• Tue

    LeadFormix, a provider of next-generation marketing automation solutions which help align Marketing and Sales teams in B2B organizations, launched two new features: the LeadFormix Workflow and the LeadFormix Labels for the users of its marketing automation platform.

    “At LeadFormix, we believe, precise qualification and management of Leads is crucial to successful sales closure and hence we continuously strive to come up with features which make the process of Lead qualification and management more accurate and intuitive. Both the Workflow and the Labeling features being launched by LeadFormix today are based on our patent pending, Intent Inference Technology, and promise a more enhanced user experience,” said Srihari Kumar, CEO, LeadFormix.

    LeadFormix’s Workflow targets campaign emails based on visitor intent, making planning and management of email campaigns easier and more effective.

    The LeadFormix Workflow initiates email campaigns based on a trigger that is setup by the user. Users can use any one of several triggers, for instance, an email campaign can be initiated when a visitor to the website fills out a form, when the prospect reaches a particular lead score, or when the visitor opts to obtain specified information. Following the trigger, the visitor receives a personalized email (personalized by the Workflow user depending on the type of trigger) and clicks on a link provided in this personalized email and comes back to the website. The Workflow user can get more information on the visitor, his contact information and his intent. Making it easier for the Workflow user to track and observe the behavior of the visitor thereafter. This enables a deeper level of qualification for each sales prospect.

  • Tue

    Pearson, the media group behind The Financial Times and publishing house Penguin, has increased its holding to TutorVista to a majority, controlling stake of 76%, for $127m. The deal values TutorVista at $213 million. Pearson acquired a minority stake in TutorVista in June 2009 and this transaction takes Pearson’s total equity investment in the company to approximately $139 million. TutorVista has two main businesses: Started in 2005, it provides online tutoring to approximately 10,000 students per month, using Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol and online whiteboards to connect instructors in India with school and college students, principally in North America. It claims to have served over five million tutoring sessions, and 100,000 students, with two thousand teachers. TutorVista claims it gets six million visitors per month visiting its site.

    What the acquisition means for TutorVista’s Online Tutoring will be integrated into all of Pearson’s digital products, and be sold to schools and higher education institutions globally.

    Edurite: started in 2000, Edurite provides technology-enabled education solutions and services for school businesses in India. Edurite operates a network of 60 centres across southern India delivering English language coaching courses for university entrance exams and out-of-class tuition to K-12 school children for SAT, ACT, AP and other exams. It also provides curriculum design, teacher training, technology solutions and school administration services to schools serving approximately 5,000 students in India. Edurite also supplies content and ICT solutions to thousands of schools across India, and owns and manages nineteen schools.

    What the acquisition means for Edurite: Pearson’s education portfolio includes brands like Longman, Penguin and Prentice Hall, used by over half the schools in the US, and, they claim, by 10,000 of the 20,000 primary schools in the UK. Pearson will use Edurite to distribute its education content to schools.

    TutorVista had raised over $33 MM in funding from Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Ventures, and from strategic investors – Manipal Education and Medical Group and Pearson. Pearson had invested in the company, alongwith the formation of a joint venture with Educomp.

  • Mon

    March 28, 2010

    Santa Clara, CA

    InMage Systems (, today announced it was named one of the 100 Top Cloud Computing Vendors by Everything Channel’s CRN. The comprehensive list highlights the most innovative cloud vendors and solutions for the channel - including storage cloud offerings, security cloud offerings, cloud apps, cloud infrastructure and cloud platforms to assist solution providers in navigating the cloud phenomena successfully.

    “This year’s Top Cloud Computing Vendors award is based on a cloud vendor’s approach to creating an innovative product, or an innovative approach to supporting solution providers in the IT channel,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director CRN. “Specifically, these Cloud vendors help resellers transform themselves into true service providers and help organizations and enterprises take advantage of the ease, flexibility, scalability, elasticity and cost savings that leveraging cloud computing has to offer.”

