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December 28, 2012
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The Game Changer 
  • Why small businesses have big edge with Big Data analytics
    Big Data analytics can be as useful for smaller businesses as it is for large enterprises, Patrick Gray writes. Because smaller business have smaller piles of data than their large competitors, they will be able to derive actionable intelligence faster, providing them with an edge. "It's generally easier to institute new processes and procedures in a small organization, and make and execute rapid decisions based on data, than it is in most large organizations," he notes. TechRepublic/Big Data Analytics blog (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Emerging Tools 
  • Unimicron may produce chipsets for Apple
    Unimicron Technology has reportedly shown it is capable of producing chipsets with Apple's custom processors for its mobile devices, Tyler Lee writes. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer is apparently planning to put up a new plant to handle chipset orders that it would take over from Samsung Electronics, he adds. (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Security Update 
  • Looking ahead to the year in cybersecurity issues
    Strengthening security for cloud and mobile computing will be among the key information security trends for 2013, experts say. Hackers will continue to use cross-platform attack and will start using QR codes to spread their bugs, while virtual wallets become an increasingly tempting target, this article notes. InformationWeek (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Tech Business 
  • Linux had a banner year in 2012
    The slow adoption of Windows 8 is giving Linux distributions, especially Ubuntu 12.10, an opportunity to shine, Katherine Noyes writes. The fact that more hardware firms are offering preloaded Linux options is also helping the platform's adoption rate. Meanwhile, Red Hat reached $1 billion in revenue this year, making it the first open-source software company to achieve that milestone. PCWorld/Linux Line blog (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Managing IT 
  • Treat your workers like a pack of huskies
    As individuals, husky dogs are notoriously headstrong, but put them in a sled team and they'll work together, Jack Zenger writes. Many employees are the same: Their productivity and value only emerge when you put them in the right context. "Sometimes ... you will never recognize an employee's full potential until they are placed in the right area with the right people," Zenger writes. Forbes (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Geeking Out 
  • Be sure to vacation on Oahu sometime in the next 75,000 years
    The Hawaiian island of Oahu may begin to fall apart in the future, according to a paper to be published in the Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta journal. Underground springs are slowly dissolving the island from the inside, data show. Researchers at Brigham Young University say the mountainous island could become a low-lying seamount after the next 75,000 to 1.75 million years. (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Editor's Note 
  • Don't get left behind when it comes to the latest innovations in the wireless sector
    Sign up for CTIA SmartBrief today to find out what's driving mobile in advertising, technology, health and more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Come 2013, watch your digital wallet."
--Mathew J. Schwartz, writing at Information Week
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