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Gigabit LTE provides exciting fast connections and lays the foundation for 5G

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5G discussions and embryonic developments are well under way. The first Gigabit LTE networks begin to appear and offering exciting fast connections to end users that can reach up to 1Gbps download speeds. ABI Research expects Gigabit LTE networks to be the backbone of broadband connectivity for many years to come.

Global LTE Deployments Reach Completion as Initial Gigabit LTE Networks Appear

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One can proudly observe that, the mobile telecoms landscape is changing rapidly, with nationwide 4G deployments near completion in most markets across the world. But many analysts concede on the fact that, the race is far from over, with the first Gigabit LTE networks beginning to appear and offering powerful fast connections to end users that can reach up to 1Gbps download speeds. ABI Research estimates that the two billion global 4G (LTE) subscribers in early 2017 will rise to exceed four billion during 2022.

Lenovo DX8200D, a turnkey software-defined storage (SDS) appliance

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At the core of stakes, we have:storage virtualization to drive higher agility and simplicity with existing SAN arrays. We also have improved performance, reduced CAPEX and OPEX vs traditional SAN deployments. In effect, Lenovo has announced a turnkey software-defined storage (SDS) appliance that leverages its server platform combined with advanced storage virtualization software and multi-core optimizing parallel I/O ;SANsymphony™ from DataCore Software.

The top benefits of an Internet of Things (IoT) solution

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Despite lack global standards, and interoperability within the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is now obvious that, improving productivity, improving time to market for products/services and improving energy efficiency reducing costs are the top benefits of an IoT solution. For those who are unfamiliar, IoT enables access to new and granular data sources, empowered by swift connectivity and quick data gathering capability giving access to a wider range of information.

The Internet of Things (IoT) technologies enhance the quality of government services at a scale in Asia Pacific

Beyond a set of challenges related to security and interoperability, the Internet of Things (IoT) industry is on an exciting curve in terms of perception, early deployments or plans for deployment of IoT solutions.
IDC Survey reveals increasing investment by Asia Pacific governments on IoT Technologies to enable citizen services. According to IDC’s 2016 Global IoT Decision Maker Survey, governments in Asia Pacific are notably vested in the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies because it enables a broad new range of citizen services. Based on the survey, 40% of Asia/ Pacific Government organizations are investing on IoT solutions in the next 12 months while 50% of them are investing in an IoT solution in next 12-24 months slated this 2017. The prominent IT vendors prevalent in hardware, software and network solutions equipped with an integrated cloud and analytics solution are most likely to lead the Internet of Things market.

Proactive Monitoring and Troubleshooting for Apache Spark Clusters

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For those who are unfamiliar, Applications Manager enables comprehensive performance monitoring of the Apache Spark in-memory analytics engine to minimize downtime and performance degradation as well as take corrective actions before any problems arise. Applications Manager monitors key performance indicators of Apache Spark, including indicators related to drivers, executors, RDD blocks, tasks, job stages, CPU and memory usage, and JVM metrics.

Here is why Spark is steadily gaining prominence

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I have a pleasure to recall that, Apache Spark is an open source analytics engine built on top of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). Then, one can observe that, Spark is steadily gaining prominence for its fast data processing capabilities and is being used for data streaming, fog computing, machine learning, and interactive analysis. It is one of the four widely used technologies in the Hadoop ecosystem. For many analysts, as many components come together to make a Spark application work, it presents unique complexities in monitoring and troubleshooting.

Adoption of Industrial Automation technologies at a rapid rate

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I have a pleasure to recall that, the automotive sector, which historically invests heavily in robotics and other automation technology for manufacturing purposes, is and will continue to be the leading acquirer of control and field devices for automation technologies. Other classes of manufacturers, like food producers, as well as non-manufacturing industries, such as logistics, are also adopting automation technologies at a rapid rate. According to ABI Research, the Asia-Pacific region, particularly Chinese manufacturers, will be responsible for much growth moving forward.

