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November 7, 2012
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  • Why gaming software may be a "killer app" for Big Data
    Badgeville CEO Kris Duggan says his company's gaming technology can help enterprises cull value from Big Data and could become a "killer app" at some point. "A lot of people are talking about Big Data -- collecting data and profiling users, all these kinds of things. But they don't really know what to do with that data, and they don't know how to make it actionable," he said. InformationWeek (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology & Trends 
  • CPU shipments were off by 9% in Q3, report says
    Shipments of x86 microprocessors declined by about 9% in the third quarter compared with a year ago, Mercury Research says. Intel expanded its market share to 83.3% in the quarter, while Advanced Micro Devices share fell to 16.1%. The economy and reduced demand for PCs hurt the processor market in Q3, Mercury Research said. News Service (11/6), (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Channel 
  • Partners applaud ShoreTel, hope momentum continues
    ShoreTel's partners are hoping the unified-communications vendor will keep moving forward in helping the channel sell hosted and on-premise solutions. "We're very bullish about the future of ShoreTel," said Don Gulling of Verteks Consulting. (U.S.) (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Workforce 
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  Policy Watch 
  • A muddy vote on ballots via e-mail in N.J.
    New Jersey's move to allow voting via e-mail and fax after Hurricane Sandy raised security concerns but was seen by some as a positive move. "Clearly, e-mail voting is risky," said Matt Blaze of the University of Pennsylvania. "The question is whether these risks outweigh the benefits, and whether the technical and procedural safeguards that are in place are adequate to mitigate them under these rather unique circumstances." The Register (U.K.) (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Coalition will offer support to U.K. businesses affected by cyberattack
    U.K. businesses that fall victim to a cyberattack can look forward to additional support from a special response team. The "Cyber Incident Response" program, supported by the Government Communications Headquarters and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, would offer support from four companies -- BAE Systems Detica, Mandiant, Cassidian and Context IS -- in the event of an incident. ZDNet (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  CompTIA News 
  • Resources to help you build a better channel
    Join Tom Zimnoski, director of channel strategies at CompTIA, for a webinar presentation on Nov. 13 to learn about the benefits of a CompTIA membership for IT Vendors & Distributors. Register here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ChannelLine's Sales Xcelerator Program helps vendors and channel partners grow SMB sales
    The affordable, automated and targeted sales and marketing program includes content, delivery and monthly metric reports with a "no hassle guarantee" for CompTIA members. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Get answers to your market-research questions in a snap
    In a first of its kind for the IT industry, CompTIA created a comprehensive search engine to help its members find the answers to their IT research questions quickly and easily. CompTIA analysts input thousands of records into the new CompTIA ReSEARCH Engine so that meaningful data is immediately displayed. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Nov. 7, 2012
    71% of companies say that human error among IT staff is a security concern. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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