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February 20, 2013
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  • "Every business has to be a digital one now," Accenture exec says
    Cloud computing, collaboration, data analytics, security and software-defined networking are among the technologies that businesses need to embrace, Accenture says. "Every business has to be a digital one now," Accenture's Paul Daugherty says. "... The power and reach of converging IT trends such as mobility and cloud means that business leaders need to understand the implications of a software-driven, connected-everything world. It's really time business and IT sat down together and started the dialogue to create ways for technology's potential to be harnessed." InformationWeek (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Why Success Is Less About Your Business and More About Aging Well
Do you have the qualities needed to age successfully? These 5 improvements may help the second half of your life be a smashing success. Read the featured article.

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  • Gartner sees slower growth for business-intelligence software
    The pace of growth for business-intelligence software is slowing down, Gartner says in projecting a 7% revenue increase in the segment this year. "As more and more information is generated, business models need reinvention, and it's increasingly clear that mastering analytics on Big Data will be a key driver for the next economic cycle," Gartner's Dan Sommer said in a statement. Computerworld/IDG News Service (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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The Need for Diameter Signaling Management in LTE
As LTE networks roll out worldwide, discussions are going on about the need to manage signaling—in particular, Diameter signaling. Some controversy exists over the methods to manage and control Diameter signaling in the most effective way. This article describes the reasons that support deploying Diameter signaling management solutions in an LTE network. Click here to learn more.

  Mobile & Wireless 
 
  • Malware is pervasive in mobile apps, McAfee warns
    Cybercriminals increasingly are planting malware in legitimate-seeming applications, McAfee says, noting that three-quarters of infected apps downloaded by McAfee Mobile Security users came from the Google Play store. "Cybercriminals are exhibiting greater levels of determination and sophistication leading to more destructive, multi-faceted hacks that are harder to spot, and thus warrant a greater degree of security and vigilance," McAfee's Luis Blando says. ARN (Australia) (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • F5 targets Android, iOS devices with Mobile App Manager
    F5 Networks is touting Mobile App Manager as a means to support Android and iOS devices that employees bring to work. "BYOD means headaches for the IT organizations attempting to lock down more and more employee-owned devices. F5's approach shifts the IT control point off the device and onto the network by managing and securing only those apps that employees use for work," analyst Zeus Kerravala says. eWeek (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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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.

  Security & Privacy 
 
  • Deloitte: Cybersecurity is becoming a top business focus
    Companies are paying increasing attention to cyberscurity, a Deloitte study says. That bodes well given increasing risks, although the study said that less than half of the companies polled had a response plan for a security breach. "Businesses need to assume a breach will happen and prepare accordingly," Deloitte's Tommy Viljoen says. CSO/IDG News Service (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Register for 2013's Customer Success Summit
    The SIIA is co-hosting a worldwide executive summit about growing customer value on March 14 in San Francisco. Join us for this half-day seminar to hear case studies on how industry executives have increased conversion, retention or customer lifetime value. The three-part schedule ensures that you can share, learn and network with your peers. Don't miss your chance to take advantage of early bird pricing by registering today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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