November 2, 2011
Will Siri drive iPhone 4S sales abroad? On ZDNet, Larry Dignan questions the power of the voice recognition technology in driving sales. “If Siri becomes a hit internationally and at scale, Apple may be setting it up for a monster December quarter. Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu said on Tuesday that his spot checks indicate that the iPhone 4S is generating strong sales,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Trend Micro singles out Ingram Micro for cloud efforts On The VAR Guy, the author provides his opinion on what the security company’s praise for the distributor really means. “By naming Ingram Micro its distributor of the year, Trend Micro has gained a bit of notoriety and has better positioned itself as a security power player in the cloud and virtualization markets — a market The VAR Guy believes will become increasingly more competitive and turbulent in the years to come as more big-name vendors such as Symantec are pushing the move to cloud-based security and virtualization security,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Experts: Firms need to come clean about cyber attacks On The Register, Brid-Aine Parnell reports on what security experts say about major breaches. “Digital certificate firm DigiNotar was hacked in June this year and forged Google.com SSL credentials were then used to spy on 300,000 Iranian internet users. The incident was notorious over the summer when it was discovered that the firm’s security was wholly inadequate, and because it took so long for the company to come clean,” Parnell writes.What’s your opinion?