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February 13, 2013
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  Cloud Computing 
  • Report cites 13% savings for IT in 2012 from cloud adoption
    User demand for cloud services is driving adoption in the enterprise, and cloud systems delivered 13% savings for IT budgets last year, CDW's 2013 State of the Cloud Report says. "Organizations' adoption of cloud computing has steadily increased, which comes as no surprise given the growth of mobility and the consumerization of IT," CDW's Stephen Braat said in a statement. eWeek (2/12)
  • Dropbox seeks revenue with corporate accounts
    A new dashboard in the Dropbox for Teams product aims to lure paying corporate customers to Dropbox, Gerry Shih writes. "When we asked our customers what they needed from us to use Dropbox in the enterprise, this is what they said. We'll introduce some features, see what our customers are asking for, then keep building," Dropbox's Sujay Jaswa says. Reuters (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • F5 says it will buy LineRate Systems for SDN portfolio
    F5 Networks says it will buy LineRate Systems for its software-defined-networking technology to use in its BIG-IP network appliance. "In order to reap the benefits of software-defined data centers, programmable and scalable network services must be present throughout the entire network stack –- up to the application layer," LineRate's Manish Vachharajani said in a statement. Network World/IDG News Service (2/11) , The Register (U.K.) (2/12) 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.

  Mobile & Wireless 
 
  • Firms turn to internal app stores for workers' mobile devices
    More enterprises are creating application stores to minimize the security risks of bring-your-own-device policies, Mark Walsh writes. Gartner forecasts that 25% of businesses will have in-house app stores by 2017. "Apps downloaded from public app stores for mobile devices disrupt IT security, application and procurement strategies," Gartner's Ian Finley says. "Bring your own application has become as important as bring your own device in the development of a comprehensive mobile strategy." MediaPost Communications/Online Media Daily (2/12) 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 
 
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Whitepaper: SDN: How do you get there from here?
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  Government IT 
 
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 2013's Customer Success Summit
    The SIIA is co-hosting a worldwide executive summit about growing customer value on March 14 in San Francisco. Join us for this half-day seminar to hear case studies on how industry executives have increased conversion, retention or customer lifetime value. The three-part schedule ensures that you can share, learn and network with your peers. Don't miss your chance to take advantage of early bird pricing by registering today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Survey: Which events do you plan on attending in 2013?
    Please take a few minutes to participate in SIIA's annual Industry Event Survey to tell us which conferences and events you plan to attend this year. We'll share the survey results so you can get a good idea where to find your best opportunities. Please take a few minutes to complete it now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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