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Line aims lightweight chat app at developing countries

Japanese mobile chat firm Line has launched a stripped-down version of its popular chat app to increase its user base in developing countries, where lower-end smartphones are commonly used and network infrastructure is not as advanced.

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.

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

The ethics of big data is an industry concern: Dr Barry Devlin

One the pioneers of Big Data research says: The ‘fast and furious’ collection of data spawns privacy and economic issues. "We cannot just put our heads in the sand like the scientists who tamed atomic energy but said something like, ‘We just invented the bomb but we did not use it'."

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

The Takeaway: Tech bubble redux?

The last time a tech bubble burst, markets fell, start-ups failed, IT unemployment shot up and undergraduate enrollments in computer science fell off a cliff.

IT GOVERNANCE

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

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

EDGE 2015 -- A world of Brave New IT: VMware

"The role of the channel is to create a much tighter relationship between you and your customers. You're not just suppliers of technology, you're suppliers of transformational technology that impacts business transformation as a whole" - VMware's John Donovan

LEGAL

They Fought the Law, The Law Won

Reading the headlines relating to cyber-security you would not be blamed for thinking we are in a losing battle against relentless foes.

OUTSOURCING

Why CIOs can't wait to renegotiate their outsourcing contracts

Rapidly changing business and technology needs are forcing IT leaders to renegotiate their IT outsourcing contracts and rethink their sourcing portfolios sooner rather than later. Here’s how to do it.

PROJECT MGMT

How to find agility in the cloud

Altisource, a global financial services and business services company, is in the process of going cloud native to achieve better agility in the wake of massive growth.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Media streamer buyers guide: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield Android TV & Roku compared

Finding the right streaming media player used to be simple, but in recent years the number of hardware options have proliferated, features have grown more sophisticated, and price ranges have expanded in both directions.

CLOUD COMPUTING

IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud

Jumping into an increasingly competitive market, IBM has launched a cloud-based data warehouse service, which the company says offers a way for enterprises to analyze their operations while bypassing most of the headaches that come with running such a system in-house.

DATA CENTER

New Zealand's Dbvisit enters Malaysian market

Dbvisit's newly appointed partner Computrade Technology Malaysia will offer disaster recovery and replication solutions for Oracle databases to the Malaysian market.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Epson Malaysia marks 5th Asian anniversary of world's first branded ink tank printers

Epson's Shimizu Tomoya said a complete refresh of the L-series printer, which was originally specially designed for Southeast Asia, is now available for businesses and home users.

INDUSTRIES

Hong Kong deploys a new system to nab online sellers of counterfeit goods

Sellers of fake goods now prefer social media sites to online auction sites, according to the Hong Kong customs.

INTERNET

Apple expands Watch sales into Best Buy

Best Buy yesterday announced that it will begin selling the Apple Watch in 100 of its U.S. stores, about 10 percent of its total outlet count, starting August 7.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Dart review: Give it time to evolve, and Dart may be the future of email

It's hard to pinpoint when it happened, but email has turned from a modern, convenient form of communication into an awful nuisance. It's not just spam and unwanted solicitations; without strict attention, emails that actually need to be dealt with will pile up and important ones will inadvertently get pushed to the bottom of your inbox.

NETWORKING

Optimising the Cloud with network intelligence: Brocade

Brocade Malaysia’s Sean Ong says the growing use of real-time applications—including VoIP, video, desktop sharing and live webcasts—have placed heavy demands on network bandwidth and performance.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Microsoft wants you to pay for Solitaire, again, in Windows 10

Netflix charges you $7.99 per month for thousands of streaming movies and TV shows. Spotify, Slacker, Rdio and others charge about $10 per month for unlimited music. And Microsoft? They want you to pay $1.50 per month to remove ads from Solitaire.

SECURITY

Predicting winners and losers in the EMV rollout

On October 1, the liability for credit card fraud shifts from card issuers to retailers that haven’t transitioned to accept cards that use new EMV technology. Some groups will be more ready than others.

STORAGE

How to integrate Dropbox, OneDrive, and other cloud storage on your Chromebook

Chromebooks have always made sense for heavy Google services users. But they've been less ideal for devotees of Dropbox, OneDrive, or other cloud storage services, since Google Drive was the only service that talked to the file menu.

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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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