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November 28, 2012
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  • IaaS-Plus may spark enterprise cloud-computing evolution
    The boundaries that divide cloud computing into defined service segments -- such as software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service -- will eventually evolve into a single, comprehensive platform encompassing a multitude of applications and processes, an analysis by Forrester Research predicts. Early evidence of this transition can be seen in the emergence of IaaS-Plus, a model for cloud platforms pioneered by Amazon Web Services that offers enterprises more flexibility than PaaS. Computerworld UK/App Dev & Programme Management blog (11/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology & Trends 
  • Will Intel's moves bring an end to the desktop?
    New chip and circuit board designs from Intel could put a virtual end to the desktop, Brooke Crothers writes, citing others' reporting. The chipmaker has not issued any statement, but a source said the reports "have taken a lot of liberties" regarding Intel's plans. CNET (11/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kindle demand soared on Cyber Monday
    Cyber Monday was a record day for global sales of the seven Kindle-branded e-readers and tablets, Amazon said Tuesday. A $30 discount on the Kindle Fire became Amazon's most successful Cyber Monday deal ever. Internet Retailer (11/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IT Channel 
  • Meru announces partner-program changes
    Meru Networks says it has revamped its channel program into a three-tier approach in an effort to improve sales to vertical markets, including education and business. As part of the reboot, Meru is offering a deal-registration incentive program. Channel Partners (11/27), CRN (U.K.) (11/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Workforce 
  • Are you too boring to hire?
    A lack of enthusiasm or outside interests can be turn-offs for hiring managers, Heather Huhman writes. "Hiring managers love to see candidates with hobbies, or even those who have taken on a second job -- it shows you’re able to make good use of your free time to expand your skills and interests, and this is a quality that’s likely to spill over into your professional life," she writes. (11/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why providers need to connect with client CIOs and CFOs
    Chief financial officers are playing a more strategic business role and having more input on IT decision-making, with greater focus on spend and return on investment. According to a survey by Gartner and the Financial Executives Research Foundation, 48% of those polled said IT investment approvals were done by the CFO or were a collaborative effort between CFOs and chief information officers. That's why partners and resellers need to establish a relationship with both business leaders, according to this article. The VAR Guy (11/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Are you a Developer or Engineer looking to make the next step in your career? Don't miss TECHEXPO's job fair for Security-Cleared Developers & Engineers on December 5th. This is your opportunity to interview with industry leaders looking to fill 100's of open positions. For information on registration, exhibiting & attending visit:
  CompTIA News 
  • Creating an Achievable Sales Plan
    This CompTIA-hosted webinar, scheduled for Dec. 19, will cover six steps to building an achievable sales plan. Learn about defining an average sale, understanding why clients buy, adjusting for seasons, recognizing the learning curve for new reps, setting pipeline goals and identifying activities to support the pipeline. Register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Go Green IT
    The CompTIA Green IT certification ensures you’ll have the knowledge and skills necessary to implement environmentally sound techniques within an organization's IT infrastructure. The certification enhances existing IT credentials to incorporate emerging technologies that shape the global green IT industry. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Stay up to date on how government and IT connect with Policy Watch
    With more than 2,000 members representing all facets of the industry and as the leading global provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, CompTIA is well positioned to serve as a strong advocate in government. Subscribe to CompTIA's Policy Watch newsletter to receive the latest research reports, industry-related news and coverage of other IT matters each month. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Nov. 28, 2012
    36% of businesses who believe that human error has become more serious attribute it to the failure of IT staff to follow security procedures and policies. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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