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November 15, 2012
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  • Exascale computing by decade's end?
    The first exascale system could be running within eight years, but supercomputing software must be developed to handle the workload, those running today's Top500 systems say. "The challenges will be substantial for delivering the machine," said Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee. News Service (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology & Trends 
  • Analyst: Mobile devices require a management model
    Enterprises need mobile-device management amid the increased use of tablets and smart devices at companies, Gartner says. The research firm recommends using a device-class approach to keep control over use and system access. MSP Mentor (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Demand for business-process technology to boost IT spending
    Almost half of IT decision-makers expect to increase tech spending in the upcoming year, with 35% saying their primary goal is to innovate business processes. According to CIO Magazine's Tech Poll/Tech Priorities survey, business intelligence and process management -- along with cloud and mobile solutions -- will be key drivers of tech spending. (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Channel 
  • How to build a successful IT training program
    Training is essential for the IT industry, according to Charles Eaton, executive director of the Creating IT Futures Foundation, CompTIA's philanthropic endeavor. Training programs must be developed with a competent approach, such as CompTIA's IT-Ready Apprentice Program, which is based on nearly 12 months of research, Eaton writes. He offers six questions to be answered in developing a successful training model. Channel Partners/CompTIA blog (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IT Workforce 
  • Corporate America's role in training tomorrow's workforce
    Half of U.S. companies say they're struggling to find candidates capable of filling vacancies, with 3 million jobs available because of a lack of skilled workers. Rather than complaining about the dearth of candidates, companies should step up and invest in training programs, Nina Easton writes. "It's time for corporate leaders to act, or confirm their critics' worst fears: that they really have given up on America," she writes. CNNMoney/Fortune/Term Sheet blog (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Generation Y workers ignore IT policies
    Seventy-seven percent of employees who are 18 to 30 acknowledge that they don't follow IT policies for company-owned devices in the workplace, according to a Cisco Systems study that was carried out by InsightExpress. "Generation Y workers are stretching and blending the boundaries of work, family and social life," Cisco's Ian Foddering says. (U.K.) (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy Watch 
  • Cybersecurity measure fails in Senate; Obama mulls executive order
    A bill to bolster the nation's cybersecurity has again failed to reach a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Republicans opposed the measure, which would have created voluntary standards for companies involved in critical industries, saying it represented a slippery slope to additional government regulation. Observers say the failure makes it more likely that President Barack Obama will act to strengthen cybersecurity through an executive order. The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (11/14), Bloomberg (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Nov. 15, 2012
    55% of companies say that greater interconnectivity of devices, systems and users contributes to cybersecurity concerns. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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