Friday, March 28, 2014

Europe aims to hire more cybersecurity experts

Europe aims to hire more cybersecurity experts 
Europe is confronting a shortage of cybersecurity specialists in the wake of revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency is collecting data from foreign nationals, experts say. The drive to bolster corporate and government networks is creating a boon for trained cybersecurity experts -- who may command as much as 25% higher salaries than comparable Web developers -- and is prompting universities to experiment with new programs, such as one at Switzerland's ETH university where students get into the mindset of cybercriminals by learning hacking.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Careless mobile security leaves U.S. government exposed, poll says

Careless mobile security leaves U.S. government exposed, poll says 
U.S. government workers are contributing to the vulnerability of critical federal networks by failing to implement basic mobile security protocols, a study says. The 2014 Mobilometer Tracker, from Mobile Work Exchange, says more than 40% of surveyed federal workers admitted to engaging in risky mobile practices, such as using public Wi-Fi to conduct government business or failing to set a password for their devices.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

IDC expects government spending on wireless data to rise

IDC expects government spending on wireless data to rise 
Government spending on wireless data, services and applications will peak next year, although tablets and data services will continue to grow at double-digit rates through at least 2017, IDC says. The report also predicts local governments will turn to tablets "in a big way" in three years. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Analysis: Energy-IT sector has healthy job opportunities

Analysis: Energy-IT sector has healthy job opportunities 
Complex infrastructures, increasing security requirements and regulations, and research and development in the energy-IT sector are driving job opportunities for tech professionals, Howard Baldwin writes. The demand is also spurring top pay for needed skills, says Ann Manal of Mercer.

Monday, March 3, 2014

VMware-Google partnership aims to push Chrome OS to businesses

VMware-Google partnership aims to push Chrome OS to businesses 
VMware has announced a partnership with Google to deliver Chrome OS-based computers into the enterprise by integrating VMware's desktop-virtualization technology to deal with legacy software and systems. Google's Amit Singh said the move will let companies access Windows programs, data and desktops on Chromebooks with a savings of about $5,000 per computer

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