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Tech Round-up: 1/7/13–1/11/13

by on January 11, 2013

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

With CES kicking off this week in Las Vegas, ZDNet explained how the annual consumer event impacts the IT business.

Dell Wyse debuted its new cloud stick. Dubbed Project Ophelia, the device lets you access your professional and personal data on a monitor or television without using a computer, laptop, or smartphone.

On Tuesday, both Microsoft and Adobe issued their first security patches of 2013. Microsoft released seven bulletins, while Adobe patched 28 critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Reader, and Acrobat.

ARS Technica reported that an unpatched security hole in the latest version of Java allows hackers to turn compromised websites into platforms for installing malicious software.

According to InfoWorld, recent back-end upgrades to Microsoft Office 365’s SharePoint Online are causing problems for users due to a variety of bugs.

ZDNet revealed that AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile will all carry BlackBerry 10 devices when the operating system debuts later this month.

In its Office of the CTO blog, VMware discussed network virtualization in the software-defined data center.

EMC used its Reflection blog to share plans to help companies handle shadow IT.

There were also announcements from EMC. The company acquired storage and cloud automation software developer iWave; and announced its new VSPEX Proven Infrastructures configurations that are optimized for virtualized Microsoft SharePoint environments.

Citrix detailed the technology advantages of XenClient 4.5, which was released in late December. The company also appointed Steve Daheb as its a new marketing chief.

Check Point introduced the ZoneAlarm 2013 security product line, which is compatible with Windows 8 and offers Facebook Privacy Scan and Do Not Track.

Finally, CNET reported that IT managers will spend more money to outfit employees with tablets in 2013 than they did in 2012. The iPad was named as the biggest beneficiary of the increased spending.

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