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February 21, 2013
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  • IBM partners with AT&T as part of mobile initiative
    AT&T and IBM announced an alliance designed to leverage the power of the carrier's cloud offerings to advance Big Blue's push into the mobile space. The partnership is intended to make it easier to create mobile applications that help IBM customers. "Our customers are leaving billions of dollars on the table," said Michael Riegel, the head of IBM's mobile strategy. "They are not getting the productivity gains they could. They need to rethink their customer relations to allow people to access them at any time." eWeek (2/20), The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/Bits blog (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AT&T launches Partner Exchange channel program
    AT&T is strengthening its commitment to affiliated solutions providers through its new Partner Exchange program, which expands developers' access to the company's application programming interfaces. "Through this new approach and collaboration with solution providers, we expect to rapidly expand our market reach and deliver more tailor-made cloud, mobility managed services and networking solutions to companies across a number of industries," said Brooks McCorcle, president of AT&T Emerging Business Markets. FierceTelecom (2/20), The VAR Guy (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analysis: Electric vehicles have vocal fans, limited sales
    U.S. consumers have yet to widely embrace electric vehicles and hybrids, although their owners often rave about driving them in these days of rising gas prices, Carolyn Lochhead writes. In 2012, sales of plug-in cars in the U.S. represented 0.6% of new-car sales, says Timothy Cain of Good Car Bad Car. San Francisco Chronicle (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Vodafone, BAE Systems aim to boost mobile security
    BAE Systems Detica and Vodafone say they'll partner on a cloud-based security system designed to protect mobile devices from intrusion. The system will scan inbound and outbound traffic without affecting device performance, the firms say. Vodafone Mobile Threat Manager will be part of a five-year agreement between the companies and will be deployed to 1,500 enterprise customers. Information-Age.com (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--Maria Montessori,
Italian physician and educator


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