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Early Bird at Clod Expo The rumor mill says that Apple could be out with that tablet it’s supposed to have up its sleeve in March or April. According to Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reiner, it’s supposed to have a 10.1-inch iPhone-style multi-touch screen and a $1,000 price tag. It would compete with Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader. Reiner says Apple’s been pitching book publishers on a non-executive deal giving them 70% of the money, more lucrative for them than Amazon, which is thought to demand 50% of the take. Reiner thinks Apple means to make a million of the widgets a month to start. Robert Moffat, the former high-ranking IBM executive arrested in October in the Galleon insider trading roundup, asked a New York court Wednesday to dismiss the SEC's civil charges against him. He claims he didn't pass material insider information on IBM and Sun earnings or AMD's sale... (more)

CTOvision Interview of Aneesh Chopra

By BobGourley Readers of CTOvision are all familiar with Aneesh Chopra, the hard working mission-focused technologist who helped modernize the Commonwealth of Virginia’s IT as Virginia Secretary of Technology and then helped promote technological innovation throughout the federal enterprise and across the country as our nation’s first federal Chief Technology Officer. Aneesh’s leadership style has combined elements of technical acumen, mission understanding, vision creation/communication and objective focused persistence.  The results created from this leadership style are worth study not just by the technology crowd, but by leaders of any large organization. Aneesh is running for lieutenant governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. We recently asked him for his views on technology, leadership and innovation and share the results of our conversation below: GOURLE... (more)

Fixmo Announces AppZone MAM Solution and Strategic Partnership with App47

By RyanKamauff ORLANDO, Fla., Oct 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Fixmo, the mobile risk management (MRM) company, today unveiled its new Fixmo AppZone mobile application management (MAM) solution along with a strategic partnership with App47 at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012. In concert with the launch of the offering and the partnership, Fixmo announces the Fixmo AppZone Challenge, a limited-time offer for enterprise and government customers to deploy Fixmo’s cloud-based enterprise app store solution for one year at no charge. Fixmo AppZone is a comprehensive MAM solution that enables IT organizations to centrally manage, support, optimize and secure its growing fleet of mobile apps. The solution is powered by App47, a leader in mobile application management and analytics, and will offer the following capabilities: – Secure Enterprise App Store for managing distribu... (more)

Gladinet Cloud Delegate Administration

When you have a big team in Gladinet Cloud, such as 100+ users, you will need other team members to help you on administrative works. In Gladinet Cloud, there are two different ways to setup delegate administrator. 1. Fully Privileged  Admin You can grant team users fully privileged admin rule by adding them to the cloud administrators. 2. Partial Admin Each manageable scope is at the page entry. For example, the team folder management scope is at the team folder page. There is a security link at the page that you can define who can see the page and what permission they can have for the page. See Also The following video shows more details on the delegate administration inside Gladinet Cloud. ... (more)

The Problem with “Lowest Price Technically Acceptable” Procurement

Many agencies of the US federal government, including across the military, follow a procurement policy that goes by the name Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). The rationale behind this policy is for the government to select the lowest cost provider among all suitable providers for any IT project it wishes to undertake. However, it almost always backfires. Here’s an illustration that explains why. Read the entire post at http://www.devx.com/blog/agile/the-problem-with-lowest-price-technically-acceptable-procurement.html. ... (more)

European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015 announced

Pan-European Awards for ISVs, Solution Providers, Systems Integrators, Software Vendors, Service Providers and DistributorsRecognising Excellence in IT and Telecoms Channels, Software and Solutions [London, 29 July 2014] IT Europa announced today that it will stage the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015 in London on 25 March 2015. Now in their seventh year, the European IT & Software Excellence Awards have been designed to recognise and reward excellence in European software development and IT and Telecoms solutions provision. The awards will bring together leading ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators from across Europe to demonstrate their ability to provide industry-leading IT solutions for their customers. The awards are split into three sections. The first set of awards is for Systems Integrators and Solution VARs and acknowledges their skil... (more)

