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November 14, 2012
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  • Making the case for software-defined networking
    Software-defined networking will help boost the demand for commercial off-the-shelf solutions, analyst Lee Doyle writes. "SDN offers the prospect of a broad ecosystem of [independent software vendors], startups and universities to offer specialized applications that leverage SDN platforms," Doyle writes. Network World (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Analyst: Tablets mean PCs get replaced at slower rate
    The increased use of mobile-computing devices, especially in the business and education markets, is extending the refresh cycle for PCs, Barclays Capital analyst Ben Reitzes says. The trend is expected to continue, and Reitzes argues that PC-makers aren't prepared. All Things D (11/13), Forbes (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • IBM bets on BYOD with expanded mobility offerings
    IBM has broadened the offerings available in its Mobile Enterprise suite as it seeks to position itself as a dominant force in the emerging bring-your-own-device market. The additions to IBM's mobile-device and application-management platform include expanded consulting, product packages and updates to Endpoint Manager, an enterprise-class security solution for iOS 6, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 8 devices. InformationWeek (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Do cybersecurity pros want government jobs?
    The Department of Homeland Security plans to hire 600 cybersecurity professionals, but fears that many in the IT industry don't view working for the federal government as an enticing career path. CSO (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Corporate America's role in training tomorrow's workforce
    Half of U.S. companies say they're struggling to find candidates capable of filling vacancies, with 3 million jobs available because of a lack of skilled workers. Rather than complaining about a dearth of candidates, companies should step up and invest in training programs, Nina Easton writes. "It's time for corporate leaders to act, or confirm their critics' worst fears: that they really have given up on America," she writes. CNNMoney/Fortune/Term Sheet blog (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    CompTIA's Printing and Document Imaging certification covers a technician's understanding of basic electromechanical components and tools, print engine and scan processes and components, color theory, connectivity and networking. Get stared. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The 2112 Group and Channelnomics
    Cloud, mobility and Big Data are transforming the IT landscape, but not negating the channel’s value as the best route to market. The 2112 Group specializes in creating channel programs, optimizing channel performance and uncovering opportunities. Its research and media site, Channelnomics, provides real, actionable intelligence to the entire channel community. CompTIA members -- find out more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • TechVoice
    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: Nov. 14, 2012
    56% of companies say that more reliance on Internet-based applications contributes to cybersecurity concerns. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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