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February 11, 2013
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  • IBM to offer Emerson Network platform
    The Trellis platform from Emerson Network Power will be resold by IBM as a data-center infrastructure-management tool, along with Big Blue's IT service-management software. Gartner projects that the DCIM software market will increase to $1.7 billion by 2016. (U.K.) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Cloud Computing 
  • Analysis: SaaS marketplaces may be ready for a breakthrough
    Software-as-a-service marketplaces may help make it easier to sell applications to small and midsized businesses, Jeffrey Kaplan writes. "The truth is that SMBs have been slow to try and buy SaaS apps because they are less familiar with the SaaS apps available to them and are more risk-averse about experimenting with new apps," Kaplan writes. One promising avenue is the App Center from Staples, he writes. E-Commerce Times (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Software-development private cloud is touted
    AppGrid, a private-cloud service established by SavvisDirect for building applications, features a two-tiered control system and restricts use with a secure VPN, says Saavis' Martin Capurro. The system gives enterprises needed flexibility, Capurro says. InformationWeek (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Mobile & Wireless 
  • Google Drive now brings third-party apps direct to users
    Google has revised its Drive software development kit so third-party Web applications are available directly to users, Frederic Lardinois writes. The change means Google can provide users with "an experience similar to how Google Docs and Google Sheets interact with Drive," Google's Nicolas Garnier wrote in a blog post. TechCrunch (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why HTML5 apps need their own push notifications
    HTML5 applications need their own push notifications to become truly competitive with native applications, writes Viktor Marohnić, CEO of ShoutEm. It would be technically trivial to set up protocols whereby HTML5 apps could register with the operating system, Marohnić argues. "It would be a small step for Apple and Google and a giant step for mobile developers," he writes. (2/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Security & Privacy 
  • Contractor for defense agency is hacked
    Bit9, a contractor that provides application white-listing services to the Defense Information Systems Agency and other government organizations, was compromised by hackers. Bit9 said it failed to install its own security product on several PCs in its network, resulting in at least three customers being affected by planted malware. NextGov (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Government IT 
  • Controversial cybersecurity bill will be revived in House
    Two House lawmakers reportedly will re-introduce the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act and will hold a hearing on how security information is shared between private companies and the government. "The Internet activists who vociferously opposed CISPA last year are certainly primed to oppose the same bill again this year," said Greg Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology. The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SIIA News 
  • Last chance to hear Steven VanRoekel keynote at CloudGOV 2013
    Register now and don't miss the federal chief information officer for the U.S., Steven VanRoekel, deliver the opening keynote at CloudGOV, Feb. 12 in Washington, D.C. Learn how Cloud First, FedRAMP, data center consolidation and mobile strategies will influence agency procurement going forward and see the latest innovations from service providers. Register to join colleagues from federal, state and local government, as well as vendors representing all segments of the public sector as they discuss the latest innovations in government IT. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Register for 2013's Customer Success Summit
    The SIIA is co-hosting a worldwide executive summit about growing customer value on March 14 in San Francisco. Join us for this half-day seminar to hear case studies on how industry executives have increased conversion, retention or customer lifetime value. The three-part schedule ensures that you can share, learn and network with your peers. Don't miss your chance to take advantage of early bird pricing by registering today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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