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

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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…

Chinese users tire of older social networking sites

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By Michael Kan, IDG News Service | July 28th, 2014 WeChat, a messaging app, is disrupting China’s social networking market. Social networking sites in China that are modeled on Facebook are having a hard time holding on to users, with customers like Beijing resident Shi Yunfeng, drifting away to newer services. “The user activity has…

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

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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…

Apple Gets Serious About Social, Adds Familiar Functions to iMessage

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By Matt Kapko, CIO | July 17th, 2014 Apple’s most popular app will be getting its biggest overhaul to date when the company releases iOS 8 in the fall. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Apple has been flattering competitors for years. The company has famously copied, redesigned and reimagined many more products…

Google goes mum on Glass release plans

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By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | July 9th, 2014 Analysts say Google must still resolve complex technology and privacy issue before Glass is ready for general availability Earlier this year, Google executives said they expected the wearable Glass computer to be released later this year. The schedule may have changed. During the Google I/O developers conference…