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September 14, 2012
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  • Intel hopes to advance biometrics with palm-based ID system
    Intel says it's leveraging biometrics and advances in computing to develop an identification system in which the veins in the palm of the hand provide access to computers and mobile devices. "Nobody likes passwords. This completely removes this deeply inconvenient notion of passwords," Intel's Justin Rattner said at a developers' meeting. Bloomberg (9/13), Reuters (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • IBM looks to take Watson mobile
    IBM says it's pondering ways to take its Watson supercomputer into the workplace to deliver business insights and on-demand data analytics via mobile devices. "Taking this deeper approach with Watson, having it specialize in business areas, could be deeper in value and deeper in revenue than a Siri," Forrester Research's Andrew Bartels said. Bloomberg Businessweek (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Exec says HP business tablet will offer unique features for VARs
    A Hewlett-Packard executive says the company is preparing a business tablet that will offer resellers the opportunity to custom design it for client needs and to play the role of a service-support provider. HP's Todd Bradley says the company is investing more resources for channel sales efforts than he's seen with any HP product since his arrival at the company seven years ago. Details are still under wraps. CRN.com (U.S.) (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Ask yourself the hardest question in order to succeed
    "What would my successor do?" is a hard question to ask oneself, but it is necessary to make sure you are performing as best as possible, Susan Cramm writes. Some tips to remake yourself into the type of person the company would hire next include relearning the business, making new contacts and asking for the resources you need. CFO.com (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
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  Policy Watch 
  • Senators urge White House not to issue an order on cybersecurity
    Republican Sens. John McCain, Kay Bailey Hutchison and Saxby Chambliss are making a public plea to the White House to not issue an executive order related to cybersecurity. The trio write that such an order would be the "wrong solution" and would establish an adversarial relationship between the private and public sectors. The Wall Street Journal (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    47% of firms that offer cloud services said sales/marketing campaigns have been the most impacted by the transition to the cloud based solution sales process. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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