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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.

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.

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.

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

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Can better job descriptions close the IT skills gap?

It seems the debate about the IT skills gap has reached a consensus -- both IT leaders and IT workers believe the IT skills gap exists and that it negatively impacts IT operations.

IT GOVERNANCE

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.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

'How to take the mind-set of a startup'

Dr Barry Devlin of 9sight Consulting and a pioneer in Big Data research, shares insights on how CIOs are tackling disruption brought by advances in technology.

LEGAL

How should the U.S. respond to state-sponsored cyberattacks?

It's no secret that U.S. government agencies and businesses are the target of around-the-clock cyber intrusions, many carried out by or at the behest of foreign nation-states.

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

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

Talkler iOS app reads email aloud so you can be (nearly) hands-free

The freemium iOS app Talkler bills itself as "email for your ears." By reading messages aloud, the app enables you to catch up on email while exercising, driving, cooking, or otherwise busy. The app works as promised, though I ran into issues with setup and voice commands.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Alibaba eyes cloud computing expansion with US$1 billion investment

The cloud computing business could certainly help Alibaba drive additional growth, but it will also face fierce competition, especially in the U.S., where Amazon, Google and Microsoft already have a major presence.

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

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

Google wants order in uncontrolled airspace so its Wing drones can fly

To bring order to low-altitude airspace so its Project Wing delivery drones can get off the ground, Google is proposing a set of rules for operating aircraft below 500 feet.

INTERNET

Facebook revenue surges 39 percent but costs also soar

Profit shrunk as costs went up by more than 80 percent.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Apple Music in iOS 9 gets a much-needed redesign

Remember the good old days when the only thing you could do to a song was play it?

NETWORKING

TP-Link ships its first HomePlug AV2 with MIMO powerline network adapter

TP-Link has joined the ranks of companies shipping Powerline ethernet adapter kits that comply with the HomePlug AV2 standard with MIMO (multiple input/multiple output) capabilities.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Windows 10 launch draws a small group of Microsoft diehards in Boston

The normally lightly trafficked Microsoft store in Boston saw a little more action on Windows 10 launch day, but most people weren't interested in the new operating system.

SECURITY

Russian hackers use Twitter to mask sneaky data theft

A group of suspected Russian hackers are using Twitter in a clever way to mask their data-stealing malware, according to computer security firm FireEye.

STORAGE

What 3D XPoint says about the PC of the future

One day, if Intel and Micron's new 3D XPoint memory plays out the way I expect it to, you'll never have to wait for another game or app to launch ever again, because they'll always be "loaded."

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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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