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November 2, 2012
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  • Research: SMBs are missing out on cloud-services benefits
    One-third of small to midsize businesses in the U.S. and U.K. don't understand cloud services, one-fourth have adopted it and about one-fifth view it as a technology for large enterprises, AVG Technologies says. Yet more than 75% said they would consider cloud services if benefited IT operations and business efforts. Channel Partners (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Israel emerges as a hub for tech startups
    Israeli officials say their country leads the world in the number of startups per capita, with overall venture funding outpacing the U.S. and trumping Europe by a factor of about 30. The surge in entrepreneurship, primarily in the high-tech and engineering sectors, is fueling a push into global markets as Israeli firms seek to address the lack of a strong local market. The Wall Street Journal (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cisco aims to bolster data-center management with UCS Central
    Cisco has introduced a multi-domain management solution for its Unified Computing System designed to offer IT administrators a single interface for monitoring servers at multiple data centers. Cisco says UCS Central will ensure quality of service by aggregating server inventory, notifications and fault information, and it easily integrates with third-party network and cloud-management tools. Network World (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

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Adding Intelligence to Your Core Network
Service providers are challenged with data growth and signaling traffic. Until recently, SPs were using L1-3 IP routing technologies to manage traffic. For an enhanced experience, SPs need to look farther up the stack. With access to granular context-based information, layer 4-7 networking devices enable SPs to take advantage of more relevant information.
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  IT Workforce 
 
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

  Policy Watch 
 
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

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    The CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer certification is an international, vendor-neutral certification that covers core instructor skills, including preparation, presentation, communication, facilitation and evaluation in both a classroom and virtual classroom environment. Get certified today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Business solutions for MSPs and VARs
    Business Solutions, a print and online resource, connects MSPs and VARs to the latest networking, storage, security and managed services success stories and trends. CompTIA members can gain access to the latest success stories from their peers, as well as white papers, webcasts, videos and more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Stay up to date on how government and IT connect with Policy Watch
    With more than 2,000 members representing all facets of the industry and as the leading global provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, CompTIA is well positioned to serve as a strong advocate in government. Subscribe to CompTIA's Policy Watch newsletter to receive the latest research reports, industry-related news and coverage of other IT matters each month. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Nov. 2, 2012
    45% of organizations say performing data storage networking administration is important. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things."
--Ray Bradbury,
American writer


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