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Tech Round-up: 2/11/13-2/15/13

by on February 15, 2013

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

Adobe confirmed that critical vulnerabilities are being exploited in Reader and Acrobat XI. The company is currently working on a fix.

CNET reported that recent cyber espionage attempts against the U.S. have sparked the House Intelligence Committee to re-introduce CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

Network World examined the new security challenges posed by hybrid clouds.

InfoWorld detailed why PCI Security Standards Council guidelines for cloud providers were a step in the right direction for regulated businesses.

Microsoft’s February 2013 Patch Tuesday addressed critical flaws in Exchange Server and Internet Explorer. In other Microsoft news, InfoWorld explained why Windows Server 2012 made storage cool again; and Microsoft’s blog shared how the big data explosion is changing the world.

There was news from VMware. The company acquired storage virtualization company Virsto Software; introduced VMware vSphere with Operations Management and VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced; and issued a security advisory regarding VMware ESX, Workstation, Fusion, and View VMCI privilege escalation vulnerabilities.

AppSense announced enterprise-focused enhancements to its flagship management suite, now called DesktopNow.

Citrix extended its line of mobility solutions with enhanced and new apps for Apple iOS, Google Android, Microsoft Windows RT and Windows 8, and BlackBerry OS.

Finally, Read Write offered 10 tips to make BYOD a success in your enterprise.

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