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April 23, 2012
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  • Deloitte tech exec discusses the "Holy Grail" of IT
    Matt Peers, chief information officer of Deloitte, says he sees his top priority as delivering exactly what his business users want and need. "I want to be in a place where our practitioners are really advocating the technology we have -- that for me is the Holy Grail. If we have a place where people really like their technology, I'll feel that I've done all I could ever do," Peers says. (U.K.) (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • HP exec applauds IPv6 advancements in Europe
    The increasing number of transitions from IPv4 to IPv6 in Europe is getting applause from Hewlett-Packard executive Darren Parkes. "I'm seeing a huge shift in mainland Europe. They really want to embrace it," Parkes said. IT PRO (London) (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Cloud building prompts providers to revamp business focus
    Today's services providers, aiming to cash in on the increasing demand for cloud development, find themselves reassessing relationships and business strategy, and opting more for niche vendor partnerships, writes Michael Vizard. The goal is to provide customers with greater scalability and flexibility, and that sometimes isn't doable with traditional server companies, says David Okada, senior manager for marketing at Super Micro. (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Most IT admins support disclosure of breach information, poll finds
    Falling victim to a malware attack by a hacker group such as Anonymous tops the list of security concerns for respondents to a recent poll by Bit9. The survey -- which drew responses from 1,800 IT security professionals around the world -- found that many administrators see user endpoints, such as unprotected laptops and desktop computers, as their company's greatest vulnerability, while 95% said they believe companies have a responsibility to disclose information to the public about breaches. (4/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Long hours, workplace stress continue to plague IT admins
    More than two-thirds of IT administrators have considered finding another line of work due to stress associated with their jobs, according to a report that also found tech workers are putting in longer hours. The survey -- sponsored by GFI Software in honor of National Stress Awareness Month -- found the biggest contributors to stress in the IT department are difficult deadlines, management issues and user demands, and that the problem is especially pronounced in small businesses that employ between 50 and 99 people. eWeek (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Podcasting for IT market intelligence
    Each month, Channel Tech Network hosts a podcast dedicated to the real-world application of CompTIA's market research. Check out the interviews to see how you can best use market intelligence to grow your IT channel business. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ever-expanding channel opportunities highlighted
    CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux kicked off the association's 2012 Annual Member Meeting by touching on where the industry has been over the past few years, and then stressing some of the most lucrative opportunities that lie ahead. The economy has affected the industry tremendously over the past few years, just now getting back to the revenue numbers it generated in 2008. What are the channel trends to watch? LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Make plans for Vegas; register for CompTIA Breakaway
    In Las Vegas, July 30 to Aug. 2, get your map to navigate the IT channel at CompTIA Breakaway. As the premier education event for the IT channel, Breakaway 2012 will help you navigate training, peer-to-peer connections and networking opportunities. Mark your calendar today and register to attend Breakaway 2012. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: April 23, 2012
    In response to security incidents involving social tools, 58% of companies educated employees on proper behavior in social environments. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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