    InMage ScoutCloud™ combines four key enablers that typically take years to develop in house, or must be procured from different vendors. These include: best in class data protection; a comprehensive physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-virtual recovery engine that supports failover/failback for all applications; automated provisioning of virtual machines and associated storage, combined with a full-fledged multi-tenant portal for deployment and management. This enables managed service and cloud providers to have the fastest time to market when offering customers near zero RPO and RTO capable Recovery as a Service (RaaS).

    InMage ScoutCloud protects any customer server (physical or virtual) and can recover it nearly instantaneously as a virtual machine in the cloud. It bundles P2V with backup and remote replication, delivering true application-consistent data availability and block-level continuous data protection with failover/failback for any application. The provisioning manager automates nearly all aspects of the protection and recovery for VMware-based cloud offerings. The result is protection of both physical and virtual machines that reduces data loss to near zero.

    “We are honored to be named as one of the 100 Top Cloud Computing Vendors by CRN,” said Rajeev Atluri, CTO of InMage. “With the market for cloud-based solutions growing so rapidly, InMage worked diligently to create a solution that quickly, economically and effectively addresses recovery-as-a-service, so customers can experience the benefits of cloud-based recovery.”

  • Thu

    April 7, 2011
    SANTA CLARA, Calif.

    InMage® (, the leading independent software vendor of award winning, disk-based, business application recovery solutions and cloud computing solutions will be exhibiting at Interface Anchorage, a premier forum between local technology professionals, industry-leading manufacturers, and regional resellers. The event will be held April 7th at the Dean'ina Center in Anchorage.

    InMage will demonstrate newly released solutions, Scout 5.5, their award winning flagship backup and disaster recovery software and vContinuum which was designed for disk backup and disaster recovery of VMware ESX/vSphere virtual machine (VM) environments.

    Scout 5.5 includes new capacity optimization features, simple deployment, ease of use and monitoring as well as increased application, platform and language support. InMage now supports Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, BES 5.01 and MySQL 5.1 applications, as well as vSphere 4.x, Windows 2008 R2, RHEL 5.4/5.5, OEL 5.5, XenServer 5.5u2, 5.6, and OpenSolaris 5.11 platforms. Supported languages include Chinese, German and French.

    Based on continuous data protection technology, InMage vContinuum offers small and medium-sized businesses a single, cost-effective solution for backup and replication in virtual environments. Highlights of vContinuum include: elimination of backup windows (data is backed up to disk real-time 24x7); application consistency (on Windows and Linux); long-term data retention on disk; file-level recovery within seconds; and optimized utilization of target storage capacity (target VMs are thin provisioned).

    InMage Systems was recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine in March as One of the 100 Top Cloud Computing Vendors for 2011.

    InMage Systems will exhibit in Booth # 200 along with channel partner, Structured.

  • Fri

    April 08, 2010

    Indus International School Pune is an international school with a difference. It's a trendsetter among IB Schools in Pune - and indeed, India too. Unlike others who offer only the IB Diploma Programme, Indus provides full-spectrum IB curriculum, starting with IB Primary Years Programme from KG up through the IB Middle Years Programme to the IB Diploma Programme in grades 11 & 12. The first Indus International School was established in Bangalore in 2002. As per an All India Survey commissioned recently by Education World and conducted by Cfore Consulting, Indus International Bangalore has been ranked 4th among India's most respected schools in 2009.

    With such proven skills and expertise, Indus has opened 2 more International Baccalaureate Schools in India - at Hyderabad and Pune.

    Established in 2008, Indus International Pune is a fully residential school with day scholar and week boarding options too. The impressive 40-acre, wi-fi-enabled campus, just outside Pune, offers a world class infrastructure wherein students enjoy the finest facilities for academics, sports, technology and other extra-curricular activities. This world-class setting, combined with the exceptional faculty and systems, is certain to place this school among the Top 10 Residential Schools in India.

    An important aspect of Indus International is its vision to create "the leaders of tomorrow" - caring, well-rounded, global citizens who have the skills, knowledge and temperament to face the challenges of a dynamic world.

