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March 4, 2013
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  • Nanotech approach for hard disks may boost densities
    HGST is touting a nanotechnology-based approach to making hard disks as a means to increase drive density. "With the proper chemistry and surface preparations, we believe this work is extendible to ever-smaller dimensions," HGST's Tom Albrecht said in a statement. The Register (U.K.) (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Tips for resellers to stay visible
    Resellers face challenges in a competitive market, but steps such as market messaging through newsletters, client communication and media initiatives can help, Kendra Lee writes. The VAR Guy (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Avaya offers new options for virtual learning
    Avaya's Learning Virtual Campus offers mentoring and lab sessions and a streamlined courseload for partners and resellers. The company offers Collaborative Learning Licenses for an annual subscription. "People are extremely busy, so we brought Avaya innovation to the process in which we train and accredit partners and customers to accommodate today's hectic lives," Avaya's Tom Mitchell says. The VAR Guy (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Why a telecommuting ban would make the CIO's job harder
    A ban on working from home could cause headaches for IT leaders, Laurianne McLaughlin writes. Flexibility is a key job benefit for many tech professionals, and using a remote-workforce strategy is valuable to find needed skills and expertise, McLaughlin writes. InformationWeek (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tech spending isn't just an IT chief's decision anymore
    Business leaders will continue to be more involved with IT-services spending, especially amid growing demand for software-as-a-service, a Forrester Research survey says. "They are interconnected," Forrester's John McCarthy says. As Everest Group's Peter Bendor-Samuel says, "The cloud tells the business they can have production-ready tech at their fingertips without having to go through the CIO." CIO.com (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • White House, lawmakers make progress on cybersecurity bill
    Lawmakers and the White House reportedly have made progress on developing a cybersecurity bill and negotiating issues such as what role agencies including the Department of Homeland Security would have in fighting cyberthreats and attacks. The goal, says House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., is to have a bill to vote on by April. The White House is also asking for help from the private sector in the implementation of President Barack Obama's executive order on cybersecurity, as private companies utilize more than half of the country's infrastructure. The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (3/2), The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (3/1), Reuters (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CompTIA News 
  • CompTIA's IT Hall of Fame inducts three new members
    Technology innovators who helped make wireless computing and database management possible and a pioneer in franchising for the computer reseller market are the newest members of CompTIA's IT Hall of Fame. This year's inductees are Victor Hayes, the "father of WiFi," dBase designer C. Wayne Ratliff and Jim Ciccarelli, who helped transform the IT reseller franchise model. Read their stories. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The Sequestration Threat
    CompTIA believes that the budget cuts known as sequestration expected last week will be a huge issue for all Americans, particularly tech entrepreneurs, and that the largest impact will be on those small businesses that sell goods and services to the federal government. Furthermore, the fall-out from sequestration will cause major trauma for the economy and tech entrepreneurs. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Get Your Customers to Say "Yes" to Managed Services
    Join Intronis and CompTIA for this webinar on March 5 to learn how to set yourself apart from the competition by leveraging managed services and your unique value proposition. Hear from CompTIA Trustmark holders on how they have leveraged the Trustmark to bring industry validation to their businesses. The webinar will provide an overview of the CompTIA MSP Partners Trustmark followed by a panel of Trustmark holders to address the process, challenges and benefits of earning a CompTIA Trustmark to further capitalize on your expertise. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: March 4, 2013
    59% of companies that have adopted mobility solutions say allowing employee flexibility is driving mobility adoption. CompTIA IT SmartStat. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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