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Meeting the God of Cloud Computing

“The whole world runs on AWS today,” said Dr. Werner Vogels, the chief technology officer of Amazon.com and Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this exclusive interview with Zafar Anjum, Dr. Vogels discusses the latest cloud computing trends in Asia and how young businesses are changing the rules of the game

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Are personality assessments effective hiring tools?

Businesses often use personality assessments to gauge a candidate's degree of cultural fit. We look at workplace personality tests really tells employers.

IT GOVERNANCE

Getting real about information governance

Even mature organizations can use IG to reduce risk and increase value. After all, everything from families to snowflakes operates under governance.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Today's CIO better know what's in a name

More than ever, CIOs need to be out among the people – and not just IT people. We’re talking marketing, HR, finance, sales. Of course, meeting these business colleagues can backfire if you can’t remember their names. Here are some pointers to help you master this underrated leadership skill.

LEGAL

Microsoft hits Windows tech support scammers with lawsuit

Microsoft on Thursday sued two technical support companies, alleging that they infringed numerous Microsoft trademarks and practiced false advertising as they tricked consumers into paying for bogus help.

OUTSOURCING

Businesses prefer to cut in-house costs than challenge providers of outsourced services, survey finds

Cutting costs in outsourced service delivery can have a six times larger impact.

PROJECT MGMT

How to align projects management with your business strategy

With escalating global competition and complex operating environments, C-level executives will increasingly need to call on their project management offices to ensure all activities align with the overall strategic vision of the business.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Oracle hopes to better target online advertising with Datalogix acquisition

Half the money spent on advertising is wasted -- the question is, which half? That's the age-old question in adland. Now Oracle is hoping to help its customers answer that question with the acquisition of Datalogix, which collects offline consumer spending data in a bid to help online advertisers pick the right targets.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Telstra buying Asian telecom and service provider Pacnet

With this acquisition, Telstra will significantly increase its footprint in North Asia and beyond

DATA CENTER

An Asia Pacific perspective on 2015 enterprise trends

In response to the insights by Kevin St. Cyr on 2015’s biggest enterprise trends, Ish shares his views on how such trends will play out in the Asia Pacific region.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Casio's latest Exilim high-speed camera can sync with up to seven others

If you want to really see how good or bad your golf swing is, Casio's latest digital camera can control seven cameras shooting 60 images per second.

INDUSTRIES

Season's Greetings

We will be back on Jan 2, 2015!

INTERNET

North Korean Internet connection hit by outages

Connectivity became unstable on Monday leading to websites being unavailable.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Chromebooks rising, SteamOS stalling, Linux's civil war: The World Beyond Windows' 10 biggest stories of the year

This wasn't the pined-for year of the Linux desktop, but 2014 was still huge for the anything-but-Windows PC universe.

NETWORKING

2015 enterprise trends

Kevin St Cyr of CommScope provides insight into what he expects will be the biggest enterprise network trends in 2015.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

CentOS 7: The perfect gift for the Linux do-it-yourselfer

CentOS 7 comes available either as rented/leased/spun-up cloud instances of varying builds available from your favorite cloud host, or in one of several download-able flavors in server or GUI (desktop-focused) versions.

SECURITY

5 lessons to help security pros craft a New Year's resolution

The holiday season is often a time of reflection, a time for organizations to look back and ask themselves 'are we doing things right'.

STORAGE

Upward demand for cloud storage expected in 2015: Seagate

Mobility and the need to be constantly connected are driving the demand, says Rex Dong of Seagate.

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BLOGS

Intelligent Infrastructures

Financial Services CIOs need to play it smart and recognise that selectively relying on cloud services enables them to build agile infrastructures

Fresh blood

CIOs should look to start-ups for new ideas

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