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January 21, 2013
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  Cloud Computing 
  • Ricoh Europe details savings from a private cloud
    Ricoh Europe implemented a private cloud to make its IT infrastructure more efficient, less expensive and more environmentally sustainable, Stephanie Overby writes. The company is consolidating its nine data centers into two facilities, eliminating 1,000 servers. CIO.com (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How software provisioning is changing the face of storage
    The demand for more intelligent technology tools is fueling interest in software solutions that move resource provisioning systems from hardware to the application sphere. Experts such as Mark Peters of the Enterprise Strategy Group say that while software-defined storage will offer increased flexibility and reduced costs, companies should avoid getting caught up in the hype and must determine how these emerging solutions can best serve their needs. InformationWeek (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Mobile & Wireless 
  • RIM may consider partnering on BlackBerry 10 software
    Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins told a German newspaper that the company might try to license its BlackBerry 10 operating system by entering into strategic alliances with other companies. "The main thing for now is to successfully introduce BlackBerry 10. Then we'll see," Heins said. The company also announced Sunday that it would change the name of its application market to "BlackBerry World" from "App World" and put a greater focus on music and video content. Reuters (1/21) , The Verge (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Security & Privacy 
  • Google: Passwords are passé
    The era of user passwords for computers or websites may be coming to an end, as Google is developing technology that would embed passwords in a physical device. "Along with many in the industry, we feel passwords and simple bearer tokens such as cookies are no longer sufficient to keep users safe," Google's Eric Grosse and Mayank Upadhyay wrote in a white paper. They add, "It's time to give up on elaborate password rules and look for something better." ITWorld.com/IDG News Service (1/18) , Wired.com (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government IT 
  • U.S. apparently presses EU to relax data-privacy rules
    The U.S. government is urging the EU to be more "flexible" about its data-protection regulations, which are under consideration in the European Parliament, according to a document obtained by the rights group EDRi. The EU proposals should be "revised to ensure that security and commerce are not adversely affected," the document states. TechCrunch (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SIIA News 
  • Register now for the Premier Government IT Conference, CloudGOV 2013
    Register now and plan to join us at CloudGOV, Feb. 12 in Washington, D.C. Learn how Cloud First, FedRAMP, data center consolidation and mobile strategies will influence agency procurement going forward, and see the latest innovations from service providers. Register to join colleagues from federal, state and local government, as well as vendors representing all segments of the public sector as they discuss the latest innovations in government IT. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New videos added -- check out business strategies from industry experts
    Whether you are a member of a team at an emerging software company or established leader, we are all looking for best practices from successful companies. Check out these video highlights and advice from executives representing the software ecosystem taken at key industry events. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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