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March 6, 2013
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  • EMC touts SSD array built on XtremIO technology
    EMC has released an all-solid-state-drive array with a clustered architecture that it says will boost performance and capacity. The launch comes a year after it acquired XtremIO. EMC also released software to let enterprises centrally identify and manage all of a data center's server flash memory. Computerworld (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Vendors join for Linux-based test site for health care software
    A Linux software-testing facility created by Red Hat, Intel, Dell and VMware is intended to let small to midsized medical facilities analyze and launch health care software for x86 servers. "Through this alliance, we are poised to give customers, especially midsized hospitals, greater choice and flexibility for meeting meaningful use requirements," Dell's August Calhoun says. The VAR Guy (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

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  • Experts weigh in on the pros and cons of telecommuting
    Deciding whether telecommuting is right for your company requires pinpointing your company's goals, understanding what makes your workforce tick and determining whether the right tools are in place for a smooth transition. In most cases, experts say, the benefits of remote work far outweigh the drawbacks, but David Blanke of Sailthru says teamwork and open communication are vital to ensure that the company and its employees are on the same track. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Analysis: Federal budget cuts threaten IT innovation
    Federal budget cuts may have a long-term effect on technological and scientific innovations, and there is little hope that such research and development will come from the private sector, Bernhard Warner writes. "The government funds primarily basic research. This is where radical innovation and fundamental scientific breakthroughs happen. It's where, say, the next Internet would come from," said Vladimir López-Bassols of the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development. Bloomberg Businessweek (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

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  • The CompTIA Accredit UK Trustmark+
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  • CompTIA Research Roundup: 2013 Trends, Mobility and Channel Conflict
    Gain insights into the latest industry trends. Join us for a 60-minute dive into the most recent research and market intelligence from CompTIA. This CompTIA webinar is designed to provide key takeaways and guidance in areas of technology, business models and market verticals. It will focus on adoption and usage patterns, purchase influencers and inhibitors, market outlook including key drivers, and roles and opportunities for IT channel partners. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: March 6, 2013
    47% of companies that have adopted mobility solutions say cost savings from reducing office-related expenses are driving mobility adoption. CompTIA IT SmartStat. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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