Ayasdi: Stanford Math Begets a Data Company Like most of his peers, Gunnar Carlsson spends his time thinking about hairy, theoretical math problems. It’s ivory tower stuff—he’s been a math professor for 30 years—which is just how the people in his field like it. “Mathematicians want to work on the deepest, hardest problems and get interesting intellectual results,” he says. In 2008, Carlsson, while continuing his work at Stanford, co-founded Ayasdi, a Palo Alto tech startup. SAP’s Application Software Business Worth More Than Oracle's SAP ( SAP ) and Oracle ( ORCL ) are the two biggest players in the enterprise application software market. SAP mainly sells application software solutions, while Oracle's business is much more diversified, including database software and middleware along with customer-facing applications. Having acquired Sun Microsystems last year, Oracle is now in the hardware business as well, selling servers and storage products loaded with its own software. We estimate that SAP's applications software business is worth about $62 billion, versus $45 billion for Oracle's application software business. Our analysis follows below. Application software primer
Virtual private network VPN connectivity overview A virtual private network connection across the Internet is similar to a wide area network (WAN) link between sites. From a user perspective, the extended network resources are accessed in the same way as resources available within the private network. VPNs allow employees to securely access their company's intranet while traveling outside the office. Similarly, VPNs securely connect geographically disparate offices of an organization, creating one cohesive network. News & Events: Press Release : TCS Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the North American Business Intelligence and Performance Management Services Mumbai, India – June 3, 2008 — Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS), a leading global IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm, today announced that leading industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc., positioned TCS in the Leaders Quadrant of its “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Performance Management Services, North America,” 2008 report.1 Developed by Gartner analysts as an evaluation of the Business Intelligence and Performance Management Services providers, the Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. “We are proud of our positioning in the Leaders Quadrant, which in my opinion reaffirms our expertise in this space,” said Dr. Santosh Mohanty, Head, Global Technology Excellence, TCS.
10 most popular analytic tools in business Business analytics is a fast growing field and there are many tools available in the market to serve the needs of organizations. The range of analytical software goes from relatively simple statistical tools in spreadsheets (ex-MS Excel) to statistical software packages (ex-KXEN, Statistica) to sophisticated business intelligence suites (ex-SAS, Oracle, SAP, IBM among the big players). Open source tools like R and Weka are also gaining popularity.
Oracle IP suit against Google tied to Boston-area startup Last month, Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL) sued Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG), complaining the Mountain View, Calif., search giant stole its technology for use in Android — the mobile phone operating system that Google is using to give Apple Inc.’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhone a run for the money. As far as technology intellectual property lawsuits go, the stakes could hardly be higher.
Firewall (computing) An illustration of where a firewall would be located in a network. In computing, a firewall is a software or hardware-based network security system that controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic by analyzing the data packets and determining whether they should be allowed through or not, based on applied rule set. A firewall establishes a barrier between a trusted, secure internal network and another network (e.g., the Internet) that is not assumed to be secure and trusted. Global IT Consulting I Management Consulting I Enterprise Application Services Spotlight Successes U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Wins Computerworld Honors for Case Management Solution Designed by Hitachi Consulting Learn More » Manufacturer Hydra-Power Leverages ERP as a Strategic Business Enabler Learn More » Multimedia
Forrester Wave: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q1 2013 Forrester Wave evaluates Big Data Predictive Analytics solutions from Angoss Software, IBM, KXEN, Oracle, Revolution Analytics, Salford Systems, SAP, SAS, StatSoft, and Tibco Software and names SAS and IBM as leaders. Forrester Research has published a big report evaluating Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions for Q1 2013. The report, written by Mike Gualtieri with Stephen Powers and Vivian Brown, used 51 criteria to evaluate solutions from 10 companies: Angoss Software, IBM, KXEN, Oracle, Revolution Analytics, Salford Systems, SAP, SAS, StatSoft, and Tibco Software. Oracle Growth Plans Worry Rivals and Customers But Oracle’s annual takeover of San Francisco pales against its larger ambitions — to supply just about all the technology, software and hardware, that businesses might need. This sweeping agenda has rattled the nerves of customers, who fear that Oracle has its own best interests, not theirs, at heart. The worry is that instead of saving money, customers will end up paying more over the long term, and that Oracle, already known for its aggressive tactics, will use its strong position in software to gain even more leverage over a larger array of products. Companies have long used Oracle’s software to keep track of their most prized information.