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December 4, 2012
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  • HP announces a refresh of its storage-product portfolio
    Hewlett-Packard says it's refreshing its 3PAR StoreServ Storage, StoreAll Storage and StoreOnce Backup offerings with business-level features and simplifying storage management with a single user interface. It also says it will offer what it calls Priority Optimization software next year. Computerworld (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Technology & Trends 
  • IDC: Growth is ahead for networking market despite Q3 revenue dip
    Revenue in worldwide router and switch markets declined in the third quarter, but video traffic and mobile device use will keep networking technology on a strong growth pace, IDC says. "10GbE, along with the emerging 40GbE Ethernet switch segments, are the ones to watch as growth in virtualized applications and converged infrastructure will continue to drive the need for advanced networks in data center build-outs," IDC's Rohit Mehra said in a statement. eWeek (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Telecom-treaty negotiations may get heated
    Officials from technology titans and 193 countries will sit down this week in an effort to hammer out telecom-treaty regulations that haven't been changed in 24 years, with areas such as cybersecurity, Internet access and Web-content-delivery models to get attention. The hot button, especially for U.S. tech companies, is maintaining Internet freedom. InformationWeek (12/3), The Guardian (London) (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Channel 
  • 5 steps to building strong telecom-partner relations
    Establishing strong relationships with telecom partners requires a strategy to ensure that resellers can provide clients with excellent services and technology solutions, writes Kate Hunt, director of member communities at CompTIA. A CompTIA resource paper outlines five steps and offers insight on how to develop and build such business partnerships. Channel Partners/CompTIA blog (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Workforce 
  • Why a strong succession plan is a must-have
    There are pros and cons to having a leadership succession strategy that relies on promoting from within versus hiring someone new who may offer a different perspective and new energy to motivate staffers. Whichever strategy is taken, the key is to ensure solid succession planning. "As we've come out of the recession and as companies have started reinvesting in their HR departments, succession planning has become an important topic," said Jack Cullen, president of Modis. Network World (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analysis: Troubled companies often pay big bonuses
    Companies in financial trouble often pay top executives big bonuses shortly before filing bankruptcy petitions. A review of more than 80 bankruptcy cases over the past five years by The Wall Street Journal found that more than 1,600 insiders received payments totaling more than $1.3 billion in the months before their firms filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Wall Street Journal (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • U.K. moves to bolster cybersecurity amid increasing attacks
    Companies with high market visibility are finding themselves targeted by an increasing number of cyberattacks, according to U.K. officials, who say hackers are regularly zeroing in on the websites of brands such as Adidas with motives as simple as a sports rivalry. To combat an increase in the number of attacks on critical industries, the U.K. government is considering a significant expansion to its cybersecurity regime, including the possible addition of "cyber-reservists" who can be called into action. The Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model) (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lawyers complain about limiting terms in cloud contracts
    Stringent contracts that leave end users little recourse in the event of a serious service outage or network breach are slowing enterprise migration to the cloud, according to attorneys, who say companies are reluctant to navigate uneven legal terrain. With more service terms skewed in favor of providers and many cloud companies adopting a "take-it-or-leave-it" approach toward end users, corporate lawyers say it's vital that decision-makers considering a cloud contract scrutinize the terms and ask questions so they understand their legal rights. Computerworld (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CompTIA News 
  • 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
  • Free subscription to ChannelPro
    CompTIA members can get a free subscription to the print magazine and e-newsletter ChannelPro-SMB, which provides targeted business and technology information for the IT channel. Learn 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. 4, 2012
    46% of organizations plan to encrypt files on mobile devices and portable media to improve data loss prevention. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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