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September 19, 2012
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  • Tech firms join forces for lobbying effort
    Tech companies including Amazon, Google and Facebook have come together as a lobbying organization called The Internet Association to ensure that they have federal-level input on political and regulatory issues. The group is led by Michael Beckerman, a former adviser to the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Reuters (9/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Major growth ahead in cloud computing sector, firm predicts
    Research firm Gartner predicts a 20% increase in the cloud computing market this year, with the market hitting $109 billion in 2012 and $206.6 billion by 2016. Top drivers of the market will be business-process-as-a-service and software-as-a-service with infrastructure-as-a-service not far behind. In Australia, public cloud market growth is projected to be 18.8% this year over last year, despite legislative challenges. Network World (9/18), ZDNet (Australia) (9/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Survey: 50% of companies have had Web-app security issues
    About half of 240 companies in Europe and North America that were surveyed by Forrester Research said they had experienced a Web-application security incident since 2011, some of which proved costly. Such breaches cost at least $500,000 for 18% of the respondents, Forrester said. Network World (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Intel's low-end CPUs will bolster desktop PC market, sources say
    To protect its market share in entry-level desktop PC market, Intel next year will offer its Atom D2550 and D2500 and Celeron 847 and 807 processors, DigiTimes reports, citing sources at PC players. This move will help Intel's dominant market position until the third quarter of 2013, those sources noted. DigiTimes (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CompTIA survey: Partnerships are a big revenue driver
    Partnerships between resellers and telecom agents are playing a critical role in revenue generation, according to a survey from CompTIA and Channel Partners, with 43% of VARs saying partners provided 50% to 74% of their revenue in the past 12 months. "These types of partnerships are becoming more strategic," said Carolyn April, director of industry analysis for CompTIA. Channel Partners (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Senator seeks cybersecurity insights from top firms
    A lawmaker is pushing to get companies to open up about how they're securing data and computing systems. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., who is chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, is writing letters to chiefs at Fortune 500 companies to find out what's being done with cybersecurity. "The cyber threats we face are real and immediate, and Congress's failure to pass legislation this year leaves the country increasingly vulnerable to a catastrophic cyber attack," he writes in the letter. The Wall Street Journal (9/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • The 2112 Group and Channelnomics
    Cloud, mobility and Big Data are transforming the IT landscape, but not negating the channel's value as the best route to market. The 2112 Group specializes in creating channel programs, optimizing channel performance and uncovering opportunities. Its research and media site, Channelnomics, provides real, actionable intelligence to the entire channel community. CompTIA members can find out more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Sept. 19, 2012
    92% of firms that offer cloud services plan to expand their cloud related services in the next year. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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