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SMAC News Weekly – Week of May 19, 2013

Welcome to SMAC News Weekly, featuring the latest news and numbers relating to SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) that I come across each week.

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SAP is more than doubling its commitment to the SAP HANA Real Time Fund, going from $155 million to $405 million, to support innovation surrounding real-time applications and big data. Read Original Content

As water increasingly becomes one of the world's most precious resources, IBM scientists are working with Arad Group, a world leader in reliable water meter systems, to help water companies and utilities around the globe provide more effective and efficient management of drinking water through the use of Big Data and advanced analytics technology. Read Original Content

According to WinterGreen Research, the cloud business solutions, social media, and platform systems of engagement market is expanding. Cloud solution markets at $34.7 billion in 2013 are anticipated to reach $123 billion by 2019. Read Original Content

While social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies add a new dimension to your model, to fully maximize their value consider the sum is greater than its parts. The formula for the Future of Work is called SMAC - social, mobile, analytics and cloud on one integrated stack, where each function enables another to maximize their effect.  To learn more about SMAC and Cognizant please visit http://www.cognizant.com/futureofwork/smac.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Cognizant.

According to Gartner, fifteen of the top 19 business processes that chief financial officers have identified as requiring improved technology support are largely addressed by business intelligence, analytics and performance management technologies. Read Original Content

Twitter Inc and Peoplebrowsr Inc, a social media analytics firm, reached a settlement that would allow Peoplebrowsr to continue to buy Twitter's data until the end of 2013, the two companies recently announced. Read Original Content
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore has issued a call for collaboration inviting companies to participate in the development and deployment of social analytics for business enterprises. Read Original Content

HP and SAP have given further details about their joint Project Kraken initiative that aims to cut down on the amount of hardware needed to process big data tasks and improve overall efficiency. Project Kraken sees the firms developing a test system based on SAP’s HANA in-memory database and Business Suite platforms and HP hardware. Read Original Content

At the 2013 SAP SapphireNow conference in Orlando this week, SAP announced a unified strategy for its cloud portfolio, entrance to the sports and entertainment market, and a new mobile secure portfolio of products. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.

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