Wednesday’s News Roundup

A lack of qualified
people
, 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.
[InformationWeek]

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
Techgirlz.org. [Philadelphia]

– Dino Londis

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