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Security spending gets boost from mobile, social and cloud, says Gartner

By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Service | August 22nd, 2014 Worldwide spending will increase by almost 8 percent this year. The increased adoption of mobile, social and cloud computing is driving growth in security spending among organizations that are also becoming more aware of threats on all those fronts. Worldwide spending on information security will …

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NIST taking input for mobile security guidelines

By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | August 21st, 2014 A new NIST publication aims to alert enterprises of potential security dangers within commercial apps. The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a guide for testing third-party apps to ensure that they are secure and don’t introduce any vulnerabilities. The government …

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Business Leaders Who Think Strategically About IT Infrastructure Drive Results

By Thor Olavsrud, CIO | July 30th, 2014 As a result of the confluence of disruptors such as cloud technology, mobile, social media, and big data and analytics, organizations today are rethinking their IT infrastructure from the ground up — and it’s not just IT architects and data center leaders involved. Business leaders across the …

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Qualcomm planting seeds for 4K video, silicon brains in mobile devices

By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 28, 2014 The Snapdragon 810 chip has graphics, computing and wireless features that could make it into lower-end chips. Smarter contextual awareness, 4K video and augmented reality are just some of the new technologies that will be offered by smartphones and tablets over the next year or …

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Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud Outsourcing Creates New Legal Risks

By Stephanie Overby, CIO | July 25th, 2014 IT leaders need to learn how to manage the evolving legal, privacy and compliance issues of SMAC contracts. The convergence of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies (SMAC) are complicating an already complex IT outsourcing value chain. But they’re also creating new legal and compliance issues for …

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England’s National Parks Agree to Better Mobile Broadband Coverage

By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 15th, 2014 The National Parks England (NPE) and UK Mobile Operators Association (MOA) have reached a new “landmark agreement” that aims to boost the coverage of mobile phone and Mobile Broadband connectivity in protected rural areas, albeit while also “minimising any adverse environmental impacts” and working “proactively and …

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The Firewall: Questions abound about its future role in cloud, mobile and SDN environments

By Ellen Messmer, Network World | July 14th, 2014 It’s been 20 years since Check Point FireWall-1 made firewalls mainstream. It’s been 20 years since Check Point Software Technologies shipped its first enterprise network firewall, marking the beginning of a mass market for firewalls that has protected millions of networks across the world. Check Point’s …

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Three UK Named Fastest Mobile Broadband Operator in Road Trip Test

By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 10th, 2014 Mobile operator Three UK has come top in a new Road Trip 2014 study of Mobile Broadband performance, which among other things found that the provider delivered both the fastest average 3G (4.48Mbps DOWN and 1.4Mbps UP) and 4G (6.19Mbps DOWN and 1.54Mbps UP) based mobile …

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UK Post Office Confirms Launch of New Mobile Network

By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK, July 8th, 2014 In an unsurprising move the Post Office has confirmed that their existing fixed line broadband and phone services, which are now predominantly supplied by TalkTalk’s platform after last year’s traumatic move away from BT (here), will soon be complement by a mobile product thanks to their new …

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New tools let IT admins cut the cord to manage mobile users

By John Cox, Network World | July 3rd, 2014 The new version of MobileIron’s management software gives mobility to IT administrators, and segments and segregates admin privileges. The new release of MobileIron’s software for managing mobile devices and data helps IT staff themselves be more mobile and lets management tasks be grouped and segregated to …

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