Tuesday’s Headline Roundup

White House To Move Slowly On Inherently Governmental IT Jobs [Congress Daily]
The Obama administration could move slowly to bring information technology jobs now performed by contractors back to agencies, say some federal spending analysts.

White House Pauses $3 Billion In IT Spending [InformationWeek]
Meanwhile, the administration is pausing more than $3 billion in annual spending on financial systems, conducting detailed reviews of high-risk IT projects, and may implement new IT acquisition and management rules.

SMBs are Concerned About Security, Says New Symantec Study [ITBE]
Data loss and the threat of cyber attacks are now among the top concerns of small and medium businesses.

SAP preps cloud platform for ERP extensions [IDG]
The ‘River’ project will be for simple ‘extension’ on-demand applications, while ‘Business ByDesign’ will handle more complex ones.

Social Analytics: The Next Web 2.0 Frontier [ITBE]
IBM wants customers to start gathering and analyzing data from all that activity on social networks. Of course, it’s got some new products that can help.

Managed Service Provider Incentra Changes Name to Presilient [Presilient via BW]
The Broomfield, Colo., company offers managed IT operational support services.

— Mark Feffer

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