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March 25, 2013
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  • Big Data raises some privacy concerns, analysts say
    Big Data analytics are renewing concerns about privacy from the collection of massive amounts of data, Steve Lohr writes. "There's no bad data, only bad uses of data," Microsoft's Craig Mundie says. As Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson says, "We're on the cusp of a golden age of medical science and care delivery. But a privacy backlash could cripple progress." The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Cloud Computing 
  • Analysis: Seeing the value of Accenture
    Accenture remains in the top tier of IT services providers because it continues to provide a variety of services and offers an agile response to market needs and wants, Swami Shanmugasundaram writes. The company's comprehensive portfolio and global reach also are critical factors, Shanmugasundaram writes. Morningstar (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Mobile & Wireless 
  • Intel: BYOD makes our employees more efficient
    Intel credits its bring-your-own-device policy with an average of about one hour in extra productivity per employee each workday, according to its annual IT report. The chipmaker says it supported more than 23,500 smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices owned by employees at the end of 2012, a 38% increase compared with the year before. Intel employees use a private cloud for employing their mobile devices. Computerworld (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analysis: The cloud's role in gaming
    The concept of cloud-based gaming raises more issues than it solves, Andrew Cunningham writes. Nvidia's Visual Computing Appliance, teamed with the Steam service, may be the best path in cloud gaming, Cunningham writes. "[A]fter logging some extended playtime with an Nvidia Project Shield console at this year's [GPU Technology Conference], I'm convinced cloud gaming has a future," he writes. Ars Technica (3/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Security & Privacy 
  • High schools are recruiting grounds for U.S. cyberwarriors
    The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to recruit high-tech experts in U.S. high schools. The agency estimates it needs about 600 hackers to help combat external threats from foreign hackers who seek American wealth and secrets or intend to do damage to infrastructure. The focus on recruiting young students for such jobs includes the launch of cybercompetitions for high-school and college students. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government IT 
  • Bill targets warrantless mobile searches
    A bipartisan array of U.S. legislators introduced a bill that would prevent police from gaining access to a person's mobile phone location or tracking their GPS without first obtaining a search warrant. Currently, law enforcement can inspect certain e-mail or other online communications after gaining subpoenas when showing "reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing." The bill's sponsors say rules for granting police access to GPS data and mobile locations have failed to evolve with the technology. PCWorld (3/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SIIA News 
  • The State of Software Monetization
    As the Internet changes the way organizations conduct business and how they secure their critical intellectual property, companies are continuously struggling to find a balance between business enablement and security. Safenet and the Software & Information Industry Association announced their finding from a survey, which shows software developers continue to view security and business enablement as mutually exclusive. Look at the findings here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Webinar: Mobile WILL Transform Your Finance Operation -- Are You Ready?
    Cloud-based financial applications are helping businesses streamline the process of paying bills, projecting cash flow and conducting business transactions. It is no secret that companies are taking the next step to deliver these solutions via mobile devices in order to help executives manage their businesses -- anytime and anywhere. Register for this complimentary webinar, and join SIIA members Saugatuck Technology and as they explore the need for and the role of mobile financial management. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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