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Five myths (debunked) about security and privacy for Internet of Things

IoT has the potential to enable improvements to so many facets of life, the list is endless. Its primary advancement is enabling the interconnectedness of “things” and resulting insights and synergies. Yet that same connectedness raises concerns for security and privacy that must be addressed.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

IBM's SoftLayer chief departs amid cloud transition

The head of IBM's SoftLayer cloud services business has left the company, hard on the heels of IBM naming another executive to lead a new cloud division.

IT GOVERNANCE

Congo restores Internet to banks, gov't agencies but public block remains

Internet service has been restored to government agencies and banks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but otherwise a government shutdown of email, social media and mobile phone services, ordered on Jan. 19, remains in effect.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Dell Channel launches Dell Engineers Club in five SEA markets

The Dell Engineers Club is an exclusive club that offers partners the opportunity to train and network with industry thought leaders.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Some things aren’t meant to go viral

How enterprise technology and big data can play a big role in combating and tracking viral outbreaks.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Looking forward to 2015

A glimpse into IT trends to watch for in 2015 that will shape how IT personnel tackle associating pain points.

DATA CENTER

Exploring the differences between Data Centres and the Cloud

Understanding the differences between data centres and the cloud will help you determine which solution best suits your company's needs.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Epson launches new innovation centre to boost SEA’s printing industry

The centre aims to educate partners and customers on how Epson’s solutions will help them improve their efficiency, versatility and capability.

INDUSTRIES

EMC plans layoffs in wake of weakened outlook

Storage giant EMC will soon start handing out pink slips as part of a new restructuring effort prompted by a weakened financial outlook.

INTERNET

Social engineering stories from the front lines

It's always amazing how little attention social engineering attacks get when discussing enterprise information security risks. After all, it's usually easier to get an unsuspecting employee to click on a link than it is to find an exploitable vulnerability on a reasonably hardened webserver. Social engineering attacks come from many different angles: from targeted e-mails, phone call pretexting, or acting like a service technician or other innocuous person to obtain access to the IT resources and data they seek.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Apple hits Samsung at home, where it hurts

Apple is getting closer to matching Samsung Electronics on its home turf, as it has done with other East Asian rivals.

NETWORKING

Looking forward to 2015

A glimpse into IT trends to watch for in 2015 that will shape how IT personnel tackle associating pain points.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Enter Windows 8 Safe Mode when you can't boot Windows 8

Glennr4466 found a flaw in my advice about booting into Windows 8 Safe Mode. Because it requires a reboot, it doesn't work if Windows refuses to boot at all.

SECURITY

1Password's update highlights the difference between two-step and two-factor verification

An update to 1Password brings time-based one-time passwords (TOTP for short) to its iOS app. A one-time password is typically used as a second element in two-factor authentication (2FA), a subject I've written about many times in this column. But, as noted in a sensible and honest post by AgileBits, 1Password's developer, a second factor isn't always a second factor.

STORAGE

AstraZeneca to roll out Box to its entire workforce

Box made its successful initial public offering last week.

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BLOGS

Intelligent Infrastructures

Financial Services CIOs need to play it smart and recognise that selectively relying on cloud services enables them to build agile infrastructures

Fresh blood

CIOs should look to start-ups for new ideas

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