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December 6, 2012
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  • IDC sees continued growth for tablets
    Tablet shipments are on pace to hit 122.3 million units in 2012 and 261.4 million in 2016, IDC says. "Tablets continue to captivate consumers, and as the market shifts toward smaller, more mobile screen sizes and lower price points, we expect demand to accelerate in the fourth quarter and beyond," IDC's Tom Mainelli says. CNET (12/5), Bloomberg Businessweek (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • HP rolls out its public-cloud service
    Hewlett-Packard is touting its OpenStack-based public cloud and related services, offering greater hypervisor support and a platform-as-a-service option. "It has been clear as HP has engaged with enterprise customers that one thing they want is to be able to develop and deploy apps in the cloud," HP's Dan Baignet says. The Register (U.K.) (12/5), Network World (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why migrating to BYOD is a team effort
    More than two-thirds of workers in Europe and North America pick the mobile devices they use on the job, research shows, but enterprises planning to institute bring-your-own-device need to think beyond the simple logistics of making that possible, experts say. Forrester analyst Michele Pelino says transitioning to a bring-your-own-device plan requires close collaboration between infrastructure and operations teams and line-of-business decision-makers, as well as a long-term plan that details desired goals and outcomes. InformationWeek (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Zombie PCs responsible for most Web-based malware, Sophos says
    More than 80% of cyberattacks in 2012 were delivered from legitimate websites that had been co-opted by hackers, according to a report from Sophos. The finding is part of the firm's Security Threat Report 2013, which reveals that the majority of malware infections last year required victims to do little more than click on a link in an e-mail or visit an infected website. ITWeb.co.za (South Africa) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IT Channel 
  • CompTIA adds training sessions, materials
    CompTIA has introduced eight educational Quick Start guides and sessions for resellers focused on security, business management and partnership development, financial issues and telecom relationship management. The training resources are "the result of a collaborative, CompTIA member-led development effort," CompTIA says. ChannelProSMB.com (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Workforce 
  • Can you tweet your way to a new job?
    Job-seekers should participate in LinkedIn groups, retweet company messages and "like" the company page on Facebook as a means to get the attention of hiring managers using social media, Joshua Waldman writes. "[S]ocial media enable you to develop a stronger network that can help you with your career as well as your next job search," he writes. CareerRocketeer.com (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy Watch 
  • Lawmakers eye ways to protect tech-related intellectual property
    Foreign competitors are turning to theft and espionage -- as well as legal maneuvers such as licensing agreements and mergers -- to profit from U.S.-developed technology, according to lawmakers, who are discussing ways to keep taxpayer-funded research and development from benefiting other countries. Members of a House subcommittee heard from industry representatives, including Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, who called for a limited antitrust exemption that would allow U.S. firms to legally collude to fend off coercion from foreign companies. CIO.com (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CompTIA News 
  • CompTIA members benefit from certification discount
    CompTIA solution provider members are eligible to receive a voucher good for an 80% discount on the first certification they purchase and a 15% discount on further certification purchases. Vendor and distributor members are also eligible for the 15% discount. To learn more, contact membership@comptia.org. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Resources to help you build a better channel
    Join Tom Zimnoski, director of channel strategies at CompTIA, for this webinar on Dec. 20 to learn how a CompTIA membership for IT vendors and distributors can benefit you, your entire organization and your partners. Register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • TechVoice
    TechVoice provides the IT community with timely information about state and federal IT legislation and regulations, as well as an organized method to become an instant advocate for the IT channel. Sign up for action alerts. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Dec. 6, 2012
    44% of businesses plan to reinforce or create company policy regarding sharing of proprietary information on blogs, forums, or social networks to improve data loss prevention. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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