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March 22, 2013
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  • Speakers discuss live interactive analytics and Big Data
    Real-time interactive analysis of data could be the next big thing in Big Data applications, panelists said Thursday at a conference. "Interactive analytics is a complex problem. You have on one end a business [user] asking, 'What if we did things a little different?'* " said Quantcast's Silvius Rus. Verizon's Ashok Srivastava added, "Imagine taking your cellphone pictures and combining them with multiple millions of other cellphone pictures. That's something that can be used by scientists." GigaOm (3/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Cloud Computing 
  • Cloud outages present a learning experience for businesses
    Firms such as Google, Microsoft and LinkedIn that provide and use cloud services learned this week that they aren't immune to outages. Redundancy and backup provide some solutions, and more businesses need to consider failure when building their cloud systems. "Organizations that take failure into account build a robust and dynamic infrastructure that can withstand any cloud failure," Riverbed Stingray's Apurva Dave says. InfoWorld/Tech Watch blog (3/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Big Blue tapped for multimillion-dollar cloud project in Ohio
    The state of Ohio is preparing to embark on a $267 million, decade-long network revitalization program that will rely on hardware, software and services from IBM and lay the groundwork for a push into the private cloud. "We are working with IBM to significantly reduce the complexity of our infrastructure, improve data center operations and increase service delivery for state agencies and the constituents they serve," said Stu Davis, the state's chief information officer. American City Business Journals/Dayton, Ohio (3/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Mobile & Wireless 
  • Google chairman: We'll keep Android independent of Chrome
    Google plans to maintain its Android and Chrome operating systems as mostly independent software despite a management change giving one executive responsibility for both systems, executive chairman Eric Schmidt says. "We don't make decisions based on who the leader is. We make the decisions at Google based on where the technology takes us," Schmidt said. Reuters (3/21) , Network World/IDG News Service (3/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Deloitte: Ownership of multiple digital devices soared in 2012
    Marketing that reaches out across a variety of devices appears to be more important than ever as a Deloitte survey reveals ownership of the three types of screens -- smartphone, tablet and PC -- soared 160% last year from 2011. The study found the strongest growth in tablets and a major move toward video, with tablet owners streaming movies 70% more often than non-owners. Mobile Marketer (3/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Security & Privacy 
  • Survey: IT pros are concerned about protecting data in the cloud
    IT security professionals' biggest concerns regarding cloud security are bring-your-own-device policies and data loss and control, an AccelOps survey indicates. About two-thirds of the 176 survey respondents said they use cloud services, yet less than half said they have shifted important applications and data to the cloud. "There is much work to be done to ensure that security threats and the risk of data loss associated with cloud environments are minimized," AccelOps CEO Flint Brenton said in a statement. eWeek (3/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hungary's CrySyS identifies multi-nation cyberespionage ring
    Security experts say they've identified a sophisticated cyberspying ring that has been using malware to infiltrate targets in Eastern Europe and the Near East for at least a decade. The group, which researchers have called TeamSpy, used proprietary malware, booby-trapped websites and a remote-access program known as TeamViewer, and it is linked to other cyberattacks, including an online-banking fraud scheme known as Sheldon. Ars Technica (3/20) , News Service (3/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government IT 
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  SIIA News 
  • The State of Software Monetization
    As the Internet changes the way organizations conduct business and how they secure their critical intellectual property, companies are continuously struggling to find a balance between business enablement and security. Safenet and the Software & Information Industry Association announced their finding from a survey, which shows software developers continue to view security and business enablement as mutually exclusive. Look at the findings here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Webinar: Mobile WILL Transform Your Finance Operation -- Are You Ready?
    Cloud-based financial applications are helping businesses streamline the process of paying bills, projecting cash flow and conducting business transactions. It is no secret that companies are taking the next step to deliver these solutions via mobile devices in order to help executives manage their businesses -- anytime and anywhere. Register for this complimentary webinar, and join SIIA members Saugatuck Technology and as they explore the need for and the role of mobile financial management. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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