How cloud opportunities are set aloft by Ethernet – Cloud Tech News

The 10th Ethernet World was held in Prague September 30 through October 2. The global enterprise Ethernet service market continues to grow robustly. For full-year 2013, Ovum projects a $34bn Ethernet service market worldwide, growing to $62bn by 2018 at a 13% CAGR. 

Ovum chaired the cloud services and data center day at the conference. The industry discussion on cloud services continues to mature based on new business model constructs, a growing body of compelling use cases, more data center–optimized connectivity, and growing high-capacity mobility deployments. The industry has been openly discussing impediments to cloud adoption to date, enabling a productive discussion on potential solutions.

How cloud opportunities are set aloft by Ethernet – Cloud Tech News.

BigData week 2013


Big Data Week is one of the most unique global platforms of interconnected community events focusing on the impacts of Big Data. This infographic was created by Bloom Agency on behalf of Big Data Week using data supplied by DataSift and using Bloom Agency’s earned media planning tool, Whisper.

Click on the image above to find out more about the global conversation surrounding Big Data Week.

Fraunhofer tests an LED lamp that will light up your PC at 3 Gbps

This would be really great! it opens unlimited possibilities!


When you think about broadband connections, you usually picture radio airwaves or wires, not ambient light. But the emerging field of LED broadband (sometimes dubbed Li-Fi) aims to turn your light bulbs into data transmitters by subtly manipulating the rate they flicker. One of the organizations researching such optical communications technology, Germany’s Fraunhofer, has hit a new milestone: a lighting system that could deliver up to 3 Gbps.

Fraunhofer’s Heinrich Hertz (yes, that Hertz) Institute said it has developed components in the lab that will allow off-the-shelf LED lights to transmit data at a rate of 1 Gbps on a single frequency. Since most commercial LEDs support three frequencies (or colors) of visible light, that gives the system a total capacity of 3 Gbps.

The institute has achieved this, in part, by expanding the size of each frequency transmission band from 30 MHz to 180 MHz. Basically, Fraunhofer has developed…

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Trend: De waarde van Big Data

Digitaal Vermogen

We leven momenteel in een verregaande digitale economie (red. ‘Het Internet Ecosysteem) waarbij sociale platforms als Facebook, Google, Twitter e.d. onbeperkt (gratis) toegang geven tot onze gegevens en gedrag middels de Sociale Identiteit die daar wordt aangemaakt. De Single Sign-On knop is de heilige graal die leidt tot connectie op basis van demografie en relevantie met de eindgebruiker. Het is de knop die toegang geeft tot de data van het profiel zelf, de referenties maar ook de aankopen en acties van een fan of gerelateerde klant.

Platte data vanuit de Social Media kanalen, zoals inmiddels aan het ontstaan is bij vele bedrijven, hebben niet direct een waarde. Pas na zinvolle correlaties, analytics en het opzetten van (additionele) verdienmodellen op de gevalideerde ‘fan’, ‘tweets’ en ‘like’ data kunnen (in)directe kasstromen gegenereerd worden. De waarde van het bedrijf, de organisatie of…

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Top 10 Most Funded Big Data Startups

What's The Big Data?

startupsBig data is attracting a lot of venture capital. Of the many startups claiming big data as their business, who has received the most funding so far? CrunchAnalytics (which I wrote about here) provides an answer based on data from CrunchBase, showing us where VCs are placing their biggest bets:

Cloudera (5 rounds)                        $141 million        Apache Hadoop-based software, services and training

MuSigma (1)                                      133                         Data-Science-as-a-Service

Opera Solutions (1)                            84                          Data-Science-as-a-Service

10gen (6)                                             73.4                       MongoDB (open-source, document database)

Gauvus (3)                                          70                          Big data analytics solutions

ParAccel (3)                                        64                          Analytic platform

Talend (5)                                            61.6                       Application and business process integration platform

GoodData (5)                                     53.5                       Cloud-based platform and big data apps

DataXu (3)                                          45.8                        Digital marketing software

DataStax (4)                                       38.7                        Apache Cassandra-based big data platform

The 40 startups included in the CrunchAnalytics database have raised about $1.2 billion in venture capital. And…

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Coffee & Empathy: Why data without a soul is meaningless

That’s Qualtism (Kwalitisme): the search for the soul in everything that surrounds us in this over and over quantified society.


While on my way back from New York, for some odd reason I started playing around with Foursquare and plotting my check-in data using a handful of apps. Very quickly I realized two things: the amount of time I spend in airplanes has doubled every year since 2009, and when I am in San Francisco, I lead a very predictable life and go to only a handful of places — a lot.

Except for one small thing: While the data shows that I lead a pretty boring life, it doesn’t reflect the “emotions” behind the data. Why, you might ask, is this important? The answer is that as we move towards a quantified society, one shaped by data, we start to dismiss things that aren’t easily quantifiable. Empathy, emotion and storytelling — these are as much a part of the business as they are of life. Without these, we might as well…

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We can’t let the Internet of Things become the Tyranny of Things


If you’re one to track the Q rating of tech trends, then you know the cloud is so last minute and big data is good for little more than wrapping fish at Whole Foods. For 2013, it’s all about the Internet of Things.

Cisco, a company that stands to make a lot of money by bringing the network to the disconnected objects in our lives, has released a study exploring what the networking giant is re-branding the “Internet of Everything.” On the one hand, its content is comfortably predictable – essentially a wide-eyed promise that the market is going to be really, really big. More interesting though is the accompanying blog entry by CEO John Chambers, who doesn’t just summarize his company’s findings, but actually offers an important shoutout to the Internet of Everything Economy.

My belief is that the Internet of Things (IoT) will succeed or fail…

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