public and private sectors

public and private sectors

IT Services Provider, Advanced, Buys Education Software Provider Serco Learning For £7.25M; Eyes Public Sector Cross-Selling

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U.K.-based IT software and services provider, Advanced Computer Software Group (Advanced) — which has clients in both public and private sectors in its home market and abroad — has announced the acquisition of education software provider Serco Learning for £7.25 million ($11.6 million) in cash, £6.25 million of which is payable to Serco...
IT Services Provider, Advanced, Buys Education Software Provider Serco Learning For £7.25M; Eyes Public Sector Cross-Selling

Junar Nabs $1.2M To Help Small Government, Business Unlock Big Data

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Last month, San Francisco unveiled a new cloud-based open data site as part of its move to adopt cloud services and, in turn, to encourage open government, transparency and accountability by improving access to data and information. San Francisco is hardly alone — both public and private sectors in the...
Junar Nabs $1.2M To Help Small Government, Business Unlock Big Data

Recently hacked, here's Microsoft's statement on pending cybersecurity legislation

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Microsoft recently published that it too, as with Facebook and Apple, was the victim of a hacking incursion. The company stated that it was “infected by malicious software using techniques similar to those documented by other organizations.” As TNW reported after the facts were initially aired by Microsoft, “[a] previously unknown Java vulnerability...
Recently hacked, here's Microsoft's statement on pending cybersecurity legislation

Will social media influence Senegal’s presidential election?

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Senegal is one of East Africa’s leaders in telecom infrastructure. But, with an Internet penetration rate of barely 16%, you have to wonder if online information resources and social media can make a difference in February 26th’s presidential election. Senegal’s penetration rate for fixed phones is less than 3%. For...
Will social media influence Senegal’s presidential election?
Library of Congress aims to preserve old audio recordings for future generations

USCYBERCOM calls for the Department of Homeland Security to take key role in national cybersecurity

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Today General Keith Alexander called for the Department of Homeland Security to take a leading role in the nation’s cybersecurity preparedness. He also made the case for increased data transmission between the public and private sectors. In his view, the Department of Homeland security should be a principle conduit of that...
USCYBERCOM calls for the Department of Homeland Security to take key role in national cybersecurity

Silver Lake CEO Had To Convince His Harvard Professors Not To Feel Bad That He Was Jobless At Graduation

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Another awesome interview from leading Wall Street career site, OneWire. This time, CEO Skiddy von Stade sits down with Glenn Hutchins Co-Founder of Silver Lake Partners. It's a part of OneWire's ongoing web series, Open Door. In the interview, Hutchins offers some solid career advice and discusses how he and...
Silver Lake CEO Had To Convince His Harvard Professors Not To Feel Bad That He Was Jobless At Graduation

Public sector leaders are not ready for tomorrow's major disaster

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Our survey reveals that public sector leaders are unprepared for the new challenges facing them, including issues to do with outsourcing and cyber securityMajor incidents across both the public and private sectors have been high on the news agenda: from severe flooding, to mobile network blackout, an NHS trust being...
Public sector leaders are not ready for tomorrow's major disaster

Mapping creates jobs and drives global economic growth

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Twenty years ago, we used paper maps and printed guides to help us navigate the world. Today, the most advanced digital mapping technologies—satellite imagery, GPS devices, location data and of course Google Maps—are much more accessible. This sea change in mapping technology is improving our lives and helping businesses realize...
Mapping creates jobs and drives global economic growth

How U.S. Policy Creates Barriers for Cloud Providers

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As cloud storage competition heats up, providers in the United States may want to start lobbying for better data protection laws if they want to remain competitive. The current state of U.S. law, particularly the Patriot Act, has companies outside the U.S. understandably nervous about hosting data on American...
How U.S. Policy Creates Barriers for Cloud Providers

Big Data age puts privacy in question as information becomes currency

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Exploiting Big Data's opportunities will need a delicate balance between the right to knowledge and the right of the individualThis month, the US chain Walmart bought the startup Social Calendar, one of the most popular calendar apps on Facebook, which lets users record special events, birthdays and anniversaries. More than...
Big Data age puts privacy in question as information becomes currency

Fixmo gains investment boost from Motorola to fuel R&D in mobile device security

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Fixmo, a provider of mobile security solutions for the public and private sectors has just received a boost from Motorola Solutions’ strategic investment arm Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. Fixmo’s products help organizations manage their secure mobile devices, maintain system integrity, protect their corporate data and prove policy compliance. The investment from...
Fixmo gains investment boost from Motorola to fuel R&D in mobile device security
The White House Doesn't Love CISPA, But It's Not Hating On It, Either

