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January 8, 2013
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  • "Buy India" campaign could strain U.S. tech sector
    American companies will have a harder time selling high-tech products in India under a new government proposal designed to boost the country's manufacturing sector, observers note. The draft regulations under consideration would restrict public and private firms in India to buying domestically made products -- forcing foreign companies to set up local factories if they hope to get a piece of India's multibillion-dollar technology and electronics market. The Wall Street Journal (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Emerging Tools 
  • Kingston poised to debut first-ever terabyte flash drive
    Kingston has made it possible to carry a full terabyte of data in your pocket with the introduction of the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 -- being touted as the world's first 1 TB USB 3.0 flash drive. The drive, slated for commercial availability in the first quarter, boasts read/write speeds of up to 240 Mbps and 160 Mbps. A 512 GB version of the drive that is currently available retails for $1,750. Mashable (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Security Update 
  • PCs take the brunt of malware increase, report finds
    Despite a rise in the number of new cyber bugs designed to wreak havoc on mobile devices, personal computers are still the target of choice for malware writers, according to a new threat assessment from Quick Heal Technologies. The company's "Quick Heal Annual Windows and Mobile Malware Report, 2012" found that while mobile malware infections increased 30% last year, the number of virus attacks directed at the Windows operating system was up 90%, with the Internet the primary platform for delivery. ThinkDigit.com (India) (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Tech Business 
  • How the cloud is redefining provider, reseller roles
    The merging of IT and telecom tech and emergence of new service-delivery strategies are blending the once distinct roles of distributors and master agents, especially when it comes to cloud services and technologies. "As technology converges, so will partner types and the supply chain that supports them," said Tiffani Bova, vice president at Gartner Research. The key for both is to remain relevant on the customer level, she said. Channel Partners (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Managing IT 
  • Cybersecurity rules spur encryption in the cloud
    To meet government rules regarding compliance and data management, enterprises are encrypting data before storing it in a cloud environment, and at least one vendor is reaping rewards. CipherCloud chief Pravin Kothari said demand isn't just coming from the U.S. and its Patriot Act law. "We're seeing a lot of interest outside the United States," Kothari said. "They want the ability and, in some cases, need the ability to maintain a level of control, and encryption helps them do that." CRN.com (U.S.) (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to lead a team of your peers
    It's hard enough leading your subordinates -- but leading a team of your peers is especially difficult, according to John Baldoni. Authenticity and passion are vital if you're to win over a peer group, Baldoni explains. "Leading those who can say 'no' to you is always a huge challenge, but if you can convince them by your actions and your enthusiasm, then they might believe in what you are doing," he writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Geeking Out 
  • Flexible tablet gives new meaning to the term "computer paper"
    Developers are three years away from releasing bendable, paper-like computer tablets that they say will one day replace relatively bulky, inflexible devices. The so-called PaperTab tablets -- jointly developed by Plastic Logic, Intel Labs and Queen's University -- sport a 10.7-inch plastic display and an Intel Core i5 processor and are designed to work together in groups with each individual tablet handling a single application. TG Daily (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
India is the largest free-market democracy in the world. To mandate local manufacturing is antithetical to the very concept of a free marketplace."
--Ron Somers, president of the U.S.-India Business Council, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal
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