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Monday, December 30, 2013

Avnet, Inc. Acquires Remaining Interest in MSC Investoren GmbH

http://news.avnet.com/index.php?s=20295&item=126851

Phishing for Tesco Shoppers

Phishing for Tesco Shoppers

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research Derek Manky Discusses 2014 Threat Predictions with Network World

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research Derek Manky Discusses 2014 Threat Predictions with Network World

Avnet Technology Solutions Americas Selected as a 2013 CDW Partner of the Year

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Dell Technology Helps Position Academy of Art University at the Forefront of Innovation | Dell

Dell Technology Helps Position Academy of Art University at the Forefront of Innovation | Dell

ESET’s Threat Trends Predictions 2014: The next battle for internet privacy, a new assault on Androids, and a new wave of hi-tech malware

ESET’s Threat Trends Predictions 2014: The next battle for internet privacy, a new assault on Androids, and a new wave of hi-tech malware

Linear Technology PR: LT8610AB 42V, 3.5A (IOUT), 2.2MHz Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converter Delivers 96% Efficiency & Needs Only 2.5µA of Quiescent Current

Linear Technology PR: LT8610AB 42V, 3.5A (IOUT), 2.2MHz Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converter Delivers 96% Efficiency & Needs Only 2.5µA of Quiescent Current

Healthcare.gov Lessons: What You Need to Know About IT Projects

Healthcare.gov Lessons: What You Need to Know About IT Projects

Microsoft exec to oversee Obamacare Web site - Dec. 17, 2013

Tech executive Kurt DelBene, who recently served as president of Microsoft's key Office division, was tapped by the government Tuesday to oversee the continued efforts to fix the troubled Obamacare website.


Microsoft exec to oversee Obamacare Web site - Dec. 17, 2013

Smarty Ring Raises Almost $300,000 in Crowdfunding

Smarty Ring Raises Almost $300,000 in Crowdfunding

NetSuite Partner Relationship Management (PRM) Recognized as a Strong Performer in PRM Platform Report by Leading Analyst Firm

NetSuite Partner Relationship Management (PRM) Recognized as a Strong Performer in PRM Platform Report by Leading Analyst Firm

DDoS & Security Reports » A Business of Ferrets

DDoS & Security Reports » A Business of Ferrets

Tech execs to confront Obama on spying | TheHill

Executives from the nation's biggest technology companies will meet with President Obama on Tuesday to discuss the revelations about National Security Agency surveillance.
The meeting will include Apple CEO Tim Cook, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. 

Tech execs to confront Obama on spying | TheHill

Facebook launches video ads in your news feed - Dec. 17, 2013

Facebook is rolling out a feature Tuesday that will allow advertisers to play videos in users' news feeds.


Facebook launches video ads in your news feed - Dec. 17, 2013

Malicious Firefox add-on turns thousands of PCs into botnet which "hunts" weak websites

Malicious Firefox add-on turns thousands of PCs into botnet which "hunts" weak websites

Biometric ‘Smart ID’ card could offer the ultimate in portable security



Biometric ‘Smart ID’ card could offer the ultimate in portable security

Monday, December 16, 2013

Japan Tops U.S. with Sales on Google Play

Japan Tops U.S. with Sales on Google Play

Small businesses are new target for criminals as attacks double, report warns

Small businesses are new target for criminals as attacks double, report warns

5 Points to Remember About Your Mobile SEO Strategy


5 Points to Remember About Your Mobile SEO Strategy

Avnet Technology Solutions Appoints New Team to Lead New Zealand Business

http://news.avnet.com/index.php?s=20295&item=126845

EBV Elektronik Announces the ‘JAKARTA’ Application Platform Ready for HMI Projects

http://news.avnet.com/index.php?s=20295&item=126844

Linear Technology PR: LT8584 2.5A Monolithic Active Cell Balancer with Telemetry Interface

Linear Technology PR: LT8584 2.5A Monolithic Active Cell Balancer with Telemetry Interface

Sprint Poised for 2014 Breakthrough Following Year of Network Advances | Sprint Newsroom

Sprint Poised for 2014 Breakthrough Following Year of Network Advances | Sprint Newsroom

Panda Security boosts security and control for organizations with new Mobile Device Management capabilities | Press Panda Security

Panda Security boosts security and control for organizations with new Mobile Device Management capabilities | Press Panda Security

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research Sophisticated DEX obfuscation or Proguard configuration issue?

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research Sophisticated DEX obfuscation or Proguard configuration issue?

