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November 9, 2012
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  • Intel targets enterprise market with enhanced Ultrabooks
    Intel says it is adding features to its Ultrabooks to make them more appealing to the enterprise market. Intel is slated to introduce Ultrabooks next year with "Haswell" processors that the company says will improve collaboration, security and management functions, and Small Business Advantage software will be integrated. IT PRO (London) (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology & Trends 
  • Buyers are passing up cheap PCs to get tablets, Nvidia CEO says
    As tablet computers become more advanced, people are becoming more attracted to them than cheaper PCs, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says. "These days, tablets are so versatile, transformable. Now with Microsoft Surface and Windows RT, the distinction between a tablet and a cheap notebook has all but disappeared. ... The future of cheap PCs is tablets," Huang said. Nvidia said its net income in the quarter ended Oct. 28 was $209.1 million, compared with $178.3 million in the year-ago quarter, as revenue increased 13% to $1.2 billion. CNET (11/8), Bloomberg Businessweek (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cray touts faster approach for supercomputers
    Cray says its upcoming supercomputers will feature an interconnect called Aries and a new routing approach, with both aimed at a speed boost for internal operations. "The rate that data needs to move in and out of the node has gone up, and the network must be able to sustain that," Cray's Barry Bolding says. News Service (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Study: Weak business practices are hurting resellers
    Resellers need to step up the business-strategy end of their operations, according to a study from The 2112 Group, which found that 40% of those surveyed have not crafted a long-term strategic plan and 65% do not have a business plan of any kind. CRN (U.K.) (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IT Workforce 
  • Panelists: Diversity in hiring goes beyond race, gender
    Diversity in IT hiring should be approached as a business goal and go beyond just ethnic, race or gender considerations, a panel of technology leaders said at a conference. "I think that in general diversity's important because, you know, putting race aside, gender aside, it's diversity of thought. And you need experiences," said Christine Celise Johnson, founder of IamDTech. (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CompTIA Senior VP Nancy Hammervik named as finalist in Ninth Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business
    The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs and the companies they run. Hammervik is a finalist in the Female Innovator of the Year category. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    CompTIA members can get a free subscription to the print magazine and e-newsletter ChannelPro-SMB, which provides targeted business and technology information for the IT channel. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Join CompTIA to learn about the important ingredients necessary for building predictable revenues, a high-performance sales team and a sustaining business model. This Nov. 14 webinar will touch on key areas in strategic sales management. Register here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Nov. 9, 2012
    60% of companies say that malware is a serious security concern. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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