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January 7, 2013
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  Today's Software Buzz 
  • Analysis: What to expect from the SaaS market in 2013
    Microsoft, Oracle,, SAP and other vendors are sure to make headlines in the software-as-a-service market during 2013, Chris Kanaracus writes. Emerging trends this year may include single-sign-on capability for multiple SaaS applications and cloud-based enterprise resource planning apps for manufacturers, Kanaracus writes. News Service (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Cloud Computing 
  • SAP co-CEO: We could find 1 million new customers in China
    SAP could reach 1 million new customers in China as it invests $2 billion over the next three years and expands its operations there, co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe says. "China will be as important for us as the United States," he says. The company is seeking permission to offer cloud-computing services in China. Reuters (1/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Internet Explorer added market share in 2012
    Microsoft's Internet Explorer held 54.8% of the browser market as of Dec. 31, up from 51.9% at the beginning of the year, Net Applications says. IDC analyst Al Hilwa says "The turnaround can be traced back to the launch of IE9 and the pivot around HTML5 support, especially the Canvas functionality." Computerworld (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Mobile & Wireless 
  • AWS updates management console, prepares Android app
    Amazon Web Services has made its Management Console easier for developers to use, Frederic Lardinois writes. AWS also is working on an Android application for managing EC2 cloud-computing instances and a tablet-optimized way to look at the Management Console. TechCrunch (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • A look at Facebook's Android, iOS user counts
    Mobile owners are adopting and using the Facebook application at a faster clip on Android devices than on iPhones, according to data uncovered by an analyst. But a higher percentage of iPhones have the social network's iOS app. As of September, Facebook had 192.8 million active monthly users on Android devices, while there were 195.2 million on iPhones and iPads. TechCrunch (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Security & Privacy 
  • Security researcher says IE patch can be undermined
    Microsoft's temporary solution for a zero-day exploit in Internet Explorer is easily undermined by resourceful hackers, says Peter Vreugdenhil of Exodus Intelligence. Microsoft said it has heard from Exodus about the exploit workaround and is seeking more information. CSO (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government IT 
  • Feds commit money, manpower to boosting cybersecurity
    The Defense Department is getting more money -- and specific marching orders -- to bolster cybersecurity efforts as part of a $633 billion spending bill that includes provisions for developing new cyberdefenses. The Pentagon is focused on building and buying tools that can combat new and emerging threats, investigating the use of Big Data technologies and planning to better consolidate its IT infrastructure. InformationWeek (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SIIA News 
  • Calling all young and innovative tech companies
    The SIIA is excited to launch our NextGen program for its 8th year. This program showcases the competitive nature of what truly makes a company the next generation of young companies to watch. We are calling all companies that are transforming the software and services industry to apply today for AATC 2013’s NextGen program. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Join our Roundtable Breakfast on Enterprise Cloud Adoption for Success
    Join us Feb. 8 in Palo Alto, Calif., to share your ideas on how to respond to enterprise demands and accelerate your prospect's decision to sign up with you versus "the other guys." Whether it's making your service delivery more transparent without compromising security, business outcome based SLAs, consumption based dynamic billing, or performance measurement by third party providers, cloud service providers are coming up with innovative ways to satisfy enterprise demand for more transparency & manageability of cloud services. Space is limited so register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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