Daily Video: Microsoft Buys Revolution Analytics in Big Data Push

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Microsoft acquiring Revolution Analytics in Big Data push; Logitech grows video options with ConferenceCam Connect; IT jobs more lucrative, but wage satisfaction dips; and more.

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Microsoft has announced it is acquiring Revolution Analytics, a Mountain View, Calif.-based big data analytics specialist and open-source software company.

Microsoft is acquiring this company to help customers use Revolution Analytics technology "to unlock big data insights" from their business data streams.

The Revolution Analytics technology will be built into upcoming on-premises, hybrid cloud and Azure-based products from Microsoft, company officials said.

Logitech introduced its latest system aimed at bringing video capabilities to smaller meeting rooms that aren't typically equipped with video systems. The company's ConferenceCam Connect is a portable all-in-one offering.

Ziva Nissan, senior B2B video product manager at Logitech, explained that this product is aimed at people who increasingly want a better video conferencing experience in these smaller rooms to enable three to five people can meet and leverage all the benefits of the technology.

U.S. technology professionals earned an average salary of $89,450 last year, up two percent from 2013, according to IT jobs portal Dice's annual salary survey.

Notably, 25 percent of tech pros received higher wages due to changing employers within the year. Also, several key job markets saw above-average pay increases, including Boston and Chicago, which were up three percent year over year.

The survey results also revealed that satisfaction with salaries has dipped each year since 2012, when it peaked at 57 percent and salaries saw the biggest year-over-year jump of 5.3percent.

Cisco Systems is adding several startups focusing on data analytics and the Internet of things to its Entrepreneurs in Resident program, which is designed to give new companies the support they need to get their products up and running.

Among the startups in Cisco's program are Plat.One, an Italian company that is developing a cloud-ready Internet of Things and machine-to-machine application platform and Embedor Technologies, which was spun out of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Research Park, and is developing wireless smart sensors that monitor the status of civil engineering projects.


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