Software & IT Services

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Italy gives Google ultimatum on data privacy

7/22/2014

  • Reuters

Google has been given 18 months to comply with Italian privacy laws, which will require the company to change the way it collects and uses personal information of its users, or it could face fines of … Read More

Application Developers SmartBrief

News and information for app developers

Application Developers SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Application Developers Alliance

The FDA gears up for next wave of health app technology

7/21/2014

  • VentureBeat

Congress has floated a proposal to create a specific Food and Drug Administration office that regulates mobile health applications and devices, like the forthcoming smart watch from Apple. Until now, … Read More

CompTIA SmartBrief

News for IT industry professionals

CompTIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Computing Technology Industry Association

EU program targets skeptics on cloud services

7/22/2014

  • ComputerWeekly.com (U.K.)

The EU has funded an effort to ease security concerns about cloud services and improve access. "We will cover all the main issues around cloud and give a clear overview on a number of topics, such as … Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Mo. school district requests student's social media records as part of lawsuit

7/22/2014

  • Joplin Globe (Mo.) (tiered subscription model), The

Parents of a teenager in Missouri who took his own life now are suing the school district, saying it did not do enough to protect their child from bullying. In response, the district's attorneys are r… Read More

SIIA Software SmartBrief

News for software and services professionals

SIIA Software SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Software Information Industry Association

Big Switch touts Cloud Fabric SDN controller

7/22/2014

  • Network World
  • GigaOm

Big Switch Networks has announced a software-defined-networking controller, Big Cloud Fabric, that uses bare metal switches and offers customizable cloud "pods." Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Chip would enable e-money functions on wearables

7/20/2014

  • CIO.com

A Sony unit is modifying its smart-card chip for wearable devices. The chip would allow users to make contactless e-payments or gain access to restricted areas. Read More

ATMAE SmartBrief

Technology, management, and applied engineering news

ATMAE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering

Wind farms to generate power for Microsoft facilities

7/16/2014

  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

A wind farm in Illinois will supply power to a nearby Microsoft data center under a 20-year agreement reached between the company and the utility that operates the wind farm. Earlier this year, the te… Read More