Mellanox Collaborates with Dell to Deliver 10/40GbE Solution for Mainstream Servers and Networking Solutions (NASDAQ:MLNX)

Mellanox Collaborates with Dell to Deliver 10/40GbE Solution for Mainstream Servers and Networking Solutions (NASDAQ:MLNX)

Google buys maker of military robots - Dec. 16, 2013

Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, a company known for developing super-fast, animal-like robots with strong ties to the U.S. military.


Google buys maker of military robots - Dec. 16, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Exploit Protection for Microsoft Windows

Exploit Protection for Microsoft Windows

Brocade | 2014: NFV and SDN Deployments Gain Pace, Cloud Looms Large and Big Data Becomes Too Big to Handle

Brocade | 2014: NFV and SDN Deployments Gain Pace, Cloud Looms Large and Big Data Becomes Too Big to Handle

Dell: More Than a Hardware Company

Dell: More Than a Hardware Company

EMC Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

EMC Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Mobile App Users are More Loyal than Mobile Website Visitors


Mobile App Users are More Loyal than Mobile Website Visitors

BMC Launches App Store, Discusses “Consumerization” Of Enterprise Marketing - BMC Software

BMC Launches App Store, Discusses “Consumerization” Of Enterprise Marketing - BMC Software

Twitter restores blocking function after outcry - Dec. 13, 2013

Twitter said late Thursday that it had reversed course after an intense public outcry and will restore a feature that allows users to "block" unwanted followers.


Twitter restores blocking function after outcry - Dec. 13, 2013

Dell and Microsoft Strengthen Alliance to Help Customers Take Full Advantage of Public Cloud | Dell

Dell and Microsoft Strengthen Alliance to Help Customers Take Full Advantage of Public Cloud | Dell

Dell Services Helps Customers in Highly Regulated Industries Adapt to Changes and Innovate for the Future | Dell

Dell Services Helps Customers in Highly Regulated Industries Adapt to Changes and Innovate for the Future | Dell

Dell Expands its Commitment to Entrepreneurship and Innovation with $300 Million Strategic Innovation Venture Fund | Dell

Dell Expands its Commitment to Entrepreneurship and Innovation with $300 Million Strategic Innovation Venture Fund | Dell

Dell and Accenture Sign Agreement to Deliver Cloud and Security Solutions, Application Management Services to Mid-Market and Select Enterprise Customers | Dell

Dell and Accenture Sign Agreement to Deliver Cloud and Security Solutions, Application Management Services to Mid-Market and Select Enterprise Customers | Dell

Dell and Red Hat to Co-Engineer Enterprise-Grade, OpenStack Private Cloud Solutions | Dell

Dell and Red Hat to Co-Engineer Enterprise-Grade, OpenStack Private Cloud Solutions | Dell

Dell Brings CenturyLink into the Dell Cloud Partner Program, Enabling Customers Worldwide to Harness the Power of Public Cloud | Dell

Dell Brings CenturyLink into the Dell Cloud Partner Program, Enabling Customers Worldwide to Harness the Power of Public Cloud | Dell

Pictures of fish-kissing President might be key to secure, easy-to-remember passwords

Pictures of fish-kissing President might be key to secure, easy-to-remember passwords

Dell and Dropbox Partner to Help Businesses Embrace the Evolving Workforce | Dell

Dell and Dropbox Partner to Help Businesses Embrace the Evolving Workforce | Dell

Dell and Google to Help Developers and Businesses thrive in a Cloud-Based, Mobile-Driven World | Dell

Dell and Google to Help Developers and Businesses thrive in a Cloud-Based, Mobile-Driven World | Dell

11 things you can do to protect against ransomware, including Cryptolocker

11 things you can do to protect against ransomware, including Cryptolocker

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Foxconn improves worker conditions, but hours still excessive - report - Dec. 12, 2013

A watchdog group says conditions at facilities of Apple supplier Foxconn have improved in recent months, though the factories are still in violation of Chinese laws on work hours.


Foxconn improves worker conditions, but hours still excessive - report - Dec. 12, 2013

All of Android's top 100 apps have been hacked - and banking apps are now a prime target, report finds

All of Android's top 100 apps have been hacked - and banking apps are now a prime target, report finds

Even Though 79% Think Big Data Will Improve Decision Making, One-Third Have No Big Data Plans

Even Though 79% Think Big Data Will Improve Decision Making, One-Third Have No Big Data Plans

Malware creation and Android security threats will hit record-high numbers in 2014 | Press Panda Security

Malware creation and Android security threats will hit record-high numbers in 2014 | Press Panda Security

Instagram launches direct messaging - Dec. 12, 2013

Instagram has announced a new private messaging feature called Instagram Direct, which will allow users to send a photo or video privately to up to fifteen followers.


