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March 18, 2013
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  • Experts reflect on Big Data analytics, enterprise software
    Naomi Bloom and Nenshad Bardoliwalla are interviewed on their areas of expertise in a video that accompanies this article. As Bloom says, "There aren't enough people who understand which analytics to use, let alone how to put it together. CMOs are drowning in analytic opportunities but need to learn to take advantage of the data." Bardoliwalla says "startups today have access to more computational power than ever before. Techniques in data visualization, data discovery and text mining are now available to the average person, creating a new generation of enterprise and consumer software that is easier to use." ZDNet (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Bell Labs narrows its R&D focus to become more product-oriented
    Bell Laboratories, where the transistor was invented and many other technical innovations were created, is focusing on software product development on behalf of its parent company, Alcatel-Lucent. "We want to still be the innovation arm of Alcatel-Lucent that continues to amaze and surprise people. But I think in order to do that we do have to change somewhat," said Bell Labs' Gee Rittenhouse. He added, "As the industry moves toward dynamic networks, distributed systems, Bell Labs also has to move toward those directions." News Service (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Mobile & Wireless 
  • ST-Ericsson joint venture will be ended
    The joint venture ST-Ericsson will be ended after efforts to find a buyer failed, Ericsson and STMicroelectronics announced. Ericsson will hire about 1,800 of the venture's employees and contractors for Long-Term Evolution thin modem chips. STMicroelectronics will take on 950 staffers, leaving 1,600 others without jobs. ZDNet (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Consumers more open to e-mail buying, but want mobile optimization
    Nearly two-thirds of consumers say they would be willing to make a purchase from an e-mail they read via mobile, but 4 in 5 say they would delete an e-mail that isn't mobile optimized and nearly a third would go further and unsubscribe, according to a study by BlueHornet. "Consumers are getting super savvy. Several folks said this is 2013, we expect more from companies, they should have their stuff together in this respect," said BlueHornet's Susan Tull. (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government IT 
  • Officials: U.S. is more at risk as terrorists hone cyberskills
    The chances of a rogue group using sophisticated cybertechniques to target American interests is higher than ever, according to U.S. government officials including National Intelligence Director James Clapper, who recently testified that there is evidence that terrorist groups are refining their cyberskills. Clapper's stance was echoed Sunday by members of the House Intelligence Committee, who warned the U.S. is facing a triple threat of cyberespionage, cybercrime and cyberterror that has the potential to cripple the economy. CNN/Political Ticker blog (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Republicans turn to technology
    The Republican Party is launching a digital platform aimed at attracting donors and establishing better communication with voters as part of its quest to rejuvenate membership and political strength. The project, a collaboration with Silicon Valley investment firms and directed by Karl Rove, is also aimed at closing the digital divide, supporters says. The Wall Street Journal (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Register for the industry's leading ISV conference, AATC13
    Join us May 7 to 9 in San Francisco for SIIA's All About the Cloud conference. Your success in today's ever-changing world of technological innovation around the cloud, mobile and social media can depend on the strength of your relationships with the right strategic partners and vendors. So our primary focus for AATC 2013 is to help you make contacts, form partnerships and close deals. Take advantage of early-bird pricing by registering today or considering a sponsorship. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 2013 SIIA Marketing Report Overview
    Listen to this pre-recorded webcast to hear the results of SIIA's 2nd annual Software Division Marketing Industry Report survey. You will learn which metrics marketers are watching to determine ROI of marketing activities and the areas where marketers continue to face challenges. Following an overview of the marketing survey results, you will hear from SIIA members who share their marketing strategies and best practices for ROI. Click here to listen to the webcast. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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