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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.

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.

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

Cisco names two more to new CEO's team

Cisco has named two new executives to the leadership team of new CEO Chuck Robbins, who begins his tenure yesterday.

IT GOVERNANCE

How voice analytics helps iiNet hear customer problems on its network

Your customers are usually more than willing to tell you what is wrong with your business – and occasionally even what is right. Unfortunately, however, many businesses just don’t have the capability to listen effectively to all of that volunteered information and act on what they hear.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Cisco names two more to new CEO's team

Cisco has named two new executives to the leadership team of new CEO Chuck Robbins, who begins his tenure yesterday.

LEGAL

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, July 27

Facebook prevails in IPO lawsuit... Jeep hack prompts recall of 1.4 million vehicles... Kill switch isn't killing phone theft... and more tech news

OUTSOURCING

4 ways to cut application development and maintenance costs

Adopting a managed services or fixed-fee approach for application work can yield significant savings. But IT organizations that rely on staff augmentation can also cut costs through proactive management.

PROJECT MGMT

How voice analytics helps iiNet hear customer problems on its network

Your customers are usually more than willing to tell you what is wrong with your business – and occasionally even what is right. Unfortunately, however, many businesses just don’t have the capability to listen effectively to all of that volunteered information and act on what they hear.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Public-private partnerships key for Singapore’s Smart Nation

An open data ecosystem is needed for such partnerships to be effective.

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

'Local unhealthy data centre market' led to Jaring asset acquisition, says AIMS Group

Existing customers of Malaysia's pioneer ISP will be migrated before 22 August 2015 deadline, said AIMS Group's Mohammad Azman.

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

Most Android phones can be hacked with a simple MMS message or multimedia file

The vast majority of Android phones can be hacked by sending them a specially crafted multimedia message (MMS), a security researcher has found.

INTERNET

Mozilla to launch new Firefox feature testing program

Mozilla plans to launch a new testing program next month that will let Firefox users try out potential changes to the browser, according to documents published by the open-source developer.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

YouTube cofounder says people should pay for service

YouTube cofounder thinks Google's plan to launch a subscription version of the service without adverts is a great idea.

NETWORKING

New Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins heads into "hyper-connected" mode

Robbins takes over at Cisco for John Chambers this Monday, promoting a hyper-connected architecture in the face of competition from white box makers and SDN proponents.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

How to use Microsoft Edge, Windows 10's new browser

Microsoft's Edge aspires to be your browser for the modern Web, the board on which you surf the Internet within Windows 10. It's certainly functional. But how do you use it effectively? We can show you.

SECURITY

Most Android phones can be hacked with a simple MMS message or multimedia file

The vast majority of Android phones can be hacked by sending them a specially crafted multimedia message (MMS), a security researcher has found.

STORAGE

Public-private partnerships key for Singapore’s Smart Nation

An open data ecosystem is needed for such partnerships to be effective.

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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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