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December 19, 2012
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  • HP updates its service-virtualization suite
    Hewlett-Packard introduced HP Service Virtualization 2.3, with features designed to give end users more options for testing code during product development. Service virtualization -- which provides a platform for simulating how third-party processes will work in a production environment without the need to connect to external sources -- is also offered by IBM, CA Technologies and Parasoft. News Service (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • EU official envisions a continental chip company
    EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes says Europe may have to emulate the example of aircraft manufacturer Airbus by building a continental semiconductor company. "Why not a digital Airbus, or an Airbus for the chip sector?" Kroes says. "That scale of success is what you can get if you put borders aside and work in partnership." News Service (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Oracle reports higher profits for fiscal Q2, driven by software
    Oracle says income increased 18% and revenue was up 3% in its fiscal second quarter, thanks largely to software sales. The hardware side declined, but analysts said diversification has helped to make up for that weakness. "They're more flexible in what they can sell," said Brent Thill of UBS Securities. "They're becoming equipped to talk about virtually any project that you could be working on as a company." The Wall Street Journal (12/18), News Service (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
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  IT Workforce 
  • A forecast for the outsourcing industry
    The outsourcing market is getting increasingly competitive thanks in part to deeper governance expectations by clients, a growing market base in the U.S. and a new service-integrator business model, writes Stephanie Overby, who also predicts changes around pricing. (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Experts lament shortcomings of cybersecurity internship programs
    A cybersecurity internship can help students, but the stints often are too brief to provide the basic defensive and countermeasure training needed, experts say. "Students need to learn continuously when it comes to IT security. Whatever they learn during the internship would be irrelevant by the time they come out and work, due to the fast-paced nature of the industry," said Steven Miller, dean of the School of Information Systems at Singapore Management University. ZDNet (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why skills training must remain constant in security roles
    Working in cybersecurity can be stressful given the unceasing threats to networks, data and operations. Skills training is vital to keep up, and such education shouldn't be limited to the IT organization, says the Government Advisory Board, which recommends an organizationwide assessment to identify training needs. Government Computer News (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    The CompTIA Network+ certification is the sign of a qualified networking professional. The exam covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management and security. Learn more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Get answers to your market-research questions in a snap
    In a first of its kind for the IT industry, CompTIA created a comprehensive search engine to help its members find the answers to their IT research questions quickly and easily. CompTIA analysts input thousands of records into the new CompTIA ReSEARCH Engine so that meaningful data is immediately displayed. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Dec. 19, 2012
    50% of business that use cloud computing use a cloud product for e-mail protection (spam, malware, encryption). CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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