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December 20, 2012
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  • Challenges loom for the managed-services sector
    Next year may be challenging for managed-services providers, as the fallout from federal budget cuts could reduce IT spend by $66 billion, according to a CompTIA analysis that also sees bright spots. "The managed services model is becoming more commonly practiced across the channel and generating demand among end users," said Carolyn April, CompTIA's director industry analysis. "It's a steadily growing market that is not going away despite some uncertainty." Channel Partners (12/19), Computerworld (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology & Trends 
  • Software-defined-networking outlook is bright, IDC says
    Next year could be a big year for software-defined networking in data centers, IDC says. Revenue is projected to hit $360 million in 2013 and $3.7 billion by 2016. "SDN's ability to decouple network logic and policies from the underlying network equipment allows for a more programmable network," IDC's Rohit Mehra said in a statement. eWeek (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Channel 
  • Webroot taps Annitel for MSP security service
    Managed-services providers are the channel target for Webroot, as the security-as-a-service vendor has signed a four-year agreement with Annitel, an Australian telecom MSP that will use Webroot's SecureAnywhere Business-EndPoint Protection. MSP Mentor (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Workforce 
  • 5 career mistakes that cause the most regret
    Taking a job only for the money, staying in a position instead of quitting to pursue a passion and not acting on career hunches are among the top career regrets of professionals interviewed by Daniel Gulati. Career regrets "should hold a privileged place in your emotional repertoire" because research shows "regret can be a powerful catalyst for change, far outweighing the short-term emotional downsides," he writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Feds plan to take legal route to fight cybercrime
    The U.S. government is aiming to arrest and prosecute international cybercriminals and to identify governments that steal intellectual property, and is training dozens of special prosecutors to handle the legal effort. "Whether it is a state-owned enterprise or a state-supported enterprise in China -- if you can figure out and prove that they've committed the crime, charging the company means they can't do business in the U.S., or in Europe," said John Carlin of the Justice Department's national security division. Defense News (12/18), The Register (U.K.) (12/20)
  CompTIA News 
  • CompTIA members benefit from certification discount
    CompTIA solution provider members are eligible to receive a voucher good for an 80% discount on the first certification they purchase and a 15% discount on further certification purchases. Vendor and distributor members are also eligible for the 15% discount. To learn more, contact LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    TechVoice provides the IT community with timely information about state and federal IT legislation and regulations, as well as an organized method to become an instant advocate for the IT channel. Sign up for action alerts. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Dec. 20, 2012
    78% of organizations that use cloud computing in some way do a moderate or heavy review of the security policies of a cloud service provider. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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