    To achieve this objective, Indus includes a full-spectrum IB curriculum right from age 3; a Leadership Institute to train students in the practical aspects of leadership; a Teachers' Training Academy to ensure our faculty have the skills and knowledge to be ‘facilitators' of leadership; community service to inculcate empathy for the less privileged; a Parental Advisory Committee to encourage parental participation in all aspects and policies of the school; and corporate governance that is transparent and democratic, involving students, parents, faculty and management.

  • Wed

    NanoHorizons Wins National Science Foundation Grant

    Research Project Focuses on Use ofNanoscale Silver as Antifouling Composite for Ocean Renewable Energy Systems

    Bellefonte, PA — July 27, 2011 — NanoHorizons Inc., a provider ofnanoscale additives for healthcare, textile and industrial applications, todayannounced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the company asix-month research grant to determine the optimal combination of reinforcedcomposite material and nanoscale silver antimicrobial additives that meetantifouling performance specifications of the marine environment and oceanrenewable energy systems. The project’s novel composites are reinforcedwith conductive carbon nanotube-infused glass fiber and, as such, have thepotential to be the first electro-activated “on demand” antifoulingsolution, thereby dramatically reducing the amount of antifouling agentrequired to maintain ocean energy infrastructures.

    Along with requirements of strength, light weight anddurability, antifouling (the prevention of surface growth of marine organisms)is a key challenge in developing the components of systems that cansuccessfully produce ocean renewable energy. Ocean renewable energy--rangingfrom wave, tidal and ocean current to wind, salinity gradient and thermalgradient—is emerging as a promising alternative energy source to fossilfuels. According to the Electric Power Research Institute, ocean renewableenergy may possibly supply up to 400 terawatt hours of clean power annually orroughly ten percent of today’s global demand.

    “Beyond the need for a viable energy renewalsource,” states James Delattre, Vice President Global Marketing,NanoHorizons, “long-lasting marine composites with an effectiveantifouling solution could also have a beneficial impact on the USshipping industry and military. The US Navy alone, for example, spends over$2.1 billion a year in fleet maintenance. Thus, our NSF study may have bothshort and long-term significance.”

    About NanoHorizons Inc.

    NanoHorizons Inc. ( isa leader in the emerging, cutting-edge field of practical nanotechnology for abroad range of healthcare, commercial, and industrial applications. Thecompany’s nanoscale silver antimicrobial additives are entirely developedand manufactured in the USA and marketed globally to customers in the apparel,health care, and coatings and plastics industries under the SmartSilver®brand ( SmartSilver offers highly durable, safe and cost-effectivebacterial control in a variety of products, including natural and syntheticfibers and fabrics as well as coatings, foams and polymer applications. SmartSilver technology is EPAregistered and its additives are Oeko-Tex® certified as beingfree of harmful substances according to the Oeko-Tex® 100 Standard.SmartSilver also has a Device Master File with the FDA to facilitate thatagency’s review of antimicrobial treated medical devices and combinationproduct candidates that reference the use of SmartSilver. NanoHorizons’ experienced team of scientists,engineers, and operational managers provide product research, design,development, laboratory testing, manufacture, and customer technical and salessupport. NanoHorizons is a private equity funded company, headquartered in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania,near The Pennsylvania State University.

  • Thu

    InMage Announces Industry Visionary Kumar Malavalli as CEO
    Industry Veteran Ideally Suited to lead Expansion

    Santa Clara, CA - August 15, 2011 - InMage® (, the leading independent software vendor of award winning, disk-based, business application recovery solutions and cloud computing solutions, today announced the appointment of technology industry icon Kumar Malavalli as CEO. Malavalli is widely considered to be a leading visionary in network storage fabrics, the fundamental technology that is behind the multi-billion dollar industry of storage networking. He is best known as the co-founder and former CTO of Brocade Communications. In appointing Mr. Malavalli as CEO, InMage has elevated one of the most experienced and successful executives in Silicon Valley history, whose leadership and pioneering spirit is reflected today in the information technology infrastructures of companies all over the world.

