The South by Southwest conference rolls serious ideas and innovations into a party package. Take a peek at the flavor of this eclectic Austin confab.
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Professional StarCraft players (yes, you heard that right) Stephano and Whitera battle it out to see who is the biggest gaming geek. Stephano handily won, as predicted, with a Harry Potter-like sportscaster showing his own mastery of the game by analyzing every move on the fly. Question is, with a packed house, when will gaming geekery replace the NFL as a national sport? It's already happened in Korea.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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