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February 18, 2013
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  Today's Software Buzz 
  • Customization in the cloud
    Cloud providers such as CloudSigma and ProfitBricks are letting clients customize their virtual machines with CPU and RAM specifications, Brandon Butler writes. As Gartner's Lydia Leong wrote in an e-mail, "Allowing arbitrary VM sizes allows customers to size VMs that fit the needs of their workloads as exactly as possible. ... Customers typically feel that this is the most cost-efficient approach." Network World (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Cloud Computing 
  • HP touts a cloud-based BPO solution
    Hewlett-Packard is marketing a business-process-outsourcing solution intended to streamline operations including finance, accounting, human resources and dispute management by leveraging a single platform hosted in the private cloud. HP says the tool, called AutoFlow, can lead to cost savings by automating tasks that once required manual intervention. AutoFlow utilizes Newgen Software Technologies' Omniflow workflow solution. eWeek (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Amazon works to widen Redshift's reach
    Amazon says it will make Redshift, a cloud-based data-storing service, more widely available. The product was introduced in November with a limited release. Companies including SAP, Cognizant and IBM plan to use the service as part of a larger information technology offering. TechCrunch (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Mobile & Wireless 
  • Mobile technology: It's not just for smartphones
    Mobile technology is extending far beyond smartphones, Doug Renert of Tandem Capital writes. Market opportunities include in-car applications and services, mobile wallets and integrated television apps, Renert writes. TechCrunch (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Security & Privacy 
  • Report cites malware's incursions during 2012
    Malicious software found its way into nearly 10% of home computers and networks in North America last year, a Kindsight report says. The Mac Flashback Trojan was found in about 1% of home-based OS X computers last year, the firm says. "Consumers need to understand the issues here and take action. Antivirus on a device is not enough. Service providers provide the network bandwidth, and they can run the additional detections through their network," said Kevin McNamee of Kindsight Security Labs. eWeek (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government IT 
  • FBI reportedly is working with Facebook after cyberattack
    The FBI reportedly is helping Facebook investigate a cyberattack that involved a zero-day exploit that Facebook says takes advantage of Oracle's Java software. "As soon as we discovered the presence of the malware, we remediated all infected machines, informed law enforcement, and began a significant investigation that continues to this day," Facebook said in a statement. Bloomberg (2/16) , Computerworld/IDG News Service (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SIIA News 
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  • 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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