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February 7, 2013
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5 positive ways to respond to negative comments.
Social media is a great way to connect with your customers, but what do you do when the conversation takes a negative turn? With 5 tips, you can learn how to positively respond and help direct the conversation. Read the article and learn the 5 ways to respond positively.

  Cloud Computing 
 
  • VCE chief: NetApp-Cisco deal won't affect joint venture
    The joint-venture ties among Cisco Systems, EMC and VMware remain strong despite a Cisco deal with EMC's rival NetApp, says Praveen Akkiraju, CEO of VCE. "Because of the nature of VCE as a joint venture, we are tightly aligned in our go-to-market from a sales perspective, from a services perspective and the way we co-develop our road maps," Akkiraju says. Computerworld (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Adding Intelligence to Your Core Network
Service providers are challenged with data growth and signaling traffic. Until recently, SPs were using L1-3 IP routing technologies to manage traffic. For an enhanced experience, SPs need to look farther up the stack. With access to granular context-based information, layer 4-7 networking devices enable SPs to take advantage of more relevant information.
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  Mobile & Wireless 
 
  • Dropbox says it has simplified integration with revised API
    Dropbox is touting its Sync application programming interface, saying it will make things easier for developers. "[I]ntegrating with Dropbox was simply too complex, as its former API was built in ways similar to traditional Web APIs. This give-and-take model wasn't a great fit for the file syncing service, presenting too many fail and friction points," Alex Wilhelm writes. TheNextWeb.com (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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 
 
  • Bamital botnet is disabled, Symantec and Microsoft say
    A cybercrime botnet called Bamital has been taken down by Symantec and Microsoft, Microsoft's Richard Boscovich says. "We think we got everything, but time will tell," he said. The vendors estimate up to 1 million PCs were compromised. Reuters (2/6) 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.

  Government IT 
  • States consider taxing cloud-based services
    Subscription software delivered via the cloud is considered a product and not a service and is subject to sales tax in Idaho. At least five other states have ruled similarly. However, tax authorities in Kansas and Nebraska, among other states, have come to the opposite conclusion. The Wall Street Journal (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  SIIA News 
  • Don't miss Steven VanRoekel keynote at CloudGOV 2013
    Register now and don't miss the federal chief information officer for the U.S., Steven VanRoekel, delivering the opening keynote at CloudGOV, 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. Register to join colleagues from federal, state and local government, as well as vendors representing all segments of the public sector as they discuss the latest innovations in government IT. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Calling all young and innovative tech companies
     
    The SIIA is excited to launch our NextGen program for its 8th year. This program showcases the competitive nature of what truly makes a company the next generation of young companies to watch. We are calling all companies that are transforming the software and services industry to apply today for AATC 2013's NextGen program. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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