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December 13, 2012
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  • Report: U.S. tech is expected to fall behind Asia
    Technology will play a crucial role in how the world develops in coming decades, according to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which has just released its latest report, "Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds." The U.S. is predicted to fall behind Asia by 2030 when it comes to technology investment. Big Data looms as a dominant technology for countries worldwide. Computerworld (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology & Trends 
  • Oracle introduces unified security platform for databases
    Oracle announced it is bolstering its database security platform by merging two existing products into a single, software appliance-based solution. Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall -- a combination of its two namesakes -- provides unified auditing and monitoring and is designed to lower the cost of providing security across the enterprise. ZDNet/Between the Lines blog (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Commentary: Health care IT's growth is real
    The need to switch out legacy systems, innovate processes and meet the demands of the health care industry promises to keep health care IT growing, experts say. The segment is ripe for venture funding, they say. InformationWeek (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Roxane Gay, acclaimed author of Bad Feminist, shares her views on architecture, motion and the modern workplace.
  IT Channel 
  • HP goes full throttle with pay-as-you-go strategy
    Hewlett-Packard says it's deploying managed-LAN offerings through telecom providers that let enterprises pay a monthly fee based on the number of ports used, providing greater efficiency and a lower price. The strategy doesn't come without some risk, experts say. "We are prepared to share the costs and share the risks with our customers," HP's Nick Watson says. News Service (12/12), Light Reading (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IT Workforce 
  • Why "no pain, no gain" is a bad career mantra
    Success doesn't come from powering through difficult tasks but from making your work flow easier, Amy Knapp writes. You can do this by focusing on assignments that you're good at and passionate about while delegating everything else. "What we’ve forgotten is that the work that comes naturally can be infinitely more valuable [than] the work that’s accomplished with blood, sweat and tears," she writes. Brazen Careerist/Brazen Life blog (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Feds OK open-source software linked to "nondesignated" countries
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has ruled that open-source software products made in a "designated country" comply with the Trade Agreement Act, even if most of the source code is written in a nondesignated country. The ruling makes it possible for more software companies to do business with federal agencies, said Yves de Montcheuil of open-source provider Talend. ZDNet (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Cigna GO YOU
    The Cigna GO YOU program spotlights four highly successful professionals, including CompTIA president and CEO Todd Thibodeaux. Find out more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Business solutions for MSPs and VARs
    Business Solutions, a print and online resource, connects MSPs and VARs to the latest networking, storage, security, and managed services success stories and trends. CompTIA members can gain access to the latest success stories from their peers, as well as white papers, webcasts, videos and more. 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: Dec. 13, 2012
    38% of businesses have lost a mobile device. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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