Instagram launches direct messaging - Dec. 12, 2013

Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces the First Healthcare Analytics Platform Built to Run on HP HAVEn Big Data Architecture

http://news.avnet.com/index.php?s=20295&item=126843

Avnet Malaysia Outlines Its SAP® Offerings Strategy

http://news.avnet.com/index.php?s=20295&item=126842

Avnet Electronics Marketing offers the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit for Motor Control Applications

http://news.avnet.com/index.php?s=20295&item=126841

DDoS & Security Reports » Bitcoin Alarm – Bitcoin stealing spam

DDoS & Security Reports » Bitcoin Alarm – Bitcoin stealing spam

Dell Chromebook 11 Gives Students and Teachers Affordable, Easy Access to Technology at School and Home | Dell

Dell Chromebook 11 Gives Students and Teachers Affordable, Easy Access to Technology at School and Home | Dell

Dell Delivers World-Class Channel Programs Giving Partners Bigger Profit Opportunity Than Even Before | Dell

Dell Delivers World-Class Channel Programs Giving Partners Bigger Profit Opportunity Than Even Before | Dell

Dell’s Continued Software Innovation Empowers Customers to Tackle BYOD, Big Data and Security Concerns | Dell

Dell’s Continued Software Innovation Empowers Customers to Tackle BYOD, Big Data and Security Concerns | Dell

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sprint Turns Up the Volume on 3G and 4G LTE in Chicago | Sprint Newsroom

Sprint Turns Up the Volume on 3G and 4G LTE in Chicago | Sprint Newsroom

Biometrics will become “mainstream” in 2014 - and fingerprints are just the start, says Ericsson

Biometrics will become “mainstream” in 2014 - and fingerprints are just the start, says Ericsson

Get Caught "Speeding" with this iPhone 5S Product Review

Get Caught "Speeding" with this iPhone 5S Product Review

Spotify announces free mobile streaming - Dec. 11, 2013

In a long-awaited announcement, Spotify expanded its free streaming option for mobile devices on Wednesday.


Spotify announces free mobile streaming - Dec. 11, 2013

Linear Technology PR: LTC2874 Quad PHY Interface Enables Rugged Multiport IO-Link Masters

Linear Technology PR: LTC2874 Quad PHY Interface Enables Rugged Multiport IO-Link Masters

Reverse charges: How one man turned the tables on PC phone scammers

Reverse charges: How one man turned the tables on PC phone scammers

The Less Thoughtful Phisher

The Less Thoughtful Phisher

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research The Right Security Solutions for the Datacenter

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research The Right Security Solutions for the Datacenter

RSA Report Reveals Top Methods to Improve Information Security - EMC News

RSA Report Reveals Top Methods to Improve Information Security - EMC News

EMC Awarded Lifetime Achievement in Benefits Innovation from the New England Employee Benefits Council

EMC Awarded Lifetime Achievement in Benefits Innovation from the New England Employee Benefits Council

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Facebook Mobile Videos Now In Auto-Play Mode

Facebook Mobile Videos Now In Auto-Play Mode

Dell Delivers Next-Generation Storage and Networking Solutions to Redefine Data Center Economics and Improve Campus Performance | Dell

Dell Delivers Next-Generation Storage and Networking Solutions to Redefine Data Center Economics and Improve Campus Performance | Dell

A buffet of 2014 security and privacy predictions

A buffet of 2014 security and privacy predictions

HP and Google Urge Caution with Chromebook 11 Charger

HP and Google Urge Caution with Chromebook 11 Charger

New BMC Marketplace Accelerates Enterprise App Revolution - BMC Software

New BMC Marketplace Accelerates Enterprise App Revolution - BMC Software

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas and Power-One Celebrate 25th Anniversary

http://news.avnet.com/index.php?s=20295&item=126840

New Hesperbot targets: Germany and Australia

New Hesperbot targets: Germany and Australia

When it just doesn't click: How to date online without being scammed

When it just doesn't click: How to date online without being scammed

The University of Cambridge Chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to Accelerate UK's Fastest Academic Cluster and Further Space Research (NASDAQ:MLNX)

