Kentico Survey Says: Interest in Smartwatches is on the Rise

Over two and half years ago, I wrote that wearables would be the next "disruptive innovation" but acknowledged we're not there yet. Once the right company with the right design comes along, this new market will take off just as fast as when Apple introduced their first iPad. Despite Apple introducing their smartwatch, I still sit on the sidelines waiting for the right wearable to convince me the time to buy one is now. According to the findings from a recent survey unveiled by Kentico, I'm not alone.

Smart Watches and Wearables

 

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How To Turn Any Second-rate Content Into A Smarter Campaign Asset

Photo courtesy of 9355 via Pixabay.

When people reuse and recycle things, they are seen as environmental warriors. But when content marketers repurpose content, are they just being lazy? A big NO.

Every single piece of content that we consume online is a product of someone’s genius, creativity, and time. Content creation is not for everyone. Creating content that is relevant and creative remains one of the greatest challenges that marketers face, the Content Marketing Institute said in a study [pdf]. It’s not only about finding the right topic or inspiration, but also finding the time and pulling all resources. A recent survey by TechValidate reported that 43% of content marketing professionals take four to six weeks before their teams or organizations can come up with a content strategy that works.

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Tech for the Hungry: Why Technology is Key for Feeding the World

What a great irony it is that we live in a world where there is more than enough food to feed all seven billion people, yet statistics show that 870 million people go hungry every year. One person out of every nine lacks the daily nutritional requirements to “be healthy and lead an active life.” At this point, ending world hunger depends not on getting more food, but on improving technologies that identify where it is needed most, and get it distributed there quickly and efficiently. New big data technologies such as cassandra vs hadoop are saving impoverished, starving populations especially in eastern, central, and southern Africa. Research shows that half of those in need are in Asia and the Pacific, and another quarter are on the African continent.

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AdaptiveMobile expands product portfolio to secure multi-million user base on mobile messaging applications

New RESTful API enables the Company to bring carrier-grade security to messaging applications worldwide

DALLAS, January 26th, 2016 – AdaptiveMobile, the world leader in mobile network security, today launched its Messaging App Security – a new product that enables messaging applications to secure their user base from increasing volume and sophistication of threats.

Messaging applications – such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber and Kik – have experienced exponential growth over the past few years and are forecast to see a threefold increase in message traffic, from almost 31 trillion in 2014, to 100 trillion by 2019 globally. As users rapidly turn to mobile messaging applications, criminals are making use of proven techniques to exploit this increasing user base – sending phishing spam, eliciting money from scam messages and hacking devices to obtain personal information – making consumers vulnerable to attack and damaging the brand credibility of messaging applications.

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Zylpha Adds Integration To SharePoint, iManage, Civica And NetDocs

Nigel Spicer

Legal systems innovator Zylpha (www.zylpha.com) has added four new software integrations with systems that are frequently used by both legal practices and local authority lawyers. The new integrations, with the company’s widely acclaimed document bundling technology, are for: SharePoint, iManage (formerly Worksite/ Autonomy), local authority solutions from Civica and NetDocs. Further integrations are also being planned for LEAP and an upgrade to the Iken case management connector.

The new additions complement Zylpha’s existing range of successful electronic document bundling connectors. These include: Visualfiles/Solcase from LexisNexis, SOS Connect, TR Envision, Axxia FED, and FileStream.

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Cyber Security Predictions for 2016: Heads Will Roll

UK cyber security innovator Glasswall Solutions sees data security rising to the top of the corporate agenda as organizations fail to cope with new threats and regulations

London UK, 21st January 2016: Glasswall Solutions, the acclaimed UK cyber security company, today issued its top five predictions for 2016.

The list covers the five key developments that Glasswall’s team of experts believes will have biggest impact on cyber security over the next 12 months.

“Businesses around the globe now face unprecedented threats from every kind of hacker and cyber criminal,” said Greg Sim, CEO, Glasswall Solutions.

“We believe the next 12 months will see some of the most significant developments in the history of cyber security as powerful new EU regulations loom and enterprises realize their defenses are dangerously unprepared and antiquated. 2016 promises to be an extremely interesting year in which many new opportunities will emerge to boost our collective security – the question is whether businesses around the world will grasp them.”

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Data Warehouse Optimization with Apache Hadoop

Apache Hadoop Open Source Data Warehouse Architecture

For the past few years, we have heard a lot about the benefits of augmenting the Enterprise Data Warehouse with Hadoop. The Data Warehouse vendors as well as the Hadoop vendors are showcasing how Hadoop can handle unstructured data while the EDW will continue to remain as the central source in an enterprise.

The Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) is a standard component of a corporate data architecture because it provides valuable business insights and powerful decision analytics for front-line workers, executives, business analysts, data scientists, and software developers. The Enterprise Data Warehouse built using Teradata, Oracle, DB2 or other DBMS is undergoing a revolutionary change. As the sources of data become rich and diverse, storing them in a traditional EDW is not the optimal solution. Big data technologies such as Apache Hadoop excel at managing large volumes of unstructured data and are coming into mainstream use, by integrating with existing legacy Data Warehouse platforms to get the best of both worlds.

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Learning Technologies sees further developments from eXact learning solutions

Valerio Torda, of eXact learning solutions.

The digital learning content management business solutions producer, eXact learning solutions, has announced its presence at the Learning Technologies event. Held in London’s Olympia on 3rd and 4th February 2016, the show, which includes a conference and exhibition, regularly attracts some 7,500 visitors from around the world.

In addition to the company’s presence at the event’s exhibition – on stand D6 – its products will also be involved in a seminar, entitled ‘Beyond rapid authoring’. Taking place on 4th February, in Theatre 1, from 12.30 to 13.00, the free-to-attend seminar will feature Asi DeGani and Richard Brook, from Telefónica UK – a global company which is known in the UK via the O2 brand.

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NIIT Technologies Selects NaviSite for Managed Hosting Services

NaviSite selected to host London-based airport’s infrastructure

20 January, 2016 LONDON, UK: NaviSite Europe Limited, a Time Warner Cable company, announced today that NIIT Technologies, a global IT solutions organisation, selected NaviSite’s managed hosting services for a major London airport. NIIT Technologies chose NaviSite after a competitive review due to its state-of-the-art data centres and ability to scale.

A recent survey from NaviSite found that the main consideration for 60 per cent of businesses when selecting an external hosting provider is the availability to customise solutions to meet unique customer needs.[1] NaviSite is a premiere managed hosting provider, offering a rich portfolio of enterprise managed hosting solutions designed to optimise critical IT infrastructure performance. With the London-based airport, it means that NaviSite is providing it with scalability to address current and future needs, reduced latency and network points and better application performance.

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NGINX Launches NGINX Plus Release 8

NGINX’s Application Delivery Platform Adds New OAuth Authentication and Improved Tools for a More Seamless User Experience

San Francisco – January 19, 2016 – NGINX, Inc., the engine delivering sites and applications for the modern web, today announced the availability of NGINX Plus R8, the latest release of its application delivery platform. The update provides even more features to improve the delivery and operation of complex and high-performance web applications.

This latest update provides an initial release of OAuth-based authentication, the industry standard for authentication and authorisation. OAuth enables Single Sign On capabilities for applications, as well as access controls for APIs. Organisations can use NGINX Plus to offload OAuth processing from applications servers, allowing for more efficient utilisation of infrastructure, as well as developer time.

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