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November 19, 2012
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  • Big Data in pictures
    A book by photojournalist Rick Smolan aims to put a human face on Big Data and its impact around the world, with a view of how information improves processes in areas such as the monitoring of marine-life migration and climate in the South Pacific. CNET (11/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • Why VARs should reach out after a disaster
    When a disaster hits, IT resellers and partners should reach out to clients and customers to illustrate that the business relationship isn't just about selling, Kendra Lee writes. "Even though you may be far away, ask how you can help, and ask in a way that they know you will help if there is something you can help with," Lee writes. The VAR Guy (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cisco to expand cloud suite with $1.2 billion Meraki buy
    Cisco Systems announced it is acquiring Google-funded cloud services company Meraki for approximately $1.2 billion in cash and retention-based incentives. The deal, which will help bolster Cisco's Unified Access suite of business innovation solutions, is expected to close in the middle of the company's 2013 fiscal year. Seeking Alpha (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How automation could revolutionize the offshoring industry
    Robotic intelligence is primed to be an effective IT resource and may one day replace outsourcers, according to James Slaby, a research director at HfS Research. "It's the automation of various business functions: taking work traditionally done by humans and implementing it in software," Slaby said. (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CompTIA wins big at CRN Channel Awards 2012
    CompTIA was named Channel Service Provider of the Year at the CRN Channel Awards 2012. The awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in the U.K. market, rewarding outstanding performance in the IT channel. Learn more here and here. 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: Nov. 19, 2012
    45% of organizations say that the reports of security breaches at other organizations have changed their priority of security. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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