The University of Cambridge Chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to Accelerate UK's Fastest Academic Cluster and Further Space Research (NASDAQ:MLNX)

FBI hacker teams have watched through PC webcams "for years", court hears

FBI hacker teams have watched through PC webcams "for years", court hears

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research End of Life for Windows XP

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research End of Life for Windows XP

Monday, December 9, 2013

Can you hear us now? ESET researchers podcast every week

Can you hear us now? ESET researchers podcast every week

Phantom menace? A guide to APTs - and why most of us have little to fear from these 'cyberweapons'

Phantom menace? A guide to APTs - and why most of us have little to fear from these 'cyberweapons'

Microsoft uses “telepathy” to warn users off weak passwords

Microsoft uses “telepathy” to warn users off weak passwords

Avnet Technology Solutions launches HP Financial Services offering in Australia

http://news.avnet.com/index.php?s=20295&item=126839

Avnet Electronics Marketing Executive to Keynote at Supply Chain and Transportation one2one Summit

http://news.avnet.com/index.php?s=20295&item=126838

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research Same Zeus, Different Features

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research Same Zeus, Different Features

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Has-bean? Old Androids still on Jelly Bean can be "lock-picked" by malware

Has-bean? Old Androids still on Jelly Bean can be "lock-picked" by malware

Brocade | Brocade Executives to Present at Upcoming Financial Conferences

Brocade | Brocade Executives to Present at Upcoming Financial Conferences

JP Morgan warns 465,000 cardholders of data leak after hackers breach defenses

JP Morgan warns 465,000 cardholders of data leak after hackers breach defenses

Oh look, a hacked package delivery drone

Oh look, a hacked package delivery drone

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research The Sandbox: A Tool of Choice for APTs

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research The Sandbox: A Tool of Choice for APTs

Brocade | Worldwide Channel Survey: Data Center Availability Is Primary Concern to Meet Demand for Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking

Brocade | Worldwide Channel Survey: Data Center Availability Is Primary Concern to Meet Demand for Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking

F5 Networks Provides Enterprise-Grade Application Delivery Solution for Verizon Cloud

F5 Press Release:

F5 Networks Provides Enterprise-Grade Application Delivery Solution for Verizon Cloud

Press Release  |  December 2013

Verizon deploys traffic and access policy management for world-class application performance, security
December 5, 2013
SEATTLE and NEW YORK—F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) and Verizon Enterprise Solutions announced today that F5 technologies provide network traffic and security management services for the new Verizon Cloud. The F5® BIG-IP® product suite allows enterprises using Verizon Cloud to keep business-critical applications fast, secure, and available. As part of its mission to radically improve the enterprise cloud, Verizon continues to leverage enterprise-grade technologies to provide clients with the consistent performance, user control, and flexibility not found in other generic public clouds.
Verizon embedded F5’s comprehensive suite of application services into Verizon Cloud Compute, its new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform. As part of this solution, F5’s BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager connects isolated environments and intelligently directs users to the best-performing data center to maintain high application performance. In addition, Verizon Cloud utilizes the advanced capabilities of BIG-IP Access Policy Manager® that allow for consistent deployment and enforcement of the policies governing security. These capabilities enable enterprises to confidently take advantage of the benefits Verizon Cloud has to offer.
With network functions virtualization (NFV) and BIG-IP solutions, enterprises using Verizon Cloud can maintain consolidated security credentials to access business applications and networks globally. This use of NFV demonstrates the core vision of the Verizon cloud, allowing clients to deploy best-of-breed, enterprise-ready virtual appliances that provide high levels of security, configurability, and flexibility to meet their demanding enterprise workloads.
“Verizon Cloud provides the availability, performance, and security enterprises demand from cloud services, and F5 is core to delivering those,” said John Considine, CTO at Verizon Terremark. “F5 was able to provision the components to support the dynamic scale and software-deployed management Verizon Cloud required to meet the needs of businesses adopting cloud today.”
“Helping customers effectively, securely, and efficiently combine application services and cloud environments—regardless of the specific makeup of their infrastructures—is a top priority for us,” said Karl Triebes, EVP of Product Development and CTO at F5. “Verizon Cloud demonstrates how organizations can use flexible, enterprise-class technologies to seamlessly and safely extend their applications to the cloud. With F5’s Software Defined Application Services, customers like Verizon can easily configure how optimization, security, and availability services are employed, tailoring environments to meet the needs of their business and cloud initiatives.”
Companies interested in Verizon Cloud can sign up to be a beta customer through the Verizon Enterprise Solutions website.
ABOUT VERIZON
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 100 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 180,900. For more information, visit about.verizon.com.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions Online News Center: News releases, blog posts, media contacts and other information are available in Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ online News Center athttp://www.verizonenterprise.com/about/news. News from Verizon Enterprise Solutions is also available through an RSS feed at http://www.verizonenterprise.com/rss-options/.

