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Android Hits 1.5 Million Activations Daily | Why PaaS Is The Future

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  Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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Between The Lines Columnist Why PaaS Is The Future
By Joe Masters Emison
Platform-as-a-service will become standard for Web applications. It's time to evaluate your options and plan a migration strategy.

Red Hat Enters OpenStack Rodeo
Cloud Prices: Race To Bottom Begins?

Google Reports 1.5 Million Android Activations Per Day
Google chairman Eric Schmidt expects 1 billion Android devices in use by year's end, as the platform steamrolls forward at an astonishing pace.

DDoS Attack Bandwidth Jumps 718%
Distributed denial-of-service study finds increase in attack quantity and severity, while most attacks continue to originate from China.

Google Offers Life Support For Old Internet Explorer Versions
Google's Legacy Browser Support extension helps Chrome co-exist with Internet Explorer; cloud-based management tools also debut.

Banks Must Ditch Legacy IT
Banks with decades-old IT systems are struggling to adjust to the changing regulatory and financial landscape.

Google Glass Gets Mirror API
As Glass hardware rolls off the production line, Google says it's ready to start shipping.

Modo Labs Showcases Mobile College Admissions
Admissions 2.0, which lets prospective students learn about a school, set up a visit and apply for admission, is part of a broader Mobile Campus offering.

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2013 Salary Survey: Application Development And Software Engineering
Salaries are up 2.1% for staffers and 3.4% for managers. But bonuses are lower, employer-paid training is hard to come by and outsourcing remains a threat to employment. Still, 63% of staffers and 66% of managers say they're satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs.
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SaaS BI: Fast, Affordable Insight
Pervasive business intelligence is often described, but rarely achieved, and conventional BI approaches have limited success. Download this report to learn why research shows increasing interest in SaaS BI, with twice as many organizations using this deployment approach as one year ago.
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Securing Big Data: Securosis Recommendations For Hadoop And NoSQL Environments
Big Data repositories enable enterprises to use large volumes of varied data to make more rapid decisions, but repositories frequently include sensitive data that must be secured. Find out why most Hadoop and NoSQL environments that manipulate Big Data have little to no integrated security, and more in this technical paper.
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BlackBerry Q10 - The Keyboard to Success?
In a few weeks the BlackBerry 10 with a physical keyboard will be available to buyers. People love the BlackBerry keyboard, but is the device obsolete anyway?

Smartphones With Physical Keyboards
Do you want a physical keyboard on your smartphone? The new BlackBerry with a hard keyboard will be here soon, but there are alternatives. Here we show you eight phones, including six not from BlackBerry.

10 Great Android Apps For Tablets
What Android apps really shine on tablets? Take a look at a few of our favorites.

IT Salary Survey 2013: 11 Career Insights
IT salaries begin to thaw, with median pay for staffers at $90,000 and managers at $120,000.

Google Nexus 7, Take Two: What To Expect
Google watchers expect a new version of the 7-inch Nexus tablet to debut soon. Here's what it might look like.


8 MOOCs Transforming Education
The early market for massively open online courses brings more approaches than you might realize. Take a look at 8 game changers.   View Now

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Bob Metcalfe Plans Ethernet's 40th
The 'Father of Ethernet' comes back to PARC, the scene of the crime, to talk about Ethernet's future -- including a 40th birthday bash in May.   Watch

CES 2013: It's A Wrap!
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