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Tech Round-up: 11/19/12-11/23/12

by on November 23, 2012

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

ZDNet wondered whether companies with BYOD policies were heading towards data use bill shock. Businesses utilizing BYOD may save on the expense of buying mobile devices, but that savings could be negated due to unexpected rising data usage costs.

Also on the BYOD front, Information Week named employees selling or recycling BYOD devices as one of the legal risks that BYOD policies need to address; and Security InfoWatch examined a new Blue Coat study that found IT departments are hesitant to let employees access anything beyond corporate email and IM on their mobile devices.

ZDNet discussed cloud bursting and other ways that businesses can prepare clouds for increased traffic due to online holiday shopping.

The site also argued that cloud providers should focus on business outcomes, and not software, when designing a service.

VMware updated its vSphere API to address a denial of service vulnerability in ESX and ESXI. InfoWorld used the VMware updates to spotlight growing virtualization security risks.

Cisco announced plans to acquire the cloud networking company Meraki for $1.2 billion.

Symantec released the latest version of Norton Mobile Security, which merges mobile licensing so customers can pay once and use the security suite on several Android and iOS devices. CNET discussed the company’s plans to push security as a service.

EMC’s security division RSA updated its RSA Adaptive Authentication On Premise solution, which targets advanced threats and account takeover attacks.

Finally, Network World examined the growth of the Platform as a Service market, which will grow to $1.2 billion this year and is expected to reach $2.9 billion by 2016.

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