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February 12, 2013
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  • Linux server SSDs can use CAS, Intel says
    Intel is touting a Linux-server version of its cache-acceleration software for solid-state drives, and said CAS has been expanded to handle VMware vMotion and NAND flash. "The advantage is not just to provide better performance, but ensure no matter what happens, that performance remains consistent," Intel's Andrew Flint says. Computerworld (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

  Cloud Computing 
 
  • Tech mergers in 2012 were big on SaaS and cloud, report says
    Cloud computing and software-as-a-service companies are in demand for mergers and acquisitions these days, says an Ernst & Young report that notes that such deals accounted for more than 15% of worldwide technology acquisitions last year. Analytics-related and Big Data transactions also increased in 2012, the report says. ZDNet (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hadoop has a challenger in Big Data applications
    HPCC Systems' High Performance Computing Cluster software is gaining on Hadoop for Big Data applications, Allen Bernard writes. Some analysts say HPCC has more mission-critical functionality and a better enterprise focus than Hadoop does. CIO.com (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Mobile & Wireless 
 
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Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

  Security & Privacy 
 
  • VMware to acquire Virsto
    VMware says it's acquiring storage-virtualization provider Virsto to expand its data-center storage-virtualizaton capabilities. For users, it could mean a 70% decrease in storage-per-desktop costs, the company said. ZDNet (2/12) , GigaOm (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • M2M devices are seen as a target for cybercrooks
    Machine-to-machine mobile devices are a target for cybercriminals, as billions of embedded devices using M2M tech will be installed over the next couple of decades, John Mello writes. "As systems offer more complete communication from the module to the management platform that looks after these modules, the chance of creating avenues where hacking may be successful will increase," Juniper Research's Anthony Cox wrote in an e-mail. CSO (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government IT 
 
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

  SIIA News 
  • Webinar: 2013 SIIA Marketing Report Overview
    SIIA's 2nd annual survey interviewed marketing executives about their company's use of e-mail, mobile marketing and social media to build their brand, gain leads and improve customer support. Join this webinar for insight into the results of the survey, including how marketers have changed their focus over the course of the year. You will learn the metrics marketers are watching to determine ROI of marketing activities and the areas where marketers continue to face challenges. Register today for this webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 27. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Survey: Which events do you plan on attending in 2013?
    Please take a few minutes to participate in SIIA's annual Industry Event Survey to tell us which conferences and events you plan to attend this year. We'll share the survey results so you can get a good idea where to find your best opportunities. Please take a few minutes to complete it now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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