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Tech Round-up: 12/31/12-1/4/13

by on January 4, 2013

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

Microsoft issued a quick fix for a zero-day vulnerability that could allow remote code execution in older versions of Internet Explorer. Symantec credited the hacker group Elderwood with discovering the vulnerability.

In other Microsoft news, InfoWorld shared what we could expect from the tech company this year.

PC World explained why Windows 8 makes sense for business. One reason was faster boot times, with Windows 8 starting in an average of just 17 seconds.

A two-part Citrix blog post listed ten application management predictions for 2013. In part one, the company asserted that budgets will be scrutinized more than ever. Part two warned that weather will continue to be a big story and suggested you test apps in advance of disasters.

On the cloud front, CSO listed overestimating cloud security as one of seven deadly sins of cloud computing; and Network World questioned whether the private cloud will evolve quickly enough to stop an accelerated exodus to public cloud services like Amazon Web Services.

Finally, InfoWorld named seven tech trends that will help your business in 2013, including passwords fading into oblivion in favor of biometric security.

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