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Tech Round-up: 1/21/13-1/25/13

by on January 25, 2013

A month after rumors that Cisco was looking to exit the home networking market, the company sold Linksys to Belkin.

In other Cisco news, the company announced its intent to acquire mobile start-up Intucell; and expanded its partnership with NetApp on its FlexPod architecture.

Microsoft’s Surface Pro will finally be available on February 9. The tablet was originally scheduled to be out in January.

Just ahead of the BlackBerry 10’s January 30 release, Computerworld reported that RIM’s new enterprise mobility software was available for download. 

On the security front, CRN detailed a new Android Trojan horse called Exprespam; Ars Technica revealed there are still critical vulnerabilities in the latest Java software framework; and Bloomberg shared a new report claiming that one-third of cyber-attack traffic originates in China.

After a Gartner survey showed that CIOs view cloud computing as a top priority in 2013, InfoWorld shared tips on how companies can get started.

The site also reported on a Serena Software survey that showed that IT is more focused on faster app delivery and less on cloud this year.

ZDNet detailed Google’s plans to replace passwords as the primary way of authenticating identity on the Web.

According to GigaOM, VMware invested $30 million in open-source could automation vendor Puppet Labs.

The news site also reported on Amazon Web Service’s new virtual server known as the High-Memory Cluster Instance.

Symantec announced a split in the roles of chairman of the board and CEO. Dan Schulman was named as non-executive chairman, while Steve Bennett will remain as president and CEO.

Finally, Wired published an article by Riverbed on why the network is another big data problem.

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