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March 19, 2013
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  • Tech titans eye SoftLayer and its SMB cloud-services base
    IBM and EMC are among the potential buyers for cloud-services firm SoftLayer, and such a deal would have benefits for either of the two larger firms, analyst Charles King said. "Both IBM and EMC have detailed plans to build out cloud-services infrastructures, so a SoftLayer acquisition could help get such efforts up and running quickly and profitably," he said. NewsFactor Network (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Numbers show 2012 was a dismal year for IT services
    The IT services sector witnessed its worst year in a decade in 2012, according to a study from Ovum that found the value and volume of deals were at their lowest level since 2001. Analysts blamed the decline in part on a pullback in investments from the enterprise sector. "Our research suggests that many enterprises remain wary of committing to major projects, with issues such as the eurozone crisis having a particularly significant impact," said Ovum's Ed Thomas. Investor's Business Daily (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Juniper offers a router for tight network spaces
    Juniper Networks has released a smaller version of its PTX5000 router, the PTX3000, aimed at network environments that are tight on space and need better power efficiency. The vendor also is aiming its SuperCore networking architecture at a bigger audience of providers and software-defined-network efforts. Network World (3/18), eWeek (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • F5 Networks exec rules out a direct-sales approach
    F5 Networks' Dean Darwin says the focus this year is on helping partners offer security services in addition to application performance sales. He says the company has no plans for a direct-sales approach. Resellers are responsible for 97.3% of the vendor's business. The VAR Guy (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IT Workforce 
  • How to identify the talent you already have in IT
    Smart IT leaders know talent is key to successful business and technology strategies, but they may not realize that their IT ranks may have hidden expertise, Dan Tynan writes. Leaders need to continuously groom employees to ensure senior management remains strong. "Not enough time is spent identifying talent within companies, let alone grooming them for senior-level positions," says Iman Jalali, president of TrainSignal. InfoWorld (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy Watch 
  • Officials: U.S. more at risk as terrorists hone cyberskills
    The chances of a rogue group using sophisticated cybertechniques to target U.S. interests is higher than ever, according to government officials, including National Intelligence Director James Clapper, who recently testified there is evidence terrorist groups are refining their cyberskills. Clapper's stance was echoed Sunday by members of the House intelligence committee, who warned the U.S. is facing a triple threat of cyberespionage, cybercrime and cyberterror that has the potential to cripple the economy. CNN/Political Ticker blog (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CompTIA News 
  • CompTIA honors IT Hall of Fame inductees at AMM
    Three technology innovators who helped make wireless computing and database management possible and a pioneer in franchising for the computer reseller market are the newest members of the IT Hall of Fame. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA's Cloud/SaaS Community Meeting forecasts "a Perfect Storm for Cloud"
    CompTIA's Cloud/SaaS Community met last week at the association's Annual Member Meeting, hosting a keynote by author Todd Nielsen, who asserted that we are approaching "a perfect storm for cloud computing." Get the full story here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA Research Roundup: 2013 Trends, Mobility and Channel Conflict
    Gain insights into the latest industry trends. Join us for a 60-minute dive into the most recent research and market intelligence from CompTIA. This webinar is designed to provide key takeaways and guidance in areas of technology, business models and market verticals. Register here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: March 19, 2013
    34% of companies say that low familiarity with company mobility policy has been a difficulty in implementing a mobility strategy. CompTIA IT SmartStat. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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