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Embracing cloud for survival

Cloud enables innovation, cost savings and agility – which are all crucial for a telco’s survival, says Ernest Cu of Globe Telecom.

How predictive analytics will revolutionise healthcare

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System is using Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Suite and Microsoft Dynamics to create a new type of healthcare. It will use predictive analytics to focuses on prevention, better care and cutting costs.

How to move to DevOps to drive open networks

It’s time to re-examine traditional IT organizational structures and move toward a cloud-oriented, DevOps-based model. This transformation will be challenging, take time and impact the way networks are built and managed. Here are some recommendations for IT leaders.

Japan’s Kii unlocks the Internet of Things

Kii is only one of many companies that want to stake their claim to a place in the mushrooming IoT sector but Arai might well be right in saying that this is a market where a newcomer with little legacy can win.

Government security breaches decrease: report

Australian government networks are being targeted daily by cyber crooks but improved security has seen the number of ‘confirmed significant compromises’ decrease since 2012, a study has found.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Cisco's pay package for CEO Robbins is a sweet deal

Cisco will pay incoming CEO Chuck Robbins a higher salary than outgoing chief John Chambers made in fiscal 2014.

IT GOVERNANCE

Western Power shifts end user IT management to Zetta

Western Power is shifting responsibility for management of end user computing environment to Perth IT integrator, Zetta, following a three-year agreement between the companies.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Why enterprises are embracing rogue IT

IT departments used to fear employees walking through the door armed with smartphones, tablets and personal cloud storage accounts. But much of that initial fear has subsided, as companies realize embracing rogue IT can lead to better collaboration with IT and more productivity from business teams.

LEGAL

Congress probes Internet of Things privacy, security

With billions of new sensor-enabled devices coming online each year, lawmakers and regulators have been considering a host of security and privacy questions arising from the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).

OUTSOURCING

Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use

Offshore outsourcing firms that do most of their work in India remain the largest users of the H-1B visa for computer-related jobs, seemingly unaffected by the odds of the visa lottery, according to new data.

PROJECT MGMT

Building a digital business

IT heads from GE Australia, ING Direct, RACQ, and the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences discuss their drivers for digital transformation

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

OneNote 2016 for Mac review: Intuitive and versatile, but still not up to par with Windows version

It's been about a year since Microsoft released (and I reviewed) OneNote for Mac, which was, at that time, available only from the Mac App Store. Over the past 14 or so months Microsoft has made numerous incremental changes to the app, adding or updating features and making the app more versatile and, perhaps, making it a better note taking choice than the everpresent Evernote.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Telstra and Genesys announce new strategic relationship

Telstra has forged a new strategic relationship with omni-channel customer experience and contact centre solutions company, Genesys. As per the agreement, Genesys will bring to market its new Cloud-based contact centre solution, Telstra Cloud Contact Centre – Genesys.

DATA CENTER

IO appoints new Director of Data Centre Operations in Singapore

Based in Singapore, the newly appointed Aaron Rasmussen will take charge of the operations at IO’s Singapore data centre facility.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

The US Navy is 3D-printing custom drones on its ships

The U.S. Navy has been testing the use of 3D printers on its ships to produce custom drones outfitted for specialized missions.

INDUSTRIES

Will IBM acquisition boost Cloud data services?

IBM has announced the acquisition of Compose, a privately held company that provides MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, and other database as a service (DBaaS) offerings targeted at web and mobile app developers.

INTERNET

5 tips to create high-traffic Pinterest boards

Pinterest is comprised entirely of static images, making it a slam-dunk destination for businesses pitching products that lend themselves well to photos. But companies that sell services – such as financial, insurance or utility companies – can also find marketing success on Pinterest. They just have to think a little more creativity, but it's worth the effort.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Newcomer Cyanogen looks to disrupt Android and iOS

Several versions of the Android OS for smartphones have appeared on the global stage in recent years. One version, Cyanogen OS, has gathered publicity as well as prominent investors --including Twitter, Qualcomm and Foxconn -- that could give it some staying power.

NETWORKING

Cyberoam wants to reward Malaysian partners

Pauline Jacintha, Malaysia Country Manager of Sophos' Cyberoam, a Sophos company, has announced cash incentive scheme for channel partners in Malaysia.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

How to uninstall programs and apps in Windows 10

After using Windows 10 for a while it becomes pretty clear that Microsoft is slowly moving as many former Control Panel functions as possible to the new Settings app. Given how central the Control Panel is (or was) to Windows, that must be a massive job.

SECURITY

Flawsome software: Making educated platform choices

The internecine warfare between Android and iOS continues to rage, leaving no one unscathed. This week brings another volley as researchers discovered a Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text.

STORAGE

This new 3D XPoint memory could last forever

Intel and Micron this week unveiled a new type of memory they plan to mass produce that is purportedly 1,000 times faster than NAND flash and has 1,000 times the endurance.

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BLOGS

A trusted partner

The primary focus for SAS is to build strong and long-lasting relationships with its customers; and its key strategy is proactive and consistent engagement across all customer touch points.

What ICT professionals want

When asking ICT professionals what they’re looking for in their next role, the answer may just surprise.

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