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January 9, 2013
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  • Ballmer cites the growth of Windows RT apps
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says the number of Windows RT applications for ARM-based tablet computers has quadrupled since the operating system's launch in October. Ballmer, who spoke during Qualcomm's presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show, said that CNN, Dropbox and Twitter will offer Windows RT apps. Separately, Microsoft reported selling 60 million Windows 8 licenses and upgrades in the 70 days after its launch. Bloomberg (1/8) , Reuters (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Execs want government to do more for cybersecurity
    MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga and other business leaders say the federal government should work with business on addressing cybersecurity issues. "The business of cybersecurity is more like intelligence and counterespionage than security where you put up physical guns and guards. That's a very poorly matched defense," Banga says. The Wall Street Journal (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Secure option for Yahoo Mail wins praise
    Yahoo's move to allow secure access to its Web-based e-mail services is being praised by groups that advocate for online-privacy issues. The Electronic Frontier Foundation said Monday in a blog post that "We're really happy that Yahoo! is starting 2013 right by letting Yahoo! Mail users use HTTPS to access their e-mail accounts securely." ITWorld.com/IDG News Service (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government IT 
  • Is more regulation needed for mobile-health apps?
    Mobile-health applications may need to face a slower path in the regulatory process, some experts say. "People are looking at mobile as an obvious transformation aspect in health care. But, people aren't stepping back and saying 'Are we really doing this intelligently? Will this make a difference in access, cost and quality?' " says Dr. Harry Greenspun of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. Government Health IT online (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Call for speakers open for All About the Cloud
     
    Call for speakers is now open for the All About the Cloud 2013 conference, May 7 to 9 in San Francisco. Our primary focus for AATC 2013 is to help you make contacts, form partnerships and close deals. If you have expertise in these areas of business, submit your application today. Please note, the deadline for nominations closes Feb. 8. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Critical Success Factors for an Enterprise Mobile Strategy
    Organizations must fully develop an enterprise mobile strategy that considers both employee and customer facing aspects of today's continually expanding use of mobile technologies. It is important to consider the customer experience as they launch new products, services, and applications. Listen to this pre-recorded webcast featuring Grant Thornton as they share their experience of working with a broad array of companies highlighting the leading practices and some of the pitfalls that companies should guard against. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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