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November 13, 2012
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  • Why vendors should open up to one another
    Software-makers should openly discuss development successes and failures, including insight on the use of technology and lessons learned, writes Matt Asay of 10gen. Asay argues that the sector will see greater innovations if vendors embrace an open-source model of sharing knowledge, without any expectations. The Register (U.K.) (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology & Trends 
  • Feds look to the private sector to bolster tech innovation
    Federal agencies are looking to technology startups in the private sector amid tight budgets, experts say. In lieu of direct support, government initiatives such as the Startup America Partnership and the Presidential Innovation Fellows program are working to expand opportunities for companies in industries such as health IT and the smart grid, which rank high on the Obama administration's priority list. CIO.com (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Windows 8 gets high marks from cybersecurity pros
    The antivirus solution embedded in Windows 8 offers strong protection against most threats, according to a security expert who calls it a "great improvement over the out-of-the-box security of Windows 7." An analysis by BitDefender found that with Windows Defender activated, 85% of the most common malware is prevented from successful operation on Windows 8 machines, but the researcher still recommends a third-party solution as a backup. eWeek (11/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IT Channel 
  • Palo Alto Networks, VMware join for security effort
    Palo Alto Networks is partnering with VMware to meld its VM-Series with VMware's cloud computing vSphere to develop security tools for the virtualized-data-center environment. "There is a battle of control for virtual networks and security control is part of that battle," said Neil MacDonald, a Gartner analyst. Reuters (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Workforce 
  • Apple makes moves to keep its employees happy
    Apple hopes to boost employee retention with perks and programs that co-founder Steve Jobs did not consider necessary. The new strategy is partly due to increased hiring competition and partly to meet expectations of young workers who view a paycheck as just one part of their job compensation. The Wall Street Journal (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why health care IT will remain a robust job market
    Health care IT is expected to remain a top job market given all the activity around Big Data, information privacy and security, and greater use of virtualization, mobile solutions and cloud computing, Rich Hein writes. "Clinical analytics are a top priority for all providers, and Big Data is beginning to move from research to mainstream," says Bill Spooner of Sharp HealthCare. CIO.com (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Feds: It's time for IT to think big
    U.S. government officials are hoping to push technology research and commercial investment forward to help solve some of the toughest issues facing Americans. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy says established tech companies and startups should play a role. CIO.com (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CompTIA News 
  • Catch the cloud
    CompTIA partner Ian Moyse delivered a seminar on where cloud computing sits within an ever changing technology environment at Expo12 in September. Watch the video. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Managed Print Summit
    In Las Vegas, July 9 to 11 at World Expo 2013 and the Imaging Channel Managed Print Summit, discover the trends in managed print and network solutions from leaders in the high-tech field, get peer-to-peer networking, and see cutting-edge imaging products and services from exhibitors. Register for this CompTIA-sponsored event. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Get answers to your market-research questions in a snap
    Twenty-six percent of respondents to CompTIA's recent study "Trends in Enterprise Mobility" are using VoIP as an official corporate application, while 9% choose to get it from outside their IT department. Get quick access to such stats using the new CompTIA ReSEARCH Engine, which draws data from thousands of records. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Nov. 13, 2012
    67% of organizations say that their approach to security has experienced a moderate or drastic change in the past 2 years. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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