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Are benefits for IT workers shrinking?

While tech salaries have increased, many organisations are eliminating benefits like tuition reimbursement, awards and telecommuting. What does this mean for IT workers?

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Are benefits for IT workers shrinking?

While tech salaries have increased, many organisations are eliminating benefits like tuition reimbursement, awards and telecommuting. What does this mean for IT workers?

IT GOVERNANCE

Leak of ZeusVM malware building tool might cause botnet surge

The Internet could see a new wave of botnets based on the ZeusVM banking Trojan after the tools needed to build and customize the malware program were published online for free.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Intel makes sweeping changes, Intel Security loses its independence

Intel Security has been formally integrated into Intel operations under the leadership of general manager, Chris Young, spelling the end for the independent McAfee division it acquired in 2010.

LEGAL

Privacy group files FTC complaint to push Google to extend right to be forgotten to US

Google's refusal to implement the EU's controversial right to be forgotten rules in the U.S. amounts to an unfair and deceptive business practice, a frequent critic of the search engine giant said.

OUTSOURCING

Exclusive: Proposed UK immigration policies will hurt tech sector

The Migration Advisory Committee is conducting a review into the minimum salary thresholds for the Tier 2 visa route - something which is likely to deprive the UK's tech-driven organisations of vital talent at a time when homegrown training initiatives are falling short.

PROJECT MGMT

Bluechip Infotech acquires MPA Systems' Cyberoam business

Distributor, Bluechip Infotech has acquired the Cyberoam operation from within MPA Systems, including two Cyberoam focused staff, Matt Goodman and Philip Ashford.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Shadow Warrior 2 preview: More guns, more players, more dick jokes

Every time I see a Shadow Warrior demo, I know there are going to be jokes of a, uh...phallic nature. I mean, the main character's last name is Wang, and the developers over at Flying Wild Hog are about as mature about it as you'd expect. Which is to say not mature at all.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Take a holistic approach towards enterprise mobility: Akamai interview

Akamai Asia Pacific & Japan's Jason Hatch talks with Computerworld on how organisations can optimise user experience in a global, cloud-driven age of BDA and the IoT.

DATA CENTER

Bluechip Infotech acquires MPA Systems' Cyberoam business

Distributor, Bluechip Infotech has acquired the Cyberoam operation from within MPA Systems, including two Cyberoam focused staff, Matt Goodman and Philip Ashford.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

GoPro Hero4 Session: half the size and waterproof to 10 metres

Weight is down 40 percent and the size is down by 50 percent when it is compared to the flagship Hero4 Black. Nor are its discounts thwarted by cumbersome housing because the Session's naked body is waterproof to 10 metres.

INDUSTRIES

Microsoft offers researchers US$500K to work on HoloLens

Microsoft is offering academic researchers in the U.S. a chance to get their hands on its HoloLens augmented reality headgear later this year with a new program that will award funding and hardware to a handful of projects that will put the new gear to use.

INTERNET

FBI chief warns that terrorists hide behind encrypted communications

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey has asked for a "robust debate" on encryption of communications, saying that the technology could come in the way of his doing his job to keep people safe.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Microsoft offers researchers US$500,000 to work on HoloLens

A new program will set up five qualified teams with a grant and a pair of HoloLens development kits.

NETWORKING

Chinese companies will benefit from network innovation, says Brocade Malaysia

Brocade's Sean Ong said a new partnership with China's Sugon addresses a growing demand for software networking solutions.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Cheaper Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled coming this week

After introducing a tiny Windows PC in April, Intel will roll out an Ubuntu version in the coming days.

SECURITY

Leak of ZeusVM malware building tool might cause botnet surge

The Internet could see a new wave of botnets based on the ZeusVM banking Trojan after the tools needed to build and customize the malware program were published online for free.

STORAGE

Samsung releases world's first 2TB consumer SSDs

Samsung touts a whopping 10-year warranty on the new drives.

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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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