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November 21, 2012
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  • HP takes $8.8B write-down on Autonomy investment
    Hewlett-Packard said it discovered that it was the victim of "serious accounting improprieties" in its $11 billion acquisition of the British software firm Autonomy, and will take an $8.8 billion write-down on the investment. Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch rejected the accusation. Reuters (11/21), Bloomberg (11/20), The Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model) (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Chinese chip-development effort moves closer to launch
    China is months away from unveiling its Godson-3B1500 processor, an eight-core chip for PCs and servers that represents the country's attempts to develop its own chipmaking industry. The Godson processor, being developed by manufacturer Loongson Technology, culminates more than a decade of development and has a clock speed of 1.35 gigahertz and 172.8 gigaflops of performance. ZDNet (Asia) (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Researchers tout breakthrough on quantum cryptography
    Researchers at Cambridge University and Toshiba say they've developed a way to employ quantum cryptography to protect telecommunications networks from cyberattacks. The collaboration aims to use the technology for everyday tasks, such as securely transmitting credit card transactions and electronic health records. Reuters (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Smart IT decisions are tied to smart partner choices
    When buying and implementing storage strategies, IT organizations often rely on resellers to acquire technology and integrators to connect the pieces. Choosing the two partners wisely is a key element to successful tech efforts, writes Mark Peters of Enterprise Strategy Group. "Value-added resellers, systems integrators and even distributors play a big part in your company's success. Choose them with care," he writes. InformationWeek (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Workforce 
  • Critical thinking isn't just for college professors
    Smart bosses teach workers to think critically about the challenges they face, writes Joel Garfinkle. That means encouraging them to ask the right questions and to have confidence in their thought processes. "Continue to encourage employees to act independently ... and they will reward you and the company with sound decisions based on logic and common sense," Garfinkle writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    CompTIA Server+ certification validates knowledge of server issues and technology, including disaster recovery. It is a vendor neutral certification that proves knowledge of server hardware and software. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    TechVoice provides the IT community with timely information about state and federal IT legislation and regulations, as well as an organized method to become an instant advocate for the IT channel. Sign up for action alerts. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Nov. 21, 2012
    52% of businesses are currently using IT risk analysis in their security management. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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