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September 6, 2012
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  • Analyst: Mobile computing cuts into Wintel's dominance
    The increasing use of smartphones and tablets, especially those running Android and iOS and using ARM processors, has weakened Microsoft and Intel's dominance, industry analysts say. "As a result, Wintel finds itself in the unfamiliar position of dancing to someone else's tune," Craig Stice of IHS iSuppli said in a statement. eWeek (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Google offers a rental option for Chromebooks for businesses
    Google has partnered with CIT to provide a month-to-month rental option for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes designed for small and medium-sized enterprises needing a short-term or more cost-efficient computing approach. Rentals do not require a contract, and include a Web-based management console and 24-hour support. TechCrunch (9/5), The VAR Guy (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Dell is quiet on details of job cuts
    Dell has cut an unknown number of jobs and isn't disclosing specifics about the move except to note that laid-off employees can apply for other opportunities at the company. The move is aimed at reducing costs within the supply chain, a company spokesman said. The struggling PC vendor saw sales decrease 8% in the most recent quarter, and had more than 109,000 workers around the world at the start of this year. Austin American-Statesman (Texas) (free registration) (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Technology is becoming more alluring as a career choice
    A Randstad staffing survey reveals that IT is becoming a popular career option, with more than 1 in 3 workers polled saying they'd switch to working in tech if they had the option to restart their careers. Yet those in the field aren't as excited about IT work, given the industry's low retention numbers and half of workers indicating they're likely to seek a new position in the next six months. TechRepublic/Career Management blog (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • EU's online-privacy proposal draws support from 22 U.S. groups
    An EU proposal for tougher online-privacy regulations has the support of 22 consumer and privacy groups in the U.S. "We believe that the promotion of stronger privacy standards in Europe will benefit consumers around the globe, as businesses improve their privacy practices and security standards," the U.S. groups wrote in a letter to members of the European Parliament. Some business groups say the proposal would create unnecessary compliance obligations for companies. Computerworld/IDG News Service (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Is it too late to start a health care IT practice?
    Just because tremendous potential exists in health care IT doesn't mean just any company can open a new practice overnight. The CompTIA Healthcare IT) Community has developed a number of education initiatives to help solution providers conceptualize and construct a successful and sustainable specialty business. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Join CompTIA at SMB Nation in Las Vegas, Oct. 12 to 14. Influencers include IT consultants, analysts, VARs, MSPs, channel consultants, vendor and distributor executives, members of the media and community leaders. Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Meet the demand for mobility
    The mobility market is being driven forward thanks to the availability of devices such as smartphones and tablets. In addition, the workforce is changing drastically, further highlighting a demand for mobile solutions. Employees who are traveling heavily or frequently bringing work home require mobile solutions. CompTIA provides resources for solution providers to understand the market and the different opportunities available in the mobile space. Find out more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Sept. 6, 2012
    42% of firms that offer cloud services say they expect cloud-related revenue to grow more than 15% in 2012 compared with 2011. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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