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November 20, 2012
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  • Cloud-services blueprint relies on standardization
    The Open Data Center Alliance's blueprint for cloud services focuses on interoperability and consistent delivery, but such achievements are dependent on providers adhering to standardization, Matthew Hall writes. "Standardization is important to accelerate adoption," says Matt Lowth of National Australia Bank, who was involved in developing the blueprint. The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • Will feds' data-center consolidation deliver expected savings?
    Cost savings from the federal government's data-center consolidation goals may be tough to track, according to data from the Office of Management and Budget. "Given the lack of complete plans and cost-savings information, it is questionable whether it is on pace to achieve the $3 billion in savings that has been promised," said David Powner of the Government Accountability Office. Federal Computer Week (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Who will fill Otellini's shoes at Intel?
    Intel CEO Paul Otellini says he'll retire in May. Intel traditionally has chosen insiders for its top post, and it promoted three executives on Monday who may have the inside track to the CEO's office: Chief Operating Officer Brian Krzanich, Chief Financial Officer Stacy Smith, and Renée James, general manager of the Software and Services group, all were named executive vice presidents. San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration) (11/19), Reuters (11/19), CNET (11/19), EE Times (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • HP is ready to talk cloud strategy
    Hewlett-Packard is expected to reveal more about its cloud strategy and OpenStack plan in December, but whether the vendor will play a leading role in the market remains cloudy. HP's Zorawar Biri Singh says he believes the key is in delivering on expected service levels. GigaOm (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Workforce 
  • Making the case for mapping careers
    Employees benefit when management is aware of their current role and talents and also tracks what their next job may be, says Robert Keefe, a past chairman of the Society for Information Management. "If there's a geographic move required, if there's a move out of IT that's expected, career mapping sets [those] expectations with the individual. We lay out what the possibilities are," he said. Computerworld (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 5 tips for using a mentor in a job search
    To get the most out of having a mentor in your job search, choose someone who has experience that can help you, then be sure to listen to honest feedback, Elena Bajic writes. "Make sure the relationship is a 360 degree exchange -- think about what you can offer your mentor in return for his/her time," she writes. Forbes (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Lawmakers say FTC should tread lightly when it comes to Google
    The Federal Trade Commission must take a cautious approach in its investigation regarding possible antitrust violations by Google, according to a letter by two members of Congress. "Such a massive expansion of FTC jurisdiction would be unwarranted, unwise, and likely have negative implications for our nation's economy," they wrote. Reuters (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Nov. 20, 2012
    76% of companies are confident in the effectiveness of their security defenses. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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