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January 30, 2013
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  • Cisco targets converged networks with Catalyst 3850 switch
    Cisco Systems has introduced an integrated switch and WLAN controller combo to meet the demands of the bring-your-own-device community by making it easier to unify the management of converged wireless and wireline networks. The Catalyst 3850 Unified Access Switch is powered by a specialized programmable ASIC called Unified Access Data Plane and includes a built-in 40G WLAN controller and support for Cisco's software-defined networking architecture. Network World (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
5 tips for managing negative online comments
The Internet gives your customers a voice online, but what can you do when that voice is yelling negative comments? With 5 tips, you can learn how to positively respond and help direct the conversation. Read the article and learn the 5 ways to respond positively.

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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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  • Report: Embracing BYOD can help the whole company
    IT organizations that embrace the bring-your-own-device movement, especially consumer technology such as iPhones and Android devices, have happier employees, a more nimble business and greater sales opportunities. Survey respondents who embraced consumer technology were 73% more likely to say they've seen higher sales and more customer gains. InfoWorld/Tech Watch blog (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

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The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

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  • Get a Quick Start to Social Collaboration for Business Use with CompTIA
    Beyond using social media for marketing, how can you use social technologies internally to become a more efficient and productive organization? What types of tools are available to help you leverage the benefits of social business? This session seeks answers to these questions. Register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Free invite to the ChannelPro Live Event in Long Beach, Calif., on April 10
    ChannelPro offers a limited number of free VIP passes to the ChannelPro SMB Forum event -- a $299 value. This one-day event features educational sessions built around a discussion format, so attendees can get all of their questions answered from our expert presenters. CompTIA will also be on hand offering free training. Visit here for details. 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: Jan. 30, 2013
    55% of firms that do not provide managed services say that if they choose to transition to a managed services model, they will retrain existing sales reps. CompTIA IT SmartStat. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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