Certicom Earns FIPS 140-2 Validation for Java-based Security Module

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC) today announced it has earned FIPS 140-2 Validation for the Java version of Security Builder GSE, certifying another module in its security solutions to help vendors sell into the government market. A Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) validation assures users that a given technology has passed rigorous testing as set out by the National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST). Certicom is the first company to offer FIPS 140-2 Validated security modules in both Java and C programming languages that also meet the National Security Agency's set of security recommendations known as Suite B. Cryptographic algorithms such as AES, ECMQV and ECDSA are all part of the government lexicon, a list that continues to grow as the government tightens security for protecting classified an... (more)

XML Comes to the Government Contracting World: Synchris(TM) Releases Privia(R) XML Interface to Expand Customer Data Integration

STERLING, Va., May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The power of XML-based data leveraging is coming to the world of government contracting bids. Synchris(TM), Inc., the leading provider of bid lifecycle management software for government contractors, today announced the release of its XML Import/Export interface for Privia(R), allowing customers to further leverage existing technology investments and data sources. The new XML-based functionality enables the management of data between Privia and other business applications, such as customer relationship management (CRM) tools, and eases the burden of capturing and managing critical information, such as past performance for teaming partners. Annie Eissler, vice president of product marketing at Synchris, said: "Harnessing the power of XML for government contract bidders is a major step forward for Synchris. Now, our customers can ... (more)

IronKey Partners With CRYPTOCard to Deliver Two-Factor Authentication on IronKey Secure USB Drives

Integration of Industry-Leading Authentication Server Provides Essential Security Tool for Enterprise Organizations Deploying Portable Security Devices LONDON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Infosecurity Europe Conference, Stand #L78 -- IronKey, maker of the world's most secure USB memory stick, today announced a strategic partnership with CRYPTOCard, a leading developer of two-factor authentication technology, in order to integrate CRYPTOCard's trusted authentication technology with IronKey Enterprise USB devices. All IronKey Enterprise devices now ship with CRYPTOCard One Time Password (OTP) technology, which provides a two-factor authentication for CRYPTOCard's BlackShield ID Authentication Server without the need for additional physical tokens. Integrating CRYPTOCard authentication with IronKey devices significantly reduces the time needed for enterprises to deploy ... (more)

Phase Forward to Present at 45th DIA Annual Meeting, June 21-25, San Diego

Phase Forward (NASDAQ: PFWD), a leading provider of data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety, will drive nine key sessions at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Drug Information Association (DIA), to be held June 21-25 in San Diego, California. Company representatives will address the benefits and challenges inherent in leveraging technology for global clinical trials – from planning a mega trial to managing the audit process. Full session details are as follows: WHO:   Andrea Bradbury, Vice President, Compliance and Quality, Clarix Products Group, Phase Forward (Panelist) WHAT: “Quality Assurance Perspective on XP in a Regulated Industry” WHEN: Monday, June 22, 1:30-3:00 p.m.   WHO: Joel Hoffman, Ph.D., M.A., Senior Director, Phase Forward Waban Software Group (Session Chair) WHAT: “Clinical Trial Metadata: Theory into Practice” WHEN: Tuesday, June... (more)

XBRL International Elevates Italy, Luxembourg and South Africa to Full Voting Jurisdictions

XBRL International, Inc. (XII) (www.xbrl.org) announced that Italy, Luxembourg and South Africa have been elevated to full jurisdictions with voting rights in the XBRL International Steering Committee. Jurisdictions facilitate and drive adoption of XBRL within their defined regions, supporting the XII mission to promulgate XBRL as the worldwide business reporting standard. “As governments and stock exchanges reengineer regulatory frameworks to protect investors and stimulate economic recovery through improved data transparency and disclosure, XBRL jurisdictions are actively involved in helping to shape this new regulatory landscape,” said Anthony Fragnito, CPA, CEO of XBRL International, Inc. “With the elevation of Italy, Luxembourg and South Africa, XBRL is now officially represented in 24 jurisdictions spanning Europe, Middle East, Asia/Pacific, North America and... (more)