Software & IT Services

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

NASA reveals details of how Earth averted a solar crisis

7/25/2014

  • PhysOrg.com

Two years ago, modern civilization as we know it nearly came to an end when a large blast from a solar storm entered our obit, nearly close enough to cause significant damage, according to a report fr… Read More

Application Developers SmartBrief

News and information for app developers

Application Developers SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Application Developers Alliance

Avast acqui-hires consumer mobile-app developer Inmite

7/25/2014

  • VentureBeat

Avast has purchased consumer mobile-application maker Inmite in a move to make Avast's security software more mobile friendly. Inmite's two-step authentication process is especially of interest to Ava… Read More

CompTIA SmartBrief

News for IT industry professionals

CompTIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Computing Technology Industry Association

Survey: Cloud services set to surge in North America, EMEA

7/25/2014

  • VAR Guy, The
  • ITProPortal.com (U.K.)

Spiceworks' annual State of IT survey predicts higher IT budgets, especially for cloud backup and recovery services in North America and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. About two-thirds of respond… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Student: Social media decorum for high-school grads

7/25/2014

  • Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.), The

In this commentary, college student and editorial intern Leah Polakoff reveals some ways in which students' social media use should change when they graduate from high school. Among other things, she … Read More

SIIA Software SmartBrief

News for software and services professionals

SIIA Software SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Software Information Industry Association

Privacy advocates back senator's plan for tougher NSA bill

7/25/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said he plans to introduce a bill with more restrictions on the National Security Agency than is seen in a previously passed House bill. Leahy says his bill will target bulk… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Chip would enable e-money functions on wearables

7/20/2014

  • CIO.com

A Sony unit is modifying its smart-card chip for wearable devices. The chip would allow users to make contactless e-payments or gain access to restricted areas. Read More

ATMAE SmartBrief

Technology, management, and applied engineering news

ATMAE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering

Study: Technology has increasingly polarized our workforce

7/23/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Americans are finding fewer "midwage" jobs in positions such as manufacturing and sales thanks to a wave of technological innovation, which has led to a gradual polarization of the workforce, a new re… Read More