About F5
F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com
You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies. For a complete listing of F5 community sites, please visitwww.f5.com/news-press-events/web-media/community.html.
F5, BIG-IP, Access Policy Manager, Global Traffic Manager, and Software Defined Application Services are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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Dell Helps Develop New E-Waste Model for Developing Countries; East Africa’s First Large-Scale E-Waste Facility Opens Today in Kenya

Press Releases | Dell

Dell Helps Customers Accelerate Data Center Convergence

Press Releases | Dell

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Why your small business needs an information security policy and WISP

Why your small business needs an information security policy and WISP

Ultrasonic cyber-attack can "steal information" even from high-security systems, researchers warn

Ultrasonic cyber-attack can "steal information" even from high-security systems, researchers warn

New Apple face-recognizing system could prevent snoopers reading your alerts

New Apple face-recognizing system could prevent snoopers reading your alerts

The Thoughtful Phisher II

The Thoughtful Phisher II

Avnet’s Ger Purcell Recognized as a 2014 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader

Avnet Press Release:

Avnet’s Ger Purcell Recognized as a 2014 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader

Purcell honored for his dedication to operational excellence, helping Avnet to efficiently expand its global scale and scope

Dec 4, 2013
Ger Purcell, Senior Vice President, GIS - Technology Solutions
PHOENIX - Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Ger Purcell, senior vice president of IT for Avnet, Inc., was selected by IDG’s Computerworld as a 2014 Premier 100 IT Leader honoree. The Premier 100 spotlights leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.
“Ger has an incredible ability to create high levels of collaboration between business leaders and IT professionals in a way that drives tangible business results for Avnet,” said Steve Phillips, senior vice president and CIO, Avnet, Inc. “In particular, he led a multi-year IT initiative to create a common applications portfolio globally that has significantly improved Avnet’s operational efficiency, saved millions of dollars and created the foundation for Avnet to innovatively meet the needs of its business partners in the future. This prestigious award highlights the valuable role that Ger plays every day in helping Avnet achieve its business goals.”
Purcell joined Avnet in 2008, and he is responsible for creating the IT strategy for one of Avnet’s operating groups – Avnet Technology Solutions. In this role, Purcell led the development and deployment of a common application portfolio. This has enabled Avnet Technology Solutions to leverage its global scale and scope, while significantly reducing costs. Additionally, Purcell and his team have played a critical role in integrating more than 20 companies that Avnet has acquired into Avnet Technology Solutions, helping the operating group efficiently expand its footprint in Asia Pacific; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Latin America; and North America.
Purcell has also played a key role in evolving the IT skillset of Avnet’s employees. For example, he developed a “Technology Day” initiative that provides Avnet’s IT team with an opportunity to participate in sessions to learn about new technology areas, which is followed by a job shadowing program. In addition, he leads Avnet’s Global Development Centers located in China, which are instrumental in creating a “follow the sun” IT support model for Avnet.
“The Premier 100 awards program, now in its 15th year, shines a well-deserved spotlight on a group of talented, creative and hard-working men and women. These IT executives are driving technology innovation in business, education and government across the country and around the world,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “Technology advances quickly, and these leaders excel at keeping pace with the changing needs of customers and employees, and making fast technology decisions that map to their organizations' top priorities. They have developed a deep bench of talented IT staffers at their organizations and managed to keep their own skills fresh by constantly mastering new technologies and processes. We are privileged to recognize the leadership and achievements of the 2014 Premier 100 honorees.”
Purcell is one of three Avnet IT leaders that have received this lifetime recognition. Phillips became a member of the Premier 100 in 2011, when he was honored for his ability to develop innovative IT strategies to drive growth opportunities for Avnet that have helped the company respond to market changes and enhance customer service. Additionally, Avnet’s vice president of enterprise infrastructure, Brad Kenney, was named to this list in 2013 for his commitment to increasing the operational and energy efficiency of Avnet’s North American data center and managing the company’s rapid data growth.
Purcell will receive his award at the Premier 100 awards ceremony at Computerworld’s annual Premier 100 IT Leadership Conference, to be held March 2-4, 2014, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz. The conference, to be attended by more than 350 influential senior IT managers, will showcase honorees and other IT innovators as they discuss how to create competitive IT organizations. Additional information is available at www.premier100.com.
Follow Avnet on Twitter: @Avnet
Connect with Avnet on LinkedIn or Facebook: http://www.linkedin.com/company/2572 or facebook.com/avnetinc
View videos from Avnet and its business partners: http://www.avnetondemand.com/
Read more about Avnet on our blogs: http://blogging.avnet.com/
Learn about Avnet's approach to IT on the Behind the Firewall blog: http://blogging.avnet.com/weblog/cioinsights
About the Premier 100
The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld’s IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at: www.computerworld.com/s/article/9065479/Premier_100_IT_Leaders
About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.8 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, November 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available atwww.idgenterprise.com.
About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

