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Meeting the God of Cloud Computing

“The whole world runs on AWS today,” said Dr. Werner Vogels, the chief technology officer of Amazon.com and Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this exclusive interview with Zafar Anjum, Dr. Vogels discusses the latest cloud computing trends in Asia and how young businesses are changing the rules of the game

First lawsuit filed against Sony after massive hack

Two former employees of Sony Pictures have filed a lawsuit against the company alleging it didn't do enough to safeguard their personal information and prevent its loss in a massive cyberattack in late November.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Are personality assessments effective hiring tools?

Businesses often use personality assessments to gauge a candidate's degree of cultural fit. We look at workplace personality tests really tells employers.

IT GOVERNANCE

Getting real about information governance

Even mature organizations can use IG to reduce risk and increase value. After all, everything from families to snowflakes operates under governance.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Today's CIO better know what's in a name

More than ever, CIOs need to be out among the people – and not just IT people. We’re talking marketing, HR, finance, sales. Of course, meeting these business colleagues can backfire if you can’t remember their names. Here are some pointers to help you master this underrated leadership skill.

LEGAL

Microsoft hits Windows tech support scammers with lawsuit

Microsoft on Thursday sued two technical support companies, alleging that they infringed numerous Microsoft trademarks and practiced false advertising as they tricked consumers into paying for bogus help.

OUTSOURCING

Businesses prefer to cut in-house costs than challenge providers of outsourced services, survey finds

Cutting costs in outsourced service delivery can have a six times larger impact.

PROJECT MGMT

How to align projects management with your business strategy

With escalating global competition and complex operating environments, C-level executives will increasingly need to call on their project management offices to ensure all activities align with the overall strategic vision of the business.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

How to remove MacKeeper Part II (the pop-up edition)

I recently provided instructions for removing the MacKeeper app from your Mac, along with its component parts. But for some, that's only a piece of the puzzle. This question is typical of the follow-up email:

CLOUD COMPUTING

Google hitches cloud data analysis to Java SDK

The company is looking to extend its Google Cloud Dataflow platform to other languages and environments.

DATA CENTER

An Asia Pacific perspective on 2015 enterprise trends

In response to the insights by Kevin St. Cyr on 2015’s biggest enterprise trends, Ish shares his views on how such trends will play out in the Asia Pacific region.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Casio's latest Exilim high-speed camera can sync with up to seven others

If you want to really see how good or bad your golf swing is, Casio's latest digital camera can control seven cameras shooting 60 images per second.

INDUSTRIES

Season's Greetings

We will be back on Jan 2, 2015!

INTERNET

North Korean Internet connection hit by outages

Connectivity became unstable on Monday leading to websites being unavailable.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

This Android Wear app lets you control your PC with your watch

Unified Remote adds smartwatch support for launching apps and controlling media playback, but it's far from flawless.

NETWORKING

2015 enterprise trends

Kevin St Cyr of CommScope provides insight into what he expects will be the biggest enterprise network trends in 2015.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

CentOS 7: The perfect gift for the Linux do-it-yourselfer

CentOS 7 comes available either as rented/leased/spun-up cloud instances of varying builds available from your favorite cloud host, or in one of several download-able flavors in server or GUI (desktop-focused) versions.

SECURITY

5 lessons to help security pros craft a New Year's resolution

The holiday season is often a time of reflection, a time for organizations to look back and ask themselves 'are we doing things right'.

STORAGE

Upward demand for cloud storage expected in 2015: Seagate

Mobility and the need to be constantly connected are driving the demand, says Rex Dong of Seagate.

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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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