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Embracing cloud for survival

Cloud enables innovation, cost savings and agility – which are all crucial for a telco’s survival, says Ernest Cu of Globe Telecom.

How to move to DevOps to drive open networks

It’s time to re-examine traditional IT organizational structures and move toward a cloud-oriented, DevOps-based model. This transformation will be challenging, take time and impact the way networks are built and managed. Here are some recommendations for IT leaders.

How predictive analytics will revolutionise healthcare

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System is using Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Suite and Microsoft Dynamics to create a new type of healthcare. It will use predictive analytics to focuses on prevention, better care and cutting costs.

Government security breaches decrease: report

Australian government networks are being targeted daily by cyber crooks but improved security has seen the number of ‘confirmed significant compromises’ decrease since 2012, a study has found.

Japan’s Kii unlocks the Internet of Things

Kii is only one of many companies that want to stake their claim to a place in the mushrooming IoT sector but Arai might well be right in saying that this is a market where a newcomer with little legacy can win.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Cisco's pay package for CEO Robbins is a sweet deal

Cisco will pay incoming CEO Chuck Robbins a higher salary than outgoing chief John Chambers made in fiscal 2014.

IT GOVERNANCE

Western Power shifts end user IT management to Zetta

Western Power is shifting responsibility for management of end user computing environment to Perth IT integrator, Zetta, following a three-year agreement between the companies.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Why enterprises are embracing rogue IT

IT departments used to fear employees walking through the door armed with smartphones, tablets and personal cloud storage accounts. But much of that initial fear has subsided, as companies realize embracing rogue IT can lead to better collaboration with IT and more productivity from business teams.

LEGAL

Opponents focus on defeating CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

Opponents of a U.S. Senate bill intended to encourage businesses to share information about cyberthreats may have stalled a vote on the legislation.

OUTSOURCING

Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use

Offshore outsourcing firms that do most of their work in India remain the largest users of the H-1B visa for computer-related jobs, seemingly unaffected by the odds of the visa lottery, according to new data.

PROJECT MGMT

Building a digital business

IT heads from GE Australia, ING Direct, RACQ, and the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences discuss their drivers for digital transformation

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Angry Birds 2 is the 'sequel' you've been waiting for

Well it's about time. Nearly six years after the original Angry Birds burst onto the mobile gaming scene Rovio is back with its official sequel, Angry Birds 2.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Telstra and Genesys announce new strategic relationship

Telstra has forged a new strategic relationship with omni-channel customer experience and contact centre solutions company, Genesys. As per the agreement, Genesys will bring to market its new Cloud-based contact centre solution, Telstra Cloud Contact Centre – Genesys.

DATA CENTER

IO appoints new Director of Data Centre Operations in Singapore

Based in Singapore, the newly appointed Aaron Rasmussen will take charge of the operations at IO’s Singapore data centre facility.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

The US Navy is 3D-printing custom drones on its ships

The U.S. Navy has been testing the use of 3D printers on its ships to produce custom drones outfitted for specialized missions.

INDUSTRIES

Dicker Data goes into trading halt

The securities of Australian owned and operated ASX listed hardware distributor, Dicker Data (ASX:DDR), have been placed in a trading halt, according to a statement the company released on the ASX.

INTERNET

Facebook aims to launch unmanned drone by year-end

At 140 feet, it has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, but carries no passengers -- and it's much lighter too, weighing in at no more than 1,000 pounds. And within the next couple months, Facebook hopes to get its drone off the ground on an inaugural test flight.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Android for Work gains mobile-carrier support

The enterprise-oriented version of Google's mobile OS, Android for Work, has gained support from a roster of business partners that includes the top four U.S. mobile carriers.

NETWORKING

Cisco's pay package for CEO Robbins is a sweet deal

Cisco will pay incoming CEO Chuck Robbins a higher salary than outgoing chief John Chambers made in fiscal 2014.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Red Hat remains upbeat about Malaysia, incorporates subsidiary

Also the launch of a new office restates the strategic importance of Malaysia to Red Hat, said ASEAN Senior Director & GM Damien Wong.

SECURITY

CyberSecurity Malaysia issues 'Stagefright Bug' warning to Android users

Unfortunately, only the latest Android smartphones are receiving the security patch currently, says CyberSecurity Malaysia CEO Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab.

STORAGE

This new 3D XPoint memory could last forever

Intel and Micron this week unveiled a new type of memory they plan to mass produce that is purportedly 1,000 times faster than NAND flash and has 1,000 times the endurance.

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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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