Around The IT Industry 1/16 – 1/20

by Modis on January 19, 2012

Websites black out in SOPA, PIPA protest, senators withdraw support
After Wikipedia, Google, and other websites voiced their concerns about the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act, millions of people tweeted about the legislation, mostly in support of the protesting. A few Senators have pulled support for the bills.

10 questions to consider before picking an internal social network
Many companies might have decided to incorporate internal social networks, but choosing the best one is a different story. Here are 10 questions to answer before making your decision. Topics addressed include whether there’s an available app and how strong the security is.

View of offshore IT work may be changing
President Obama has encouraged companies to stop sending work overseas, and some IT professionals already have similar feelings. Many vendors have started to believe that offshore outsourcing is in the process of becoming less attractive.

Apple makes announcements about iPad educational developments
One of the main announcements Apple made concerned iBooks 2, an update of the reading application for iOS that is now available. Apple also discussed the iBooks Author capabilities and the implementation of e-textbooks in the iBookstore.

Interview: Simon Crosby talks cloud security, virtualization
InfoWorld interviewed the former Citrix CTO about what 2012 will bring in terms of security, specifically cloud security, the impact of virtualization, and malware.

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