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September 12, 2012
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  • Intel exec envisions a world with thinner laptops
    A top executive at Intel is promoting an internal project aimed at creating an ultra-thin laptop to house the company's fourth-generation Haswell chip. Dadi Perlmutter, the chief architect of Intel's mobile computing platforms, says the concept device will have a thickness of less than a centimeter. "I've been challenging the team to go figure it out. This is a concept platform, this is not a real platform, but this is how thin I would like it to be, and I would like to fit a Haswell into it," he said. PCWorld/IDG News Service (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analyst: IT firms with factories in China could face higher costs
    IT companies with factories in China could be particularly hard hit if government stimulus measures lead to inflation, this article suggests. Analyst Kuninori So of ROA Holdings says such firms should look at the possibility of shifting production to other countries to keep costs low. ZDNet (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • D&H co-president shares secrets of distributor's growth
    D&H's employees and the company's focus on service have helped the distributor continue to grow despite the weak economy, Co-President Dan Schwab says. "We've always been big believers in evolution and not revolution," Schwab said before a D&H show featuring about 60 to 70 vendors and 450 reseller attendees in Ontario. eChannelLine USA Daily News (9/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • SAP looks to broaden its mobile capabilities
    SAP says it plans to introduce software to let companies create applications for handheld devices. Co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe says the company is preparing a new version of its Sybase Unwired Platform that allows apps to be developed for sale through SAP's online store. Bloomberg (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
September Job Fairs & Employer Hiring Events!
Interview with leading employers at TECHEXPO on Sept. 13th in McLean, VA & Sept. 20th in Baltimore, MD. Register to attend hiring events for General Dynamics C4 Systems, Unisys & Accenture Federal Services! Events located in the DC Metro Area and San Antonio, TX. Click here for more information & registration.
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  • Train your brain to produce more innovative ideas
    Your brain is elastic and can be trained to come up with more imaginative and innovative ideas, Amy Alexander writes. Actively searching for fresh insights and spending time on social media reading what interests other people are two easy ways to gain inspiration, she writes. Investor's Business Daily (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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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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  • Senate committee to consider electronic privacy laws
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider an update to two decades-old electronic privacy laws. Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said he will attach measures that would update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act to a bill that would update the Video Privacy Protection Act. "The explosion of cloud computing, social networking sites, video streaming, and other new technologies in the years since, require that Congress take action to bring our privacy laws into the digital age," Leahy said in a statement. National Journal/Tech Daily Dose blog (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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  • Member communities donate to charities
    CompTIA's Managed Print Services and Healthcare IT Communities recently donated $20,000 to six charity groups that endeavor to bring IT and tech training to inner-city high school students, people with disabilities, veterans and the economically disadvantaged, as well as offer assistance to families with seriously ill children. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Resources to help your business succeed
    Learn how a corporate-wide CompTIA membership for IT solution providers can benefit you and your entire organization. Join Noel Eberline, director of member relations at CompTIA, during a webinar this Thursday, to discover how you can leverage the discounted global certifications and business credentials, free live channel training, and unlimited access to market research. Register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Managed print services
    Managed print is a growing space because of its impact on reducing infrastructure costs associated with printing, improving productivity and environmental sustainability. CompTIA provides resources for solution providers to build a successful managed print services practice. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Sept. 12, 2012
    51% of firms that offer cloud services said the investment for cloud-specific training for staff was a very significant challenges when moving business to a cloud model. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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