Wednesday’s News Roundup

A lack of qualified
, not software, could put a brake on analytics. Although the cost of
technical solutions continues to drop, it may be a decade before a new
generation of analytics specialists is available to harness it. [ITBE]

Microsoft announced software
development tools for non-developers. Lightswitch, a template-driven software package running on Silverlight, will
allow non-coders to develop business applications "within minutes." The
apps integrate into the desktop or the cloud. [eWeek]

More than 80 percent
of security administrators think Web 2.0 applications are a threat to network
security and productivity, yet most IT administrators believe their
organizations aren’t dedicating the proper resources for combating the threat.

Amazon’s Cloud
Computing Service
is on track to be a billion dollar business in three
years. Though dwarfed by the company’s other offerings, EC2 is strong proof-of-concept
for Platform-as-a-Service and a model for other providers. [zdnet]

Twitter’s gone video
in its recruiting efforts. Check it out here. [Silicon Alley Insider]

Techgirlz, a new group
of women tech professionals in Philadelphia,
will host its first event at the University
City Science Center on Sept. 25. Details at [Philadelphia]

— Dino Londis

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