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BISHOPS STORTFORD, England, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dotmatics data analysis and visualisation tool proven essential in Prof. Cooper's team's quest for finding new 'superbug' antibiotics   Dotmatics, a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services, announced today that Prof. Cooper's renowned Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development research group at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland has deployed Vortex, Dotmatics' leading scientific intelligence and analytics solution, to assist with their innovative research in anti-infective therapies. Infectious disease remains the second leading cause of death globally. The increase in multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria and the decline in effective therapies have resulted in 'the superbug crisis.' Research conducted by Prof. Cooper's team has led to the discovery of sever... (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)

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)

Another Run at the Whole Face-Tracking, Invasion of Privacy Thing

There's another piece out taking a look at the concerns and ramifications of the increasing use of biometric audience counting technologies in digital out of home networks, this time on Digital Signage Expo's news portal. It's a good, balanced piece that takes very little of the alarmist tone from others I have read here and there in the past, and is by the same guy, Harley Geiger, who did a piece for the CBS News website a few weeks back. I wrote about that piece and it is referenced in this new article. I'm not sure I condemned privacy concerns, as suggested, but whatever ... Geiger suggests all companies using the technology, not just the vendors, should be upfront about what they are doing: A published privacy policy is an important move, but companies should take other steps as well. Consumers should be notified when digital signage units are using measurement ... (more)

Roambi Announces New ESX Platform to Develop, Create and Publish Co-Branded Roambi Apps on the iPad

Businesses, Marketers and Information Publishers Can Now Deliver the Interactivity and Dynamic User Experience of Roambi to Audiences Internal and External San Diego, CA - June 1st, 2012 - Roambi, the leading provider of mobile business apps, today unveiled the new Roambi ESX platform, which enables organisations around the globe to deliver engaging analytics and multi-media content to anyone with an iPad. Roambi ESX includes new licensing and features which allow marketers, information publishers and businesses of all types to create interactive, information-rich reports that can be easily distributed internally within companies, or externally to customers and consumers alike. Roambi ESX now allows organisations to create and distribute co-branded materials - delivering proprietary content, in a single issue or series, as sleek iPad apps powered by Roambi. Busine... (more)

[2b2k][eim]Digital curation

BODY: I’m at the “Symposium on Digital Curation in the Era of Big Data” held by the Board on Research Data and Information of the National Research Council. These liveblog notes cover (in some sense — I missed some folks, and have done my usual spotty job on the rest) the morning session. (I’m keynoting in the middle of it.) 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. Alan Blatecky [pdf] from the National Science Foundation says science is being transformed by Big Data. [I can't see his slides from the panel at front.] He points to the increase in the volume of data, but we haven’t paid enough attention to the longevity of the data. And, he... (more)

New Embarcadero AppWave for ISVs Boosts Sales by Increasing Usage With a True App Experience for PCs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/21/12 -- Embarcadero Technologies today announced the availability of the AppWave business platform and PC app store for independent software vendors (ISVs). Designed to elevate the visibility and user experience of an ISV's software products on a customer's network, AppWave increases software utilization and drives revenue growth. AppWave for ISVs expands on the success Embarcadero has experienced with AppWave for its own enterprise customers and their end-users. For ISVs, AppWave revolutionizes the way desktop PC software is marketed, sold, delivered, tracked, and maintained, driving increased revenue and enterprise customer satisfaction. "There is a dynamic shift underway in the PC software market," said Dana Gardner, president and principal analyst with Interarbor Solutions. "SaaS and the consumerization of IT have change... (more)

New manufacturing opportunities for UK businesses in China

Innovative UK tech companies have won a unique business opportunity to visit China this month to explore greener, approaches to manufacturing. The successful businesses will participate in the six-day Tomorrow's Manufacturing: Mission to China, organised by the UK's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, together with the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (MoST). The Mission will encourage collaboration on research, development and innovation (R&D&I) between businesses and will be the first step towards long-lasting partnerships between the two nations. Each of the chosen companies have been selected for excellence in at least one of four key areas: the use of alternative, greener substances in manufacturing; the recycling and re-manufacturing of finite resources; decreasing the amount of material deployed to deliver ser... (more)

Forecasting the Future of IT Is Scary

On December 16, 2013, our friends over at Compare the Cloud wrote a blog called “The Day Computing Changed Forever – and We All Missed it.” The blog centered on what the future of the Cloud could hold for society. Ironically enough, the post was published on the same day that Google (pictured below) announced it’s new line of products – four legged military machines. SkyNet anyone? Anyway, in the post our friends over at Compare the Cloud set the stage for what the future of the Cloud and IT in general could look like. From operating in the world via customized avatars, to fitting an entire data center within the space of a few specs of DNA to human clusters providing science with answers beyond current imagination, our friends at Compare the Cloud lay out a very interesting vision for the future. That said, we are going to use this space to, point-by-point, decon... (more)

Tech Trends in 2014: Actionable Insights For Your Career

By Ryan Fahey There are many reasons to study tech trends, but one that really hits home is to consider the impact trends may have on your career. Intense School recently spoke with Tracy Lenzner, founder and chief executive officer of LenznerGroup, a New York-based executive search firm, about this very subject. Lenzner is a thought-leader in the enterprise security, technology risk, privacy, and compliance arenas. Drawing from her 20+ years of recruitment experience across financial services, technology, healthcare, biotech, professional services, and the Internet space, Lenzner has some interesting perspectives about top trends. What follows is an interview in which Lenzner comments on trends in the year that was, elaborates on trends for the year that is, and provides tips on how professionals and businesses can take full advantage of the trends that will unfol... (more)