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Mission-critical Web-based applications ­ customer self-service, distribution channel and supply chain management, online trading and banking ­ must be deployed on a cluster of servers in order to provide scalability and high availability. Scalability means that servers can be dynamically added or removed as needed to meet user demand, and that the overall load of requests is distributed among the servers so that resources remain fully utilized. High availability means that there is no "single point of failure" in either the system or the application, and that requests automatically failover from nonworking components to working components. Ideally, clustering should be transparent to applications: externally, the cluster should present a "single-system image." In addition to simplifying the task of application development, this allows off-the-shelf components to be... (more)

Notes from a Small Place

As we've discussed over the past few issues, JTA-style transactions provide a way for multiple data updates to be tied together so application logic can operate safely in the assumption that it will succeed or fail consistently, even in the face of technical failures along the road. I have often mused, in this column and outside, on how bizarre it seems that I have filled over two years worth of space in WLDJ talking about JTA, a tiny corner of the tiny universe that is J2EE, itself a tiny part of what a development shop needs in order to deliver something of value to its lords and paymasters as fast as possible. Let's face it, when was the last time you saw a requirements document that said "we need 25 entity beans, 7 message-driven beans, and an XML interface, all of which must be transactional, because that will save us 10% per year over 20 years on our operatio... (more)

Cloud Computing Adoption - Part 1 of 5

When my friend who works at an electronics retail store emphatically affirmed he knew what cloud computing was, it made me both nervous and excited. Cloud computing is becoming a ubiquitous concept. It has mass-market implications for the technology industry, and it is advancing at speeds rarely seen with any major technological evolution. As a business leader, do you know why cloud computing is important to you? What parts of your business should you be migrating to the cloud? Do you know what you don't know about cloud computing? First, cloud computing is about reducing complexity. In the cloud, most of the technology you had to deal with in the past now remains behind the scenes. What used to be command lines and code is, in many cases, replaced with a lot of pointing and clicking. Second, cloud computing is about flexibility. With cloud-based solutions, you can add ... (more)

Epicor Launches Fine-Tuned EMEA Channel Strategy to Drive Growth

Recruiting New Partners to Help Double Channel Generated Revenues in Next Two Years LONDON, UK, January 9, 2013 -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that it has fine-tuned its channel strategy to drive growth opportunities in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. As part of the expanded strategy, Epicor will be looking at recruiting new partners, particularly for key markets such as France, Germany, Russia and Benelux, and boosting its channel presence in the Middle East and South Africa. To support the ambitious initiative, Epicor has recruited several new channel managers as well as a channel marketing director. "We have invested in our channel organization this year in readiness to support our expanded strategy and being able... (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)

AMC Technology Announces Migration Protection Plan for Customers

AMC Technology, L.L.C., a leading provider of multi-channel integration solutions for contact centers, today announced the launch of a Migration Protection program to allow customers using its flagship product, the Multi-Channel Integration Suite (MCIS™), to modify their AMC licenses at a discounted cost. This latitude will allow AMC customers to support any future changes they make to their contact center architecture without jeopardizing their existing CRM integration. MCIS enables contact centers to seamlessly connect a variety of CTI communications channels from Aspect, Avaya, Cisco, Nortel and others with leading business applications such as SAP CRM, Oracle Siebel CRM, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Salesforce CRM. Because MCIS supports every combination of these CTI and CRM applications, AMC customers have the flexibility to respond to industry conditions by mig... (more)

Webroot Expands Globally With Two Executive Appointments

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, a leading Internet security provider for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced two new leadership positions created to elevate the company's visibility and commitment to customers worldwide. Chris Benham has been appointed chief marketing officer and Kenton Sieckman has joined as vice president of worldwide service and support. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100112/LA35872-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100112/LA35872-b) "Chris and Kenton both bring to Webroot a level of expertise that will benefit us tremendously as we build a truly world-class organization," said Dick Williams, president and CEO, Webroot. "Together, Chris and Kenton have a proven track record for building corporate brands and ensuring companies deliver on their brand promise to customers. I ... (more)

Recovery Act 'Meaningful Use' Definition Governing Electronic Health Records (EHR) Endorsed by Zanett; Government Stimulus Program Represents Substantial Opportunity

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In Washington DC, on December 30th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that outlines provisions governing the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) incentive programs, including a proposed definition for the central concept of "Meaningful Use" of EHR technology. In order for professionals and hospitals to be eligible to receive payments under the incentive programs, provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), they must be able to demonstrate meaningful use of a certified EHR system. Zanett, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZANE), a leading consulting firm specializing in serving Fortune 500 corporations and mid-market organizations in Health care, Life Sciences, Manufacturing & Distribution, Retail, Gaming & Hospitality, and State ... (more)

Oracle + Sun Strategy Update - Financial Analyst Webcast

REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/25/10 -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) President Safra Catz and Executive Vice President and CFO Jeff Epstein will host a webcast for financial analysts following the conclusion of the Oracle + Sun Strategy Update on Wednesday, January 27, 2010. The anticipated start time is 2:00 PM Pacific time. Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 Time: Approximately 2:00 PM (PT) Listen via the Internet: An audio broadcast of the breakout session will be available live and via replay at: http://www.oracle.com/investor There is no audio bridge for this event. RSVP: No RSVP is necessary for the webcast. Replay: Playback of the webcast will be available on the Oracle website at: http://www.oracle.com/investor About Oracle Oracle Corporation is the world's largest business software company. For more information about Oracle, please visit our website at htt... (more)

China Crescent (CCTR) Anticipates Reporting Positive Financial Results and Triggering Potential Short Squeeze

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 03/29/10 -- China Crescent Enterprises, Inc. (OTCBB: CCTR) was listed on the Regulation SHO "threshold security" list (link: http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/trader.aspx?id=RegSHOThreshold) on March 8, 2010. Management anticipates a possible buy-in in conjunction with the Company's upcoming 2009 annual report that could result in an increased share price. China Crescent reported record net income of $1.8 million through the first three quarters of 2009 and subsequently announced two major contracts in the fourth quarter. As defined in Rule 203(c)(6) of Regulation SHO, a "threshold security" is any equity security of any issuer that is registered under Section 12 of the Exchange Act, or that is required to file reports under Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (commonly referred to as reporting securities), where, for five consecutive settleme... (more)

Synch-Solutions Completes Upgrade of Oracle's PeopleSoft Human Capital Management at The College of New Jersey

CHICAGO, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synch-Solutions, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced today that it has completed an upgrade of Oracle's PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). The upgrade, from version 8.9 to version 9.1, was completed on October 31, 2011. Synch-Solutions adapted the methodology used for the upgrade from its Campus Accelerator service offering, which delivers a full implementation of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Financials and Human Capital Management (HCM) to higher education institutions in only 12 months. Campus Accelerator was proven through Synch-Solutions' successful full implementation of PeopleSoft at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, completed in December 2010. The TCNJ project helped Synch-Solutions extend its Campus Accelerator toolkit to address upgrades a... (more)

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