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February 4, 2013
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  • Social software is touted for enterprise collaboration
    Enterprise social-networking software has the potential to promote collaborative efforts, speakers said at the IBM Connect conference. "Instead of trying to stop that proliferation of collaboration tools, what we want to do is gather the information and funnel it into a unified repository," said 3M's Jeffrey Berg. Creating a comprehensive system instead of focusing solely on e-mail was the challenge at Fluor, executive Say Lim said. Network World/IDG News Service (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Cloud Computing 
  • Industry giants battle for cloud dominance
    Cloud computing is the latest tech battleground, with Google and Microsoft taking aim at segment leader Amazon. "The great tech wars are expanding into nearly every area of business, and cloud services are the latest battlefield. Amazon has captured the hearts and minds of developers, but Google and Microsoft are gaining ground," says Bill Coughran of Sequoia Capital. The Wall Street Journal (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Rackspace suggests approaches for big private-cloud projects
    Rackspace has suggested three approaches for big tech firms to more easily deploy large, private OpenStack-based cloud systems. The Private Cloud Open Reference Architectures are aimed at Big Data efforts for mass computing, with and without external storage, and in distributed object storage. eWeek (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Mobile & Wireless 
  • Flurry touts new analytics tools
    Flurry says it's adding analytics for user acquisition and crash reporting for mobile applications. The company, which says it has 95,000 users, competes with firms such as Crashlytics and ApScience. TechCrunch (2/1) , GigaOm (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Security & Privacy 
  • Oracle's latest Java SE patch arrives early
    Oracle has delivered a security update for Java SE nearly three weeks ahead of its planned release date. The update is said to address 50 known vulnerabilities, 44 of which affect Internet browsers. InfoWorld (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government IT 
  • FTC offers new privacy guidelines for mobile industry
    The mobile industry should improve privacy protection and allow device users to opt out of ad-network tracking, the Federal Trade Commission argues in a new set of nonbinding recommendations. Outgoing FTC chief Jon Leibowitz called the mobile sector "a sort of Wild West" and called for industry players to act to tackle its "unique privacy challenges." Separately, the social networking application Path has agreed to settle with the FTC for $800,000 over charges that it collected children's personal information. The Wall Street Journal (2/2) , Adweek (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SIIA News 
  • Don't miss Steven VanRoekel keynote at CloudGOV 2013
    Register now and don't miss the federal chief information officer for the U.S., Steven VanRoekel, delivering the opening keynote at CloudGOV, Feb. 12 in Washington D.C. Learn how Cloud First, FedRAMP, data center consolidation and mobile strategies will influence agency procurement going forward, and see the latest innovations from service providers. Register to join colleagues from federal, state and local government, as well as vendors representing all segments of the public sector as they discuss the latest innovations in government IT. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Join our Roundtable Breakfast on Enterprise Cloud Adoption for Success
    Join us Feb. 8 in Palo Alto, Calif., to share your ideas on how to respond to enterprise demands and accelerate your prospect's decision to sign up with you versus "the other guys." Whether it's making your service delivery more transparent without compromising security, business outcome based SLAs, consumption based dynamic billing, or performance measurement by third party providers, cloud service providers are coming up with innovative ways to satisfy enterprise demand for more transparency & manageability of cloud services. Space is limited so register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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