Big Data Digest

“The days of operating a single vendor IT software estate are behind us.” Source: http://www.computerweekly.com/blog/Data-Matters/Big-data-best-practice-means-a-best-of-breed-approach

“ This is why the market for data warehouses alone is forecast to grow to $20 billion by 2022 according to Market Research Media

Oracle is partnering with NoSQL database company DataStax. Source: https://marketrealist.com/2018/01/oracle-coverts-rival-datastax-ally

Consultancy company Market Research Media forecasts that the global NoSQL database market will grow at an average annual rate of 21% between 2015 and 2020 and that the market should expand to $3.4 billion by 2020. The NoSQL database market was estimated to be less than $1.0 billion in 2013.

Global IT Spending to Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.5% from 2017, according to Gartner

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Fake Conferences

This is how convincing fake conference announcement can be:

“ Conference series takes pleasure in inviting the scientific community across the globe to attend the 4th World Congress and Exhibition on Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance during June 14- 15, 2018 at Barcelona, Spain with a motto to Explore Innovations in Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistance.

The gathering will address Advancements in Antibiotics in the area of medical use, while laying emphasis on innovative methodologies in pharmaceutical and manufacturing. Antibiotics 2018 will be the best venue for Doctors, Research Associate, Research Scientist, Directors, CEO’s of Pharmaceutical Organizations, Drug Manufacturers, Regulatory Affairs Associate, Health professionals, Scholars from Pharmaceutical and medical backgrounds, Quality Control Analyst, Quality Assurance Specialist, Market research Analyst, Associate Product Manager, Product Manager, Strategy Director, Business Development Manager, Pharmacists, Deans, Students, Professors, Researchers, and Faculty of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences from Universities and colleges.”

 

This a typical press release of of predatory publishing group OMICS.

Beware Fake Conferences!

#FakeNews: Beware Fake Conferences of Predatory Publishing Group OMICS
We already have fake news and fake market research. The events promoted by OMICS Group represent a genre of fake events.

Here is what Wikipedia says about OMICS — “OMICS Publishing Group is a publisher of open access journals that is widely regarded as predatory.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMICS_Publishing_Group

More about predatory publisher OMICS from FTC site:

“The Federal Trade Commission has charged the publisher of hundreds of purported online academic journals with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its publications and hiding publication fees ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

The FTC’s complaint alleges that OMICS Group, Inc., along with two affiliated companies and their president and director, Srinubabu Gedela, claim that their journals follow rigorous peer-review practices and have editorial boards made up of prominent academics. In reality, many articles are published with little to no peer review and numerous individuals represented to be editors have not agreed to be affiliated with the journals.”
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2016/08/ftc-charges-academic-journal-publisher-omics-group-deceived

Patterns of Predation from Wired:
“OMICS victims are mostly young researchers, new to the scholarly publishing world.”
https://www.wired.com/2016/09/ftc-cracking-predatory-science-journals/

More about fake events fro Huffington Post:
“In this post, we hope to raise awareness about the growing menace of bogus conferences, organized by predatory publishers as well as specialized conference groups such as BIT Congress Inc, Conference Series Ltd, Event Series (both owned by OMICS International), PSC Conference and many others. These groups, often based out of China and India, run vanity conferences on nearly every conceivable topic.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/dr-madhukar-pai/predatory-conferences-academia_b_12467834.html

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OSINT Tools

The following OSINT reading was recommended at the OSINT wokshop:

 

Social Media Monitoring Workshop, November 15 2017, Padua, Italy

Case studies
Context Brokering Market
Data Warehouse Acceleration Market 
Data Warehouse Market
Cybersecurity Deception Market
U.S. Federal Cybersecurity Market
Quantum Computing Market
U.S. Federal Government Mass Media Market
U.S. Federal Government Mobility Market
Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market

Supplemental materials
OSINT (Open Source Intelligence)
Sailing the Sea of OSINT in the Information Age

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Posters.org celebrates 1,000,000th poster sold to Japanese market

Posters.org celebrates 1,000,000th poster sold to the Japanese market. Posters.org is not an ordinary posterphoto gallery or stock imagery portal, most of its images, taken by both professional and amateur photographers, have not been shot in prearranged setup but rather reflect on daily life happening around us. That’s what makes the user-generated poster marketing platform special. Posters based on images of daily life are increasingly popular in Asia, especially in Japan. Japanese customers love to decorate apartment walls with images of daily routine in the good old Europe.

The 1,000,000th poster sold to Japanese customer is “Spy Games: Brush Pass”, a reminder of Cold War movies and Le Carre spy thrillers. “Brush pass” is a spy tradecraft technique in which one clandestine operative passes a physical item to another operative. Click the image to buy the poster.

Spy Games: Brush Pass

Digital storytelling evolves into an art form itself, the process of bringing visual content to deliver exceptional customer experiences. Through a single repository of visual content, thanks to Posters.org, content fuels the multichannel editorial needs. Images marketed through the Posters.org’s platform are in demand for editorial photography, feeding a number media channels, among them travel magazineevent marketing sitepress release distribution portals, technology blogs and market research publishers. Next generation of content creators will combine text and visual content to create rich customer experience.

About Posters.org
Posters.org is a publication and digital archive of Exclusive.org, a media monitoring, marketing and PR channel facilitating spread of information, engagement and exposure to targeted audiences through creative digital storytelling.

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Both Ends Believing Symposium inspires mission of defending every child’s human right to a permanent, loving family

This November, Both Ends Believing (BEB) hosted its third Global Child Protector Conference and Symposium in Washington, D.C. The sold-out event was attended by delegates from 30 countries, including 16 of the BEB Global Working Group’s member countries.

The symposium focused on introducing the participating countries to the Children First software program, developed pro-bono by Tyler Technologies in partnership with Both Ends Believing to help document vulnerable children and empower countries’ existing programs to act proactively on behalf of each child. The symposium featured presentations from Haiti, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic, three countries who are successfully implementing the software currently, and resulted in several countries’ commitment to adopt the software in the future.

The final day of the conference focused on creating valuable partnerships and relationships in order to combat the long-term institutionalization of children around the globe. It also featured a multitude of distinguished speakers, including Former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and Former U.S. Ambassador Susan Jacobs, as well as a moving speech from Quinn Juntunen, the adopted son of BEB founder Craig Juntunen.

The conference culminated in the presentation of the first Global Child Protector Award, an award celebrating those individuals who most strongly exemplify the commitment to improving children’s lives globally. This year’s award winner was Alberto Padilla from the Dominican Republic. Alberto’s work with CONANI in the Dominican Republic, as well as his involvement in the successful implementation of the Children First software in his home country, is an inspiration to child protectors everywhere.

“We were able to showcase how innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit belongs in the core of child welfare programs, and how this new energy will lead to much better outcomes for vulnerable children,” remarked Craig Juntunen, founder of Both Ends Believing.

Both Ends Believing anticipates that the momentum gained from the conference will fuel partnerships both domestically and abroad between organizations dedicated to providing family services to all children, and is a significant step towards achieving their mission of providing all children with a loving family.

To learn more about Both Ends Believing, visit http://www.bothendsbelieving.org.

About Both Ends Believing
Both Ends Believing was founded in January of 2010 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to promote family based outcomes for vulnerable children. Our primary goal is to minimize institutional care for at risk children and redirect these children into reunification with their family, foster or kinship care, or placement into domestic and international adoption programs.

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