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October 2, 2012
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The Game Changer 
  • Mobile privacy issues can foment mistrust in the workplace
    Bring-your-own-device mobile policies have the effect of blurring the lines between personal and work space, potentially causing resentment and distrust in the office, according to this article. Many businesses enforce tough BYOD guidelines that give bosses carte blanche to monitor employees, install apps and delete files from worker devices, a trend that more than 80% of respondents to a recent poll say is a concern. (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Emerging Tools 
  • Verizon targets health care sector with suite of cloud apps
    Verizon Enterprise Solutions has introduced a family of cloud-based applications designed to improve the ease with which health care firms can comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a set of federal standards governing the secure storage of patient data. The services are Collocation, Managed Hosting, Enterprise Cloud, Enterprise Cloud Express Edition and Enterprise Cloud Private Edition, and they will include a business associate agreement that guarantees data security. eWeek (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Security Update 
  • Energy firms express tentative support for cybersecurity plan
    Two dozen energy companies have responded to a request from Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., seeking voluntary participation in a government program aimed at bolstering the nation's cyberdefenses. In their response to Rockefeller -- who recently sent letters to executives at Fortune 500 companies -- industry associations representing the utilities said they would be willing to cooperate on efforts that do not levy new mandatory guidelines and instead focus on existing standards. National Journal (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Tech Business 
  • Survey: U.S. tech chiefs are bullish on export growth
    Free trade agreements, a White House commitment to make good on a goal and increasing overseas labor costs are prime reasons U.S. exports will continue growing in the next two to five years, according to a new IDC Manufacturing Insights survey. "Despite all of the short-term talk of economic weakness and the dreaded fiscal cliff, the high-tech executives that we talked to really had a bullish outlook in the next two to five years when it comes to export growth for their products," said Ken Rankin of UPS. Reuters (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Managing IT 
  • Why copycats do better than original innovators
    When it comes to innovation, the real rewards often accrue not to the firm that develops a given technology but to the second-wave firms that figure out how to profitably deploy it, writes Eli Broad. "[A] second mover can beat the first mover on branding and market share by relying on an unalterable commercial fact: markets evolve," he writes. Strategy+Business online (free registration) (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Leaders shouldn't try to be experts, says Acumen chief
    It's always tempting for bosses to present themselves as experts in their field, says Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of the Acumen Fund. In today's complex world, though, it's virtually impossible for a single person to fully grasp all aspects of an organization's work. The best leaders "reject trite assumptions, reject the status quo, and are really open to listening to solutions from people who are most impacted by the problems," Novogratz says. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (9/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Geeking Out 
  • Homemade bee brain to power autonomous flying robot
    A team of scientists in the U.K. aims to use advanced computer models to recreate the brain of a honeybee to power a flying robot capable of acting on its own. The researchers, from the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex, say the project -- called "Green Brain" -- tackles "one of the greatest challenges in artificial intelligence," and, if successful, artificial brains could be used for real-world applications such as pollinating crops or conducting search and rescue missions. TG Daily (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Editor's Note 
  • SmartBrief Excerpt -- "The Honest Truth About Dishonesty"
    What happens when well-intentioned people find themselves considering an illegal parking spot, or in the depths of a corporate scandal? SmartBrief on ExecTech is pleased to share a preview from behavioral economist Dan Ariely's new book, "The Honest Truth About Dishonesty." In return for updating your SmartBrief profile, we will send you the introduction to Ariely's new book absolutely free. Learn more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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