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November 5, 2012
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  • How HP intends to win in the enterprise tablet segment
    Hewlett-Packard can gain a strong hold in the enterprise tablet sector, executive Todd Bradley says, because of the company's ability to provide businesses with backward compatibility to their enterprise software, as well as strong management and security features. HP is preparing to launch an enterprise pilot program with 3,000 customers. All Things D (11/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • NYC tech sector reels amid fallout from Sandy
    New York's technology sector is scrambling to keep business going in the wake of last week's "superstorm" that knocked out power across Manhattan and forced some startups offline as data centers lost power. One online retailer said it had to put as many as 50,000 orders on hold because of storm damage, while others turned to generators and moved critical servers. The Wall Street Journal (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ARM CEO: We're aiming at low-power servers
    ARM Holdings is aiming to take its low-power processors into servers, CEO Warren East says. "In the case of servers, it's about cost of ownership and a huge component of that, which is power. The fact is that we have a solution which removes a lot of that power," East says. VentureBeat (11/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • A harsh reminder on disaster-recovery planning
    The "superstorm" that hit the Northeast last week should serve as a reminder of the importance of continuous disaster-recovery planning and strategy, Elliot Markowitz writes. He argues that companies should consistently review their business-continuity plan for internal and client operations. The VAR Guy (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

  IT Channel 
 
  • Why it's time to rethink the cloud strategy
    Resellers and partners need to take more of a customer-focused approach on cloud-services strategies, says Michael Power of the Cloud Technology Institute. "Think about the speed of their business. IT has been an anchor. [With cloud services], now they can sprint," Power says. Channel Partners (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  IT Workforce 
 
  • IT hiring was part of net gain in jobs in October
    A Bureau of Labor Statistics report says a net total of 171,000 jobs were created in the U.S. in October, and more workers were added in August and September than initially estimated. Computer- and electronic-device-makers added 2,200 jobs in October; 2,300 were added in the semiconductor industry. The Register (U.K.) (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

  Policy Watch 
 
  • Sandy prompts DHS call for action on cybersecurity
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is calling for the formation of a special reserve of computer experts to help protect the nation from cyberattack. Napolitano noted that the power infrastructure could be brought down by attacks on control systems from hostile nations or terrorists or from severe storms. "If you think that a critical systems attack that takes down a utility even for a few hours is not serious, just look at what is happening now that Mother Nature has taken out those utilities," she said in reference to Hurricane Sandy and its remnants. CSO (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

  CompTIA News 
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    CompTIA's IT Hall of Fame recognizes IT channel game-changers and IT innovators who served as IT pioneers or uniquely helped the channel grow. Learn more here and nominate today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Get the CompTIA Managed Print Trustmark
    The CompTIA Managed Print Trustmark, launched today, is a vendor-neutral business credential designed to advance and differentiate organizations that offer on-premise print services via a managed services business model. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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