Around The IT Industry 1/9 – 1/13

by Modis on January 12, 2012

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Tablets featured at CES boast impressive features
Take this virtual tour provided by InformationWeek and explore the tablets that were announced at CES 2012. Some tablets will have 4G connectivity, 3D displays, and quad-core processors. A few of the tablets announced were made by brands that aren’t the typical household names.

Two lawmakers speak out against SOPA and PIPA at CES
Sen. Ron Wyden (D) and Rep. Darrel Issa (R) appeared at CES to continue to make their case against the legislation, which they say will drastically change the Web. Instead, they support the Open Act legislation.

Microsoft announces release of real-time threat intelligence feed
At the International Conference on Cyber Security in New York, Microsoft said it would be streaming its security information — about botnets, IP addresses, and various threats — to organizations like business partners and domestic and foreign governments. The project is still under development.

IBM plans to formalize social enterprise training and services
IBM aims to help companies adopt processes and tools relating to social enterprise, which generally involves connecting customers and companies. IBM will offer online courses, meetings with experts, and live support.

Cloud can improve frequency of IT innovation
With the cloud, CIOs won’t necessarily have to implement the scenario of only 20% of their budget being spent on innovation; all kinds of companies — no matter how big they are — can get to the same type of resources and access similar markets because of cloud computing. While it’s easy to see the IT departments’ benefits, CIOs will have to look for wider business opportunities, as well.

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