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January 30, 2013
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  • Grok analyzes "fast data" from multiple sources
    The analytics software Grok, produced by a company created by Palm Pilot founder Jeff Hawkins, is designed to quickly provide real-time predictions on what is happening in a network. The firm EnerNOC uses Grok to manage electrical grids. GigaOm (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Mobile & Wireless 
  • RIM's BlackBerry 10 to be unveiled today
    Research In Motion is introducing today the two smartphones that will run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. Despite optimism among investors who have bid up RIM's shares in recent weeks, analysts expressed mixed opinions over whether RIM can win enough support from carriers, developers and ultimately consumers to regain its lost market share. "Don't forget that in many parts of the world ... BlackBerry actually is the choice of consumers," said Jack Gold, principal of consultancy J. Gold Associates. But Ovum analyst Jan Dawson wrote that "[w]e don't expect it to win significant numbers of converts from other platforms." Network World (1/29) , PC Magazine (1/29) , The Wall Street Journal (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Foursquare offers mobile app for businesses to update consumers
    Foursquare has expanded its mobile services with an application designed to enable its business customers to deliver information to the 30 million people who access the location-based social network on a smartphone. The Foursquare for Business app provides merchants with tools to post updates to consumers. PCWorld (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Security & Privacy 
  • User trust in social networks is fading, Ponemon list indicates
    Many users feel less secure about their online privacy because of the proliferation of social networks, mobile devices and geotracking software, a Ponemon Institute survey indicates. The institute's annual list of the 20 most-trusted companies is led by American Express, Hewlett-Packard, Amazon and IBM. AOL, Apple, Best Buy, Dell, Facebook, Google and Yahoo all dropped off the list. CNET (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hackers target network printers
    Security researchers report that thieves are trying to penetrate networks through printers. With firewalls defending networks and users making their browsers more secure, network printers represent an increasing security vulnerability, researchers say. CSO (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Join our Roundtable Breakfast on Enterprise Cloud Adoption for Success
    Join us Feb. 8 in Palo Alto, Calif., to share your ideas on how to respond to enterprise demands and accelerate your prospect's decision to sign up with you versus "the other guys." Whether it's making your service delivery more transparent without compromising security, business outcome based SLAs, consumption based dynamic billing, or performance measurement by third party providers, cloud service providers are coming up with innovative ways to satisfy enterprise demand for more transparency & manageability of cloud services. Space is limited so register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Register now for the Premier Government IT Conference, CloudGOV 2013
    Register now and plan to join us 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
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