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November 6, 2012
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  Technology & Trends 
  • Linux Foundation gets a boost from HP
    The Linux Foundation is enjoying broader support from tech titans including Hewlett-Packard, which has made a commitment of at least $500,000 that comes with a seat on the foundation's board. HP's Eileen Evans says the increased support "advances our own business as well as greater industry innovation." Network World (11/5), CNET (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lenovo offers an enterprise server
    Lenovo is debuting a server called ThinkServer TD330 from its new Enterprise Product Group, priced starting at $929. "We've placed expanded emphasis on building our server portfolio this year, introducing products that meet the needs of all our customers -- from enterprise customers to small businesses," Lenovo's Roy Guillen said in a statement. ITWorld.com/IDG News Service (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Verizon says its app store will close next year
    Verizon says it will shut down its application store, Verizon Apps, in 2013 and will instead direct Android and BlackBerry users to stores run by Amazon and Google. Customers will be alerted to the change in January, and the store will be gone by March. Verizon says it will continue to pay developers throughout the shutdown process. VentureBeat (11/5), All Things D (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How IT resellers can work with political campaigns
    Resellers and partners can do well serving the IT needs of political campaign researchers, but providers must first understand how such operations work. "[Clients] just know what they want -- an interactive map or a contest -- but they don't know how to implement it. You need to translate what they say and figure out a way to make that happen," says Peter Keung of Mugo Web. Channel Partners/CompTIA blog (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Why bosses need workers who'll answer back
      
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    Nobody likes back talk, but bosses should actively encourage employees to talk back to them, says John Baldoni. It's more important to hear uncomfortable truths than to have workers try to protect your feelings, Baldoni explains. "The man or woman at the top of the pyramid must work hard to enable people to speak truth to power," he says. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • Gartner: Big Data is a job booster for U.S. nontech employment
    Every Big Data job created during the next three years will add an additional three nontech employees to the U.S. workforce, as the effects of the trend reverberate throughout the business community, Gartner predicts. The research firm says almost 2 million U.S. jobs in data analytics and management will be created through 2015, but notes that thanks to a talent shortage, only a third of available Big Data jobs may be filled. Computerworld (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
 
  • Coalition targets ways to avoid data-breach legal battles
    The Consortium for Cybersecurity Action is focused on electronic safeguards and security controls to help governments and businesses avoid legal battles over data breaches. It's proposing 20 defensive steps that every enterprise should take to protect against cyberattacks. The group includes top security players such as McAfee, as well as federal entities such as the Defense Department. NextGov (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Cyber Security Career Fair: November 9 in Columbia, MD
TECHEXPO Cyber Security is the Nation's leading recruitment event for connecting industry leaders & Cyber Warriors. Learn from industry experts in the morning speaker session and interview with a compelling roster of organizations looking to fill immediate job openings! For more information on attending or exhibiting visit: TechExpoUSA.com.
  CompTIA News 
  • Don't miss CompTIA's IT career advice webinar
    CompTIA's webinar "IT Careers -- The Inside Scoop," powered by the CompTIA Advancing Women in IT Community, will be held on Wednesday and present practical advice from people who work in HR and hire into IT positions. Sign up today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Building a service provider practice
    Are you a VAR considering offering telecom and cloud services? Sign up for this webinar on Thursday from CompTIA's industry partner the Cloud Services Community to hear first-hand from a VAR who has made the leap. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • TechVoice
    TechVoice provides the IT community with timely information about state and federal IT legislation and regulations, as well as an organized method to become an instant advocate for the IT channel. Sign up for action alerts. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Nov. 6, 2012
    83% of companies say that human error among end users is a security related concern. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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