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December 17, 2012
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  • 5 cloud-computing areas to watch
    Next year is likely to be a big one for cloud computing, Barb Darrow and Stacey Higginbothamm write. Public clouds may gain respect, as could vendors' compute clouds and emerging technology such as OpenStack, Darrow and Higginbothamm write. GigaOm (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Rackspace aims for developers with database-as-a-service
    Rackspace has joined forces with Cloudant for a NoSQL database-as-a-service as part of its Cloud Tools portfolio, for Web and mobile applications developers. "We are a leader in the cloud, and we are continually looking for technology partners to fill gaps," Rackspace's Stephen Salas says. CRN.com (U.S.) (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nvidia is expected to announce Tegra processors
    Nvidia reportedly plans to disclose the first details about its Tegra "Grey" and "Wayne" system-on-a-chip processors for mobile devices at next month's International CES, while formally introducing the chips at an industry conference in February. Both processors will be fabricated with a 28-nanometer process. XBitLabs.com (12/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Intel execs: Flexibility is essential in an evolving workplace
    The workplace of the future will barely resemble the traditional office environment most know today, and flexibility will be the trait employees will want most from their employers, according to a white paper by Intel's Steve Brown and Tim Hansen. Temporary workers and temporary offices will also become more common, they argue. "Most people work 9-to-5 jobs, are self-employed or employed by one company but not both, and most have colleagues who are human. That's going to change," Brown said. eWeek (12/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Privacy advocates: Surveillance act needs close review
    Privacy groups are lobbying Congress to update and review the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, established in 1978, before re-authorizing the law because it has been amended significantly in the past several years. The privacy groups say the law is being wrongfully used to spy on millions of Americans. Computerworld (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Dec. 17, 2012
    68% of organizations require passcodes to unlock devices that access corporate systems. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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