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Five key decisions before you use employee share schemes

In tech hotspots such as Silicon Valley, employee option schemes are commonly used in high-growth companies to incentivise talented people. Here is a guide to find out whether this option is right for your company, and what are areas to watch out for.

IT GOVERNANCE

Malwarebytes offers amnesty to pirates amid licensing overhaul

Malwarebytes is extending an olive branch to software pirates as it tries to banish bogus licenses from its system.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Five key decisions before you use employee share schemes

In tech hotspots such as Silicon Valley, employee option schemes are commonly used in high-growth companies to incentivise talented people. Here is a guide to find out whether this option is right for your company, and what are areas to watch out for.

LEGAL

Google harms consumers by favoring its own services, study finds

Google's favoring of its own services in search results doesn't just harm competitors, it also harms consumers, according to research sponsored by a complainant in the EU antitrust trial against the company.

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

Uber grabs mapping tech, employees from Microsoft

Uber is adding to its mapping smarts by acquiring technology used by Microsoft's Bing Maps, and has hired roughly 100 Microsoft employees who work on image collection and data analysis.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Q&A - Splunk's Marc Olesen: 'Splunking Splunk'

Mark Olesen, Splunk's SVP and GM of its newly launched Cloud service, stopped to chat with ARN about how the Big Data and business analytics company has made the transition. Although Splunk Cloud launched in the US/Canada October 2013, it only recently launched in Australia in April.

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

Battle brewing as payments move from wallet to wrist

The growing popularity of contactless payments and wearables are coming together on products such as the Apple Watch and bPay wristband from Barclaycard.

INTERNET

Inside the bold plan to bring gigabit fiber to Detroit

When discussing the ongoing revitalization efforts in Detroit, it's hard to miss the name Dan Gilbert. The founder of Quicken Loans, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a Detroit native himself, Gilbert's investment firms have funded dozens of tech startups in the city and turned its defunct old buildings into shiny new workspaces that look like Silicon Valley transplants.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Digi 4G LTE to drive progressive Penang

Penang State's YB Chow Kon Yeow said Digi's new expansion is helping to drive a digitally savvy and progressive Penang.

NETWORKING

Verizon shines in extensive U.S. wireless speed tests

Speed isn't everything when it comes to wireless service, but it sure comes in handy when you need to upload a large video or stream a new album. That's why the major carriers constantly boast that they have the fastest networks. They all can't be number one in speed, of course, but the four leading wireless providers are delivering faster speeds, in more areas, than ever before -- and even Sprint, a perennial slowpoke, is finally making significant gains.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Rust 1.1 speeds compiling, adds new APIs

The open source Rust systems language, developed by Mozilla Research with an emphasis on speed and thread safety, has been upgraded with a 1.1 release highlighted by improved compilation.

SECURITY

Is facial recognition a threat on Facebook and Google?

Photo recognition is so good on Facebook and Google that they don't even need to see your face to ID you. Now what?

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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