Industrial Automation Device Revenue on an exciting curve

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Expectations and opportunities are huge with ABI Researchforecasting industrial automation control and field device shipments of 55 million units in 2017 and reach approximately 146 million by 2025. This momentum can translate to $298 billion in industrial automation device revenue by 2025, with $45 billion attributed alone to robotics.
The firm also reveals that, control and field devices from the likes of Emerson, Honeywell, and Siemens are used to integrate disparate technologies, as well as regulate, manage, and accomplish industrial automation. Robots from companies like ABB, Fanuc Corporation, Kuka Robotics Corporation, and Yaskawa Electric Corporation make up a small fraction of yearly industrial automation device shipments but account for a disproportionally large amount of revenue due to their high costs.

The most important within Security Analytics Platforms

When it comes to adopt Security Analytics Platforms, please considera number of criteria, including deployment options, detection capabilities, risk prioritization, log management, threat intelligence, dashboards and reporting, security automation, end user experience, and customer satisfaction.

Software to fight Opioid and Heroin Addiction

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Opioid and Heroin abuse epidemic is a daunting problem in the U.S. this reality is leading to a set of interesting initiatives that concur to mitigate the impacts within the society. On this momentum, Esri, the global actor in spatial analytics will donatesoftware to winners of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Grant to combat the national opioid and heroin abuse epidemic. In can learn that, the new partnership will promote Esri's mapping and analysis capabilities to government agencies that need to more efficiently monitor and manage their drug intelligence and community surveillance efforts. With easy-to-use mobile apps for field data collection that work on any device, Esri's analytics and data-sharing capabilities will enable winning agencies to instantly view and share critical information. For instance, interactive maps can identify hot spots of drug activity and can be indicators of potential problem areas, allowing police to deploy the right resources to the right…

Understand large and complex datasets by using advanced statistical procedures

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For those who are unfamiliar, SPSS Statistics is an very interesting statistical software used to solve business and research problems by means of ad hoc analysis, hypothesis testing, geospatial analysis, and predictive analytics. It can also provide organizations the ability to quickly understand large and complex datasets by using advanced statistical procedures that ensure high accuracy for deeper insights, flexible deployment options and more business agility.

Data governance capabilities, data modeling and development, and data professionals and business users

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For many analysts, the level of data maturity and governance in many organizations is still very low. Change management is an integral component of data governance, which organizations must embrace to establish a data-driven culture. With the increasing use of agile and high-velocity development methodologies, data modeling must be incorporated into the workflow to ensure data quality and consistency. The ability to allow multiple people to work on models, while having the context of why and how something changed in the data models is now a game-changer. IDERA, a provider of database lifecycle management solutions, has released the latest versions of both ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition and ER/Studio Data Architect. I can observe that, the updated data modeling and architecture tools feature enhanced data governance capabilities, close the gaps between data modeling and development, and can improve collaboration between data professionals and business users. With this latest release, …

Here is why big data and analytics are applied within telecommunications

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I can clearly observe that, within telecommunications, for instance, big data and analytics are applied to help retain and gain new customers as well as for network capacity planning and optimization.
Big data and business analytics solutions have finally hit mainstream, as an enabler of decision support and decision automation. The solutions are now firmly on the radar of top executives, as one of the key pillars of enabling digital transformation efforts across industries and business processes globally. Vendors targeting the big data and analytics opportunity would be well-served to craft their messages around these industry priorities, pain points, and use cases.

The industries that will be making the largest investments in big data and business analytics solutions

Very interesting to see that, the big data and business analytics solutions are now confidently on the radar of top executives. Banking, discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, federal/central government, and professional services are steadily making huge investments in big data and business analytics solutions According to IDC, combined, these five industries will spend $72.4 billion on BDA in 2017. The firm also reveals that, they will also be the largest spenders in 2020 when their total investment will be $101.5 billion.

Big Data and Business Analytics Revenues

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The expectations and opportunities are huge within the Big Data and Business Analytics industry in our digital-driven era, where the United States will be the largest market for big data and business analytics solutions with spending forecast to reach $78.8 billion in 2017, according to IDC.
The firm forecasts worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics (BDA) to reach $150.8 billion in 2017. Commercial purchases of BDA-related hardware, software, and services are expected to maintain a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.9% through 2020 when revenues will be more than $210 billion. Research, findings and data converge on the trend that, the second largest region will be Western Europe with spending of $34.1 billion in 2017, followed by Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) at $13.6 billion. Latin America and APeJ will experience the fastest growth in BDA spending.