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How Cloud Innovation Happens First in Open Source Platforms

Through the new private cloud solutions and extended alliance, Dell and Red Hat aim to provide customers at various stages of OpenStack evaluation and use with an enterprise-grade software life cycle experience, and greater stability, predictability and rigor to the community-published OpenStack updates.

Dell and Red Hat have co-engineered OpenStack-based cloud solutions to address enterprise customer demand for more flexible, elastic and dynamic IT services.

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Exploring the Impact of Network Functions Virtualization

The forward-looking effects of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) on the traditional wireline and wireless broadband service provider sector will truly be unprecedented. Vendors of deeply-rooted proprietary technologies are most at risk.

Moreover, plans for open-source hardware and software adoption will potentially reshape the whole value-chain.

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OpenStack Cloud Solutions are Now Gaining Momentum Globally

The history of OpenStack, an open-source cloud project, can be traced back to July, 2010 — when the original founders created a shared vision for their bold goal.

The passion of the initial developers was captured in a pragmatic mission statement: to produce the ubiquitous Open Source Cloud Computing platform that will meet the needs of public and private clouds regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively scalable.

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Growing Demand for OpenStack Developers and Architects

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Across the globe, forward-looking telecom service providers and their savvy enterprise customers are joining the progressive movement to deploy Open Hybrid Cloud solutions.

The growing trend has created a demand for highly-skilled IT talent that can enable companies to achieve their business technology goals and objectives.

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Big Data Gains Momentum with UK Marketing Professionals

Big data is a big deal for businesses — and particularly marketers — worldwide. The sentiment in the UK is no different. A survey of marketing professionals in Europe, 90% of whom came from the UK, found that 82% of companies either already used big data or planned to do so within the next three years.

While big data has a huge amount of potential, until it can be better structured, stored and harvested, its use for marketers will remain limited.

via eMarketer

Global Mobile Payments will Reach $507 Billion in 2014

As the mobile phone evolved from basic voice communication device to a multifaceted lifestyle accessory, making payments has become a key element within that evolution. The mobile device, be it a smartphone or featurephone, can now be used to make payments.

The value of global payments via mobile devices will reach around $507 billion this year — that’s an increase of nearly 40 percent year-on-year.

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How Mobile Business Apps are Increasing User Productivity

Prepackaged mobile applications reached a plateau during 2013, but with more exciting advancements expected in 2014, North American companies are once again deploying a wide array of mobile worker software.

According to Frost & Sullivan, 48 percent of business decision makers report that their companies already deploy one to ten apps for employees on mobile devices.

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Why Cloud Services Spending will Exceed $174 Billion in 2014

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Savvy executives that proactively migrate their IT infrastructure to a cloud-centric architecture will generate new revenue that could surge by a factor of three from 2011 to 2017, according to IHS.

Global business spending for infrastructure and services related to the cloud will reach an estimated $174.2 billion this year.

via Business Technology Roundtable

Exploring the Big Data Vendor Revenue and Market Forecast

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Broken down by type, Big Data-related services revenue made up 40% of the total market, followed by hardware at 38% and software at 22%. Such a breakdown is due in part to the open source nature of much Big Data software.

Both IT-vendors and pure-play Big Data vendors took steps to better articulate their product and service roadmaps.

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Why more Open Hybrid Clouds will Have a Chrome Lining

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The confluence of hybrid cloud services — based upon open source technologies like OpenStack — and low-cost high-value Chrome OS notebook PCs is going to become a powerful combination that will gain momentum in 2014 and beyond. Here’s an example of that key trend in motion.

An estimated 2.1 million Chromebooks shipped in 2013 with nearly 89 percent of total shipments reaching North America.

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