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India's biometric ID project is back on track

The new Indian government has indicated strong support for a controversial project to require residents to have biometric IDs in order to collect government benefits, setting a target of 1 billion enrollments by 2015.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

French crime database breaches privacy rights, EU court rules

Storing someone's private information in a crime database for 20 years when charges against that person have been dropped violates privacy rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Thursday.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Consumption of cloud for storage set to increase: Commvault

A large number of New Zealand based end-users, who already have a cloud commitment, are looking for ways to use it.

DATA CENTER

Huawei simplifies IT

Announces innovative IT solutions, and releases Global Connectivity Index.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

The trick to finding the right printer driver for your Mac

I recently purchased a new Epson AIO inkjet printer, the 2014 WF-4630. Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with it. It's fast, versatile and produces superb output.

INDUSTRIES

FTC fines tech giants for violating kids' privacy

Privacy advocates and the FTC are putting pressure on a number of major tech companies, including Apple, Amazon and Yelp, for allowing children to register on their sites. What's the big deal? It's not about kiddie porn or fears that a child will hook up with a molester. It's something a lot less dramatic, but still very important.

INTERNET

Increased Internet access to spur consumer spending in South Africa, survey says

Broader Internet access will generate more consumer spending than any other media product or service in the next five years in South Africa's entertainment and media industry, according to a new report.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Amazon Fire OS 4 adds ASAP loading, user profiles, family media sharing, and more

Amazon is tacking several more features onto its Fire OS software, both for its new Kindle Fire tablets and previous-generation Kindle Fire HDX tablets.

NETWORKING

Report: Bad communication among defense agencies makes China hacks more dangerous

It's not just the fact that China has been hacking U.S. military contractors' networks, it's that the agencies discovering the breaches and the contractors themselves haven't been telling other agencies that need to know, a U.S. Senate report says.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

5 more killer features Windows 9 should steal from Linux

If the latest Windows 9 leaks are any indication, some of the operating system's coolest new features will look a lot like what Linux users already enjoy: Like the virtual desktops Linux users have had since the 90's, and a centralized notification center like the one available in GNOME Shell.

SECURITY

BitTorrent opens Bleep peer-to-peer encrypted chat program to public testing

Nine months after revealing plans to develop a decentralized and encrypted chat application, BitTorrent has opened public testing for Windows, Mac and Android versions of the program Wednesday.

STORAGE

Ballance chooses Commvault to ensure data access

NZ-based fertiliser manufacturer and distributor, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, has deployed CommVault's Simpana 10 software to enhance data scalability and end-user efficiencies to support its increasing mobile workforce.

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BLOGS

Apple follows

With the latest Apple launch, the consumer electronics market leader is now fast following, not leading.

Apple's iWatch will impact workforce enablement and customer interactions

Forrester's JP Gownder shares his expectations on the rumoured Apple's iWatch and the impact it will have on the workforce in this blog.

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