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February 14, 2013
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  • Nelson discusses NetSuite's agenda
    NetSuite has a complementary relationship with Oracle and SAP in providing cloud-based software to large enterprises, CEO Zach Nelson says. SAP and Oracle serve high-end clients, Nelson says, while NetSuite covers lower tiers. He cited four goals for the company, including investment in three core product areas. ZDNet (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Cloud Computing 
  • Apigee touts Insights platform to better understand Big Data
    Apigee says its Insights analytics platform is meant to draw information from applications, APIs and other sources to provide better understanding of Big Data. "The market Apigee is addressing is a big one but also filled with competitors vying to compete for customers that see the value in data analysis," Alex Williams writes, citing firms including EMC, Oracle and SAP. TechCrunch (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analysis: Big Data is trendy, but isn't automatically useful
    Big Data is difficult to define and even harder to show how useful it truly is, Dave Mandl writes. "[T]he term seems to get thrown around recklessly and cluelessly more often than not and, even when it's used appropriately, applied much more widely than is warranted," Mandl writes. "... The mere increase in the amount of data being made available for a given application, no matter how big that increase may be, doesn't automatically make it a Big Data application." The Register (U.K.) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Mobile & Wireless 
  • U.S. firms lag on BYOD rights management
    U.S. businesses are more likely than employers in other countries to focus their bring-your-own-device strategies on employees' hardware than on the users themselves, according to a survey released by Dell. The survey finds firms in other countries tend to favor digital rights management over device-level access management. Less than a third of polled executives in the U.S. based rights access on the user, compared with more than 60% in Singapore. Computerworld (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Security & Privacy 
  • Symantec, Google embrace advanced cryptography algorithm
    Symantec is touting its multi-algorithm SSL certificates that include the Elliptic Curve Cryptography Digital Signature Algorithm. Google also is embracing ECC, for its Chrome browser. Google's Adam Langley said, "We believe in constantly furthering security, which is why Chrome supports Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm on all modern operating systems." Network World (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Webinar: 2013 SIIA Marketing Report Overview
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