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How to attract digital natives to buy at retail stores

Those 18- to-25-year-olds are a savvy bunch. They window shop at retail stores only to bargain-hunt online. They research products on their smartphones while walking the aisles. Retailers that want them to buy at brick-and-mortar stores better get personal or digital natives will walk.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Privacy breaches: Bad for business, good for jobs

As major companies spend billions to shore up privacy, demand is rising for IT professionals with the right skills

IT GOVERNANCE

China disrupts some websites linked to US content delivery network

The "Great Firewall of China" has begun filtering out more sites and networks connected to EdgeCast customers, preventing the services from appearing in the country.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

How CSOs can help CIOs talk security to the board

CIOs aren’t necessarily security experts, but that doesn’t mean they can’t speak intelligently to the company’s board of directors. The key is getting a little coaching from the CSO about how and what to communicate.

LEGAL

US man sentenced for hacking POS systems at Subway

A former Subway franchise owner will spend time in prison for hacking into computerized cash registers he sold to the sandwich restaurant chain and obtaining more than US$40,000 in gift cards.

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

Why it sometimes makes sense to go slow with mobile development

At nuclear plant builder Westinghouse, mobile app developers seek to avoid bugs that could lead to danger.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Can Amazon Web Services be stopped?

A deafening buzz at Amazon's AWS re:Invent show and eye-popping AWS adoption numbers signal gathering momentum.

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

Top 10 tech industry megatrends of 2015

More IT vendors will split up. Boards will get even more paranoid about security. UX and CX become critical competencies for CIOs.

INDUSTRIES

Best new technology products of November 2014: Nokia tablet, Microsoft's smartwatch and more

We round up the best new tech gadgets and products for November 2014.

INTERNET

Plex's new Plex Home features beef up media management in your house

Home media streaming platform Plex is adding some new features for paid subscribers as well as a few freebies that will make it easier to share content and apps, and manage multiple users.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

HSBC offers Paym mobile payments to business users

Mobile payments service had only been available to personal banking users in the past.

NETWORKING

Roost Smart Battery blows past its Kickstarter goal

The wisdom of the crowd says I'm wrong about the Roost Smart Battery. When I wrote about this product the day it was announced, I said the value of a smoke-alarm battery with an embedded Wi-Fi chip was eclipsed by another product--the Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight--that was announced the very same day.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as WiFi issues persist

It's not clear what this second beta of the OS is designed to fix.

SECURITY

Symantec identifies sophisticated, stealthy 'Regin' malware

The malware was likely developed by a nation state and has been used to spy on governments, infrastructure operators, businesses, researchers and individuals since at least 2008.

STORAGE

Google offers 1TB of Drive for Chromebooks, continuing its storage war with Microsoft

Google said Friday that it will offer new Chromebook buyers a free terabyte of Google Drive storage for two years, which at present rates would be worth almost $240.

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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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