Cybersecurity Report Stresses Need for Cooperation

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A lack of honest information-sharing between public and private sectors and among nations hampers cyber defenses, warns a new report by McAfee and the Brussels-based Security and Defense Agenda....
Cybersecurity Report Stresses Need for Cooperation

Small cells will get a band of their own (when the feds aren't using it)

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The Federal Communications Commission plans to designate 100 MHz of spectrum for small use, which would go a long way in encouraging the deployment of a dense layer of mobile broadband capacity for our smartphones to romp around in. But there’s a catch: carriers don’t just get to buy this...
Small cells will get a band of their own (when the feds aren't using it)

Concur's revenue growth will fall short, but that's because business is so good

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Here’s the bad news. Concur, the Redmond maker of travel and entertainment expense management software, warned Wall Street this morning that it’s revenue growth for its fiscal second quarter won’t meet expectations. Now, here’s the good news. The reason for that slump in growth is that Concur is booking new...
Concur's revenue growth will fall short, but that's because business is so good

iSchool Campus Wants To Bring The Next-Gen Wired Classroom To K12 Education

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Technology is increasingly becoming a part of the classroom experience, particularly thanks to smart devices. Tablets and iPads offer students a more portable, engaging and interactive experience than many of the tools of old, and schools are catching on. The San Diego School District’s recent purchase of 26,000 iPads is...
iSchool Campus Wants To Bring The Next-Gen Wired Classroom To K12 Education

MAULDIN: We're Headed Straight For An Economic Black Hole

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"Concern about politics and the processes of international co-operation is warranted but the best one can hope for from politics in any country is that it will drive rational responses to serious problems. If there is no consensus on the causes or solutions to serious problems, it is unreasonable to...
MAULDIN: We're Headed Straight For An Economic Black Hole

Google and PayPal to Support New Government Login System

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Open Identity Exchange (OIX) is a newly founded non-profit organization, launched today at the RSA Conference 2010 by Google, PayPal, Equifax, VeriSign, Verizon, CA, and Booz Allen Hamilton. The aim of this new organization is exchange of online identity credentials across public and private sectors; in other words, it...
Google and PayPal to Support New Government Login System

How the government can turbocharge private-sector innovation

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With the election behind us, one of the major issues the administration will need to tackle is how to encourage entrepreneurs to innovate and bring the country back to its position of leadership in the global economy. To spark innovation, it is time for government and business to work together...
How the government can turbocharge private-sector innovation

IT Growth Outlook Hits Record High Led by Surge in Expected Investments: CDW

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Overall anticipated demand for hardware and software investments reached a record high in both public and private sectors. - While overall anticipated IT spending has grown two percentage points to reach 42 percent, most sectors saw significant increases in spending optimism, according to the latest CDW IT Monitor. Growing optimism...
IT Growth Outlook Hits Record High Led by Surge in Expected Investments: CDW

The problem with Obama's privacy 'bill of rights'

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Privacy advocates generally like the White House's framework on privacy policy. Except for the fact that G-men can still peek at your private data without a warrant. FORTUNE -- The data-privacy framework unveiled by President Obama on Thursday has received near-universal praise from privacy advocates. At the very least, they...
The problem with Obama's privacy 'bill of rights'

Closing the Internet Divide

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Whether it concerns income, education, healthcare or technology the divide between the “haves” and the “have nots” is a source of constant discussion. As the Web went mainstream in the mid-nineties, it rapidly created a new type of technology gap — an “Internet Divide” in those who were connected benefitted...
Closing the Internet Divide

Open data and the charity sector: a perfect fit

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Open data could be "as powerful a tool to the voluntary sector as to any", according to the Minister for Civil Society• More data journalism and data visualisation from the Guardian• More from the Data Store on big dataGovernment officials, charity leaders and senior figures from the open data movement...
Open data and the charity sector: a perfect fit

Tech Moves: Blake Cahill departs Banyan Branch; Red Russak joins Apptentive; and more

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Blake Cahill Blake Cahill has stepped down as president of Seattle social media agency Banyan Branch to take a new job at Royal Philips. Cahill is relocating to the Netherlands where Royal Philips is based. In the new role as global head of digital and social marketing, Cahill will lead digital and social...
Tech Moves: Blake Cahill departs Banyan Branch; Red Russak joins Apptentive; and more
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