    As a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of InMage, he brings this visionary expertise to bear in developing data and application recovery solutions that are storage-agnostic and able to protect servers whether they are using direct-attached or network-attached storage. Malavalli will initially focus on growth of channel partnerships with OEM and Resellers, business and customer acquisition and leveraging the core strengths of the award winning product line into emerging markets.Malavalli possesses a deep understanding of the industry and the InMage product portfolio, as well as the unique challenges of competing in very dynamic markets while successfully serving the customer," said Bryan Wolf, managing director, Intel Capital.

    He is well suited to take InMage forward and we look forward to working closely with him.I'm so pleased with the growth and success that InMage has experienced since its inception a decade ago and know there is great potential to continue growing our business, market share and OEM/channel partner base." said Mr. Malavalli. "As an entrepreneur and engineer, I am truly passionate about technology, and know there is a significant opportunity to leverage InMage's product strengths into a greater market share, both with our cloud offerings and unified backup replication product suite.Prior to InMage and Brocade, Mr. Malavalli served in management and technical capacities at Amdahl, Canstar, and HP. He is a past chairman of the ANSI T11 Technical Committee, was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame in 2003 and established the Kumar Malavalli Endowed Chair in Storage Systems Research at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also received the Gene Milligan Award for Effective Committee Management from the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) for chairing an INCITS committee that developed 17 standards in the area of Storage Area Networks. He holds numerous patents in the Fibre Channel arena.

    About InMage SystemsInMage is the leading independent software vendor of disk-based, business application recovery solutions for both physical and virtualized environments. The company’s integrated recovery software supports both local and remote backup and disaster recovery, performing exceptionally well in heterogeneous IT infrastructures with mixed platforms and storage. Customers can address stringent disaster recovery requirements, backup problems and application availability with one product, where multiple products were once required. InMage is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with additional offices in Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit (

  • Fri

    InMage Gains Momentum With Appointment of CEO Kumar Malavalli

    Santa Clara, CA - September 30, 2011 - InMage Systems, the leading independent software vendor of award-winning, disk-based, business application recovery solutions and cloud computing solutions, has already made significant progress on key milestones outlined by newly appointed CEO Kumar Malavalli in August. The company will be delivering a new release of its popular vContinuum product in October, which provides backup and recovery of VMware virtual machine environments.

    InMage is also accelerating customer adoption by signing new solution providers and enterprise customers, and has expanded its partnership and product integration with companies like SunGard. More partnerships are expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter of this year with key resellers and technology companies.

    InMage continues to implement its InMage Scout products for customers such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, Applied Discovery (a division of Lexis Nexis) and O'Neil & Associates. Driving this customer adoption is the need by IT departments to improve recovery time and recovery point objectives, increase the efficiency and reliability of backup processes, and ensure the protection of mission-critical data and applications.

    "The InMage deployment eliminated our backup windows, and now every single one of our changes is getting backed up," said Ian Steele, director of IT for the Tampa Bay Lightning. "Features such as sparse retention and message- level recovery of email databases are really useful. The GUI is simple, functional and easy to use, especially when it comes to monitoring. And it's been ideal for our virtualized environment, as InMage automates the recovery steps for VMware and Microsoft servers."

    "InMage is absolutely the best product for data migration," said Kishore Dahlstrom, Systems and Storage Architect for Applied Discovery. "I know other companies who employ contractors whose sole job it is to migrate data from one vendor's system to another. InMage has simplified a typically enormous task, reducing IT costs, staffing requirements and overall completion time. Although many storage vendors have great native replication tools, InMage is definitely a great replication and migration software solution tool for any IT department. The product's features and capabilities are some of the most advanced available in the market to¬day."

    About InMage Systems
    InMage is the leading independent software vendor of disk-based, business application recovery solutions for both physical and virtualized environments. The company's integrated recovery software supports both local and remote backup and disaster recovery, performing exceptionally well in heterogeneous IT infrastructures with mixed platforms and storage. Customers can address stringent disaster recovery requirements, backup problems and application availability with one product, where multiple products were once required. InMage is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with additional offices in Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit

    SOURCE: InMage Systems

  • Tue

    Glassbeam™ Inc., the leader in product analytic data solutions, today announced that Diaz Nesamoney, president and CEO of Jivox, and co-founder and former president of Informatica, has joined its advisory board.

