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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

Lawmakers headed to Silicon Valley to push tech companies on diversity

Three U.S. lawmakers are traveling to Silicon Valley to push tech companies to offer opportunities for African-Americans, an area in which most of these companies have poor track records.

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

Microsoft's Groove Music hits Android, the web, and Sonos

Microsoft's rebranding of Xbox Music is nearly complete with the arrival of Groove music for Android and the web.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Blue Coat acquires Perspecsys

Enterprise security vendor, Blue Coat Systems, has acquired enterprise Cloud data protection company, Perspecsys.

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

Will IBM acquisition boost Cloud data services?

IBM has announced the acquisition of Compose, a privately held company that provides MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, and other database as a service (DBaaS) offerings targeted at web and mobile app developers.

INTERNET

Critical BIND denial-of-service flaw could disrupt large portions of the Internet

Attackers could exploit a new vulnerability in BIND, the most popular Domain Name System (DNS) server software, to disrupt the Internet for many users.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

iOS 9: Five small features that will change your life

Even though the forthcoming iOS 9 is not a drastic software update, there are a ton of subtle tweaks and changes that'll make iPhone users jump up with joy. After a few days testing the iOS 9 public beta, we've unlocked a some of the best hidden features.

NETWORKING

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.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Can your old PC run Windows 10? The answer will surprise you

For a modern operating system with a vast range of capabilities, Windows 10 is an incredibly lean and mean operating system.

SECURITY

CRM backups or audit trails? Yes, please

You’d think that either thorough backups of your CRM system or full audit trails would be enough to keep you out of trouble. Life should be so simple.

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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