework addresses. Read more

fluidOps eCloudManager Now VSPEX Labs Validated

fluid Operations, leading provider of cloud and data management solutions based on semantic technologies, today announced fluidOps eCloudManager has successfully completed testing to become VSPEX™ Labs Validated.

The inclusion of eCloudManager as a part of an EMC® VSPEX solution enables users to automate and simplify daily IT operations and speed up their cloud adoption and automation. Joint customers benefit from an automated VSPEX solution right from the start, being able to set up ‘IT as a Service’ offerings (including Infrastructure as a Service, Storage as a Service and Landscape as a Service™) in their own data centers, without having to resort to public cloud options. Read more

Looking Down the Road at Apple

David Siegel, author of Pull and a former SemTechBiz keynote speaker, recently shared his thoughts regarding the future of Apple, the cloud, and data in general. Siegel states, “The consumer’s electronic world as we know it today is shared between Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and a handful of other popular brands. Most offerings must ride on these platforms and play by their rules. Yet I believe our current interest in—and use of—this ecosystem will peak in 3-6 years, and what awaits each of these companies on the other side must be a completely different business.”

He continues, “We have spent the last twenty years making everything digital, and now that transformation is 99 percent complete. Read more

From the Internet to the Intercloud

A recent article looks at the growing importance of cloud computing: “One of the problems with ‘cloud computing’ is that it can work a bit like the Hotel California: you can check your data in OK, but will you ever get it out? Google is very well aware of the problem and with its Data Liberation commitment, wants to make sure people can retrieve their data. Ideally, of course, users should be able to move stuff from one cloud to another — from Google to Amazon or Microsoft or any similar service — but that’s not possible at the moment.” Read more