    Sunnyvale, CA
    October 11, 2011

    Glassbeam™ Inc., the leader in product analytic data solutions, today announced that Diaz Nesamoney, president and CEO of Jivox, and co-founder and former president of Informatica, has joined its advisory board. Diaz brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in delivering business analytics and data warehousing solutions to manufacturers of IT equipment--Glassbeam’s target audience. The goals of Glassbeam’s advisory board members are to provide business and technical expertise, to assist in developing the company’s near and long-term corporate objectives, and provide insight toward enhancing Glassbeam’s products and marketing strategy going forward.

    Puneet Pandit, president and CEO of Glassbeam commented, “Glassbeam is at an exciting point in its growth. We have some excellent customers in the storage, wireless networking and medical device sector that use our solutions to make smarter business decisions and gain real-time insight into how their globally-deployed products are utilized by customers. As we focus our efforts on our key market sectors, our organization will benefit from Diaz’s business acumen and industry connections. I welcome him to the growing family at Glassbeam.”

    About Diaz Nesamoney
    Nesamoney, founder of Jivox, has had two prior successful ventures. Before founding Jivox, he founded Celequest, raised over $20M in venture capital, and served as its CEO until early 2007 when the company was acquired by Cognos Corporation. Celequest introduced the market's first BI appliance, a disruptive innovation that led to its acquisition by Cognos. He was previously co-founder, president and COO at Informatica, which he took from a startup to a publicly-traded company in 1999 that had a market capitalization of over a billion dollars. Informatica pioneered data integration software as a category and is now the market leader with over $400M in revenue. Diaz is a board member of the American India Foundation, a leading international development organization charged with the mission of accelerating social and economic change in India. Diaz holds a master’s degree in computer science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.

    About Glassbeam
    Glassbeam Inc. is the leading provider of Product Analytic Solutions. Fortune 500 companies including IBM and EMC utilize Glassbeam to translate “big data” into “critical operational and usage” information. The Glassbeam software assembles information from thousands of machines installed in these customers’ installed bases worldwide. Support, service, engineering, sales and marketing teams leverage the intelligence presented by Glassbeam’s software to gain insight into actual product and feature usage in the field, potential customer use problems, and increase the effectiveness of up-sell and cross-sell programs. Glassbeam is delivered as a cloud-based SaaS solution, and can be offered on-site as a managed service. The company’s headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, CA, phone: 408-740-4600 / 408-740-4600
    For more information contact:
    Eileen Elam
    (408) 997-3662 (408) 997-3662

    Glassbeam and the Glassbeam logo are trademarks of Glassbeam, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


  • Tue

    India’s Royal Glory Captivates in ‘Maharaja’ Exhibit

    October 31, 2011

    SAN FRANCISCO — A collection of 200-plus treasures from royal India, organized in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum of London, is now on display at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco through April 8, 2012.

    The North American premiere of “Maharaja: The Slendor of India’s Royal Courts” was celebrated Oct. 19 with the largest fundraising gala in the history of the museum, held in a lavishly decorated tent alongside the museum and emceed by Emmy-winning NBC anchor Raj Mathai. Real Indian royalty was even on hand for the event, in the person of Princess Asha Raje Gaekwad of Baroda (see separate story).

    Present at the gala was event diamond sponsor Kumar Malavalli, who told the gathering, “The maharajas used their power and wealth to preserve India’s art and culture; they also supported local artists, artisans and craftsmen. Like them, you will realize the importance of preserving India’s art and culture.”

    Also present was leading fashion designer Naeem Khan, who dresses First Lady Michelle Obama and Hollywood’s A-list. Khan, whose great grandfather was a craftsman of clothes for royalty, said, “India is always on my mind,” and added that he hoped t o increase awareness of the splendor of South Asian art through the medium of fashion.

