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SMAC News Weekly – Week of April 14, 2013

Welcome to SMAC News Weekly, featuring the latest news and numbers relating to SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) that I come across each week.

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The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand has recently launched a social media analytics tool called “Social Sensing” to evaluate product popularity among the Thai netizens. Read Original Content

Microsoft is hoping to shove aside rivals such as Salesforce.com and Oracle in the CRM software market by linking its own Dynamics CRM application with new capabilities for marketing automation and social media analysis. Read Original Content

Amazon.com has become the latest outfit to decide copying Dropbox is a fine idea, further cloudifying its Cloud Drive with a desktop client that does the usual store 'n' synch between multiple devices while also offering some interesting insights into cloud economics. Read Original Content

While social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies add a new dimension to your model, to fully maximize their value consider the sum is greater than its parts. The formula for the Future of Work is called SMAC - social, mobile, analytics and cloud on one integrated stack, where each function enables another to maximize their effect.  To learn more about SMAC and Cognizant please visit http://www.cognizant.com/futureofwork/smac.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Cognizant.

Sony Corporation of America has announced the launch of Sony Media Cloud Services, a new subsidiary that will serve as a virtual workspace that includes media applications to store, share and manipulate content from any location in the world. Read Original Content

Siemens Smart Grid Division and Teradata today announce a global strategic cooperation in the field of big data. Through this collaboration Siemens Smart Grid further optimizes its portfolio of solutions, which will provide energy utilities with a much higher level of transparency on the status and activities in their networks. Read Original Content
The Arkansas Department of Human Services, U.S. will revamp its IT systems enhancing data analytics capabilities to transform the ways it delivers social and healthcare services to citizens. Read Original Content

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the total Big Data market is expected to reach $13.95 billion by 2017 with a CAGR of 54.9 percent. Read Original Content

To help jump start customer projects for big data, Oracle announced new additions to its Big Data Appliance product family, promising faster performance for all Oracle applications. Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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