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Tech Round-up: 10/15/12-10/19/12

by on October 19, 2012

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week:

The FBI issued a malware warning for Android cell phones. The latest threats are Loozfon, which steals information; and FinFisher, which can remotely control components of your mobile device.

In other security news, InfoWorld named five signs that your company’s network has been hit by an advanced persistent threat, including an increase in elevated log-ons late at night; and ReadWriteWeb wondered whether American companies will be drafted to help the government fight cyber threats.

On the cloud front, Wired discussed triggered live migration and other recent solutions to help companies battle cloud outages; and InfoWorld cited a lack of industry standards as one of the reasons businesses hesitate to create a cloud computing strategy.

GigaOM argued that few enterprises are ready for the app economy’s data explosion.

Microsoft began taking pre-orders for its new Surface RT tablet. Pricing starts at $499. You can place your order on Microsoft’s site. With the tablet set to be released October 26, ZDNet discussed whether the iPad or Window RT tablet was better for business.

Cisco and Citrix extended their partnership. Network World detailed the expansion, including Cisco’s plans to recommend Netscaler after it discontinues its own ACE product. Citrix also released an enhanced GoToMyPC app for all Android devices, including the Kindle Fire; and previewed the first version of its common management console Project Avalon.

McAfee launched four new data center security suites, including McAfee Database Server Protection.

Finally, ReadWriteWeb explained why the future of software and apps is serverless.

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