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March 4, 2013
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  • A trickle-up approach to enterprise software
    A number of enterprise-software developers are marketing free and easy-to-use applications to consumers and leaving it to them to sell the benefits to their bosses. Companies such as Zoomdata and Dropbox offer limited versions of their analytics and file-sharing software as free downloads with the goal of penetrating corporate networks with premium versions of the same tools, but analysts say the tactic comes with the risk that IT won't bite. The Washington Post (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Cloud Computing 
  • Comcast store for SMBs centralizes cloud apps
    Comcast has launched Upware, a store for cloud applications for small businesses, Heather Clancy writes. Apps available include Box, Carbonite, Microsoft Exchange and Norton Internet Security Online. ZDNet (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Mobile & Wireless 
  • Gartner: Mobile-app business sees continued growth
    The mobile-application business is expected to achieve revenues of $25 billion in 2013, a 62% increase compared with last year, Gartner says. The industry has changed in recent years as online app markets have tightened their rules to prevent scams, although developers are still trying to figure out the most profitable models to pursue. The Wall Street Journal (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sprint opts for keyboard-equipped BlackBerry Q10 over flagship Z10
    Sprint Nextel will be alone among the top four U.S. carriers in passing on BlackBerry's new Z10 touch-screen smartphone, the carrier said, adding that it prefers the lower-range Q10 model, which will feature a physical keyboard and a smaller touch screen. BlackBerry last week delivered its first major update for the Z10, which has gone on sale in some overseas markets. Preliminary sales data from Canada and the U.K. show a good number of Z10 buyers are new to BlackBerry. Separately, Yahoo said it will eliminate its BlackBerry mobile application as one of seven unsuccessful products the company will shut down. GigaOm (3/1) , Bloomberg (3/2) , All Things D (3/1) , Reuters (3/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Security & Privacy 
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  Government IT 
  • White House, lawmakers make progress on cybersecurity bill
    Lawmakers and the White House reportedly have made progress on developing a cybersecurity bill and negotiating issues such as what role agencies including the Department of Homeland Security would have in fighting cyberthreats and attacks. The goal, says House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., is to have a bill to vote on by April. The White House is also asking for help from the private sector in the implementation of President Barack Obama's executive order on cybersecurity, as private companies utilize more than half of the country's infrastructure. The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (3/2) , The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (3/1) , Reuters (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SIIA News 
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