Around The IT Industry 2/20 – 2/24

by Modis on February 23, 2012

How to strengthen mobile security
The use of smartphones has opened up a lot of mobile networking opportunities, but it’s also allowed attackers to gain access to information. There are 7 steps you can take to increase mobile security, including creating strong policies centered on this type of security and also applying existing policies to cell phone use.

OnLive and Citrix each have their own pros and cons
Rob Enderle posted on ITBusinessEdge this week about the differences between Citrix and OnLive. He says that even though they’re both striving to virtualize your computer, they’re not identical. He then goes on to compare them and list out the strengths and weaknesses of each.

John Harris discusses IT skill gab and apprenticeship
Harris, the chairman of an IT user group and vice president of global IT strategy at GlaxoSmithKline, talks about his opinions on the IT skills gap — as Computer Weekly says, while there are skills that are certainly high in demand, there aren’t enough entry-level professionals being trained (or even hired).

New technology may double the downloading speeds of phones
HSPA+ Multiflow technology, which is going to be revealed at the Mobile World Congress, is the work of a Nokia Siemens Networks and Qualcomm partnership. It will be able to utilize 2 base stations to make the speed twice that of the current 3G HSPA+.

What we can learn from the IT tools of a small company
Mark Pimperton explores the system tools chosen by a UK manufacturer and explains why these decisions might be equally smart for other businesses. He looks into the tools used for anti-virus, backing up information, email, networking auditing, and more.

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