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Red Hat, IBM Counter VMware In Gov’t Virtualization Marketview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) and IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) are countering VMware (NYSE: VMW) in the government market, promoting a secure virtualization platform on IBM x86 servers. But here’s the twist: VMware has offered a similar level of security since at least 2010. (IT news)

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Live Blog: VMware Talks Secure Virtualization Strategiesview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – How will VMware (NYSE: VMW) help partners to secure virtualized applications an virtualized infrastructure? Some VMware updates surfaced today at the Kaspersky Lab 2012 North American Partner Conference today in the Bahamas. (IT news)

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Plantronics Gets Context-Aware with Developer Connectionview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Headset manufacturer Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) has established the Plantronics Developer Connection (PDC) for the growing population of developers dabbling in apps designed for what’s called “contextual intelligence.” “As you look at communication and the trends, there is a lot of stuff happening around people and apps talking to each other and things,” said Shantanu Sa (IT news)

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Sprint Announces New Security Suite called Sprint Guardianview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – We all feel a little safer when we have some protection. Whether in our car, in our home, throughout our daily lives. Well Sprint has expanded that security that we all need. The Now network has announced that it is releasing a new security suite called Sprint Guardian. These mobile security solutions will bring together Sprint, Safely, and Lookout. (IT news)

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Cloud top trend in IT this year, but IT budgets under pressureview story

http://www.itwire.com – It will be much of the same in the ICT industry this year as it was in 2011, according to a global market trends report just published, which predicts continuing consumer tech disruptions will drive agendas even within the largest of enterprises, and that businesses face a tough time due to economic uncertainty, forcing them to “pare IT budgets to the bone.” (IT news)

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Channel Partner Program Roundup: ViewSonic, AGT, VMTurboview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Howdy hey, and welcome back to another edition of the weekly Channel Partner Program Roundup, in which we corral the latest channel partner program news for your reading enjoyment. Ready for this week’s roundup? (IT news)

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Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread Show Gains in Latest Android Version Numbersview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Google released the latest Android version numbers showing the distribution of all Android versions, collected from all the devices that access the Google Play Store during the last two weeks of the month. (IT news)

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Dell Expands Virtual Network Architecture Portfolioview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Dell (NADSAQ: DELL) announced hardware and software additions to its Virtual Network Architecture (VNA) portfolio, an open networking framework for IT management and workload intelligence. The Force10 MXL 10/40GbE switch is the company’s first 40Gb blade server switch for the PowerEdge M1000e blade system. (IT news)

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Top Cloud VARs Pick Citrix, Google Apps, Office 365, VMwareview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – In the cloud computing market, channel partners most frequently embrace Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS), Google Apps (NASDAQ: GOOG), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Office 365 and VMware (NYSE: VMW), according to the second-annual Talkin’ Cloud 50 survey, which ends April 27. (IT news)

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KDE China User: A KDE Meeting in Beijingview story

http://dot.kde.org – KDE China User meeting On March 30th, a grand meeting called KDE China User was held in Beijing. This meeting provided KDE users, community members and technophiles with a nice "face-to-face" opportunity to discuss KDE's latest and cutting edge technology trends. Read on to find out what transpired at the meeting and what the future might hold for KDE in China. read more (Software)