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Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo October 19, 2009 - TIBCO Software announced a strategic push to extend its leadership position in the global life sciences market with the release of several research and clinical analysis solutions, including Integromics Biomarker Discovery 2.0 for TIBCO Spotfire, TIBCO Spotfire Lead Discovery 2.0, TIBCO Spotfire Pipeline Pilot Connector, and TIBCO Spotfire Clinical Graphics 2.0. These solutions deliver integrated informatics and analysis, are central to research & development efforts in the life sciences industry and can transform the process of bringing life-saving medicines to market. Access to actionable knowledge early in the commercialization process of a new drug can lead to better safety outcomes for patients, and better regulatory and commercial outcomes for the industry. The TIBCO Spotfire Enterprise Analytics Platform is de... (more)

Introducing Agile: Hidden Benefits (and Some Challenges)

Our next presentation was by Stefan Meier, Associate Director, Software Development, Information Sciences Department at XDx. Xdx is a biotech company that relies on software and technology for their Molecular Diagnostic Technology. They assess patients who have had a heart transplant and whether they are likely to accept or reject the transplant. They are also working on a clinical study to provide the data to find correlations between genetics and pathology in disease/immune system-related areas. Prior to Agile & OutSystems - the development team was 5 developers and 2 SQA and 1 project manager using classical waterfall methods - with 3 Web-based EDC systems for clinical trials, 2 internally developed LIMS applications (1 FDA regulated), several custom query/reporting/maintenance applications and Excel spreadsheets for reporting. One key problem Stefan highlighted ... (more)

Technology Heroes Also Serve in Government

Great American technologists from academia and industry have always ensured our national security has the edge it needs, in peace, crisis and war. Academic Fredrick Terman (pictured) brought us radar and Silicon Valley. Edwin Land brought us overhead ISR. Gordon Moore ensured integrated circuits were accelerated into our community first. Scott McNealy drove security into Operating Systems. Bill Gates and Larry Ellison and a long list of other great IT leaders have also dedicated significant effort to the national security community in ways many will never know. Great technology heroes also serve in government.  Thanks to them government has been pioneering advances in secure cloud computing, biometrics, IT security, collaboration, geospatial, visualization, remote sensing and collaboration. Government IT leaders routinely contribute to our nation’s understanding of... (more)

John Wilbanks on Making Science Generative

John Wilbanks of Creative Commons (and head of Science Commons) is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk about the threats to science’s generativity. He takes Jonathan Zittrain’s definition of generativity: “a system’s capacity to produced unanticipated change through unfiltered contributions from broad and varied audiences.” NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people. [NOTE: Ethan Zuckerman has posted his far superior bloggage] ScienceCommons tries to spark the sort of creativity and innovation in science that we find in the broader cultural Net. Scientists often resist the factors that have increased generativity in other realms: Science isn’t very ac... (more)

Online Advertising Market Worth $220.38 Billion by 2019

DALLAS, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Online Advertising Market by Search Engine Marketing, Display Advertising, Classifieds, Mobile, Video, Lead Generation, Rich Media - Global Advancements, Forecasts & Analysis (2014 - 2019)" by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the Online Advertising Market into various segments and provides an in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. This research report helps to identify the factors driving this market, various restraints, challenges, and opportunities impacting it along with the future roadmaps. Browse 77 market data tables, 59 figures spread through 175 pages and in-depth TOC on "Online Advertising Market" Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The report broadly segments the Online Advertising Ma... (more)

Point of Care Diagnostic Testing World Markets

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Point of Care Diagnostic Testing World Markets Point of care testing (POCT) enables rapid diagnostic tests to be performed while the patient is at the point of care facility where results can be obtained immediately, rather than waiting hours or even days for outside lab results to arrive. Point of care testing covers: blood glucose testing, blood gas and electrolytes analysis, rapid coagulation testing, rapid cardiac markers diagnostics, drugs of abuse screening, urine strips testing, pregnancy testing, fecal occult blood analysis, food pathogens screening, hemoglobin diagnostics, infectious disease testing and cholesterol screening. This TriMark Pub... (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 - "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)

Hubspan Presents: "Integration as a Service: Are You Connected?"

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/07/07 -- Hubspan, Inc., a leading provider of solutions that connect businesses to their trading partners today announced the availability of a free on-demand webcast titled, "Integration as a Service: Are you connected?" accessible at In today's competitive environment, it's not enough to have the best products at the best prices, best-in-class organizations are seeking ways to also be the easiest to do business with. Connecting to clients despite differences in business processes and systems through Integration-as-a-Service can drive top line revenue, improve profitability, and increase customer satisfaction This innovative approach to B2B integration allows both large and mid-size companies to quickly, easily, and cost effectively improve the flow of operations within a trading community. In this free on-de... (more)

CryoPort Receives Coverage in Independent Report

LAKE FOREST, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/29/09 -- CryoPort, Inc. (OTCBB: CYRX) today announced that it has recently received recognition by well known independent technology analyst group Forrester Research for the development of CryoPort Express Portal, the industry's first integrated logistics solution for shipping, tracking and monitoring of high-value biological specimens. According to the September 2009 report titled "Case Study: CryoPort Turns to Cloud Computing to Develop Tomorrow's New Vaccines," the software developed by KLATU Networks and deployed on a public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) leverages Amazon's EC2 cloud platform and delivers cost efficiency and on-demand scalability when it is needed. The solution integrates shipping logistics and temperature monitoring into a single application. It orchestrates data entry of multi-legs shipments, prepares... (more)

Stimulus? 'Get it up America' Job Creation Bench Press

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If all you had to do is "get it up" to help create jobs, would you do it? Most people would answer yes. And that is exactly what The Foundation for Job Creation is hoping supporters will do. Maybe not exactly the way you are thinking about it right now, but in a different way. The Foundation for Job Creation,, on December 13, 2009 is conducting a healthy fun Virtual Bench Press contest and an attempt at a Guinness Book World Record. Cash Prizes add up to $14,000 and all contestants get in the Guinness Book when the Foundation sets the World record. The Record attempt is for the "most weight lifted cumulatively" in a weightlifting event by all participants. The general idea behind this event is to allow people to do something tangible to get tangible results for Job Creation.... (more)

US Department of Labor announces more than $225 million in health care and high growth grants

47,000 people will take part in training and education WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced more than $225 million in health care and high growth training grants funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grants will allow community colleges, community-based organizations, state workforce agencies and other public entities to deliver training that leads to employment in a range of health care fields and other growing industries. With today's announcement, organizations in all 50 states have received a share of nearly $750 million in competitive grant funding made available through the Department of Labor. "The Recovery Act's investments are making a positive difference in the lives of America's working families," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The Recovery Act funded grants ... (more)