NetSuite and Fluxx Partner to Deliver the First Cloud-based Suite for Managing Grant Making Operations

NetSuite and Fluxx Partner to Deliver the First Cloud-based Suite for Managing Grant Making Operations

Leading Vars in Ireland and UK Join NetSuite Solution Provider Program

Leading Vars in Ireland and UK Join NetSuite Solution Provider Program

Islabikes Rides with NetSuite Cloud to Enable Business Growth

Islabikes Rides with NetSuite Cloud to Enable Business Growth

Study Reveals the Top Reasons for Switching ERP Providers

Study Reveals the Top Reasons for Switching ERP Providers

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research Security 101: Phishing

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research Security 101: Phishing

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DDoS & Security Reports » Happy Holidays: Point of Sale Malware Campaigns Targeting Credit and Debit Cards

DDoS & Security Reports » Happy Holidays: Point of Sale Malware Campaigns Targeting Credit and Debit Cards

Linear Technology PR: Accelerate Firmware Development Time for Linear Technology ICs with the Linduino Platform

Linear Technology PR: Accelerate Firmware Development Time for Linear Technology ICs with the Linduino Platform

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research 2014 Threat Predictions

Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research 2014 Threat Predictions

TriQuint - Reach Further, Reach Faster™ - TriQuint's New GaN and GaAs RF Solutions Improve Efficiency, Reduce Part Counts

TriQuint - Reach Further, Reach Faster™ - TriQuint's New GaN and GaAs RF Solutions Improve Efficiency, Reduce Part Counts

Cyber Monday sales surge 20% to record high - Dec. 3, 2013

Cyber Monday sales broke a record in 2013, with shopping on mobile devices leading the charge.


Cyber Monday sales surge 20% to record high - Dec. 3, 2013

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Offers On-Demand Technical Sessions in 4th Annual Virtual Power Forum

Avnet News Release:

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Offers On-Demand Technical Sessions in 4th Annual Virtual Power Forum

Dec 3, 2013
PHOENIX – Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is hosting the fourth annual Power Forum, with on-demand, in-depth, free webinars for designers of all levels. The industry’s leading power technology suppliers have come together to address challenging design topics, look at top market trends and find solutions that can be applied immediately in real-world design.
Click to Tweet: Registration open for the on-demand, free #AvnetPowerForum2013 with @ADI_News @SLPowerSupplies @TXInstruments & more: http://bit.ly/17Goipy
Engineers can choose from more than 20 in-depth technical webinars to explore on their own time, and propel their designs to the next level. Registration is open now: http://bit.ly/17Goipy
“This is a unique opportunity for engineers, from beginner to advanced, to expand their knowledge about power electronics and learn from Avnet’s experts as well as our supplier partners,” said Chris Cooper, technology director, power, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Designers can watch these trainings and discover solutions they can apply immediately to their projects.”
The technical webinars featured during Avnet’s Power Forum will explore a wide variety of power electronics design topics such as:
• Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Mitigation
• Digital Power
• Advanced Point-of-Load Power Architectures
• Designing Li-Ion Battery Packs
• LED Lighting Safety
• Silicon Carbide Power Semiconductors
To see the entire list of participating supplier partners and webinar topics, visit http://powerforum.newanglemedia.com/2013/.
Follow Avnet on Twitter@avnetdesignwire
Contribute to our technical forums
View product and company videos
Buy our components
About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 80 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.
About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, memory products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

F5 Launches LineRate® Product Line Focused on Delivering Solutions for DevOps

F5 News Release:

F5 Launches LineRate® Product Line Focused on Delivering Solutions for DevOps

Press Release  |  December 2013

Delivers programmable, high-performance application proxy software solution that is easy to deploy and manage
December 3, 2013
NODE SUMMIT, SAN FRANCISCO—F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced the launch of the LineRate® product line and the availability of its first software offering. The LineRate application proxy software, running on commodity hardware or virtual machines, eliminates the need for DevOps to manually set up complex proxies or incorporate networking logic into applications, freeing their time to focus on core business logic and develop new value-added product capabilities. This will save companies significant time and effort when developing and deploying new or updated applications. Today, LineRate is available in a downloadable free tier.
The LineRate software makes it simple to create and deploy a broad range of complex networking functionality that helps DevOps scale, manage, and optimize their applications. With LineRate, DevOps can now solve complex problems such as steering and transforming XML/SOAP messages in the network and improving application testing by replicating real production traffic to their staging environment. Solutions like these are easy for developers to create with only a few lines of Node.js code deployed on LineRate’s scalable, high-performance software platform.
Node.js is a powerful JavaScript framework that is highly regarded for its event-driven, asynchronous model and ability to scale, and it has tens of thousands of open source modules that run within its framework. LineRate incorporates Node.js into its high-performance, highly scalable platform, enabling DevOps to support a variety of next-generation architectures that require highly programmable proxies, as well as to develop and deploy common services such as API metering and centralized authentication.
“We wanted to simplify difficult application-aware networking tasks so that developers can stay agile, both in their development practices and in rolling out new services. The LineRate product also lets them focus on the actual business logic rather than get bogged down by complex network-centric programming,” said Manish Vachharajani, Sr. Architect and LineRate co-founder.
LineRate Availability
Today, the complete LineRate product is being made available at linerate.f5.com with a rate-limited free tier. In early 2014, LineRate will launch a digital storefront where customers can purchase tiers of performance licenses on a subscription basis.
To learn more about how LineRate helps DevOps, or to download the product and get started immediately, please visit linerate.f5.com or submit a request to linerate-sales@f5.com.
F5 at Node Summit – December 3 and 4, 2013
As part of F5’s continuing commitment to the Node.js community, the company is a sponsor of Node Summit, December 3 and 4 in San Francisco. Visit the LineRate team at the Node Summit sponsors table to see demos and get any questions answered about LineRate, F5, and its application proxy software.
At the conference, F5 representatives will explain how LineRate’s highly programmable traffic management solution positively impacts the development cycle and reduces operational costs and deployment times:
  • Manish Vachharajani, Sr. Architect and LineRate co-founder, will present “Embedding Node.js into a High-performance Network Data Path.”
  • Nojan Moshiri, LineRate Product Manager, and David Adrian, LineRate Systems Engineer, will present a workshop on “Using Node.js in the Network Data Path to Enable DevOps.” Hear more from Nojan about LineRate and DevOps in this video.
  • Lori MacVittie, Sr. Product Manager for Emerging Technologies at F5, will join a panel session highlighting “Node.js in the Enterprise.” For more from Lori, please follow her blog posts onDevCentral during the Node Summit.

For a full schedule of events and times, please visit the Node Summit agenda.
F5 Synthesis
To better support the DevOps community, F5 has developed a DevOps reference architecture to be available at the launch of the digital storefront in early 2014. This reference architecture is a part ofF5 Synthesis, the company’s recently announced architectural vision for unified and real-time application delivery and management. F5 Synthesis includes a catalog of Software Defined Application Services (SDAS) and reference architectures that enable customers to deliver device, network, and application services without constraints across data center, cloud, and hybrid environments.
About LineRate
Recognizing the importance of the DevOps movement to its customers, F5 acquired LineRate in February 2013. The LineRate application proxy software is the first product to be delivered post-acquisition. LineRate builds products that help DevOps teams simplify the deployment and management of network services, enabling them to spend less time on infrastructure so they can focus on creating and improving their most critical and revenue-generating applications. For more information, please visit linerate.f5.com.

