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March 5, 2013
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  • Ethernet switch growth is forecast to continue
    The growth of the Ethernet switch market will continue even amid decreased public-sector IT spending and a weak European market, Infonetics predicts. The big drivers are 10G adoption, data-center growth, server virtualization, video demand and mobility, Infonetics and IDC say. "While growth in the Ethernet switch market will largely come from 10GbE and 40GbE in the coming years, it is encouraging to note that the market for Gigabit Ethernet is holding its own, largely in campus, aggregation and network edge deployments," IDC's Rohit Mehra said in a statement. Network World (3/4), eWeek (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • HP taps Texas Instruments package for ARM servers
    ARM servers from Hewlett-Packard's Project Moonshot will incorporate a Texas Instruments chip package, marking TI's first foray into the ARM server market. "Coupling TI's new KeyStone II architecture with HP Moonshot enables large-scale, concurrent real-time processing of cloud and traditional telecommunications workloads by one integrated system optimized for high performance, power-efficient processing," HP's Tim Wesselman wrote in a blog post. Computerworld/IDG News Service (3/4), (U.K.) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Expert: Replace older hardware to save on energy costs
    Companies are failing to keep their hardware current, harming energy efficiency, says Ian Bitterlin, a U.K.-based consulting engineer. "If you refresh your hardware frequently, risks of air contamination affecting your data center will be minimal," Bitterlin says. "... Any data-center manager keeping their hardware for more than three years is crazy." ZDNet (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hiring, retaining IT workers a big worry for health care vendors
    A survey of health care firms indicates hiring and retaining IT workers is an increasing concern, with 21% of those polled worried they won't have the expertise to build e-health systems. Tech skill hiring beat out concerns about cost, product availability and user buy-in, and more than half of respondents expect to boost IT staff in the upcoming year. Computerworld (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Survey: State-sponsored hacks worry half of U.S. businesses
    Half of U.S. businesses think they could be victims of state-sponsored attacks and slightly fewer believe China has the greatest means for such activity, an nCircle survey says. "Frankly, I'm surprised that the level of paranoia among information security professionals isn't higher," nCircle's Tim Keanini said in a statement. eWeek (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Health care providers expanding use of mobile devices and apps
    Mobile technology is expanding its presence in the day-to-day delivery of patient care and practice management by health care providers, according to CompTIA's Fourth Annual Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities study. It reveals that many health care providers are on the cusp of greatly expanding their use of smart mobile devices from routine business activities, such as e-mail and scheduling to care-specific uses. One in five physicians with a mobile device already uses health- or medical-related applications on a daily basis. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Preparing for Upcoming HIPAA Changes and Their Impact to Your Business
    This is a must-attend webinar if you perform IT or other consulting services for or store information of customers who are health care providers, such as doctors, dentists, hospitals, retirement/rehab facilities or other "covered entities" as defined in HIPAA regulations. Join us for this webinar to arm yourself with the practical knowledge you need to avoid incurring substantial penalties and potentially losing important customers. Register here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: March 5, 2013
    52% of companies that have adopted mobility solutions say support for telecommuting/remote work is driving mobility adoption. CompTIA IT SmartStat. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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