Techs are bracing themselves as the Mississippi Senate meets to discuss ways of saving money in the state budget. "There are plenty of opportunities for saving in the information technology field that various state agencies need to embrace for consideration, outsourcing and streamlining." [Y'all Politics]

There's plenty of room for green IT as the carbon cost of technology climbs. According to a recent study the IT, telecom, and entertainment sectors produce 3 percent of global greenhouse gases. That's 1 percent below the carbon produced by the airline industry. The cost of processing spam alone is enough to power 2 million homes. [Environmental Leader]

After months of reporting steady job growth, North Carolina saw static growth for IT workers during October. [Business Journal]

According to Forrester, nearly half the firms surveyed are supporting two or more mobile operating systems, and just over half support employee owned devices. Nearly 30 percent support iOS, and 13 percent officially support Android. [TMC]

Florida's recovery will depend on building its high-tech sector. Aerospace, medicine and IT could produce 15 percent of the state's economic growth over the next five years. The state can no longer depend on real estate and constructions as engines of growth. [PRNewswire

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