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MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

HP's former CEO Carly Fiorina explores GOP presidential run

Fiorina, HP's chief from 1999 to 2005, ran for U.S. Senate in 2010.

IT GOVERNANCE

Ministry of Defence warms to BYOD to gain digital flexibility

British troops are being allowed to access military applications on their own smartphones for the first time, reports the Financial Times, with the RAF also putting in an order for iPads to be used by pilots.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

5 signs that a vendor won't make it to 2020

We won’t name names, but there are some telltale signs that a vendor won’t make it to 2020. Rob Enderle identifies conditions for failure and tells you how to apply those dubious qualities to your vendors to determine if they are going to stay in the game.

LEGAL

Microsoft fingered as company forced to pay US$136 million in back taxes in China

Microsoft may be have been targeted in a Chinese government crackdown on tax evasion, at a time when the company is already facing an anti-monopoly probe related to Windows and Microsoft Office sales in the country.

OUTSOURCING

Why vendor commitment is important (or death by Google Glass)

If a vendor can’t showcase what it does, do what it says or has the attention span of a 4-year-old, avoid that company, writes Rob Enderle, who said that point was driven home this week at Demo 2014.

PROJECT MGMT

CA Clarity now reflects the impact of IT budget changes

Project and portfolio managers who want to play with their projected budget numbers can now get a hand from a new extension of CA's Clarity project and portfolio management software, called the Executive Playbook.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Data science in the forest

Nigel Brabyn drills in on a key asset of Nelson Forests – its data repository, which is set to grow exponentially as digital tools are used in logging production.

CLOUD COMPUTING

What to consider when negotiating a hybrid cloud SLA

There is nothing standard about hybrid deployments, so you need more than the usual one-size-fits-all SLA.

DATA CENTER

Towards 2020 in Malaysia: VMware interview

VMware's Laurence Si and Matthew Hardman together with IDC Asean's Roger Ling and VADS CEO Ahmad Azhar Yahya outline how Malaysian businesses are taking to the software defined environment path.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Multimedia Technology brings 3D printers to the market

Melbourne-based distributor, Multimedia Technology (MMT), has inked a distribution deal with 3D printer vendor, XYZprinting.

INDUSTRIES

Ren Ci Hospital partners Ngee Ann Polytechnic to develop healthcare systems

NP has developed for Ren Ci a smart medication trolley to identify and match patients with the correct medication, as well as a fall prevention toilet sensor system.

INTERNET

Cheap access to the Internet should be a human right: survey

Eighty-three per cent of 23,376 Internet users surveyed worldwide say Internet access is important for freedom of expression

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

How to deal with obnoxious ads on your iOS device

Reader Al Young has had it with the cruft that appears on his iPad. He writes:

NETWORKING

Pressure mounts in Europe for strict net neutrality

Civil society groups, members of the European Parliament, and the European Commission's vice president responsible for the digital single market have all called on European member states to stick with strict net neutrality rules.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Windows tablets available for under US$100

HP, Toshiba and E-Fun are selling Windows tablets for under $100 with 7-inch and 8-inch screens.

SECURITY

Hacking Team surveillance malware masquerades as legitimate bookmark manager

A variant of the Remote Control System (RCS) malware developed by an Italian company called Hacking Team is masquerading as a bookmark management application called Linkman, according to the main developer of a new malware scanning tool.

STORAGE

Want a 100TB disk drive? You'll have to wait 'til 2025

An industry consortium today released a roadmap that new recording technologies could yield 100TB hard drives in about 10 years.

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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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