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February 26, 2013
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  • Analyst: Competition will drive UC market
    Microsoft and Cisco Systems are expected to intensify their battle in the unified-communications market this year, Sam Trendall writes. The UC market experienced 8% growth last year, Infonetics says. CRN (U.K.) (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Survey looks at VMware clients' security-update responses
    Two-thirds of VMware customers stay relatively current on security patches, but 33% disregard them or routinely fall behind on updates, a company survey indicates. "We are considering some initiatives to increase awareness of security updates, as well as the potential for product improvements to reduce the burden of keeping up to date on security," the vendor wrote in a blog post. The VAR Guy (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Yahoo nixes telecommuting in hopes of fueling innovation
    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has instructed all employees that they must now come to the office for work in a step meant to encourage face-to-face collaboration and innovation. The policy shift has sparked criticism, particularly among women, but some observers say Mayer may be on the right track. "If you want innovation, then you need interaction. If you want productivity, then you want people working from home," management professor John Sullivan says. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Master "executive presence" to advance your career
    People must learn to project an executive image to get ahead in their careers, writes Ken White of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Those with "executive presence" are confident, go-to people who keep their cool in a crisis, White writes: "Your executive presence is a major part of your personal brand." The Washington Post/Capital Business (2/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • What you need to know about Startup 3.0
    Startup 3.0 continues the mission of its predecessor legislation, intending to boost our economic recovery by providing greater support for high-paying, high-skilled jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Included in this legislation is a revised approach to providing a research and experimentation tax credit to small businesses. It would also make permanent the 100% exclusion on capital gains from investments in small startup companies and eliminate the artificial per-country caps for employment-based immigrant visas. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • TechVoice
    TechVoice provides the IT community with timely information about state and federal IT legislation and regulations, as well as an organized method to become an instant advocate for the IT channel. Sign up for action alerts. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Feb. 26, 2013
    49% of health care professionals believe that integration with existing IT systems is a challenge facing remote patient monitoring. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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