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December 5, 2012
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  • Analyst: Health care IT growth stems from data-driven demand
    Innovation within health care IT is all about data, data intelligence and data analysis, says Gartner analyst Vi Shaffer, who adds that there are three questions facing the sector: "What do I do with all this data? How do I use it for true clinical research? How do I use it to study the effectiveness of my care?" (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology & Trends 
  • AWS user conference helps raise profile of IaaS
    Amazon Web Services held a user conference last week in Las Vegas, marking the first time a major infrastructure-as-a-service provider held such a meeting, Brandon Butler writes, noting that representatives of Google and Microsoft were there to observe. Aaron Kenny of says he has been "really impressed with the breadth of services available on demand" from AWS. Network World (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Channel 
  • Aruba is banking on the channel
    Aruba Networks has been working to shore up its partner efforts, hiring an industry veteran, boosting incentives, rewarding VAR specialization and rolling out a partner-management system. "We are using every opportunity to get in front of partners," channel chief Jim Harold says. The VAR Guy (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Big Data and clouds are a big focus for EMC and VMware
    EMC and its subsidiary VMware are launching cloud products and a Cloud Applications Marketplace to help its channel develop and manage cloud systems. They're also going full throttle on a Big Data platform-as-a-service spinoff, which is being directed by former VMware executive Paul Maritz. Network World (12/4), The VAR Guy (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Workforce 
  • U.S. Naval Academy to introduce cybersecurity major by 2016
    The U.S. Naval Academy is planning to introduce a cybersecurity major for undergraduates that it hopes to have fully accredited within four years. Academy officials are in talks with Navy brass as part of an effort to attract as much as $100 million for a cybersecurity center. "Though this timeline is not definite yet, if we are successful, this would mean that the current plebe class would be able to select cyber operations as their major later this year and then begin taking classes within that major next fall," said Boyd Waite, vice academic dean. The Washington Times/The Associated Press (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Experts press for unified policy on U.S. cybersecurity
    Cybersecurity in the U.S. is being hampered by a piecemeal approach, according to a group of policy analysts from two prominent think tanks. Timothy Sample of the Battelle Memorial Institute Special Programs Organization and Michael Swetnam of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies spell out the concerns in a book, calling on government officials to establish a comprehensive cybersecurity doctrine that details in clear language how the U.S. will respond to threats and attacks. Computerworld/IDG News Service (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • International telecom conference has busy agenda
    The agenda at the World Conference on International Telecommunications is full of controversial issues, including regulations and user-privacy issues. "The struggle for digital freedom, control and economic gains will not end at the WCIT," said Marietje Schaake, a member of the European Parliament. "The ITU [conference] is a test bed for power struggles over the Internet that we will face more of in the future." The Wall Street Journal (12/3), Reuters (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Dec. 5, 2012
    45% of businesses plan to enforce stricter separation of work and personal devices or communications to improve data loss prevention. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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