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Five myths (debunked) about security and privacy for Internet of Things

IoT has the potential to enable improvements to so many facets of life, the list is endless. Its primary advancement is enabling the interconnectedness of “things” and resulting insights and synergies. Yet that same connectedness raises concerns for security and privacy that must be addressed.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

IBM's SoftLayer chief departs amid cloud transition

The head of IBM's SoftLayer cloud services business has left the company, hard on the heels of IBM naming another executive to lead a new cloud division.

IT GOVERNANCE

Congo restores Internet to banks, gov't agencies but public block remains

Internet service has been restored to government agencies and banks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but otherwise a government shutdown of email, social media and mobile phone services, ordered on Jan. 19, remains in effect.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

DevOps gains support from APJ enterprises: CA Technologies

82 percent of the firms in the region claim to have embraced or are planning to adopt a DevOps strategy.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Eyeing a role in global IoT, Malaysia opens CREST centre in Penang

Cisco, Dell, IBM, Intel, and Kontron help in this first industry-led IoT, big data lab, which will benefit Malaysia's national economy, said CREST.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Mobility and Cloud will be key to enterprise going forward: Certus

Mobility will be the key to enterprise agility in the coming years. That's the word from Certus director of mobile solutions, Matt Smith.

DATA CENTER

Exploring the differences between Data Centres and the Cloud

Understanding the differences between data centres and the cloud will help you determine which solution best suits your company's needs.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Epson launches new innovation centre to boost SEA’s printing industry

The centre aims to educate partners and customers on how Epson’s solutions will help them improve their efficiency, versatility and capability.

INDUSTRIES

Feds go after operator of revenge porn site

U.S. federal regulators are clamping down on revenge porn, taking aim at a website whose operator allegedly deceived women into sending intimate photos of themselves and then charged them to have the pictures removed.

INTERNET

Taxed to its limits – The Internet as we know is going to change

With the Internet being pushed to its breaking point, we need to find and create new models to architect Internet infrastructure to anticipate future needs as the data traffic will only trend upwards, not downwards.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, January 29

Samsung's mobile profits slide as Apple catches up ... Amazon has an enterprise mail service up its sleeve ... Foreign tech firms say China's cybersecurity rules are meant to drive them away ... and more

NETWORKING

Wi-Fi issues continue to hamper OS X users despite updates

Apple's efforts this week to remedy the Wi-Fi connectivity issues plaguing many OS X users produced mediocre results, judging by comments left in Apple's support forum.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Microsoft previews OneDrive for Business for the Mac

The app requires an Office 365 business-grade subscription, and can replace in most instances the browser UI (user interface) that was previously the only available to OS X users.

SECURITY

Mozilla puts old hardware to new use, runs Tor relays

Mozilla has dusted off some decommissioned servers and networking gear and used them to set up high-speed relays on the Tor anonymity network.

STORAGE

AstraZeneca to roll out Box to its entire workforce

Box made its successful initial public offering last week.

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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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