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December 21, 2012
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  • Red Hat to buy ManageIQ for $104M, expanding cloud offerings
    Red Hat says it will acquire ManageIQ, a provider of cloud-management and automation tools for enterprises, for $104 million. Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst said the purchase will "expand our portfolio of open-source solutions and enlarge our addressable market." The software company also reported net income of $34.8 million for its fiscal third quarter, down 9.1% from last year. Revenue in the period was up 18% from the year before to $343.6 million. The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Analysis: Growth in mobile malware will continue in 2013
    Malicious software directed at Android-based devices will continue to increase next year, Seth Rosenblatt writes. "In 2012, half a percent of all mobile users got hurt by mobile malware in the U.S. That's a million people, not an insignificant number. It's a trend that is happening slower than expected, but it's not going to go away," says Chris Wysopal, an information-security expert. CNET (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • India aims to move beyond vulnerable operating systems
    The government of India has assembled a team of 150 engineers to develop a proprietary operating system as part of an effort to improve cybersecurity. The program seeks to make the country less dependent on imported operating systems such as Windows and Linux that can have security issues. ZDNet (Asia) (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tech group offers guidance for cybersecurity strategy
    Cybersecurity guidelines for businesses include insight on dealing with threats inherent in cloud environments and advice for ensuring that data privacy requirements are met. The recommendations from tech group ISACA are aimed at the expectation of increasingly complex attacks. (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SIIA News 
  • Save the Date for Premier Government IT Conference, CloudGOV 2013
    Save the dates and plan to join us at next year's CloudGOV conference on Feb. 12 in Washington, D.C. Learn how Cloud First, FedRAMP, data center consolidation, and mobile strategies will influence agency procurement going forward and see the latest innovations from service providers. Take advantage of leftover budget by considering a sponsorship or saving with early-bird registration. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to sell the way your customers want to buy
    With the onset of social media and mobile technology, marketing and sales professionals face a non-traditional sales cycle. Sellers are no longer in charge of the customer buying process and the customer expects immediate responses and results. If you are struggling to deliver this demand, then listen to this pre-recorded webinar featuring revenue coach and author Kristin Zhivago on How to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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