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January 22, 2013
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  • Analysis: SMBs are ready to embrace Big Data
    Big Data analytics and software-as-a-service offerings are likely to become relevant tools for many small businesses this year, Chris Luo of FiveStars writes. Luo cites Euclid Analytics as an example of providing data on traffic and visit times to small businesses, and InsightSquared for developing online dashboards so small companies can track sales. TechCrunch (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Cloud Computing 
  • AWS touts memory boost for faster cloud processing
    Amazon Web Services says it's offering faster cloud services with its High Memory Cluster Instance. "Memory-intensive workloads such as real-time applications used by health care providers, social networking companies and advertising technology providers require large amounts of memory to maintain high-performance," AWS' Peter DeSantis says, adding that the instances are the third option added in six months to help with high-performance workloads. ITProPortal.com (U.K.) (1/22) , GigaOm (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Should IBM update Lotus Notes?
    Some industry watchers are advising IBM to consider a refresh of its aging Lotus Notes software. While Lotus remains a revenue producer, it continues to lose market traction, Spencer Ante writes. The Wall Street Journal (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Mobile & Wireless 
  • Samsung unit aims for broader client base with Fixmo stake
    Samsung Electronics says it has acquired a "small" stake in Fixmo via its Samsung Ventures investment arm as a means to make inroads into business and government smartphone clients traditionally served by Research In Motion. "Samsung is getting very serious about taking on RIM in their own backyard, in government and enterprise," Fixmo CEO Rick Segal said in an interview. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Forrester: Mobile-app developers should think "omnichannel"
    Marketers should think "omnichannel" rather than mobile-only or multichannel when building mobile apps, a Forrester Research report says. Developers should use elastic infrastructures and open sources and be mindful of connecting mobile apps to "Big Data, predictive analytics and complex event processing," Forrester's Jeffrey Hammond says. Mobile Marketer (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government IT 
  • Inaugural address wins kudos from tech industry
    U.S. technology officials praised President Barack Obama's inaugural remarks that touched on tech innovation and immigration policy. "We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more and reach higher," Obama said in his speech. The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (1/21) , Computerworld (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SIIA News 
  • Calling all young and innovative tech companies
     
    The SIIA is excited to launch our NextGen program for its 8th year. This program showcases the competitive nature of what truly makes a company the next generation of young companies to watch. We are calling all companies that are transforming the software and services industry to apply today for AATC 2013’s NextGen program. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Join our Roundtable Breakfast on Enterprise Cloud Adoption for Success
    Join us Feb. 8 in Palo Alto, Calif., to share your ideas on how to respond to enterprise demands and accelerate your prospect's decision to sign up with you versus "the other guys." Whether it's making your service delivery more transparent without compromising security, business outcome based SLAs, consumption based dynamic billing, or performance measurement by third party providers, cloud service providers are coming up with innovative ways to satisfy enterprise demand for more transparency & manageability of cloud services. Space is limited so register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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