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October 23, 2012
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  • Gartner: IT convergence to propel job growth, create C-suite roles
    The convergence of social, cloud and mobile technologies is fueling changes in how the information technology sector helps businesses service their customers, as well as creating millions of Big-Data-related jobs and executive positions such as chief digital officer, Gartner says. CIO Today (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology & Trends 
  • IT vendors need to step up cardiology industry efforts, report says
    A KLAS report indicates that no single vendor is leading when it comes to providing cardiology IT or a system providing every feature the medical specialty user or enterprise needs. "Companies are getting better, but providers would like to see better reporting and structured reporting," report author Monqiue Rasband says. InformationWeek (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • HP looks to cloud market to aid business transformation
    Hewlett-Packard's ongoing attempt to regain its footing in the tech market is tied to several product and services strategies, one of which is cloud computing. The PC vendor is revamping and redefining its cloud services, according to cloud computing chief Zorawar Biri Singh. The company has embraced open-source standards by using OpenStack, an approach Singh says will help the company's cloud efforts scale. Network World (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Intel works on computers that we would wear all the time
    Intel says it's working on microprocessors that would enable users to wear a computer at all times, to remind users of appointments and make needed project data easily accessible. "Imagine wearing something that would tell you, before you shake someone's hand, that she's Mary and it will tell you where you met her last," says Intel's Manny Vara, who foresees such computers existing within five years. Computerworld (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • What would a smaller, cheaper iPad mean for Apple?
    Apple is expected to unveil plans today for a smaller iPad, which according to The Wall Street Journal will be a testament to the company's ability to prove it can still be innovative. The expected iPad Mini could be sold for as little as $249, according to one industry watcher. As of June 30, Apple had sold 84 million iPads, according to industry numbers. GigaOm (10/22), The Wall Street Journal (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IT Channel 
  • Cisco exec to join Brocade as chief tech officer
    Cisco Systems' chief technology officer, David Meyer, plans to leave the company to lead the software-defined-networking strategy at Brocade. Jeffrey Burt writes that the move illustrates how SDN is becoming a force within IT organizations and a critical service from tech vendors. eWeek (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  IT Workforce 
  • Cultivating global leaders in a company is an art
    A company needs to think about the "art" of cultivating global leaders within its ranks just as much as the "science," writes Beth Brooke of Ernst & Young. This means cultivating values and habits within a corporate culture that go beyond textbook human resources management, Brooke writes. Encouraging curiosity about other cultures and learning to check assumptions are two examples, she writes. Harvard Business Review (11/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • U.S. service providers attest to the security of Huawei equipment
    Clearwire, Cricket Communications and Level 3 Communications say they have no security concerns about the Huawei Technologies equipment installed in their networks, according to this article. "Among other things, we require our infrastructure vendors to submit their equipment and software to extensive testing by a leading third party recognized for vetting critical infrastructure systems," Clearwire stated. Computerworld (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner
    The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner certification designates IT professionals with advanced-level security skills and knowledge. The CASP certification is an international, vendor-neutral exam that proves competency in enterprise security; risk management; research and analysis; and integration of computing, communications and business disciplines. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT Business Trustmark
    The CompTIA IT Business Trustmark is designed to validate an IT company’s ability to demonstrate sound business practices and provide quality service. The applicant can be engaged in any type of value-add IT service, so long as it is based in the United Kingdom. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • TechVoice
    TechVoice provides the IT community with timely information about state and federal IT legislation and regulations, as well as an organized method to become an instant advocate for the IT channel. Sign up for action alerts. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Oct. 23, 2012
    49% of businesses say data security is a key data storage challenge facing their organization. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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