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LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/06/05 -- If you've heard of Sheila Kelley's S Factor, but you haven't checked it out yet, now is your chance. An introductory session for Sheila Kelley's S Factor will be held through The Learning Annex on Saturday, April 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The S Factor Studio at 5225 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles. The studio is also offering introductory sessions April 16 and 17 at 8:00 p.m. each night. The S Factor introductory sessions gently introduce people to the unique circular movements of the workout and the slithering (upper body strengthening) pole work. Sheila Kelley's S Factor is a challenging workout that combines movements from yoga, Pilates and pole dancing. It helps to strengthen, tone and stretch the body, improve posture and develop grace. Teri Hatcher, star of "Desperate Housewives," has demonstrated Sheila K... (more)

Engine Yard Named 'Cool Vendor' by Leading Analyst Firm

Engine Yard, the Rails hosting leader, announced that it has been included in the "Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing System and Application Infrastructure, 2009"* report by Gartner, Inc. The report examines a select group of vendors Gartner considers innovative, impactful and insightful in the cloud computing system and application infrastructure market. Published on April 6, 2009, the report cites, "cloud-based system and application infrastructure services are emerging as a foundation on which to build and run cloud-based applications...Companies evaluating the use of the cloud as a platform for custom applications face new offerings from existing players and an expanding set of new vendors specifically targeting the cloud." "It's always been our goal to help people handle the complexities of running Rails-based applications so they could leverage the power and spee... (more)

TOGAF 9.1 Released – What Does It Imply?

If you are planning to take up TOGAF certification examination, you would definitely want to know how the release of TOGAF 9.1 impacts you. You would want to which version you need to study. Here is the simple guideline. If you are planning to appear for the exam… …before June 2012 the you should study TOGAF 9 …between June 2012 and May 2013 then you can study either TOGAF 9 of 9.1 …after June 2013 it is only TOGAF 9.1 In a nutshell, if you have already done most of the studying using TOGAF 9.0 then you have slightly more than a year to clear the exam. However, if you have yet to begin the study you better start with 9.1. What are the main differences between TOGAF 9 and 9.1? The Open Group has published a presentation in the form of a PDF which provides an overview of the differences – here is the link. If you would prefer to have a look at the difference as a two pa... (more)

MaaS Implements Small Data and Enables Personal Clouds

MaaS (Model as a Service) sets a new concept to order and classify data modeling design and deployment to the Cloud. MaaS changes the way to move data to the Cloud because allows to define data taxonomy, size and contents. Starting from data model design, MaaS might guide the DaaS (Database as a Service) lifecycle, providing data granularity and duty rules: as a consequence, MaaS implements the new concept of Small Data. In fact, Small Data answers to the need of controlling “on-premise” data dimension and granularity. Anyway, Small Data is not data volume limitation. Small Data affords data modeling full configuration and provides 2 main advantages: data model scale and data ownership that provide assigned data deployment and, finally, data deletion in the Cloud. Introduction The inheritance coming from the past imposes to manage big data as a consequence of multipl... (more)

Exterro Rises to "Leader" Position in Gartner's 2013 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software

PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/13 -- Exterro Inc., the market leader for workflow-driven electronic discovery software, today announced that it has earned "Leader" positioning in Gartner's 2013 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software.* The new positioning comes after a year of significant growth for Exterro and the rapid adoption of the Exterro Fusion® by Global 2000 organizations. Exterro's advanced e-discovery software suite is recognized by clients for its end-to-end capabilities and flexible architecture. The company's willingness to work with a variety of partners, excellent project management and 24x7 technical support underpin high client satisfaction. "As practitioners become more sophisticated, they are demanding that data change hands as little as possible, to reduce cost and risk. This is a continuation of a trend we saw developing last year, and... (more)

Bluetooth SIG Opens Nominations for Best of CES Awards

Wireless Technology Journal The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today opened nominations for its 5th Annual Best of CES 2010 Awards. The program will feature the most innovative Bluetooth enabled devices of the year with one overall winner unveiled at an awards reception held the evening of Friday, January 8, during the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The SIG’s Best of CES Awards is a revamped version of the organization’s annual Best of CES contest. The new awards program was designed to create a simple and flexible nomination process to better shine a spotlight on the year’s most exciting Bluetooth devices. Submissions must no longer fall into a product category and can be entered when nominated by a member company or the SIG itself. “The SIG’s theme at CES is ‘Bluetooth evolution’ so it’s fitting to see a new and improved means of show... (more)

Mobile Expert Interview Series: Sybase's Bryan Whitmarsh

This morning I was able to catch up with SAP Mentor Bryan Whitmarsh for an interview.  I conducted a video interview with Bryan last year at Sapphire which you can watch here.  Bryan works for Sybase's product management team and reports to Tony Kueh, who I interviewed last week.  Bryan lives in Boise, Idaho (also my fair city), which he has called home since 1992, when he moved here from the Seattle area. Note: These are not Bryan's exact words, rather my notes from our interview. Kevin:  What is your role and area of responsibility at Sybase? Bryan: My title is Mobility Product Management.  Last year I was focused on mobile email, but this year I am working with the platform team on SUP (Sybase Unwired Platform).  It is my job to interpret the market, meet with customers, communicate the road map, both internally and externally, define product requirements and help ma... (more)

Talend Positioned as Visionary in Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools

Talend, a global open source software leader, on Friday announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the newly-published "Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools"[1] annual report. According to the report, "Visionaries in the market demonstrate a strong understanding of current and future market trends and directions, such as the importance of ongoing monitoring of data quality, the engagement of business subject matter experts and the delivery of data quality services. They exhibit capabilities aligned with these trends, but may lack the market presence, brand recognition, customer base and resources of larger vendors." "Our focus is on helping companies realise the full value of high quality data, and we believe being placed on the 'Visionaries' quadrant of the Data Quality Tools Report demonstrates that Talend is delivering a sig... (more)

Avaya Positioned as a Leader in Analyst Firm’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications

Avaya named a leader in annual Magic Quadrant report based on 'ability to execute' and 'completeness of vision' Avaya also receives 'positive' ratings in 2012 MarketScope for Unified Communications for the SMB market in both North America and Western Europe Basking Ridge, NJ - (September 17, 2012 ) - Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems and services, today announced it has been positioned as a Leader in the recently published 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications* (UC). In addition, Avaya was also given a "positive" rating in two separate reports from the firm, the Gartner 2012 MarketScope for Unified Communications for the SMB market for North America and for Western Europe**. The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications report also states that four characteristics have an important effect on the suc... (more)

TransAmerica Training Management Keeps the Season Alive in The New Year and Donates Big to the YMCA of Greater Miami

Coral Gables, FL, January 10, 2013 --( Miami-based TransAmerica Training Management, known for its excellence in business, reminds everyone that even in the new year you can continue the spirit of giving. TAM Training may offer software training and be one of 200 Oracle Training Certified Facilities in the US but this new year they are giving back to the communities they serve by donating much needed computer tables and chairs to the YMCA of Greater Miami. The in-kind donation is estimated to be worth over $6,000. “The YMCA is a wonderful organization that provides so many invaluable services including educational programs for children. We believe that helping these educational programs continue is vital,” commented Gabriel Albelo, President of TAM Training. TransAmerica Training Management has established a great partnership with the YMCA of Greater Miami ... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of May 5, 2013

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly An October 2012 report from research firm KLAS found more healthcare providers use Apple than any other device, which is fueled by "user preference as physicians bring their own devices into organizations to help them provide patient care." Read Original Content The market for mobile health sensors will grow at an eye-popping 69 percent compounded annual growth rate over the next five years to... (more)