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Willie Pena

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Toshiba Designs Self-Destruct Hard Drives for Enterprise Users

Electronics manufacturer Toshiba has announced four new self-encrypting, enterprise-grade solid state drives and mobile hard disks with cryptographic erase functionality. The 2.5-inch models feature government-grade 256-bit AES encryption and come in capacities up to 1.6 terabytes. These self-destruct hard drives ...

IT Staff Hires to Increase in First Half of 2013

Technology continues to play an important role in the U.S. job market, a new survey shows. The report, by online tech recruiting firm Dice, states that nearly two-thirds of those responsible for hiring IT staff project that they will be ...

Ubuntu Linux Smartphone Set to Compete With iPhone, Androids

Is there room for yet another smartphone and tablet operating system in a market dominated by Android and iOS, where even established players like Microsoft and RIM have trouble making any inroads in capturing market share from the two leaders? ...

One in Five Corporate Networks Accessed by Employees on Christmas

Traditionally, Christmas Day for countless families is filled with gift-opening, eating, watching some TV, and taking naps. This year, however, data from one cloud-based intranet provider demonstrates that many also chose to check in with their corporate networks during the ...

Mobile Encryption Gets a Boost With a Stronger, Faster Algorithm

Mobile device use continues to expand across the business world, and with that comes the need for better encryption of the data being passed around wirelessly. Media technology company Tigerspike has patented an algorithm it claims is not only faster ...

Teradata Bridges Gap in Big Data Skills With Free Certification Training

"Big data" has progressed beyond its initial buzzword phase into a business reality. Judging from most media reports, data-focused jobs are expected to increase dramatically over the next few years as businesses seek to make sense of the tremendous flood ...

Most IT Pros Think Their IT Security Is Better Than Their Partners', yet Share Data Anyway

A study on IT security performed by Dimensional Research and commissioned by information risk and security performance management vendor nCircle sheds light on some interesting attitudes shared by many SMB IT professionals. First, 4 out of 5 believe that their ...

Cloud Jobs to Increase by 7 Million But More Training is Needed, Report Shows

The unstoppable migration toward cloud computing is creating a massive demand for IT workers trained in cloud computing and related technologies, such as virtualization, according to a new report issued by IDC and Microsoft. The report also shows that there ...

Android App Development Surging as Indicated by Andromo's Growth

One of the criticisms consistently leveled at Android has been the relative dearth of apps for the platform available in the Google Play store when compared with those available for the iOS in Apple's App Store. Judging from the amount ...

WebRTC to Allow Easy Conferencing and P2P Sharing Directly in Browsers

The WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communications) standard, while still in relative infancy, is promising to create a sea change in communications in the near future, moving Web-based video and audio communication from proprietary third-party software to the desktop and mobile browser. ...

$99 Nexus 7 Tablet Rumored to Hit Shelves Next Year

With Apple's iPad doggedly pursued by Microsoft's Surface and the various Android-based entrants, manufacturers are seeking any competitive advantage they can get in the ongoing battle of the tablets. Higher screen resolutions, faster processors, bigger storage — the improvements in ...

Best Social Media Sharing Times Revealed in New Research

If someone posts on Twitter, but no one is around to read and share it, did he really tweet? From the viewpoint of a small or midsize business seeking to maximize social media in their marketing efforts, the answer may ...

New Platform Enables Mobile Apps for Businesses Without Coding

The growth of mobile apps shows no sign of abating, and a new service promises to make things easier for businesses who wish to deploy their own mobile applications without requiring extensive coding. For midsize businesses, this can give them ...

Zendesk and Salesforce Strengthen Marriage Between CRM and Support

Salesforce, the popular cloud-based CRM (customer relationship manager), and Zendesk, a platform for managing customer support, have deepened their collaboration with an update that promises enhanced integration for users of both Zendesk and Salesforce leading to improved customer service.As reported ...

Generation Y is Addicted to Smartphones, Survey Says

Generation Y, those currently between the ages of 18 to 30, are serious smartphone users--so serious, in fact, that a majority of those surveyed wishes it didn't feel compelled to check the devices so often for emails, texts, and social ...

Windows Classic: Is Windows 8 the New Coke, or Does It Just Need More Time?

Should releasing a "Windows Classic" be on minds of the Microsoft team, as suggested by one tech blogger? The sales results of the Windows 8 operating system, while not officially released by Microsoft, are reportedly reflecting a lack of interest ...

Fiscal Cliff Could Dramatically Impact IT at Midsize Businesses

It is hard to escape hearing about the "fiscal cliff" from the news media, but what exactly is this cliff thing all about and what impact, if any, will it have on IT at midsize businesses?The Cliff in a NutshellAs ...

Cisco Shifts Gears from Hardware to Software and Consulting Services

Hardware manufacturing giant Cisco Systems, a leader in producing routers and switches used in IT departments all over the world, is seeking to diversify its revenue streams and prepare for in an increasingly mobile and cloud-focused environment by expanding its ...

Open Source Software Used by Majority of Developers, Survey Reveals

The term "open source" was tossed around like any other tech buzzword some time ago. Many predicted the philosophy's eventual demise or, at best, relegation to hobbyists. Few expected open source software to take hold in the enterprise, citing security ...

Former Microsoft Hacker Joins Apple's Security Team

Apple has enjoyed a reputation for having its closed operating systems remain mostly malware-free and hacker-proof over the years, but a recent hire shows that the company has become more security conscious. Former Microsoft hacker Kristin Paget is confirmed to ...

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