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February 6, 2013
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  Today's Software Buzz 
  • HP launches 2 tools for software developers
    Hewlett-Packard has released two software-development tools, HP Agile Manager and HP Performance Anywhere, that it says will make applications run faster and easier to implement. PCWorld (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Cloud Computing 
  • Study: SMB cloud services will double in 2 years
    Spending on cloud services by small to midsized companies will double by 2015 to $95 billion, cloud-hosting firm Parallels predicts. "Looking at the global IT landscape in 2012, we see SMBs' participation in the cloud market spanning the full gamut -- from having a mature cloud services market to needing education about what cloud services are," the report says. (U.K.) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Box announces a partner-network initiative
    Box says it's establishing a partner network that so far includes TIBCO, Autodesk and Tidemark, with a goal of spurring sales with quick deployment for customers. It says it's also integrating with IBM Connections and Oracle Fusion applications. GigaOm (2/5) , Network World (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Mobile & Wireless 
  • Emulator puts Windows apps in reach of Android users
    Android users will be able to run Windows applications through the Wine emulator, which had previously been limited to Unix-based systems, project leader Alexandre Julliard disclosed at a technology conference this week. While running Windows apps on Android-based smartphones may not be practical, the Wine emulator could be useful on tablets and other Android-powered devices, it was said. Ars Technica (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Security & Privacy 
  • Trend Micro will guard apps in BlackBerry World store
    Third-party applications in the BlackBerry World online store will be scanned for malicious software by Trend Micro, according to BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion. "By incorporating Trend Micro's advanced mobile scanning and detection capabilities with our own internal, proprietary application analyzing system, we can provide another layer of protection and assurance for BlackBerry customers," BlackBerry's Adrian Stone says. Marketnews Magazine (Toronto) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Government IT 
  • Hackers breach internal website at the Federal Reserve
    Hackers broke into an internal site at the Federal Reserve, obtaining information on about 4,000 executives in the U.S. banking industry, the Fed says. "The Federal Reserve system is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product," a spokeswoman said. "Exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system." Reuters (2/6) 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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