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P4Search Makes It Easy to Mine Hundreds of Terabytes of Enterprise IP Key Points: P4Search enables content-based search across all files stored in Perforce-from intricate code files, to Microsoft Office docs, to audio-visual libraries, to file metadata-regardless of how the content is structured within a file Available as an open source tool, P4Search is easy to customise and integrate into existing environments. WOKINGHAM, UK (July 8, 2014) - Perforce Software today announced the availability of P4Search, a comprehensive search tool for all content stored in the company's version management engine, P4D. Trusted by some of the world's most innovative companies such as Salesforce.com, NVIDIA and Pixar, P4D stores an organisation's most valuable IP-source code, design templates, legal documents and images, among other assets. P4Search is a highly customisable tool, av... (more)

California County Conserves Public Funds, Improves IT Service Using SaaS From Service-now.com

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 09/22/09 -- itSMF FUSION 09 -- Service-now.com, the pioneer of modern SaaS for IT service automation, today announced Tulare County, Calif. successfully reorganized disparate IT organizations, ITSM processes and tools to help conserve public funds and improve IT service delivery to county employees and residents. Tulare County set out to rebuild its IT service program in early 2008 before the onset of the California budget crisis. Tulare County chose modern SaaS from Service-now.com to replace the cost and inefficiencies of two legacy IT service management tools. They no longer spend time and tens of thousands of dollars every year hosting ITSM applications, owning and maintaining servers or dealing with expensive application upgrades. Service-now.com is now being used by more than 100 Tulare County IT professionals to automate IT servi... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

United Planet listed in the "Magic Quadrant" for portal software

London, 15 November 2012 - United Planet (www.unitedplanet.com), one of the leading developers of enterprise portal software in Europe, is pleased to announce that it has been included in the "Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals 2012" of the world's leading IT research and advisory company Gartner. The "Magic Quadrant 2012" lists 16 international portal software providers and indicates the current trends and developments on the portal market. Represented in the renowned market overview of international portal providers are two German companies, United Planet and SAP, and global players like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Adobe and Red Hat as well as the Open Source software Drupal. "I am very happy to be included in the Magic Quadrant! We believe anyone familiar with Gartner's strict criteria for inclusion knows that this evaluation represents quality recognition", say... (more)

Attend the 6 Feb @Cloudera Federal Forum: For the Analyst, Data Scientist, #BigData Technologist in DC

By Bob Gourley The agenda for the 3rd Annual Cloudera Federal Forum (6 Feb 2014, Hanover MD) has firmed up and will no doubt lead to an incredible event. This will be a great venue for thought leaders from the federal government, great tech firms and very talented integrator firms. The speakers are a world-class-best mix of data and analysis practitioners, and from what I can tell the attendees will be the real action-oriented professionals from government really making things happen in Big Data analysis. This will be the perfect place to share lessons learned, exchange use-cases, meet others working similar challenges, and help advance the state of analytics in the government space. If you have not registered yet please do so now. Sign up at: http://ctolink.us/1l2h9AN Here is more: Agenda: Registration Open 7:00 AM Registration, Networking and BreakfastGeneral S... (more)

Cloud People: A Who's Who of Cloud Computing

Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud? This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when 13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with... RANDY BIAS | @randybias "Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.] That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)

Web Developer Spectrum

In the last few years, the technology industry has been particularly focused on Web developers, and the last couple of weeks have been a relatively good example of such attention. First, Adobe released its Adobe AIR and their Flex 3 products; Microsoft did a massive SilverLight push at its now famous MIX event (see Read/Write post); Google announced Google Gears for mobile devices and, finally, Steve Jobs splashed the market with his “Flash not good enough for iPhone” comment (which, in my opinion, is more of a strategic move than a technical reality). Meanwhile, “non-corporate-backed” Web frameworks, such as Spring, Ruby/Rail, and many AJAX frameworks, also continue to attract more and more Web developers. Consequently, Web developers have now, more than ever, a wide variety of technologies at their disposal. Having worked for many technology provider companies (... (more)

Analyst One Announces Top Analytical Technologies List

By Bob Gourley Editor’s note: This list first appeared on our site Analyst One. -bg In March 2011 Businessweek quoted Cloudera’s Mike Olson describing a “Cambrian explosion” of corporate analytical technology. Mike really nailed it with that one. With the continuous development of advanced infrastructure based around Apache Hadoop there has been an incredible amount of innovation around enterprise “Big Data” technologies, including in the analytical tool space. This is great for analysts! But it poses some challenges. How do you know which technologies deserve your time and energy? Which firms have something so important that you should push hard to get them into your enterprise? Those are questions we would like to help you address. We have produced The Analyst One Top Technologies List to help you address those questions. This is a short list of firms that can hel... (more)

Virtualization Expo New York Call for Papers to Expire January 15, 2010

Virtualization Expo on Ulitzer Virtualization cuts across just about all that you might find in the today's data center: to one degree or another, clients, servers, applications, storage systems, data networks, and security can all now be virtualized. . By compressing multiple workloads onto a single physical server, Virtualization enables data centers to save tremendous amounts of money on hardware, power, cooling and floor space. For small and midsized enterprises, Virtualization can also help data centers tap into levels of fault tolerance previously enjoyed only by huge organizations. And chief executives are discovering that Virtualization has the potential not only to improve the balance sheet, but also to strengthen competitive advantage and put a shine on the corporate brand. Designing and managing IT environments independently from physical limitations is... (more)

Flexera Software Announces InstallAnywhere 2012

Helping Application Producers and Enterprise IT Developers Migrate Their Apps to the Cloud and Virtual Environments New release enables multi-platform installation development from a single project file across physical, cloud, and other virtual environments Maidenhead, UK - October 16, 2012 Flexera Software, the leading provider of Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced today the launch of InstallAnywhere 2012. This latest release streamlines the software deployment and installation process on-premises, in the cloud, and in enterprise virtual machine environments. "Customers access our products in increasingly complex environments - from physical, traditional environments to cloud and virtual environments - and we need to make it easy for them," said Paul French, Vice President, Strategy & Markets, Axway. "Flexera ... (more)