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IDC Sees US Public IT Cloud Services To Top $43 Billion by 2016

Revenue for US public IT cloud services will grow from $18.5 billion in 2011 to $43.2 billion in 2016, according to a report by International Data Corporation (IDC).  The report focuses on the public cloud services that are shared among unrelated enterprises and consumers and that are designed for a market, rather than just one enterprise.

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SmartBear Adds Test Automation for HTML5, Rich Media for Visual Studio 2012, .NET

SmartBear Software’s latest update brings devs continuous testing capabilities for next-gen desktop and web apps running HTML5, ASP.NET and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). TestComplete 9.1 supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Windows 8 and IE 10. IDN speaks with SmartBear’s Goran Begic.

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Micro Focus Addresses Mainframe Skills Gap with Free “Personal Edition” of Enterprise Developer

Micro Focus is offering a free personal edition of its team-oriented dev environment for mainframe projects. The company’s Enterprise Developer Personal Edition aims to reduce the skills gap between COBOL, Java and C# devs with a simple, entry-level version of Micro Focus’ Enterprise Developer team suite. IDN speaks with Micro Focus’ Julia Ito.

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FICO’s Blaze Advisor Brings SOA Precepts to Rules-Based “Decision Services”

FICO’s Blaze Advisor business rules management system (BRMS) sports a new visualization feature to improve business visibility and agility. IDN speaks with FICO about Blaze Advisor’s Decision Graph and other SOA-like approaches to help IT create a rules-based “decision services” architecture. 

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Gartner Lists Top 2012 Disruptors for IT To Put in Their Playbooks

Gartner’s report “Top Industry Predicts 2012: Industries Face Intensified Consumerization and Technology Disruption,” offers 15 strategic planning assumptions that CIOs, senior business executives and IT leaders should put in their playbooks.  Some may raise a few eyebrows.

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In 2012, Workers To Demand More Social Media, Mobility, Report Says

Demand for social and mobile collaboration within the enterprise is growing, according to a recent study by ABI Research. A new wave of cloud-based, enterprise-caliber social tools and platforms are emerging as alternatives to email and other “legacy” collaboration platforms in the eyes of workers, the study found.

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MQTT Could Reshape Enterprise Wireless; Even Facebook Messenger is a Fan

IBM and Eurotech have contributed software to the Eclipse Foundation to support communications among the next wave of smartphones and wireless devices. Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT), already in use for Facebook Messenger, is a scalable protocol to easily and quickly connect data from devices with low CPU, memory and limited bandwidth access, officials said.

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Survey: Bring Your Own Device Programs Gain Steam, Save Money and Boost Efficiency

In 2012, enterprises IT should be able to support and secure new smartphones and tablets their employees receive this holiday season, according a survey on BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs.  BYOD programs are also getting easier to support, and employees are willing to pay for their own mobile use. IDN reviews findings from Good Technology’s BYOD survey.

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Talend Integration Platform Powers Cloud-Based Analytics from Bi3 Solutions

Bi3 Solutions is using infrastructure and Big Data-optimized integration from Talend to power its cloud-based social intelligence apps to support Big Data and provide levels of hybrid cloud-to-on-premise integration.

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Parallels Automation Delivers Scalable Cloud IaaS Infrastructure Services

Parallels, a hosting and cloud services company, is offering Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure (PACI), a scalable solution for hosters and service providers. PACI’s modular approach to IaaS offers hosting firms an alternative to virtual private servers with a wide range of flexible capabilities.

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Terracotta In-Memory Upgrades Add Speed, Capacity, Control for On-Premise, Cloud Apps

Exploding data volumes are driving the need for better use and automation of in-memory resources, say the caching experts at Terracotta. The firm’s latest in-memory software aims to improve response times, scalability and service levels for on-premise and cloud-based apps.  IDN explores Terracotta 3.6’s BigMemory and Automatic Resource Control with execs.    

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Gartner Lists Top 10 IT Technologies for 2012

Gartner Inc. has identified 2012’s top corporate IT technologies and the list includes a few heavyweight trends from this year, along with some new players.  IDN looks at what Gartner says why next year will be pivotal for clouds, enterprise mobile, business intelligence, enterprise-facing apps stores and in-memory technologies.

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