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Cloud SLAs--the devil's in the details

Use of cloud-based systems and services is now mainstream, and a key part of IT strategies for many enterprises. Yet ask any IT manager or CIO about their chief concern with cloud systems and you'll get the same answer--security.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Singaporeans sacrifice friendships for promotions

Findings from ‘Relationships @Work’ Study by LinkedIn and CensusWide.

IT GOVERNANCE

Groups call for details on NSA surveillance of Muslim Americans

More than 40 privacy, civil rights and religious groups have called on President Barack Obama's administration to provide a "full public accounting" of long-time email surveillance of prominent Muslims living in the U.S., following a news report detailing the spying by the U.S. National Security Agency and FBI.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Data growth due to duplicate data: Actifio

Organisations are creating so much data that some do not know how much they have or how quickly it is growing, according to Actifio.

LEGAL

U.K. follows TSA's lead, bans uncharged electronic devices from some flights

Anyone traveling into or out of the United Kingdom will want to make sure their devices are fully charged before getting to the airport. The British Department for Transport recently announced it will follow the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's prohibition on uncharged electronic devices on certain flights.

OUTSOURCING

Shell brings in Accenture to optimise apps in engineering and production

Oil giant deepens relationship with outsourcer.

PROJECT MGMT

How complexity is clogging your project environments

Projects often suffer from bloated, convoluted solutions that impede delivery, says Corinne Forrest

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Singapore student wins award for innovative use of GIS technology

NUS student’s urban planning project wins nationwide tech competition

CLOUD COMPUTING

NZ SMEs targeted by Ora's cloud platform

Ora, a software platform that is designed for small and medium businesses (SMEs) and is meant to provide integrated business services to them on a cloud model, has been launched by serial entrepreneur Christina Domecq.

DATA CENTER

Dimension Data partners Telkomsigma in Indonesia

Will provide end-to-end data centre services in Indonesia

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Why healthcare IT spending needs to shift its focus

Large healthcare organizations spend millions annually on IT. Most of it pays for technology that moves or stores data. That's been especially true in the last five years, as meaningful use has triggered significant investment in electronic health record (EHR) technology.

INDUSTRIES

Maxis and Embedded Wireless bring M2M health monitoring tool to market in Malaysia

Love on Wheels Healthcare Services will be first to adopt the solution for patients.

INTERNET

Could you quit Facebook for 99 days?

What would you do with your time if you gave up Facebook for 99 days?

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Malaysians slightly ahead in 'screen-stacking' while watching TV, TNS finds

TNS's Connected Life global survey shows that 50% of Malaysians lead the habit of engaging in other digital activities while watching TV.

NETWORKING

Vodafone inks Alcatel-Lucent deal to increase 4G coverage

Vodafone will deploy 4G metro cells with integrated Wi-Fi as part of £1 billion UK network improvement project for 2014.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Microsoft's IE steps back from the brink of irrelevance

Microsoft has managed to reverse years of sometimes-sharp decline in Internet Explorer's user share and revive interest in the browser it bundles with Windows.

SECURITY

Groups call for details on NSA surveillance of Muslim Americans

More than 40 privacy, civil rights and religious groups have called on President Barack Obama's administration to provide a "full public accounting" of long-time email surveillance of prominent Muslims living in the U.S., following a news report detailing the spying by the U.S. National Security Agency and FBI.

STORAGE

Dropping Dropbox: Exploring alternatives

For purely personal reasons I've chosen to abandon Dropbox. But that doesn't mean my desire to share files with others has likewise vanished. I need an alternative that includes many of the things offered by Dropbox.

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BLOGS

When mobile becomes the new face of social

Messaging apps have the potential either to become digital platforms or to significantly enhance the power of current platforms.

Facebook's mood manipulation study: What does it mean to brands?

How will this research, and user response to it, affect how brands are able to engage with their customers on Facebook?

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