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March 14, 2013
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  • How companies use database software to boost sales, service
    AutoZone, Shutterstock and other companies are employing Big Data analytics and database software to improve their sales, Rachael King and Steven Rosenbush write. As AutoZone's Ron Griffin says, "We think this is the direction of the future." NuoDB provides the cloud-based database software that AutoZone uses. Database software had revenues of more than $1.2 billion in 2012, and that figure is expected to double by next year, research firm Wikibon says. The Wall Street Journal (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Mobile & Wireless 
  • Chrome leader Pichai will take Android reins from Rubin
    Google named Sundar Pichai, the head of its Chrome browser and operating system unit, to lead the company's Android division following the resignation of Andy Rubin in what CEO Larry Page insisted was a voluntary move. Rubin will take on a new, undisclosed role at Google, Page said, adding that Google will unite the two divisions under a single roof. "Basically, Rubin's job is done. The platform is successful and now it's about the ecosystem and finding a better way to monetize," said Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi. The Wall Street Journal (3/13) , Network World/IDG News Service (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Security & Privacy 
  • Best practices for plugging the SaaS security hole
    The tangled network of relationships in a software-as-a-service deployment can sometimes obscure one of the most important variables facing businesses in the cloud: security. Industry consultants such as Paul Hill of SystemExperts say customers need to be aware of the potential security pitfalls of SaaS and shouldn't rely on anyone else to do the necessary legwork to address them. "When an enterprise is thinking about using a SaaS vendor or cloud service, it has the responsibility to assess the vendor and determine the risks, liabilities and responsibilities," said Hill. CIO.com (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • DAA rules for mobile privacy are expected soon
    The Digital Advertising Alliance's privacy guidelines for mobile are expected to include consumer notification about online behavioral advertising and provision for consumers to opt out of allowing their information to be collected across applications. An opt-in provision for some types of information collecting is also expected, and advertisers may be asked to de-identify individuals after information is collected from their specific devices. The rules in final form may be revealed as early as next week, according to this article. MediaPost Communications/Online Media Daily (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government IT 
  • Business chiefs, White House discuss cybersecurity
    Top executives, President Barack Obama and White House security advisers met Wednesday to discuss cybersecurity, potential strategies and legislative options. "I think we all agreed -- and that included the administration and the president -- that we want as light a government touch on this as possible," said David Cote of Honeywell International. "... The threat is real. ... There is a consistent, persistent threat here that we need to be concerned about as a country." Reuters (3/13) , The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/Bits blog (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Register for the industry's leading ISV conference, AATC13
     
    Join us May 7 to 9 in San Francisco for SIIA's All About the Cloud conference. Your success in today's ever-changing world of technological innovation around the cloud, mobile and social media can depend on the strength of your relationships with the right strategic partners and vendors. So our primary focus for AATC 2013 is to help you make contacts, form partnerships and close deals. Take advantage of early-bird pricing by registering today or considering a sponsorship. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Critical Success Factors for an Enterprise Mobile Strategy
    Organizations must fully develop an enterprise mobile strategy that considers both employee- and customer-facing aspects of today's continually expanding use of mobile technologies. It is important to consider the customer experience as they launch new products, services and applications. Listen to this pre-recorded webcast featuring Grant Thornton as they share their experience of working with a broad array of companies highlighting the leading practices and some of the pitfalls that companies should guard against. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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