Tech Briefing: Data, Network Security Will Be a Focus at Dell World

Dell's complex security strategy will once again a major topic at the annual Dell World show Nov. 4 to 6 in Austin, Texas. According to the show's agenda, more than a dozen breakout sessions will touch on such subjects as mobile and email security, security for the Internet of things and firewalls.

Dell officials also will talk about security in educational institutions in the era of mobile computing and bringing your own device to work. This follows Michael Dell's understanding that, as the company evolved from a PC maker to an enterprise IT solutions and services provider, security would become an even more important part of what the vendor does.

Panasonic's tablet computer line for field service and industrial workers is being expanded again with the Android-powered Toughpad FZ-B2 7-inch tablet.

The device is aimed at workers who perform a wide variety of tasks in the field, including manufacturing and inspection along with anyone who needs a reliable, durable machine for work.

The screen can also be operated by users when they are wearing heavy gloves in the field, giving the device a big advantage over consumer-grade tablets.

Disaster recovery and data protection specialist Paragon Software Group announced the release of Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 Suite and Professional.

This is a data management solutions set for Windows PC users working in physical or virtual environments. The HDM 15 lets users create backups directly in the form of virtual disks in any of the supported formats, while the Professional edition now offers file exclusion filters for backup and recovery operations.

According to Gartner analysts, vendors that sell semiconductor products around processing, communications and sensors will benefit significantly over the next year, due in large part to innovation in the automotive and consumer segments of the Internet of Things.

Gartner is forecasting the IoT segment of the overall semiconductor market to grow 36.2 percent in 2015. According to the analyst firm, the consumer market will continue to be the biggest driver in the Internet of things through at least 2020, followed by the automotive and industrial spaces.

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