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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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  Technology & Trends 
  • 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
  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
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  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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  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
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    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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