Service Assurance Daily Weekly Reading List

Feds Propose Limits for In-Car Dialing, Texting, Surfing

We’ve all seen people doing anything from applying makeup to texting to eating to reading while driving. Now Wired is reporting on new federal guidelines that provide recommendations to automakers regarding Internet access and other technological capabilities in the vehicle. The suggestions are not required but could limit drivers’ abilities to log in to Facebook or surf the Web while operating the automobile.

5 Steps to Successful ITIL Adoption this week published an article from Forrester Research Senior Analyst Stephen Mann on the steps needed to succeed with the IT Infrastructure Library, or ITIL. Mann also posted a blog on the topic. Among the tips are the need to understand the role of people in the adoption process as well as measuring and understanding where your IT organization is to start and then gradually implementing incremental change in stages.

Silicon Valley Sets Up Shop in New York

Bloomberg Businessweek reported on the current IT hiring trend hitting the Big Apple. Silicon Valley companies are opening offices in New York City, which is causing a demand for high-tech workers in that area – a demand that is outpacing other areas of the country.

13 Security Myths

What’s real and what’s not when it comes to IT security? Network World addresses that this week with a slideshow revealing 13 myths the security industry often perpetuates. For instance, ideas that DDoS attacks are bandwidth-related or that passwords should be easy to remember or that your company isn’t a target are all myths.

The Best Cities for Finding IT Jobs in 2012 provided data from three staffing firms to compile this slideshow, which highlights the top cities for finding work in IT this year. Some may seem obvious, but others may surprise you.

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About Denise Dubie

Denise Dubie (@DDubie) is Principal of Strategic Content in CA Technologies Thought Leadership Group. She is charged with creating content relevant to today’s most pressing technology and business trends for industry leaders and IT professionals. Prior to joining the company in 2010, Dubie spent 12 years of her career at Network World, an IDG company, covering the IT management industry and all of its players (including CA Technologies and its competitors) as well as high-tech careers, technology trends and vendors such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft. As Senior Editor at Network World, Dubie also authored the publication's twice-weekly Network and Systems Management Alert newsletter and contributed to the Web site's Microsoft Subnet blog. Before IDG, she served as Assistant Managing Editor at Application Development Trends, managing writers and the monthly publication's production process. Dubie started her professional journalism career as a Staff Writer/Reporter at The Transcript, a small daily paper in Western Massachusetts.
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