    The exhibit, which spans nearly three centuries, is presented in three tracks, beginning in the museum’s Lee Gallery. There, viewers are introduced to the concept of royal duty (rajadharma) and the strict behaviors demanded of India’s kings and queens; on display here is a throne room and examples of royal patronage of the arts and religious institutions. Next, in the Hambrecht Gallery, one can witness Indian royal spectacle — from a silver palanquin and video of a royal procession to weaponry, elaborate costumes and jewelry. The Osher Gallery is devoted to the history and shifting power of the dynasties and empires of India as they evolved after the decline of the Mughal Empire and other forces such as the Marathas, the Sikhs and the English East India Company took hold.

    Highlights include the lavish diamond Patiala necklace, Cartier’s largest single commission in history; a horse-drawn carriage decorated entirely in silver, made for the Maharaja of Bhavnagar in 1915; and the gold-embossed throne of Hafiz Muhammad Multani of Lahore c. 1820. The exhibit includ es portraits of rulers such as Amar Singh II of Mewar depicted as a haloed “ideal king,” and depictions of life in the royal court and key moments in history up till the 1930s.

    A contemporary series by commissioned local artist Sanjay Patel also offers up themes and images done with clever and colorful computer graphics (Patel will get a show of his own at the museum from Nov. 11).

    The Asian Art Museum’s associate curator of South Asian art, Qamar Adamjee, told India-West that it’s especially important for Indian Americans to experience the exhibit.

    “First of all, it brings a very rich culture into high profile. There are so many South Asians to whom this culture belongs,” she told India-West.

    “But also what this exhibition does is [depict] the shared history between India and Pakistan. It goes beyond modern political differences between people and nation states. To me, being Pakistani and working on this show, that was one of the things that impressed me and made me passionate about it.”

    The timing of “Maharaja” has some irony to it, in this era of “Occupy Wall Street,” “We Are the 99%,” the Arab Spring and even the populist movement of Anna Hazare in India; there also seems to be a general anti-elite mood here in the United States and especially in liberal San Francisco. The presenters of “Maharaja” are aware of this and also see the works in a broader global context.

    “We are celebrating the wealth and status of these kings, but also trying to look at what made a good king — kings who actually cared about their people,” Anna Jackson, lead curator of the show from the Victoria & Albert Museum, told India-West.

    “Now, the royalty has been stripped of that kind of status, but it’s interesting how quite a few of them remained influential members of the community. People trust them more than they might trust the politicians!

    “I might be generalizing slightly, but these are people who care about their people and many of them, as well as opening their collections as museums, are quite involved in philanthropic work, some are politicians. The idea is to serve,” Jackson said.

    Adamjee noted, “Our presidents, our political leaders, are trying to be ideal rulers in their own way. They are men of State, and some of them use their religious righteousness as giving greater authority to their politics. They are grand public figures and everybody still comes out to hear the grand presidential address.

    “Even in our own personal lives, we use dress, we use what we wear and don’t wear as our markers of identity,” Adamjee told India-West.

    “So I think these are the elements that become evident more so through a historical lens than we can see in our own lives. We ourselves are using designer labels to say something about our tastes and our positions, real or perceived or aspirational. It’s that human element that once you start going through this exhibition you can see it come through.

    “That is a connecting point between people who may ask the question: ‘Why am I looking at all this glittery art by these rich people that lived somewhere far across the world 400 years ago?’”

    For more information on the “Maharaja” exhibit and related activities, visit or call (415) 581-3500

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  • Wed

    Top Business Analytics Startups of 2011

    As 2011 draws to a close, EnterpriseAppsToday takes a quick look at some of these companies and shows how their apps dovetail with key business intelligence trends.

    Want to leverage the energy and innovation of a hot analytics startup but not quite sure where to begin? Or perhaps you simply want to keep abreast of compelling trends and young companies?

    Whatever your interest, a new International Data Corporation (IDC) report titled “Innovative Business Analytics Companies Under $100M to Watch” is a good source of information. It lists vendors that are innovating around three key trends in the business analytics market. These trends are:

    Collaborative Decision Management. More companies are using or evaluating analytic software tools that enable the documentation of decision processes, provide contextual collaboration, and improve not only the sharing of information but of experiences, all of which can help shape a decision.

