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December 14, 2012
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  • Embedded graphics may not require the latest processors
    Engineers may be impressed with the most advanced CPUs combined with graphics processing units, but those chips may not be the best choice for design projects involving 2D graphics acceleration, according to Graeme Wintle of ByteSnap Design, a U.K.-based consulting firm. "The bottom line is, a chip might look great on paper, but you have to see what the software supports," he advises. Electronics Weekly (U.K.) (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • GE touts cooling technology for mobile computers
    General Electric has introduced dual piezoelectric cooling jets designed to reduce heat generated by laptop and tablet computers. "DCJ can be made so quiet that users won't even know it's running," GE's Chris Giovanniello says. ExtremeTech (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Mobile PCs affect supply-chain relationships, report says
    The popularity of mobile devices is changing the PC landscape for vendors as some customers become potential rivals, according to an NPD DisplaySearch report. "With the changes taking place in the mobile PC segment, existing supply chain relationships could be disrupted due to competitive conflicts," NPD DisplaySearch's Jeff Lin said in a statement. eWeek (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Workforce 
  • Eric Schmidt: Education is key to the jobs of the future
    People have to learn to "outrace the robots" for the best-paying jobs in the future, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said Wednesday. Robots will someday replace the cheap labor in China's factories, and highly trained personnel will be needed to install and maintain those robotics, he noted. "Given the trends of globalization, automation and demographics, there will definitely be a small number of people who will be very prosperous," Schmidt said. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/Bits blog (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 5 reasons bosses shouldn't try to be perfect
    Perfectionism isn't a desirable trait in business leaders, writes Henna Inam. The best leaders are comfortable in their own skin and recognize, and even embrace, their flaws to develop an authentic and credible leadership style, Inam argues. "They learn to ease their desire to 'be perfect' based on some kind of external standard in favor of 'being powerful' in an authentic way," she writes. The Glass Hammer blog (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hackers have U.S. financial sector in the cross hairs, experts warn
    The U.S. financial industry could face a wave of cyberattacks next year when a little-known sleeper malware wakes up and may start siphoning funds from as many as 30 banks, security expects said in a report. According to McAfee Labs, the malware is part of a four-year cyberfraud campaign, Project Blitzkrieg, promoted by a Russian hacker known as "vorVzakone." The campaign will reach its full potential in the spring of 2013 when dormant aspects of the malware become active. The Washington Post (12/12), CNN/Security Clearance blog (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Channel training
    Via CompTIA's Channel Training Program, IT vendors and distributors are able to deliver education on some of the most sought-after topics in the industry to their partners who needed it most, at no cost. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Resources to Help You Build a Better Channel
    Join Tom Zimnoski, director of channel strategies at CompTIA, for this webinar on Dec. 20 to learn how a CompTIA membership for IT vendors and distributors can benefit you, your entire organization and your partners. Register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Dec. 14, 2012
    51% of companies require passcodes on mobile devices as a result of mobile security incidents. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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