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December 18, 2012
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  • SaaS vendors have room for growth, PwC finds
    The software-as-a-service market has grown 20% this year even though sales have been virtually flat for the past six months. There is room for growth, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report that says 11.2% of total software spending by the top 100 U.S.-based companies was bought through a SaaS or subscription model. GigaOm (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Mobile & Wireless 
  • Report: Mobile malware will proliferate in 2013
    The popularity of Android-based smartphones, including their use for financial transactions, is contributing to an increase in malicious applications targeted at mobile devices, says Eset, a security-software vendor. PCWorld (12/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ARM venture aims for better security in mobile devices
    ARM Holdings, with software houses Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient, has established Trustonic, a joint venture aimed at making smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices more secure from spyware and viruses. The venture will focus on securing mobile payments and online shopping, and will use ARM's TrustZone technology and the other companies' Trusted Execution Environment. The Wall Street Journal (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Symantec: SMBs should beware of ransomware, social scams
    Cyberthreats such as ransomware and scams disseminated on social networks continue to evolve, and small and midsize businesses should respond by reinforcing security precautions, employee awareness and backup/recovery processes, Symantec says. The Gifts feature on Facebook is one potential gateway to security risks, Symantec says. InformationWeek (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Save the date for the industry-leading ISV Conference, AATC13
    Save the dates and plan to join us at next year's All About the Cloud conference, May 7 to 9 in San Francisco. Your success in today's ever-changing world of technological innovation around 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 leftover budget by registering today or considering a sponsorship. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Critical success factors for an enterprise mobile strategy
    Organizations must fully develop an enterprise mobile strategy that considers both employee and customer facing aspects of today's continually expanding use of mobile technologies. It is important to consider the customer experience as they launch new products, services, and applications. Register for this webinar featuring Grant Thornton officials as they share their experience of working with a broad array of companies highlighting the leading practices and some of the pitfalls that companies should guard against. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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