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SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

China shoots for the moon with first out-and-back lunar mission

10/24/2014

  • CNN

China has launched its first lunar spacecraft -- capable of traveling close to the moon, orbiting it and coming back -- as the country moves to accelerate its budding space program. The craft was laun… Read More

CompTIA SmartBrief

News for IT industry professionals

CompTIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Computing Technology Industry Association

Commentary: Choosing the right IT certifications is key to success

10/24/2014

  • CIO.com

Determining which IT certifications are most useful helps employees advance more quickly, Sharon Florentine writes. "Doesn't it make sense to place responsibility for critical IT investments in the ha… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

2 teachers share advice for using Twitter for PD

10/23/2014

  • Scholastic.com

Twitter is gaining more respect as a professional-development tool for teachers, according to this interview with two educators. First-grade teacher Lyssa Sahadevan and kindergarten and first-grade te… Read More

SIIA Software SmartBrief

News for software and services professionals

SIIA Software SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Software Information Industry Association

Akamai: DDoS attacks are increasing in frequency, size

10/24/2014

  • Computerworld

Akamai Technologies said it helped to fight 17 distributed-denial-of-service attacks of more than 100 gigabits per second during the third quarter. The number of DDoS attacks was up 22% from a year ea… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Google will help pay for $60M undersea cable between Brazil, U.S.

10/17/2014

  • IEEE Spectrum online

Google is picking up part of the tab for a new undersea fiber-optic cable linking Brazil and the U.S., a $60 million project scheduled for completion by the end of 2016. The cable will have six fiber … Read More

ATMAE SmartBrief

Technology, management, and applied engineering news

ATMAE SmartBrief

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

Manufacturers aim to recruit women as older workers retire

10/19/2014

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model)

Manufacturers say they're facing a talent shortage as result of retirements, and that they're looking to boost their ranks by hiring women. Less than a quarter of manufacturing workers in the U.S. are… Read More