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CEO Nadella issues manifesto to shake up Microsoft

The 3,000-word email posted on the company's news site for all the world to see sums up an array of goals for the company, among them dividing work and private data on devices, speed developing new products, creating new devices and device categories, and support for competitors' applications and operating systems.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Make your PowerPoint presentations pop with charts, graphics, and images

You can buck the stereotype of PowerPoint presentations as bullet-pointed snoozefest. PowerPoint has a wealth of new graphics, layout, and animation features to liven up your deck. We'll focus on how to add tables, charts, graphics, and images to your slides, but that's just a sample--delve deeper into the menus and you'll find a wealth of additional options.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Cloud storage vs. external hard drives: Which really offers the best bang for your buck?

By now, you know the basic arguments in the on-site versus off-site storage debate. External hard drives are fast (everything backed up in minutes!) and safe from hackers (you control the data), but are susceptible to theft, fire, and hard drive failure. Meanwhile, cloud solutions provide ongoing, reliable service, but are slower than on-site solutions, and (theoretically) more vulnerable to hackers.

DATA CENTER

ServiceNow to buy Neebula for US$100 million

Enterprise IT Cloud provider ServiceNow has signed an agreement to buy Neebula Systems for about $100 million in an all-cash transaction that is expected to close this month.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Why healthcare IT spending needs to shift its focus

Large healthcare organizations spend millions annually on IT. Most of it pays for technology that moves or stores data. That's been especially true in the last five years, as meaningful use has triggered significant investment in electronic health record (EHR) technology.

INDUSTRIES

10 leadership lessons from Jeffrey Fox

Do you remember when you were first assigned a leadership role? It's an exciting adventure, filled with anticipation, anxiousness, fear of the unknown and an overwhelming need to ensure you're ready to take on one of the greatest responsibilities of a career.

INTERNET

Lyft ride-sharing service runs into trouble before launching in New York

New York isn't exactly welcoming ride-sharing app Lyft with open arms as the company prepares to launch in the city on Friday.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Lyft gives its ride-sharing app a makeover before hitting the streets of New York

Lyft is sprucing up for NYC: The ride-sharing app on Thursday shed its outdated UI for a clean, modern look that might appeal more to New Yorkers hailing a ride for the first time this Friday.

NETWORKING

Guest View: Asia shows the way in broadband initiatives

From 2013 to 2019, the number of global FTTx subscribers is expected to nearly double from 137 million to 265 million. Led by China, FTTx subscribers in APAC will increase significantly giving APAC the largest base of fibre subscribers globally.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Don't panic! Yes, Windows 7 is leaving mainstream support but it isn't being abandoned

Earlier this week, Microsoft reminded the world that it will stop providing "mainstream support" for Windows 7 (and a slew of other products) in January of 2015. Immediately, the Web was flooded in a wave of confused or downright fearmongering headlines and articles implying that Windows 7 is following Windows XP into the graveyard.

SECURITY

News junkies make great targets

You can't protect what you can't see.

STORAGE

Cloud storage vs. external hard drives: Which really offers the best bang for your buck?

By now, you know the basic arguments in the on-site versus off-site storage debate. External hard drives are fast (everything backed up in minutes!) and safe from hackers (you control the data), but are susceptible to theft, fire, and hard drive failure. Meanwhile, cloud solutions provide ongoing, reliable service, but are slower than on-site solutions, and (theoretically) more vulnerable to hackers.

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BLOGS

When mobile becomes the new face of social

Messaging apps have the potential either to become digital platforms or to significantly enhance the power of current platforms.

Facebook's mood manipulation study: What does it mean to brands?

How will this research, and user response to it, affect how brands are able to engage with their customers on Facebook?

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