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  • General Dynamics ups the ante on mobile security
    General Dynamics is advancing a plan to give smartphone users the same level of security that protects classified government networks, including support for encrypted voice and data communications. The company hopes the devices will also be able to access the government's SIPRNET and NIPRNET classified networks. The "GD Protected" line, which is being developed for Android phones, will rely on technology historically limited to large terminals and will be ready for "sensitive but unclassified" communications in the second quarter and classified information in the third quarter. News Service (2/28) 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.

  Company News 
  • Analysts can't see how smartphone makers can meet 2013 targets
    Several smartphone makers this week outlined aggressive targets for improving their smartphone sales this year, but analysts are wondering where all the growth will come from in the market. They say projected global sales bumps can't match the vendors' ambitious targets, especially since Apple and Samsung Electronics will take up a sizable share of the market growth. The Wall Street Journal (3/1) 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.

  Mobile Apps 
  • Studios turn to mobile apps in war on piracy
    Hollywood has begun to target "rogue" mobile applications in their fight against illegal downloads of studios' content. Saying that developers are using images of their licensed characters from movies and TV shows, studios have begun to send "take down" notices to app store owners. Google recently agreed to remove a wallpaper app from the Google Play store that featured images of Warner Bros.' "Hobbit" film. Reuters (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Carmakers still face hurdles in driving smartphone apps
    Automakers may be excited about connected cars and bringing smartphone applications to new models. And yet, automakers still face a raft of problems before the apps go mainstream, including outdated software, reliability, roaming among European carriers and high app prices, writes Bernhard Warner. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/28) 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.

  • Corning warns curved glass is least 3 years out
    Smartphone and other device makers hoping to build Corning's new Willow flexible glass into their products will have to wait at least three years to do so, the company said. "People are not accustomed to glass you roll up. The ability of people to take it and use it to make a product is limited," said James Clappin, the head of Corning Glass Technologies. Corning, the maker of the widely used Gorilla Glass, makes Apple's iPhones screens. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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.

  Trends & Research 
  • Are carriers on the road to becoming Big Data providers?
    Wireless carriers are looking to sell aggregated chunks of personal data about their subscribers as a potential source of revenues, according to a published account which notes that carriers reveal only aggregated data statistics in order to protect users' privacy. An operator, for instance, could sell information about the demographics of a sports stadium crowd to the venue's owner, writes Mark Sullivan. PCWorld (2/27)
  • Report: Mini-tablet boom causing a headache for Apple
    The popularity of smaller-sized tablets and the collapse of the market for larger displays will cut into Apple's profit margins, research firm DisplaySearch predicts. Analysts point to estimates that shipments of 9.7-inch tablets shrunk to 1.3 million in January from 7.4 million in the previous month. DisplaySearch expects Apple will ship just over half the number of the larger tablets than the company had planned this year. VentureBeat (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

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