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New ISACA audit programs include cloud computing focus

Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: Dhwani Pandya.

Bulked-Up MegaPath Charts Course For Channel Growth

Grazed from CRN.  Author: Chad Berndtson.

Mint Sets Spending Data Free

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Liz Gannes.

The online personal-finance assistant Mint often mines user data for trends and interesting charts to feature on its popular corporate blog. Now the Intuit-owned company is preparing to release the data it’s collected on behalf of its 3 million users. The new Mint Data product is currently publicly available as a soft launch, and should be announced to the public in the next few weeks. Instead of  simply allowing logged-in members to look at their personal finances, now any visitor can access aggregate spending data for hundreds of U.S. cities.

For Greener Data Centers, Give Servers an Oil Bath

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Katie Fehrenbacher

Salesforce.com's Jigsaw acquisition 'will improve data quality'

Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author:  Neil Hill.

Salesforce.com has said data quality improvements will result from its purchase of Jigsaw.

Jigsaw for Salesforce CRM takes crowd-sourced information from Jigsaw and applies it to Salesforce.com applications such as Chatter.

This is intended to keep the data being employed in such systems as up-to-date as possible.

The company believes data quality will be improved for its business applications as there are around 1.4 million people updating Jigsaw's database, as well as about 22 million contacts linked into its services, reports ZDNet.

App helps iPhone users transfer large HD video files

Grazed from FierceOnlineVideo.  Author: Jim O'Neill.

It sometimes can take an eternity to send large HD video files from an iPhone, but a new iPhone app, aptly called TransferBigFiles, allows users to send the files in the background using WiFi or 3G for up to 10 minutes--no need to connect to a computer. The free app also will pick up where the transfer left off if you drop your signal.

The company says it's the first app of its kind on the market for iPhone.

Motive Systems Goes to the Cloud with M-Files

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author:  Editorial Staff.

There is a new version of M-Files document management software on the market. It’s a cloud-based version of the popular Motive Systems solution.

Rise Creates a Channel Partner Program for SMB Cloud-Based Services

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Rise, a division of Fasthosts Internet Ltd., has expanded its channel-focused cloud computing offerings for SMBs. The expansion corresponded with the announcement of the company’s first U.S.-based channel partner, Titanium Ant.

Why Intel's Bullish on Virtualization

Grazed from ServerWatch.  Author: David Needle.

Virtualization has proven to be a key asset to IT departments faced with shrinking technology budgets and demands to do more with less. Enterprises dealing with so-called server sprawl, the ready addition of new server hardware to meet increased demand for IT services, have been turning to virtualization as a way to consolidate those physical machines to save both money and space.

Partnering with Microsoft: Good, Bad, or Something in Between?

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author: Sharon Florentine.

Love ’em or hate ’em, or something in between, there’s no denying that Microsoft is a powerful presence in the IT industry. From operating systems to office productivity suites to servers and virtualization, the company casts a long shadow over almost every area of information technology.