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February 28, 2013
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  • Experts: Melding Big Data and security isn't easy
    Using Big Data strategies and analytics to boost IT security can help prevent threats, but it also poses challenges because of the volume of data, experts say. "The Big Data challenge is to derive actionable information," Qualys' Andrew Wild says. Computerworld (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
5 Strategies to get Partners Selling Cloud-Based Products
A majority of channel partners see cloud-based products as a threat to their business model that's been profitable for decades. For 25 years, MarketStar has built and enabled partner channels for the biggest brands in the world. Join us to discuss channel partner concerns and the strategies we use to get partners to actively market and sell cloud products. Register for the webinar here.
  Technology & Trends 
  • Juniper-RSA pact brings cloud-based analytics to network security
    Juniper Networks introduced a suite of cloud-based security products meant to offer businesses enhanced network visibility and insight into the origins and ramifications of cyberattacks. The company is also enhancing a collaboration with EMC subsidiary RSA that will combine Juniper's Junos Spotlight Secure solution with RSA's Live threat delivery service, as well as its Security Analytics tool. The partnership will give users an expanded analytics platform for producing "automated and actionable intelligence" on attackers and specific devices targeted, officials said. eWeek (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Channel 
  • VCE offers a fast track to value, CEO says
    VCE offers value for those who want a cost-effective integrated infrastructure because of a simpler approach that can be operational quickly, chief executive Praveen Akkiraju says. VCE is a joint venture of EMC, VMware and Cisco. Network World (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Open Data Center Alliance adds Microsoft as a member
    Microsoft is the newest supporter of the Open Data Center Alliance, which focuses on interoperability and common standards. The move is expected to expand Microsoft's capabilities to connect with Azure cloud users. "Listening to customers is always a good thing for the industry to do," Microsoft's Colin Nurse said of the benefits of joining the ODCA. InfoWorld/IDG News Service (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

  IT Workforce 
 
  • Competitive market means high turnover for cybersecurity
    Cybersecurity is proving to be a lucrative field for those with the necessary skill sets, but high compensation levels and a shortage of qualified experts are making it hard to keep workers around for long, a report finds. A poll of security professionals conducted by ClearanceJobs.com found that more than a third of those involved in cybersecurity plan to change jobs in 2013, while pay disparities between the public and private sector are making it difficult for the Defense Department to compete for specialists. FederalTimes.com (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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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.

  Policy Watch 
 
  • Officials: IT reform bill should aim at project management
    A expected bill to reform federal IT acquisition needs to target lapses in project management, current and former officials say. "We must do more to develop and retain the skills it takes to run and manage IT programs," said Richard Spires of the Homeland Security Department, who is vice chairman of the CIO Council. FederalNewsRadio.com (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Bill aims to discourage "patent trolls"
    A House bill would make patent plaintiffs who lose their case pay the defendant's legal costs as part of an effort to discourage "patent trolls" and boost innovation, Grant Gross writes. The act covers all industries and would "offer some needed protections for tech companies increasingly hit with baseless lawsuits," Ed Black, CEO of the Computer and Communications Industry Association, wrote in an e-mail. Computerworld/IDG News Service (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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.

  CompTIA News 
  • Telecom Advisory Council bridges the gap between telecom and IT services
    The telecom industry and IT channel provide a great example of two comparable but separate industry verticals with dissimilar go-to-market strategies. Given the overlapping interests and technologies of both channel communities, there's a need to bridge the gap here. The new CompTIA Telecom Advisory Council was created to do just that; assembling a group of industry experts who can offer valuable insight on training programs, business tools and other related resources. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Get Your Customers to Say "Yes" to Managed Services
    Join Intronis and CompTIA for this webinar on March 5 to learn how to set yourself apart from the competition by leveraging managed services and your unique value proposition. Hear from CompTIA Trustmark holders on how they have leveraged the Trustmark to bring industry validation to their businesses. The webinar will provide an overview of the CompTIA MSP Partners Trustmark followed by a panel of Trustmark holders to address the process, challenges and benefits of earning a CompTIA Trustmark to further capitalize on your expertise. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Get answers to your market-research questions in a snap
    In a first of its kind for the IT industry, CompTIA has 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: Feb. 28, 2013
    45% of health care professionals believe that integration with current processes is a challenge facing remote patient monitoring. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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