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February 19, 2013
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  • Analysis: A transition is afoot in the enterprise with PaaS
    Private-platform-as-a-service offerings will shake up enterprise IT in the next two years, writes Bart Copeland, CEO of ActiveState. "Private clouds will dominate the enterprise market for now ... but hybrids will win in the end," Copeland writes, adding that he foresees an "anyglot" future for cloud middleware with multiple programming languages being supported. ReadWrite (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Cloud Computing 
  • Survey: Larger health care institutions see Big Data as a plus
    The use of Big Data analytics in health care has the potential to change personalized care, medical research and population health management, Ken Terry writes. An InformationWeek survey found that larger providers see advantages in Big Data, while smaller organizations are weighing the benefits. Large organizations such as Blue Shield of California are partnering with Big Data vendors to personalize care and improve efficiency. InformationWeek (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Data-center pioneer drives Amazon cloud innovations
    Former auto mechanic James Hamilton is the data-center engineer and force behind key innovations at Amazon's computing-services operation. His team's analysis during a 2011 power outage at Amazon's data center in Virginia led the company to design its own electrical gear, and he was a force behind Microsoft's switch to modular data centers during his tenure there. (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Mobile & Wireless 
  • IPhone e-mail app sees strong demand, Orchestra says
    Mobile-application developer Orchestra is touting strong demand for a Mailbox app for iPhone. "The big shift is away from a mobile e-mail client that is a shrunken version of a desktop e-mail client towards a mobile e-mail client focused primarily around processing and triage," CEO Gentry Underwood says, adding that the company has been issuing invites at a steady pace in order to keep the software stable. Reuters (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why the "Internet of things" has become significant
    "The Internet of things" is ushering in a new era in the design of software, writes Frank Schirrmeister of Cadence Design Systems. "The common thread across all of this is the set of devices to be connected and the connections to the environment itself. And it requires changes in the development flows, a transition that has already started," Schirrmeister writes. Electronics Weekly (U.K.) (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Security & Privacy 
  • Cyberattacks reportedly are traced to Chinese army unit
    A U.S. computer security firm says it has identified a unit of China's army as responsible for dozens of cyberattacks on U.S. companies over the years. In a 60-page report to be released today, Mandiant says it has overwhelming forensic evidence that attacks on U.S. firms such as Coca-Cola and, more recently, critical infrastructure industries, originated from the nondescript headquarters of army Unit 61398. The Chinese government denies responsibility for the attacks, but U.S. intelligence officials have said they have evidence that supports Mandiant's findings. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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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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