About F5
F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com
You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies. For a complete listing of F5 community sites, please visitwww.f5.com/news-press-events/web-media/community.html.
F5, LineRate, DevCentral, F5 Synthesis, Software Defined Application Services, and SDAS are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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Avnet Technology Solutions appointed distributor of rugged Panasonic Toughbook line up in Australia

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Avnet Technology Solutions appointed distributor of rugged Panasonic Toughbook line up in Australia

Dec 2, 2013
L-R: Darren Adams, VP & General Manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Australia & New Zealand; Marc Amelung, Toughbook Group Manager, Panasonic Business Systems Group; Chris Ford, National Sales Director, Avnet Technology Solutions, Australia & New Zealand
Sydney – Panasonic Australia has today announced the appointment of Avnet Technology Solutions, a global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT), as a key distributor of its range of Toughbook laptops, tablets and tough accessories in Australia.
Marc Amelung, Toughbook Group Manager, Panasonic Business Systems Group, said, “We’re pleased to announce our partnership with Avnet Technology Solutions. They offer Panasonic the professional skillset needed to support our dealers’ sales objectives and guarantee customer satisfaction.”
“The rugged Toughbook brand has proven to have great potential in Australia, with an expanding range of mobile solutions, such as tablets and Ultrabooks, which are both attracting customers in new markets, as well as long-standing customers who regularly extend and refresh their Toughbook fleet with our latest technologies.”
With more than 15 years of experience designing, testing and building the most reliable professional ruggedised solutions, Panasonic has continued to grow its Australian Toughbook offering, across tablets, rugged products for business, fully rugged, medical rugged and Toughbook accessories.
Earlier this year, Panasonic launched two new products in the Toughbook range: the industry’s thinnest, lightest, fully rugged tablet, the FZ-G1 Toughpad, which runs on the Windows 8 operating system and delivers a fluid user experience while providing essential port connectivity in a conveniently compact and robust package; and  the JT-B1 Toughpad, a fully-rugged, lightweight  7-inch Android tablet that combines data and device security with seamless connectivity and enterprise-minded technology.
Panasonic has seen strong uptake of both products, as well as increasing penetration of Toughbook across the entire rugged market in Australia, which is set to increase with the announcement of Avnet Technology Solutions as a new distributor.
Darren Adams, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Australia and New Zealand, said, “Toughbook is a welcome addition to our portfolio. Panasonic is a global player offering a best-in-breed solution, and we believe this partnership will have significant benefits for both organisations, as well as our customers. We see strong opportunities to further increase the penetration of this product in Australia, including with resellers in markets where there is a strong need for a robust, mobile offering such as medical, resources and mining, and point of sale.”
For more information about the Panasonic Toughbook range, telephone Panasonic on 132 600 or visit www.panasonic.com.au.
About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.36 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2013. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visithttp://www.ats.avnet.com/.
About Avnet
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
About Panasonic Toughbook
Panasonic Toughbooks are used extensively worldwide by mobile professionals, field workers, the military, utilities, heavy industry, emergency services and organisations where durable mobile computing is critical to maximising productivity and uptime. In Australia, Panasonic Toughbook customers include Telstra, Western Power, Honda Australia, Port Philip Sea Pilots, BlueScope Steel, Aurora Energy and Ambulance Victoria.
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Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Analog Devices

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Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Analog Devices

Dec 2, 2013
PHOENIX – For four decades, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and Analog Devices, Inc., have played a fundamental role in delivering some of the biggest technological advancements that have deeply impacted every market sector, through every continent in the world.
Click to Tweet: #Avnet celebrates anniversary with @ADI_News, 40 years of history http://bit.ly/xY8juO

Starting with its humble beginnings in the basement of a Cambridge, Massachusetts, apartment building, today ADI technology is everywhere. Avnet, with a vast technical offering and a global footprint, is proud to have been part of this impressive success story.
In 1973, the same year ADI introduced the industry’s first CMOS digital-to-analog converter, Avnet entered its distribution agreement with ADI. That year new products helped drive a 50 percent increase in sales company wide, to a record $22 million. To this day, ADI and Avnet together continue to be recognized as world leaders in innovation, taking digital to the next level and helping engineers create safer automobiles, faster networks, greener energy, better healthcare and an improved lifestyle for people all over the world.
“It is the sharing of the same values of innovation and customer service that have led to this longstanding, successful partnership between Avnet and ADI,” said Ed Smith, president, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “As technology continues to evolve, we’re looking forward to the next 40 years of service to our customers, employees and shareholders. We know that the best years for this partnership lie before us.”
Phil Fraser, director of distribution for the Americas, Analog Devices, said “Avnet EM and Analog Devices have received tremendous benefits from working together over these 40 years, and we look forward to developing an even stronger partnership in the years ahead. Analog Devices’ products and solutions are easily accessible as a result of Avnet’s supply chain services, technical support and responsiveness to customers.”
To view all ADI products offered by Avnet Electronics Marketing, please visit Avnet Express.
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About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 80 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.
About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, memory products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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