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MANAGEMENT CENTRE

LEGAL

US personnel agency takes system offline after hack

Problems for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management aren't letting up. The government agency said Monday it had suspended a system used for background checks after a security flaw was discovered in the Web-based app.

OUTSOURCING

The Takeaway: Obama's trade win could affect H-1B reform efforts

Senate passage on Wednesday of fast-track trade authority for President Obama has H-1B visa reformers worried. They fear that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) his administration is pushing could make it harder for them to make what they see as needed changes to the visa program.

PROJECT MGMT

Multi-speed IT needs multi-speed CIOs

As the leader and advocate of the IT strategy, the CIO has to be the executive who can ensure rapid delivery without breaking the business.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Why R? The pros and cons of the R language

The R programming language is an important tool for development in the numeric analysis and machine learning spaces. With machines becoming more important as data generators, the popularity of the language can only be expected to grow. But R has both pros and cons that developers should know.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Gartner lowers its IT spending forecast, but says activity remains high

Worldwide IT spending is expected to decline by 5.5 percent this year, with enterprises benefitting from lower prices on communications and IT services but also having to pay higher hardware prices in some parts of the world.

DATA CENTER

Intellect IT announces enterprise-level partnership with VMware

IT and communications integration and support company, Intellect IT, has announced an enterprise-level partnership with VMware. As part of the partnership, it's been awarded the VMware vCloud Air specialisation status.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

DxO One promises to turn your iPhone into a pro camera

This tiny camera clips to your iPhone and can capture photos as good as from a digital SLR, says its makers.

INDUSTRIES

Social-media policies: You can't say that!

Most companies' social media policies, if they exist at all, are highly inadequate, outdated or both.

INTERNET

Social-media policies: You can't say that!

Most companies' social media policies, if they exist at all, are highly inadequate, outdated or both.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Public safety technology is central to becoming a smart city: Hitachi Data Systems

Addresses the need for a community that focuses on key planning initiatives supported through disruptive technology.

NETWORKING

Public safety technology is central to becoming a smart city: Hitachi Data Systems

Addresses the need for a community that focuses on key planning initiatives supported through disruptive technology.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Apple releases tons of security updates for recent flaws and exploits

While the world's focus on Apple today might be on the release of its new streaming music service, the company also pushed out a host of security fixes for exploits, flaws, and--shall we say--politically difficult situations of the last few months. iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 should make users safer, pending testing by outside researchers.

SECURITY

Apple releases tons of security updates for recent flaws and exploits

While the world's focus on Apple today might be on the release of its new streaming music service, the company also pushed out a host of security fixes for exploits, flaws, and--shall we say--politically difficult situations of the last few months. iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 should make users safer, pending testing by outside researchers.

STORAGE

Review: Kingston's HyperX Predator PCIe SSD offers fast M.2 performance

All PCIe SSDs, no matter what the flavor, are expensive. Case in point: the M.2/AHCI/PCIe 2.0 Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe SSD, which has a towering MSRP of $764 for the 480GB version. Then I saw the $499 street price and the performance numbers. I can live with the price for 1.2GBps, though of course, I'd much rather cohabit with $300.

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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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