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March 1, 2013
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  • Big Blue's CEO cites a bigger-than-expected boost from Big Data
    IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said the company will have $4 billion more in annual revenue from its data-analytics platform during the next two years than was previously estimated. Rometty said in an investor presentation that Big Data will generate $20 billion in annual sales through 2015, with high-margin software accounting for more of the company's profits. Bloomberg (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

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  • Analysis: F5-Websense partnership focuses on security
    F5 Networks is focusing on security, including its hardware firewall and access controls, in a partnership with Websense, writes Jon Gold. The strategy to embed deeper security is a good one, Forrester Research's Andre Kindness says, because it can lure customers and keep current users happy. "F5 needs what Websense is offering. It's a necessity as part of their direction," Kindness says. Network World (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analysis: ARM can transform the data center
    ARM Holdings can help enterprises transform the data center, including storage and network devices, because its chips use "an open and malleable architecture," Timothy Prickett Morgan writes. "There's a really good opportunity here to transition to new architectures and try new things out," says Jon Masters, Red Hat's chief ARM architect. The Register (U.K.) (3/1), ITWorld.com/IDG News Service (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Adding Intelligence to Your Core Network
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  IT Workforce 
 
  • How the tech-skills shortage may hurt economic growth
    Several IT recruiting experts say the ongoing tech-skills shortage will hurt U.S. economic growth and is likely to get worse before it gets better. "Unlike the fiscal cliff, where we are still peering over the edge, we careened over the 'IT skills cliff' some years ago as our economy digitized, mobilized and further 'technologized' and our IT skilled labor supply failed to keep up," wrote Bob Miano, CEO of executive-search firm Harvey Nash, in a paper on the issue. eWeek (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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 
 
  • Analysis: IT spending will drop because of federal budget cuts
    Automatic federal budget cuts scheduled to take effect today will hinder IT spending, Forrester Research's Andrew Bartels says. Forrester had predicted that IT spending would rise 7.5% this year, but because of the expected federal cuts, the firm says growth is likely to be lower. That could hurt the economy because federal purchases represent 8% to 10% of U.S. tech spending, Forrester says. Computerworld (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Senate committees to take up cybersecurity next week
    Two Senate committees will hold a joint hearing next week to discuss how to implement President Barack Obama's executive order on cybersecurity and whether additional legislation is necessary. Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Tom Carper, D-Del., the respective chairs of the Senate Commerce and Homeland Security committees, were among the Senate Democrats that pushed for a law last year to broaden information sharing and establish cybersecurity guidelines for the private sector. The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

  CompTIA News 
  • Register for CompTIA's Annual Member Meeting
    CompTIA's Annual Member Meeting will be held March 12 and 13 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago. AMM brings CompTIA's member base together for two days of collaborative strategic planning and sharing amongst the association's most engaged members and community forums. Register here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA members benefit from certification discount
    CompTIA solution provider members are eligible to receive a voucher good for an 80% discount on the first certification they purchase and a 15% discount on further certification purchases. Vendor and distributor members are also eligible for the 15% discount. To learn more, contact membership@comptia.org. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Stay up to date on how government and IT connect with Policy Watch
    With more than 2,000 members representing all facets of the industry and as the leading global provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, CompTIA is well positioned to serve as a strong advocate in government. Subscribe to CompTIA's Policy Watch newsletter to receive the latest research reports, industry-related news and coverage of other IT matters each month. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: March 1, 2013
    53% of companies evaluate themselves as being on the leading edge/above average levels of mobility adoption. CompTIA IT SmartStat. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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