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March 13, 2013
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  Today's Software Buzz 
  • HP banks on software-defined networking
    Hewlett-Packard says it expects software-defined networking to take off, and it hopes to grab a sizable chunk of the market. "Everything we do with regard to thinking about operating expense for the CIO focuses on ensuring they can automate as much as possible within the network," HP Networking's Bethany Meyer says. ZDNet (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  Cloud Computing 
  • Google ramps up cloud-computing effort
    Google says it will double office space near Seattle and increase engineers and other employees dedicated to building cloud-computing services. The move is aimed at cloud leader Amazon, analysts say. "Almost every major consultancy supports Amazon; almost every advertising agency runs on Amazon; if I need to hire 10 people tomorrow to help me build my application, it's super easy to find people who have Amazon experience," Forrester Research analyst James Staten said. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • SAP sets up an R&D center in Singapore
    SAP has established a "co-innovation" center at its facility in Singapore, where it will collaborate on research and development with partners including Intel, VMware, Cisco Systems and NetApp. The software company has 21 such R&D labs around the world. TechCrunch (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Microsoft sees Bing as key part of company's strategy
    Bing search technology is a central part of Microsoft's strategic plans for Big Data analytics and machine learning applications, Derrick Harris writes. Bing's "long-term value is just as much as a deep infrastructural element," Microsoft's Craig Mundie says. GigaOm (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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 & Wireless 
  • IDC: Android will become top tablet platform in 2013
    The broad popularity of the iPad Mini aside, Android is expected to supplant Apple's iOS as the most popular tablet platform this year, research firm IDC says. Apple's insistence on keeping its tablet more expensive than the typical $200 price for Android's 7-inch tablets has cost the iPad-maker, IDC analysts say. IDC raised its estimate for 2013 tablet shipments by 11% largely because of sales of the smaller-screen devices. Computerworld (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
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.

  Security & Privacy 
  • Google to pay $7M to end privacy investigation
    Google reportedly will pay $7 million to settle federal claims that its Street View imaging program collected personal data such as passwords, e-mails and other information gained through Wi-Fi. The data was gathered as Google Street View vehicles drove through neighborhoods between 2007 and 2010. "We work hard to get privacy right at Google. But in this case we didn't, which is why we quickly tightened up our systems to address the issue," Google's Nadia Blagojevic said in a statement. eWeek (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Cyberattacks demand greater attention
    Cyberthreats are a greater danger to the U.S. than terrorist activities are, and preventing them is getting more challenging every day, an intelligence report says. "In some cases, the world is applying digital technologies faster than our ability to understand the security implications and mitigate potential risks," James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, told lawmakers in the report. ZDNet (3/13) 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.

  Government IT 
  • Obama to host business leaders for cybersecurity talks
    Business leaders will go to the White House today for a special meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss strategies for public- and private-sector coordination on the issue of cybersecurity. The meeting comes a month after Obama signed an executive order that seeks to boost information sharing between the government and the business community, which has been confronting a heightened threat environment. Reuters (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
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.

  SIIA News 
  • Register for the industry's leading ISV conference, AATC13
    Join us May 7 to 9 in San Francisco for SIIA's All About the Cloud conference. Your success in today's ever-changing world of technological innovation around the cloud, mobile and social media can depend on the strength of your relationships with the right strategic partners and vendors. So our primary focus for AATC 2013 is to help you make contacts, form partnerships and close deals. Take advantage of early-bird pricing by registering today or considering a sponsorship. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Webinar: Trust, Assurance and Compliance Readiness
    With new technology innovations in health IT, especially leveraging cloud-computing platforms and mobile devices, it is even more critical for health care providers and their IT solution providers to provide adequate assurances that health care services are built to protect the patient on a safe platform for innovation. Join us for an overview of Cloud Security Alliance's Governance Risk & Compliance Stack and the CSA Security, Trust & Assurance Registry as well as other research initiatives, all serving as the basis of emerging security and assurance standards and supply chain risk-management best practices for cloud computing. Register today for this webinar on Wednesday, March 20. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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