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February 21, 2013
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  • Businesses report cost, scheduling challenges in ERP implementation
    The successful deployment of enterprise-resource-planning software often takes longer and costs more than projected, according to a survey of businesses conducted by Panorama Consulting. Ten percent of respondents said they considered their ERP software a failure, 61% said it exceeded their implementation schedule and more than half said costs went beyond the budget. Computerworld/IDG News Service (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Cloud Computing 
  • Embracing Big Data gives companies a boost, poll finds
    Businesses that are fluent in the language of Big Data consistently outperform those that are not, according to analysts, who say data collection, analysis and sharing enhance problem solving and provide insight into companies' financial performance. The poll of 530 high-level executives by the Economist Intelligence Unit found that more than 75% of respondents who considered their firms to be at the top of their markets said that data plays a major role in their operations. InformationWeek (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Yammer's plan: Combine online office tools, storage
    Microsoft's Yammer says it will combine Office Web Apps and the SkyDrive Pro storage service within the enterprise social-networking service. "These new capabilities will improve users' ability to create and collaborate on content, as well as share and discover it, within Yammer," Yammer co-founder David Sacks says. PCWorld/IDG News Service (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Comcast opens its app store for small businesses
    Comcast has created an application store for small businesses to purchase cloud-based products. The Upware store is launching with products for data backup, data security, file sharing and other collaborative products from partners including Carbonite, Symantec/Norton, Microsoft and YouSendIt. Some of the products and services will likely be offered at a discount to Upware users, according to this article. Light Reading Cable (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Mobile & Wireless 
  • IBM plans to pump more dollars into mobile
    IBM says it intends to double its investment in mobile this year as CEO Ginni Rometty looks to emphasize that segment. The move "is critical for IBM because the future of computing is based on a couple of technologies: cloud, mobile and Big Data," analyst Maribel Lopez says. Reuters (2/21) , Bloomberg (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Citrix touts security in MDM package for Android, iOS
    Citrix has introduced XenMobile MDM, a mobile-device-management application that it says offers better security protection for Android and iOS devices. "Now, with XenMobile MDM and the Mobile Solutions Bundle, XenDesktop and XenApp customers can get an end-to-end system for mobility down to the endpoint. For current Citrix customers, this is a piece of the puzzle that they have been waiting for," Citrix's Calvin Hsu wrote in a blog post. MSP Mentor (2/20) , Computerworld (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Security & Privacy 
  • Developers' forum says it was unknowingly a tool for hackers
    The operators of iPhoneDevSDK, an online forum for iOS application developers, say the site was the unwitting source of a zero-day exploit that compromised computers at Apple, Facebook, Twitter and other companies. The attackers probably overreached in hitting so many major tech firms, F-Secure's Sean Sullivan wrote in an e-mail. "[T]hat might have been their undoing -- they caught too many big fish with strong security teams," Sullivan wrote. News Service (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Register for the industry's leading ISV conference, AATC13
    Join us May 7 to 9 in San Francisco for SIIA's All About the Cloud conference. Your success in today's ever-changing world of technological innovation around the cloud, mobile and social media can depend on the strength of your relationships with the right strategic partners and vendors. So our primary focus for AATC 2013 is to help you make contacts, form partnerships and close deals. Take advantage of early-bird pricing by registering today or considering a sponsorship. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Webinar: 2013 SIIA Marketing Report Overview
    SIIA's 2nd annual survey interviewed marketing executives about their company's use of e-mail, mobile marketing and social media to build their brand, gain leads and improve customer support. Join this webinar for insight into the results of the survey, including how marketers have changed their focus over the course of the year. You will learn the metrics marketers are watching to determine ROI of marketing activities and the areas where marketers continue to face challenges. Register today for this webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 27. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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