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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
Tame the Digital Marketing Beast
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  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
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

  Mobile & Wireless 
 
  • Other News
Adding Intelligence to Your Core Network
Service providers are challenged with data growth and signaling traffic. Until recently, SPs were using L1-3 IP routing technologies to manage traffic. For an enhanced experience, SPs need to look farther up the stack. With access to granular context-based information, layer 4-7 networking devices enable SPs to take advantage of more relevant information.
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  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
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.

  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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