    Cloud-based Analytics. Here, too, there is growing interest in using cloud-based tools that ease the acquisition and deployment processes and provide features not found in traditional on-premise software deployments.

    Mobile Analytics. The booming mobile space is hungry for analytics tools, primarily dashboards or components deployed on mobile devices. Mobile workforces can benefit from jobs-specific decision support based on analytics, especially within the context of business processes.

    Here are IDC’s winners in alphabetical order:

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    Carrier IQ. Its Mobile Intelligence platform enables mobile service providers and device manufacturers to solve business and technology issues throughout the development and deployment lifecycles of networks and devices. The platform delivers mission-critical intelligence on how services perform and how devices work in the hands of end users.

    FirstRain. Its Business Monitoring Engine provides semantic categorization technology that cuts through consumer Web content, delivering relevant intelligence from the business Web. The technology seeks to uncover and collect the most valuable business Web content using algorithms that leverage multiple components, including strength of match, source authoritativeness, degree of duplication and originality, breadth of coverage, freshness, and business relevance.

    Glassbeam. Its technology enables manufacturers of compute-centric technologies to gain insights from massive quantities of semi-structured product operational data, such as log data contained in an intelligent device. The solution converts this data into actionable information using technology that scales to analyze terabytes of data.

    Infegy. Its Social Radar platform provides intelligent social media monitoring and Web analytics. Delivered through the cloud, Social Radar enables organizations to listen and discern meaning from conversations that occur on the Web and through social channels. Social Radar's patent-pending analytics and algorithms extract sentiment-based information within a historical context. Organizations can then use the information to develop marketing strategies and improve their products and services.

    Q-Sensei. Its Enterprise Search Platform addresses the increasing volumes of structured and unstructured information on the Internet, in corporate intranets, on private computers, personal databases and hand-held devices. Q-Sensei’s multi-dimensional searching and indexing engine helps users find relevant “needles” in “haystacks” of data.

    River Logic. Its Enterprise Optimizer platform consists of three core products: Cost-to-Planner, which provides insight into which customers and products matter most and how they can be managed at the appropriate cost; Integrated Business Planner, which enhances sales and operation planning through integration of financials, what-if analyses and marginal profitability analyses; and Trade Promotion Optimization Planner, which seeks to ensure maximum return on trade spending by analyzing brand and account-level promotion strategies on an ongoing basis.

    To the above list you can add EnvEve, Envirolytics, Localytics, MediaFunnel and Examville, the finalists in IBM’s SmartCamp, an event held in New York this spring to recognize and reward companies dedicated to analyzing big data. A panel of judges and mentors including venture capitalists, academics and business leaders named Localytics the winner based on its innovative technology, aggressive business plan and alignment with IBM's Smarter Planet strategy.

    Localytics provides a real-time analytics service that helps the makers of mobile phone and tablet applications better understand their clients. It aims to help businesses build more successful mobile apps by analyzing data on user preferences and tendencies such as the amount of time spent in an application. It also analyzes errors and crashes.

    Envirolytics provides a solution meant for home owners, and thus isn’t relevant for enterprises. Here are snapshots of the other SmartCamp finalists that fit into the enterprise space:

    EnvEve. This company provides a wireless sensor network and tailored analytics solution that gives organizations real-time information on the environment and physical infrastructures. For example, using sensors and analytics, the solution can help city officials understand the likelihood of a mudslide, the level of toxins in a river, the nitrates in farmland soil or the road conditions of a highway.

    MediaFunnel. It provides a social media firewall and dashboard that helps organizations analyze and monitor brand sentiment, protect their brands, and engage with their customers, prospects or members in real-time. The solution strives to ensure that no brand-damaging statements are released to the public, while monitoring social media and the Web for conversations that need immediate attention.

    Examville. This vendor offers a global Web-based educational content and services platform that provides collaboration for students, educators and content providers, including publishers. The service leverages the collective knowledge of people with collaborative learning tools, peer reviews, recommendations and educator inputs into a platform that users can customize for their own learning experiences.