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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
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  • 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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The Key To Positive Cash Flow
Every business is cyclical with cash flow ups and downs. The key is to find a way to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Well it's not. There are systems and processes that make it easier to collect the cash you've earned so your small business can grow. Learn how these small-business owners set up their businesses for success.

  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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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  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
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.

  Government IT 
 
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

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  • Webinar: 2013 SIIA Marketing Report Overview
    SIIA's 2nd annual survey interviewed marketing executives about their company's use of e-mail, mobile marketing and social media to build their brand, gain leads and improve customer support. Join this webinar for insight into the results of the survey, including how marketers have changed their focus over the course of the year. You will learn the metrics marketers are watching to determine ROI of marketing activities and the areas where marketers continue to face challenges. Register today for this webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 27. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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